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Stress/Health Change »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses factors associated with stress and how they relate to wellness. Bibliography lists 4 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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Nursing Practice and Otitis Media »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that address this topic. A baby or toddler screams and a parent notices that the child is tugging or batting at his ear. More than likely, the pain is caused by an ear infection, which is one of the most common childhood diseases. The following examination of this topic looks ...

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Quality within Australian Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a comprehensive literature review in regards to factors and principles associated with quality nursing care, with a particular focus on nursing in Australia. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

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Caregiver Burnout, Compassion Fatigue »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper offers an overview of nursing burnout and compassion fatigue. The writer discusses the warning signs of compassion fatigue/burnout; the nature and causes of associated problems; caregivers' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; and coping strategies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Med/Surg Leader, An Interview »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper. Nursing leadership is acknowledged to be one of the most crucial factors in addressing the current and emerging needs of the healthcare system. This investigation explores issues related to nursing leadership, first of all, by summarizing literature that defines and discusses the way in which leadership models relate to concepts ...

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Nursing, Employment Satisfaction, and Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. There is a shortage of working registered nurses that will become critical within the next ten years. This essay discusses the reasons for the shortage. It also discusses the factors that are associated with job satisfaction within the nursing profession. Data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Atherosclerosis »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the risk factors and dangers associated with atherosclerosis. The writer examines the pathophysiology of this deadly disease and discusses how nursing practice provide an invaluable educational function in teaching clients about their own "pipes" can become "clogged" through poor lifestyle choices, such as a fatty diet and no ...

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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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Motivation for Entering and Staying in the Professional Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Ask most professional nurses why they entered and have remained in the health care industry and the likely answer will be so that they can help people. Indeed, the very foundation of nursing is the ability to assist others in their greatest time of need. However, while this ...

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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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Change and Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. Getting old is not a socially accepted occurrence. In America, contempt and disrespect stem from the aspect of aging against one's will, with people looking upon the elderly as slow, incapable, broken down and virtually worthless individuals. The notion of ageism, the negative attitude associated with getting old, ...

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Nurse's Role and Bowel Elimination Influential Factors »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the factors that influence bowel elimination and the role of the nurse in preventing constipation in patients in a hospital setting. This paper integrates a view of factors like hydration, nutrition, frequency of elimination and pharmacological factors that influence bowel elimination and the role that nurses ...

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Self Care Model of Dorothy Orem »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper describing Dorothy Orem’s model of self care, followed by a discussion of the model’s advantages and disadvantages. In this age of cost containment effort, self-care carries the promise of reducing the cost of direct patient care in those settings in which it can be used. Some of these situations ...

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Patient Outcome and Defining the Contribution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page exploration of the relationship which exists between nursing contribution and patient outcome. The author of this paper asserts a more and more predominant theme in nursing is the nurse’s one-on-one interaction with the patient and the consideration of such factors as culture and even spiritualism in patient care delivery. While ...

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Overview of Haddon's Matrix »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. According to Haddon's Matrix, injuries are caused by a combination circumstances and pre-existing conditions, also termed a chain of events. By employing the matrix as a means by which to identify causative factors for a local injury problem, the student will readily understand how this particular method is quite ...

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Nursing Burnout/A Literature Review »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page literature review that addresses research on the problem of nursing stress/burnout. The writer first defines these factors and offers definitions drawn from literature, then proposes that research will be explored in order to determine factors that contribute to stress and/or burnout among nurses. Five studies are summarized and recommendations are offered. Bibliography ...

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Obstacles to Nursing Recruitment & Retention »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that looks briefly at specifically at legal, ethical and personal obstacles before also examining the factors that influence these factors. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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Patient Outcomes, Organizational Factors, and Nursing Competency »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page discussion of the varied factors which enter into nursing competency and ultimately translate to patient outcome. Suggests that while the degree of training a nurse has is directly related to competence, so too are managerial factors. Asserts that the implementation of internal policies and procedures, although typically subject to resistance ...

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Are All Nursing Degrees Created Equal? »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper weighing the differences between the associates degree and bachelors degree routes to achieving RN status. Both have solid clinical experience, as well as technical training. The BSN degree, with an additional two years, provides more time for study of nursing theory and application to the clinical setting, while the ...

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Standards of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines and critiques available guidelines for critical care nursing. An abbreviated version of the standards of the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses is discussed, but also an extensive set of guidelines formulated for pediatric intensive care units is also evaluated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing and Sleep's Physiology »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the physiological processes associated with sleep. Defines sleep and delineates its critical cycles and the environmental, physiological, and psychological conditions which can interrupt those cycles. Emphasizes the need for nurses to allow for periods of uninterrupted sleep and to fully assess patients for sleep related problems. Bibliography ...

