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Hospice Care, Dying, and Death »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that uses both interviews and research to investigate the nature of care for patients who are dying. The hospice program is described and discussed from a predominantly nursing point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Home Nursing and Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to palliative care and then considers palliative care in terms of home hospice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Wit & Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page reaction paper to the play/movie Wit by Margaret Edson (1999). The writer discusses the themes of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and relates its subject matter, which concerns death, dying and a terminally ill cancer patient, to the logistics of palliative care. The writer also offers considerable discussion of personal reactions to this ...

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Death and Dying Interview »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents ...

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Terminally Ill Patients and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses nursing care for the terminally ill. While palliative care is important in nursing the terminally ill, it does not address all of the needs of these patients. In addition to tending to physiological needs, such as pain control, nurses are also responsible for addressing the communicative, emotional and ...

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Death and Coping »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that addresses the role nurses play in the dying process of patients. This includes patients that are dying as well as their family members. Two different case scenarios are provided, which illustrate the varied circumstances that a nurse may encounter. Each situation is unique, yet each circumstance always requires a great ...

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Palliative Care/Hospice Websites »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper offers evaluation of 3 sites that pertain to the topic of Palliative and Hospice Care. The writer evaluates these sites according to the criteria devised by Kapoun (1998). Bibliography lists 4 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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Nursing Home Care That is Client Centered »

Number of Pages: 12

Client Centered Nursing Home Care. (12 pp). On any given day, nursing homes are caring for about one in twenty Americans over the age of 65. Almost half of all Americans turning 65 this year will be admitted into a nursing home at least once. One fifth of those people admitted into nursing homes stay ...

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Community Health Nursing and Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an overview of 3 scholarly articles on palliative care and their application to community health nursing. Bibliography lists 3 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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Nursing Aide Certification »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that considers the issues regarding hiring and retainment of CNAs in the nursing care industry. The writer provides two models in nursing care that appear to be addressing the needs of CNAs and patients in improving care and decreasing turnover rates. Bibliography lists 9 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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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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Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing two identified IT needs at HHH, a home health and hospice company. One of the needs is for automated HR services to provide self-service HR; the other is the addition of laptops, printers and a wireless network so that visiting nurses can reinforce patient education with printed information that ...

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Cultural Considerations and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. This is a topic which those in the nursing profession would do well to consider. For many cultures, including those of the Middle East, the crisp white uniforms found in American hospitals represents death and funerals. It is for reasons such as this that those in caregiving professions need to familiarize themselves with the ...

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Contemporary Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses a case scenario and the ethical issues involved. Due to medical innovation and advancement, more patients are living longer with chronic diseases. But while these innovations can prolong life, death is eventually inevitable for everyone and, therefore, it seems logical that the majority of nurses will be called ...

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Nursing Model of Dorothea Orem Evaluated »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper is based on an assessment of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Model. This model is based on the assertion that individuals can provide a level of self-care. Orem argues, then, that self-care deficits in the care setting often occur as a result of environmental situations. This paper outlines the basis ...

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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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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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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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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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An Overview of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of caring in the critical care scenario. This is a nursing paper that outlines the importance of caring from a nursing perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Documentation Bargaining Guidelines »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that applies the 'whole image' approach to negotiating conflict to the health care industry. Today, health care in this country faces a number of difficulties that necessitates health professionals becoming involved in intense negotiation processes in order to reach satisfactory conclusions. However, health professional training has not traditionally encompassed negotiation ...

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Nursing and the Importance of Intensive Care and Critical Care Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page contention that while we tend to specialize in one area or the other we are quick to discover that the basics of nursing extend into all nursing specialties. The basic principles of intensive care, coronary care, and emergency nursing, for example are applicable in all specialties. They are NOT limited ...

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Case Scenario on Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper is a nursing care case scenario on the impact that a nurse could possibly undergo when changing the health care facility or environment in which she or he works. Also considered are the affects on other health care stakeholders with whom the nurse worked. This is based on ...

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Homeless and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper arguing that the lack of access to health care for the homeless and poor is often the fault of health care professionals. Using national studies that show the impact that the lack of health care has on homeless populations, the writer attempts to connect this discrepancy with attitudes of hospital ...

