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Implementation of Standard Procedures by a Head Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the complexities of situations with regard to a head nurse’s administration of standard hospital procedures, including making exceptions to such customary procedures such as visitation, children, etc.; contending with frequent complaints from the same nurse; and the separation of reasonable and unreasonable procedural requests. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Nursing Homes and Safety Programs »

Number of Pages: 28

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out ...

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Nursing's Hermeneutic Phenomenology Method of Inquiry »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page paper discussing the value of the hermeneutic phenomenological method of inquiry in nursing. All researchers need to take great care in designing, conducting and evaluating their investigations, particularly when using the hermeneutic phenomenological method of inquiry. Any research effort undertaken in this method may be suspect in the view of ...

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Nursing Method of Adaptation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the nursing method of adaptation. This method is discussed form many different aspects considering that it is a method that can be implemented in many different ways. A thorough description is given, as well as its relevancy to different aspects inherent in the health and nursing field. ...

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Ethical Views on Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the issue of the ethics of euthanasia within a nursing context. The paper presents philosophical argument, but one author notes that those nurses unable to come to terms with agreed-on procedures should disqualify themselves from cases employing those procedures. Whereas the physician of record has the privilege of and ability to ...

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Developing a Plan for Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper choosing teaching methods for a class to be titled "How to Deal with Negative Co-Workers." The learner group consists of nurse managers comprised of young adulthood (18-40 years) and middle adulthood (40-65 years) nurses. The paper lists role playing, group discussion and lecture as the methods that will be ...

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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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Example Case, Application of Critical Thinking, EBP »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper describes a case study conducted by Lunney (2010) that demonstrates the applicability of critical thinking skills to the nursing diagnosis process, concluding that this utilization provides the ideal opportunity to employ evidence based practice (EBP) procedure. Bibliography lists only this source.

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Nurses' Gossip Research Article Assessment »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper revues the research methods adopted by a paper on the role of gossip in the socialisation of nurses. The ethical, moral and practical implications are considered and the relevance of the results with regard to the methods used are discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Reduction of Infection Spread and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

( 10pp). Nursing preventative care involves reducing the spread of infection in medical settings through appropriate and through hand washing, selection of appropriate gloves, and adherence to safety conditions regarding sharps. This discussion will examine those techniques and procedures. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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Review of "Outcomes of Therapeutic Massage for Hospitalized Cancer Patients" »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper critiquing a study of nurses' use of therapeutic massage. The subject matter of the study is not as important to this paper as is the analysis of procedures and tools. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Music as a Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper offers a brief literature review, which summarizes and compares five nursing studies that addressed the use of music in regards to reducing anxiety and/or pain associated with medical procedures. Bibliography lists 5 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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Circulating Nurse Surgery Case Study »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summary of a case study offered by Macapagal (2004). This case study follows a surgical patient from pre-op through recovery and focuses on the responsibilities of the circulating nurse. This case study demonstrates the need for the nurse to act as an advocate for the patient, even when it means a delay ...

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Aveyard/Believing and Doubting »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summation and analysis of a qualitative study that investigated the manner in which a study sample of nurses reported how they typically conducted obtaining patient consent for care procedures. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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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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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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Nursing Applications and the Ethics of Stem Cell Research »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of stem cell research as it applies to nursing. This paper provides an overview of the controversy surrounding stem cell research then justifies the process under John Stewart Mill’s utilitarian theory. A review of the advances which have been made is provided as is an overview of current and ...

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Nurse Education Trends »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that addresses two issues that have to do with nursing education. The first issue is a description of several instructional methods that can be used. The second issue discusses what influences nurse education. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the professional setting and the role of the nurse leader, and presents some ideas about what a student must aspire to in order to be an effective nurse leader. This paper also incorporates a view of the theory of leadership method and demonstrates how a student ...

