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Health Care Quality, Nursing Job Satisfaction, and a Review of a Nursing Journal Article VI »

Number of Pages: 2

2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical ...

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Nurse Leadership, Clinical Pathways, Discharge Planning, and Quality Management »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page discussion of these nursing concepts as revealed in several key articles from the literature. The author of this paper provides a brief synopsis of three articles and one article has been selected for a more detailed discussion of how its findings pertain to preparation for practice as an RN and what ...

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A. Retsas' Article 'Problematic telephone orders Empowering nurses through action research' Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page article review provides an analysis and critique of the article entitled "Problematic telephone orders: Empowering nurses through action research" by A. Retsas. The article is centered on the problem of nurses taking medication orders via the telephone, something prohibited by Australian law unless there is an emergency. No additional sources ...

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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that reviews and discusses on article about nursing management. In this article, the authors discuss ethical dilemmas, a decision-making model and they provide a case study as an example. The writer responds to a variety of questions, such as why the article was selected and its relevance. Bibliography lists 1 ...

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Hospital Nurses, Employment Stress, Performance, and Social Support Among Other Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of an article entitled: Job Stress, Job Performance and Social Support Among Hospital Nurses. This article review provides a comprehensive look at this research article. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Review of Nursing Article VII »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page journal article review dealing with codependence issues and the college health nurse.. The author of the article attempted to examine whether job dissatisfaction among college nurses is generally the result of co-dependency or true lack of contentment with the job. Ethical implications are discussed and full bibliographic citation for the article is ...

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Orthopaedic Nursing Journal Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page article review provides a critique of the 1999 journal article entitled Discharge Teaching: Work Strategies for Patients and Families for Care in the Home. The paper is written in a tutorial format and the article itself is discussed in detail. No additional 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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Nurse's Personality and Review of a Nursing Journal Article V »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page review of an article from the Journal of Hospital Topics dealing with the "hardiness" of a nurse's personality and how it relates to their ability to copy with job stress. The article's theoretical framework, research design, ethical implications, etc; are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided.

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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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Nursing Education - Concept Mapping And Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper. The purpose of this study was to conduct an academic critical appraisal related to literature review on critical thinking skills and concept mapping. Five articles are reviewed. In each, the participants in the study were baccalaureate nursing students. Each article discusses critical thinking skills and concept mapping. The earliest article is ...

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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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Vital Signs and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper (plus half-page abstract) that argues that the initial assessment of an emergency situation, with particular emphasis on the significance of vital signs, is instrumental in obtaining a positive patient outcome. To substantiate this argument, the writer turns to scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals that detail scenarios in which the crucial ...

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Health and Nursing Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides a review of an article on nursing and health and relates the specific elements of the article, incuding the methods used and the validity of the study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Journal of Advanced Nursing Article 'Heparin and Haematoma Does Ice Make A Difference?' I »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The writer reviews a journal article [from the Journal Of Advanced Nursing] containing a quantitative investigation into the physical characteristics of a specific and accepted procedure. Full citation for the article is included.

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Two Articles on Ethics in Nursing Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper includes two article reviews in nursing ethics. One article examines a survey on ethical issues in nursing while the other focuses on the idea that nurses often engage in rule bending behavior. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Research Article 'Predicting Family Health in Families of Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper evaluating components of a nursing research article including the literature review, theoretical framework, methods, validity and ethics. The paper concludes that the article reports a study that is well designed and one in which the researcher jealously guarded against introducing bias. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Article on Nurse Staffing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that provides a review and analysis of a journal article by Sarah Jo Brown (2001). The article reports the ANA's study linking staffing and patient outcomes. The writer comments on the importance of research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Why Nurses Leave Clinical Practice? »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the problem of the nursing shortage, reviewing an article that undertakes research identifying factors causing nurses to the clinical practice. The contents of the article and main message are considered, supporting evidence from alternative research is identified and the paper ends by looking at the importance of tackling ...

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Different Literature Presentations of Asthma »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page review of two specific articles concern asthma. One article is from a professional nursing journal while the other is from a trade publication. The author of this paper emphasizes that while the type of information they cover is essentially the same, the manner in which they cover it is significantly different. ...

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Nursing Articles' Assimilation and Interpretation »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper examines why it is important for a graduate student to be able to interpret journal articles and extract information form them. The writer demonstrates this by looking at three journal articles and dissecting them to consider their content, the information they provide as well as their shortcomings. The bibliography cites 6 ...

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Summary of Nursing Articles »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper which summarizes three different nursing articles and also makes note of how the articles can be used in clinical practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Article Review and Discussion of Nursing Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page literature review of mentoring in nursing, followed by a closer review of a specific article. The topic is mentoring among new nurse managers, but can apply to all levels and types of nursing. Mentoring provides benefit for more than only the two individuals directly involved in the mentoring relationship. ...

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Literature Review on Retaining Psychiatric Nurses »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of a review of literature, including a literature review chart, of articles relating to retention for psychiatric nurses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Oncology and Coping with an Annotated Bibliography »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers an annotated bibliography that summarizes and analyzes 4 nursing articles. The articles address nursing interventions with cancer patients in regards to patient/family coping skills. Also, the writer offers a discussion that contrasts and compares the articles before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Synchronous and Dichotomous Concepts of Empowerment and Advocacy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Adeline Falk's article Advocacy and Empowerment: Dichotomous or Synchronous Concepts. This article relates the fact that advocacy as a concept in nursing can reflect diverse views on the role of the nurse, and relates this to the role of the nurse in empowering others ...

