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.

Pet Therapy in a Nursing Home Setting

This 5 page report discusses pet therapy programs that generally consist of volunteers bringing a dog or cat (a shelter animal or their own pet) to an in-patient facility in order to interact with residents or patients. National studies have confirmed the therapeutic effects of animals upon humans, especially those individuals who are confined due to age or illness. Human-animal contact encourages socialization for the isolated, independent movement for the immobile, memory stimulation for the elderly and plain talking for nearly everyone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Personal Essays Regarding History and Personal Experiences/Plans

This is a 5 page paper that consists of five different essays on different topics, presenting personal views. The essays are President John F. Kennedy, the Alamo, a favorite childhood memory, future goals (being a nurse), and friendship. There are no sources cited.

Diabetes Self-Management - Hispanic Patients

A 9 page paper that discusses teaching transcultural care to nurses and issues relative to Hispanic patients learning to be more proactive in managing this disease. The paper discusses transcultural nursing per Leininger and others and reports appropriate statistical data. Mezirow's approach is the theoretical base discussed for adult learning and Leininger's framework is the foundation for teaching nurses and then, patients. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Practicum - Developing and Evaluating a Program to Reduce Falls in Chronically Ill Elderly Patients

This 4 page paper presents a practicum as an example for fulfillment of NUR/590A, with the goal of developing and evaluating an educational program to educate staff in the home care agency in fall prevention for elderly patients in the home with certain chronic diseases. The learning objectives, leaning strategies and evidence are all presented. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Implementation Plan

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an implementation plan to reduce the prevalence of cather-related infection amongst patietns with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This paper outlines the process of implementing the program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Health Benefits of Exercise

This 3 page research paper pertain to the health benefits derived from exercise in regards to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and overweight/obesity, emphasizing the importance of nurse-led promotions and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Information on a Quantitative Research Article

This 2 page paper provide an overview of some of the basic structures of the article entitled "Nursing Staffing and Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes: Weight Loss and Dehydration," by M. Dyck (2007). Bibliography lists 1 source.

Sharing Grief

A 5 page essay/research paper that offers a student nurse a template for describing his/her personal experiences with death and loss and applying this understanding to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Family Nursing: Cultural Assessment

A 6 page paper discussing the case of an unmarried mother whose first baby has died of complications of birth defects. The mother is Caucasian, and the culture being assessed is that of poverty rather than of any specific ethnic group. The paper suggests that the family practice nurse encourage psychological counseling ostensibly for the purpose of working through the grief of her loss, allowing the counselor to broach other issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Lawsuit Erupting From Nurse's Decision Not To Save A Terminally Ill Patient

A 6 page paper that considers a specific civil law suit that resulted from a nurses choice not to resuscitate a terminally ill patient. This paper considers the reasons behind the loss of her job and a law suit filed against the hospital for their negligence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nurse-Led Secondary Prevention Clinic For Myocardial Infarction

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 to maintain a proper level of fitness in order to stave off the potential for additional cardiovascular problems. Such programs encourage adequate and sustained exercise, proper nutritional choices and an overall lifestyle approach conducive to healthful living. With the focus upon prevention, findings indicate that such application can help control the debilitating recurrence of coronary heart disease; as well, by embracing such a positive, health-oriented lifestyle, patients can also expect to live longer and more fulfilled lives. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Public Health Nursing's Role in Preventing and Treating Chlamydia

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.

Nursing And Health Care In Haiti

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 and infection due to environmental contamination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

“Infection control and the history of nursing”

A paper which looks at the development of antisepsis, infection control and antibiotics, and the responsibility taken by nurses both in the hospital and in the community for infection control and the prevention of contamination and the spread of contagious diseases. Bibliography lists 2 sources