[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: This article provides an overview of the latest knowledge and understanding of childhood febrile seizures. This review also discusses childhood febrile seizure occurrence, health services utilization and treatment costs. Parental reactions associated with its occurrence and how healthcare providers can assist parents with dealing effectively with this potentially frightening and anxiety-producing event are also discussed.
Article · Feb 2007 · International journal of medical sciences
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: This chapter focuses on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) funding mechanism, designed to enhance the development of nurse scientists. The general history and principles underlying NIH funding for T32s as well as the National Institute of Nursing Research's (NINR) involvement in the NRSA program is described, highlighting the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing's T32 training program in vulnerable populations research and the program and career trajectory data from close to two-thirds of NINR-funded T32s directors. Recommendations for the improvement of NINR-funded T32 training programs are identified. Findings include the need for increased collaboration between institutions receiving T32 funding from the NINR.
Article · Feb 2007 · Annual review of nursing research
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Although the concept of resilience has been studied for the past three decades, a paucity of research has focused on this concept in homeless adults, particularly among homeless adults who are persons of color African-Americans have been characterized as being resilient and it has been reported that African-Americans are disproportionately represented among the homeless population nationwide. The purpose of this article is to review the scope of research previously done in the area of resilience in homeless adults and to highlight the importance of the concept of resilience in the lives and existence of this at-risk group. Homeless adults face enormous stressors on a daily basis as they navigate a minefield of mental, physical, and environmental risks. How they respond and how they adapt to these stressors can potentially affect their health outcomes as well as their quality of life. The seven articles retrieved for this article support the contention that further research is needed to increase the understanding of how the concept of resilience impacts the ability of homeless adults, and in particular persons of color to endure and survive despite their adverse conditions.
Article · Aug 2006 · Journal of National Black Nurses' Association: JNBNA
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: This study examines the predictors of perceived health status among homeless adults with latent tuberculosis (TB) in Los Angeles, especially in relation to gender differences. Total, 415 men and women enrolled in a TB-adherence trial completed baseline assessments concerning health status. Results indicated that women were more likely than men to report being in fair or poor health and to have experienced health problems. More women than men self-reported daily drug use and poor mental health. Homeless women were also more likely than their male counterparts to receive support from non-drug-users. Homeless adults who reported fair or poor health were also more likely than those who reported better health to have used injection drugs, to report experiencing depressive symptoms and poor mental health, and to have been homeless more than 3 years. Predictors of fair or poor health included being female and experiencing more depressive symptoms.
Article · Dec 2005 · Western Journal of Nursing Research
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Homeless youth are at a high risk of substance abuse, mental illness and blood-borne infections, such as hepatitis C. In this paper, we review the implications of these conditions, discuss the unique challenges faced by homeless youth, and explore potential strategies for harm reduction and intervention in this vulnerable population.
Interventions that combine youth-centered, service-based care, street outreach, case management, and motivational interviewing with integrated health services such as hepatitis A/B vaccination, and mental health and substance abuse programmes, are presented as innovative approaches to address the healthcare needs of homeless youth.
Recommendations for age-appropriate interventions and further research are made.