Academic Term Papers and Essays
for Nursing Students

Choose from our selection of term papers and essays for Nursing Students.

Nursing Papers on:
Ethical Issues In The Book Evaluating How Do We Die?

DESCRIPTION:

Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Colby/Deaths of Nancy Cruzan »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper/essay that discusses the issues involved in the case of Nancy Cruzan, as discussed in William Colby’s book Long Goodbye. Cruzan was in a persistent vegetative state when life support was finally withdrawn due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The writer focuses on the ethical issues involved from a nursing ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Ethical, Legal Issues and Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper describes the legal and ethical issues that pertain to the practice behaviors of registered nurses (RNs). The writer describes the importance of Nursing Practice Acts and HIPAA requirements, as well as the complexity of the ethical issues that daily confront RNs, while emphasizing the importance of the ANA Code of ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Vulnerable Populations and Nursing Involvement »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper which discusses how nursing is involved in many different ethical concerns, which are often the result of particular populations such as people who are dying, people with religious beliefs, and people of particular ethnicity of socioeconomic standing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Perspectives on the Case of Terri Schiavo »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines the case of Terri Schiavo, has been in vegetative state since a sudden heart attack in 1990 at the age of 26. Michael Schiavo, her husband, has been trying to have Terry's feeding tube removed, which would allow her to die. Blocking this action are Terri's parents, ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Patient Care Ethics and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in nursing management and assesses the ethical implications of the use of nursing assistants and certified nurses aides in place of nurses. This paper considers the management issues as well as the ethical problems that stem from this type of focus, and also attempts ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nurse Anesthetist Issues »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper in which the writer looks at ethical issues from the perspective of certified registered nurse anesthetists. A study exploring ethical issues and Army nurse anesthetists is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Ethics Issues »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that considered several different topics related to ethics and medical issues. Topics covered include right-to-die issues, stem cell research, and whether nurses should be required to get flu shots. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Death and Coping »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that addresses the role nurses play in the dying process of patients. This includes patients that are dying as well as their family members. Two different case scenarios are provided, which illustrate the varied circumstances that a nurse may encounter. Each situation is unique, yet each circumstance always requires a great ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Stem Cell Research and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of the many considerations entailed by stem cell research. The author contends that nurses are caught up in the issues of stem cell research not only as spectators but also as intermediaries between the world of scientific research and the general public. Nurses have the ethical responsibility to not ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Artificial Nutrition/hydration & Terminal Pediatric Patient »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses the ethical issues involved in withholding or withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration from a terminally ill child. The writer describes the various types of artificial nutrition and hydration and their benefits and risks, as well as the ethical principles of beneficence, non-malfeasance, etc. within the context of this ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Ethics of Surrogate Motherhood »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page report discusses the moral and ethical concerns related to surrogate mothering. Surrogate motherhood agreements have been responsible for a great deal of public, governmental, religious, and legal debate. For some, the issue involves whether or not it is possible to legitimately establish a “commercial” contract for a biological process which involves the ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Ethics of Nursing Code »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that examines the ANA Code of Ethics. This examination of this code examines its clarity of goals, identified ethical principles, evaluates the feasibility of enforcement and offers recommendations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Patient's 'Right to Die' and the Legality of Nursing Responsibility »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the legal actions which has affected a patient’s right to die, and the responsibility of nurses when confronted with this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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 ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Cultural Assessment of Family Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the case of an unmarried mother whose first baby has died of complications of birth defects. The mother is Caucasian, and the culture being assessed is that of poverty rather than of any specific ethnic group. The paper suggests that the family practice nurse encourage psychological counseling ostensibly ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Conflicting Ethics, Euthanasia, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page essay that examines the moral dilemmas faced by nurses as they try to reconcile the Nurse's Code to euthanasia and the right to die issue. Discussed are the three ethics of autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence and how these ethics should be applied in situations involving euthanasia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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 ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Ethical Issues in FNP Practice »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper outlines ethical issues pertaining to family nurse practitioner practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Professional Ethics: Nursing Inmates »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of professional nursing ethics, which is taken from the perspective of the student researching this topic whose current practice environment is the Los Angeles Central Jail. Therefore, the ethical issues discussed focus on the challenges and ethical dilemmas that are inherent to this clinical environment. ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Issues and Ramifications of Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that explores the issues and ramifications of the nursing shortage. The writer explores the background to the crisis and policy options, evaluating the options and summarizing the alternatives. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


An Article Analysis, Ethics and School Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay summarizes and analyzes the study conducted by Solum and Schaffer (2003), which utilized a sample of school nurses and investigated how these nurses address ethical problems and issues. Bibliography cited only the article.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Ethics and Legal Issues in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that describes ethical and legal issues that are applicable to nursing in an assisted living environment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Issues of Schizophrenia, Pregnancy, and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of schizophrenia in pregnant populations and the ethical problems with serving this population. In particular, this paper assesses the implications of attempting to provide pharmacological and medical support for individuals with schizophrenia who hare also pregnant, and relates this from a mental health/nursing perspective. Bibliography lists ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


