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Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace Jul 2012

Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace

James J Brace

Psychological distress has been shown to affect the academic success, health, emotional well-being, and dropout rates of medical students. Although it can be assumed that stress has similar effects on veterinary students, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the psychological stressors and coping strategies of this group. This article focuses on selected non-academic areas (as identified through a survey of currently enrolled students) that can create significant stressors for veterinary students. Also assessed and discussed here are poor coping strategies (e.g., substance abuse) and gender differences in perceived stressors and coping strategies that emerged from the survey ...


Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2005

Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Worldviews emerge from our individual and collective Levels of Consciousness at given points in time and space and from what we come to “believe” is possible or not. In my own experience, my research on Consciousness, and my study of various cultures, societies, and Consciousness literature, I have identified at least seven Levels of Consciousness, twenty-five Archetypal Energies, and various Earth Lessons, which we seem to commonly experience as human beings, in our own unique personal, societal, and global life spaces.


Rhode Island Take Back The Night, Donna M. Hughes Dr. Sep 2005

Rhode Island Take Back The Night, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

It is an honor for me to be here for the 27th Annual Take Back the Night March. Women uniting to take back the night in marches have symbolized women’s resistance to sexual violence and their declaration of freedom and dignity for decades. “Speaking out” against violence is the way we break the conspiracies of silence that the perpetrators try to impose on us. 


Book Review 5 Confidence: How Winning Streaks And Losing Streaks Begin And End By Rosabeth Moss Kanter, William C. Mcpeck Jul 2005

Book Review 5 Confidence: How Winning Streaks And Losing Streaks Begin And End By Rosabeth Moss Kanter, William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is my personal review of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End by Rosabeth Moss Kanter and published by Crown Business in 2004.


Family Structure Effects On Parenting Stress And Practices In The African-American Family, Daphne Cain, Terri Combs-Orme May 2005

Family Structure Effects On Parenting Stress And Practices In The African-American Family, Daphne Cain, Terri Combs-Orme

Terri Combs-Orme

The predominant approach to African-American parenting research focuses on disadvantages associated with single parenthood to the exclusion of other issues. The current research suggests that this does not represent the diversity in family structure configurations among African-American families, nor does it give voice to the parenting resilience of single mothers. We argue that rather than marital status or family configuration, more attention needs to be given to the inadequacy of resources for this population. In the current study, we examined the parenting of infants by African-American mothers and found that mothers’ marital status and family configuration did not affect parenting ...


Book Review 4 Leadership And Self Deception: Getting Out Of The Box, William C. Mcpeck May 2005

Book Review 4 Leadership And Self Deception: Getting Out Of The Box, William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is my personal review of Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute and published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in 2002.


Validation Of The Caregiving At Life’S End Questionnaire, Jennifer R. Salmon, Jung Kwak, Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Kathleen A. Egan, Katherine E. Brandt May 2005

Validation Of The Caregiving At Life’S End Questionnaire, Jennifer R. Salmon, Jung Kwak, Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Kathleen A. Egan, Katherine E. Brandt

Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW

The researchers in this study developed and validated a questionnaire to measure the needs of end-of-life (EOL) caregivers. The model is used to facilitate meaningful and supportive experiences for both the patient and caregiver. The questionnaire was developed using existing scales of meaning, self acceptance, burden, and gain as well as new scales of caregiver comfort, importance of caregiving tasks, and caregiver closure. The sample included 34 current and 17 bereaved caregivers affiliated with The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast. The scales performed well in terms of concurrent validity, internal consistency, and reliability.


The Caregiver Role Identity Scale, A Validation Study, Darcy Siebert, Carl Siebert Apr 2005

The Caregiver Role Identity Scale, A Validation Study, Darcy Siebert, Carl Siebert

Carl Siebert

This article reports the validation of the Caregiver Role Identity Scale, designed to measure the prominence of helping professionals’identity as personal and professional caregivers. The authors developed the measure to test its application to burnout, depression, and professional impairment among social workers. Method: Data from a probability sample of 751 practicing social workers were collected in an anonymous survey about social workers’ health and work issues. The authors split the sample to conduct exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Results: The exploratory analysis demonstrated good internal consistency reliability, good content validity, and preliminary discriminant validity. The confirmatory analysis demonstrated excellent ...


