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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 Manager, An Interview »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper offers a hypothetical interview with a nursing manager. The writer discusses the role of nursing and the nursing manager in health care delivery. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Leadership, A Reflective Essay »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page reflective essay that discusses nursing leadership and offers tutorial guidance to a nursing student regarding how to incorporate the student's nursing style, which is democratic. Transformational and pacesetting leadership are also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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Nurses and Opiate Addiction »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of addressing opiate addiction in the nursing population in managed care. This paper considers the specific problems and policies that have been adopted to address the issue of opiate addiction in this population, and relates specific protocols for addressing addiction in nurse and nurse practitioner populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. ...

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3 Nursing Theories as They Pertain to Geriatrics »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper examines the nursing theories of Florence Nightingale, Dorothea Orem and Jean Watson in order to discuss how they are applicable to nursing within a nursing home environment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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An OR Nurse Becomes Whistleblower »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reviews and reflects on Open Heart, a 2004 Canadian film about a nurse who becomes a whistleblower to protect pediatric patients. The essay recounts the nurse’s story and an outline of the movie. The reflection demonstrates how brave the nurse was and how she was able to bring ...

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Quality Assurance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the crucial role of nurse managers in relate to maintaining standards of quality care. The writer discusses how nursing management is a complicated balancing act that takes into consideration nursing staff needs and the requirements of hospital administration, while all the while keeping a focus on the most ...

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Nurse Manager Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of nurse manager duties and areas of responsibility, such as nurse empowerment, retention of staff, communication skills, management of generational issues and strategies that can be used to create an optimal, empowered nursing work environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurses Educating Other Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about studying to get a masters degree in nursing education. The author explains how a nurse may use their experience and knowledge to help benefit potential nursing students. There are four sources cited in this paper.

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Safety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the ramifications of the topic of nursing safety. The writer not only addresses this from the perspective of patient safety, but also from what a nurse needs to know about legal responsibility in today's health system where cost efficiency sometimes overshadows safety concerns. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Neuman Systems Model »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines this model. Nursing theorist Betty Neuman’s Systems Model Theory is one of the most widely utilized model of nursing being used today. This critique of Neuman’s model draws on literature in order to offer an extensive overview of its theoretical structure and its subsequent utility in regards ...

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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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Hypovolemic Shock and the Evolution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses hypovolemic shock, and why nurses are in an important position to deal with this condition. The paper also discusses the evolution of the role of the OR nurse briefly. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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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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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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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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Nursing and Men »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Nursing has historically been perceived as a female profession but this is an inaccurate perception. Prior to Florence Nightingale, males dominated this profession. This paper provides some statistics about the proportion of nurses who are males, beginning in the 1960s. There are more men entering nursing schools but the proportion ...

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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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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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Comfort Theory and Kolcaba »

Number of Pages: 7

For centuries, the depiction of a nurse in art is one of a person professionally dressed, but offering something of herself. That nurse is offering comfort, something decidedly outside of medical patient care, something beyond the auspices of physician and related solely to the nurse professional. “Comfort” is the idealized vision each person holds within ...

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Nursing and Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 15

Mentoring was founded in ancient Ithaca when Odysseus entrusted his son Telemachus to the care of Mentor. After a time, Mentor revealed himself to be Athena, the goddess of arts and history. A mentor is typically considered to be an older, wiser person who assumes some responsibility as a role model, motivator, companion ...

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Nursing Need to Delegate »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the need for RNs to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel. While unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) are available in a number of clinical environments, overworked and harried registered nurses (RNs) will frequently fail to take full advantage of the capabilities of UAPs by not delegating tasks. Buerhaus, et ...

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Levine's Conservation Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that investigates Levine's nursing theory. Nursing theory provides a cognitive framework that nurses can utilize in devising interventions that are comprehensive and oriented toward specific therapeutic goals. One such theory is the Conservation Theory formulated by Myra E. Levine in the late 1960s/early 70s. This theory conceptualizes human beings as ...

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Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the four metaparadigms of nursing in relation to the family nurse practitioner role. FNPs work with people of all age groups and their families, as they provide the necessary care and information for individuals to make informed decisions concerning their health and lifestyle choices. Across the country, nurse ...

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Overview of Family Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses this area of nursing. The World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe introduced the concept of the Family Health Nurse (FHN) in 1998 as a possible means for promoting and strengthening health among families (Macduff and West, 2005). It was proposed that this new type of nurse would make ...

