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Jean Watson's and Joyce Travelbee's Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the nursing theories of Joyce Travelbee and Jean Watson. This paper emphasizes the holistic approach of both of these theories, comparing them to other nursing theories and, noting the importance of spiritual, culture, and psychosocial impacts on health. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Discussion of Professional Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page research paper offers an extensive discussion of the nature of nursing, its definition and what this discipline a profession. The writer also offer suggestions to the student for drawing on personal background and in composing the student's personal philosophy. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing Burnout »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses what burnout is, the causes of burnout and some strategies for reducing one's vulnerability to burnout. Research studies are also reported. Burnout is a national epidemic and even more prevalent in helping professions such as nursing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Nursing as a Profession »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that argues that nursing is a profession (not an occupation) and also offers suggestions for improvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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CNS' Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the CNS position and looks at other advanced nursing positions as well. The duties of the CNS are explored as is the profession in a general sense. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Adverse Drug Reactions and Metabolic Changes Associated with Antipsychotic Medications »

Number of Pages: 12

In twelve pages this paper examines the adverse drug reactions or metabolic changes that are associated with antipsychotic medications and also considers the implications of these antipsychotic drug reactions to the nursing profession. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

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Nursing and Gender Role Stereotyping »

Number of Pages: 7

This is a 7 page paper which discusses the stereotyping of males and females in the nursing profession. The bibliography has 4 sources.

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Nursing Profession and Process of Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 5

(5pp) The history of the organization of unions has been some of the bloodiest in the United States. We might say that was the beginning of the organizational method of unions. Mediation has come a long way since then, but seem to now exist within a gray middle zone. This discussion will ...

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Nursing and Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that examines the history of collective bargaining in the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Workplace Violence and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper addresses the subject of violence in the workplace as it pertains to the nursing profession. An action plan is included with suggested preventative measures. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Nursing Practice, Research, and Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explains and examines the relationship between theory, research and practice to the nursing profession. The writer then offers a practical application from research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Article Review on Adolescent Abstinence »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review of a study by Jemmot, Jemmot & Fong (1998) study on abstinence and safer-sex intervention. The author reviews the article in terms of effectiveness of the article in reporting a model of intervention for the nursing or other professions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Patient Care Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Budget cutbacks, burnout and lack of student enrollment have precluded sufficient staffing in many critical areas of healthcare. Adding to the already high level of stress that exists throughout the industry is how many hospitals are severely understaffed to appropriately tend to their large numbers of patients. Typically, ...

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Nursing and Motivation »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the issues of job satisfaction, morale and motivation in nursing. Short staffs, more work, fewer resources have led to low morale and higher turnover in the profession. This essay discusses some of the theories that address these issues and includes specific suggestions for raising morale and increasing motivation. Bibliography ...

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Nursing Profession and Mohandas K. Gandhi's 5 Positive Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper outlines five positive characteristics of Mohandas Gandhi and draws loose correlations to the nursing profession. Examples are given for each characteristic with quotes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing: A Review of Agency-Driven Support »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of agencies that support the nursing profession. Included are overviews of agencies such as the FDA, and CDC subsidiaries. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Substance Abuse in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the growing problem of substance abuse within the nursing profession. This paper delineates the causes and the potential solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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A Nursing Student's Plan for Personal Development »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper examples a personal development plan for someone intending to go into the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Assisted Suicide and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper which provides a detailed explanation of the issue, discusses why this topic in particular was chosen, relates how the issue affects the nursing profession and considers the issue’s societal/community impact. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Shortage And Access To Quality Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. The writer reports various studies that confirm a shortage of nurses now and in the future and the implications of that shortage. For example, nurses work more mandated overtime, leaving them more tired and more stressed. The essay also reports studies that show a direct link between the shortage of nurses ...

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Burnout and Stress in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper discusses the causes of burnout of those in the nursing profession and what one can do to avoid it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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The Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the ramification that holistic nursing practice and theory is having on the profession. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Dreaming of Becoming a Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which provides an essay sample of expressing a childhood dream of working in the nursing profession in the future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Profession Past and Present »

Number of Pages: 7

This well-written five-page paper explores the differences in the nursing profession between today and the WWII era. Professional autonomy is specifically addressed. Biliography lists five sources.

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Nursing and Organizational Behavior Principles »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses several specific aspects of organizational behavior and management and applies them to the profession of nursing. Topics include situational leadership theory, basic leadership competencies, human nature and organizational behavior, and human nature and the determination of leadership style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse's Views on Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the ethics of euthanasia as it impacts the nursing profession. This paper contends that in some situations euthanasia could be considered morally and ethically right. At the same time, however, the author cautions that the appropriateness of euthanasia must be considered on a case by case basis. ...

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Vancouver, British Columbia and Homelessness »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines homelessness in this Canadian city. This examination of the homeless problem in Vancouver, first of all examines the scope of the problem, and then looks at health ramifications that this entails. Then, the programs that are currently in placed are examined prior to making specific community health nursing ...

