👩‍⚕️ Essays on Nursing

Fundamentals of Nursing and Practice

Abstract Research utilization portrays imposing research in developing an evidence-based nursing practice both on organizational and individual levels. The paper highlights the meanings of both terms, how to utilize research in nursing evidence-based practice, and barriers and facilitators to the use of research in nursing practice. Finally, the paper will...

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Becoming a Registered Professional Nurse

Introduction Nursing is a profound profession based on strong personal principles of personal and professional skills. There is little doubt that nursing practice has been forced to make severe accommodations within this larger societal context as knowledge has continued to increase and attitudes and values have shifted. Nursing is one...

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Impact of Workplace Factors on Nurses Job Satisfaction and Retention

Abstract This paper intends to find out the factor which affects the satisfaction and retaining levels of nurses at their work places. For this purpose an introduction is provided which briefly introduces the topic to the readers, secondly the body of paper starts with the definitions of the key terms...

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Child With Acute Lymphoid Leukemia

Introduction A student nurse plays a major role in maintaining the sound health of an individual and the family along with the other health care teams. In instances when there is a disturbance in the normal optimum level of functioning of these people, he or she has to take into...

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Nursing Traditional Roles Should Be Expanded

In our contemporary times where everything better is characterized as modern and innovative, dealing with the word “traditional” seems to have a negative connotation because it can mean being not open to change or being trapped in the old-fashioned ways. In reading Newton’s article entitled “In Defence of the Traditional...

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Quality of Care in Psychiatric Nursing

Introduction Various studies have defined the quality of care in severe psychiatric nursing. Few of them discussed below can support the view where a positive link between the psychiatric quality nursing and the corresponding impact on the mentally challenged people are figured out. One such study was undertaken in which...

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Nursing Practice. Theoretical Basis.

Introduction Nursing theories are the creative products of nurses. They thoughtfully describe relationships and interactions within their nursing practice. Several theories have been propounded but there is no single theory which is more correct than the others. Theories have been classified into philosophies, grand theories and middle range. They aim...

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Surgical Hand Wash

Surgical hand wash includes all the procedures and practices that limit the transfer of microorganisms that could cause infections in an individual. It is most common method of hand hygiene since it aims at killing and retarding the pathogenic microorganisms and reduces chances of wound contamination in case surgical gloves...

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Holistic Care in Adult Nursing

In the case of a diabetic patient with an amputation below the knee, the multidisciplinary team acted in concordance to the needs of the client. A multidisciplinary team characteristically consists of nurses, surgeons, psychologists and physiotherapists. In the case of a patient who has just had amputation below the knee...

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“Modeling Women’s Quality of Life After Cardiac Events”: Article Critique

Article for critique Beckie, Theresa M., Beckstead, Jason W. and Webb, Mary S.; “Modeling Women’s Quality of Life after Cardiac Events”, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 2001, 23(2), 179-194, Sage Publications DOI: 10.1177/019394590102300206. Purpose of study Beckie’s group of researchers intended to investigate the quality of life in women who...

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End-of-Life Care in Advanced Practice Nurse’s View

Questions concerning end-of-life care are challenging to discuss with patients and their families for many reasons. Many people may feel uncomfortable talking about death, and some individuals find these conversations unnecessary or frightful. However, end-of-life care discussions are vital for ensuring that people will voice their opinions about their health....

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Communication with Patients in Mental Health Nursing

Introduction One of the most useful ways in which we can help other people is to listen and communicate with them in ways that enable them to share their troubles and feel better. During the following lines we will describe a number of listening, communication and helping skills. These skills...

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“Adapting Clinical Microsystems as an Evaluation Framework for Community-Based Nursing Education” by Kathleen M. Thies and Lea Ayers

The article entitled “Academic Microsystems: Adapting Clinical Microsystems as an Evaluation Framework for Community-Based Nursing Education” by Kathleen M. Thies, and Lea Ayers discusses and analyzes some major aspects of a partnership between a clinical agency, academic nursing program, and the community. The analysis reflects the above partnership from different...

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Analyzing Paradigms of Positivism and Naturalism

The research follows a specific belief that examination of a phenomenon may be best understood by conducting an in-depth investigation of a certain process. The positivist paradigm of research prevails in the field of scientific research and it takes on the idea that research data is collected based on independent...

