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08730. The Caring Concept in Nursing. This paper explores the concept of caring as it is expounded in two different nursing systems theories: Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model and Betty Neuman’s Neuman Systems Model. Following a brief review of the literature to see how caring has been conceptualized and defined by various theorists, the analysis examines the specific applications of the caring concept (e.g., to nursing assessment, nursing care planning, and psychological intervention) in the theories of Roy and Neuman. 15 pages, 26 footnotes in text, 14 bibliographic sources.   $105
08695. Epilepsy as a Learning Disability. Considers the history, causes, characteristics, and treatment of epilepsy. Special attention is devoted to a discussion of motor difficulties resulting from epilepsy. Notes special teaching considerations for the education of epileptic children. 10 pages, 24 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $70
08691. Stress in the Workplace. Based on a review of literature in the field, this essay presents a brief overview of the topic of stress in the work environment. Defines "stress" and discusses a variety of theories on the management of stress. 6 pages, 13 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $42
08684. An Analysis of the Public Sector's Response to the Psycho-Social Needs of Aids Patients. Examines the psychological and social needs of AIDS patients and their caregivers as well as the State and medical community responses to those needs. Concludes with a class analysis of the power hierarchy involved in AIDS care. 13p. 28f. 26.   $91
08678. Mandatory Aids Testing -- an Ethical Issue. An examination of the issues involved in whether or not a universal, mandatory AIDS testing program should be implemented in the U.S. Concludes that mandatory AIDS testing is morally wrong and a violation of rights to privacy. 7 pages, 14 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $49
08669. Sex Education: Not Just the Responsibility of the Family. An essay arguing that based upon the growing threat of AIDS and the dramatic rise in teenage pregnancy, sex education should not be left to the family alone to take care of. Cooperation of school, community and family is needed. 8 pages, 21 footnotes, 18 bibiliographic sources.   $56
08666. Moral Issues in Alternative Birth Methods. Explores the major moral issues present in the use of alternative birth methods and the various positions of the principal groups involved in the debate. 10 pages, 17 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
08663. The Common Cold. Gives a clinical overview of the common cold, including clinical manifestations and mechanisms, as well as the antecedents, prevalence, distribution,and treatments for the common cold. Particular attention is given to the strong evidence of the link between the manifestations of cold symptoms and depressed immune function. 10 pages, 26 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $70
08630. The Vietnam Veteran and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Defines PTSD and discusses its possible causes and symptoms. Also included is a discussion of the social conditions that provide some of the context for PTSD. 8 pages, 5 footnotes in text, 5 bibliographic sources.   $56
08623. Mpr Self-Training Paper. Personal report on the difficulties and surprises which occurred in a program of self-taught Modified Progressive Relaxation technique. Includes a report on both objective and subjective experiences. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $56
08606. Treatment and Mediation Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy. This research paper traces the causes, treatments and possible cures for diabetic retinopathy, a serious ophthalmic complication of diabetes. A substantial portion of the research concentrates on the control and treatment of diabetes -- the underlying cause of retinopathy. 12 pages, 21 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.
TAGS: diabetic retinopathy research paper, diabetes control, diabetes treatment, diabetes prevention, ophthalmic complications diabetes, nursing case management diabetic patient


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Preventing Diabetes Through Lifestyle Intervention

Mexican-Americans and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Emotional Burden in Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Diabetes: An Overview

The Nursing Observation Process: Diabetic Patients

A Diabetic Pregnancy
08576. Neuro-Physiologic Effects of Drugs and Abuse. This paper surveys the neurological and physiologic effects (both desired and adverse) of commonly abused legal and illegal street drugs. Also examined is each drug’s overdose and withdrawal symptoms. Particular attention is devoted to the effects of PCP, MDA, synthetic heroin, and crack cocaine. Keywords: pharmacology brain neurology physiology street drugs. 14 pages, 23 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $98
08536. Treatment and Mediation Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa. Examines the physiological manifestations, prognosis, possible treatments, and related limitations involved in the opthamalogical disorder of retinitis pigmentosa. 11 pages, 17 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $77
08473. Entrepreneurial Stress. Investigates the entrepreneur as a victim of work-related stress. Analyzes the stressors and stress responses particular to entrepreneurs and presents a potential stress management program directed at this group. 10 pages, 14 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $70
08392. Alcoholism: Causes and Effects. Presents a concise overview of the causes and effects of alcoholism. Discusses the two main causation theories of heredity and environment as well as effects spanning a broad range of categories, including physical, psychological, neuropsychiatric, social, economic, and family-related. 14 pages, 25 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $98
