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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.

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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Explaining DNRs »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper. The paper begins by explaining the differences between an Advance Directive and a Do-Not-Resuscitate order. DNRs are not well understood. They are misinterpreted largely because patients and their families do not understand them. The one health care professional who has the best opportunity to clear up this confusion is the ...

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Evidence-Based Practices Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. There has been a trend in many fields, including health care, to use evidence-based practices. There are many complexities involved in adopting the practices shown to be effective in the literature. There are a multitude of obstacles and barriers. Further, there is a great deal of conflict about adopting this practice. ...

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The Master's Prepared Nurse: Competencies in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of nursing competencies. The proper role of the master's prepared nurse is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Ethics and Legalities of Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing a case in which an emergency room nurse turned away a patient delivered by ambulance. The receiving hospital is a private, for-profit organization, and the patient had no job, no funds and no insurance. The patient was suffering from an apparent broken leg after injuring it playing tennis ...

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Public Health Nursing and Screening Processes »

Number of Pages: 2

This 2 page journal article review provides a summary of research conducted in respect to the screening process and why early screening and intense follow ups may not be warranted. No additional sources cited.

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Women's Health Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an overview of this nursing specialty: its practice settings, roles, expected salary, educational requirements, etc. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Nursing at Good Sam »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses the history and mission of the Good Samaritan College of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Childhood Obesity and Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page proposal for a pilot program combining nutritional and activity information for preteens, as well as education in the tools that marketers use to sell nutritionally bankrupt foods to children and their families. There are times that the phrase, “Knowledge is power,” is misused and misleading. This is not one of ...

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Spanish-speaking Clients/Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Hispanic cultural beliefs and how this impacts counseling practice with Spanish-speaking clients in Southern California. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Research Article 'Predicting Family Health in Families of Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper evaluating components of a nursing research article including the literature review, theoretical framework, methods, validity and ethics. The paper concludes that the article reports a study that is well designed and one in which the researcher jealously guarded against introducing bias. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Role of Culture/Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer investigates the significance of cultural competence from a nursing perspective while also offering suggests on this topic from the viewpoint offered by a transcultural assessment conducted by the student researching this topic, which examines personal beliefs and how these can affect nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 ...

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Nursing Cultural Competence »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that responds to specific questions about a journal article. The writer identifies and briefly discusses the parts of this research paper. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Health Care Staff Shortages »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that includes labor shortage data for three states and the nation. The emphasis is on RN shortages, the numbers needed in the future and what is driving the need. The concept of supply and demand is discussed in terms of RN shortages. The writer makes suggestions for how this shortage might ...

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Family Health Intervention and Nursing Diagnosis »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of nursing diagnoses for a woman named "Betty," who has had a heart attack and has family problems and anxiety over the belief she will have another. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Health Care: Ethical Dilemma »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. Carol took a one-month leave of absence rather suddenly; when she returned and resumed her regular nursing duties, there was nothing outwardly different about her but there was most definitely a change in the way many of her coworkers interacted with her. Shortly thereafter it was disclosed by some ...

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Filipino Community and Health Practices »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the cultural differences that a nurse may encounter when treating a person of Filipino background. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Literature Review on Dementia and Healthcare Employee Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of existing literature regarding the nature of dementia and the impacts of physician/nurse attitudes. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Establishing Community Partnerships »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. The writer begins with an introduction to forming and sustaining community partnerships and coalitions and comments on why so many may fail. The paper identifies some of the advantages and benefits of these groups and some of the barriers to success. The writer finally comments on forming a coalition to ...

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Patient Outcomes and the Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the crucial nature of nurse/doctor collaboration in patient outcomes. In 1967, Leonard I. Stein, MD, described the pattern of basic communication between a physician and an attending nurse as the "Doctor-Nurse Game." The expectation in this communication "game" was that a nurse, usually a woman, would make suggestions ...

