This collection features articles and book reviews written by the Fairfield University Nursing and Health Studies Faculty.

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Submissions from 2020

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Recognizing Victims of a Hidden Crime: Human Trafficking Victims in Your Pediatric Trauma Bay, Linda Roney and Caitlin Villano

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The restraint chair: A qualitative study of nurses' experience with the restraint chair versus four point restraint, Nicole Visaggio, Kathryn Phillips, Sharon Milne, Jeanne McElhinney, and Scott C. Young

Submissions from 2019

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Perceptions of Campus Climate on Program Satisfaction for Accelerated Nursing Students, Jessica Alicea-Planas and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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The Lourdes Pilgrimage: A hidden treasure to incorporate spiritual care into nursing education, Audrey M. Beauvais, Susan Goncalves, Emily Barr, Jaclyn Di Yeso, and Gail T. Berardino

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End-of-life psychodrama: Influencing nursing students’ communication skills, attitudes, emotional intelligence and self-reflection, Audrey M. Beauvais, Azize Atli Özbaş, and Kathleen Wheeler

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Interprofessional “on-call” e-learning for family nurse practitioner students, Jaclyn Conelius, Sheila Grossman, and Lisa Becht

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Beliefs and Use of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Among Women’s Health Care Providers, Christa Esposito and Jenna A. LoGiudice

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The relationship of body mass index (BMI) to job performance, absenteeism and risk of eating disorder among hospital-based nurses, Bertha Ku, Kathryn Phillips, and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

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Individualized Family-Centered Developmental Care: An Essential Model to Address the Unique Needs of Infants With Congenital Heart Disease, Amy Jo Lisanti, Dorothy Vittner, Barbara Medoff-Cooper, Jennifer Fogel, Gil Wernovsky, and Samantha Butler

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The PREEMI as a measure of parent engagement in the NICU, Nefeli Makris, Dorothy Vittner, Haifa Samra, and Jacqueline McGrath

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What Is the Impact of NICU-Dedicated Lactation Consultants? An Evidence-Based Practice Brief, Kathryn Mercado, Dorothy Vittner, and Jacqueline McGrath

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Practices and Attitudes of Nursing Students Toward Patients With Disordered Eating Behaviors, Kathryn Phillips and Jenna A. LoGiudice

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Practices and Attitudes of Nursing Students Toward Patients With Disordered Eating Behaviors, Kathryn Phillips and Jenna A. LoGiudice

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Prepared to Care: An Exploration of Continuing Education Trends of Nurses Caring for Injured Children, Linda Roney and Mary Acri

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Pediatric Trauma, Linda Roney and Maria Bautista-Durand

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Oxytocin and Early Parent-Infant Interactions: A Systematic Review, Naomi Scatliffe, Sharon Cassavant, Dorothy Vittner, and Xiaomei Cong

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Parent Engagement correlates with Parent and Preterm Infant Oxytocin Release during Skin-to-Skin Contact, Dorothy Vittner, Samantha Butler, Kelsey Smith, Nefeli Makris, Elizabeth Brownell, Haifa Samra, and Jacqueline McGrath

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The Development of Trauma and Resilience Competencies for Nursing Education, Kathleen Wheeler and Kathryn Phillips

Submissions from 2018

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Pregnant Women's Knowledge and Awareness of Nutrition, Jennifer Heller Blondin and Jenna A. LoGiudice

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A Breastfeeding journey through the eyes of a midwife mother, Jenna A. LoGiudice

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Birth as Restorative, Jenna A. LoGiudice

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The impact of complementary therapies on psychosocial factors in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF): A systematic literature review, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Jenna Massaro

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Female nursing students' experience with and exposure to sexual assault, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Kathryn Phillips

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Structure of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in a Clinical Sample of Adult Women With Anorexia Nervosa, Kathryn Phillips, Karen M. Jennings, and Matthew Gregas

