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Nursing Home Environment and Pet Therapy Programs »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses pet therapy programs that generally consist of volunteers bringing a dog or cat (a shelter animal or their own pet) to an in-patient facility in order to interact with residents or patients. National studies have confirmed the therapeutic effects of animals upon humans, especially those individuals who are confined due to age or illness. Human-animal contact encourages ...

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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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Nursing Student Instruction, Lecture Method or Computer Assisted Learning »

Number of Pages: 40

A 40 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements of both lecture methods and computer assisted learning and then supports the contention that computer assisted learning provides a more applicable educational process for instructing nursing students. Bibliography lists 75 sources.

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Should a Nurse Assist in the Suicide of a Suffering Patient »

Number of Pages: 5

This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering ...

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Beehive Home Assisted Living Facility »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. For the most part, senior citizens are independent people who strive to maintain their independence in the face of physical and mental adversity; even after their spouses pass away, many continue to remain self-sufficient despite having ailing bodies and minds. When these conditions become too challenging - and even ...

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Pain Management and Music Therapy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines literature pertaining music therapy as a method for pain management. The writer reviews the literature and offers suggestions for implementation of music therapy into clinical nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Scholarships and Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about concept analysis in regards to nursing. The author of this paper explains how the use of concept analysis will assist in providing direction and understanding in the nursing profession. There are five sources cited in this paper.

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Nursing Management Change Theory »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing implementing changes that can assist in integrating theory into practice. Theory-based nursing practice is the focus of much current nursing research and practice, but established, experienced nurses may be less familiar with theory than are new graduates. It is common practice for older nurses to mentor newer ones; ...

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Modalities of Self Care and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing various self-care modalities (self-massage, music, meditation, exercise and imaging) to be used over the period of a class in holistic nursing. Self-massage and meditation are the modalities chosen, because neither requires any specialized equipment and neither requires that another person be available to assist. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Nurses and Violence in the Workplace »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page report is a literature review of works pertaining to the incidence of workplace violence and its impact on nurses and what measures can be taken into consideration regarding including an educational component in the nursing curriculum to assist nurses in dealing with the problem. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

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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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Research Evaluation on Nursing Home Costs of Utilizing MDS/PPS RUG III Systems »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the validity and scientific merit of two studies of nursing home population samples in advance of conducting a larger study that will develop and test an innovation in long term care. That innovation will consist of creating alliances between nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide the latter ...

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Ethics and Legal Issues in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that describes ethical and legal issues that are applicable to nursing in an assisted living environment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Urban Youth Alcohol Use Prevention and Nurse Consultations »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which addresses a nursing article titled “Brief Nursing Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth,” written by Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Deborah M. Pappas, and Carlo C. DiClemente, for The Journal Of School Health (Nursing Perspectives), November, 1996. The study researched a number of young adolescents and implemented various methods of ...

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Confused Elderly Patient Case Study »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides a case study of an elderly patient who arrives at an emergency room in a confused state. Techniques a nurse can use to help in diagnosis—which is likely concussion—and ways to make the patient feel comfortable, are examined. Degrees of concussion and symptoms are discussed. The paper ...

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Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that compares and contrasts the theories of Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care, and summarizes how nursing beliefs and theory assist a nurse in planning patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Sunnyside Manor Nursing Home Changes »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages. After careful evaluation of the present nursing home facility and patients it has been noted that it would be to the advantage of executive management of the organization to add on to the present facility an assisted living area in which healthy senior citizens could live in safety and yet with the ...

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Mentors and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

Mentoring is a time honored endeavor which pairs an experienced person with a student in an effort to assist the learning process and reinforce skills and knowledge. This 6 page paper argues that the idea that nurses are not capable of mentoring due to time constraints and, or, lack of professional status is patently ...

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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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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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Lydia Hall's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper discusses nursing theory according to Lydia Hall, which she initially published in 1964. Hall's theory, which is influenced by Carl Rogers' Client-Centered Therapy, asserts that the professional nurse has functions in three overlapping areas: body, pathology/disease and person. Functions in each area overlap but they are also distinct in terms of ...

