04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Achieving equity in referrals for renal transplant evaluations with African-American patients: the role of nephrology social workers

Achieving equity in referrals for renal transplant evaluations with African-American patients: the role of nephrology social workers

Research over the last 12 years has repeatedly shown that African-American ESRD patients are less likely than white patients to be referred for a transplant evaluation. This article takes an exploratory look at issues surrounding this racial disparity. Among the issues focused on are: (a) the multiple ramifications from this racial disparity; (b) neglected factors […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Race and healthcare disparities: overcoming vulnerablity

Race and healthcare disparities: overcoming vulnerablity

The paper summarizes recently published data and recommendations about healthcare disparities experienced by African Americans who have Medicare or other healthcare coverage. Against this background the paper addresses the ethics of such disparities and how disadvantages of vulnerable populations like African Americans are typically maintained in decision making about how to respond to such disparities. […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on ICNE workshop conference, Amsterdam 5 October 2003 responsibility and vulnerability: a global perspective

ICNE workshop conference, Amsterdam 5 October 2003 responsibility and vulnerability: a global perspective

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Research ethics, informed consent, and participant recruitment

Research ethics, informed consent, and participant recruitment

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: This analysis explores ethical issues and challenges in participant recruitment. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) as researcher faces many issues and challenges, including ethical issues of informed consent. Balancing participant expectations of care with the research purpose is often challenging. DESCRIPTION OF THE ANALYSIS: This analysis synthesizes literature in key areas related to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Health promotion interests of women with disabilities

Health promotion interests of women with disabilities

The number of women with disabilities (WWD) in the United States is substantial and growing. Health promotion education can play a key role in the achievement of optimal health and well-being for this population. A preliminary step in planning educational programs is to identify health promotion topics of interest to this target population. This study […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The association of early childhood caries and race/ethnicity among California preschool children.[erratum appears in J Public Health Dent. 2003 Fall;63(4):264]

The association of early childhood caries and race/ethnicity among California preschool children.[erratum appears in J Public Health Dent. 2003 Fall;63(4):264]

OBJECTIVES: This paper explores the role of race/ethnicity in the occurrence of early childhood caries (ECC) among California Head Start (HS) and non-HS preschool children. METHODS: Using oral examination and questionnaire data from the 1993-94 California Oral Health Needs Assessment of Children, we computed the prevalence of ECC using various definitions and fitted logistic regression […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Managed care or managed inequality? A call for critiques of market-based medicine

Managed care or managed inequality? A call for critiques of market-based medicine

This review article critiques the growing dominance of market-based medicine in the United States against the background of existing problems with quality of care, rising costs, devaluation of doctor-patient relationships, and, especially, persistent inequalities of access and outcomes. It summarizes the present state of health care delivery by focusing on the concurrent trends of growth […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on A randomized controlled trial to increase cancer screening among attendees of community health centers

A randomized controlled trial to increase cancer screening among attendees of community health centers

BACKGROUND: We assessed the efficacy of the Cancer Screening Office Systems (Cancer SOS), an intervention designed to increase cancer screening in primary care settings serving disadvantaged populations. METHODS: Eight primary care clinics participating in a county-funded health insurance plan in Hillsborough County, Fla, agreed to take part in a cluster-randomized experimental trial. The Cancer SOS […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Genetic health and eugenics precedents: a voice of caution

Genetic health and eugenics precedents: a voice of caution

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on London focus. Local produce

London focus. Local produce

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