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The Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease On Brain Structure

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Client Profile »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page client profile that discusses nursing care for an elderly client with degenerative brain disease and offers a research suggestion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nightingale's Theory, Case Study of Elderly Woman »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that uses the focus provided by the nursing theory of Florence Nightingale to discuss a case study of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's who demonstrates the symptoms of geriatric failure to thrive. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Expansion of Paper on Nursing Delegation and Shared Governance »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page expansion of a 4-page paper by the same name. The health care facility that maintains a shared governance model is able to make greater use of all the resources available to it. Typically, each patient care department of a facility such as this has a nurse manager who serves as ...

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Proposed Nursing Communication Project »

Number of Pages: 23

A 23 page research paper that proposes a project designed to improve communication among nurses at a specific health care facility. The writer proposes that institution of a shared governance management structure will improve nursing communication through empowerment and providing a specific structure for hearing nursing contributions. This project proposal includes all areas pertaining to ...

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Heart Disease Prevention Clinic Led by Nurses »

Number of Pages: 13

13 pages in length. With a strong emphasis upon prevention, more and more contemporary health maintenance facilities are deciding to act upon potential medical conditions long before they arise. Incorporating nurse-led secondary prevention clinics for sufferers of coronary heart disease (CHD) who have already experienced myocardial infarction, these facilities effectively train their patients ...

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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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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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The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Lydia Hall's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper discusses nursing theory according to Lydia Hall, which she initially published in 1964. Hall's theory, which is influenced by Carl Rogers' Client-Centered Therapy, asserts that the professional nurse has functions in three overlapping areas: body, pathology/disease and person. Functions in each area overlap but they are also distinct in terms of ...

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School Nurses and the Usefulness of Jean Watson's Nursing Paradigm »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper explores the applicability of Jean Watson's nursing paradigm on the problem of teen sex, pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Field of Nursing and Issues of Aggregate Introduction and Diagnoses in Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper introducing an aggregate for an upcoming health promotion effort and stating three nursing diagnoses that will be addressed in the health promotion. The aggregate consists of those over 65 with heart disease; diagnoses include proper use of medication; importance of medication; and symptoms of stroke or heart attack. Bibliography ...

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Health Promotion Rationale and Coronary Heart Disease »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US. CHD results in an average of 500,000 deaths per year in the US alone (Link and Tanner, 2001). The following examination of CHD looks at its prevalence and incidence from a demographically perspective; its causation and risk factors; ...

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Chlamydia Treatment and Prevention and the Role of Public Health Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the disease as well as the public health nurse's role in campaigns against the illness. Campaigns in various countries are explored. 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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Nursing Homes and Safety Programs »

Number of Pages: 28

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out ...

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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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Children and Adolescents With HIV and AIDS and Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses the fact that during the past several years, in addition to infants and young children with early disease manifestations (some of whom are surviving longer), an increasing number of older children and adolescents have been identified with late-onset perinatally acquired HIV infection. Caring for such children is often directly related to how well they are ...

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Haiti Health Care and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Quality health care is essential for optimum well being, however, myriad global countries go without even the basics of standard health care. Haiti, which is known to have among the poorest living and sanitation conditions in the Western Hemisphere, is one populace struggling to overcome the ravages of disease ...

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Heart Disease Prevention and the Role of a Canadian Nurse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses how nurses are involved in health and wellbeing as it relates to heart disease prevention. The writer discusses this topic in relation to the five categories of health promotion listed in the Ottawa Charter of 1986. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HIV »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing History and Controlling Infection »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the development of antisepsis, infection control and antibiotics, and the responsibility taken by nurses both in the hospital and in the community for infection control and the prevention of contamination and the spread of contagious diseases. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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Nurse Managers and Budget Concerns »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the effects of dealing with budget cuts and restructuring while still managing day to day operations as a nurse manager. Bibliography lists 4 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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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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Exercise and Health Benefits »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper pertain to the health benefits derived from exercise in regards to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and overweight/obesity, emphasizing the importance of nurse-led promotions and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Practicum Example for a Nursing Course »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents a practicum as an example for fulfillment of NUR/590A, with the goal of developing and evaluating an educational program to educate staff in the home care agency in fall prevention for elderly patients in the home with certain chronic diseases. The learning objectives, leaning strategies and evidence are all presented. ...

