🔬 Essays on Healthcare Research

Tobacco Related Death: Issue Analysis

Abstract As a major health issue, tobacco use affects a majority part of the American population and other citizens worldwide. Tobacco-related deaths are the result of life-threatening sicknesses, and victims rarely survive to narrate their experiences. The number of tobacco-related deaths in America alone constitutes about 15% of the total...

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Breast Cancer in Hispanic Women: Critique of Research

Purpose/Problem The research article of Hall and colleagues (2007) entitled “Effects of a culturally sensitive education program on the breast cancer knowledge and beliefs of Hispanic women” described the effectiveness of a particular breast cancer awareness effort on the beliefs and activities of women belonging to the ethnic group of...

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Condom Use in Latino Adolescents: Nursing Research

Purpose/Problem The research article authored by Villaruel et al. (2007) entitled “Predicting condom use among sexually experienced Latino adolescents” describes the influence of gender, religious and family beliefs in the employment of condoms among teenagers of Latino descent. Literature Review The use of condoms has long been identified as a...

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Bartonella Quintana: Health Problems and Prevention

Bartonella quintana is a gram-negative bacterium (Popa, et al., 2007). Bartonella species is an intracellular bacterium that is linked with several anthropozoonoses and has widespread vertebrate hosts such as humans and mammals. Bartonella Quintana is classified as a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium and belongs to the phylum Proteobacteria. Since these cannot...

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The Connection Between Autism and Childhood Vaccines

Autism is a condition experienced by kids such that the life they live is different from that of most normal kids. Autism is a mental disorder characterized by an inability to socialize, communicate, and repetitive behavior. For example, you may greet a child and instead of the child responding to...

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Death Has No Domain

Death is the most indomitable phenomenon of a human life. It is considered as something most mysterious and cannot be avoided at all circumstances except for those who according to the myths and folklores attained immortality by the blessings of God. Different people have differing views on what constitutes death....

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Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and Back Pain

Abstract Papillary thyroid carcinoma is usually presented with a thyroid nodule or cervical lymph node enlargement. Presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma with distant metastasis is rare. This is a case report of a case of papillary thyroid carcinoma of the follicular variety presenting with L3-4 metastases with back pain. Introduction...

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Nano-Optics and Benefits: Possible Experiments

Abstract There is a dire need to produce targeted drug delivery vehicles for efficient treatment especially in the treatment of carcinogenic cells. The current proposal envisaged investigating the pathways of cellular internalization of shape and size-specific particles in different cancer cell types, employing modern optical imaging techniques. “A top-down particle...

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“Jogging Is the Best Weapon Against “Obesity Genes” by Rettner

The analysis is centered around the article Jogging Is the Best Weapon Against ‘Obesity Genes’ by Rachael Rettner (2019). The article muses about the issue of obesity’s connection to the specific genes and counteracting the problem. The author presents recent scientific findings regarding the influence of exercise on obesity gene...

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Cause and Consequences of a Nutrition-Related Polymorphism

Nutrition polymorphism definition According to the free dictionary, polymorphism is “discontinuous genetic variation that results in the occurrence of several different forms or types of individuals among the members of a single species” (the free dictionary, 2008). An instance of polymorphism is the genetic differences in members that exist in...

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Healthcare Delivery Systems in American and Britain

This research paper will examine the health care and management systems of two nations; the United States of America and Britain. There is no perfect health care delivery and management system for any nation. While some models seem to work better than others, the truth is that each has its...

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National Health Service Future

National Health Service emerged as the result of the population need to be provided with the necessary support, help in health care, and complete control of human health recourses. The world situation had been covered by unstable and uncontrolled functioning of this human aspect; nevertheless, hundreds of years after the...

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Infant Reflexes Definition

Introduction A reflex pertains to a natural action that is observed in response to a particular stimulus. In the case of an infant, the reflexes portrayed are necessary in order for him to survive in the open world, as opposed to his cloistered surroundings while developing in his mother’s womb...

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“Too Much of a Good Thing” by Greg Crister

Greg Crister in his article “Too much of a good thing” has discussed the problems related to childhood obesity, and had come out with very interesting issues in relation to obesity in children. Some critics believe that his arguments have a lot of flaws in examining the issues concerned. Crister...

