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HMOs and Metaparadigms of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, defines the four basic concepts of nursing, which are health, patient, environment and nursing, and then discusses how they relate to the health insurance industry and HMO organizations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Perspectives on Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4-page paper examines the impact of changes in health care demand on the nursing profession and issues facing nurse anesthetist as a result. The paper also discusses how best to allocated health care resources nationally. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Vancouver, British Columbia and Homelessness »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines homelessness in this Canadian city. This examination of the homeless problem in Vancouver, first of all examines the scope of the problem, and then looks at health ramifications that this entails. Then, the programs that are currently in placed are examined prior to making specific community health nursing ...

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Comparing Healthcare Delivery with Systems in Norway and the United States »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that compares the primarily privately owned and funded healthcare delivery system that currently operates in the United States with that of the national healthcare delivery system presently practiced in the country of Norway. Discussed are the differences between the two types of systems with the focus on funding, access, administration, ...

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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Twenty First Century RN Labor Market »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing the outlook for registered nurses in the upcoming century. There is a great amount of controversy and evidence that illustrates the nursing industry will suffer greatly as a result of the change in medical funding and the economics of health. But on the other hand there is an equal amount of information that illustrates ...

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Nursing Theory of Imogene King Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page outline of Imogene King's "General Systems Framework" theory. Developed during the mid 1960s and first published in 1971, this theory emphasizes the importance of the interaction between nurses and patients. Views this interaction as an open system which is in constant interaction with a variety of environmental factors. Points ...

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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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Roy Model and Infection Control »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing a case of Streptococcus a infection in an elderly woman following myocardial infarction and bypass surgery, in terms of Roy’s adaptation model. The Roy model imposes a responsibility on the part of the nurse(s) involved to adapt to changing conditions so that they can provide higher quality nursing care. ...

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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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Resolving Conflicts-A Process »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper. Conflict is inevitable in organizations but contrary to popular belief, conflict is not always a negative. This essay discusses conflict resolution and problem solving strategies as outlined by Leonard Marcus, Barry Dorn, and Eric McNulty in “Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration” (2011). Specifically, the steps of the ...

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Management Practices in Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper on management practices, theories and ideologies that should be applied to astute nursing home management. The paper gives a general overview of current general management trends and discusses the changing face of the field of health care. All involved parties have come to the realization that health care costs must ...

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Evaluation of a Nursing Management Plan for Women with HIV »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of a nursing management plan for women with HIV. This paper outlines the fact that the transmission of HIV to women is still a common problem, and that there is a need to address at-risk populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that ...

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Overview of the Nurse Practitioner Profession »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which discusses many of the aspects involved in the profession of nurse practitioner. A section detailing the education required included, and this is followed by a section detailing some of the responsibilities of the nurse practitioner and how such elicits particular attitudes from other medical professionals. Another section provides information pertaining to the field of ...

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Providing Comfort in the Emergency Room »

Number of Pages: 6

As an ER nurse, it is easy to get caught up in the fast pace of the environment, to focus on the technical and critical nature of nursing in the ER and to forget that patients are people with hopes and fears and dreams rather than just people exhibiting illnesses and crying out in pain ...

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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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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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Nursing, Pregnancy, and Use of Cocaine »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance and role of nurses during pregnancy, especially in at-risk populations, like women who use cocaine during their pregnancy. This paper outlines an introduction and review of literature for a research study on nurses and their role in assisting pregnant women who use drugs. Bibliography lists ...

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Cultural Mores and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 13

This paper examines the need for nurse practioners to consider the cultural mores of the patients whom they treat. The paper uses, as a jumping of point, the case study involving creation of a women's care center on a Native American reservation, then uses other sources to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Encouraging Continuation of Breast Feeding »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines why some women stop breast feeding earlier than others. The paper also examines how nurses can help women nurse longer. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Neuman and Rogers Systems Model Application »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the Neuman and Rogers systems models of nursing, evaluating each and determining which would be most appropriate for a specific case. Many of today’s commonly-used theories are quite similar in their form, differing in only a few distinct points. This is the case with the theories of Neuman ...

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Theory and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing longevity of systems dependent on information processing. The statement of debate is that the more energy devoted to information processing within a system, the more likely it is that the system will survive. The paper agrees with the statement, but cautions against allowing the law of diminishing returns ...

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Description and Diagnostics of Diabetes Mellitus »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page overview of this serious medical condition. This paper defines Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and outlines diagnostic techniques and treatment regimes as well as other nursing interventions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nurses and Their Significance »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page discussion of the vital role nurse practitioners are playing in the health care environment. Emphasizes the need for such positions in practically every aspect of this environment, particularly in the family health clinic. Concludes that not only are nurse practitioners highly skilled professionals, they are trained in dealing with interpersonal ...

