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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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Stem Cell Research and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of the many considerations entailed by stem cell research. The author contends that nurses are caught up in the issues of stem cell research not only as spectators but also as intermediaries between the world of scientific research and the general public. Nurses have the ethical responsibility to not ...

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Health Among the Homeless »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that provides some data regarding infections and the homeless and what that could to the general public. The essay identifies the legal and ethical responsibilities of the community nurse as well as her/his roles. The paper ends with a report about state and local public health agencies. Bibliography lists 5 ...

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British Nursing Advocacy and Law »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines advocacy in mental health nursing in the UK. The writer critically analyzes advocacy in relation to a specific scenario and discusses the legal and ethical ramifications as they pertain to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 12 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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Caring and the Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses caring in advanced practice nursing from the standpoint of ethical, moral and legal obligations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Performance Management through Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional ...

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing: An Annotated Bibliography »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper is an annotated bibliography of articles related to ethical and legal issues in nursing. This annotated bibliography includes a total of 4 sources.

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Annotated Bibliography/Nursing Shortage & Foreign Recruitment »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page annotated bibliography that contains 25 journal articles that pertain to the nursing shortage, recruitment of foreign nurses as a strategy for alleviating the nursing shortage, retention of nurses and ethical considerations.

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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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Obstacles to Nursing Recruitment & Retention »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that looks briefly at specifically at legal, ethical and personal obstacles before also examining the factors that influence these factors. 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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Annotated Bibliography on Patient Restraint »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page annotated bibliography describing 6 sources. All of the sources discuss the use of physical or chemical restraints in nursing homes, with emphasis on physical restraints. Some nursing homes are striving for a restraint-free environment, but some still argue that physical restraints are necessary to prevent residents from injuring themselves. ...

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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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Shared Governance and Collective Bargaining Issues in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The fundamental reason for incorporating collective bargaining and shared governance within the nursing environment is so decision making becomes a more mutual outcome where nurses have greater contribution toward daily undertakings and management readily facilitates this input. Examining the political, legal, ethical and social issues of this relatively new ...

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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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Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is being adopted with the aim of performance management and quality improvement. The use of supervision is considers from a professional perspective, the legal perspective and the ethical perspective. The bibliography cites 20 ...

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Data Collection Questions from Week Four »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper answering four questions about research design, data collection, descriptive statistics and ethical considerations for an impending nursing utilization study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Questions on Clinical Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper answering four questions focusing on ethical considerations in clinical research and putting research into practice. The questions include topics of informed consent and the relative worth of some ethics committees’ requirement for comprehensive consent forms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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SNF Costs and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

Implementation: A 4 page paper discussing implementation, data collection and evaluation of the proposed plan to institute primary nursing in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for long-term care. The paper discusses the need for both quantitative and qualitative measures as well as ethical considerations attached to preserving individual privacy when assessing change in ...

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Quality Assurance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the crucial role of nurse managers in relate to maintaining standards of quality care. The writer discusses how nursing management is a complicated balancing act that takes into consideration nursing staff needs and the requirements of hospital administration, while all the while keeping a focus on the most ...

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Nursing Perspective on the Issue of Living Organ Donation »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that looks at this issue. Nursing practice, in regards to transplant medicine, involves numerous potential problems. Not only does the nurse have to be aware of possible medical complications for both the recipient and the donor in cases where a relative donates living tissue, but the entire subject of ...

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Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. This essay discusses some of the practices nurse educators use and how they impact students and the nurse educator. A sample is computerized patient simulators or the COPA method, both of which are explained. The essay also provides a literature review that focuses on the practices identified and finally, discusses trends ...

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Euthanasia and the Law »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the present condition of euthanasia as it involves the average individual, the nurse, and the legal industry. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided, as well as a brief discussion which investigates possible approaches for the legal community in relationship to euthanasia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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MEDITECH Hospital Information System »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating Medical Information Technology, Inc.’s MEDITECH hospital information system, specifically as it applies to nursing. Topics include orders and charting; care plans; and quality and research reporting capabilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Patient Care Ethics and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in nursing management and assesses the ethical implications of the use of nursing assistants and certified nurses aides in place of nurses. This paper considers the management issues as well as the ethical problems that stem from this type of focus, and also attempts ...

