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Goal Attainment Theory of Imogene King »

Number of Pages: 3

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This ...

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Medication Communication/Concept Analysis using Orem's Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that a concept analysis of medication communication in nursing, referring to Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory for its theoretical foundation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing and Technology »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the potentially dehumanising effects of technology in nursing, and considers the ways in which technology can be incorporated into holistic care plans. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper examines the philosophies of Jean Watson and determines how that viewpoint may be applicable to the philosophy of a nursing student. More specifically, this paper highlights the importance of Watson's wholistic approach to nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Quality Improvement/Pressure Ulcers »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses a quality improvement initiative for PU prevention in nursing home care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of existing studies of the use of nurse practitioners in providing services for particular patient populations, including pediatric populations. This paper compares the use of nurse practitioners in comparison to other health care providers, and assesses the implications of the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner in ...

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The Impact of Bioterrorism on the Future of Health Care »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper considers the impact of bioterrorism on health care; how we can prevent bioterrorism; and the role of the nurse in bioterrorism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Professional Nursing and Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory, related to the contextual view of the history of nursing theory. This paper relates the fact that in the the curative model, nurses provide assessments, act as integral members of healthcare teams, provide direct and indirect patient care, and address ...

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Caring Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that begins with a brief introduction to the theory. The writer explains Watson’s caring theory of nursing, including the Trims and clinical caritas processes. An example is provided to demonstrate how the theory can be implemented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Basic Principles of Medication Administration »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the central principles of medication administration for nurses. This paper relates the importance of following protocols and specific issues related to the ethics of care. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Organizational Change in St. Vincent's ICU »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper assessing change in a large hospital to allow it to achieve and maintain a one-to-one nurse-patient ratio in its ICU at all times. Kurt Lewin's change theory was used as a framework, and the hospital added three agency nurses to work in more general-care areas of the hospital to free ...

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Orem, Mid-range & Grand Theories »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an examination of Orem’s theoretical perspective as it differentiates between the grand and mid-range versions of Orem’s model of nursing and then goes on to discuss the substance of her mid-range theory, that is, her Self-Care Deficit theory of nursing and its application. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Strategies to Retain Employees »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that emphasizes the shortage of nurses and other health care professionals. The paper reviews an article about employee retention and comments on what needs to happen to reduce the turnover of nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Health Care: Challenges in Caring for a Diverse Population, and Dealing with Colleagues of Different Ages »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses two matters: the opportunities and challenges presented to health care workers by the increasingly ethnically diverse American population; and generational conflict between older nurses and younger nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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Feminist Theory and the Nursing Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how nursing can benefit from a more detailed understanding of the feminist theory. Feminism has often been overlooked in the nursing industry due to the fact that many believe a focus on feminism would detract from the care given by nurses. There are many reasons for both the belief of feminism in nursing ...

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Nursing as a Profession and its Distinguishing Features »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the features that distinguish nursing as a profession. These features include specialized knowledge; professional licensing and organization; published code of ethics; and ever-increasing responsibility as pressures on health care resources continue to increase. The paper also compares profession to occupation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Various Nursing Theories According to Jean Watson and Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper presents the basic tenets of the theories of Watson and Leininger, arguing that Jean Watson and Madeleine Leininger are both nursing theorists who promoted caring through integration of diverse aspects of the patient's life. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Making Improvements in the Nursing Agency »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at the way in which an educational needs assessment may be conducted in a private care nursing agency, and then simulate the process to identify areas where educational needs were needed. The paper then considers potential barrier to providing for the training needs. The bibliography cites 3 sources. ...

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Holistic Nursing and the Role of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

Jean Watson has played a major role in determining the link between nursing identity and holistic healing, and has supported the integration of a new vision of nursing process within the profession. This 5 page paper considers the role of Jean Watson in asserting a holistic model for nursing and then relates this vision ...

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Skilled Nursing Facility Uses »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the information flows becoming possible with one skilled nursing facility’s (SNF) attention to automating much of the information needed for patient records, managed care negotiations and Medicare. Five full-size, color diagrams illustrate the SNF’s information types, flows and uses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers ...

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Nursing and Communication Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the way in which communication theory is relevant to modern nursing practice, in terms of the relationship between nurse and client and the changing professional structure of the health care system as a whole. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Literature Review on Unlicensed Personnel Management of Certified Nursing Assistants »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper examines how Certified Nursing Assistants are managed as unlicensed personnel. A Literature Review analyzes recent studies and findings relevant to management in this specific health care environment. Conflicts and solutions are presented, focusing on the role and viewpoint of the registered nurses, as they are most often assigned ...

