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Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Watson's nursing prespectives. Nursing theorist Jean Watson developed her Theory of Human Caring in the late 1970s, as a result of Watson’s efforts to bring greater meaning to the health care process. This paper outlines this theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Quitting Smoking and Hospitalized Patients Educational Obstacles »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the subject and relies on applicable literature. The paper focuses on the role of the nurse in educating patients. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nursing, the Self Care Deficit Model of Dorothea Orem, and Urinary Incontinence »

Number of Pages: 6

This 7 page paper provides an overview of an article by Francie Bernier called “Relationship of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program for urinary incontinence to Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing: Part 1” which considers the impact of the problem of urinary incontinence and the application of nursing theory in defining protocols for care. ...

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Conceptual Analysis of Powerlessness »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the concept of powerlessness. The creation of a concept analysis is completed in order to provide a contextualized view of a theoretical and practical term, rather than simply defining this term. This paper provides a concept analysis of this term as it relates to the ...

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Evaluation of a Nursing Management Plan for Women with HIV »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of a nursing management plan for women with HIV. This paper outlines the fact that the transmission of HIV to women is still a common problem, and that there is a need to address at-risk populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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Nursing Environmental Stress and Back Injuries »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper provides an overview of a study of work related back injuries that occur as a result of stressful work environments in nursing. This study outlines the possible causes and preventative measures. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

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Nurse Education: Lesson Plan for Navigating a User Crisis »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing learner characteristics, developmental stages and readiness to learn for a group of mental health nurses when devising a lesson plan for handling users in crisis. An appendix discusses the ASSURE model and provides a lesson plan overview for a five-session course of study employing lecture, role play and demonstration. ...

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Substance Abuse in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the growing problem of substance abuse within the nursing profession. This paper delineates the causes and the potential solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Women's Health Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an overview of this nursing specialty: its practice settings, roles, expected salary, educational requirements, etc. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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The School Nurse and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the issues faced by school nurses in addressing students with ADD/ADHD. This paper outlines the basic problems, and issues like medication and its use. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nurse's Role in Pediatric AIDS »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of pediatric AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. This paper specifically considers the role of the nurse. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Assessment of HIV Prison Population Plan for Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of a study of a prison population with HIV status. This paper defines a management plan for evaluating this population. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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CNS' Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the CNS position and looks at other advanced nursing positions as well. The duties of the CNS are explored as is the profession in a general sense. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing, Immobility, and its Consequences »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores consequences of immobility and what nurses can do to alleviate some of the problems. The concept is defined and an overview is provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing ...

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Nursing Model on Human to Human Relationship by Joyce Travelbee »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that examines Travelbee's nursing model in regards to aiding nursing interventions with African Americans with hypertension. Overview of Travelbee's model is included. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

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Australian Nursing Council and Meningococcal Meningitis »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page overview of the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of Meningococcal meningitis. This paper emphasizes the importance of a structured approach in combating this potentially catastrophic condition. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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A Family Practice Model for Advanced Nursing Practice and Grieving Parents »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of a family practice model to address the process that grieving parents go through. This paper specifically considers the role of advance practice nurses for this process. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Balance of Philosophy and Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the juncture of values, philosophy, theory and legality in providing direct patient care. The paper discusses some of the reasons that individuals choose nursing, and provides an overview of each of the four broad areas reviewed in the paper. The paper includes brief discussions of the theories of ...

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Nursing Home Residents Suffering from Dementia and Making End of Life Decisions »

Number of Pages: 5

Forbes, Bern-Klug and Gessert (2000), in their article End-of-Life Decision Making for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia, relate the problem of family decision making and the focus on nursing home care for individuals with dementia. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. ...

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Health Care - Studies on Governance »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of elements of health care administration. This report is based on Naish's article Natural Born Leader, published in the December 1997 Nursing Times, whichh outlines the issue of leadership in health care environments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Overview of Critical Care Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that gives a comprehensive overview of the role of the critical care nurse practitioner within the realm of critical care nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing, Pregnancy, and Use of Cocaine »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance and role of nurses during pregnancy, especially in at-risk populations, like women who use cocaine during their pregnancy. This paper outlines an introduction and review of literature for a research study on nurses and their role in assisting pregnant women who use drugs. Bibliography lists ...

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Postoperative Management of Pain and Nurses' Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an analytical overview of the current literature regarding the changing role of nurses and their function in postoperative pain management. In particular, this study assesses the changing role of nurses in the midst of efforts towards cost containment in recent years. Bibliography lists 10 source.

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Theorist and Martha Rogers a Science of Unitary Human Beings Application »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the perspectives of nursing theorist Martha Rogers, with an emphasis on Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings. This paper outlines the background of the theorist, the theory, and the application for nursing practices, especially in regards to the way in which Rogers has influenced the development ...

