Introduction Skinner’s (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior has its roots in a series of lectures first presented at the University of Minnesota in the late 1930s, and subsequently at Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. In these lectures Skinner proposed a new theory of verbal behavior, which differed from existing explanations of verbal behaviour […]
The properties and function of human communication. Called “one of the best books ever about human communication,” and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea […]
THERE IS CONSIDERABLE EVIDENCE to suggest that patients in medical settings have a higher prevalence of alcohol-use disorders and exhibit more risky drinking behavior than the general population (Maisto and Saitz, 2003). This “unhealthy drinking,” which includes the spectrum of drinking patterns that place one at risk for harm to alcohol dependence (Saitz, 2005), is […]
Introduction There are at present, two inpatient acute care mental health facilities operated by the West Virginia Dept of Health and Human Resources with a total of 240 beds to serve the mentally ill population of West Virginia. Each hospital has a designated catchment area with corresponding Community Mental Health Centers. William R. Sharpe, Jr. […]
Disclosures of unreported incriminating information are rarely documented in research; researchers therefore often do not know how to respond when cases arise. Disclosure may occur when respondents volunteer information, without necessarily being asked, and presents an ethical dilemma. Researchers have to choose between maintaining confidentiality and public protection. Debate on confidentiality in research is ongoing; […]
Introduction We present a case of a 30-year-old white female in prior good health, who developed post partum septic pelvic thrombophlebitis with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
At the end of the apartheid era, the African National Congress (ANC) formulated a broad policy framework that forms the basis for the current enabling health care legislation in South Africa. The ANC government developed a health care delivery policy based on the district health system that was designed to extend the availability of appropriate […]