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Nurses and Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Stress is likely to occur in almost any profession but when it comes to nursing there is a high probability that at some point there will be job-related stress or burnout. The nursing professional is subjected to many more situations that are likely to be stress producing. This paper describes ...

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Restraint Uses in Psychiatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that contrasts and compares position papers from the Internet sites of two psychiatric nursing organizations. The International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) both have position paper posted regarding the use of seclusion and restraint on psychiatric patients. The positions of these organizations ...

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Nursing Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the position of nursing professionalism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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CNS' Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the CNS position and looks at other advanced nursing positions as well. The duties of the CNS are explored as is the profession in a general sense. Bibliography lists 6 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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Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one ...

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Alcoholism and Social Worker and Nursing Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social ...

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ADHD: A Critique of the Research »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page critique of the literature on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. 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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Role of Duties in the Burnout Problem of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. There exists an inherent connection between those who enter the nursing field and their desire to help others. They discover that the best way to make a difference in someone's life is to be there in their most desperate of times. This is why nursing is such a ...

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ADHD and the Role of the Psychiatric Nurse »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. The emphasis is made that psychiatric nurses are in an advantageous position to positively influence the treatment of patients with ADHD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing and the resistance it receives from physician groups. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have filled significant roles in US health care for years. They have legal rights and the technical expertise to take on much of the burden of ...

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Nursing and Health Care Political Issues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that examines the positions of the Republican and Democratic parties in regards to health care issues and then looks at the issues considered crucial by the American Nurses Association. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Patient Autonomy and Nursing Student Ethics Article »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which critiques a student paper supporting the position that the primary responsibility of a nurse or healthcare professional is to the patient and these wishes take precedence over those of the family and community. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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

Number of Pages: 6

Judges are often in the position where they have to interpret the law and what a statue means. This 6 page paper considers how this is undertaken in English law, such as the literal rule and the golden rule. These are then applied the different methods of interpretation to this well known case looking at ...

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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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Nursing and Ethical Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing whether it is possible to teach ethics and ethical values in nursing. The answer is a resounding yes, of course. In support of that position, the paper discusses the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls. While Kant and Mill (the categorical imperative and “the greater good”) provide ...

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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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Attitudes of Social Workers and Nurses About Working with Alcoholic Clients »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing ...

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CNS' Function and Role »

Number of Pages: 8

An eight page paper which looks at the role and function of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, in terms of clinical specialisation, leadership within the parameters of the health-care organisational model, and the ways in which the CNS’s role is changing with regard to other positions in the field of advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 7 ...

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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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From an AS Degree to a BS in Nursing Past, Present, and Future »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing one AS nurse's decision to complete a BS degree and the benefits that completion of the degree offered for the present and for the future. Most employers are beginning to require a BSN as minimum standard for advancement to supervisory positions. Whether the nurse seeks administrative work or ...

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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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Nurse Practitioners Article, a Critique »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page critique of a qualitative study using grounded theory as its theoretical framework. Martin and Hutchinson (1999) set out to identify social and operational problems faced by Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in their daily routines, focusing on negative aspects of the NP position. Though their motives are sound, the conclusions they reach ...

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Nurse's Views on Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the ethics of euthanasia as it impacts the nursing profession. This paper contends that in some situations euthanasia could be considered morally and ethically right. At the same time, however, the author cautions that the appropriateness of euthanasia must be considered on a case by case basis. ...

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Advanced Practice Nurse And Informatics »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that first reports the setting-an individual has applied for an APN position in the described physician's office. The first section describes the writer's vision of the most effective use of communication and information technologies in this office. The vision includes scanning all documents into a patient's file, networking all PCs ...

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Hypovolemic Shock and the Evolution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses hypovolemic shock, and why nurses are in an important position to deal with this condition. The paper also discusses the evolution of the role of the OR nurse briefly. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Assignment Acceptance and the Position Statement of the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 6

A six page paper which looks at the American Nurses Association’s position statement regarding the right of nurses to accept or reject assignments on the grounds of harm which might come to themselves or their patients, and considers it in reference to the increased emphasis on nurses’ autonomy and the importance of nursing ethics. Bibliography ...

