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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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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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Medication Errors & Their Prevention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses medication errors, their causes and prevention. The writer discusses the importance of error reporting systems, enumerates associated causes of medication error, and discusses how automatic medication systems aid nurses in following the "five rights" of correct medication administration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Economics/ Fiscal Realities »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that looks at several economic factors affecting American healthcare. The writer argues that the American healthcare system is in crisis. There are numerous economic issues that currently plague the nation's healthcare system and consequently seriously impact nursing. Examination of even of few of these issues points toward the serious need ...

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Nursing's Systems Theory Analyzed »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper evaluates systems theory based upon a model found in Chinn & Kramer's Theory of Nursing. Parsons's systems model is discussed in depth. Various elements of the theory are discussed and several examples are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Margaret Sanger »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. A true pioneer in the nursing field as well as a social reformer, Margaret Sanger upholds what some believe to be the dubious legacy of introducing birth control for the sole purpose of giving women a choice when it comes to their own bodies. Her nursing career was the ...

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U.S. Civil War and Northern Women Historiography »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses this topic. This area of historical study can be divided roughly into several categories, as there are books that detail the role of Northern women as nurses; abolitionists; spies; and as actual soldiers. The historiography of Northern women's involvement in the war is too vast to be addressed ...

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Chief Nursing Officer »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a supervising administrator in a medical facility, such as a hospital. This essay discusses issues related to the bureaucratic management style. It provides examples using the CNO. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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U.S. Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that summarizes and discusses the nursing shortage in America. The current U.S. nursing shortage began in 1998 and resulted from a combination of social and economic factors, which included the “little growth in RN (registered nurse) wages, demographic changes in the RN workforce that decreased the supply of working RNs ...

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Nursing Theorist Betty Neuman »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Such prominent individuals as Betty Neuman put forth nursing theories that effectively address the intrinsic four paradigms: nursing, health, person and environment. When one considers the aspects of axiology, ontology, teleology and epistomology as they are used in nursing practice today, one can easily associate Neuman's Systems Model's holistic ...

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Elements of Psychiatric Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that draws on the nursing model of Hildegarde Peplau, as she is acknowledged to be one of nursing's leading theorists, as she was one of the first to emphasize the importance of the nurse/patient relationship. Peplau's model specifies three phrases in this relationship: orientation (meeting the patient, establishing a relationship), ...

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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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Reflection Process Recording »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Much of life's attempts at communication is fraught with misunderstanding or misconstrue. In the field of nursing, this reality can be deadly. One of the many ways to uphold a working system of checks and balances is through the practice called process recording. Nursing - more than ...

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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 Prevention and Myocardial Infarction »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Administrators, Staff Nurses, and Shared Liability »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which defines medical liability and examines how liability is shared by both staff nurses and hospital administrators. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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NANDA »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that includes a 1 page abstract. This paper offers a review of nursing literature that focuses on systems of nursing classification, with an emphasis on the classification system of nursing diagnoses known as NANDA. The history of this organization is summarizes, explaining how North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) ...

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Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page example essay that describes a personal philosophy of nursing. This perspective on nursing draws heavily on the career of Florence Nightingale and offers comparisons between this first modern nursing theory and the student's hypothetical personal position. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Hospital Environments and the Skills Necessary for Effective Leadership in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the skills needed for nurses to be effective in the modern healthcare enviornment. In particular, this paper integrates a view of leadership skills and their role in shaping the focus for nurses, particularly in the hospital setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Historical Development of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents a timeline of developments in nursing starting with Florence Nightingale, outlining the development in nursing theory to the modern times. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Nurses and Their Leadership Skills »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the skills needed for nurses to be effective in the modern healthcare enviornment. In particular, this paper integrates a view of leadership skills and their role in shaping the focus for nurses, particularly in the hospital setting. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Modern Nursing Evolution in the United States »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that takes a brief look at the evolution of modern American nursing, beginning with the Civil War and also focusing on the experience of US nurses in the Philippines during WWII. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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The Lasting Legacy of Nursing Theorist Virginia Henderson »

Number of Pages: 3

In three pages this paper examines the contributions of nursing theorist Virginia Henderson (1897-1996) and her impact on the field of modern nursing. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

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Comparing Nursing Definitions of Virginia Henderson and Florence Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 6

A 7 page research paper that examines how Florence Nightingale (the nineteenth century founder of modern nursing) defined nursing as a discipline and how it was defined by twentieth century nursing theorist Virginia Henderson. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Home Industry and the Effects of 1935's Social Security Act »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page research paper defines the Social Security Act of 1935 and places particular emphasis upon its relationship to the modern-day nursing home industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Budgets and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing some of the realities that involve the nursing industry today in relationship to budgeting a nursing unit. Nurses are gaining more responsibility in many various areas of the health care industry and the budgeting of nursing care is just one of the new responsibilities being administered to nurses within their ...

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Patient Welfare, Health, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the variety of responsibilities and issues facing the nurse practitioner in the contemporary health care environment. According to their nature these issues can either enhance or impede the role of the nurse practitioner in family practice. Client, health, environment, and nursing processes all interplay to impact overall patient ...