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Definitions of Nursing Meta-paradigms »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers definitions of the nursing concepts health, environment, person and nursing, and also caring. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Missed Nursing Care/Research Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page article critique on a study by Kalisch (2006), which deals with tasks that are routinely missing from hospital nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit Nursing Retention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the nationwide shortage of nurses, particularly in emergency rooms and intensive care units. The writer explores the work environment for these nurses and the reasons why retention is problem and then looks how mentoring is being used to encourage new nursing grads. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Home Industry and Patient Care Costs Determination »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the factors that are involved in the pricing of patient care within the nursing home industry. As the population of the U.S. ages, this industry is receiving more and more attention and has been the object of a good deal of research in recent years. The writer gives ...

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Nursing and the Philosophy of Care »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of Watson's "philosophy of care". The paper is arranged as speaker notes for a power point presentation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Home Residents Suffering from Dementia and Making End of Life Decisions »

Number of Pages: 5

Forbes, Bern-Klug and Gessert (2000), in their article End-of-Life Decision Making for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia, relate the problem of family decision making and the focus on nursing home care for individuals with dementia. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. ...

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Practical Applications Of Simulations In Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper reports and discusses how simulations are used in different settings. Simulation is growing as an instructional tool because of the complexity of health care and because of the positive outcomes for nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Case Study on Depression »

Number of Pages: 12

A case study which involves setting out a care plan for a bereaved woman suffering from depression, including delineating the kind of nursing interventions which might be appropriate, their outcomes, and the etiologies of the depression. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Patient Care Quality and Nurse Staffing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the issue of nursing staffing and quality of patient care. Five articles are reviewed. The writer provides a synopsis of the results of the studies and/or conclusions of the authors. The writer then explains why this information is needed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Degrees and Associate versus Bachelor »

Number of Pages: 6

There are a number of constraints to the provision of appropriate care including financial considerations, the shortage of nurses and the differences in settings. This 6 page paper argues that nurses should be paid according to ability and experience rather than educational level. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Function and Role of Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the role and function of nurse practitioners (NPs) with particular emphasis on the NP role in Canada. A literature review on this topic shows that there are several significant roles for NPs emerging within acute care settings. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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MEDITECH Hospital Information System »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating Medical Information Technology, Inc.’s MEDITECH hospital information system, specifically as it applies to nursing. Topics include orders and charting; care plans; and quality and research reporting capabilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Death and Coping »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that addresses the role nurses play in the dying process of patients. This includes patients that are dying as well as their family members. Two different case scenarios are provided, which illustrate the varied circumstances that a nurse may encounter. Each situation is unique, yet each circumstance always requires a great ...

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Homeless Patients and a Nurse's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the role of the nurse in relationship to homeless patients. Issues which discuss who the homeless are, where they live, what they suffer from, and where they can obtain care are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Prenatal and Neonatal Care »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of prenatal and neonatal care, with a focus on questions regarding the use of different proceedures and the learning objectives for nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurse Role Definition »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the role of a nurse and argues how their role is essential to good health care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Primary Care v. Team Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines this question in regards to the competing paradigms of team nursing versus primary care nursing. The writer offers a critical study of literature on this topic, which evaluates the pros and cons of each perspective in regards to the question of whether or not team nursing is ...

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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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Human Charing and the Theory of Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human caring. This nursing theory verbalizes some of those highest ideals of the ways that human beings should treat each other. It assumes technical strength on the part of the nurse, and a true desire to serve others. In the process, the theory also ...

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Community Nursing and the Effects of Primary Care Trusts and the UK National Service Standards »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the recent changes in the UK National Health Service with the introduction of Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s). The writer consider how this, along with the introduction of National Service Frameworks, has and will impact on the role of the community nurse. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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Field of Nursing and Education Importance »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper looks at educational models, with a focus on the ADN degree. Questions regarding competence, as well as whether or not nursing programs should impose limits, and what type of degree should be required, are discussed. Both sides of controversies in nursing education, as seen through the eyes of health care administration, ...

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Liability in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the increased liability risks for nurses in today's health care. The writer argues that a principal method for reducing liability is through the process of incident reporting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Reduction of Infection Spread and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

( 10pp). Nursing preventative care involves reducing the spread of infection in medical settings through appropriate and through hand washing, selection of appropriate gloves, and adherence to safety conditions regarding sharps. This discussion will examine those techniques and procedures. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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2 Nursing Paradigm Models »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that analyzes Callista Roy's Adaptation Model as an example of the totality paradigm and Betty Neuman's Health Care Systems Model as an example of the simultaneity paradigm. The writer uses the nursing concept of living with changing expectations in regards to the treatment of diabetes mellitus in evaluating these two ...

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Three Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper presenting a patient case followed by application of three nursing theories to that single case. The nursing theories examined are Roy’s Adaptation Model, Neuman’s System Model and Orem’s Theory of Self-Care. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Nursing Home Conflict and Resolution »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper outlines ten potential conflicts in nursing home care. Solutions are proposed and stakeholders are identified in respect to each problem studied. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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