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Childhood Obesity: Review of Articles Related to the Topic

In recent years, childhood obesity becomes the main health problem that affected all social groups in the US. The articles selected for analysis, “Effectiveness of a Cardiovascular Health Promotion Education Intervention on the Attitudes of Urban African American School-Age Children” by Fleming et al (2000) and “Culture, Obesity Stereotypes, Self-Esteem,...

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Introduction The employment of cloning and human embryonic stem cells is of the most significant innovations in medicine (Wobus 640). The discovery of the ability to manipulate embryonic stem cells has created the fields of regenerative medicine and cellular therapy, which aim to treat debilitating and/or fatal conditions that were...

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Health Status and Provision Among the Aborigine People

Introduction The Stolen Generation refers to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This group is made up of children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. This practice was carried out by government, welfare or church authorities. The children were placed into institutional care or with non-Indigenous...

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The Diverse Health Care Needs of People With HIV and AIDS

Introduction Scientists discovered HIV or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in 1985. HIV may be transmitted to other people through exchange of body fluids like semen, blood, vaginal secretions and breast milk (Cichocki). The most common way of spreading HIV is sexual contact. Other means include needle sharing in injection of...

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Is the Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Humans Overrated?

Introduction Sleep is a normal activity very important for our well-being. There are numerous theories, which try to explain why organisms sleep. The recuperative theory according to Milton (1994) states that “animals sleep so that physiological and biochemical repairs can take place”. As per the circadian theory, the normal wake-sleep...

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American Healthcare System: Does It Need an Overhaul

In a recent survey by the Commonwealth Fund Commission reveals that 82 percent of US citizens are not satisfied with American healthcare system. It needs rejuvenation. According to the people participated in survey, the patient care can be improved if modern health information technology like personal health records is introduced...

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Tailored Interventions to Prevent Osteoporosis in Women

Introduction The report under discussion is about the rising issue of osteoporosis in women, and the methods used to find out the amount of knowledge they possess. This paper tells about the quality of the various sections of the report, and is an analysis of how the researchers went about...

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Reproductive Technologies

Is it helpful to women that reproductive technologies, such as hormonal contraception, egg selling and surrogacy, are available in the international marketplace? In this essay, I have shown that it is helpful to women that reproductive technologies are available in the international marketplace. Reproductive technology is the term used to...

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Patient Safety. Academic Dissemination of Findings

Disseminating Findings of the Practicum Project My observations regarding collaboration and patient safety characterized my practicum project experience. Patient safety refers to the prevention of errors that would have adverse effects on patients when they seek medical services in the healthcare setting. Relative to this assertion, McVay, Stamatakis, Jacobs, Tabak,...

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Electroconvulsive Therapy: Comparison of an Internet Source to Peer Reviewed Journals

The purpose of the paper is to elicit information regarding electroconvulsive therapy. With the advent of the new media, there is an overload of information through the internet. This paper evaluates and compares an internet source on electroconvulsive therapy to articles presented in peer reviewed journals. According to Robert Harris...

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Blood Clot: Epogen, Procrit, and Aranesp

Introductory project description A blood clot is defined as “the clumps that occur when the blood hardens from a liquid to a solid (coagulates). A blood clot that forms inside a blood vessel or within the heart and remains there is called a thrombus.” (Stitham, 2008) There are several causes...

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Dietary Salt Intake Effect on Bronchial Asthma

Abstract The purpose of the study was to determine whether reducing dietary salt intake potentially would improve pulmonary function and airway responsiveness in individuals with asthma; i.e. whether the severity of asthma could be reduced by reducing dietary salt intake (Mickleborough and Gotshall, 2004). For this the authors have relied...

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HIV in Women: Physical and Developmental Issues, Community or Societal Issues

Research Topic Since the beginning of the US epidemic, more and more women are being afflicted with HIV. Women appear to be more vulnerable to HIV due to the high concentration of the virus in the semen of their male partners (Trzynka and Erlen, 2004, p. 1). It is significant...

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Smoking and the Respiratory System

Introduction Smoking has long been associated with cancer of the lungs and other respiratory diseases. It is estimated that about 33 percent of the male adults in the world smoke varying number of cigarettes. In addition to causing health and lung problems for the smoker, passive smoking is in which...

