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Definitions of Nursing Meta-paradigms »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers definitions of the nursing concepts health, environment, person and nursing, and also caring. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Concerns at Large Hospital System »

Number of Pages: 6

The focus of this 6 page paper is a list of problems at Sutter Health in California. Nurses had identified patient safety issues that included high patient:nurse ratios. They finally went out on strike more than once. This essay identifies the problems and the steps taken and reports what three other hospitals did to resolve ...

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Is There a Need for Clinical Supervision »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of clinical supervision and argues that there is a need for clinical supervision in mental health nursing. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Proposed Nursing Communication Project »

Number of Pages: 23

A 23 page research paper that proposes a project designed to improve communication among nurses at a specific health care facility. The writer proposes that institution of a shared governance management structure will improve nursing communication through empowerment and providing a specific structure for hearing nursing contributions. This project proposal includes all areas pertaining to ...

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Nursing Issues and the Health Issues of the West Family »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that is framed around a scenario describing the West family members indicates numerous health issues. The following discussion selects 5 of these issues and relates them to literature and to a relevant nursing issue. Then two of these nursing issues are used to formulate a nursing care plan. There are ...

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RN v. BSN and Nursing Trends in Education »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the importance of advanced education in the nursing profession. Reviews the changes which have occurred in the health care environment which necessitate advanced education. Highly recommends the Bachelor of Science in nursing as a means of meeting the challenges of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Program Mgmt. Case Scenario Questions »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that answers questions pertaining to a very sketchy case scenario in which a nurse is described as investigating the opening of a community health clinic. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Facing a Family Health Challenge »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper addresses a specific case study, which describes a patient suffering from the end-stage lung cancer. The overall objective of this examination is to relate how nursing approaches that are described in literature can be applied in order to aid this patient and her family in facing a complex health challenge. ...

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Relationship Between Psychiatric Nurse and Patient »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses the nurse-patient relationship, past and present. This examination of nursing literature presents an overview of the nurse-patient therapeutic relationship--its foundation in nursing theory; the factors that influence its success or failure, and, most importantly, the theoretical perspective that is being offered for the future of mental health nursing. ...

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Studies in Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper reviewing two studies focusing on management style in nursing. Autocracy has no place among nurses at any level, particularly in levels of senior management. As the entire health care industry continues to grow and evolve, appropriate leadership style is critical to the overall success of departments and organizations. ...

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Overview of Home Health Nursing Field »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the field of home health nursing. This examination looks at the conceptual, philosophical, and legal foundation to this field. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Metaparadigm of Nursing, Parse's Totality and Simultaneity, and Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing culturally sensitive nursing. As the composition of populations shifts in many developed nations, it becomes increasingly necessary for nurses to relate to patients in terms that patients can understand. Madeleine Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory focuses on spanning the cultural divide that can exist between the ...

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Community Nursing Partnership Rewards and Threats »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the threats and rewards of partnership working in nursing with reference to community nursing and the National Health Service (NHS) in United Kingdom. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

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Future Trends in Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses issues relevant to the future of managed care. The writer focuses on possible legislative change, the trend in consumer-directed health plans and the increased use of nurse practitioners. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Family and Health Promotion »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the centrality of families to health promotion and pediatric nursing care. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Watson's nursing prespectives. Nursing theorist Jean Watson developed her Theory of Human Caring in the late 1970s, as a result of Watson’s efforts to bring greater meaning to the health care process. This paper outlines this theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Scenario »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the need for effective nursing leadership. The writer summarizes the efforts of Terry Capuano and other nursing leaders at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, which is located in Pennsylvania, and how they succeeded in creating a beneficial environment for nursing excellence by developing a highly successful leadership-development ...

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Performance Management through Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional ...

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Community Health & Teen Pregnancy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that presents a scenario involving a high rate of teen pregnancy within a specific community and then discusses the role of community nursing exploring the role of the community health nurse, as a provider of care, manager of care and representative of the nursing profession, within this difficult situation. ...

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Nursing and Health Care Political Issues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that examines the positions of the Republican and Democratic parties in regards to health care issues and then looks at the issues considered crucial by the American Nurses Association. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Comparative Analysis of Erickson's and Orem's Theories »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of these two distinctive yet related theories. The author provides each theories background and relates them to the four metaparadigms of person, health, environment, and nursing. The contention is presented that these theories are closely related to one another in that they each emphasize the critical relationship between therapist and ...

