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Submissions from 2015

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Polarization interferometry for real-time spectroscopic plasmonic sensing, Lauren M. Otto, Daniel A. Mohr, Timothy W. Johnson, Sang Hyun Oh, and Nathan C. Lindquist
We present quantitative, spectroscopic polarization interferometry phase measurements on plasmonic surfaces for sensing applications. By adding a liquid crystal variable wave plate in our beam path, we are able to measure phase shifts due t...

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Perfect Extinction of Terahertz Waves in Monolayer Graphene over 2-nm-Wide Metallic Apertures, Hyeong Ryeol Park, Seon Namgung, Xiaoshu Chen, Nathan C. Lindquist, Vincenzo Giannini, Yan Francescato, Stefan A. Maier, and Sang Hyun Oh
High carrier mobility and tunability in graphene enable fundamental studies for plasmonics and various applications. Despite its versatility, however, single-layer graphene (SLG) suffers from poor coupling efficiency to electromagnetic wave...

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Relational integration, part I: Differentiated relationality between psychology and theology, Steven J. Sandage and Jeannine K. Brown
In Part I of a two-part manuscript, we describe the contours of a relational integration approach to the relationship between psychology and theology. This approach builds on the tradition of the integration of psychology and theology but t...

Health-related quality of life, Kristin E. Sandau, Timothy S. Bredow, and Sandra J. Peterson

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Computer-assisted interventions to improve QTC documentation in patients receiving QT-prolonging drugs, Kristin E. Sandau, Sue Sendelbach, Linda Fletcher, Joel Frederickson, Barbara J. Drew, and Marjorie Funk
Background Many medications commonly used in hospitals can cause prolonged corrected QT interval (QTc), putting patients at risk for torsade de pointes (TdP), a potentially fatal arrhythmia. However, documentation of QTc for hospitalized pa...

Social support, Marjorie A. Schaffer

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Public Health Nursing Activities: Visible or Invisible?, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Linda Olson Keller, and Dawn Reckinger
Objective: To promote visibility of public health nurses (PHNs), this study identified public health nursing activities and explored PHN perceptions of the impact of their activities on the health of the communities they serve. Design and S...

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Nebrasketball : Coach Tim Miles and a Big Ten Team on the Rise, Scott Winter
When fall rolls into winter, most sports fans in Nebraska long for spring football. But Coach Tim Miles has given hibernating fans a reason to cheer through winter for the first time in twenty years. Since taking over the men's basketball p...

Submissions from 2014

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Squeezing millimeter waves through a single, nanometer-wide, centimeter-long slit, Xiaoshu Chen, Hyeong Ryeol Park, Nathan C. Lindquist, Jonah Shaver, Matthew Pelton, and Sang Hyun Oh
We demonstrate broadband non-resonant squeezing of terahertz (THz) waves through an isolated 2-nm-wide, 2-cm-long slit (aspect ratio of 107), representing a maximum intensity enhancement factor of one million. Unlike resonant nanogap struct...

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Fabrication and characterization of template-stripped plasmonic substrates for high-resolution chemical imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

Fabrication and characterization of template-stripped plasmonic substrates for high-resolution chemical imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

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Fabrication and Characterization of Template-Stripped Plasmonic Substrates for High-Resolution Chemical Imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

Fabrication and characterization of template-stripped plasmonic substrates for high-resolution chemical imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

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Dynamic placement of plasmonic hotspots for super-resolution surface-enhanced Raman scattering, Christopher T. Ertsgaard, Rachel M. McKoskey, Isabel S. Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
In this paper, we demonstrate dynamic placement of locally enhanced plasmonic fields using holographic laser illumination of a silver nanohole array. To visualize these focused "hotspots", the silver surface was coated with various biologic...

