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Nursing Home Administrators Long-Term and

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It is critical that NHAs are first qualified nurses, as their ability to relate to other nurses is essential to the organizational success of the nursing home ("Nursing home administrator jobs," 2011). Career paths for an NHA are rooted with education background and nursing experience. Although experience is necessary for being a successful NHA, a career path at minimum requires clinical licensing (Decker, & Castle, 2009).

The NHA is the management body over the facility, and their positions are in high demand. In the U.S. In 2008, approximately 17,000 nursing home administrators were responsible for the oversight of care for 1 million elderly adults and 1.3 million employees (Leister, 2009). Overseeing a large nursing staff, as well as vulnerable residents, are the daily demands of the NHA. The future of NHA field is concerning to researchers and professionals, as the number of licensed NHAs is on the decline. In Maryland,…… [Read More]

References

Decker, F, and Castle, N. (2009). The relationship of education level to the job tenure of nursing home administrators and directors of nursing. Health Care Management, 34(2), 152-160.

Leister, D. (2009). The vanishing nursing home administrator: stress and intent to leave.

Informally published manuscript, Capella University, Minneapolis, MI. Retrieved from http://gradworks.umi.com/3359575.pdf

Nursing home administrator jobs. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.nursinghomesjobs.org/nursing-home-administrator-jobs/
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Nursing Home Report on Conditions at Brighton

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Nursing Home

Report on Conditions at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

The following report is based on extensive observation of the conditions for patients living at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. While some patients received moderate care, overall, the quality of care in this facility was appalling. All patients -- all people -- deserve to be treated with dignity, and this was far from the case. The conditions were especially distressing given that in general they could be fixed or at least ameliorated relatively easily. Not all of the ills of old age or disability can be remedied, of course. Pain and fear will be present even with the best possible care. Given that this is true, all possible efforts must be made to reduce fear, anxiety, and pain to the greatest degree possible.

The facts that this report is based on were documented by…… [Read More]

References

Grant, P. (2010). Ethical lessons from the 'undercover nurse': implications for practice and leadership. Medical Ethics 36: 469-472.

Margaret Haywood's diary. Retrieved from  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/4701651.stm .

Online bulletin. Retrieved from http://www.southerneditorial.co.uk/bulletin/july05/breaknews.htm.

Reasons for the substantive hearing of the Conduct and Competence. Retrieved from http://www.nursingtimes.net/Journals/1/Files/2009/4/17/haywood_NMCruling.pdf
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Nursing Home Quality in the

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/nursing homes.

Clearly, since the focus of these articles are based on an institutional economics point-of-view of healthcare quality, a limitation of the study is that it does not take into consideration other variables that might influence the efficiency of nursing homes in providing quality healthcare. Among these unaccounted variables are the politics behind healthcare, specifically federal laws and policies related to the provision of healthcare. Apart from policies and laws, another variables unaccounted for in this study is a thorough look or analysis of the relational dynamics between patients and nurses, as well as other healthcare practitioners and professionals. This variable is vital in understanding the concept of quality healthcare because it provides an in-depth look at the 'experiential" dimension or perspective healthcare -- that is, healthcare quality as assessed by patients and healthcare professionals/practitioners.

In terms of socio-demographic characteristics, the literature collated regarding nursing home care does not…… [Read More]

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Nursing Home Resident Agitation Predictors and Interventions

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Nursing Home Resident Agitation: Predictors and Interventions

To critically review selected articles investigating and discussing predictors of nursing home resident agitation, and recommended interventions.

Burgio et al., (2007, p. 642) provides a working definition of nursing home resident agitation "… as verbal, vocal, and motor activities that are repetitive, outside of social standards, and considered inappropriate by staff." Agitation can often involve physical and/or verbal aggression, which can increase the risk of harm to residents and staff, disrupt activities, divert precious resources, and lead to staff burnout and high turnover.

Critical literature review.

Medical literature databases were searched using the keywords 'agitation, nursing home, and demetia' and a limited number of articles published within the last 10 years were selected for review.

Inclusion Criteria. Articles investigating and/or reviewing the etiology of agitation in geriatric nursing home residents suffering from dementia were selected, as were articles recommending interventions.

Exclusion Criteria. Only…… [Read More]

Results

The two cohort studies reviewed here used computer assisted behavioral observation systems (CABOS) to identify predictors of agitation in geriatric nursing home residents suffering from dementia. One study monitored 78 nursing home residents (Burgio, Park, Hardin, and Sun, 2007, mean age = 82.2) and the other 123 (Vance, Burgio, Roth, Stevens, Fairchild, and Yurick, 2003, mean age = 82.3), but neither study used a normal control population. The experimental strategy involved assessing various physical and mental criteria periodically to determine if they predicted agitation behaviors within this population. Both studies found a statistically significant correlation between cognitive functioning and agitation (p < 0.01). Burgio et al., (2007) was unable to find a significant correlation between agitation and gender, age, and daily activities, but the earlier study (Vance et al., 2003) reported significant, but weak correlations between agitation and gender (r = 0.21), visual impairment (r = -0.21), and hearing impairment (r = 0.42). The inverse relationship between visual impairment was attributed to residents being unable to notice staff walking by, which can otherwise trigger outbursts. Only in the latter study was retrospective nursing staff reports able to predict agitation behavior based on assessments of cognitive functioning, suggesting variability in the ability of nursing home staff to correctly assess resident cognitive status. The authors of both studies recommend the use of CABOS-like systems of measurement to determine activity levels for future studies, because staff reports aren't a reliable predictor of agitation behavior.

For more than 60 years it has been recognized that agitation worsens in Alzheimer's patients in late afternoon and early evening, a phenomenon accordingly termed Sundowning Syndrome (reviewed by Bachman & Rabins, 2006). Volicer et al. (2001) used body temperature to track circadian rhythms in inpatient Alzheimer patients with a mean age of 71 and suffering from different levels of dementia. It was discovered that individuals within the
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Nursing Home Problems There Many

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..significantly below the maximum of $3,000 per day" (and more like $300 to $350).

And fourth, in about 22% of the cases where nursing homes were in serious violation of regulations - and causing harm to their patients - "there was no record" of sanctions at all.

Conclusion: Given the widespread problem reviewed here in this paper, it seems reasonable that the federal government (with oversight by the Congress) should implement the recommendations of the GAO. One, there should be new legislation requiring the CMS administrator to "collect civil money penalties more expeditiously"; two, the policy of punishing nursing home violators needs to be greatly strengthened and enforced; three, the oversight of nursing homes that are frequently in violation of regulations should be expanded; and four, enforcement "data systems" need to be improved, so Congress and CMS administrators have up-to-date information on which nursing homes have received sanctions, how much…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Baisden, Harry. "Senate Panel Proves Nursing Home Failures." AHA News 36.36 (2000): p. 7.

Government Accountability Office. "Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate: Nursing Homes: Efforts to Strengthen Federal Enforcement Have Not

Deterred Some Homes from Repeatedly Harming Residents." Retrieved September 2, 2007, at http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt-GAO-07-241.

Lee, Christopher. "Arizona Veterans' Services Director Quits Amid Scandal." The Washington
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Nursing Home Proposal for Improving

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The pathways scheme aims to offer opportunities for every grade of practitioner. This is part of a national process that anticipates quality improvement as a continuously evolving process.

Achieving fair and equal access to professional development for nurses and healthcare providers in the private sector has been difficult in the past. Education has sometimes been viewed as expensive and time-consuming, with staff release for learning difficult to achieve especially acute staff shortages are a definable obstacle already to effective treatment provision. However, it is vital to the principle of performance improvement and the pursuit of standardizing quality outcomes that healthcare provision be based on the active pursuit of staff excellence. This is to be seen as a far more desirable approach to personnel orientation than the imposition of sanctions for poor performance. Central to this is the need for improvement of the local facility's knowledge economy. To this extent, knowledge…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Burgess, M.M. (2003). What difference does public consultation make to ethics? Electronic Working Papers Series. W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia.

Cho, I. & Park, H. (2003). Development and evaluation of a terminology-based electronic nursing record system. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 36(4), 304-312.

Cooymans, M.P.M. And Hintzen, E.F.M. (2000) Winst en Waarden. Deventer and Den Bosch: Samson.

