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Patient Autonomy and Nursing Student Ethics Article »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which critiques a student paper supporting the position that the primary responsibility of a nurse or healthcare professional is to the patient and these wishes take precedence over those of the family and community. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Family in Med/Surg Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the importance of the family in the health of society and examines the issues involved from the perspective of med/surg nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 5

This five page paper responds to the following questions: What characteristics differentiate public health nursing from community nursing? How does the role of the nurse change as the client evolves from an individual to a family, an aggregate population, and a community? Based on knowledge gained to date in your MSN program, what ...

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Pediatric Obesity/Overweight »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that summarizes nursing literature and intervention on this topic, with a particular focus on Hispanic families. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Casuistry Ethics and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that discusses different issues. The first topic is the Casuistry ethics approach, which is explained and discussed. Other topics focus on setting up a family nurse practitioner clinic in Louisiana, including the laws governing such enterprises. Components of the business plan are identified and the write comments on the characteristics ...

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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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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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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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Carative Nursing Model and Nurses' Image »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the common interactions and perceptions of individuals involved in nursing situations, including the patients, their families, clients of nursing, students, practitioners, and all the individuals involved and both direct and indirect care. This paper relates the nature of the nurses role to the larger community and ...

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An Ethical Dilemma Situation in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the ethical dilemma posed by emotional involvement when treating a terminally-ill child, and how a nurse should act when handling such a tragic situation, in terms of both the patient and family members.

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Nursing and Chronicity »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper defines the concept, examines why it is important to the nursing profession and considers how the concept may impact upon nurses, patients and families. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Overview of Intensive Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing why nurses would choose to work in intensive care. The president of the AACN characterizes intensive care nurses as high achievers who continually seek to improve care and conditions. Though many patients are unconscious and offer no direct interaction with intensive care nurses, patients’ families are “patients” themselves, ...

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Orthopaedic Nursing Journal Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page article review provides a critique of the 1999 journal article entitled Discharge Teaching: Work Strategies for Patients and Families for Care in the Home. The paper is written in a tutorial format and the article itself is discussed in detail. No additional sources.

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Symptom Management Utilizing Behavioral Modification Techniques for Cancer Patients »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page review of the research conducted by Sherwood, Given, Given, et. al. published in a 2005 edition of "Oncology Nursing Forum". Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Hospital Care That is Family Centered »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores the philosophy of a family centered approach in the hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on the role of the floor nurse in implementing the model. Examples are provided and there is a decided focus on pediatric nursing. Bibliography lists 3 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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Family Health Intervention and Nursing Diagnosis »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of nursing diagnoses for a woman named "Betty," who has had a heart attack and has family problems and anxiety over the belief she will have another. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Terminally Ill Patients and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses nursing care for the terminally ill. While palliative care is important in nursing the terminally ill, it does not address all of the needs of these patients. In addition to tending to physiological needs, such as pain control, nurses are also responsible for addressing the communicative, emotional and ...

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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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Advanced Nursing Practice Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the four meta-paradigms of nursing: health, person, nursing and environment. Then, the writer discusses issues of collaborative practice, focusing on the role of the family nurse practitioner.

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Prenatal and Postnatal Care Intervention »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper considers the way that intervention nursing in the community may be used to reduce the infant mortality rate and increase birth weights of new born babies in African American families. The paper considers the background and explains how home visits need to be instigated so that they do add value to ...

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Review of "Outcomes of Therapeutic Massage for Hospitalized Cancer Patients" »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper critiquing a study of nurses' use of therapeutic massage. The subject matter of the study is not as important to this paper as is the analysis of procedures and tools. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Business Plan for a Nursing Agency Providing In-Home Care »

Number of Pages: 26

This 26 page paper is a proposal for setting up a new business providing home nursing care. The proposal starts with a description of the business and individuals who will be involved in the start-up, including their qualifications and expertise that will support the new venture. The proposal then undertakes an environmental scan looking ...

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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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Nursing Project - Learning Review »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper is written as a review document, looking back at a project to develop a plan to reduce the fall rate in chronically ill patients being cared for by nursing agency staff. The paper includes a review of the learning objectives, the learning strategies and the evidence of accomplishment. The bibliography cites ...

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The Influence of Environmental Factors on Falls »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and ...

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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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Review of Achievements in the Development and Implementation of Nursing Program to Reduce Falls »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presets a review of a nursing program introduced to reduce the number of fall suffered by elderly patients under the care if a home nursing agency. The paper is written in the style of a mentor review looking at the work undertaken to create develop and deliver the program.

