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Jokinen's Family Life-Path Theory »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a comprehensive overview of Jokinen's Family Life-path Theory, which aids nurses in regards to assessment when helping families who have children with chronic illness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Holistic Nursing and Migraine Headaches »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that investigating holistic nursing approaches to migraine headache sufferers. As migraines constitute a chronic condition that can debilitate patients emotionally, as well as physically, holistic nursing approaches are particularly apt in facilitating and developing an effective care plan that can help patients in remaining spiritually resilient in the face of ...

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Teams and Patient Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper. Numerous factors in the American healthcare system make achieving high rates of patient satisfaction within a hospital setting difficult to obtain. The following literature review explores the topic of patient satisfaction, particularly in regards to the role that management can play in effecting improved patient satisfaction through specific practices. Research ...

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NP role in EDs/Study Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that offers a summary and critique of a research study conducted by Thrasher and Purc-Stephenson (2008), which investigated the satisfaction levels of patients seen by nurse practitioners within the context of the emergency department environment. No additional sources cited.

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Patient Compliance & CHF Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses care of chronic health failure patients. Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a prevalent chronic condition hat can be characterized as encompassing “major fluctuations in clinical status” as the disease advances toward the more advanced stages (Di Salvo and Warner Stevenson, 2003, p. 87). In order to obtain the ...

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Chronic Pain Relief and a Nursing Research Proposal »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing effects of chronic pain and proposing a pilot program based on Healing Touch. Chronic pain can interfere with immune function, ability to sleep, ability to eat normally and ability to participate in work or leisure activities. It is defined as that which persists after the individual has suffered ...

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The Impacts of the Level of Nursing Education on Patient Reported Outcomes »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the impacts of nursing levels of education and the self-reported satisfaction or perceptions of elements like safety. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Patient Care and Individual Differences »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review of two nursing articles dealing with patient care. The author of this paper provides an overview of each article, its presentation style, and findings, and identifies similarities in the message being conveyed by both articles. In addition to the direct impacts to health, illness and injury can result in ...

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Coping Strategies and Breast Cancer »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that provides an overview of coping strategies of people with serious illnesses and then considers these in terms of breast cancer. This paper also suggests ways in which knowledge of these coping skills impacts nursing. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Health Care Quality, Nursing Job Satisfaction, and a Review of a Nursing Journal Article VI »

Number of Pages: 2

2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical ...

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Nursing Concept Analysis of Chronic Pain »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that examines the professional nursing literature pertaining to the definition and treatment of chronic pain. Bibliography lists 19 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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CC vs. Med-Surg Units/Job Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that investigates the differences in nursing job satisfaction between critical and med-surg units. Within the framework of a research project, the writer hypothesizes that as there are different working conditions in these units, such as patient-to-nurse ratios and management styles, there are also differences in nursing job satisfaction. Bibliography ...

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Chronic Pain Management and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper considering management of chronic pain within the framework of basic nursing values. Management of chronic pain can be as frustrating for the nurse as it is for the patient. Though the patient suffers the pain, the nurse’s aim is to help him cope with it. There are growing ...

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Aiding Patients with Chronic Conditions, A Reflection »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper offers the example of a personal reflection essay on aiding patients with chronic conditions. No bibliography is offered.

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Depression, Pain, and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that incorporates and introduction, problem statement, purpose of study, literature review, independent and dependent variables, hypothesis and implications for nursing. The paper identifies the two types of RSD, describes and explains what reflex sympathetic dystrophy is, its incidence, some of the causes and the effects and the correlation between chronic pain ...

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The Impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and Generational Cohorts on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at two issues which impact on nursing. The first part of paper considers the impact of the legal impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and the status of nurses as supervisors, considering the cases themselves, and the impact nursing as well as by the decisions may have taken place. The second ...

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Truth in Patient Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper/essay that discusses the ethics involved in telling the truth to patients. Healthcare practitioners are routinely faced with the responsibility of informing patients about the details and implications of their prognoses. No one enjoys being the bearer of bad tidings when a prognosis offers little hope. Also, it can be difficult ...

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Nursing Management/Retention Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores and summarizes various strategies hat can be employed by nursing management. The problems with turnover and nurse retention that have been have been typical of this nursing unit over the last several years are actually quite typical of the country as a whole, as nationally, ...

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Practicum Example for a Nursing Course »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents a practicum as an example for fulfillment of NUR/590A, with the goal of developing and evaluating an educational program to educate staff in the home care agency in fall prevention for elderly patients in the home with certain chronic diseases. The learning objectives, leaning strategies and evidence are all presented. ...

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Uncertainty in Illness Theory/Merle H. Mishel »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that offers an overview of Merle H. Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory and how it applies to rehabilitative practice in nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Elements of Psychiatric Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that draws on the nursing model of Hildegarde Peplau, as she is acknowledged to be one of nursing's leading theorists, as she was one of the first to emphasize the importance of the nurse/patient relationship. Peplau's model specifies three phrases in this relationship: orientation (meeting the patient, establishing a relationship), ...

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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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Clinical Nursing Ladder System Development »

Number of Pages: 5

An 8 page discussion of the importance of effective clinical career ladders in the nursing environment. The author contends that the development of a system which allows for internal promotion in the nursing agency, i.e. a clinical career ladder, can improve nursing efficiency, job satisfaction, and even loyalty. While the personal and organizational ...

