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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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Kolcaba's Comfort Theory Of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that describes and discuses Kolcaba's comfort theory. The metaparadigms are identified as are the four aspects of comfort and the three types of comfort. The theory is analyzed through the report of successes. The writer discusses application of the study with examples and finally discusses rural nursing and whether Kolcaba's ...

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Comfort During Childbirth Labor Concept Development »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper developing the concept of comfort. The nurse can make a huge difference in mothers’ experiences and perceptions of the process, even if they already have children. The purpose here is to develop the concept of comfort as it applies to mothers in labor. What constitutes comfort can vary ...

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Putting Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort in Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper examining Kolcaba's theory of nursing and how to put it into practice. Many of the technological advances in medicine and nursing have focused far more on processes and outcome benefits than on the comfort of the patient. Kolcaba (2008) holds that greater comfort translates to greater attention to the ...

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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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Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing two identified IT needs at HHH, a home health and hospice company. One of the needs is for automated HR services to provide self-service HR; the other is the addition of laptops, printers and a wireless network so that visiting nurses can reinforce patient education with printed information that ...

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Home Nursing and Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to palliative care and then considers palliative care in terms of home hospice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Palliative Care/Hospice Websites »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper offers evaluation of 3 sites that pertain to the topic of Palliative and Hospice Care. The writer evaluates these sites according to the criteria devised by Kapoun (1998). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Vulnerable Populations and Nursing Involvement »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper which discusses how nursing is involved in many different ethical concerns, which are often the result of particular populations such as people who are dying, people with religious beliefs, and people of particular ethnicity of socioeconomic standing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Comfort Theory and Kolcaba »

Number of Pages: 7

For centuries, the depiction of a nurse in art is one of a person professionally dressed, but offering something of herself. That nurse is offering comfort, something decidedly outside of medical patient care, something beyond the auspices of physician and related solely to the nurse professional. “Comfort” is the idealized vision each person holds within ...

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Nursing and Patient Dignity »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the issue of patient dignity and the nurse's role in providing that for the patient. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Comfort/A Nursing Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that follows the standard format for a nursing concept analysis, which focuses on the idea of comfort. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Developments In Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper defining forensic nursing, examining its origins and commenting on its likely future. Forensic nursing requires that nurses observe abnormalities and investigate their possible causes for the purpose of identifying either an abuse or an abuser. The paper mentions the theory of Nightingale and Betty Neuman in terms of comforting ...

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Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one ...

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Conflicting Ethics, Euthanasia, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page essay that examines the moral dilemmas faced by nurses as they try to reconcile the Nurse's Code to euthanasia and the right to die issue. Discussed are the three ethics of autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence and how these ethics should be applied in situations involving euthanasia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Ethics Issues »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that considered several different topics related to ethics and medical issues. Topics covered include right-to-die issues, stem cell research, and whether nurses should be required to get flu shots. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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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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Nursing and Teaching Patients »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper considers how a nurse can become a teacher to patients, how this may be undertaken and the different considerations for the nurse to perform this task. The paper uses an example of a patient dying of cancer who needs to stop smoking and accept the nature of their condition. Issues discussed ...

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Behavior Impropriety and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the case of Mr. S, who had been admitted to the Emergency Department after suffering a fall. The physician on duty took inappropriate action and the patient died. The nurse on duty knew the details of the case and heard the physican lie to Mrs. S. The ...

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Terminally Ill Patients and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses nursing care for the terminally ill. While palliative care is important in nursing the terminally ill, it does not address all of the needs of these patients. In addition to tending to physiological needs, such as pain control, nurses are also responsible for addressing the communicative, emotional and ...

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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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Cultural Assessment of Family Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the case of an unmarried mother whose first baby has died of complications of birth defects. The mother is Caucasian, and the culture being assessed is that of poverty rather than of any specific ethnic group. The paper suggests that the family practice nurse encourage psychological counseling ostensibly ...

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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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Patient's 'Right to Die' and the Legality of Nursing Responsibility »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the legal actions which has affected a patient’s right to die, and the responsibility of nurses when confronted with this issue. Bibliography lists 4 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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Community Health Nursing and Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an overview of 3 scholarly articles on palliative care and their application to community health nursing. 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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Nursing Philosophy for Professional Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a student-formulated professional philosophy of nursing practice, which is that making clinical judgment decisions in nursing care should be comfort based and founded on an understanding and knowledge of the patient’s continuous evolving physical and mental state. This examination of literature discusses how this philosophy can be ...

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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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Nursing Home Care That is Client Centered »

Number of Pages: 12

Client Centered Nursing Home Care. (12 pp). On any given day, nursing homes are caring for about one in twenty Americans over the age of 65. Almost half of all Americans turning 65 this year will be admitted into a nursing home at least once. One fifth of those people admitted into nursing homes stay ...

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