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This paper highlights one case study that demonstrate how health concepts can improve health quality (such as in a VA medical center), and how it can serve as a key component of effective healthcare delivery by creating the necessary data framework for practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM).
The study aims to explore and critically analyse current published studies relating to nursing observation practice, with particular reference to patients with physiological deterioration. Also, it will critically evaluate research that describes or appraises the nursing practice of taking and recording physiological observations (vital signs) in the detection of deteriorating hospital patients.
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This paper focuses on the ethical approach to care giving through exploring the nature of suffering and compassion. PERCEPTION OF SUFFERING IN MEDICINE It was not until 1982 that the idea of suffering in medicine started to be widely discussed and explored.
The paper aims at selecting a patient from a certain area and undertake a thorough analysis of his/her condition to assess the problems that patients with that particular disease have to face in order to draft out a specific plan on how they are to be taken care of, and to be assisted in coping with the environment in order to ease their living.
The paper aimed to examine the scholarships available for nurses, particularly for those intending to continue their education. In particular, the paper looked into nursing education and the funding associated with it.
The present study focuses on the legal issue that might arise in the nursing of a highly dependent child in a highly dependent environment. For the particular study, the legal issue selected deals with the maltreatment of the nurses towards the highly dependent children and their roles to report in cases of child neglect of child abuse.
The analysis of data from interviews or pictures was found in the qualitative research and the analysis of statistics, in the quantitative research. The qualitative research was selected when not much information was available on the topic and the researcher required complete details.
The method by which critical thinking is defined will control how it is taught to the next generation, and to what standard of clinical excellence nurses will be held accountable. Critical thinking itself may be thought of in nebulous terms amongst nursing students.
Nevertheless, not all research work pieces are available for consumption and making decisions, as some fall short of quality while others totally lack relevance and applicability as far as research is concerned. In order to have the best of research work, which can in turn be appropriate to the field, most scholars are encouraged to employ critical research evaluation skills in generating appropriate information, which can be used to make informed decisions.
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This study is being carried out to find out how nurses with working experience respond and cope to their current stressful situations and to investigate if they assist their colleagues in adjusting their roles in the ward. The emotional stress they carry watching their patients die and see grieving families oftentimes add up the physical stress of overstretching themselves to work on double shifts to cater understaffed hospitals.
Overview of the Little Havana Community
Little Havana is a community in the city of Miami, state of Florida, USA. Historically, the place emerged as Little Havana following immigration of Cubans into the west of downtown Miami nearly half a century ago. The name is in itself descriptive-derived from Havana, the capital city of Cuba (Miami.gov.com, 2010).
Performance appraisal or review, also known as employee appraisal is a way in which the performance of an employee in his or her job is analyzed, usually in terms of quality, quantity, time and cost by an immediate supervisor. It is also an analysis the failures and successes, personal strengths and weaknesses, further training and worth of an employee.
This essay will highlight the HIV/AIDS as a health issue among the African Americans. The term HIV is an acronym of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus mainly attacks human beings, and they do not grow on their own, but must develop within the human body.
In such situations, the nurses are in charge of the care of not only the child, but also his/her families who are required to be taken care of. Small children are less capable of expressing their difficulties or sufferings, hence the nurses have to be more careful and in close association with them to understand their feelings (Child Nursing).
Theatre is a delicate unit within the health care Unit. However, the it is necessary to have somebody in place to be able to ensure that the requirements are put in place before the procedure begins to enhance proper and time saving procedure to assist bring back life which is a concern in medical practice.
With the modern economic growth, urbanization and industrialization, changes in human lifestyles and diet has occurred. As a result, nutritional implication on the health of the population has been the consequence of these changes.
The research is to explore the perceptions of nursing students who are posted in the hospital with mentors supporting them and faculty advisors supporting both students and mentors. The study investigates the perceptions of the preceptors on their mentorship and clinical experiences and the perceptions of the confidence of the nursing students towards doing research.
