|Advanced practice nursing: Conceptual issues
||The issue of defining advanced practice nursing roles is increasingly a subject of national discussion and debate. Central to this discussion has been the issue of merging nurse practitioner (NP) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) roles and the tend...
|The correlates and predictive validity of HIV risk groups among drug users in a community-based sample: Methodological findings from a multi-site cluster analysis
||Outreach and intervention with out-of-treatment drug users in their natural communities has been a major part of our national HIV-prevention strategy for over a decade. Intervention design and evaluation is complicated because this population has het...
|Evaluation of a Faith-Based Culturally Relevant Program for African American Substance Users at Risk for HIV in the Southern United States
||Objective: This article provides an evaluation of a federally funded faith-based program that serves African Americans who use heroin and cocaine and are at risk for HIV/AIDS in Nashville, Tennessee.
Methods: Data were collected from 163 individuals...
|Evaluation of the patient with hand pain and numbness: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
||Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common neuropathies associated with nerve entrapment. It occurs most frequently between the ages of 40 and 60 and affects women three times more often than men.1 Approximately 80% of patients are older ...
|The Experiences of African American Male Commercial Sex Workers At-Risk for HIV: Accessing Outreach Services
||Due to the lack of education and the stigma attached to HIV testing, African American men are less likely to seek outreach services; therefore they are often unaware of their HIV status. Stigmatization of homosexuality in communities of color may als...
|Integrated Recovery Management Model for Ex-Offenders With Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders and High Rates of HIV Risk Behaviors
||This paper provides outcomes from an evaluation of a federally funded program combining HIV prevention services with an integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment program to a population of primarily African American ex-offenders living w...
|Laboratory screening in men: what to consider?
||In a recent publication for the general public, "Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health," the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services addresses the issue of patient responsibili...
|The nature of taxonomy
||The Winter 1986 issue of IMAGE contained a timely and much needed critical analysis of NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Taxonomy I. In this article, Porter identifies the major problem of the NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Taxonomy I—its lack of logical consistency....
|Nurse practitioners information needs and information seeking: Implications for practice and education
||This report is an exploratory study of the information needs and information seeking in a sample of nurse practitioners (NPs) approved to practice in North Carolina. A search and review of relevant literature revealed no studies on this topic. In thi...
|Outcomes of Integrated Assertive Community Treatment for Homeless Consumers with Co-occurring Disorders
||The objective of this research was to evaluate the impact of Integrated Assertive Community Treatment (I-ACT) on psychiatric symptoms, drug use, housing status, and service utilization. A single-group repeated measures evaluation of outcome indicator...
|Patterns of HIV risk and alcohol use among African-American crack abusers
||Although the association between heavy alcohol use and HIV risk has been studied in treatment populations, we know little about patterns of alcohol use and HIV risk among out-of-treatment African-American drug users. This study examines the extent to...
|Preliminary Outcomes of a Model Program for Increasing Treatment Access for African American Women Who Use Crack Cocaine and Are at Risk for Contracting HIV
||In the United States, the threat of HIV/AIDS to African American women's health has become the focus of much concern. This paper describes a federally funded community-based program that provides services to African American women at risk for HIV/AID...
|Racial differences in retention in residential substance abuse treatment: The impact on African American men
||Purpose: This study employed a static group comparison design with 106 men in residential treatment to examine the relationship of race to treatment retention.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of retention, by race, including survival analysis, was...
|Teaching opens new doors
||There’s a crisis in nursing. For some time now we've known about the shortage of nurses; however, we've been paying less attention to another crisis: the shortage of nurse educators. According to the National League for Nursing (NLN), approximately 1...
|Wanted: More men in nursing
||Nursing is one of the world's most diverse occupations. It offers a variety of workplace settings, client populations, and healthcare specialties. Challenging and rewarding careers exist in direct patient care, administration, education, and advanced...