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Evaluating A Health Promotion Pamphlet »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that consists primarily of a detailed evaluation of a health-promotional pamphlet published by Eckerd’s Pharmacies and available to the general public. The last page of the paper answers 2 brief questions pertaining to nursing education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Family in Med/Surg Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the importance of the family in the health of society and examines the issues involved from the perspective of med/surg nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Culturally Competent Nursing Strategies »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses culturally competent nursing strategies that can be used to decrease the health disparities that characterize healthcare in the US. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Mental Health of Returning Soldiers »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines three media articles in order to determine facts pertaining to mental health issues for returning Canadian soldiers in regards to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing as a Profession and its Distinguishing Features »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the features that distinguish nursing as a profession. These features include specialized knowledge; professional licensing and organization; published code of ethics; and ever-increasing responsibility as pressures on health care resources continue to increase. The paper also compares profession to occupation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Skills Needed by a Forensic Nurse »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper considers what skills are needed by a forensic mental health nurse when looking after patients in a medium secure unit. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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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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Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is being adopted with the aim of performance management and quality improvement. The use of supervision is considers from a professional perspective, the legal perspective and the ethical perspective. The bibliography cites 20 ...

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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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Nursing Administration Unit and Hospital Mergers »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper looks at hospital mergers, primarily from the perspective of a nursing administration unit. Problems of mergers and acquisitions are highlighted, particularly as it pertains to the health care industry. Bibliography lists 9 sources

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Issues of Reimbursement and Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper exploring the issues surrounding nurse practitioners and why they are not more available to patients. Despite their advanced training and certification in different specialties, few HMOs offer their services as an alternative to physicians as primary care providers. The issues are both budgetary in their favor and political in their ...

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Review of Nursing Journal Article IV »

Number of Pages: 3

3 page review of an article from the Journal of Health Care Marketing in which the author discusses how nursing recruitment efforts can be modeled successfully after traditional principles of marketing. The article's theoretical framework, research design, and main points are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided.

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Health Care Quality, Nursing Job Satisfaction, and a Review of a Nursing Journal Article VI »

Number of Pages: 2

2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical ...

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Historical Theories on Health, Education, Society and the Individual »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing what the work of four educational theorists -- Maria Montessori, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi -- can offer to health professionals in the field of nursing. Bibliography lists ten sources.

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Literature Review on Unlicensed Personnel Management of Certified Nursing Assistants »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper examines how Certified Nursing Assistants are managed as unlicensed personnel. A Literature Review analyzes recent studies and findings relevant to management in this specific health care environment. Conflicts and solutions are presented, focusing on the role and viewpoint of the registered nurses, as they are most often assigned ...

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Interpersonal Relations Theory of Hildegard Peplau »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the background and implications of this theory. Contends that this theory is directly relational to all of the metaparadigms of nursing: to the more commonly recognized metaparadigms of person, environment, nursing, and health and also to nursing processes and goals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Chlamydia Treatment and Prevention and the Role of Public Health Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the disease as well as the public health nurse's role in campaigns against the illness. Campaigns in various countries are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at the arguments for and against unionisation in the nursing profession, taking into account the way in which the traditional role of the nurse has changed and the relationship of nurses to unskilled workers in the health industry and to administrators. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Goals and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines several objectives that are intrinsic to good mental health nursing practices. Topic covered include establishing a professional relationship with clients; role of evaluation in care provision; assessment and risk management; clinical risk factors; principles of case management and clinical supervision. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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British Nursing Advocacy and Law »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines advocacy in mental health nursing in the UK. The writer critically analyzes advocacy in relation to a specific scenario and discusses the legal and ethical ramifications as they pertain to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Jean Watson's and Joyce Travelbee's Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the nursing theories of Joyce Travelbee and Jean Watson. This paper emphasizes the holistic approach of both of these theories, comparing them to other nursing theories and, noting the importance of spiritual, culture, and psychosocial impacts on health. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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US Health Care and Nursing of the Future »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which examines how nursing and healthcare in the United States has changed in the past ten years, and what the future holds for both. Illustrations are provided which address historical information, ethical information, and various funding issues as they relate to the industry of health care. Following this is an illustration ...

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Community Health Care Nursing and Improvement Offered by Focus Groups »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of community health care nursing and the use of focus groups to make improvements. Several studies that utilized focus groups are included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Role of Public Health Nurse/Diabetes Care »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that addresses the role of public health nursing in regards to elderly population with diabetes. The writer stresses the importance of self-management and educational intervention. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Diabetic Education for Continuing Education for Nurses Exploring Perceptions of Health Care Management Compared to Published Standards of Care Among a Rural Population Experiencing Diabetes: A Review of Literature »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of elements of a review of literature on the subject of diabetes education and adherence to health care management principles and standards of care. Bibliography lists 5 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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Practical Applications Of Simulations In Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper reports and discusses how simulations are used in different settings. Simulation is growing as an instructional tool because of the complexity of health care and because of the positive outcomes for nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Interview With Nurse CEO »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that begins with a summary of this hypothetical interview with a nurse who is the CEO of a health network. The essay responds to certain questions asked and provides elaboration from the literature. Questions focus on leadership issues, such as definition, trends, qualities, philosophy, learning experiences, mentors and more. Bibliography ...

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses Watson's Theory of Caring, its major concepts and the way in which the four nursing meta-paradigms of person, health, nursing and environment can be applied to a hypothetical caring moment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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