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The development, implementation, and evaluation of an end-of-life simulation experience for baccalaureate nursing students, Katherine Fabro, Marjorie Schaffer, and Julie Scharton
AIM This article presents an example of a high-fidelity end-of-life simulation developed for an elective course in a baccalaureate nursing program. BACKGROUND Nursing education programs often lack opportunities for palliative care experienc...

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Adoptees' Contact With Birth Relatives in Emerging Adulthood, Rachel H. Farr, Holly A. Grant-Marsney, Danila S. Musante, Harold D. Grotevant, and Gretchen Miller Wrobel
While openness in adoption has become more common in the United States, little research has examined contact between birth and adoptive families as adoptees become adults. Using quantitative and qualitative data from 167 emerging adult adop...

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A comparison of the well child clinic services in Norway and the nurse family partnership programme in the United States, Kari Glavin and Marjorie A. Schaffer
Aim and objectives: To present a comparison and a discussion of the Well Child Clinic model in Norway and the Nurse-Family Partnership® model in the United States. Background: The Nurse Family Partnership programme in the United States is v...

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A Comparison of the Cornerstones of Public Health Nursing in Norway and in the United States, Kari Glavin, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Liv Halvorsrud, and Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme
Objectives: This study describes a comparison of the values and beliefs foundational to community nursing practice in Norway with the Cornerstones of Public Health Nursing based on public health nursing practice in the United States. Design...

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The creation of a fourth-century witness to the andreas text type: A misreading in the apocalypse's textual history, Juan Hernández Jr
The publication of Josef Schmid's landmark work on the textual history of the Apocalypse seemingly established the Andreas Text Type as a fourth-century product. The primary evidence for Schmid's claim came from the fourth-century correctio...

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Walking with the Mud Flower collective: God's Fierce Whimsy and dialogic theological method, Stina Busman Jost
Arguing for a retrieval of the landmark work, God’s Fierce Whimsy, Stina Busman Jost establishes the critical importance of this volume for the construction of a dialogic theological method. This is accomplished through a close reading of G...

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“I Would Like to Live a Better Life:” How Young Mothers Experience Entrepreneurship Education in East Africa, Elisabeth E. Lefebvre, Amy Pekol, and Brooke L. Krause
This paper examines the capabilities, values, and constraints of young mothers participating in a youth entrepreneurship program in Tanzania and Uganda. Entrepreneurship education is an increasingly popular development strategy for vulnerab...

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Template fabricated plasmonic nanoholes on analyte-sensitive substrates for real-time vapor sensing, Nathan C. Lindquist, Mark A. Turner, and Benjamin P. Heppner
Sensing with nanostructured plasmonic devices has become an important research field due to their proven ability to be extremely sensitive, compact, multiplexed, and compatible with low-cost fabrication techniques. In this paper, we employ ...

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Super-resolution snapshot chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Aeli P. Olson and Nathan C. Lindquist
We show super-resolution chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy. Spectral and spatial content are obtained simultaneously by imaging through filters or...

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Spotlight on nurse researcher Kimberly Stephens, Hannah Wichterman Peller and Kristin E. Sandau

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Use of the minnesota living with heart failure questionnaire among elderly patients with aortic stenosis: Results from a pilot study, Kristin E. Sandau, Charlene Boisjolie, and James S. Hodges
BACKGROUND:: Past studies of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in aortic stenosis (AS) have focused on valve replacement, using generic or heart failure measures because no disease-specific measure exists. The literature is lacking in b...

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A conceptual definition of quality of life with a left ventricular assist device: Results from a qualitative study, Kristin E. Sandau, Barbara A. Hoglund, Carrie E. Weaver, Charlene Boisjolie, and David Feldman
Objective: To develop a conceptual definition of quality of life (QoL) with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Background: Conceptual and operational definitions of QoL with an LVAD are lacking. Methods: A grounded theory method was u...

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Public health nurse mentorship of pregnant and parenting adolescents, Marjorie A. Schaffer and Ngozi Mbibi
Objective: This study explored the experience of the mentoring relationship for public health nurses (PHNs) and teen parents. Design and Sample: PHNs and teen parents who participated in the Parenting and Teen Program provided qualitative d...

