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Case Study on Depression »

Number of Pages: 12

A case study which involves setting out a care plan for a bereaved woman suffering from depression, including delineating the kind of nursing interventions which might be appropriate, their outcomes, and the etiologies of the depression. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Women's Mental Health/Depression »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that offers discusses depression and women, offering an analysis of literature that examines both physical and social issues associated with women and depression and then discusses implications for nursing practice. Paper includes 10 pages of text and 1 appendix. Bibliography lists 7 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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Basic Nursing Metaparadigm »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores and discusses the basic metaparadigm of nursing practice, which encompasses the concepts of person, environment, health and nursing. The writer provides personal definitions of these terms and then discusses how scholarly opinion broadens these definitions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Discussion of Professional Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page research paper offers an extensive discussion of the nature of nursing, its definition and what this discipline a profession. The writer also offer suggestions to the student for drawing on personal background and in composing the student's personal philosophy. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing Metaparadigms Explored »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the four metaparadigms of nursing, person, health, nursing and environment. This examination of these concepts, first of all, discusses the personal view of the writer regarding these fundamental categories. Then, these personal definitions are examined from the perspective of the simultaneity and totality perspectives, as outlined by Parse ...

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Nursing; Engaging, Development and Disengaging From a Therapeutic Relationship »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper uses Gibb’s model of reflective learning to examine the treatment of a mental health patient suffering from depression. The paper has a description of the events, looks at the feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan considering what would be done differently in the future. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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Phenomenology and Addressing Elderly Depression »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper has 2 sections. The first section is a 1 page summary that describes a study by Eggenberger and Nelms (2007) that uses a phenomological approach, and the second section is 3 pages that describe an intervention to prevent depression among elderly nursing home residents. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Concept Analysis of Chronic Pain »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that examines the professional nursing literature pertaining to the definition and treatment of chronic pain. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

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Depression, Pain, and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that incorporates and introduction, problem statement, purpose of study, literature review, independent and dependent variables, hypothesis and implications for nursing. The paper identifies the two types of RSD, describes and explains what reflex sympathetic dystrophy is, its incidence, some of the causes and the effects and the correlation between chronic pain ...

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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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Nursing Interventions for Clients Suffering from Depression »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses assessment and implementation of short-term nursing interventions with clients suffering from depression. The writer looks, first of all, at the nature of the assessment process and then discusses short-term intervention options, focusing on CBT, as well as offering a case study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Reduction of Elderly Depression Through Reminiscence Therapy Intervention »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing a method of reducing depression among older individuals through encouraging them to revisit the past and conduct a life review. The concept of reminiscence therapy seems rather simplistic, but its simplicity may be one factor that makes it so effective. Research and observation both conclude that reminiscing effects ...

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Title, Premise, Design for DNP Project »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper outlines components that will be utilized by a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project. This paper presents the title of the project, its premise and design. The project concerns an intervention for depression among adolescents that utilizes a computer game. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Theoretical Foundations for Nursing, Various Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper addresses a variety of issues in regards to the theoretical foundation of nursing. Topics covered include the definition of emancipatory knowledge and praxis, differentiating between science and philosophy, strategies for transformational leadership, among other issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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APRN Working to Their Full Extent »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. Authorizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to diagnose and prescribe medications has been an issue of contention for many years. This position paper focuses on the state of Virginia and provides a definition and explanation of the issue, ethics regarding the issue, consequences if something is not changed, barriers, possible conflicts ...

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Personal Definition of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the parameters in defining a personal definition of nursing based on ethical and professional standards. Actions that are purposeful and effective are inevitably aligned with a specific set of values that serve to guide individuals in the process of decision making, in both their personal and professional ...

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Nurse Leadership, Clinical Pathways, Discharge Planning, and Quality Management »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page discussion of these nursing concepts as revealed in several key articles from the literature. The author of this paper provides a brief synopsis of three articles and one article has been selected for a more detailed discussion of how its findings pertain to preparation for practice as an RN and what ...

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Nursing Burnout/A Literature Review »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page literature review that addresses research on the problem of nursing stress/burnout. The writer first defines these factors and offers definitions drawn from literature, then proposes that research will be explored in order to determine factors that contribute to stress and/or burnout among nurses. Five studies are summarized and recommendations are offered. Bibliography ...

