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Nursing Professional Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to the professional development plan of a nurse who is about to assume the role of Director of Cardiovascular Services and Acute Care. Her short-term and long-term plans are described, as well as the factors that will affect her long-term development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Long Term Care Environments and Nursing Care Plans »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, ...

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Long Term & Short Term Goals in a Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that offers a student guidance in discussing her short term and long term goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Philosophy of Nursing and Future Plans »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper/essay that offers a guide to a student, using tutorial language, that provides a guide to writing a personal philosophy of nursing and then turns its focus to the crucial role that obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing science can play in a nursing career before closing with a discussion of ...

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Nursing Diagnoses After Surgery »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper listing potential problems that a specific patient could develop following surgery, then examining three of those potential problems in detail. For each of the three, the paper presents both short- and long-term outcomes (acute and home settings) and three appropriate nursing interventions for each. Bibliography lists 5 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 Interventions for Clients Suffering from Depression »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses assessment and implementation of short-term nursing interventions with clients suffering from depression. The writer looks, first of all, at the nature of the assessment process and then discusses short-term intervention options, focusing on CBT, as well as offering a case study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Stroke Patients and Nursing Case Management »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page review of the numerous issues confronting a stroke victim in terms of long-term care. This paper sums up the shortcomings of our current health care system in terms of providing those needs. The author emphasizes that case managers should be involved not just in the immediate needs of a particular ...

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Long Term Care Facility Directors of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. There are many issues facing the nursing profession today. This essay explores one - long term care and specifically, directors of nursing of long term care facilities. As the proportion of the American population of elderly continues to rise each year, the need for long-term care facilities becomes more and more ...

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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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DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment of PTSD »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The writer describes the disorder, the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, treatment options, and a nursing plan for intervention in a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Bipolar Disorder »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses bipolar disorder Examination of literature on this topic indicates some of what has been learned in treating bipolar disorder, and this information suggests conclusions as to how nurses can improve their practice and care of these patients. The writer offers a summary of four relevant studies. Bibliography lists ...

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Nursing Ethics/A Diabetic Patient »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper/essay that considers the ethical conflicts inherent in a case scenario concerning a diabetic patient in long-term care. 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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SNF Costs and the Impact of Primary Nursing »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page nursing research proposal seeking approval for instituting a primary nursing structure in a nursing home setting. Primary nursing is an old concept and has not been extensively studied in the long term care setting. The paper includes an extensive literature review as well as methods, hypotheses, data collection, data analysis, ...

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Overview of Respiratory Therapy »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses respiratory therapy and how it differs between the environment of an acute care hospitals and that of a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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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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Continuing Educaiton and the Application of Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page continuation of an educational initiative following completion of a needs assessment and analysis at a long term care facility. The initial assessment indicates that a need exists in further training and education in techniques and rationale of infection control in the institutional setting. This paper discusses learning theory and selects ...

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SNF Costs and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

Implementation: A 4 page paper discussing implementation, data collection and evaluation of the proposed plan to institute primary nursing in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for long-term care. The paper discusses the need for both quantitative and qualitative measures as well as ethical considerations attached to preserving individual privacy when assessing change in ...

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Diabetic Case Study/Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that interprets a case study on a diabetic patient at a long-term care facility from the perspective of nursing as an art. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Homeless Veterans with PTSD »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that discusses this topic. This examination of literature specifically examines the target population homeless veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), what this entails, and the role of the nurse educator in addressing the needs of this population. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Heath Care and Nursing's Pender Promotion Model »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing this model of nursing and model of health care, particularly as it relates to education. The Pender model holds that people are willing and able to take the steps necessary to improve their health standing, to seek increasing levels of wellness rather than only existing without the presence of ...

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Long Term Nursing Home Care »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages on nursing home care, the options available in selecting a long-term care facility, what to look for in choosing a nursing home, and some of the key specialty features that some nursing homes are known to offer (i.e., color-coded hallways, personal privacy, and even option for exercise). Also examined are recommended ways for ...

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Putting Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort in Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper examining Kolcaba's theory of nursing and how to put it into practice. Many of the technological advances in medicine and nursing have focused far more on processes and outcome benefits than on the comfort of the patient. Kolcaba (2008) holds that greater comfort translates to greater attention to the ...

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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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Research Evaluation on Nursing Home Costs of Utilizing MDS/PPS RUG III Systems »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the validity and scientific merit of two studies of nursing home population samples in advance of conducting a larger study that will develop and test an innovation in long term care. That innovation will consist of creating alliances between nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide the latter ...

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Florence Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 pages research paper that presents the career of Florence Nightingale in terms of cause and effect in regards to the course of nursing history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that is supposed to be journal entries by a nurse psychiatric intern. The three disorders discussed are schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depressive disorder. Evidence-based treatments for each are reported. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Chronic Pain Relief and a Nursing Research Proposal »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing effects of chronic pain and proposing a pilot program based on Healing Touch. Chronic pain can interfere with immune function, ability to sleep, ability to eat normally and ability to participate in work or leisure activities. It is defined as that which persists after the individual has suffered ...

