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Supreme Court Ruling on Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F. »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing this case in which the Supreme Court ruled that a ventilator-dependent student should be attended by a school-provided nurse for the entire time the student is at school. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires school districts to provide related services but not direct medical services aside from those required for disability ...

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ER Application of the Self Care Deficit Theory Developed by Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page discussion of the applicability of Orem’s theory to the emergency room environment. The author of this paper asserts that in the fast-paced environment of the emergency room it is easy to forget that nursing, as a necessity, must address both patient and the health care system. Emergency nursing methodologies, to ...

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Prenatal and Postnatal Care Intervention »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper considers the way that intervention nursing in the community may be used to reduce the infant mortality rate and increase birth weights of new born babies in African American families. The paper considers the background and explains how home visits need to be instigated so that they do add value to ...

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Vital Signs and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper (plus half-page abstract) that argues that the initial assessment of an emergency situation, with particular emphasis on the significance of vital signs, is instrumental in obtaining a positive patient outcome. To substantiate this argument, the writer turns to scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals that detail scenarios in which the crucial ...

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Emergency Room Diversity and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing the value and benefits of greater diversity sensitivity in the emergency room. Emergency room personnel must be able to communicate with each other and with patients, of course. Medical instructions and procedures must be well understood among staff members, and it is critical that staff be able to ...

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Research Proposal on Emergency Department Cost Containment by Using Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 45

This 45 page research proposal considers the use of nurse practitioners in the emergency departments as a cost-containment effort, and focuses on the differentiation in services and costs following a comparison of referrals to an eye emergency department. This paper assesses the current literature and then focuses on a study of referrals and services ...

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Choosing Physician's Assistant as an Occupation »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page statement written from the perspective of an individual pursuing certification as a physicians assistant. Notes that even a brief review of the licensing situation in the medical profession it becomes obvious that without professional certification and/or licensing an individual can do little in terms of patient care in any type of ...

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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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Organ Procurement and the Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of the many considerations a nurse must make when serving as the front-line between patient, family, and the medical profession in terms of interpreting organ procurement and transplant. The nurse must be prepared to carry out his or her technical duties as well as to discuss the issues surrounding ...

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Fictional Family Unit and Application of Family Theory »

Number of Pages: 26

A 26 page paper dissecting the family depicted in the movie “The Birdcage” for the purpose of assessing according to family and nursing theory. The paper briefly describes the film and applicability of nursing theory and intervention both to individual family members and to the family unit as a whole. The largest section ...

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An Ethical Dilemma Situation in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the ethical dilemma posed by emotional involvement when treating a terminally-ill child, and how a nurse should act when handling such a tragic situation, in terms of both the patient and family members.

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Carative Nursing Model and Nurses' Image »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the common interactions and perceptions of individuals involved in nursing situations, including the patients, their families, clients of nursing, students, practitioners, and all the individuals involved and both direct and indirect care. This paper relates the nature of the nurses role to the larger community and ...

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The Case Study of a Child in Need »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page nursing case study that concerns the situation of "Tommy," a 10-year-old permanently disable child who suffers from multiple handicaps caused by Shaken Baby Syndrome. The writer addresses Tommy's needs but also focuses on the needs of Tommy's extended dysfunctional family. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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 ...

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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.

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Providing Comfort in the Emergency Room »

Number of Pages: 6

As an ER nurse, it is easy to get caught up in the fast pace of the environment, to focus on the technical and critical nature of nursing in the ER and to forget that patients are people with hopes and fears and dreams rather than just people exhibiting illnesses and crying out in pain ...

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Nursing Responses to Healthcare Cultural Differences »

Number of Pages: 4

This four-page-paper presents an overview of an article from a medical journal regarding the treatment of a Jehovah Witness who suffered post surgical complications. In accordance to the patient's advance directives no blood products were given to her even though excessive bleeding during surgery caused her to become severely anemic. The medical staff managed to ...

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Increasing the Quality of Care in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

In a paper of sixteen pages, the author writes about trying to improve quality in the medical and nursing field. The author explains how patient perspective and medical errors can have a significant impact on quality care. There are seventeen sources cited in this paper.

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Sections D and E of an Insulin IV Therapy Plan Development »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page continuation of the development process of a pilot program for nurses to teach the effectiveness of insulin IV drip therapy on the regular medical unit, rather than transferring the patient to ICU, which often requires transferring the most stable ICU patient to the regular medical unit. The paper includes implementation and ...

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'Don't Call Me Sweetie!' Australia Nursing Study Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing the report of an Australian study examining nurses' and patients' concept of nursing care. The researchers employed Q methodology, which combines qualitative and quantitative components to bring the study to conclusion. Much of the medical community still sees qualitative research as not being quite as "real" as quantitative ...

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Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing ...

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Emergency Nurse Triage and Education »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper discussing the concept of triage and the education of triage nurses in emergency departments. Triage is the process and practice of categorizing emergency room patients according to physical need to be seen by a physician. Triage categorizes patients according to physical need so that those who need to be ...