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2 Topics Involving Health Care Management »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that addresses two topics - interdisciplinary teams and strategic planning to reduce nurse turnover. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Women's Mental Health/Depression »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that offers discusses depression and women, offering an analysis of literature that examines both physical and social issues associated with women and depression and then discusses implications for nursing practice. Paper includes 10 pages of text and 1 appendix. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Family Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role of the family NP. In today's cost-conscious health environment, institutions and clinicians are concerned about how to maintain quality service in a manner that is both cost-effective and provides good patient/client outcomes. Research shows that numerous studies have verified the utility and efficiency of employing ...

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Community Concept »

Number of Pages: 4

In 4 pages, this paper discusses how the terms community and aggregate often are used interchangeably, and includes a discussion of whether a group constitutes a community or an aggregate illustrating that such use is not incorrect. Designing or evaluating nursing intervention efforts requires greater precision, however. The senior citizens at The Erie ...

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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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American Journal of Nursing Article 'Improved Rates of Compliance with Hand Antisepsis Guidelines: A Three-Phase Observational Study' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review and critique of an article published in the American Journal of Nursing in 2001. Researchers established baseline values regarding how often health care workers washed their hands in two ICUs in a single hospital; introduced a waterless alcohol-gel hand sanitizing agent; and recorded subsequent incidence of hand antisepsis following that ...

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U.S. Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that summarizes and discusses the nursing shortage in America. The current U.S. nursing shortage began in 1998 and resulted from a combination of social and economic factors, which included the “little growth in RN (registered nurse) wages, demographic changes in the RN workforce that decreased the supply of working RNs ...

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Nursing and Global Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines how nursing is changing to meet the new demands of the twenty-first century. With the advent of global marketing and the revolution in telecommunications, the world has suddenly become a much smaller and much more interrelated place. All aspects of society are under reconstruction to fit the ...

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Healthy Work Environments: Decision Making In Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Nursing requires some of the most attentive, detailed and organized staff of all industries; to make even one error in judgment or application can cost a life. As such, decision-making ability is of utmost importance from the moment students step into a nursing program to the day of retirement ...

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U.S. Foreign Educated Nurse Licensing »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper discusses the licensing process for foreign-educated nurses in America. The essay begins with an introduction that reports the nursing shortage, the practice of importing foreign-trained nurses in developed countries and the ratio of nurses to population in several countries. The next section reports the licensing process for nurses who are trained ...

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The Olinkan Tribe and Female Circumcision »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that is based on the premise that the author is a nurse who is spending a year as a health practitioner to the Olinkan tribe. The author must state a position relative to the subject of female circumcision, a practice of the Olinkans. The writer gives both sides of this ...

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Integration of the Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow and Self Care of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper integrating the concepts of Orem’s self care model and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Astute health care providers encourage patients in both acute and long term care to do as much for themselves as they can, operating within their limits while also responsibly stretching them at the same time. This ...

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Nursing's Hermeneutic Phenomenology Method of Inquiry »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page paper discussing the value of the hermeneutic phenomenological method of inquiry in nursing. All researchers need to take great care in designing, conducting and evaluating their investigations, particularly when using the hermeneutic phenomenological method of inquiry. Any research effort undertaken in this method may be suspect in the view of ...

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Critical Incident Analysis in Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page incident report addressing failure of nursing staff to attend to a patient their care for five hours. The paper reviews individual and organizational responsibility, particularly in terms of nursing’s core values. The organization needs to assess its patient care delivery model to ensure that no patient goes for extended periods ...

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'Military Industrial Complex' Warning of Outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper relating this former president's 1961 warning to current nursing practice. "See your doctor." "Ask your doctor about ____ and if it's right for you." So go pharmaceutical companies' advertising directly to consumers who cannot directly purchase their products. As health care costs continue to spiral despite efforts ...

