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Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining ...

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An Analysis of Nursing Care Concepts »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page nursing concept analysis that explores the topic of caring. The aim of this analysis is to investigate this body of research in order to determine the purposes of caring and how caring can facilitate the goals of nursing practice. The writer explores the literature in regards to a model case study, borderline, ...

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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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Nursing and Kangaroo Care »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper which defines this care method, discusses the rationale for using it, and explores outcomes and future implications for the practice and the field of nursing. Specifically considered are how kangaroo care has been used, in which situations it has been most beneficial, evaluates pros and cons, how method is related ...

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Nursing Aide Certification »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that considers the issues regarding hiring and retainment of CNAs in the nursing care industry. The writer provides two models in nursing care that appear to be addressing the needs of CNAs and patients in improving care and decreasing turnover rates. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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An Overview of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of caring in the critical care scenario. This is a nursing paper that outlines the importance of caring from a nursing perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nursing, the Self Care Deficit Model of Dorothea Orem, and Urinary Incontinence »

Number of Pages: 6

This 7 page paper provides an overview of an article by Francie Bernier called “Relationship of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program for urinary incontinence to Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing: Part 1” which considers the impact of the problem of urinary incontinence and the application of nursing theory in defining protocols for care. ...

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Home Healthcare Nursing Application in Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper outlines the case history of a72 year old patient who requires critical care nursing in a home care scenario. This paper outlines the similar practices between critical care and home healthcare and outlines the specific nursing approaches for the case presented. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Research Evaluation on Nursing Home Costs of Utilizing MDS/PPS RUG III Systems »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the validity and scientific merit of two studies of nursing home population samples in advance of conducting a larger study that will develop and test an innovation in long term care. That innovation will consist of creating alliances between nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide the latter ...

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Standards of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines and critiques available guidelines for critical care nursing. An abbreviated version of the standards of the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses is discussed, but also an extensive set of guidelines formulated for pediatric intensive care units is also evaluated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Skilled Nursing Facility Uses »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the information flows becoming possible with one skilled nursing facility’s (SNF) attention to automating much of the information needed for patient records, managed care negotiations and Medicare. Five full-size, color diagrams illustrate the SNF’s information types, flows and uses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers ...

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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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Nursing Caring, Nursing Meta-Paradigms »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper/essay considers the nursing meta-paradigms of Nursing, Person, Health and Environment as they apply to the concept of caring. The writer provides a personal interpretation that also draws on research. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper addresses 10 different issues in advanced practice nursing. Topics include the use of intuition in Benner's model of nursing, Watson's theory of caring, and the impact of the environment on health, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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Therapeutic Relationship Between Nurse and Client »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that investigates the nurse/client therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing with illustrations of Peplau's theory as dramatized in the film Good Will Hunting. The therapeutic nurse/client relationship stands at the core of mental health nursing. Through the establishment of this relationship, nurses are ideally suited as therapists to lead clients ...

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Psychiatric Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused ...

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Turnover Rates of Nursing Staff »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the problem of nursing staff turnover rates and considers the reasons why there are problems with staff retention in the nursing profession. This paper provides an overview of the problem, a brief overview of the topic and assesses the relevance of the problem for nursing professional ...

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Nursing in Louisiana »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way nursing wages are set in Louisiana with reference to supply and demand and considers the way that the supply of nurses may be increased, considering the motivation of nurses to enter or stay in the profession and the impact of working conditions and perceptions regarding the job. ...

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Nursing Research and Its Crucial Developments »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines several key developments in nursing research. This examination looks at some recent developments that demonstrate how nursing researchers are continuously expanding the boundaries of the profession before looking backward to a few of the key developments that brought nursing to where it is today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Nursing, Management, and Stress »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper delves into stress in respect to nursing and nurse management. Stress is discussed in general as well as how it factors into the managerial role. Stress in the nursing profession is also discussed at length. Solutions are suggested. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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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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Management Practices in Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper on management practices, theories and ideologies that should be applied to astute nursing home management. The paper gives a general overview of current general management trends and discusses the changing face of the field of health care. All involved parties have come to the realization that health care costs must ...

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Nursing Home Care That is Client Centered »

Number of Pages: 12

Client Centered Nursing Home Care. (12 pp). On any given day, nursing homes are caring for about one in twenty Americans over the age of 65. Almost half of all Americans turning 65 this year will be admitted into a nursing home at least once. One fifth of those people admitted into nursing homes stay ...

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Nursing and Global Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines how nursing is changing to meet the new demands of the twenty-first century. With the advent of global marketing and the revolution in telecommunications, the world has suddenly become a much smaller and much more interrelated place. All aspects of society are under reconstruction to fit the ...

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Study on Health Status and Participation Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper analyzing a study in nursing research published in a journal in 2004. The implications for nursing is that nurses should seek to reinforce patients’ decisions to initiate health behaviors at the outset, in an effort to call them back to the place where they applied critical thinking skills to arrive ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing Issues »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page research paper pertains to various issues in advanced practice nursing, such as prescriptive authority, credentialing and privileging, and the collaborative nature of practice within the context of managed care. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Nursing and Autonomy »

Number of Pages: 9

The role of a nurse within the current structures of practice are such that a sense of empowerment and, or, autonomy is seldom manifested. The power structure rests primarily within the context of the health management organization, hospital management, and, or, physician's orders. Power and politics need to be translated into practice through ...

