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Nursing Shortage & Patient Safety »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the nursing shortage in terms of patient safety. The writer argues that the nursing shortage creates an ethical situation because a shortage of nurses negatively impacts patient safety. Recent empirical research shows that when nurses are asked to take care of too many patients, errors increase. ...

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Nursing Images »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the image of nursing. The writer presents the various images that have been associated with nursing and argues that two of these, "angel of mercy" and "careerist" present the most positive perceptions of contemporary nursing, as the writer feels that "angel of mercy" inculcates nursing's tradition of caring, ...

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SNF Costs and the Impact of Primary Nursing »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page nursing research proposal seeking approval for instituting a primary nursing structure in a nursing home setting. Primary nursing is an old concept and has not been extensively studied in the long term care setting. The paper includes an extensive literature review as well as methods, hypotheses, data collection, data analysis, ...

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Nursing, Employment Satisfaction, and Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. There is a shortage of working registered nurses that will become critical within the next ten years. This essay discusses the reasons for the shortage. It also discusses the factors that are associated with job satisfaction within the nursing profession. Data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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Caring in Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Dorothea Orem and Jean Watson, who are two nursing theorists who have both had a tremendous impact on contemporary nursing via their incorporation of the nursing core concept of caring within the framework of their nursing models of practice. This examination of these theories briefly summaries and analyzes ...

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Organizational Change in St. Vincent's ICU »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper assessing change in a large hospital to allow it to achieve and maintain a one-to-one nurse-patient ratio in its ICU at all times. Kurt Lewin's change theory was used as a framework, and the hospital added three agency nurses to work in more general-care areas of the hospital to free ...

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Hospitals and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nurses play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry. When one critically appraises these areas as they exist in nursing student development, ...

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Nursing & Spiritual Care »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that addresses this topic. Nursing literature offers considerable thought this subject, as this body of literature addresses the importance of nurses possessing knowledge and skill regarding spiritual care. Furthermore, it also offers excellent advice on how to overcome obstacles to implementing spiritual care. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Critical Care Settings and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. There is no doubt about it that nursing related issues on futile care in critical care settings is difficult on the nurse in light of the emotional aspect as well as ethical decisions that must be made, dealing with the doctors on the case and considering one's personal religious beliefs ...

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Time Management and Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that explores the parameters involved in time management from a critical care nursing perspective. The writer argues that time management is a finely balanced equation for critical care nursing. It involves being organized, efficient and fast-enough to cover all assigned tasks, but also it involves not moving so ...

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Nursing and Computers »

Number of Pages: 5

The extent that computers have entered the world of nurses begins with education and includes almost all aspects of the work environment. The role of nurse in the health care industry will continue to be of value. The role of nurses is expanding and includes more responsibility as well as a need for a greater knowledge base. ...

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Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that compares and contrasts the theories of Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care, and summarizes how nursing beliefs and theory assist a nurse in planning patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Empowerment and Case Management in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the concept of empowerment in nursing and describes and explains the practice of case management and how the two are linked. While there are a number of different case management models, they all have specific elements in common. Case management falls under the general umbrella of patient-focused care and has ...

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Ambulatory Care and the Nurse's Role »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the role of the nurse in the ambulatory care setting. This paper considers the increasingly complex services and the coordination of delivery necessary in the ambulatory care environment, including the expanded role of nurses as a result of this change. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Overview of Critical Care Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that gives a comprehensive overview of the role of the critical care nurse practitioner within the realm of critical care nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Personal Nursing Model Using the Self Care Deficit Theory of Orem »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that uses Dorothy Orem's model of nursing as a guide to creating a personal model. Dorothy Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory is one of the most often used models employed in general nursing practice (Horan, Doran and Timmins, 2004). This is primarily due to the fact that Orem's view of nursing ...

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Nursing Impact of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the work of nursing theorist and innovator Dorothea Orem. The writer also examines how Orem's work has affected the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Administration Unit and Hospital Mergers »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper looks at hospital mergers, primarily from the perspective of a nursing administration unit. Problems of mergers and acquisitions are highlighted, particularly as it pertains to the health care industry. Bibliography lists 9 sources

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Staff Retention Tool of Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 100

This 100 page dissertation relates the issue of nursing leadership, including leadership qualifications, training and communication, as the basis for retaining staffing in the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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Professional Nurse Classification »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers Bixler's criteria of a profession, and explains how nursing is meeting this criteria so that nursing can be seen as professional career. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Films Saving Private Ryan and Gandhi, and the Alignment of Leadership »

Number of Pages: 10

(10 pp)This paper compares and contrasts two movies, "Gandhi" and "Saving Private Ryan" In each of these films we will be looking at leadership tendencies and how they may be translated into broader areas such as the field of health care, particularly nursing. That information will then be extended into a ...

