Limbo

A 5 page review on the book 'Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor,' by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the life, just how degrading this institution can be. Reading this book will give any individual a new perspective on nursing homes and make them think twice about the nursing home as an option for our elderly. No additional source provided.

ANA Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses

A 3 page book review on the ANA's Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Application, edited by Marsha D.M. Fowler. The writer describes the first chapter and recommends the book. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Review of Fall Reduction Project

This 4 page paper is written as a review document, looking back at a project to develop a plan to reduce the fall rate in chronically ill patients being cared for by nursing agency staff. The paper includes a review of the learning objectives, the learning strategies and the evidence of accomplishment. The bibliography cites 3 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.

The Attitudes of Nurses and Social Workers Working with Alcoholism

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social service practices for indivudals with this condition. Bibliographhy lists 20 sources.

"Principle Centered Leadership" and Nurse Management

A 5 page paper which reviews the book "Principle Centered Learning" by Stephen R. Covey, and discusses it in a context which involves nurse management. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.

Community Nursing and Sarton's As We Are Now

A 5 page book review of May Sarton's As We Are Now, with a focus on how it relaters to community nursing. No additional sources cited.

Mentor Feedback on Implementation Plan for an Intervention Program to Reduce Falls in a Home Care Agency

This 3 page paper reviews a project to design and implement a strategy to reduce fall incidence rate in elderly community based patients. The paper is written as a mentor review, discussing the strengths and weakness of the overall project and its implementation.

Nursing Theorist Websites

A 3 page research paper that reviews several nursing theory websites. Bibliography lists 3 sources

Glittenberg, Transcultural Nursing in Guatemala

A 5 page book review of Jody Glittenberg’s text To the Mountain and Back, The Mysteries of Guatemalan Highland Family Life (1994, Waveland Press), which describes how the author’s understanding of this culture evolves from her visits to Guatemala, which took place in the 1970s, first as a missionary nurse, and then as an anthropology student conducting an ethnographic research project. This is a fascinating book that gives any reader insight into the lives of poor agrarian population struggling for existence within context of a developing country. Glittenberg’s first-person narrative style creates a highly readable account, which allows the reader to learn along with the author as she relates her experiences in chronological order. No additional sources cited.

Patient Simulators/Human Patients in Nursing Education

A 12 page research paper that offers a literature review that first at the nursing shortage and why there is a shortage of nursing educators and then, this review looks more extensively and specifically at the literature pertaining to patient simulators. The purpose behind this is investigation is to evaluate whether or not this teaching tool, patient simulators, is effective, how it impacts the tasks of nursing educators, and how simulators, of various types, compare with more traditional forms of instruction. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Mentoring in Nursing

A 3 page literature review of mentoring in nursing, followed by a closer review of a specific article. The topic is mentoring among new nurse managers, but can apply to all levels and types of nursing. Mentoring provides benefit for more than only the two individuals directly involved in the mentoring relationship. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Role of Psychiatric Nursing

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused the writer to conclude that the trend in psychiatric nursing is toward the humanistic approach and that this is a positive direction for the profession. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Adolescent Abstinence / Article Review

A 5 page review of a study by Jemmot, Jemmot & Fong (1998) study on abstinence and safer-sex intervention. The author reviews the article in terms of effectiveness of the article in reporting a model of intervention for the nursing or other professions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Attitudes of Nurses and Social Workers Working with Alcoholism

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social service practices for indivudals with this condition. Bibliographhy lists 20 sources.