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Identify Barriers and Nutrition Deficiencies among Clients with Depression

The prevalence of depression has been continuing to increase today. The purpose of this qualitative narrative inquire research study was to examine stories and experiences from registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) who worked in behavioral health and identify common nutrient deficiencies and barriers they face when treating clients with depression. The objective of this study was to determine best practice when treating clients with depression and provide that practice to mental health providers and RDNs who work outside of behavioral health.

The Effect of a Quality Enhancement Plan on Student Confidence Related to Catholic Healthcare Values

The Ethical Issues Scale was revised and psychometrically tested to measure the frequency registered nurses encountered ethical issues in practice.  This evaluation was part of a larger project related to the University Quality En

Dietitians’ Culturally Competent Best Practices for Improving Southern African Americans’ Health Status

Health disparities of African Americans in the South highlight the need for nutrition-related culturally competent best practices.  Registered Dietitian Nutritionists need more culturally relevant educational tools to be more effective.  Cultural competency of dietitians leads to effective nutrition education and counseling.  The 2017 Centers for Disease Control Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems report identified that African Americans living in Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS), and Alabama (AL) have a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity as compared to Caucasi

The Effect of a Quality Enhancement Plan on Student Confidence Related to Catholic Healthcare Values

The purpose of this research study was to develop and psychometrically test an instrument to measure the Quality Enhancement Program as part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges regional accreditation site visit.  

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