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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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Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Transcultural Nursing, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Dr. Madeleine Leininger is considered the world's foremost authority on transcultural nursing. Transcultural nurses, according to Dr. Leininger, see more than just a globe. Theirs is a unique perspective encompassing the entire world and all nationalities when it comes to the family nurse practitioner. Her theories can be applied in any clinic setting ...

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The Importance of Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides a definition of forensic nursing, its importance in the field, the roles a forensic nurse might assume and some of the many venues in which forensic nursing is practiced. Comments about training are included. The writer then comments on the compatibility of the Neuman Systems model and forensic nursing. ...

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Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that explains Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory. The paper ends with a comparison between Leininger’s theory and Watson’s caring theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nurse as an Agent of Change in Data Base Management »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page discussion of the evolving role nurses play in data base management. This paper contends that the nurse plays many roles in data base management. Not only does she or he collect data and input it into the data base, the nurse is often responsible for some components of the management of the ...

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Overview of a Community Nursing Intervention Plan »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a community nursing intervention plan, in which the author perceives a significant problem in a community population, reflects the nature of the problem and considers the nursing diagnosis and intervention models as they relate to nursing perspectives. In particular, this paper looks at two problematic problems in the community nursing environment: ...

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Staffing Ratios and Outcomes in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the results of different nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The results of research studies clearly demonstrate the negative outcomes for both patients and nurses when staffing ratios exceed four patients per nurse. The ratio differs depending on department and actual job function with lower ratios required in some jobs. Nurses suffer emotional ...

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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 Assignment Acceptance and the Position Statement of the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 6

A six page paper which looks at the American Nurses Association’s position statement regarding the right of nurses to accept or reject assignments on the grounds of harm which might come to themselves or their patients, and considers it in reference to the increased emphasis on nurses’ autonomy and the importance of nursing ethics. Bibliography ...

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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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The Nursing Issue of Drug and Alcohol Abuse among Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the issue of chemical dependency among nurses and how other nurses and nurse managers should respond. The paper provides a literature review of sources after 2002; a discussion of management theory; and practical advice for how coworkers and nurse managers should proceed when they suspect chemical dependency. Bibliography ...

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3 Elements of Psychiatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses this topic. Psychiatric nursing covers a wide variety of clinical settings and situations. However, three elements that are prominent in this field of nursing practice are the psychiatric nurse's role as advocate, teacher, and caregiver. The following examination of these three elements looks at why each role is ...

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Web Assigns/Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores 3 web sites that pertain to nursing research. Each site is discussed. The sites explored are the North Carolina Nurses Association, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the UNC School of Nursing. No additional sources cited.

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Malpractice Lawsuits and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper. Over the last several years, more malpractice lawsuits have been filed naming nurses. This essay discusses the legal issues nurses need to know about, the reasons for which a nurse can be sued, how to avoid lawsuits, and the fact that nurses need to have their own individual malpractice insurance policies. ...

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Nursing Responses to Healthcare Cultural Differences »

Number of Pages: 4

This four-page-paper presents an overview of an article from a medical journal regarding the treatment of a Jehovah Witness who suffered post surgical complications. In accordance to the patient's advance directives no blood products were given to her even though excessive bleeding during surgery caused her to become severely anemic. The medical staff managed to ...

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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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Nursing Leadership Style »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses nursing leadership styles, focusing on participative leadership. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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A Pre-Operative Nursing Care Case Study »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 pagep paper provides an overview of a nursing case study, in this case an assessment of a patient prior to surgery. This paper assesses the factors that might impact his care. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing and the Holism Concept »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the concept of holism as it applies to nursing. This paper contends that the concept of holism is integrally linked with the goals and objectives of nursing. Holism, after all, embodies the concept of healing. Holism embodies another concept as well, however, that is the concept of ...

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Enhancing Cultural Competency »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that addresses the topic of cultural competency in nursing. Census statistics indicate that the population of the US is annually becoming more culturally diverse. This fact poses a challenge to healthcare professionals as providing care that is culturally congruent with the patient can significantly affect the likelihood of positive patient ...

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Improving Management at Shannondale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Shannondale of Knoxville, a high-quality retirement care facility well respected in the community and enjoying low nursing turnover internally. The purpose here is to assess internal and external conditions; management effectiveness; and make recommendations for improvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Home Management Interview Summary »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing a meeting with nursing home management to discuss the development of an in-service educational program addressing the use of physical and chemical restraints. The facility received two state-level citations and seeks to heighten staff's awareness of both restraint use and state laws, but its primary purpose is to pursue ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing Care and Ida Jean Orlando's Theory »

Number of Pages: 11

This 12 page paper relates the basic components of Orlando's views. Ida Jean Orlando’s Deliberate Process of Nursing is what has been deemed one of the “interpersonal process theories” that focuses the relationship between the nurse and the patient. In the labor and delivery unit, advanced practice nurses often take an active role ...

