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Wakahiu, Jane - - 2012
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the sustainable leadership strategies manifested in the ministries of women religious participants of a three-year Hilton-Supported leadership development program in Eastern Africa. Also, the study illustrates transformations in their personal lives, their institutions and communities. For this paper, three women ...
Oluwaniyi, Oluwatoyin - - 2012
This study explores ways in which women negotiate leadership role in the religious sphere, particularly in the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Church against the patriarchal religious precepts that deny women space at the level of priesthood hierarchy. In the light of physical and spiritual challenges in the ...
Odamtten, Harry Nii - - 2012
Contemporary African women are often cast as existing below the glass ceiling. African women who are perceived as having overcome this glass threshold are therefore seen and celebrated as exceptional. Against this background, this essay offers conceptual tools with which to examine the lives of historical and contemporary women in ...
Ngunjiri, Faith - - 2012
This study of historical and contemporary Black women and their experiences within churches in the United States suggests that Black women continue the legacy of their past, confronting the stained glass ceiling in pursuing their call to ministry and in identifying strategies for leading in the face of resistance. Today, ...
Marina, Brenda - - 2012
This reflective essay bears witness to the fact that women of African ascent in academia look to religious pioneers within the culture as role models to achieve goals and reinforce spiritual and professional values while attempting to break the glass ceiling. Drawing from a literature analysis on the global glass ...
De Four-Babb, - - 2012
In this paper, we analyze the narratives of the first nine women to have broken through the proverbial stained-glass ceiling, and who now serve as female deacons and priests in the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago. We discuss the demographic characteristics of these pioneering clergywomen; the ...
Madimbo, Maggie - - 2012
Women in Malawi need supportive leadership behavior in breaking the structures that hinder them from reaching top leadership positions in the church and religious institutions. In the African context, women find it hard to reach the top in religious organizations because the barrier is not only the glass ceiling but ...
Christo-Baker, E. - - 2012
The glass ceiling describes the effect that accounts for the discrepancy between numbers of men and women and ethnic minorities in organizational leadership positions. The authors begin by exploring the evolution of leadership thought and then specifically focus on gender and leadership in organizations. Role congruity theory is used as ...
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Wofford, Jay - - 2012
Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune disease of the skin characterized by large, tense bullae resulting in significant morbidity in affected individuals. The diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid may present challenges due to clinical similarities with various other bullous eruptions. Frequently, epidemiological features can provide clues to the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid, ...
Patel, Purvak - - 2012
Cystic lesions around the knee are a relatively common occurrence. Several types of cysts have been reported, including synovial, bursal, and ganglion. Ganglion cysts are not lined by synovial cells. Their location is highly variable, with occurrences described in the fat pads near the tibia or femur, muscles, nerves, and ...
Reading, David - - 2012
Unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare condition with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 200,000 young adults. Most commonly, UAPA occurs in conjunction with cardiovascular abnormalities such as tetralogy of Fallot or cardiac septal defects, but it can also occur in an isolated manner. Patients with ...
Hoppenstein, Jay - - 2012
Hansen, Dennis - - 2012
Kuo, Vincent - - 2012
Roberts, William - - 2012
Dimijian, Gregory - - 2012
Evolutionary theory has never had a stronger scientific foundation than it does today. In a short review I hope to portray the deep commitment of today's biologists to Darwinian natural selection and to discoveries made since Darwin's time. In spite of the scientific advances in the century and a half ...
Bescos, Raul - - 2012
This case study examined the nutritional behavior and energy balance in an official finisher of a 24-hour ultracycling race. The food and beverages consumed by the cyclist were continuously weighed and recorded to estimate intake of energy, macronutrients, sodium, and caffeine. In addition, during the race, heart rate was continuously ...
Gurevitz, Stacy - - 2012
Anjana, Vaman - - 2012
Bone substitutes should be biocompatible, biodegradable and must have sufficient mechanical properties to fill and restore bone defects. Hydroxyapaptite coated EVA and BGA are useful for cranioplastic surgery and bone scaffold application respectively. The present investigation was focused on the effect of Hydroxyapaptite coated EVA and BGA on lipid peroxidation, ...
Peters, Kirsten - - 2012
Shellac is used for decades as food additive and in pharmaceutical industry. Since characteristics of shellac are well known, we considered shellac as a coating for drug-eluting intravascular devices. Endothelial cells (EC) and smooth muscle cells (SMC) are important in arteriosclerotic progression, and both cell types come into direct contact ...