Template fabricated plasmonic nanoholes on analyte-sensitive substrates for vapor sensing, Mark Turner, Benjamin Heppner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripping is used to produce plasmonic nanoholes on chemically-patterned substrates for real-time, multiplex vapor sensing. The open-hole geometry allows simultaneous response from both sides of the chip during exposure to nitrogen...

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Template fabricated plasmonic nanoholes on analyte-sensitive substrates for vapor sensing, Mark Turner, Benjamin Heppner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripping is used to produce plasmonic nanoholes on chemically-patterned substrates for real-time, multiplex vapor sensing. The open-hole geometry allows simultaneous response from both sides of the chip during exposure to <10 ppm ...

Submissions from 2013

Matthew’s “least of these” theology and subversion of “us/other” categories, Jeannine K. Brown

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Neurotensin and cholecystokinin contract gallbladder circular muscle in chickens, Teresa F. DeGolier, D. R. Brown, Gary E. Duke, M. M. Palmer, J. R. Swenson, and Robert E. Carraway
The contractile effects of neurotensin (NT) and cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) on isolated circular smooth muscle strips of chicken gallbladder were investigated. The NT (0.25-300 nM) produced concentration-dependent contractions on sm...

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Release of avian neurotensin in response to intraluminal contents in the duodenum of chickens, Teresa F. DeGolier and Robert E. Carraway
Peripheral and hepatic-portal plasma levels of neurotensin (NT) in fed and fasted chickens were determined using RIA. Portal levels of NT1-13 (fed = 61.3 ± 3.9 fmol/mL; fasted = 44.5 ± 3.9 fmol/mL) were significantly higher than peripheral ...

The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis, Bart D. Ehrman and Michael W. Holmes
The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research provides up-to-date discussions of every major aspect of New Testament textual criticism. Written by internationally acknowledged experts, the twenty-four essays evaluate all significan...

Contact between adoptive and birth families: Perspectives from the Minnesota/Texas adoption research project, Harold D. Grotevant, Ruth G. Mcroy, Gretchen M. Wrobel, and Susan Ayers-Lopez
A growing number of adoptive families have contact with their children's birth relatives. The Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project is examining longitudinally the consequences of variations in contact arrangements for birth mothers, ad...

Modern critical editions and apparatuses of the Greek new testament, Juan Hernández Jr

From "Original Text" to "Initial Text": The Traditional Goal of New Testament Textual Criticism in Contemporary Discussion, Michael W. Holmes
This essay focuses on this second set of issues arising out of the current discussion about the meaning and status of the term “original text.” Following a brief introduction to recent discussion, the essay will sketch usage of the term “or...

Reasoned Eclecticism in New Testament Textual Criticism, Michael W. Holmes
New Testament textual critics work with two categories of evidence, conventionally designated as “external” (provided by the manuscripts themselves, including relative age, geographic distribution, and relative weight of the witnesses) and ...

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Vietnamese Religions, Asian Studies, and the Rule of Law, James Lewis
While the topic of human rights has become more prominent in studies of Southeast Asia, systematic research on religious freedom and rule of law has been difficult in Vietnam. After the economic liberalization of 1986, scholars saw new tren...

Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew : Learning Biblical Hebrew Grammatical Concepts Through English Grammar, Gary A. Long

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Spotlight on nursing research and evolving practice, Hannah Wichterman Peller and Kristin Sandau

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Social Psychology in Christian Perspective : Exploring the Human Condition, Angela M. Sabates
Summary: "The field of psychology has greatly enriched our understanding of human interaction. Utilizing research that is well-grounded in the empirical and theoretical literature, Angela Sabates demonstrates how a distinctively Christian a...

