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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Qualitative

2015

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Exploring The Use Of Mindfulness With Individuals Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease, Gina L. Hemmesch Jan 2015

Exploring The Use Of Mindfulness With Individuals Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease, Gina L. Hemmesch

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Alzheimer's disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This is a progressive disease with no cure. Are there interventions available to give individuals with Alzheimer's disease hope? One such intervention is the use of Mindfulness practices. The purpose of this research is to explore how professionals working with individuals with Alzheimer's disease use mindfulness in their practice and what the benefits of using mindfulness may be. Using a qualitative design, three participant were interviewed who use mindfulness with individuals with Alzheimer's disease. The data was analyze using inductive coding of ...


School Engagement And Academic Success Of Students With An Ebd Educational Label: Perspectives Among Helping Professionals In Schools, Kristin Weeker Jan 2015

School Engagement And Academic Success Of Students With An Ebd Educational Label: Perspectives Among Helping Professionals In Schools, Kristin Weeker

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

With less than half of students educationally labeled as having an Emotional or Behavioral Disorder (EBD) graduating from high school, this student demographic faces both lower graduation rates and higher dropout rates when compared to their peers. Previous research findings provide several theories for these students' lack of academic success, including: their likely exposure to risk factors such as mental health concerns and living in poverty, challenges in building and maintaining positive social relationships with peers and school staff resulting in a higher likelihood for school disengagement and lack of belonging, and the tendency for these students to be taught ...


Access To Fresh Produce: A Corner Store Owner Perspective, Kelly C. Freeburg Jan 2015

Access To Fresh Produce: A Corner Store Owner Perspective, Kelly C. Freeburg

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

There is an understood difficulty for the average American to meet the daily nutritional recommendations; but to numerous of neighborhoods across the United States, access to healthy food items is scarce (Kirkpatrick, 2012; Weill, Cooper, Hartline-Grafton, & Burke, 2011). In low-income environments, it is common to find "corner stores." Corner stores do not often carry as many items as compared to a grocery store, especially "healthy" items. Because of a biology professor's experience with soil, crops, and an abundance of produce, the department and local health department staff started a delivery system to corner store sites which offers attractive, fresh produce to neighborhoods in North Minneapolis. The purpose of this study was to explore the value of a business relationship with a local fresh produce distribution business, BrightSide Produce Distribution, from a corner store owner perspective. Qualitative interviews were conducted with eight corner store owners in Northern neighborhoods of Minneapolis. The interviews explored the owners' experiences; and 10 themes were developed. The findings of this study suggest that the realities in low-income environments make offering fresh produce quite difficult. The findings also indicate a fresh produce distribution system is highly appreciated, with cost being the number one contender. While this study is exploratory in nature, it holds implications for social work practice, policy, and future research.


The Experiences Of Huntington's Disease Caregivers, Alisa Kanuit Jan 2015

The Experiences Of Huntington's Disease Caregivers, Alisa Kanuit

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a genetic, inherited, and terminal neurological disorder that affects both physical and mental capacities. The most recent estimates state that 1 in every 10, 000 Americans has HD and more than 250, 000 are at risk of inheriting the disease from a parent (Huntington's Disease Society of America, 2013). Caregivers can be defined as informal or formal. Informal caregivers are typically family members such as spouses, children, or siblings. Formal caregivers are paid, professional caregivers. Family members often become caregivers for diagnosed individuals, however, the need for formal and paid care increases as the ...