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Patient Care and Individual Differences »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review of two nursing articles dealing with patient care. The author of this paper provides an overview of each article, its presentation style, and findings, and identifies similarities in the message being conveyed by both articles. In addition to the direct impacts to health, illness and injury can result in ...

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Nursing, Creativity, Self Care, and Personal Growth »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the use of journaling, the assessment of personal growth and the experiences and accomplishments that occur during programs designed to improve professional development and creativity. This paper outlines the basic premises of Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way as a foundation for the personal development of ...

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Considerations in Women’s Health Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page consideration of how nurse practitioners can best help women enjoy better health. This paper suggests this task be approached through enablement, education, and clinical support. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Care for Hypertension »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the problem of hypertension and considers whether weight control is a good treatment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Master's Prepared Nurse: Competencies in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of nursing competencies. The proper role of the master's prepared nurse is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Ethics and Legalities of Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing a case in which an emergency room nurse turned away a patient delivered by ambulance. The receiving hospital is a private, for-profit organization, and the patient had no job, no funds and no insurance. The patient was suffering from an apparent broken leg after injuring it playing tennis ...

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Assessing Research »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at a qualitative research article which examines the challenges face by caregivers of patient with dementia in terms of safety in the home. The research is assessed, looking at the approach, methodology and data analysis to consider overall robustness and potentially acceptability of the research results. The bibliography cites 7 ...

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Hospital Care That is Family Centered »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores the philosophy of a family centered approach in the hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on the role of the floor nurse in implementing the model. Examples are provided and there is a decided focus on pediatric nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Cultural Competence »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that responds to specific questions about a journal article. The writer identifies and briefly discusses the parts of this research paper. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Terminal Care Patients, Families, Nursing Staff, and Effective Communication »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper discusses the role of the nurse in commuicating with the terminally ill patients and their families. Examples, four strategies defined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Community and Patient Nursing Care and Meningococcal Meningitis »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the multifaceted approach this disease requires in order to accommodate both patent and community needs. The nursing role extends from the bedside administration of medications and the monitoring of vital signs to administration of prophylactic medications to close contacts of the patient to the education of the community as ...

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Safe Nursing and Patient Care Act »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers an overview and discussion of this bill, which sought to place restrictions on the amount of overtime that nurses are required to work. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Orem's Nursing Theory of Self Care Deficit Conceptual Analysis »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page analysis of Orem's theory utilizing the eleven step analysis entailed by J. Wilson's concept analysis style. The author works through this analysis step by step isolating the questions of content, detailing the process through which the right answers can be found, and discussing model cases verses cases that are contrary, related, ...

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Truth in Patient Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper/essay that discusses the ethics involved in telling the truth to patients. Healthcare practitioners are routinely faced with the responsibility of informing patients about the details and implications of their prognoses. No one enjoys being the bearer of bad tidings when a prognosis offers little hope. Also, it can be difficult ...

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Pain Management and Long Term Care Residents' Rights »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing traditional and newer approaches to pain management among the elderly, specifically those confined to nursing homes. The paper includes discussion of Neuman’s, Orem’s and King’s theories of nursing practice as they relate to the issue of pain management among nursing home residents. The use of pain-killing drugs is ...

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Health Care Staff Shortages »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that includes labor shortage data for three states and the nation. The emphasis is on RN shortages, the numbers needed in the future and what is driving the need. The concept of supply and demand is discussed in terms of RN shortages. The writer makes suggestions for how this shortage might ...

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Establishing Community Partnerships »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. The writer begins with an introduction to forming and sustaining community partnerships and coalitions and comments on why so many may fail. The paper identifies some of the advantages and benefits of these groups and some of the barriers to success. The writer finally comments on forming a coalition to ...

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Nursing Self Care Deficit Theory of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that outlines Orem's self-deficit theory of nursing and then discusses specific applications to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 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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Nursing Unionization and Effects on Employers and the Care of Patients »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages. Discusses the pros and cons of unionization of nurses, and how it affects the employers and patients as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Explaining DNRs »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper. The paper begins by explaining the differences between an Advance Directive and a Do-Not-Resuscitate order. DNRs are not well understood. They are misinterpreted largely because patients and their families do not understand them. The one health care professional who has the best opportunity to clear up this confusion is the ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing, Focus on Florida »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers an overview of advance practice nursing, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to the State of Florida. The writer discusses prescriptive authority of APNs in Florida, as well as internationally. The writer considers the strategies that APNs employ within their roles as patient educators, researchers, patient advocates and clinicians. ...

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Evidence-Based Practices Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. There has been a trend in many fields, including health care, to use evidence-based practices. There are many complexities involved in adopting the practices shown to be effective in the literature. There are a multitude of obstacles and barriers. Further, there is a great deal of conflict about adopting this practice. ...

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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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High Nursing Turnover Rate »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working ...

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Nursing and the Interaction Between Theory, Research, and Practice »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the interaction of theory, practice and research in nursing. The practical aspect of nursing can be viewed as that point of overlap of three intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the circles of the diagram being theory, practice and research. Each of the entities exists separately and ...

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Carol Wells Federman's Article 'Awakening the Nurse Healer Within' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the article by Carol Wells-Federman. The author presents solid reasons that the mainstream nurse need not view the holistic approach as something totally foreign or irreconcilable to the training received in order to gain the privilege of practicing nursing. In fact, she maintains that the standard approach to ...

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Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper assessing whether nursing is a profession or a vocation. Today’s nurses are indeed members of a profession, rather than vocational workers or pursuers of an avocation. They are accountable for their own actions, and they are directly responsible for the lives of patients. Nursing is one of the ...

