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Nursing Care for Hypertension »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the problem of hypertension and considers whether weight control is a good treatment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Lungs and Manual Hyperinflation »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper discusses the use of the pressure manometer in the treatment of hyperinflation of the lungs. The advantages/disadvantages are discussed, based on the most current studies and scholoarly journals available. The nurse's role is discussed as well as a brief definition of hyperinflation, causes and treatments.Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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ADHD: A Critique of the Research »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page critique of the literature on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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ADHD and the Role of the Psychiatric Nurse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Theory of Sr. Callister Roy »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. The application of nursing requires much more than merely administering drugs and treatments; rather, the overall concentration of nursing is based significantly more within the psychological components of the patient/caregiver relationship than most people realize. Such prominent individuals as Sr. Callister Roy put forth nursing theories that effectively addressed the ...

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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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An Example of Personal Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page essay offers an example of how a nursing student might chose to describe her/his personal nursing philosophy. The student's motivation for the choice of nursing is described, as well as how the essence of nursing is perceived, beliefs and values and how the student envisions the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

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Class vs. Online Education: Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a dissuasion of literature that offers the pros and cons of online nursing education versus traditional face-to-face classroom delivery. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Margaret Sanger »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. A true pioneer in the nursing field as well as a social reformer, Margaret Sanger upholds what some believe to be the dubious legacy of introducing birth control for the sole purpose of giving women a choice when it comes to their own bodies. Her nursing career was the ...

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4 Traditional Metaparadigms in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The student discusses the four traditional nursing metaparadigms – nursing, environment, health and person – by offering various nursing theories as examples. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Atherosclerosis »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the risk factors and dangers associated with atherosclerosis. The writer examines the pathophysiology of this deadly disease and discusses how nursing practice provide an invaluable educational function in teaching clients about their own "pipes" can become "clogged" through poor lifestyle choices, such as a fatty diet and no ...

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Watson's Nursing Model in Rural Setting »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses what nursing theory a house supervisor in a rural hospital might choose. The choice is Jean Watson's model, which is described. The reason for selecting this model is discussed as is how the supervisor would introduce this model to the staff. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Why Should One Choose Nursing? »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides a response to the issue of why a person should pursue a career in nursing. This paper considers how a nursing philosophy comes into play in regards to this professional choice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Theory and Its Sub Specialties »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that explores the relationship between theory and nursing practice in regards to how nursing theories are demonstrated in nursing sub-specialty choices. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Self Analysis »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that offers advice and examples to a student on how to write a self-analysis. The student in question indicates that she plans a nursing career, so the essay is oriented towards this career choice. No bibliography is offered.

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Terminally Ill Patient, a Nurse's choice Not to Resuscitate, and the Resulting Lawsuit »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that considers a specific civil law suit that resulted from a nurses choice not to resuscitate a terminally ill patient. This paper considers the reasons behind the loss of her job and a law suit filed against the hospital for their negligence. Bibliography lists 8 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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Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at the arguments for and against unionisation in the nursing profession, taking into account the way in which the traditional role of the nurse has changed and the relationship of nurses to unskilled workers in the health industry and to administrators. Bibliography lists 10 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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Psychiatric Nursing Alternatives »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper discusses alternative therapies that can be used to augment traditional methodologies of psychiatric care. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Patient Simulators/Human Patients in Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers a literature review that first at the nursing shortage and why there is a shortage of nursing educators and then, this review looks more extensively and specifically at the literature pertaining to patient simulators. The purpose behind this is investigation is to evaluate whether or not this teaching ...

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Pain Management and Long Term Care Residents' Rights »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing traditional and newer approaches to pain management among the elderly, specifically those confined to nursing homes. The paper includes discussion of Neuman’s, Orem’s and King’s theories of nursing practice as they relate to the issue of pain management among nursing home residents. The use of pain-killing drugs is ...

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Dorothea Dix, Pioneer of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life, career, and nursing philosophy of nursing pioneer Dorothea Dix, who was instrumental in both founding and expanding more than 30 hospitals devoted to the treatment of mental illness. 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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Nursing and Integrated Clinical Pathways »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses what an “integrated clinical pathway” is and the purposes associated with it Simply enough, a clinical pathway is precisely what the name suggests . . . a path to follow. It serves as a multi-disciplinary guideline in relationship to the treatment, prognosis, and outcomes a nursing team might expect to see regarding a particular patient’s ...

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Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that is supposed to be journal entries by a nurse psychiatric intern. The three disorders discussed are schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depressive disorder. Evidence-based treatments for each are reported. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Cultural Diversity and Responsibility in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion of the treatment of patients who have cultural or religious beliefs that cause them to refuse standard medical treatments. It opens with a discussion of the globalization of the world and the fact that the world is becoming a blended melting pot of cultural diversity. It moves into an ...

