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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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Nurse Practitioner Profession and Risks of Musculoskeletal Injuries »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at the risk of back, and other musculoskeletal, injuries in the health care setting. Risks of such injuries to the nurse practitioner in a primary care setting are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Research Proposal on SNFs and the RN Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating two nursing studies. The proposal under consideration is to implement a primary nurse organizational structure in the skilled nursing facility (SNF). The two studies examined here indicate that patients fare better with greater direct care by RNs and that RNs are less likely to leave their profession when ...

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Issues of Reimbursement and Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper exploring the issues surrounding nurse practitioners and why they are not more available to patients. Despite their advanced training and certification in different specialties, few HMOs offer their services as an alternative to physicians as primary care providers. The issues are both budgetary in their favor and political in their ...

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Nursing Homes and Ethical Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. In today's world of nursing home care, the level of abuse and neglect has reached an all-time high. The commonality of such unacceptable treatment has called for myriad legal intervention as a means by which to re-evaluate health reform; however, such inhumane activity continues in spite of these measures. ...

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Nursing Course Evaluation »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay offers a student a hypothetical response to questions asking the student to describe the student's personal reactions to nursing course content. Topics pertain to interdisciplinary collaboration, primary care and prevention and ethics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Standards of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines and critiques available guidelines for critical care nursing. An abbreviated version of the standards of the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses is discussed, but also an extensive set of guidelines formulated for pediatric intensive care units is also evaluated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Otitis Media »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that address this topic. A baby or toddler screams and a parent notices that the child is tugging or batting at his ear. More than likely, the pain is caused by an ear infection, which is one of the most common childhood diseases. The following examination of this topic looks ...

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Elderly Care in a Nursing Home v. At Home »

Number of Pages: 7

An 7 page overview of health care options for the elderly. Evaluates the need for long-term care and the factors which went into creating this need and identifies home health care as being advantageous in many respects over health care provided in residential nursing homes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing and Integrated Clinical Pathways »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses what an “integrated clinical pathway” is and the purposes associated with it Simply enough, a clinical pathway is precisely what the name suggests . . . a path to follow. It serves as a multi-disciplinary guideline in relationship to the treatment, prognosis, and outcomes a nursing team might expect to see regarding a particular patient’s ...

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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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Overview of Intensive Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing why nurses would choose to work in intensive care. The president of the AACN characterizes intensive care nurses as high achievers who continually seek to improve care and conditions. Though many patients are unconscious and offer no direct interaction with intensive care nurses, patients’ families are “patients” themselves, ...

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Nurse and the Future of Canadian Health Care »

Number of Pages: 21

This is a 21 page paper discussing how nursing as a professional group may influence the changes and recommendations in the Romanow report for the future of health care in Canada. On November 28, 2002, Roy Romanow and the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada released its final report. This report highlights ...

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Balance of Philosophy and Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the juncture of values, philosophy, theory and legality in providing direct patient care. The paper discusses some of the reasons that individuals choose nursing, and provides an overview of each of the four broad areas reviewed in the paper. The paper includes brief discussions of the theories of ...

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Caring Nursing Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper uses only primary sources to explore the author's views on caring and how it is important to the nursing profession. The concepts as relayed by Watson are applied to a case study provided by a student. The case study is thoroughly evaluated but there is much attention paid to ...

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Primary Care v. Team Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines this question in regards to the competing paradigms of team nursing versus primary care nursing. The writer offers a critical study of literature on this topic, which evaluates the pros and cons of each perspective in regards to the question of whether or not team nursing is ...

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Community Nursing and the Effects of Primary Care Trusts and the UK National Service Standards »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the recent changes in the UK National Health Service with the introduction of Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s). The writer consider how this, along with the introduction of National Service Frameworks, has and will impact on the role of the community nurse. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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Prescribing Nurses and the Treatment of Wounds »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper considers the position of community nurses when undertaking wound dressing and how, with the advent of prescribing nurses, the non prescribing community nurses are placed in a difficult position with conflicting needs from their primary health care trusts, patients and the law. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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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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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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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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2 Nursing Paradigm Models »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that analyzes Callista Roy's Adaptation Model as an example of the totality paradigm and Betty Neuman's Health Care Systems Model as an example of the simultaneity paradigm. The writer uses the nursing concept of living with changing expectations in regards to the treatment of diabetes mellitus in evaluating these two ...

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Nursing Profession and Teamwork »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the change in teamwork in the nursing profession. Teamwork within the nursing profession has changed a great deal within the last fifty years. Team nursing was a common structure in patient health care but took many of the registered nurses (RNs) away from patient care and into administrative ...

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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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Overview of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper offers an overview of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring. The writer describes the caritas processes, the transpersonal caring relationship and the caring moment, which are the basic components of the theory. A 9 slide powerpoint presentation of the material is also available. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Model of Dorothea Orem Evaluated »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper is based on an assessment of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Model. This model is based on the assertion that individuals can provide a level of self-care. Orem argues, then, that self-care deficits in the care setting often occur as a result of environmental situations. This paper outlines the basis ...

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Long Term Care Environments and Nursing Care Plans »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, ...

