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Listing of articles in 2005 -> March/April.
Editorial: Why Is Quality Care Still Elusive?
Elaine Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editor What constitutes quality care? How is it defined, measured, and operationalized? It all depends on whom you ask. There are a variety of stakeholders who have varying perspectives. You might be surpr...

Health-Related Quality of Life: Is It a Good Indicator of Function Post THR?
Barbara Resnick, PhD CRNP FAAN FAANP • Denise Orwig, PhD • Lois Wehren, MD FACOG • William Hawkes, PhD • Richard Hebel, PhD • Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD • Jay Magaziner, PhD MSHyg
 
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measured with the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) on Functional Recove...

Psychometric Evaluation of Selected Pain Intensity Scales for Use with Cognitively Impaired and Cognitively Intact Older Adults
Laurie Jowers Taylor, PhD RN • Judy Harris, MSN ARNP CRRN CCR CCM • Cynthia D. Epps, PhD RN • Keela Herr, PhD RN FAAN
 
The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of selected pain intensity scales such as the Faces Pa...

A Theoretical Model for Preventing Osteoarthritis-Related Disability
Tsae-Jyy Wang, MSN RN • Horng-Lin Chern, MC • Yueh-Er Chiou, MS RN
 
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects many aspects of life for affected individuals. Effective interventions to prevent and restore function must be...

Psychological Hardiness in Women with Paraplegia
Rachel A. Kinder, MSN RN
 
A revised model of psychological hardiness suggests that transformational coping, positive health behaviors, and activistic social support may ...

Perspectives: The Rewards of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Story of Gratitude
Amanda L. Jones, BSN RN
 
When I was a young girl, I never had intense yearnings to become a rehabilitation nurse. While going through nursing school, my heart gravitated toward the labor and delivery unit. Perhaps a great minority of us ever named rehabilitation ...

Current Issues: The Ethics of Using Cybernetics and Cyborg Technologies: What Every Rehabilitation Nurse Should Know
Linda Weaver Moore, PhD RN CNS • Linda S. Rieg, PhD RN
 
Prosthetics and implantable devices are commonplace for rehabilitation practice. Rehabilitation nurses routinely provide care for clients who experience enhanced quality of life because of biotechnological advances. Pacemakers and prosthe...

Clinical Consultation: How Do We Prevent UTI in People Who Perform Intermittent Catheterization?
 
Situation: An elderly male patient of ours has had T3 ASIA D paraplegia of 25 years’ duration. At his insistence, his bladder has been managed by spontaneous voiding alone, with overflow and urge incontinence. Postvoid residuals average...

Resource Reviews
 
Death, Dying and Bereavement: Providing Compassion During a Time of Need Barbara Rubel, MA BS CBS BCETS The contents of this book serve as the course material for one of Western Schools’ continuing educa...

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