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

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Submissions from 2012

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Emergency preparedness: how Hurricane Irene caught my community unprepared, Diana Mager

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Orthostatic hypotension: Pathophysiology, problems and prevention, Diana Mager

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Moving to Wellness: A Pilot Study Examining a Nurse-Driven Exercise Program in Acutely Ill Patients With Cancer, Teresa Money McLaughlin, Emma Rondares Wittstein, Teresa H. White, Cindy A. Czaplinski, and Sally O. Gerard

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Nurse Practitioners in Home Health Care: An Update, Leslie Neal-Boylan, Diana Mager, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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The needs of siblings of children with cancer: A nursing perspective, Eileen O'Shea, Joyce Shea, Tracey Robert, and Cathleen Cavanaugh

Submissions from 2011

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A qualitative study of older adults and computer use for health education: ‘It opens people’s eyes’, Jessica Alicea-Planas, Patricia J. Neafsey, and Elizabeth Anderson

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Measuring illness uncertainty in men undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, David M. Latini, Josephine Hegarty, Peter Carroll, Eric A. Klein, and Peter C. Albertsen

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Near-Fatal Episode of Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Captured on Intracardiac Electrogram in a Single Chamber Pacemaker, William Deforge and Jaclyn Conelius

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Effect of a Geriatric Nurse Education Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Certification of Hospital Nurses, Moreen Donahue, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Lisa Smith, and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

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Creating a patient/family advisory board, Kerry Eaton and Sheila Grossman

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Perception of cancer and inconsistency in medical information are associated with decisional conflict: a pilot study of men with prostate cancer who undergo active surveillance, Alvin C. Goh, Marc A. Kowalkowski, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sara J. Knight, and David M. Latini

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Using collaborative mentoring in critical care, Sheila Grossman

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A Bi-national Simulation Study to Improve Cultural Awareness in Nursing Students, Sheila Grossman, Diana Mager, Helene M. Opheim, and Astrid Torbjornsen

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The needs for men undergoing active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer: results of a focus group study, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey, John Colberg, William K. Kelly, and Peter Carroll

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Internet Intervention for Management of Uncertainty During Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey, Martin Sanda, John Colberg, and William Kevin Kelly

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The experiences of unpartnered men with prostate cancer: a qualitative analysis, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Janet Harden, Matthew Burke, Martin G. Sanda, Jill Hardy, and Donald E. Bailey

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Effectiveness of public health programs for decreasing alcohol consumption, Susan Kelly-Weeder, Kathryn Phillips, and Shannon Rounesville

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Unique Bonds That Form When Visiting Patients in Their Homes: one nurse’s perspective, Diana Mager

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A descriptive analysis of nursing student communication behaviors, Eileen R. O'Shea, Michael P. Pagano, Suzanne H. Campbell, and Gregory Caso

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Celiac Disease: Implications for Patient Management, Megan Ryan and Sheila Grossman

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Older adults and HIV and STI screening: the patient perspective, Monica S. Slinkard and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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The Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol: Outcome Evaluation and Analysis of Three Case Studies, L. R. Tofani and Kathleen Wheeler

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A Relationship‐Based Model for Psychiatric Nursing Practice, Kathleen Wheeler

Submissions from 2010

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A literature review: Advance directives and patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, Jaclyn Conelius

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Advancing Quality Diabetes Education Through Evidence and Innovation, Sally O. Gerard, Mary Quinn Griffin, and Joyce Fitzpatrick

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Innovative Solutions: Using Case Studies to Generate Increased Nurse's Clinical Decision-Making Ability in Critical Care, Sheila Grossman, Zachary R. Krom, and Rick O'Connor

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Clostridium difficile: Implications for nursing, Sheila Grossman and Diana Mager

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Radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting for prostate cancer, Josephine Hegarty, Paul Beirne, Ella Walsh, Harry Comber, Tony Fitzgerald, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Best Practices in Urinary Catheter Care, Rebecca Herter and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Out of the Black Box: Expansion of a theory-based intervention to self-manage the uncertainty associated with active surveillance [AS] for prostate cancer, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey, and Robin Whittemore

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The lived experience of socialization among African-American nursing students in a predominantly White university, Katie L. Love

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Medication use among older adults in a home care setting, Diana Mager

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Coming back normal: the process of self-recovery in those with schizophrenia, Joyce Shea