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Article Critique/Handling Difficult Situations/Daily Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page article critique. One of the most difficult nursing tasks is caring for patients with serious or terminal illness. Nurses involved with this level of care have to be both involved and caring, but also sufficiently detached as to avoid emotional burnout. In their qualitative study, Blomberg and Sahlberg-Blom (2007) addressed how nurses ...

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Review of Nurses Experiences Care for Patients with Prehypertension »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at a nursing article which reports in research undertaken to assess the experiences of nurse practitioners in managing patients with pre-hypertension. The research methodology, sampling and findings are all reviewed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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Issues of Managed Care and Patient Rights »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10-page paper focuses on the impact of managed care on patient's rights and the ability of nurses to continue advocating for patients. Discussions include what managed care is and how health care is distributed through the system. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Field of Nursing and Managed Health Care »

Number of Pages: 8

The nursing profession is looked at in light of managed health care, specifically as it pertains to obstetrics. This 8 page paper specifically examines changes the field has undergone since the advent of managed health care. Options for nurses in the specialty are discussed, including the growing nurse midwifery occupation. Pros and cons of ...

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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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Patient Care, Team Approaches, Evaluations, and the Process of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of the central elements related to the nursing care process and the patient, including patient assessments, team approaches and the process of patient care. This paper considers these elements in the modern health care environment, including community health models under the United Kingdom's National Health ...

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Terminally Ill Patients and Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses nursing care for the terminally ill. While palliative care is important in nursing the terminally ill, it does not address all of the needs of these patients. In addition to tending to physiological needs, such as pain control, nurses are also responsible for addressing the communicative, emotional and ...

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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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Case Scenario on Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper is a nursing care case scenario on the impact that a nurse could possibly undergo when changing the health care facility or environment in which she or he works. Also considered are the affects on other health care stakeholders with whom the nurse worked. This is based on ...

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Homeless and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper arguing that the lack of access to health care for the homeless and poor is often the fault of health care professionals. Using national studies that show the impact that the lack of health care has on homeless populations, the writer attempts to connect this discrepancy with attitudes of hospital ...

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Nursing Documentation Bargaining Guidelines »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that applies the 'whole image' approach to negotiating conflict to the health care industry. Today, health care in this country faces a number of difficulties that necessitates health professionals becoming involved in intense negotiation processes in order to reach satisfactory conclusions. However, health professional training has not traditionally encompassed negotiation ...

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Nursing and the Importance of Intensive Care and Critical Care Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page contention that while we tend to specialize in one area or the other we are quick to discover that the basics of nursing extend into all nursing specialties. The basic principles of intensive care, coronary care, and emergency nursing, for example are applicable in all specialties. They are NOT limited ...

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Nursing Aide Certification »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that considers the issues regarding hiring and retainment of CNAs in the nursing care industry. The writer provides two models in nursing care that appear to be addressing the needs of CNAs and patients in improving care and decreasing turnover rates. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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An Analysis on an Article About Caring and Science »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page article analysis that examines "Science, technology, caring and the professions: are they compatible?" by nurses Hawthorne and Yurkovich (1995). These authors express their concern that caring has declined as a value among various professions. The writer summarizes the article and then critiques it, comparing it to two nursing theories that emphasize caring. ...

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An Overview of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of caring in the critical care scenario. This is a nursing paper that outlines the importance of caring from a nursing perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nursing, the Self Care Deficit Model of Dorothea Orem, and Urinary Incontinence »

Number of Pages: 6

This 7 page paper provides an overview of an article by Francie Bernier called “Relationship of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program for urinary incontinence to Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing: Part 1” which considers the impact of the problem of urinary incontinence and the application of nursing theory in defining protocols for care. ...

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Home Healthcare Nursing Application in Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper outlines the case history of a72 year old patient who requires critical care nursing in a home care scenario. This paper outlines the similar practices between critical care and home healthcare and outlines the specific nursing approaches for the case presented. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Childhood Diabetes and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

(8 pp) According to the American Nurses Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators (1998), diabetes, is increasingly recognized as a national health care and economic concern that is receiving a great deal of attention from legislators, providers and those who pay health care services. Efforts to improve care, and thus decrease its complications, ...

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Cultural Diversity and Responsibility in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion of the treatment of patients who have cultural or religious beliefs that cause them to refuse standard medical treatments. It opens with a discussion of the globalization of the world and the fact that the world is becoming a blended melting pot of cultural diversity. It moves into an ...

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Community and Corrections Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing how the correctional facility nurse can have effect in the local community. The US penal system guarantees appropriate health care to prison inmates. US Supreme Court decisions have determined that withholding any medical treatment where there is urgent need constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment," which of course is ...

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Concepts of Self Care »

Number of Pages: 14

14 pages in length. The writer discusses how the objective for maintaining and/or regaining one's health by way of the self-care concept is found in two primary components: 1) patient involvement and 2) nurse's guidance. Isolating questions include if the patient is physically and/or mentally stable enough to facilitate his or her own ...

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STDs and Plans of Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing health promotion plan for STDs in small and large communities. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a global as well as local concern for health care providers. In addition to guidelines and fact sheets about the prevalence, treatment and symptoms of STDs provided by the World Health Organization, national ...

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Research on Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing five reports of research conducted focusing on nurse managers and the problems they face in achieving what they need to do. A primary goal of the nurse manager in today’s rapidly-changing health care environment is that of improving patient outcome as well as staff retention. Health care continues ...

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