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Jean Watson Nursing Theorist

The system of caring is undergoing several changes in modern society. Hospital care is changing and depends on the financial well-being of individuals and technological advancement. Professional nursing is an art and applied science. Nursing which is traditionally known as being a caring profession is also undergoing changes and has...

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“Case for Learning-Centered. Curricula” by Candela et al.

This article provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of nurses’ role in permanently changing medical environment influenced by the dynamic transformation in technologies, methods of medical treatment, and the role that nurses play. New challenges require deep reformation of nurses programs and courses both at universities and other educational institutions...

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Positivism and Naturalism Paradigms in Modern Nursing

Nursing has been influenced by such basic philosophical directions as positivism and naturalism. It should be stressed that these two dominant aspects built paradigms used in nursing practice. Scientists tend to use these basic aspects as the background for their medical researches and studies. The paradigm of naturalism takes the...

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Caring For a Relative With Dementia: Family Caregiver Burden

Introduction The article was written by Papastavrou, Kalokerinou, Papacostas, Tsangari, and Sourtzi, and was published in 2007. It was about their study of various dimensions related to burden and stress experienced by families providing care to dementia patients. Description of the study The study aimed to investigate the burden and...

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Role of Advanced Practice Nurse

Introduction Scientific and social changes of the 21st century have brought a radical change in the Health care delivery system. Nursing is an important component of the health care delivery system and the role of a nurse in inpatient welfare has no boundaries for praise. The Nursing profession has evolved...

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Ensuring a Smooth and Risk-Free Life to the Patients

Over the past few decades, health care administration has achieved significant progress in ensuring a smooth and risk-free life for the patients. There are various nursing approaches identified to date in this regard that focus on evaluating the quality of life (QOL) following a major health problem. The present description...

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“Information Literacy as the Foundation for Evidence-Based Practice in Graduate Nursing Education: A Curriculum-Integrated Approach” by Susan Jacobs

The article by Susan Jacobs, Peri Rosenfeld, and Judith Haber entitled “Information Literacy as the Foundation for Evidence-Based Practice in Graduate Nursing Education: A Curriculum-Integrated Approach” emphasizes an essential question: are the modern master’s nursing students able to sufficiently understand and use electronic information resources to make accurate clinical decisions....

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Lung and Heart Diseases, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus

The development of multiple conditions has a significant effect on a patient’s health. In the discussed case, M.K., a 45-year-old female has a history of Type II diabetes mellitus (T2D) and hypertension. Her current diagnosis is chronic bronchitis, as the patient experiences chronic cough with sputum, excessive peripheral edema, nocturia,...

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Eye Infections: Patient Assessment and Care Plan

Patient Initials: JB Age: 68 Gender: F Subjective Data Chief Complaint (CC): “Yellow secretions from eyes.” History of Present Illness (HPI): A 68-year-old Caucasian female presents to the office with complaints of yellow discharge from her eyes. The symptoms occurred quickly about 3 days ago, and they continue to progress...

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Safety Culture in Nursing Home Settings

In a nursing home setting, a safety culture should be focused on effective rehabilitation and appropriate transitions among care environments. A set of values and beliefs that is to be applied to challenges and overall organizational management reflects a home’s common understanding of safety. Sollecito and Johnson (2013) state that...

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Plan-Do-Study-Act Approach in Healthcare Settings

Utilizing the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approach to bettering healthcare environments may be possible within any surroundings. An essential part is sustaining its continuity by not stopping at a single rotation through the four steps and preparing for long-run revisions and innovations (DemingInstitute, 2012). As such, highlighting a potential PDSA process improvement...

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Hip Replacement: Pre- and Postoperative Management

The procedures used in both preoperative and postoperative care are important aspects of any surgical interventions. The thorough preparation of patients for a certain operation and subsequent monitoring of the progress of recovery are the practices that are utilized in most medical institutions. The benefits of this work are significant...

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“Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality” by Halm et al.

Introduction The article chosen for critical analysis is Halm et al, 2005, ‘Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality, Emotional Exhaustion, and Job Dissatisfaction’, from the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Summary of the Article The article is based on an in-house study at United Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota, similar to the...