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologistsm and Drug Abuse »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page overview of substance abuse among medical professionals that work in anesthesiology departments. The author provides statistics that illuminate the problem and then suggests measures which should alleviate the problem. Included a one-page letter to a Senator urging him to implement mandatory drug testing for this profession. Bibliography lists 10 ...

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Overview of a Community Nursing Intervention Plan »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a community nursing intervention plan, in which the author perceives a significant problem in a community population, reflects the nature of the problem and considers the nursing diagnosis and intervention models as they relate to nursing perspectives. In particular, this paper looks at two problematic problems in the community nursing environment: ...

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Community Health Care Nursing and Improvement Offered by Focus Groups »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of community health care nursing and the use of focus groups to make improvements. Several studies that utilized focus groups are included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Case Study of a Boy with Acne »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the case of a boy with acne and the nursing diagnoses used for his care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Becoming a Nurse Manager »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the role of a nurse manager and the salary and educational requirements. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Prenatal and Neonatal Care »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of prenatal and neonatal care, with a focus on questions regarding the use of different proceedures and the learning objectives for nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Description and Diagnostics of Diabetes Mellitus »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page overview of this serious medical condition. This paper defines Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and outlines diagnostic techniques and treatment regimes as well as other nursing interventions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Relationship Between Psychiatric Nurse and Patient »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses the nurse-patient relationship, past and present. This examination of nursing literature presents an overview of the nurse-patient therapeutic relationship--its foundation in nursing theory; the factors that influence its success or failure, and, most importantly, the theoretical perspective that is being offered for the future of mental health nursing. ...

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Various methods of pain management »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the barriers that hinder effective pain management from a nursing perspective. In hospital setting, the role that nurses play in creating effective plans for pain management is substantial. A variety of different methods for pain management have been recognized, including the use of pharmacological elements, ...

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Nursing and Statistics »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page overview of the importance of statistics in the health care arena. The author suggests that while some statistics are collected routinely, other potentially valued statistics are not. The literature is used to illustrate the types of statistics that might be important. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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ADHD and the Role of the Psychiatric Nurse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Adaptation Nursing Model of Callista Roy »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that examines Callista Roy's Adaptation Model of nursing. As the nursing profession has developed, nursing theorists have developed numerous frameworks for guiding nursing practice in a manner that stresses its scientific nature, while also adhering to its humanistic roots. One of these theories is the Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing. ...

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Merie Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of Merle Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness midrange nursing theory. Midrange nursing theories are defined and Mishel's theory is thoroughly examined and evaluated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Diabetic Education for Continuing Education for Nurses Exploring Perceptions of Health Care Management Compared to Published Standards of Care Among a Rural Population Experiencing Diabetes: A Review of Literature »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of elements of a review of literature on the subject of diabetes education and adherence to health care management principles and standards of care. Bibliography lists 5 sources

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Schools of Philosophy as Used in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines 5 school of philosophical thought, which serve to inform the methodology and thinking nurse researchers. This discussion offers a brief overview of five philosophical perspectives, which culminates in a comparison of these viewpoints. The philosophical views addressed are: logical positivism, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, paradigmatics, and phenomenology. The information presented ...

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Causes, Solutions and Student Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper the addresses the nursing shortage. This overview looks at the shortage from three perspectives: its causes, its possible solutions and its impact on today's student nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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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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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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Process of Becoming a Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the process of becoming a nurse practitioner and one person's individual view on why they would want to do this. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Student Instruction, Lecture Method or Computer Assisted Learning »

Number of Pages: 40

A 40 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements of both lecture methods and computer assisted learning and then supports the contention that computer assisted learning provides a more applicable educational process for instructing nursing students. Bibliography lists 75 sources.

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Ambulatory Care and the Nurse's Role »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the role of the nurse in the ambulatory care setting. This paper considers the increasingly complex services and the coordination of delivery necessary in the ambulatory care environment, including the expanded role of nurses as a result of this change. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of existing studies of the use of nurse practitioners in providing services for particular patient populations, including pediatric populations. This paper compares the use of nurse practitioners in comparison to other health care providers, and assesses the implications of the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner in ...

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Quitting Smoking Through Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 13

This 13 page paper provides an overview of the current literature and a methodology for assessing the impacts of nurse-interventions in smoking cessation, a necessary element in determining decreased risk and incidence of lung cancer. This paper outlines the central features of four articles, and also provides a methodology for considering the problem and ...

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Advanced Nursing and the Theory of Rosemarie Parse »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the central application of Rosemarie Parse's theoretical approach in the application of advanced nursing practices. This paper considers the role of the nurse practitioner and the significance of applying Parse's theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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