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Assessment of advanced practice palliative care nursing competencies in nurse practitioner students: implications for the integration of ELNEC curricular modules, Joyce Shea, Sheila Grossman, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and J. Lange

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A Concept Analysis of Autonomy for Older People in Residential Care, Claire Welford, Kathy Murphy, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Dympna Casey

Submissions from 2009

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Hispanic nursing students’ journey to success: a meta-synthesis, Jessica Alicea-Planas

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Self-esteem and risk behaviors of Dominican adolescents, Lynn M. Babington, B. R. Kelley, and C. A. Patsdaughter

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Peering: The Essence of Collaborative Mentoring in Critical Care, Sheila Grossman

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Integration of end-of-life care content in undergraduate nursing curricula: student knowledge and perceptions, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sheila Grossman, Suzanne H. Campbell, Tracey Robert, Jean W. Lange, and Joyce Shea

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Hypersexuality among cognitively impaired older adults, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Meredith Safer

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Effect of an Acute-Care Geriatric Educational Program on Fall Rates and Nurse Work Satisfaction, Jean Lange, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sally O. Gerard, Kathleen Lovanio, Nina Fausty, and Susie Rychlewicz

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Validation of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Knowledge Assessment Test: An Abbreviated Version, Jean Lange, Joyce M. Shea, Sheila Grossman, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Betty R. Ferrell

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Robert the cat, Diana Mager

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EMDR Treatment of Workplace Trauma: A Case Series, Christine Rost, Arne Hofmann, and Kathleen Wheeler

Submissions from 2008

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Understanding Child Feeding Practices of Vietnamese Mothers, Lynn M. Babington and B. Patel

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Teaching about Cardiac Emergencies: Implications for Maternal/Child Nurse Educators, Jennifer Cooper and Sheila Grossman

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Active surveillance for early‐stage prostate cancer, Marc A. Dall'Era, Matthew R. Cooperberg, June M. Chan, Benjamin J. Davies, Peter C. Albertsen, Laurence Klotz, Christopher A. Warlick, Lars Holmberg, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Philip W. Kantoff, and Peter Carroll

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Managing the Threat of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Home Care, Sheila Grossman and Diana Mager

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Uncertainty and Quality of Life Among Men Undergoing Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer in the United States and Ireland, Josephine Hegarty, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Harry Comber

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Assessment of Sexual Health in Older Adults, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Integrating Spirituality into Undergraduate Nursing Curricula, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Sheila Grossman, Joyce M. Shea, Jean W. Lange, and Theresa T. Quell

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Reliability and Validity of Katz ADL Index, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Mary Shelkey

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Interconnectedness in Nursing: A concept analysis, Katie L. Love

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Challenges and realities of teaching psychotherapy: A survey of psychiatric‐mental health nursing graduate programs, Kathleen Wheeler and Kathleen Delaney

Submissions from 2007

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Creating effective advisory boards for schools of nursing, Marie-Noel Appel, Suzanne H. Campbell, N. Lynch, and Jeanne Novotny

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Comparing child-feeding practices of Dominican mothers, Lynn M. Babington

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Risk Behaviors of Dominican Adolescents in Their Homeland and in the United States, Lynn M. Babington, B. R. Kelley, and C. A. Patsdaughter

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Critical Review: Is Watchful Waiting a Viable Management Option for Older Men with Prostate Cancer?, Donald E. Bailey and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Watching, waiting and uncertainty in prostate cancer, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Merle H. Mishel

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Preceptor rewards: How to say thank you for mentoring the next generation of nurse practitioners, Suzanne H. Campbell and JoEllen Hawkins

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A Comprehensive Guide to Patient-Focused Management Strategies for Crohn Disease, Jennifer Fow and Sheila Grossman

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Assisting critical care nurses in acquiring leadership skills: Development of a leadership & management competency checklist, Sheila Grossman

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Educating RNs regarding palliative care in long-term care generates positive outcomes for patients with end-stage chronic illness, Sheila Grossman

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Watchful waiting versus prostatectomy for prostate cancer. (Protocol), Josephine Hegarty, Paul Beirne, Harry Comber, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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A profile of Irish and US nursing homes: evidence for change, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Kathy Murphy, Adeline Cooney, and Eamon O'Shea

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Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care among Older Nursing Home Residents at the End of Life, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Eileen R. O'Shea

