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Nursing and Family's Role »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the role of the family from a nursing perspective, considering the psychological, the sociological and social factors that will impact on the family and therefore the patient. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

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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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Review of an Article on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing “Social role quality, physical health, and psychological well-being in women after heart surgery,” written by Plach and Heidrich (2002) and published in "Research in Nursing and Health." This is a qualitative study aimed at discovering attitudes and perceptions among women who have had heart surgery, and the analysis includes ...

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Patient Outcome and Defining the Contribution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page exploration of the relationship which exists between nursing contribution and patient outcome. The author of this paper asserts a more and more predominant theme in nursing is the nurse’s one-on-one interaction with the patient and the consideration of such factors as culture and even spiritualism in patient care delivery. While ...

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Self Care Model of Dorothy Orem »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper describing Dorothy Orem’s model of self care, followed by a discussion of the model’s advantages and disadvantages. In this age of cost containment effort, self-care carries the promise of reducing the cost of direct patient care in those settings in which it can be used. Some of these situations ...

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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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Effects of Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines stress. Stress experience exists for “all human beings in all ages in varying degrees” (Lunney, 2006). It can be positive or negative producing both positive and negative effects. What is thought of as “stress” in the public mindset is actually stress overload, that is, which is what occurs ...

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Nursing and the Structural Functionalist Sociological Model »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper evaluates how this sociological model can help nurses perform better. It looks at the theory based upon a model found in Chinn & Kramer's Theory of Nursing. Various elements of the theory are discussed inclusive of its importance and applicability to nursing. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

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Contemporary Nursing's History »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report briefly discusses the development and history of modern nursing in the Western world. “Modern” nursing, just as other aspects of modern medicine, began to come into its own in the mid- to late-19th century in the Western world. Between war, scientific advancement, and the onslaught of the Industrial Age, humans were becoming aware of certain ...

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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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Hospital Administration »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses aspects of the role of CEO and aspects of nursing leadership. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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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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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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Occupational Rehabilitation For A Nurse; A Case Study »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Following an attack by patient a nurse has been injured and is suffering both physical and psychological symptoms. The paper looks at the approach which can be taken to facilitate occupational rehabilitation for the benefit of the nurse and the hospital. ...

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Nursing and Sleep's Physiology »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the physiological processes associated with sleep. Defines sleep and delineates its critical cycles and the environmental, physiological, and psychological conditions which can interrupt those cycles. Emphasizes the need for nurses to allow for periods of uninterrupted sleep and to fully assess patients for sleep related problems. Bibliography ...

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Cultural Assessment of Family Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the case of an unmarried mother whose first baby has died of complications of birth defects. The mother is Caucasian, and the culture being assessed is that of poverty rather than of any specific ethnic group. The paper suggests that the family practice nurse encourage psychological counseling ostensibly ...

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4 Nursing Metaparadigms Defined »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The fundamental purpose of nursing symbolizes significantly more than merely administering medications and treatments; rather, the entire strength of nursing is based much more within the psychological components of the patient/caregiver relationship than most people realize. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Carobeth Laird's Limbo A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review on the book 'Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor,' by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the ...

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Nursing Perspectives on the Case of Terri Schiavo »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines the case of Terri Schiavo, has been in vegetative state since a sudden heart attack in 1990 at the age of 26. Michael Schiavo, her husband, has been trying to have Terry's feeding tube removed, which would allow her to die. Blocking this action are Terri's parents, ...

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Shannondale Nursing Home and Its Historical Development »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper outlining the development of a nursing home in Knoxville, Tennessee from standard nursing home in the 1960s to today’s organization that offers a full range of living arrangements for those over the age of 55, beginning with fully independent living to the fully dependent environment of the skilled nursing facility. ...

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Nursing Home Environment and Pet Therapy Programs »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses pet therapy programs that generally consist of volunteers bringing a dog or cat (a shelter animal or their own pet) to an in-patient facility in order to interact with residents or patients. National studies have confirmed the therapeutic effects of animals upon humans, especially those individuals who are confined due to age or illness. Human-animal contact encourages ...

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Long Term Care Environments and Nursing Care Plans »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, ...

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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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ANA as a Political Action Committee »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper focuses in on the political action committee (PAC) affiliated of the ANA. The ANA's support of health care for the elderly is at the crux of this paper as well as the history of such issues affecting the aging population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Continuing Problem of Shortages of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

(5 pp) Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aging of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the report, "2000 National Sample Survey of RNs," -- being released by the Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration - confirms "nursing demands will exceed supply by 20% in year ...

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Family Nurse Practitioner Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner. the writer begins by defining the nursing meta-paradigm concepts that pertain to the FNP role and then provides specific information on FNPs, as well as hypothetical example of how to write about personal philosophy and the favorite ...

