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Literature Review on Turnovers in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers a literature review on why nursing turnover rates are so high throughout the health care industry, and what solutions are being proposed to correct this situation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Formulating Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that first of all, focuses on the importance of nursing theory to the practice and professionalism of nursing. It then looks at the Novice to Expert theory of Patricia Benner can both substantiate and inform the Self-Care theory of Dorothy Orem. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Jean Watson, Nursing Theorist »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the career and philosophy of nursing theorist Jean Watson. The writer briefly discusses Dr. Watson's biography but then concentrates on discussing her Theory of Human Caring and its implications to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Ethics/A Diabetic Patient »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper/essay that considers the ethical conflicts inherent in a case scenario concerning a diabetic patient in long-term care. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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'Test Run' Perioperative Nursing Recruitment »

Number of Pages: 5

This five-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion outlining the perioperative surgical elective that nursing students can take to determine if they want to go into perioperative care as their specialty. Bibliography lists five sources.

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Nursing Dilemma Represented by The English Patient »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper illustrates the dilemma that a nursing student can face when engaged in the care of a terminally ill patient.Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Six Questions on Nursing Theory Models »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper answering six questions centered on the value of the study of nursing theory models, how they can be useful in varying health care settings and how they can inform both personal and professional relationships. Nursing theories discussed in the paper are those of Orem, Roy, Neuman, King, Rogers and Johnson. ...

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Arthritis Clinic Led by Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the ramifications of establishing a nurse practitioner-led clinic for rheumatoid arthritis, with emphasis on doing this in the United Kingdom. The writer discusses the efficacy and cost effectiveness of NP care, as well as general guidelines for establishing such a clinic. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

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Caring Nursing Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper uses only primary sources to explore the author's views on caring and how it is important to the nursing profession. The concepts as relayed by Watson are applied to a case study provided by a student. The case study is thoroughly evaluated but there is much attention paid to ...

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Nursing Interventions and Case Study on Guillain Barre Syndrome »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of a case of an individual who developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome following a gastrointestinal infection. This paper provides an overview of the case history and determining factors as well as the care plan and case management perspectives. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Caring in Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Dorothea Orem and Jean Watson, who are two nursing theorists who have both had a tremendous impact on contemporary nursing via their incorporation of the nursing core concept of caring within the framework of their nursing models of practice. This examination of these theories briefly summaries and analyzes ...

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Nursing Theory Article on Competency Based Orientation Programs of the Future »

Number of Pages: 5

This five-page paper presents a reflective analyst of an nursing theory article involving competency based orientation programs designed to better equip RN graduates to enter the health care field. Bibliography lists four sources.

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Patient Care Ethics and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in nursing management and assesses the ethical implications of the use of nursing assistants and certified nurses aides in place of nurses. This paper considers the management issues as well as the ethical problems that stem from this type of focus, and also attempts ...

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Nursing's Philosophical Issues »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper delves into ethical issues in medical science. Several aspects of nursing care are discussed inclusive of the DNR order and medication errors. Several ideologies are included and discussed as they relate to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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'Don't Call Me Sweetie!' Australia Nursing Study Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

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 ...

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Personal Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper/essay offers suggestions to a nursing student on how to go about describing the student's personal nursing philosophy, which draws upon Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Review of Nursing Journal Article IV »

Number of Pages: 3

3 page review of an article from the Journal of Health Care Marketing in which the author discusses how nursing recruitment efforts can be modeled successfully after traditional principles of marketing. The article's theoretical framework, research design, and main points are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided.

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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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Human Care Nursing and the Theoretical Contributions of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human care. The paper includes some biographical information on Watson and application to a clinical setting. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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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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Quality within Australian Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a comprehensive literature review in regards to factors and principles associated with quality nursing care, with a particular focus on nursing in Australia. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

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From an AS Degree to a BS in Nursing Past, Present, and Future »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing one AS nurse's decision to complete a BS degree and the benefits that completion of the degree offered for the present and for the future. Most employers are beginning to require a BSN as minimum standard for advancement to supervisory positions. Whether the nurse seeks administrative work or ...

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Dorothea Orem - Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that begins by reporting the Orem's development of her theory over time. The major part of this essay explains Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory and reports a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Administration Unit and Hospital Mergers »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper looks at hospital mergers, primarily from the perspective of a nursing administration unit. Problems of mergers and acquisitions are highlighted, particularly as it pertains to the health care industry. Bibliography lists 9 sources

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Role of Nursing and 4 Metaparadigms »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing nursing’s four metaparadigms and the central role of nursing. Certainly the nurse has physical responsibilities that vary with the area in which s/he works, but each patient is an individual. Nursing is one of the few professions that continually assesses its effectiveness, professionalism and true worth. This ...

