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Publication Title: 
Adolescence

In this study 212 high school students from different familial configurations were compared regarding their descriptions of themselves and their parents, as well as how their parents interacted with each other. Findings revealed that fathers' ratings or evaluations, but not mothers' ratings or the students' self-ratings, suffered in the wake of divorce. Regarding perceived "loving" actions by parents, however, students from intact families clearly had an advantage over their counterparts from reconstituted, divorced, and single-parent families.

Author(s): 
Parish, T. S.
Necessary, J. R.
Publication Title: 
Boston College Law Review. Boston College. Law School

Organ transplants may offer the best hope of long term survival for individuals afflicted with certain cancers or other debilitating diseases. The hope that a transplant may inspire in an organ recipient should not, however, be the determinative factor when the proposed source of the organ is incompetent. Competent adults are not compelled to act altruistically by undergoing a surgical invasion for the benefit of third parties. Children and mentally incompetent adults should likewise be protected from such compelled altruism.

Author(s): 
Cheyette, C.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: Research that seeks to enroll noncompetent patients with Alzheimer's disease without presenting any potential benefit to participants is the source of substantial ethical controversy. The authors used hypothetical Alzheimer's disease studies that included either a blood draw or a blood draw and lumbar puncture to explore older persons' attitudes on this question. METHOD: Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 538 persons age 65 and older.

Author(s): 
Karlawish, Jason
Rubright, Jonathan
Casarett, David
Cary, Mark
Ten Have, Thomas
Sankar, Pamela
Publication Title: 
Primary Care Diabetes

AIMS: To correlate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in children with diabetes mellitus (DM) with DM control and other family or disease characteristics. METHODS: Parents/guardians of children with DM were interviewed about demographics, clinical characteristics, CAM use, health care beliefs, psychosocial variables, and religious beliefs. The child's hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) value from the visit was collected. Statistical analyses included chi(2), Fisher's exact test, and 2-sample t-tests. RESULTS: 106 families with type 1 DM were interviewed.

Author(s): 
Miller, Jennifer L.
Cao, Dingcai
Miller, Jonathan G.
Lipton, Rebecca B.
Publication Title: 
Primary Care Diabetes

AIMS: To correlate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in children with diabetes mellitus (DM) with DM control and other family or disease characteristics. METHODS: Parents/guardians of children with DM were interviewed about demographics, clinical characteristics, CAM use, health care beliefs, psychosocial variables, and religious beliefs. The child's hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) value from the visit was collected. Statistical analyses included chi(2), Fisher's exact test, and 2-sample t-tests. RESULTS: 106 families with type 1 DM were interviewed.

Author(s): 
Miller, Jennifer L.
Cao, Dingcai
Miller, Jonathan G.
Lipton, Rebecca B.
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