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Human Charing and the Theory of Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human caring. This nursing theory verbalizes some of those highest ideals of the ways that human beings should treat each other. It assumes technical strength on the part of the nurse, and a true desire to serve others. In the process, the theory also ...

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Transcultural Approaches and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the need for transcultural nursing approaches within a holistic nursing model. This paper reflects upon the impacts of transcultural approaches and relates the premises of theorists like Watson, who make distinct links between the healing process and the way in which nurses and patients relate. Bibliography lists 6 ...

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Cuckoo's Nest and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the Academy Award-winning film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, directed by Milos Forman for United Artists) is based on a novel by Ken Kesey (published in 1962) which represents one of the most negative and sinister portrayals of nursing in all of cinema, as Nurse Ratched ...

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Turnover Rates of Nursing Staff »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the problem of nursing staff turnover rates and considers the reasons why there are problems with staff retention in the nursing profession. This paper provides an overview of the problem, a brief overview of the topic and assesses the relevance of the problem for nursing professional ...

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Hand Washing and the Care of Patients »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the importance of hand washing in nursing. Primarily based on a study of nurses' hand washing practices, the problem is important for nursing study because (1) it is so pervasive, and (2) returning to basics – hand washing, surface disinfecting and other measures – has been found to be ...

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Nurses and Workplace Situations »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page outline of a number of different situations a nurse can encounter in the workplace. Relates examples of both ethical and cultural dilemmas which can have a direct impact on the nurse/patient relationship and consequently on the healing process. Emphasizes that professional ethics, knowledge, and a fluidity in approach are prerequisites of ...

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Nursing and Image »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the image of nursing and how this image should change. Examination of the literature on this topic suggests that the key to recruiting and retaining nurses, of both genders, is to reconcile the various images of nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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A Nursing Analysis of 'A Study of Practicing Nurses Perceptions and Experiences of Intimacy within the Nurse-Patient Relationship' »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses research conducted regarding the nursing perspective of patient-nurse intimacy. The research is considered within specific guidelines relating to how qualitative research is best analyzed. By following such a process, an individual nurse has a greater opportunity to review for her/himself information presented in research journals and publications. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Comparing Nursing Definitions of Virginia Henderson and Florence Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 6

A 7 page research paper that examines how Florence Nightingale (the nineteenth century founder of modern nursing) defined nursing as a discipline and how it was defined by twentieth century nursing theorist Virginia Henderson. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Nursing Profession and the Applicability of Motivational Theories »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the relevance of various motivational theories to nursing. Explores the theories of Albert Bandura, W. Edwards Deming,and Douglas McGregor, representing both the field of psychology and industry, in particular. Asserts that while some of these theories are directly applicable to nursing, other are not. Emphasizes that the ...

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of existing studies of the use of nurse practitioners in providing services for particular patient populations, including pediatric populations. This paper compares the use of nurse practitioners in comparison to other health care providers, and assesses the implications of the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner in ...

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Community Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that answers questions on community nursing, such as community nursing and evidence-based nursing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Profession and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper which studies how the managed care revolution has affected the nursing profession. The writer provides an industry and economic definition of managed care, its advantages and disadvantages, and relationship to nursing. The writer also provides solutions caused by the effects of managed care on the nursing ...

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Contemporary Applications of the Deliberative Nursing Theory of Jean Orlando »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the theory of deliberative nursing, a theory first formulated in the late 1950s but with applications into present day nursing. This paper discusses the applicability of Orlando’s theory to modern nursing using the example of medical intervention in cases of domestic violence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and the Structural Functionalist Sociological Model »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper evaluates how this sociological model can help nurses perform better. It looks at the theory based upon a model found in Chinn & Kramer's Theory of Nursing. Various elements of the theory are discussed inclusive of its importance and applicability to nursing. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

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RN v. BSN and Nursing Trends in Education »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the importance of advanced education in the nursing profession. Reviews the changes which have occurred in the health care environment which necessitate advanced education. Highly recommends the Bachelor of Science in nursing as a means of meeting the challenges of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing, Cultural Understanding, and the Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory of Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the need for and value of diversity in healthcare, specifically in the hospital setting among nurses using Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory as a guide. Leininger's theory should be useful in efforts to increase diversity within the nursing staff as well enhancing nurses' and patients' understanding ...