08391. Benzene: Health Risks and Controls for Occupational Exposure. Establishes the criteria (scientific, social and economic) by which the risks of benzene exposure should be assessed. Includes a review of the literature, a review of court cases challenging existing or proposed standards, and a proposed workplace exposure standard and program implementation system. 19 pages, 54 footnotes, 47 bibliographic sources.   $133
08390. Nursing's Response to Patient Loneliness. Investigation of the clinical phenomenon of loneliness viewed from the perspective of Orem's self-care model of nursing. The phenomenon of loneliness and the appropriate nursing response is illustrated within the biospychosocial nursing model of Dorthea Orem. 10 pages, 23 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $70
08291. Antecedents and Factors of Transmission in Aids and Arc. An investigation of some of the antecedents for AIDS as well as factors of transmission of the disease into persons who were originally classified outside of the high risk group. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $42
08290. Nursing Theory/Family Therapy: A Synthesis of Concepts. Provides a synthesis of the concepts from Martha Rogers' conceptual model of nursing and from Virginia Satir's theory of family therapy. As background to the study, an overview of nursing models in general, and Rogers' model in particular is included. 10 pages, 22 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $70
08289. Drug Abuse and Treatment Modalities in Great Britain. Drug abuse and drug treatment programs in Great Britain are overviewed, with particular attention devoted to heroin treatment programs. Medical uses of heroin, legal dispensation of heroin to addicts, and rates of recovery from addiction are assessed. 15 pages, 28 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $105
08288. Alcoholism and Affective Disorders. Following a brief overview of the nature and extent of problems related to or correlated with alcoholism, the parameters and variety of affective disorders associated with alcoholism will be explored. Etiology, antecedents, and recovery potentials are also discussed. 10 pages, 16 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $70
08258. Theoretical Basis of Nursing Education. Takes Martha Rogers' approach in defining the theoretical basis of nursing education. Includes a brief review of the literature representing both theoretical and practical applications of Rogers work. 5 pages, 16 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
08166. Smoking in Public Buildings. The arguments against allowing smoking in public buildings are examined and supported in this essay; the medical, legal and social case against smoking is presented; federal, state and local laws are reviewed. 7 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
08133. Policy Analysis and the Swine Flu Affair. Critical analysis of the public policy making process taken from an examination of "The Epidemic That Never Was" by Richard Neustadt and Harvey V. Fineberg. Discusses the policy process from the perspective of the six phases of initiation, estimation, selection, implementation, evaluation, and termination. 9 pages, footnotes in text, 2 bibliographic sources.   $63
08127. Rogers Conceptual Nursing Model. This paper provides a critical internal and external analysis of Martha Rogers' conceptual model of nursing. The essay includes an analysis of the central components of resonancy, helicy, and complementary, as well as the underlying assumptions of the model. The external analysis is applied to practical nursing. KEYWORDS: nursing theorist martha rogers conceptual model nursing. 15 pages, 25 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $105
08064. Substance Abuse in Hospitals. An overview of the problem of health professionals impaired by substance abuse. Considers the magnitude of the problem, the factors that lead to abuse and problems caused, how hospital staff should deal with the substance abuser. Includes statistical tables. 15 pages, 23 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $105
08006. Environmental Stress and Human Health. This termpaper provides an examination of the physiological, physical, and psychological effects of the modern urban environment on man. Considers the factors of noise, crowding, and improper lighting. Includes conclusions. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
07366. Fad Diets. Basic reasons why fad diets are seldom advisable; nutritionally poor or even harmful, almost never effective, and resulting in numerous unhealthy psychological effects. 4 pages, 2 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $28
07264. "Men Who Control Women's Health" by Diana Scully (A Review). Personal, feminist book review of this feminist study of human relations -- or rather their lack -- among OB/GYN practitioners. Scully's book is recommended as mandatory reading for all women. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
07221. Helping the Chronic Pain Patient. Good practical guide for nurses on techniques for helping patients in chronic pain without drugs. Based on recent research in psychological and holistic techniques, covers how to use trigger points, therapeutic touching, relaxation and rhythmic breathing, guided visualization and symptom substitution as methods of pain relief. 9 pages, 6 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $63
07219. Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation. Good survey of the nutritional requirements of motherhood. Doctors are now emphasizing adequate protein, sufficient calories, enough salt and vitamins and minerals; gives amounts of all major nutrients, vitamins and minerals required. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
07218. Facts About Genital Herpes. Good overview of what medical science knows about one of America's most dreaded diseases. Statistics, the viruses, symptoms, transmission, complications; prevention is the only cure. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $49