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Article Critique/Handling Difficult Situations/Daily Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page article critique. One of the most difficult nursing tasks is caring for patients with serious or terminal illness. Nurses involved with this level of care have to be both involved and caring, but also sufficiently detached as to avoid emotional burnout. In their qualitative study, Blomberg and Sahlberg-Blom (2007) addressed how nurses ...

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Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discuss nursing and health promotion, which has become a prominent theme in nursing literature. The writer discusses the definition of health promotion, its purpose and nursing responsibilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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'Health as Expanding Consciousness' Nursing Philosophy of Margaret Newman »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discuss Margaret Newman's Margaret Newman's philosophy of nursing, Health as Expanding Consciousness. This nursing model is founded on the concept that health is not a stationary goal, but rather part of a continuum. Newman posits that lifetime behavior patterns can be identified and manipulated in such a manner as ...

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African American Teenagers and Incidence of HIV »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that focuses on HIV infection among African American adolescents as a public health threat. In exploring the ramifications of this public health issue, this examination explores HIV transmission using the epidemiologic triad model. This information is then viewed from the standpoint of nursing theory, specifically Parse's theory of human becoming, ...

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Feminist Theory and the Nursing Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how nursing can benefit from a more detailed understanding of the feminist theory. Feminism has often been overlooked in the nursing industry due to the fact that many believe a focus on feminism would detract from the care given by nurses. There are many reasons for both the belief of feminism in nursing ...

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Nursing and Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 15

Mentoring was founded in ancient Ithaca when Odysseus entrusted his son Telemachus to the care of Mentor. After a time, Mentor revealed himself to be Athena, the goddess of arts and history. A mentor is typically considered to be an older, wiser person who assumes some responsibility as a role model, motivator, companion ...

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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 and Ethical, Political, and Cultural Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at contemporary issues of political and ethical strictures which have an impact on the nursing profession, and at the way in which the profession interacts with the individual and the community both inside and outside the hospital environment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Professional Dilemmas and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of the myriad of professional dilemmas which sometimes confront the nursing profession. The author emphasizes that the profession has in place a framework of laws and ethics which allow us to decide the right direction when confronted with these dilemmas. At the center of this approach is the realization ...

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Faith Based Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about parish nursing and how it is a faith based approach to nursing care. The author writes about how these nurses provide holistic care for communities and individuals addressing their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. There are four sources cited in this paper.

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Nursing Management Topics »

Number of Pages: 8

A 8 page paper discussing related topics addressed in separate chapters of Finkelman's "Leadership and Management in Nursing." The bottom line on Finkleman's (2005) chapters is that the four used for discussion foundation here all discuss aspects of the larger issue of leadership and effective operation. Each – conflict management, communication, team structure ...

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Research on Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing five reports of research conducted focusing on nurse managers and the problems they face in achieving what they need to do. A primary goal of the nurse manager in today’s rapidly-changing health care environment is that of improving patient outcome as well as staff retention. Health care continues ...

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Nursing Assistants and Multicultural Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the education of nursing assistants from an immigrant population that is America's fastest-growing minority. Recruiters increasingly are looking to that growing Hispanic population as a possible solution to the nursing shortage. There can be several problems with recent immigrants, however. These include language barriers, not having completed ...

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Relationship Between Psychiatric Nurse and Patient »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses the nurse-patient relationship, past and present. This examination of nursing literature presents an overview of the nurse-patient therapeutic relationship--its foundation in nursing theory; the factors that influence its success or failure, and, most importantly, the theoretical perspective that is being offered for the future of mental health nursing. ...

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Concepts of Self Care »

Number of Pages: 14

14 pages in length. The writer discusses how the objective for maintaining and/or regaining one's health by way of the self-care concept is found in two primary components: 1) patient involvement and 2) nurse's guidance. Isolating questions include if the patient is physically and/or mentally stable enough to facilitate his or her own ...

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Urban Youth Alcohol Use Prevention and Nurse Consultations »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which addresses a nursing article titled “Brief Nursing Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth,” written by Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Deborah M. Pappas, and Carlo C. DiClemente, for The Journal Of School Health (Nursing Perspectives), November, 1996. The study researched a number of young adolescents and implemented various methods of ...

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The Nursing Metaparadigms/Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper/essay discusses the parameters of nursing philosophy, as related to the nursing philosophy of the Jacksonville University School of Nursing and the four nursing metaparadigms of Person, Environment, Health and Nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Practice Scope and Nursing Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 3

: A 3 page research paper that includes a 1 page introductory business letter to the nursing program manager who requested the research. This report pertains the topic of nursing professionalism and how this is influenced by the scope of practice. The topics covered pertain to nursing professionalism, as evidenced in activity of nursing ...

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Patient Outcomes and the Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the crucial nature of nurse/doctor collaboration in patient outcomes. In 1967, Leonard I. Stein, MD, described the pattern of basic communication between a physician and an attending nurse as the "Doctor-Nurse Game." The expectation in this communication "game" was that a nurse, usually a woman, would make suggestions ...

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Nursing and Men »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Nursing has historically been perceived as a female profession but this is an inaccurate perception. Prior to Florence Nightingale, males dominated this profession. This paper provides some statistics about the proportion of nurses who are males, beginning in the 1960s. There are more men entering nursing schools but the proportion ...

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