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Preparing for Professional Transitions in Nursing

Introduction In this paper, I will describe my professional aspirations and the role of my practicum experience in helping to achieve two of my professional objectives. The first one is to evaluate what I need to facilitate a career change from a nursing student to a leadership and management role...

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Men in Nursing: Challenges and Difficulties

Introduction The nursing profession entails giving care be it physical, biological, or psychological to those with deficiencies in society. Nurses, therefore, need to have a sincere devotion to addressing their patients with compassion. Savings lives and reducing pain are some of the major objectives of nurses. Although the first nurses...

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Autism is a complex set of developmental disorders with appearing in the early years of life mostly in the first 3 years of life. The condition sometimes referred to as autistic disorder describes many interrelating psychological conditions which result in abnormalities in the social...

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Public Policy: Nurse-Patient Ratios and Care

To control the process of administering treatment to patients and keep the process of meeting their needs continuous, nurses have to engage with the dialogue with inpatients. However, given the broad range of responsibilities that nurses have in the hospital setting, the amount of time and extent of care that...

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How to Overcome Understaffing of Nursing?

Proposed Solution The proposed solution to understaffing of nursing is designing and implementing male-oriented hiring practices, job satisfaction, and retention. In particular, hiring advertisements should picture more men in the nursing profession (Carrigan & Brooks, 2016). However, these advertisements should avoid emphasizing the masculinity of men to avoid the perception...

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“End-of-Life Decision Making” by Debra Lacey

Introduction Nursing care for patients with end-stage dementia is one of the most complicated issues in nursing practice which requires special skills and knowledge of a nurse. Complex societal factors also have influenced the need for a comprehensive approach to chronic disabling conditions. End-stage dementia caused by brain damage is...

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School Nurses’ Perception of Childhood Obesity

Today, United States is facing many health-related problems like breast cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and others. Among these, obesity is one of the most serious health problems facing the youth of United States and evidence shows that the problem is getting worse. Childhood obesity represents a threat to the health...

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End of Life Care Definition

Addressed Gap The complex care needs of patients with terminal conditions can be a significant stressor in hospice settings. The purpose of end-of-life (EOL) care is to manage the impact of the illness through effective symptom management, emotional support, and sensitivity to cultural beliefs and practices (Institute of Medicines (IOM),...

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Nurse’s License as a Way to Solve Problems

Introduction As healthcare in the United States evolves, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are beginning to play a critical role in improving patient outcomes. Despite the apparent benefits of advanced care nursing practice, there are significant barriers for APRNs to practice at the fullest extent of their training, experience, and...

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Mentoring and Coaching in Nursing: Lobbying Funds

Lobbying Government for Funds to Support Nursing Issue The direct activities for health care improvement compose one of the key nursing profession essentials. Lobbying implies that a nurse is to speak out against or in support of a specific proposed or introduced legislation (Franck, 1997). To make a health care...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing and Leadership

Introduction Nursing remains one of the key fields that support the delivery of exemplary and timely medical services to patients with diverse needs. Those in this profession should develop powerful personal philosophies that will make it easier for them to act ethically, guide others, and create reliable environments for transforming...

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Critical Appraisal of Evidence in Nursing Field

Introduction Critical appraisal of research is an integral part of evidence-based practice (EBP). Any change proposal should rely on results of valid, reliable, and applicable studies. The evidence should support both the problem and the proposed intervention to address the matter. While evaluating literature, a care provider is to state...

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DNP Essentials and AONE Competencies as Valuable Milestones of Nursing Practice

When providing care, nurses are guided by certain recommendations and regulations, as well as their personal philosophy. I use the essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice and AONE competencies to guide my professional life. These standards are specifically helpful inpatient training, which is one of the most important...

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Nursing Future: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Wood Johnson’s Foundation Work The Institute of Medicine (IOM report, titled “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” and made public in 2010 was the result of 2 years of hard work and collaboration between the IOM and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (IOM, 2010a). The initiative sought to assess...

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Acute Care Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Nurse Practitioners Differences

ACNPs and PCNPCs differences Acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) and primary care nurse practitioners (PCNPs) differ in their scope of practice, training, and practice settings. PCNPs aims at providing continuous care with particular emphasis put on health promotion, treating chronic conditions, and creating long-term relationships with patients and their families...

