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Andrew T Simpson
In 1966, morticians provided 50 percent of ambulance services in the United States; today advanced care by trained medical professionals en route to the hospital is considered a basic standard of care. The creation of emergency medical services (EMS) provides an important case study for how physicians acting as "experts" helped to shape the creation of federal policy in the post-World War II years. This paper challenges a narrative of the development of EMS that has emphasized technology, individual agency, and the role of fortuitous chance as the prime movers of EMS development...
April 2013: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Sascha Topolinski
When people perform actions, effects associated with the actions are activated mentally, even if those effects are not apparent. This study tested whether sequences of simulations of virtual action effects can be integrated into a meaning of their own. Cell phones were used to test this hypothesis because pressing a key on a phone is habitually associated with both digits (dialing numbers) and letters (typing text messages). In Experiment 1, dialing digit sequences induced the meaning of words that share the same key sequence (e...
March 2011: Psychological Science
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November 1945: Archives of Pathology
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October 1946: Hospitals
Charles M Wood, Frank DePaolo, Doggett Whitaker
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued guidelines for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians in dealing with decedents after detonation of an improvised nuclear device (IND) or radiological dispersal device (RDD) (). Partners in this effort included the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner and the National Funeral Directors' Association. This paper describes the handling techniques required for loose surface contamination, radioactive shrapnel, and internal contamination caused by inhaling or ingesting radioactive materials from an IND or RDD, and provides suggested guidelines for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to deal with these situations...
May 2008: Health Physics
Mindy E Bergman, Katherine M Chalkley
This theoretical paper proposes that some stigmas, once removed, can continue to incite prejudice toward the formerly marked ("stickiness"), essentially restigmatizing individuals and continuing the stressful experience of being a "dirty person" in others' eyes. The authors focus on dirty work roles (e.g., morticians, exotic dancers) as prototypes of sticky marks that can lead to continued devaluation and, due to legitimizing myths about work, may be especially vulnerable to it. The authors argue that stickiness results from internal attributions made by others about dirty work and is influenced by visibility, onset- and offset-controllability, taint, tenure, and how the work ended...
July 2007: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
James N Kirkpatrick, Syed N Ghani, Martin C Burke, Bradley P Knight
INTRODUCTION: Recent recalls of pacemakers and defibrillators cast a spotlight on product reliability. Universal postmortem device analysis could yield valuable information, but little data exist on the rate and feasibility of device examinations following death. This study investigated how morticians manage pacemakers and defibrillators and surveyed morticians and device patients regarding routine postmortem device interrogation and explantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-one morticians were surveyed on device interrogation and explantation practices...
May 2007: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Hanan Ali Sayed, Afaf El Ayyat, Ahmed Ismail
Mortality statistics are of crucial importance to epidemiological research. Sources of mortality data in Egypt are many. The first records are hospital records, which submit its data to health office records and lastly civil register office records. Hospital records include hospital death notification certificate and hospital mortician register. Health office records include mortality register, death certificate and death notification report to civil register office. The latter is designed to have a coded data and cause of death according to ICD-10...
2003: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
Gilberte Van Rensbergen, Tim S Nawrot, Ettiene Van Hecke, Benoit Nemery
BACKGROUND: Most of the research concerning place of death focuses on terminally ill patients (cancer patients) while the determinants of place of death of the elderly of the general population are not intensively studied. Studies showed the influence of gender, age, social-economical status and living arrangements on the place of death, but a facet not taken into account so far is the influence of the availability of nursing homes. METHODS: We conducted a survey of deaths, between January 1999 and December 2000 in a small densely populated area in Belgium, with a high availability of nursing homes (within 5 to 10 km of the place of residence of every elderly)...
2006: BMC Public Health
Laurie A Doxtator, Charles E Gardner, Jennifer M Medves
OBJECTIVE: To assess, via a tabletop exercise, the ability of a rural health unit to manage an influenza pandemic. PARTICIPANTS: The exercise brought together community stakeholders including representation from public health, hospitals, long-term care, social services, first responders, morticians, local government and the media. SETTING: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, a rural region of Ontario. INTERVENTION: In June 2002, exercise participants were presented with a scenario involving the local response to pandemic influenza...
January 2004: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
Yoshiko Hashimoto, Akira Kawada, Yoshinori Aragane, Tadashi Tezuka
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August 2003: Contact Dermatitis
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August 1, 1962: New York State Journal of Medicine
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October 1955: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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September 1953: Hospital Management
W E Thompson
Recently Thorson and Powell reported in this journal that morticians scored significantly lower on a multidimensional sense of humor scale than another group of similarly aged men from other occupations. These findings differ markedly with some in 1991 from a 2-yr. ethnographic study conducted with morticians and funeral directors in four states regarding how they managed the stigma associated with their occupation.
December 2001: Psychological Reports
D W Hiipakka, K S Dyrdahl, M Garcia Cardenas
A case study of the effectiveness of upgraded ventilation engineering controls in a military mortuary facility was performed. Worst-case mortician formaldehyde exposures generated during the use of highly concentrated embalming fluid (required to meet a 2-week preservation standard for overseas case processing and return of the deceased to the continental United States) were documented. A detailed exposure evaluation via consecutive short-term exposure limit (STEL) samples facilitated characterization of the hazard potential for each distinct phase of the embalming process...
November 2001: AIHAJ: a Journal for the Science of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety
J A Thorson, F C Powell
A group of 60 middle-aged morticians at a professional seminar in the midwestern USA who completed a multidimensional sense of humor scale scored significantly lower than another group of 136 men from other occupations. The difference between the two groups appeared almost entirely on scale items having to do with humor generation or creativity.
August 2001: Psychological Reports
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November 28, 1997: AIDS Policy & Law
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May 16, 1997: AIDS Policy & Law
L E Tetrick, K J Slack, N Da Silva, R R Sinclair
One hundred sixty licensed morticians were surveyed to examine differences among business owners, managers, and employees on the relations proposed by G. F. Koeske and R. D. Koeske's (1993) stressor-strain-outcome model. Forty-eight percent of the morticians were owners, 16% were managers, and 36% were employees. Owners had less social support from work-related sources and perceived lower levels of role ambiguity and role conflict, less emotional exhaustion, and higher levels of job satisfaction and professional satisfaction than did nonowners...
October 2000: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
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