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Nursing and Teaching Patients »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper considers how a nurse can become a teacher to patients, how this may be undertaken and the different considerations for the nurse to perform this task. The paper uses an example of a patient dying of cancer who needs to stop smoking and accept the nature of their condition. Issues discussed ...

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Quitting Smoking Through Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 13

This 13 page paper provides an overview of the current literature and a methodology for assessing the impacts of nurse-interventions in smoking cessation, a necessary element in determining decreased risk and incidence of lung cancer. This paper outlines the central features of four articles, and also provides a methodology for considering the problem and ...

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Quitting Smoking and Current Studies in Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper which examines current nursing research and findings regarding smoking cessation (quitting smoking). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Midwives, Pregnant Women, and Quitting Smoking »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper considers the issue of implementing a plan for smoking cessation in pregnant women. This paper focuses on a community-based plan that utilizes the services of nurse midwives. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Pediatric Nursing and Secondhand Smoke »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of secondhand smoke and the impact on the health of young children. This paper considers the current research regarding the impact of secondhand smoke and health risks for pediatric patients and attempts to determine the role that nurses can take in reducing the health risks because of ...

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Nursing and Secondhand Smoke »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper on the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke and some of the measures that nursing professionals can/should take to educate patients and to protect non-smokers. It is stressed that nursing students in particular, should make an effort to better-educate themselves about the ails of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Bibliography lists 7 ...

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Nurse's Role : Patient Smoking Cessation »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that focuses on the key role nurses play in helping patients stop smoking. The paper reports discussion articles, including the '5As' approach, qualitative research, including case studies, and quantitative research all of which include information on the success of nurses in helping patients. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

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Quitting Smoking and Hospitalized Patients Educational Obstacles »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the subject and relies on applicable literature. The paper focuses on the role of the nurse in educating patients. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Pregnant Patients Smoking Cessation Through Nurse Intervention Programs »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper evaluating three studies and making recommendations based on the studies' findings. Indications given by the findings of these studies are that nurse-managed interventions are more effective than physician-managed ones, and public health settings are more likely to see greater degrees of success than are private ones. Another primary indication ...

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Nursing Theory and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper constructing a new theory of nursing as it relates to postoperative pain management following hip replacement surgery. The new nursing theory constructed here is that a better approach to postoperative pain management associated with hip replacement surgery is to avoid as much immediate pain sensation as possible. This restricts ...

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Facing a Family Health Challenge »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper addresses a specific case study, which describes a patient suffering from the end-stage lung cancer. The overall objective of this examination is to relate how nursing approaches that are described in literature can be applied in order to aid this patient and her family in facing a complex health challenge. ...

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Oncology and Coping with an Annotated Bibliography »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers an annotated bibliography that summarizes and analyzes 4 nursing articles. The articles address nursing interventions with cancer patients in regards to patient/family coping skills. Also, the writer offers a discussion that contrasts and compares the articles before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Responses to Healthcare Cultural Differences »

Number of Pages: 4

This four-page-paper presents an overview of an article from a medical journal regarding the treatment of a Jehovah Witness who suffered post surgical complications. In accordance to the patient's advance directives no blood products were given to her even though excessive bleeding during surgery caused her to become severely anemic. The medical staff managed to ...

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Bone Cancer Case Study and Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses a specific case scenario, which deal with nursing interventions for a 52-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, which is metastasized to the left hip and involves the lymphatic system. She presents to the oncology nursing unit with severe bone pain in her left ...

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Wit & Palliative Care »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page reaction paper to the play/movie Wit by Margaret Edson (1999). The writer discusses the themes of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and relates its subject matter, which concerns death, dying and a terminally ill cancer patient, to the logistics of palliative care. The writer also offers considerable discussion of personal reactions to this ...

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Nursing Journal Critique Upon Cancer Patient Treatment Through Therapeutic Massage »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper gives a professional review/critique of a nursing journal article/case study on the use of massage therapy by nurses in the treatment of cancer patients. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Cancer Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page overview of nursing care in regards to cancer patients. The writer defines pertinent terms and then discusses nursing care in regards to chemotherapy and radiation therapy and also palliative care and care for grieving families. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Should a Nurse Assist in the Suicide of a Suffering Patient »

Number of Pages: 5

This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering ...

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Patient Care and Individual Differences »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page review of two nursing articles dealing with patient care. The author of this paper provides an overview of each article, its presentation style, and findings, and identifies similarities in the message being conveyed by both articles. In addition to the direct impacts to health, illness and injury can result in ...

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Community Nursing: Positive Impacts on Nutrition and Lifestyle »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page consideration of a case study involving an impoverished rural community suffering from poor nutrition and various smoking-related respiratory problems. The community nurse proposes a food co-op and an educational smoking intervention plan. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Continuing Education »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper in which the writer/tutor offers advise to the student on how to write a paper that relates her continuing education activities as a nurse. The writer/tutor, for the purposes of demonstration, selected the subjects of smoking cessation and an article describing 1-day continuing education conference on the implications of genomics ...

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Community Concept »

Number of Pages: 4

In 4 pages, this paper discusses how the terms community and aggregate often are used interchangeably, and includes a discussion of whether a group constitutes a community or an aggregate illustrating that such use is not incorrect. Designing or evaluating nursing intervention efforts requires greater precision, however. The senior citizens at The Erie ...

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Postoperative Management of Pain and Nurses' Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an analytical overview of the current literature regarding the changing role of nurses and their function in postoperative pain management. In particular, this study assesses the changing role of nurses in the midst of efforts towards cost containment in recent years. Bibliography lists 10 source.

