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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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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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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. ...

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Article Critique/Handling Difficult Situations/Daily Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page article critique. One of the most difficult nursing tasks is caring for patients with serious or terminal illness. Nurses involved with this level of care have to be both involved and caring, but also sufficiently detached as to avoid emotional burnout. In their qualitative study, Blomberg and Sahlberg-Blom (2007) addressed how nurses ...

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Standards of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines and critiques available guidelines for critical care nursing. An abbreviated version of the standards of the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses is discussed, but also an extensive set of guidelines formulated for pediatric intensive care units is also evaluated. Bibliography lists 3 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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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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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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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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Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, who are two of the nursing profession’s most influential theorists. Peplau’s Interpersonal Nursing Theory and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory have for decades provided nurses with a foundational understanding of nursing that has facilitated both everyday nursing care and nursing research. ...

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Four Nursing Theorists »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that begins with a critique of the Web site for each four nursing theorists: Dr. Jean Watson, Dr. Betty Neuman, Honorary Dr. Dorothea Orem, and Dr. Madeleine Leininger. The paper continues with a brief overview of each theory and the writer's thoughts about the theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Research Support for Applying Orem’s Self Care Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way in which current research is aiding with the practical application of Orem’s self care theory. The paper reviews several areas of research and considers how this can be of benefit to nursing care. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that compares and contrasts the theories of Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care, and summarizes how nursing beliefs and theory assist a nurse in planning patient care. Bibliography lists 6 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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Human Becoming Nursing Theory of Parse »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing this abstract and grand nursing theory. Parse’s theory is illuminating and thought-provoking, and it gives the student of it a route by which to imagine how different all of health care would be were Parse’s theory descriptive of mainstream health care practice rather than a view of what health ...

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The Importance of Care In Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper begins by relating a nursing situation story. The writer goes on to discuss the importance of caring in nursing, what caring is and how some scholars and researchers have defined and described caring. Theories commented on include Swanson's, Watson's, Mayeroff's and Roach's. The assumptions on which the Nursing as Caring general ...

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Human Charing and the Theory of Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human caring. This nursing theory verbalizes some of those highest ideals of the ways that human beings should treat each other. It assumes technical strength on the part of the nurse, and a true desire to serve others. In the process, the theory also ...

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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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Missed Nursing Care/Research Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page article critique on a study by Kalisch (2006), which deals with tasks that are routinely missing from hospital nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Elderly Care in a Nursing Home v. At Home »

Number of Pages: 7

An 7 page overview of health care options for the elderly. Evaluates the need for long-term care and the factors which went into creating this need and identifies home health care as being advantageous in many respects over health care provided in residential nursing homes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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The Value of the Family »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to aid a student in writing a paper on the value of family based on the student’s nursing practice. The writer discusses family nurses, indicating 2 theories that may be used with this context, Bowen Family System theory and Orem’s Self-Care theory. Bibliography ...

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Theory of Human Caring/Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that offers an overview of Watson's nursing theory. The topics covered include the basic concepts and assumptions that define this highly utilized nursing theory, as well as a specific example that demonstrates how Watson's theory can be applied to context of a caring moment within the context of a therapeutic ...

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Three Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper presenting a patient case followed by application of three nursing theories to that single case. The nursing theories examined are Roy’s Adaptation Model, Neuman’s System Model and Orem’s Theory of Self-Care. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that explains Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory. The paper ends with a comparison between Leininger’s theory and Watson’s caring theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Caring Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that begins with a brief introduction to the theory. The writer explains Watson’s caring theory of nursing, including the Trims and clinical caritas processes. An example is provided to demonstrate how the theory can be implemented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Formulating Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that first of all, focuses on the importance of nursing theory to the practice and professionalism of nursing. It then looks at the Novice to Expert theory of Patricia Benner can both substantiate and inform the Self-Care theory of Dorothy Orem. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Relevance of Jean Watson's Theory of Caring »

Number of Pages: 10

In ten pages, this paper discusses theorist Jean Watson and her caring theory within the context of its continuing relevance to nurse practitioners, particularly within a pain management setting. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

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Pressure Ulcers/Changing Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses a proposed change in the nursing process of care pertaining to preventing pressure ulcers. The writer discusses change theory, pressure ulcer prevention and how a beneficial change in care might be implemented. Bibliography lists 4 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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Case Analysis of the Human Caring Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 7

This is a 7 page paper which applies Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring to a extended medical care case. The bibliography has 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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Jean Watson's Caring Theory Nursing Implementation »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. One might not think that there would need to be a theory of caring in nursing, inasmuch as the entire foundation of the nursing profession is built upon nurturing. However, Jean Watson, PHD, RN, FAAN took this concept to an even deeper level when she established an environment where biomedical ...

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Family and Nursing Practice, Dialysis Unit »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that describes the importance of family within nursing practice on a dialysis unit and relates that practice Orem's Self-Care Deficit theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Philosophy of Nursing and Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the values and philosophy of nursing, as well as nursing as a profession. Much of the focus of development of nursing over the past century has been on professionalism that has been based on theory and practice, while education, licensing and standards of care have addressed technical expertise requirements. ...

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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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Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper addresses 10 different issues in advanced practice nursing. Topics include the use of intuition in Benner's model of nursing, Watson's theory of caring, and the impact of the environment on health, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Article Critique/Perceptions of Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page article critique that summarizes and analyzes a study by Johnston and Smith (2006) on palliative care. After defining precisely what is meant by "palliative care," the researchers indicate that the purpose of their study is "to explore the perceptions of patients and nurses of palliative care" in order to more precisely define ...

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Nursing and the Caring Phenomena »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the phenomena of caring as it pertains to nursing. The writer defines "phenomena" in this context and examines caring within this framework from several theoretical perspectives with an emphasis on the theory of Joyce Travelbee. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Self-Management Theories of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

A paper which looks at the way Dorothea Orem’s theories of self-management can be seen to have an impact at all levels of health care, with particular reference to the way in which cardiac patients benefit from an increased level of autonomy, and how Orem’s methodology has a positive influence on such issues as community ...

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses Watson's Theory of Caring, its major concepts and the way in which the four nursing meta-paradigms of person, health, nursing and environment can be applied to a hypothetical caring moment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Overview of Intensive Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing why nurses would choose to work in intensive care. The president of the AACN characterizes intensive care nurses as high achievers who continually seek to improve care and conditions. Though many patients are unconscious and offer no direct interaction with intensive care nurses, patients’ families are “patients” themselves, ...

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The Role of the Nurse Anesthetist »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing systems theory, nursing system theory and the place where the CRNA fits into the US health care system. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) fills a vital role in the larger health care system, one that will continue to increase in relevance as the first of the baby boomers ...

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Jean Watson's and Martha Rogers' Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the two different nursing theories that are held by Martha Rogers and Jean Watson. These theories of nursing are based on the 4 major concepts of nurse theory, which are person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of the theories held by these women is presented and then is followed by ...

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Community Health and the Nursing Care Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the caring nursing theory of Jean Watson. The theory is first discussed and then the writer offers a literature review that shows how it is applicable to community health nursing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing and the Use of Family Theories »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the value of family theories in nursing with particular attention to nurses caring for patients in their own homes. The concept of family theories is considered in general and then some of the most use are discussed looking at how they may provide practical support for the nurses practice. ...

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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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