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Cultural Influences on Medical Care; Indian Hindus »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper looks at the way in which culture can influence attitudes towards health and medical care. The paper looks at the Indian Hindu culture and how it may impact on the way an nursing intervention are undertaken. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the role of the nurse practitioner, requirements for the certification and some of the problems that NPs face. Though the American Medical Association complains about their expanding roles in health care, many MDs prefer hiring NPs because of their advanced training and knowledge. The role of the NP ...

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Nursing, Mental Health, and Spirituality »

Number of Pages: 8

The applicability of spirituality to the treatment of the mentally ill did not become acceptable until holistic medical practices began to gain in popularity. This 8 page paper explores the meaning of mental health, spirituality and the role of nursing in a holistic practice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Families Should Decide Own Health Goals »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of the family health nurse's role, which focuses on the aspect of decision-making and who is the most qualified to establish health goals and make health-oriented decisions, the professional health practitioner or families themselves. This examination of literature indicates that the role of the family ...

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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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Nurse's Perspective on the Midwifery Profession »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page report discusses one of the oldest health care professions -- that of being a midwife. Midwives specialize in women giving birth. In countless circumstances, midwives are able to provide the specialized and personal services that the typical gynecologist-obstetrician M.D. could only provide if she or he had a truly limited medical practice. ...

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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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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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Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Conflict and Power »

Number of Pages: 5

(5 pp). On one level this book is about society's dislike for, and eventual destruction of the unrepentant non-conformer. But on another level it is exactly what the story line portrays - a brilliant look at the abuse, oppression and even murderous nature of the modern "mental-health" system. Action plays out through ...

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Issues of Managed Care and Patient Rights »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10-page paper focuses on the impact of managed care on patient's rights and the ability of nurses to continue advocating for patients. Discussions include what managed care is and how health care is distributed through the system. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing Management Issue/Medication Error »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that addressing this issue. This examination of the problem of medication errors focuses on the context of mental health nursing within the United Kingdom (UK); however, this is a problem that is systemic to all modern healthcare systems; therefore, informative sources outside the UK will also be consulted. After examining ...

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Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing ...

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Nursing and Communication Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the way in which communication theory is relevant to modern nursing practice, in terms of the relationship between nurse and client and the changing professional structure of the health care system as a whole. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Haiti Health Care and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Quality health care is essential for optimum well being, however, myriad global countries go without even the basics of standard health care. Haiti, which is known to have among the poorest living and sanitation conditions in the Western Hemisphere, is one populace struggling to overcome the ravages of disease ...

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Review of an Article on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing “Social role quality, physical health, and psychological well-being in women after heart surgery,” written by Plach and Heidrich (2002) and published in "Research in Nursing and Health." This is a qualitative study aimed at discovering attitudes and perceptions among women who have had heart surgery, and the analysis includes ...

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The Role of the Nurse Anesthetist »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing systems theory, nursing system theory and the place where the CRNA fits into the US health care system. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) fills a vital role in the larger health care system, one that will continue to increase in relevance as the first of the baby boomers ...

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Goal Attainment Theory of Imogene King »

Number of Pages: 3

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This ...

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Overview of Family Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses this area of nursing. The World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe introduced the concept of the Family Health Nurse (FHN) in 1998 as a possible means for promoting and strengthening health among families (Macduff and West, 2005). It was proposed that this new type of nurse would make ...

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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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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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Witches, Midwives, and Nurses A History of Women Healers by Ehrenreich and English »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The topic of this book evokes a sense of patriarchal control and unmitigated ignorance with regard to the 'science' of medicine and how it has evolved during the past few hundred years. Women's contributions, disregarded and shunned until very recently, have historically been overshadowed by oppressive patriarchal perspectives; by ...

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Contemporary Applications of the Deliberative Nursing Theory of Jean Orlando »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the theory of deliberative nursing, a theory first formulated in the late 1950s but with applications into present day nursing. This paper discusses the applicability of Orlando’s theory to modern nursing using the example of medical intervention in cases of domestic violence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Issues of Schizophrenia, Pregnancy, and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of schizophrenia in pregnant populations and the ethical problems with serving this population. In particular, this paper assesses the implications of attempting to provide pharmacological and medical support for individuals with schizophrenia who hare also pregnant, and relates this from a mental health/nursing perspective. Bibliography lists ...

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Nursing Images »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Considered an extension of a woman's natural ability to nurture and tend to others, the image of nurses and nursing as a profession historically fell into the more traditional female role where the majority of women went unpaid for their services. It was a clear presumption that women's contributions -- ...

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Overview of Executive Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper which discusses various concerns of the executive nurse in our health community. The medical and health industries are changing very rapidly as we enter into a new century. The role of the executive nurse is therefor changing just as rapidly, thereby making it somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact involvement and role played by these ...

