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Nursing and the Interaction Between Theory, Research, and Practice »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the interaction of theory, practice and research in nursing. The practical aspect of nursing can be viewed as that point of overlap of three intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the circles of the diagram being theory, practice and research. Each of the entities exists separately and ...

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Post Miscarriage and the Interaction Between Medical Staff and Patient »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page discussion of the measures which can be implemented to ensure that patients suffering from miscarriages, or the threat of miscarriage, are not further emotionally impacted from innocent statements about their pregnancy from inadequately informed medical personnel. Reviews nursing theory which would be useful in developing policies to prevent such incidents from ...

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Carol Wells Federman's Article 'Awakening the Nurse Healer Within' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the article by Carol Wells-Federman. The author presents solid reasons that the mainstream nurse need not view the holistic approach as something totally foreign or irreconcilable to the training received in order to gain the privilege of practicing nursing. In fact, she maintains that the standard approach to ...

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Nursing Issues in the 21st Century »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. As nursing has moved forward into the twenty-first century, has the industry earned any more respect and admiration than it had over one hundred years ago? Indeed, it can readily be argued that men continue to hold both superiority and power within today's medical community, inasmuch as nurses' responsibilities include ...

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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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Three Articles on Issues Involving High Acuity Nursing Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing a variety of issues related to high-acuity nursing. High-acuity nursing is that branch of acute nursing in which patients have various conditions that require close and often intense attention. It is more intensive and far more costly than other types of care, and it generally is reserved for ...

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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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Rosemarie Parse's 'Human Becoming' Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the "human becoming" theoretical model for nursing developed by Rosemarie Parse. The writer examines this concept as part of the simultaneity paradigm of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Role of Duties in the Burnout Problem of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. There exists an inherent connection between those who enter the nursing field and their desire to help others. They discover that the best way to make a difference in someone's life is to be there in their most desperate of times. This is why nursing is such a ...

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Value of Mentoring in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the value of mentoring in nursing. Mentoring is a nursing practice that is simultaneously informal and prescribed in the organization supporting it. In those organizations most devoted to improvement in all areas of operation, mentoring can be a valuable tool in improving patient outcome while enhancing efforts to ...

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Malpractice and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the growing trend toward naming nurses in malpractice claims, reviewing current literature on the subject and making recommendations for the future. It is a common view that greater numbers can be attracted with higher salaries, and that appears to be true to a point. Beyond that point, however, ...

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Reform and Ethics As They Relate to Nursing Home Care »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. Discusses at length the health care reforms and ethics as pertaining to nursing homes. Whenever nursing home care is an issue, people take notice. It is possible that with Medicaid dollars decreasing that the nursing home industry will fight increases in the amount of state regulation required in maintaining ...

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Empowerment and Case Management in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the concept of empowerment in nursing and describes and explains the practice of case management and how the two are linked. While there are a number of different case management models, they all have specific elements in common. Case management falls under the general umbrella of patient-focused care and has ...

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Nursing Personal Values' Development »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the development of personal values within the context of the nursing profession. The writer emphasizes the value of caring as the core value in nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Theory and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores this question. Basically, the writer argues that nursing does need theory, but the research also explores why some nurses differ from this view. Both sides of the debate are presented. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Pain Management and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses pain and nursing practice, nurses and pain assessment, intervening to promote optimal pain relief and developmental issues and pain management. No bibliography.

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Causes and Symptoms of Burnout in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses nursing burnout. The writer first discusses the causes and symptoms of nursing burnout and then possible remedies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Studies in Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper reviewing two studies focusing on management style in nursing. Autocracy has no place among nurses at any level, particularly in levels of senior management. As the entire health care industry continues to grow and evolve, appropriate leadership style is critical to the overall success of departments and organizations. ...

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Cancer Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page overview of nursing care in regards to cancer patients. The writer defines pertinent terms and then discusses nursing care in regards to chemotherapy and radiation therapy and also palliative care and care for grieving families. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Role of Culture/Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer investigates the significance of cultural competence from a nursing perspective while also offering suggests on this topic from the viewpoint offered by a transcultural assessment conducted by the student researching this topic, which examines personal beliefs and how these can affect nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 ...

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Nursing and the Value of Honesty »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the importance of honesty as a value in nursing. Using the example of informed consent, the author demonstrates that honesty is a particularly important value in meeting up to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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A Graduate School Admission Essay in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an example of one person's graduate essay in nursing, and provides a view of why this person wanted to become a nurse practitioner. There are no sources cited.

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Withholding Treatment and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper on a nurse's experiences withdrawing nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients. The writer details her experiences with such patients and the ethical and emotional issues involved. Ethical arguments are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources from nursing journals.

