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Leadership in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that, first of all, examines the difference between leadership and management concepts while also providing a personal philosophy of leadership. From this orientation, suggestions are then offered that illustrate how team building concepts and organizational theory, including change theory, can be applied to nursing clinical practice. Contemporary nursing is ...

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Nursing Method of Adaptation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the nursing method of adaptation. This method is discussed form many different aspects considering that it is a method that can be implemented in many different ways. A thorough description is given, as well as its relevancy to different aspects inherent in the health and nursing field. ...

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A Nursing Analysis of 'A Study of Practicing Nurses Perceptions and Experiences of Intimacy within the Nurse-Patient Relationship' »

Number of Pages: 10

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.

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Transcultural Approaches and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the need for transcultural nursing approaches within a holistic nursing model. This paper reflects upon the impacts of transcultural approaches and relates the premises of theorists like Watson, who make distinct links between the healing process and the way in which nurses and patients relate. Bibliography lists 6 ...

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Using Adrenaline to Treat Anaphylatic Shock »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper considers the advantages of immediate use of adrenaline for anaphylactic shock within a nurse led minor injuries unit. The paper includes a n outline of anaphylaxis symptoms and why adrenaline is more suitable than treatment with antihistamines and the need for rapid responses and the most effective use of resources. The ...

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Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

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. ...

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Impact of a BSN on Nursing Role »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that uses tutorial language in order to provide a nursing student with a guide to writing a personal essay that discusses the student’s personal beliefs and values relative to nurses within the context of how the student perceives obtaining a BSN degree will impact the student’s practice. Bibliography lists 3 ...

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Nursing and Self-Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summation and analysis of an article by Jackson (2004) on the crucial role that holistic healing and self-care plays within the context of nursing and nursing education. No additional sources cited.

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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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Influence of Advanced Practice Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the increasing positive influence that advanced practice nurses (APNs) are having within health care organizations. For example, the writer describes how APNs in an intensive care neonatal unit instituted positive change. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Literature and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 7

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 ...

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Suggestions for a Psychiatric Practicum »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student concerning how to formulate a nursing practicum for a nurse educator within the framework of a psychiatric hospital. The writer focuses on the subject of grief and bereavement counseling for various age groups of clients. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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APNs and Cardiology »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that describes the practice of advanced practice nurses (APNs) specializing in cardiology within the context of a hypothetical interview. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Chain of Command in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses this concept in relation to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Comfort/A Nursing Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that follows the standard format for a nursing concept analysis, which focuses on the idea of comfort. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing, Immobility, and its Consequences »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores consequences of immobility and what nurses can do to alleviate some of the problems. The concept is defined and an overview is provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Paradigm Concepts and Leininger's Theory »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the concepts of person, nursing, environment and health of the nursing paradigm, from the perspectives of personal conviction and Leininger’s theory. Certainly intercultural nursing can be accomplished using other theories, but Leininger’s is the most complete culturally. Cultural awareness can be expected only to gain in importance in ...

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Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, who are two of the nursing profession’s most influential theorists. Peplau’s Interpersonal Nursing Theory and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory have for decades provided nurses with a foundational understanding of nursing that has facilitated both everyday nursing care and nursing research. ...

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'Health as Expanding Consciousness' Nursing Philosophy of Margaret Newman »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discuss Margaret Newman's Margaret Newman's philosophy of nursing, Health as Expanding Consciousness. This nursing model is founded on the concept that health is not a stationary goal, but rather part of a continuum. Newman posits that lifetime behavior patterns can be identified and manipulated in such a manner as ...

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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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Albert Bandura's Theories and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

Bandura's concepts are compared with other theorists' such as Lawler and Piaget in this 11 page analysis. Bandura's premise that self-efficacy expectations are the most important influences on motivation is highlighted. All theories are discussed as related to the nursing profession and the key elements of individualism, environment, society and health are discussed in relationship ...

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Nursing and Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper looks at the concept of professionalism as it concerns nursing. Reasons why nurses are not seen as professionals are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Home Autonomy and Concept Development »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the benefits of greater patient autonomy in the nursing home setting and methods of achieving it. Almost any measure that can improve nursing home residents’ quality of life can make positive contribution to creating and sustaining autonomy. Maintaining increased autonomy as a goal can improve the experiences of ...

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Adding an Athletic Trainer to the Sports Medicine Clinic »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper promoting the concept of adding an athletic trainer to a sports medicine clinic. The paper argues that an existing sports medicine clinic has the opportunity to use athletic trainers on staff in the same roles that nurse practitioners and physician assistants fill in the practices of internists, gynecologists and other ...