DoH. (2004) Quality Standards. The Department of Health.
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nursing home reduction of catheters

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Deficiency: Catheter Care

Insufficient urinary catheter care is a cause for concern among nurses working in the senior care environment. Catheter-cased urinary tract infections account for more than a third of all health care associated infections in the United States (Fink, Gilmartin, Richard, et al., 2012). To reduce the number of infections in a nursing home, staff need to reduce the number of unnecessary catheterizations performed and remove unnecessary catheters. When catheters are necessary, nurses need to practice evidence-based catheter maintenance.

Catheter maintenance is relatively straightforward. Wilson, Wilde, Webb et al. (2009) found that there are several effective methods to reduce the risk of catheter-based urinary tract infections including daily cleansing of the meatus using soap and water or an appropriate cleanser and maintenance of a closed urinary drainage system. Other methods of infection prevention include wearing gloves, hand washing, maintaining a sterile barrier, and using the "no-touch insertion technique,"…… [Read More]

References

Fink, R., Gilmartin, H., Richard, A. et al. (2012). Indwelling urinary catheter management and catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices in Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders hospitals. American Journal of Infection Control 40(8): 715-720.

Meddings, J., Rogers, M.A.M., Macy, M. & Saint, S. (2010). Systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases 51(5): 550-560.

Rothfeld, A.F. & Stickley, A. (2010). A program to limit urinary catheter use at an acute care hospital. American Journal of Infection Control 38(7): 568-571.

Willson, M., Wilde, M., Webb, M. et al. (2009). Nursing Interventions to Reduce the Risk of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: Part 2: Staff Education, Monitoring, and Care Techniques. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing 36(2): 137-154.
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Home Health Aide Nurse Home

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Depending on the patient's condition, the aide may also change the dressings on the patient's wounds, give a massage to the patient or an alcohol rub, or assist with the patient's braces and artificial limbs. "Experienced home health aides also may assist with medical equipment such as ventilators, which help patients breathe" ("Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides," U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007).

The aide may also make a simple meal for the patient, keeping within the patient's prescribed diet that is still (hopefully) palatable to the patient. An aide will have a good sense of the patient's likes and dislikes. If the patient needs groceries and can be left unattended, the aide may go and do the patient's shopping. The aide may also purchase other basic necessities and medications, if the patient desires, or even do simple errands like post a letter.

During the visit,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Getting the most out of home health care." Yale University. 2007.

17 Feb 2007] http://www.ynhh.org/choice/home_health.html

LEO: Writing a Process Essay." The Write Place. 2007. [17 Feb 2007]  http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/process.html 

Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides." U.S. Department of Labor
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nursing home anthropology of aging

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Social Construction of Aging in Nursing Homes

Aging is socially constructed. Using the perspective of symbolic-interactionism, it is possible to show the precise processes whereby the social construction of aging takes place inside specific institutional contexts, like the American nursing home. The American nursing home offers insight into the culturally constrained concept of aging, for attitudes towards aging bodies and aging as a philosophical concept are informed by cultural milieu, worldview, and value construction. Biological aging is not social aging. The positive aging movement and the harmonious aging movement offer counterpoints to traditionally antagonistic and negative views of aging. Especially as the population of the United States and other industrialized nations shifts towards the older end of the age spectrum, it becomes important to reconsider the biological, psychological, and social processes and functions of aging.

The nursing home offers the opportunity to examine aging from a multidisciplinary perspective, while using…… [Read More]

References

Bengtson, V.L. & Deliema, M. (2016). Theories of aging and social gerontology. In Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions. ABC-CLIO.

Featherstone, M. & Hepworth, M. (1995). Images of positive aging. In Images of Aging. Taylor & Francis.

Gergen, K.J. & Gergen, M.M. (2000). The new aging. Social Structures and Aging. New York: Springer. Retrieved online: http://www.swarthmore.edu/sites/default/files/assets/documents/kenneth-gergen/The_New_Aging.pdf

Katz, S. (2005). Cultural Aging. Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, Jan-Feb 2006. Retrieved online: http://www.cjsonline.ca/pdf/culturalaging.pdf
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Nursing Home in Liberia in

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4. Identify effective approaches to bridging the cross-cultural gap that may prevent families from using nursing home facilities when they are in the elders' best interests.

Strategies

The following strategies will be used to help achieve the above-stated goals:

1. Develop expertise in writing grant applications.

2. Identify nongovernmental organizations that provide funding for these types of social programs.

3. Formulate a community education program to inform the people of Liberia of the need for long-term care facilities for the elderly when immediate family members are unable or unavailable to do so.

4. Develop a training regimen that can be used to help employees become familiar with the day-to-day care needs of the elderly and what part they will play in the process.

Tactics

Given the current reluctance of the international community to make substantive investments in Liberia, the short-term tactics used to achieve the above-stated goals would require an…… [Read More]

References

Bray, M. (2009). The Mabel Bray Foundation. [Online]. Available: http://womeninactionfor progress.com/.

Liberia. (2009). U.S. government: CIA world factbook. [Online]. Available: https://www.cia.

gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/li.html.

Takahashi, K. (2008). Liberia: The impact of civil war. The Chicago Tribune. [Online].
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A Concise Analysis of Problem Treatment of Heart Failure in Nursing Home Residents

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Treatment of Heart Failure in Nursing Home Residents

Heart failure (HF) symptoms may occur because of systemic and pulmonary congestion, structural defects arising on account of HF, structural defects leading to HF, or from treatment complications. At first, studies addressing the issue of heart failure focused on HF patients and decreased left ventricular contraction. As a result, therapies were tested within this patient cluster. This patient cluster's agreed description is HF with LVSD (left ventricular systolic dysfunction) (NCGC, 2010).

In order to treat chronic HF, non-pharmacological as well as pharmacological therapy ought to be utilized for patients. While this condition is quite frequently witnessed among patients living in nursing homes, whether the suggestions put forward in the pharmacological therapy guidelines are implemented within this cluster of patients is unclear (Daamen, et al., 2016).

Issue

Owing to the lack of awareness of the precise prevalence of chronic HF, this phenomenon is…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Barents, M., Horst, V., Voors, A., Hillege, J., & Jongste, M. (2008). Prevalence and misdiagnosis of chronic heart failure in nursing home residents: the role of B-type natriuretic peptides. Neth Heart J., 123 -- 128.

Davidson PM, Cockburn J, Newton PJ, et al. (2010). Can a heart failure-specific cardiac rehabilitation program decrease hospitalizations and improve outcomes in high-risk patients? Eur J. Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2010;17:393 -- 402

Dinkelaker S. (1999) Can A Nurse-Managed Medication Discharge Planning and Follow-Up Program Affect Readmission Rates of Patients with a Diagnosis of congestive Heart Failure?

Daamen, M., Hamers, J., Gorgels, A., Tan, F., Schols, J., & Rocca, H. (2016). Treatment of heart failure in nursing home residents. J Geriatr Cardiol., 44 -- 50.
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Dying Experience in Nursing Home

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Field, Marilyn Jane & Cassel, Christine K. (1997). Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of the Life. National Academic Press.

This work emphasizes the necessity to improve end of life care as a way to help ease fears about death and reduce anxiety which would create a more negative death experience within the nursing home. Additionally, this work shows the negative impact of over treating symptoms that are relating to oncoming death which cause patients unnecessary stress and pain in their last few days.

Hanson, Laura C. (2003). Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying: A Training Manual for Nursing Home Staff. Springer Publishing Company.

This handbook for physicians emphasizes taking a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for the dying, which also encourages nursing home staff to learn from the lessons seen in hospice care. This includes taking a strategy of main management, rather than resuscitation in order to provide…… [Read More]

Hall, Sue; Longhurst, Susan; & Higginson, Irene. (2009). Living and dying with dignity: a qualitative study of the views of older people in nursing homes. Age and Aging. 38(4):411-416.

This study works within the established fact that most older people who reside in nursing homes will eventually die there. Thus, it examines an empirically-based model of dignity, defined through psychotherapy as a way to help increase the individual perceived levels of dignity within individuals in a nursing home setting. Results shows that issues attacking individual dignity is not necessarily related to the perception of death, but more towards illness-related concerns and the decline of their social role when dealing with various illnesses.