Memory Perception And Strategy Use In Parkinson's Disease, Andrew Johnson, Carrie Pollard, Philip Vernon, Jennifer Tomes, Mandar Jog Feb 2005

Memory Perception And Strategy Use In Parkinson's Disease, Andrew Johnson, Carrie Pollard, Philip Vernon, Jennifer Tomes, Mandar Jog

Andrew M. Johnson

Although there is growing support for the existence of memory deficits within Parkinson's disease (PD), little has been done to evaluate the extent to which PD patients demonstrate differences in their use of metacognitive strategies. In the present study, 79 PD patients (46 men and 33 women) and 49 age-matched healthy participants (19 men and 30 women) were compared on a metamemory questionnaire. PD patients reported significantly less strategy-use than age-matched controls, particularly with regards to external memory strategies (such as making lists). This suggests that auxiliary treatments such as memory strategy training might be effective in this population.


Transformative Aspects Of Caregiving At Life's End, Jennifer Salmon, Jung Kwak, Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Katherine Brandt, Kathleen Egan Feb 2005

Transformative Aspects Of Caregiving At Life's End, Jennifer Salmon, Jung Kwak, Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Katherine Brandt, Kathleen Egan

Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW

We do not know to what extent the needs of caregivers involved with patients at the end of life are being met by care providers and whether caregiving at life’s end can be a positive experience. We used the Hospice Experience Model of Care as a framework for understanding the effect of transformative tasks on caregiving at life’s end. We compared current and bereaved caregivers and then, holding background characteristics constant, tested the independent effects of three transformative mediators: self-acceptance, meaning, and closure, as well as comfort with caregiving on several stressors when explaining differences in caregiver burden ...


Book Review 3 What Is Lean Six Sigma By Michael L. George, William C. Mcpeck Jan 2005

Book Review 3 What Is Lean Six Sigma By Michael L. George, William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is my personal review of What is Lean Six Sigma by Michael L. George and published by McGraw-Hill in 2003.


Transparent Or Opaque? Disabled People In Scotland Describe Their Experience Of Applying For Disability Living Allowance., Pauline Banks, Maggie Lawrence Jan 2005

Transparent Or Opaque? Disabled People In Scotland Describe Their Experience Of Applying For Disability Living Allowance., Pauline Banks, Maggie Lawrence

Dr. Maggie Lawrence

No abstract provided.


Evaluation On The Use Of Reflection Papers In Social Work Education, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2004

Evaluation On The Use Of Reflection Papers In Social Work Education, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Community-Based Practice With Children And Families, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2004

Community-Based Practice With Children And Families, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Intertwining Of Poverty, Gender, And Race: A Critical Analysis Of Welfare News Coverage From 1993-2000, Katherine Luther, Deseriee Kennedy, Terri Combs-Orme Dec 2004

Intertwining Of Poverty, Gender, And Race: A Critical Analysis Of Welfare News Coverage From 1993-2000, Katherine Luther, Deseriee Kennedy, Terri Combs-Orme

Terri Combs-Orme

Over the years, welfare has become highly intertwined with ideological beliefs involving gender, race, and poverty. As the nature of welfare transformed to include non-white recipients, the perception of welfare recipients as single "worthy white widows" was replaced by the "lazy African-American breeders." This study examined how television news may have appropriated this negative image in its coverage of the changes in the U.S. welfare system that took place during the 1990s. News stories presented by the major U.S. television networks from 1993 to 2000 were examined. The analysis showed that news stories tended to depict the typical ...


The Social Work Attitudes About Homeless Scale, Terri Lewinson Dec 2004

The Social Work Attitudes About Homeless Scale, Terri Lewinson

Terri Lewinson

No abstract provided.


Groups And Individual Change, Randy Magen, Eugene Mangiardi Dec 2004

Groups And Individual Change, Randy Magen, Eugene Mangiardi

Randy Howard Magen

No abstract provided.


Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace Dec 2004

Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

Psychological distress has been shown to affect the academic success, health, emotional well-being, and dropout rates of medical students. Although it can be assumed that stress has similar effects on veterinary students, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the psychological stressors and coping strategies of this group. This article focuses on selected non-academic areas (as identified through a survey of currently enrolled students) that can create significant stressors for veterinary students. Also assessed and discussed here are poor coping strategies (e.g., substance abuse) and gender differences in perceived stressors and coping strategies that emerged from the survey ...


