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Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Institutional Settings

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Overview of Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 8

In 8 pages, the author gives an overview of elderly abuse. One of the lesser known and even lesser talked about crimes is abuse of elderly or geriatric people. This type abuse occurs at a phenomenal rate. Older persons are at a great risk for this type of abuse. This type ...

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Nursing Homes and Abuse of the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this topic with attention on signs and symptoms of possible abuse. What to look for, the prevalence of elder abuse, and how to deal with possible abuse situations are all discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Continuing Educaiton and the Application of Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page continuation of an educational initiative following completion of a needs assessment and analysis at a long term care facility. The initial assessment indicates that a need exists in further training and education in techniques and rationale of infection control in the institutional setting. This paper discusses learning theory and selects ...

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SNF Costs and the Impact of Primary Nursing »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page nursing research proposal seeking approval for instituting a primary nursing structure in a nursing home setting. Primary nursing is an old concept and has not been extensively studied in the long term care setting. The paper includes an extensive literature review as well as methods, hypotheses, data collection, data analysis, ...

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Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining ...

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Nursing and Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses how, in school, it may seem as though "ethics," fall into some clear cut areas, and we might nod a little to ourselves, thinking we have a rough handle on the types of moral decisions we might be considering during our professional lives This author suggests that another layer of parameters exists concerning elder abuse, ...

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Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing ...

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Schizophrenic Patients and Therapeutic Nursing Relationship »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses establishing a therapeutic relationship with a schizophrenic patient. In order to aid mental health patients, literature indicates that a therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient is essential. This examination of the nurse/patient therapeutic relationship in a mental health setting focuses on a case study of 23-year-old Caucasian male ...

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Nursing Homes and Ethical Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. In today's world of nursing home care, the level of abuse and neglect has reached an all-time high. The commonality of such unacceptable treatment has called for myriad legal intervention as a means by which to re-evaluate health reform; however, such inhumane activity continues in spite of these measures. ...

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the professional setting and the role of the nurse leader, and presents some ideas about what a student must aspire to in order to be an effective nurse leader. This paper also incorporates a view of the theory of leadership method and demonstrates how a student ...

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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Nursing Homes and Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many times, abuse of the elderly is fraught at the hands of overstressed nursing home staffs that have too much work in a facility that does not have enough employees to get the work done. This is no excuse for abuse of the elderly; it is just an unfortunate fact in ...

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Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes and Detection »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper looks at the top down model which may be used by the health care industry in its' ongoing attempts to detect, combat and prevent abuse of elderly residents. The paper recognises the different types of abuse, physical, psychological and financial along with the role that people at different places within ...

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Abuse of the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper on the growing problem of elderly abuse. The writer describes the various types of abuse and the typical situations from which it arises. Bibliography lists four sources.

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Discharge Instructions, Heart Patients »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a nursing management scenario presents the following problem, which is that a patient who had suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is being discharged without receiving discharge instruction, which is considered to be patient neglect. This discussion examines the various aspects of this problem before proposing how a ...

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Nursing Research/IRB Application Process »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that describes the purposes and functions of institutional review board approval and the role it plays in maintaining the ethicality of nursing research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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

Number of Pages: 15

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 ...

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Hospital and Home Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

The setting for the provision of health care has greatly expanded over the years. This 8 page paper explores the differences and similarities between the role of the nurse in the home versus hospital setting. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Appraisal of Team Performance »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing approaches to appraising the performance of teams, particularly those in health care settings. One nurse rejects the 360-degree approach because of conditions under which many nurses work. The team score approach may be better in health care settings. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Canada and the Problem of Hospital Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in the hospital setting and the implications for the nursing profession in Canada. This paper argues that the move of nurses into other service areas and the changing nature of nursing services has resulted in reductions in the number of nurses currently working in ...

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Nurse Practitioner Profession and Risks of Musculoskeletal Injuries »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at the risk of back, and other musculoskeletal, injuries in the health care setting. Risks of such injuries to the nurse practitioner in a primary care setting are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Registered Nurse's Hospital Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing some of the roles that RNs fill in the hospital setting. Nursing’s reach and respectability have grown immeasurably in past decades, but the registered nurse still provides a wide variety of services within the hospital setting. In its most basic analysis, nursing reflects caring, followed closely by education ...

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Needs Assessment and Simulation »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a needs assessment for the use of simultion technology to teach nurses how to use pulmonary artery catheters in the clinical setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Theory and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper constructing a new theory of nursing as it relates to postoperative pain management following hip replacement surgery. The new nursing theory constructed here is that a better approach to postoperative pain management associated with hip replacement surgery is to avoid as much immediate pain sensation as possible. This restricts ...

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Change and Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. Getting old is not a socially accepted occurrence. In America, contempt and disrespect stem from the aspect of aging against one's will, with people looking upon the elderly as slow, incapable, broken down and virtually worthless individuals. The notion of ageism, the negative attitude associated with getting old, ...

