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Roy Model and Infection Control »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing a case of Streptococcus a infection in an elderly woman following myocardial infarction and bypass surgery, in terms of Roy’s adaptation model. The Roy model imposes a responsibility on the part of the nurse(s) involved to adapt to changing conditions so that they can provide higher quality nursing care. ...

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Falls and Senior Citizen Patients »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines nursing and medical literature relating to falls and the elderly. This literature review discusses the significance of falls the elderly; intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors; precautions/interventions that can be taken and the negative drawbacks to the use of side rails. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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Overview of Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 8

In 8 pages, the author gives an overview of elderly abuse. One of the lesser known and even lesser talked about crimes is abuse of elderly or geriatric people. This type abuse occurs at a phenomenal rate. Older persons are at a great risk for this type of abuse. This type ...

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Carobeth Laird's Limbo A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review on the book 'Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor,' by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the ...

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Nursing Homes and Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many times, abuse of the elderly is fraught at the hands of overstressed nursing home staffs that have too much work in a facility that does not have enough employees to get the work done. This is no excuse for abuse of the elderly; it is just an unfortunate fact in ...

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Nursing Homes and Senior Citizen Infections »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discussing the pervasive problem of controlling infection among elderly patients in a nursing home environment. The writer covers the most common infections of the urinary, respiratory and GI tract and also discusses the principal features of an infection control program. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Twelve Hour Work Shifts and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that examines the topic of 12-hour nursing shifts. This report focuses on how this change to shift scheduling can be accomplished. Specifically, the writer looks at how nursing management and leadership strategy that can best implement such a change with student nurses in their practice placement area, utilizing Lewin's normative/educative ...

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Evidence-Based Practices Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. There has been a trend in many fields, including health care, to use evidence-based practices. There are many complexities involved in adopting the practices shown to be effective in the literature. There are a multitude of obstacles and barriers. Further, there is a great deal of conflict about adopting this practice. ...

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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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Elderly Care in a Nursing Home v. At Home »

Number of Pages: 7

An 7 page overview of health care options for the elderly. Evaluates the need for long-term care and the factors which went into creating this need and identifies home health care as being advantageous in many respects over health care provided in residential nursing homes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Feedback on a Nursing Intervention Project »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper reviews a project to design and implement a strategy to reduce fall incidence rate in elderly community based patients. The paper is written as a mentor review, discussing the strengths and weakness of the overall project and its implementation.

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Nightingale's Theory, Case Study of Elderly Woman »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that uses the focus provided by the nursing theory of Florence Nightingale to discuss a case study of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's who demonstrates the symptoms of geriatric failure to thrive. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Review of Achievements in the Development and Implementation of Nursing Program to Reduce Falls »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presets a review of a nursing program introduced to reduce the number of fall suffered by elderly patients under the care if a home nursing agency. The paper is written in the style of a mentor review looking at the work undertaken to create develop and deliver the program.

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Change and Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. Getting old is not a socially accepted occurrence. In America, contempt and disrespect stem from the aspect of aging against one's will, with people looking upon the elderly as slow, incapable, broken down and virtually worthless individuals. The notion of ageism, the negative attitude associated with getting old, ...

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Practicum Example for a Nursing Course »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents a practicum as an example for fulfillment of NUR/590A, with the goal of developing and evaluating an educational program to educate staff in the home care agency in fall prevention for elderly patients in the home with certain chronic diseases. The learning objectives, leaning strategies and evidence are all presented. ...

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Fall Prevention in the Elderly in Home Care »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a two parts of a nursing research project on fall prevention for the elderly in home care settings. This paper relates the problem identification and solution sections of the research project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Pressure Ulcers/Changing Care »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses a proposed change in the nursing process of care pertaining to preventing pressure ulcers. The writer discusses change theory, pressure ulcer prevention and how a beneficial change in care might be implemented. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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US Health Care and Nursing of the Future »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which examines how nursing and healthcare in the United States has changed in the past ten years, and what the future holds for both. Illustrations are provided which address historical information, ethical information, and various funding issues as they relate to the industry of health care. Following this is an illustration ...

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Continuation of 'Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home' »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page continuation of “Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home” (KShlthDevShan.rtf) that explores how changes in the local area and in the overall health care industry are certain to affect Shannondale’s future. The purpose here is to address anticipated changes in items such as professional staffing, human resource management, financial solvency, technological changes ...

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Nursing Image »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper. In some ways, the public image of nurses and nursing has changed a great deal but in other ways it has changed little over the decades. The writer discuses public image as well as self-image, why image is important and how it might be changed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Client Profile »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page client profile that discusses nursing care for an elderly client with degenerative brain disease and offers a research suggestion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing and Elderly Pain Management Strategy »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper presents the problem of pain management for the elderly and suggests a strategy of intervention based on alternative techniques such as massage, meditation, guided imagery and others. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Theory-Driven Praxis—Personal Framework »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers guidelines to a student in regards to creating a personal theory-drive framework intended to guide the student's nursing practice. The meta-paradigms of nursing are defined, as well as the basic principles of nursing ethics, and related to the theoretical perspective of Newman and Reed. The student's focus ...