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Malnutrition in Dementia: Critiquing an Issue in Aged Care

Problem Identification The problem lies in the rising cases of dementia patients and the prevalence of malnutrition in the elderly segment of the population. The following study reveals the significance of malnutrition in dementia, emphasizing the issue in aged care Introduction According to 1995 medical statistics of all Australian population...

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Health System, Care and Economics in USA.

Introduction Today, Health care crisis is the most pressing problem of American economy leaded by soaring costs, uninsured employment and a continuous corrosion of corporate health benefits. The CED (2007) report tells us some amazing facts about American health care according to which $3.5 billion a year is wasted on...

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End of Life Care: Gap in Competence

Abstract Inadequate educational preparation, professional mentorship, and practicum exposure are significant barriers to optimal palliative care. A deficit was noted in the current curricula that focus on ethical issues rather than on building core competencies that will improve patient outcomes. An end-of-life (EOL) course founded in standardized best practices and...

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Lack Sleep Effects on Teenagers

Introduction Sleep is one of the most important functions which help human body to have some rest and recover essential functions. Sleep deprivation means lack of sleep which influences the main psychological and physiological processes. Kushida (2005) claims: “The deprivation of sleep is the partial or near-complete removal of sleep...

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Patient Satisfaction Influences Health Outcomes

Abstract Patient satisfaction is a direct measure of care quality that offers an insight into a variety of clinical aspects ranging from care effectiveness to the level of empathy. Dissatisfaction with care usually leads to a drop in the level of patients’ trust in their healthcare providers, which also adversely...

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Patient Safety Project Findings Dissemination

The main problem addressed by the practicum project plan is patient safety. It is defined by the absence of preventable harm to individuals who receive emergency or medical care. Relative to this assertion, the World Health Organization (2019) posits that about 25% of patients who seek health services are often...

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HAPUs in Healthcare Organizations in the United States

Executive Summary The topic of the project is hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) in healthcare organizations in the United States. The problem of the project is the alarming prevalence rates of HAPUs in Kings County Hospital Center in comparison with the benchmark set by the New York State Department of Health....

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Validity Threats in Radiology Training Evaluation

Internal and external validity are important concepts in training evaluation, as they prove that its results are meaningful and relevant. Threats to validity are the factors that might affect the level of believability of the study outcomes and the extent of their generalization. Internal validity is an important featur as...

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Quantitative Research Article Critical Appraisal

Introduction The title of the article is good as it suggests the key variables (primary care diabetes, primary care physicians, and nurse practitioners) and the study population (Medicare patients) (Lutfiyya et al., 2016). Similarly, the abstract is clear and it concisely summarizes the main features of the report including aims,...

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Biotechnology and Genomes

Introduction Gene therapy offers promise to many patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the major reasons for morbidity and mortality globally. Hence, there is always the urgency to obtain alternative solutions, pharmacological or otherwise (Ekhart & Koch; Frazier, Johnson & Sparks 315). In many clinical tests,...

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Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism as a Nursing Issue

Introduction One of the significant health concerns healthcare facilities are yet to solve is hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE). It has been estimated that approximately 70% of surgical and 50% of medical patients are affected (Assareh, Chen, Ou, Hillman, & Flabouris, 2016). This negative trend is associated with adverse patient outcomes,...

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Calcium Channels’ Role in Disease Development

Introduction Voltage-gated calcium channels belong to a family of calcium channel proteins that are integrated in the membranes of both excitable and non-excitable cells. In many cells an influx of calcium triggers depolarization which can increase excitability. Calcium is a known intracellular messenger which not only plays a role in...

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Hydroxyurea-Based Therapy in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Introduction The purpose of this project is to examine medication adherence related to hydroxyurea-based (HU) therapy in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). The focus of this project is on determining the outcomes of using pill compliance packaging on HU therapy for SCD patients in the context when non-compliance packaging...

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Essential Aspects for Maintaining Health

Introduction Health is a state of good functioning and the balance on the spiritual, social, mental, emotional, perceptional and physical level. Absolutely it is seen that nobody is perfectly healthy because since childhood all kind of childhood diseases and even the small imperfections are visible; a perfect health will result...