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Analysis of Sr. Callister Roy's Adaptation Model Theory »

Number of Pages: 9

9 pages in length. Understanding the evolution of Sr. Callister Roy's adaptation model and how the essential concepts of the model were developed is prerequisite to identifying the inherent differences that exist between and among all other models. Roy's model, defined as "the process and outcome whereby the thinking and feeling person uses ...

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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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Nursing Homes & Liability »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that reports on a Florida liability case. In the case of Beverly Enterprises-Florida, Inc. d/b/a/ Eastbrooke Health Care Center v. Wilbur W. Spilman, as a personal representative of the estate of Walter M. Spilman, the court award a final judgement of $719,064.12 in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive ...

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Nursing Paradigm Concepts and Leininger's Theory »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the concepts of person, nursing, environment and health of the nursing paradigm, from the perspectives of personal conviction and Leininger’s theory. Certainly intercultural nursing can be accomplished using other theories, but Leininger’s is the most complete culturally. Cultural awareness can be expected only to gain in importance in ...

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A Nursing Continued Education Plan »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the importance of continued education to the nursing professional. Targets the specific curriculum goals of critical thinking, computer literacy, information literacy, and nursing informatics as critical components of an Advanced Practical Nursing Degree and addresses the manner in which these components can be addressed. Also identifies a means ...

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ICU Nursing Ratio Restructuring and Change Management »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating the possibility of restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing, using Lewin’s change theory. All health care costs continue to increase despite managed care, regulatory insurer and individual efforts to halt the spiral. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to ...

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Nursing Scholars, Feminism, and Postmodernism »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. The extent to which feminism and postmodernism/postculturalism have an impact upon nursing scholars who are interested in industry power relations is both grand and far-reaching. That the entire nursing field has developed through the years into a critical component of overall health care speaks to the nature of strength, ...

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Reflection Process Recording »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Much of life's attempts at communication is fraught with misunderstanding or misconstrue. In the field of nursing, this reality can be deadly. One of the many ways to uphold a working system of checks and balances is through the practice called process recording. Nursing - more than ...

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Imogene King: Theory Of Goal Attainment »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. An individual's physical and/or emotional recovery is not left to happenstance or the sole responsibility of nurse practitioners; rather, convalescence comes from the proactive efforts of both patient and caregiver, a synergistic interchange that thrives because of equal output. Imogene King fully appreciated the value of patient involvement with ...

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Virginia Henderson/Neonatal Application »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay that, first of all, addresses the parameters of the theoretical perspective on nursing that was developed by Virginia Henderson. The basic assumptions and major points of Henderson's theory are summarized, which includes briefly addressing how she perceives the four meta-paradigms of nursing (i.e., person, environment health and nursing). Then, a clinical ...

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Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the four metaparadigms of nursing in relation to the family nurse practitioner role. FNPs work with people of all age groups and their families, as they provide the necessary care and information for individuals to make informed decisions concerning their health and lifestyle choices. Across the country, nurse ...

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Role of Duties in the Burnout Problem of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. There exists an inherent connection between those who enter the nursing field and their desire to help others. They discover that the best way to make a difference in someone's life is to be there in their most desperate of times. This is why nursing is such a ...

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Overview of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers an overview of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. The paper defines the disorder; describes its history and incidence statistics; research; implications/impacts on health; psychological and social implications; treatment; and the role of nurses and nurse practitioners in management, concluding with a section that addresses the feeling of the NP ...

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Nurse Practitioner Perceptions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the perceptions that physicians and nurses have towards the nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner is becoming more and more necessary in light of the fact that more and more people need care and there are only so many doctors to go around. The existence of nurse practitioners also enables health ...

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Nursing Theorist Betty Neuman »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Such prominent individuals as Betty Neuman put forth nursing theories that effectively address the intrinsic four paradigms: nursing, health, person and environment. When one considers the aspects of axiology, ontology, teleology and epistomology as they are used in nursing practice today, one can easily associate Neuman's Systems Model's holistic ...

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