Elderly Patients & Falls

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.

Nursing Research Utilization Project

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a two parts of a nursing research project on fall prevention for the elderly in home care settings. This paper relates the problem identification and solution sections of the research project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Abuse of the Elderly in Nursing Homes

5 pages. Many times, abuse of the elderly is fraught at the hands of overstressed nursing home staffs that have too much work in a facility that does not have enough employees to get the work done. This is no excuse for abuse of the elderly; it is just an unfortunate fact in today's nursing home situation.Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Elderly Abuse, An Overview

In 8 pages, the author gives an overview of elderly abuse. One of the lesser known and even lesser talked about crimes is abuse of elderly or geriatric people. This type abuse occurs at a phenomenal rate. Older persons are at a great risk for this type of abuse. This type of abuse is often under-recognized and under-reported. Bibliography lists 8 sources.


A 5 page review on the book 'Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor,' by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the life, just how degrading this institution can be. Reading this book will give any individual a new perspective on nursing homes and make them think twice about the nursing home as an option for our elderly. No additional source provided.

Interview on Death and Dying

A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents information from the interview that enhances an understanding of the process of death within communities and the roles nurses must play. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Nursing - Personal Development

This 14 page paper is a reflective document considering the way in which certain activities have aided a student with practicing for continual professional development activities as part of their nursing career. The first part of the paper demonstrates the use of an analytical tool to assess the reliability of a research paper, and discusses the benefits of that activity. The second part of the paper looks at how the student can embrace and take part in quality improvement activities. The first section of the paper discusses the way in which personal development will be able to continue, based on the concept of best evidence and performance assessment. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

Client Profile

A 7 page client profile that discusses nursing care for an elderly client with degenerative brain disease and offers a research suggestion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Evaluating a Scenario

A 3 page research paper that discusses an assignment scenario that features an elderly Jewish man, who has been restrained, in terms of nursing-sensitive outcome indicators. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Phenomenology and a Model of Care for Elderly

This 4 page research paper has 2 sections. The first section is a 1 page summary that describes a study by Eggenberger and Nelms (2007) that uses a phenomological approach, and the second section is 3 pages that describe an intervention to prevent depression among elderly nursing home residents. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Community Nursing Problem/Yeadon, PA

A 3 page research paper/essay that takes the form of a letter to the editor of the Yeadon Times concerning the rise in crime against the elderly, which proposes a community nursing program on this topic. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Theory-Driven Praxis—Personal Framework

A 12 page research paper that offers guidelines to a student in regards to creating a personal theory-drive framework intended to guide the student's nursing practice. The meta-paradigms of nursing are defined, as well as the basic principles of nursing ethics, and related to the theoretical perspective of Newman and Reed. The student's focus of practice is pain management for the elderly and this is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Role of Public Health Nurse/Diabetes Care

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.

Case Study of Elderly Woman Using Nightingale's Theory

A 5 page research paper that uses the focus provided by the nursing theory of Florence Nightingale to discuss a case study of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's who demonstrates the symptoms of geriatric failure to thrive. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Increasing Nursing Involvement in Pain Management

A 19 page paper divided into 14.5 pages of text and 4.5 pages of annotated bibliography discussing augmenting the nurse's role in pain management among the elderly within the nursing home setting. Pain among the elderly has been seen more as an unfortunate fact of life in the past, but current approaches to pain management and pain education appear to be beneficial, leading to less dependence on pharmaceuticals and less cost to the elderly as a result. When combined with a higher quality of life, nondrug pain management appears to be worthwhile. The Harvard-style annotated bibliography lists 13 sources.