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Motivating Smoking Cessation Text Messages: Perspectives from Pregnant Smokers, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, Leah E. Leavitt, Laura E. Macharelli, Monique M. Turner, and Lorien C. Abroms

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Social Support for Breastfeeding in the Era of mHealth: A Content Analysis, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, Amira Roess, Rebecca C. Robert, Melissa A. Napolitano, and Shawn Chiang

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Is it safe? The restraint chair compared to traditional methods of restraint: A three hospital study, Nicole Visaggio, Kathryn Phillips, Kristen Kichefski, Jeanne McElhinney, Thomaskutty B. Idiculla, Ellen W. Blair, Richard Johnson, Jamie Santaniello, Luciana RA Pennant, and Scott C. Young

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Increase in Oxytocin From Skin-to-Skin Contact Enhances Development of Parent–Infant Relationship, Dorothy Vittner, Jacqueline McGrath, JoAnn Robinson, Gretchen Lawhon, Regina Cusson, Leonard Eisenfeld, Stephen Walsh, Erin Young, and Xiaomei Cong

Submissions from 2017

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Shifting Our Focus to Support the Educational Journey of Underrepresented Students, Jessica Alicea-Planas

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Preparing the Nurse of the Future, Audrey M. Beauvais and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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After the Gap Analysis: Education and Practice Changes to Prepare Nurses of the Future, Audrey M. Beauvais, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Barbara Aronson, Suzanne E. Conlon, Pamela Forte, Kathleen S. Fries, Judith M. Hahn, Russell Hullstrung, Meg Levvis, Paula MaCauley, Patricia Padula Morgan, Linda Perfetto, Lisa M. Rebeschi, Sheila B. Solernou, Patricia Span, and Lisa J. Sundean

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The functions and value of reminiscence for older adults in long-term residential care facilities, Linda Henkel, Alison E. Kris, Sarah C. Birney, and Kaitlyn M. Krauss

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Eating disorder examination-questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for a clinical sample of female adolescents with anorexia nervosa, Karen M. Jennings and Kathryn Phillips

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Eating disorder examination-questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for a clinical sample of males, Karen Jennings and Kathryn Phillips

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Remembering reminiscence, Alison E. Kris and Linda Henkel

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Functions and value of reminiscence for nursing home staff, Alison E. Kris, Linda Henkel, Kaitlyn M. Krauss, and Sarah C. Birney

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A Systematic Literature Review of the Childbearing Cycle as Experienced by Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Jenna A. LoGiudice

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Perinatal Palliative Care: Integration in a United States Nurse Midwifery Education Program, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Eileen R. O'Shea

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The Critical Research Evaluation Tool (CRET): Teaching and Learning to evaluate research for cultural competence, Katie L. Love

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Surviving the NCLEX Dip, Diana Mager, Audrey M. Beauvais, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Immigrant Latino Couples and Postpartum Contraception: Attitudes, Perceptions, and Sexual Decision-Making, Yui Matsuda, Saba Masho, Dorothy Vittner, and Emmanuela Nneamaka Ojukwu

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Building Nursing Capacity for Palliative Care at a Jesuit Catholic University: A Model Program, Eileen R. O'Shea, Robin Bennett Kanarek, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Patrick W. Kelley, and Tomi Thomas

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A Survey of Skin-to-Skin Contact with Perinatal Nurses, Dorothy Vittner, Xiaomei Cong, Susan M. Ludington-Hoe, and Jacqueline M. McGrath

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Neurobiological Consequences of Early Painful Experience: Basic Science Findings and Implications for Evidence-Based Practice, Erin E. Young, Amy D'Agata, Dorothy Vittner, and Kyle M. Baumbauer

Submissions from 2016

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Listening to the narratives of our patients as part of holistic nursing care, Jessica Alicea-Planas

