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AIDS Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Overview of Preterm Labor Treatment and the Role of an OB Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing preterm labor. Preterm labor and births still account for more than 75 percent of infant morbidity. Despite more than four decades of research, medical scientists have not been able to reduce the rate of preterm labor. Technological advances, have, however, increased the survival rate of premature infants. This essay discusses ...

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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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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 Student Evaluation/Social Issues and Ethics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a literature review on this subject. Ethical issues concerning nursing practice and academic integrity, as well as social and legal ramifications, are a vital concern of contemporary professional nursing. In response to various prompts, a literature search of various scholarly databases resulted in the selection of eight journal ...

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A Consideraiton of the ANA Code for Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which illustrates some of the most recent concerns involving the ANA Code for Nursing. This is a document that was designed in 1976 and it sets forth all of the ethical concerns that nurses should consider when performing their duties as nurses. The focus of the paper centers around the issues that are not included ...

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Nursing and Mandatory Overtime »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Due to staffing issues, many nurses are being required to work double shifts and more. This paper addresses this issue, providing data regarding the shortage of nurses, the health and safety risks to patient and nurses, and a recent Congressional bill that addresses this issue. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

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Margaret Sanger »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. A true pioneer in the nursing field as well as a social reformer, Margaret Sanger upholds what some believe to be the dubious legacy of introducing birth control for the sole purpose of giving women a choice when it comes to their own bodies. Her nursing career was the ...

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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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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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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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Overview of Executive Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper which discusses various concerns of the executive nurse in our health community. The medical and health industries are changing very rapidly as we enter into a new century. The role of the executive nurse is therefor changing just as rapidly, thereby making it somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact involvement and role played by these ...

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Withholding Treatment and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper on a nurse's experiences withdrawing nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients. The writer details her experiences with such patients and the ethical and emotional issues involved. Ethical arguments are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources from nursing journals.

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APRN Working to Their Full Extent »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. Authorizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to diagnose and prescribe medications has been an issue of contention for many years. This position paper focuses on the state of Virginia and provides a definition and explanation of the issue, ethics regarding the issue, consequences if something is not changed, barriers, possible conflicts ...

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Nurse Education Trends »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that addresses two issues that have to do with nursing education. The first issue is a description of several instructional methods that can be used. The second issue discusses what influences nurse education. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Various Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers brief answers to a variety of issues encompassed by 12 topics, which range from concerns over a mammogram to the nature of an ERS test. Additional topics addressed include deep venous thrombosis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and tissue ischemia, among others. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Scenario on Malpractice in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that, first of all, offers a scenario concerning a specific example of nursing malpractice. Then, the writer addresses the legal issues involved, the topic of nursing malpractice in general, and what should have been done to avoid the possibility of litigation. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Nursing Homes and Safety Programs »

Number of Pages: 28

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out ...

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Euthanasia and Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the role of nursing in relationship to issues involving euthanasia concerns. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Economics and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at issues of economics and nursing. The first part of the paper defines the terms economics, supply and demand, macroeconomics, microeconomics, elasticity and inelasticity. The second part of the paper summarizes three articles concerning supply and demand of nurses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Mandatory Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the issue of mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Within the context of the nursing shortage, nurses have become concerned that staffing ratios, that is the number of patients being cared for by a single nurse, have increased to the point where they jeopardize patient safety. The question being examined ...

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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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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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BSN Degree Problems »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the problems encountered in pursing a BSN degree. Registered nurses (RNs) face specific challenges that concern their multiple roles and responsibilities due to the processes involved in transitioning from RN status and earning their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing (BSN). Whatever the BSN candidate's nursing status, ...

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Adolescents and Pediatric Perioperative Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review on perioperative nursing interventions for adolescent surgical patients. Many nurses have the impression that dealing with an adolescent should be similar to dealing with an adult. However, research literature concerning perioperative experience with adolescents indicates that there are solid reasons for including adolescent care in ...

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Nursing Case Management/Autism »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses nursing case management of pediatric autism. The writer addresses how principal concerns of intervention and how the nurse coordinates these concerns within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nurses and Opiate Addiction »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of addressing opiate addiction in the nursing population in managed care. This paper considers the specific problems and policies that have been adopted to address the issue of opiate addiction in this population, and relates specific protocols for addressing addiction in nurse and nurse practitioner populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. ...