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An Analysis of Nursing Care Concepts »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page nursing concept analysis that explores the topic of caring. The aim of this analysis is to investigate this body of research in order to determine the purposes of caring and how caring can facilitate the goals of nursing practice. The writer explores the literature in regards to a model case study, borderline, ...

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Patient Care, Team Approaches, Evaluations, and the Process of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of the central elements related to the nursing care process and the patient, including patient assessments, team approaches and the process of patient care. This paper considers these elements in the modern health care environment, including community health models under the United Kingdom's National Health ...

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Field of Nursing and Managed Health Care »

Number of Pages: 8

The nursing profession is looked at in light of managed health care, specifically as it pertains to obstetrics. This 8 page paper specifically examines changes the field has undergone since the advent of managed health care. Options for nurses in the specialty are discussed, including the growing nurse midwifery occupation. Pros and cons of ...

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Issues of Managed Care and Patient Rights »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10-page paper focuses on the impact of managed care on patient's rights and the ability of nurses to continue advocating for patients. Discussions include what managed care is and how health care is distributed through the system. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing Profession and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper which studies how the managed care revolution has affected the nursing profession. The writer provides an industry and economic definition of managed care, its advantages and disadvantages, and relationship to nursing. The writer also provides solutions caused by the effects of managed care on the nursing ...

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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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Childhood Diabetes and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

(8 pp) According to the American Nurses Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators (1998), diabetes, is increasingly recognized as a national health care and economic concern that is receiving a great deal of attention from legislators, providers and those who pay health care services. Efforts to improve care, and thus decrease its complications, ...

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Home Healthcare Nursing Application in Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper outlines the case history of a72 year old patient who requires critical care nursing in a home care scenario. This paper outlines the similar practices between critical care and home healthcare and outlines the specific nursing approaches for the case presented. Bibliography lists 8 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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Moral Distress and Futile Care »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page research paper explores the question: Does the delivery of perceived futile care cause the critical care nurse ethical and moral distress? The writer concludes from this investigation of recent literature that the answer is yes and discusses the issues involved. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Nursing Hybrid Program »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses the Health Care Academy in the Delaware Community College district in Pennsylvania. The existing nursing shortage has the potential of seriously reducing quality patient care. Many approaches have been used to reduce the shortage and have more people enter nursing as a career. The program described in this ...

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Faith Based Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about parish nursing and how it is a faith based approach to nursing care. The author writes about how these nurses provide holistic care for communities and individuals addressing their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. There are four sources cited in this paper.

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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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Quality Assurance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the crucial role of nurse managers in relate to maintaining standards of quality care. The writer discusses how nursing management is a complicated balancing act that takes into consideration nursing staff needs and the requirements of hospital administration, while all the while keeping a focus on the most ...

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Resolving Conflicts-A Process »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. Conflict is inevitable in organizations but contrary to popular belief, conflict is not always a negative. This essay discusses conflict resolution and problem solving strategies as outlined by Leonard Marcus, Barry Dorn, and Eric McNulty in “Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration” (2011). Specifically, the steps of the ...

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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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Critical Incident Analysis in Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page incident report addressing failure of nursing staff to attend to a patient their care for five hours. The paper reviews individual and organizational responsibility, particularly in terms of nursing’s core values. The organization needs to assess its patient care delivery model to ensure that no patient goes for extended periods ...

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Quality Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the principles of quality nursing care. Nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare practitioners offering direct patient care; and therefore, whether or not patients receive quality care is intrinsically tied to the level of professionalism exhibited by a nursing staff (Hassmiller and Cozine, 2006). It follows then that ...

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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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Student Training and Outlook in Pediatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nursing students with a focus upon pediatric care play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry, all of which directly relates to the ...

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Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one ...

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Conflicting Ethics, Euthanasia, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page essay that examines the moral dilemmas faced by nurses as they try to reconcile the Nurse's Code to euthanasia and the right to die issue. Discussed are the three ethics of autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence and how these ethics should be applied in situations involving euthanasia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Profession and Teamwork »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the change in teamwork in the nursing profession. Teamwork within the nursing profession has changed a great deal within the last fifty years. Team nursing was a common structure in patient health care but took many of the registered nurses (RNs) away from patient care and into administrative ...

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