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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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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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Acute Renal Failure and Dialysis Patients, Nutrition, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

9 pages in length. Dealing with patients who are terminally ill with renal failure and receiving hemodialysis treatments means it is important to remember that physical pain is not the only kind of suffering they endure. Sometimes the emotional devastation is more to bear than the physical side; without the mind remaining strong ...

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Fictional Family Unit and Application of Family Theory »

Number of Pages: 26

A 26 page paper dissecting the family depicted in the movie “The Birdcage” for the purpose of assessing according to family and nursing theory. The paper briefly describes the film and applicability of nursing theory and intervention both to individual family members and to the family unit as a whole. The largest section ...

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Shortage of Nurses and Its Global Implications »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing difficulties in recruiting, long hours and growing work-related stress. These are not unique to nursing, but likely nursing is the profession that finds these characteristics most problematic. The nursing shortage has been reality for a long while in both the US and the UK. Nurses in developing ...

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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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Conceptual Analysis of Powerlessness »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the concept of powerlessness. The creation of a concept analysis is completed in order to provide a contextualized view of a theoretical and practical term, rather than simply defining this term. This paper provides a concept analysis of this term as it relates to the ...

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Myasthenia Gravis an Autoimmune Disorder »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses this autoimmune disorder, its pathophysiology, current research and the application of this research to nursing, that is, what questions does research answer and what questions are left to be answered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Multiple Sclerosis Client Case Study Patient Assessment »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides a fictitious case study of a young woman presenting with MS symptoms. How a nurse can counsel this patient with the newly diagnosed disorder is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Economic Indicators 2006 »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper examining three forecasts for each of 5 economic indicators and then relating those findings to the medical industry. The bottom line in nursing is that (1) currently active, practicing nurses have a wealth of opportunity available to them; (2) the profession is attracting greater interest among would-be students who could ...

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Nursing and Reflective Practice Techniques »

Number of Pages: 11

An eleven page paper which looks at the techniques of reflective practice in terms of way in which nurses are trained, and how useful this strategy is both in terms of the understanding of theoretical knowledge and the practical applications of nursing philosophy. Bibliography lists 12 sources

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Metaparadigm of Nursing, Parse's Totality and Simultaneity, and Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing culturally sensitive nursing. As the composition of populations shifts in many developed nations, it becomes increasingly necessary for nurses to relate to patients in terms that patients can understand. Madeleine Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory focuses on spanning the cultural divide that can exist between the ...

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Post Miscarriage and the Interaction Between Medical Staff and Patient »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page discussion of the measures which can be implemented to ensure that patients suffering from miscarriages, or the threat of miscarriage, are not further emotionally impacted from innocent statements about their pregnancy from inadequately informed medical personnel. Reviews nursing theory which would be useful in developing policies to prevent such incidents from ...

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Nursing Delegation and Shared Governance »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the benefits of operating under the principles of these two approaches to nursing. There are several levels at which health care facilities maintain care-giving employees. Not all of them require specific licensing, but lack of licensing prevents them from operating in the realm of the RN or LPN. ...

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Being an Advocate for an Injured Client »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research that addresses an assignment scenario, which proposes that a nurse is handling a case in which a client was injured on the job and now needs accommodations in order to continue in that job during recovery or, possibly, long term. How should the nurse go about approaching the employer about making ...

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Nursing Theory Selection and Implementation »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper evaluating whether Leininger's or Roy's nursing theory is best suited to the endoscopy and day surgery clinical setting. This is not an area in which nurses have opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients, which is the focus of both these theories. In that context, communication is seen as ...

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Feminism of the Sixties and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page examination of the manner in which nursing changed at the impetus of the feminist movement of the 1960s. Previously relegated to primarily a subservient role in the health care environment and restricted solely to the hospital or doctor’s office, nurses took their lead from the feminist movement to remold their view ...

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Integration of the Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow and Self Care of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper integrating the concepts of Orem’s self care model and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Astute health care providers encourage patients in both acute and long term care to do as much for themselves as they can, operating within their limits while also responsibly stretching them at the same time. This ...

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Heart Disease Prevention Clinic Led by Nurses »

Number of Pages: 13

13 pages in length. With a strong emphasis upon prevention, more and more contemporary health maintenance facilities are deciding to act upon potential medical conditions long before they arise. Incorporating nurse-led secondary prevention clinics for sufferers of coronary heart disease (CHD) who have already experienced myocardial infarction, these facilities effectively train their patients ...

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Refugee Camps and the Application of Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing this theory in conjunction with conditions in modern refugee camps. Application of Nightingale's theory directly applies today to refugee camps around the world. As these camps exist in countries whose economies have been decimated by never-ending war, drought or cataclysmic natural disaster, it is common for them to ...

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