Research Database

Affordable Healthcare in Australia

A 7 page research paper that examines affordable healthcare in Australia specifically in terms of community health nursing: the role of the community health nurse and the relationship of this nursing specialty to the social model of health. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Public Health vs. Community Nursing

This five page paper responds to the following questions: What characteristics differentiate public health nursing from community nursing? How does the role of the nurse change as the client evolves from an individual to a family, an aggregate population, and a community? Based on knowledge gained to date in your MSN program, what are the advantages of graduate nursing education when providing care to communities and aggregates? What are some strategies for providing culturally sensitive care to aggregates and communities? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

APN Issues

This 10 page research paper addresses 10 different issues in advanced practice nursing. Topics include the use of intuition in Benner's model of nursing, Watson's theory of caring, and the impact of the environment on health, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Community Health Nursing

A 6 page research paper that discusses the history and parameters of community health nursing practice. Topics covered include school nurses, occupational nursing and the expanding horizons of CHN. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Public Health Nursing Questions

An 8 page paper answering 5 public health nursing questions. Topics include Lillian Wald; the concept of health for all; Healthy People 2010; data collection; the Community as Partner model; and population pyramids. Specific questions are included as an appendix. Includes 2 charts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Communication in Community Mental Health Practice

A 5 page paper discussing the combination of effective communication and the Orem model of nursing to enhance results in community mental health promotion. Awareness of nuances of both verbal and nonverbal communication can be beneficial to groups wrestling with improving mental health services in the community. It has been demonstrated that “public health communication can influence human behavior;” the lessons learned through anti-tobacco campaigns also can be used for positive approaches to promoting mental health at the community level. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Community Health & Teen Pregnancy

A 5 page research paper that presents a scenario involving a high rate of teen pregnancy within a specific community and then discusses the role of community nursing exploring the role of the community health nurse, as a provider of care, manager of care and representative of the nursing profession, within this difficult situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Health Care Academy

A 3 page paper that discusses the Health Care Academy in the Delaware Community College district in Pennsylvania. The existing nursing shortage has the potential of seriously reducing quality patient care. Many approaches have been used to reduce the shortage and have more people enter nursing as a career. The program described in this essay may be successful. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

A 3 page paper answering two community health questions. The first defines the difference between health promotion and disease prevention; the second explains why the community health nurse needs an understanding of epidemiological models for community or aggregate assessment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Imogene King

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This 3 page paper explores her thoughts concerning people, how health is defined and the environment of health care provision to assess her reaction to the shift to community based nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Health Promotion vs. Disease Prevention

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the following questions: What are some factors that distinguish health promotion from disease prevention and health education? What are some barriers to health promotion in your own community? What are some social, political, and financial barriers in our current health care system that impedes primary prevention What are some differences between the traditional elements of nursing assessment and the traditional elements of community assessment? Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Executive Nursing

A 9 page paper which discusses various concerns of the executive nurse in our health community. The medical and health industries are changing very rapidly as we enter into a new century. The role of the executive nurse is therefor changing just as rapidly, thereby making it somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact involvement and role played by these nurses. Regardless, however, the executive nurse is actively concerned in many issues involving the budgeting and administration needs of the health community. They are ethically involved in many old and new issues such as privacy of patients. The role of the executive nurse is essential in many ways, bridging many a gap between nurses and administrators, as well as providing security for the nursing industry. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Wound Treatments and Nurse Prescribers

This 7 page paper considers the position of community nurses when undertaking wound dressing and how, with the advent of prescribing nurses, the non prescribing community nurses are placed in a difficult position with conflicting needs from their primary health care trusts, patients and the law. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

Varied Considerations for the Community Health Care Nurse

A 6 page discussion of the myriad of situations which can confront the community health care nurse. The author of this paper contends that community health nursing encompasses a diversity of health care and social arenas. Consequently, numerous issues are often associated with community health care. Two are centered out for the purpose of this paper, obstetric care among drug-addicted mothers and child abuse. The author emphasizes ignorance is no excuse in the community health care environment. We must simply seek out the specialized training we may need and we must act. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

HIV Incidence/African American Teens/Threat to the Future

A 12 page research paper that focuses on HIV infection among African American adolescents as a public health threat. In exploring the ramifications of this public health issue, this examination explores HIV transmission using the epidemiologic triad model. This information is then viewed from the standpoint of nursing theory, specifically Parse's theory of human becoming, which was chosen because it has been applied frequently within a public health/community nursing perspective. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Family Health Nursing

