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Article Overview of 'Rotating Night Shifts and Risk of Breast Cancer in Women Participating in the Nurses' Health Study' »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of an article on breast cancer and considers the impacts of rotating night shifts and breast cancer risk. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Otitis Media »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that address this topic. A baby or toddler screams and a parent notices that the child is tugging or batting at his ear. More than likely, the pain is caused by an ear infection, which is one of the most common childhood diseases. The following examination of this topic looks ...

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Medication Errors & Their Prevention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses medication errors, their causes and prevention. The writer discusses the importance of error reporting systems, enumerates associated causes of medication error, and discusses how automatic medication systems aid nurses in following the "five rights" of correct medication administration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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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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Facing a Family Health Challenge »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper addresses a specific case study, which describes a patient suffering from the end-stage lung cancer. The overall objective of this examination is to relate how nursing approaches that are described in literature can be applied in order to aid this patient and her family in facing a complex health challenge. ...

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Quitting Smoking Through Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 13

This 13 page paper provides an overview of the current literature and a methodology for assessing the impacts of nurse-interventions in smoking cessation, a necessary element in determining decreased risk and incidence of lung cancer. This paper outlines the central features of four articles, and also provides a methodology for considering the problem and ...

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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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Nursing Journal Critique Upon Cancer Patient Treatment Through Therapeutic Massage »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper gives a professional review/critique of a nursing journal article/case study on the use of massage therapy by nurses in the treatment of cancer patients. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Nursing and Teaching Patients »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper considers how a nurse can become a teacher to patients, how this may be undertaken and the different considerations for the nurse to perform this task. The paper uses an example of a patient dying of cancer who needs to stop smoking and accept the nature of their condition. Issues discussed ...

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Nurse's Knowledge of Breast Cancer Screening »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a research article on breast cancer and the role of nurse practitioners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Should a Nurse Assist in the Suicide of a Suffering Patient »

Number of Pages: 5

This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering ...

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Coping Strategies and Breast Cancer »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that provides an overview of coping strategies of people with serious illnesses and then considers these in terms of breast cancer. This paper also suggests ways in which knowledge of these coping skills impacts nursing. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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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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American Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers and overview of the nursing shortage in the US. The writer provides a brief history of the shortage, its causes and proposed strategies for its solution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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The Influence of Environmental Factors on Falls »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and ...

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Caregiver Burnout, Compassion Fatigue »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper offers an overview of nursing burnout and compassion fatigue. The writer discusses the warning signs of compassion fatigue/burnout; the nature and causes of associated problems; caregivers' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; and coping strategies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Importance of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay/research paper offers hypothetical reflection of how a nursing student might choose to address the task of describing how a course caused a shift in the student's perspective on evidence based practice and the role of research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Not Enough Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that provides statistical data on the nursing shortage and turnover. Causes are discussed and suggestions are made. A problem solving method is presented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Catheter-Associated UTI Training »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses several issues that apply to nursing education. They are: identifying the topic for training (catheter-associated urinary tract infections and their causes and prevalence), a comprehensive educational model that can be used, and an explanation of different motivational theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources. x

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An Analysis of Violence in the Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of violence among nurses. Emphasis is placed upon underlying causes of violence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Florence Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 pages research paper that presents the career of Florence Nightingale in terms of cause and effect in regards to the course of nursing history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Responses to Healthcare Cultural Differences »

Number of Pages: 4

This four-page-paper presents an overview of an article from a medical journal regarding the treatment of a Jehovah Witness who suffered post surgical complications. In accordance to the patient's advance directives no blood products were given to her even though excessive bleeding during surgery caused her to become severely anemic. The medical staff managed to ...

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Causes and Solutions Regarding Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper explores the nursing shortage. Experts have predicted that the number of registered nurses will be at least 20 percent below the number needed by 2007. There are a number of reasons for this crisis. Fewer young people are choosing nursing as their career. Nurses do not receive adequate compensation. The ...