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Nursing Career Development »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the steps which are necessary to develop a nursing career. This paper proceeds from the basic requirement of obtaining nursing certification to the more advanced requirements of higher degrees and specialized training. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nurses Job Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper. This essay reports studies that reveal the shortage of nurses and future projections and studies that discuss and report conclusions on the level of job satisfaction among registered nurses in hospitals. One of the issues discussed is moral distress. Other issues include the high patient ratio and satisfaction levels related to ...

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Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/State of CA »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discuses this nursing specialty within the context of practice under California law and specifically on the topic of nurse prescribing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Cultural diversity, End-of-Life Issues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper that in which the writer uses tutorial language to offer advice to a student on how to report on her teaching experience as a nurse educator focusing on pain assessment as an end-of-life issue and on cultural diversity in nursing practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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'Angel of the Battlefield' Clara Barton »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, Civil War nurse, activist, suffragist, organizer, and founder of the American Red Cross. Barton’s commitment to the people she cared for and her understanding that nursing care extended far beyond the hospital or the battlefield. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ...

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Information on a Quantitative Research Article »

Number of Pages: 2

This 2 page paper provide an overview of some of the basic structures of the article entitled "Nursing Staffing and Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes: Weight Loss and Dehydration," by M. Dyck (2007). Bibliography lists 1 source.

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An Interview with a Nurse Manager »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an interview with a nurse manager and considers the implications of her thoughts in relation to both quality and direct care nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurses Using Evidenced-Based Practices »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses why research is important to nurses and why nurses need to conduct research studies. The writer also comments on the role of the BSN in research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Maslow And Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that begins with an introduction to Maslow's hierarchy and then briefly explains each of the levels in the hierarchy. The writer then discusses the implications of the theory to nursing, emphasizing the need for nurses to remember what level most of their patients are on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing research/WICHE, CURN and Stetler »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 pages paper that briefly examines the impact of WICHE and CURN on utilization of nursing research and then discusses Stetler's model of nursing research utilization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Theory Research and Practice »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory and the impacts. This paper relates some of the central theorists and theories impacting nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 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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Causes, Solutions and Student Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper the addresses the nursing shortage. This overview looks at the shortage from three perspectives: its causes, its possible solutions and its impact on today's student nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Schools of Philosophy as Used in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines 5 school of philosophical thought, which serve to inform the methodology and thinking nurse researchers. This discussion offers a brief overview of five philosophical perspectives, which culminates in a comparison of these viewpoints. The philosophical views addressed are: logical positivism, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, paradigmatics, and phenomenology. The information presented ...

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Student Interest in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page exploration of why more and more students are becoming interested in nursing. Written as a tutorial admissions essay, this paper emphasizes the attraction of the diversity of nursing duties and the growing recognition in the field of the importance of such factors as touch and caring in improving patient welfare. ...

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How Health is Defined by 2 Theories of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that investigates and discusses two different nursing theories, how they define health, and how this definition of health impacts nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Lateral Violence in a Nursing Workforce »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discussed the problem of lateral violence between nurses, that is, negative relationships and behaviors expressed between staff nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Bottle Feeding »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which examines many aspects of bottle feeding from the perspective of teaching on the part of a nurse, nurse practitioner, or midwife. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Article Critique/Learning Style Preferences »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that summarizes and analyzes Rassool and Rawaf's 2007 study "Learning style preferences of undergraduate nursing students." This critique argues that while the authors reveal information that has the potential to aid nurse educators in accomplishing their instructional goals, the limitations that the authors discuss in terms of the reliability and ...

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Article Critique/Learning to Nurse Children »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page article critique which summarizes and analyzes a study conducted by Coetzee (2004) entitled "Learning to nurse children: towards a model for nursing students." The writer discusses each section of the study and compares it to other literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Coping with Being Understaffed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that first presents a nursing management scenario that hinges on a rural hospital being understaffed. This examination of literature utilizes the Six Sigma approach to problem solving in order to provide an answer to this nursing management scenario. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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ER Application of the Self Care Deficit Theory Developed by Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page discussion of the applicability of Orem’s theory to the emergency room environment. The author of this paper asserts that in the fast-paced environment of the emergency room it is easy to forget that nursing, as a necessity, must address both patient and the health care system. Emergency nursing methodologies, to ...

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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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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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Burnout »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that defines and summarize research pertaining to burnout in general and not just within the nursing field. The writer argues that examination of the research and theory pertaining to stress and burnout, leads to a more comprehensive understanding of this topic, and can aid in formulation of strategies that ...

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Healthcare Solutions From Clinical Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper examines how solution to problems in nursing practice may be found with the use of reflection and shows this in operation with the use of tools such as Gibb’s reflective cycle and other nursing model tools. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

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Overview of Critical Care Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that gives a comprehensive overview of the role of the critical care nurse practitioner within the realm of critical care nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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