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The Cesarean Procedure An Overview

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The Increase In Cesarean Procedures »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that discusses the increase in the number of Cesarean deliveries. The essay reports the data, what certain organizations say about the ethics of unnecessary Cesareans and discusses the complications and risks of primary and repeat Cesareans. The writer also comments on what nurses can and cannot do about this issue. ...

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Nursing Applications and the Ethics of Stem Cell Research »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of stem cell research as it applies to nursing. This paper provides an overview of the controversy surrounding stem cell research then justifies the process under John Stewart Mill’s utilitarian theory. A review of the advances which have been made is provided as is an overview of current and ...

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Implementation of Standard Procedures by a Head Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the complexities of situations with regard to a head nurse’s administration of standard hospital procedures, including making exceptions to such customary procedures such as visitation, children, etc.; contending with frequent complaints from the same nurse; and the separation of reasonable and unreasonable procedural requests. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Nursing Homes and Safety Programs »

Number of Pages: 28

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out ...

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Ethical Views on Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the issue of the ethics of euthanasia within a nursing context. The paper presents philosophical argument, but one author notes that those nurses unable to come to terms with agreed-on procedures should disqualify themselves from cases employing those procedures. Whereas the physician of record has the privilege of and ability to ...

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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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Aveyard/Believing and Doubting »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summation and analysis of a qualitative study that investigated the manner in which a study sample of nurses reported how they typically conducted obtaining patient consent for care procedures. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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'Applying Airline Safety Practices to Medication Administration' Article Review »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper reviewing a quantitative nursing research article that won MedSurg Nursing’s writer’s award for its design and reporting. Published in 2003, the hypothesis of the study was that medication errors would be reduced if nurses followed the pre-flight checklist procedures required of airline flight crews. The results found indicate that ...

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Music as a Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper offers a brief literature review, which summarizes and compares five nursing studies that addressed the use of music in regards to reducing anxiety and/or pain associated with medical procedures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Profession of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page contention that the factor that distinguishes nursing from non-professional vocations is the level of proficiency that is required by the profession. This proficiency depends not just on the organizational provisions and procedures that are put in place but on the knowledge of the nurse herself. Knowledge goes hand in hand ...

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Reduction of Infection Spread and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

( 10pp). Nursing preventative care involves reducing the spread of infection in medical settings through appropriate and through hand washing, selection of appropriate gloves, and adherence to safety conditions regarding sharps. This discussion will examine those techniques and procedures. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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Epidural Analgesia and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that gives an overview of epidural analgesia. This examination of epidural anesthesia focuses on the role of the certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and offers a brief overview of nursing practice concerning this subject. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Journal of Advanced Nursing Article 'Heparin and Haematoma Does Ice Make A Difference?' I »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The writer reviews a journal article [from the Journal Of Advanced Nursing] containing a quantitative investigation into the physical characteristics of a specific and accepted procedure. Full citation for the article is included.

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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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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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Public Health Nursing and Screening Processes »

Number of Pages: 2

This 2 page journal article review provides a summary of research conducted in respect to the screening process and why early screening and intense follow ups may not be warranted. No additional sources cited.

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Turnover Rates of Nursing Staff »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the problem of nursing staff turnover rates and considers the reasons why there are problems with staff retention in the nursing profession. This paper provides an overview of the problem, a brief overview of the topic and assesses the relevance of the problem for nursing professional ...

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Nursing Graduate Study »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a graduate proposal for the study of nursing.

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Overview of Nursing Diagnoses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of nursing diagnoses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurse Anesthetist Program Letter of Admissions Sample »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admissions letter for a program for nurse anesthetists.

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Nursing Contracts »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of several different types of nursing contracts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing - A Historical Overview »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of the history of nursing. Figures such as Florence Nightingale and Sally Tompkins are covered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Research on Fall Prevention »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of a section of a fall prevention program that focuses on research support for an intervention. This paper reflects the views presented in six studies. There are 6 sources referenced in the paper.