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Nursing Community Services, Asthma & Diabetes »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to advise a student on relating nursing experience that pertain to community service, specifically, asthma and diabetes care. The student's assignment calls for student to report on professional community services that the student has rendered as an RN within the last ...

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International Implications of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages of slide contents and speaker notes for an 8-slide Power Point presentation on this topic, specifically as it is affected by the worldwide nursing shortage. The shortage of available nurses in developing countries puts even more pressure on accessibility of health care, and it encourages nursing education to be truncated so that ...

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Comfort Theory and Kolcaba »

Number of Pages: 7

For centuries, the depiction of a nurse in art is one of a person professionally dressed, but offering something of herself. That nurse is offering comfort, something decidedly outside of medical patient care, something beyond the auspices of physician and related solely to the nurse professional. “Comfort” is the idealized vision each person holds within ...

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Psychiatric Nursing and Self Disclosure for Therapeutic Purposes »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing the therapeutic use of self and self-disclosure in the psychiatric setting. Formal training provides the technical knowledge needed to provide competent care in the psychiatric setting, but formal training also can be seen as only the beginning point of building competence. Experience and reflection on that experience are ...

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Leadership in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that, first of all, examines the difference between leadership and management concepts while also providing a personal philosophy of leadership. From this orientation, suggestions are then offered that illustrate how team building concepts and organizational theory, including change theory, can be applied to nursing clinical practice. Contemporary nursing is ...

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Nursing's Contribution to Quality of Life »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper defining and discussing quality of life as a concept of nursing. The paper mentions those beyond the ability to care for themselves or be cognizant of the world around them but focuses on those facing change as having the greatest issues for the nurse. Quality of life likely always ...

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A Consideraiton of the ANA Code for Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which illustrates some of the most recent concerns involving the ANA Code for Nursing. This is a document that was designed in 1976 and it sets forth all of the ethical concerns that nurses should consider when performing their duties as nurses. The focus of the paper centers around the issues that are not included ...

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Patient Outcome and Defining the Contribution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page exploration of the relationship which exists between nursing contribution and patient outcome. The author of this paper asserts a more and more predominant theme in nursing is the nurse’s one-on-one interaction with the patient and the consideration of such factors as culture and even spiritualism in patient care delivery. While ...

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Horizontal Violence In Nursing: Critical Essay »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. Choosing a career in nursing illustrates an individual's ability to deal with many difficult situations that most others cannot address when it comes to the health and welfare of their human counterparts. The extent to which nursing involves tremendous physical and psychological challenges where patient care is concerned is ...

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Nursing and Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 15

Mentoring was founded in ancient Ithaca when Odysseus entrusted his son Telemachus to the care of Mentor. After a time, Mentor revealed himself to be Athena, the goddess of arts and history. A mentor is typically considered to be an older, wiser person who assumes some responsibility as a role model, motivator, companion ...

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Nursing Need to Delegate »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the need for RNs to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel. While unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) are available in a number of clinical environments, overworked and harried registered nurses (RNs) will frequently fail to take full advantage of the capabilities of UAPs by not delegating tasks. Buerhaus, et ...

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Motivation for Entering and Staying in the Professional Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Ask most professional nurses why they entered and have remained in the health care industry and the likely answer will be so that they can help people. Indeed, the very foundation of nursing is the ability to assist others in their greatest time of need. However, while this ...

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Nursing Home Management Interview Summary »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing a meeting with nursing home management to discuss the development of an in-service educational program addressing the use of physical and chemical restraints. The facility received two state-level citations and seeks to heighten staff's awareness of both restraint use and state laws, but its primary purpose is to pursue ...

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Reflections Of A Nursing Home Visit »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The student's experience at Mary Crest was both eye-opening and heartbreaking at the same time, inasmuch as these once-vibrant people who were capable of living on their own and taking care of themselves have been stripped of their individuality, independence and any meaningful connection with the outside world. While ...

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Nursing Philosophy for Professional Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a student-formulated professional philosophy of nursing practice, which is that making clinical judgment decisions in nursing care should be comfort based and founded on an understanding and knowledge of the patient’s continuous evolving physical and mental state. This examination of literature discusses how this philosophy can be ...

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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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Mandatory Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the issue of mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Within the context of the nursing shortage, nurses have become concerned that staffing ratios, that is the number of patients being cared for by a single nurse, have increased to the point where they jeopardize patient safety. The question being examined ...

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Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the four metaparadigms of nursing in relation to the family nurse practitioner role. FNPs work with people of all age groups and their families, as they provide the necessary care and information for individuals to make informed decisions concerning their health and lifestyle choices. Across the country, nurse ...

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Heath Care and Nursing's Pender Promotion Model »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing this model of nursing and model of health care, particularly as it relates to education. The Pender model holds that people are willing and able to take the steps necessary to improve their health standing, to seek increasing levels of wellness rather than only existing without the presence of ...

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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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Overview of Family Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses this area of nursing. The World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe introduced the concept of the Family Health Nurse (FHN) in 1998 as a possible means for promoting and strengthening health among families (Macduff and West, 2005). It was proposed that this new type of nurse would make ...

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Pressure Ulcers and Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the incidence and prevalence of "bed sores," or pressure ulcers, and the benefits of determining who is most at risk for developing this costly and potentially dangerous condition. When risk is unknown, there is no apparent reason to increase staffing in an effort to avoid the problem. Nurses already operate at or ...

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