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Ethnic health disparities

DESCRIPTION: Essay and Term paper that discus issues associated with racial and ethnic health disparities, access to health care and its effect on patient outcomes, and the emphasizes the role culture can have in creating disparities in health care. Female genital mutilation, obstetric care and other cultural reflections can directly impact the way people think about health.

Forensic Mental Health Setting and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages. Within the field of forensic mental health there are many different approaches used to educate the nursing staff. These approaches focus on developing awareness, skill and competence in intercultural care. This paper describes programs used in the education of nurses that are involved in patient care in the field of ...

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Culturally Competent Nursing Strategies »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses culturally competent nursing strategies that can be used to decrease the health disparities that characterize healthcare in the US. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Families Should Decide Own Health Goals »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of the family health nurse's role, which focuses on the aspect of decision-making and who is the most qualified to establish health goals and make health-oriented decisions, the professional health practitioner or families themselves. This examination of literature indicates that the role of the family ...

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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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Nursing Documentation Bargaining Guidelines »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that applies the 'whole image' approach to negotiating conflict to the health care industry. Today, health care in this country faces a number of difficulties that necessitates health professionals becoming involved in intense negotiation processes in order to reach satisfactory conclusions. However, health professional training has not traditionally encompassed negotiation ...

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Community Mental Health Practice and Communication »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the combination of effective communication and the Orem model of nursing to enhance results in community mental health promotion. Awareness of nuances of both verbal and nonverbal communication can be beneficial to groups wrestling with improving mental health services in the community. It has been demonstrated that “public ...

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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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Overview of Family Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses this area of nursing. The World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe introduced the concept of the Family Health Nurse (FHN) in 1998 as a possible means for promoting and strengthening health among families (Macduff and West, 2005). It was proposed that this new type of nurse would make ...

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Resolving Conflicts-A Process »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. Conflict is inevitable in organizations but contrary to popular belief, conflict is not always a negative. This essay discusses conflict resolution and problem solving strategies as outlined by Leonard Marcus, Barry Dorn, and Eric McNulty in “Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration” (2011). Specifically, the steps of the ...

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Diabetes Articles, Reflection, Synthesis »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14-page research paper that summarizes, analyzes and synthesizes five research articles on diabetes and ethnic minorities with focus on clinical nurse specialist practice. The study conducted by Barko, et al (2011) is the principal focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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HTN and Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that offers a literature review, which focuses on information pertaining to transcultural nursing, ethnic minorities, and the needs of HTN patients. This multifaceted paper describes critical thinking and reflection on Barksdale and Metiko (2010) study, as well as an overview and synthesis of additional literature. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Field of Nursing and Managed Health Care »

Number of Pages: 8

The nursing profession is looked at in light of managed health care, specifically as it pertains to obstetrics. This 8 page paper specifically examines changes the field has undergone since the advent of managed health care. Options for nurses in the specialty are discussed, including the growing nurse midwifery occupation. Pros and cons of ...

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Pediatric Nursing and Secondhand Smoke »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of secondhand smoke and the impact on the health of young children. This paper considers the current research regarding the impact of secondhand smoke and health risks for pediatric patients and attempts to determine the role that nurses can take in reducing the health risks because of ...

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Affordable Healthcare in Australia »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines affordable healthcare in Australia specifically in terms of community health nursing: the role of the community health nurse and the relationship of this nursing specialty to the social model of health. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Patient Care, Team Approaches, Evaluations, and the Process of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of the central elements related to the nursing care process and the patient, including patient assessments, team approaches and the process of patient care. This paper considers these elements in the modern health care environment, including community health models under the United Kingdom's National Health ...

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OSHA Regulations and Nursing Workplace Violence »

Number of Pages: 5

5-page paper that examines the rules and regulations mandated for the health care profession by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, with a focus on violence in the workplace. Discussed is OSHA's 1996 3148 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for the Health Care and Social Service Workers and the fact that the ...

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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African American Teenagers and Incidence of HIV »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that focuses on HIV infection among African American adolescents as a public health threat. In exploring the ramifications of this public health issue, this examination explores HIV transmission using the epidemiologic triad model. This information is then viewed from the standpoint of nursing theory, specifically Parse's theory of human becoming, ...

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Continuing Problem of Shortages of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

(5 pp) Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aging of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the report, "2000 National Sample Survey of RNs," -- being released by the Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration - confirms "nursing demands will exceed supply by 20% in year ...

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Homeless and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper arguing that the lack of access to health care for the homeless and poor is often the fault of health care professionals. Using national studies that show the impact that the lack of health care has on homeless populations, the writer attempts to connect this discrepancy with attitudes of hospital ...

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Five Questions on Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper answering 5 public health nursing questions. Topics include Lillian Wald; the concept of health for all; Healthy People 2010; data collection; the Community as Partner model; and population pyramids. Specific questions are included as an appendix. Includes 2 charts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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STDs and Plans of Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing health promotion plan for STDs in small and large communities. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a global as well as local concern for health care providers. In addition to guidelines and fact sheets about the prevalence, treatment and symptoms of STDs provided by the World Health Organization, national ...