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Nursing Satisfaction on the Job »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an article on job satisfaction in nursing, which compares views of two different types of nurses. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Article Critique/Effects of Remembering/Nursing Home Residents »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page critique of a study article by Cook (1998) entitled "Effects of Reminiscence on Life Satisfaction of Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents." The writer summarizes and analyzes each section of this study report and finds it overall to be a positive contribution to nursing science. No additional sources cited.

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Organizational Commitment in the Nursing Field »

Number of Pages: 8

This is a 8 page paper that provides an overview of job satisfaction in nursing. The role of organizational empowerment in the retaining of talent is explored, and an annotated bibliography is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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Rehabilitation Setting and Collaborative Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper discussing the value of collaborative nursing in rehab. Culturally competent nurses – whether that competence is gained through ethnic group identification or learned through practical study and experience – can aid in achieving success in the rehab setting. Addiction is such a demanding form of mental illness that practitioners ...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the nursing concepts of person, environment, health/illness and nursing. This examination of these concepts examines each idea in relation to how it is defined by the Barry University School of Nursing faculty, but also offering a personal perspective on the meaning of each term. Bibliography lists 1 source. ...

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Merie Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of Merle Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness midrange nursing theory. Midrange nursing theories are defined and Mishel's theory is thoroughly examined and evaluated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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'Health as Expanding Consciousness' Nursing Philosophy of Margaret Newman »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discuss Margaret Newman's Margaret Newman's philosophy of nursing, Health as Expanding Consciousness. This nursing model is founded on the concept that health is not a stationary goal, but rather part of a continuum. Newman posits that lifetime behavior patterns can be identified and manipulated in such a manner as ...

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Nursing Intervention and Munchausen by Proxy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the diagnosis and intervention required to detect and alleviate cases of abuse involving the fabrication of a non-existent illness or injury in another for the purposes of gaining attention and sympathy for the victim’s caretaker. This paper provides a concise definition of Munchausen by Proxy and descriptions of activities ...

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Geriatric Mentally Ill Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper considers an experience and training nurse may have undergone when working on a mixed geriatric ward with patients that speak different languages who are suffering from a range of mental illness. The paper focuses on two patients suffering from dementia, the way they are treated and the barriers to communication and ...

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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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Type 2 Diabetes »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper begins with an overview of diabetes, explaining the disease, the types and the incidence. The paper then focuses on Type II diabetes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment and other risk factors. The next section discusses how nurses help in the management of the illness and the final section discusses the importance of ...

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Chlamydia Treatment and Prevention and the Role of Public Health Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the disease as well as the public health nurse's role in campaigns against the illness. Campaigns in various countries are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Dorothea Dix, Pioneer of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life, career, and nursing philosophy of nursing pioneer Dorothea Dix, who was instrumental in both founding and expanding more than 30 hospitals devoted to the treatment of mental illness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Quitting Smoking Through Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 13

This 13 page paper provides an overview of the current literature and a methodology for assessing the impacts of nurse-interventions in smoking cessation, a necessary element in determining decreased risk and incidence of lung cancer. This paper outlines the central features of four articles, and also provides a methodology for considering the problem and ...

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Impact of Diabetes Mellitus »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the negative impact of diabetes mellitus, its societal cost and its effect on morbidity and mortality rates, and then addresses how these concerns impact professional nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Health Care Delivery Trends »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many trends in healthcare delivery in the past ten years have worked together to influence the healthcare practices of hospital staff nurses. This paper examines the impact, both positive and negative, on the healthcare practices provided by nurses. The impact these trends have had on floor nurses as well as how ...

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Associate Nursing Degree Graduates and the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper considers the nature of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and considers the benefits that can be derived from this licensure test as well as the positive impacts of prelicensure test preparation. In addition, this paper also presents current issues surrounding the question of NCLEX-RN testing and the ...

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Nursing Theory Research and Practice »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory and the impacts. This paper relates some of the central theorists and theories impacting nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Pediatric Nursing and Secondhand Smoke »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of secondhand smoke and the impact on the health of young children. This paper considers the current research regarding the impact of secondhand smoke and health risks for pediatric patients and attempts to determine the role that nurses can take in reducing the health risks because of ...

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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Contemporary Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses a case scenario and the ethical issues involved. Due to medical innovation and advancement, more patients are living longer with chronic diseases. But while these innovations can prolong life, death is eventually inevitable for everyone and, therefore, it seems logical that the majority of nurses will be called ...

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Nursing Practice Improvement and Qualitative Research's Importance »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the concept that qualitative research is more valuable than quantitative research for improving nursing practice. Quantitative research involving large scale surveys and methods of accumulating cost and performance data in the annual process of health care management is traditionally the most widely used research method and provides for ...

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Nursing and Employment Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper addressing the problem of stress and job satisfaction in the nursing profession. The paper includes a literature review and a proposed intervention that ultimately is taken over by the nurses themselves. A facilitator initiates the intervention and conducts a two-hour training overview, but then the nurses themselves meet later ...

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Improved Nursing Job Satisfaction/Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that critiques a quantitative nursing research study article, specifically Allen and Vitale-Nolan (2005), that has significant import for the crisis of the nursing shortage. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Error and Understaffing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper uses a nursing scenario that describes a medication error to discuss the issue of understaffing and its impact on patient care. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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