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Nursing Values and Beliefs Defined »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. The common denominator among nurses may be an overwhelming compassion toward helping mankind, however, there is considerably more to the wide-ranging aspect of nursing than merely administering medicine; in fact, the myriad components that ultimately comprise the vast application of nursing delve into issues of metaphysics, the mind/body connection and ...

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Interdisciplinary Management Factors, Training, and Nursing Competency »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page discussion of the varied factors which enter into nursing competency. Suggests that while the degree of training a nurse has is directly related to competence, so too are managerial factors. Identifies interdisciplinary managerial factors such as quality assurance programs and the establishment of clinical pathways as being significant to nursing competence as ...

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Leadership, Management Experience in 2 Nursing Environments »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper in which the writer offers tutorial advice and specific examples drawn from nursing literature in order to help a student discuss leadership/management in terms of being a charge nurse on a psychiatric unit and as an independent dialysis nurse. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Research Evaluation on Nursing Home Costs of Utilizing MDS/PPS RUG III Systems »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the validity and scientific merit of two studies of nursing home population samples in advance of conducting a larger study that will develop and test an innovation in long term care. That innovation will consist of creating alliances between nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide the latter ...

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Nursing Theory Practical Integration »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper discussing reflections of a nurse working in bone marrow transplant. The paper discusses the qualities that are unique to this department and to the patients within it, and relates several nursing theories to the area. Those of Neuman, King and Rogers are seen as being most applicable and useful ...

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Nursing Philosophy and Parse's Theory of Human Becoming »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that delineates nursing philosophy, first of all, by epistemology, ontology and ethics, and then examines how personal nursing philosophy can be informed by Parse's Theory of Human Becoming. The final section of proposes a personal viewpoint toward the epistemology of nursing research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing as an Art »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper argues that nursing is an art, and not a science. Although the paper acknowledges that science is a part of the nursing model, when given the task of choosing, it seems that nursing is more of an art than a science. Many examples are provided to support the conclusion. ...

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Nursing and Entrepreneurial Opportunities »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines entrepreneurial opportunities for nurses. The writer concentrates on nurse anesthetists and mental health nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Med/Surg Leader, An Interview »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper. Nursing leadership is acknowledged to be one of the most crucial factors in addressing the current and emerging needs of the healthcare system. This investigation explores issues related to nursing leadership, first of all, by summarizing literature that defines and discusses the way in which leadership models relate to concepts ...

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Article Analysis/Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page article analysis of a research study, Pravikoff, Tanner and Pierce (2005), that was designed to evaluate the knowledge, computer literacy skills and general readiness of American nurses to implement evidence-based nursing practice. The writer summarizes and evaluates each section of the study, concluding with an evaluation of the research's significance to nursing. ...

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Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2009 »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summation and discussion of the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing (RNSS) Act, which would require that hospitals develop "valid, reliable unit-by-unit staffing plans," which would be developed in coordination with input from the registered nurses (RNs) based in each unit and, therefore, designed to accommodate each "unit's unique characteristics and needs" (ANA, 2009). ...

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Families Should Decide Own Health Goals »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of the family health nurse's role, which focuses on the aspect of decision-making and who is the most qualified to establish health goals and make health-oriented decisions, the professional health practitioner or families themselves. This examination of literature indicates that the role of the family ...

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Study on Health Status and Participation Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper analyzing a study in nursing research published in a journal in 2004. The implications for nursing is that nurses should seek to reinforce patients’ decisions to initiate health behaviors at the outset, in an effort to call them back to the place where they applied critical thinking skills to arrive ...

