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RN Shortages »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper contemplates the problem concerning the lack of registered nurses in the world. The reasons why there are less RNs now is discussed.Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Women's Role In WWI And The Agricultural Adjustment Act »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Women were counted on like never before to maintain the home during World War I; however, as much as they were instrumental in keeping those home fires burning while the men were away at battle, they also played an important role in the war effort itself by taking jobs, not ...

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Contemporary Nursing's History »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report briefly discusses the development and history of modern nursing in the Western world. “Modern” nursing, just as other aspects of modern medicine, began to come into its own in the mid- to late-19th century in the Western world. Between war, scientific advancement, and the onslaught of the Industrial Age, humans were becoming aware of certain ...

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Lydia Hall's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper discusses nursing theory according to Lydia Hall, which she initially published in 1964. Hall's theory, which is influenced by Carl Rogers' Client-Centered Therapy, asserts that the professional nurse has functions in three overlapping areas: body, pathology/disease and person. Functions in each area overlap but they are also distinct in terms of ...

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Family Nurse Practitioner Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner. the writer begins by defining the nursing meta-paradigm concepts that pertain to the FNP role and then provides specific information on FNPs, as well as hypothetical example of how to write about personal philosophy and the favorite ...

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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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Patient Care Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Budget cutbacks, burnout and lack of student enrollment have precluded sufficient staffing in many critical areas of healthcare. Adding to the already high level of stress that exists throughout the industry is how many hospitals are severely understaffed to appropriately tend to their large numbers of patients. Typically, ...

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Nursing/Medical Vocabulary »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that, first of all, defines numerous terms used in nursing and in hospital environments. Then the writer briefly discusses issues having to do with patient confidentiality and good handover of patient care. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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A Nursing Continued Education Plan »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the importance of continued education to the nursing professional. Targets the specific curriculum goals of critical thinking, computer literacy, information literacy, and nursing informatics as critical components of an Advanced Practical Nursing Degree and addresses the manner in which these components can be addressed. Also identifies a means ...

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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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Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Transcultural Nursing, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Dr. Madeleine Leininger is considered the world's foremost authority on transcultural nursing. Transcultural nurses, according to Dr. Leininger, see more than just a globe. Theirs is a unique perspective encompassing the entire world and all nationalities when it comes to the family nurse practitioner. Her theories can be applied in any clinic setting ...

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Nursing Home Care That is Client Centered »

Number of Pages: 12

Client Centered Nursing Home Care. (12 pp). On any given day, nursing homes are caring for about one in twenty Americans over the age of 65. Almost half of all Americans turning 65 this year will be admitted into a nursing home at least once. One fifth of those people admitted into nursing homes stay ...

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Africa and Promoting the Immunization of Children »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides a plan for a public health nurse to implement in order to improve the rate of immunization throughout the world. The target population is children in Africa. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Therapeutic Relationship Between Nurse and Client »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that investigates the nurse/client therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing with illustrations of Peplau's theory as dramatized in the film Good Will Hunting. The therapeutic nurse/client relationship stands at the core of mental health nursing. Through the establishment of this relationship, nurses are ideally suited as therapists to lead clients ...

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Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses the basic concepts in this nursing model. A real world cased is presented at the beginning and applying Leininger’s model to that case is at the end of the paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Nursing at Good Sam »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses the history and mission of the Good Samaritan College of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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ER Television Series and the Nursing Image it Presents »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page television show review that discusses the manner in which the hospital drama ER portrays the profession of nursing. The writer argues that while this show at least tries to show nurses as professionals with skill and knowledge, the huge focus of the producers on physicians gives a distorted view of both professions. ...

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Overview of Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the qualities of a good nurse leader. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Home Industry and Patient Care Costs Determination »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the factors that are involved in the pricing of patient care within the nursing home industry. As the population of the U.S. ages, this industry is receiving more and more attention and has been the object of a good deal of research in recent years. The writer gives ...

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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 and Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses how, in school, it may seem as though "ethics," fall into some clear cut areas, and we might nod a little to ourselves, thinking we have a rough handle on the types of moral decisions we might be considering during our professional lives This author suggests that another layer of parameters exists concerning elder abuse, ...

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Nursing and Self Care Wound Instruction »

Number of Pages: 6

Nursing has always been dichotomized between science and humanity. Being a good nurse is being defined by the ability to be proficient in both. This 6 page paper provides a tutorial and information on the construction of a teaching plan for self-care of wounds. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Mentorship in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role that mentoring plays in today's nursing profession. The writer argues the practice of mentorship is still one of the principal ways in which the professional standards of nursing are passed on to the less-experienced, while also offering them encouragement and enhancing the formal educational process. Bibliography ...

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Clinical Setting and Nurse Mentors »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses the role of the nurse as a mentor/teacher. The essay explains the different between mentoring and precepting and focuses on aspects of mentoring, including the functions of a good mentor and the fact that expert nurses need to be taught how to mentor. Addressing that topic, there is a ...

