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Martha E. Rogers and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

Martha E. Rogers is one of the founding theorists who has related spirituality and a non-medical knowledge of the patient to the process of providing nursing care. This 5 page paper considers the central components of her nursing philosophy, and then also considers the implications for the development of holistic nursing as a whole. ...

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Issues of Schizophrenia, Pregnancy, and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of schizophrenia in pregnant populations and the ethical problems with serving this population. In particular, this paper assesses the implications of attempting to provide pharmacological and medical support for individuals with schizophrenia who hare also pregnant, and relates this from a mental health/nursing perspective. Bibliography lists ...

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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Chief Nursing Officer »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a supervising administrator in a medical facility, such as a hospital. This essay discusses issues related to the bureaucratic management style. It provides examples using the CNO. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Communitarian Perspective, Informaticist »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that responds to three issues. The first scenario discusses a new director who is a demanding leader. Communitarian perspective is discussed. The paper discusses how technology can reduce medical errors. The paper also discusses the competencies and duties of a nursing informaticist. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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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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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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Seiler and Moss (2012), Study Analysis »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page analysis of a research article reports not the study undertaken by Seiler and Moss (2012). This qualitative study concerned nurse practitioner experience in addressing the needs of homeless clients. The writer describes all part of the study and its applicability and implications for nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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American Journal of Nursing Article 'Improved Rates of Compliance with Hand Antisepsis Guidelines: A Three-Phase Observational Study' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review and critique of an article published in the American Journal of Nursing in 2001. Researchers established baseline values regarding how often health care workers washed their hands in two ICUs in a single hospital; introduced a waterless alcohol-gel hand sanitizing agent; and recorded subsequent incidence of hand antisepsis following that ...

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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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Florida ARNP Scope Expansion »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper discusses proposed legislation in Florida, HB 7071, which would expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The writer describes who is affected, the stance of professional organizations on the bill and its implications for nursing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Prevention and Myocardial Infarction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Theory and Nursing Philosophy at Montefiore »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper reports on the Mission, Value and Philosophy statement of the Montefiore Medical Center and compared these value with the Transpersonal Caring Theory of Jean Watson. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Administrators, Staff Nurses, and Shared Liability »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which defines medical liability and examines how liability is shared by both staff nurses and hospital administrators. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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3 Sociological Views on the Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The nursing industry of years gone by saw beyond society's brusque and compassionless approach to medicine by providing humanistic care beyond the traditional way. The lack of humanistic care made glaringly apparent by the medical community's unemotional arms-length attitude was precisely what nurses like Florence Nightingale sought to correct, ...

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Overview of Sepsis »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers an overview of sepsis, which includes definition and diagnostic criteria, risk factors, pathophysiology and medical and nursing management. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologistsm and Drug Abuse »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page overview of substance abuse among medical professionals that work in anesthesiology departments. The author provides statistics that illuminate the problem and then suggests measures which should alleviate the problem. Included a one-page letter to a Senator urging him to implement mandatory drug testing for this profession. Bibliography lists 10 ...

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Career Objectives and Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Nursing, a profession that was decidedly more of the female persuasion in the mid-eighteen hundreds, has long been considered an extension of a woman's natural ability to nurture. Had it not been for Florence Nightingale's attempts to humanize the medical profession in the nineteenth century, there is no telling ...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that ...

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Witches, Midwives, and Nurses A History of Women Healers by Ehrenreich and English »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The topic of this book evokes a sense of patriarchal control and unmitigated ignorance with regard to the 'science' of medicine and how it has evolved during the past few hundred years. Women's contributions, disregarded and shunned until very recently, have historically been overshadowed by oppressive patriarchal perspectives; by ...

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Overview of the Nurse Practitioner Profession »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which discusses many of the aspects involved in the profession of nurse practitioner. A section detailing the education required included, and this is followed by a section detailing some of the responsibilities of the nurse practitioner and how such elicits particular attitudes from other medical professionals. Another section provides information pertaining to the field of ...

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Violating Nursing Protocol »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. There is a reason why nurses must wait for and abide by doctors' orders when it comes to the administration of medications; to ignore the chart's state dosage, the nurse compromises the fundamental basis of ethics that provides the foundation upon which medical professionals operate. Bibliography lists 3 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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Second World War and American Women's Roles »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides a look at the roles played by American women during the second world war. Their jobs as nurses and factory workers are highlighted, but many other roles are explored as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Health Care: Challenges in Caring for a Diverse Population, and Dealing with Colleagues of Different Ages »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses two matters: the opportunities and challenges presented to health care workers by the increasingly ethnically diverse American population; and generational conflict between older nurses and younger nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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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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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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Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at the arguments for and against unionisation in the nursing profession, taking into account the way in which the traditional role of the nurse has changed and the relationship of nurses to unskilled workers in the health industry and to administrators. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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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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Professional Practice and Research Interview Summary »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the problem with inmplememting nursing and medical changes in the workplace setting. Paper is a sample interview/survey paper where the three nurses interviewed are employed by a correctional facility. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a review of medical-surgical nursing literature that specifically investigates the latest information on VAP, what it is, which patients are most vulnerable and how nurses are addressing this risk to positive patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Alternative Therapies for the Issue of Advanced Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The fundamental basis of the ANP role is to establish a tangible connection between patient and nurse, while at the same time providing an atmosphere of safety and service combined. Applying this conceptual framework to the issue of alternative therapies, one finds that the ANP is responsible for both ...

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Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the role of the nurse practitioner, requirements for the certification and some of the problems that NPs face. Though the American Medical Association complains about their expanding roles in health care, many MDs prefer hiring NPs because of their advanced training and knowledge. The role of the NP ...

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Judge Interpretation of the 1967 Abortion Act and the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom v DHSS (1981) Case »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper outlines the way in which the judges of the appeal court and the House of Lords interpreted this Act, specifically the phrase “Registered Medical Practitioner”. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Falls and Senior Citizen Patients »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines nursing and medical literature relating to falls and the elderly. This literature review discusses the significance of falls the elderly; intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors; precautions/interventions that can be taken and the negative drawbacks to the use of side rails. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nurse's Perspective on the Midwifery Profession »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page report discusses one of the oldest health care professions -- that of being a midwife. Midwives specialize in women giving birth. In countless circumstances, midwives are able to provide the specialized and personal services that the typical gynecologist-obstetrician M.D. could only provide if she or he had a truly limited medical practice. ...

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Adding an Athletic Trainer to the Sports Medicine Clinic »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper promoting the concept of adding an athletic trainer to a sports medicine clinic. The paper argues that an existing sports medicine clinic has the opportunity to use athletic trainers on staff in the same roles that nurse practitioners and physician assistants fill in the practices of internists, gynecologists and other ...

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Nursing, Mental Health, and Spirituality »

Number of Pages: 8

The applicability of spirituality to the treatment of the mentally ill did not become acceptable until holistic medical practices began to gain in popularity. This 8 page paper explores the meaning of mental health, spirituality and the role of nursing in a holistic practice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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4 Questions Pertaining to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that provides brief answer to 4 nursing questions. These questions cover the topics of defining paradigm and model; differentiating between medical model and wellness model; defining theory and discussing its application in nursing; and the utility of psychoneuroimmunology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. ...

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Med-Surge Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper/essay that offers a nursing a template for discussing his/her career as a medical/surgical nurse. The writer first discusses the parameters of practice and then offers suggestions for how to critique practice. Tutorial language is used throughout this discussion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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