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Woodbridge High School Nurse’s Responsibilities

The observed site was the Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, NJ where the school nurse was interviewed. The school nurse has a wide variety of responsibilities which cover primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Most often it is tertiary care by responding and administering care to students and staff as needed....

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Nursing History: Patricia Benner’s Theory

Introduction In medical sciences, nursing research is of particular importance. The history of nursing begins with the distant past, and during its existence, it has undergone many changes and revisions, especially in recent decades. One of the most prominent figures in this field is Patricia Benner, who has developed a...

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Nursing Education and Advanced Practice Nurses

Introduction Nursing education requires one to consider different aspects of personal and professional growth as well as multiple disciplines related to health care. Prospective Masters-prepared advanced practice nurses (APNs) have to achieve many goals before obtaining the ability to practice independently. The objectives set in this course include the full...

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Males in Nursing

Abstract Nurse shortage is a considerable bother of the modern healthcare because it affects multiple stakeholders. The traditional methods of addressing nurse understaffing are designed using retention and hiring practices supported by empirical evidence. The present paper offers an innovative way of addressing understaffing by attracting more males to the...

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KPI Analysis and Action Plan

Introduction Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a reliable tool for assessing how well a facility meets its goals. Calculating KPI is especially relevant for medical practices since accountability has become one of the important concepts of modern healthcare. For this assignment, KPI analysis was conducted at Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania....

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Nursing Leadership in Diabetes Management

One of the noteworthy observations made while working on this project up to date was that the literature on the subject rarely, if ever, focuses on the nurses’ role in the management of diabetes. For instance, an article by Schnell, Crocker, and Weng (2016) discusses the importance of conducting fasted...

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Reflections on the DNP Essentials

Having read the AACN Information Systems/Technology Essentials for the DNP graduate, I thought that the use of information technology is important both for research-focused and practice-focused DNP scholars. Despite the fact that modern students feel comfortable in a technology-rich environment, this does not necessarily mean that they can use it...

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Leadership Strategies in Nursing Practice

The leadership skills in the nursing practice are vitally significant for accomplishing the mandatory tasks. These include the education of the patients, obtaining the time management skills, and patient care that is carried out by the appropriate health care provider. However, the ability to lead might also have a harmful...

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Lateral Violence in the Nursing Workplace

Introduction Healthcare professionals should exhibit desirable values and traits that can make it easier for them to achieve their aims. The wellbeing of nurses and caregivers is something essential if they are to transform the health outcomes of their patients. More often than not, challenges, abuses, and disagreements tend to...

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Lippitt’s and Lewin’s Change Theories for Nursing

Changes occur gradually, so the results are not always immediately noticeable. The situation can become complicated if the participants have different ideas about the proposed changes, methods, and strategies for achieving them. The same is valid for nursing practice, as the nurses are the primary agents in delivering care and...

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Nurse Understaffing in Healthcare

Problem Statement and Proposed Solution The ultimate goal of healthcare is to provide quality care based on a patient’s needs and recent evidence. The quality of care depends upon many factors, including the level of staffing among frontline care providers. According to Martsolf et al. (2016), nurse staffing level positively...

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Oncology Nursing Society

Introduction The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in oncology nursing in the U.S. and globally. They work with researchers, health care professionals, and legislators, to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment (Oncology Nursing Society [ONS], 2019a). As a part of their policy...

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The Main Issues of Medicare

Introduction The main two issues with Medicare are manifested in the fact that it is vulnerable and adjusted for an ever-growing older population. This means that there will be an increased number of people with chronic conditions, which require inpatient services, outpatient options, and prescription drugs or medications. As an...

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Quality and Safety Measures in the Contemporary Nursing Science

Introduction Nursing science has advanced extensively over the past few decades due to the introduction of innovative technologies, the creation of new theories, and the identification of other tools that allow improving patient outcomes. Among the key changes, the shift toward quality combined with sustainability should be deemed as the...

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Quality and Sustainability in Nursing Science

The improvement of the quality of healthcare service is one of the priorities for nursing researchers and practitioners. The US healthcare system is characterized by considerable impairments that lead to people’s death, their health deterioration, the country’s financial losses, and the emergence of numerous issues related to public health. For...

