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Nursing and Altruism »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing the need for altruism in the nursing profession. Five separate examples of altruism are compared and contrasted. These five forms of altruism are parental, social, professional, individual, and pseudo. One specific nursing article is detailed and discussed as well. The most important thing to remember about nursing is that it ...

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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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Nursing Theory and Nursing Philosophy at Montefiore »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper reports on the Mission, Value and Philosophy statement of the Montefiore Medical Center and compared these value with the Transpersonal Caring Theory of Jean Watson. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Nursing Satisfaction on the Job »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an article on job satisfaction in nursing, which compares views of two different types of nurses. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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An Analysis on an Article About Caring and Science »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page article analysis that examines "Science, technology, caring and the professions: are they compatible?" by nurses Hawthorne and Yurkovich (1995). These authors express their concern that caring has declined as a value among various professions. The writer summarizes the article and then critiques it, comparing it to two nursing theories that emphasize caring. ...

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Diabetes Articles, Reflection, Synthesis »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14-page research paper that summarizes, analyzes and synthesizes five research articles on diabetes and ethnic minorities with focus on clinical nurse specialist practice. The study conducted by Barko, et al (2011) is the principal focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Philosophy of Nursing and Future Plans »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper/essay that offers a guide to a student, using tutorial language, that provides a guide to writing a personal philosophy of nursing and then turns its focus to the crucial role that obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing science can play in a nursing career before closing with a discussion of ...

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Patient Care Quality and Nurse Staffing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the issue of nursing staffing and quality of patient care. Five articles are reviewed. The writer provides a synopsis of the results of the studies and/or conclusions of the authors. The writer then explains why this information is needed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Education - Concept Mapping And Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper. The purpose of this study was to conduct an academic critical appraisal related to literature review on critical thinking skills and concept mapping. Five articles are reviewed. In each, the participants in the study were baccalaureate nursing students. Each article discusses critical thinking skills and concept mapping. The earliest article is ...

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Following Watson's Example/Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper/essay that offers a guide for contrasting and comparing a student nurse's personal nursing philosophy to that of nursing theorist Jean Watson. The writer argues that each individual nurse brings personal perception to the act of interpreting Watson's theory. This interpretation is necessarily influenced by that nurse's personal history, knowledge level, ...

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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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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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Questions on Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

Five pages discussing two questions about the value of studying nursing theory, plus short descriptions of the theories of Orem, Roy, Neuman, Rogers, King, and Johnson. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Comparing Mission and Philosophy Statements in regards to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares the mission and philosophy statements of the University of North Carolina School of Nursing to that of the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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5 Articles Summarized »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The manner by which nurses deal with work-related occurrence speaks volumes with regard to the ultimate outcome of a given patient's physical and mental status. The following five articles address the manner by which nurses are equipped – both personally and professionally – to deal with the very real ...

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Nurse Leadership, Clinical Pathways, Discharge Planning, and Quality Management »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page discussion of these nursing concepts as revealed in several key articles from the literature. The author of this paper provides a brief synopsis of three articles and one article has been selected for a more detailed discussion of how its findings pertain to preparation for practice as an RN and what ...

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Health Care Quality, Nursing Job Satisfaction, and a Review of a Nursing Journal Article VI »

Number of Pages: 2

2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical ...

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Nursing Theory Article on Competency Based Orientation Programs of the Future »

Number of Pages: 5

This five-page paper presents a reflective analyst of an nursing theory article involving competency based orientation programs designed to better equip RN graduates to enter the health care field. Bibliography lists four sources.

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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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Synchronous and Dichotomous Concepts of Empowerment and Advocacy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Adeline Falk's article Advocacy and Empowerment: Dichotomous or Synchronous Concepts. This article relates the fact that advocacy as a concept in nursing can reflect diverse views on the role of the nurse, and relates this to the role of the nurse in empowering others ...

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Hospital Nurses, Employment Stress, Performance, and Social Support Among Other Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of an article entitled: Job Stress, Job Performance and Social Support Among Hospital Nurses. This article review provides a comprehensive look at this research article. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Review of Nursing Article VII »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page journal article review dealing with codependence issues and the college health nurse.. The author of the article attempted to examine whether job dissatisfaction among college nurses is generally the result of co-dependency or true lack of contentment with the job. Ethical implications are discussed and full bibliographic citation for the article is ...

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Orthopaedic Nursing Journal Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page article review provides a critique of the 1999 journal article entitled Discharge Teaching: Work Strategies for Patients and Families for Care in the Home. The paper is written in a tutorial format and the article itself is discussed in detail. No additional sources.

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Reviews of 8 Diabetes Education Articles »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reporting the basics of 8 articles on diabetes education of staff nurses and patients. Article information is presented in table form only (no text explanations) including author, theory, objective, method, data analysis and findings. Some articles include notes on personal thoughts. Bibliography lists 9 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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A. Retsas' Article 'Problematic telephone orders Empowering nurses through action research' Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page article review provides an analysis and critique of the article entitled "Problematic telephone orders: Empowering nurses through action research" by A. Retsas. The article is centered on the problem of nurses taking medication orders via the telephone, something prohibited by Australian law unless there is an emergency. No additional sources ...

