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Nursing Prevention and Myocardial Infarction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Discharge Instructions, Heart Patients »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a nursing management scenario presents the following problem, which is that a patient who had suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is being discharged without receiving discharge instruction, which is considered to be patient neglect. This discussion examines the various aspects of this problem before proposing how a ...

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Roy Model and Infection Control »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing a case of Streptococcus a infection in an elderly woman following myocardial infarction and bypass surgery, in terms of Roy’s adaptation model. The Roy model imposes a responsibility on the part of the nurse(s) involved to adapt to changing conditions so that they can provide higher quality nursing care. ...

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Heart Disease Prevention Clinic Led by Nurses »

Number of Pages: 13

13 pages in length. With a strong emphasis upon prevention, more and more contemporary health maintenance facilities are deciding to act upon potential medical conditions long before they arise. Incorporating nurse-led secondary prevention clinics for sufferers of coronary heart disease (CHD) who have already experienced myocardial infarction, these facilities effectively train their patients ...

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Angina Pectoris From a Nursing Perspective »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing angina from a nursing perspective. Angina pectoris can be regarded as an 'early warning system' heralding cardiovascular disease, but it also is a condition that itself needs to be managed. Treated angina results in far fewer occurrences of myocardial infarction (MI) than untreated angina. Patients know that ...

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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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Causes and Solutions Regarding Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper explores the nursing shortage. Experts have predicted that the number of registered nurses will be at least 20 percent below the number needed by 2007. There are a number of reasons for this crisis. Fewer young people are choosing nursing as their career. Nurses do not receive adequate compensation. The ...

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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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Nursing Participant Observation Controversy and Qualitative Research »

Number of Pages: 13

13 pages in length. Qualitative research explores an area, collects data through observations and interviews with people and generates hypotheses. Working in the opposite direction as the quantitative research, in this method the researcher would first explore the geographic location collecting the data through interviews and observation, and then generate a hypothesis based on ...

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Adolescents and Pediatric Perioperative Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review on perioperative nursing interventions for adolescent surgical patients. Many nurses have the impression that dealing with an adolescent should be similar to dealing with an adult. However, research literature concerning perioperative experience with adolescents indicates that there are solid reasons for including adolescent care in ...

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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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The Increase In Cesarean Procedures »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that discusses the increase in the number of Cesarean deliveries. The essay reports the data, what certain organizations say about the ethics of unnecessary Cesareans and discusses the complications and risks of primary and repeat Cesareans. The writer also comments on what nurses can and cannot do about this issue. ...

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Restraints Usage and Issues of Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines restraint use in nursing practice. It offers an introduction to the topic, which states the parameters of the investigation, and then a literature review that examines current research and opinion, concluding that current nursing expertise works toward reducing or eliminating restraint use from nursing practice, and, recommends that, ...

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Research and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper providing the results of interviews with three nursing home nurses and their perceptions on why research findings are not more frequently put into active practice. Nurses of varying experience have found that research based on the acute care setting often is not relevant to nursing home practice. The paper ...

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Reducing Staff Healthcare Facility »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses different topics about hospitals: how to reduce staff ethically with a statement regarding the current shortage of staff, the organizational structure of a hospital and how that contributes to the mission, vision, and values. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Issues in Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. This essay discusses education, phases in nursing education, how nurses acquire knowledge and the importance of them keeping current with science, and a personal philosophy of nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Alcoholism and Social Worker and Nursing Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social ...

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Diabetes Self-Management - Hispanic Patients »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that discusses teaching transcultural care to nurses and issues relative to Hispanic patients learning to be more proactive in managing this disease. The paper discusses transcultural nursing per Leininger and others and reports appropriate statistical data. Mezirow's approach is the theoretical base discussed for adult learning and Leininger's framework is ...

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Field of Nursing and Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of ...

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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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Public Health Program »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Obesity is one of the leading health indicators identified in the Healthy People 2010 report. It is at near epidemic proportions in the U.S. The writer reports the statistical data and the effects of obesity. The writer also discusses a community health program that could be established to decrease the ...

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Domestic Violence »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper. This paper provides data/statistics about the incidents of intimate partner violence. It includes a literature review, recommendations for individuals, recommendations for families, community resources, and Web resources. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Assessing Research »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at a qualitative research article which examines the challenges face by caregivers of patient with dementia in terms of safety in the home. The research is assessed, looking at the approach, methodology and data analysis to consider overall robustness and potentially acceptability of the research results. The bibliography cites 7 ...

