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An OR Nurse Becomes Whistleblower »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reviews and reflects on Open Heart, a 2004 Canadian film about a nurse who becomes a whistleblower to protect pediatric patients. The essay recounts the nurse’s story and an outline of the movie. The reflection demonstrates how brave the nurse was and how she was able to bring ...

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Carobeth Laird's Limbo A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review on the book 'Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor,' by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the ...

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Reminiscence Therapy Research and Reflection »

Number of Pages: 24

A 27 page paper combining personal reflection on nursing practice with a literature review and analysis of research to formulate a method of putting research into practice. Even though reminiscence therapy gains mixed reports in formal research efforts, its benefits appear to be clear. Nurses using reminiscence therapy are not encouraging their patients ...

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Feedback on a Nursing Intervention Project »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper reviews a project to design and implement a strategy to reduce fall incidence rate in elderly community based patients. The paper is written as a mentor review, discussing the strengths and weakness of the overall project and its implementation.

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Review of Achievements in the Development and Implementation of Nursing Program to Reduce Falls »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presets a review of a nursing program introduced to reduce the number of fall suffered by elderly patients under the care if a home nursing agency. The paper is written in the style of a mentor review looking at the work undertaken to create develop and deliver the program.

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Nursing Project - Learning Review »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper is written as a review document, looking back at a project to develop a plan to reduce the fall rate in chronically ill patients being cared for by nursing agency staff. The paper includes a review of the learning objectives, the learning strategies and the evidence of accomplishment. The bibliography cites ...

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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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"Wit" and Insights into Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of the film "Wit". The writer explores what nursing insights can be gleaned from the film. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Cuckoo's Nest and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the Academy Award-winning film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, directed by Milos Forman for United Artists) is based on a novel by Ken Kesey (published in 1962) which represents one of the most negative and sinister portrayals of nursing in all of cinema, as Nurse Ratched ...

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Psychiatric Nursing Training and Reflective Practice »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page overview of the reflective process in psychiatric nursing. Includes an extensive literature review and a proposal to evaluate the degree to which psychiatric nurses at a major psychiatric hospital are exposed to the reflective process in on-the-job training and the degree to which they consequently employ the reflective process in their ...

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Reduction of Elderly Depression Through Reminiscence Therapy Intervention »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing a method of reducing depression among older individuals through encouraging them to revisit the past and conduct a life review. The concept of reminiscence therapy seems rather simplistic, but its simplicity may be one factor that makes it so effective. Research and observation both conclude that reminiscing effects ...

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Nursing Theorist Websites »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that reviews several nursing theory websites. Bibliography lists 3 sources

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Therapeutic Relationship Between Nurse and Client »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that investigates the nurse/client therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing with illustrations of Peplau's theory as dramatized in the film Good Will Hunting. The therapeutic nurse/client relationship stands at the core of mental health nursing. Through the establishment of this relationship, nurses are ideally suited as therapists to lead clients ...

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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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Literature Review on Retaining Psychiatric Nurses »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of a review of literature, including a literature review chart, of articles relating to retention for psychiatric nurses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Patient Simulators/Human Patients in Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers a literature review that first at the nursing shortage and why there is a shortage of nursing educators and then, this review looks more extensively and specifically at the literature pertaining to patient simulators. The purpose behind this is investigation is to evaluate whether or not this teaching ...

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Article Review and Discussion of Nursing Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page literature review of mentoring in nursing, followed by a closer review of a specific article. The topic is mentoring among new nurse managers, but can apply to all levels and types of nursing. Mentoring provides benefit for more than only the two individuals directly involved in the mentoring relationship. ...

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Article Review on Adolescent Abstinence »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review of a study by Jemmot, Jemmot & Fong (1998) study on abstinence and safer-sex intervention. The author reviews the article in terms of effectiveness of the article in reporting a model of intervention for the nursing or other professions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Psychiatric Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused ...

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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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Glittenberg, Transcultural Nursing in Guatemala »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page book review of Jody Glittenberg’s text To the Mountain and Back, The Mysteries of Guatemalan Highland Family Life (1994, Waveland Press), which describes how the author’s understanding of this culture evolves from her visits to Guatemala, which took place in the 1970s, first as a missionary nurse, and then as an ...

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Dorothea Dix, Pioneer of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life, career, and nursing philosophy of nursing pioneer Dorothea Dix, who was instrumental in both founding and expanding more than 30 hospitals devoted to the treatment of mental illness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Quality of Life and the Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing how nurses can positively affect patients’ quality of life. They can teach the diabetic that, although some things about his life have changed with diagnosis, s/he can live quite normally in most respects. Visiting nurses provide a bright spot in an at-home patient’s day. The pediatric nurse ...

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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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Domestic Violence »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper. This paper provides data/statistics about the incidents of intimate partner violence. It includes a literature review, recommendations for individuals, recommendations for families, community resources, and Web resources. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Review of Nurses Experiences Care for Patients with Prehypertension »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at a nursing article which reports in research undertaken to assess the experiences of nurse practitioners in managing patients with pre-hypertension. The research methodology, sampling and findings are all reviewed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. This essay discusses some of the practices nurse educators use and how they impact students and the nurse educator. A sample is computerized patient simulators or the COPA method, both of which are explained. The essay also provides a literature review that focuses on the practices identified and finally, discusses trends ...

