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The Value of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in the Treatment of Patients

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Maslow And Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that begins with an introduction to Maslow's hierarchy and then briefly explains each of the levels in the hierarchy. The writer then discusses the implications of the theory to nursing, emphasizing the need for nurses to remember what level most of their patients are on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Nursing Theory and Nursing Philosophy at Montefiore »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper reports on the Mission, Value and Philosophy statement of the Montefiore Medical Center and compared these value with the Transpersonal Caring Theory of Jean Watson. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Personal Values' Development »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the development of personal values within the context of the nursing profession. The writer emphasizes the value of caring as the core value in nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Personal Definition of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the parameters in defining a personal definition of nursing based on ethical and professional standards. Actions that are purposeful and effective are inevitably aligned with a specific set of values that serve to guide individuals in the process of decision making, in both their personal and professional ...

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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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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Health Assessment Models and the General Practice Nurse »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper examines the role of the practice nurse using health assessment models. The paper starts by looking at the importance of health needs assessments and the use of Maslow’s Hierarchy and Bradshaw’s taxonomy of needs. The paper then considers the use of different models of consultation skills, the role of in analysis ...

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Personal Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that offers advice to a nursing student on how to write a personal reflection paper that discusses the student’s ethics and values. In order to do this, the writer employs tutorial language that draws on specific examples of nursing integrity and values in action from nursing literature. Bibliography lists ...

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Nursing and the Value of Honesty »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the importance of honesty as a value in nursing. Using the example of informed consent, the author demonstrates that honesty is a particularly important value in meeting up to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Balance of Philosophy and Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the juncture of values, philosophy, theory and legality in providing direct patient care. The paper discusses some of the reasons that individuals choose nursing, and provides an overview of each of the four broad areas reviewed in the paper. The paper includes brief discussions of the theories of ...

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An Example of Personal Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page essay offers an example of how a nursing student might chose to describe her/his personal nursing philosophy. The student's motivation for the choice of nursing is described, as well as how the essence of nursing is perceived, beliefs and values and how the student envisions the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

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Reducing Staff Healthcare Facility »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses different topics about hospitals: how to reduce staff ethically with a statement regarding the current shortage of staff, the organizational structure of a hospital and how that contributes to the mission, vision, and values. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Values of a Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses the values and traits associated with being a nursing educator. Learner responsibilities and the ideal professional setting selected by the student researching this topic are also discussed. No sources are cited.

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Nurse Practitioner Interview »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay offers a hypothetical interview with a nurse practitioner in which the NP discusses her beliefs, attitudes and values. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Sarasota, Florida's Doctors Hospital »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses this specific hospital, reporting their mission, vision and values statements, and their decision making process. The writer also comments on the types of nursing staff at the hospital and the training opportunities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Code of Ethics and Canadian Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses ethical dilemmas, the Canadian Nurses' Association Ethics Code, and various scenarios of ethical dilemmas. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Medical Doctors and Nurse Practitioners Conflict Management »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper using the Kolb model to examine conflict assessment and management. As health care changes and patients increasingly take active roles in their own health care, they care less about hierarchy than they do results and practical application rather than medical theory. Though the struggle is between nurse practitioners and ...

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Nursing's Core Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper providing annotation of two main sources followed by discussion of application to the current nursing profession. The founder of modern nursing; theorists writing more than two decades ago; and current patients all agree on the worth of the core values of nursing. Technology and environment change, but core values ...

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Hierarchical Structure Interrelationships as They Relate to Nursing Accountability »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page discussion of accountability in nursing. Contends that accountability is an integral component of all aspects of nursing. The nurse is, of course, above all accountable for the well-being of his or her patient but, with recent pressure from state legislators and higher education coordinating agencies, accountability is becoming a greater ...

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The Value of the Family »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to aid a student in writing a paper on the value of family based on the student’s nursing practice. The writer discusses family nurses, indicating 2 theories that may be used with this context, Bowen Family System theory and Orem’s Self-Care theory. Bibliography ...

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An Analysis on an Article About Caring and Science »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page article analysis that examines "Science, technology, caring and the professions: are they compatible?" by nurses Hawthorne and Yurkovich (1995). These authors express their concern that caring has declined as a value among various professions. The writer summarizes the article and then critiques it, comparing it to two nursing theories that emphasize caring. ...

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Prenatal and Postnatal Care Intervention »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper considers the way that intervention nursing in the community may be used to reduce the infant mortality rate and increase birth weights of new born babies in African American families. The paper considers the background and explains how home visits need to be instigated so that they do add value to ...

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A Future in Nephrology »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a guide to a nursing student, using considerable tutorial language, on how to produce a personal statement regarding the student’s values, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses and plans for the next five years. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Classical Virtues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper examining the ethical values of autonomy, beneficence, non-malficence, fairness and fidelity, choosing one to discuss in depth. The telos chosen to pursue here is to become a nurse working in a hospital. The purpose here is to examine one of the classical virtues of nursing (beneficence) from the perspective ...

