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Nursing's Contribution to Quality of Life »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper defining and discussing quality of life as a concept of nursing. The paper mentions those beyond the ability to care for themselves or be cognizant of the world around them but focuses on those facing change as having the greatest issues for the nurse. Quality of life likely always ...

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Quality of Life and the Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing how nurses can positively affect patients’ quality of life. They can teach the diabetic that, although some things about his life have changed with diagnosis, s/he can live quite normally in most respects. Visiting nurses provide a bright spot in an at-home patient’s day. The pediatric nurse ...

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Overview of Preterm Labor Treatment and the Role of an OB Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing preterm labor. Preterm labor and births still account for more than 75 percent of infant morbidity. Despite more than four decades of research, medical scientists have not been able to reduce the rate of preterm labor. Technological advances, have, however, increased the survival rate of premature infants. This essay discusses ...

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Nursing and Ethical Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. At what point is a life no longer worth living? The general consensus to an otherwise interpretive question is that once an individual's quality of life is no longer present - that the person has relinquished every nuance of an existence once lived – that individual becomes a mere ...

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An Article on Improving Nursing Homes Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper. The article reviewed reports a demonstration project that links payment to quality and specifically, to outcomes for the residents. This was a project that began in Minnesota in 1995 and is still going on. It reflects a move from quality assurance to quality improvement and makes a shift to an ...

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Increasing the Quality of Care in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

In a paper of sixteen pages, the author writes about trying to improve quality in the medical and nursing field. The author explains how patient perspective and medical errors can have a significant impact on quality care. There are seventeen sources cited in this paper.

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Osteoporosis In Elderly Women »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that defines and describes this disease and the incidence. The paper explains how it is diagnosed and treated. Comments are separated into sections, including Pathophysiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment; the role of Nurse Educators; Quality of Life issues; and Community/Healthcare Resources, including nursing homes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Program Proposal for Diabetes Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the rationale for a program educating practicing nurses in advancements in knowledge of diabetes management. Though the long term effects of diabetes have been known for years, its specific causes still remain elusive in many respects. There is no cure as yet, but new and effective management techniques ...

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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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Quality of Life, Nursing, and Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides a concept analysis regarding quality of life. Within the analysis, many examples are given. Bibliography lists 3 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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Quality Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the principles of quality nursing care. Nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare practitioners offering direct patient care; and therefore, whether or not patients receive quality care is intrinsically tied to the level of professionalism exhibited by a nursing staff (Hassmiller and Cozine, 2006). It follows then that ...

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Health Care Quality, Nursing Job Satisfaction, and a Review of a Nursing Journal Article VI »

Number of Pages: 2

2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical ...

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Prenatal and Postnatal Care Intervention »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper considers the way that intervention nursing in the community may be used to reduce the infant mortality rate and increase birth weights of new born babies in African American families. The paper considers the background and explains how home visits need to be instigated so that they do add value to ...

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Mothers, Epidurals, and Nursing Effectiveness »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the complications that can be caused to delivering women and their babies by administration of epidural analgesia. The writer argues that there are several ways in which nurses can be effective in dealing with this problem, the most important one of which is educating their patients in this problem and ...

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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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Cultural Assessment of Family Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the case of an unmarried mother whose first baby has died of complications of birth defects. The mother is Caucasian, and the culture being assessed is that of poverty rather than of any specific ethnic group. The paper suggests that the family practice nurse encourage psychological counseling ostensibly ...

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The Case Study of a Child in Need »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page nursing case study that concerns the situation of "Tommy," a 10-year-old permanently disable child who suffers from multiple handicaps caused by Shaken Baby Syndrome. The writer addresses Tommy's needs but also focuses on the needs of Tommy's extended dysfunctional family. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Margaret Sanger »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. A true pioneer in the nursing field as well as a social reformer, Margaret Sanger upholds what some believe to be the dubious legacy of introducing birth control for the sole purpose of giving women a choice when it comes to their own bodies. Her nursing career was the ...

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Pain Management and Nursing Involvement Increases »

Number of Pages: 19

A 19 page paper divided into 14.5 pages of text and 4.5 pages of annotated bibliography discussing augmenting the nurse's role in pain management among the elderly within the nursing home setting. Pain among the elderly has been seen more as an unfortunate fact of life in the past, but current approaches to pain ...

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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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Nursing Hybrid Program »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses the Health Care Academy in the Delaware Community College district in Pennsylvania. The existing nursing shortage has the potential of seriously reducing quality patient care. Many approaches have been used to reduce the shortage and have more people enter nursing as a career. The program described in this ...

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Nursing Director, Role and Description »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper focuses on describing the qualities and attributes needed by a nursing director. The concluding page gives a recruitment plan for attracting this sort of individual. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Health Care Team »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reports a nine-month quality improvement project by a psychiatric nurse. The essay focuses on teamwork and reports the team members, how the team is managed, and potential issues the team may have to work through. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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QA, Clinical Pathways, and Nursing Effectiveness »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the various factors which can influence nursing effectiveness. The author emphasizes the importance of establishing clinical pathways and the implementation of quality assurance plans in the nursing environment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Shortage And Access To Quality Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. The writer reports various studies that confirm a shortage of nurses now and in the future and the implications of that shortage. For example, nurses work more mandated overtime, leaving them more tired and more stressed. The essay also reports studies that show a direct link between the shortage of nurses ...

