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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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Jokinen's Family Life-Path Theory »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a comprehensive overview of Jokinen's Family Life-path Theory, which aids nurses in regards to assessment when helping families who have children with chronic illness. Bibliography lists 2 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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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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Holistic Nursing and Migraine Headaches »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that investigating holistic nursing approaches to migraine headache sufferers. As migraines constitute a chronic condition that can debilitate patients emotionally, as well as physically, holistic nursing approaches are particularly apt in facilitating and developing an effective care plan that can help patients in remaining spiritually resilient in the face of ...

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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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Nursing Home Environment and Pet Therapy Programs »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses pet therapy programs that generally consist of volunteers bringing a dog or cat (a shelter animal or their own pet) to an in-patient facility in order to interact with residents or patients. National studies have confirmed the therapeutic effects of animals upon humans, especially those individuals who are confined due to age or illness. Human-animal contact encourages ...

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Patient Compliance & CHF Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses care of chronic health failure patients. Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a prevalent chronic condition hat can be characterized as encompassing “major fluctuations in clinical status” as the disease advances toward the more advanced stages (Di Salvo and Warner Stevenson, 2003, p. 87). In order to obtain the ...

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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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A Leaflet Explaining the Impact of Mandated Nurse to Patient Ratios in the Health Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper is written as a brochure to explain the development of mandated nurse to patient ratios in California, explaining the development of the regulations, looking at the controversy and considering the impact. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

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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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Goal Attainment Theory of Imogene King »

Number of Pages: 3

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This ...

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Uncertainty in Illness Theory/Merle H. Mishel »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that offers an overview of Merle H. Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory and how it applies to rehabilitative practice in nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Chronic Pain Management and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper considering management of chronic pain within the framework of basic nursing values. Management of chronic pain can be as frustrating for the nurse as it is for the patient. Though the patient suffers the pain, the nurse’s aim is to help him cope with it. There are growing ...

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Aiding Patients with Chronic Conditions, A Reflection »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper offers the example of a personal reflection essay on aiding patients with chronic conditions. No bibliography is offered.

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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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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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Merie Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of Merle Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness midrange nursing theory. Midrange nursing theories are defined and Mishel's theory is thoroughly examined and evaluated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Elements of Psychiatric Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that draws on the nursing model of Hildegarde Peplau, as she is acknowledged to be one of nursing's leading theorists, as she was one of the first to emphasize the importance of the nurse/patient relationship. Peplau's model specifies three phrases in this relationship: orientation (meeting the patient, establishing a relationship), ...

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Nursing Educators and Professional Focus »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of personal professional development for a nurse. This paper is an example of how to present a professional development paper, with specific examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Professional Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to the professional development plan of a nurse who is about to assume the role of Director of Cardiovascular Services and Acute Care. Her short-term and long-term plans are described, as well as the factors that will affect her long-term development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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APN Roles, an Overview »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to, first of all, the requirements that pertain to licensure of APNs in the State of Idaho, as this pertains directly to the student researching this topic. Then, the writer addresses the emerging roles in regards to advanced practice nursing, APN role development from a theoretical perspective, and APN ...

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Nursing Research and Its Crucial Developments »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines several key developments in nursing research. This examination looks at some recent developments that demonstrate how nursing researchers are continuously expanding the boundaries of the profession before looking backward to a few of the key developments that brought nursing to where it is today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Professional Development And The Use Of Knowledge In Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation and speaker notes looking at the impact that professional development has on knowledge development and the spread and sue of information in the nursing environment. The paper considers how professional development can take place and the way that the influences it creates manifest. The ...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the nursing concepts of person, environment, health/illness and nursing. This examination of these concepts examines each idea in relation to how it is defined by the Barry University School of Nursing faculty, but also offering a personal perspective on the meaning of each term. Bibliography lists 1 source. ...

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Rehabilitation Setting and Collaborative Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper discussing the value of collaborative nursing in rehab. Culturally competent nurses – whether that competence is gained through ethnic group identification or learned through practical study and experience – can aid in achieving success in the rehab setting. Addiction is such a demanding form of mental illness that practitioners ...

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'Health as Expanding Consciousness' Nursing Philosophy of Margaret Newman »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discuss Margaret Newman's Margaret Newman's philosophy of nursing, Health as Expanding Consciousness. This nursing model is founded on the concept that health is not a stationary goal, but rather part of a continuum. Newman posits that lifetime behavior patterns can be identified and manipulated in such a manner as ...

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Nursing Intervention and Munchausen by Proxy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the diagnosis and intervention required to detect and alleviate cases of abuse involving the fabrication of a non-existent illness or injury in another for the purposes of gaining attention and sympathy for the victim’s caretaker. This paper provides a concise definition of Munchausen by Proxy and descriptions of activities ...

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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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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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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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Student Training and Outlook in Pediatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nursing students with a focus upon pediatric care play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry, all of which directly relates to the ...

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Career Questions in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of how a practicum experience in master's programming in nursing is beneficial to professional development. This paper also assesses other elements of professional development, including what a CV is and how it is used. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Historical Development of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents a timeline of developments in nursing starting with Florence Nightingale, outlining the development in nursing theory to the modern times. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Anxiety Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper outlines a concept analysis of anxiety. This paper recognizes that concept analysis not only provides insight into the impacts of a certain concept on the development of nursing protocols, but also promotes understanding of the application of a concept in the development of both nursing theory and nursing practice. Bibliography ...

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Hospitals and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nurses play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry. When one critically appraises these areas as they exist in nursing student development, ...

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Important Developments in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at two developments in the history of nursing that are important. The two events discussed are the work of Florence Nightingale and the development of evidence based nursing followed by discussion of the work of Dorothy Johnson who developed the Behavior System Model of Nursing. The bibliography cites 5 sources. ...

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Nursing Development and Clinical Supervision's Role »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the role and purposes of clinical supervision in the manner in which it impacts nursing development. The writer, citing a specific model of clinical supervision, argues that it has a positive and supportive role in regards to nursing professional development.

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Academic Planning and Nursing Assessment »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines the forces affecting nursing curriculum development, as well as the elements of effective nursing academic planning. This examination of nursing curriculum development examines what experts feel regarding effective nursing education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Contemporary Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses a case scenario and the ethical issues involved. Due to medical innovation and advancement, more patients are living longer with chronic diseases. But while these innovations can prolong life, death is eventually inevitable for everyone and, therefore, it seems logical that the majority of nurses will be called ...

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Nursing and Conflict Resolution »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page discussion of conflict in the nursing environment. Practically all extended interactions with other people will eventually result in some type of conflict. This conflict can be both positive and negative. It can encourage quality and achievement or suppress growth and breed frustration. Conflict resolution is the responsibility of ...

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Post Miscarriage and the Interaction Between Medical Staff and Patient »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page discussion of the measures which can be implemented to ensure that patients suffering from miscarriages, or the threat of miscarriage, are not further emotionally impacted from innocent statements about their pregnancy from inadequately informed medical personnel. Reviews nursing theory which would be useful in developing policies to prevent such incidents from ...

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Magnet Status and Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program, its benefits to hospitals and how it can contribute to the growth of evidence-based nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 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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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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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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Comparison of Novice vs. Expert Clinician Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines literature comparing novice and expert clinician skills that describing the development of novices to expert status. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Educator Strategic Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of strategic development plans. The example of a nursing educator is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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