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Cancer Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page overview of nursing care in regards to cancer patients. The writer defines pertinent terms and then discusses nursing care in regards to chemotherapy and radiation therapy and also palliative care and care for grieving families. Bibliography lists 9 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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Pain Management and Music Therapy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines literature pertaining music therapy as a method for pain management. The writer reviews the literature and offers suggestions for implementation of music therapy into clinical nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and Teaching Patients »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper considers how a nurse can become a teacher to patients, how this may be undertaken and the different considerations for the nurse to perform this task. The paper uses an example of a patient dying of cancer who needs to stop smoking and accept the nature of their condition. Issues discussed ...

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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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Oncology and Coping with an Annotated Bibliography »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers an annotated bibliography that summarizes and analyzes 4 nursing articles. The articles address nursing interventions with cancer patients in regards to patient/family coping skills. Also, the writer offers a discussion that contrasts and compares the articles before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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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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Sections D and E of an Insulin IV Therapy Plan Development »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page continuation of the development process of a pilot program for nurses to teach the effectiveness of insulin IV drip therapy on the regular medical unit, rather than transferring the patient to ICU, which often requires transferring the most stable ICU patient to the regular medical unit. The paper includes implementation and ...

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Should a Nurse Assist in the Suicide of a Suffering Patient »

Number of Pages: 5

This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering ...

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Wit & Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page reaction paper to the play/movie Wit by Margaret Edson (1999). The writer discusses the themes of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and relates its subject matter, which concerns death, dying and a terminally ill cancer patient, to the logistics of palliative care. The writer also offers considerable discussion of personal reactions to this ...

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Reminiscence Therapy Research and Reflection »

Number of Pages: 24

A 27 page paper combining personal reflection on nursing practice with a literature review and analysis of research to formulate a method of putting research into practice. Even though reminiscence therapy gains mixed reports in formal research efforts, its benefits appear to be clear. Nurses using reminiscence therapy are not encouraging their patients ...

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Community Concept »

Number of Pages: 4

In 4 pages, this paper discusses how the terms community and aggregate often are used interchangeably, and includes a discussion of whether a group constitutes a community or an aggregate illustrating that such use is not incorrect. Designing or evaluating nursing intervention efforts requires greater precision, however. The senior citizens at The Erie ...

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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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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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Staffing Ratios and Outcomes in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the results of different nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The results of research studies clearly demonstrate the negative outcomes for both patients and nurses when staffing ratios exceed four patients per nurse. The ratio differs depending on department and actual job function with lower ratios required in some jobs. Nurses suffer emotional ...

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Schizophrenic Patients and Therapeutic Nursing Relationship »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses establishing a therapeutic relationship with a schizophrenic patient. In order to aid mental health patients, literature indicates that a therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient is essential. This examination of the nurse/patient therapeutic relationship in a mental health setting focuses on a case study of 23-year-old Caucasian male ...

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AIDS Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 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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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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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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Nurse Educator's Involvement in International Normalized Ratio Stability »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the international normalized ratio or INR and how a nurse educator’s efforts can assure that INR stability is maintained on a more consistent basis. There are a number of indications for oral anticoagulation therapy, most having to do with the use of mechanical devices to maintain a patient’s cardiac functioning. Therefore, it is essential that it ...

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Ethics and Legalities of Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing a case in which an emergency room nurse turned away a patient delivered by ambulance. The receiving hospital is a private, for-profit organization, and the patient had no job, no funds and no insurance. The patient was suffering from an apparent broken leg after injuring it playing tennis ...

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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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Nursing Shortage & Patient Safety »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the nursing shortage in terms of patient safety. The writer argues that the nursing shortage creates an ethical situation because a shortage of nurses negatively impacts patient safety. Recent empirical research shows that when nurses are asked to take care of too many patients, errors increase. ...

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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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Professional Nursing and Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory, related to the contextual view of the history of nursing theory. This paper relates the fact that in the the curative model, nurses provide assessments, act as integral members of healthcare teams, provide direct and indirect patient care, and address ...

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Complaints and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7.5 page paper outlines the common complaints that nurses have with patients and also details the complaints that patients have about nurses. Possible solutions are offered to the problem of verbal and physical abuse. Basic patient psychology and underlying factors presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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California Nurse-Patient Ratios »

Number of Pages: 6

A 5 page paper including a 2-page brochure, discussing the effects of California's nurse-patient ratio law that became fully effective in January 2008. Whatever hospitals eventually do to cope with the changes mandated by the nurse-patient ratio law likely will serve to slow rates of cost increases. In the meantime, the law enables ...