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Reviews of 8 Diabetes Education Articles »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reporting the basics of 8 articles on diabetes education of staff nurses and patients. Article information is presented in table form only (no text explanations) including author, theory, objective, method, data analysis and findings. Some articles include notes on personal thoughts. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Learning Theories-Nursing Education: Annotated Bibliography »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that presents annotated bibliographies of three articles, each of which emphasizes a different learning theory and is related to nursing education. The three learning theories are behavioral, cognitive and constructivist. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Shortage of Nursing Faculty »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page nursing literature review that examines articles on the nursing faculty shortage. The nursing shortage is a healthcare crisis that has been recognized as affecting medical services at the global, regional and local levels (Mathews, 2003a). A corresponding shortage in nursing faculty serves to perpetuate and compound this problem, as a nursing faculty ...

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'Don't Call Me Sweetie!' Australia Nursing Study Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing the report of an Australian study examining nurses' and patients' concept of nursing care. The researchers employed Q methodology, which combines qualitative and quantitative components to bring the study to conclusion. Much of the medical community still sees qualitative research as not being quite as "real" as quantitative ...

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Patient Care and Individual Differences »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review of two nursing articles dealing with patient care. The author of this paper provides an overview of each article, its presentation style, and findings, and identifies similarities in the message being conveyed by both articles. In addition to the direct impacts to health, illness and injury can result in ...

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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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Review of an Article on Nursing Home Residents and Hospitalization »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that reviews a journal article entitled Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents: A Qualitative Study by Kutner and colleagues. Specific questions are addressed, including: problem studied, purpose of study, research method, sample population, data collection and analysis, strengths and weaknesses and the implications of the study. This study considered the relationship ...

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Nursing Research and Practice Model »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that explains some of the key components in the Roy Adaptation Model of nursing research and practice. The essay also reviews an article and critiques it based on Roy’s framework. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Review of Nurses Experiences Care for Patients with Prehypertension »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at a nursing article which reports in research undertaken to assess the experiences of nurse practitioners in managing patients with pre-hypertension. The research methodology, sampling and findings are all reviewed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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The Influence of Environmental Factors on Falls »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and ...

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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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Nursing and Technology »

Number of Pages: 2

This 2 page journal article review provides a summary of research conducted in respect to the Computerlink and how it may be relevant to a director of surgical services. No additional sources cited.

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Depression and Anxiety in Women With Breast Cancer and Their Partners »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page review of the article published in the published in the January/February edition of “The Nursing Research Journal” by authors Terry Badger, Chris Segan, Sylvia M. Darros, Paula Meek and Ana Marie Lopez. This paper outlines the study methodology and findings to conclude that it offers valuable direction for the nursing field. ...

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Nursing Student Evaluation/Social Issues and Ethics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a literature review on this subject. Ethical issues concerning nursing practice and academic integrity, as well as social and legal ramifications, are a vital concern of contemporary professional nursing. In response to various prompts, a literature search of various scholarly databases resulted in the selection of eight journal ...

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Review of an Article on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a critique of an article: Dahl, Julie, RN, CNP, MS & Penque, Sue, RN, CNP, MS. (2000, March). The Effects of an Advanced Practice Nurse – Directed Heart Failure Program published in The Nurse Practitioner. The writer comments on these issues: purpose and hypothesis of study, population included, appropriateness of ...

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'Applying Airline Safety Practices to Medication Administration' Article Review »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper reviewing a quantitative nursing research article that won MedSurg Nursing’s writer’s award for its design and reporting. Published in 2003, the hypothesis of the study was that medication errors would be reduced if nurses followed the pre-flight checklist procedures required of airline flight crews. The results found indicate that ...

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An Article on Improving Nursing Homes Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper. The article reviewed reports a demonstration project that links payment to quality and specifically, to outcomes for the residents. This was a project that began in Minnesota in 1995 and is still going on. It reflects a move from quality assurance to quality improvement and makes a shift to an ...

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Nursing Journal Critique Upon Cancer Patient Treatment Through Therapeutic Massage »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper gives a professional review/critique of a nursing journal article/case study on the use of massage therapy by nurses in the treatment of cancer patients. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Public Health Nursing and Screening Processes »

Number of Pages: 2

This 2 page journal article review provides a summary of research conducted in respect to the screening process and why early screening and intense follow ups may not be warranted. No additional sources cited.

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Strategies to Retain Employees »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that emphasizes the shortage of nurses and other health care professionals. The paper reviews an article about employee retention and comments on what needs to happen to reduce the turnover of nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Economics and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at issues of economics and nursing. The first part of the paper defines the terms economics, supply and demand, macroeconomics, microeconomics, elasticity and inelasticity. The second part of the paper summarizes three articles concerning supply and demand of nurses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Mental Health of Returning Soldiers »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines three media articles in order to determine facts pertaining to mental health issues for returning Canadian soldiers in regards to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Atrial Fibrillation »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines and summarizes three nursing articles pertaining to atrial fibrillation (AF) and recent research investigations and then specifically discusses the implications of this information to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Social Services, Nursing, and Collaboration »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of collaboration between health care professionals and social services, focusing on an 1998 article that reports on such collaborative efforts in Great Britain. Three models for collaboration are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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