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Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page example essay that describes a personal philosophy of nursing. This perspective on nursing draws heavily on the career of Florence Nightingale and offers comparisons between this first modern nursing theory and the student's hypothetical personal position. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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JCAHO's HF1 Core Measure and Hoshin Planning »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing JCAHO’s HF-1 core measure, which is discharge instruction for patients with heart failure. Following a description of the measure and discussion of its value, the paper applies hoshin planning analysis to the core measure to identify “breakthrough areas” that can enhance the hospital’s position with its customers and with ...

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Case Study on Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2.5 page paper that comments on the types of leadership positions nurse may fill and then discusses leadership styles. This case study is about an authoritarian manager, that style is described. The writer then discusses the organizational culture and the need for this manager to adopt a different style. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Manager Interviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

In 5 pages the author gives a mock interview with someone in a nursing leadership/management position. The areas covered are 1) Authority and administrative responsibilities. 2) Leadership theory as presented from a couple of sources. 3) Political context of work challenges. 4) The economic context. 5) Additional information. ...

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Informed Consent and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper in which the writer argues that nurses have a duty not to passively accept the position that they cannot alter the monolithic nature of "the system" and should be advocates for their patient's right to informed consent. The historical understanding nature of informed of consent is explored, as well as ...

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Nurses & Liability Insurance »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses whether or not nurses should purchase individual liability insurance. This examination of this issue looks at the issues involved in this debate and what experts advise in order to determine a reasonable position based on current fact. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Autonomy of Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the AMA's complaints of nurse practioners not having enough direct supervision by MDs and the nursing profession's response. The uncertainty in the health care industry has not spared physicians. After more than a century of preserving image, they face a shift away from themselves as the "most equal" component of the health ...

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The Olinkan Tribe and Female Circumcision »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that is based on the premise that the author is a nurse who is spending a year as a health practitioner to the Olinkan tribe. The author must state a position relative to the subject of female circumcision, a practice of the Olinkans. The writer gives both sides of this ...

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Advanced Practice Nurses and Their Significance »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page discussion of the vital role nurse practitioners are playing in the health care environment. Emphasizes the need for such positions in practically every aspect of this environment, particularly in the family health clinic. Concludes that not only are nurse practitioners highly skilled professionals, they are trained in dealing with interpersonal ...

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Rural & Remote Nursing in Australia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that describes this area of Australian nursing. Nursing in rural and remote Australia has recently been the focus of a great deal of attention from the Australian Nurses Federation, and it is hoped that this attention, in terms of research and position papers, will encourage government policymakers to likewise focus ...

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Nursing Personnel Performance Appraisals »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing enhancing objectivity in performance appraisals of nurses. The performance review process is recognized to be necessary, but it seems that relatively few individuals or organizations are satisfied that employee appraisal is complete, objective, ethical and positively contributes to better financial management within the organization. Many organizations continually seek ...

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Foreign Registered Nurses Recruitment and Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses foreign recruitment of nurses as a solution to the nursing shortage. Proponents say that it is a practice that benefits the organization and offers benefits to the nurses involved. Opponents to this practice argue that it is robbing the health systems of Third World countries in order to ...

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Nursing and Issues Related to Case Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of nursing case management. Case management can be a very complicated issue, involving many different programs and companies who each have their own position in regards to the case management of any given patient. In addressing the complexities we illustrate how involved the circumstance can be and them give examples of institutions that are ...

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Practice, Knowledge, and Nursing Theory's Role »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that examines the relationship between theory, knowledge and practice. Florence Nightingale asserted that there is no differentiation between "men of thought" and "men of action" and that an "ideal" or philosophy should not be considered as isolated, but rather incorporated into everyday routines (Jacobs, 2001). In other words, Nightingale felt ...

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Nurse Practitioner Student and Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing sources of stress for the nurse practitioner (NP) student in both the academic and professional settings. The role of NP has stresses unique to the position, and these professional stresses begin while the future NP is still a student. The NP program involves several hundred hours of direct clinical experience, where the ...

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Nursing and the Interaction Between Theory, Research, and Practice »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the interaction of theory, practice and research in nursing. The practical aspect of nursing can be viewed as that point of overlap of three intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the circles of the diagram being theory, practice and research. Each of the entities exists separately and ...

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Family Violence and Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing issues affecting nurses’ ability to intervene in domestic violence issues. As those who are trained in physical needs and spend the greatest amount of time in direct contact with patients, nurses occupy perhaps the best associated position from which to intervene in domestic violence. There are barriers of ...

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