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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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Overview of Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 8

In 8 pages, the author gives an overview of elderly abuse. One of the lesser known and even lesser talked about crimes is abuse of elderly or geriatric people. This type abuse occurs at a phenomenal rate. Older persons are at a great risk for this type of abuse. This type ...

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Ethics in Nursing Discerning Child Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores a nurse's ethical responsibility as they pertain to a young child that has potentially been abused. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Homes and Abuse of the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this topic with attention on signs and symptoms of possible abuse. What to look for, the prevalence of elder abuse, and how to deal with possible abuse situations are all discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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Nursing Homes and Ethical Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. In today's world of nursing home care, the level of abuse and neglect has reached an all-time high. The commonality of such unacceptable treatment has called for myriad legal intervention as a means by which to re-evaluate health reform; however, such inhumane activity continues in spite of these measures. ...

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Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes and Detection »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper looks at the top down model which may be used by the health care industry in its' ongoing attempts to detect, combat and prevent abuse of elderly residents. The paper recognises the different types of abuse, physical, psychological and financial along with the role that people at different places within ...

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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Nursing Homes and Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many times, abuse of the elderly is fraught at the hands of overstressed nursing home staffs that have too much work in a facility that does not have enough employees to get the work done. This is no excuse for abuse of the elderly; it is just an unfortunate fact in ...

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Abuse of the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper on the growing problem of elderly abuse. The writer describes the various types of abuse and the typical situations from which it arises. Bibliography lists four sources.

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Discharge Instructions, Heart Patients »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a nursing management scenario presents the following problem, which is that a patient who had suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is being discharged without receiving discharge instruction, which is considered to be patient neglect. This discussion examines the various aspects of this problem before proposing how a ...

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Children and Adolescents With HIV and AIDS and Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses the fact that during the past several years, in addition to infants and young children with early disease manifestations (some of whom are surviving longer), an increasing number of older children and adolescents have been identified with late-onset perinatally acquired HIV infection. Caring for such children is often directly related to how well they are ...

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Community Health Nursing Considerations »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page discussion of the myriad of situations which can confront the community health care nurse. The author of this paper contends that community health nursing encompasses a diversity of health care and social arenas. Consequently, numerous issues are often associated with community health care. Two are centered out for the ...

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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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Case Scenario/Alcohol Abuse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses how a family nurse practitioner should address a case scenario that is indicative of alcohol abuse. DSM-IV criteria is discussed, along with suggestions for diagnostic instruments and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Patient Harassment of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. The incidence of patient harassment against nurses and other health care providers is much higher than most people probably think. This paper discusses the kinds of harassment and abuse many nurses and other health care providers experience. Reports from Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom are included. Data included. Bibliography lists ...

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Developments In Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper defining forensic nursing, examining its origins and commenting on its likely future. Forensic nursing requires that nurses observe abnormalities and investigate their possible causes for the purpose of identifying either an abuse or an abuser. The paper mentions the theory of Nightingale and Betty Neuman in terms of comforting ...

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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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Nurses and Drug Abuse »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at the issue of drug abuse or addiction and nurses. The argumentative paper discusses the level of addiction and argues that given the range of influencing factors that addiction rates appear to be relativity low and that this issue f onuses with addiction problems does not receive sufficient attention. The ...

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Nursing Intervention and Munchausen by Proxy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the diagnosis and intervention required to detect and alleviate cases of abuse involving the fabrication of a non-existent illness or injury in another for the purposes of gaining attention and sympathy for the victim’s caretaker. This paper provides a concise definition of Munchausen by Proxy and descriptions of activities ...

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Abuse of Senior Citizens and Care in Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper on this national tragedy. The writer explores quality care, residents' rights and nursing home costs, as well as suggesting that lack of adequate standards is the reason for most abuse. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

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Nursing and Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses how, in school, it may seem as though "ethics," fall into some clear cut areas, and we might nod a little to ourselves, thinking we have a rough handle on the types of moral decisions we might be considering during our professional lives This author suggests that another layer of parameters exists concerning elder abuse, ...

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British Columbia and the Problems of Substance Abuse Among Canadian Youth »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that addressing nursing interventions and substance abuses programs in regards to British Columbia, Canada. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining ...

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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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Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Conflict and Power »

Number of Pages: 5

(5 pp). On one level this book is about society's dislike for, and eventual destruction of the unrepentant non-conformer. But on another level it is exactly what the story line portrays - a brilliant look at the abuse, oppression and even murderous nature of the modern "mental-health" system. Action plays out through ...