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End-of-Life Care

Introduction This paper presents an analysis of the role of advanced practice nurses in the management of end-of-life care. It discusses the aspects associated with end-of-life care and the decision-making process. The paper suggests the approach that can be used while communicating with the patient’s family and addresses the appropriateness...

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Nurse Leaders Characteristics

The role of nursing practitioners has grown considerably as these healthcare professionals have been empowered to provide a wide range of services to patients and make diverse decisions. Nurse leaders can now address numerous issues and improve the quality of delivered care. Handoffs and associated quality of care can be...

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Application of Quality and Safety Concepts: Preventing Medical Errors

The problem of medical errors has been persistent in the nursing and healthcare setting for a while, causing numerous negative outcomes and endangering the lives of many patients. Medical errors occur at several levels and lead to injuries, traumas, nosocomial infections, and other consequences that affect patients negatively. However, from...

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TMMC: Quality and Sustainability

Change Theory In order to promote change in the TMMC context, one should deploy Kurt Lewin’s change theory (LCT) as one of the most common frameworks in nursing. Specifically, the proposed theoretical approach implies the use of three stages (freezing, moving, and unfreezing). The identified approach is deemed as particularly...

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Hospital Readmissions and Care Coordination

Patient outcomes are a critical focus of most quality improvement initiatives in the United States healthcare sector. Enhancing patient outcomes requires a comprehensive effort of policymakers and care providers, including nurses. Hospital readmission is among the key patient outcomes to be targeted in the United States because it has a...

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Interprofessional Health Care Team

Interprofessional Team Negotiations The issue to be negotiated revolved around the best nursing care model to use in our team. The interests that influenced me included empathy, teamwork, justice, and integrity. My colleague wanted us to embrace the power of a primary nursing care delivery model. However, I preferred a...

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HCAHPS Survey to Measure Pain Communication

Pain management in a geriatric nursing unit is a measure that significantly affects the overall performance indicators of the hospital. Thus, it is vital to address new ways in which patients’ satisfaction may be improved. The scenario’s details reveal some information about the unit’s activities on their path to quality...

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Family Health Assessment and Promotion Strategy

The development of measures helping to protect family health is among the key priorities emphasized by healthcare providers all over the world. Assessments focused on factors impacting the health situation of the entire family are particularly important given that proper family care is a prerequisite to national well-being. Within the...

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Nursing Experiences in Clinical Supervision Groups

Introduction As part of the Group Clinical Supervision 1 Module, this assignment requires nursing students to discuss the work in one of the clinical supervision groups, obtained practices, and outcomes. As one of the students who successfully undertook the group clinical supervision session, I am going to reflect on my...

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Introduction Professional associations in nursing contribute considerably to the development of nursing practice, as well as the professional growth of nurses. Healthcare professionals share experiences and gain access to diverse resources that are instrumental in obtaining new skills and knowledge. They also build their resilience through their participation in different...

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National Patient Safety Goal: Evidence-Based Care

Introduction Changes in local and national policies and guidelines, improvements in pharmaceuticals and medical technologies, and the care delivery pressure from society force nurses to apply new evidence-based practice in their work. Professionals currently provide health care on the basis of reliable research of evidence, experience, and medical expertise. The...

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The Influence of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians on Patient Outcomes

Nurses constitute the vast share of the healthcare workforce in most countries, including the United States. When it comes to primary care, they often provide a range of services similar to that of physicians, which creates the need to evaluate and compare performance between the two professions. The vast majority...

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The Self-Care Theory of Nursing

The self-care theory of nursing was pioneered by Dorothea Orem and proposed a framework for increased independence and self-esteem among patients by letting them take care of some of their basic needs for themselves. The structure is most applicable in rehabilitation settings, where patients often begin their stay unable to...

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Ageing Bias in Nursing Practice

Introduction The work of a nurse presupposes dealing with multiple patients who possess various qualities and characteristics. For this reason, in many situations, it can be difficult to adapt to new conditions and provide care in ways that will meet clients’ requirements. However, the positive relations between a nurse and...

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Prescriptive Authority of a Nurse in New Jersey

Introduction Prescribing is an essential issue in nursing that requires the attention of care providers and regulatory bodies. In order to provide the best service to patients, nurses have to be aware of their state’s regulations regarding prescribing authority and have the necessary licenses to prescribe medications. The present post...

