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Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing ...

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Nursing Shortage in Canada »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the shortage of nurses in Canada and the factors that affect this situation. This literature review examines the Canadian nursing shortage from various analytical perspectives and then offers strategies for possible solutions to this major health care problem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Virginia Henderson's Nursing Theory of Independence »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the nursing theory of independence, developed by renowned nursing scholar Virginia Henderson. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Vocabulary »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that answers specific questions about nursing terminology. The writer discusses phenomenon and concept; conceptual framework and theory and how the metaparadigms of nursing are applied to theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Bioterrorism and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses how the threat of bioterrorism affects the future of nursing. The writer discusses the need for greater emergency preparedness and also how this threat will affect nursing curricula. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Addressing the Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the many problems inherent in the current nursing shortage. The author evaluates various legislative suggestions to alleviate that shortage. House Resolution 5924, a bill calling for increased caps for Visas for foreign nurses, is dismissed as a less than workable possibility. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Hospital Environments and the Skills Necessary for Effective Leadership in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the skills needed for nurses to be effective in the modern healthcare enviornment. In particular, this paper integrates a view of leadership skills and their role in shaping the focus for nurses, particularly in the hospital setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Education and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of nursing education and its significance for nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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General Medical Services Contract, National Health Service, and Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the role of the practice nurse, defining they do and how this has changed from the past. The paper then considers how the role of the practice nurse is likely to change following the introduction of the General Medical Services contract that came into effect in the NHS in ...

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Nursing's Philosophical Issues »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper delves into ethical issues in medical science. Several aspects of nursing care are discussed inclusive of the DNR order and medication errors. Several ideologies are included and discussed as they relate to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Concerns at Large Hospital System »

Number of Pages: 6

The focus of this 6 page paper is a list of problems at Sutter Health in California. Nurses had identified patient safety issues that included high patient:nurse ratios. They finally went out on strike more than once. This essay identifies the problems and the steps taken and reports what three other hospitals did to resolve ...

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Nursing and Ethical Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing whether it is possible to teach ethics and ethical values in nursing. The answer is a resounding yes, of course. In support of that position, the paper discusses the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls. While Kant and Mill (the categorical imperative and “the greater good”) provide ...

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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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Should A Nursing Manager Quit? »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses a scenario that proposes that a nursing manager is considering leaving her job due to stress. The writer discusses an ethical decision making model in detail, relating it to current literature that describes the nursing shortage and hospital working conditions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Advocacy and Caring in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. There is a link between a patient's level of satisfaction with hospital services and the patient's perceived level of caring from the nurse. This essay supports this premise by reporting studies that have made this conclusion. The underlying principles of the therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient are reported. The writer ...

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ER Television Series and the Nursing Image it Presents »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page television show review that discusses the manner in which the hospital drama ER portrays the profession of nursing. The writer argues that while this show at least tries to show nurses as professionals with skill and knowledge, the huge focus of the producers on physicians gives a distorted view of both professions. ...

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Nursing and the Theory of Interpersonal Relations by Hildegard Peplau »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that discusses, describes and evaluates Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Relations Theory of nursing. The writer discusses concepts, applications and utility to nursing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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Carper's 4 Knowledge Types and Nursing Evaluation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the importance of the evaluation process. The author contends that this process should encompass much more than strictly clinical results. Examples are presented from Carper’s (1978) classic “Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing” delineating the four types of nursing knowledge which are critical to the evaluation process: ...

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Personal Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper/essay offers suggestions to a nursing student on how to go about describing the student's personal nursing philosophy, which draws upon Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing, Pregnancy, and Use of Cocaine »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance and role of nurses during pregnancy, especially in at-risk populations, like women who use cocaine during their pregnancy. This paper outlines an introduction and review of literature for a research study on nurses and their role in assisting pregnant women who use drugs. Bibliography lists ...

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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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Nursing Home Industry Employee Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that provides a concise view of the issues related to determinations of incapacitated states and incompetence for employees in the nursing home industry. Considers issues like licensing and structural components of existing nursing home facilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Relationship Between Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8-page paper covers the relationship between advanced practice nurses (also known as nurse practitioners) and physicians. The relationship between these two has always been difficult. The paper examines the history of this relationship, why it has been so difficult and what some hospitals are doing to solve the problem. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Attitudes of Social Workers and Nurses About Working with Alcoholic Clients »

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 ...

