Research Database

Premature Babies / Quality of Life

A 6 page paper that explores love and God's mercy for premature babies. The writer argues that despite the costs, doctors, parents and babies enjoy love when given the chance to live. The paper supports the concept of this love through biblical quotations and other sources. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Crime, Delinquency And Quality Of Life

The one thing that crime, delinquency and quality of life have in common is the foundation of family. This 7 page paper explores the state of juvenile crime, the response to that crime and the views on a solution to the problem. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Health Care Policies: Improving Quality Of Life?

This 5 page paper explores the relationship between quality of life, health and public policy. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Quality Of Life As An Outcome Measure: Political And Ethical Implications

6 pages in length. Since the very first move toward humanizing the medical industry, quality of life has been a standard for measuring a patient's outcome. Indeed, while there may be medical procedures still to be applied to a particular disease or condition, the individual's quality of life must first be considered before deciding to implement further treatment. What is quality of life and why is it so important to patient care? In the context of patient care, quality of life represents the extent to which an individual can continue living his or her normal existence without the overwhelming presence of invasive medical procedures or treatments. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Concept Analysis in Nursing: Quality of Life

This 5 page paper provides a concept analysis regarding quality of life. Within the analysis, many examples are given. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Quality of Life: Assisted Suicide

A 5 page paper which argues for the right to have an assisted suicide. The paper focuses on ethics and the quality of life. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Tube Feeding The Elderly: Quality Of Life

5 pages in length. Tube feeding, an invasive way in which to force nutrients into the system, is routinely utilized as a manner by which to keep otherwise terminally ill patients alive. Understanding the nature of the act, as well as acknowledging the ethical implications of such an heroic – if not overstepping – measure, causes one to consider if such nursing intervention is warranted when compared to the patient's diminished quality of life. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Sustainable Development, Quality of Life and the Environment in Africa

This is a 4 page paper discussing sustainable development in Africa. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) reports on the consensus which exists between African governments on the importance of sustainable development for their future. Sustainable development, defined as “a new approach to economic development with emphasis on food security, social development and environmental security” is considered the “key to poverty reduction in the region” (ECA, 2003). There are certain trends which have been occurring in Africa over the past several decades which are considered the most important in regards to sustainable development which have affected the quality of life within the region. Certain areas which have been addressed are: sustainable increases in agricultural productivity; coordinating population growth with the level of food production; monitoring environmental issues; improvements in the use of water; utilizing advances in science and technology in the areas of food security and sustainable development; and addressing population health. While cooperation between African governments, sub-regions, and national and international institutions within the past decade has led to an increased commitment in regards to sustainable development, ongoing civil conflicts within the region also impede the progress of many programs and conservation of resources. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nursing’s Role in Quality of Life Issues

A 3 page paper discussing how nurses can positively affect patients’ quality of life. They can teach the diabetic that, although some things about his life have changed with diagnosis, s/he can live quite normally in most respects. Visiting nurses provide a bright spot in an at-home patient’s day. The pediatric nurse is a wealth of information for new and inexperienced mothers trying to cope with life. Orthopedic nurses can make suggestions for dealing with new limitations in mobility. Patients are grateful, and directly benefit from nurses’ efforts to improve their patients’ quality of life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Impact On Quality Of Life

8 pages in length. The stigma attached to obsessive compulsive disorder often brings people to a level of anxiety over their inability to control their behavior, which only serves to exacerbate the anxiety compelling them to display the repetitive actions inherent to OCD in the first place. So intense is this angst that it all but inhibits the individual's quality of life, ultimately compounding the ability to successfully overcome the disorder. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Nursing's Contribution to Quality of Life

A 7 page paper defining and discussing quality of life as a concept of nursing. The paper mentions those beyond the ability to care for themselves or be cognizant of the world around them but focuses on those facing change as having the greatest issues for the nurse. Quality of life likely always will depend more on individuals' perceptions of their own than on anyone else's definition of it for someone else. The nurse can assist an adjusting patient to find that place where s/he believes quality of life is fine, regardless of the physical circumstances with which they live. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Article Critique/Quality of Life/Palliative Care

A 6 page article critique of a study conducted by Peters and Sellick (2006) that concerns a comparison between two settings for palliative care: inpatient hospice care and home-based care. The results show home-based care as preferable and the writer discusses the study and its implications. No additional sources cited.