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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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Home Nursing Care Accreditation, Regulation and Licensing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at the different types of regulation and accreditation that apply to home healthcare nursing agencies in the US and considers the way this may apply to a single agency along with the strategies they may use to comply. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

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A Leaflet Explaining the Impact of Mandated Nurse to Patient Ratios in the Health Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper is written as a brochure to explain the development of mandated nurse to patient ratios in California, explaining the development of the regulations, looking at the controversy and considering the impact. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

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Research Support for Applying Orem’s Self Care Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way in which current research is aiding with the practical application of Orem’s self care theory. The paper reviews several areas of research and considers how this can be of benefit to nursing care. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Nursing and the Holism Concept »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the concept of holism as it applies to nursing. This paper contends that the concept of holism is integrally linked with the goals and objectives of nursing. Holism, after all, embodies the concept of healing. Holism embodies another concept as well, however, that is the concept of ...

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OSHA Regulations and Nursing Workplace Violence »

Number of Pages: 5

5-page paper that examines the rules and regulations mandated for the health care profession by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, with a focus on violence in the workplace. Discussed is OSHA's 1996 3148 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for the Health Care and Social Service Workers and the fact that the ...

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Nursing and Cultural Diversity with Regard to the Hispanic Community »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper contemplates the subject by looking at characteristics of the Hispanic community. However, the danger of stereotyping is stressed. Cultural diversity in nursing is the focus of this paper that looks at both problems and solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Various Types of Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that looks at various nursing roles. A pertinent question to nursing practice is what, specifically, should a patient expect from his/her nurse. This question can be examined from the standpoint of the scope of nursing practice for both registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs). ...

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Nursing Leadership & Groups »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership, which, under any circumstances, is a complicated subject. According to one estimate, there are over 100 accepted academic definitions of leadership (Manz, Bastien and Hostager, 1991). At present, issues of leadership are particularly crucial to nursing as the nursing shortage constitutes a crisis situation for many ...

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Cultural Influences on Medical Care; Indian Hindus »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper looks at the way in which culture can influence attitudes towards health and medical care. The paper looks at the Indian Hindu culture and how it may impact on the way an nursing intervention are undertaken. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Nursing Research and Its Crucial Developments »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines several key developments in nursing research. This examination looks at some recent developments that demonstrate how nursing researchers are continuously expanding the boundaries of the profession before looking backward to a few of the key developments that brought nursing to where it is today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Occupational versus Nursing Therapy for Stroke Patients »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper reports and reviews a published research study entitled "Observing washing and dressing of stroke patients: nursing intervention compared with occupational therapists. What is the difference?" The investigators specifically compared categories of interventions used by nurses as compared to occupational therapists when working with stroke patients with morning hygiene and drssing activities. ...

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Why Nurses Leave Clinical Practice? »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the problem of the nursing shortage, reviewing an article that undertakes research identifying factors causing nurses to the clinical practice. The contents of the article and main message are considered, supporting evidence from alternative research is identified and the paper ends by looking at the importance of tackling ...

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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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Family Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper discusses the role of Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). The writer addresses the the manner in which the concepts defining the metaparadigm of nursing pertains to the FNP role. Then, information is offered that pertain specifically to the role of an FNP, before offering a brief summation of the author's ...

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Nurse and the Future of Canadian Health Care »

Number of Pages: 21

This is a 21 page paper discussing how nursing as a professional group may influence the changes and recommendations in the Romanow report for the future of health care in Canada. On November 28, 2002, Roy Romanow and the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada released its final report. This report highlights ...

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An Article on Childbirth and Nursing Presence Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page article review that summarizes the principal points of a research study, offering analysis. Research pertaining to childbirth and the significance that this life events has for women supports the pivotal role that nursing support plays in the birth experience. Exploring this topic, the study designed by MacKinnon, McIntyre, and Quance (2005) investigated ...

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The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing and the resistance it receives from physician groups. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have filled significant roles in US health care for years. They have legal rights and the technical expertise to take on much of the burden of ...

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Family Violence and Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing issues affecting nurses’ ability to intervene in domestic violence issues. As those who are trained in physical needs and spend the greatest amount of time in direct contact with patients, nurses occupy perhaps the best associated position from which to intervene in domestic violence. There are barriers of ...

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Families and the Nursing Theory of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presents a synopsis of the entitled journal article written by Susan Taylor. The writer reports the basics of Orem's theory. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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