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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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Virginia Henderson »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life and work of nursing theorist and educator Virginia Henderson. The writer includes brief biographical detail, but concentrates on discussing Henderson's contributions to nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Supreme Court Ruling on Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F. »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing this case in which the Supreme Court ruled that a ventilator-dependent student should be attended by a school-provided nurse for the entire time the student is at school. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires school districts to provide related services but not direct medical services aside from those required for disability ...

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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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Social Work and Nursing Similarities »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page contention that there are many similarities between these two disciplines. Borrowing from the social work theory that life plays out as though on a stage, the author concludes that all that has to be changed to allow nursing to fit into this theory is to costume the actors in nursing uniforms, disguise ...

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Pregnancy, Drug Use, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that addresses how nurses and nursing practice can have a positive impact on the pregnancies of substance-addicted mothers and their offspring. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing and Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at definitions of the term nursing. Critical thinking in nursing is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Profession and a Self Esteem Model Proposal »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page proposition for a self-esteem assessment tool for the nursing profession. The writer extrapolates a definition of self-esteem for the nursing profession and based upon reviewed literature and Mosby's definition, then generates a testing model from the definition. The writer then compares the model in terms of contrary, related and borderline ...

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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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Complaints and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7.5 page paper outlines the common complaints that nurses have with patients and also details the complaints that patients have about nurses. Possible solutions are offered to the problem of verbal and physical abuse. Basic patient psychology and underlying factors presented. Bibliography lists 7 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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Literature Review on Unlicensed Personnel Management of Certified Nursing Assistants »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper examines how Certified Nursing Assistants are managed as unlicensed personnel. A Literature Review analyzes recent studies and findings relevant to management in this specific health care environment. Conflicts and solutions are presented, focusing on the role and viewpoint of the registered nurses, as they are most often assigned ...

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Shared Governance and Collective Bargaining Issues in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The fundamental reason for incorporating collective bargaining and shared governance within the nursing environment is so decision making becomes a more mutual outcome where nurses have greater contribution toward daily undertakings and management readily facilitates this input. Examining the political, legal, ethical and social issues of this relatively new ...

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Definitions of Nursing Meta-paradigms »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers definitions of the nursing concepts health, environment, person and nursing, and also caring. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Spiritual Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature critique, which examines the topic of spirituality and nursing and how this area of nursing endeavors to fulfill the needs of pediatric patients. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Forensic Mental Health Setting and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages. Within the field of forensic mental health there are many different approaches used to educate the nursing staff. These approaches focus on developing awareness, skill and competence in intercultural care. This paper describes programs used in the education of nurses that are involved in patient care in the field of ...

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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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Med-Surge Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper/essay that offers a nursing a template for discussing his/her career as a medical/surgical nurse. The writer first discusses the parameters of practice and then offers suggestions for how to critique practice. Tutorial language is used throughout this discussion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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Suggestions for a Psychiatric Practicum »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student concerning how to formulate a nursing practicum for a nurse educator within the framework of a psychiatric hospital. The writer focuses on the subject of grief and bereavement counseling for various age groups of clients. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Caring & Personal Reflection »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper. This essay is an expansion of PGwtsnr.RTF. The last pages of this essay reports a case study, demonstrating which of Watson's clinical caritas processes are applied during the interaction between nurse and patient. It also includes the writer's reflection on the processes and what the nurse must do to continue ...

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Objectives Regarding Professional Development as a Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing a nurse’s plans to finish her current MSN course of study and to gain a PhD in preparation for a career as a nurse educator. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Study Proposal/Will Placing an NP in EDs Help Overcrowding? »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research proposal that outlines the design for am empirical investigation into the use of nurse practitioners in emergency departments within an American setting. While there is a great research in other countries on this topic, the extensive literature review shows that studies in American settings are lacking on this aspect of ...

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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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African American Teenagers and Incidence of HIV »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that focuses on HIV infection among African American adolescents as a public health threat. In exploring the ramifications of this public health issue, this examination explores HIV transmission using the epidemiologic triad model. This information is then viewed from the standpoint of nursing theory, specifically Parse's theory of human becoming, ...

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