Review of 'Awakening the Nurse Healer Within'

A 4 page paper discussing the article by Carol Wells-Federman. The author presents solid reasons that the mainstream nurse need not view the holistic approach as something totally foreign or irreconcilable to the training received in order to gain the privilege of practicing nursing. In fact, she maintains that the standard approach to nursing always has been that of encouraging patient responsibility and offering suggestions that incorporate mind and spirit. She shows nurses how, though terminology differs, the approach is the same. She also encourages them to care for themselves in the same way. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Pain Management

A 7 page research paper that examines relevant nursing literature regarding the topic of pain relief/management. The hypothesis for this investigation posits that relevant nursing literature on pain relief/management offers viable options that can be investigated regarding alternatives to traditional analgesic pain remedies. A survey of studies published within the last five years in various nursing journals was conducted and this produced a literature review that verified this hypothesis. Implications for nursing practice and further research are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nursing

A 6 page research paper that discusses how the HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected nursing on a global scale, but particularly within the healthcare systems of the developing countries. This literature review examines the affect of HIV/AIDS on the profession of nursing, with an emphasis on nursing in Africa, but also addressing global experiences and concerns. The implications drawn from this research indicate the challenges facing nursing today due to HIV/AIDS. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Analysis of “A Study of Practicing Nurses Perceptions and Experiences of Intimacy within the Nurse-Patient Relationship”

This 10 page report discusses research conducted regarding the nursing perspective of patient-nurse intimacy. The research is considered within specific guidelines relating to how qualitative research is best analyzed. By following such a process, an individual nurse has a greater opportunity to review for her/himself information presented in research journals and publications. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Review of "Don't Call Me Sweetie!"

A 6 page paper reviewing the report of an Australian study examining nurses' and patients' concept of nursing care. The researchers employed Q methodology, which combines qualitative and quantitative components to bring the study to conclusion. Much of the medical community still sees qualitative research as not being quite as "real" as quantitative study, and adding the quantitative component opens the study to being received by a wider range of individuals within the medical community. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Conflict & Resolution in Nursing

An 8 page research paper that examines conflict and conflict resolution within a nursing context. This literature review looks at some of the sources of conflict between nurses from the perspective offered by Thomas conflict theory. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Study Proposal/Will Placing an NP in EDs Help Overcrowding?

A 15 page research proposal that outlines the design for am empirical investigation into the use of nurse practitioners in emergency departments within an American setting. While there is a great research in other countries on this topic, the extensive literature review shows that studies in American settings are lacking on this aspect of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Nursing Theorist Websites

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

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.

Pediatric Perioperative/Adolescents

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review on perioperative nursing interventions for adolescent surgical patients. Many nurses have the impression that dealing with an adolescent should be similar to dealing with an adult. However, research literature concerning perioperative experience with adolescents indicates that there are solid reasons for including adolescent care in the realm of pediatric medicine. This literature review addresses data concerning perioperative management of adolescents and the implication of research data for nursing practice in this area. Bibliography lists 5 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.

Nurses’ Burnout in Oman and Other Developing Countries: Studies and Recommendations

This is a 4 page paper discussing nurses’ burnout. Nurses’ burnout is a global problem which is considered more severe in developing countries due to the initial high patient nurse ratio and the increased number of health care workers which leave developing countries for other opportunities. While the Sultanate of Oman has a fairly large nursing population, over 70% of the nurses are foreign born leaving Oman even more vulnerable to the departure of a large portion of its nurses. The Ministry of Health within Oman has undergone several initiatives which will hopefully help to retain the current nursing population such as increasing the percentage of Omani and adopting international nursing standards, but in addition, the administrators responsible for the well being of nurses in Oman may wish to consult worldwide studies on nurses’ burnout which indicate that environmental factors such as resource availability, supervisor support, length of stay in high demand departments and overall “empowerment” within the workplace among many other factors are equally important in decreasing emotional exhaustion and stress which leads to burnout. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Theoretical Views/Surgical ICU Practice

A 5 page research paper that discusses applying nurse models to ICU clinical practice. Applying nursing theory, that is, theoretical frameworks proposed by nursing theorists such as Neuman, Orem and Roy, to clinical practice has been a longstanding focus of attention within nursing scholarship (Smith 16). The following examination of three nursing theories, specifically the models developed by Neuman, Orem and Roy, addresses how these approaches can guide nursing practice in regards to surgical ICU practice and its patient concerns. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Community Health & Teen Pregnancy

A 5 page research paper that presents a scenario involving a high rate of teen pregnancy within a specific community and then discusses the role of community nursing exploring the role of the community health nurse, as a provider of care, manager of care and representative of the nursing profession, within this difficult situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.