07098. How to Achieve and Maintain Sexual Health (From a Woman's Point of View). This paper provides a feminist’s view of women’s sexual health. Focusing more on attitudes than on hygiene or anatomy, this paper provides a heterosexual feminist’s view of the favorable aspect of the sexual revolution: women taking responsibility for their sexuality, refusing to be “wham-bammed” or “barefoot and pregnant.” Keywords: feminism sexual revolution. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $42
07057. Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome. Comprehensive review of medical studies finding numerous types of damage to the fetus from any alcohol consumption at all by the pregnant mother. 9 pages, 17 bibliographic sources. Notes in text.   $63
07056. Endorphins: The Brain's Natural Opiate. Full review of the medical studies on endorphins, the types of peptides found in the brain which act as neurotransmitters and hormones, and are generally thought to be the body's natural pain killer, 1000 times more effective than morphine. Includes evidence linking endorphins to the effectiveness of acupuncture, also notes the cautions of some researchers. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $56
07054. Nutritional Contribution of Mcdonald's to the American Diet. Describes the fat, cholesterol, and artificial components of the hamburger giant's offerings and finds them to be a major component of America's desire to eat itself into a heart attack. 4 pages, 2 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
07024. The Early History and Economics of Tea. Full study of the origins and spread of tea drinking and cultivation, from Chinese myths to present times. Much detail on British and Dutch attempts to monopolize the tea trade 1600s - 1800s; also influences on culture and history in Asia, Europe and America. 12 pages, 8 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $84
06741. The Urban Health System. The health care delivery systems for our urban populations are reviewed and analyzed in this report; the history of health care systems in this country, the role of the government, and the design and operation of such systems are commented upon. Particular attention is given to the funding problems of health care systems. 14 pages, 2 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $98
06582. Vitamin E: Its Functions and Fallacies. A good discussion of the facts and fallacies surrounding the use of Vitamin E as a dietary supplement; looks at the sources of Vitamin E, the functions in the human body, and the claims made for it; Vitamin E deficiency is seen as almost unknown. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $49
06321. Marketing Channels for Hmo's. The new method of providing health care delivery systems to the public is studied in this report; changes in federal and state laws making HMO's (Health Maintenance Organizations) possible are noted, and future prospects are considered. 10 pages, 4 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
06073. Food Additives. Detailed and objective study of what food additives are, how and why they are used. Covers FDA regulations, accidental contaminants, objective discussion of threats to health. 20 pages, 14 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
06022. The Alcoholic Worker. Presents alcoholism from the medical sociological viewpoint, Discusses how alcoholism on the job affects Productivity, absenteeism, and accidents. Presents the company referral/treatment program as the best means of eariy detection and treatment of alcoholism because of the importance of business social relationships to the alcoholic, 22 pages, 24 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
06013. Osha. A detailed description of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its California counterpart. A San Francisco general hospital is used as a case study in local application. Balanced but generally favorable toward the programs. 25 pages, 18 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
05908. Preventative Health Care and Ses. Reviews research findings of the relationship between socio-economic status and preventative behavior. Includes a discussion of social participation. 10 pages, 19 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
05831. The Physiology of Scuba Diving: Effects and Prevention of Barotrauma. Some of the dangers inherent in deep sea diving below 10 feet leading to the collapse of the bodily cavities are examined -- dangers to the lungs, sinuses and ears are the most acute. Embolism, air compression in the arteries, is also explained. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $49
05396. The Export of American Jobs. This paper argues that the concern among American trade unionists (and some businessmen) that American unemployment is the result of foreign investment and liberal trade laws is understandable, but that the protectionist policies are a dubious answer. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
05395. Linked Infantile Agamma Globulinemeia. This paper decribes agamma globulinemeia in children, gives a quick history and case studies. It details various methods of increasing the life expectancy of afflicted children. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
05394. The Multinational Corporation. A paper documenting the growth of the multinationai corporation over the last 20 years and an expose of the primary motivations as the maximization of profit - often to the detriment of consumers and of workers. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
05393. Psychodietics by Cheraskin and Ringsdorf. This is a book review outlining a diet for curing and preventing senility. It includes calorie, vitamin and diet plan charts. 7p.   $49
05392. The Energy Crisis. Using President Carter's April 1977 speech as a starting point, this paper examines America's reliance on imported oil -- a dependence which has grown, not diminished, since the crisis of 1973. Methods of conservation are considered. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $70