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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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Theoretical Foundations for Nursing, Various Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper addresses a variety of issues in regards to the theoretical foundation of nursing. Topics covered include the definition of emancipatory knowledge and praxis, differentiating between science and philosophy, strategies for transformational leadership, among other issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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The Influence of Environmental Factors on Falls »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and ...

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Nursing and Bullying »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper describes the recommendations issued by The Joint Commission in regards to the issue of bullying between colleagues in clinical environments. The writer gives a student a specific hypothetical example of how the student might describe protocols put into place at within the student's clinical environment to meet these standards. ...

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An Article on Childbirth and Nursing Presence Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page article review that summarizes the principal points of a research study, offering analysis. Research pertaining to childbirth and the significance that this life events has for women supports the pivotal role that nursing support plays in the birth experience. Exploring this topic, the study designed by MacKinnon, McIntyre, and Quance (2005) investigated ...

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Entry into Nursing, BSN »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the nursing issue of whether or not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should be the minimum requirement for entry into professional nursing. The writer explores aspects of this issue and consider the fact that nurses with an associates degree make up nearly 60 per cent ...

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Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper discusses a variety of issue related to the NP or APN. These include reimbursement issues, prescribing authority, malpractice insurance, whether to open independent practice, budget issues and other issues the writer comments on. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Issues and the Health Issues of the West Family »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that is framed around a scenario describing the West family members indicates numerous health issues. The following discussion selects 5 of these issues and relates them to literature and to a relevant nursing issue. Then two of these nursing issues are used to formulate a nursing care plan. There are ...

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Epidural Analgesia and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that gives an overview of epidural analgesia. This examination of epidural anesthesia focuses on the role of the certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and offers a brief overview of nursing practice concerning this subject. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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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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School Nurse, An Observed Role »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay offers a student an example of how the student might record his or her own experience concerning an observation and interview of school nurse. The essay discusses the roles played by this nursing professional. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Title, Premise, Design for DNP Project »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper outlines components that will be utilized by a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project. This paper presents the title of the project, its premise and design. The project concerns an intervention for depression among adolescents that utilizes a computer game. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Ethical, Legal Issues and Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper describes the legal and ethical issues that pertain to the practice behaviors of registered nurses (RNs). The writer describes the importance of Nursing Practice Acts and HIPAA requirements, as well as the complexity of the ethical issues that daily confront RNs, while emphasizing the importance of the ANA Code of ...

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Patient Welfare, Health, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the variety of responsibilities and issues facing the nurse practitioner in the contemporary health care environment. According to their nature these issues can either enhance or impede the role of the nurse practitioner in family practice. Client, health, environment, and nursing processes all interplay to impact overall patient ...

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Nursing Ethics/Case Scenario Response »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper on confidentiality issues and ethics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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Overview of Male Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing male nursing in general. An introduction is involved which discusses the need for male nurses followed by a brief discussion of the history of nursing and how it applies to men. This is followed by a literature review of issues that are of concern today, in regards to male nursing. ...

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Nursing and Male Nurses »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing male nursing in general. An introduction is involved which discusses the need for male nurses followed by a brief discussion of the history of nursing and how it applies to men. This is followed by a literature review of issues that are of concern today, in regards to male nursing. ...

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Nursing Theory and Self Agency »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. One of the basic principles of nursing is that intervention should aid the client/patient in obtaining the goal of self-agency or self-care. Nurses, in other words, do not seek simply to aid patients during a period of illness or injury, but to help them in reestablishing their ability to care ...

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Nurse Managers and Budget Concerns »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the effects of dealing with budget cuts and restructuring while still managing day to day operations as a nurse manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Collective Bargaining, Representation, and Concerns of Nursing Professionals »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which discusses the concerns nurses have about collective bargaining and a consideration of who should represent nurses during negotiations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Concerns About Safety and the Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the nursing shortage and then illustrates the real and potential dangers facing nurses and patients due to the shortage. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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2005's Safe Nursing and Patient Act, Legal and Ethical Concerns »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that considers the impact, ethical and legal ramifications of the Safe Nursing and Patient Act of 2005, which is designed to limit the amount of overtime required by employers of their nursing staff. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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