Nurse Psychiatric Internship

A 3 page paper that is supposed to be journal entries by a nurse psychiatric intern. The three disorders discussed are schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depressive disorder. Evidence-based treatments for each are reported. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

An 8 page research paper on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The writer describes the disorder, the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, treatment options, and a nursing plan for intervention in a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

ADHD and the Role of the Psychiatric Nurse

A 4 page overview of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

ADHD: A Critique of the Research

A 4 page critique of the literature on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Bipolar Disorder

A 10 page research paper that discusses bipolar disorder Examination of literature on this topic indicates some of what has been learned in treating bipolar disorder, and this information suggests conclusions as to how nurses can improve their practice and care of these patients. The writer offers a summary of four relevant studies. Bibliography lists 9 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.

Nutritional & Nursing Aspects Of A Patient Experiencing Acute Renal Failure And Dialysis

9 pages in length. Dealing with patients who are terminally ill with renal failure and receiving hemodialysis treatments means it is important to remember that physical pain is not the only kind of suffering they endure. Sometimes the emotional devastation is more to bear than the physical side; without the mind remaining strong for the body, it is very difficult to effect positive change even with the best of medical technology. As well, because animal proteins are much more difficult to process than vegetable and grain protein, dialysis patients are often recommended to adopt a vegetarian diet. It is a known fact that the one aspect of diabetes – a primary cause of renal failure – that cannot be overlooked is the ability to eat small amounts several times a day. The writer discusses nutritional and nursing aspects of someone experiencing acute renal failure and dialysis. Bibliography lists 14 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.

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

A 10 page research paper that offers an overview of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. The paper defines the disorder; describes its history and incidence statistics; research; implications/impacts on health; psychological and social implications; treatment; and the role of nurses and nurse practitioners in management, concluding with a section that addresses the feeling of the NP on the topic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Homeless Veterans with PTSD

A 15 page research paper that discusses this topic. This examination of literature specifically examines the target population homeless veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), what this entails, and the role of the nurse educator in addressing the needs of this population. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Myasthenia Gravis

A 5 page research paper that discusses this autoimmune disorder, its pathophysiology, current research and the application of this research to nursing, that is, what questions does research answer and what questions are left to be answered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Patient Assessment: Case Study for a Client with Multiple Sclerosis

This 7 page paper provides a fictitious case study of a young woman presenting with MS symptoms. How a nurse can counsel this patient with the newly diagnosed disorder is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Dorothea Dix, Pioneer of Nursing

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life, career, and nursing philosophy of nursing pioneer Dorothea Dix, who was instrumental in both founding and expanding more than 30 hospitals devoted to the treatment of mental illness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Myocardial Infarction / Current Data and the Implications for Nursing Prevention, Maintenance and Restoration

A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Cultural Differences In Health Care and How Nurses Should Respond

This four-page-paper presents an overview of an article from a medical journal regarding the treatment of a Jehovah Witness who suffered post surgical complications. In accordance to the patient's advance directives no blood products were given to her even though excessive bleeding during surgery caused her to become severely anemic. The medical staff managed to reverse her complications while still complying with her advance directives. Bibliography lists one source.