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Role of Nurses in Knee Replacement Surgery »

Number of Pages: 4

Discusses what occurs with knee replacement surgery and the nursing role. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Review of an Article on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing “Social role quality, physical health, and psychological well-being in women after heart surgery,” written by Plach and Heidrich (2002) and published in "Research in Nursing and Health." This is a qualitative study aimed at discovering attitudes and perceptions among women who have had heart surgery, and the analysis includes ...

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Nursing Theory and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper constructing a new theory of nursing as it relates to postoperative pain management following hip replacement surgery. The new nursing theory constructed here is that a better approach to postoperative pain management associated with hip replacement surgery is to avoid as much immediate pain sensation as possible. This restricts ...

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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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Kolcaba and Holistic Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a literature review is for a study, which is for a study that deals with how Kolcaba's theory of holistic comfort can provide a framework that facilitates improving patient care and service within an outpatient ambulatory surgical facility, particularly in regards to peri-anesthesia nursing. This also includes a ...

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Nursing and Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses many different aspects of critical thinking as it applies to the field of nursing. Critical thinking is very essential to any successful endeavor in relationship to the health industry, and especially in relationship to operative matters, where an individual’s life is in the hands of the professional. In light of this truth, ...

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Medication Error Reduction Lesson Plan »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. This is a lesson plan for teaching nurses to teach other staff to teach mentally disabled patients to take their medication properly. The lesson begins with objectives and materials needed. The introduction offers data regarding medication errors. Technology solutions to this problem are discussed, e.g., bar coding. The author then discusses ...

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Nursing and Ethical Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing whether it is possible to teach ethics and ethical values in nursing. The answer is a resounding yes, of course. In support of that position, the paper discusses the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls. While Kant and Mill (the categorical imperative and “the greater good”) provide ...

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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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Article on Bypass Surgery Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page article critique of a study conducted by McHugh, et al (2001) concerning a nursing intervention for patients waiting for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. No additional sources cited.

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Cardiac Surgery in Africa »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reviews the documentary, Open Heart, which shows the journey of eight Rwandan children who made the trip to The Salam Center for that surgery. Funding is an issue for this hospital and they are always struggling to keep the doors open. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Method of Adaptation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the nursing method of adaptation. This method is discussed form many different aspects considering that it is a method that can be implemented in many different ways. A thorough description is given, as well as its relevancy to different aspects inherent in the health and nursing field. ...

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Postsurgical Patient Care »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing post-surgical care for a specific client. In this time of shrinking budgets and intense scrutiny of charges by third-party payers, there is likely to be some form of opposition to providing any follow-up care or contact for a surgery such as this one. Review of desired outcomes and ...

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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 Diagnoses After Surgery »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper listing potential problems that a specific patient could develop following surgery, then examining three of those potential problems in detail. For each of the three, the paper presents both short- and long-term outcomes (acute and home settings) and three appropriate nursing interventions for each. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Journal of Advanced Nursing Article 'An Exploratory Study of Recipients' Perceptions of Bone Marrow Transplantation' III »

Number of Pages: 3

In 3 pages, the writer analyzes an article from the Journal of Advanced Nursing which seeks to investigate patient response to their own experiences with bone marrow transplant (BMT) well after the actual surgery and its recovery period.

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A Pre-Operative Nursing Care Case Study »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 pagep paper provides an overview of a nursing case study, in this case an assessment of a patient prior to surgery. This paper assesses the factors that might impact his care. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Review of Nurses Experiences Care for Patients with Prehypertension »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at a nursing article which reports in research undertaken to assess the experiences of nurse practitioners in managing patients with pre-hypertension. The research methodology, sampling and findings are all reviewed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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Nurse Educator, A Philosophy of Teaching »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page statement offers a student an example of how to state a personal philosophy of teaching as a nurse educator. The writer proposes using multiple intelligence (MI) theory and social learning (SL) theory and describes both perspectives. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Overview of Haddon's Matrix »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. According to Haddon's Matrix, injuries are caused by a combination circumstances and pre-existing conditions, also termed a chain of events. By employing the matrix as a means by which to identify causative factors for a local injury problem, the student will readily understand how this particular method is quite ...

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Circulating Nurse Surgery Case Study »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summary of a case study offered by Macapagal (2004). This case study follows a surgical patient from pre-op through recovery and focuses on the responsibilities of the circulating nurse. This case study demonstrates the need for the nurse to act as an advocate for the patient, even when it means a delay ...

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'Applying Airline Safety Practices to Medication Administration' Article Review »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper reviewing a quantitative nursing research article that won MedSurg Nursing’s writer’s award for its design and reporting. Published in 2003, the hypothesis of the study was that medication errors would be reduced if nurses followed the pre-flight checklist procedures required of airline flight crews. The results found indicate that ...

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Needs Assessment and Simulation »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a needs assessment for the use of simultion technology to teach nurses how to use pulmonary artery catheters in the clinical setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining ...

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Exploration Pedagogical Approaches For Nurse Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. This essay discusses several teaching theories. These include behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist. Bloom’s taxonomy is explained along with the major thoughts of Piaget and Vygotsky. The benefits of simulation and problem solving in nursing education are discussed. Trends in nursing education are also identified. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Women's Role In WWI And The Agricultural Adjustment Act »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Women were counted on like never before to maintain the home during World War I; however, as much as they were instrumental in keeping those home fires burning while the men were away at battle, they also played an important role in the war effort itself by taking jobs, not ...

