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The Performance Of Dialysis Care: Routinization And Adaptation On The Floor, Laura L. Ellingson Dec 2007

The Performance Of Dialysis Care: Routinization And Adaptation On The Floor, Laura L. Ellingson

Women's and Gender Studies

Previous studies of communication in dialysis centers primarily focused on communication between nurses and patients. In this study, ethnographic methods were used to explore the dominant communication performances enacted by dialysis staff members, including registered nurses, patient care technicians, technical aides, a social worker, and a dietitian. Findings suggest a dialectic between extreme routinization of care and continual adaptation. The dominant routine involved repeating the same preparation, treatment, and discharge process 3 shifts per day, thrice weekly for each patient. At the same time, near-constant adjustments to scheduling, coordination of tasks, and problem solving were needed to maintain the performance ...


Smoking, But Not Smokers – Self-Labeling Among College Students Who Smoke Cigarettes., Michelle Campo, Arnold Levinson Jul 2007

Smoking, But Not Smokers – Self-Labeling Among College Students Who Smoke Cigarettes., Michelle Campo, Arnold Levinson

Michelle L. Campo

Cigarette smoking in college is often described as social smoking, but the term lacks definition and implicitly discounts dependence. We report on college students' use of the terms social smoker and smoker. Students who currently smoked cigarettes were asked whether they considered themselves smokers, and whether they smoked because they were social smokers. The survey was conducted during 1999–2004 at eight colleges; analysis was limited to 1,401 students aged 18–24 years. More than half of students (56.3%) denied being smokers (“deniers”) despite current smoking behavior. Half of deniers, and fewer than half of admitters, called themselves ...


Personalized Marketing Of Health Products The 21st Century Way, Joseph Turow, Robert Gellman, Judith Turow Mar 2007

Personalized Marketing Of Health Products The 21st Century Way, Joseph Turow, Robert Gellman, Judith Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.


Placing The Burden On The Individual: Overweight And Obesity In African American And Mainstream Women's Magazines, Michelle Campo, Teresa Mastin Feb 2007

Placing The Burden On The Individual: Overweight And Obesity In African American And Mainstream Women's Magazines, Michelle Campo, Teresa Mastin

Michelle L. Campo

One third of all U.S. adult women, and more than 75% of African American women, are overweight or obese. This study examined overweight and obesity editorial content (N = 406) in three mainstream and three African American women's magazines between 1984 and 2004. Content analysis was used to determine which strategies were suggested regarding diet, overweight, and obesity, which components of social cognitive theory were offered (behavior, person, or environment), and whether or not there were differences in the genres. The results suggest that although a wide range of strategies were being offered, the vast majority were behavioral changes ...


“I’M Glad You Feel Comfortable Enough To Tell Me That”: Action Research For Better Health Care For Women Who Partner With Women, Michelle Campo Dec 2006

“I’M Glad You Feel Comfortable Enough To Tell Me That”: Action Research For Better Health Care For Women Who Partner With Women, Michelle Campo

Michelle L. Campo

No abstract provided.


Notes Toward An Ethics Of Memory In Autoethnographic Inquiry, Art Bochner Dec 2006

Notes Toward An Ethics Of Memory In Autoethnographic Inquiry, Art Bochner

Art Bochner

No abstract provided.