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Pressure Ulcers/Changing Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses a proposed change in the nursing process of care pertaining to preventing pressure ulcers. The writer discusses change theory, pressure ulcer prevention and how a beneficial change in care might be implemented. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Cultural Diversity and Responsibility in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion of the treatment of patients who have cultural or religious beliefs that cause them to refuse standard medical treatments. It opens with a discussion of the globalization of the world and the fact that the world is becoming a blended melting pot of cultural diversity. It moves into an ...

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Hierarchical Structure Interrelationships as They Relate to Nursing Accountability »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page discussion of accountability in nursing. Contends that accountability is an integral component of all aspects of nursing. The nurse is, of course, above all accountable for the well-being of his or her patient but, with recent pressure from state legislators and higher education coordinating agencies, accountability is becoming a greater ...

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Improving Human Resources in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper presents a hypothetical case study of a hospital with a very high turnover of ICU registered nurses and an HR department that needs to be upgraded. The paper provides the background on the hospital, the organizational behavior problem, i.e., high turnover and old recruiting methods, the causes of the problems, ...

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Teaching About STIs to Young Teens »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers a proposed nursing educational plan for teaching session with high school freshmen concerning sexually transmitted infections. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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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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Patient Education Assessment »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper reviewing a direct patient education session. The purpose here is to observe a nurse’s instruction on checking blood glucose before taking insulin, and then assessing the instructional effort. The lesson for the observer was that the one providing instruction needs to ensure at several points that the patient has ...

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Lungs and Manual Hyperinflation »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper discusses the use of the pressure manometer in the treatment of hyperinflation of the lungs. The advantages/disadvantages are discussed, based on the most current studies and scholoarly journals available. The nurse's role is discussed as well as a brief definition of hyperinflation, causes and treatments.Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Decubitus Ulcers and Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the incidence of decubitus ulcers (aka pressure ulcers; bed sores) in relation to the nursing shortage, which the writer argues acerbates this problem. Legal implications are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing as a Profession and its Distinguishing Features »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the features that distinguish nursing as a profession. These features include specialized knowledge; professional licensing and organization; published code of ethics; and ever-increasing responsibility as pressures on health care resources continue to increase. The paper also compares profession to occupation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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The Problem of High Staff Turnover Rates of Nurses in Primary Healthcare in Saudi Arabia »

Number of Pages: 22

Primary healthcare in Saudi Arabia has been developed with a high degree of political commitment. However, the development is hindered by the high staff turnover in the nursing profession. This 22 page paper looks at the primary healthcare service from the perceptive of the nurses, identifies the potential causes of high employee turnover and ...

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Nursing and Adolescent Pregnancy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers an overview of adolescent pregnancy as a high risk family group. The writer summarizes the group and assessment and discusses Healthy People 2020 objectives and nursing intervention strategies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Quality Assurance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the crucial role of nurse managers in relate to maintaining standards of quality care. The writer discusses how nursing management is a complicated balancing act that takes into consideration nursing staff needs and the requirements of hospital administration, while all the while keeping a focus on the most ...

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High Nursing Turnover Rate »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working ...

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Three Articles on Issues Involving High Acuity Nursing Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing a variety of issues related to high-acuity nursing. High-acuity nursing is that branch of acute nursing in which patients have various conditions that require close and often intense attention. It is more intensive and far more costly than other types of care, and it generally is reserved for ...

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Studies and Recommendations on Burnout of Nurses in Oman and Other Countries »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper discussing nurses’ burnout. Nurses’ burnout is a global problem which is considered more severe in developing countries due to the initial high patient nurse ratio and the increased number of health care workers which leave developing countries for other opportunities. While the Sultanate of Oman has a fairly large ...

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Pressure Ulcers and Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the incidence and prevalence of "bed sores," or pressure ulcers, and the benefits of determining who is most at risk for developing this costly and potentially dangerous condition. When risk is unknown, there is no apparent reason to increase staffing in an effort to avoid the problem. Nurses already operate at or ...

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Quality Improvement/Pressure Ulcers »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses a quality improvement initiative for PU prevention in nursing home care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Home Care Setting Nurses Groups' Research Proposal »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. In this research proposal the student will be studying two different groups of nurses in the home care setting. One group will have had training in transcultural nursing and the other group will have had no training in transcultural nursing. Both groups will be compared in order to see which has a higher ...

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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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Single Mother's Economic Struggles »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the emotional and rational healing which must accompany divorce for the single parent. The author traces the economic problems encountered by a single mother and the steps that mother takes to overcome those problems. Those steps center around pursuing a higher degree in nursing. Bibliography lists 4 ...

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Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that addresses the question of whether or not nursing has a theoretical basis. The writer outlines the parameters of the debate and then argues that nursing does have such a theoretical basis and that theory provides the foundation for the highest level of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Hand Washing Project »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract and outline, which offers a proposed nursing project, which addresses the problem of hand sanitation within clinical environments and how this issue relates to high rates of nosocomial infection. After discussing this problem, its importance and significance to patient outcomes, the nurse researcher proposes formulating ...

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Improving Management at Shannondale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Shannondale of Knoxville, a high-quality retirement care facility well respected in the community and enjoying low nursing turnover internally. The purpose here is to assess internal and external conditions; management effectiveness; and make recommendations for improvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nurses Job Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper. This essay reports studies that reveal the shortage of nurses and future projections and studies that discuss and report conclusions on the level of job satisfaction among registered nurses in hospitals. One of the issues discussed is moral distress. Other issues include the high patient ratio and satisfaction levels related to ...

