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Limbo A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor, by Carobeth Laird

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Carobeth Laird's Limbo A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review on the book 'Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor,' by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the ...

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Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom and Perspectives Gained »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper which examines the insight gained from Mitch Albom's 1997 memoir, "Tuesdays With Morrie," and considers how this insight may be incorporated into nursing practice.

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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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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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Home Health Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper outlines five visits to patient’s homes, the services the home health care nurse provides, and her indispensability. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Quality of Life and the Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing how nurses can positively affect patients’ quality of life. They can teach the diabetic that, although some things about his life have changed with diagnosis, s/he can live quite normally in most respects. Visiting nurses provide a bright spot in an at-home patient’s day. The pediatric nurse ...

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Nursing and Ethical Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. At what point is a life no longer worth living? The general consensus to an otherwise interpretive question is that once an individual's quality of life is no longer present - that the person has relinquished every nuance of an existence once lived – that individual becomes a mere ...

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Hans Christian Andersen/The Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that, first of all, briefly discusses the life of Hans Christian Andersen and then relates Andersen's story "The Nightingale" to his life. Themes in "The Nightingale" are also discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Diabetic Education and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the role of the nurse educator in regards to education of clients suffering from diabetes. The writer discusses current literature, theoretical frameworks for diabetes education and how the role of the nurse educator impacts the lives of diabetic clients. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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Terminating Life Support and Issues of Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper that explores the issue of withdrawing life support interventions. This becomes a particularly difficult and controversial topic when the patient does not have a living will or advanced directive on file. This essay discusses the role of the nurse in this situation and the ethics involved. The writer proposes that this ...

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Lillian D. Wald: Life and Works »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper which examines the life and work of nurse Lillian D. Wald. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Cultural diversity, End-of-Life Issues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper that in which the writer uses tutorial language to offer advice to a student on how to report on her teaching experience as a nurse educator focusing on pain assessment as an end-of-life issue and on cultural diversity in nursing practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing at the End of Life »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses an end of life case study in regards to guides for effect nursing care for terminally ill patients. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Pain Management and Nursing Involvement Increases »

Number of Pages: 19

A 19 page paper divided into 14.5 pages of text and 4.5 pages of annotated bibliography discussing augmenting the nurse's role in pain management among the elderly within the nursing home setting. Pain among the elderly has been seen more as an unfortunate fact of life in the past, but current approaches to pain ...

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Analysis of an Article on Women Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Transformation, and Transcendence »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. The study title clearly states both the variable and the population to be studied by using the aspects of time, gender and ailment. The evidence that indicates the researcher's qualifications to conduct the research is presented in the form of Jane Neill being both an RN and Ph.D., as ...

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Glittenberg, Transcultural Nursing in Guatemala »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page book review of Jody Glittenberg’s text To the Mountain and Back, The Mysteries of Guatemalan Highland Family Life (1994, Waveland Press), which describes how the author’s understanding of this culture evolves from her visits to Guatemala, which took place in the 1970s, first as a missionary nurse, and then as an ...

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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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Nursing Home Residents Suffering from Dementia and Making End of Life Decisions »

Number of Pages: 5

Forbes, Bern-Klug and Gessert (2000), in their article End-of-Life Decision Making for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia, relate the problem of family decision making and the focus on nursing home care for individuals with dementia. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. ...

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Quality of Life, Nursing, and Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides a concept analysis regarding quality of life. Within the analysis, many examples are given. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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END-OF-LIFE PLANNING, NURSING AND GUIDANCE »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6-page paper discusses advanced directives, living wills and the responsibility of health care providers in these initiatives. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Florence Nightingale's Life and Nursing Contributions »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper which examines the life of Florence Nightingale and considers her revolutionary contributions to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Profession and the Applicability of Motivational Theories »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the relevance of various motivational theories to nursing. Explores the theories of Albert Bandura, W. Edwards Deming,and Douglas McGregor, representing both the field of psychology and industry, in particular. Asserts that while some of these theories are directly applicable to nursing, other are not. Emphasizes that the ...

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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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Leisure Lifestyles of Women and Cassandra by Florence Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper looking at this polemic on women’s rights by the famous nineteenth-century British nurse Florence Nightingale. The paper asserts that Nightingale intended her tract to serve as a wake-up call to a generation of women tired of their leisured lifestyles and itching to find a new source of meaning in their lives. ...

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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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Virginia Henderson »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life and work of nursing theorist and educator Virginia Henderson. The writer includes brief biographical detail, but concentrates on discussing Henderson's contributions to nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Profession and English Instruction Benefits »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses the benefits of English instruction to the field of nursing. The writer argues that learning to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, is fundamental to any future success that life may have to offer. This necessarily entails that students, in addition to learning how to communicate their ...