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Family Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses family health nursing, families and the role of the family health nurse (FHN). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Family Assessment and Health Care »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the family as client and the increasing need for public health nursing to address families, rather than individuals. Families gain increasing attention in health care matters, though accessibility to health care still is grossly limited to many. Community- and advanced-practice nurses in many cases are filling the voids ...

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Community Health Nursing Considerations »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page discussion of the myriad of situations which can confront the community health care nurse. The author of this paper contends that community health nursing encompasses a diversity of health care and social arenas. Consequently, numerous issues are often associated with community health care. Two are centered out for the ...

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Community and Corrections Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing how the correctional facility nurse can have effect in the local community. The US penal system guarantees appropriate health care to prison inmates. US Supreme Court decisions have determined that withholding any medical treatment where there is urgent need constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment," which of course is ...

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The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing and the resistance it receives from physician groups. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have filled significant roles in US health care for years. They have legal rights and the technical expertise to take on much of the burden of ...

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Heath Care and Nursing's Pender Promotion Model »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing this model of nursing and model of health care, particularly as it relates to education. The Pender model holds that people are willing and able to take the steps necessary to improve their health standing, to seek increasing levels of wellness rather than only existing without the presence of ...

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Human Becoming Nursing Theory of Parse »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing this abstract and grand nursing theory. Parse’s theory is illuminating and thought-provoking, and it gives the student of it a route by which to imagine how different all of health care would be were Parse’s theory descriptive of mainstream health care practice rather than a view of what health ...

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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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Nursing Staff and Significance of Diversity »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the importance of ethnic and cultural diversity to nursing staff. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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 ...

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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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Childhood Diabetes and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

(8 pp) According to the American Nurses Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators (1998), diabetes, is increasingly recognized as a national health care and economic concern that is receiving a great deal of attention from legislators, providers and those who pay health care services. Efforts to improve care, and thus decrease its complications, ...

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Health Care - Studies on Governance »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of elements of health care administration. This report is based on Naish's article Natural Born Leader, published in the December 1997 Nursing Times, whichh outlines the issue of leadership in health care environments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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HMOs and Metaparadigms of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, defines the four basic concepts of nursing, which are health, patient, environment and nursing, and then discusses how they relate to the health insurance industry and HMO organizations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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How Health is Defined by 2 Theories of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that investigates and discusses two different nursing theories, how they define health, and how this definition of health impacts nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discuss nursing and health promotion, which has become a prominent theme in nursing literature. The writer discusses the definition of health promotion, its purpose and nursing responsibilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Patient Harassment of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. The incidence of patient harassment against nurses and other health care providers is much higher than most people probably think. This paper discusses the kinds of harassment and abuse many nurses and other health care providers experience. Reports from Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom are included. Data included. Bibliography lists ...

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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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Health Assessment Models and the General Practice Nurse »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper examines the role of the practice nurse using health assessment models. The paper starts by looking at the importance of health needs assessments and the use of Maslow’s Hierarchy and Bradshaw’s taxonomy of needs. The paper then considers the use of different models of consultation skills, the role of in analysis ...

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Vancouver, British Columbia and Homelessness »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines homelessness in this Canadian city. This examination of the homeless problem in Vancouver, first of all examines the scope of the problem, and then looks at health ramifications that this entails. Then, the programs that are currently in placed are examined prior to making specific community health nursing ...

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Perspectives on Community Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of what occurs during an educational interaction between a patient and a student nurse that did not go well, identifies some of the factors that prevented a successful outcome, and applies theories regarding cultural diversity and transcultural and multicultural approaches to addressing the problem. This paper also ...

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Schizophrenic Patients and Therapeutic Nursing Relationship »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses establishing a therapeutic relationship with a schizophrenic patient. In order to aid mental health patients, literature indicates that a therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient is essential. This examination of the nurse/patient therapeutic relationship in a mental health setting focuses on a case study of 23-year-old Caucasian male ...

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Childhood Obesity »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines the problem of childhood obesity from a public health nursing perspective. The writer discusses the severity and health repercussions of the problem and then addresses nursing diagnosis, evaluation and possible intervention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Study on Health Status and Participation Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper analyzing a study in nursing research published in a journal in 2004. The implications for nursing is that nurses should seek to reinforce patients’ decisions to initiate health behaviors at the outset, in an effort to call them back to the place where they applied critical thinking skills to arrive ...

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Community Nursing Issue Regarding HIV in Black Males and 2010 Objectives »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the problem of increased risk for HIV among young black men. This examination demonstrates the dire need for community health nursing efforts to be coordinated with other health initiatives in order to provide a comprehensive strategy for addressing the needs of this demographic group. In addressing this problem, ...

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