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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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A Plan for Reducing Catheter Related Infection »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an implementation plan to reduce the prevalence of cather-related infection amongst patietns with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This paper outlines the process of implementing the program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Reducing Staff Healthcare Facility »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses different topics about hospitals: how to reduce staff ethically with a statement regarding the current shortage of staff, the organizational structure of a hospital and how that contributes to the mission, vision, and values. Bibliography lists 5 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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Hamot Medical Center Organizational Analysis »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper assessing the success that this Erie, Pennsylvania hospital has had in striving for nursing excellence and making the best use of all resources available to it. In the manner in which the old business cycle underwent so many changes that today’s version needed the designation of the “new economy,” so ...

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Modern Organizations and Nursing Leaders »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing the source of one medical center’s vice president’s effective leadership. Effective leaders must possess an optimum blend of “people skills” and technical knowledge. This is particularly true in nursing, perhaps more so than in any other field. Ability alone cannot serve to make a manager’s leadership truly ...

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Nursing and Autonomy »

Number of Pages: 9

The role of a nurse within the current structures of practice are such that a sense of empowerment and, or, autonomy is seldom manifested. The power structure rests primarily within the context of the health management organization, hospital management, and, or, physician's orders. Power and politics need to be translated into practice through ...

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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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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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SNF Costs and the Impact of Primary Nursing »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page nursing research proposal seeking approval for instituting a primary nursing structure in a nursing home setting. Primary nursing is an old concept and has not been extensively studied in the long term care setting. The paper includes an extensive literature review as well as methods, hypotheses, data collection, data analysis, ...

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Hypothetical Interview/Nursing Leader »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student on how to intertwine literature on leadership with an interview of a nursing leader. Topics covered include the impact of formal and informal structures of power, leadership styles and the relationship between leadership style and nurse recruitment and retention. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Hypothetical Recovery Group and Psychosocial Nurse Administration »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides instruction on how one would evaluate a hypothetical recovery group run by a nurse. Many issues are addressed in terms of how the group is run, the culture of the group and how it might be structured. The group population is analyzed. Bibliography lists 3 sources

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Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes and Detection »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper looks at the top down model which may be used by the health care industry in its' ongoing attempts to detect, combat and prevent abuse of elderly residents. The paper recognises the different types of abuse, physical, psychological and financial along with the role that people at different places within ...

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Nursing and Communication Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the way in which communication theory is relevant to modern nursing practice, in terms of the relationship between nurse and client and the changing professional structure of the health care system as a whole. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Research Proposal on SNFs and the RN Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating two nursing studies. The proposal under consideration is to implement a primary nurse organizational structure in the skilled nursing facility (SNF). The two studies examined here indicate that patients fare better with greater direct care by RNs and that RNs are less likely to leave their profession when ...

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The Interprofessional Approach to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper describing and analyzing a clinical situation in which nurses, a physical therapist and a prosthesis specialist collaborated in the care of an amputee. The shared governance structure within units ensures that direct-care staff nurses have a voice with senior management and addresses risk management and quality indicators, while maintaining an ...

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Information on a Quantitative Research Article »

Number of Pages: 2

This 2 page paper provide an overview of some of the basic structures of the article entitled "Nursing Staffing and Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes: Weight Loss and Dehydration," by M. Dyck (2007). Bibliography lists 1 source.

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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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Review of an Article on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a critique of an article: Dahl, Julie, RN, CNP, MS & Penque, Sue, RN, CNP, MS. (2000, March). The Effects of an Advanced Practice Nurse – Directed Heart Failure Program published in The Nurse Practitioner. The writer comments on these issues: purpose and hypothesis of study, population included, appropriateness of ...

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Ratio of Patients to Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses nurse to patient ratios. California is the first state that initiated and subsequently passed a bill legislating the ratio of nurse to patient. The bill was passed in 1999 but it is only in 2002 that the mandates are finally being put into effect. This essay presents ...

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Mandatory Overtime for Nurses »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses the issue of mandatory overtime for nurses and its effects and ramifications. The writer discusses the background to this issue, as well as political, social, and economic aspects. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Anxiety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. The extent to which anxiety infiltrates even the most competent of GYN nurses is found to be both grand and far-reaching; that nurses succumb to the detrimental effects of anxiety – both personally and professionally – speaks to a ongoing concern that renders otherwise proficient and effective nurses incapable of ...

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Nursing and Secondhand Smoke »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper on the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke and some of the measures that nursing professionals can/should take to educate patients and to protect non-smokers. It is stressed that nursing students in particular, should make an effort to better-educate themselves about the ails of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Bibliography lists 7 ...

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Reduction of Elderly Depression Through Reminiscence Therapy Intervention »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing a method of reducing depression among older individuals through encouraging them to revisit the past and conduct a life review. The concept of reminiscence therapy seems rather simplistic, but its simplicity may be one factor that makes it so effective. Research and observation both conclude that reminiscing effects ...

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