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Patient Compliance & CHF Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses care of chronic health failure patients. Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a prevalent chronic condition hat can be characterized as encompassing “major fluctuations in clinical status” as the disease advances toward the more advanced stages (Di Salvo and Warner Stevenson, 2003, p. 87). In order to obtain the ...

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Overview of Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the qualities of a good nurse leader. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Management and Nursing Leaders »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the significance of leadership qualities in nurse managers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Critical Incident Analysis in Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page incident report addressing failure of nursing staff to attend to a patient their care for five hours. The paper reviews individual and organizational responsibility, particularly in terms of nursing’s core values. The organization needs to assess its patient care delivery model to ensure that no patient goes for extended periods ...

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Nursing Competency and the Use of Technology »

Number of Pages: 6

An 8 page discussion of the need for technological competence in nursing. This paper asserts that utilizing technology to optimize patient outcome is directly dependent on a nurse’s competence with that particular technology. Because technology is changing on a daily basis in the medical environment, nursing competency is an ever evolving phenomena. ...

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Patient Outcomes, Organizational Factors, and Nursing Competency »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page discussion of the varied factors which enter into nursing competency and ultimately translate to patient outcome. Suggests that while the degree of training a nurse has is directly related to competence, so too are managerial factors. Asserts that the implementation of internal policies and procedures, although typically subject to resistance ...

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Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper assessing whether nursing is a profession or a vocation. Today’s nurses are indeed members of a profession, rather than vocational workers or pursuers of an avocation. They are accountable for their own actions, and they are directly responsible for the lives of patients. Nursing is one of the ...

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Abuse of Senior Citizens and Care in Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper on this national tragedy. The writer explores quality care, residents' rights and nursing home costs, as well as suggesting that lack of adequate standards is the reason for most abuse. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

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Management Practices in Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper on management practices, theories and ideologies that should be applied to astute nursing home management. The paper gives a general overview of current general management trends and discusses the changing face of the field of health care. All involved parties have come to the realization that health care costs must ...

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Responsibilities of Nursing Directors »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the myriad responsibilities facing DONs today, including quality clinical gerontology, human resource responsibilities and business management responsibilities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Haiti Health Care and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Quality health care is essential for optimum well being, however, myriad global countries go without even the basics of standard health care. Haiti, which is known to have among the poorest living and sanitation conditions in the Western Hemisphere, is one populace struggling to overcome the ravages of disease ...

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Reviewing the Literature on OBRA 87 and Care Quality »

Number of Pages: 6

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of OBRA 87. A review of literature is presented to help determine OBRA's impact on the quality of care in nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Patient Care Quality and Nurse Staffing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the issue of nursing staffing and quality of patient care. Five articles are reviewed. The writer provides a synopsis of the results of the studies and/or conclusions of the authors. The writer then explains why this information is needed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Review of an Article on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing “Social role quality, physical health, and psychological well-being in women after heart surgery,” written by Plach and Heidrich (2002) and published in "Research in Nursing and Health." This is a qualitative study aimed at discovering attitudes and perceptions among women who have had heart surgery, and the analysis includes ...

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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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Nursing Organization Leadership Approaches »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of some of the central issues in facing a nursing organization that utilizes a high number of unlicensed support personnel. This paper considers the application of contemporary theories, including management, the quality movement and communication theories as they can be applied to the specifics of one ...

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The Interprofessional Approach to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper describing and analyzing a clinical situation in which nurses, a physical therapist and a prosthesis specialist collaborated in the care of an amputee. The shared governance structure within units ensures that direct-care staff nurses have a voice with senior management and addresses risk management and quality indicators, while maintaining an ...

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MEDITECH Hospital Information System »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating Medical Information Technology, Inc.’s MEDITECH hospital information system, specifically as it applies to nursing. Topics include orders and charting; care plans; and quality and research reporting capabilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Improving Management at Shannondale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Shannondale of Knoxville, a high-quality retirement care facility well respected in the community and enjoying low nursing turnover internally. The purpose here is to assess internal and external conditions; management effectiveness; and make recommendations for improvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Quality within Australian Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a comprehensive literature review in regards to factors and principles associated with quality nursing care, with a particular focus on nursing in Australia. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

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Quality Improvement/Pressure Ulcers »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses a quality improvement initiative for PU prevention in nursing home care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is being adopted with the aim of performance management and quality improvement. The use of supervision is considers from a professional perspective, the legal perspective and the ethical perspective. The bibliography cites 20 ...

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Performance Management through Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional ...

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Ratio of Patients to Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses nurse to patient ratios. California is the first state that initiated and subsequently passed a bill legislating the ratio of nurse to patient. The bill was passed in 1999 but it is only in 2002 that the mandates are finally being put into effect. This essay presents ...

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