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Cultural Diversity in Nursing: The Hispanic Population

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Nursing Profession and Hispanics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the shortage which currently exists for Hispanic nurses. The author suggests that the need for Hispanic nurses is growing in conjunction with the growing Hispanic population as this population presents unique cultural considerations which can best be addressed by someone of a similar cultural background. The contention is ...

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Metaparadigm of Nursing, Parse's Totality and Simultaneity, and Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing culturally sensitive nursing. As the composition of populations shifts in many developed nations, it becomes increasingly necessary for nurses to relate to patients in terms that patients can understand. Madeleine Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory focuses on spanning the cultural divide that can exist between the ...

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Need for Cultural Competent Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the meaning of "culture" and "cultural diversity" and then applies this understanding to the significance of providing culturally competent nursing care with a special focus on Australia. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Staff and Significance of Diversity »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the importance of ethnic and cultural diversity to nursing staff. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Assistants and Multicultural Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the education of nursing assistants from an immigrant population that is America's fastest-growing minority. Recruiters increasingly are looking to that growing Hispanic population as a possible solution to the nursing shortage. There can be several problems with recent immigrants, however. These include language barriers, not having completed ...

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Nursing, Cultural Understanding, and the Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory of Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the need for and value of diversity in healthcare, specifically in the hospital setting among nurses using Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory as a guide. Leininger's theory should be useful in efforts to increase diversity within the nursing staff as well enhancing nurses' and patients' understanding ...

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Nursing and Cultural Diversity with Regard to the Hispanic Community »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper contemplates the subject by looking at characteristics of the Hispanic community. However, the danger of stereotyping is stressed. Cultural diversity in nursing is the focus of this paper that looks at both problems and solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Rehabilitation Setting and Collaborative Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper discussing the value of collaborative nursing in rehab. Culturally competent nurses – whether that competence is gained through ethnic group identification or learned through practical study and experience – can aid in achieving success in the rehab setting. Addiction is such a demanding form of mental illness that practitioners ...

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Nurses and Opiate Addiction »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of addressing opiate addiction in the nursing population in managed care. This paper considers the specific problems and policies that have been adopted to address the issue of opiate addiction in this population, and relates specific protocols for addressing addiction in nurse and nurse practitioner populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. ...

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Hispanic Youth, Obesity, and Research »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper reports on 3 studies that focus on overweight/obesity in Hispanic teens and discusses the problem, purpose and results of each study, as well as the significance that the results hold for nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Issues, Problems, and Solutions Regarding Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 12

This is a 12 page paper discussing the current nursing shortage issues and proposed solutions within the profession. The United States is currently undergoing a nursing shortage which is expected to continue until the year 2020. Reasons for the shortage have been reported as: an ageing nursing population; an ageing and decreasing nursing education population; ...

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Nursing and Diversity »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the fact that even though all professions benefit from expanded diversity within the realms of its practice but this is especially true in one of the “helping professions” such as nursing in which a remarkably diverse group of people serve as the focus for the skills of that particular profession. ...

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Perspectives on Community Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of what occurs during an educational interaction between a patient and a student nurse that did not go well, identifies some of the factors that prevented a successful outcome, and applies theories regarding cultural diversity and transcultural and multicultural approaches to addressing the problem. This paper also ...

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Cultural diversity, End-of-Life Issues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper that in which the writer uses tutorial language to offer advice to a student on how to report on her teaching experience as a nurse educator focusing on pain assessment as an end-of-life issue and on cultural diversity in nursing practice. Bibliography lists 2 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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Enhancing Cultural Competency »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that addresses the topic of cultural competency in nursing. Census statistics indicate that the population of the US is annually becoming more culturally diverse. This fact poses a challenge to healthcare professionals as providing care that is culturally congruent with the patient can significantly affect the likelihood of positive patient ...

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Studies and Recommendations on Burnout of Nurses in Oman and Other Countries »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper discussing nurses’ burnout. Nurses’ burnout is a global problem which is considered more severe in developing countries due to the initial high patient nurse ratio and the increased number of health care workers which leave developing countries for other opportunities. While the Sultanate of Oman has a fairly large ...

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Nursing Theory Selection and Implementation »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper evaluating whether Leininger's or Roy's nursing theory is best suited to the endoscopy and day surgery clinical setting. This is not an area in which nurses have opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients, which is the focus of both these theories. In that context, communication is seen as ...

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Diabetes Self-Management - Hispanic Patients »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that discusses teaching transcultural care to nurses and issues relative to Hispanic patients learning to be more proactive in managing this disease. The paper discusses transcultural nursing per Leininger and others and reports appropriate statistical data. Mezirow's approach is the theoretical base discussed for adult learning and Leininger's framework is ...

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Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 5

This five page paper responds to the following questions: What characteristics differentiate public health nursing from community nursing? How does the role of the nurse change as the client evolves from an individual to a family, an aggregate population, and a community? Based on knowledge gained to date in your MSN program, what ...

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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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Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper answers a set of 25 questions regarding communication and nursing across cultural differences, defining and giving examples of effective communication, where. How and why communication should take place, the impact of patient/nurse language and cultural differences and the potential outcomes of conflict. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Long Term Care Environments and Nursing Care Plans »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, ...

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Review of an Article on Nursing Home Residents and Hospitalization »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that reviews a journal article entitled Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents: A Qualitative Study by Kutner and colleagues. Specific questions are addressed, including: problem studied, purpose of study, research method, sample population, data collection and analysis, strengths and weaknesses and the implications of the study. This study considered the relationship ...

