AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine patients' perceptions of being asked about their sexual orientation and gender identity in the healthcare setting. BACKGROUND: Health disparities exist in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, but further research is needed to better understand these disparities. To address this issue, experts recommend the routine collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in health care. Nurses on the front line of patient care play a key role in the collection of these data.
This study analyzed themes in documents written by 22 male accused spousal abusers to their female victims. Using Pence's Power and Equity model (1998), 86% of the themes denied equity and expressed power and control in the relation. Of these, 28% minimized or denied the abuse, 24% used the children to manipulate the victim, 16% showed disrespect for the victim, and 14% invoked male privilege (including God's ordination of the abusive relation). These hallmarks of tainted love are rooted in the desire of the accused abuser to maintain power and control over the victim.
INTRODUCTION: The Narcotrend is a new EEG monitor designed to measure the depth of anaesthesia based on a 6-letter classification from A (awake) to F (general anaesthesia with increasing burst suppression) and divided into 14 substages (A, B0-2, C0-2, D0-2, E0,1, F0,1). This study was designed to investigate the assessment of the depth of anaesthesia as measured by the Narcotrend in comparison with bispectral index monitoring (BIS). METHODS: Both BIS and Narcotrend EEG electrodes were positioned on the patient's forehead as recommended by the manufacturers.
Although part of the medical fold since the 1870s, hypnosis was long relegated to the margins, recognised and used by only a relatively small group of medical professionals. In the decades around 1900 hypnotic techniques were monopolised as a form of medical treatment through a long and in no way linear process. Hypnosis of laymen was vehemently opposed, however, denounced as being far too dangerous. And yet, medical participation in the aura of spectacular intervention into the human psyche garnered support.
Nurses are increasingly incorporating complementary therapies into their practices. Aromatherapy is one of the most popular therapies. The basis of aromatherapy is essential oils, which are chemically active substances with a long history of safe traditional use and a growing evidence base to support their use in nursing care. In Australia, essential oils are classified and regulated under the same policies as conventional medicines such as the National Medicines Policy and the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) framework applies.
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this paper is to use the Brassard and Donovan [Brassard, M. R. & Donovan, K. L. (2006). Defining psychological maltreatment. In M. M. Freerick, J. F. Knutson, P. K. Trickett, & S. M. Flanzer (Eds.), Child abuse and neglect: Definitions, classifications, and a framework for research (pp. 151-197). Baltimore, MD: Paul H.
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Past few decades have witnessed explosion of knowledge in almost every field. This has resulted not only in the advancement of the subjects in particular but also have influenced the growth of various allied subjects. The present paper explains about the advancement of science through efforts made in specific areas and also through discoveries in different allied fields having an indirect influence upon the subject in proper.
BACKGROUND: Trauma registries may contain records without a codable trauma diagnosis, creating a "data gap" that multiplies the number of invalid registry data fields. We designed an investigation intended to determine the incidence of registry records with noncodable trauma diagnoses, characterize those records, and determine the reasons for inadequate diagnosis data. METHODS: We used a retrospective cohort design. A query of trauma registry records spanning a 5-year period yielded 129 records with no injury severity score.
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about herb use among underserved postpartum women and their patterns of communication about herb use with prenatal providers. METHODS: We interviewed women from the postpartum unit at an urban hospital about herb use during pregnancy, socioeconomic factors, prenatal vitamin use, and diet. We asked women if they discussed use of herbs and vitamins with their prenatal care providers and asked about their satisfaction with these discussions. We reviewed inpatient chart medication lists for herb use.
We inform about development of the Tiefenbrunn documentation system for inpatient psychotherapy. Aims and scaffolding of the system and some difficulties to make the system run are outlined. The newly developed instruments are sketched. Patients received a questionnaire concerning their social situation and their family of origin. At the same time therapists indicate symptoms, diagnosis, work ability, prognosis, pretreatments and chronification (diagnosis sheet I) and results of treatment (diagnosis sheet II) when patients leave. During treatment complementary therapy (as e.g.