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Review of Nursing Journal Article IV »

Number of Pages: 3

3 page review of an article from the Journal of Health Care Marketing in which the author discusses how nursing recruitment efforts can be modeled successfully after traditional principles of marketing. The article's theoretical framework, research design, and main points are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided.

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Nurse's Personality and Review of a Nursing Journal Article V »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page review of an article from the Journal of Hospital Topics dealing with the "hardiness" of a nurse's personality and how it relates to their ability to copy with job stress. The article's theoretical framework, research design, ethical implications, etc; are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided.

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Nursing Knowledge: Development And Utilization »

Number of Pages: 12

12 pages in length. The philosophy of nursing is something much grander and more complex than most people realize; not only does it incorporate views, metaparadigm, paradigms and theories, but it also includes the consideration of nursing as a discipline and profession as well as an art and science. Indeed, the basis of ...

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Nursing Philosophy and Parse's Theory of Human Becoming »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that delineates nursing philosophy, first of all, by epistemology, ontology and ethics, and then examines how personal nursing philosophy can be informed by Parse's Theory of Human Becoming. The final section of proposes a personal viewpoint toward the epistemology of nursing research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing and Ethical Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing whether it is possible to teach ethics and ethical values in nursing. The answer is a resounding yes, of course. In support of that position, the paper discusses the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls. While Kant and Mill (the categorical imperative and “the greater good”) provide ...

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The Nursing Metaparadigms/Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper/essay discusses the parameters of nursing philosophy, as related to the nursing philosophy of the Jacksonville University School of Nursing and the four nursing metaparadigms of Person, Environment, Health and Nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Philosophy of Nursing and How It Has Evolved »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page overview of the evolution of nursing from the Cartesian philosophy towards a holistic approach. The author notes that this evolution is back in the direction of the philosophy the nursing profession held at its inception. Contemporary research reveals that this approach is indeed more effective in terms of patient outcome. ...

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Nursing Philosophies of Betty Newman and Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a nursing philosophy, based on the application of the perspectives of Jean Watson and Betty Newman. This paper demonstrates the integration of the theoretical and practical in the development of a nursing philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper examines the philosophies of Jean Watson and determines how that viewpoint may be applicable to the philosophy of a nursing student. More specifically, this paper highlights the importance of Watson's wholistic approach to nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Article Critique//Charge Nurse Competencies »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page article critique that examines a qualitative study conducted by Connelly, Yoder and Miner-Williams (2003), which was designed to identify and define the competencies required to be a successful charge nurse. The writer summarizes and analyzes each section of the study article. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Professional Practice and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. A nurse's philosophical outlook on the profession necessarily impacts the manner in which that individual acts on a day-to-day basis. Basically, philosophy supports professionalism by providing a strong foundation for practice. The following discussion of nursing philosophy and practice demonstrates how these two aspects of nursing practice are related, focusing ...

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From Novice to Expert, Patricia Benner's Theory, »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page research paper offers summations of 5 articles that pertain to Benner's nursing theory "From Novice to Expert." After the summations, the writer closes the paper with a conclusion that addresses the articles as a whole. 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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Nursing Interventions for Clients Suffering from Depression »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses assessment and implementation of short-term nursing interventions with clients suffering from depression. The writer looks, first of all, at the nature of the assessment process and then discusses short-term intervention options, focusing on CBT, as well as offering a case study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that ...

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Two Articles on Ethics in Nursing Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper includes two article reviews in nursing ethics. One article examines a survey on ethical issues in nursing while the other focuses on the idea that nurses often engage in rule bending behavior. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Statistics in Two Articles »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper looks two articles in nursing research to examine the way that they use statistics. The articles are examined separately and the use of descriptive and inferential statistics, the use of tables and the results that were reached. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

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Nursing Articles' Assimilation and Interpretation »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper examines why it is important for a graduate student to be able to interpret journal articles and extract information form them. The writer demonstrates this by looking at three journal articles and dissecting them to consider their content, the information they provide as well as their shortcomings. The bibliography cites 6 ...

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Nursing Research Article 'Predicting Family Health in Families of Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper evaluating components of a nursing research article including the literature review, theoretical framework, methods, validity and ethics. The paper concludes that the article reports a study that is well designed and one in which the researcher jealously guarded against introducing bias. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Article on Nurse Staffing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that provides a review and analysis of a journal article by Sarah Jo Brown (2001). The article reports the ANA's study linking staffing and patient outcomes. The writer comments on the importance of research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Article Review on Adolescent Abstinence »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review of a study by Jemmot, Jemmot & Fong (1998) study on abstinence and safer-sex intervention. The author reviews the article in terms of effectiveness of the article in reporting a model of intervention for the nursing or other professions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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