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Primary Care Diabetes Research Critique

Introductory Elements The quality of diabetes management in primary care remains a critical question in many countries. In their study conducted in the United States, Lutfiyya et al. (2017) examine the presence of differences in care related to the type of provider. In general, the paper’s title adequately represents its...

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Hypertension Management and Education Program

Introduction Patient education is an essential aspect of contemporary care and disease management that can improve the outcomes of treatment. This element is especially crucial in the context of chronic conditions that require continuous monitoring and adherence to the recommendations of medical professionals. This paper aims to outline an issue...

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The Temple University Hospital: Quality Improvement

Introduction Although the organizational values promoted at TUH can be defined as sensible and patient-oriented, the lack of tools for implementing proper care and maintaining control over the well-being of inpatients creates a rather unsettling situation. The specified issues cause a rise in the length of stay, which entails additional...

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The Neuman Systems Model Theory: Strengths and Limitations

Background Betty M. Neuman was an American researcher specialized in nursing, clinical psychology, and mental and public health. She was born in 1924 in Ohio, in a family of a farmer and a housewife. After graduation from high school, she completed a nursing program in the hospital of Ohio in...

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Evidence-Based Medical Practice: Useful or Not?

Introduction Evidence-based medical practice allows to facilitate the decision-making process and improve patients’ health outcomes by using the best available information from high-quality clinical research. Despite the effectiveness of this approach, many medical institutions in the United States have not embraced it yet. The purpose of this paper is to...

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Three Perspectives on Childhood Development: Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky

The cognitive and emotional development of children is a unique and intricate process that demands careful consideration to understand the challenges that it entails and the opportunities that it contains. Since the phenomenon of childhood development is not homogenous and includes a sequence of changes that affect a child on...

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Theory and Its Elements in Nursing Research

Introduction The concept of theory in any discipline implies a set of interrelated ideas and approaches which help to systematize the existing knowledge. Theories base on definitions propositions, models, etc., which are directly or implicitly connected to the discipline. For example, the conceptions of nursing theories include patients and communication...

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Nursing Research: Non- and Experimental Designs

Introduction Research performs an essential role in many life spheres, and nursing is not an exception. It helps scientists collect and analyze existing information as well as generate conclusions that would be beneficial for many people. That is why every piece of research meets particular criteria to be credible. In...

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Emotional Expressions Reconsidered by Barrett et al.

Limitations of the Study The significance of emotional intelligence as a part of the general notion of emotional competence is critical in nursing. The ability to decipher the changes in a patient’s attitudes and emotional stage, as a whole, is critical in meeting the needs of the patient in question...

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Patient Satisfaction with the Quality of Nursing Care

This paper presents the evaluation of a nursing article “Patient Satisfaction with the Quality of Nursing Care” that was written by Anita Karaca and Zehra Durna. In that article, the authors discuss the importance of measuring patients’ satisfaction and its potential drivers. The research aimed to identify and examine key...

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Nursing Research. Literature Review Step by Step

Introduction and Brief Definition of Literature Review Literature review constitutes an essential part of medical education research. Defined by Maggio, Sewell, and Artino as a comprehensive summary of what is known on the specific topic, it forms the basis for all the phases of further research. After clearly identifying its...

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Hand Hygiene Adherence for Hospital-Acquired Infections Prevention

Introduction Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality among patients in primary and intensive care units. Moreover, HAIs are associated with an increased cost of care for patients, hospitals, and the healthcare system in general. According to King et al. (2016), a substantial number of HAIs...

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Theory of Equal Access to Care

Disparities in access to care among minority populations directly affect health care outcomes – diabetes rates are 30% higher in Native Americans and Latinos, infant mortality is 2.5 times higher for black babies than for white, while life expectancy for black men and women is 10 years fewer compared to...

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Nursing Students in the Clinical Learning Environment

Why did You Select the Article? The article named “The Challenges of Nursing Students in the Clinical Learning Environment: A Qualitative Study” was selected. Learning in the clinical environment can be difficult, unpredictable, and unstable for students (Baraz, Memarian, & Vanaki, 2015). Therefore, this article was chosen because it contains...

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Patient Satisfaction and Favorable Outcomes

The aim of the study conducted by Kennedy, Trevis, and Kent correlated with the research question and was the following: are there connections between measures of patient satisfaction and favorable health outcomes? The sample of the study includes 171 hospitals that offered data through the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) database....