Patient care in inadvertent hypothermia Patient care in inadvertent hypothermia Patient care in inadvertent hypothermia The spontaneous lowering of core body temperature below 360 F is inadvertent hypothermia. The unwarmed surgical patient usually presented with this feature.
Research reveals that in the nursing profession there are a number of barriers against men in nursing. This profession continues to be viewed as women’s work. This notion has continually created feminine stereotypes associated with the profession of caring, nurturing and gentleness in construct with masculine and dominance.
The research aims to identify the effect of stigma to people with mental disorders; to determine the approaches being undertaken to address the issue of stigma vis-a-vis mental illness; to establish the role of nurses in stigmatisation and de-stigmatisation of patients with mental illness; to understand the function of language in the context of stigma
This study critically and systematically tries to answer the question of the effectiveness of the rehabilitation from acute or chronic stroke, and how effective is this process in improving the quality of life in stroke patients. The research question is: does stroke rehabilitation improves the quality of life in stroke survivors.
However, despite of taking the abovementioned medication, her complaints were not alleviated but had progressed gradually instead. The patient is now presenting with complaints of altered levels of consciousness, which bring her to seek for hospital admission.
In following research multidisciplinary and ongoing community rehabilitation, as well as a supportive discharge will be addressed to promote safety and independence among elderly patients suffering from fractured neck of the femur.Fractured neck of the femur or hip fracture applies to the fracture of the proximal femur which includes the trochanteric region and the femoral neck.
According to Grand et al (2007), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that, works on the basis of how an individual changes the manner in which they think or feel towards a particular subject. Dobson (2001), on the other hand, argues that, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), refers to an array of techniques that have their basis on cognitive and behavioral approaches that endeavor to attaining changes in the manner in which people think and conduct themselves in the society.
These days, clinical practice is one of the most dynamic activities in the world which requires substantial knowledge and learning enhancement activities. This is the very reason why mentors play crucial tasks in this area.
New born screening is a set of designed physical examinations and laboratory tests that are performed on a baby within a few days of its birth. These tests are performed by midwifes, general paediatricians or nurses.
The author states that Puerto Rican children in particular and Puerto Ricans in general have the highest prevalence of active asthma and morbidity among Hispanics. Wherein asthma prevalence continue to increase and asthma burden persists contributing to reduce productivity and missed school days, it becomes urgent to develop programs.
In order to contribute in the best way nurses can, it is necessary to have appropriate judgment and decision making skills. In the specified zone of mental health care, the successful establishment of nurses is not possible if they are unable to make right clinical decisions, and/or if they lack judgment skills.
This research aims to evaluate and present the development of a teaching plan that includes such issues: learning needs analysis; learner’s learning needs analysis; teaching plan objectives; target group; content to be covered; dealing with infections; blood check; maintaining pressure; Hickman Line dressing; perceived challenges; assessment and challenges in teaching plan implementation.
The researcher of this current paper tells that mentors are required to focus their attention on individual learners, whereas, the other two are more inclined towards fulfilling a cumulative responsibility of assessing and completing the milestones of curriculums and to aid the learning environment.
This essay explores that with the emergence of the phenomenon called globalization Hong Kong like other countries have made sectoral reforms of which healthcare reforms deserves mention. It has enabled high quality health care facilities to all the citizens at remarkably low rates. Expensive and relevant medical tests are available at affordable rates.
The purpose of this research is to investigate the following works: “Systemic review of compression treatment for venous leg ulcers” by Flectcher A., Cullum N., Sheldon T A.; “In search of optimal compression therapy for venous leg ulcers: a meta-analysis of studies comparing diverse bandages with specifically designed stockings”; “Oxpentifylline treatment of venous ulcers of the leg” and others.
The main theme of the paper is the identification of the effects of the use of Metformin in the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in women. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the leading cause of infertility in women, which causes an increase in the level of insulin in the body thus necessitating the use of drugs such as Metformin which helps in the management of insulin and sugar.
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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) has been on the increase, especially when one analyzes the current statistics. Today, CHF has surpassed traditional illnesses like cancer as the largest and predominant illness that affects Americans.