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Nursing at the End of Life »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses an end of life case study in regards to guides for effect nursing care for terminally ill patients. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Modalities of Self Care and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing various self-care modalities (self-massage, music, meditation, exercise and imaging) to be used over the period of a class in holistic nursing. Self-massage and meditation are the modalities chosen, because neither requires any specialized equipment and neither requires that another person be available to assist. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Nursing, Cultural Understanding, and the Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory of Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the need for and value of diversity in healthcare, specifically in the hospital setting among nurses using Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory as a guide. Leininger's theory should be useful in efforts to increase diversity within the nursing staff as well enhancing nurses' and patients' understanding ...

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RN v. BSN and Nursing Trends in Education »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the importance of advanced education in the nursing profession. Reviews the changes which have occurred in the health care environment which necessitate advanced education. Highly recommends the Bachelor of Science in nursing as a means of meeting the challenges of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Shortage in Canada »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the shortage of nurses in Canada and the factors that affect this situation. This literature review examines the Canadian nursing shortage from various analytical perspectives and then offers strategies for possible solutions to this major health care problem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Need for Cultural Competent Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the meaning of "culture" and "cultural diversity" and then applies this understanding to the significance of providing culturally competent nursing care with a special focus on Australia. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Issues Pertaining to Hospital Facilities »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that, first of all, describes the equipment required for caring for bariatric patients safely and, secondly, discusses the lighting requirements required by a hospital inpatient room, a nursing home and a neonatal ICU. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Perceptions »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing the roles of nurses, education required, how they are perceived by doctors, lay people, other professionals, what their role should be in managed health care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Models and Theories of Erickson and Orem »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides a comparative view of the nursing models outlined by Orem and Erickson. This paper integrates a comparative assessment of both of their theories and applies them to nursing care. Bibliography lists four sources.

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An Interview with a Nurse Manager »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an interview with a nurse manager and considers the implications of her thoughts in relation to both quality and direct care nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Student Interest in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page exploration of why more and more students are becoming interested in nursing. Written as a tutorial admissions essay, this paper emphasizes the attraction of the diversity of nursing duties and the growing recognition in the field of the importance of such factors as touch and caring in improving patient welfare. ...

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Diabetic Case Study/Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that interprets a case study on a diabetic patient at a long-term care facility from the perspective of nursing as an art. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

In 1986 Jean Watson was Dean of the School of Nursing in Denver and Director of the Center for Human Caring. The two job titles provide a significant insight into how she views nursing. This 6 page paper examines the theory of nursing as an art within the context of the bio-pscho-social model and presents a scenario ...

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Studies in Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper reviewing two studies focusing on management style in nursing. Autocracy has no place among nurses at any level, particularly in levels of senior management. As the entire health care industry continues to grow and evolve, appropriate leadership style is critical to the overall success of departments and organizations. ...

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Metaparadigm of Nursing, Parse's Totality and Simultaneity, and Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing culturally sensitive nursing. As the composition of populations shifts in many developed nations, it becomes increasingly necessary for nurses to relate to patients in terms that patients can understand. Madeleine Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory focuses on spanning the cultural divide that can exist between the ...

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Nursing Personal Values' Development »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the development of personal values within the context of the nursing profession. The writer emphasizes the value of caring as the core value in nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Reviewing the Literature on OBRA 87 and Care Quality »

Number of Pages: 6

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of OBRA 87. A review of literature is presented to help determine OBRA's impact on the quality of care in nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Films Saving Private Ryan and Gandhi, and the Alignment of Leadership »

Number of Pages: 10

(10 pp)This paper compares and contrasts two movies, "Gandhi" and "Saving Private Ryan" In each of these films we will be looking at leadership tendencies and how they may be translated into broader areas such as the field of health care, particularly nursing. That information will then be extended into a ...

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Caring and the Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses caring in advanced practice nursing from the standpoint of ethical, moral and legal obligations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Treating Osteoporosis »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses osteoporosis. This investigation of literature offers guidance and information that can be used to design a nursing management plan for a patient newly diagnosed with osteoporosis. The main goal of the proposed care plan is to address and reduce the potential impact of impaired mobility by reducing the ...

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Ratio of Patients to Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses nurse to patient ratios. California is the first state that initiated and subsequently passed a bill legislating the ratio of nurse to patient. The bill was passed in 1999 but it is only in 2002 that the mandates are finally being put into effect. This essay presents ...

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Performance Management through Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional ...

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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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ER Application of the Self Care Deficit Theory Developed by Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page discussion of the applicability of Orem’s theory to the emergency room environment. The author of this paper asserts that in the fast-paced environment of the emergency room it is easy to forget that nursing, as a necessity, must address both patient and the health care system. Emergency nursing methodologies, to ...

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The Theory of Human Caring »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper discusses the theory of human caring developed by Jean Watson. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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