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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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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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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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Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Midwife »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, examines the umbrella category of advanced practice nursing, offering a definition and overview, but then specifically examines the roles and scope of practice of the nurse practitioner and the nurse midwife. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Patient Advocacy, A Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a concept analysis on the topic of patient advocacy in professional nursing. The writer discusses definitions, both theoretical and operational; describes model, borderline and contrary cases; and antecedents and consequences. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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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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Lungs and Manual Hyperinflation »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper discusses the use of the pressure manometer in the treatment of hyperinflation of the lungs. The advantages/disadvantages are discussed, based on the most current studies and scholoarly journals available. The nurse's role is discussed as well as a brief definition of hyperinflation, causes and treatments.Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discuss nursing and health promotion, which has become a prominent theme in nursing literature. The writer discusses the definition of health promotion, its purpose and nursing responsibilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Importance of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses this topic. The writer first offers several definitions of nursing theory and then discusses its importance to nursing professionalism. Bibliography lists 4 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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Coping Nursing Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a nursing concept analysis of coping. Topics covered include definitions and attributes, as well as model, borderline and related cases. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Perspectives on Community Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of what occurs during an educational interaction between a patient and a student nurse that did not go well, identifies some of the factors that prevented a successful outcome, and applies theories regarding cultural diversity and transcultural and multicultural approaches to addressing the problem. This paper also ...

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Overview of Sepsis »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers an overview of sepsis, which includes definition and diagnostic criteria, risk factors, pathophysiology and medical and nursing management. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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Interview With Nurse CEO »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that begins with a summary of this hypothetical interview with a nurse who is the CEO of a health network. The essay responds to certain questions asked and provides elaboration from the literature. Questions focus on leadership issues, such as definition, trends, qualities, philosophy, learning experiences, mentors and more. Bibliography ...

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Nursing Intervention and Munchausen by Proxy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the diagnosis and intervention required to detect and alleviate cases of abuse involving the fabrication of a non-existent illness or injury in another for the purposes of gaining attention and sympathy for the victim’s caretaker. This paper provides a concise definition of Munchausen by Proxy and descriptions of activities ...

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The Importance of Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides a definition of forensic nursing, its importance in the field, the roles a forensic nurse might assume and some of the many venues in which forensic nursing is practiced. Comments about training are included. The writer then comments on the compatibility of the Neuman Systems model and forensic nursing. ...

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Worldviews, History in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay provides 3 posts for a nursing discussion board and addresses different worldviews of science, the interconnectedness of events in nursing history and the student's personal philosophy of nursing and how it influences practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Entry Level for Nursing Practice, the BSN »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper offers a discussion of the ongoing debate about making a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) the minimum requirement for entry into nursings. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Potential Issues and Career Possibilities for Up and Coming Nursing Professionals »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. A complete discussion of the jobs provided by nurses and of the employment opportunities available to them. Beginning with an overview of the roles that nurses have played throughout 20th century history, the writer goes on to describe the different job functions of L.P.N.s (Licensed Practicing Nurses), R.N.s (Registered Nurses), and ...

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Middle Range Nursing Theories, An Overview »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines several middle range nursing theories, offering discussion of their development, analyzing their content and utility. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Discussion Questions for Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 9

This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of nursing practice. Nine discussion questions are answered. Bibliography lists 9 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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Three Discussion Questions from Week Two »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper answering 3 questions addressing nurse mentoring, self-directed learning and the value of the practicum journal that MSN students kept earlier in their course of study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Some Questions on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of three submission questions on nursing. These questions are related to nursing informatics. Bibliographies list 6 sources.

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Depression and Anxiety in Women With Breast Cancer and Their Partners »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page review of the article published in the published in the January/February edition of “The Nursing Research Journal” by authors Terry Badger, Chris Segan, Sylvia M. Darros, Paula Meek and Ana Marie Lopez. This paper outlines the study methodology and findings to conclude that it offers valuable direction for the nursing field. ...

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Professional Ethics: Nursing Inmates »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of professional nursing ethics, which is taken from the perspective of the student researching this topic whose current practice environment is the Los Angeles Central Jail. Therefore, the ethical issues discussed focus on the challenges and ethical dilemmas that are inherent to this clinical environment. ...

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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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Antibiotic Resistance and Nursing Implications »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the various implications of antibiotic resistance. Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance are discussed. An emphasis is placed on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL), and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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Euthanasia and the Law »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the present condition of euthanasia as it involves the average individual, the nurse, and the legal industry. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided, as well as a brief discussion which investigates possible approaches for the legal community in relationship to euthanasia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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