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Therapeutic Relationship Between Nurse and Client »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that investigates the nurse/client therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing with illustrations of Peplau's theory as dramatized in the film Good Will Hunting. The therapeutic nurse/client relationship stands at the core of mental health nursing. Through the establishment of this relationship, nurses are ideally suited as therapists to lead clients ...

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Nursing Prevention and Myocardial Infarction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Responses to Healthcare Cultural Differences »

Number of Pages: 4

This four-page-paper presents an overview of an article from a medical journal regarding the treatment of a Jehovah Witness who suffered post surgical complications. In accordance to the patient's advance directives no blood products were given to her even though excessive bleeding during surgery caused her to become severely anemic. The medical staff managed to ...

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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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Nursing Journal Critique Upon Cancer Patient Treatment Through Therapeutic Massage »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper gives a professional review/critique of a nursing journal article/case study on the use of massage therapy by nurses in the treatment of cancer patients. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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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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Urinary Tract Infections and Nursing Diagnosis »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper presenting the facts of a patient complaining of symptoms leading to the diagnosis of urinary tract infection, followed by research-based support for the diagnosis and determination to treat with fluoroquinolone. Ten days’ treatment may or may not be excessive for the immediate problem, but choosing that length of time increases ...

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Geriatric Mentally Ill Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper considers an experience and training nurse may have undergone when working on a mixed geriatric ward with patients that speak different languages who are suffering from a range of mental illness. The paper focuses on two patients suffering from dementia, the way they are treated and the barriers to communication and ...

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Nursing Intervention and TT »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page report discusses concepts related to therapeutic touch of “TT” and its application in nursing. The assumption of the practice is that the healing energy that can be transferred through touch can serve as an important component in the overall healing process of an injury and the ways in which a patient responds ...

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Australian Nursing Council and Meningococcal Meningitis »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page overview of the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of Meningococcal meningitis. This paper emphasizes the importance of a structured approach in combating this potentially catastrophic condition. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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ICU Nursing Environment and Malignant Hyperthermia »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that gives an overview to the diagnosis, treatment, pathophysiology, etiology and expected patient outcomes of episodes of malignant hyperthermia (MH). MH is a rare skeletal muscle disease that causes patients to develop life-threatening hyperthermia in response to inhaled anesthesia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Concept Analysis of Chronic Pain »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that examines the professional nursing literature pertaining to the definition and treatment of chronic pain. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

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Description and Diagnostics of Diabetes Mellitus »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page overview of this serious medical condition. This paper defines Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and outlines diagnostic techniques and treatment regimes as well as other nursing interventions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment of PTSD »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The writer describes the disorder, the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, treatment options, and a nursing plan for intervention in a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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Nursing and Congestive Heart Failure »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of congestive heart failure from a nursing perspective, and integrates a view of adaptation theory as it can be applied to a treatment perspective on CHF. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Alternative Therapies for the Issue of Advanced Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The fundamental basis of the ANP role is to establish a tangible connection between patient and nurse, while at the same time providing an atmosphere of safety and service combined. Applying this conceptual framework to the issue of alternative therapies, one finds that the ANP is responsible for both ...

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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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Nursing, Mental Health, and Spirituality »

Number of Pages: 8

The applicability of spirituality to the treatment of the mentally ill did not become acceptable until holistic medical practices began to gain in popularity. This 8 page paper explores the meaning of mental health, spirituality and the role of nursing in a holistic practice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Osteoporosis In Elderly Women »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that defines and describes this disease and the incidence. The paper explains how it is diagnosed and treated. Comments are separated into sections, including Pathophysiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment; the role of Nurse Educators; Quality of Life issues; and Community/Healthcare Resources, including nursing homes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing; Engaging, Development and Disengaging From a Therapeutic Relationship »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper uses Gibb’s model of reflective learning to examine the treatment of a mental health patient suffering from depression. The paper has a description of the events, looks at the feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan considering what would be done differently in the future. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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Overview of Preterm Labor Treatment and the Role of an OB Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing preterm labor. Preterm labor and births still account for more than 75 percent of infant morbidity. Despite more than four decades of research, medical scientists have not been able to reduce the rate of preterm labor. Technological advances, have, however, increased the survival rate of premature infants. This essay discusses ...

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Type 2 Diabetes »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper begins with an overview of diabetes, explaining the disease, the types and the incidence. The paper then focuses on Type II diabetes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment and other risk factors. The next section discusses how nurses help in the management of the illness and the final section discusses the importance of ...

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