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Article Overview of 'Rotating Night Shifts and Risk of Breast Cancer in Women Participating in the Nurses' Health Study' »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of an article on breast cancer and considers the impacts of rotating night shifts and breast cancer risk. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Staffing Ratios and Outcomes in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the results of different nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The results of research studies clearly demonstrate the negative outcomes for both patients and nurses when staffing ratios exceed four patients per nurse. The ratio differs depending on department and actual job function with lower ratios required in some jobs. Nurses suffer emotional ...

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Schizophrenic Patients and Therapeutic Nursing Relationship »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses establishing a therapeutic relationship with a schizophrenic patient. In order to aid mental health patients, literature indicates that a therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient is essential. This examination of the nurse/patient therapeutic relationship in a mental health setting focuses on a case study of 23-year-old Caucasian male ...

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Nursing and Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses many different aspects of critical thinking as it applies to the field of nursing. Critical thinking is very essential to any successful endeavor in relationship to the health industry, and especially in relationship to operative matters, where an individual’s life is in the hands of the professional. In light of this truth, ...

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Ethics and Legalities of Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing a case in which an emergency room nurse turned away a patient delivered by ambulance. The receiving hospital is a private, for-profit organization, and the patient had no job, no funds and no insurance. The patient was suffering from an apparent broken leg after injuring it playing tennis ...

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Marketing Plan for Utilizing the Adult Nurse Practitioner at an HIV/AIDS Clinic »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing increased utilization of nurse practitioners for direct patient care at an HIV/AIDS clinic. Increased utilization of NPs in an HIV/AIDS clinic can bring about several benefits, including patient responsiveness, financial considerations and ability to see greater numbers of patients. Patients are likely to build closer interpersonal relationships with ...

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AIDS Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Symptom Management Utilizing Behavioral Modification Techniques for Cancer Patients »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page review of the research conducted by Sherwood, Given, Given, et. al. published in a 2005 edition of "Oncology Nursing Forum". Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Review of "Outcomes of Therapeutic Massage for Hospitalized Cancer Patients" »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper critiquing a study of nurses' use of therapeutic massage. The subject matter of the study is not as important to this paper as is the analysis of procedures and tools. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Ratio of Patients to Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses nurse to patient ratios. California is the first state that initiated and subsequently passed a bill legislating the ratio of nurse to patient. The bill was passed in 1999 but it is only in 2002 that the mandates are finally being put into effect. This essay presents ...

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Geriatric Mentally Ill Patients and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper considers an experience and training nurse may have undergone when working on a mixed geriatric ward with patients that speak different languages who are suffering from a range of mental illness. The paper focuses on two patients suffering from dementia, the way they are treated and the barriers to communication and ...

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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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Professional Nursing and Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory, related to the contextual view of the history of nursing theory. This paper relates the fact that in the the curative model, nurses provide assessments, act as integral members of healthcare teams, provide direct and indirect patient care, and address ...

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Nursing Shortage & Patient Safety »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the nursing shortage in terms of patient safety. The writer argues that the nursing shortage creates an ethical situation because a shortage of nurses negatively impacts patient safety. Recent empirical research shows that when nurses are asked to take care of too many patients, errors increase. ...

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Complaints and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7.5 page paper outlines the common complaints that nurses have with patients and also details the complaints that patients have about nurses. Possible solutions are offered to the problem of verbal and physical abuse. Basic patient psychology and underlying factors presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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Nursing Profession and Teamwork »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the change in teamwork in the nursing profession. Teamwork within the nursing profession has changed a great deal within the last fifty years. Team nursing was a common structure in patient health care but took many of the registered nurses (RNs) away from patient care and into administrative ...

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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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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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California Nurse-Patient Ratios »

Number of Pages: 6

A 5 page paper including a 2-page brochure, discussing the effects of California's nurse-patient ratio law that became fully effective in January 2008. Whatever hospitals eventually do to cope with the changes mandated by the nurse-patient ratio law likely will serve to slow rates of cost increases. In the meantime, the law enables ...

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Overview of Intensive Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing why nurses would choose to work in intensive care. The president of the AACN characterizes intensive care nurses as high achievers who continually seek to improve care and conditions. Though many patients are unconscious and offer no direct interaction with intensive care nurses, patients’ families are “patients” themselves, ...

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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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Pain Management Barriers and Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the problem of patient barriers to pain management, considers nurse’s role in identifying and guiding the patient to better pain management, such as when a patient is afraid of addiction, takes the medication only out of complacency, and therefore receives inadequate relief from pain. Bibliography lists 6 ...

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Advocacy and Caring in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. There is a link between a patient's level of satisfaction with hospital services and the patient's perceived level of caring from the nurse. This essay supports this premise by reporting studies that have made this conclusion. The underlying principles of the therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient are reported. The writer ...

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Patient Stress Reduction According to Theories King, Johnson, and Neuman »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper assessing three nursing theories in their accommodation of patient stress. One of the most insidious hindrances to wellness is the presence of avoidable stress. Each of the theorists discussed here offers insight into and sound reasons for reducing patient stress, but not in blanket form. They condemn negative ...

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Teams and Patient Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper. Numerous factors in the American healthcare system make achieving high rates of patient satisfaction within a hospital setting difficult to obtain. The following literature review explores the topic of patient satisfaction, particularly in regards to the role that management can play in effecting improved patient satisfaction through specific practices. Research ...

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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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