Virginia Henderson/Neonatal Application

A 5 page essay that, first of all, addresses the parameters of the theoretical perspective on nursing that was developed by Virginia Henderson. The basic assumptions and major points of Henderson's theory are summarized, which includes briefly addressing how she perceives the four meta-paradigms of nursing (i.e., person, environment health and nursing). Then, a clinical application of this nursing theory is discussed. Specifically, the research conducted by Ahmed (2008), which describes a successful educational intervention that was undertaken with the mothers of pre-term infants in regards to breastfeeding, is described and then discussed in terms of Henderson's theory. This discussion demonstrates the utility and versatility of Henderson's theoretical perspective and why this theory is highly applicable to neonatal nursing. This paper also includes an abstract which is 117 words in length and included as part of the page count. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Orem’s Self-Care Model

A 6 page paper describing Dorothy Orem’s model of self care, followed by a discussion of the model’s advantages and disadvantages. In this age of cost containment effort, self-care carries the promise of reducing the cost of direct patient care in those settings in which it can be used. Some of these situations include diabetic testing, wound care, or self-catheterization at home, among others. Though cost savings can be great, perhaps the greatest advantage is the psychological benefit that the individual gains from having some measure of control over his own illness and its management, which can equate to better patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Community Nursing

A 5 page paper discussing the pros and cons of community nursing. The community nurse can be the liaison between policy and practice, and serve as the point at which goals become reality. There are few disadvantages, and those that exist are far outweighed by the advantages that community nursing can bring to any community. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nursing Education: Developing the Plan

A 6 page paper choosing teaching methods for a class to be titled "How to Deal with Negative Co-Workers." The learner group consists of nurse managers comprised of young adulthood (18-40 years) and middle adulthood (40-65 years) nurses. The paper lists role playing, group discussion and lecture as the methods that will be used, listing the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as means of evaluating them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Community Health Care Program Partnerships

A 3 page paper. The writer begins with an introduction to forming and sustaining community partnerships and coalitions and comments on why so many may fail. The paper identifies some of the advantages and benefits of these groups and some of the barriers to success. The writer finally comments on forming a coalition to promote installing seat belts in school buses. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Assessing Instructional Approaches

A 3 page paper discussing lecture and group discussion teaching formats for additional nurse training in education of diabetic patients. The paper provides advantages, disadvantages and evaluation options for each method. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

RN vs. BSN, Advantages for Nurses

A 10 page research paper that discusses the reasons for obtaining a baccalaureate degree as an entry into nursing practice. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Public Health vs. Community Nursing

This five page paper responds to the following questions: What characteristics differentiate public health nursing from community nursing? How does the role of the nurse change as the client evolves from an individual to a family, an aggregate population, and a community? Based on knowledge gained to date in your MSN program, what are the advantages of graduate nursing education when providing care to communities and aggregates? What are some strategies for providing culturally sensitive care to aggregates and communities? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Changes to be made at Sunnyside Manor Nursing Home

8 pages. After careful evaluation of the present nursing home facility and patients it has been noted that it would be to the advantage of executive management of the organization to add on to the present facility an assisted living area in which healthy senior citizens could live in safety and yet with the added security of having nursing care and licensed caregivers onsite. Includes an executive summary, barriers to change and how to overcome those barriers. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Collective Bargaining in The Nursing Profession.

(5pp) The history of the organization of unions has been some of the bloodiest in the United States. We might say that was the beginning of the organizational method of unions. Mediation has come a long way since then, but seem to now exist within a gray middle zone. This discussion will focus on collective bargaining within the nursing profession. Advantages and disadvantages of unionization will be discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

MANUAL HYPERINFLATION OF THE LUNGS

This 6 page paper discusses the use of the pressure manometer in the treatment of hyperinflation of the lungs. The advantages/disadvantages are discussed, based on the most current studies and scholoarly journals available. The nurse's role is discussed as well as a brief definition of hyperinflation, causes and treatments.Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Managed Care and the Nursing Profession

A 20 page research paper which studies how the managed care revolution has affected the nursing profession. The writer provides an industry and economic definition of managed care, its advantages and disadvantages, and relationship to nursing. The writer also provides solutions caused by the effects of managed care on the nursing professional. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Nursing Care Plans in Long Term Care Settings

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, but it receives even greater as the population ages. Such plans incorporate legal requirements and the wishes of patients and their families, with the effect of reducing uncertainty of action. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Treatment of Anaphylactic shock with Adrenaline

This 3 page paper considers the advantages of immediate use of adrenaline for anaphylactic shock within a nurse led minor injuries unit. The paper includes a n outline of anaphylaxis symptoms and why adrenaline is more suitable than treatment with antihistamines and the need for rapid responses and the most effective use of resources. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Nursing Need to Delegate

A 3 page research paper that discusses the need for RNs to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel. While unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) are available in a number of clinical environments, overworked and harried registered nurses (RNs) will frequently fail to take full advantage of the capabilities of UAPs by not delegating tasks. Buerhaus, et al (2002) point out that nursing education should include instruction in delegation as part of clinical management precisely so that nurses will become more comfortable with this skill. The ability to delegate effectively is needed in order to oversee the non-RN nursing workforce that will inevitably be required in order to maintain sufficient level so patient care (Buerhaus, et al, 2002). Bibliography lists 3 sources.