Social support, Marjorie A. Schaffer
Social support is a middle range theory that addresses structure and interaction in relationships. It impacts health status, health behavior, and use of health services ( Stewart, 1993 ). As health professionals, nurses often have access to...

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Evidence-based practice models for organizational change: Overview and practical applications, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Kristin E. Sandau, and Lee Diedrick
Aim: To provide an overview, summary of key features and evaluation of usefulness of six evidence-based practice models frequently discussed in the literature. Background: The variety of evidence-based practice models and frameworks, comple...

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Evidence-based practice models for organizational change: Overview and practical applications, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Kristin E. Sandau, and Lee Diedrick
Aim: To provide an overview, summary of key features and evaluation of usefulness of six evidence-based practice models frequently discussed in the literature. Background: The variety of evidence-based practice models and frameworks, comple...

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Competency of new graduate nurses: A review of their weaknesses and strategies for success, Janelle L. Theisen and Kristin E. Sandau
Because of the ongoing nursing shortage and the increasing acuity of patients, new graduate nurses must master both psychomotor and critical thinking skills rapidly. Inadequate orientation leads to high turnover rates for new graduates. Hea...

Adoptees' curiosity and information-seeking about birth parents in emerging adulthood: Context, motivation, and behavior, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, Diana R. Samek, and Lynn Von Korff
The Adoption Curiosity Pathway (ACP) model was used to test the potential mediating effect of curiosity on adoption information-seeking in a sample of 143 emerging adult adoptees (mean age = 25.0 years) who were adopted as infants within th...

Submissions from 2012

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The Early Text of Luke, Juan Hernández Jr
This chapter examines six pre-fourth-century papyri containing Luke's Gospel: P4, P7, P45, P69, P75, and P111. The individual scribal habits, textual relationships, and transmission and social histories of each manuscript are considered. Ed...

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Care of external fixator pin sites, Debbie Lagerquist, Michelle Dabrowski, Cari Dock, Angela Fox, Michell Daymond, Kristin E. Sandau, and Margo Halm

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Vietnam's Christians: a Century of Growth in Adversity, Jim Lewis
Until now, a substantive chapter on Protestant Vietnam has been missing from standard histories of Asian continental Christianity. No longer, thanks to the work of Reg Reimer. Written to celebrate the hundred-year saga of Vietnam's evangeli...

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Converging horizons for relational integration: Differentiation-based collaboration, Steven J. Sandage and Jeannine K. Brown

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Evaluation of a Public Health Nurse Visiting Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Amy Goodhue, Kaye Stennes, and Cheryl Lanigan
A visiting nurse agency created the Pregnant and Parenting Team Program, an innovative program for serving pregnant and parenting teen mothers to promote family and child health and family self-sufficiency. Public health nurses (PHNs) provi...

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End-of-life discussion in assisted living facilities, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Kerry Keenan, Faith Zwirchitz, and Laura Tierschel
Discussion about end-of-life healthcare choices can contribute to honoring preferences and facilitating a peaceful dying process for residents in assisted living facilities. Focus groups were used to explore perspectives on end-of-life disc...

Understanding the Adoptive Family within the Context of Christian Hospitality, Gretchen Miller Wrobel
Adoptive families can take many forms, yet there are similarities across adoptive family types that can be studied. Relevant research regarding the adoptive kinship network, openness and contact in adoption, family communication about adopt...

Adopted Adolescents: Who and What Are They Curious About?, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Kristin Dillon

Connecting Research to Practice, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Elsbeth Neil

International Advances in Adoption Research for Practice, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Elsbeth Neil
This is a unique compilation of cross-cultural and international attitudes towards adoption research and outcomes. Whilst informal adoption of children has probably always existed across all human societies, this work is timely in that inte...

Books from 2011

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Becoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation about Christian Formation, Jeannine K. Brown, Carla M. Dahl, and Wyndy Corbin Reuschling
How does Christian formation happen and what are its moral implications? This text brings into conversation three disciplines that are crucial for Christian formation--social science, biblical studies/hermeneutics, and ethics--to present a ...

