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Discussion of Change Theories for Specific Field

The paper begins by briefly identifying and explaining three of the standard change theory/models. The stages of each are named. T...

Appendicitis Diagnosis and Computerized Tomography Scans

prior to patient/surgeon consultation (Lee, Walsh, and Ho, 2001). In reality, such approaches are limited given that the most acc...

Nursing & Mandatory Overtime

expectancy is increasing and more people are surviving serious illness and living longer with chronic illness. At the same time, t...

Physician Reported Syphilis and Ethics

what serves the greatest number serves the greater good" (London A12), rather than what is favorable for a few. Indeed, this has ...

Article Critique/Where Terminally Ill Prefer to Die

that puts the topic of this study, as well as past research, within an appropriate philosophical framework. Tang then cites the ...

Pittsburgh VA Heathcare and Uninsured

provided by the veterans administration (Medicine News, 2007). Nearly 13 percent of all veterans fall under the ban to services pe...

Healthcare Communication

Asynchronous communication is that which does not require the simultaneous direct attention of all involved. It can take the form...

Setting Boundaries in the Therapeutic Relationship

welfare must be protected at a premium. If our definition of boundary violations, however, overlap our standard practices a dilem...

Case Study of Patient Evaluation

The following are the five DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses based on the DSM Five-Axis determinations: Axis I: Alcohol dependence...

How Can Doctors Get Patients to Comply?

who "cheats" on his diet (1994). Doctors merely expect patients to comply with their dictums but this author says that some like S...

Health Care, Bigotry, and Prejudice

This paper considers various strategies that can be applied to prevent prejudicial relationships between health care workers and p...

Patient Teaching Plan on Diabetes and the Internet

In five pages this paper examines how the Internet can be used as a tool to teach patients how to manage the disease diabetes....

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Among African Americans

This 25 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding CVD in African American patients. Bibliography lists ...

Nursing Shortage In The United States: Causes, Effects And Solutions

Budget cutbacks, burnout and lack of student enrollment have precluded sufficient staffing in many critical areas of healthcare. ...

Herbal Medicine/What Nurses Should Know

not as drugs, which means that these remedies do not undergo the rigorous testing that is required for prescription medicines (He...

Contemporary Nursing Ethics

this development and left orders for both analgesia and sedation, which helped at first, but became less effective as the hours pa...

Health Care: Ethical Dilemma

HIV-positive nurses being a threat to patients and other health care workers. Research clearly supports the reality of the situat...

Agency & Traveling RNs

(Green, 2004a). A travel nurse, on the other hand, is typically contracted to work a 13-week period, and this usually includes an ...

Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nursing

noted that cases of a rare lung infection, pneumocystis carinni pneumonia, had occurred in Los Angeles and also that three young m...

3 Specialties in Advanced Nursing Practice

an advanced practice nurse. The benefits that a nurse midwife can bring to a first-time mother include information that the mothe...

Annotated Bibliography/Nursing Shortage & Foreign Recruitment

A pertinent issue to foreign nurse recruitment, as a method for alleviating the shortage of nurses in US hospitals, is the number ...

Images of Nursing

when nurses are needed the most, which is when we are ill (line 12). This is when "Nurses come through, with their care and goodwi...

Topics in Community Health Nursing

definitions of community have emerged, with the consequence that, concurrently, definitions of health promotions have also evolved...

Complexity Theory and Nursing

This essay includes three sections. The fist section reflects on tempered change strategies as described in a journal article. The...

Organizational Behavior Problem in Hospitals

A study by the Joint Commission revealed that communication failures were implicated at the root of over 70 percent of sentinel ev...

The Potential Issues and Career Possibilities for Up and Coming Nursing Professionals

Fifteen pages and 8 sources. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the information available about job opportunities fo...

Advanced Practice Nursing/Legal Requirements in Tennessee

recognized categories for APNs within this state (TBoN, 2006). The scope of practice for Tennessee APNs includes the legal abili...

Philosophy of Nursing and Future Plans

for my patients. Personal philosophy of nursing: Tourville and Ingalls (2003) offer a fascinating and very apt analogy to descri...

Caring in Nursing Theory

paternalistic approach that has been favored by physicians. Watsons theory stresses nurses should "honor anothers becoming, autono...

Families Should Decide Own Health Goals

to individuals connected by a blood tie. However, to be a "family," members must "live in close contact, care for one another, an...