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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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Case Study/Death of a Client »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the case study that deals with the death of a client, the role of the nurse, and the issues raised by this scenario. As the writer/tutor providing this guide for a student is not a nurse, the writer had to draw on nursing literature rather than personal clinical ...

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Circulating Nurse Surgery Case Study »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summary of a case study offered by Macapagal (2004). This case study follows a surgical patient from pre-op through recovery and focuses on the responsibilities of the circulating nurse. This case study demonstrates the need for the nurse to act as an advocate for the patient, even when it means a delay ...

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Behavior Impropriety and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the case of Mr. S, who had been admitted to the Emergency Department after suffering a fall. The physician on duty took inappropriate action and the patient died. The nurse on duty knew the details of the case and heard the physican lie to Mrs. S. The ...

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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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Death and Dying Interview »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents ...

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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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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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Caring Nursing Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper uses only primary sources to explore the author's views on caring and how it is important to the nursing profession. The concepts as relayed by Watson are applied to a case study provided by a student. The case study is thoroughly evaluated but there is much attention paid to ...

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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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Hospice Care, Dying, and Death »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that uses both interviews and research to investigate the nature of care for patients who are dying. The hospice program is described and discussed from a predominantly nursing point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Cultural Assessment of Family Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the case of an unmarried mother whose first baby has died of complications of birth defects. The mother is Caucasian, and the culture being assessed is that of poverty rather than of any specific ethnic group. The paper suggests that the family practice nurse encourage psychological counseling ostensibly ...

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Review of an Article on Nursing Home Residents and Hospitalization »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that reviews a journal article entitled Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents: A Qualitative Study by Kutner and colleagues. Specific questions are addressed, including: problem studied, purpose of study, research method, sample population, data collection and analysis, strengths and weaknesses and the implications of the study. This study considered the relationship ...

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Nightingale's Theory, Case Study of Elderly Woman »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that uses the focus provided by the nursing theory of Florence Nightingale to discuss a case study of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's who demonstrates the symptoms of geriatric failure to thrive. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Example Case, Application of Critical Thinking, EBP »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper describes a case study conducted by Lunney (2010) that demonstrates the applicability of critical thinking skills to the nursing diagnosis process, concluding that this utilization provides the ideal opportunity to employ evidence based practice (EBP) procedure. Bibliography lists only this source.

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A Pre-Operative Nursing Care Case Study »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 pagep paper provides an overview of a nursing case study, in this case an assessment of a patient prior to surgery. This paper assesses the factors that might impact his care. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Ethics and Operations Management »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses ethical decision making in operations management as it applies to nursing case management. A specific case study is presented and discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Seiler and Moss (2012), Study Analysis »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page analysis of a research article reports not the study undertaken by Seiler and Moss (2012). This qualitative study concerned nurse practitioner experience in addressing the needs of homeless clients. The writer describes all part of the study and its applicability and implications for nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Homes & Liability »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that reports on a Florida liability case. In the case of Beverly Enterprises-Florida, Inc. d/b/a/ Eastbrooke Health Care Center v. Wilbur W. Spilman, as a personal representative of the estate of Walter M. Spilman, the court award a final judgement of $719,064.12 in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive ...

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ICU Delirium »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses delirium in the context of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Research addressing delirium in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has been ongoing since the 1960s (Hartwick, 2003). However, despite all that has been learned over the past forty years, ICU patients continue to suffer from delirium and it continues ...

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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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Conflicting Ethics, Euthanasia, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page essay that examines the moral dilemmas faced by nurses as they try to reconcile the Nurse's Code to euthanasia and the right to die issue. Discussed are the three ethics of autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence and how these ethics should be applied in situations involving euthanasia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Review of an Article on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a critique of an article: Dahl, Julie, RN, CNP, MS & Penque, Sue, RN, CNP, MS. (2000, March). The Effects of an Advanced Practice Nurse – Directed Heart Failure Program published in The Nurse Practitioner. The writer comments on these issues: purpose and hypothesis of study, population included, appropriateness of ...

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'Don't Call Me Sweetie!' Australia Nursing Study Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing the report of an Australian study examining nurses' and patients' concept of nursing care. The researchers employed Q methodology, which combines qualitative and quantitative components to bring the study to conclusion. Much of the medical community still sees qualitative research as not being quite as "real" as quantitative ...

