Breast Cancer & Coping Strategies

A 12 page paper that provides an overview of coping strategies of people with serious illnesses and then considers these in terms of breast cancer. This paper also suggests ways in which knowledge of these coping skills impacts nursing. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Rotating Night Shifts and Risk of Breast Cancer in Women Participating in the Nurses' Health Study

This 6 page paper provides an overview of an article on breast cancer and considers the impacts of rotating night shifts and breast cancer risk. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nursing Interventions/Bone Cancer

An 8 page research paper that addresses a specific case scenario, which deal with nursing interventions for a 52-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, which is metastasized to the left hip and involves the lymphatic system. She presents to the oncology nursing unit with severe bone pain in her left hip. She has already undergone external radiation therapy (palliative) and is suffering from severe nausea and vomiting. The patient and her family are having difficulty coping, both with the patient's current health status and with the terminal prognosis. This investigation examines three aspects of this patient's care and possible nursing interventions: bone pain; nausea and vomiting; and psychosocial interaction with the patient and her family in regards to coping. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Breast Cancer and Nurse Practitioner’s Knowledge

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a research article on breast cancer and the role of nurse practitioners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Annotated Bibliography/Coping & Oncology

An 8 page research paper that offers an annotated bibliography that summarizes and analyzes 4 nursing articles. The articles address nursing interventions with cancer patients in regards to patient/family coping skills. Also, the writer offers a discussion that contrasts and compares the articles before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Compassion Fatigue, Caregiver Burnout

This 6 page research paper offers an overview of nursing burnout and compassion fatigue. The writer discusses the warning signs of compassion fatigue/burnout; the nature and causes of associated problems; caregivers' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; and coping strategies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Depression and Anxiety in Women With Breast Cancer and Their Partners

A 3 page review of the article published in the published in the January/February edition of “The Nursing Research Journal” by authors Terry Badger, Chris Segan, Sylvia M. Darros, Paula Meek and Ana Marie Lopez. This paper outlines the study methodology and findings to conclude that it offers valuable direction for the nursing field. No additional sources are listed.

Coping Strategies & Influences on Student Nurse

A 4 page paper that offers a nursing study advice on how to write an essay that addresses coping/defense mechanisms and personal influences. Tutorial language is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Breast Feeding: Why Some Women Stop Early and How Nurses Can Encourage Continuation

A 5 page paper which examines why some women stop breast feeding earlier than others. The paper also examines how nurses can help women nurse longer. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Conflict Resolution In Health Care

A 6 page paper. Conflict is inevitable in organizations but contrary to popular belief, conflict is not always a negative. This essay discusses conflict resolution and problem solving strategies as outlined by Leonard Marcus, Barry Dorn, and Eric McNulty in “Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration” (2011). Specifically, the steps of the problem solving strategy will be applied to one of the conflict examples in the article, “Workplace Advocacy: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Health Care: an Overview.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Concept Analysis/Coping

A 10 page research paper that offers a nursing concept analysis of coping. Topics covered include definitions and attributes, as well as model, borderline and related cases. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

California Nurse-Patient Ratios

A 5 page paper including a 2-page brochure, discussing the effects of California's nurse-patient ratio law that became fully effective in January 2008. Whatever hospitals eventually do to cope with the changes mandated by the nurse-patient ratio law likely will serve to slow rates of cost increases. In the meantime, the law enables nurses to be nurses, and promotes better patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Nurse As A Teacher

This 14 page paper considers how a nurse can become a teacher to patients, how this may be undertaken and the different considerations for the nurse to perform this task. The paper uses an example of a patient dying of cancer who needs to stop smoking and accept the nature of their condition. Issues discussed include the need to identify the context of the patient, the importance of motivation, communication, professional power and treating the patient as a whole. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

Nursing and Assisted Suicide

This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering potential actions of a nurse’s manager if the nurse considered taking part in an assisted suicide. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Assessment and Aiding a Family Facing a Health Challenge

This 7 page research paper addresses a specific case study, which describes a patient suffering from the end-stage lung cancer. The overall objective of this examination is to relate how nursing approaches that are described in literature can be applied in order to aid this patient and her family in facing a complex health challenge. Bibliography lists 8 sources.