Theses, Dissertations, and graduate student summative projects submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation from Augsburg University

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Somali Culture and Maternal Health: Induction of Labor, Faiso Abdulle

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Increasing Mental Health Awareness among Somali Youth in Minneapolis, Ikraan Abdulle

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Increasing Autism Awareness in the Somali Community, Safiya Ahmed

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Assuring Cultural Competence in the Nurse Caring for the Transgender Patient, LeAnn Bauman

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Does administration of antipsychotic medications reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in critically ill adult patients?, Ellen Brateng

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A Proposal to Implement Assertive Community Treatment Into a Primary Care Shelter Clinic, Julie Churcher-Fields

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Restorative Yoga Practice in Arthritis, Mary Burkhart Denton

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Creating Health Membership in a Health Commons, Melinda Dively-White

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Reiki Training for the Informal Caregivers of Adult Hospice Patients, Jenna K. Haberman

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Monitoring Patient and Caregiver Adherence to Treatment in Management of Vascular Ulcers, Angela N. Ikeri

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Implementing Health Coaching Principles Into the Role of a Family Nurse Practitioner, Jamie C. Lang

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Fostering Humanization: Providing Care in the Margins, Alicia McCauley

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Transgender Patient Care Education for Rural Ambulatory Care Nursing Staff, Peggy S. Olson

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Non-adherence to Diabetes Medication Among Kenyan Women, Risper M. Onkoba

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Early Childhood Nutrition Education: Primary Prevention Within Minnesota’s Daycare System, Rebecca L. Partridge

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Education for Health Care Providers: Medical Cannabis, Morgan C. Rohl

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Parental Education For An Active Child, Elizabeth W. Roth

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Rochester Health Commons: Making Community Connections Through Service Learning, Anna L.R. Sanchez

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Energy Medicine Yoga as an Adjunct Therapy for Patients who Suffer from Migraine Headaches, Catherine Slade

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Holistic Care of the Home Dialysis Patient, Dennis J. Stacy

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Care During Pregnancy While Hemodialysis Dependent, Elizabeth Ann Timmerman

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Impact of Music Therapy on Hospice Patients, Amie M. Tipton

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Shifting the Paradigm: Promoting Wellness for Cancer Caregivers, Anna J. Windish

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Effects and Methods of Music Therapy for Infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Erica Abeler

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Understanding Culture Care Among Somali Persons Receiving Home Healthcare, Daniel Amenya Amenya

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Workplace Violence Education for Nursing Students, Carla Berg

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Depression in Childbearing-aged Women, Alicia R. Bestland

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Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health: Speaking up for the Future, Brent Bissen

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Among Patients with Chronic Hypertension, Does Blood Pressure Control with Anti-Hypertensives Decrease the Incidence of Cognitive Decline and Vascular dementia, Anna S. Boyd

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Suicide Throughout Military Personnel and Veterans: A Literature Review, Brandon Cottrell

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Operative versus Conservative Treatment of Clavicular and Scapular Fractures, Chase Davis

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Caregiver Burden: the use of Stress Reduction Techniques to Promote Self-care, Leslie C. Duane

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Short-Term Medical Missions: Capacity building in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to address the main concerns and measure the long-term impacts on communities, Alexander Edorh

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Providing Education for Family Nurse Practitioners: the Dangers of a Sports Concussion, Anne M. Egan

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An Evaluation of the Refugee Experience of Liminality and the Impact of Best Practice Models of Care, Hanna Erickson

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The 4th Quarter: a Nutrition Education Program for Children, Jill Flaby

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Behavioral Safety Interventions for an hiv Outpatient Clinic, Marla Frahm

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Preventing Road Traffic Incidents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Kayla Fuechtmann

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Obstetric Violence: Suffering in Silence, Theresa Goodsell

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Barriers that prevent initial prescription of hydroxyurea in sickle cell disease, Harini Halaharvi

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Ear Bead Therapy Facilitates Stress Reduction in Home Hospice Staff, Melinda Hansen

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Alleviating Toxic Stress by Nurturing Resilience Among Children Through Yoga, Vicky L. Hedican-Sime

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A Case Management Pocket Resource Guide, Teresa Hegard

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Decreasing Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents Through Meditation, Amy Heins

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Childhood Immunization Coverage and Challenges: United States vs. Latin America, James Cedric Holden

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Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention in Central America, Madeline Jensen

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Physical Activity Guidelines in Patients with Hemophilia: Benefits, Barriers, and Recommendations, Chelsea Johnson

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Holistic Nurse Coaching in Adults 65 Years and Older With Chronic Illness, Dawn M. Johnson

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Do cognitive stimulating activities help prevent the development of dementia in seniors living in Latin America?, Sarah Kane

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The Right Vasopressor at the Right Time Does Early Use of Vasopressors Decrease Morbidity and Mortality in Septic Shock, Michael Kittok

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Early Implementation of Advance Care Planning in the Primary Care Setting, Germaine Marie Kleinheksel

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Acupressure Self-care for Health Promotion, Amanda F. Knapton

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Reproductive Health Needs in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Emily Bo LaFountaine

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Opioid Agonist Therapy and Detoxification: Improving Outcomes for Fetuses Born to Addicted Mothers, Kao Lee

