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Encouraging Continuation of Breast Feeding »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines why some women stop breast feeding earlier than others. The paper also examines how nurses can help women nurse longer. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Article Overview of 'Rotating Night Shifts and Risk of Breast Cancer in Women Participating in the Nurses' Health Study' »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of an article on breast cancer and considers the impacts of rotating night shifts and breast cancer risk. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Action Research, Kulbok, et al. (2012) »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay/research paper reports on the participatory action research conducted by Pamela Kulbok and her associates, which focus on the role played by public health nurses (PHNs) in addressing the problem of cigarette smoking among adolescents in a Southern community. The writer defines action research and then summaries the framework, benefits and challenges ...

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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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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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Problems Facing Advance Practice Nurses »

Number of Pages: 11

In a paper of eleven pages, the author writes about advanced practice nursing and the challenges within their practice. The author of this paper considers the challenges apn's face including the need for more adequate reimbursement and compensation. There are seventeen sources cited in this paper.

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Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers ...

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BSN Degree Problems »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the problems encountered in pursing a BSN degree. Registered nurses (RNs) face specific challenges that concern their multiple roles and responsibilities due to the processes involved in transitioning from RN status and earning their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing (BSN). Whatever the BSN candidate's nursing status, ...

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Nurse's Knowledge of Breast Cancer Screening »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a research article on breast cancer and the role of nurse practitioners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Coping Strategies and Breast Cancer »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that provides an overview of coping strategies of people with serious illnesses and then considers these in terms of breast cancer. This paper also suggests ways in which knowledge of these coping skills impacts nursing. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Community and Corrections Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing how the correctional facility nurse can have effect in the local community. The US penal system guarantees appropriate health care to prison inmates. US Supreme Court decisions have determined that withholding any medical treatment where there is urgent need constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment," which of course is ...

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ANA, Benefits of Membership »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay discusses the rationale that a nurse might provide for joining the American Nurses Association. The benefits of membership are described. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Need for Professional Nursing Organizations »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page essay discusses the need for professional nursing organizations and the benefits they provide. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Paranoid Schizophrenia »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses this topic. Nursing care management of patients with paranoid schizophrenia entails numerous challenges. The following overview of the nursing parameters for addressing the challenges involves in formulating care for schizophrenic patients, first of all, discuss the nursing process and then focuses on the importance of communication to establishing ...

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Long Term Care Facility Directors of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. There are many issues facing the nursing profession today. This essay explores one - long term care and specifically, directors of nursing of long term care facilities. As the proportion of the American population of elderly continues to rise each year, the need for long-term care facilities becomes more and more ...

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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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Nurses Educating Other Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about studying to get a masters degree in nursing education. The author explains how a nurse may use their experience and knowledge to help benefit potential nursing students. There are four sources cited in this paper.

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Culturally Competent Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that has four parts. The first reports the major components of Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory; the second discusses a real case with the application of Leininger’s theory; the third part discusses ethical, social, political, and economic factors related to the theory; and the last second discuss benefits and limitations. Bibliography ...

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Exploration Pedagogical Approaches For Nurse Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. This essay discusses several teaching theories. These include behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist. Bloom’s taxonomy is explained along with the major thoughts of Piaget and Vygotsky. The benefits of simulation and problem solving in nursing education are discussed. Trends in nursing education are also identified. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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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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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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Exercise and Health Benefits »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper pertain to the health benefits derived from exercise in regards to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and overweight/obesity, emphasizing the importance of nurse-led promotions and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Health Care: Challenges in Caring for a Diverse Population, and Dealing with Colleagues of Different Ages »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses two matters: the opportunities and challenges presented to health care workers by the increasingly ethnically diverse American population; and generational conflict between older nurses and younger nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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RN v. BSN and Nursing Trends in Education »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the importance of advanced education in the nursing profession. Reviews the changes which have occurred in the health care environment which necessitate advanced education. Highly recommends the Bachelor of Science in nursing as a means of meeting the challenges of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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The Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the nursing shortage. The writer defines the problem and discusses both the challenges and consequences involved, as well as possible solutions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Manager Interviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

In 5 pages the author gives a mock interview with someone in a nursing leadership/management position. The areas covered are 1) Authority and administrative responsibilities. 2) Leadership theory as presented from a couple of sources. 3) Political context of work challenges. 4) The economic context. 5) Additional information. ...