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Education in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that discusses different aspects of health education: patient education, basic nursing education, community education, and staff education. The COPA model is explained. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Entry into Nursing, BSN »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the nursing issue of whether or not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should be the minimum requirement for entry into professional nursing. The writer explores aspects of this issue and consider the fact that nurses with an associates degree make up nearly 60 per cent ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper reports on various aspects of the APN roles, such as the nursing process in the delivery of care, interaction with colleagues and patients, and the future of AP nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Management Topics »

Number of Pages: 8

A 8 page paper discussing related topics addressed in separate chapters of Finkelman's "Leadership and Management in Nursing." The bottom line on Finkleman's (2005) chapters is that the four used for discussion foundation here all discuss aspects of the larger issue of leadership and effective operation. Each – conflict management, communication, team structure ...

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Professional Practice and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. A nurse's philosophical outlook on the profession necessarily impacts the manner in which that individual acts on a day-to-day basis. Basically, philosophy supports professionalism by providing a strong foundation for practice. The following discussion of nursing philosophy and practice demonstrates how these two aspects of nursing practice are related, focusing ...

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Acute Renal Failure and Dialysis Patients, Nutrition, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

9 pages in length. Dealing with patients who are terminally ill with renal failure and receiving hemodialysis treatments means it is important to remember that physical pain is not the only kind of suffering they endure. Sometimes the emotional devastation is more to bear than the physical side; without the mind remaining strong ...

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Hierarchical Structure Interrelationships as They Relate to Nursing Accountability »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page discussion of accountability in nursing. Contends that accountability is an integral component of all aspects of nursing. The nurse is, of course, above all accountable for the well-being of his or her patient but, with recent pressure from state legislators and higher education coordinating agencies, accountability is becoming a greater ...

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3 Sociological Views on the Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The nursing industry of years gone by saw beyond society's brusque and compassionless approach to medicine by providing humanistic care beyond the traditional way. The lack of humanistic care made glaringly apparent by the medical community's unemotional arms-length attitude was precisely what nurses like Florence Nightingale sought to correct, ...

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Analysis of a Nursing Journal Article »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. The writer provides a thorough analysis of a journal nursing article. No additional sources cited.

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Kolcaba's Comfort Theory Of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that describes and discuses Kolcaba's comfort theory. The metaparadigms are identified as are the four aspects of comfort and the three types of comfort. The theory is analyzed through the report of successes. The writer discusses application of the study with examples and finally discusses rural nursing and whether Kolcaba's ...

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Nursing and Organizational Behavior Principles »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses several specific aspects of organizational behavior and management and applies them to the profession of nursing. Topics include situational leadership theory, basic leadership competencies, human nature and organizational behavior, and human nature and the determination of leadership style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Bottle Feeding »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which examines many aspects of bottle feeding from the perspective of teaching on the part of a nurse, nurse practitioner, or midwife. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Practitioners Article, a Critique »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page critique of a qualitative study using grounded theory as its theoretical framework. Martin and Hutchinson (1999) set out to identify social and operational problems faced by Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in their daily routines, focusing on negative aspects of the NP position. Though their motives are sound, the conclusions they reach ...

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Euthanasia and the Law »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the present condition of euthanasia as it involves the average individual, the nurse, and the legal industry. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided, as well as a brief discussion which investigates possible approaches for the legal community in relationship to euthanasia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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RN Nurses in Canada and Impact of Health Care Reforms »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper will deal with how the recent healthcare reforms have impacted the nursing profession. The focus is on nurses in Canada. This paper will look at many different aspects of the nursing profession as based on the life of a nurse. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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The Decision Aspect of the Stetler Model of Research Analysis »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the decision aspect of the Stetler model of research analysis, which is use the findings; consider using the findings; delay using the findings; and reject the findings. The study assessed here addresses nurse empowerment, and the paper recommends using the findings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Mandatory Overtime for Nurses »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses the issue of mandatory overtime for nurses and its effects and ramifications. The writer discusses the background to this issue, as well as political, social, and economic aspects. Bibliography lists 10 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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Questionnaire Design, Conflict, and Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which presents an examination of conditions which need to be addressed in the field of nurse management as it involves conflict. Through the examination the paper presents aspects of the subject which should be addressed in questionnaires in order to better assess and evaluate the conditions of conflict. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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5 Articles Summarized »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The manner by which nurses deal with work-related occurrence speaks volumes with regard to the ultimate outcome of a given patient's physical and mental status. The following five articles address the manner by which nurses are equipped – both personally and professionally – to deal with the very real ...

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Current Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which examines various aspects of the current nursing shortage. Bibliography lists 5 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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Personal Narraive/2 Year RN to 4 Year RN »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page personal essay that discusses the nursing education. The writer uses the metaphor of a journey to describe the various aspects of nursing. No bibliography is provided.

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