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A Practical Communication Strategy to Improve Implementation of Evidence-based Practice, Lee A. Diedrick, Marjorie A. Schaffer, and Kristin E. Sandau
OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of this study was to determine if a consistent communication strategy for implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP), developed with input from staff nurses, improved staff nurse satisfaction with communication ...

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A God of Faithfulness : Essays in Honour of J. Gordon McConville on His 60th Birthday, Jamie A. Grant, Alison Lo, and Gordon J. Wenham
This is a Festschrift dedicated to J. Gordon McConville on the occasion of his 60th birthday. This Festschrift is published on the occasion of J. Gordon McConville's 60th birthday in recognition of the outstanding contribution that he has m...

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Promoting Successful College-to-Workplace Transitions: Examples from Bethel University, Charles Hannema, Joyce LeMay, Bethany Opsata, and Stephen Whiting
Life is filled with transitions. One of the toughest is from college to the workplace. Many graduates experience culture shock as they move from the comfort of a Christian college to the reality of the business world. This paper will look a...

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The relevance of Andrew of Caesarea for new testament textual criticism, Juan Hernández Jr

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Cornerstones of public health nursing, Linda Olson Keller, Susan Strohschein, and Marjorie A. Schaffer
The "Cornerstones of Public Health Nursing" describe the values and beliefs that underlie the practice of Public Health Nursing, which is a synthesis of public health and nursing. The impetus for the development of the Cornerstone framework...

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Finding common ground in public health nursing education and practice, Linda O. Keller, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Patricia M. Schoon, Bonnie Brueshoff, and Rose Jost
Preparation of the public health nursing (PHN) workforce requires public health nurses from academia and practice to collaborate. However, a shortage of PHN clinical sites may lead to competition between schools of nursing for student place...

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Remnant Motif in Amos, Micah and Zephaniah, Alison Lo
‘Remnant’ is one of the significant motifs in the Minor Prophets. This essay will examine the remnant motif in Amos, Micah and Zephaniah, seeking to find out the commonality of this concept between these three pre-exilic books. In order to ...

Health-related quality of life, Kristin E. Sandau, Timothy S. Bredow, and Sandra J. Peterson

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Effect of a Preceptor Education Workshop: Part 1. Quantitative Results of a Hospital-Wide Study, Kristin E. Sandau, L. Grace Cheng, Zhenyu Pan, Philippe R. Gaillard, and Leanne Hammer
Background: This study examined the hospital-wide effect of a mandatory 8-hour preceptor workshop on preceptors and orientees. Methods: A mixed-methods approach (QUAN + qual) with a quasi-experimental design was used to test nurse preceptor...

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Effect of a preceptor education workshop: Part 2. Qualitative results of a hospital-wide study, Kristin E. Sandau and Margo Halm
Background: This study examined the hospital-wide effect of a mandatory 8-hour nurse preceptor workshop on preceptors and orientees. Methods: A mixed-methods approach was used. The quantitative surveys were augmented with qualitative short-...

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The Henry Street Consortium Population-Based Competencies for Educating Public Health Nursing Students, Marjorie A. Schaffer, Sharon Cross, Linda O. Keller, Pamela Nelson, Patricia M. Schoon, and Pat Henton
The Henry Street Consortium, a collaboration of nurse educators from universities and colleges and public health nurses (PHNs) from government, school, and community agencies, developed 11 population-based competencies for educating nursing...

The role of adoption communicative openness in information seeking among adoptees from adolescence to emerging adulthood, Brooke A. Skinner-Drawz, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, and Lynn von Korff
Adoption Communicative Openness was examined as a predictor of information seeking from adolescence to emerging adulthood in a group of adoptees who did not have direct contact with birth relatives during adolescence. Changes in information...

