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Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death. Nurses work in a large variety of specialties where they work independently and as part of a team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nursing Science is a field of knowledge based on the contributions of nursing scientist through peer reviewed scholarly journals and evidenced-based practice.

 
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Public Health Conference on Records and Statistics

By: Oswald K. Sagen, Ph. D.

These proceedings contain in full the formal addresses “and papers. The gist of the discussions and the sense of the meeting for the 12 workshops are reported in the workshop summaries. The summaries are the joint product of the respective chairmen and NCHS supporting staff members. Particular thanks are due the speakers and the workshop directors for the stimulation and guidance they provided. Grateful acknowledgment is accorded the NCHS staff for the for publication.

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The Public Health Conference on Records and Statistics

By: Dorothy P. Rice

Sponsorship of the Public Health Conference on Recrds and statistics is one of the ways the National Center for Health Statistics fosters improved health information systems in the United States. A most important accomplishment of +e biennial conferences is providing a national forum where organizations and individuals concerned with health data can exchange ideas and discuss current issues.

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Department of Health and Human Services

By: Kenneth G. Castro

Please be reminded that World TB Day is approaching. World TB Day is held each year on March 24th to commemorate the date when Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacillus that causes TB. Around the world, TB control programs, nongovernmental organizations, and others take advantage of the increased interest in TB generated by World TB Day to describe their own TB-related problems and solutions, and to support worldwide TB control efforts. CDC strongly encourages ...

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Department of Health and Human Services

By: Kenneth G. Castro

Earlier this year I shared the following preliminary news: a total of 17,528 TB cases were reported from the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 1999, a decrease of 5% from 1998 and 34% from 1992, the height of the TB resurgence in the United States. The 1999 rate was 6.4 per 100,000 population, the lowest recorded since national surveillance for TB began in 1953. Keep up the great work!

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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction Since 1990 the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme (GTB) has promoted the revision of national tuberculosis programmes to strengthen the focus on passive case finding, direct observed short-course chemotherapy, regular supply of drugs and close monitoring of case detection and treatment outcomes. From the start of the renewed control auuroach, the Global Tuberculosis Programme has * % - encouraged in-depth evaluation of activities through a c...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Kiyotaro Kondo

Medical Reference Publication

This book arises from a WHO-Cosponsored Conference entitled 'Neurology and Public Health in Japan', held in Tokyo on September 26-28,1995, presided over by Kiyotaro Kondo, Professor of Public Health, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. This is a regional activity, part of WHO's global programme on Neurology and Public Health. The Tokyo Conference covered Japan, with a contribution from Taiwan and a review of the recent activities of the related areas frbm the WHO. Regio...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

I INTRODUCTION FOR THE TRAINER Before the safe motherhood needs assessment field work can begin, it is critical that the teams of surveyors are well prepared for their tasks. The success of the needs assessment depends on the ability of the surveyors to collect valid and reliable data - without good data, the entire needs assessment will be compromised. The safe motherhood needs assessment coordinator is responsible for training surveyors. The specific objectives of this...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415909...

By: Keith Hansen

Medical Reference Publication

Better collaborative interaction between the health services and the communities could help to address the challenge of scaling up HIV/AIDS services at the community level. A consultation on Enhancement of the Health Services/Community Interface for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment was held from 5 to 6 December 2002 at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The consultation was convened by the HIV department of the Family a...

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Reaching Women for Mammography Screening

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Introduction: Background: Scientific evidence through clinical trials has shown that mammography screening reduces the mortality and morbidity associated with breast cancer. Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of regular screening in detecting early tumors in women of all ages.1,2 Some research suggests that screening programs that include mammography can produce up to a 31% reduction in breast cancer mortality.3,4 To achieve the national goal of reducing morbidi...

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Department of Health and Human Services

By: Kenneth G. Castro

On March 1, the Division of TB Elimination (DTBE) released the provisional TB data for the United States for 2000. Once again U.S. TB cases have reached a record low: a total of 16,372 cases were reported, representing a 7% decrease from the number of cases reported in 1999. My thanks and congratulations to all of you in TB control who are responsible for these great strides!

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State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 1997-98

By: James F. Holmes

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Preface The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book (SMADB), published intermittently since 1979, is a local area supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States. This 1997-98 edition is the fifth; the book was also published in 1979, 1982, 1986, and 1991. The SMADB is a convenient summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the states and metropolitan areas (MAs) of the United States. It is designed to serve as a stati...

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Who Recommended Guidelines for Epidemic Preparedness and Response:...

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Ebola virus causes the acute viral syndrome known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF). Named after a river in northern Zaire (now Congo) where it was first discovered in 1976, Ebola is morphologically related to the Marburg virus recognized in 1967, but is antigenically distinct. EHF is a severe disease, with or without haemorrhagic symptoms, characterized by person-to-person transmission through close contact with patients, dead bodies or infected body fluids. Th...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

Part one: Background information on the organism and the disease Ebola virus causes the acute viral syndrome known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF). Named after a river in northern Zaire (now Congo) where it was first discovered in 1976, Ebola is morphologically related to the Marburg virus recognized in 1967, but is antigenically distinct. EHF is a severe disease, with or without haemorrhagic symptoms, characterized by person-to-person transmission through close contac...

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