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Case Study/Death of a Client »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the case study that deals with the death of a client, the role of the nurse, and the issues raised by this scenario. As the writer/tutor providing this guide for a student is not a nurse, the writer had to draw on nursing literature rather than personal clinical ...

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Political Processes and Healthcare Regulations »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that deals with two topics. The first is how the political processes impacts nurses, which focuses on how nurses can become politically active and the second deals with the complexity of healthcare regulations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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5 Articles Summarized »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The manner by which nurses deal with work-related occurrence speaks volumes with regard to the ultimate outcome of a given patient's physical and mental status. The following five articles address the manner by which nurses are equipped – both personally and professionally – to deal with the very real ...

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Adolescents and Pediatric Perioperative Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review on perioperative nursing interventions for adolescent surgical patients. Many nurses have the impression that dealing with an adolescent should be similar to dealing with an adult. However, research literature concerning perioperative experience with adolescents indicates that there are solid reasons for including adolescent care in ...

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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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Interprofessinal Collaboration »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that uses the Future of Nursing report from the Institute of Medicine, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The essay emphasizes interprofessional collaboration. The essay also comments on positive and negative communication climates and dealing with conflict. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Nurse Managers and Budget Concerns »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the effects of dealing with budget cuts and restructuring while still managing day to day operations as a nurse manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nurses and Violence in the Workplace »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page report is a literature review of works pertaining to the incidence of workplace violence and its impact on nurses and what measures can be taken into consideration regarding including an educational component in the nursing curriculum to assist nurses in dealing with the problem. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

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Dealing with Change/Miami Valley Hospital »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers advice to a nursing student on how to address the change occurring within the student’s workplace, which is Miami Valley Hospital located in Dayton, Ohio. The writer summarizes literature on nurse/patient ratios and change theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurse's Personality and Review of a Nursing Journal Article V »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page review of an article from the Journal of Hospital Topics dealing with the "hardiness" of a nurse's personality and how it relates to their ability to copy with job stress. The article's theoretical framework, research design, ethical implications, etc; are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided.

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Critical Care Settings and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. There is no doubt about it that nursing related issues on futile care in critical care settings is difficult on the nurse in light of the emotional aspect as well as ethical decisions that must be made, dealing with the doctors on the case and considering one's personal religious beliefs ...

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Nursing Theory Practical Integration »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper discussing reflections of a nurse working in bone marrow transplant. The paper discusses the qualities that are unique to this department and to the patients within it, and relates several nursing theories to the area. Those of Neuman, King and Rogers are seen as being most applicable and useful ...

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RN Nurses in Canada and Impact of Health Care Reforms »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper will deal with how the recent healthcare reforms have impacted the nursing profession. The focus is on nurses in Canada. This paper will look at many different aspects of the nursing profession as based on the life of a nurse. 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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Philadelphia RNs and Sleep Deprivation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how sleep deprivation is a very serious problem with registered nurses who work rotating shifts. The primary focus of the paper concerns nurses in Philadelphia, although the information presented deals with all nurses and health professionals who must work long and challenging hours. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Ethics of Surrogate Motherhood »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page report discusses the moral and ethical concerns related to surrogate mothering. Surrogate motherhood agreements have been responsible for a great deal of public, governmental, religious, and legal debate. For some, the issue involves whether or not it is possible to legitimately establish a “commercial” contract for a biological process which involves the ...

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Review of Nursing Article VII »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page journal article review dealing with codependence issues and the college health nurse.. The author of the article attempted to examine whether job dissatisfaction among college nurses is generally the result of co-dependency or true lack of contentment with the job. Ethical implications are discussed and full bibliographic citation for the article is ...

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Kolcaba and Holistic Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a literature review is for a study, which is for a study that deals with how Kolcaba's theory of holistic comfort can provide a framework that facilitates improving patient care and service within an outpatient ambulatory surgical facility, particularly in regards to peri-anesthesia nursing. This also includes a ...

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Nursing Image »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper. In some ways, the public image of nurses and nursing has changed a great deal but in other ways it has changed little over the decades. The writer discuses public image as well as self-image, why image is important and how it might be changed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Missed Nursing Care/Research Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page article critique on a study by Kalisch (2006), which deals with tasks that are routinely missing from hospital nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Home Industry and Patient Care Costs Determination »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the factors that are involved in the pricing of patient care within the nursing home industry. As the population of the U.S. ages, this industry is receiving more and more attention and has been the object of a good deal of research in recent years. The writer gives ...

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Terminal Illness and Counseling »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that explores the five stages of grieving, stages of hope, and various counseling techniques by physicians, nurses, clerics, and counseling psychologists when dealing with terminally ill patients. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

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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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Nursing and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which discusses the current, and future, concerns of nurses in managed care systems. There are many varying levels of involvement that influence the nurse in today's health care industry, offering a great deal more possibilities for the nurse today. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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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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Developing a Plan for Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper choosing teaching methods for a class to be titled "How to Deal with Negative Co-Workers." The learner group consists of nurse managers comprised of young adulthood (18-40 years) and middle adulthood (40-65 years) nurses. The paper lists role playing, group discussion and lecture as the methods that will be ...

