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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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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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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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Gibbs Cycle Analysis of Constipation in the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper assessing an interview with a long term care nurse revealing non-drug interventions to relieve constipation in the elderly, assess using Gibbs model of reflection. The paper includes four interview questions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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American Journal of Nursing Article 'Improved Rates of Compliance with Hand Antisepsis Guidelines: A Three-Phase Observational Study' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review and critique of an article published in the American Journal of Nursing in 2001. Researchers established baseline values regarding how often health care workers washed their hands in two ICUs in a single hospital; introduced a waterless alcohol-gel hand sanitizing agent; and recorded subsequent incidence of hand antisepsis following that ...

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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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Urban Youth Alcohol Use Prevention and Nurse Consultations »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which addresses a nursing article titled “Brief Nursing Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth,” written by Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Deborah M. Pappas, and Carlo C. DiClemente, for The Journal Of School Health (Nursing Perspectives), November, 1996. The study researched a number of young adolescents and implemented various methods of ...

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Student Nursing Clinical Practice and Assessment »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper discusses 3 research studies and how they pertain to assessing the clinical practice performance of nursing students. Recommendations and analysis based on this literature are offered. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Assessing Research »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at a qualitative research article which examines the challenges face by caregivers of patient with dementia in terms of safety in the home. The research is assessed, looking at the approach, methodology and data analysis to consider overall robustness and potentially acceptability of the research results. The bibliography cites 7 ...

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Type and Incidence of Falls in Patients of a Home Care Nursing Agency »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presents a simulated summary of falls in patients of a home care agency. The falls are assessed over the period of a year, looking at incidence rates for men and women and the different types of outcomes, including various injuries sustained. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Review of Nurses Experiences Care for Patients with Prehypertension »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at a nursing article which reports in research undertaken to assess the experiences of nurse practitioners in managing patients with pre-hypertension. The research methodology, sampling and findings are all reviewed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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Evaluating a Nursing Educational Program »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents an assessment tool which may be used to determine the reception of an nursing education program. The tool is an anonymous questionnaire designed to assess a course on fall prevention for a home care nursing agency. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Nurse Attendees Responses to an Educational Program »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at the results that may have been obtained from a questionnaire to assess the attendees reactions to a nurse training program. The questionnaire is implemented following a one day training program to prepare for implementing a fall prevention program.

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Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper assessing whether nursing is a profession or a vocation. Today’s nurses are indeed members of a profession, rather than vocational workers or pursuers of an avocation. They are accountable for their own actions, and they are directly responsible for the lives of patients. Nursing is one of the ...

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Hamot Medical Center Organizational Analysis »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper assessing the success that this Erie, Pennsylvania hospital has had in striving for nursing excellence and making the best use of all resources available to it. In the manner in which the old business cycle underwent so many changes that today’s version needed the designation of the “new economy,” so ...

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Research Proposal on Emergency Department Cost Containment by Using Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 45

This 45 page research proposal considers the use of nurse practitioners in the emergency departments as a cost-containment effort, and focuses on the differentiation in services and costs following a comparison of referrals to an eye emergency department. This paper assesses the current literature and then focuses on a study of referrals and services ...

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Improving Management at Shannondale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Shannondale of Knoxville, a high-quality retirement care facility well respected in the community and enjoying low nursing turnover internally. The purpose here is to assess internal and external conditions; management effectiveness; and make recommendations for improvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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'An Alternative Approach The Unfolding Model of Voluntary Employee Turnover' Review »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing and discussing this study of why nurses chose to leave their jobs in the mid-1990s. The paper discusses the general focus of the study but concentrates on assessing the authors' use of statistical analyses for appropriate tests, reliability and validity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Application of Leadership Theory II »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing two verbal exchanges between a staff nurse and the director of nursing and fitting them to management theory. There are several leadership theories, most of which are most applicable to differing environments and situations. The purpose here is to examine two verbal exchanges with a nurse manager and ...

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Theories of Peplau and Orem in Patient Assessment »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the need in medicine to assess patient needs and to address those needs with appropriately gauged nursing services. Discusses the variance of need in accordance with the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, especially Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory and Peplau's observations on the interaction between patient and ...

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SNF Costs and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

Implementation: A 4 page paper discussing implementation, data collection and evaluation of the proposed plan to institute primary nursing in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for long-term care. The paper discusses the need for both quantitative and qualitative measures as well as ethical considerations attached to preserving individual privacy when assessing change in ...