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The Heart of Atrial Fibrillation: Integrating Yoga for Holistic Care, Jessica Lee McAlpine

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Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Access in Central America With a Focus on Modern Contraception, Maria McCoshen

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Reflux and Barrett’s Esophagus, Jacqueline J. Meyer-Rostad

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Health Literacy With Somali Families in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Katharine T. Misk

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Geographic Variances of Osteoporosis: What Interventions Can be Implemented to Raise Awareness and Reduce the Risk of Fractures in Latin America?, Kayla Mork

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Spirituality and Religiosity: The Impact of Spirituality and Religiosity on Health Outcomes, Nonglee Moua

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Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid and Thiamine (HAT) as Adjunctive Therapy for the Septic Patient, Keith Fertey Moy

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Changing the way Urban Youth in Minneapolis, Minnesota Cope With Poverty-related Stress, Michelle DC Palmborg

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Mentorship Through Storytelling Program, Debra Marie Perry

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An Evaluation of Home-based Primary Care (HBPC): Impact on Cost and Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction in the United States and Abroad, Isaac Pierre

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Interventions in Reducing Weight Bias in Healthcare Providers and Preservice Students, Nora Powers

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Living Mindfully With a Chronic Illness, Janie M. Reitz

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Climate Change and Dengue Fever: Are They Connected?, Chelsey Rilatos

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Using Music Therapy as an Adjunct to Pharmacologic Therapies for Chronic Pain, Andrea L. Rosenberg

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Diagnostic techniques in resource-limited countries compared with developed countries, Rachel Schiltz

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Efficacy of a Single Dose HPV vaccine and its Potential Outcomes in Low-Income Countries, Brooke Schramm

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Antibiotic Resistance of Streptococcus Pneumoniae in the United States and Latin American Countries: Contributing Factors and Potential Solutions, Brian Sherman

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SAFE ZONE HEALTHCARE: GENDER AFFIRMING CARE FOR TRANSGENDER YOUTH IN PRIMARY CARE, Rebecca N. Spee

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Sensitivity of single organ versus multiorgan point-of-care ultrasound compared to computed tomography pulmonary angiography in detecting pulmonary embolism in adult patients, Jessica Stangenes

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Tai chi and Yoga for the Management of Chronic Noncancer Pain, Jacqueline Njoki Sumner

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Does risk stratification in post-partum hemorrhage improve outcomes?, Kamini Sundar bose

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BEFASTA Education to Change Attitudes to Call 911 When Stroke Symptoms Occur, Holly J. Swanson

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Seeking to Provide Culturally Competent end of Life Care: Exploring the Loss of a Loved One, Cheryl L. Swenson`

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How Does The Use of Pelvic Binders In Patients With Unstable Pelvic Fractures Compare To Alternative Temporary External Immobilization Methods?, Paige Thayer

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Maternal Health Interventions in Rural, Resource-Limited Countries, Katherine Tilton

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Creating a Culture of Care Among Nurse Leaders and Casting Center Staff, Tracy Y. Waters

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Shared Decision Making: Reducing the Disparities of Somalian Muslim Patients on Dialysis, Emily Elisabeth Wellerritter

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Non-Pharmacological HIV Prevention Strategies in Low-Income and Developing Countries: Special Focus on Latin America, Lyn Zurakowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Meditation Program for School-age Children, Robyn Lynn Ait Ali

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A Practice Model That Optimizes License Practical Nurses Skill set in an Outpatient Dialysis Unit, Ashley Anderson

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Drug Therapy Vs. Ablation Therapy for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Jessica Ansara

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How Does Education of Food Handlers and Citizens Improve Food Safety?, Bishop Anyiwe

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Disparities in Transgender Patient Healthcare and Implications for Primary Care Providers, Ashley Aretz

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Best Practices and Challenges to Composting in a Restaurant Setting, Christopher Jon Audette

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Quiet Time: Rest as Medicine in an Acute Care and Community Setting, Kristin E. Babine-Dinnen

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Does music therapy decrease agitation in patients with dementia?, Clinton Billhorn

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A Multi-disciplinary Approach Providing Comprehensive Heart Failure Education, Jennifer L. Brakke

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Cognitive Behavioral Techniques in Pediatric Pain Management, Amity Carlson

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What methods of prevention of Zika Virus infection are most effective and what is done to prevent Zika Virus in Costa Rica and Nicaragua?, Melissa Charron

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Historical and Current Management of Hemophilia: A Focus on Inhibitor Development and Treatment in Severe Hemophilia A, Julia Colling

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Access and Attitudes Regarding Emergency Contraception and Reproductive Health in Nicaragua, Nadia Commers

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Analysis of the Effects of Music Therapy on Pain and Anxiety Levels in Pediatric Burn Patients, Maria Cook

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Local Attitudes and Prevention around the Nicaraguan Sugarcane Worker with Chronic Renal Disease, Matt Cyr

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What is the Best Antihypertensive Regimen to Prevent Stroke in Hypertensive Patients?, Pat DeWitt

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Distracted Caregivers: A Literature Review Regarding the Impact of Caregiver Mobile Device Usage on Children, Joseph Eisenschenk

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Leadership with Professional Associations, Shari R. Estep