Quality of Life with AIDS

An 8 page research paper that summarizes the issues associated with helping patients preserve their quality of life after an HIV/AIDS diagnosis. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Criteria Determining Quality of Life

A 3 page consideration of the factors that affect quality of life. This paper discusses literacy, longevity, and per capita consumption of electricity as it pertains to Germany, Japan, Ethiopia, and Brazil. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Cyborg or Quality of Life?

A 13 page paper discussing where IT should go in supporting "bionics" research. Biomedical and biomechanical research is totally dependent on the availability of high-volume and high-dependability computing systems. The fears of creating a cyborg are ill founded. Though they make great entertainment and provide many ideas for philosophical exercise, they cannot overcome the laws of physics on which reality is based. The benefits of biomedical enhancement are clear, however. They have the ability not only to improve afflicted individuals' quality of life in practical terms, but also to carry positive effect in sociological realms. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Prostate Cancer and Quality of Life

A 5 page research paper that offers a proposal for a qualitative study that would investigate qualify of life issues for a prostate cancer patient and his life partner. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Prostate Cancer and Quality of Life

A 5 page literature review focusing on quality of life following diagnosis of or treatment for prostate cancer. The bottom line that each of these studies finds is that there are at least four major themes associated with patient QOL. Those are "enduring uncertainty, living with treatment effects, coping with changes, and needing help" (Harden, et al., 2002; p. 701). Placing attention to each of these areas can assist patients with maintaining and even improving QOL after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Prostate Victims & Their Partners/Quality of Life

A 5 page research paper that takes the form of a research study proposal, which briefly describes an area that is under addressed by empirical research, specifically, this area pertains to quality of life issues that take into consideration factors that affect not only the health of the cancer victim, but also consider how quality of life issues affects the patient's life partner. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Four Things That Will Help Improve the Quality of Life for Others

This 3 page paper discusses four things that one can do to help improve others’ quality of life.

Quality of Life Issues with COPD, Asthma Patients

A 15 page research paper that discusses the impact of three factors, specifically dyspnea; family caregiving and quality of life, and offers nursing interventions that are appropriate to these factors within the context of an elderly patient population. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

The Quality of Life in China Has Changed Little Since 1978

This 3 page paper blasts China’s one-party Communist government for the poor quality of life the Chinese must contend with. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Human Life, Suicide and Adolescent Populations

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of quality of life and the choice of suicide. The conflict between religious ideologies, moral perspectives, and questions of humanity and human rights have all come into play to support and negate claims of the right of the individual to chose euthanasia or suicide, especially when relating issues of the quality of life to certain populations, including adolescents at-risk. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Quality v. Sanctity of Life

An 8 page research paper/essay that examines the debate between quality versus sanctity of life, particularly in regards to end-of-life decisions. The writer argues that there is evidence that the quality of life perspective has undermined the principle of the sanctity of life and this is detrimental for the good of society. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Detailed Overview Of Euthanasia

6 pages in length. The concept of euthanasia is one that prevents terminally ill patients from having to endure one more moment of an artificial existence. Being kept alive through the intervention of drugs and other invasive treatments goes against the very grain of what is known as one's quality of life. In order to have quality of life, the patient must be in such a frame of mind and body where life is a pleasure and not merely a perpetual struggle. A person who is suffering from a terminal illness inevitably experiences many things that affect the daily routine. It is not long before the patient is forced to depend upon others to do many of the menial tasks that once were a simple part of everyday life. As this occurs, patients encounter feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy, believing that they have become a burden to those around them. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Institutional Settings

This 26 page paper considers the issues of abuse and neglect as they impact the elderly in institutional settings. This paper considers factors like quality of care vs. quality of life, and provides definitions for the concepts of abuse and neglect in an effort to demonstrate the problematic nature of institutional care and those who abuse the carative relationship. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

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