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Improving Patients’ Health Outcomes

Nurse practitioners can consider various concepts, technologies, and ideas to address the health needs of their patients. This paper gives a detailed analysis of the major barriers to the use of evidence-based practice (EBP), issues surrounding the 12-hour nursing shift, and the concept of connected health. The paper outlines ideas...

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Nurse-Patient Ratios: Lobbying a Policy Change

Improper nurse-patient ratios in many hospitals indeed represent a significant problem. It is one of the workplace factors that are associated with burnout and job dissatisfaction, often leading nurses to quit the profession and, in this way, aggravating the issue of workforce shortage (McHugh & Ma, 2014). In addition, nurse...

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Nursing: Complex Leadership Discussion

The role of nurse leaders in the contemporary healthcare environment is increasingly complex due to the variety of issues and responsibilities. The most important challenge for nurse leaders is motivating employees to achieve better performance outcomes. Creating motivated and well-performing teams is crucial to improving patient outcomes and promoting satisfaction...

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Basic Concepts in the Context of Nursing

Introduction In the context of nursing, understanding the difference between basic concepts of values, morals, ethics, and bioethics is essential for building a responsible background for practice. This paper will focus on differentiation between the terms and providing an overview of their application to nursing. Values Values refer to the...

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Family Health Assessment and Examination

Values, Health Perceptions Values and perceptions of health in a family are important for the facilitation of healthy habits and healthcare routines (Wright & Leahey, 2012). This family consists out of three people, which include two adults and a child (son). They consider themselves to be in good health. Mother...

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Transcultural Nursing of Jewish Religious Group

Introduction Religion, as an integral component of society, has an impact on nearly every aspect of its life. Together with the cultural peculiarities of different ethnic groups, religion can have a significant impact on the process of care as well as communication with patients and their relatives. Therefore, a nurse...

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Pain Management Case Report: Application of Theory

The provision of care to people suffering from chronic conditions is often associated with the focus on pain management. Such patients tend to endure constant or frequent pain, which hurts their quality of life (Schmidt, 2016). One of the most effective ways to assist these patients is to provide educational...

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Workplace Incivility and Healthful Environments in Nursing Profession

Workplace incivility in the nursing profession is a significant issue that contributes to stress, burnout, and turnover. According to the review provided by Mikaelian and Stanley (2016), external factors surrounding care, contribute to nursing burnout more than actual patient care. The examples of incivility include workplace bullying, rudeness, making unfounded...

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Theory of Goal Attainment in Nursing

According to Imogene King, nurses are supposed to attain, maintain, and regain a healthy state of the patient. Theory of goal Attainment discusses how the main goals of a client are achieved through nurse-patient interaction and are based on her own nursing philosophy and experience. Born on January 30, 1923,...

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Cyber-Bullying in the Nursing Workplace

Definition of Cyber-Bullying The advancement of the Internet and the invasion of online communication tools into the everyday life of contemporary people cause new threats to health and safety. Bullying that once was only possible inside organizations or groups now reaches far beyond physical space and emerges in new electronic...

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Differences Between Nursing Care and Doctor Care

Introduction The sphere of medical care employs many various professionals, whose duties focus on their clients’ wellbeing. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and other specialists are devoted to helping people with their health-related needs. Nonetheless, each medical worker has duties and strategies that are individual to their occupation. For example, one can...

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Nurses’ Experiences During Advanced Level Nursing Education

An article by Graue, Rasmussen, Iversen, and Dunning (2015) described an empirical study that investigated whether increasing the educational levels of nurses in rural Norway would improve the quality of their work. This process was deemed mutually beneficial to nurses and patients because both parties gained from improved competence and...

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Nurse’s Malpractice Leading to Fatal Outcome

Look at the legal malpractice case study. Describe the case and discuss the standard of care that the parties will be held to in this case. How will the standards of care and the Nurse Practice Act be applied in a court of law if the case is sued? The...

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New Technology Systems Adopted in Nursing

Adoption of New Technology Systems One of the aspects of the role of a nurse facilitator is to prepare the team of nursing care providers for the adoption of a new electronic health records (EHR) system. It is expected that resistance from nurses can be faced in the process (Hyrkäs...