05386. Good Samaritan Statutes. A history, with legal examples, of the need for laws exempting doctors from civil liability suits for negligence in cases where they give emergency treatment outside a hospital. There is an analysis of such laws. 7f. 4b. 5p.   $35
05224. Brain Damage in Man and Animal. The research in lesions and the relationship between missile wounds and brain damage is surveyed, with particular attention to the visual cortex and localized lesions in the optic cortex. Animal experinents with cortical ablations are used to demonstrate the difficulty of establishing connections between injury and behavioral consequences. 16 pages, 0 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $112
05216. Motorola's Samaritan Health Service. A good business case probem study, looking at the establishment of health care delivery systems and insurance programs within the Motorola corporation. The emergence of the Samaritan system in the Phoenix area plant is studied and disputes between company and hospital are reviewed. 10p., 0f., b.   $70
05174. Health and Education. Health instruction and physical education in our schools are discussed, and guidelines for emotional and social health are examined as well. 7p., Of., 5b.   $49
05011. The Right to Die. The ethical considerations involved in euthanasia, and the moral issue of whether a patient has the "right to die", are considered in terms of consciousness and suicide in Dr. Milton Heifetz's book. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
04985. Malnutrition in West Africa. The epidemic of starvation in West Africa, beginning with the Biafran Civil War in Nigeria and continuing up to the current trend toward desertification, is looked at. Problems of diet, climate, and economy in the area are discussed, and medical facilities criticized. 10 pages, 9 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
04977. Mental Health Services in Santa Clara County. An evaluation of the community mental health programs and services available in this California county. The evolution of community mental health legislation in California and the core services available at the local level in Santa Clara county are examined in detail and special services of the local programs are assessed. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
04976. A Treatment Program for High Risk Adolescent Parents for the Prevention of Child Abuse. This study opens with a brief discussion of the prevalence of child abuse, then uses research studies to show some of the common characteristics of child abusers: social isolation, stress, lack of mothering skills, and similar family histories. Looking at some current treatment programs aimed at preventing further child abuse, the paper proposes a hospital-based preventive treatment program, beginning with prenatal care and continuing with post-natal, in home care. 25 pages, 18 footnotes, 27 bibliographic sources.   $133
04962. Biobhythms and Business Administration. The applications of biorhytbm theory to the operation and management of business are considered. Problems of safety, job. effectiveness and administrative skills are related to the three basic biorhytbmic cycles; intellectual, emotional and sensitive, and the construction of biorhythm charts is demonstrated. 21 pages, 17 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $133
04957. Man and Woman, Boy and Girl by John and Anke Ehrhardt. A brief review of this study of gender identity and hermaphrodism, examing sexual dimorphism and fetus development as well as brain development and later child rearing. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
04945. Cholera. Causes and symptoms of cholera are discussed, and the links to sanitation and cholera bacteria shown in this essay. The various methods of treatment, including intravenous fluids and antibiotics, are also looked at briefly. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $28
04928. Good Samaritan Statutes. A discussion of legal statutes exempting physicians from liability for negligence and malpractice suits incurred during the administration of emergency aid. Includes an analysis of the common law background of the concept and the existing statutes. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
04879. Chinese Medicine. The theory and practice of medicine in classical China are examined in this interesting and well-written paper. The development of medicine is seen through the writings of the I Ching, the Nan Ching and the guide to acupuncture, and Chinese medicine is compared to Western concepts of Gestalt and non-linear healing. A review of the major figures in Chinese classical medicine concludes the report. 10 pages, 20 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
04866. The Medicare Program. The development of the Medicare health insurance program is reviewed, from its inception as a national concept to its final passage in 1965. The operational and cost-control problems of the progrsm are also looked at, and various reforms of the system are proposed. 12 pages, 17 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $84
04848. Past Discrimination Medical Education. The issue of racial discrimination is considered in light of the Bakke decision on reverse discrimination against whites. The history of black medical education since the Civil War is reviewed at Howard and Maherry Universities, and legal decisions on segregation and other barriers to blacks are discussed down to the current day affirmative action programs. 13 pages, 23 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $91
04817. Alcoholism Among Mexican-American Males. A study of the social and cultural factors that predispose some Mexican-American males toward alcoholism. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
04797. A Preschool Health Educational Curriculum. This paper is a carefully presented proposal for a preschool health curriculum, with the emphasis on learning behavior patterns to last a lifetime. The preschool child is seen as forming chronic habits which develop into motivation factors in the adult. The problems of health services and preschool child disease are illustrated with statistical graphs and problems of health care delivery are analyzed in terms of funding, parental roles and other factors. The curriculun is presented in tabular form. 37 pages, 27 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $133
