Journal of Palliative Care and Nursing

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Dr. Evalina van Wijk has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and 16 years as an APRN. She is currently working as lecturer in Western Cape College of Nursing, Cape Town, South Africa. She holds national credentials as an Advanced Psychiatric Nurse. Nursing School at the University of the Western Cape appointed her as external moderator for the gender based violence component…

Name : Evalina van Wijk
University : Western Cape College of Nursing

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    Implementation of Advance Care Planning in a Rural Minnesota Long-Term Care Facility

    Many individuals report receiving care at the end of life that does not meet their preferences. Nearly 76% of residents at the end of life die in an institutionalized setting; however, 70% prefer to die in the comfort of their own home. In 2009, 25% of adults 65 years of age and older died in an acute care setting, 33% in their home, and 28% in a long-term…

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    Issues in Measuring Quality of Life in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

    The evaluation of quality of life (QoL) among older adults has become increasingly important in health and social science. Acknowledging people’s understanding and perception on QoL varies especially among those of different age groups; this literature review focuses on the QoL of older adults with cognitive impairment.

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    Children Co-operation in Healthcare after Disasters

    Due to increase in natural and manmade disasters in the world, heard in the corners of developed and underdeveloped countries recently, it seems that the health field should do a fruitful and valuable measure for the special group for children and young people who are the future makers of any country. So, the field of health plays a key role in this…

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PubMed Indexed Articles

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    Newborn Hearing Screenings in Human Immunodeficiency Virus- Exposed Uninfected Infants

    Perinatal HIV infection and congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may increase the risk for hearing loss. We examined 1,435 infants enrolled in the Surveillance Monitoring of ART Toxicities (SMARTT) study of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) network, a prospective study of the safety of in utero antiretroviral (ARV) exposures. We determined…

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    Health Literacy and Education Predict Nutrient Quality of Diet of Socioeconomically Diverse, Urban Adults

    Health literacy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions”. To be health literate, comprehensions as well as numeracy are needed. Health numeracy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity…

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    Optimization of a Clinically Relevant Model of White Matter Stroke in Mice: Histological and Functional Evidences

    White matter (WM) injury during stroke increases the risk of disability and gloomy prognosis of post-stroke rehabilitation. However, modeling of WM loss in rodents has proven to be challenging. We report improved WM injury models in male C57BL/6 mice. Mice were given either endothelin-1 (ET-1) or L-N5-(1-iminoethyl)ornitine (L-NIO) into the periventricular…

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