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Nursing Practice and the Opposition of Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper examines the euthanasia issue. How nurses can embrace values and encourage life is the focus of this paper. Attention to culture is provided. Euthanasia is defined and explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses many different aspects of critical thinking as it applies to the field of nursing. Critical thinking is very essential to any successful endeavor in relationship to the health industry, and especially in relationship to operative matters, where an individual’s life is in the hands of the professional. In light of this truth, ...

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National Association of Orthopedic Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), which is a professional, non-profit organizations that is run by volunteers and whose goals are to advance and facilitate the lives of and careers of the nation's orthopaedic nurses (About, 2006). Then, the writer discusses the benefits of ...

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Osteoporosis In Elderly Women »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that defines and describes this disease and the incidence. The paper explains how it is diagnosed and treated. Comments are separated into sections, including Pathophysiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment; the role of Nurse Educators; Quality of Life issues; and Community/Healthcare Resources, including nursing homes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Medication Administration, Risk Management, and Nursing Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The years of experience behind a seasoned nurse does not preclude him or her from making grave medication errors, an occurrence considered "one of the most common causes of unintentional harm in Australia" (Bronger, 2003). Anyone at any time who has the responsibility to administer medication can make a ...

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Nursing Home Autonomy and Concept Development »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the benefits of greater patient autonomy in the nursing home setting and methods of achieving it. Almost any measure that can improve nursing home residents’ quality of life can make positive contribution to creating and sustaining autonomy. Maintaining increased autonomy as a goal can improve the experiences of ...

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Program Proposal for Diabetes Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the rationale for a program educating practicing nurses in advancements in knowledge of diabetes management. Though the long term effects of diabetes have been known for years, its specific causes still remain elusive in many respects. There is no cure as yet, but new and effective management techniques ...

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Psychiatric Nursing Training and Reflective Practice »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page overview of the reflective process in psychiatric nursing. Includes an extensive literature review and a proposal to evaluate the degree to which psychiatric nurses at a major psychiatric hospital are exposed to the reflective process in on-the-job training and the degree to which they consequently employ the reflective process in their ...

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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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ICU Nursing Environment and Malignant Hyperthermia »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that gives an overview to the diagnosis, treatment, pathophysiology, etiology and expected patient outcomes of episodes of malignant hyperthermia (MH). MH is a rare skeletal muscle disease that causes patients to develop life-threatening hyperthermia in response to inhaled anesthesia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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RN Nurses in Canada and Impact of Health Care Reforms »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper will deal with how the recent healthcare reforms have impacted the nursing profession. The focus is on nurses in Canada. This paper will look at many different aspects of the nursing profession as based on the life of a nurse. Bibliography lists 6 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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Nursing Selection »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page guide for a nursing student who is asked three questions: what factors influenced your decision to choose nursing? What are your specific plans for the future; and What accommodations have you made in your life to prepare for a nursing program? The writer offers guidelines and suggestions for answering these questions. Bibliography ...

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Various Nursing Theories According to Jean Watson and Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper presents the basic tenets of the theories of Watson and Leininger, arguing that Jean Watson and Madeleine Leininger are both nursing theorists who promoted caring through integration of diverse aspects of the patient's life. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Theory Practical Integration »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper discussing reflections of a nurse working in bone marrow transplant. The paper discusses the qualities that are unique to this department and to the patients within it, and relates several nursing theories to the area. Those of Neuman, King and Rogers are seen as being most applicable and useful ...

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An Article on Nursing Spirituality Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page critique of an article by Walton and Molzahan (2002) detailing their qualitative research study into the role of spirituality in the lives of hemodialysis patients. The writer offers a comprehensive summation of their study, along with comments and criticism, concluding that the research team achieved their goals and purposes. Bibliography lists 4 ...

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Nursing and Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses how, in school, it may seem as though "ethics," fall into some clear cut areas, and we might nod a little to ourselves, thinking we have a rough handle on the types of moral decisions we might be considering during our professional lives This author suggests that another layer of parameters exists concerning elder abuse, ...

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Patient Autonomy and Nursing Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that explores the concept of patient autonomy, which is a factor that impacts the theoretical basis of all areas of nursing practice, and concerns the moral and legal right of competent individuals to make decisions affecting their lives. 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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'Angel of the Battlefield' Clara Barton »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, Civil War nurse, activist, suffragist, organizer, and founder of the American Red Cross. Barton’s commitment to the people she cared for and her understanding that nursing care extended far beyond the hospital or the battlefield. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ...

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Refugee Camps and the Application of Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing this theory in conjunction with conditions in modern refugee camps. Application of Nightingale's theory directly applies today to refugee camps around the world. As these camps exist in countries whose economies have been decimated by never-ending war, drought or cataclysmic natural disaster, it is common for them to ...

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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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