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Nursing and Sleep's Physiology »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the physiological processes associated with sleep. Defines sleep and delineates its critical cycles and the environmental, physiological, and psychological conditions which can interrupt those cycles. Emphasizes the need for nurses to allow for periods of uninterrupted sleep and to fully assess patients for sleep related problems. Bibliography ...

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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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Philadelphia RNs and Sleep Deprivation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how sleep deprivation is a very serious problem with registered nurses who work rotating shifts. The primary focus of the paper concerns nurses in Philadelphia, although the information presented deals with all nurses and health professionals who must work long and challenging hours. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Public Health Program »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Obesity is one of the leading health indicators identified in the Healthy People 2010 report. It is at near epidemic proportions in the U.S. The writer reports the statistical data and the effects of obesity. The writer also discusses a community health program that could be established to decrease the ...

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Effects of Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines stress. Stress experience exists for “all human beings in all ages in varying degrees” (Lunney, 2006). It can be positive or negative producing both positive and negative effects. What is thought of as “stress” in the public mindset is actually stress overload, that is, which is what occurs ...

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Nurse Managers and Budget Concerns »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the effects of dealing with budget cuts and restructuring while still managing day to day operations as a nurse manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Whistle Blower or Patient Protection Act »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper reviews the Patient Protection Act, also known as the Whistle Blower Act, how it affects nurses, and what the implications and far-reaching effects of this bill can be. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing and the Impact of 1996's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The paper provides a brief history of the law and discusses the data security aspect that went into effect in 2005, but the focus of the paper is how it can be expected to affect nursing and nursing duties. ...

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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 Profession and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper which studies how the managed care revolution has affected the nursing profession. The writer provides an industry and economic definition of managed care, its advantages and disadvantages, and relationship to nursing. The writer also provides solutions caused by the effects of managed care on the nursing ...

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Nursing at the End of Life »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses an end of life case study in regards to guides for effect nursing care for terminally ill patients. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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General Medical Services Contract, National Health Service, and Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the role of the practice nurse, defining they do and how this has changed from the past. The paper then considers how the role of the practice nurse is likely to change following the introduction of the General Medical Services contract that came into effect in the NHS in ...

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Violence at Work: A Problem for Nurses »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of existing research on the issue of workplace violence for nurses. This paper reviews five research studies on the issue. Bibliography lists 5 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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Family Nursing - Teen Suicide »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper begins with the effects of the suicide of a teenager and statistical data regarding its incidence. Three of the objectives in Health People 2010 that relate to this issue are reported. Both Freire's learning theory and Mezirow's transformative learning theory are explained as possible approaches for the family nurse to ...

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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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Review of an Article on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a critique of an article: Dahl, Julie, RN, CNP, MS & Penque, Sue, RN, CNP, MS. (2000, March). The Effects of an Advanced Practice Nurse – Directed Heart Failure Program published in The Nurse Practitioner. The writer comments on these issues: purpose and hypothesis of study, population included, appropriateness of ...

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Depression, Pain, and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that incorporates and introduction, problem statement, purpose of study, literature review, independent and dependent variables, hypothesis and implications for nursing. The paper identifies the two types of RSD, describes and explains what reflex sympathetic dystrophy is, its incidence, some of the causes and the effects and the correlation between chronic pain ...

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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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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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An Article Critique of 'Effects Of Case Management On The Nursing Context - Perceived Quality Of Care, Work Satisfaction, And Control Over Practice' »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The writer discusses purpose, review of literature, variables, hypothesis and methodology as they relate to effects of case management on the nursing context. No additional sources cited.

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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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Anxiety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. The extent to which anxiety infiltrates even the most competent of GYN nurses is found to be both grand and far-reaching; that nurses succumb to the detrimental effects of anxiety – both personally and professionally – speaks to a ongoing concern that renders otherwise proficient and effective nurses incapable 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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Nursing & ED Overcrowding »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the problem of overcrowding in EDs and how this impacts nursing. This examination of overcrowding in American EDs looks at reasons for overcrowding and the effect that this has on nurses and patients. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Mandatory Overtime for Nurses »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses the issue of mandatory overtime for nurses and its effects and ramifications. The writer discusses the background to this issue, as well as political, social, and economic aspects. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Impact of Diabetes Mellitus »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the negative impact of diabetes mellitus, its societal cost and its effect on morbidity and mortality rates, and then addresses how these concerns impact professional nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Nurses and Controlling Infection »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. As a nurse it is imperative that all manner of infection control be utilized in order to not spread germs from one patient to another. This paper will focus mainly on the effect of handwashing in keeping infection from spreading. The principles of asepsis is also discussed.