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Community Nursing Problem/Yeadon, PA »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that takes the form of a letter to the editor of the Yeadon Times concerning the rise in crime against the elderly, which proposes a community nursing program on this topic. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing-Sensitive Outcome Indicators »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses an assignment scenario that features an elderly Jewish man, who has been restrained, in terms of nursing-sensitive outcome indicators. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Role of Public Health Nurse/Diabetes Care »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that addresses the role of public health nursing in regards to elderly population with diabetes. The writer stresses the importance of self-management and educational intervention. Bibliography lists 8 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 Reflections »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper reflecting on experiences with elderly patients, especially those confined to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). These individuals would prefer to be elsewhere, of course, but most determine to be as positive as possible given their circumstances. The paper is the product of personal reflection that mentions Erickson and Orem, ...

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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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Confused Elderly Patient Case Study »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides a case study of an elderly patient who arrives at an emergency room in a confused state. Techniques a nurse can use to help in diagnosis—which is likely concussion—and ways to make the patient feel comfortable, are examined. Degrees of concussion and symptoms are discussed. The paper ...

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ANA as a Political Action Committee »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper focuses in on the political action committee (PAC) affiliated of the ANA. The ANA's support of health care for the elderly is at the crux of this paper as well as the history of such issues affecting the aging population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes and Detection »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper looks at the top down model which may be used by the health care industry in its' ongoing attempts to detect, combat and prevent abuse of elderly residents. The paper recognises the different types of abuse, physical, psychological and financial along with the role that people at different places within ...

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Nurses Knowledge of Prevention Strategies for Constipation in Elderly Patients who are Bed Bound: A Health Promotion Study »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page paper provides an overview of a health promotion study about the nature of constipation in elderly bed bound patients. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

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Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining ...

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Nursing Assessment and Elderly Woman Interview »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper examines the plight of an elderly woman. A nursing assessment is done via interview. Erikson's stages are discussed and Gordon's functional health patterns are included in the analysis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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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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Gibbs Cycle Analysis of Constipation in the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper assessing an interview with a long term care nurse revealing non-drug interventions to relieve constipation in the elderly, assess using Gibbs model of reflection. The paper includes four interview questions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Vulnerable Populations and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper defines vulnerable populations. It looks at solutions and presents a nursing philosophy in terms of how to treat children, the elderly and the poor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Article Critique/Effects of Remembering/Nursing Home Residents »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page critique of a study article by Cook (1998) entitled "Effects of Reminiscence on Life Satisfaction of Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents." The writer summarizes and analyzes each section of this study report and finds it overall to be a positive contribution to nursing science. No additional sources cited.

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Nursing Home Environment and Pet Therapy Programs »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses pet therapy programs that generally consist of volunteers bringing a dog or cat (a shelter animal or their own pet) to an in-patient facility in order to interact with residents or patients. National studies have confirmed the therapeutic effects of animals upon humans, especially those individuals who are confined due to age or illness. Human-animal contact encourages ...

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Abuse of the Elderly »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper on the growing problem of elderly abuse. The writer describes the various types of abuse and the typical situations from which it arises. Bibliography lists four sources.

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Second World War and Changes to the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 12

This paper examines now World War II changed nursing and helped the profession to mature.

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Changing a Dangerous Situation »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that, first, outlines a problem, failure to examine charts as part of the end-of-shift report, and then discusses how a staff nurse can institute change, referring to change theory and the empirical-rational model for management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Equality and How It Has Evolved »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the change in nursing roles which have been experienced over the last one-hundred years. Compares the status of women in nursing with their status in other occupations. Notes the initial perception of a nurse as an inferior domestic servant has changed considerably with nursing access to better education ...

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Change Theory and Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that investigates the nursing shortage, with a particular focus on Canada. Influencing positive social change is one of the most problematic areas of public policy making. Currently, the healthcare systems of all the industrialized countries are facing the impact of a severe nursing shortage that is predicted by many experts ...

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Dealing with Change/Miami Valley Hospital »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers advice to a nursing student on how to address the change occurring within the student’s workplace, which is Miami Valley Hospital located in Dayton, Ohio. The writer summarizes literature on nurse/patient ratios and change theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Student Training and Outlook in Pediatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nursing students with a focus upon pediatric care play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry, all of which directly relates to the ...

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ICU Nursing Ratio Restructuring and Change Management »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating the possibility of restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing, using Lewin’s change theory. All health care costs continue to increase despite managed care, regulatory insurer and individual efforts to halt the spiral. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to ...

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