Cross-Cultural Perspectives In Thanatology: Through A Prism Of Religious Faiths, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

Cross-Cultural Perspectives In Thanatology: Through A Prism Of Religious Faiths, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Adaptation To American Culture: Voices Of Asian Indian Immigrants, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

Adaptation To American Culture: Voices Of Asian Indian Immigrants, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Multicultural Competence With Asian Indian Immigrants: Clarion Call For Social Workers; In National Committee On Racial And Ethnic Diversity (Ncored Network News) 5 (1), 2-4, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

Multicultural Competence With Asian Indian Immigrants: Clarion Call For Social Workers; In National Committee On Racial And Ethnic Diversity (Ncored Network News) 5 (1), 2-4, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Battered Women’S Concern For Pets: A Closer Look, Elizabeth Strand, C.A. Faver Dec 2004

Battered Women’S Concern For Pets: A Closer Look, Elizabeth Strand, C.A. Faver

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Building on the foundation of previous research about battered women's experiences with animal abuse, this study takes a closer look at: (1) the factors associated with battered women's concern for their pets and (2) decision making associated with this concern. Quantitative survey data of in-shelter domestic violence victims as well as qualitative interview data relating a domestic violence worker's experiences with pet-owning battered women are reported. Study results include: (1) a small proportion of battered women are prompted to leave abusive relationships because of concern for ...


What Is The State Of Youth, Social Services And Corporate Giving?, A. Jones, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

What Is The State Of Youth, Social Services And Corporate Giving?, A. Jones, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Immersion: An Introduction To Social Work, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2004

Immersion: An Introduction To Social Work, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Child Welfare Teaching Modules Indiana University School Of Social Work, Indianapolis: In, C. Hostetter, G. Folaron, P. Howes, Lisa Mcguire, K. Kabadaki, D. Navarre Dec 2004

Child Welfare Teaching Modules Indiana University School Of Social Work, Indianapolis: In, C. Hostetter, G. Folaron, P. Howes, Lisa Mcguire, K. Kabadaki, D. Navarre

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Values And Goal-Free Evaluation: A Case Study, Brandon Youker Dec 2004

Values And Goal-Free Evaluation: A Case Study, Brandon Youker

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

How does a goal-free evaluator deal with values? Which values? Whose values? This presentation argues that the goal-free evaluator takes a consumerist perspective. Thus the evaluator's values are in serving the program's consumers and satisfying the consumers' needs.


International Association For Impact Assessment, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D Dec 2004

International Association For Impact Assessment, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines impact assessment as “the process of identifying the future consequences of current or proposed action.” “IAIA is a forum for advancing innovation, development and communication of best practice in impact assessment. Its international membership promotes development of local and global capacity for the application of environmental assessment in which sound science and full public participation provide a foundation for equitable and sustainable development.”


Ethnography And Evaluation: Their Relationship And Three Anthropological Models Of Evaluation, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D Dec 2004

Ethnography And Evaluation: Their Relationship And Three Anthropological Models Of Evaluation, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

This paper examines the relationship between ethnographic research methods and evaluation theory and methodology. It is divided into two main sections: (a) ethnography in evaluation and (b) anthropological models of evaluation. Three levels of the leading anthropological models of evaluation are summarized, which include responsive evaluation, goal-free evaluation, and constructivist evaluation. In conclusion, (a) there is no consensual definition of ethnography; (b) in many circumstances, ethnographic evaluation models may be beneficial; and (c) ethnography can be used in evaluation but requires a high level of analysis to transform ethnographic data into useful information for eliciting an evaluative conclusion.


The Evaluation Exchange--Harvard Family Research Project, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D Dec 2004

The Evaluation Exchange--Harvard Family Research Project, Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) was founded by the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1983. The HFRP aims to help strengthen family, school, and community partnerships of early childhood care and education; promote evaluation and accountability; and offer professional development to those who work with children and/or their families. The project has aided philanthropies, policymakers, and practitioners by collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing research and information. HFRP publishes the journal The Evaluation Exchange.


Use Of Heavier Drinking Contexts Among Heterosexuals, Homosexuals And Bisexuals: Results From A National Household Probability Survey., K Trocki, Laurie A. Drabble, L T. Midanik Dec 2004

Use Of Heavier Drinking Contexts Among Heterosexuals, Homosexuals And Bisexuals: Results From A National Household Probability Survey., K Trocki, Laurie A. Drabble, L T. Midanik

Laurie A. Drabble

Objective: Extensive use of specific social contexts (bars and parties, for instance) by homosexuals and bisexuals is thought to be a factor in the higher rates of drinking among these groups. However, much of the empirical evidence behind these assumptions has been based on studies with methodological or sampling shortcomings. This article examines the epidemiological patterns of alcohol contexts in relation to sexual identity, using a large, national, probability population survey. Method: We used the 2000 National Alcohol Survey for these analyses. The prevalence of spending leisure time in each of two social contexts (bars and parties) that are associated ...