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Vulnerable Populations and Nursing Involvement »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper which discusses how nursing is involved in many different ethical concerns, which are often the result of particular populations such as people who are dying, people with religious beliefs, and people of particular ethnicity of socioeconomic standing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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The Case Study of a Child in Need »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page nursing case study that concerns the situation of "Tommy," a 10-year-old permanently disable child who suffers from multiple handicaps caused by Shaken Baby Syndrome. The writer addresses Tommy's needs but also focuses on the needs of Tommy's extended dysfunctional family. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Case Study & Critical Thinking Styles »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page examination of a thinking problem that considers a nursing case study. Various styles of thinking are accorded a different color “cap” and issues are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Dorothea Orem - Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that begins by reporting the Orem's development of her theory over time. The major part of this essay explains Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory and reports a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Case Study on Depression »

Number of Pages: 12

A case study which involves setting out a care plan for a bereaved woman suffering from depression, including delineating the kind of nursing interventions which might be appropriate, their outcomes, and the etiologies of the depression. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Nursing And Case Management: Abstract Of Qualitative Study Article »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The writer provides a brief abstract of a qualitative study article on nursing case management. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Roy’s Adaptation Model: A Case Study »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page overview of a Celeste Roy’s nursing theory in regard to patient adaptation. This paper applies that theory to a specific case study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Caring & Personal Reflection »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper. This essay is an expansion of PGwtsnr.RTF. The last pages of this essay reports a case study, demonstrating which of Watson's clinical caritas processes are applied during the interaction between nurse and patient. It also includes the writer's reflection on the processes and what the nurse must do to continue ...

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Occupational Rehabilitation For A Nurse; A Case Study »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Following an attack by patient a nurse has been injured and is suffering both physical and psychological symptoms. The paper looks at the approach which can be taken to facilitate occupational rehabilitation for the benefit of the nurse and the hospital. ...

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Science and Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines the debate over nursing as an art or a science. The writer argues that nursing is a combination of both, and offers references and a case study to support this argument. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Case Study on Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2.5 page paper that comments on the types of leadership positions nurse may fill and then discusses leadership styles. This case study is about an authoritarian manager, that style is described. The writer then discusses the organizational culture and the need for this manager to adopt a different style. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Diagnosis and Body Image Disturbance Case Study »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discussing a case study in which the nursing diagnosis of Body Image Disturbance (BID) was made. The writer differentiates between this diagnosis and Self-Esteem Disturbance, defines BID, and possible interventions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that reviews and discusses on article about nursing management. In this article, the authors discuss ethical dilemmas, a decision-making model and they provide a case study as an example. The writer responds to a variety of questions, such as why the article was selected and its relevance. Bibliography lists 1 ...

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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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Community Nursing: Positive Impacts on Nutrition and Lifestyle »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page consideration of a case study involving an impoverished rural community suffering from poor nutrition and various smoking-related respiratory problems. The community nurse proposes a food co-op and an educational smoking intervention plan. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse's Role : Patient Smoking Cessation »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that focuses on the key role nurses play in helping patients stop smoking. The paper reports discussion articles, including the '5As' approach, qualitative research, including case studies, and quantitative research all of which include information on the success of nurses in helping patients. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

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Improving Human Resources in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper presents a hypothetical case study of a hospital with a very high turnover of ICU registered nurses and an HR department that needs to be upgraded. The paper provides the background on the hospital, the organizational behavior problem, i.e., high turnover and old recruiting methods, the causes of the problems, ...

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Nursing Case Study in Support of EBP »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper provides an overview of a case study for practice in the clinical setting. This paper reflects the importance of evidence-based practice in nursing. Bibliography lists 6 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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Diabetic Case Study/Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that interprets a case study on a diabetic patient at a long-term care facility from the perspective of nursing as an art. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Overview of a Case Study on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of a nursing case study, with a focus on diagnostic characteristics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Diagnoses and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the application of nursing diagnosis. This paper outlines the nursing diagnoses commonly used for a case study. Bibliography lists 5 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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Ethical Dilemma Pertaining to a Do Not Resuscitate Order »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses a case study in which there is dissension over a DNR order, the terminally ill patient requests it, but his wife talks him out of it. The writer offers a possible solution/nursing intervention discussed in nursing literature. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Case Study on Workplace Drug Abuse »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper examines a case study about a drug addicted nurse. Suggestions are made in respect to what a coworker is to do. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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