Establishing an Outpatient Pain Management Clinic

A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining the clinic. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Care for the Elderly / At Home vs. Nursing Home

An 7 page overview of health care options for the elderly. Evaluates the need for long-term care and the factors which went into creating this need and identifies home health care as being advantageous in many respects over health care provided in residential nursing homes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Interview on Death and Dying

A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents information from the interview that enhances an understanding of the process of death within communities and the roles nurses must play. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Client Profile

A 7 page client profile that discusses nursing care for an elderly client with degenerative brain disease and offers a research suggestion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Gibbs Cycle Analysis of Constipation in the Elderly

A 3 page paper assessing an interview with a long term care nurse revealing non-drug interventions to relieve constipation in the elderly, assess using Gibbs model of reflection. The paper includes four interview questions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing Interventions for Medication Compliance foe Children with HIV/AIDS

This 8 page report discusses the fact that during the past several years, in addition to infants and young children with early disease manifestations (some of whom are surviving longer), an increasing number of older children and adolescents have been identified with late-onset perinatally acquired HIV infection. Caring for such children is often directly related to how well they are able to comply with their medication regimen. This report looks at several considerations regarding nursing interventions related to medication compliance for children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Detecting Abuse of the Elderly in Nursing Homes

This 5 page paper looks at the top down model which may be used by the health care industry in its' ongoing attempts to detect, combat and prevent abuse of elderly residents. The paper recognises the different types of abuse, physical, psychological and financial along with the role that people at different places within a hierarchical structure can play in the prevention of this evil. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

The Political Force of the American Nurses Association

This 5 page paper focuses in on the political action committee (PAC) affiliated of the ANA. The ANA's support of health care for the elderly is at the crux of this paper as well as the history of such issues affecting the aging population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nurses’ Decision Making Processes

A 5 page paper discussing the mechanisms that nurses use to arrive at decisions, including the processes of analysis and intuition. The paper uses as an example an elderly patient scheduled for relocation from a hospital to a long-term care facility. It integrates Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in the decision-making process as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Childhood Obesity and Relevant Nursing Theories

This 7 page research paper discusses the following nursing models: Patricia Benner: Humanistic Model, Kathryn E. Barnard, Parent Child Interaction Model and Nola Pender:  Health Promotion Model and their application to childhood obesity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Practicum - Developing and Evaluating a Program to Reduce Falls in Chronically Ill Elderly Patients

This 4 page paper presents a practicum as an example for fulfillment of NUR/590A, with the goal of developing and evaluating an educational program to educate staff in the home care agency in fall prevention for elderly patients in the home with certain chronic diseases. The learning objectives, leaning strategies and evidence are all presented. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Nursing Research Utilization Project

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a two parts of a nursing research project on fall prevention for the elderly in home care settings. This paper relates the problem identification and solution sections of the research project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Mentor Program Review

This 3 page paper presets a review of a nursing program introduced to reduce the number of fall suffered by elderly patients under the care if a home nursing agency. The paper is written in the style of a mentor review looking at the work undertaken to create develop and deliver the program.

Nursing Vulnerable Populations

This 5 page paper defines vulnerable populations. It looks at solutions and presents a nursing philosophy in terms of how to treat children, the elderly and the poor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Directors Of Nursing: Long-Term Care Facilities

A 5 page paper. There are many issues facing the nursing profession today. This essay explores one - long term care and specifically, directors of nursing of long term care facilities. As the proportion of the American population of elderly continues to rise each year, the need for long-term care facilities becomes more and more crucial. Given the political environment, directors of nursing in these facilities face a myriad of challenges and need a myriad of skills. The writer discusses the challenges and the skills needed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.