Persaud, Dharam - - 2012
In this study, an Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) roughness analysis was performed on non-commercial Nitinol alloys with Electropolished (EP) and Magneto-Electropolished (MEP) surface treatments and commercially available stents by measuring Root-Mean-Square values, Average Roughness, and Surface Area values at various dimensional areas on the alloy surfaces, ranging from (800 x ...
Naghibzadeh, Majid - - 2012
Skin, the largest organ of the body mass, is constantly exposed to risk factors such as burns, wounds and singes. A rapid and timely treatment of severe skin damages is crucial for patients. Nanofibrous scaffolds with unique features such as high surface area to weight ratio, high porosity and good ...
Kabir, Sumaya - - 2012
Sodium doped hydroxyapatite (HA) (of different mol%) was calcined at four different temperatures for observing the sintering behavior and concentration effects. Doped and pure apatites were synthesized from waste egg shell as Ca precursor through precipitation method. The substitution limit was up to 8mol%. Atomic absorption (AAS) and UV spectrophotometric ...
Oberle-Kilic, Jennifer - - 2012
Micro-attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (micro-ATR FTIR) was used to investigate the chemical composition of biodegradable films produced from starch and starch: lignin in a 90:10 ratio. Preparation of the starch and lignin solutions followed that of Vengal & Srikumar [1] in which tensile strength of films was ...
Shuib, Solehuddin - - 2012
Finite element (FE) simulation has become increasingly important to analyze the behavior of the femoral bone when it is subjected to external loads. The aim of the present study was to validate FE simulation with experimental work using surface strain at the outer surface of the femur, and to subsequently, ...
McKinney, Kathleen - - 2012
Lim, Younghee - - 2012
As the United States' economy continues to experience challenges, more families at or near the poverty level fall prey to predatory financial practices. Their vulnerability to these operations is increased by a lack of knowledge of asset-building resources and alternative financial services. This article focuses on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ...
Androff, David - - 2012
Many would acknowledge that immigration is a major issue in the United States and that immigration reform should be a priority. However, there is little attention to the human fights crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border. As a result of tightened border security since 1994, it is estimated that over 5,000 ...
Andrews, Arlene - - 2012
When a client faces a penalty of death, defense attorneys may call on social workers in many capacities: mitigation specialist, expert witness, consulting specialist, direct witness, or defense-initiated victim outreach worker. The American Bar Association set forth standards for capital defense attorneys, which led an interdisciplinary team to produce the ...
Savaya, Riki - - 2012
Critical reflection (CR) is a process by which one may identify the assumptions governing one's actions, question them, and develop alternative behaviors. This article presents two cases that demonstrate the use of CR to raise social workers' awareness of gaps between what Schon and Argryis term social workers' "espoused theories" ...
Wharff, Elizabeth - - 2012
The prevailing model of care for psychiatric patients in the emergency room (ER) is evaluation and disposition, with little or no treatment provided. This article describes the results of a pilot study of a family-based crisis intervention (FBCI) for suicidal adolescents and their families in a large, urban pediatric ER. ...
Waisbrod, Nirit - - 2012
This article examines the benefits of in-home family therapy with severely distressed families through the analysis of four cases that demonstrate the creative use of this intervention with families whose children were placed in a full-time day care facility. Although the efficacy of home intervention with distressed families has been ...
Hudson, Christopher - - 2012
This article reviews recent theory and research on geographic disparities in mental health and their implications for social work. It focuses on work emerging from the fields of mental health geography, psychiatric epidemiology, and social work, arguing that a wide range of spatial disparities in mental health are important to ...
Attur, Mukundan - - 2012
Objective: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are prescribed for treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms including pain and inflammation target the production eicosanoids which exhibit numerous functions in various cell types. In these studies, we have (a) identified the diverse eicosanoid pathways that are activated in human chondrocytes of normal and ...
Yazici, Hasan - - 2012
Patient registries are very popular. On the other hand, scientific data collections in registries are commonly observational and retrospective and, in many instances, are prone to biases. Same thing is true of administrative data bases. The selection of the control group(s) is probably the Achilles heel of scientific data collection ...
Pincus, Theodore - - 2012
An evidence-based visit is described based on quantitative, standard scientific data on two simple forms for a patient and a physician. The focus is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the principles may be applied to most rheumatic and chronic diseases. A quantitative patient history is recorded on a self-report multidimensional health ...
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