Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located in UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 300628.
"Various conference readings"
Contents: 1) Assessing care needs in the elderly. 2) Assessing mental status in older adults. 3) Bullets and booze. 4) Creating an environment that brings meaning to the lives of our elders. 5) Encouraging Well Being: The importance of physical activity in maintaining health. 6) Encouraging well being: the importance of nutrition in maintaining health. 7) Focusing on wellness. 8) Losin' and lovin' it. 9) New approaches to Musculoskeletal wellness. 10) Non-pain symptom management. 11) Organizing and conducting effective family meetings. 12) Palliative care. 13) Prevention of constipation and other bowel problems. 14) Prevention strategies for elder abuse. 15) The role of spirituality in health and well being. 16) Streamlining documentation. 17) The T'ai Chi path to wellness. 18) Wellness and the mind. 19) Wellness for the caregiver. 20) Managing medication wisely in the elderly. 2
To show the changes over time of the rapidly increasing homeless population, the Municipality of Anchorage conducted a survey in 1992. This survey replicated Kelso et al. (1978). 310 homeless individuals were interviewed across 9 sites. Sampling was proportionately stratified by sex and location. There were no significant differences across the two studies in marital status, gender, employment status, and substance abuse. There were recent increases in the number of whites, blacks, number of recent arrivals, use of agencies for shelter rather than residential hotels, and low income. Therefore, the current homeless population is more mobile, poorer, and more dependent upon social agencies.
In the mid-20th century, Alaska Native people experienced the highest incidence of tuberculosis of any population group, ever. The crude mortality rate from tuberculosis in the Kotzebue area in the mid-1950s was three times the crude mortality rate from all causes today.