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Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that is supposed to be journal entries by a nurse psychiatric intern. The three disorders discussed are schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depressive disorder. Evidence-based treatments for each are reported. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment of PTSD »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The writer describes the disorder, the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, treatment options, and a nursing plan for intervention in a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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ADHD: A Critique of the Research »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page critique of the literature on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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ADHD and the Role of the Psychiatric Nurse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Bipolar Disorder »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses bipolar disorder Examination of literature on this topic indicates some of what has been learned in treating bipolar disorder, and this information suggests conclusions as to how nurses can improve their practice and care of these patients. The writer offers a summary of four relevant studies. Bibliography lists ...

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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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Acute Renal Failure and Dialysis Patients, Nutrition, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

9 pages in length. Dealing with patients who are terminally ill with renal failure and receiving hemodialysis treatments means it is important to remember that physical pain is not the only kind of suffering they endure. Sometimes the emotional devastation is more to bear than the physical side; without the mind remaining strong ...

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Lungs and Manual Hyperinflation »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper discusses the use of the pressure manometer in the treatment of hyperinflation of the lungs. The advantages/disadvantages are discussed, based on the most current studies and scholoarly journals available. The nurse's role is discussed as well as a brief definition of hyperinflation, causes and treatments.Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Overview of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers an overview of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. The paper defines the disorder; describes its history and incidence statistics; research; implications/impacts on health; psychological and social implications; treatment; and the role of nurses and nurse practitioners in management, concluding with a section that addresses the feeling of the NP ...

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Myasthenia Gravis an Autoimmune Disorder »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses this autoimmune disorder, its pathophysiology, current research and the application of this research to nursing, that is, what questions does research answer and what questions are left to be answered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Multiple Sclerosis Client Case Study Patient Assessment »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides a fictitious case study of a young woman presenting with MS symptoms. How a nurse can counsel this patient with the newly diagnosed disorder is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Prevention and Myocardial Infarction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Dorothea Dix, Pioneer of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life, career, and nursing philosophy of nursing pioneer Dorothea Dix, who was instrumental in both founding and expanding more than 30 hospitals devoted to the treatment of mental illness. Bibliography lists 2 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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Nursing and Integrated Clinical Pathways »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses what an “integrated clinical pathway” is and the purposes associated with it Simply enough, a clinical pathway is precisely what the name suggests . . . a path to follow. It serves as a multi-disciplinary guideline in relationship to the treatment, prognosis, and outcomes a nursing team might expect to see regarding a particular patient’s ...

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Nursing Homes and Ethical Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. In today's world of nursing home care, the level of abuse and neglect has reached an all-time high. The commonality of such unacceptable treatment has called for myriad legal intervention as a means by which to re-evaluate health reform; however, such inhumane activity continues in spite of these measures. ...

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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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Nursing's Servant Leadership Principle »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper consider this leadership principle where there is a higher level of patient discretion and determination over their treatment. The paper looks at this from a management perspective considering the evidence for the theories as well as practical proof of its benefits as well as what this means for nursing mangers. The ...

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Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing ...

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Using Adrenaline to Treat Anaphylatic Shock »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper considers the advantages of immediate use of adrenaline for anaphylactic shock within a nurse led minor injuries unit. The paper includes a n outline of anaphylaxis symptoms and why adrenaline is more suitable than treatment with antihistamines and the need for rapid responses and the most effective use of resources. The ...

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Description and Diagnostics of Diabetes Mellitus »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page overview of this serious medical condition. This paper defines Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and outlines diagnostic techniques and treatment regimes as well as other nursing interventions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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2 Nursing Paradigm Models »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that analyzes Callista Roy's Adaptation Model as an example of the totality paradigm and Betty Neuman's Health Care Systems Model as an example of the simultaneity paradigm. The writer uses the nursing concept of living with changing expectations in regards to the treatment of diabetes mellitus in evaluating these two ...

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Abruptio Placentae »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing management for a woman with placenta abruption, including incidence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment options and maternal and fetal implications for placenta abruption. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing, Mental Health, and Spirituality »

Number of Pages: 8

The applicability of spirituality to the treatment of the mentally ill did not become acceptable until holistic medical practices began to gain in popularity. This 8 page paper explores the meaning of mental health, spirituality and the role of nursing in a holistic practice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Type 2 Diabetes »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper begins with an overview of diabetes, explaining the disease, the types and the incidence. The paper then focuses on Type II diabetes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment and other risk factors. The next section discusses how nurses help in the management of the illness and the final section discusses the importance of ...

