Understanding the Health Care Needs of the Medically Indigent of Grayson County

Understanding the Health Care Needs of the Medically Indigent of Grayson County

Date: Summer 2005
Creator: Rahman, Rumana
Description: Honors thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing difficulties in obtaining medical care faced by uninsured residents of Grayson County, Texas.
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The Opinions of Spanish Women Concerning the Transition from the Dictatorship to the Democracy in Spain in 1975

The Opinions of Spanish Women Concerning the Transition from the Dictatorship to the Democracy in Spain in 1975

Date: Autumn 2005
Creator: Church, Kellye
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing how women in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco viewed the dictator, how those women view their political positions today, how much their positions have changed, and how do they compare Franco's government with the current democracy.
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Caring for Indigent Children in Denton County in Relation to Dallas and Tarrant Counties in Texas

Caring for Indigent Children in Denton County in Relation to Dallas and Tarrant Counties in Texas

Date: Spring 2008
Creator: Grant, Scott
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing health care of people without health insurance in Denton County, Texas.
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Learned Helplessness and Metabolic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

Learned Helplessness and Metabolic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

Date: Spring 2012
Creator: Trube, Richelle
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing how difficulties in managing type 1 diabetes can have psychological impacts upon people with the disease, such as eroding the feeling of having control over their bodies.
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Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants

Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants

Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Kamrudin, Afshan
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the challenges of being a non-English speaking Vietnamese person in an urban Texas county in regards to health care.
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Dysphoric Pauses: A Collection of Short Fiction

Dysphoric Pauses: A Collection of Short Fiction

Date: Autumn 2005
Creator: Duncan, Samantha
Description: Short stories written by a student in the UNT Honors College that concern ordinary people in states of despair.
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An Analysis of Teaching Periodicals for Aging Education Content

An Analysis of Teaching Periodicals for Aging Education Content

Date: May 2001
Creator: Wimsatt, T. Joy
Description: Ninety elementary public school teachers were surveyed to find out where they obtained their teaching ideas. Seven popular elementary-level teaching periodicals, dated 1989-1999, were analyzed for aging-related content, and compared with 27 of the National Academy for Teaching and Learning about Aging (NATLA) aspects of aging recommended for students' learning. Results indicate that public elementary teachers obtain their teaching ideas from various places: teaching institutes or workshops; other teachers; ideas or lessons they develop themselves; and teaching periodicals. A large percentage obtain lesson ideas from teaching periodicals that they browse or read. This finding may assist NATLA in making recommendations to particular editorial boards. Surprisingly, few teachers obtain their teaching ideas from state and local curricular mandates. When the periodical issues were analyzed, aging-related content was categorized in four ways: informational articles with selected teaching or learning activities; articles describing intergenerational programs or activities; book reviews with selected learning activities; and book review titles mentioning older adult characters. Category totals among the 7 periodicals were highest in book review titles mentioning older adult characters and book reviews with selected learning activities. The content was compared to NATLA's recommendations for students' learning. The findings were not significant. The aging aspect that ...
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End of Life Care:  African Americans' Disproportionate Use of Hospice

End of Life Care: African Americans' Disproportionate Use of Hospice

Date: December 2010
Creator: McDonald, Ray
Description: The United States of America is a country composed of various ethnicities. This country is considered to be a multi-cultural society. There are various cultural traditions values, norms and superstitious practices within each ethnic group. Attitudes toward end of life care are complex and vary differently across each ethnic group. This study explored factors that explained African Americans' disproportionate use of hospice. Access to hospice care was address, experience with hospice was explored, and recommendations were provided. This study conducted non-experimental research. The design of this exploratory study was quantitative in nature. A survey approach was utilized to collect data that was statistically analyzed. The important concept was African American disproportionate use of hospice. The variable willingness to use was employed to try to explain African Americans' disproportionate use of hospice. The independent variables African Americans who mistrust formal healthcare providers and knowledge about hospice services were operationalized using multiple indicators. The independent variable experience with hospice services did not use a scale. The research findings supported all three study hypotheses. This research results recommend that an important focus of the future be to counsel persons on the availability of hospice as an option for end-of-life care. Well-structured programs of ...
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Reproductive Health in Yemen: A Theoretical Approach

Reproductive Health in Yemen: A Theoretical Approach

Date: May 2002
Creator: Sunil, Thankam Sukumaran
Description: Several developing countries introduced family planning programs to reduce their population growth rates. The rapid spread of birth control programs in the developing countries was at times accompanied by measures which violated human rights. In response to the ethical violations and coercive policies on population control, toward the end of 1980s various international committees formulated a reproductive health approach to overcome the limited population control approach. Unlike other population control programs, the focus of reproductive health program is on “reproductive process,” where as the most immediate focus of family planning programs is on fertility. Although studies refer to reproductive health approach as an extension of fertility control approach, literature on reproductive health provides very few systematic approaches toward developing explanations of reproductive health. The current approaches on population control are influenced by the ideological shift towards a broad-based approach which involves fertility or family size as one of the components of reproductive health. The present study uses intermediate variables framework suggested by Davis and Blake to organize reproductive health explanations. The proposed framework suggests that the state of reproductive health is indicated by intercourse, conception, and gestation variables and assumes that reproductive health is a latent dimensional outcome indicated by ...
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Uninsured Adult Working-Age Population in Tarrant County: Access, Cost of Care, and Health--Hispanic Immigrants

Uninsured Adult Working-Age Population in Tarrant County: Access, Cost of Care, and Health--Hispanic Immigrants

Date: August 2004
Creator: Queen, Courtney M.
Description: This study uses secondary survey data collected from a sample population of clients from JPS Health Network in Tarrant County, Texas from July-August, 2000. Respondents for this study represents a group of working-age Hispanic immigrant adults, N=379. Andersen's "Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations" is used to as the theoretical framework. Bivariate crosstabulation revealed significant relationships for dependent variables: problems getting needed healthcare, doctor visits, emergency room visits, overnight in the hospital, and obtaining prescription medication. Findings confirm that lack of coverage, competing needs, and difficulties in the health care system are significant in access health care. Subsequent implications and policy recommendations suggests the inevitability of short and long term health consequences unless changes are made to policies and programs.
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