Altered State

Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergothérapie

BACKGROUND: Women with breast cancer are at risk of developing lymphedema following surgical and/or medical treatment of the disease. Recently, women have challenged traditional advice about limiting upper extremity activity to prevent lymphedema by participation in dragon boat racing. PURPOSE: In this qualitative pilot study, three women were interviewed about the meaningfulness of dragon boat racing in their lives. METHODS: The women were interviewed twice and their interviews analyzed using thematic analysis.

Author(s): 
Unruh, Anita M.
Elvin, Natalie
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nursing Scholarship: An Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau

PURPOSE: To describe culturally embedded values that implicitly guide Filipino Canadian patients' interactions with Canadian nurses and are integral to nurse-patient relationships. DESIGN AND METHODS: A focused ethnography was conducted, with a purposive sample of 23 Filipino-Canadians who received care in Canadian hospitals. Data consisted of interviews, field notes, and diary.

Author(s): 
Pasco, Alberta Catherine Y.
Morse, Janice M.
Olson, Joanne K.
Publication Title: 
Casopís Lékar?? C?eských

Experience shoves that number of diseases where recognition and treatment is without limits of classical medicine is rising, however it is fully within the competence of psychosomatic approach. It does not concern the classical classification into organic and functional defects, but it concerns the possibility of complex approach. The theorem of "diagnosis per exclusionem" is still valid, as well as it is true that the means of medicine end at its biological limitations.

Author(s): 
Hnízdil, J.
Savlík, J.
Publication Title: 
Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin

This article is about a field study (N=1,080) concerning the secession of a subgroup from the Church of England, and it is aimed at extending and refining the existing social psychological model of schisms in groups. It was found that the first step toward a schism is the belief that the group identity has been subverted. This belief will prompt negative emotions (i.e., dejection and agitation) and decrease both group identification and perceived group entitativity (i.e., cohesion, oneness). In turn, low group entitativity will reduce the level of group identification.

Author(s): 
Sani, Fabio
Publication Title: 
Journal of Gerontological Social Work

In this article autobiography is defined as a dialogue of the self with itself in the present about the past for the sake of self-understanding. Spirituality involves connectedness to oneself, others, nature and to a larger meaning. It is associated with creativity, play, wisdom, faith, and a sense of oneness. Writing and reflecting on one's autobiography enhances spiritual growth and can be therapeutic freeing people from outlived roles and self-imposed images.

Author(s): 
Staude, John-Raphael
Publication Title: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Author(s): 
Potter, Polyxeni
Publication Title: 
Giornale Italiano Di Medicina Del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia

The construction site seems a place of fragmentation and of continuous resettings of operations and plannings, attentions particular and attention to the "final product", relations and deliveries, of interests and of cures. The construction site is prepared true in different spaces and times intermittent: space and times that define unknown contexts and new relations also in presence of operations (relatively) standardized.

Author(s): 
Lizzola, I.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin are often claimed to be capable of inducing life-changing experiences described as mystical or transcendental, especially if high doses are taken. The present study examined possible enduring effects of such experiences by comparing users of psychedelic drugs (n = 88), users of nonpsychedelic illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, amphetamines) (n = 29) and non illicit drug-using social drinkers (n = 66) on questionnaire measures of values, beliefs and emotional empathy.

Author(s): 
Lerner, Michael
Lyvers, Michael
Publication Title: 
Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement

BACKGROUND: In Japan, almost all culture and civilization were introduced from abroad; in the past from China and now from U.S. and European countries, owing to her geographical features circumscribed by oceans and separated from the continents. Neurosurgical science and practice have been received in the same way as other activities. However, there are some exceptions such as organ transplantation from the brain dead and brain-dock, which means a brain check-up system of asymptomatic brain diseases.

Author(s): 
Ohta, T.
Publication Title: 
Health Education & Behavior: The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Despite multidisciplinary efforts to control the nation's obesity epidemic, obesity has persisted as one of the U.S.'s top public health problems, particularly among African Americans. Innovative approaches to address obesity that are sensitive to the unique issues of African Americans are needed. Thus, a faith-based weight-loss intervention using a community-based participatory research approach was developed, implemented, and evaluated with a rural African American faith community.

Author(s): 
Kim, Karen Hye-cheon
Linnan, Laura
Campbell, Marci Kramish
Brooks, Christine
Koenig, Harold G.
Wiesen, Christopher

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