04761. Alternative Childbirth in the Hospital. Very thorough examination of the theory and practice of alternative, natural childbirth within the hospital; review of the literature, reasons for and against presence of fathers, nonmanaged birth; existing alternative birth centers; survey of practices at three hospital alternate birth centers; design of an ideal alternate birth center. 31 p., 25f., 23b.   $133
04757. The Natural Death Act. Good discussion of the scope of recent laws allowing life-support machinery of terminal patients to be cut off; writer wants to make sure doctors, others, can never abuse such provisions. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
04752. Is Electro-Shock Therapy Ethical? Discussion of the morality of shock therapy, focusing on definitions of morality and utilitarianism in treatment; all is firmly based on discussions in the literature. Since the literature is dominated by proponents of shock, this may account for indecisive conclusion. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
04726. Regional Health Care Planning in Sweden. Good technical study of the administration, organization and services of local health care facilities in Sweden; as usual, the only real problem is that doctors can't be bothered to locate in rural areas. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
04637. Hereditary Aspects of Cancer. Good, thorough study (in clinical language) of experiments and studies on the genetic causes of cancer; writer feels that the final interpretation will be that cancer is an interaction of hereditary, environmental and viral causes. 10 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
04632. Reducing Medication Errors Through Computerization. Very good, very thorough study of computers in hospitals, and specifically their effectiveness in reducing medication errors; reviews relevant literature, reports on experience in one hospital which saw some reduction, but not enough, in medication errors after installing computers; concludes personal care and supervision still necessary. 16 pages, 4 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $112
04577. The a. M. A. Opposition to National Health Insurance. Good critical study of the American Medical Association's opposition to decent public health care, with thorough comparison to developments in European countries; thoroughly and rightfully castigates the reactionary and money-grubbing policies of the doctor's cartel, which is "very much like a medieval guild." 11 pages, 8 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $77
04503. Issues of Privacy and Confidentiality in the Mental Health Process: The Privileged Communication. Very good overview of confidentiality of medical records from legal viewpoint. Privileged communications in law, problems of medical records and privacy safeguards, legal basis of violation of privacy suits, forced disclosure, and other issues are fully discussed. 13 pages, 16 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $91
04403. Pain. Very good psychological and physiological study of what pain is, how it works, (both literally and generally); intensity, threshold, tolerance, insensitivity to pain and "phantom limb" pain are aiso covered. 13p., l5f., 2b.   $91
04402. Cardiovascular Nursing. The problems of evaluation, treatment and education involved in the specialized field of cardiovascular nursing are examined in this paper. The text contains an introduction, to the field and the nurse's job duties, a descriptive chapter on heart functions, and the cardiovascular system in health care, and a review of the nurse's role. 15 pages, 0 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. Includes table of content.   $105
04400. A Philosophy of Aging for Geriatric Nursing. Very good, sensitive discussion of the problems (and enjoyments!) of old age, and what the nurse should know in order to understand their concerns; extensive quotes from American Nursing Assoc.'s standards of care for geriatric nursing. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $28
04396. Sickle Cell Anemia. A report on the molecular characteristics and behavior of sickle hemoglobin, looking at the role of oxygen in the sickling process, and giving a good medical analysis of the problem. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $49
04393. The Endocrine Glands. The nature and functions of the endocrine glands as chemical regulators of body systems are examined in this study. Problems of hormone deficiency, goiter diabetes and estrogen production are discussed in terms of endocrine gland functions, and metabolic roles in endocrine systems are looked at. 8 pages, 44 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
04371. The Debilitating Effects of Poverty on Those in Need of Health Care. Basically, a collection of statistics to show that the poor and the Black suffer relatively more than others from major diseases. 5 pages, 19 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
04335. Play and the Hospitalized Child. The problems of emotional and adjustment disturbances among young children who are hospitalized are examined; the importance of maternal security and play experience is emphasized, and the parental role in that process is commented on. 6 pages, 4 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
04317. Leprosy. A brief history of the pupular and scientific beliefs concerning the etiology and treatment of leprosy, emphasizing the myths and mistaken notions which persisted down through the 18th century. Hansen's work on the bacteriology of the disease is stressed, and the theory of contagion is examined. 12 pages, 8 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
04310. The Fda and Laetrile. A discussion of the actions of the Food and Drug Administration with regard to an alleged cancer cure. It argues that an outright ban on the drng was a violation of individual freedom. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
