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Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

As complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies become increasingly accepted healthcare options, it is of major importance for CAM institutions to enhance research literacy and an evidence-based perspective in their curricula. A research education program for students and faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), developed in collaboration with the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, has been supported by an R25 award from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).

Author(s): 
Lasater, Kathie
Salanti, Sonya
Fleishman, Susan
Coletto, Joseph
Jin, Hong
Lore, Roger
Hammerschlag, Richard
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

As complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies become increasingly accepted healthcare options, it is of major importance for CAM institutions to enhance research literacy and an evidence-based perspective in their curricula. A research education program for students and faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), developed in collaboration with the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, has been supported by an R25 award from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).

Author(s): 
Lasater, Kathie
Salanti, Sonya
Fleishman, Susan
Coletto, Joseph
Jin, Hong
Lore, Roger
Hammerschlag, Richard
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Rural Health: Official Journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association

CONTEXT: The 2000 US Census identified 50,454 Americans over the age of 100. Increased longevity is only of benefit if accompanied by maintenance of independence and quality of life. Little is known about the prevalence of dementia and other disabling conditions among rural centenarians although this information is important to clinicians caring for them. PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of disabling conditions, including cognitive impairment, among the very elderly in a rural setting to guide clinicians in their care.

Author(s): 
Kaye, Jeffrey
Michael, Yvonne
Calvert, James
Leahy, Marjorie
Crawford, Debbie
Kramer, Patricia
Publication Title: 
University of Pittsburgh Law Review. University of Pittsburgh. School of Law

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act was first passed by a ballot initiative in 1994, but numerous judicial challenges delayed implementation of the Act. In November of 1997, following the United States Supreme Court decisions in Vacco v. Quill and Washington v. Glucksberg, which left the states' power to regulate physician-assisted suicide undisturbed, the Oregon voters upheld their law. Oregon remains the only state in the nation to authorize physician-assisted suicide.

Author(s): 
O'Brien, C. N.
Madek, G. A.
Ferrera, G. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM

BACKGROUND: Access Assured, an experimental program to deliver primary care to uninsured patients using a monthly retainer payment system, has been shown to provide a financially viable method of delivering primary care services to people without health insurance. This qualitative study was designed to assess patient attitudes and concerns about this program and to identify ways to improve it. METHODS: We conducted telephone interviews with 40 purposefully selected Access Assured members between May and June of 2009.

Author(s): 
Saultz, John W.
Heineman, John
Seltzer, Rachel
Bunce, Arwen
Spires, Leneva
Devoe, Jennifer
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Social Issues

With tens of thousands of waiting recipients but only 4000-5000 organs available annually, there is a chronic and largely insatiable demand for organ transplants. This article draws on three sources of data regarding the sources of organs donated: a survey of the families of organ donors, a survey of the general public, and a prospective data collection effort from organ procurement agencies. It considers which Americans are willing to engage in this kind of altruism.

Author(s): 
Prottas, J. M.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Scott, E. M.
Publication Title: 
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (Online)

Consistent with results of previous needs assessments for urban American Indian and Alaska Native populations, a needs assessment in the Portland,Oregon metropolitan area for the Native American Rehabilitation Association Northwest revealed high levels of co-occurring conditions for American Indian and Alaska Native clients, often combining chronic health problems, substance abuse histories, and mental health diagnoses. Focus group results suggest the need for crisis care as well as specific needs of children and families, veterans, elders, and adults.

Author(s): 
Crofoot, Thomas L.
Harris, Naomi
Plumb, Mary Anne
Smith, Keri Slingerland
Gault, Jaime
Brooks, Gloria
Hungry, Lisa
Geary, Artice
Holland, Irene
Publication Title: 
Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.)

Many people with addictions report that support from peer groups fosters recovery. For people with co-occurring mental illnesses, dual-diagnosis peer support groups are considered helpful, but they are often unavailable. Recently, Dual Diagnosis Anonymous peer support groups have spread widely throughout Oregon as a complement to integrated dual diagnosis treatments. This column describes Dual Diagnosis Anonymous and its rapid implementation in Oregon.

Author(s): 
Monica, Corbett
Nikkel, Robert E.
Drake, Robert E.
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To analyze dietary supplement usage data from 494 older adults, aged 65 to 101 years. SETTING: Community dwellers living independently of institutionalized care. DESIGN: All dietary supplements, including botanicals, were recorded to aid in assessing the health status of older adults.

Author(s): 
Kishiyama, Shirley S.
Leahy, Marjorie J.
Zitzelberger, Tracy A.
Guariglia, Robin
Zajdel, Daniel P.
Calvert, James F.
Kaye, Jeffrey A.
Oken, Barry S.

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