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Nursing Home Industry and the Effects of 1935's Social Security Act »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page research paper defines the Social Security Act of 1935 and places particular emphasis upon its relationship to the modern-day nursing home industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Profession and the Applicability of Motivational Theories »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the relevance of various motivational theories to nursing. Explores the theories of Albert Bandura, W. Edwards Deming,and Douglas McGregor, representing both the field of psychology and industry, in particular. Asserts that while some of these theories are directly applicable to nursing, other are not. Emphasizes that the ...

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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 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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21st Century Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper first provides a section on changes in the health care industry, with a focus on the health care delivery system. Various laws are examined, such as COBRA, ERISA and the Social Security Act. The second half of the paper consists of an examination of the nursing profession and how it will ...

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Nursing Profession and 'Telehealth' Implications »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which examines the implications of telehealth on the nursing profession by defining the term; discussing its benefits; costs; education and/or training guidelines for nurses, privacy, confidentiality, security, ethics, informed consent, and storage of telehealth records; ensuring reliable technology; provincial/state issues; and legal issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Sunnyside Manor Nursing Home Changes »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages. After careful evaluation of the present nursing home facility and patients it has been noted that it would be to the advantage of executive management of the organization to add on to the present facility an assisted living area in which healthy senior citizens could live in safety and yet with the ...

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Nursing and the Impact of 1996's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The paper provides a brief history of the law and discusses the data security aspect that went into effect in 2005, but the focus of the paper is how it can be expected to affect nursing and nursing duties. ...

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Attitudes of Social Workers and Nurses About Working with Alcoholic Clients »

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 ...

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Nurse Educator, A Philosophy of Teaching »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page statement offers a student an example of how to state a personal philosophy of teaching as a nurse educator. The writer proposes using multiple intelligence (MI) theory and social learning (SL) theory and describes both perspectives. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Culturally Competent Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that has four parts. The first reports the major components of Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory; the second discusses a real case with the application of Leininger’s theory; the third part discusses ethical, social, political, and economic factors related to the theory; and the last second discuss benefits and limitations. Bibliography ...

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Various Topics in DPN Practice »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper address various topics applicable to DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) knowledge. Topics include social change, ethics, and opportunities in collaboration. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

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Margaret Sanger »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. A true pioneer in the nursing field as well as a social reformer, Margaret Sanger upholds what some believe to be the dubious legacy of introducing birth control for the sole purpose of giving women a choice when it comes to their own bodies. Her nursing career was the ...

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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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Malpractice and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the growing trend toward naming nurses in malpractice claims, reviewing current literature on the subject and making recommendations for the future. It is a common view that greater numbers can be attracted with higher salaries, and that appears to be true to a point. Beyond that point, however, ...

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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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Cunningham's The Hours/Implications for Healthcare »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page observational essay that summarizes the issues in the novel that pertain to suicide and then discusses how this insight might affect a nurse involved in psychiatric or social care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Overview of a Community Nursing Intervention Plan »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a community nursing intervention plan, in which the author perceives a significant problem in a community population, reflects the nature of the problem and considers the nursing diagnosis and intervention models as they relate to nursing perspectives. In particular, this paper looks at two problematic problems in the community nursing environment: ...

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Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

In 1986 Jean Watson was Dean of the School of Nursing in Denver and Director of the Center for Human Caring. The two job titles provide a significant insight into how she views nursing. This 6 page paper examines the theory of nursing as an art within the context of the bio-pscho-social model and presents a scenario ...

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Nursing and Altruism »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing the need for altruism in the nursing profession. Five separate examples of altruism are compared and contrasted. These five forms of altruism are parental, social, professional, individual, and pseudo. One specific nursing article is detailed and discussed as well. The most important thing to remember about nursing is that it ...

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Nursing and Social Ecology »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of social ecology. The role of ecological theory is nursing is succinctly presented. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nurse Practitioners Article, a Critique »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page critique of a qualitative study using grounded theory as its theoretical framework. Martin and Hutchinson (1999) set out to identify social and operational problems faced by Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in their daily routines, focusing on negative aspects of the NP position. Though their motives are sound, the conclusions they reach ...

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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 ...

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Preceptorship in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page paper that discusses several issues. These include social learning theory and its value for preceptors, overviews of behavior, cognitive, and constructivist learning theories, explanations of preceptor, mentor, clinical teacher and clinical supervision, the relationship between assessment, teaching and learning, competency based assessment and its application and more. There is an emphasis ...

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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 ...

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Social Work and Nursing Similarities »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page contention that there are many similarities between these two disciplines. Borrowing from the social work theory that life plays out as though on a stage, the author concludes that all that has to be changed to allow nursing to fit into this theory is to costume the actors in nursing uniforms, disguise ...

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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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Social Services, Nursing, and Collaboration »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of collaboration between health care professionals and social services, focusing on an 1998 article that reports on such collaborative efforts in Great Britain. Three models for collaboration are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Goal Attainment Theory of Imogene King »

Number of Pages: 3

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This ...

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Applications of the Social Ecology Model »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that defines and discusses the features of the Social Ecology Model, which was formulated by Urie Bronfenbrenner in the late 1970s. The writer describes applications in nursing and compares it to the nursing process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Impediments to the Utilization of Nurse Wives »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the impediments to practice, historical and current, that affect the utilization of nurse-wives. The writer looks as social, cultural, political, legal and economic aspects of this situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Community Nursing/Social Ecology Model »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the Social Ecology Model and its applications to community nursing and health. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Hospital Nurses, Employment Stress, Performance, and Social Support Among Other Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of an article entitled: Job Stress, Job Performance and Social Support Among Hospital Nurses. This article review provides a comprehensive look at this research article. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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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 ...

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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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Mandatory Overtime for Nurses »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses the issue of mandatory overtime for nurses and its effects and ramifications. The writer discusses the background to this issue, as well as political, social, and economic aspects. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Business Plan for a Nursing Agency Providing In-Home Care »

Number of Pages: 26

This 26 page paper is a proposal for setting up a new business providing home nursing care. The proposal starts with a description of the business and individuals who will be involved in the start-up, including their qualifications and expertise that will support the new venture. The proposal then undertakes an environmental scan looking ...

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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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Change Theory and Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that investigates the nursing shortage, with a particular focus on Canada. Influencing positive social change is one of the most problematic areas of public policy making. Currently, the healthcare systems of all the industrialized countries are facing the impact of a severe nursing shortage that is predicted by many experts ...

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Orem's Nursing Theory of Self Care Deficit Conceptual Analysis »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page analysis of Orem's theory utilizing the eleven step analysis entailed by J. Wilson's concept analysis style. The author works through this analysis step by step isolating the questions of content, detailing the process through which the right answers can be found, and discussing model cases verses cases that are contrary, related, ...

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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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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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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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