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses Watson's Theory of Caring, its major concepts and the way in which the four nursing meta-paradigms of person, health, nursing and environment can be applied to a hypothetical caring moment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Transformational Leadership/Nurse Retention »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that offers a literature review that focuses on defining the concept of transformational leadership and, in so doing, also focuses on discerning what empirical studies reveal about hospital management's effectiveness at educating staff on the benefits of the transformational leadership paradigm. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Nursing and the Use of Family Theories »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the value of family theories in nursing with particular attention to nurses caring for patients in their own homes. The concept of family theories is considered in general and then some of the most use are discussed looking at how they may provide practical support for the nurses practice. ...

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Coping Nursing Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a nursing concept analysis of coping. Topics covered include definitions and attributes, as well as model, borderline and related cases. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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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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Community Nursing and the Concepts of Community and Aggregates »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discsuses the concepts of community and aggregates as they apply to community nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Five Questions on Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper answering 5 public health nursing questions. Topics include Lillian Wald; the concept of health for all; Healthy People 2010; data collection; the Community as Partner model; and population pyramids. Specific questions are included as an appendix. Includes 2 charts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Community Concept »

Number of Pages: 4

In 4 pages, this paper discusses how the terms community and aggregate often are used interchangeably, and includes a discussion of whether a group constitutes a community or an aggregate illustrating that such use is not incorrect. Designing or evaluating nursing intervention efforts requires greater precision, however. The senior citizens at The Erie ...

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JCAHO's Core Measure Heart Failure Process Implementation »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing implementation of JCAHO’s core measure process for heart failure (HF). The HF-l core measure addresses discharge instructions to HF patients, and the paper provides a plan for implementing that core measure. It addresses creating a system, training staff members to use it and the changes that can be ...

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Nursing Theories Core Concepts »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that begins by presenting a metaparadigm of core concepts for nursing theories. The paper then briefly explains Orem's theory and Leninger's theory and comments on how they demonstrate the metaparadigm. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Concept Analysis/Acute Pain »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that offers a nursing concept analyses of acute pain. The writer reviews and summarizes relevant literature and then offers model, related and borderline cases. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Med/Surg Leader, An Interview »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper. Nursing leadership is acknowledged to be one of the most crucial factors in addressing the current and emerging needs of the healthcare system. This investigation explores issues related to nursing leadership, first of all, by summarizing literature that defines and discusses the way in which leadership models relate to concepts ...

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Continuous Quality of Care »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper examines the CQI concept. How it applies to nursing is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Vocabulary »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that answers specific questions about nursing terminology. The writer discusses phenomenon and concept; conceptual framework and theory and how the metaparadigms of nursing are applied to theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing, Creativity, Self Care, and Personal Growth »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the use of journaling, the assessment of personal growth and the experiences and accomplishments that occur during programs designed to improve professional development and creativity. This paper outlines the basic premises of Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way as a foundation for the personal development of ...

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Patient Autonomy and Nursing Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper takes a look at the concept of patient autonomy. Many examples are provided and the subject is discussed in depth. Annotated bibliography is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Sigmund Freud, Imogene King, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Imogene King's Goal Attainment Theory is explained in relation to her basic concepts. Specific Freudian theories are then discusses, specifically his psychosexual stages and his theory of transference. There are then related to nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing and the Theory of Interpersonal Relations by Hildegard Peplau »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that discusses, describes and evaluates Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Relations Theory of nursing. The writer discusses concepts, applications and utility to nursing. Bibliography lists 10 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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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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Role of Nurse Administrator »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the role of the nurse administrator. Topics covered include the role of the administrator, history, educational preparation, and theoretical concepts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Rosemarie Parse's 'Human Becoming' Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the "human becoming" theoretical model for nursing developed by Rosemarie Parse. The writer examines this concept as part of the simultaneity paradigm of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Leadership, Clinical Pathways, Discharge Planning, and Quality Management »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page discussion of these nursing concepts as revealed in several key articles from the literature. The author of this paper provides a brief synopsis of three articles and one article has been selected for a more detailed discussion of how its findings pertain to preparation for practice as an RN and what ...

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An Analysis of Nursing Care Concepts »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page nursing concept analysis that explores the topic of caring. The aim of this analysis is to investigate this body of research in order to determine the purposes of caring and how caring can facilitate the goals of nursing practice. The writer explores the literature in regards to a model case study, borderline, ...

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