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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.

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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 ...

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Nursing Practice and the Opposition of Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper examines the euthanasia issue. How nurses can embrace values and encourage life is the focus of this paper. Attention to culture is provided. Euthanasia is defined and explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nurse's Views on Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the ethics of euthanasia as it impacts the nursing profession. This paper contends that in some situations euthanasia could be considered morally and ethically right. At the same time, however, the author cautions that the appropriateness of euthanasia must be considered on a case by case basis. ...

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Entry into Nursing, BSN »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the nursing issue of whether or not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should be the minimum requirement for entry into professional nursing. The writer explores aspects of this issue and consider the fact that nurses with an associates degree make up nearly 60 per cent ...

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AIDS Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Ethical Views on Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the issue of the ethics of euthanasia within a nursing context. The paper presents philosophical argument, but one author notes that those nurses unable to come to terms with agreed-on procedures should disqualify themselves from cases employing those procedures. Whereas the physician of record has the privilege of and ability to ...

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Nurses and Opiate Addiction »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of addressing opiate addiction in the nursing population in managed care. This paper considers the specific problems and policies that have been adopted to address the issue of opiate addiction in this population, and relates specific protocols for addressing addiction in nurse and nurse practitioner populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. ...

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Euthanasia and the Law »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the present condition of euthanasia as it involves the average individual, the nurse, and the legal industry. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided, as well as a brief discussion which investigates possible approaches for the legal community in relationship to euthanasia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nurse Education Trends »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that addresses two issues that have to do with nursing education. The first issue is a description of several instructional methods that can be used. The second issue discusses what influences nurse education. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Field of Nursing and Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of ...

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Euthanasia and Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the role of nursing in relationship to issues involving euthanasia concerns. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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 ...

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Alcoholism and Social Worker and Nursing Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social ...

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Nursing Issues and the Health Issues of the West Family »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that is framed around a scenario describing the West family members indicates numerous health issues. The following discussion selects 5 of these issues and relates them to literature and to a relevant nursing issue. Then two of these nursing issues are used to formulate a nursing care plan. There are ...

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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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Nursing and Mandatory Overtime »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Due to staffing issues, many nurses are being required to work double shifts and more. This paper addresses this issue, providing data regarding the shortage of nurses, the health and safety risks to patient and nurses, and a recent Congressional bill that addresses this issue. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

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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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Nurse Manager Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of nurse manager duties and areas of responsibility, such as nurse empowerment, retention of staff, communication skills, management of generational issues and strategies that can be used to create an optimal, empowered nursing work environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurse Migration »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the issues and ethics of the international migration of nurses, touching also on the issue of foreign-recruitment of nurses as an answer to nursing shortages. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Political Activism/Nursing Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper begins with a bulleted information sheet designed to inform a busy legislator about this issue. This is followed by a discussion of political strategies that nurses can use to promote legislation on nursing issues and concludes with how a nurse can increase her personal political power. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

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Patient Welfare, Health, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the variety of responsibilities and issues facing the nurse practitioner in the contemporary health care environment. According to their nature these issues can either enhance or impede the role of the nurse practitioner in family practice. Client, health, environment, and nursing processes all interplay to impact overall patient ...

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APRN Working to Their Full Extent »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. Authorizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to diagnose and prescribe medications has been an issue of contention for many years. This position paper focuses on the state of Virginia and provides a definition and explanation of the issue, ethics regarding the issue, consequences if something is not changed, barriers, possible conflicts ...

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Canada and the Problem of Hospital Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in the hospital setting and the implications for the nursing profession in Canada. This paper argues that the move of nurses into other service areas and the changing nature of nursing services has resulted in reductions in the number of nurses currently working in ...

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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 ...

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Nursing Management/Retention Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores and summarizes various strategies hat can be employed by nursing management. The problems with turnover and nurse retention that have been have been typical of this nursing unit over the last several years are actually quite typical of the country as a whole, as nationally, ...