Building a shared digital collection: The experience of the cooperating libraries in consortium, Dora Wagner and Kent Gerber
Recognizing the digital opportunities available, the libraries of eight educational institutions in Minnesota built on a previously existing consortial relationship in order to explore the possibility of sharing a Digital Asset Management S...

Submissions from 2010

Creation's renewal in the gospel of John, Jeannine K. Brown

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Critical care nurses' perceptions of obstacles, supports, and knowledge needed in providing quality end-of-life care, Saundra K. Crump, Marjorie A. Schaffer, and Evie Schulte
In response to critical care nurses' perceptions of increasing stress and conflict in difficult end-of-life (EOL) situations, the researchers conducted a study to identify perceived obstacles, supports, and knowledge needed to provide quali...

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Using critical-thinking skills to substantiate or challenge controversial claims endorsing a myriad of weight-loss products, Teresa F. DeGolier
This exercise engages students in critically evaluating weight-loss products and programs. Specific objectives are to investigate, analyze, and substantiate claims made by the weight-loss industry and interpret how these claims may be fraud...

Re-imagining African Christologies: Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus Christ in Contemporary African Christianity, Victor I. Ezigbo
"Who do you say that I am" (Mark 8:29) is the question of Christology. By asking this question, Jesus invites his followers to interpret him from within their own contexts-history, experience, and social location. Therefore, all responses t...

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A scribal solution to a problematic measurement in the apocalypse, Juan Hernández Jr
Orthographic variation within the manuscripts of the Greek NT is seldom a cause célèbre beyond the ranks of diehard textual critics. Even among these most will concede that orthographic irregularities amount to little more than evidence of ...

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Reconstructing the Text of the New Testament, Michael W. Holmes

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A university and health care organization partnership to prepare nurses for evidence-based practice, Bernita Missal, Beth Kaiser Schafer, Margo A. Halm, and Marjorie A. Schaffer
This article describes a partnership model between a university and health care organizations for teaching graduate nursing research from a framework of evidence-based practice. Nurses from health care organizations identified topics for gr...

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Critical Review of Health-Related Quality of Life Studies of Patients With Aortic Stenosis, Laura Beth Nugteren and Kristin E. Sandau
While studies of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are increasing among cardiovascular patients, very few have examined HRQOL in persons with aortic stenosis (AS). A critical review of studies (1997-2008) of HRQOL in persons with AS wa...

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A Study on the Principal’s Role in the Development of Professional Learning Communities in Elementary Schools that “Beat the Odds” in Reading, Tracy Lynn Reimer
Current federal legislation, such as No Child Left Behind and The Race to the Top, have elicited high levels of accountability for increasing student reading achievement. Professional organizations and researchers encourage educators to org...

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Preceptor-based orientation programs: Effective for nurses and organizations?, Kristin E. Sandau and Margo A. Halm

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National survey of cardiologists' standard of practice for continuous ST-segment monitoring, Kristin E. Sandau, Sue Sendelbach, Joel Frederickson, and Karen Doran
Background Continuous ST-segment monitoring can be used to detect early and transient cardiac ischemia. The American Heart Association and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recommend its use among specific patients, but such moni...

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Key Terms in Philosophy of Religion, Raymond J. VanArragon
Key Terms in Philosophy of Religion offers a clear, concise and accessible introduction to a central topic in philosophy. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the key terms, concepts, thinkers and major works in the history of this k...

Books from 2009

Discrete mathematics with proof second edition, Eric Gossett
Discrete mathematics has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its growing applications in the field of computer science. Discrete Mathematics with Proof, Second Edition continues to facilitate an up-to-date understanding of th...

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Recovering a “Lost” author: Marcion of Smyrna, Michael W. Holmes
The Martyrdom of Polycarp, traditionally treated as an anonymous document, is not: it was composed by Marcion of Smyrna. A writer of no small ability, he argues for a particular view of martyrdom on the basis of a sophisticated interpretati...