Henderson, Lori. (2009). Variables affecting death anxiety. Le Moyne College. Retrieved
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Reduce Hospitalization of Nursing Home

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This can be done in three basic ways:

Change dietary patterns -- it is easier to eat high-sugar, high-fat, and high-carb foods because they are everywhere. This is particularly true for individuals on a fixed income. However, adding more fresh fruit and vegetables to the diet, eliminating sodas and empty calorie drinks, and ensuring 8-glasses of water consumed daily, and reducing fast food and snacks goes a long way to maintaining optimum weight.

Change activity patterns -- Older adults sometimes do not want to exercise or move a great deal. At the very least, walk for 30 minutes daily; and if weather is an issue, consider a treadmill or a walking club at a local mall. Join a club and consider water aerobics.

Change social patterns -- Sometimes, older adults feel isolated. It takes effort to join groups, particularly after the death of a spouse. However, studies show activities like…… [Read More]

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Obesity Related Statistics in America. (2008, June). Retrieved from Get America Fit: http://www.getamericafit.org/statistics-obesity-in-america.html

Boseman, J., & Victor, L. (2004). Aging Americans and Diabetes: A Public Health and Clinical Resopnse. Geriatrics, 59(4), 14-17.

Ellison, J. And S. Verma. (2003). Depression in Later Life: A Multidisciplinary

Psychiatric Approach. Marcel Dekker.
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Opportunity to Work at a Nursing Home

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opportunity to work at a nursing home, offering my support during physical, occupational, and speech therapy sessions. These sessions offered insight into diverse types of therapy. I worked with a range of different health care workers and specialists, lending insight into how each member of the health care team coordinates their efforts and communicates with each other as well as with patients and family. One of the types of therapy sessions that I supported at the nursing home was therapy with animals. We brought in several animals to assist with therapy, including dogs, cats, and exotic creatures. Therapy Dogs International (n.d.) provided the animals and sometimes the trainer.

The seniors responded well to these therapy sessions, and I intend to support such programs in the future by perhaps providing fund raising for organizations that offer animal therapy. I am also interested more in music and art therapy after performing and…… [Read More]

References

Brown, J.G. (1999). Physical and occupational therapy in nursing homes. Retrieved online: http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-97-00122.pdf

Therapy Dogs International (n.d.). Retrieved online:  http://www.tdi-dog.org/OurPrograms.aspx?Page=Nursing+Homes
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Increase Fall in Nursing Home

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Fall Prevention

All Staff

Falls in the Nursing Home

There has been an increase in falls in the nursing home. A number of things can cause residents to fall (Patient falls: How to prevent them). Illnesses, such as dementia among others, can cause residents to be confused. Confusion with residents requires continual monitoring in keeping the resident safe. Muscle weakness and instability cause falls when residents are confused, or when the resident insists on doing things themselves and maintaining their own independence in spite of the weakness or instability issues. Medications can also cause confusion. Sedatives and anti-anxiety medications are a particular concern in causing confusion. Medications can also cause drowsiness that can cause falls if patients are not put to bed when the medications are given.

Environmental factors also play a role in falls. Wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height, improperly fitted shoes, unmaintained wheel chairs, or items…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Falls in Nursing Homes. (n.d.). Retrieved from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationSafety/Falls/nursing.html

Patient falls: How to prevent them. (n.d.). Retrieved from patient Safety Partnership: http://www.patientsafetypartnership.org/Patient_Falls.html
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Nurse-Patient Relations the Main Focus of This

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Nurse-Patient Relations

The main focus of this essay is going to concern the nurse-patient relationship idea, and why it is important. This was chosen because the researcher desired to achieve a better accepting of how a helpful nurse-patient relationship can be advanced and even from different theorists who have discovered this idea. In this essay, the researcher sets out to demonstrate what they have learnt regarding the nurse-patient relation concept and how this connection can utilized in the clinical practice setting. T The nurse patient connection, according to a study done by Press Gamey Associates Inc., creates the quality of the care experience and generates an influential influence on patient gratification. Nurses will a lot of their time with patients. Patients see nurses' relations with people among the care team and make their own conclusions about the hospital founded on what they are observing. Furthermore, nurses' approaches toward their vocation,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Berdes, C. & . (2001). Race relations and caregiving relationships: A qualitative examination of perspectives from residents and nurses aides in three nursing homes. Research on Aging, 23(1), 109-126.

Biering, P. (2002). Caring for the involuntarily hospitalized adolescent: The issue of power in the nurse-patient relationship. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 16(2), 65-74.

Heijkenskjold, K.B. (2010). The patients dignity from the nurses perspective. Nursing Ethics, 6(3), 313-24.

LaSala, C.A.-B. (2007). The role of the clinical nurse specialist in promoting evidence-based practice and effecting positive patient outcomes. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 38(6), 262-70.
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Nursing in the Media Not

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The author quotes Gary Zukav as emphasizing that if a nurse perceives herself as powerless and her image as negative, the idea can sink to the subconscious level and realize itself. She will be drawn to those who will reinforce the idea. Practitioner Pauline Robitaille's stresses impact each nurse has on others. Her influence on people she comes in contact at the peri-operative setting cannot be overstated. She found the published feedbacks of registered nurses in nursing journals as very positive while others were very negative. Those who gave positive feedbacks described the efforts of preceptors to teach and support them. Thus the intended learning flowed smoothly. However, other nurses reported the negative, punitive and critical behavior of their preceptors. The nurses described the difficulty of working with these preceptors. Hence, the nurses did not benefit from their experience with the preceptors.

Ulmer emphasizes that those in the profession must…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Gonzales, L. (2005). A mission for the center for nursing advocacy. 3 pages. Nevada RN Foundation: Nevada Nurses Association

Nursing BC (2002). How to create community media coverage for nursing. 2 pages. Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia: ProQuest Information and Learning Company

Ulmer, B.C. (2000). The image of nursing. 4 pages. AORN Journal: Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.

Willging, P (2005). it's time to take the politics out of nursing home quality. 5 pages. Nursing Homes: Medquest Communications, LLC
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Nursing Theory -- a Patient Centered Approach

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Nursing Theory -- a Patient Centered Approach

In the opinion of this author and from personal experience, nursing has to be patient centered. It is the author's experience in years of working in the field that someone who stays in the profession inevitably must see nursing as not a job, but rather as a vocation or a calling. One must treat it with a reverence. In this way, the nursing professional imbues their work with a sacred fervor. Their nursing philosophy causes them to provide to their patients with exceptional patient-centered care because these clients are imbued by a higher power with rights. These professionals then place quality-caring relationships at the center of their practice and this results in a safe, healing and compassionate environment. In this way, the safety and well-being the patients and staff becomes important to them. They practice excellence in all that they do and provide…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Allegrante, J., Moon, R., Auld, M., & Gebbie, K. (2001). Continuing-education needs of the currently employed public health education workforce.

American Journal of Public Health, 91(8), 1230-1234.

Anderson, R.M., & Funnell, M.M. (2005). Patient empowerment: reflections on the challenge of fostering the adoption of a new paradigm. Patient Education and Counseling, 57, 153 -- 157.

Cody, W.L. (2006). Philosophical and theoretical perspectives for advanced nursing practice. New York, NY: Jones & Bartlett Pub.
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Nursing as a Profession and Its Status

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Nursing profession is among the oldest in history. Currently, there is much debate that surrounds the profession because of the need for more trained nurses. In recent years the nursing shortage has become a major problem for the medical profession and has resulted in poor patient care and slower patient recover. The purpose of this discussion is to provide an in depth examination of the nursing profession. We will discuss the current state of the nursing profession, including the causes for the shortage and the solution. We will also explore the status of the nursing profession in Australia. Let us begin our discussion by providing a comprehensive definition of what is means to be a nurse.

Definition of a nurse

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a nurse is defined as " a person trained to care for the sick or disabled under the supervision of a physician." (American Heritage…… [Read More]

References

American Heritage Dictionary. (1982) Second Edition.

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Bashford, A. (1997). Starch on the collar and sweat on the brow: self sacrifice and the status of work for nurses. Journal of Australian Studies, (52), 67+. Retrieved August 24, 2003, from Questia database, http://www.questia.com. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=5001774259

Caines, E. (1999, September 6). How to end the nursing shortage. New Statesman, 128, 23. Retrieved August 24, 2003, from Questia database, http://www.questia.com. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=5000779782
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Nursing Retention it Is True

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It is thus possible for the institution to retain nurses by strengthening the interpersonal leadership and management skills that lead to empowerment within the healthcare environment. This is especially supported by studies that found that despite the fact that a nurses' pay is important, it is not as critical in enhancing retention as a positive work place or an empowered environment that promotes teamwork and encourages ongoing learning, trust, and respect. (Chan, 2001).

