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Borderline Personality Disorder : Article Analysis

Introduction According to the DSM-IV, borderline personality disorder is generally defined by a “pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity” (DSM-IV 2000) with these symptomatic elements of the disorder emerging in many situations and  →

Technological Overview and Assessment of Remote Monitoring in Health Care

Remote monitoring and telemedicine in general are providing opportunities for patients with chronic illnesses to spend more time in their homes and for doctors to have access to up-to-date information regarding patient health without seeing them in their offices or  →

Dietary Intake and its Contribution to Longitudinal Organophosphorus Pesticide Exposure in Urban or Suburban Children

The primary research question in an article entitled, “Dietary Intake and its Contribution to Longitudinal Organophosphorus Pesticide Exposure in Urban/Suburban Children” by Chengsheng, Barr, Pearson and Waller (2008) involved considering to what extent pesticide exposure in children comes from food  →

Nurses as Leaders: The Past, Present and Future of Nursing Leadership

Whether under the official title of “nursing” or not, the profession of nursing has been present since the dawn of time. Ancient healers with experienced eyes roamed forests and habitats in search of herbs and provisions from the earth to  →

How Safe is Sucrose for Procedural Treatment of Infants?

In their article, “Efficacy and safety of sucrose for procedural pain relief in preterm and term neonates,” Gibbins, Stevens, Hodnett, Pinelli, Ohlsson, and Darlington (2002) present the findings of their quantitative study, the purpose of which was to expand information  →

The Neurological and Behavioral Consequences of Maternal Smoking

A mother’s decision to smoke while she is pregnant has definite health consequences for the developing fetus and eventual newborn. These adverse effects continue to become apparent once she has given birth and can become manifest well into the adult  →

Ethical Research Collaboration Across International and Culturally Diverse Communities

In their article, “The conduct of ethical research collaboration across international and culturally diverse communities,” Kennedy, Renfrew, Madi, Opoku, and Thompson (2006) explain how the International Confederation of Midwives developed a set of ethical guidelines for research practice across diverse  →

Pharmaceuticals in Our Drinking Water: An Overview of the Literature and Recommendations for Nursing Practice

For several years we have been aware of problems with our drinking water from industrial and agricultural pollution sources, but it was not until relatively recently that we began to develop an idea of the potentially serious problem of how  →

Airline Travel and Disease Transmission

Airlines are the most common mode of international travel and each year, millions of people from all over the world board planes and enter into foreign countries, bringing with them different cultures, languages, and of course, different pathogens. While disease  →

Breastfeeding and the Facts: Toward a More Balanced Form of Advocacy

In a selection from her book, Having Faith, Sandra Steingraber, who has a formal background in the biological sciences and a keen interest in the impact of chemicals on human health, discusses the immense problem with breastfeeding and contaminants through  →