HIPAA Rights And Their Impact Upon Medical Errors In The Emergency Room »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Rationale for choosing this ethical issue is determining whether or not the nurse is bound by any HIPAA mandate to disclose the error to the patient. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Article Analysis/Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page article analysis of a research study, Pravikoff, Tanner and Pierce (2005), that was designed to evaluate the knowledge, computer literacy skills and general readiness of American nurses to implement evidence-based nursing practice. The writer summarizes and evaluates each section of the study, concluding with an evaluation of the research's significance to nursing. ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing as an Integral Part of the VA Medical Center at Asheville »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper evaluates the facility in great detail. Specifics about consumer experiences are relayed. A history of the region, the region it serves and how the facility impacts the community is duly noted. The Fourteen Forces of Magnetism is used as a model with which to evaluate this medical center. ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Review of Nursing Article VII »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page journal article review dealing with codependence issues and the college health nurse.. The author of the article attempted to examine whether job dissatisfaction among college nurses is generally the result of co-dependency or true lack of contentment with the job. Ethical implications are discussed and full bibliographic citation for the article is ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Abortion and Nurses Survey »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages including sample survey on "Abortion & Nurses : An Ethical Perspective." Discusses both sides of the issue and the decisions which nurses must face. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing and Ethical, Political, and Cultural Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at contemporary issues of political and ethical strictures which have an impact on the nursing profession, and at the way in which the profession interacts with the individual and the community both inside and outside the hospital environment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing: An Annotated Bibliography »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper is an annotated bibliography of articles related to ethical and legal issues in nursing. This annotated bibliography includes a total of 4 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Critical Care Settings and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. There is no doubt about it that nursing related issues on futile care in critical care settings is difficult on the nurse in light of the emotional aspect as well as ethical decisions that must be made, dealing with the doctors on the case and considering one's personal religious beliefs ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Terminating Life Support and Issues of Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper that explores the issue of withdrawing life support interventions. This becomes a particularly difficult and controversial topic when the patient does not have a living will or advanced directive on file. This essay discusses the role of the nurse in this situation and the ethics involved. The writer proposes that this ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Annotated Bibliography on Patient Restraint »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page annotated bibliography describing 6 sources. All of the sources discuss the use of physical or chemical restraints in nursing homes, with emphasis on physical restraints. Some nursing homes are striving for a restraint-free environment, but some still argue that physical restraints are necessary to prevent residents from injuring themselves. ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Student Evaluation/Social Issues and Ethics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a literature review on this subject. Ethical issues concerning nursing practice and academic integrity, as well as social and legal ramifications, are a vital concern of contemporary professional nursing. In response to various prompts, a literature search of various scholarly databases resulted in the selection of eight journal ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


US Health Care and Nursing of the Future »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which examines how nursing and healthcare in the United States has changed in the past ten years, and what the future holds for both. Illustrations are provided which address historical information, ethical information, and various funding issues as they relate to the industry of health care. Following this is an illustration ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing's Philosophical Issues »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper delves into ethical issues in medical science. Several aspects of nursing care are discussed inclusive of the DNR order and medication errors. Several ideologies are included and discussed as they relate to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Performance Management through Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Code of Ethics and Canadian Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses ethical dilemmas, the Canadian Nurses' Association Ethics Code, and various scenarios of ethical dilemmas. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Shared Governance and Collective Bargaining Issues in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The fundamental reason for incorporating collective bargaining and shared governance within the nursing environment is so decision making becomes a more mutual outcome where nurses have greater contribution toward daily undertakings and management readily facilitates this input. Examining the political, legal, ethical and social issues of this relatively new ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Two Articles on Ethics in Nursing Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper includes two article reviews in nursing ethics. One article examines a survey on ethical issues in nursing while the other focuses on the idea that nurses often engage in rule bending behavior. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


A Consideraiton of the ANA Code for Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which illustrates some of the most recent concerns involving the ANA Code for Nursing. This is a document that was designed in 1976 and it sets forth all of the ethical concerns that nurses should consider when performing their duties as nurses. The focus of the paper centers around the issues that are not included ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Behavior Impropriety and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the case of Mr. S, who had been admitted to the Emergency Department after suffering a fall. The physician on duty took inappropriate action and the patient died. The nurse on duty knew the details of the case and heard the physican lie to Mrs. S. The ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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 ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Terminally Ill Patients and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses nursing care for the terminally ill. While palliative care is important in nursing the terminally ill, it does not address all of the needs of these patients. In addition to tending to physiological needs, such as pain control, nurses are also responsible for addressing the communicative, emotional and ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Staffing Ratios and Outcomes in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the results of different nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The results of research studies clearly demonstrate the negative outcomes for both patients and nurses when staffing ratios exceed four patients per nurse. The ratio differs depending on department and actual job function with lower ratios required in some jobs. Nurses suffer emotional ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Hospice Care, Dying, and Death »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that uses both interviews and research to investigate the nature of care for patients who are dying. The hospice program is described and discussed from a predominantly nursing point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Search for another nursing term paper