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Risk behaviours and healthcare needs of homeless drug users in Saint Lucia and Trinidad

Risk behaviours and healthcare needs of homeless drug users in Saint Lucia and Trinidad Marcus Day The prevalence of HIV infection in the Caribbean is estimated at 2.4%, second only to sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS/WHO, 2002). While incidence rates in North America and Latin America have either fallen or levelled off, rates in the Caribbean continue […]

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international collaboration in nursing education

External examiners: international collaboration in nursing education Harriet F. Karuhije Abstract: With the advent of mass communication, air travel, and most recently the World Wide Web, the need for global considerations in nursing and nursing education has emerged as a strong force. Nurses who serve as external examiners in international sites are participating in international […]

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Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN

Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN, is associate professor of adult health in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Doctorally prepared in exercise physiology, Dr. Rowsey uses an animal model to study her interest in the neuroendocrine and immunopeptide […]

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Nonintellective factors as predictors of academic performance for associate degree nursing students in an inner city college

Nonintellective factors as predictors of academic performance for associate degree nursing students in an inner city college – Research Abstracts Dolores Brown Hall This study investigated the relative effectiveness of nonintellective compared to intellective factors as predictors of academic performance in an associate degree nursing program. Specifically, the study examined how measures of coping style, […]

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Parental views of the development of children in a rural South African community

Parental views of the development of children in a rural South African community Valencia Johnson Abstract: The purpose of this study is to describe how parents/guardians, reported on the development of their children, their perceptions of social support, satisfaction, and their level of depression. This is an aspect of a larger study conducted to create […]

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A perspective on obesity

A perspective on obesity – analysis of trend of obesity in African-American women Ruth W. Johnson Abstract: This article represents another approach to the topic of obesity in African-American women. It will not give the usual statistical data on obesity in African American women, because as African-American women, it is known that a greater majority […]

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Colon cancer screening in African American women

Colon cancer screening in African American women Deborah Frank Abstract: African American women are more likely to die of colorectal cancer than are women of any other racial or ethic group. Early diagnosis depends on routine examination and screening. However, studies have shown that African American women are not utilizing available screening tools. African American […]

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University of Florida University Minority Mentor Council

University of Florida University Minority Mentor Council Gloria McWhirter, MSN, RN, clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida, has been named the 2004–2005 chair of the University of Florida’s University Minority Mentor Council (UMMP), which governs the UMMP program. The UMMP program links minority students with professional mentors, both UF faculty members and student […]

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Cultural views of the female breast

Cultural views of the female breast Diana P. Jones Abstract: This manuscript discusses historical and contemporary cultural views of the female breast. It also considers implications of these views for female health and for use of this information by health educators. The breast is a secondary sexual organ, meaning that it is not involved in […]

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Olivia G.M. Washington, PhD, CNS, NP, LPC

Olivia G.M. Washington, PhD, CNS, NP, LPC – Announcements … Olivia G.M. Washington, PhD, CNS, NP, LPC, faculty member at Wayne State University School of Nursing, serves as chair of the WSU Community Liaison Core for the Michigan Center for Urban American Aging Research. Dr. Washington received re-certification for an additional five years as a […]