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An individual autonomy framework, rather than a family framework, has prevailed in the national debate about physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. However, the separation of individual andfamily is artificial in the context of life-threatening illness. This article describesfamily...
Perinatal death is a profound and common experience, and one that is often underestimated in terms of itsfrequency and its impact. As primary caregivers of parents suffering perinatal loss, nursing and medical staffhave tremendous power to shape parental experiences. In this qualitative,...
The purpose of this article is to explore social support and life satisfaction of the Wisconsin Hmong women in the postpartum period. A convenience sample of 52 childbearing Hmong women from northcentral and north-eastern Wisconsin were interviewed using a semistructured interview. Data were...
This article is an exploratory descriptive investigation of the meanings given by pregnant African American adolescents to the experience of being pregnant. Twenty-one participants between the ages of 13 and 19 were recruited from two community clinics and two private physicians'offices in...
This study used the Wicksfamily health model to test relationships among family health and time since diagnosis, perception of symptom severity, caregiver stress, and family stressors in 140families coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Hypotheses were tested using Pearson's...
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