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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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The Value of the Family »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to aid a student in writing a paper on the value of family based on the student’s nursing practice. The writer discusses family nurses, indicating 2 theories that may be used with this context, Bowen Family System theory and Orem’s Self-Care theory. Bibliography ...

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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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A. Retsas' Article 'Problematic telephone orders Empowering nurses through action research' Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page article review provides an analysis and critique of the article entitled "Problematic telephone orders: Empowering nurses through action research" by A. Retsas. The article is centered on the problem of nurses taking medication orders via the telephone, something prohibited by Australian law unless there is an emergency. No additional sources ...

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Nursing and the Importance of Intensive Care and Critical Care Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page contention that while we tend to specialize in one area or the other we are quick to discover that the basics of nursing extend into all nursing specialties. The basic principles of intensive care, coronary care, and emergency nursing, for example are applicable in all specialties. They are NOT limited ...

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Confused Elderly Patient Case Study »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides a case study of an elderly patient who arrives at an emergency room in a confused state. Techniques a nurse can use to help in diagnosis—which is likely concussion—and ways to make the patient feel comfortable, are examined. Degrees of concussion and symptoms are discussed. The paper ...

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Emergency Department Nursing/Informatics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student on how to describe changed attitudes and perspective toward nursing informatics in regards to the student's practice environment, which is the emergency department (ED). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Advance Practice Nursing and Postgraduate Degrees »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance of completing a postgraduate diploma in a specialty area and the focus on this credential, the postgraduate diploma, for advanced practice nurses. This paper considers the fact that many advanced practice nurses have not necessarily received postgraduate diplomas, but more ...

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Benefits of Lesson Derived from Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the benefits that student derived from following a mentor's advice to pursue certification in emergency nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit Nursing Retention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the nationwide shortage of nurses, particularly in emergency rooms and intensive care units. The writer explores the work environment for these nurses and the reasons why retention is problem and then looks how mentoring is being used to encourage new nursing grads. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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NP role in EDs/Study Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that offers a summary and critique of a research study conducted by Thrasher and Purc-Stephenson (2008), which investigated the satisfaction levels of patients seen by nurse practitioners within the context of the emergency department environment. No additional sources cited.

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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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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 ...

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Bioterrorism and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses how the threat of bioterrorism affects the future of nursing. The writer discusses the need for greater emergency preparedness and also how this threat will affect nursing curricula. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Study Proposal/Will Placing an NP in EDs Help Overcrowding? »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research proposal that outlines the design for am empirical investigation into the use of nurse practitioners in emergency departments within an American setting. While there is a great research in other countries on this topic, the extensive literature review shows that studies in American settings are lacking on this aspect of ...

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Aggressive Behaviors Against Nurses »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper provides an overview of the issue of aggressive behaviors in the emergency department, with a specific focus on the impact for nurses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing and Family's Role »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the role of the family from a nursing perspective, considering the psychological, the sociological and social factors that will impact on the family and therefore the patient. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

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Modern Organizations and Nursing Leaders »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing the source of one medical center’s vice president’s effective leadership. Effective leaders must possess an optimum blend of “people skills” and technical knowledge. This is particularly true in nursing, perhaps more so than in any other field. Ability alone cannot serve to make a manager’s leadership truly ...

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Leadership Skills Evaluations Involving Head Nurse Simulations »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines how a head nurse would handle three described situations, consider strategies designed at improving morale, the role of a centralized management system, and the role of upper management in such situations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Advanced Nursing Practice and Family Theory: Lessons From the Movie “Thirteen” »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper addressing the importance of family in individual health. The author discusses family theory within the background of a plot scenario from the film “Thirteen” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Diagnoses/National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper/essay that uses the example of the Griswold family, as portrayed in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, in order to discuss family communication interaction. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Counseling a Dysfunctional Family with Obesity »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper discusses the ways in which a community health nurse could use the "family as a client" approach, the structural-functional theory and evidence based nursing to counsel a dysfunctional family with obesity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing and the Use of Family Theories »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the value of family theories in nursing with particular attention to nurses caring for patients in their own homes. The concept of family theories is considered in general and then some of the most use are discussed looking at how they may provide practical support for the nurses practice. ...

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Transcultural Nursing, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Dr. Madeleine Leininger is considered the world's foremost authority on transcultural nursing. Transcultural nurses, according to Dr. Leininger, see more than just a globe. Theirs is a unique perspective encompassing the entire world and all nationalities when it comes to the family nurse practitioner. Her theories can be applied in any clinic setting ...

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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 Shortage In The United States: Causes, Effects And Solutions »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. The health care industry is fraught with struggles that keep people from obtaining the medical attention they need in a system where patients often pay the price for social and political agendas. One area in which this fall down of services is felt especially hard is with regard to ...

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Economic Indicators 2006 »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper examining three forecasts for each of 5 economic indicators and then relating those findings to the medical industry. The bottom line in nursing is that (1) currently active, practicing nurses have a wealth of opportunity available to them; (2) the profession is attracting greater interest among would-be students who could ...

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