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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Nursing and Congestive Heart Failure »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of congestive heart failure from a nursing perspective, and integrates a view of adaptation theory as it can be applied to a treatment perspective on CHF. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Alternative Therapies for the Issue of Advanced Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The fundamental basis of the ANP role is to establish a tangible connection between patient and nurse, while at the same time providing an atmosphere of safety and service combined. Applying this conceptual framework to the issue of alternative therapies, one finds that the ANP is responsible for both ...

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Geriatric Mentally Ill Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper considers an experience and training nurse may have undergone when working on a mixed geriatric ward with patients that speak different languages who are suffering from a range of mental illness. The paper focuses on two patients suffering from dementia, the way they are treated and the barriers to communication and ...

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Nursing Intervention and TT »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page report discusses concepts related to therapeutic touch of “TT” and its application in nursing. The assumption of the practice is that the healing energy that can be transferred through touch can serve as an important component in the overall healing process of an injury and the ways in which a patient responds ...

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Nursing; Engaging, Development and Disengaging From a Therapeutic Relationship »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper uses Gibb’s model of reflective learning to examine the treatment of a mental health patient suffering from depression. The paper has a description of the events, looks at the feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan considering what would be done differently in the future. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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4 Nursing Metaparadigms Defined »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The fundamental purpose of nursing symbolizes significantly more than merely administering medications and treatments; rather, the entire strength of nursing is based much more within the psychological components of the patient/caregiver relationship than most people realize. Bibliography lists 4 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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Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Nursing Theory Application Assessment »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the application of nursing theories to a treatment plan for child with ALL. This paper considers the application of Watson’s holistic nursing approach and the integration towards patient assessment. In addition, elements of ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, are also assessed. Bibliography lists 10 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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Australian Nursing Council and Meningococcal Meningitis »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page overview of the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of Meningococcal meningitis. This paper emphasizes the importance of a structured approach in combating this potentially catastrophic condition. Bibliography lists 12 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 Concept Analysis of Chronic Pain »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that examines the professional nursing literature pertaining to the definition and treatment of chronic pain. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

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Urinary Tract Infections and Nursing Diagnosis »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper presenting the facts of a patient complaining of symptoms leading to the diagnosis of urinary tract infection, followed by research-based support for the diagnosis and determination to treat with fluoroquinolone. Ten days’ treatment may or may not be excessive for the immediate problem, but choosing that length of time increases ...

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Osteoporosis In Elderly Women »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that defines and describes this disease and the incidence. The paper explains how it is diagnosed and treated. Comments are separated into sections, including Pathophysiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment; the role of Nurse Educators; Quality of Life issues; and Community/Healthcare Resources, including nursing homes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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Chronic Pain Relief and a Nursing Research Proposal »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing effects of chronic pain and proposing a pilot program based on Healing Touch. Chronic pain can interfere with immune function, ability to sleep, ability to eat normally and ability to participate in work or leisure activities. It is defined as that which persists after the individual has suffered ...

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Overview of Preterm Labor Treatment and the Role of an OB Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing preterm labor. Preterm labor and births still account for more than 75 percent of infant morbidity. Despite more than four decades of research, medical scientists have not been able to reduce the rate of preterm labor. Technological advances, have, however, increased the survival rate of premature infants. This essay discusses ...

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The School Nurse and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the issues faced by school nurses in addressing students with ADD/ADHD. This paper outlines the basic problems, and issues like medication and its use. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Withholding Treatment and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper on a nurse's experiences withdrawing nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients. The writer details her experiences with such patients and the ethical and emotional issues involved. Ethical arguments are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources from nursing journals.

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Prescribing Nurses and the Treatment of Wounds »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper considers the position of community nurses when undertaking wound dressing and how, with the advent of prescribing nurses, the non prescribing community nurses are placed in a difficult position with conflicting needs from their primary health care trusts, patients and the law. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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Proposal for an Addiction Treatment Center »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper providing a proposal for a medical intervention center located in a hospital in Iowa. The center will be staffed with a nurse practitioner and so will not need direct physician involvement. The paper provides objectives, a budget and one-year evaluation points. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Informed Consent and British Medical Law »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the issue of informed consent in British medical law. The writer defines consent and then explores British law in regards to a scenario in which a patient suffering from a drug overdose is admitted to a hospital ED and refuses treatment. The writer discusses the ethical dilemma ...

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