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Research Proposal on SNFs and the RN Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating two nursing studies. The proposal under consideration is to implement a primary nurse organizational structure in the skilled nursing facility (SNF). The two studies examined here indicate that patients fare better with greater direct care by RNs and that RNs are less likely to leave their profession when ...

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Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. ...

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Nursing and Evidence Based Practice Enhancement »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing the trend toward evidence-based practice. The concept of evidence-based nursing is an attractive one that calls for abandoning closely-held, longstanding attitudes toward many of the duties of nursing. There are problems with making that shift, however, not the least of which is the time required to search and ...

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Nursing Care for Hypertension »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the problem of hypertension and considers whether weight control is a good treatment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Urban Youth Alcohol Use Prevention and Nurse Consultations »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which addresses a nursing article titled “Brief Nursing Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth,” written by Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Deborah M. Pappas, and Carlo C. DiClemente, for The Journal Of School Health (Nursing Perspectives), November, 1996. The study researched a number of young adolescents and implemented various methods of ...

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Nursing Recommendation »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a nursing recommendation. This paper gives a number of reasons why the student would be a good candidate for a nursing program.

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Addressing the Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the many problems inherent in the current nursing shortage. The author evaluates various legislative suggestions to alleviate that shortage. House Resolution 5924, a bill calling for increased caps for Visas for foreign nurses, is dismissed as a less than workable possibility. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurse Role Definition »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the role of a nurse and argues how their role is essential to good health care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Goals and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines several objectives that are intrinsic to good mental health nursing practices. Topic covered include establishing a professional relationship with clients; role of evaluation in care provision; assessment and risk management; clinical risk factors; principles of case management and clinical supervision. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Life and Contributions of Clara Barton »

Number of Pages: 6

In 6 pages, the author discusses Clara Barton. "As a young girl, her skull was studied by phrenologist, and he determined her to be one that would never assert herself for herself, but that for others she would be fearless. Angel of mercy during the Civil War, although not a nurse. Founder ...

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Causes and Solutions Regarding Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper explores the nursing shortage. Experts have predicted that the number of registered nurses will be at least 20 percent below the number needed by 2007. There are a number of reasons for this crisis. Fewer young people are choosing nursing as their career. Nurses do not receive adequate compensation. The ...

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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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Cultural Diversity and Responsibility in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion of the treatment of patients who have cultural or religious beliefs that cause them to refuse standard medical treatments. It opens with a discussion of the globalization of the world and the fact that the world is becoming a blended melting pot of cultural diversity. It moves into an ...

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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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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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3 Sociological Views on the Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The nursing industry of years gone by saw beyond society's brusque and compassionless approach to medicine by providing humanistic care beyond the traditional way. The lack of humanistic care made glaringly apparent by the medical community's unemotional arms-length attitude was precisely what nurses like Florence Nightingale sought to correct, ...

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Second World War and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This paper examines the nursing profession in the United States in conjunction with World War II. In addition to describing some of the duties that nurses performed during the war, the essay also discusses the impact that the war had on the nursing profession in general, and how the war helped move the profession to ...

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Nursing Theory of Sr. Callister Roy »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. The application of nursing requires much more than merely administering drugs and treatments; rather, the overall concentration of nursing is based significantly more within the psychological components of the patient/caregiver relationship than most people realize. Such prominent individuals as Sr. Callister Roy put forth nursing theories that effectively addressed the ...

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Choosing Physician's Assistant as an Occupation »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page statement written from the perspective of an individual pursuing certification as a physicians assistant. Notes that even a brief review of the licensing situation in the medical profession it becomes obvious that without professional certification and/or licensing an individual can do little in terms of patient care in any type of ...

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Nursing Issues in the 21st Century »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. As nursing has moved forward into the twenty-first century, has the industry earned any more respect and admiration than it had over one hundred years ago? Indeed, it can readily be argued that men continue to hold both superiority and power within today's medical community, inasmuch as nurses' responsibilities include ...

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Nursing and Stress »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper defining stress, examining nursing literature addressing the problem and discussing implications for nursing. It is completely reasonable to attribute the continued shortage of nurses to recent increases in nursing burnout, at least in part. By definition, burnout results in part from having more to do than one person can ...

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The Difficult Problem of the Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 6 page paper offering a letter of petition for publication, abstract and a short journal article discussing current efforts and future predictions of increase in the current nursing shortage. The current nursing shortage is expected only to intensify over the next generation. Though there are 126,000 hospital vacancies for RNs in late ...

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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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Nursing Home Costs and the Impact of MDS/PPS/RUG III System Utilization »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper investigating the possibility of a nursing home nurse traveling to assisted living facilities to provide health services in those facilities. There are many cost factors involved in nursing home operation, not the least of which are facility, insurance, pharmaceutical and supplies costs. Drug costs and medical supplies are costly ...

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Truth in Patient Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper/essay that discusses the ethics involved in telling the truth to patients. Healthcare practitioners are routinely faced with the responsibility of informing patients about the details and implications of their prognoses. No one enjoys being the bearer of bad tidings when a prognosis offers little hope. Also, it can be difficult ...

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