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Advanced Nursing Practice Philosophy

therapeutic manner (Tourville and Ingalls, 2003). This relationship may refer to a single individual, or the "person" may be a sma...

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...

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...

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...

Caring in Nursing Theory

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

Nursing Image

reality of the profession. It needs a makeover much as it had in the 19th century in Brittan when nursing reformers struggled to h...

Increasing the Quality of Care in Nursing

This 16 page paper outlines the elements that need to change for improving quality of nursing care. This paper explains that the p...

Theory Utilization, Betty Neuman

This research paper describes how an advanced practice nurse used Neuman's systems model and assessment tool to aid in developing ...

Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values

prepared for this role" (McKenna, 1997, p. 87). Perhaps most significant of all was Florence Nightingales belief that env...

Critical Modality of Humor

In three pages this research paper discusses how humor can be a modality that assists nurses in patient care as well as self care....

Nursing Diabetes Patient Education Internet Websites

on diabetes into categories and addresses these topics on separate web pages, as does the first site. The homepage explains that t...

Kolcaba and Holistic Care

reporting. Lukas (2004) outlines the problems associated with pain well by pointing out that the potential for postoperative pain ...

Community and Patient Nursing Care and Meningococcal Meningitis

the disease as well as around the prevention of the spread of the causative organism to other individuals that come into contact w...

Article on Bypass Surgery Critiqued

which resulted in 47 practices taking part and two of these having two patients. The sample : 98 (75 male) consecutive patients w...

Geriatric Care Quality

balance these too opposing criteria. Empowering care aids the geriatric patients in overcoming learned helplessness, as they take ...

Human Becoming Nursing Theory of Parse

moment to moment as the changing patterns of shifting perspectives weave the fabric of life through the human-universe interconnec...

Program Proposal for Diabetes Education

proposed method of resolution is to design, develop and evaluate a clinical, evidence-based "diabetic education program to increas...

Nursing and Teaching Patients

also as a result of the environment in which they are cared for, where smoking is banned. Teaching patients may be seen as a funct...

Reviews of 8 Diabetes Education Articles

only one group, no control group. Group exposed to treatment and then measure (Creswell, 2003). Measured participants blood gluco...

Annotated Bibliography on Patient Restraint

physical restraints. The authors own views combined with the findings of current literature reveal that the use of physical restr...

Nursing Home Management Interview Summary

every 30 minutes for protection, safety and placement. This was a two-part citation in that there is no evidence that staff...

Patient Stress Reduction According to Theories King, Johnson, and Neuman

on education and prevention, and on how individual and social systems work together in the "society" of the health care industry. ...

Patient Welfare, Health, and the Family Nurse Practitioner

so often work today. The first issue which will be discussed for the purposes of this paper is that of environment. This...

Alcoholic Patients and Nursing

abuse despite interpersonal problems or social caused brought about by drinking (Dawson, 2000). Repeated drinking of alcohol on da...

Healing Wounds and the Role of Nutrition

placement of polyvinyl alcohol sponges into subcutaneous pockets" (p. 7). Each of the rats were "given a nutritional solution con...

Chronic Pain Management and Nursing Philosophy

stronger. The authors make no comment on whether any of the individuals were concerned about becoming dependent on their pa...

The Terminal Patient: A Case Study

paradigm but without the fantasy that acceptance is the ultimate outcome. In treating this patient, a student writing on the subje...

Acute Renal Failure and Dialysis Patients, Nutrition, and Nursing

infinitely more to the aspect of nursing than administering medicine; in fact, the myriad components that ultimately comprise the ...

Confidentiality Issues and Nursing Ethics

he could use public transportation to visit his parents nearby town. In short, the argument that Mr. Paul depends on his dr...