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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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Psychiatric Nursing Alternatives »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper discusses alternative therapies that can be used to augment traditional methodologies of psychiatric care. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Overview of Respiratory Therapy »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses respiratory therapy and how it differs between the environment of an acute care hospitals and that of a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Cancer Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page overview of nursing care in regards to cancer patients. The writer defines pertinent terms and then discusses nursing care in regards to chemotherapy and radiation therapy and also palliative care and care for grieving families. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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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 Journal Critique Upon Cancer Patient Treatment Through Therapeutic Massage »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper gives a professional review/critique of a nursing journal article/case study on the use of massage therapy by nurses in the treatment of cancer patients. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Advanced Practice Nursing, Various Issues »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper address a variety of issues pertaining to advance practice nurses (APNs), such as scope of practice, engagement in research and promoting evidence-based practice, use of complementary therapies, among other topics. Bibliography lists 14 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 and Organizational Behavior Principles »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses several specific aspects of organizational behavior and management and applies them to the profession of nursing. Topics include situational leadership theory, basic leadership competencies, human nature and organizational behavior, and human nature and the determination of leadership style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Assisted Suicide and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper which provides a detailed explanation of the issue, discusses why this topic in particular was chosen, relates how the issue affects the nursing profession and considers the issue’s societal/community impact. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Model on Human to Human Relationship by Joyce Travelbee »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that examines Travelbee's nursing model in regards to aiding nursing interventions with African Americans with hypertension. Overview of Travelbee's model is included. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

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Patient Safety and Human Factors »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the human factors that affect nurses and nursing practice. Medication error, cognitive errors and other issues are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Personnel Performance Appraisals »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing enhancing objectivity in performance appraisals of nurses. The performance review process is recognized to be necessary, but it seems that relatively few individuals or organizations are satisfied that employee appraisal is complete, objective, ethical and positively contributes to better financial management within the organization. Many organizations continually seek ...

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Role of Duties in the Burnout Problem of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. There exists an inherent connection between those who enter the nursing field and their desire to help others. They discover that the best way to make a difference in someone's life is to be there in their most desperate of times. This is why nursing is such a ...

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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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The Difficult Problem of the Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 6 page paper offering a letter of petition for publication, abstract and a short journal article discussing current efforts and future predictions of increase in the current nursing shortage. The current nursing shortage is expected only to intensify over the next generation. Though there are 126,000 hospital vacancies for RNs in late ...

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Nursing Home Costs and the Impact of MDS/PPS/RUG III System Utilization »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper investigating the possibility of a nursing home nurse traveling to assisted living facilities to provide health services in those facilities. There are many cost factors involved in nursing home operation, not the least of which are facility, insurance, pharmaceutical and supplies costs. Drug costs and medical supplies are costly ...

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Patient Stress Reduction According to Theories King, Johnson, and Neuman »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper assessing three nursing theories in their accommodation of patient stress. One of the most insidious hindrances to wellness is the presence of avoidable stress. Each of the theorists discussed here offers insight into and sound reasons for reducing patient stress, but not in blanket form. They condemn negative ...

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Four Questions on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper answering 4 questions about research design. One asks for distinction between correlation and cause and effect, with an example of each. Another asks for the three qualities that must be present in any true experimental design (random assignment, control and treatment groups, and posttesting of each group). Another ...

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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 Assistants and Multicultural Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the education of nursing assistants from an immigrant population that is America's fastest-growing minority. Recruiters increasingly are looking to that growing Hispanic population as a possible solution to the nursing shortage. There can be several problems with recent immigrants, however. These include language barriers, not having completed ...

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Occupational versus Nursing Therapy for Stroke Patients »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper reports and reviews a published research study entitled "Observing washing and dressing of stroke patients: nursing intervention compared with occupational therapists. What is the difference?" The investigators specifically compared categories of interventions used by nurses as compared to occupational therapists when working with stroke patients with morning hygiene and drssing activities. ...

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Contemporary Nursing's History »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report briefly discusses the development and history of modern nursing in the Western world. “Modern” nursing, just as other aspects of modern medicine, began to come into its own in the mid- to late-19th century in the Western world. Between war, scientific advancement, and the onslaught of the Industrial Age, humans were becoming aware of certain ...

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Acute Renal Failure and Dialysis Patients, Nutrition, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

9 pages in length. Dealing with patients who are terminally ill with renal failure and receiving hemodialysis treatments means it is important to remember that physical pain is not the only kind of suffering they endure. Sometimes the emotional devastation is more to bear than the physical side; without the mind remaining strong ...

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Community Mental Health Practice and Communication »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the combination of effective communication and the Orem model of nursing to enhance results in community mental health promotion. Awareness of nuances of both verbal and nonverbal communication can be beneficial to groups wrestling with improving mental health services in the community. It has been demonstrated that “public ...

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Interview with An Executive Leader »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page hypothetical interview with an effective nursing leader that addresses topics in leadership and also what such a human services leader involved in healthcare might posit as issues for the future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Ethics of Surrogate Motherhood »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page report discusses the moral and ethical concerns related to surrogate mothering. Surrogate motherhood agreements have been responsible for a great deal of public, governmental, religious, and legal debate. For some, the issue involves whether or not it is possible to legitimately establish a “commercial” contract for a biological process which involves the ...

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