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Nursing Practice: Goal Statement

Introduction Achieving a DNP degree will be an important step in my academic career, as it would allow me to progress towards my future goals. I chose to focus on family nursing practice in order to be able to help in resolving a variety of health problems found in people...

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Advanced Practice Nurses as Interdisciplinary Team Members

Advanced practice nurses have an important role to play in interdisciplinary research collaboration by acting as case managers, who should coordinate different aspects of care (Engelke & Marshburn, 2006). As members of interdisciplinary teams, nurses also have a duty to be advocates for patients. It is also their responsibility to...

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Effective Nursing Leadership in Change Management

Proposed Core Team of Change Champions Effective nursing leadership is an important part of change management (Marquis & Huston, 2017). Particularly, effective leadership is essential in assembling a core team of change champions. According to Sare and Ogilvie (2010), managers could use different strategies to develop these core teams. However,...

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First Home Care: Internship Clinical Practice

Introduction My field internship clinical practice was conducted in First Home Care in Portsmouth, VA. During the course of the practice, I worked with two clients in Day Support Treatment for Autism Adults. I established two main objectives as guidelines for my practice. First, I tried to identify the areas...

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Nurse Caring for Latino Patients

Introduction The case study under consideration involves a cultural aspect of nursing because a patient is a Mexican American woman (Galanti, 1997). There are two groups of players in this situation, relatives of the patient and representatives of the healthcare facility, a pharmacist and an IV nurse. All the players...

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Teaching Effectiveness in Nursing Education

Introduction It is important to improve the nursing curriculum with regard to evidence-based practice and information literacy. The curriculum also requires the nursing educators to look for and make use of relevant nursing research while focusing on their teaching objectives, nursing practice, research interests, and the students’ practical necessities. The...

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Emotional Intelligence and Unionization in Nursing

Emotional intelligence (EI) is an important aspect of successful management. However, despite the growing recognition and adoption in professional development, it remains a relatively obscure aspect of leadership. The following paper provides a detailed analysis of emotional intelligence assessment and outlines the strategies for EI development. In order to determine...

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Clinical Education and Nursing Programs

Is clinical a time for teaching or for evaluation of students? Or for both? Clinical placement experience should be a time for both teaching and evaluating the students. Clinical placement experience is a chance for nursing students to utilize the skills and theories learned in the laboratory settings and in...

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Sociology of African American Families in Nursing Practice

Abstract African American families represent a large percent of the US society, and nurses working with the members of these families should follow the unique approach to care and treatment because of the necessity to address the African Americans’ health and social needs appropriately. A variety of factors influence the...

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Nursing Skill Mix for Professional Development

Abstract “Skill mix as the range of different skills possessed by the members of a group or required for a particular job” (Richards et al., 2000, p. 186). Its role in transferability of skills and knowledge in the community nursing context is highly debated among different stakeholders. While many agree...

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Professionalism in the Nursing Practice

Introduction Nursing, like many other professions, has metamorphosed over the years due to changes in technology and institutions. In this paper, I look at the milestones in nursing since the 1800s and professionalism in the nursing practice. Difference between Nursing in the 1800s and in the Twenty-First Century Unlike today...

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Nursing Practice

The Implications of Change in the Health Care Delivery System on Nurse Leadership Methods of administering aid are continually changing in an attempt to procure the best possible outcome for patients seeking help. However, constant updates leave specialists in a continuous race to adjust their team goals following these changes....

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Importance of “The Black Family” Course for Nurses

Abstract Sociology is one of the core courses undertaken by many nursing students. This paper explains why “The Black Family” is an important course for nursing students. The paper identifies the best sociological lessons towards a better nursing practice. Nurses should use different sociological theories to support the health needs...

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Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare

Complexity Science and Chaos Theory Complexity Science and Chaos Theory is a model that explains how different triggers or events catalyze significant changes in a given organization. When uncertainties occur, organizations are compelled to change in an attempt to remain competitive. These developments can be explained using the nonlinear dynamic...

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Advanced Practice Nursing Regulation

Policy Involvement Advanced practice nurses are in a powerful position within a healthcare system as they spend much time in direct care for patients and know their challenges and needs. Nevertheless, according to the report by Heale and Rieck Buckley (2015), there is a lack of political strength of nurses...

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