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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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Nursing Profession and 'Telehealth' Implications »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which examines the implications of telehealth on the nursing profession by defining the term; discussing its benefits; costs; education and/or training guidelines for nurses, privacy, confidentiality, security, ethics, informed consent, and storage of telehealth records; ensuring reliable technology; provincial/state issues; and legal issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Past and Present Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares nursing in years gone by with the nursing profession of the present. This contrast addresses four major areas: appearance, education, technology and employment opportunities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing and Health Care Political Issues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that examines the positions of the Republican and Democratic parties in regards to health care issues and then looks at the issues considered crucial by the American Nurses Association. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Literature Review on Turnovers in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers a literature review on why nursing turnover rates are so high throughout the health care industry, and what solutions are being proposed to correct this situation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Mentorship in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role that mentoring plays in today's nursing profession. The writer argues the practice of mentorship is still one of the principal ways in which the professional standards of nursing are passed on to the less-experienced, while also offering them encouragement and enhancing the formal educational process. Bibliography ...

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Nursing and Chronicity »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper defines the concept, examines why it is important to the nursing profession and considers how the concept may impact upon nurses, patients and families. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Cultural Influences on Medical Care; Indian Hindus »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper looks at the way in which culture can influence attitudes towards health and medical care. The paper looks at the Indian Hindu culture and how it may impact on the way an nursing intervention are undertaken. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Family and Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the centrality of families to health promotion and pediatric nursing care. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Philosophy of Nursing and How It Has Evolved »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page overview of the evolution of nursing from the Cartesian philosophy towards a holistic approach. The author notes that this evolution is back in the direction of the philosophy the nursing profession held at its inception. Contemporary research reveals that this approach is indeed more effective in terms of patient outcome. ...

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Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the role of the nurse practitioner, requirements for the certification and some of the problems that NPs face. Though the American Medical Association complains about their expanding roles in health care, many MDs prefer hiring NPs because of their advanced training and knowledge. The role of the NP ...

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Using Critical Thinking in the Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the practical use and application of critical thinking in the nursing profession. Examples are given and quotes cited from the text of Catalano's Nursing Now textbook. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Practical Applications Of Simulations In Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper reports and discusses how simulations are used in different settings. Simulation is growing as an instructional tool because of the complexity of health care and because of the positive outcomes for nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurse Role Definition »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the role of a nurse and argues how their role is essential to good health care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Profession of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses, first of all, how nursing fits the definition of a profession, but then goes on to discuss why nursing is often not perceived as fully professional by the public and offers suggestions for overcoming this problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Community Health Care Nursing and Improvement Offered by Focus Groups »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of community health care nursing and the use of focus groups to make improvements. Several studies that utilized focus groups are included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Goals and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines several objectives that are intrinsic to good mental health nursing practices. Topic covered include establishing a professional relationship with clients; role of evaluation in care provision; assessment and risk management; clinical risk factors; principles of case management and clinical supervision. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Health Care Assistant and Nurse in a Situation Regarding Conflict Resolution »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay discusses a hypothetical situation in which a nurse and a health care assistant have a conflict while working in a hospital ICU. Issues related to conflict resolution, communication, and cooperation are discussed. No reference sources are used.

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Nursing and Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 6

Ever since the first assistant helped the village doctor cure a patient, the profession of nursing has been one that suffers from stereotypes that, unfortunately, reflect on the question of professionalism. This paper defines what professionalism is and the barriers to professionalism that the vocataion of nursing faces. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Current Nursing Shortage and its Impact »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper which examines the impact of the current nursing shortage on the nursing profession and considers the implications for the future. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Continuation of 'Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home' »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page continuation of “Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home” (KShlthDevShan.rtf) that explores how changes in the local area and in the overall health care industry are certain to affect Shannondale’s future. The purpose here is to address anticipated changes in items such as professional staffing, human resource management, financial solvency, technological changes ...

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Community Health Nursing and Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an overview of 3 scholarly articles on palliative care and their application to community health nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Review of Nursing Journal Article IV »

Number of Pages: 3

3 page review of an article from the Journal of Health Care Marketing in which the author discusses how nursing recruitment efforts can be modeled successfully after traditional principles of marketing. The article's theoretical framework, research design, and main points are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided.

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Nursing Theory Article on Competency Based Orientation Programs of the Future »

Number of Pages: 5

This five-page paper presents a reflective analyst of an nursing theory article involving competency based orientation programs designed to better equip RN graduates to enter the health care field. Bibliography lists four sources.

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Profession of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page contention that the factor that distinguishes nursing from non-professional vocations is the level of proficiency that is required by the profession. This proficiency depends not just on the organizational provisions and procedures that are put in place but on the knowledge of the nurse herself. Knowledge goes hand in hand ...

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Proposal for Increasing Nurses' Salaries »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page proposal to increase nurses' salaries significantly, for the purposes of (1) attracting greater numbers of individuals to the profession; and (2) retaining current nurses while striving to improve conditions. The paper contains a discussion of the problem, a SWOT analysis and alignment with the organization's mission. Bibliography lists 7 sources. ...

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