It must always be remembered that nursing retention is the result of a combination of factors. There is no easy solution, and managers and leaders need to choose the combination of approaches that will be effective in their specific organization, since there is no one range or combination of strategies that will fit all.… [Read More]

References

Buerhaus, P., Staiger, D.O. & Auerbach, D.I. (2003) Is the Current Shortage of Hospital Nurses Ending? Health Affairs 22: 191-198.

Chan, C.C.A. (2001). Implications of organizational learning for nursing managers from the cultural, interpersonal and systems thinking perspectives. Nursing Inquiry, 8(3), 196-199.

Faulkner, J., & Laschinger, H. (2008). The effects of structural and psychological empowerment on perceived respect in acute care nurses. Journal of Nursing Management. 16(2): 214-221.

Kanter, R.M. (1979). Power failure in management circuits. Harvard Business Review, 65-75.
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Nursing Community Assessment

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Nursing Community Assessment

It is moral responsibility of the Government and the nursing organizations to maintain the health standard in any country. However, it is not wholly in the hands of these organizations but other departments must also contribute for this cause.

This study is focused on the county of Astoria, Queens, New York for helping the nurses in doing their job in the right way. The study highlights the demographics, major diseases and problems in Astoria. Moreover, the health plan is proposed for dealing with the issues.

History of Astoria:

In past, Astoria was known as Hallet's Cove because of the name of its first landowner William Hallet. He settled in here in 1659 along with his wife. Later in 19th century, New Yorkers named the region as Astoria Village which is now known as Old Astoria. This name was decided after the John Jacob Astor who was the…… [Read More]

Bibliography

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Nursing Patient-Centric Communication There Are

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Nursing Nurse Has Traditionally Been

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Perhaps a nurse must also be given a say in the way in which the entire healthcare system is being run today, especially since it is a nurse who is the closest to the patient, and who is completely responsible for the daily care of the patient, and it is a nurse who would put the patient on the road to recovery. A nurse would then be allowed and be given a chance to make use of her education, her leadership training, her skills in mass communication and her management skills in order to further the interest of the patient. The International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland has summarized the various duties of nurses today, as they increasingly take part in important decision making processes, as follows: 'strategic planning, budgeting, efficient resource planning and utilization, and the planning, management and evaluation of programs and services'. (Akinci, 2007) it can…… [Read More]

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Nursing Philo

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Nursing Philosophy

Concept Synthesis on Personal Nursing Philosophy

Nursing Autobiography

My interest in nursing peaked at an early age when I attended Clara Barton High School for health professions in Brooklyn NY and graduated in 1991. I first worked as a nurse's aide and home health aide for about two years and found this position to be quite rewarding. I subsequently moved to North Carolina where I took the CNA course in 1995 and began working as a CNA at various nursing homes and hospitals in the regional area. My experience as a CNA certainly helped me in my journey and provided the foundation for the later developments in my career.

Later I moved to Las Vegas in 1997 where I got married in 1998. After forming this union I went back to school for my BSN in 2002 while working as a CNA. I finished my BSN from Nevada…… [Read More]

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Nursing Utilization Review Preparation Scientific

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Resources needed include manpower and positional aids mentioned previously in this report. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the change would be accomplished through data collection related to the frequency of pressure ulcer occurrence in patients and nurse compliance in the four hours supine positional rotation of patients. Questionnaires will also be administered to nursing staff in order to gain insight as to their attitudes, behaviors and perceived barriers to pressure ulcer prevention.

Phase V: Transplantation and Application

This study concludes that positional rotations of every four hours has been shown to be the most effective prevention of pressure ulcer formation in older patients in elderly care homes and further that that attitudes, behaviors and perceptions of barriers in the view of staff nurses predicts the effectiveness of the implementation of such a prevention program for pressure ulcer care. (Moore and Price, 2006)

Exact Nature of Practice Implications

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Nursing: Utilization Review
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Nursing Concepts Group Activity Staff Meeting on

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Nursing Concepts

Group Activity

Staff meeting on Floor 2 of Nursing Facility. Issue is how to more effectively communicate with non-English speaking patients and their families, particularly on change of medication or procedural issues.

Type of Group

This was an informal group designed to begin the process of understanding how we can better communicate to non-English speaking clients and their families. It is likely that the group might evolve into a formal group with more structure and purpose.

Group Participants

In this meeting there were 6 individuals present. The Director of the Center, the Nursing Supervisor, the Charge Nurse for Floor 2, and three RNs. For the purposes of this analysis, we will label them DOC, NS, CN, RN1, RN2, RN3.

Goals/Purpose of Group

Recently, we have had several issues in which clients and their families did not have enough of a command of the English language to adequately communite…… [Read More]

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Nursing Ethics a Strong Ethical Component Undergirds

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Nursing Ethics

A strong ethical component undergirds the nursing profession. Nurses have an express duty to care, and we are driven by the desire to help others. When completing the "My Nursing Ethic" questionnaire, I was asked to search for the roots of my passion and motivation. I was also asked to consider who or what inspires me, and to whom I am loyal. It is this latter question that becomes the most challenging, because nurses will often discover they have conflicting loyalties. Most of the ethical challenges I have encountered as a nurse stem from my grappling with conflicting roles, duties, and responsibilities.

Although we may try to cultivate objectivity, our background, beliefs, and worldviews prevent nurses from being completely unbiased in our approach. We are human beings, not robots. The personal, cultural, and spiritual values that have contributed to my worldview, and continue to do so, shape my…… [Read More]

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Nursing and Issue of Falls Are Responsible

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Nursing and Issue of Falls

Falls are responsible for considerable morbidity, immobility, and mortality among older persons, especially those living in nursing homes. Falls can occur in a home, community, long-term rehabilitation, or acute care Setting (Laurence Z.R. et.al, 1994). The risk of falls can be related mostly to mobility status, exposure to hazardous environments and risk-taking behaviors such as climbing ladders for seniors living in the community setting. Factors for a fall in hospitalized adults are greatly influenced by acute illness that often has a marked, albeit temporary, impact on physical and cognitive function compounded by care provided in unfamiliar surroundings in the long-term care setting, the risk factors for falls are influenced by impaired cognition, wandering or impulsive behavior, use of psychotropic medications, incontinence and urgency, lack of Exercise, unsafe environments, and low staffing levels. Patient falls are serious problems

In acute care hospitals and are used as…… [Read More]

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Protocol Among Acute Care Hospital Nurses. Retrieved September 26, 2012 from http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1191&context=thesesdissertations&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.ke%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dnursing%2520compliance%2520with%2520standard%2520fall%2520preventionprotocol%2520among%2520acute%2520care%2520hospital%2520nurses%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CCAQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdigitalscholarship.unlv.edu%252Fcgi%252Fviewcontent.cgi%253Farticle%253D1191%2526context%253Dthesesdissertations%26ei%3Dg-NiUPW8CuLB0QW_r4DgAw%26usg%3DAFQjCNE6__5zNu8vjRxc-jIFBXbBfKVIng#search=%22nursing%20compliance%20standard%20fall%20preventionprotocol%20among%20acute%20care%20hospital%20nurses%22

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Nursing Improving Nursing Care Requires

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Although patient resistance may be high in some instances, the proposed benefits appear to far outweigh the unwillingness of the patient to participate.

Secure Funding

The proposed program can be carried out with minimal funding. If funding is required, it is possible that the organization could obtain funding from a government grant or through the assistance of a non-profit organization. The most challenging issue created in this context is that of insurance. Although the organization currently holds insurance for providing occupational therapy for patients, it is possible that the organization will need additional coverage to implement a regular exercise program. If the organization chooses to develop the program as an integral part of its service, the cost of the insurance could be passed to patients. Overall, this cost should be minimal, allowing the organization to provide this service and ensure that patient safety is protected.

Plan the Change

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Exercise alleviates dementia in elderly," 2006. Nurse Practitioner, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 51.

