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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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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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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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Home Nursing and Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to palliative care and then considers palliative care in terms of home hospice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Hospice Care, Dying, and Death »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that uses both interviews and research to investigate the nature of care for patients who are dying. The hospice program is described and discussed from a predominantly nursing point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing two identified IT needs at HHH, a home health and hospice company. One of the needs is for automated HR services to provide self-service HR; the other is the addition of laptops, printers and a wireless network so that visiting nurses can reinforce patient education with printed information that ...

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OSHA Regulations and Nursing Workplace Violence »

Number of Pages: 5

5-page paper that examines the rules and regulations mandated for the health care profession by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, with a focus on violence in the workplace. Discussed is OSHA's 1996 3148 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for the Health Care and Social Service Workers and the fact that the ...

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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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Palliative Care/Hospice Websites »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper offers evaluation of 3 sites that pertain to the topic of Palliative and Hospice Care. The writer evaluates these sites according to the criteria devised by Kapoun (1998). Bibliography lists 4 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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American Journal of Nursing Article 'Improved Rates of Compliance with Hand Antisepsis Guidelines: A Three-Phase Observational Study' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review and critique of an article published in the American Journal of Nursing in 2001. Researchers established baseline values regarding how often health care workers washed their hands in two ICUs in a single hospital; introduced a waterless alcohol-gel hand sanitizing agent; and recorded subsequent incidence of hand antisepsis following that ...

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Community Health Nursing and Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an overview of 3 scholarly articles on palliative care and their application to community health nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Budgets and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing some of the realities that involve the nursing industry today in relationship to budgeting a nursing unit. Nurses are gaining more responsibility in many various areas of the health care industry and the budgeting of nursing care is just one of the new responsibilities being administered to nurses within their ...

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Health Among the Homeless »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that provides some data regarding infections and the homeless and what that could to the general public. The essay identifies the legal and ethical responsibilities of the community nurse as well as her/his roles. The paper ends with a report about state and local public health agencies. Bibliography lists 5 ...

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Ethics in Nursing Discerning Child Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper explores a nurse's ethical responsibility as they pertain to a young child that has potentially been abused. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Values of a Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses the values and traits associated with being a nursing educator. Learner responsibilities and the ideal professional setting selected by the student researching this topic are also discussed. No sources are cited.

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Nurse Manager Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of nurse manager duties and areas of responsibility, such as nurse empowerment, retention of staff, communication skills, management of generational issues and strategies that can be used to create an optimal, empowered nursing work environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Tone and Expectations of Nursing Managers' Role »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to the writer's opinion as to how it is the responsibility of nursing managers to establish the tone and expectations of clinical settings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Health Care: Challenges in Caring for a Diverse Population, and Dealing with Colleagues of Different Ages »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses two matters: the opportunities and challenges presented to health care workers by the increasingly ethnically diverse American population; and generational conflict between older nurses and younger nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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Second World War and American Women's Roles »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides a look at the roles played by American women during the second world war. Their jobs as nurses and factory workers are highlighted, but many other roles are explored as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at the arguments for and against unionisation in the nursing profession, taking into account the way in which the traditional role of the nurse has changed and the relationship of nurses to unskilled workers in the health industry and to administrators. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Developing a Plan for Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper choosing teaching methods for a class to be titled "How to Deal with Negative Co-Workers." The learner group consists of nurse managers comprised of young adulthood (18-40 years) and middle adulthood (40-65 years) nurses. The paper lists role playing, group discussion and lecture as the methods that will be ...

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Florence Nightingale's Work »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the work Florence Nightingale and its’ impact on nursing practice of today. Included in the paper is her work in the Crimean War and the subsequent work with William Farr, the early development of evidence based nursing, the use of statistics, the emphasis on hygiene and the changed role, ...

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Nursing and Conflict Resolution »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page discussion of conflict in the nursing environment. Practically all extended interactions with other people will eventually result in some type of conflict. This conflict can be both positive and negative. It can encourage quality and achievement or suppress growth and breed frustration. Conflict resolution is the responsibility of ...

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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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Delegation Importance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses nursing management and nursing leadership styles. Depending on the circumstance, a manager may find that he or she is a situational leader, a democratic leader, a leader focused on transformation, or even an old-fashioned autocrat. However, regardless of leadership style, the nursing manager must be able to delegate ...