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Feminism of the Sixties and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page examination of the manner in which nursing changed at the impetus of the feminist movement of the 1960s. Previously relegated to primarily a subservient role in the health care environment and restricted solely to the hospital or doctor’s office, nurses took their lead from the feminist movement to remold their view ...

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Concepts of Self Care »

Number of Pages: 14

14 pages in length. The writer discusses how the objective for maintaining and/or regaining one's health by way of the self-care concept is found in two primary components: 1) patient involvement and 2) nurse's guidance. Isolating questions include if the patient is physically and/or mentally stable enough to facilitate his or her own ...

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Advanced Nursing Practice and Family Theory: Lessons From the Movie “Thirteen” »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper addressing the importance of family in individual health. The author discusses family theory within the background of a plot scenario from the film “Thirteen” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Empowerment »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing empowerment in nursing. True empowerment can enable nurses to provide much needed help and innovative thought to the field of health. A discussion of the basics of empowerment is detailed as it applies to the complicated industry of nursing, illustrating that it is a reality that requires participation by all individuals involved ...

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Nursing Contributions of Virginia Henderson »

Number of Pages: 3

The name Virginia Henderson is well known within the Nursing profession. During her long life she provided a great deal of pragmatic and evocative theories and guidelines for the practice of nursing. She was one of the first to encourage nurses to be actively involved in facilitating not only the care of the patient as ...

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Nurse Consultants and Their Role »

Number of Pages: 12

The 12 page paper explores the contributions that nurse consultants occupy in healthcare and critically discusses their role. The paper focuses in the consultant nurses in the UK National Health Service. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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Nursing and Autonomy »

Number of Pages: 9

The role of a nurse within the current structures of practice are such that a sense of empowerment and, or, autonomy is seldom manifested. The power structure rests primarily within the context of the health management organization, hospital management, and, or, physician's orders. Power and politics need to be translated into practice through ...

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The Parish Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the emergence of advanced-practice nursing in parish nursing. The parish nurse cannot provide services that substitute for hospital treatment or costly laboratory testing procedures, but s/he certainly can provide routine screening measures, educate patients on a variety of health-related topics and advise patients on when they do need to ...

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HIV Positive Nurses Should Still Be Allowed to Work »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. Key to the "prevention and management of HIV transmission in healthcare settings" (Campbell, 2004, p. 33) is clear and factual understanding of how the disease is passed and to conquer unfounded, erroneous beliefs that fuel the fear of HIV-positive nurses being a threat to patients and other health care workers. ...

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Student Training and Outlook in Pediatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nursing students with a focus upon pediatric care play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry, all of which directly relates to the ...

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Studies and Recommendations on Burnout of Nurses in Oman and Other Countries »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper discussing nurses’ burnout. Nurses’ burnout is a global problem which is considered more severe in developing countries due to the initial high patient nurse ratio and the increased number of health care workers which leave developing countries for other opportunities. While the Sultanate of Oman has a fairly large ...

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Research on Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing five reports of research conducted focusing on nurse managers and the problems they face in achieving what they need to do. A primary goal of the nurse manager in today’s rapidly-changing health care environment is that of improving patient outcome as well as staff retention. Health care continues ...

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Nursing Assistants and Multicultural Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the education of nursing assistants from an immigrant population that is America's fastest-growing minority. Recruiters increasingly are looking to that growing Hispanic population as a possible solution to the nursing shortage. There can be several problems with recent immigrants, however. These include language barriers, not having completed ...

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Training of Nursing Staff and Its Rationale »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the reasons for and need of ongoing training in health care, for the purpose of persuading a real-world director of nursing to take advantage of training programs available. In today's hypercompetitive health care environment where costs continue to spiral upward despite efforts to contain them, it can seem to ...

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National League of Nursing and the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the differing roles of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National League of Nursing (NLN), two of the many professional nursing organizations that are active in the US. The ANA works for the improvement of health standards and the availability health care services and fosters high professional ...

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Health Promotion Rationale and Coronary Heart Disease »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US. CHD results in an average of 500,000 deaths per year in the US alone (Link and Tanner, 2001). The following examination of CHD looks at its prevalence and incidence from a demographically perspective; its causation and risk factors; ...

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Nursing Homes and Safety Programs »

Number of Pages: 28

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out ...

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Nursing Theory Article on Competency Based Orientation Programs of the Future »

Number of Pages: 5

This five-page paper presents a reflective analyst of an nursing theory article involving competency based orientation programs designed to better equip RN graduates to enter the health care field. Bibliography lists four sources.

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Strategies to Retain Employees »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that emphasizes the shortage of nurses and other health care professionals. The paper reviews an article about employee retention and comments on what needs to happen to reduce the turnover of nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Health Care: Challenges in Caring for a Diverse Population, and Dealing with Colleagues of Different Ages »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses two matters: the opportunities and challenges presented to health care workers by the increasingly ethnically diverse American population; and generational conflict between older nurses and younger nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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Nursing and Entrepreneurial Opportunities »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines entrepreneurial opportunities for nurses. The writer concentrates on nurse anesthetists and mental health nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Shortage in Canada »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the shortage of nurses in Canada and the factors that affect this situation. This literature review examines the Canadian nursing shortage from various analytical perspectives and then offers strategies for possible solutions to this major health care problem. Bibliography lists 6 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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