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The Process of Bereavement: An Outline

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A Plan for Reducing Catheter Related Infection »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an implementation plan to reduce the prevalence of cather-related infection amongst patietns with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This paper outlines the process of implementing the program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Inpatient Settings and Bereavement Care Explored »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of a nursing research article entitled: Exploring Bereavement Care in Inpatient Settings. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Suggestions for a Psychiatric Practicum »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student concerning how to formulate a nursing practicum for a nurse educator within the framework of a psychiatric hospital. The writer focuses on the subject of grief and bereavement counseling for various age groups of clients. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Practicum Outline »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper is an outline for a practicum exercise on a nursing course (NUR/590A). The paper presents a table outlining a set of learning objectives along with learning strategies and the way accomplishments may be evidenced. The project is to introduce electronic patient records to a nursing agency providing care in patients own ...

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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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Educating Nurses on the Importance of Clean Scissors »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a design for a nurse educational program on cleaning scissors. The paper presents the rationale for the study, learner goals, an outline of the content, the educational approach; resources needed and process of evaluation. The program is designed so it can be adapted for nurses at different stages of their ...

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Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Watson's nursing prespectives. Nursing theorist Jean Watson developed her Theory of Human Caring in the late 1970s, as a result of Watson’s efforts to bring greater meaning to the health care process. This paper outlines this theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Psychiatric Nursing Training and Reflective Practice »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page overview of the reflective process in psychiatric nursing. Includes an extensive literature review and a proposal to evaluate the degree to which psychiatric nurses at a major psychiatric hospital are exposed to the reflective process in on-the-job training and the degree to which they consequently employ the reflective process in their ...

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Death and Dying Interview »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents ...

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Accreditation in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that consists of 2 smaller papers. The first paper, 5 pages, has to do with the processes involved in nursing accreditation, which compares these processes, between two agencies, with the accreditation process as it applies to forensic science. The second 4 page essay discusses how a background of employment in ...

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Carper's 4 Knowledge Types and Nursing Evaluation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the importance of the evaluation process. The author contends that this process should encompass much more than strictly clinical results. Examples are presented from Carper’s (1978) classic “Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing” delineating the four types of nursing knowledge which are critical to the evaluation process: ...

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Nursing and Scientific Paradigms »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page exploration of the naturalistic and rationalistic paradigms in nursing. Discusses the naturalistic paradigm as being a qualitative process and the rationalistic paradigm as being a quantitative process, each of which is complimentary to the other. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

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U.S. Foreign Educated Nurse Licensing »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper discusses the licensing process for foreign-educated nurses in America. The essay begins with an introduction that reports the nursing shortage, the practice of importing foreign-trained nurses in developed countries and the ratio of nurses to population in several countries. The next section reports the licensing process for nurses who are trained ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing Care and Ida Jean Orlando's Theory »

Number of Pages: 11

This 12 page paper relates the basic components of Orlando's views. Ida Jean Orlando’s Deliberate Process of Nursing is what has been deemed one of the “interpersonal process theories” that focuses the relationship between the nurse and the patient. In the labor and delivery unit, advanced practice nurses often take an active role ...

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Decision Making and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the mechanisms that nurses use to arrive at decisions, including the processes of analysis and intuition. The paper uses as an example an elderly patient scheduled for relocation from a hospital to a long-term care facility. It integrates Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in the decision-making process as well. ...

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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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A Family Practice Model for Advanced Nursing Practice and Grieving Parents »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of a family practice model to address the process that grieving parents go through. This paper specifically considers the role of advance practice nurses for this process. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Caring & Personal Reflection »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper. This essay is an expansion of PGwtsnr.RTF. The last pages of this essay reports a case study, demonstrating which of Watson's clinical caritas processes are applied during the interaction between nurse and patient. It also includes the writer's reflection on the processes and what the nurse must do to continue ...

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Mentors and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

Mentoring is a time honored endeavor which pairs an experienced person with a student in an effort to assist the learning process and reinforce skills and knowledge. This 6 page paper argues that the idea that nurses are not capable of mentoring due to time constraints and, or, lack of professional status is patently ...

