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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 Homes & Liability »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that reports on a Florida liability case. In the case of Beverly Enterprises-Florida, Inc. d/b/a/ Eastbrooke Health Care Center v. Wilbur W. Spilman, as a personal representative of the estate of Walter M. Spilman, the court award a final judgement of $719,064.12 in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive ...

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A Plan for Reducing Catheter Related Infection »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an implementation plan to reduce the prevalence of cather-related infection amongst patietns with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This paper outlines the process of implementing the program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Nursing Philosophy and Parse's Theory of Human Becoming »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that delineates nursing philosophy, first of all, by epistemology, ontology and ethics, and then examines how personal nursing philosophy can be informed by Parse's Theory of Human Becoming. The final section of proposes a personal viewpoint toward the epistemology of nursing research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Sigmund Freud, Imogene King, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Imogene King's Goal Attainment Theory is explained in relation to her basic concepts. Specific Freudian theories are then discusses, specifically his psychosexual stages and his theory of transference. There are then related to nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Social Work and Nursing Similarities »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page contention that there are many similarities between these two disciplines. Borrowing from the social work theory that life plays out as though on a stage, the author concludes that all that has to be changed to allow nursing to fit into this theory is to costume the actors in nursing uniforms, disguise ...

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Educating Nurses on the Importance of Clean Scissors »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a design for a nurse educational program on cleaning scissors. The paper presents the rationale for the study, learner goals, an outline of the content, the educational approach; resources needed and process of evaluation. The program is designed so it can be adapted for nurses at different stages of their ...

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Facing a Family Health Challenge »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper addresses a specific case study, which describes a patient suffering from the end-stage lung cancer. The overall objective of this examination is to relate how nursing approaches that are described in literature can be applied in order to aid this patient and her family in facing a complex health challenge. ...

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Nurse Education: Lesson Plan for Navigating a User Crisis »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing learner characteristics, developmental stages and readiness to learn for a group of mental health nurses when devising a lesson plan for handling users in crisis. An appendix discusses the ASSURE model and provides a lesson plan overview for a five-session course of study employing lecture, role play and demonstration. ...

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Nursing Assessment and Elderly Woman Interview »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper examines the plight of an elderly woman. A nursing assessment is done via interview. Erikson's stages are discussed and Gordon's functional health patterns are included in the analysis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Magnet Status and Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program, its benefits to hospitals and how it can contribute to the growth of evidence-based nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and Conflict Resolution »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page discussion of conflict in the nursing environment. Practically all extended interactions with other people will eventually result in some type of conflict. This conflict can be both positive and negative. It can encourage quality and achievement or suppress growth and breed frustration. Conflict resolution is the responsibility of ...

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Goal Attainment Theory of Imogene King »

Number of Pages: 3

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This ...

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Nursing, Creativity, Self Care, and Personal Growth »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the use of journaling, the assessment of personal growth and the experiences and accomplishments that occur during programs designed to improve professional development and creativity. This paper outlines the basic premises of Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way as a foundation for the personal development of ...

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Ethics in Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that discusses if it is ethical for a nurse to alleviate pain even if this hastens death in a terminally ill patient. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Health Promotion Rationale and Coronary Heart Disease »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US. CHD results in an average of 500,000 deaths per year in the US alone (Link and Tanner, 2001). The following examination of CHD looks at its prevalence and incidence from a demographically perspective; its causation and risk factors; ...

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Nursing Research and its Significance »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Research in any field is vital to the industry's lifeblood; however, it may mean the difference between life and death within the practice of nursing. Clearly, cutting edge research is pertinent not only as a means by which to protect a given patient's health, but it is also necessary ...

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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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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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Cultural Considerations and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. This is a topic which those in the nursing profession would do well to consider. For many cultures, including those of the Middle East, the crisp white uniforms found in American hospitals represents death and funerals. It is for reasons such as this that those in caregiving professions need to familiarize themselves with the ...

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Sharing Grief »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay/research paper that offers a student nurse a template for describing his/her personal experiences with death and loss and applying this understanding to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Case Study/Death of a Client »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the case study that deals with the death of a client, the role of the nurse, and the issues raised by this scenario. As the writer/tutor providing this guide for a student is not a nurse, the writer had to draw on nursing literature rather than personal clinical ...

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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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Role of Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses the field of nursing education. Nursing education is a dynamic field that has been challenged in recent years by the issues entailed in the national nursing shortage, as well as the related faculty shortage, while also addressing the innovations presented in increasingly sophisticated technologies (Nurse educator, 2008). This ...

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Bone Cancer Case Study and Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses a specific case scenario, which deal with nursing interventions for a 52-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, which is metastasized to the left hip and involves the lymphatic system. She presents to the oncology nursing unit with severe bone pain in her left ...

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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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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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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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Arguing Against Nurses Participating in the Death of Patients and the Christine Busalacchi Case »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper which the arguments presented by nurses in Missouri and Arkansas, who pleaded a case before the Supreme Court that depriving Christine Busalacchi of nourishment through starvation and dehydration was illegal, inhumane, and unethical. The strengths and weaknesses of the arguments presented in the nurses’ briefs, conflicts of laws or rights ...

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Colby/Deaths of Nancy Cruzan »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper/essay that discusses the issues involved in the case of Nancy Cruzan, as discussed in William Colby’s book Long Goodbye. Cruzan was in a persistent vegetative state when life support was finally withdrawn due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The writer focuses on the ethical issues involved from a nursing ...

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U.S. Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that summarizes and discusses the nursing shortage in America. The current U.S. nursing shortage began in 1998 and resulted from a combination of social and economic factors, which included the “little growth in RN (registered nurse) wages, demographic changes in the RN workforce that decreased the supply of working RNs ...

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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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Nurse and the Future of Canadian Health Care »

Number of Pages: 21

This is a 21 page paper discussing how nursing as a professional group may influence the changes and recommendations in the Romanow report for the future of health care in Canada. On November 28, 2002, Roy Romanow and the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada released its final report. This report highlights ...

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