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Advanced Nursing Program: Assessment and Recommendations »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the value of an online graduate nursing program. The paper's contents consist of slide content and speaker notes and addresses the topics of consultation, leadership, research, collaboration, and scholarship. A separate 12-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Metaparadigms and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the four metaparadigms of nursing include nursing, health, environment and person. The purpose here is to define each concept and assess each one in terms of Mezirow’s (1991) framework of critical reflection, followed by a statement of whether the totality or simultaneity perspective is better suited to each metaparadigm. ...

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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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Mission and Philosophies of Two Service Organizations »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts two mission statements for organizations that provide a service; a nursing home care agency and Harvard Collage to identifies similarities and assess differences in their approaches. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Operating Room Communication Between Physician and Nurse »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper reviewing the state of communication between doctor and nurse in the OR and assessing changes that continue to occur. The relationship is stereotyped as being adversarial, but recent research indicates that the trend toward alliance of healthcare professionals is finding its way to the OR now as well. The ...

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Issues of Schizophrenia, Pregnancy, and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of schizophrenia in pregnant populations and the ethical problems with serving this population. In particular, this paper assesses the implications of attempting to provide pharmacological and medical support for individuals with schizophrenia who hare also pregnant, and relates this from a mental health/nursing perspective. Bibliography lists ...

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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 Outcomes and Classification Systems »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the application of Cimino's reflections on a criteria for assessing NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classification). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Confidentiality and Three Nursing Models »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper assessing the case of Mr. X's concerns of confidentiality in a hospital setting in light of the theories of Leininger, King and Neuman. Most of the paper discusses the three theories, with application to Mr. X's case. The paper also discusses implications for nursing and the benefits of using ...

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Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Nursing Theory Application Assessment »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the application of nursing theories to a treatment plan for child with ALL. This paper considers the application of Watson’s holistic nursing approach and the integration towards patient assessment. In addition, elements of ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, are also assessed. Bibliography lists 10 sources. ...

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Vital Signs and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper (plus half-page abstract) that argues that the initial assessment of an emergency situation, with particular emphasis on the significance of vital signs, is instrumental in obtaining a positive patient outcome. To substantiate this argument, the writer turns to scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals that detail scenarios in which the crucial ...

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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 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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Advance Practice Nursing and Postgraduate Degrees »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance of completing a postgraduate diploma in a specialty area and the focus on this credential, the postgraduate diploma, for advanced practice nurses. This paper considers the fact that many advanced practice nurses have not necessarily received postgraduate diplomas, but more ...

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Nursing a Muslim Patient »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation made up of 12 slides and speaker notes, using Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model to assess the cultural characteristics present in Muslim Indian patients and families, with consideration of the way the cultural influences will impact on nursing care. The bibliography cites 11 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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Patient Education Assessment »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper reviewing a direct patient education session. The purpose here is to observe a nurse’s instruction on checking blood glucose before taking insulin, and then assessing the instructional effort. The lesson for the observer was that the one providing instruction needs to ensure at several points that the patient has ...

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Postoperative Management of Pain and Nurses' Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an analytical overview of the current literature regarding the changing role of nurses and their function in postoperative pain management. In particular, this study assesses the changing role of nurses in the midst of efforts towards cost containment in recent years. Bibliography lists 10 source.

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Assessing Research »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at a qualitative research article which examines the challenges face by caregivers of patient with dementia in terms of safety in the home. The research is assessed, looking at the approach, methodology and data analysis to consider overall robustness and potentially acceptability of the research results. The bibliography cites 7 ...

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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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Research Evaluation on Nursing Home Costs of Utilizing MDS/PPS RUG III Systems »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the validity and scientific merit of two studies of nursing home population samples in advance of conducting a larger study that will develop and test an innovation in long term care. That innovation will consist of creating alliances between nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide the latter ...

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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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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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Three Reflective Learning Models »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper reviews and assesses different models that may be used for reflective learning practices. Gibbs framework for reflection is compared to the models proposed by Borton and Smyth. The bibliography cites 4 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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Career Questions in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of how a practicum experience in master's programming in nursing is beneficial to professional development. This paper also assesses other elements of professional development, including what a CV is and how it is used. Bibliography lists 2 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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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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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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