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The Biblical Canon, Michael W. Holmes
Christianity has, for much of its history, worked with a closed canon of scripture, 'canon' in the sense of a clearly defined and authoritative list of writings considered to be scripture. In such circumstances, every document that is viewe...

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Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal, Jim Lewis

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Christianity and Human Rights in Vietnam: The Case of Ethnic Minorities, 1975-2007, Jim Lewis
"Those who protest injustice are people of true merit."-Ho Chi Minh 1 The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) is a signatory of the Universal De­claration of Human Rights and has constitutional articles regarding freedom of religion. Since...

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Continuous ST-segment monitoring: 3 case studies in progressive care, Kristin E. Sandau and Maureen Smith

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Continuous ST-segment monitoring: Protocol for practice, Kristin E. Sandau and Maureen Smith

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International Advances in Adoption Research for Practice, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Elsbeth Neil
This is a unique compilation of cross-cultural and international attitudes towards adoption research and outcomes. Whilst informal adoption of children has probably always existed across all human societies, this work is timely in that in...

Submissions from 2008

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Neurotensin and cholecystokinin depress motility in isolated Lumbricus terrestris crop-gizzard preparations, Sara Gibbs and Teresa F. DeGolier
The effects of neurotensin (NT) and cholecystokinin (CCK) were studied on isolated crop-gizzard preparations of Lumbricus terrestris suspended in a smooth muscle organ bath. Changes in the amplitude and frequency of contractions associated ...

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The apocalypse in codex alexandrinus: Its singular readings and scribal habits, Juan Hernández Jr

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Health-related quality of life and subjective neurocognitive function three months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, Kristin E. Sandau, Ruth A. Lindquist, Diane Treat-Jacobson, and Kay Savik
Purpose: We compared health-related quality of life (HRQL), including patient-perceived neurocognitive function at preoperative baseline and 3 months after coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery. Design: The design was prospective and compar...

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An efficient method for quickly surveying pheasant nesting site preferences, Shawn P. Schottler, Jeff Port, and Teresa DeGolier

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Influence of floristic diversity on songbird nesting preferences in a suite of adjacent reconstructed grasslands (Wisconsin), Shawn P. Schottler, Jeff Port, and Teresa DeGolier

Submissions from 2007

Many faces of openness in adoption: Perspectives of adopted adolescents and their parents, Harold D. Grotevant, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Lynn Von Korff, Brooke Skinner, Jane Newell, Sarah Friese, and Ruth McRoy
Parents and adolescents (mean age, 15.7 years) from 177 adoptive families participating in the second wave of the Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project were interviewed about their post-adoption contact arrangements. The sample included...

Submissions from 2006

Adolescents' feelings about openness in adoption: Implications for adoption agencies, Jerica M. Berge, Tai J. Mendenhall, Gretchen M. Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, and Ruth G. McRoy
Adoption research commonly uses parents' reports of satisfaction when examining openness in adoption arrangements. This qualitative study aimed to fill a gap in the adoption research by using adolescents' voices to gain a better understandi...

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Just a busybody? A look at the Greco-Roman topos of meddling for defining αcombining comma aboveλλοτριεπίσ κοπος in 1 Peter 4:15, Jeannine K. Brown

Scribal Habits and Theological Influences in the Apocalypse : the Singular Readings of Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, and Ephraemi, Juan Hernández Jr.
Modelled on the respective studies of Ernest C. Colwell and James R. Royse, Juan Hernández Jr. offers a fresh and comprehensive discussion of the Apocalypse's singular readings in Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, and Ephraemi. Moreover, the singul...

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Polycarp of Smyrna, Letter to the Philippians, Michael Holmes
The Letter to the Philippians penned by Polycarp of Smyrna is sometimes dismissed as an example of a proof-texting moralism, indicative of the post-apostolic church's fall from the heights of Pauline Christianity. Read on its own terms, thi...