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Heart Disease Prevention and the Role of a Canadian Nurse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses how nurses are involved in health and wellbeing as it relates to heart disease prevention. The writer discusses this topic in relation to the five categories of health promotion listed in the Ottawa Charter of 1986. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Patient Outcome and Defining the Contribution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page exploration of the relationship which exists between nursing contribution and patient outcome. The author of this paper asserts a more and more predominant theme in nursing is the nurse’s one-on-one interaction with the patient and the consideration of such factors as culture and even spiritualism in patient care delivery. While ...

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Article Critique/Perceptions of Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page article critique that summarizes and analyzes a study by Johnston and Smith (2006) on palliative care. After defining precisely what is meant by "palliative care," the researchers indicate that the purpose of their study is "to explore the perceptions of patients and nurses of palliative care" in order to more precisely define ...

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Self-Care Deficit Theory, Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, which discusses its key components, establishes ties between theory, research and practice and describes relevance to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Mandatory Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the issue of mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Within the context of the nursing shortage, nurses have become concerned that staffing ratios, that is the number of patients being cared for by a single nurse, have increased to the point where they jeopardize patient safety. The question being examined ...

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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ICU Delirium »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses delirium in the context of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Research addressing delirium in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has been ongoing since the 1960s (Hartwick, 2003). However, despite all that has been learned over the past forty years, ICU patients continue to suffer from delirium and it continues ...

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Contemporary Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses a case scenario and the ethical issues involved. Due to medical innovation and advancement, more patients are living longer with chronic diseases. But while these innovations can prolong life, death is eventually inevitable for everyone and, therefore, it seems logical that the majority of nurses will be called ...

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Community Nursing Issue Regarding HIV in Black Males and 2010 Objectives »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the problem of increased risk for HIV among young black men. This examination demonstrates the dire need for community health nursing efforts to be coordinated with other health initiatives in order to provide a comprehensive strategy for addressing the needs of this demographic group. In addressing this problem, ...

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Review of an Article on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing “Social role quality, physical health, and psychological well-being in women after heart surgery,” written by Plach and Heidrich (2002) and published in "Research in Nursing and Health." This is a qualitative study aimed at discovering attitudes and perceptions among women who have had heart surgery, and the analysis includes ...

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The Field of Nursing and Issues of Aggregate Introduction and Diagnoses in Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper introducing an aggregate for an upcoming health promotion effort and stating three nursing diagnoses that will be addressed in the health promotion. The aggregate consists of those over 65 with heart disease; diagnoses include proper use of medication; importance of medication; and symptoms of stroke or heart attack. Bibliography ...

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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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High Nursing Turnover Rate »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working ...

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Stroke Patients and Nursing Case Management »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page review of the numerous issues confronting a stroke victim in terms of long-term care. This paper sums up the shortcomings of our current health care system in terms of providing those needs. The author emphasizes that case managers should be involved not just in the immediate needs of a particular ...

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Research Support for Applying Orem’s Self Care Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way in which current research is aiding with the practical application of Orem’s self care theory. The paper reviews several areas of research and considers how this can be of benefit to nursing care. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Diabetic Education for Continuing Education for Nurses Exploring Perceptions of Health Care Management Compared to Published Standards of Care Among a Rural Population Experiencing Diabetes: A Review of Literature »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of elements of a review of literature on the subject of diabetes education and adherence to health care management principles and standards of care. Bibliography lists 5 sources

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Moral Distress and Futile Care »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page research paper explores the question: Does the delivery of perceived futile care cause the critical care nurse ethical and moral distress? The writer concludes from this investigation of recent literature that the answer is yes and discusses the issues involved. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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Review of Achievements in the Development and Implementation of Nursing Program to Reduce Falls »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presets a review of a nursing program introduced to reduce the number of fall suffered by elderly patients under the care if a home nursing agency. The paper is written in the style of a mentor review looking at the work undertaken to create develop and deliver the program.

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Advanced Practice Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper reports on various aspects of the APN roles, such as the nursing process in the delivery of care, interaction with colleagues and patients, and the future of AP nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Evaluating a Nursing Educational Program »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents an assessment tool which may be used to determine the reception of an nursing education program. The tool is an anonymous questionnaire designed to assess a course on fall prevention for a home care nursing agency. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Practicum Outline »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper is an outline for a practicum exercise on a nursing course (NUR/590A). The paper presents a table outlining a set of learning objectives along with learning strategies and the way accomplishments may be evidenced. The project is to introduce electronic patient records to a nursing agency providing care in patients own ...

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U.S. Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that summarizes and discusses the nursing shortage in America. The current U.S. nursing shortage began in 1998 and resulted from a combination of social and economic factors, which included the “little growth in RN (registered nurse) wages, demographic changes in the RN workforce that decreased the supply of working RNs ...

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