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Listing of articles in 2010 -> May/June.
Editorial: Act Now to Stop Strokes
Elaine Tilka Miller,PhD RN CRRN FAHA FAAN
 
Strokes remain the third leading cause of death and a major cause of disability worldwide (American Heart Association [AHA], 2010a). Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke; 60% of stroke-related deaths occur in women (Kurth & Boaus...

Developing an Outpatient Wound Care Clinic in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting (CE)
Diane Dudas Sheehan, ND CNP APN CRRN FNP-BC • Mary H. Zeigler, MS CRRN CWOCN APN
 
People with disability are at high risk for skin breakdown, which requires ongoing prevention and management. An outpatient rehabilitation wound clinic was developed to handle a variety of acute and chronic wounds for this unique popu...

How to Choose and Develop Written Educational Materials (CE)
Linda L. Pierce, PhD RN CNS CRRN FAHA
 
Education is a key component of comprehensive rehabilitation care because it helps promote clients' healthy behaviors and recovery from diseases and injuries or adaptation to chronic conditions. Choosing to use written, organization...

Access to Cardiac Rehabilitation Among South-Asian Patients by Referral Method: A Qualitative Study
Keerat Grewal, MSc • Yvonne W. Leung, MA • Parissa Safai, PhD • Donna E. Stewart, MD • Sonia Anand, MD PhD • Milan Gupta, MD • Cynthia Parsons, BScPT • Sherry L. Grace, PhD
 
People of South-Asian origin have an increased prevalence of coronary artery disease. Although cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is effective, South Asians are among the least likely people to participate in these programs. Automatic referr...

Conditions That Influence a Primary Care Clinician’s Decision to Refer Patients for Depression Care (CE)
Jean S. Anthony, PhD RN • Seong-yi Baik, PhD RN • Barbara J. Bowers, PhD RN • Bassirou Tidjani, PhD • C. Jeffrey Jacobson, PhD • Jeffrey Susman, MD
 
The objective of this study was to identify conditions that influence primary care clinicians’ referral decisions related to depression care. Forty primary care clinicians (15 general internists, 10 nurse practitioners, and 15 famil...

Nurses Create a Rehabilitative Milieu
Julie Pryor, PhD MN BA RN RM
 
Despite the recognition of milieu therapy as a nursing intervention, nursing’s contribution to the creation of inpatient environments that facilitate patient rehabilitation has been underresearched. A large study conducted in five i...

Addendum
 
The authors of the article, Testing a Teaching Appointment and Geragogy-Based Approach to Mediation Knowledge at Discharge,ť published in the January/February 2010 issue of Rehabilitation Nursing, wish to express special thanks to Marianne Chulay...