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Nurses and Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Stress is likely to occur in almost any profession but when it comes to nursing there is a high probability that at some point there will be job-related stress or burnout. The nursing professional is subjected to many more situations that are likely to be stress producing. This paper describes ...

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Nursing Career Development »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the steps which are necessary to develop a nursing career. This paper proceeds from the basic requirement of obtaining nursing certification to the more advanced requirements of higher degrees and specialized training. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Overview of Intensive Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing why nurses would choose to work in intensive care. The president of the AACN characterizes intensive care nurses as high achievers who continually seek to improve care and conditions. Though many patients are unconscious and offer no direct interaction with intensive care nurses, patients’ families are “patients” themselves, ...

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Nursing and Motivation »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the issues of job satisfaction, morale and motivation in nursing. Short staffs, more work, fewer resources have led to low morale and higher turnover in the profession. This essay discusses some of the theories that address these issues and includes specific suggestions for raising morale and increasing motivation. Bibliography ...

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Community Health & Teen Pregnancy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that presents a scenario involving a high rate of teen pregnancy within a specific community and then discusses the role of community nursing exploring the role of the community health nurse, as a provider of care, manager of care and representative of the nursing profession, within this difficult situation. ...

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Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers ...

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Patient Harassment of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. The incidence of patient harassment against nurses and other health care providers is much higher than most people probably think. This paper discusses the kinds of harassment and abuse many nurses and other health care providers experience. Reports from Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom are included. Data included. Bibliography lists ...

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Nursing's Servant Leadership Principle »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper consider this leadership principle where there is a higher level of patient discretion and determination over their treatment. The paper looks at this from a management perspective considering the evidence for the theories as well as practical proof of its benefits as well as what this means for nursing mangers. The ...

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Nursing Concerns at Large Hospital System »

Number of Pages: 6

The focus of this 6 page paper is a list of problems at Sutter Health in California. Nurses had identified patient safety issues that included high patient:nurse ratios. They finally went out on strike more than once. This essay identifies the problems and the steps taken and reports what three other hospitals did to resolve ...

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Staffing Ratios and Outcomes in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the results of different nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The results of research studies clearly demonstrate the negative outcomes for both patients and nurses when staffing ratios exceed four patients per nurse. The ratio differs depending on department and actual job function with lower ratios required in some jobs. Nurses suffer emotional ...

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Literature Review on Turnovers in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers a literature review on why nursing turnover rates are so high throughout the health care industry, and what solutions are being proposed to correct this situation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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 Organization Leadership Approaches »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of some of the central issues in facing a nursing organization that utilizes a high number of unlicensed support personnel. This paper considers the application of contemporary theories, including management, the quality movement and communication theories as they can be applied to the specifics of one ...

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Costs of Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the value of instituting a primary nursing arrangement at a nursing home skilled nursing facility (SNF) to reduce the influence of the nursing shortage while also gaining more timely MDS/PPS/ RUG III reporting and therefore Medicare payments to the SNF. Of course the purpose of any SNF is to ...

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Childhood Obesity and Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page proposal for a pilot program combining nutritional and activity information for preteens, as well as education in the tools that marketers use to sell nutritionally bankrupt foods to children and their families. There are times that the phrase, “Knowledge is power,” is misused and misleading. This is not one of ...

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International Implications of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages of slide contents and speaker notes for an 8-slide Power Point presentation on this topic, specifically as it is affected by the worldwide nursing shortage. The shortage of available nurses in developing countries puts even more pressure on accessibility of health care, and it encourages nursing education to be truncated so that ...

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The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing and the resistance it receives from physician groups. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have filled significant roles in US health care for years. They have legal rights and the technical expertise to take on much of the burden of ...

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Health Care: Ethical Dilemma »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. Carol took a one-month leave of absence rather suddenly; when she returned and resumed her regular nursing duties, there was nothing outwardly different about her but there was most definitely a change in the way many of her coworkers interacted with her. Shortly thereafter it was disclosed by some ...

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Pediatric Burn Care and High Acuity Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the epidemiology, pathophysiology of burns, as well as clinical issues involved in care of them. High-acuity nursing is more intensive and far more costly than other types of care, and it generally is reserved for those cases requiring either more advanced or more intricate techniques. This paper reviews ...

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The Parish Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the emergence of advanced-practice nursing in parish nursing. The parish nurse cannot provide services that substitute for hospital treatment or costly laboratory testing procedures, but s/he certainly can provide routine screening measures, educate patients on a variety of health-related topics and advise patients on when they do need to ...

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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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Patient Care Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Budget cutbacks, burnout and lack of student enrollment have precluded sufficient staffing in many critical areas of healthcare. Adding to the already high level of stress that exists throughout the industry is how many hospitals are severely understaffed to appropriately tend to their large numbers of patients. Typically, ...

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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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Value of Mentoring in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the value of mentoring in nursing. Mentoring is a nursing practice that is simultaneously informal and prescribed in the organization supporting it. In those organizations most devoted to improvement in all areas of operation, mentoring can be a valuable tool in improving patient outcome while enhancing efforts to ...

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Nursing Profession and Hispanics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the shortage which currently exists for Hispanic nurses. The author suggests that the need for Hispanic nurses is growing in conjunction with the growing Hispanic population as this population presents unique cultural considerations which can best be addressed by someone of a similar cultural background. The contention is ...

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