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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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Music as a Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper offers a brief literature review, which summarizes and compares five nursing studies that addressed the use of music in regards to reducing anxiety and/or pain associated with medical procedures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Med-Surge Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper/essay that offers a nursing a template for discussing his/her career as a medical/surgical nurse. The writer first discusses the parameters of practice and then offers suggestions for how to critique practice. Tutorial language is used throughout this discussion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Falls and Senior Citizen Patients »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that examines nursing and medical literature relating to falls and the elderly. This literature review discusses the significance of falls the elderly; intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors; precautions/interventions that can be taken and the negative drawbacks to the use of side rails. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing as an Integral Part of the VA Medical Center at Asheville »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper evaluates the facility in great detail. Specifics about consumer experiences are relayed. A history of the region, the region it serves and how the facility impacts the community is duly noted. The Fourteen Forces of Magnetism is used as a model with which to evaluate this medical center. ...

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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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The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HIV »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing's Philosophical Issues »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper delves into ethical issues in medical science. Several aspects of nursing care are discussed inclusive of the DNR order and medication errors. Several ideologies are included and discussed as they relate to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Proposal for an Addiction Treatment Center »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper providing a proposal for a medical intervention center located in a hospital in Iowa. The center will be staffed with a nurse practitioner and so will not need direct physician involvement. The paper provides objectives, a budget and one-year evaluation points. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Violating Nursing Protocol »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. There is a reason why nurses must wait for and abide by doctors' orders when it comes to the administration of medications; to ignore the chart's state dosage, the nurse compromises the fundamental basis of ethics that provides the foundation upon which medical professionals operate. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Psychiatric Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused ...

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Overview of Sepsis »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers an overview of sepsis, which includes definition and diagnostic criteria, risk factors, pathophysiology and medical and nursing management. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Alternative Therapies for the Issue of Advanced Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The fundamental basis of the ANP role is to establish a tangible connection between patient and nurse, while at the same time providing an atmosphere of safety and service combined. Applying this conceptual framework to the issue of alternative therapies, one finds that the ANP is responsible for both ...

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Reduction of Infection Spread and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

( 10pp). Nursing preventative care involves reducing the spread of infection in medical settings through appropriate and through hand washing, selection of appropriate gloves, and adherence to safety conditions regarding sharps. This discussion will examine those techniques and procedures. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Overview of Preterm Labor Treatment and the Role of an OB Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing preterm labor. Preterm labor and births still account for more than 75 percent of infant morbidity. Despite more than four decades of research, medical scientists have not been able to reduce the rate of preterm labor. Technological advances, have, however, increased the survival rate of premature infants. This essay discusses ...

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Judge Interpretation of the 1967 Abortion Act and the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom v DHSS (1981) Case »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper outlines the way in which the judges of the appeal court and the House of Lords interpreted this Act, specifically the phrase “Registered Medical Practitioner”. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Martha E. Rogers and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

Martha E. Rogers is one of the founding theorists who has related spirituality and a non-medical knowledge of the patient to the process of providing nursing care. This 5 page paper considers the central components of her nursing philosophy, and then also considers the implications for the development of holistic nursing as a whole. ...

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologistsm and Drug Abuse »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page overview of substance abuse among medical professionals that work in anesthesiology departments. The author provides statistics that illuminate the problem and then suggests measures which should alleviate the problem. Included a one-page letter to a Senator urging him to implement mandatory drug testing for this profession. Bibliography lists 10 ...

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4 Questions Pertaining to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that provides brief answer to 4 nursing questions. These questions cover the topics of defining paradigm and model; differentiating between medical model and wellness model; defining theory and discussing its application in nursing; and the utility of psychoneuroimmunology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Case Analysis of the Human Caring Theory of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 7

This is a 7 page paper which applies Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring to a extended medical care case. The bibliography has 5 sources.

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Professional Practice and Research Interview Summary »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the problem with inmplememting nursing and medical changes in the workplace setting. Paper is a sample interview/survey paper where the three nurses interviewed are employed by a correctional facility. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a review of medical-surgical nursing literature that specifically investigates the latest information on VAP, what it is, which patients are most vulnerable and how nurses are addressing this risk to positive patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Adding an Athletic Trainer to the Sports Medicine Clinic »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper promoting the concept of adding an athletic trainer to a sports medicine clinic. The paper argues that an existing sports medicine clinic has the opportunity to use athletic trainers on staff in the same roles that nurse practitioners and physician assistants fill in the practices of internists, gynecologists and other ...

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