Research Question: What are the effects of Parental Divorce on Adolescence? Zill, N., Morrison, D. R., & Coiro, M. J. (1993). Long-term effects of parental divorce on parent-child relationships, adjustment, and achievement in young adulthood. Journal Of Family Psychology, 7(1), 91-103. doi:10.1037/0893-3220.127.116.11 The main purpose of this article is to explore whether or not those in the stage of young adulthood are tainted by parental divorce in numerous ways.
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This affects approximately 5 million Americans. (Levine, 2003) This paper will examine three articles that reflect differently on elder neglect and abuse. The first article estimates the prevalence and extent of elder abuse. The second article discusses signs and symptoms of elder abuse and what clinicians should be looking for and acting on when abuse is suspected. The third article focuses on a case study in which an elderly woman was abused and no proper investigation was completed within a nursing home setting.
There are many questions about where, and how, your infant should be put to sleep. These questions are confusing for both parents and health professionals, with research that can be contradictory. One hot topic is the issue of parent-infant co-sleeping, and how it affects an infant’s risk for SIDS. SIDS is the leading cause of death of infants younger than one year old, and despite extensive research, its cause is still unclear (Lavezzi, Person, &Wolf, 2002). In this debate, there are two main camps: those who say co-sleeping increases the risk of SIDS, and those who say it promotes breast feeding, which decreases the risk of SIDS.
Does Childhood Incest Impair Identity Formation in Women? Yvonne E. Fernandez Pacific Oaks College HD541-1P / Professor Greer-Jarman April 25, 2012 Abstract This paper reviews research on the long-term effects of child incest trauma in women to determine its impact on identity formation. When incest occurs during latency, the effects of the derailment of current and subsequent developmental stages reverberate through the life of the child, negatively impacting the identity and personality of the adult. In effect, the trauma of incest murders the adult the child would have become. This paper does not discuss treatments or other remedies.
It is a elusive and often misdiagnosed form of abuse. Shaken Baby Syndrome is the leading cause of death in abused children. A paper published in 1962 examined symptoms in infants unrelated to an accident but caused by abuse. The author, C. Henry Kempe looked at “outward physical indications of injury, such as poor skin hygiene, multiple soft-tissue injuries, malnutrition, fractures, and a history of previous episodes suggestive of parental neglect or trauma” (Isser & Schwartz, 2004, p. 291). In 1972 and 1974 a pediatric radiologist named John Caffey looked further at
Running head: SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYDROME 1 SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYDROME Child Development Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 2 Abstract Sudden Infant Death is a Syndrome is a devastating that continues to plague many families. This short research paper will discuss SIDS, its incidence, prevalence, cause and prevention. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 3 One of the leading causes of death in infant range from one month to a year is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). According to the National SIDS Resource Center, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as “the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a through case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history”. The term SIDS has been loosely used in the medical field; as propose by Beckwith “SIDS remains a diagnosis of exclusion”.
The third and final stage is compassion fatigue. If a nurse reaches this stage it is likely according to Coetzee, that he or she may never fully recover their ability to nurture. This paper will focus on five concepts of compassion fatigue; including warning signs, causes, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and coping strategies and resources for those combating compassion fatigue. The first concept that this writer will focus on is burnout. According to a study published in Nurse Leadership in September 2006, an estimated 58 percent of nurses and 54 percent of nurse managers suffer from some level of burnout.
Relatively little study has been done regarding the risks of bipolar disorder in the period during pregnancy. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish bipolar symptoms from regular pregnancy symptoms. Pregnant women often do suffer from depression, depending on their environment and stresses. Nonetheless, it is unclear as to whether or not pregnancy increases or decreases bipolar symptoms. Some studies suggest that pregnancy may lessen symptoms: “In one study, 800f patients with affective illness (predominantly bipolar) experienced an improvement or a diminution of symptoms of their mood disorder during pregnancy” (Altshuler et al.
Tischler V, Cumella S, Bellerby T, Vostanis P (2000) Service innovations: A mental health service for homeless children and families. Psychiatr Bull 24: 339–341. Zima, B.T., Wells, K.B., Benjamin, B., & Duan, N. (1996). Mental health problems among homeless mothers: Relationship to service use and child mental health problems. Archives of General Psychiatry, 53,