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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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Pain Management Barriers and Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the problem of patient barriers to pain management, considers nurse’s role in identifying and guiding the patient to better pain management, such as when a patient is afraid of addiction, takes the medication only out of complacency, and therefore receives inadequate relief from pain. Bibliography lists 6 ...

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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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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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Patient Care, Team Approaches, Evaluations, and the Process of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of the central elements related to the nursing care process and the patient, including patient assessments, team approaches and the process of patient care. This paper considers these elements in the modern health care environment, including community health models under the United Kingdom's National Health ...

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Confused Elderly Patient Case Study »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides a case study of an elderly patient who arrives at an emergency room in a confused state. Techniques a nurse can use to help in diagnosis—which is likely concussion—and ways to make the patient feel comfortable, are examined. Degrees of concussion and symptoms are discussed. The paper ...

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Ratio of Patients to Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses nurse to patient ratios. California is the first state that initiated and subsequently passed a bill legislating the ratio of nurse to patient. The bill was passed in 1999 but it is only in 2002 that the mandates are finally being put into effect. This essay presents ...

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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 Profession and Teamwork »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the change in teamwork in the nursing profession. Teamwork within the nursing profession has changed a great deal within the last fifty years. Team nursing was a common structure in patient health care but took many of the registered nurses (RNs) away from patient care and into administrative ...

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Advocacy and Caring in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. There is a link between a patient's level of satisfaction with hospital services and the patient's perceived level of caring from the nurse. This essay supports this premise by reporting studies that have made this conclusion. The underlying principles of the therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient are reported. The writer ...

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Teams and Patient Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper. Numerous factors in the American healthcare system make achieving high rates of patient satisfaction within a hospital setting difficult to obtain. The following literature review explores the topic of patient satisfaction, particularly in regards to the role that management can play in effecting improved patient satisfaction through specific practices. Research ...

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Patient Stress Reduction According to Theories King, Johnson, and Neuman »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper assessing three nursing theories in their accommodation of patient stress. One of the most insidious hindrances to wellness is the presence of avoidable stress. Each of the theorists discussed here offers insight into and sound reasons for reducing patient stress, but not in blanket form. They condemn negative ...

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Imogene King: Theory Of Goal Attainment »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. An individual's physical and/or emotional recovery is not left to happenstance or the sole responsibility of nurse practitioners; rather, convalescence comes from the proactive efforts of both patient and caregiver, a synergistic interchange that thrives because of equal output. Imogene King fully appreciated the value of patient involvement with ...

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Practicum Outline »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper is an outline for a practicum exercise on a nursing course (NUR/590A). The paper presents a table outlining a set of learning objectives along with learning strategies and the way accomplishments may be evidenced. The project is to introduce electronic patient records to a nursing agency providing care in patients own ...

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Diabetes Self-Management - Hispanic Patients »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that discusses teaching transcultural care to nurses and issues relative to Hispanic patients learning to be more proactive in managing this disease. The paper discusses transcultural nursing per Leininger and others and reports appropriate statistical data. Mezirow's approach is the theoretical base discussed for adult learning and Leininger's framework is ...

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Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one ...

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Nursing Theory and Self Agency »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. One of the basic principles of nursing is that intervention should aid the client/patient in obtaining the goal of self-agency or self-care. Nurses, in other words, do not seek simply to aid patients during a period of illness or injury, but to help them in reestablishing their ability to care ...

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Practical Nursing Theory Application »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper discussing the case of Mr. K, an 81-year-old heart failure patient hospitalized so that his medication can be adjusted to his changing condition. The paper provides details of Mr. K, followed by discussion of Orem's self care and Roy's adaptation models. Both the Orem and Roy models are useful ...

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Quality of Life and the Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing how nurses can positively affect patients’ quality of life. They can teach the diabetic that, although some things about his life have changed with diagnosis, s/he can live quite normally in most respects. Visiting nurses provide a bright spot in an at-home patient’s day. The pediatric nurse ...

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Quality Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the principles of quality nursing care. Nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare practitioners offering direct patient care; and therefore, whether or not patients receive quality care is intrinsically tied to the level of professionalism exhibited by a nursing staff (Hassmiller and Cozine, 2006). It follows then that ...

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Emergency Room Diversity and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing the value and benefits of greater diversity sensitivity in the emergency room. Emergency room personnel must be able to communicate with each other and with patients, of course. Medical instructions and procedures must be well understood among staff members, and it is critical that staff be able to ...

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