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Nursing Homes and Abuse of the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this topic with attention on signs and symptoms of possible abuse. What to look for, the prevalence of elder abuse, and how to deal with possible abuse situations are all discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Mothers, Epidurals, and Nursing Effectiveness »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the complications that can be caused to delivering women and their babies by administration of epidural analgesia. The writer argues that there are several ways in which nurses can be effective in dealing with this problem, the most important one of which is educating their patients in this problem and ...

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Hypovolemic Shock and the Evolution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses hypovolemic shock, and why nurses are in an important position to deal with this condition. The paper also discusses the evolution of the role of the OR nurse briefly. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Cultural Considerations and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. This is a topic which those in the nursing profession would do well to consider. For many cultures, including those of the Middle East, the crisp white uniforms found in American hospitals represents death and funerals. It is for reasons such as this that those in caregiving professions need to familiarize themselves with the ...

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Sharing Grief »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay/research paper that offers a student nurse a template for describing his/her personal experiences with death and loss and applying this understanding to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Wit & Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page reaction paper to the play/movie Wit by Margaret Edson (1999). The writer discusses the themes of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and relates its subject matter, which concerns death, dying and a terminally ill cancer patient, to the logistics of palliative care. The writer also offers considerable discussion of personal reactions to this ...

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Nursing Research and its Significance »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Research in any field is vital to the industry's lifeblood; however, it may mean the difference between life and death within the practice of nursing. Clearly, cutting edge research is pertinent not only as a means by which to protect a given patient's health, but it is also necessary ...

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Health Promotion Rationale and Coronary Heart Disease »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US. CHD results in an average of 500,000 deaths per year in the US alone (Link and Tanner, 2001). The following examination of CHD looks at its prevalence and incidence from a demographically perspective; its causation and risk factors; ...

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Ethics in Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that discusses if it is ethical for a nurse to alleviate pain even if this hastens death in a terminally ill patient. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Death and Dying Interview »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents ...

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HIV Positive Nurses Should Still Be Allowed to Work »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. Key to the "prevention and management of HIV transmission in healthcare settings" (Campbell, 2004, p. 33) is clear and factual understanding of how the disease is passed and to conquer unfounded, erroneous beliefs that fuel the fear of HIV-positive nurses being a threat to patients and other health care workers. ...

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Angina Pectoris From a Nursing Perspective »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing angina from a nursing perspective. Angina pectoris can be regarded as an 'early warning system' heralding cardiovascular disease, but it also is a condition that itself needs to be managed. Treated angina results in far fewer occurrences of myocardial infarction (MI) than untreated angina. Patients know that ...

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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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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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Hospice Care, Dying, and Death »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that uses both interviews and research to investigate the nature of care for patients who are dying. The hospice program is described and discussed from a predominantly nursing point of view. 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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Arguing Against Nurses Participating in the Death of Patients and the Christine Busalacchi Case »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper which the arguments presented by nurses in Missouri and Arkansas, who pleaded a case before the Supreme Court that depriving Christine Busalacchi of nourishment through starvation and dehydration was illegal, inhumane, and unethical. The strengths and weaknesses of the arguments presented in the nurses’ briefs, conflicts of laws or rights ...

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Colby/Deaths of Nancy Cruzan »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper/essay that discusses the issues involved in the case of Nancy Cruzan, as discussed in William Colby’s book Long Goodbye. Cruzan was in a persistent vegetative state when life support was finally withdrawn due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The writer focuses on the ethical issues involved from a nursing ...

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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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Bone Cancer Case Study and Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses a specific case scenario, which deal with nursing interventions for a 52-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, which is metastasized to the left hip and involves the lymphatic system. She presents to the oncology nursing unit with severe bone pain in her left ...

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Advanced Practice Nurses and Their Significance »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page discussion of the vital role nurse practitioners are playing in the health care environment. Emphasizes the need for such positions in practically every aspect of this environment, particularly in the family health clinic. Concludes that not only are nurse practitioners highly skilled professionals, they are trained in dealing with interpersonal ...

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Rural & Remote Nursing in Australia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that describes this area of Australian nursing. Nursing in rural and remote Australia has recently been the focus of a great deal of attention from the Australian Nurses Federation, and it is hoped that this attention, in terms of research and position papers, will encourage government policymakers to likewise focus ...

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Horizontal Violence In Nursing: Critical Essay »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. Choosing a career in nursing illustrates an individual's ability to deal with many difficult situations that most others cannot address when it comes to the health and welfare of their human counterparts. The extent to which nursing involves tremendous physical and psychological challenges where patient care is concerned is ...

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