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Basic Principles of Medication Administration »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the central principles of medication administration for nurses. This paper relates the importance of following protocols and specific issues related to the ethics of care. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing Community Services, Asthma & Diabetes »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to advise a student on relating nursing experience that pertain to community service, specifically, asthma and diabetes care. The student's assignment calls for student to report on professional community services that the student has rendered as an RN within the last ...

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Nursing Home Conflict and Resolution »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper outlines ten potential conflicts in nursing home care. Solutions are proposed and stakeholders are identified in respect to each problem studied. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Missed Nursing Care/Research Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page article critique on a study by Kalisch (2006), which deals with tasks that are routinely missing from hospital nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Home Industry and Patient Care Costs Determination »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the factors that are involved in the pricing of patient care within the nursing home industry. As the population of the U.S. ages, this industry is receiving more and more attention and has been the object of a good deal of research in recent years. The writer gives ...

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Reduction of Infection Spread and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

( 10pp). Nursing preventative care involves reducing the spread of infection in medical settings through appropriate and through hand washing, selection of appropriate gloves, and adherence to safety conditions regarding sharps. This discussion will examine those techniques and procedures. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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Nursing and Technology »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the potentially dehumanising effects of technology in nursing, and considers the ways in which technology can be incorporated into holistic care plans. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Medication Communication/Concept Analysis using Orem's Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that a concept analysis of medication communication in nursing, referring to Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory for its theoretical foundation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Mission and Philosophies of Two Service Organizations »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts two mission statements for organizations that provide a service; a nursing home care agency and Harvard Collage to identifies similarities and assess differences in their approaches. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Article Summary on High Blood Pressure »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that consists of a 3 page summary of a nursing article on hypertension and then a one page letter to the author asking additional questions pertaining to patient care and hypertension. No additional sources cited.

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Quality Improvement/Pressure Ulcers »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses a quality improvement initiative for PU prevention in nursing home care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Making Improvements in the Nursing Agency »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at the way in which an educational needs assessment may be conducted in a private care nursing agency, and then simulate the process to identify areas where educational needs were needed. The paper then considers potential barrier to providing for the training needs. The bibliography cites 3 sources. ...

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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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Caring Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that begins with a brief introduction to the theory. The writer explains Watson’s caring theory of nursing, including the Trims and clinical caritas processes. An example is provided to demonstrate how the theory can be implemented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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Nursing a Muslim Patient »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation made up of 12 slides and speaker notes, using Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model to assess the cultural characteristics present in Muslim Indian patients and families, with consideration of the way the cultural influences will impact on nursing care. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

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Leininger's Culture Care Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that investigates Leininger's Culture Care Nursing Theory and transcultural orientation in regards to implementation in a hospital setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurse Educator Shortages and Alternatives »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the shortage of nurse educators and offering alternatives for alleviating this shortage that exacerbates the larger nursing shortage. In a self-perpetuating cycle, the nursing shortage now has begun promoting itself by means of a shortage of nursing educators. Nearly 33,000 qualified applicants were turned away from four-year and ...

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Prenatal and Neonatal Care »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of prenatal and neonatal care, with a focus on questions regarding the use of different proceedures and the learning objectives for nurses. Bibliography lists 5 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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Homeless Patients and a Nurse's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the role of the nurse in relationship to homeless patients. Issues which discuss who the homeless are, where they live, what they suffer from, and where they can obtain care are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Research Statistics' Questions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper answering 8 questions about the use of statistical analysis in nursing research. Topics include descriptive statistics, the null hypothesis, p values, t-test, ANOVA and Orem’s theory of self care, among others. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing/Medical Vocabulary »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that, first of all, defines numerous terms used in nursing and in hospital environments. Then the writer briefly discusses issues having to do with patient confidentiality and good handover of patient care. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Patient Care Quality and Nurse Staffing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the issue of nursing staffing and quality of patient care. Five articles are reviewed. The writer provides a synopsis of the results of the studies and/or conclusions of the authors. The writer then explains why this information is needed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Case Study on Depression »

Number of Pages: 12

A case study which involves setting out a care plan for a bereaved woman suffering from depression, including delineating the kind of nursing interventions which might be appropriate, their outcomes, and the etiologies of the depression. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Client Profile »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page client profile that discusses nursing care for an elderly client with degenerative brain disease and offers a research suggestion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Function and Role of Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the role and function of nurse practitioners (NPs) with particular emphasis on the NP role in Canada. A literature review on this topic shows that there are several significant roles for NPs emerging within acute care settings. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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