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Luukinen, H., Lehtola, S., Jokelainen, J., et al., 2006. "Prevention of disability by exercise among the elderly: A population-based, randomized, controlled trial," Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 199-205.
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Nursing Case Study

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Nursing Case Study

Managing a possible Case of Gastroenteritis: A Nursing Case Study

The effective delivery of optimal nursing care requires a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses both the patient's symptoms and the security of the immediate environment. This report presents a case study of appropriate evidence-based nursing practices in treating an elderly female patient presenting with abdominal discomfort in a residential care setting.

The client presents with new onset faecal incontinence, diarrhoea and increasing abdominal discomfort and cramps. These symptoms suggest a possible gastrointestinal disturbance (Crisp & Taylor, 2009) and present a number of possible diagnoses. While the client's nursing care plan indicates that she is normally continent, her confidential disclosure to the nurse suggests that her symptoms may be more prolonged. Another relevant client characteristic is her advanced age of 85 years.

The client's proximity to the dirty utility room in the aged care facility and the report…… [Read More]

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2. Kirk MD, Hall GV, Veitch MGK, Becker N. (2010). Assessing the ?incidence of gastroenteritis among elderly people living in long-term care facilities. Journal of Hospital Infection, 76, 12.

3. Australian Government: Department of Health and Ageing. (2007). Retrieved from-http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/icg-guidelinesindex.htm.

4. Andrew E, Simor MVD. (2010). Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Review. The-Americans Geriatric Societ, 58(8), 1557-1593.
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Home and Community-Based Care Today

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Registered nurses are both qualified, educated, and certified to provide a high quality of various care services that an individual may need in a home setting or elsewhere. Hence, providing these practitioners with the power to certify and provide home care is a solution to an overwhelming problem that has plagued the health care environment in recent years. Nursing practitioners, as a result of the nature of their work, are closely connected to the needs of individual patients. This means that they, more than many other health care providers and institutions, are able to assess the needs of individuals, their households, and the level of care they require. This places them in a position to accurately determine the need and/or of such individuals to obtain long-term home care and when such home care becomes unviable. As such, registered nurses who serve individuals in the home setting are able to maintain…… [Read More]

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Brassard, A. (2011). Removing Barriers to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Care: Home Health and Hospice Services. AARP Public Policy Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/health/removing-barriers-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-home-health-hospice-insight-july-2012-AARP-ppi-health.pdf

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Nursing Argument Getting Old Is Not Fun

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Nursing Argument

Getting old is not very fun when considering the opinions of the elderly. This is true because many hard and difficult decisions must be made in terms of health and health care. Two options immediately arise when one is not able to take care of themselves and seek the assistance of others. The first option is home health care and the other is nursing home health care. The purpose of this essay is to examine, weigh and discuss these two options. This essay will then conclude on when it is best to choose nursing home care and when it is not wise or advisable to do such a thing.

Home Health Care

What exactly is home health care and what does it entail? Home health care helps seniors live independently for as long as possible, given the limits of their medical condition. It covers a wide range of…… [Read More]

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Bojorquez, Manuel, (2013). Eleven states get failing grades for nursing home care. CBS News, 9 Aug 2013. Web . http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57597944/eleven-states- get-failing-grades-for-nursing-home-care/

Friedland, R. (2009). Home Care vs. Nursing Home Care. Care, 25 Nov 2009. Retrieved from http://www.care.com/senior-care-home-care-versus-nursing-home-care-p1017- q14698.html

Klauber, M. (2001). The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act. Public Policy Institute, Feb 2001. Retrieved from http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info- 2001/the_1987_nursing_home_reform_act.html
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Nursing Film Response the Stories

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I can see the quest narrative being used in the Diving Bell and the Butterfly movie. Bauby suffered from a very rare condition that is not only not well-known but less understood. In stead of feeling sorry for himself because of the situation in which he ended up, he took the negative thing that happened to him and turned it into something good. He made up his mind that he was going to go on with his life as best that he could. He had already had plans to right a book before he became ill and choose to go ahead with that project. He told his story in order to help himself understand what had happened to him as well as to tell his story to the rest of the world so that they could better understand it as well.

In the movie Away from Her, I can see…… [Read More]

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Away from Her. Dir. Sarah Polley. Lions Gate Entertainment, 2006. Film.

Frank, Arthur W. (1997). The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Dir. Julian Schnabel. Miramax Films, 2007. Film.
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Nursing -- Elder Care Issues

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Simply put, it is impossible to regulate motivation and concern on the part of caregivers. On the other hand, there are various ways that at least some of the external manifestations of lack of concern for patient welfare can be better identified and addressed than they seem to be at many facilities. Failure to adhere to fundamental protocols, such as those pertaining to antisepsis have been proven time and again to contribute directly to the unacceptably high rate of nosocomial infections in clinical environments (Reid, 2009). Generally, those types of protocols, such as compliance with hand-washing requirements and glove changing are some of the first signs that a health care worker is not highly motivated to provide the best possible care to patients (Hamric, Spross, & Hanson, 2009). That problem is one that government regulators have sought to resolve, at least indirectly, by shifting the financial burden of several types…… [Read More]

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Hamric, a.B., Spross, J.A., and Hanson, C.M. (2009). Advanced Practice Nursing: An

Integrative Approach. St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Reid, T. (2009). The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer

Healthcare. New York, NY: Penguin.
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Home and Community-Based Waiver Services

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The majority of communities in Alaska are separated by vast distances and the distance from many communities to the nearest medical facility is equivalent to the distance from New York to Chicago (Indian Health Service Alaska Area Services, 2011).

A study funded by AOA examined issues affecting access to home- and community-based long-term-care services among AI/ANS. Study results indicated that home healthcare was one of the most frequently needed services among AI/ANS. Further, 88% of the services sometimes, rarely, or never met the need, and 36% of services were rarely to never available (Jervis, Jackson & Manson, 2002). Only twelve tribally operated nursing homes exist in the U.S., and these rely predominantly on funding from Medicaid and tribal subsidies. Many tribes would like to have nursing homes but are blocked by state certificate-of-need requirements, Medicaid licensing requirements, and lack of commercial financing. The lack of alternate medical resources, whether private…… [Read More]

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Goins, R.T. & Spencer, S.M. (2005). Public health issues among older American Indians and Alaska natives. Generations, 29(2), 30-33.

Indian Health Service Alaska area services. (2011). Indian Health Service. Retrieved from http://www.ihs.gov/FacilitiesServices/areaOffices/alaska/dpehs/documents/area.pdf.
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Nursing-Sensitive Indicators Produced by Ndqf

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The prescriptions include wisdom, honesty, and courage, as well as human dignity, integrity, respect, health, and independence.

Part 3: Formulate possible evidence-based practices and an action plan that could work towards achieving improvement outcomes.

Provide insight into the diagnostic processes (e.g., root cause analysis) used to determine the primary causes of the problem. Consider both qualitative (cause-effect diagram, barrier analysis), and quantitative (theory testing or drill down analysis) methods.

Analyze the cost-effectiveness of your initiative and how your initiative mitigates risk and improves health care outcomes.

Countless interventions have been used for fall prevention amongst the elderly population. These include risk-assessment and management programs, I.e. Designed to screen those who are most at risk and to design interventions that will reduce their risk of falling; exercise programs slanted dot enhancing flexibility, endurance, and strength; education programs (including one-to -one counseling on methods to prevent falls); environmental modification in homes or…… [Read More]

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Nursing Organizational Change Project Analysis

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Of course, as Medicare beneficiaries increase because of the number of baby boomers, the Medicare program may adjust. However, current hospice figures demonstrate that only about twenty percent of all elderly individuals that die are enrolled in hospice programs.

Implementation and Monitoring

The needs of this new program will require thorough training and once implemented, precise monitoring. "When you approach a problem in the way your work group functions, you're implementing an organizational change. By taking a critical look at your process, and using some theories from organizational design, you can fix the problem -- and change your organization to make quality more likely." (Derby, 1999) The training will be a key because of the potential requirements associated with the Hospice program that may require completely new skill sets for the majority of our staff. The fact is that many of our nurses may not have acquired the necessary skills…… [Read More]

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Derby, Esther. (2002). Modeling Organizational Change. Retrieved on February 12, 2005, at http://www.estherderby.com/writings/modeling.htm

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Nursing Healthcare Information Systems Key

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Others include delays in data accessibility, albeit shorter delays and the continued need for source data verification (Donovan, 2007).