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Application of Leadership Theory II »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing two verbal exchanges between a staff nurse and the director of nursing and fitting them to management theory. There are several leadership theories, most of which are most applicable to differing environments and situations. The purpose here is to examine two verbal exchanges with a nurse manager and ...

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Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at the arguments for and against unionisation in the nursing profession, taking into account the way in which the traditional role of the nurse has changed and the relationship of nurses to unskilled workers in the health industry and to administrators. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing Theory and Its Sub Specialties »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that explores the relationship between theory and nursing practice in regards to how nursing theories are demonstrated in nursing sub-specialty choices. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Psychiatric Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused ...

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Professional Nursing and Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory, related to the contextual view of the history of nursing theory. This paper relates the fact that in the the curative model, nurses provide assessments, act as integral members of healthcare teams, provide direct and indirect patient care, and address ...

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Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. ...

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Nursing Selection »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page guide for a nursing student who is asked three questions: what factors influenced your decision to choose nursing? What are your specific plans for the future; and What accommodations have you made in your life to prepare for a nursing program? The writer offers guidelines and suggestions for answering these questions. Bibliography ...

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Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau International »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper describing Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (STTI), the Honor Society for Nursing. Described by one author as the nurses’ equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa, STTI is an exclusive organization that holds to exacting qualifications and criteria. The paper includes information on the organization’s history, services it provides for members ...

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Nursing Leadership Examined »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that identifies an effective nurse leader; discusses several points of leadership theory as it applies to nursing; and ends with the writer comparing her own nursing leadership skills to those of the identified effective leader. The identified leader holds a vice president position and some differences can be attributed to ...

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Holistic Nursing and the Role of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

Jean Watson has played a major role in determining the link between nursing identity and holistic healing, and has supported the integration of a new vision of nursing process within the profession. This 5 page paper considers the role of Jean Watson in asserting a holistic model for nursing and then relates this vision ...

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Changing Image in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the image of nursing and how this image should change. Examination of the literature on this topic suggests that the key to recruiting and retaining nurses, of both genders, is to reconcile the various images of nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Pharmaceutical Sales and the Entrance of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing nurses in pharmaceutical sales, including reasons for making the change, education required and experience expected. Nurses can be highly successful in pharmaceutical sales. It can be difficult to gain access into the field, but those who can find the opportunity to continue the helping and caring that drew ...

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Floating RN Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the practice of "floating" RNs, that is, registered nurses who "float" from one department to another. Often RNs are requested to work in department with which they are unfamiliar. This practice has been detrimental to nursing moral because these floating RNs frequently feel unqualified to work outside ...

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Anxiety Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper outlines a concept analysis of anxiety. This paper recognizes that concept analysis not only provides insight into the impacts of a certain concept on the development of nursing protocols, but also promotes understanding of the application of a concept in the development of both nursing theory and nursing practice. Bibliography ...

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Should a Nurse Assist in the Suicide of a Suffering Patient »

Number of Pages: 5

This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering ...

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Home Care Setting Nurses Groups' Research Proposal »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. In this research proposal the student will be studying two different groups of nurses in the home care setting. One group will have had training in transcultural nursing and the other group will have had no training in transcultural nursing. Both groups will be compared in order to see which has a higher ...

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Theories of Peplau and Orem in Patient Assessment »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the need in medicine to assess patient needs and to address those needs with appropriately gauged nursing services. Discusses the variance of need in accordance with the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, especially Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory and Peplau's observations on the interaction between patient and ...

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Florence Nightingale's Work »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the work Florence Nightingale and its’ impact on nursing practice of today. Included in the paper is her work in the Crimean War and the subsequent work with William Farr, the early development of evidence based nursing, the use of statistics, the emphasis on hygiene and the changed role, ...

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Pain Management and Long Term Care Residents' Rights »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing traditional and newer approaches to pain management among the elderly, specifically those confined to nursing homes. The paper includes discussion of Neuman’s, Orem’s and King’s theories of nursing practice as they relate to the issue of pain management among nursing home residents. The use of pain-killing drugs is ...

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