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Nursing Documentation Bargaining Guidelines »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that applies the 'whole image' approach to negotiating conflict to the health care industry. Today, health care in this country faces a number of difficulties that necessitates health professionals becoming involved in intense negotiation processes in order to reach satisfactory conclusions. However, health professional training has not traditionally encompassed negotiation ...

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MEDITECH Hospital Information System »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating Medical Information Technology, Inc.’s MEDITECH hospital information system, specifically as it applies to nursing. Topics include orders and charting; care plans; and quality and research reporting capabilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing and the resistance it receives from physician groups. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have filled significant roles in US health care for years. They have legal rights and the technical expertise to take on much of the burden of ...

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Community Mental Health Practice and Communication »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the combination of effective communication and the Orem model of nursing to enhance results in community mental health promotion. Awareness of nuances of both verbal and nonverbal communication can be beneficial to groups wrestling with improving mental health services in the community. It has been demonstrated that “public ...

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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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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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Quality in Health Care and the Effects of Agency Nurses »

Number of Pages: 17

A 17 page research paper that examines the current revolution that has been taking place in the health care system of the U.S. The writer demonstrates how the entire focus of the health care system has been altered as facilities switch to a capitationist orientation that emphasizes reducing and cutting costs. Unfortunately, one of the ...

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Career Objectives and Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Nursing, a profession that was decidedly more of the female persuasion in the mid-eighteen hundreds, has long been considered an extension of a woman's natural ability to nurture. Had it not been for Florence Nightingale's attempts to humanize the medical profession in the nineteenth century, there is no telling ...

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State of Science, Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 22

A 22 page research paper that examines the state of the science of nursing ethics. This investigation endeavors to offer a broad, exploratory overview of how professional nursing is addressing the numerous ethical challenges that characterize modern healthcare systems. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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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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Supreme Court Ruling on Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F. »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing this case in which the Supreme Court ruled that a ventilator-dependent student should be attended by a school-provided nurse for the entire time the student is at school. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires school districts to provide related services but not direct medical services aside from those required for disability ...

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Sections D and E of an Insulin IV Therapy Plan Development »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page continuation of the development process of a pilot program for nurses to teach the effectiveness of insulin IV drip therapy on the regular medical unit, rather than transferring the patient to ICU, which often requires transferring the most stable ICU patient to the regular medical unit. The paper includes implementation and ...

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'Don't Call Me Sweetie!' Australia Nursing Study Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing the report of an Australian study examining nurses' and patients' concept of nursing care. The researchers employed Q methodology, which combines qualitative and quantitative components to bring the study to conclusion. Much of the medical community still sees qualitative research as not being quite as "real" as quantitative ...

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21st Century Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper first provides a section on changes in the health care industry, with a focus on the health care delivery system. Various laws are examined, such as COBRA, ERISA and the Social Security Act. The second half of the paper consists of an examination of the nursing profession and how it will ...

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Nursing Assessment and Elderly Woman Interview »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper examines the plight of an elderly woman. A nursing assessment is done via interview. Erikson's stages are discussed and Gordon's functional health patterns are included in the analysis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Jean Watson's and Martha Rogers' Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the two different nursing theories that are held by Martha Rogers and Jean Watson. These theories of nursing are based on the 4 major concepts of nurse theory, which are person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of the theories held by these women is presented and then is followed by ...

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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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Considerations in Women’s Health Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page consideration of how nurse practitioners can best help women enjoy better health. This paper suggests this task be approached through enablement, education, and clinical support. 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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Factors in Nursing Philosophy Development »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the four fundamental concepts defining modern nursing.

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Qualitative Study 'Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction in Mental Health Nursing: Focussed (sic) Interventions via Evidence-based Assessment' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reviewing the report of a qualitative study of stress among nurses in Britain’s National Health System. Cottrell (2000) provides a quite useful and highly relevant study directly applicable to the issue of stress among nurses. Though the author does not provide any research-supported follow-up on the intervention portion of ...

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ER Application of the Self Care Deficit Theory Developed by Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page discussion of the applicability of Orem’s theory to the emergency room environment. The author of this paper asserts that in the fast-paced environment of the emergency room it is easy to forget that nursing, as a necessity, must address both patient and the health care system. Emergency nursing methodologies, to ...

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Safety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the ramifications of the topic of nursing safety. The writer not only addresses this from the perspective of patient safety, but also from what a nurse needs to know about legal responsibility in today's health system where cost efficiency sometimes overshadows safety concerns. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which discusses the current, and future, concerns of nurses in managed care systems. There are many varying levels of involvement that influence the nurse in today's health care industry, offering a great deal more possibilities for the nurse today. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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2 Nursing Paradigm Models »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that analyzes Callista Roy's Adaptation Model as an example of the totality paradigm and Betty Neuman's Health Care Systems Model as an example of the simultaneity paradigm. The writer uses the nursing concept of living with changing expectations in regards to the treatment of diabetes mellitus in evaluating these two ...

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