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Career Outlook / The Nursing Profession : 15 pages in length. A complete discussion of the jobs provided by nurses and of the employment opportunities available to them. Beginning with an overview of the roles that nurses have played throughout 20th century history, the writer goes on to describe the different job functions of L.P.N.s (Licensed Practicing Nurses), R.N.s (Registered Nurses), and more specifically, the working conditions, qualifications, and job outlook for R.N.s. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Nursing.wps

Immigration Facilitation / Nursing : A 5 page argument against U.S. government facilitation of immigration in the nursing field based on industry renovations, influx of immigrant nurses, continuing immigration, and the personal and national economic concerns involved. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Imminurs.wps

Interview With Someone in a Nursing Leadership Management Position : In 5 pages the author gives a mock interview with someone in a nursing leadership/management position. The areas covered are 1) Authority and administrative responsibilities. 2) Leadership theory as presented from a couple of sources. 3) Political context of work challenges. 4) The economic context. 5) Additional information. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Leadnurs.wps

Perceptions Of Nursing : An 8 page paper discussing the roles of nurses, education required, how they are perceived by doctors, lay people, other professionals, what their role should be in managed health care. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Nuperc.wps

Male Nursing : A 15 page paper discussing male nursing in general. An introduction is involved which discusses the need for male nurses followed by a brief discussion of the history of nursing and how it applies to men. This is followed by a literature review of issues that are of concern today, in regards to male nursing. The paper finishes with a conclusion which is preceded by a section discussing the future of nursing and possible outcomes in the near future which will result in the growing number of male nurses in the United States. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Malenurs.wps

Male Nursing : A 15 page paper discussing male nursing in general. An introduction is involved which discusses the need for male nurses followed by a brief discussion of the history of nursing and how it applies to men. This is followed by a literature review of issues that are of concern today, in regards to male nursing. The paper finishes with a conclusion which is preceded by a section discussing the future of nursing and possible outcomes in the near future which will result in the growing number of male nurses in the United States. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Malenur.wps

The Management of Certified Nursing Assistants as Unlicensed Personnel :
A 10 page research paper examines how Certified Nursing Assistants are managed as unlicensed personnel. A Literature Review analyzes recent studies and findings relevant to management in this specific health care environment. Conflicts and solutions are presented, focusing on the role and viewpoint of the registered nurses, as they are most often assigned to the task of managing CNAs. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Certnurs.wps

Dorothea Orem's Effect on Nursing : A 5 page research paper that examines the work of nursing theorist and innovator Dorothea Orem. The writer also examines how Orem's work has affected the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Dorem.wps

Proposed Self-Esteem Model / Nursing : A 14 page proposition for a self-esteem assessment tool for the nursing profession. The writer extrapolates a definition of self-esteem for the nursing profession and based upon reviewed literature and Mosby’s definition, then generates a testing model from the definition. The writer then compares the model in terms of contrary, related and borderline literature for potential problems with the model. Bibliography lists 17 sources. Cnnrsgmdl.wps

Altruism and Nursing : A 7 page paper discussing the need for altruism in the nursing profession. Five separate examples of altruism are compared and contrasted. These five forms of altruism are parental, social, professional, individual, and pseudo. One specific nursing article is detailed and discussed as well. The most important thing to remember about nursing is that it is a profession founded on the notion of helping people, sometimes even at a cost to the nurse themselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Altnurs.wps

Abortion & Nursing : 4 pages including sample survey on "Abortion & Nurses : An Ethical Perspective." Discusses both sides of the issue and the decisions which nurses must face. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources. Abornurs.wps

Human Service Ethics & Home Visitations : 14 pages in length. Paper examines a number of ethical issues in home visitations for human services workers,-- emphasizing the importance of maintaining a client focus, confidentiality, and so forth. Recommendations are also included. Bibliography lists approximately 12 sources. Healteth.wps