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Code of Ethics and Canadian Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses ethical dilemmas, the Canadian Nurses' Association Ethics Code, and various scenarios of ethical dilemmas. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Artificial Nutrition/hydration & Terminal Pediatric Patient »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses the ethical issues involved in withholding or withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration from a terminally ill child. The writer describes the various types of artificial nutrition and hydration and their benefits and risks, as well as the ethical principles of beneficence, non-malfeasance, etc. within the context of this ...

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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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Nurse Anesthetist Issues »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper in which the writer looks at ethical issues from the perspective of certified registered nurse anesthetists. A study exploring ethical issues and Army nurse anesthetists is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Different Careers in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is chock full of information on the nursing profession inclusive of different types of nursing. Salary ranges are discussed in depth as is the outlook for nursing ten years or so into the future. Geography is discussed as well as duties. A chart is included that provides specific ...

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Nursing Informatics as a Nursing Career Path »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers a nursing student advice pertaining to charting a career path in nursing informatics with the objective of becoming a clinical nurse educator. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines and discusses the Novice to Expert theory of Patricia Benner, which, as its names implies, focuses on the process of professional development that charts the evolution of a novice to an expert nurse. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Literature Review on Retaining Psychiatric Nurses »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of a review of literature, including a literature review chart, of articles relating to retention for psychiatric nurses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Violating Nursing Protocol »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. There is a reason why nurses must wait for and abide by doctors' orders when it comes to the administration of medications; to ignore the chart's state dosage, the nurse compromises the fundamental basis of ethics that provides the foundation upon which medical professionals operate. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Changing a Dangerous Situation »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that, first, outlines a problem, failure to examine charts as part of the end-of-shift report, and then discusses how a staff nurse can institute change, referring to change theory and the empirical-rational model for management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Five Questions on Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper answering 5 public health nursing questions. Topics include Lillian Wald; the concept of health for all; Healthy People 2010; data collection; the Community as Partner model; and population pyramids. Specific questions are included as an appendix. Includes 2 charts. Bibliography lists 7 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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Nursing Field and the Growing Number of Unlicensed Workers »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The nursing shortage of late has exacerbated an already limited healthcare workforce; that extra hands are a significant help even though they might not be accompanied by a licensed practitioner has long been at the forefront of ethical and legal concerns. While the American Nursing Association recognizes the inherent ...

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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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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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Neuman Systems Model »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines this model. Nursing theorist Betty Neuman’s Systems Model Theory is one of the most widely utilized model of nursing being used today. This critique of Neuman’s model draws on literature in order to offer an extensive overview of its theoretical structure and its subsequent utility in regards ...

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Aspects of FNP Practice »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper discusses the core competencies of various advanced practice nursing roles, and then focuses on the role, legal requirements in the State of Florida, and credentialing requirements for a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Professional Ethics: Nursing Inmates »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of professional nursing ethics, which is taken from the perspective of the student researching this topic whose current practice environment is the Los Angeles Central Jail. Therefore, the ethical issues discussed focus on the challenges and ethical dilemmas that are inherent to this clinical environment. ...

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Confidentiality Issues and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing an ethical dilemma faced by nurses in an emergency department. A man has made another appearance there because he failed to take his anticonvulsive medication and had a seizure at a movie theatre. The ethical dilemma is that the nurses know that the man drives regularly and that ...

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Ethics in Nursing Discerning Child Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores a nurse's ethical responsibility as they pertain to a young child that has potentially been abused. Bibliography lists 4 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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Nursing's Legal Issues »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper looks at a the arguments presented in a legal brief asking the court to rule on the participation of nurses in a court ordered euthanasia by depriving the patient of food and water. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Ethical Dilemma and School Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay offers a hypothetical situation in which a school nurse describes an ethical dilemma with a female Muslim student. The writer states the problem, offers resolution and the rationale for choosing this resolution. No bibliography is offered.

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Decubitus Ulcers and Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the incidence of decubitus ulcers (aka pressure ulcers; bed sores) in relation to the nursing shortage, which the writer argues acerbates this problem. Legal implications are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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