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Management of Diabetic Patients and Nurse Practitioner Practice »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that outlines a proposal for a project that will be investigate literature pertaining to the management of diabetic patients. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Theory of Imogene King Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page outline of Imogene King's "General Systems Framework" theory. Developed during the mid 1960s and first published in 1971, this theory emphasizes the importance of the interaction between nurses and patients. Views this interaction as an open system which is in constant interaction with a variety of environmental factors. Points ...

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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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The Influence of Environmental Factors on Falls »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and ...

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Ethical Issues in FNP Practice »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper outlines ethical issues pertaining to family nurse practitioner practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Resolving Conflicts-A Process »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. Conflict is inevitable in organizations but contrary to popular belief, conflict is not always a negative. This essay discusses conflict resolution and problem solving strategies as outlined by Leonard Marcus, Barry Dorn, and Eric McNulty in “Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration” (2011). Specifically, the steps of the ...

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Field of Nursing and Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of ...

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Home Health Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper outlines five visits to patient’s homes, the services the home health care nurse provides, and her indispensability. Bibliography lists 2 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 Prevention and Myocardial Infarction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper reports on various aspects of the APN roles, such as the nursing process in the delivery of care, interaction with colleagues and patients, and the future of AP nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Example Case, Application of Critical Thinking, EBP »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper describes a case study conducted by Lunney (2010) that demonstrates the applicability of critical thinking skills to the nursing diagnosis process, concluding that this utilization provides the ideal opportunity to employ evidence based practice (EBP) procedure. Bibliography lists only this source.

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Reflection Process Recording »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Much of life's attempts at communication is fraught with misunderstanding or misconstrue. In the field of nursing, this reality can be deadly. One of the many ways to uphold a working system of checks and balances is through the practice called process recording. Nursing - more than ...

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Nursing Theories - Neuman And Leininger »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. Each approach is described including the theories on which they were based. The Neuman model is viewed as being more holistic and comprehensive. The inherent risk with the Leininger model is outlined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Self Care Deficit Theory of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that outlines Orem's self-deficit theory of nursing and then discusses specific applications to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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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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Theory and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing longevity of systems dependent on information processing. The statement of debate is that the more energy devoted to information processing within a system, the more likely it is that the system will survive. The paper agrees with the statement, but cautions against allowing the law of diminishing returns ...

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'Con' Argument on Quotas in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in outline form that argues the "con" position in the debate concerning the efficacy of legislated nurse/patient ratios. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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A Project for Nursing Administration »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a learning agreement and project outline in nursing administration, that specifically addresses the issue of Code Blue protocols and the education of staff. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Diagnoses and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the application of nursing diagnosis. This paper outlines the nursing diagnoses commonly used for a case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Synchronous and Dichotomous Concepts of Empowerment and Advocacy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Adeline Falk's article Advocacy and Empowerment: Dichotomous or Synchronous Concepts. This article relates the fact that advocacy as a concept in nursing can reflect diverse views on the role of the nurse, and relates this to the role of the nurse in empowering others ...

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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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Judge Interpretation of the 1967 Abortion Act and the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom v DHSS (1981) Case »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper outlines the way in which the judges of the appeal court and the House of Lords interpreted this Act, specifically the phrase “Registered Medical Practitioner”. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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The School Nurse and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the issues faced by school nurses in addressing students with ADD/ADHD. This paper outlines the basic problems, and issues like medication and its use. Bibliography lists 10 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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Imogene King: Theory Of Goal Attainment »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. An individual's physical and/or emotional recovery is not left to happenstance or the sole responsibility of nurse practitioners; rather, convalescence comes from the proactive efforts of both patient and caregiver, a synergistic interchange that thrives because of equal output. Imogene King fully appreciated the value of patient involvement with ...

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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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NPs Prescribing/Alberta »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that specifically looks at nurse practitioners' authority in Alberta, Canada to prescribe medication, as outlined by provincial law. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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