04305. Psychological Problems of Mother of Premature Infants Which Hinder Attachment. Good, clinical study of why mothers of premature babies go through shock because of emergency birth/crisis atmosphere/harried hosp. staff/leaving baby at hosp., etc., so that the process of attachment between mother and child is not formed. 6p.,0Of., 6b. (notes in text.)   $42
04274. Nursing Education. The current issues of nursing education are examined in this well-ordered study of the relationship of training to general education. The various types of degree programs are studied, and the methodology and research techniques for analyzing those programs are reviewed. Nursing level positions are examined in a regional study of American hospitals, and the relation of responsibilities to training and administrative functions is considered. 33 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. Includes 10 pages of graphs and charts.   $70
04258. The Politics of Swine Flu. This study argues that the alarm generated over the alleged threat of a swine flu epidemic in the U.S. might have been the results of political manipulation by the Ford administration seeking to display "leadership" in an important public health area. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $77
04237. Venereal Disease in San Francisco. Good sober overview of the incidence and treatment of venereal disease, focusing on everyone's favorite modern day Gomorrah; includes good discussion of the problem of finding unreported cases, increasing education and treatment proRrams. 11 pages, 6 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
04186. Magic, Myths and Medicine. The evolution of magic and myth into the science of medicine is given an historical treatment. Egyptian, Hebrew and Mesopotamian medical practices are related, and the rise of medical science under the Greeks is attributed to the separation of religion and medicine by Galen and Hippocrates. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
04156. Two Cases in State Medicine: Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Good thorough overview of how socialized medicine works out in practice in Great Britain and Russia; though each system has its faults, there seems little liklihood of major change in the system. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
04064. Guide Dogs for the Blind. A stirring tribute to one of man's best friend's brightest moment is contained in this study that details the history, breeding, training, use, etc. of guide dogs. 11 pages, 5 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
04013. Sickle Cell Anemia and the Government. Thorough study of how sickle cell anemia came to public attention, including: medical basis of the disease, its discovery, how it came to public attention, government support of S.C.A. programs, strengths and weaknesses of these programs, comparison to other herrditary diseases. 16 pages, l4 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $112
03915. Mental Illness Social Welfare Policy and Services. Very sophisticated and well-argued study of socio-political attitudes towards mental illness, from the point of view of the professional social worker. Part I contains an excellent discussion of the fact that mental illness is socially defined, but this does not make it an imaginary or facist concept. Part II is an historical study of social, professional and political attitudes preventing community support for mental health work; Part III is a good common-sense discussion of the need for an organized campaign by mental health professionals for more public support & greater public mental health services. 21 pages, 21 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $133
03767. How to Create a Non-Threatening Nurse-Patient Relationship. Interesting, very optimistic essay from nursing student's point of view, which begins from Perls' "you do your thing, and I do mine" to create an ideal atmosphere of sensitivity, openness, communication, and achievement (in a situation where one person is in total control and the other is flat on his or her back.) 9 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $63
03757. The Medical Model of "Mental Health. A criticism of the moral and medical connotations of insanity and mental health, seeing them as derived from middle-class and upper-class ideology. Papers by Ryan, Reiff, Keisler and Mechanic are examined for ideas on mental health and its treatment as a disease. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $63
03743. Ambroise Pare. A basic biography of Ambriose Pare, a French barber-become-doctor who invented stitches and otherwise contributed to the advancement of medicine in the l6th Cent. 12 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
03715. The Life and Work of O. Schmiedburg. Good thorough examination of this German chemist (1838-1921) who established the science of pharmacology (what drugs do to living beings). 13 pages, 27 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources., (15b. in German.)   $91
03714. Paul Ehrlich. Well-written, technical-minded biography of the hard-working German medical researcher (1854-1915) who made numerous discoveries in blood chemistry and other fields. Includes 1 page chemical diagrams. 16 pages, 23 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $112
03713. William Morton and the Discovery of Anaesthesia. Skillful and complete story of the discovery of anaesthesia using ether, including previous history of pain-killers, story of Willian Morton, introduction of anaesthesia and the complaints it wasn't natural, Morton's futile fight for patent right. 16 pages, 13 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $112
03616. The Scientific Legacy of Paul Ehrlich. Very good, sometimes technical study of the life and work of Paul Ehrlich, German medical researcher of the turn of the century, who did important work in analysis of the blood, antibiotics, other medical fields. 12 pages, 20 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $84
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