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Research Evaluation on Nursing Home Costs of Utilizing MDS/PPS RUG III Systems »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the validity and scientific merit of two studies of nursing home population samples in advance of conducting a larger study that will develop and test an innovation in long term care. That innovation will consist of creating alliances between nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide the latter ...

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U.S. Foreign Educated Nurse Licensing »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper discusses the licensing process for foreign-educated nurses in America. The essay begins with an introduction that reports the nursing shortage, the practice of importing foreign-trained nurses in developed countries and the ratio of nurses to population in several countries. The next section reports the licensing process for nurses who are trained ...

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Student Interest in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page exploration of why more and more students are becoming interested in nursing. Written as a tutorial admissions essay, this paper emphasizes the attraction of the diversity of nursing duties and the growing recognition in the field of the importance of such factors as touch and caring in improving patient welfare. ...

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Nursing Korean and Russian Patients and Cultural Competence »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines cultural competence in regard to these patient populations. The writer first defines cultural competence and then discusses Korean and Russian health and cultural beliefs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nurses and Workplace Situations »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page outline of a number of different situations a nurse can encounter in the workplace. Relates examples of both ethical and cultural dilemmas which can have a direct impact on the nurse/patient relationship and consequently on the healing process. Emphasizes that professional ethics, knowledge, and a fluidity in approach are prerequisites of ...

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Pediatric Obesity/Overweight »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that summarizes nursing literature and intervention on this topic, with a particular focus on Hispanic families. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of transcultural nursing. Specific examples are demonstrated in respect to various groups such as Hispanics, African Americans and Mexican Americans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Issues of Schizophrenia, Pregnancy, and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of schizophrenia in pregnant populations and the ethical problems with serving this population. In particular, this paper assesses the implications of attempting to provide pharmacological and medical support for individuals with schizophrenia who hare also pregnant, and relates this from a mental health/nursing perspective. Bibliography lists ...

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Homeless Veterans with PTSD »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that discusses this topic. This examination of literature specifically examines the target population homeless veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), what this entails, and the role of the nurse educator in addressing the needs of this population. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Review of an Article on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a critique of an article: Dahl, Julie, RN, CNP, MS & Penque, Sue, RN, CNP, MS. (2000, March). The Effects of an Advanced Practice Nurse – Directed Heart Failure Program published in The Nurse Practitioner. The writer comments on these issues: purpose and hypothesis of study, population included, appropriateness of ...

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Homeless and Nursing II »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that presents the difficulties with providing services to homeless populations and the response within the nursing community. The writer provides an informed study of reactions within the nursing community to the increasing problem of providing health care for the indigent. Some positive solutions towards developing more compassionate care plans are ...

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Article Critique/Learning Style Preferences »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that summarizes and analyzes Rassool and Rawaf's 2007 study "Learning style preferences of undergraduate nursing students." This critique argues that while the authors reveal information that has the potential to aid nurse educators in accomplishing their instructional goals, the limitations that the authors discuss in terms of the reliability and ...

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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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Health Care: Challenges in Caring for a Diverse Population, and Dealing with Colleagues of Different Ages »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses two matters: the opportunities and challenges presented to health care workers by the increasingly ethnically diverse American population; and generational conflict between older nurses and younger nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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Retention/Recruitment & Canadian Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses Canada’s nursing shortage. There is currently a severe nursing shortage in all of the industrialized countries of the Western world, including Canada. Experts predict that the nursing shortage in Canada will worse over the course of the next decade and this prediction appears to be accurate as the ...

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Spanish-speaking Clients/Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Hispanic cultural beliefs and how this impacts counseling practice with Spanish-speaking clients in Southern California. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Various Types of Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that looks at various nursing roles. A pertinent question to nursing practice is what, specifically, should a patient expect from his/her nurse. This question can be examined from the standpoint of the scope of nursing practice for both registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs). ...

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Role of Culture/Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer investigates the significance of cultural competence from a nursing perspective while also offering suggests on this topic from the viewpoint offered by a transcultural assessment conducted by the student researching this topic, which examines personal beliefs and how these can affect nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 ...

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Nursing Shortage in Canada »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores the nursing shortage, focusing on Canada. There is a worldwide nursing shortage that is seriously affecting healthcare and healthcare in Canada is deeply affected. The nursing shortage in Canada is expected to worsen over the course of the next decade. Already the number of registered nurses (RNs) ...

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Change Theory and Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that investigates the nursing shortage, with a particular focus on Canada. Influencing positive social change is one of the most problematic areas of public policy making. Currently, the healthcare systems of all the industrialized countries are facing the impact of a severe nursing shortage that is predicted by many experts ...

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Nursing a Muslim Patient »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation made up of 12 slides and speaker notes, using Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model to assess the cultural characteristics present in Muslim Indian patients and families, with consideration of the way the cultural influences will impact on nursing care. The bibliography cites 11 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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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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Student Ethics and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper that contrasts and compares two tenets from the American Nurse Association ethical code and the one formulated for students by the University of Phoenix. The writer argues that the sentiment behind the codes is identical and promotes acceptance of diversity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Cultural Diversity and Responsibility in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion of the treatment of patients who have cultural or religious beliefs that cause them to refuse standard medical treatments. It opens with a discussion of the globalization of the world and the fact that the world is becoming a blended melting pot of cultural diversity. It moves into an ...

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Surgical ICU Clinical Practice and Theoretical Nursing Models »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses applying nurse models to ICU clinical practice. Applying nursing theory, that is, theoretical frameworks proposed by nursing theorists such as Neuman, Orem and Roy, to clinical practice has been a longstanding focus of attention within nursing scholarship (Smith 16). The following examination of three nursing theories, specifically ...

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