Other obstacles have occurred in the developing of mobile healthcare applications. These have included mobile device limitations, wireless networking problems, infrastructure constraints, security concerns, and user distrust (Keng and Shen, 2006).

A third problem that has been encountered is that of a lack of education on not only the importance of the information technology but also training on how to use the specific pieces of equipment. The tools that are provided to people are only as good as the training that is provided on how to use them. The tools may be able to do wonderful things, but if those that are using them do not know how to get the best use out of them they will in the end be less efficient.

Medical Errors

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Nursing Ethics and Values Advanced

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Her carative elements strive to "honor the human levels of nursing's work and the inner life world and subjective experiences of individuals we serve" (Watson, 1997, p. 50). The 2 instances of these carative elements, which were later on altered to caritas consider 2001, in medical practice are "establishing and sustaining a helping-trusting, genuine caring relationship" and "existing to, and supportive of, the expression of favorable and adverse sensations as an association with deeper spirit of self and the one-being-cared- for" (Watson, 2001, p. 347).

Ethical decision-making model

To develop this faithful, caring connection with the client, the registered nurse has to be self-aware of any critical sensations that can promote his/her crossing limits into intimacy. Caring needs the registered nurse to have a meaningful relationship within themselves and to the spirit within the client. Watson's caring model needs the registered nurse to appear at the individuality of the specific…… [Read More]

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Nursing Law

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Nurse Practice Act or ORC 4723, permits the OBN to create and enforce regulations and rules for practical nurses, registered nurses, certified nurse-midwives, dialysis technicians, certified registered nurse anethetists, certified nurse practitioners, and also community health works fall under the Act as of 2003. The board members made up of nurses and one consumer adminsters and enforces all provisions under NPA. The licensing and certification requirements of nurses in Ohio are as follows: first in order to get an APN certificate and work in Ohio as a nurse, one must have completed successfully a graduate degree in a nursing specialty, or anything related; Then one must take a national certification examm either in a specialty area within one of four general APN roles or as a generalist according to the Ohio Board of Nursing; Thirdly, one must apply for a certificate of authority or COA. This allows one to practice…… [Read More]

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Nurse in the Provision of

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It is related that "This patterns of delayed referral does more than deprive individuals of palliative care-it jeopardizes hospice programs themselves. To be financially viable, hospice programs, which receive per diem reimbursements, must be able to balance out the high initial costs of services to new patients with the lower costs of maintaining stabilized patients." (Open Society Institute - Project on Death in America, 2007) Finally, it is related that "high quality end-of-life care depends upon an integrated network of in-hospital, out-patient, home and nursing home services." (Open Society Institute - Project on Death in America, 2007) Issues requiring research which present barriers to the provision of comprehensive quality palliative care include the issues as follows: (1) How does the six-month eligibility requirement affect patient access to end-of-life care?; (2) What is the impact of delayed referrals on hospice services?; (3) Are there cost incentives within HMOs to rush patients…… [Read More]

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Nursing Application Letter

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nursing care for as long as I can remember, as a member of a family who commits its life to creating and serving people in it business, nursing care facilities. I understand the inner workings of the business, including the importance of documentation and patient care as well as cost benefits issues, sometimes not understood by all staff. With this experience I have developed a clear understanding of the overall needs of both patients and an evolving health care industry, something I hope to continue to be a part of in the long-term.

How have you been involved in the health care profession in either volunteer or paid capacity?

My experience in health care has been associated with experience working as a volunteer for my family in several residential nursing facilities they are the owners and operators of. In fact most of my volunteer work has been associated with health…… [Read More]

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Nursing Care Facility's Information Technology IT Improvements

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Improving Health Care Delivery by Integrating Information Technology

In order to modernize the operations of their medical facility, Pleasant Manor nursing home should consider contracting to implement the Epic System of electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management throughout their campus. A pioneer in the march towards digitization of health care records, "Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations" using proprietary software that efficiently "spans clinical, access and revenue functions and extends into the home" (Epic, 2012). In accordance with Pleasant Manor's stated mission to serve as an "expanded geriatric clinic that provides basic services for seniors, general practice, counseling and education programs, radiology, complete blood work, and an osteo-care unit for citizens of the outlying communities," the facility will make this transition with the goal of standardizing its procedures and streamlining its processes. Located on an expansive campus in the retirement community…… [Read More]

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Epic Systems. (2012, August 13). Epic: Who we work with. Retrieved from http://www.epic.com/about-index.php

Freudenheim, M. (2012, Jan 14). Digitizing health records, before it was cool. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/business/epic-systems- digitizing-health-records-before-it-was-cool.html?pagewanted=all

Versel, N. (2013, November 05). Taking a close look at electronic health records. U.S. News: A

World Report, Retrieved from http://health.usnews.com/health-news/hospital-of-tomorrow/articles/2013/11/05/taking-a-close-look-at-electronic-health-records
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Nurse Practitioners and Their Future in Healthcare

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Evolving Practice of Nursing and Patient Care Delivery Models

How the Practice of Nursing is Expected to Grow and Change: The Future of Nursing has a few healthcare delivery challenges unique to it, but there are several such issues that commonly occur in other nations, as well. Population aging is one issue that generates demand for increased healthcare services. A growing number of individuals, from all age groups, suffer from chronic illnesses; about 50% of U.S. citizens have been diagnosed with arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, mental disorders, and hypertension (Reinhard & Hassmiller, n.d.).

A 2009 report by the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) pertaining to chronic problems notes that patients and caregivers have firsthand experience of the absence of patient care-related coordination amongst healthcare workers, typically leading to needless repeat hospitalizations, repeat procedures and examinations, and arduous hospital-to-home moves. An acute dearth of professionals (such as nurses) is being…… [Read More]

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Reinhard, S., & Hassmiller, S. (n.d.). The Future of Nursing: Transforming Health Care. AARP Internation: The Journal. Retrieved from: http://journal.aarpinternational.org/a/b/2012/02/The-Future-of-Nursing-Transforming-Health-Care

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Nursing Education

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Cross-Sectional Study to Determine Factors in the Educational Advancement of the Licensed Practical Nurse to the Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina

According to the Harvard Nursing Research Institute, United States nursing school enrollments dropped by 20.9% from 1995 to 1998 (Healthcare Review, 2000). Behind headlines such as this one are the overwhelming issues which threaten the nursing workforce: 1) staffing cuts, 2) mandatory overtime, and 3) the use of unauthorized personnel to perform care, all at the cost of the patient's safety. The state of nursing in this country is very disturbing. There are hospitals grossly understaffed by registered nurses and with practical nurses who are being told to perform tasks beyond their skill and training levels (Mee & Robinson, 2003).

The pervasive nature of the problems which are present within the nursing profession are being acknowledged by the nurse-researchers, themselves, "Every article, speech, and interview about…… [Read More]

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Nursing Leadership and Diversity Management Philosophy

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Diversity Management and Nursing Leadership Philosophy

In the last two decades, influx of nursing professionals from the different part of the world into the United States has created a diversity work environment within the health organizations. The issue has made leaders facing challenges to manage the workforce that compose of professionals from different cultural background. To manage a diverse health environment effectively, a leader must develop a leadership philosophy that should be accepted by all workforce. The transformation and transactional leaderships have been identified as the effective leadership styles to manage a diverse work environment to achieve organizational objectives. However, a leader needs to be culturally competent to develop a strategy to manage workers effectively. The study illustrates the challenges that nursing leaders in the Saudi Arabia hospitals face in the work environments since nursing staff in the region are composed of workers from different countries and different cultural background.…… [Read More]

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Home Aid

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Leisure World Business Plan

Startup living-assistance firm Leisure World is seeking to enter into the long-term care market as a provider of in-home caregivers. The company will seek to market itself as an alternative to the nursing home, and will use daytime television advertising as its primary mode to reaching a target of families with aging loved ones. Expenses for the organization will include insurance and certification costs, material resources, labor and advertising. Management will proceed from a top-down approach.