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Nursing Theory, a Comparison »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing two nursing theories, one of which is broad, the other mid-range. Most models of nursing theory are careful to take into account the fact that the patient is more than only a body in dysfunction. These theories have originated with at least one individual’s background in patient care ...

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Values and Professionalism in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing development, preservation and advancement of nursing as a profession. Much of the focus of development of nursing over the past century has been on professionalism that has been based on theory and practice, while education, licensing and standards of care have addressed technical expertise requirements. Though true for ...

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Nursing and Autonomy »

Number of Pages: 9

The role of a nurse within the current structures of practice are such that a sense of empowerment and, or, autonomy is seldom manifested. The power structure rests primarily within the context of the health management organization, hospital management, and, or, physician's orders. Power and politics need to be translated into practice through ...

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Nursing Paradigm Concepts and Leininger's Theory »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the concepts of person, nursing, environment and health of the nursing paradigm, from the perspectives of personal conviction and Leininger’s theory. Certainly intercultural nursing can be accomplished using other theories, but Leininger’s is the most complete culturally. Cultural awareness can be expected only to gain in importance in ...

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Practice Scope and Nursing Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 3

: A 3 page research paper that includes a 1 page introductory business letter to the nursing program manager who requested the research. This report pertains the topic of nursing professionalism and how this is influenced by the scope of practice. The topics covered pertain to nursing professionalism, as evidenced in activity of nursing ...

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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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Nursing Management Change Theory »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing implementing changes that can assist in integrating theory into practice. Theory-based nursing practice is the focus of much current nursing research and practice, but established, experienced nurses may be less familiar with theory than are new graduates. It is common practice for older nurses to mentor newer ones; ...

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Nursing and Employment Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper addressing the problem of stress and job satisfaction in the nursing profession. The paper includes a literature review and a proposed intervention that ultimately is taken over by the nurses themselves. A facilitator initiates the intervention and conducts a two-hour training overview, but then the nurses themselves meet later ...

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Confidentiality Issues and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing an ethical dilemma faced by nurses in an emergency department. A man has made another appearance there because he failed to take his anticonvulsive medication and had a seizure at a movie theatre. The ethical dilemma is that the nurses know that the man drives regularly and that ...

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Nursing Theory and Self Agency »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. One of the basic principles of nursing is that intervention should aid the client/patient in obtaining the goal of self-agency or self-care. Nurses, in other words, do not seek simply to aid patients during a period of illness or injury, but to help them in reestablishing their ability to care ...

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Group Process/Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses group psychology in relation to nursing management. The tasks and objectives associated with nursing and nursing management can be understood in terms of the broader context of group roles and group process as outlined by what is known concerning leadership and group psychology. When a task is delegated ...

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Nursing and Global Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines how nursing is changing to meet the new demands of the twenty-first century. With the advent of global marketing and the revolution in telecommunications, the world has suddenly become a much smaller and much more interrelated place. All aspects of society are under reconstruction to fit the ...

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Nursing Empowerment »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing empowerment in nursing. True empowerment can enable nurses to provide much needed help and innovative thought to the field of health. A discussion of the basics of empowerment is detailed as it applies to the complicated industry of nursing, illustrating that it is a reality that requires participation by all individuals involved ...

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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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EBP for Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper responds to a question on EBP or evidence-based practice in nursing. There are two sources utilized

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AIDS Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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British Nursing Advocacy and Law »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines advocacy in mental health nursing in the UK. The writer critically analyzes advocacy in relation to a specific scenario and discusses the legal and ethical ramifications as they pertain to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Profession of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses, first of all, how nursing fits the definition of a profession, but then goes on to discuss why nursing is often not perceived as fully professional by the public and offers suggestions for overcoming this problem. Bibliography lists 5 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 Homes and Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many times, abuse of the elderly is fraught at the hands of overstressed nursing home staffs that have too much work in a facility that does not have enough employees to get the work done. This is no excuse for abuse of the elderly; it is just an unfortunate fact in ...

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Community Health and the Nursing Care Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the caring nursing theory of Jean Watson. The theory is first discussed and then the writer offers a literature review that shows how it is applicable to community health nursing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing and Teaching Patients »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper considers how a nurse can become a teacher to patients, how this may be undertaken and the different considerations for the nurse to perform this task. The paper uses an example of a patient dying of cancer who needs to stop smoking and accept the nature of their condition. Issues discussed ...

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