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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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Cardiac Surgery in Africa »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reviews the documentary, Open Heart, which shows the journey of eight Rwandan children who made the trip to The Salam Center for that surgery. Funding is an issue for this hospital and they are always struggling to keep the doors open. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Relevant Nursing Theories and Childhood Obesity »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper discusses the following nursing models: Patricia Benner: Humanistic Model, Kathryn E. Barnard, Parent Child Interaction Model and Nola Pender:  Health Promotion Model and their application to childhood obesity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Caring Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper that explains and discusses Watson’s theory of caring, how it originated, who influenced her, the components of the theory, and how it can be applied. The paper also discusses how this theory is appropriate to use with children undergoing dialysis and their families. 1 graphic included in page count. ...

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Senior Citizens with Heart Problems and the Transitional Care Nursing Model »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses the transitional care model of nursing and how it calls for an interdisciplinary approach in the creation and establishment of an appropriate and meaningful patient care plan. Without all components of the service and care delivery process working in coordination with one another, it is more than likely that one (or more) aspect of the patient’s ...

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Vulnerable Populations and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper defines vulnerable populations. It looks at solutions and presents a nursing philosophy in terms of how to treat children, the elderly and the poor. Bibliography lists 3 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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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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Childhood Obesity and Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page proposal for a pilot program combining nutritional and activity information for preteens, as well as education in the tools that marketers use to sell nutritionally bankrupt foods to children and their families. There are times that the phrase, “Knowledge is power,” is misused and misleading. This is not one of ...

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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 Practice and Otitis Media »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that address this topic. A baby or toddler screams and a parent notices that the child is tugging or batting at his ear. More than likely, the pain is caused by an ear infection, which is one of the most common childhood diseases. The following examination of this topic looks ...

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Community Nursing Program Marketing Plan »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper on recruiting student volunteers to work with homeless children at a homeless shelter. The writer describes the methods proposed to recruit volunteers along with unique innovations to motivate students. Techniques for assessment of the program are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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An Ethical Dilemma Situation in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the ethical dilemma posed by emotional involvement when treating a terminally-ill child, and how a nurse should act when handling such a tragic situation, in terms of both the patient and family members.

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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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Article Critique/Learning to Nurse Children »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page article critique which summarizes and analyzes a study conducted by Coetzee (2004) entitled "Learning to nurse children: towards a model for nursing students." The writer discusses each section of the study and compares it to other literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Africa and Promoting the Immunization of Children »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides a plan for a public health nurse to implement in order to improve the rate of immunization throughout the world. The target population is children in Africa. 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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Pediatric Nursing and Secondhand Smoke »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of secondhand smoke and the impact on the health of young children. This paper considers the current research regarding the impact of secondhand smoke and health risks for pediatric patients and attempts to determine the role that nurses can take in reducing the health risks because of ...

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Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Nursing Theory Application Assessment »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the application of nursing theories to a treatment plan for child with ALL. This paper considers the application of Watson’s holistic nursing approach and the integration towards patient assessment. In addition, elements of ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, are also assessed. Bibliography lists 10 sources. ...

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Study Critique/Nursing Children »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that critiques a qualitative study performed by Coetzee (2004), who investigated the nature of how undergraduate students in a nursing program at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, approached the task of learning to care for children in the pediatric portion of their curricula. This critique summarizes the various ...

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Family Violence and Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing issues affecting nurses’ ability to intervene in domestic violence issues. As those who are trained in physical needs and spend the greatest amount of time in direct contact with patients, nurses occupy perhaps the best associated position from which to intervene in domestic violence. There are barriers of ...

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Deliberate Harm to Self and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Deliberate self-harm is an issue that troubles nurses all throughout the profession. Patients who have been victims of past or present abuse, those with compromised self-image, as well as people who are suffering with terminal illnesses all have tendencies to inflict harm upon themselves. The manner by which ...

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Nursing Theory and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper constructing a new theory of nursing as it relates to postoperative pain management following hip replacement surgery. The new nursing theory constructed here is that a better approach to postoperative pain management associated with hip replacement surgery is to avoid as much immediate pain sensation as possible. This restricts ...

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Urban Children and Asthma Care Barriers »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. This critical analysis focuses on a summary of the article as well as identification of the knowledge obtained within the article. Comments are made as to how this knowledge can best be applied to existing knowledge in the field. Comments also include opinions as to this knowledge and whether it ...

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