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Reduction of Elderly Depression Through Reminiscence Therapy Intervention »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing a method of reducing depression among older individuals through encouraging them to revisit the past and conduct a life review. The concept of reminiscence therapy seems rather simplistic, but its simplicity may be one factor that makes it so effective. Research and observation both conclude that reminiscing effects ...

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Nurses, Patients, and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 6

The increase of managed care has changed the framework of health delivery, effecting both the patients and the nurses. This 4 page paper, with a two page annotated bibliography, considers how this impacts on the nurses. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

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Hospital Utilization Management »

Number of Pages: 11

A 11 page research paper that discusses the topic of hospital utilization management (UM) in regards to specific questions. Topics covered include the relevance of UM to hospital financial stability and its effect on nursing staff. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Nursing and Technology »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the potentially dehumanising effects of technology in nursing, and considers the ways in which technology can be incorporated into holistic care plans. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nurse Retention and Teams Effects »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper presents a case history of one trauma center that decreased their turnover rate from 58 percent to 15 percent and have a list of nurses who want to work at the center. This essay reports the process this center used to develop empowered teams that led to such remarkable success. Bibliography ...

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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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Costs of Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the value of instituting a primary nursing arrangement at a nursing home skilled nursing facility (SNF) to reduce the influence of the nursing shortage while also gaining more timely MDS/PPS/ RUG III reporting and therefore Medicare payments to the SNF. Of course the purpose of any SNF is to ...

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Nursing Impact of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the work of nursing theorist and innovator Dorothea Orem. The writer also examines how Orem's work has affected the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Negative Effect of Anesthesia Assistants on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper arguing that the use of Anesthesia Assistants is detrimental to the profession of nursing. Nurse Anesthesia Assistants are registered nurses (RNs) trained to certificate level, technologists that have greater understanding of the process of anesthesia than RNs without the certificate training but without the specialized knowledge that anesthesiologists or certified ...

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Recent Economic Effects on Home Health »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing economic influences on home health, including increasing fuel costs and the ongoing nursing shortage. The healthcare industry is hampered by its history of trying to operate separate from economic realities and laws, creating several hurdles that it will need to negotiate simultaneously. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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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Nursing Shortage In The United States: Causes, Effects And Solutions »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. The health care industry is fraught with struggles that keep people from obtaining the medical attention they need in a system where patients often pay the price for social and political agendas. One area in which this fall down of services is felt especially hard is with regard to ...

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Community and Corrections Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing how the correctional facility nurse can have effect in the local community. The US penal system guarantees appropriate health care to prison inmates. US Supreme Court decisions have determined that withholding any medical treatment where there is urgent need constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment," which of course is ...

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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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Expansion of Paper on Nursing Delegation and Shared Governance »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page expansion of a 4-page paper by the same name. The health care facility that maintains a shared governance model is able to make greater use of all the resources available to it. Typically, each patient care department of a facility such as this has a nurse manager who serves as ...

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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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Nursing Ethics in December 2002 AORN Journal »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing a series of nine articles appearing in the AORN Journal between April and December, 2002. The value of the series of articles is that each article focuses on a specific point of stated, formal ethics code to explain to perioperative nurses precisely what the standards mean for them. ...

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Four Questions on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper answering 4 questions about research design. One asks for distinction between correlation and cause and effect, with an example of each. Another asks for the three qualities that must be present in any true experimental design (random assignment, control and treatment groups, and posttesting of each group). Another ...

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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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ICU Delirium »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses delirium in the context of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Research addressing delirium in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has been ongoing since the 1960s (Hartwick, 2003). However, despite all that has been learned over the past forty years, ICU patients continue to suffer from delirium and it continues ...

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