Description of the business

Leisure World is an alternative to nursing and long-term care facilities. For many families, the decision to find assistance for care with aging loves ones can be an extremely difficult one, both financially and emotionally. Relegating a family member to a nursing home can be both heartbreaking for the family and psychologically devastating to a loved one who must now endure the end stages of life…… [Read More]

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Nursing and Alarm Fatigue

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Alarm Fatigue

When someone is exposed to a frequent number of alarms, no matter what type or in what context, that person can easily become fatigued from the sound of them going off all the time. When that happens, the person becomes completely desensitized to the alarms, and that can lead to not answering the alarms in a timely manner, or even missing some of them completely (Aztema & Schull, 2006). At some point, the person starts to "tune out" the alarms, because he or she hears them so frequently that they cease to have the meaning they should. They become background noise, and that slows reaction time (Mondor & Finley, 2003). There are a number of situations in which this can occur, and there are various industries that see the problem of alarm fatigue occurring among workers. One of these industries is healthcare, where nurses and other healthcare workers…… [Read More]

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Atzema, C., & Schull, M.J. (2006). Alarmed: Adverse events in low-risk patients with chest pain receiving electrocardiographic monitoring in the emergency department: A pilot study. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 24(1):62-67.

Bliss, J., Fallon, C.K., & Nica, N. (2007). The role of alarm signal duration as a cure for alarm validity. Applied Ergonomics, 38(2):191-199.

Blum, J.M., & Tremper, K.K. (2010). Alarms in the intensive care unit: Too much of a good thing is dangerous: Is it time to add some intelligence to alarms? Critical Care Medicine, 38(2): 702 -- 703.

Borowski, M., Gorges, M., Fried, R., Such, O., Wrede, C., & Imhoff, M. (2011). Medical device alarms. Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering, 56(2): 73 -- 83.
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Nursing Recruiting and Retention

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Workforce Recruitment

The author of this report has been asked to create and frame a plan that involves the recruitment, selecting, onboarding and retraining of ten nurses over the next ninety days. The questions and steps that will be answered to in this report will include the steps that will be taken and in what order, the methods that will be used to recruit the nurses, a discussion of how the nursing candidates will be selected, how an efficient onboarding process will be a boon to the company in terms of retention and other metrics as well as overall retention strategies that could and should be used in general and with the new nursing staff in particular. While the overall recruitment and retention process is not all that difficult to understand, it is extremely important that it be created, perfected and upheld so that the continuity of nursing operations at…… [Read More]

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Grau, L., Chandler, B., Burton, B., & Kolditz, D. (1991). Institutional Loyalty and Job Satisfaction among Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes. Journal of Aging & Health, 3(1), 47-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/089826439100300103

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Personal Objectives in My Nursing Profession

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Nursing Fatigue

The following course objectives are being met by this project.

Analyze leadership & management roles in social systems; (performance)

This project specifically goes on to target the administration of the nursing homes as it works to improve the communication involving the administration and the nurses. I will meet this objective by showing how the management of the nursing homes is directly linked to the way the nurses perform in them. It implies that the more responsible nurses are about their duties and their responsibilities, the better management of the nursing home would be. This project shows that this problem has been present for a long time. Picking it out and coming up with a solution will achieve the desired results. Meeting this objective will not only affect a single-nursing home, but if this is successful, it can be applied throughout the community. Ultimately, this would lead to decrease…… [Read More]

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Critique of a Qualitative Nursing Study

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Nursing problem addressed by this research is the level of confidence that patients in nursing homes and their family members have with respect to tests and treatments that occur in the residential nursing home rather than in a clinical or hospital setting. It is understandable that patients and family members might be concerned that the quality of care is not the same across all settings. And nursing homes are working hard to establish higher standards of care and to repair their (sometimes) tarnished reputations.

Nurses understand that the mind and body connection is very strong, and that a belief in the value of a treatment can impact the results that are experienced by that treatment. From this perspective, it is clear that nurses need to be engaged in processes that help to bolster the confidence of patients and their loved ones in the treatment plans and medical tests that they…… [Read More]

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Burns, N., & Grove, S. (2011). Understanding Nursing Research (5th ed.). Elsevier.

Carusone, S.C., Loeb, M., and Lohfeld, L. (2006). Pneumonia care and the nursing home: a qualitative descriptive study of resident and family member perspectives

BioMed Central (BMC) Geriatrics, 6(2). doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-6-2. PMCID: PMC1379645. Retrieved http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1379645/
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Nursing Phil Throughout My Life I Have

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Nursing Phil

Throughout my life, I have exemplified core Christian values like faith and temperance. Christian role models have helped me to shape a character and identity that is conducive to a life of selfless service, which I view the nursing profession to be. I want nothing more than to participate in a Christian nursing community, with the goals of making the world a better place one patient, and one community, at a time. Effective nurse education will allow me to develop my skills in all areas of nursing: from leadership to bedside practice. The Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing is unique in that it offers a perfect fusion of Christian values with cross-cultural awareness, and correspondingly, cultural sensitivity.

I have always valued my spiritual health every bit as much as my physical and psychological health. This is why I gravitated towards the Mark and Huldah Buntain School…… [Read More]

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Nursing the Differences Between a

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("Summary of the LPN Declaratory Ruling, 2003)

The selected tasks and shared responsibilities of the licensed practical nurse define such nurses as responsible for being adequately prepared for the nursing responsibilities they assume because they have obtained the validation of completion of an approved preparatory program and have evidence of the successful completion of a nursing licensing examination. A registered nurse, however, as the title conveys, must be registered as a specific health care professional, within a professional organization, rather than merely possess evidence of having a license, and has passed the necessary coursework to obtain his or her master's in the nursing profession. The LPN's validation documents state that he or she has reached the achievement of mastering all theoretical and nursing skill competencies required of an entry level practical nurse in caring for individuals in any age group. It states that the licensed practical nurse has the sufficient…… [Read More]

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Carter, Melodie R. (Jun 2004) "ABCs of Staffing Decisions." Journal of Nursing Management. Retrived 2 Sept 2005 at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3619/is_200406/ai_n9425719

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Nurse Theorist the Roy Adaption Model

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Nursing Theorist: Sr. Roy Adaptation Model

The Roy Adaptation model for Nursing had its beginning when Sister Callista Roy happened to get admitted in the Masters Program of pediatric nursing in the University of California, Los Angeles, in the year 1964. At that time, Sr. Callista was familiar with the idea of 'adaptation' in nursing, and it must be mentioned that Sr. Callista's adviser at that time was Dorothy E. Johnson, who believed firmly in the need to define nursing as a means of focusing the development of knowledge, for the practice of nursing. When Sr. Callista Roy started working with children in the pediatric ward of the hospital, she was quite impressed with the basic resiliency of the small children who had been admitted into the wards for treatment. This was why when the first seminar in pediatric nursing was called for; Sr. Callista Roy proposed that the basic…… [Read More]

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Nursing Discharge Planning

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Nursing - Discharge planning

Discharge Planning in Nursing

Mr. Trosack's Case

The three main health issues include movement hindrance where by Mr. Trosack will move with the help of a walker. Mr. Trosack diabetic condition is main health issue. Mr. Trosack is depressed and lonely and requires a special care and assistance. Mr. Trosack lives in a crowded apartment located at a second floor in a 3-storey building. The building does not have an elevator and thus Mr. Trosack has to use the stairs to reach to his apartment. The house has furniture and personal valuables and thus making it hard for him to use his walker once inside the room. He takes the garbage by himself since he lives alone because his wife died two years ago. He fears climbing up the stairs because of pain that emanate from the strain. His family works for 60 hours a week…… [Read More]

Hip fracture is a main health issue that happens in the United States. This study uses the baseline (1993) and data collected in 2006 in order to evaluate the aftermath of hip placement discharge. Patient discharge depends on the status code from the Medicare inpatient claim. They categorize discharge status depending on the condition of the patient. Mr. Trosack would fall for nursing facility because he would not get the required professional assistance from his family. In this study, most of the hip fracture patients went to a nursing facility.

An evaluation in this study reveals that at the time of placement, the patients had gone home for 90 days, and 180 days for patients discharged at a nursing facility. The evaluation of the care of hip placement patients needs consideration when choosing a discharge placement for them. Mr. Trosack, in addition to the surgery, is diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The family, despite knowing all this, does not provide or hire a medical officer for a regular check up on him.