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Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes: Study Methodology

Research question The research question chosen for the current exploration is the following: “Is there a connection between patient satisfaction and patient outcomes?” The research question was chosen due to the need for hospitals to consider the metric of patient satisfaction when increasing the quality of their care and ensuring...

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Effect of Attentional Focus on Premotor and Motor Components of Reaction Time

Two important loci of focus exist. They include internal and external foci. The internal focus targets the subject’s body movements, whereas the external focus centers on the effects that the performer’s movements have on the surroundings. There is a lot of evidence showing that external focus of attention yields better...

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Methods of Research in Nursing

Introduction There are various methods of research in any field of expertise, and nursing is not an exception. In this essay, three summaries of literature from journals and three abstracts of studies about the methods of research in nursing will be included. Also, the differences between conceptual and theoretical frameworks...

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Discussion of the European Countries Health Care Systems

Introduction The United States healthcare system has been a subject of public debate for a long time. US hospitals possess some of the most technologically advanced instruments in the world, but due to the extremely expensive cost, only a limited number of patients can afford to use them. The experience...

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Afro-Caribbean Youth Hearth Issues Article Critique

The article by Ferguson et al. (2018) “Factors associated with elevated blood pressure or hypertension in Afro-Caribbean youth: A cross-sectional study” provides information on risk factors for high blood pressure (BP) among Afro-Caribbean young adults. It is a cross-sectional study involving data analysis of relevant variables, including anthropometric and BP...

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The Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers in the United States

Executive Summary The topic of the project is hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) in healthcare organizations in the United States. The problem of the project is the alarming prevalence rates of HAPUs in Kings County Hospital Center in comparison with the benchmark set by the New York State Department of Health....

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Sociodemographic and Cultural Factors of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Introduction The research topic of the current study is sociodemographic and cultural factors of attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The planned research will investigate socioeconomic and cultural factors the possible causes of ADHD and will design the research following the recommendations of Jacobsen (2016). The study is concentrated on this topic...

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Increased Rate of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

Introduction The topic of the given capstone project is the increased rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) in the US. I am studying the practice problem of HAPUs so that I can help my organization make a difference for patients and their families attempting to address this issue. This topic...

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Non-Traditional, Non-Medicinal Management of Diabetes

Diabetes is nowadays considered a growing concern as its rate among the population continues to grow. At the moment, about 23 million Americans are diagnosed with various types of this disease. As far as the pharmacological treatment of Diabetes mellitus (DM) has some limitations and side effects, non-traditional and non-medical...

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Enhancing the Sustainability of EBP Initiatives

Evidence-based practice (EBP) initiatives applied in health care settings allow for the implementation of the most efficient strategies and practices to address patients’ needs and contribute to their health outcomes. Currently, much attention is paid to the application of EBP initiatives in the most sustainable manner to minimize negative effects...

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Negative Impact of Technology on Children’s Growth

Abstract In America, over 50% of children below six years of age use technological devices for more than two hours each day. This study will be undertaken to pay special attention to the emotional and cognitive effects of digital technology on the development of infants and young children and offer...

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“Developmental Anatomy of the Liver” by Lhuaire et al.

The specifics of the anatomy and development of the liver with reference to the vasculature that can be examined with a focus on embryogenesis need additional research because limited information is available on this topic. In their study, Lhuaire et al. (2015) investigated the details of developmental morphogenesis of the...

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Validity of Research Results and Associated Risks

Validity is a compliance measure that indicates how well the results obtained and the research methodology developed correspond to the objectives set. It is a fact that there are specific threats to such systems of evaluation of results. The purpose of this paper is to examine the different types of...

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Sally’s Headache: Acute and Chronic Presentation

Subjective Findings and Questions In this case study, Sally is a 45-year-old female patient with a chief complaint of a headache that has been lasting during the last 30 days. The main subjective findings of the condition include a generalized and bilateral headache that is localized around the neck and...

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Use of Electronic Medical Records in Saudi Arabia

Introduction The whole world and almost all industries of production, entertainment, and services introduce computer technology to increase the pace and quality of customer service. The healthcare sector is no exception, and many medical organizations replace paper medical records with their electronic analogs. This method of storing patient information provides...