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Career paths of recipients of a master's degree in health communication: understanding employment opportunities, responsibilities, and choices, Timothy Edgar, Kami J. Silk, Lorien C. Abroms, Tess Boley Cruz, W. Douglas Evans, Susan Scavo Gallagher, Gregory A. Miller, Alice Hoffman, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, and Sarah E. Scheff

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Revising a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in Response to Student Focus Group Feedback, Sheila Grossman, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Nancy Moriber, and Patricia E. Calderwood

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Smoking cessation support for pregnant women: role of mobile technology, Christina L. Heminger, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, and Lorien C. Abroms

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Are We Preparing Gerontological Nurses of the Future?, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Recruiting pregnant smokers from Text4baby for a randomized controlled trial of Quit4baby, Leah Leavitt, Lorien Abroms, Pamela Johnson, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, Jessica Bushar, Indira Singh, Sean D. Cleary, Whitney McInvale, and Monique Turner

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Incorporation of sexual violence in nursing curricula using trauma-informed care: A case study, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Sherifa Douglas

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Black feminism: An integrated review of literature, Katie L. Love

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The Elder Project: Evaluating End-of-Life Knowledge Among Health Care Providers, Diana Mager

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Hypertension and related lifestyle factors among persons living in rural Nicaragua, Jessica Planas, Lydia Greiner, and Philip Greiner

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A content analysis of electronic health record (EHR) functionality to support tobacco treatment, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, Lorien C. Abroms, Steven L. Bernstein, and Christina L. Heminger

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Community based health education to decrease pediatric obesity, Kelly Sullivan and Jessica Alicea-Planas

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Treatment complexity: a description of chemotherapy and supportive care treatment visits in patients with advanced-stage cancer diagnoses, Catherine Sumpio, M. Tish Knobf, and Sangchoon Jeon

Submissions from 2015

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Quit4baby: results from a pilot test of a mobile smoking cessation program for pregnant women, Lorien C. Abroms, Pamela R. Johnson, Christina L. Heminger, Judith M. Van Alstyne, Leah E. Leavitt, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, and Jessica A. Bushar

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Developing and pretesting a text messaging program for health behavior change: recommended steps, Lorien C. Abroms, Robyn Whittaker, Caroline Free, Judith Mendel Van Alstyne, and Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch

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Barriers to Providing Health Education During Primary Care Visits at Community Health Centers: Clinical Staff Insights, Jessica Alicea-Planas, Alix Pose, and Linda Smith

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Service learning with a geriatric population: changing attitudes and improving knowledge, Audrey M. Beauvais, Kim Foito, Nina Pearlin, and Eileen Yost

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A mixed‐methods study of secondary traumatic stress in certified nurse‐midwives: shaken belief in the birth process, Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jenna A. LoGiudice, and Robert K. Gable

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Just Care: Learning From and With Graduate Students in a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Elizabeth H. Boquet, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Nancy Manister, Owen Lucas, Michael Shaw, Valerie Madaffari, and Cynthia Gannett

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Common Questions About Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Jaclyn Conelius

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Simulation Pedagogy With Nurse Practitioner Students: Impact of Receiving Immediate Individualized Faculty Feedback, Sheila Grossman and Jaclyn Conelius

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Use of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors in assistive living and home care settings, Rose Iannino-Renz and Diana Mager

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If They Were Real: Lessons Learned from Literary Characters With Dementia, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Karen Osborn

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Prenatal screening for intimate partner violence: a qualitative meta-synthesis, Jenna A. LoGiudice

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The Lived Experience of Childbearing From Survivors of Sexual Abuse: “It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times”, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Cheryl T. Beck

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Medication Side Effects in Home Care How Much Do Patients Really Want to Know?, Diana Mager

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Methotrexate, Diana Mager

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Polymylagia Rheumatica: Common Disease, Elusive Diagnosis, Diana Mager

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Addressing changing sexual health needs through the lifespan, Eileen R. O'Shea, Gerard S. O'Toole, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Validating the Health Communication Assessment Tool©(HCAT), Michael Pagano, Eileen R. O'Shea, Suzanne H. Campbell, Leanne M. Currie, Elizabeth Chamberlin, and Christopher A. Pates