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Nursing Relevance of Jean Watson's Theory of Caring »

Number of Pages: 10

In ten pages, this paper discusses theorist Jean Watson and her caring theory within the context of its continuing relevance to nurse practitioners, particularly within a pain management setting. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

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Fall Prevention in the Elderly in Home Care »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a two parts of a nursing research project on fall prevention for the elderly in home care settings. This paper relates the problem identification and solution sections of the research project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Values of a Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses the values and traits associated with being a nursing educator. Learner responsibilities and the ideal professional setting selected by the student researching this topic are also discussed. No sources are cited.

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Tone and Expectations of Nursing Managers' Role »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to the writer's opinion as to how it is the responsibility of nursing managers to establish the tone and expectations of clinical settings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Complaints and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7.5 page paper outlines the common complaints that nurses have with patients and also details the complaints that patients have about nurses. Possible solutions are offered to the problem of verbal and physical abuse. Basic patient psychology and underlying factors presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Abuse of Senior Citizens and Care in Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper on this national tragedy. The writer explores quality care, residents' rights and nursing home costs, as well as suggesting that lack of adequate standards is the reason for most abuse. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

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Case Scenario/Alcohol Abuse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses how a family nurse practitioner should address a case scenario that is indicative of alcohol abuse. DSM-IV criteria is discussed, along with suggestions for diagnostic instruments and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Patient Harassment of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. The incidence of patient harassment against nurses and other health care providers is much higher than most people probably think. This paper discusses the kinds of harassment and abuse many nurses and other health care providers experience. Reports from Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom are included. Data included. Bibliography lists ...

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Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Conflict and Power »

Number of Pages: 5

(5 pp). On one level this book is about society's dislike for, and eventual destruction of the unrepentant non-conformer. But on another level it is exactly what the story line portrays - a brilliant look at the abuse, oppression and even murderous nature of the modern "mental-health" system. Action plays out through ...

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British Columbia and the Problems of Substance Abuse Among Canadian Youth »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that addressing nursing interventions and substance abuses programs in regards to British Columbia, Canada. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologistsm and Drug Abuse »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page overview of substance abuse among medical professionals that work in anesthesiology departments. The author provides statistics that illuminate the problem and then suggests measures which should alleviate the problem. Included a one-page letter to a Senator urging him to implement mandatory drug testing for this profession. Bibliography lists 10 ...

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Nurses and Drug Abuse »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at the issue of drug abuse or addiction and nurses. The argumentative paper discusses the level of addiction and argues that given the range of influencing factors that addiction rates appear to be relativity low and that this issue f onuses with addiction problems does not receive sufficient attention. The ...

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Developments In Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper defining forensic nursing, examining its origins and commenting on its likely future. Forensic nursing requires that nurses observe abnormalities and investigate their possible causes for the purpose of identifying either an abuse or an abuser. The paper mentions the theory of Nightingale and Betty Neuman in terms of comforting ...

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Nursing Intervention and Munchausen by Proxy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the diagnosis and intervention required to detect and alleviate cases of abuse involving the fabrication of a non-existent illness or injury in another for the purposes of gaining attention and sympathy for the victim’s caretaker. This paper provides a concise definition of Munchausen by Proxy and descriptions of activities ...

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Substance Abuse in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the growing problem of substance abuse within the nursing profession. This paper delineates the causes and the potential solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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Clinical Setting and Nurse Mentors »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the role of the nurse as a mentor/teacher. The essay explains the different between mentoring and precepting and focuses on aspects of mentoring, including the functions of a good mentor and the fact that expert nurses need to be taught how to mentor. Addressing that topic, there is a ...

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Ethics in Nursing Discerning Child Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores a nurse's ethical responsibility as they pertain to a young child that has potentially been abused. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Adolescents and Pediatric Perioperative Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 6

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 ...

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PTSD Caused by Childhood Incest and Peplau Intervention Theory »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that offers a detailed examination of Peplau's Interpersonal Theory of nursing as a foundation for designing a nursing intervention for aiding adult survivors of childhood incest suffering from PTSD. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing Theory Selection and Implementation »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper evaluating whether Leininger's or Roy's nursing theory is best suited to the endoscopy and day surgery clinical setting. This is not an area in which nurses have opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients, which is the focus of both these theories. In that context, communication is seen as ...

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Psychiatric Nursing and Self Disclosure for Therapeutic Purposes »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing the therapeutic use of self and self-disclosure in the psychiatric setting. Formal training provides the technical knowledge needed to provide competent care in the psychiatric setting, but formal training also can be seen as only the beginning point of building competence. Experience and reflection on that experience are ...

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Senior Citizens with Heart Problems and the Transitional Care Nursing Model »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses the transitional care model of nursing and how it calls for an interdisciplinary approach in the creation and establishment of an appropriate and meaningful patient care plan. Without all components of the service and care delivery process working in coordination with one another, it is more than likely that one (or more) aspect of the patient’s ...

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Nursing Homes & Liability »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that reports on a Florida liability case. In the case of Beverly Enterprises-Florida, Inc. d/b/a/ Eastbrooke Health Care Center v. Wilbur W. Spilman, as a personal representative of the estate of Walter M. Spilman, the court award a final judgement of $719,064.12 in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive ...

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Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper examining the applicability of the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls for decision-making in nursing. Today's nurses face decisions and situations that were not technologically possible only a few years ago, and they are called on to make decisions in realms that were barely considered a generation ago and did ...

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