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Screening for Hypertension in Adolescents

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a considerable bother for the US healthcare system due to high prevalence and morbidity and mortality implications. However, the US Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF, 2019b) concludes that there is not enough evidence to suggest screening for primary hypertension in adolescents due to the...

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Health Care Innovations: Chronic Disease and Self-Management among Adult Patients

The article by McCabe, McCann, and Brady (2017) titled Computer and mobile technology interventions for self‐management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease provide a systematic review of studies focused on managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the adult population. The research aimed at comparing the outcomes of interventions delivered by...

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Parents’ Responsibility for Children’s Medical Care

A key area of ​​medical care for children is the active monitoring of children’s health and the implementation of comprehensive preventive measures. The medical needs of children with disabilities should be taken into account. These actions require the involvement of a large number of medical workers, and, accordingly, funds and...

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Particulate Matter Size and Health Effects

Introduction The research question for this part of the study is, whether there is any relationship between the PM size and the health of Sun Coast staff? The statistical analysis aims to investigate whether the smaller size increases employees’ health safety. For this purpose, the hypothesizes are: H01: There is...

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Therapeutic Adherence

Therapeutic adherence is assumed as one of the critical factors that influence the success of the treatment. Patients’ therapeutic adherence depends on several factors, such as patient-centered, disease-related, or therapy-oriented issues. The exploration of the factors that affect the adherence to antihypertensive treatment among Afro-Caribbean in South Florida is the...

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Sport Exercises Stages and Their Importance

The performance of athletes depends on various factors, including their physical and mental states, the level of their preparedness, their ability to concentrate and learn. It is important to pay sufficient attention to all these aspects as well as have a clear understanding of the exact ways they affect people’s...

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Health Care Technology and Social Media Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults

An article by Abbas, Ali, Khan, and Khan (2016) titled Personalized healthcare cloud services for disease risk assessment and wellness management using social media provides a prototype framework, which can be used to assess risk factors among all types of population, including youth and younger adults. The framework proposes to...

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General Medical Care Analysis

Florida’s law concerning general medical care does not differ considerably from state laws. According to the Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, health care providers are to respect the rights of patients; however, patients are also expected to respect the rights and regulations of healthcare facilities (Florida Statutes, 2019b)....

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Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) and research are the two essential components of the nursing profession that promote quality in a professional setting and identify excellence in the service delivery process. To better understand their roles and contribution, nurses should be able to distinguish between these components. While EBP aims to translate...

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Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation

Mental health illness is a potentially sensitive topic; hence, it is susceptible to factors affecting the reliability and validity of patient self-report. In this case, David appears to be anxious and withdrawn; thus, he will need considerable support in discussing his current problem(s). Therefore, there are specific communication techniques that...

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Anticipatory Guidelines in Adolescents

Early adolescence is a period of remarkable transformations of the body on all levels. Body image is greatly influenced by hormonal and neurodevelopmental changes, which lead to the rapid growth of cognitive and intellectual capacities and the development of secondary sexual characteristics (World Health Organization, n.d.). Moreover, environmental factors (for...

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Depression in Adolescents

Depression in adolescents is a significant concern for the US healthcare system. According to Mousavi, Shojaee, Shahidi, Cui, and Kutcher (2019), the condition is characterized by increased irritability, depressed mood, loss of interest and appetite, sense of hopelessness, and psychomotor retardation. Adolescents with low self-esteem, a history of substance abuse,...

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Evidence Implementation in Clinical Settings

Introduction While conducting research and developing strategies for improving clinical practices is essential, one must understand the challenges that arise when implementing the findings. A clinical environment that operates following evidence-based practices promotes continuous improvements in patient outcomes. However, this result can only be achieved by establishing a proper culture...

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Applied Behavior Analysis Dimensions

Introduction Out of a variety of spheres in which scholars perform research, applied analysis occupies an important place. In 1968, Baer, Wolf, and Risley identified seven dimensions of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Baer et al. (1968) argued that there was more to the difference between basic and applied research than...

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Conceptual Model in Nursing Analysis: Florence Nightingale’s Theory

Abstract Florence Nightingale’s model of nursing is based on accentuating the role of the environment in affecting patients’ health outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to investigate Nightingale’s theory and assess its contribution to nursing and application in a modern healthcare context. The analysis of the model indicates its...