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Advanced Nursing Program: Assessment and Recommendations »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the value of an online graduate nursing program. The paper's contents consist of slide content and speaker notes and addresses the topics of consultation, leadership, research, collaboration, and scholarship. A separate 12-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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JCAHO's HF1 Core Measure and Hoshin Planning »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing JCAHO’s HF-1 core measure, which is discharge instruction for patients with heart failure. Following a description of the measure and discussion of its value, the paper applies hoshin planning analysis to the core measure to identify “breakthrough areas” that can enhance the hospital’s position with its customers and with ...

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Value of Joining a Nurses’ Organization »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the value of joining a professional nursing organization and then profiles the ANA and the National League for Nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing and Statistics »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page overview of the importance of statistics in the health care arena. The author suggests that while some statistics are collected routinely, other potentially valued statistics are not. The literature is used to illustrate the types of statistics that might be important. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Practice and the Opposition of Euthanasia »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper examines the euthanasia issue. How nurses can embrace values and encourage life is the focus of this paper. Attention to culture is provided. Euthanasia is defined and explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and the Use of Family Theories »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the value of family theories in nursing with particular attention to nurses caring for patients in their own homes. The concept of family theories is considered in general and then some of the most use are discussed looking at how they may provide practical support for the nurses practice. ...

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Six Questions on Nursing Theory Models »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper answering six questions centered on the value of the study of nursing theory models, how they can be useful in varying health care settings and how they can inform both personal and professional relationships. Nursing theories discussed in the paper are those of Orem, Roy, Neuman, King, Rogers and Johnson. ...

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Rehabilitation Setting and Collaborative Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper discussing the value of collaborative nursing in rehab. Culturally competent nurses – whether that competence is gained through ethnic group identification or learned through practical study and experience – can aid in achieving success in the rehab setting. Addiction is such a demanding form of mental illness that practitioners ...

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Questions on Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

Five pages discussing two questions about the value of studying nursing theory, plus short descriptions of the theories of Orem, Roy, Neuman, Rogers, King, and Johnson. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Personal Leadership Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers advice to a student on how to construct a nursing personal leadership development plan. Topics covered include leadership values, ethics and strategies for accomplishing goals. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Research Statistics' Questions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper answering 8 questions about the use of statistical analysis in nursing research. Topics include descriptive statistics, the null hypothesis, p values, t-test, ANOVA and Orem’s theory of self care, among others. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing, Cultural Understanding, and the Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory of Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the need for and value of diversity in healthcare, specifically in the hospital setting among nurses using Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory as a guide. Leininger's theory should be useful in efforts to increase diversity within the nursing staff as well enhancing nurses' and patients' understanding ...

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Nursing Methods of Research and Validity Questions »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper answering four questions centered on research considerations, particularly as they apply to nursing. Subjects include the value of qualitative as well as quantitative research; avoiding bias; and the purpose of the hypothesis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Shared Governance v. Collective Bargaining in Nursing Labor Relations »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper comparing the benefits of collective bargaining and the shared governance approach as they apply to nursing. Labor unions superficially appear to be attractive, but their relationship with management almost always is adversarial. Partnership and greater patient focus are expected within the shared governance model, however, which also is more ...

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Critique of Nursing Articles »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper briefly critiques 7 articles about nursing practice, values and autonomy. Bibliography lists 7 articles.

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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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Philosophy of Nursing and Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the values and philosophy of nursing, as well as nursing as a profession. Much of the focus of development of nursing over the past century has been on professionalism that has been based on theory and practice, while education, licensing and standards of care have addressed technical expertise requirements. ...

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Preceptorship in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page paper that discusses several issues. These include social learning theory and its value for preceptors, overviews of behavior, cognitive, and constructivist learning theories, explanations of preceptor, mentor, clinical teacher and clinical supervision, the relationship between assessment, teaching and learning, competency based assessment and its application and more. There is an emphasis ...

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Three Discussion Questions from Week Two »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper answering 3 questions addressing nurse mentoring, self-directed learning and the value of the practicum journal that MSN students kept earlier in their course of study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Impact of a BSN on Nursing Role »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that uses tutorial language in order to provide a nursing student with a guide to writing a personal essay that discusses the student’s personal beliefs and values relative to nurses within the context of how the student perceives obtaining a BSN degree will impact the student’s practice. Bibliography lists 3 ...

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Nursing Practice Improvement and Qualitative Research's Importance »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the concept that qualitative research is more valuable than quantitative research for improving nursing practice. Quantitative research involving large scale surveys and methods of accumulating cost and performance data in the annual process of health care management is traditionally the most widely used research method and provides for ...

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Emergency Room Diversity and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing the value and benefits of greater diversity sensitivity in the emergency room. Emergency room personnel must be able to communicate with each other and with patients, of course. Medical instructions and procedures must be well understood among staff members, and it is critical that staff be able to ...

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Nursing Values and Beliefs Defined »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. The common denominator among nurses may be an overwhelming compassion toward helping mankind, however, there is considerably more to the wide-ranging aspect of nursing than merely administering medicine; in fact, the myriad components that ultimately comprise the vast application of nursing delve into issues of metaphysics, the mind/body connection and ...

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Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that compares and contrasts the theories of Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care, and summarizes how nursing beliefs and theory assist a nurse in planning patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Values and Professionalism in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing development, preservation and advancement of nursing as a profession. Much of the focus of development of nursing over the past century has been on professionalism that has been based on theory and practice, while education, licensing and standards of care have addressed technical expertise requirements. Though true for ...

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