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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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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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Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. This essay discusses some of the practices nurse educators use and how they impact students and the nurse educator. A sample is computerized patient simulators or the COPA method, both of which are explained. The essay also provides a literature review that focuses on the practices identified and finally, discusses trends ...

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Action Research and Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper draws on a study conducted by Pamela A. Kulbok and her colleagues (2013) address that describes public health nursing (PHN) roles and how action research methods aided in achieving their project's goals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Health Care - Studies on Governance »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of elements of health care administration. This report is based on Naish's article Natural Born Leader, published in the December 1997 Nursing Times, whichh outlines the issue of leadership in health care environments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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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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Pain Management and Music Therapy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines literature pertaining music therapy as a method for pain management. The writer reviews the literature and offers suggestions for implementation of music therapy into clinical nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Practice Improvement and Qualitative Research's Importance »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the concept that qualitative research is more valuable than quantitative research for improving nursing practice. Quantitative research involving large scale surveys and methods of accumulating cost and performance data in the annual process of health care management is traditionally the most widely used research method and provides for ...

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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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Improving Human Resources in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper presents a hypothetical case study of a hospital with a very high turnover of ICU registered nurses and an HR department that needs to be upgraded. The paper provides the background on the hospital, the organizational behavior problem, i.e., high turnover and old recruiting methods, the causes of the problems, ...

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Qualitative versus Quantitative Approaches to Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that argues that qualitative research is better suited to nursing research than quantitative. The writer defines and discusses both methodologies and presents arguments favoring qualitative methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Instructional Approaches Assessed »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing lecture and group discussion teaching formats for additional nurse training in education of diabetic patients. The paper provides advantages, disadvantages and evaluation options for each method. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Liability in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the increased liability risks for nurses in today's health care. The writer argues that a principal method for reducing liability is through the process of incident reporting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Reduction of Elderly Depression Through Reminiscence Therapy Intervention »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing a method of reducing depression among older individuals through encouraging them to revisit the past and conduct a life review. The concept of reminiscence therapy seems rather simplistic, but its simplicity may be one factor that makes it so effective. Research and observation both conclude that reminiscing effects ...

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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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Community Nursing Program Marketing Plan »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper on recruiting student volunteers to work with homeless children at a homeless shelter. The writer describes the methods proposed to recruit volunteers along with unique innovations to motivate students. Techniques for assessment of the program are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Student Instruction, Lecture Method or Computer Assisted Learning »

Number of Pages: 40

A 40 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements of both lecture methods and computer assisted learning and then supports the contention that computer assisted learning provides a more applicable educational process for instructing nursing students. Bibliography lists 75 sources.

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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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Nursing Home Autonomy and Concept Development »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the benefits of greater patient autonomy in the nursing home setting and methods of achieving it. Almost any measure that can improve nursing home residents’ quality of life can make positive contribution to creating and sustaining autonomy. Maintaining increased autonomy as a goal can improve the experiences of ...

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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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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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Interpretation of the 1967 Abortion Act and the 1981 Case of Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom v. DHSS »

Number of Pages: 6

Judges are often in the position where they have to interpret the law and what a statue means. This 6 page paper considers how this is undertaken in English law, such as the literal rule and the golden rule. These are then applied the different methods of interpretation to this well known case looking at ...

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Leadership and Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at a case study in nursing to evaluate methods of nurse management. Leadership theory is included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Research Critique »

Number of Pages: 7

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a research article in the field of nursing. This paper relates the major points of a quantitative research article, including the nature of the variables, the methods used, and the outcomes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Community Nursing Program Marketing Plan II »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 pager on recruiting women from an inner-city homeless shelter to attend S.T.D. workshops. The writer describes the methods proposed to recruit them as well as how to evaluate whether or not these are successful. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Various methods of pain management »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the barriers that hinder effective pain management from a nursing perspective. In hospital setting, the role that nurses play in creating effective plans for pain management is substantial. A variety of different methods for pain management have been recognized, including the use of pharmacological elements, ...

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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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