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Medication Errors & Their Prevention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses medication errors, their causes and prevention. The writer discusses the importance of error reporting systems, enumerates associated causes of medication error, and discusses how automatic medication systems aid nurses in following the "five rights" of correct medication administration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Images »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the image of nursing. The writer presents the various images that have been associated with nursing and argues that two of these, "angel of mercy" and "careerist" present the most positive perceptions of contemporary nursing, as the writer feels that "angel of mercy" inculcates nursing's tradition of caring, ...

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Surgery & Accountability »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that, first of all, addresses issues associated with antibiotic prophylaxis in surgical patients to prevent infections, but then relates this topic to issues of nursing accountability. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Doctorate of Nursing Goals A »

Number of Pages: 4

4 page essay that offers first-person advice to a nursing student regarding specific questions concerning the academic and career goals associated with a doctorate of nursing program. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Music as a Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper offers a brief literature review, which summarizes and compares five nursing studies that addressed the use of music in regards to reducing anxiety and/or pain associated with medical procedures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Ratios, The Debate »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that presents the history and controversy that is associated with mandatory nursing staffing ratios, which concludes by offering the writer's opinions on the subject based on the research presented.

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Values of a Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses the values and traits associated with being a nursing educator. Learner responsibilities and the ideal professional setting selected by the student researching this topic are also discussed. No sources are cited.

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Adverse Drug Reactions and Metabolic Changes Associated with Antipsychotic Medications »

Number of Pages: 12

In twelve pages this paper examines the adverse drug reactions or metabolic changes that are associated with antipsychotic medications and also considers the implications of these antipsychotic drug reactions to the nursing profession. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

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Catheter-Associated UTI Training »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses several issues that apply to nursing education. They are: identifying the topic for training (catheter-associated urinary tract infections and their causes and prevalence), a comprehensive educational model that can be used, and an explanation of different motivational theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources. x

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Action Research, Kulbok, et al. (2012) »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay/research paper reports on the participatory action research conducted by Pamela Kulbok and her associates, which focus on the role played by public health nurses (PHNs) in addressing the problem of cigarette smoking among adolescents in a Southern community. The writer defines action research and then summaries the framework, benefits and challenges ...

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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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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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Various Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers brief answers to a variety of issues encompassed by 12 topics, which range from concerns over a mammogram to the nature of an ERS test. Additional topics addressed include deep venous thrombosis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and tissue ischemia, among others. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Reflections Of A Nursing Home Visit »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The student's experience at Mary Crest was both eye-opening and heartbreaking at the same time, inasmuch as these once-vibrant people who were capable of living on their own and taking care of themselves have been stripped of their individuality, independence and any meaningful connection with the outside world. While ...

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Various methods of pain management »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the barriers that hinder effective pain management from a nursing perspective. In hospital setting, the role that nurses play in creating effective plans for pain management is substantial. A variety of different methods for pain management have been recognized, including the use of pharmacological elements, ...

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Nursing as a Desirable Career Choice »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay on why nursing should be chosen as a career. The writer discusses practical reasons, but also argues that the principal motivation for choosing nursing is a desire to serve others. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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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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Synchronous and Dichotomous Concepts of Empowerment and Advocacy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Adeline Falk's article Advocacy and Empowerment: Dichotomous or Synchronous Concepts. This article relates the fact that advocacy as a concept in nursing can reflect diverse views on the role of the nurse, and relates this to the role of the nurse in empowering others ...

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Human Charing and the Theory of Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human caring. This nursing theory verbalizes some of those highest ideals of the ways that human beings should treat each other. It assumes technical strength on the part of the nurse, and a true desire to serve others. In the process, the theory also ...

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Nursing Research Statistics' Questions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper answering 8 questions about the use of statistical analysis in nursing research. Topics include descriptive statistics, the null hypothesis, p values, t-test, ANOVA and Orem’s theory of self care, among others. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Perspectives on the Case of Terri Schiavo »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines the case of Terri Schiavo, has been in vegetative state since a sudden heart attack in 1990 at the age of 26. Michael Schiavo, her husband, has been trying to have Terry's feeding tube removed, which would allow her to die. Blocking this action are Terri's parents, ...

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Shannondale Nursing Home and Its Historical Development »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper outlining the development of a nursing home in Knoxville, Tennessee from standard nursing home in the 1960s to today’s organization that offers a full range of living arrangements for those over the age of 55, beginning with fully independent living to the fully dependent environment of the skilled nursing facility. ...

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Long Term Care Environments and Nursing Care Plans »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, ...

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ANA as a Political Action Committee »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper focuses in on the political action committee (PAC) affiliated of the ANA. The ANA's support of health care for the elderly is at the crux of this paper as well as the history of such issues affecting the aging population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Suggestions for a Psychiatric Practicum »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student concerning how to formulate a nursing practicum for a nurse educator within the framework of a psychiatric hospital. The writer focuses on the subject of grief and bereavement counseling for various age groups of clients. Bibliography lists 10 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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