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The Case Study of a Child in Need »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page nursing case study that concerns the situation of "Tommy," a 10-year-old permanently disable child who suffers from multiple handicaps caused by Shaken Baby Syndrome. The writer addresses Tommy's needs but also focuses on the needs of Tommy's extended dysfunctional family. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Overview on the Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page overview of the specifics of the nursing shortage. The writer discusses the extent and seriousness of the problem, its causes and proposed solutions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Depression, Pain, and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that incorporates and introduction, problem statement, purpose of study, literature review, independent and dependent variables, hypothesis and implications for nursing. The paper identifies the two types of RSD, describes and explains what reflex sympathetic dystrophy is, its incidence, some of the causes and the effects and the correlation between chronic pain ...

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Program Proposal for Diabetes Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the rationale for a program educating practicing nurses in advancements in knowledge of diabetes management. Though the long term effects of diabetes have been known for years, its specific causes still remain elusive in many respects. There is no cure as yet, but new and effective management techniques ...

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Nursing Faculty Shortage »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the nursing faculty shortage, which is greatly acerbating the current general nursing shortage. The writer discusses the problem, its causes and suggested remedies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Developments In Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper defining forensic nursing, examining its origins and commenting on its likely future. Forensic nursing requires that nurses observe abnormalities and investigate their possible causes for the purpose of identifying either an abuse or an abuser. The paper mentions the theory of Nightingale and Betty Neuman in terms of comforting ...

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Ethical Implications of Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the ethical implications of the nursing shortage. The writer argues that managed care restructuring of nursing staff in hospitals has contributed to this situation, causing unethical declines in patient care. Also, the unethical nature of recruiting nurses from foreign countries, as a solution to the shortage, is also ...

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Psychiatric Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused ...

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Substance Abuse in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the growing problem of substance abuse within the nursing profession. This paper delineates the causes and the potential solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Causes and Symptoms of Burnout in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses nursing burnout. The writer first discusses the causes and symptoms of nursing burnout and then possible remedies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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U.S. Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract, which addresses the problem of the U.S. nursing shortage. This examination of the shortage, first of all, looks at the causes for the shortage and then explores the possible solutions that have been proposed, before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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Medication Administration, Risk Management, and Nursing Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The years of experience behind a seasoned nurse does not preclude him or her from making grave medication errors, an occurrence considered "one of the most common causes of unintentional harm in Australia" (Bronger, 2003). Anyone at any time who has the responsibility to administer medication can make a ...

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Mothers, Epidurals, and Nursing Effectiveness »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the complications that can be caused to delivering women and their babies by administration of epidural analgesia. The writer argues that there are several ways in which nurses can be effective in dealing with this problem, the most important one of which is educating their patients in this problem and ...

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Why Nurses Leave Clinical Practice? »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the problem of the nursing shortage, reviewing an article that undertakes research identifying factors causing nurses to the clinical practice. The contents of the article and main message are considered, supporting evidence from alternative research is identified and the paper ends by looking at the importance of tackling ...

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Causes, Solutions and Student Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper the addresses the nursing shortage. This overview looks at the shortage from three perspectives: its causes, its possible solutions and its impact on today's student nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Medication Errors »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper examines the problems that medication errors cause, their risks and which population is most affected. Steps that nurses can take to remedy the problem are suggested. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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ICU Nursing Environment and Malignant Hyperthermia »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that gives an overview to the diagnosis, treatment, pathophysiology, etiology and expected patient outcomes of episodes of malignant hyperthermia (MH). MH is a rare skeletal muscle disease that causes patients to develop life-threatening hyperthermia in response to inhaled anesthesia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Environmental Stress and Back Injuries »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper provides an overview of a study of work related back injuries that occur as a result of stressful work environments in nursing. This study outlines the possible causes and preventative measures. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

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Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that examines the nursing shortage that is wrecking havoc on the nation's health facilities, particularly hospitals. The writer discusses the causes of the shortage, how nurses feel about the shortage, and possible solutions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Improving Human Resources in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper presents a hypothetical case study of a hospital with a very high turnover of ICU registered nurses and an HR department that needs to be upgraded. The paper provides the background on the hospital, the organizational behavior problem, i.e., high turnover and old recruiting methods, the causes of the problems, ...

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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 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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Burnout and Stress in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper discusses the causes of burnout of those in the nursing profession and what one can do to avoid it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Article Critique/Nursing Home Patients »

Number of Pages: 6

6 page article critique that discusses and summarizes a research study by Talerico, Evans and Strumph (2002), which investigated the causes of resistant behavior and aggression towards caregivers in nursing home residents. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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