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Preceptorship in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page paper that discusses several issues. These include social learning theory and its value for preceptors, overviews of behavior, cognitive, and constructivist learning theories, explanations of preceptor, mentor, clinical teacher and clinical supervision, the relationship between assessment, teaching and learning, competency based assessment and its application and more. There is an emphasis ...

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Teaching About STIs to Young Teens »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers a proposed nursing educational plan for teaching session with high school freshmen concerning sexually transmitted infections. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Public Health Program »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Obesity is one of the leading health indicators identified in the Healthy People 2010 report. It is at near epidemic proportions in the U.S. The writer reports the statistical data and the effects of obesity. The writer also discusses a community health program that could be established to decrease the ...

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Sections D and E of an Insulin IV Therapy Plan Development »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page continuation of the development process of a pilot program for nurses to teach the effectiveness of insulin IV drip therapy on the regular medical unit, rather than transferring the patient to ICU, which often requires transferring the most stable ICU patient to the regular medical unit. The paper includes implementation and ...

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Instructional Approaches Assessed »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing lecture and group discussion teaching formats for additional nurse training in education of diabetic patients. The paper provides advantages, disadvantages and evaluation options for each method. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Nursing and Self Care Wound Instruction »

Number of Pages: 6

Nursing has always been dichotomized between science and humanity. Being a good nurse is being defined by the ability to be proficient in both. This 6 page paper provides a tutorial and information on the construction of a teaching plan for self-care of wounds. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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A Nursing Teaching Plan/Hand Scrub and Sterile Technique »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that provides a teaching plan for instructing nurses in the protocol for surgical hand scrub, gowning and gloving. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Continuing Educaiton and the Application of Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page continuation of an educational initiative following completion of a needs assessment and analysis at a long term care facility. The initial assessment indicates that a need exists in further training and education in techniques and rationale of infection control in the institutional setting. This paper discusses learning theory and selects ...

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Orthopaedic Nursing Journal Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page article review provides a critique of the 1999 journal article entitled Discharge Teaching: Work Strategies for Patients and Families for Care in the Home. The paper is written in a tutorial format and the article itself is discussed in detail. No additional sources.

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Home Care Setting Nurses Groups' Research Proposal »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. In this research proposal the student will be studying two different groups of nurses in the home care setting. One group will have had training in transcultural nursing and the other group will have had no training in transcultural nursing. Both groups will be compared in order to see which has a higher ...

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Bottle Feeding »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which examines many aspects of bottle feeding from the perspective of teaching on the part of a nurse, nurse practitioner, or midwife. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Developing a Plan for Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper choosing teaching methods for a class to be titled "How to Deal with Negative Co-Workers." The learner group consists of nurse managers comprised of young adulthood (18-40 years) and middle adulthood (40-65 years) nurses. The paper lists role playing, group discussion and lecture as the methods that will be ...

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Patient Simulators/Human Patients in Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers a literature review that first at the nursing shortage and why there is a shortage of nursing educators and then, this review looks more extensively and specifically at the literature pertaining to patient simulators. The purpose behind this is investigation is to evaluate whether or not this teaching ...

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Wellness Education and Nursing Techniques »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses current techniques employed by nurses in relationship to teaching wellness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Atherosclerosis »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the risk factors and dangers associated with atherosclerosis. The writer examines the pathophysiology of this deadly disease and discusses how nursing practice provide an invaluable educational function in teaching clients about their own "pipes" can become "clogged" through poor lifestyle choices, such as a fatty diet and no ...

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Clinical Setting and Nurse Mentors »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the role of the nurse as a mentor/teacher. The essay explains the different between mentoring and precepting and focuses on aspects of mentoring, including the functions of a good mentor and the fact that expert nurses need to be taught how to mentor. Addressing that topic, there is a ...

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Surgery & Accountability »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that, first of all, addresses issues associated with antibiotic prophylaxis in surgical patients to prevent infections, but then relates this topic to issues of nursing accountability. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Roy Model and Infection Control »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing a case of Streptococcus a infection in an elderly woman following myocardial infarction and bypass surgery, in terms of Roy’s adaptation model. The Roy model imposes a responsibility on the part of the nurse(s) involved to adapt to changing conditions so that they can provide higher quality nursing care. ...

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Prenatal and Postnatal Care Intervention »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper considers the way that intervention nursing in the community may be used to reduce the infant mortality rate and increase birth weights of new born babies in African American families. The paper considers the background and explains how home visits need to be instigated so that they do add value to ...

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Effects of Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines stress. Stress experience exists for “all human beings in all ages in varying degrees” (Lunney, 2006). It can be positive or negative producing both positive and negative effects. What is thought of as “stress” in the public mindset is actually stress overload, that is, which is what occurs ...

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Nursing Home Costs and the Impact of MDS/PPS/RUG III System Utilization »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper investigating the possibility of a nursing home nurse traveling to assisted living facilities to provide health services in those facilities. There are many cost factors involved in nursing home operation, not the least of which are facility, insurance, pharmaceutical and supplies costs. Drug costs and medical supplies are costly ...

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Teaching Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. requirement to keep up if we are going to train the best nurses possible. This essay describes the writer’s personal philosophy of nursing education. The heart of nursing is discussed, as are the four broad categories of competencies identified by the NLN. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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