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2 Perspectives on Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses 2 issues pertaining to nursing theory. The first half of the paper examines the relationship between nursing theory and research and practice and the second half of the paper looks at how non-nursing theories can play a role in advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Malpractice Lawsuits and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper. Over the last several years, more malpractice lawsuits have been filed naming nurses. This essay discusses the legal issues nurses need to know about, the reasons for which a nurse can be sued, how to avoid lawsuits, and the fact that nurses need to have their own individual malpractice insurance policies. ...

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The Nursing Issue of Drug and Alcohol Abuse among Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the issue of chemical dependency among nurses and how other nurses and nurse managers should respond. The paper provides a literature review of sources after 2002; a discussion of management theory; and practical advice for how coworkers and nurse managers should proceed when they suspect chemical dependency. Bibliography ...

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Interviewing Head Nurse »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses nurse leadership. This essay reports interview results. A nurse leader was interviewed with a specific set of questions. The essay reports the responses to those questions. The essay is strengthened with research studies that relate to some of the issue brought up in the interview. Bibliography lists 4 ...

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Overview of Executive Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper which discusses various concerns of the executive nurse in our health community. The medical and health industries are changing very rapidly as we enter into a new century. The role of the executive nurse is therefor changing just as rapidly, thereby making it somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact involvement and role played by these ...

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Role of Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses the field of nursing education. Nursing education is a dynamic field that has been challenged in recent years by the issues entailed in the national nursing shortage, as well as the related faculty shortage, while also addressing the innovations presented in increasingly sophisticated technologies (Nurse educator, 2008). This ...

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Possible Barriers for MSN Pursuit by Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 17

17 pages in length. Furthering one's education within the nursing field is advantageous to both the patient and the nurse; however, there are situations where attaining this higher education is fraught with perceived barriers. In the instance of registered nurses considering returning to school for a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), the ...

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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 ...

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The Impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and Generational Cohorts on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at two issues which impact on nursing. The first part of paper considers the impact of the legal impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and the status of nurses as supervisors, considering the cases themselves, and the impact nursing as well as by the decisions may have taken place. The second ...

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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.

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Current Issues, Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to several issues in advanced practice nursing, such as credentialing, barriers to practice, professionalism and the history of advanced practice nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Patient Safety and Human Factors »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the human factors that affect nurses and nursing practice. Medication error, cognitive errors and other issues are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper addresses 10 different issues in advanced practice nursing. Topics include the use of intuition in Benner's model of nursing, Watson's theory of caring, and the impact of the environment on health, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing Issues and Statistical Analysis »

Number of Pages: 8

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of nursing issues. The use of statistics in nursing research is explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Euthanasia's Pros and Cons »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the pros and cons of euthanasia from a nursing perspective. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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 ...

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Nursing's Legal Issues »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper looks at a the arguments presented in a legal brief asking the court to rule on the participation of nurses in a court ordered euthanasia by depriving the patient of food and water. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing's Personal Code of Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5-page paper focuses on ethics as they pertain to the nursing code of ethics (as formulated through the American Nurses Association). Issues discussed include autonomy, informed consent, beneficence, confidentiality and nonmaleficence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Mandatory Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the issue of mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Within the context of the nursing shortage, nurses have become concerned that staffing ratios, that is the number of patients being cared for by a single nurse, have increased to the point where they jeopardize patient safety. The question being examined ...

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Assisted Suicide and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper which provides a detailed explanation of the issue, discusses why this topic in particular was chosen, relates how the issue affects the nursing profession and considers the issue’s societal/community impact. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Family Violence and Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing issues affecting nurses’ ability to intervene in domestic violence issues. As those who are trained in physical needs and spend the greatest amount of time in direct contact with patients, nurses occupy perhaps the best associated position from which to intervene in domestic violence. There are barriers of ...

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Theoretical Foundations for Nursing, Various Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper addresses a variety of issues in regards to the theoretical foundation of nursing. Topics covered include the definition of emancipatory knowledge and praxis, differentiating between science and philosophy, strategies for transformational leadership, among other issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Issues, Problems, and Solutions Regarding Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 12

This is a 12 page paper discussing the current nursing shortage issues and proposed solutions within the profession. The United States is currently undergoing a nursing shortage which is expected to continue until the year 2020. Reasons for the shortage have been reported as: an ageing nursing population; an ageing and decreasing nursing education population; ...

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