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Nursing Model of King »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing King’s conceptual framework of goal attainment. This model is one in which duties, responsibilities and attitudes can change with current or future needs without destroying the integrity of any component and without disrupting the effective function of the larger system. It is one that can accommodate technological advances, ...

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Nursing as a Profession and its Distinguishing Features »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the features that distinguish nursing as a profession. These features include specialized knowledge; professional licensing and organization; published code of ethics; and ever-increasing responsibility as pressures on health care resources continue to increase. The paper also compares profession to occupation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing History and Controlling Infection »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the development of antisepsis, infection control and antibiotics, and the responsibility taken by nurses both in the hospital and in the community for infection control and the prevention of contamination and the spread of contagious diseases. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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BSN Degree Problems »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the problems encountered in pursing a BSN degree. Registered nurses (RNs) face specific challenges that concern their multiple roles and responsibilities due to the processes involved in transitioning from RN status and earning their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing (BSN). Whatever the BSN candidate's nursing status, ...

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Registered Nurse First Assistant Programs and RNs During the Korean War »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examined the role of RNs during the Korean War and then relates their experiences to the competencies and responsibilities outlined by Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) programs today. Bibliography lists 3 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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Description of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper defines and describes the advanced nurse practitioner (APN), including many of the responsibilities they assume. The writer also offers a description of many of the courses required to satisfy the requirements for this certification. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Safety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the ramifications of the topic of nursing safety. The writer not only addresses this from the perspective of patient safety, but also from what a nurse needs to know about legal responsibility in today's health system where cost efficiency sometimes overshadows safety concerns. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Circulating Nurse Surgery Case Study »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summary of a case study offered by Macapagal (2004). This case study follows a surgical patient from pre-op through recovery and focuses on the responsibilities of the circulating nurse. This case study demonstrates the need for the nurse to act as an advocate for the patient, even when it means a delay ...

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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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Stem Cell Research and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of the many considerations entailed by stem cell research. The author contends that nurses are caught up in the issues of stem cell research not only as spectators but also as intermediaries between the world of scientific research and the general public. Nurses have the ethical responsibility to not ...

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Patient's 'Right to Die' and the Legality of Nursing Responsibility »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the legal actions which has affected a patient’s right to die, and the responsibility of nurses when confronted with this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Pain Management and Long Term Care Residents' Rights »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing traditional and newer approaches to pain management among the elderly, specifically those confined to nursing homes. The paper includes discussion of Neuman’s, Orem’s and King’s theories of nursing practice as they relate to the issue of pain management among nursing home residents. The use of pain-killing drugs is ...

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Medication Administration, Risk Management, and Nursing Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The years of experience behind a seasoned nurse does not preclude him or her from making grave medication errors, an occurrence considered "one of the most common causes of unintentional harm in Australia" (Bronger, 2003). Anyone at any time who has the responsibility to administer medication can make a ...

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Nursing Delegation »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the topic of nursing delegation, describing it in terms of responsibility, accountability and the five rights of delegation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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The Mentor's Role »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities of nursing mentors. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

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Types of Specialization in Pediatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the roles and responsibilities inherent in pediatric nursing and also the various types of pediatric specialization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Role of Nursing and 4 Metaparadigms »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing nursing’s four metaparadigms and the central role of nursing. Certainly the nurse has physical responsibilities that vary with the area in which s/he works, but each patient is an individual. Nursing is one of the few professions that continually assesses its effectiveness, professionalism and true worth. This ...

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END-OF-LIFE PLANNING, NURSING AND GUIDANCE »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6-page paper discusses advanced directives, living wills and the responsibility of health care providers in these initiatives. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Culturally Competent Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that has four parts. The first reports the major components of Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory; the second discusses a real case with the application of Leininger’s theory; the third part discusses ethical, social, political, and economic factors related to the theory; and the last second discuss benefits and limitations. Bibliography ...

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Various Topics in DPN Practice »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper address various topics applicable to DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) knowledge. Topics include social change, ethics, and opportunities in collaboration. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

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Nurse Educator, A Philosophy of Teaching »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page statement offers a student an example of how to state a personal philosophy of teaching as a nurse educator. The writer proposes using multiple intelligence (MI) theory and social learning (SL) theory and describes both perspectives. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Literature Review on Dementia and Healthcare Employee Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of existing literature regarding the nature of dementia and the impacts of physician/nurse attitudes. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers ...

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