The objective of this research is to conduct systematic review of related literature that will allow the researcher to examine the intrinsic and extrinsic reasons which motivate nursing students and nurses into pursing their nursing career; to understand why some nurses or nursing students are leaving their profession and studies, respectively.
Practice innovation is based on the idea of evidence based nursing practice. Evidence based practice in nursing, EBPN, is used to gauge the quality of services offered by an individual nurse, during practice. It is done by obtaining research findings that are concrete and executing them in the nursing practice.
LIVING WITH A LONG-TERM URINARY CATHETER The objective of this paper is to critique my chosen research, “Living with a long-term urinary catheter: older people experiences”(Godfrey H. 2008). INTRODUCTION This essay will focus on the research process in familiarities of aged people coping with a permanent urinary catheter.
This study looks into team collaboration and team performance as two of the most important concepts in nursing practices. Effecting teamwork and collaboration between nurses and doctors, between doctors and patients, between nurses and patients and among nurses are essential to provide larger satisfaction to the patients.
This paper focuses on a patient with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; he suffers from epilepsy and also scoliosis. Cerebral palsy is a condition whereby there is a brain damage disrupting normal functioning of the body muscles. Spastic quadriplegia is one of the nine forms of cerebral palsy is quite common.
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The conclusion from this review states that there are both positive and negative aspects with regards to the effectiveness of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG). Hence, the inquiry regarding SMBG effectiveness still remains fully unanswered. This research recommends that further studies be conducted which will explore all the aspects of SMBG utilization since most of the papers only focused on a few elements of SMBG use.
This paper is going to focus on Rapid Sequence Induction and Intubation (RSII) a situation I came across during my placement. I will give a reflection of this incident as was performed on an obese patient during my clinical placement.
The crisis of malpractice litigation affects all healthcare professionals. Providers are sued for professional negligence, breach of contract, injury as a result of use of defective products or intentional omissions and acts.
Do Catheter Washouts Extend Patency Time in Long-term Indwelling Urethral Catheters?
Catheter washout is a process applied in order to flush out the bladder through the catheter by introducing clean water. This process is used in order to keep the bladder and the catheter clean and free from any prospects of infection.
Center of discussion in this paper is haemetemesis, a condition in which the patient rapidly loses fluids from the plasma due to the excessive upper GI haemorrhage leading to inadequate circulating volume, followed by inadequate perfusion and ultimately leading to multiple organ failure. The hypovolaemic shock has arisen from secondary blood loss from upper GI bleeding.
The implementation of the recommendations of this education plan can be presented to Englewood Community Health Center’s committee board and WCN from the capital state in search of funding. The Englewood Community Health Center’s committee board and WCN are uniquely positioned and charged by legislation to facilitate the changing nature of nursing learning in Englewood.
SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV STRATEGY 2001 Abstract The paper discusses a health care policy, which is the Sexual Health and HIV Strategy 2001 of the UK and analyses the impact of the policy on the issue of rising rates of unwanted pregnancies in teenagers up to 20 year olds.
It is evidently clear from the discussion that managed health care future for the disabled and poor requires considerable attention from the federal government and health care providers. There is still no consensus as to who should be accountable for the provision and financing of the health care services in the United States.
This research presents 8-step model for ethical decision making. These 8 steps are: gather relevant information; identify the practical problem; identify the ethical issues and questions; select the ethical principles and/or theories to be considered; conduct an analysis and prepare a justification; consider one or more counterarguments; explore the options for action; select and justify action.
According to the paper in the history of the world, it is viewed that moral uncertainty concerning different issues within the nursing profession is at its highest level in history and this has forced the concerned stakeholders to look for necessary and appropriate practical approaches in resolving the cases and situations concerning ethical issues. Nurses, for a long time, are known to make independent ethical decisions.
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Leadership: Setting the Example.
There exist many theories of leadership style that aim at explaining the concept of leadership (Asperas, et al, 2005). Most of the theories view leadership as grounded and based on the following perspectives; leadership as an ongoing process, leadership as a combination of different character traits of individual leaders or leadership skills.