Annotated Bibliography Of Peer-Reviewed Journals To Determine The Impact Of Environmental Conditions And Practices On Falls

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and the benefit of environmental adaptations. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Nursing And Health Care In Haiti

7 pages in length. Quality health care is essential for optimum well being, however, myriad global countries go without even the basics of standard health care. Haiti, which is known to have among the poorest living and sanitation conditions in the Western Hemisphere, is one populace struggling to overcome the ravages of disease and infection due to environmental contamination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Imogene King: Critique of Her Nursing Theory

A 5 page outline of Imogene King's "General Systems Framework" theory. Developed during the mid 1960s and first published in 1971, this theory emphasizes the importance of the interaction between nurses and patients. Views this interaction as an open system which is in constant interaction with a variety of environmental factors. Points out the applicability of this theory to nursing today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV

This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Diabetes Self-Management - Hispanic Patients

A 9 page paper that discusses teaching transcultural care to nurses and issues relative to Hispanic patients learning to be more proactive in managing this disease. The paper discusses transcultural nursing per Leininger and others and reports appropriate statistical data. Mezirow's approach is the theoretical base discussed for adult learning and Leininger's framework is the foundation for teaching nurses and then, patients. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Implementation Plan

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an implementation plan to reduce the prevalence of cather-related infection amongst patietns with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This paper outlines the process of implementing the program. Bibliography lists 3 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.

Health Benefits of Exercise

This 3 page research paper pertain to the health benefits derived from exercise in regards to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and overweight/obesity, emphasizing the importance of nurse-led promotions and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nurse-Led Secondary Prevention Clinic For Myocardial Infarction

13 pages in length. With a strong emphasis upon prevention, more and more contemporary health maintenance facilities are deciding to act upon potential medical conditions long before they arise. Incorporating nurse-led secondary prevention clinics for sufferers of coronary heart disease (CHD) who have already experienced myocardial infarction, these facilities effectively train their patients to maintain a proper level of fitness in order to stave off the potential for additional cardiovascular problems. Such programs encourage adequate and sustained exercise, proper nutritional choices and an overall lifestyle approach conducive to healthful living. With the focus upon prevention, findings indicate that such application can help control the debilitating recurrence of coronary heart disease; as well, by embracing such a positive, health-oriented lifestyle, patients can also expect to live longer and more fulfilled lives. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

SR. Callister Roy's Adaptation Model: Theory Analysis

9 pages in length. Understanding the evolution of Sr. Callister Roy's adaptation model and how the essential concepts of the model were developed is prerequisite to identifying the inherent differences that exist between and among all other models. Roy's model, defined as "the process and outcome whereby the thinking and feeling person uses conscious awareness and choice to create human and environmental integration" (Carey, 2003), reflects the relationship that exists between environmental integration and nursing care, which has much to do with the manner by which the nurse holds accountability for the patient's health over and above any accepted standards. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Diabetes Type II

This 10 page paper begins with an overview of diabetes, explaining the disease, the types and the incidence. The paper then focuses on Type II diabetes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment and other risk factors. The next section discusses how nurses help in the management of the illness and the final section discusses the importance of an interdisciplinary team when treating patients. Bibliography lists 7 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.

CHD/Rationale for Health Promotion

An 8 page research paper that discusses the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US. CHD results in an average of 500,000 deaths per year in the US alone (Link and Tanner, 2001). The following examination of CHD looks at its prevalence and incidence from a demographically perspective; its causation and risk factors; and creates a health promotion rationale for nursing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Safety Programs in The Nursing Home Environment

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out Safety Program. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HIV

This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.