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Exclusive Breastfeeding: Theoretical Framework Discussion

Introduction Exclusive breastfeeding is among the highly recommended practices associated with the proper and timely development of infants since antibodies in breast milk help newborn babies to develop immunity to common infections and viruses. Because of its health benefits, exclusive breastfeeding is promoted among expecting and new mothers in different...

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Healthcare in the United States

Introduction The modern healthcare sector faces a significant problem that limits its further evolution and prevents it from performing the central task, which is the provision of care to all people who might need it. This issue is a too high price for the majority of available treatment plans or...

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“Mindfulness and Compassion-Oriented Practices at Work ” by Orellana-Rios Quantitative Review

Introduction The reviewed article entitled “Mindfulness and Compassion-Oriented Practices at Work Reduce Distress and Enhance Self-Care of Palliative Care Teams: A Mixed-Method Evaluation of an “On the Job” Program” was written by Orellana-Rios et al. (2018). This pilot study examined the efficiency of an intervention aimed at reducing distress, enhancing...

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The Influence of Globalization in Healthcare

Introduction Globalization is strongly influencing the economy of the US, and the technology market is a key player. Organizations in developed nations have influenced globalization by channeling their services and products to the developing world and emerging markets. Moreover, upcoming markets are taking their services to developed nations, which has...

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Quality of Services Provided at the Cardiovascular Surgery Department

Introduction Quality is one of the basic priorities of healthcare centers that try to ensure the best patient outcomes. It has been acknowledged that quality is not confined to addressing specific health issues and conducting a set of clinical procedures. Patient satisfaction, readmission rates, and the cost-effectiveness of the provided...

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Ankle Injuries in Adolescents

Ankle injuries, including sprains, strains, and fractures, are common conditions in adolescents due to a high level of physical activity. According to Du, Chen, Patterson, and Ranade (2018), more than 45 million children in the US have the condition annually. Children participating in sports and having other musculoskeletal conditions are...

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Self-Medication for Childhood Dental Problems

The self-medication of minors can have negative consequences, and research on the topic indicates that particular groups of children are especially likely to be exposed to it. For example, Santos et al. focused on a sample of 1382 children from some poor areas of Brazil. Roughly half of them had...

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Marijuana and Banning Edibles

Abstract Many states have enacted laws that allow the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, as well as the production of cannabis-infused edibles. The state of New Jersey is currently debating a bill that proposes to legalize marijuana and cannabis edibles. This is a public health issue because...

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Evidence-Based Practice and Implementation Issues

Practice Description Evidence-based practice (EBP) has become one of the most important concepts on which healthcare policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. It has gained popularity because of its potential of having a great impact on the practice, skills, and knowledge pertaining to the profession of nursing. According to the definition Ammouri...

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Childhood Obesity and Parental Education Project

Childhood obesity has become one of the priorities of American health care due to the epidemic nature of this health problem. Various interventions have been developed and implemented to encourage children and their families to have healthier diets and lifestyles (Nyberg et al., 2015; Wright et al., 2016). However, the...

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Hand Hygiene Compliance as a Practice Change

Healthcare Problem Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) constitute a serious problem in many healthcare organizations. They lower the quality of care for patients and expose visitors to life-threatening outcomes, complications, and unscheduled readmissions (Goldberg, 2017). This issue is closely connected to medical professionals’ adherence to hand hygiene practices described and suggested by...

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Obesity Study: Examining Methodology and Design

Introduction The present paper aims at discussing three different methodologies used to manage the health issue of obesity. Thus, three scholarly articles, each one focused on the management of childhood obesity with the help of physical activities, have been located. The sources differ in methodology: one of the articles is...

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Insulin Administration: Translating Evidence into Practice

Researchable Problem The process of identifying a researchable problem can significantly impact the following steps of conducting a study. The feasibility of the final question and its elements can either simplify or complicate the search of information and the outcomes of research. Thus, prior to formulating the main research problem,...

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Childhood Obesity Interventions: Literature Review

Educational interventions for parents aimed at increasing the physical activity of their school-aged children are of key importance today. Although the growth of the rate of obese children has been stopped, the prevalence of childhood obesity remains alarming as approximately 17% of American children are diagnosed with this health condition...

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