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- ItemConsider Yourself for a Change: The Phenomenon of Burn-out(Nephrology Nurse, 1982-02-01) Parsons, PatriciaThe term BURN-OUT has been used to describe a phenomenon experienced by members of the helping professions who idealistically strive to achieve unrealistic goals. Nurses, particularly those dedicated to a clinical speciality seem to be especially prone to suffering from this unpleasant outcome of stress. What burn-out really is, how to differentiate it from other syndromes and what to do about it become important issues for these dedicated nurses. Happily, there are some steps that an individual who believes he or she is suffering from burn-out can do to alleviate the symptoms.
- ItemThe Living Related Renal Donor: Pre-Operative Considerations(Nephrology Nurse, 1982-04-01) Parsons, PatriciaThe use of living related kidney donors is currently on the increase in North America owing to its overwhelming success when compared with cadaveric transplants. Because of this, nurses and physicians working with patients with end-stage renal disease need to become aware of the importance of assessment of the potential donor prior to the final decision to remove a healthy organ from a healthy individual. Both physical and psycho logical considerations are important in the understanding of the decision to donate as well as the long-term outcomes.
- ItemWhen your patient is a transplant recipient(Canadian Nursing Association, 1982-07-01) Parsons, PatriciaApproximately 1,000,000 Canadians suffer from some type of renal disease, ranging from kidney stones to end·stage renal failure. While there are naturally many different forms of treatment depending on the condition, kidney transplantation is now considered a viable solution to end·stage renal failure when other methods of treatment are inadequate. Techniques have developed to the stage where kidney transplantation is considered a routine medical/surgical procedure. Newer and more efficient methods of tissue·typing, more effective immunosuppressant drugs and better understanding of the human immune system, now enable many individuals to resume a life that is closer to "normal" than that afforded by chronic dialysis.
- ItemCareer development essential: Future health managers depend on training now(Health Care: A Southam business publication, 1986-10) Parsons, Patricia
- ItemRequesting organ donations: the hardest questions to ask(Canadian Medical Association, 1987-09-15) Parsons, Patricia
- ItemPublic education for organ donation: Do you have what it takes(The Coordinator: A Publication for and about Transplant Coordinators and Allied Health Care Professionals, 1987-12) Parsons, Patricia