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Not Enough Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that provides statistical data on the nursing shortage and turnover. Causes are discussed and suggestions are made. A problem solving method is presented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Health Among the Homeless »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that provides some data regarding infections and the homeless and what that could to the general public. The essay identifies the legal and ethical responsibilities of the community nurse as well as her/his roles. The paper ends with a report about state and local public health agencies. Bibliography lists 5 ...

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APRN Working to Their Full Extent »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. Authorizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to diagnose and prescribe medications has been an issue of contention for many years. This position paper focuses on the state of Virginia and provides a definition and explanation of the issue, ethics regarding the issue, consequences if something is not changed, barriers, possible conflicts ...

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Technology Helps Health Care »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses the shortage of these health care professionals. Data are included. The paper describes some of the ways technology can help with these shortages. Bibliography lists 7 source.

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Nursing's Core Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper providing annotation of two main sources followed by discussion of application to the current nursing profession. The founder of modern nursing; theorists writing more than two decades ago; and current patients all agree on the worth of the core values of nursing. Technology and environment change, but core values ...

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The Difficult Problem of the Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 6 page paper offering a letter of petition for publication, abstract and a short journal article discussing current efforts and future predictions of increase in the current nursing shortage. The current nursing shortage is expected only to intensify over the next generation. Though there are 126,000 hospital vacancies for RNs in late ...

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Current Issues, Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to several issues in advanced practice nursing, such as credentialing, barriers to practice, professionalism and the history of advanced practice nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Health Care Staff Shortages »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that includes labor shortage data for three states and the nation. The emphasis is on RN shortages, the numbers needed in the future and what is driving the need. The concept of supply and demand is discussed in terms of RN shortages. The writer makes suggestions for how this shortage might ...

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'Bearing Illness and Injury' Review »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review of an article appearing in the December 2000 issue of Western Journal of Nursing Research. The authors describe a qualitative study seeking to gain information about patients' views of catastrophic illness and injury. The paper analyzes problem statement, study purpose, sample selection, data collection, data analysis and the conclusions ...

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Additional Nursing Schools Needed by Pennsylvania »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the reasons behind this need, offers statistical data on future shortages, details nursing schools admissions’ waiting lists, and describes what is being done to combat the problem. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Family Nursing - Teen Suicide »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper begins with the effects of the suicide of a teenager and statistical data regarding its incidence. Three of the objectives in Health People 2010 that relate to this issue are reported. Both Freire's learning theory and Mezirow's transformative learning theory are explained as possible approaches for the family nurse to ...

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Nursing and the Impact of 1996's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The paper provides a brief history of the law and discusses the data security aspect that went into effect in 2005, but the focus of the paper is how it can be expected to affect nursing and nursing duties. ...

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SNF Costs and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

Implementation: A 4 page paper discussing implementation, data collection and evaluation of the proposed plan to institute primary nursing in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for long-term care. The paper discusses the need for both quantitative and qualitative measures as well as ethical considerations attached to preserving individual privacy when assessing change in ...

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Nursing and Mandatory Overtime »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Due to staffing issues, many nurses are being required to work double shifts and more. This paper addresses this issue, providing data regarding the shortage of nurses, the health and safety risks to patient and nurses, and a recent Congressional bill that addresses this issue. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

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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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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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Shortage or Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses the shortage of registered nurses and the reasons for this shortage. The paper examines one journal article with supporting data. Potential solutions are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Data Collection Questions from Week Four »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper answering four questions about research design, data collection, descriptive statistics and ethical considerations for an impending nursing utilization study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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Impact of Professional Environment on Nursing Knowledge »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the parameters of what is evolved in a hospital achieving Magnet status, with a focus on how this impacts the integration of theory and research data into clinical nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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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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Patient Harassment of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. The incidence of patient harassment against nurses and other health care providers is much higher than most people probably think. This paper discusses the kinds of harassment and abuse many nurses and other health care providers experience. Reports from Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom are included. Data included. Bibliography lists ...

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Assessing Research »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at a qualitative research article which examines the challenges face by caregivers of patient with dementia in terms of safety in the home. The research is assessed, looking at the approach, methodology and data analysis to consider overall robustness and potentially acceptability of the research results. The bibliography cites 7 ...

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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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An Article on Nursing Education Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page article analysis that critiques a study performed by Aiken, et al (2003). The writer discusses the researchers' organization and presentation of their study, its significance, methodology and data, concluding that this is study was well conducted and significant. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Depression, Pain, and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that incorporates and introduction, problem statement, purpose of study, literature review, independent and dependent variables, hypothesis and implications for nursing. The paper identifies the two types of RSD, describes and explains what reflex sympathetic dystrophy is, its incidence, some of the causes and the effects and the correlation between chronic pain ...

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