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Cardiac Surgery in Africa »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reviews the documentary, Open Heart, which shows the journey of eight Rwandan children who made the trip to The Salam Center for that surgery. Funding is an issue for this hospital and they are always struggling to keep the doors open. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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HTN and Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that offers a literature review, which focuses on information pertaining to transcultural nursing, ethnic minorities, and the needs of HTN patients. This multifaceted paper describes critical thinking and reflection on Barksdale and Metiko (2010) study, as well as an overview and synthesis of additional literature. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Nursing Research and Practice Model »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that explains some of the key components in the Roy Adaptation Model of nursing research and practice. The essay also reviews an article and critiques it based on Roy’s framework. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Hans Christian Andersen/The Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that, first of all, briefly discusses the life of Hans Christian Andersen and then relates Andersen's story "The Nightingale" to his life. Themes in "The Nightingale" are also discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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The Influence of Environmental Factors on Falls »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and ...

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Research Support for Applying Orem’s Self Care Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way in which current research is aiding with the practical application of Orem’s self care theory. The paper reviews several areas of research and considers how this can be of benefit to nursing care. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Hildegard Peplau: Applications in Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page review of Peplau’s Theory of Interpersonal Relations and its applications to advanced practice nursing. Peplau’s theory is analyzed using the criteria identified by Monti and Tingen. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Review of an Article on Nursing Home Residents and Hospitalization »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that reviews a journal article entitled Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents: A Qualitative Study by Kutner and colleagues. Specific questions are addressed, including: problem studied, purpose of study, research method, sample population, data collection and analysis, strengths and weaknesses and the implications of the study. This study considered the relationship ...

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Nursing and Ethical Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. At what point is a life no longer worth living? The general consensus to an otherwise interpretive question is that once an individual's quality of life is no longer present - that the person has relinquished every nuance of an existence once lived – that individual becomes a mere ...

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Films Saving Private Ryan and Gandhi, and the Alignment of Leadership »

Number of Pages: 10

(10 pp)This paper compares and contrasts two movies, "Gandhi" and "Saving Private Ryan" In each of these films we will be looking at leadership tendencies and how they may be translated into broader areas such as the field of health care, particularly nursing. That information will then be extended into a ...

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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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An Article on Childbirth and Nursing Presence Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page article review that summarizes the principal points of a research study, offering analysis. Research pertaining to childbirth and the significance that this life events has for women supports the pivotal role that nursing support plays in the birth experience. Exploring this topic, the study designed by MacKinnon, McIntyre, and Quance (2005) investigated ...

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Nursing's Contribution to Quality of Life »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper defining and discussing quality of life as a concept of nursing. The paper mentions those beyond the ability to care for themselves or be cognizant of the world around them but focuses on those facing change as having the greatest issues for the nurse. Quality of life likely always ...

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Shortage of Nursing Faculty »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page nursing literature review that examines articles on the nursing faculty shortage. The nursing shortage is a healthcare crisis that has been recognized as affecting medical services at the global, regional and local levels (Mathews, 2003a). A corresponding shortage in nursing faculty serves to perpetuate and compound this problem, as a nursing faculty ...

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Teams and Patient Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper. Numerous factors in the American healthcare system make achieving high rates of patient satisfaction within a hospital setting difficult to obtain. The following literature review explores the topic of patient satisfaction, particularly in regards to the role that management can play in effecting improved patient satisfaction through specific practices. Research ...

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Nursing Education - Concept Mapping And Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper. The purpose of this study was to conduct an academic critical appraisal related to literature review on critical thinking skills and concept mapping. Five articles are reviewed. In each, the participants in the study were baccalaureate nursing students. Each article discusses critical thinking skills and concept mapping. The earliest article is ...

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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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Function and Role of Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the role and function of nurse practitioners (NPs) with particular emphasis on the NP role in Canada. A literature review on this topic shows that there are several significant roles for NPs emerging within acute care settings. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Diabetic Education for Continuing Education for Nurses Exploring Perceptions of Health Care Management Compared to Published Standards of Care Among a Rural Population Experiencing Diabetes: A Review of Literature »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of elements of a review of literature on the subject of diabetes education and adherence to health care management principles and standards of care. Bibliography lists 5 sources

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Transformational Leadership/Nurse Retention »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that offers a literature review that focuses on defining the concept of transformational leadership and, in so doing, also focuses on discerning what empirical studies reveal about hospital management's effectiveness at educating staff on the benefits of the transformational leadership paradigm. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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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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Nursing, Pregnancy, and Use of Cocaine »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance and role of nurses during pregnancy, especially in at-risk populations, like women who use cocaine during their pregnancy. This paper outlines an introduction and review of literature for a research study on nurses and their role in assisting pregnant women who use drugs. Bibliography lists ...

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Nursing Applications and the Ethics of Stem Cell Research »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of stem cell research as it applies to nursing. This paper provides an overview of the controversy surrounding stem cell research then justifies the process under John Stewart Mill’s utilitarian theory. A review of the advances which have been made is provided as is an overview of current and ...

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