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Binge eating behavior in college students: What is a binge?, Kathryn Phillips, Susan Kelly-Weeder, and Katherine Farrell

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Pain management at the end of life: A comparative study of cancer, dementia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, Anat Romem, Sarah E. Tom, Michelle Beauchene, Lynn M. Babington, Steven M. Scharf, and Ayal Romem

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BMI and Smoking: Interrelated Factors among Cessation Website Users, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, Erik Auguston, Krystal Lynch, and Heather Patrick

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The incidence of pedestrian distraction at urban intersections after implementation of a Streets Smarts campaign, Pina Violano, Linda Roney, and Kirsten Bechtel

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A Meta-ethnography: Skin-to-Skin Holding From the Caregiver's Perspective, Dorothy Vittner, Sharon Casavant, and Jacqueline M. McGrath

Submissions from 2014

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Perceived social support, self esteem, and pregnancy status among Dominican adolescents, Lynn M. Babington, Linda Malone, and Barbara R. Kelley

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Psychosocial trajectories of men monitoring prostate-specific antigen levels following surgery for prostate cancer, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Thomas J. Polascik, and Cary Robertson

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Reducing the fear of falling through a community evidence-based intervention, Audrey M. Beauvais and John E. Beauvais

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Saving our backs: safe patient handling and mobility for home care, Audrey M. Beauvais and Lenore Frost

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Emotional intelligence and spiritual well-being: implications for spiritual care, Audrey M. Beauvais, Julie G. Stewart, and Susan DeNisco

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Pioneering a primary care adult nurse practitioner interprofessional fellowship, Rebecca Brienza, Jaclyn Conelius, Jill Edwards, Emily Meyer, and Susan A. Zapatka

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Electroconvulsive Therapy: Thoughts for Nursing, Allana Brown and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Left Ventricular Non-Compaction: A Rare Anomaly Presenting in Primary Care, Jaclyn Conelius

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Past, present, and future trends of master's education in nursing, Sally O. Gerard, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Lynn M. Babington, and Theresa T. Quell

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Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Increasing Nurse Practitioner Students’ Observational and Mindfulness Skills, Sheila Grossman, Jill J. Deupi, and Kathleen Leitao

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Veterans receive high-fidelity simulation education preoperatively, Bonnie A. Haupt and Audrey M. Beauvais

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A Midrange theory of Empowered Holistic Nursing Education: A pedagogy for a student-centered classroom, Katie L. Love

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Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Peer Review of Teaching (PRoT) Initiative in Nursing Education, Diana Mager, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Jaclyn Conelius, Joyce M. Shea, Doris T. Lippman, Roben Torosyan, and Kathryn Nantz

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Teambuilding across healthcare professions: The ELDER project, Diana Mager and Jean W. Lange

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Transformational Learning in Graduate Nurse Education Through Podcasting, Geraldine F. Marrocco, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Leslie Neal-Boylan

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Transforming Doctoral Education Through the Clinical Electronic Portfolio, Nancy Moriber, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Joyce M. Shea, Sheila Grossman, Kathleen Wheeler, and Jaclyn Conelius

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"Destination to nowhere: a new look at aggressive treatment for heart failure—a case study, Brian J. O'Neill and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Peripheral Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in Bulimia Nervosa: A Systematic Review, Kathryn Phillips, Kathleen Keane, and Barbara Wolfe

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Improving Surgical Outcomes in Pancreatic Surgery With Preoperative Nutrition, Dwanna Ward-Boahen and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Inadequate treatment and research for PTSD at the VA, Kathleen Wheeler

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Pioneering a primary care adult nurse practitioner interprofessional fellowship, Susan A. Zapatka, Jaclyn Conelius, Jill Edwards, Emily Meyer, and Rebecca Brienza