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The needs of men with prostate cancer: results of a focus group study, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Sherri Storms

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Promoting Spiritual Knowledge and Attitudes: A Student Nurse Education Project, Kathleen Lovanio and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Goodbye my friend, Diana Mager

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Medication errors and the home care patient, Diana Mager

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The effect of genetic polymorphisms in the vinyl chloride metabolic pathway on mutagenic risk, Jennifer M. Schindler-Ruwisch, Yongliang Li, Marie-Jeanne Marion, Arianne Paroly, and Paul W. Brandt-Rauf

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Psychotherapeutic strategies for healing trauma, Kathleen Wheeler

Submissions from 2006

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Understanding Beliefs, Knowledge, and Practices of Mothers in the Dominican Republic Related to Feeding Infants and Young Children, Lynn M. Babington

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An Adult with Childhood Medical Trauma Treated with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and EMDR: A Case Study, Robert D. Broad and Kathleen Wheeler

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Consultant’s Corner: Recurrent Plugged Ducts, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell

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Challenges of breastfeeding preterm infants: A case study. What goes right, what goes wrong, and what can nurses do?, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell and C. Guttman

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Theories of aging as basis for assessment, Sheila Grossman and Jean W. Lange

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Hospice Care in Nursing Homes: Does It Contribute to Higher Quality Pain Management?, Jeanie S. Kayser-Jones, Alison E. Kris, Christine A. Miaskowski, William A. Lyons, and Steven M. Paul

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Development, Implementation & Evaluation of a Geriatric Nurse Certificate Program, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Philip Greiner, Sheila Grossman, Jean Lange, and Doris T. Lippman

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Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up study, Alison E. Kris, Emily J. Cherlin, Holly Prigerson, Melissa DA Carlson, Rosemary Johnson-Hurzeler, Stanislav V. . Kasl, and Elizabeth H. Bradley

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The journey toward geriatric excellence in a non-research intensive university, Jean W. Lange, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sheila Grossman, Doris T. Lippman, and Jeanne Novonty

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The Playroom Is Clean, Diana Mager

Submissions from 2005

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Pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis implications for critical care nurses, Sheila Grossman and Lisa C. Grossman

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A model long-term care hospice unit: care, community, and compassion, Jeanie Kayser-Jones, Joyce Chan, and Alison E. Kris

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Finding more meaning: The antecedents of uncertainty revisited, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Isolation followed by integration: A model for the development of a separate geriatric course, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Jean Lange, and Sheila Grossman

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Hyperlactation - How left-brained 'rules' for breastfeeding wreak havoc with a natural process, C. M. Smillie, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, and S. Iwinski

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Clinical lactation practice: 20 years of evidence, Karen Wambach, Suzanne H. Campbell, Sara Gill, Joan Dodgson, Titi Abiona, and M. Jane Heinig

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Guest Editorial: The Primacy of Psychotherapy, Kathleen Wheeler

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Exploring Alexithymia, depression, and binge eating in self‐reported eating disorders in women, Kathleen Wheeler, Philip Greiner, and Martha Boulton

Submissions from 2004

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Prostate cancer update: when to screen, how to treat, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Watchful waiting: The state of the science, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey, Maureen O'Rourke, and Michael Galbraith

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Development of psychiatric–mental health nurse practitioner competencies: Opportunities for the 21st century, Kathleen Wheeler and Judith Haber

Submissions from 2003

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Factors that influence end-of-life care in nursing homes: the physical environment, inadequate staffing, and lack of supervision, Jeanie Kayser-Jones, Ellen Schell, William A. Lyons, Alison E. Kris, Joyce Chan, and Renee L. Beard

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Is there a nurse in the house? The role of nurses in assisted living: past, present, and future, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Sexuality and Aging in Long-Term Care, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Uncertainty and quality of life of older men who undergo watchful waiting for prostate cancer, Meredith Wallace Kazer

Submissions from 2002

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Collaboration Yields Cost‐effective, Evidence‐based Nursing Protocols, Sheila Grossman and Cynthia Bautista

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Using evidence-based practice to develop a protocol for postoperative surgical intensive care unit patients, Sheila Grossman, Cynthia Bautista, and Lisa Sullivan

Submissions from 2001

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Computer addiction: When monitor becomes control center, M. H. Christensen, M. H. Orzack, Lynn M. Babington, and C. A. Patsdaughter