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Issues in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses three nursing issues, which are: interrelated core competencies; academic preparation to meet nursing challenges; and a description of a BSN core curriculum. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Philadelphia RNs and Sleep Deprivation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how sleep deprivation is a very serious problem with registered nurses who work rotating shifts. The primary focus of the paper concerns nurses in Philadelphia, although the information presented deals with all nurses and health professionals who must work long and challenging hours. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Implementing Care Following Leininger’s Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses cultural facts that should be considered in implementing a culturally competent nursing care plan for Orthodox Jewish patients, as well as potential obstacles and challenges to that care. 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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Facing a Family Health Challenge »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper addresses a specific case study, which describes a patient suffering from the end-stage lung cancer. The overall objective of this examination is to relate how nursing approaches that are described in literature can be applied in order to aid this patient and her family in facing a complex health challenge. ...

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Cuckoo's Nest and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the Academy Award-winning film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, directed by Milos Forman for United Artists) is based on a novel by Ken Kesey (published in 1962) which represents one of the most negative and sinister portrayals of nursing in all of cinema, as Nurse Ratched ...

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State of Science, Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 22

A 22 page research paper that examines the state of the science of nursing ethics. This investigation endeavors to offer a broad, exploratory overview of how professional nursing is addressing the numerous ethical challenges that characterize modern healthcare systems. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Bone Cancer Case Study and Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses a specific case scenario, which deal with nursing interventions for a 52-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, which is metastasized to the left hip and involves the lymphatic system. She presents to the oncology nursing unit with severe bone pain in her left ...

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Depression and Anxiety in Women With Breast Cancer and Their Partners »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page review of the article published in the published in the January/February edition of “The Nursing Research Journal” by authors Terry Badger, Chris Segan, Sylvia M. Darros, Paula Meek and Ana Marie Lopez. This paper outlines the study methodology and findings to conclude that it offers valuable direction for the nursing field. ...

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Foreign Registered Nurses Recruitment and Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses foreign recruitment of nurses as a solution to the nursing shortage. Proponents say that it is a practice that benefits the organization and offers benefits to the nurses involved. Opponents to this practice argue that it is robbing the health systems of Third World countries in order to ...

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Marketing Plan for Utilizing the Adult Nurse Practitioner at an HIV/AIDS Clinic »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing increased utilization of nurse practitioners for direct patient care at an HIV/AIDS clinic. Increased utilization of NPs in an HIV/AIDS clinic can bring about several benefits, including patient responsiveness, financial considerations and ability to see greater numbers of patients. Patients are likely to build closer interpersonal relationships with ...

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Artificial Nutrition/hydration & Terminal Pediatric Patient »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses the ethical issues involved in withholding or withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration from a terminally ill child. The writer describes the various types of artificial nutrition and hydration and their benefits and risks, as well as the ethical principles of beneficence, non-malfeasance, etc. within the context of this ...

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Nursing and Diversity »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the fact that even though all professions benefit from expanded diversity within the realms of its practice but this is especially true in one of the “helping professions” such as nursing in which a remarkably diverse group of people serve as the focus for the skills of that particular profession. ...

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Nursing Profession and English Instruction Benefits »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses the benefits of English instruction to the field of nursing. The writer argues that learning to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, is fundamental to any future success that life may have to offer. This necessarily entails that students, in addition to learning how to communicate their ...

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Human Charing and the Theory of Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human caring. This nursing theory verbalizes some of those highest ideals of the ways that human beings should treat each other. It assumes technical strength on the part of the nurse, and a true desire to serve others. In the process, the theory also ...

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Reduction of Elderly Depression Through Reminiscence Therapy Intervention »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing a method of reducing depression among older individuals through encouraging them to revisit the past and conduct a life review. The concept of reminiscence therapy seems rather simplistic, but its simplicity may be one factor that makes it so effective. Research and observation both conclude that reminiscing effects ...

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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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Magnet Status and Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program, its benefits to hospitals and how it can contribute to the growth of evidence-based nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Shared Governance v. Collective Bargaining in Nursing Labor Relations »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper comparing the benefits of collective bargaining and the shared governance approach as they apply to nursing. Labor unions superficially appear to be attractive, but their relationship with management almost always is adversarial. Partnership and greater patient focus are expected within the shared governance model, however, which also is more ...

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BSN Advantages and the Selection of Nursing as a Career »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores, first of all, why individuals choose nursing as a career. The writer discusses this point from a stance that draws on nursing theory, and then discusses the benefits of a BSN. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Benefits of Lesson Derived from Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the benefits that student derived from following a mentor's advice to pursue certification in emergency nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Article Review and Discussion of Nursing Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page literature review of mentoring in nursing, followed by a closer review of a specific article. The topic is mentoring among new nurse managers, but can apply to all levels and types of nursing. Mentoring provides benefit for more than only the two individuals directly involved in the mentoring relationship. ...

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Nursing Profession and 'Telehealth' Implications »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which examines the implications of telehealth on the nursing profession by defining the term; discussing its benefits; costs; education and/or training guidelines for nurses, privacy, confidentiality, security, ethics, informed consent, and storage of telehealth records; ensuring reliable technology; provincial/state issues; and legal issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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