In order for Mr. Trosack to get well, it is crucial to refer him to a nursing facility. In this study, the home and rehabilitation discharge seems to decline while many people opt for the nursing placement, which increased. In these nursing facilities, patients are not likely to report any health issue compared to those placed at their homes. In addition, these nursing facilities offer functional needs to patients and may reduce hip fractures in elderly people.
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Nursing Theory Applications in Nursing Theory and

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Nursing Theory

Applications in Nursing

Nursing Theory and its Applications

In this paper, we will assess a grand nursing theory namely the Humanistic Model. First let's have a brief introduction regarding this theory. The nursing theories either grand or middle range give organization in expressing statements which are related to questions in the field of nursing. It also gives nurses the opportunity in describing, predicting, explaining and controlling different sorts of activities which are relative to their daily practice. Nursing theories regarding the humanistic model believe on the phenomena that patients hold the key potential in self-actualization which can be used in many healthy as well as creative ways. Here, the focus of the humanists lie in the belief that nursing care is basically two-way interaction which occurs between patients and the nurse, the outcomes of this relation are influenced by both of their actions.

Firstly, let's have a look…… [Read More]

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McKenna, H. (1997). Nursing Theories and Models. London: Routledge.

Kelly, Y. (2002). The Nursing Experience. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Daly, J. (2005). Professional Nursing. New York: Springer.

Traynor, M. (1999). Managerialism and Nursing. London: Routledge.
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Nursing Professions Mexico

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Nursing Professions Mexico

In ancient times, the sick and the unwell were generally cared for in temples or other houses of worship, and this tradition continued until the early Christian era, when certain women of the Church would take up the care of the sick and the diseased people, and their services would sometimes be extended to their homes as well. These women of the Church had no real training at all, but they were experienced, and that is what mattered in those times. These were women who were extremely skilled in the use of various herbs and drugs, and they started to gain fame as 'physicians' in their era. In late years, nursing duties were undertaken by relatively uneducated and ignorant women, until the seventeenth century, when St. Vincent de Paul started to stress on the fact that these women must undertake some form of training if they were…… [Read More]

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Nursing Law and Ethics Name

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The death of a child is significant and in this case avoidable and a plaintiff has the right to seek compensatory damages as is allowed by law.

Case Study 1 Part B

At the end of the night shift, Nurse Brown took a verbal handover and then noticed the observation chart had not been filled in. To assist her friend, Nurse Harvey, whom she knew had a busy night, filled in the observation chart and fluid balance chart for the hours from 0200-0600 hrs.

Overcome by the events of the last 24 hrs, Nurse Harvey and Nurse Brown go to the local tavern for a few drinks before Nurse Harvey goes on duty. They discussed Mr. Spencer and his son. John, a friend of Mr. Spencer, overheard the conversation and joined them. He was also upset by the events of the day and was most keen to discuss the accident…… [Read More]

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Markesinis, B.S., & Deakin, S.F. (1999). Tort Law (4th ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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Nursing Leaders and Job Retention

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Nurse Retention Capacity

Standards & Analysis on Nurse Retention

The demand for nursing staff in the United States has significantly increased and according to the Center for American Nurses, employment in these positions have increased to an amazing 83% which is now at the highest it has been since 1980, and considering that this role is the biggest job in healthcare offering over 2.6 million jobs, the problem in hospitals, healthcare facilities, and in home care is the lack of nurses (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011). Furthermore, there are many reasons as to why experts and the healthcare facilities are unable to hire enough people to fulfill the positions within their establishments, and most research has determined that the main reasons there is such a shortage in nursing jobs is because of the poor management and leadership within the nursing work environment, the increased amount of responsibility and work load…… [Read More]

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Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections. (2011). Occupational outlook handbook 2010-2011 edition, registered nurses on the internet Washington, DC: Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm

Chart Your Course International (2011). Nursing shortage. Retrieved from http://www.highretention.com/nursing_research.html

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Nursing Admin Controlling

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Nursing Administration -- Controlling

Nursing Admin-Controlling

Situation analysis

The FOCUS model requires the nursing administrator to find out what the main problem is, obtain information about this problem, communicate effectively with the nurses and patient, understand the needs of the nurses and the patient, and finally summarize these findings for the patient and nurses Dlugacz, 2009.

In this scenario, the process to be improved is responsiveness and willingness of the nurses to help the patient's situation.

Using the FOCUS model, the nursing leader should identify and clearly define the problem. To do this, they must recognize the role of the patient and the nurses in the situation and prioritize the potential improvements in the process Kreitner, 2008.

They also need to draft this problem statement in a clear way. The problem statement for this scenario is that the nurses feel inadequate in responding to the situation where the patient needs…… [Read More]

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Dlugacz, Y.D. (2009). Value-Based Health Care: Linking Finance and Quality. New York: Wiley.

Kleespies, P.M., & Association, A.P. (2009). Behavioral Emergencies: An Evidence-Based Resource for Evaluating and Managing Risk of Suicide, Violence, and Victimization. Washington, D.C., DC: American Psychological Association.

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Nursing Definitions Autonomy in the Nursing Profession

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Nursing Definitions

Autonomy

Autonomy in the nursing profession states the importance of the client's role in making decisions that reflect advocacy for the client (Wade, 1999, p.310). Ultimately, this includes taking care of the patient physically as well as mentally and emotionally, developing a relationship with the patient that is beneficial to his care and actively advocating for the patient's rights and care. This type of autonomy, it is important to note, is not the same as individual or work autonomy, yet it must be considered that empowerment in nursing autonomy will inevitably lead to better professional and personal autonomy and should also lead to increased job satisfaction (Wade, 1999, p.310).

Typical definitions of autonomy would include the idea of complete independence for the person making the decisions. However, in the case of the nursing profession, the client's needs and desires must be heavily weighed and, in fact, become central…… [Read More]

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Nursing Conceptual Model Develop Your

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Nurses may feel as if they do not have anyone who understands them: even their non-nursing partners may not seem to truly comprehend what they deal with on a regular basis, day in and day out at the hospital. Nurses may be isolated from one another in the hospital, too busy to 'talk shop' in a positive way with like-minded colleagues, or deal with doctors who are not sympathetic to the unique demands of nursing. Nurses may also find it difficult to have an appropriate work and life balance, as increasingly they are pressured to do more and more at work, to make up for declining numbers of caregivers at the facilities where they work. They may be called upon to perform many additional duties traditionally performed by doctors and physician's assistants that strain at the traditional definitions of nursing.

Nurses may feel as if their unique insights as nurses…… [Read More]

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Nursing Model Theory Application a Nurse's

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"From an historical standpoint, her concept of nursing enhanced nursing science this has been particularly important in the area of nursing education." ("Virginia Henderson's Need...," 2008) Principles of Henderson's theory, published in numerous primary nursing textbooks utilized from the 1930s through the 1960s, along with principles embodied by the 14 activities continue to prove vital in evaluating nursing care in thee21st century, not only in cases such as Keri's, but in a myriad of others benefiting from nursing.… [Read More]

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Nursing Most Scholars Are in

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" (1) What does the phrase "concept inventing" mean to you?

2) Does the process of concept inventing add clarity to a unique lived experience that aides in individualizing patient care? - or - Does the process of concept inventing add unnecessary jargon to the profession of nursing which creates barriers in collaboration with other disciplines? (3) State your stance on this issue and create a logical argument to defend your thoughts.

C. (1). "Concept inventing" can be thought of as a way to analyze situations in such a way as to contemplate their meaning to create understanding. Using both the aspects of science, including logic, rationality, and empirical analysis, and art, including intuition, emotion, integrity, honor, and compassion, nurses can process information in such a way as to create a complete conceptual picture of both the abstract aspects and concrete facts of a situation. In doing so, nurses can…… [Read More]

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Nursing for an Associate Degree

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Technology-based teaching strategies can greatly accelerate the how both teaching and learning occur and therefore often reduce traditional issues and concerns faced by students and instructors. This approach changes the conventional way of thinking about how quality nursing programs are assessed and changes the levels of requirements to better suit student learning with better access to libraries, counseling and tutoring services, computing equipment, tuition, and financial aid to name a few.

But where this Associates Degree approach will benefit the profession most is in the healthcare system where it is needed most. New nurses will be better acclimated to the needs of sophisticated logging processes, medical billing and inventory as well as scheduling and other tasks now all handled via digital processing and computer. A modern day nurses are more technologically sophisticated, the overall patient care process also gets better as more available free time is offered back to the…… [Read More]