A 6 page research paper that addresses literature pertaining to family health nursing. Family health nursing provides the “conceptual underpinnings for the practice of family nursing across the life span” (Garwick, 2002, p. 284). The Family Health Nurse (FHN) concept was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe in order to provide a means to strengthen “family and community-oriented health services” (West and Macduff, 2006). WHO identifies the FHN as providing a “key contribution within a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals in the attainment of the 21 health targets” established by the WHO HEALTH 21 policy framework (West and Macduff, 2006). More aspect of FHN are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Nursing Community Services, Asthma & Diabetes

A 4 page essay/research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to advise a student on relating nursing experience that pertain to community service, specifically, asthma and diabetes care. The student's assignment calls for student to report on professional community services that the student has rendered as an RN within the last several years. Community nursing covers a broad expanse, however, two common topics addressed by community nursing pertain to the treatment of asthma and diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes, within the context of a community setting. Therefore, this synopsis of two articles on these topics may give the student some ideas that are pertinent to relating her own personal experience. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Public Health/Then & Now

A 4 page research paper that encompasses 2 topics. The first topic is on Lillian Wald and Mary Brewster and how they introduced public health nursing in the U.S. during the early twentieth century (roughly 2 pages). The second topic addresses the Public Health Association of New York City, offering an overview (roughly 2 pages). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nursing Education Bill

A 6 page examination of literature and discussion pertaining to the Nursing Education and Quality of Health Care Act of 2007 (S. 1604). The purpose of this legislation is primarily to increase the nation’s workforce in regards to well-educated nurses. By 2014, current estimates predict that the nation will need 1.2 million new and replacement nurses (Clinton, 2007). The bill now before the Senate will provide funding for grants and other financial programs in rural communities, which is a strategy intended to encourage the “recruitment and retention of nursing students, nursing faculty and nurses who serve in rural areas” (Clinton, 2007). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Health Promotion Plans for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): The Role of Nurses and Health Care Practitioners

This is a 5 page paper discussing health promotion plan for STDs in small and large communities. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a global as well as local concern for health care providers. In addition to guidelines and fact sheets about the prevalence, treatment and symptoms of STDs provided by the World Health Organization, national and local organizations are developing plans for the prevention of STDs through the education of the public provided mainly through health care facilities, centers and providers. Nurses play a dominant role in regards to health promotion in communities as many are involved not only in the larger centers such as hospital settings in which they will come in contact with patients with STDs but nurses also promote education in smaller communities through awareness programs for the schools, local centers and physician practices. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing And The Homeless # 2

A 7 page paper that presents the difficulties with providing services to homeless populations and the response within the nursing community. The writer provides an informed study of reactions within the nursing community to the increasing problem of providing health care for the indigent. Some positive solutions towards developing more compassionate care plans are offered. Bibliography 7 sources.

Public Health and the Role of Health Education in HIV/AIDSPrevention

This 5 page report discusses the fact that public health programs and public health education can serve humanity in ways that no other aspect of the health care realm can. Because public health issues concern all sectors of society, it is a concern that deserves consideration from corporate, community and medical concerns. In terms of HIV/AIDS prevention, health education programs serve as one of the most efficacious means of reducing high-risk behaviors. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Families Should Decide Own Health Goals

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of the family health nurse's role, which focuses on the aspect of decision-making and who is the most qualified to establish health goals and make health-oriented decisions, the professional health practitioner or families themselves. This examination of literature indicates that the role of the family nurse should be to empower family members in the task of determining their own health goals by helping families develop their strengths within the context of an egalitarian, collaborative partnership with the family health nurse. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

HIV/AIDS Intervention Program/An Overview of NMAS

An 8 page research paper that offers an overview of New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS). Based on having conducted a presumed hypothetical interview with a public health nurse employed at NMAS, the writer/tutor offers a description of the program, that is, how it works and what it accomplishes; its program objectives; and the role of the community/public health nurse. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Corrections Nursing and the Community

A 7 page paper discussing how the correctional facility nurse can have effect in the local community. The US penal system guarantees appropriate health care to prison inmates. US Supreme Court decisions have determined that withholding any medical treatment where there is urgent need constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment," which of course is not allowed by the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution or by the American character. Providing nursing service within the prison community offers distinct challenges, but it also offers opportunities that otherwise might never be available to health care providers. Prisons often hold individuals that public health professionals have difficulty locating; extending public health screening to the correctional setting can have direct benefit both within the prison and in the local community when individual inmates are released. Includes an outline. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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