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Fall Prevention in the Elderly in Home Care »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a two parts of a nursing research project on fall prevention for the elderly in home care settings. This paper relates the problem identification and solution sections of the research project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing and Adolescent Pregnancy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers an overview of adolescent pregnancy as a high risk family group. The writer summarizes the group and assessment and discusses Healthy People 2020 objectives and nursing intervention strategies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Overview of Roy's Adaptation Model »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page critique of Sister Callista Roy's Adaptation Model (RAM) of nursing. The writer provides a general overview and description of the RAM before providing critical appraisal. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Self-Care Deficit Theory, Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, which discusses its key components, establishes ties between theory, research and practice and describes relevance to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Overview of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper offers an overview of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring. The writer describes the caritas processes, the transpersonal caring relationship and the caring moment, which are the basic components of the theory. A 9 slide powerpoint presentation of the material is also available. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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HTN and Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that offers a literature review, which focuses on information pertaining to transcultural nursing, ethnic minorities, and the needs of HTN patients. This multifaceted paper describes critical thinking and reflection on Barksdale and Metiko (2010) study, as well as an overview and synthesis of additional literature. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Overview of Roy Adaptation Model »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that presents an examination of literature, which offers an overview of the key components of the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM). The writer describes how the RAM addresses the nursing meta-paradigms of person, environment, health and nursing, as well as how Roy envisioned the principal component of her ...

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Jokinen's Family Life-Path Theory »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a comprehensive overview of Jokinen's Family Life-path Theory, which aids nurses in regards to assessment when helping families who have children with chronic illness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Theory of Caring, Kristen M. Swanson »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of Kristen M. Swanson's Theory of Caring. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing Home Falls and Performance Improvement »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of performance improvement in nursing homes. The case of using performance indicators to reduce falls in nursing homes is made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Delaware County Community College, An Overview »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper offers an overview of Delaware County Community College, which includes the role of advanced practice nursing at this institution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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A Plan for Reducing Catheter Related Infection »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an implementation plan to reduce the prevalence of cather-related infection amongst patietns with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This paper outlines the process of implementing the program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Caregiver Burnout, Compassion Fatigue »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper offers an overview of nursing burnout and compassion fatigue. The writer discusses the warning signs of compassion fatigue/burnout; the nature and causes of associated problems; caregivers' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; and coping strategies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nurse Manager Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of nurse manager duties and areas of responsibility, such as nurse empowerment, retention of staff, communication skills, management of generational issues and strategies that can be used to create an optimal, empowered nursing work environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Article Summaries »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of nursing articles. Two articles on nursing are summarized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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The Use of the Clicker System »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the use of a clicker system as a technology in nursing education. The bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Journal Entries on Healthcare and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of 3 reflective journal entries on different healthcare and nursing topics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Active Listening in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of active listening. Basic principles are explored, and psychometrics are analyzed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Leadership and Hospital Strategic Planning »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of hospital strategic planning and the role of nursing leaderships. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Assessments Head to Toe »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of nursing assessments. An example of a head to toe assessment is given. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

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Guide to Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 15

This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of nursing leadership. The need to balance transformative and authoritarian styles is examined in depth. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Nursing and Transformational Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of transformational leadership in nursing. Beverly Malone is upheld as an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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American Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers and overview of the nursing shortage in the US. The writer provides a brief history of the shortage, its causes and proposed strategies for its solution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Jean Watson's Theoretical Perspective »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page research paper offer a comprehensive overview of Jean Watson's Nursing Theory of Caring. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Issues in Educating for Nurses »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. This essay presents an overview of learning theories, the needs of diverse learners and how to recruit a more culturally diverse nursing population, motivation, and assessment. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing Educators and Professional Focus »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of personal professional development for a nurse. This paper is an example of how to present a professional development paper, with specific examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Interview with Nursing Faculty »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of nursing faculty experiences. An interview with a nursing professor is examined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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