Adaptation Nursing : A 5 page paper which discusses the nursing method of adaptation. This method is discussed form many different aspects considering that it is a method that can be implemented in many different ways. A thorough description is given, as well as its relevancy to different aspects inherent in the health and nursing field. Attention is paid to the conditions of abdominal surgery and how adaptation can fit within this particular field. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Adaptn.wps

The Impact of Agency Nurses on Quality Health Care : A 17 page research paper that examines the current revolution that has been taking place in the health care system of the U.S. The writer demonstrates how the entire focus of the health care system has been altered as facilities switch to a capitationist orientation that emphasizes reducing and cutting costs. Unfortunately, one of the areas that is frequently cut is full-time nursing staff, and temporary help is brought in to "fill in the gaps." A review of empirical studies that have investigated the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes shows that cutting back on nursing staff negatively impacts care. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Agnurse.wps

Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Drugs : Publicity on children exposed prenatally to drugs has fostered tremendous concern about their cognitive and behavioral development. This concern is reflected in the out-of-home care system, where the number of children from drug-involved families has increased dramatically. This advanced-level,14 page research paper examines the conflicting views in the literature on the effects of prenatal exposure to drugs and reports on an early intervention project in a specific inner-city agency. Bibliography lists approximately 25 sources. Pregbaby.wps

Prenatal Drug Exposure / Diagnosis & Treatment : An 8 page research essay on individualized and multilevel approaches to diagnosis and treatment of children with prenatal drug exposure. The writer reviews research literature to point out the complexity of the problem and offers a case study approach to treatment program determination. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Predrug.wps

Prenatal Ultrasound : An 8 page paper describing the various types of ultrasound and the potential dangers associated with such procedures. The opinions of various health professionals (obtained from library research) are presented. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Prenatal.wps

Developmental Psychology & Prenatal Development : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of literature regarding the impacts and outcomes of prenatal development, with a concentration on the development of maternal stressors and behaviors. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Predev.wps

Neonates & Anesthesia / Analgesia : A 12 page paper focusing on neonates and the use of fentanyl, a narcotic drug used during painful procedures and surgery. Until recently it was not even believed that infants experienced pain, and even now it appears as though infants often go without proper pain relief due to fears surrounding the use of narcotics. Areas of discussion include a description of the drug, literature review of information regarding children and pain treatment, infants and pain, and the use of anesthesia and analgesia in infants, which includes information on the possible necessity for weaning off the drug. This is followed by an analysis and a conclusion. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Neoanes.wps

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. Preemie.wps

Natural Childbirthing / Procedures & Methods : A 5 page research paper on methods of natural childbirthing. Included in the discussion are overviews of such methodologies as : Lamaze, Leboyer, Grantly Dick-Read, and more. An analysis of the importance of midwifery is presented as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Naturalc.wps

Midwifery & Pregnancy Care : A 6 page research paper comparing the Obstetrical Model for pregnancy care with the Midwifery Model. The latter example is touted as being the more useful -- as fewer and fewer physicians are even offering obstetric care at all anymore. Some historic insight is provided into how and why Midwifery got such a bad reputation over the years and how the time has come for such negative views to change. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Midwifer.wps

The Caesarean Procedure / An Overview : An 11 page summary of the caesarean section, justifications for its use and arguments against its use. Includes a detailed description of the surgical procedure and potential complications. Bibliography list 8 sources. Caesarea.wps

Issues Concerning Premature Birth : 10 pages in length. The effects of preterm births are investigated in this research paper. Included are the health and medical problems, cognitive and intellectual effects, motor deficits, behavior and social problems, and school achievement. Also discussed are programs to enhance prenatal care which will decrease the numbers of preterm births. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.. Preterm.wps

The Kangaroo Method of Caring for Low Birth Weight Infants : Citing high infant mortality rates, this 10 page paper explains the importance of pre and post-natal care and in particular, the "kangaroo method"-- in which low birth weight infants are kept in an upright position, with skin-to-skin contact with the mother's breast and body. Clinical studies of the Kangaroo method are evaluated and cited. The scope and caliber of this writing make it an excellent reference for anyone studying nursing. Bibliography lists approximately 10 scholarly sources. Kangaroo.wps

Nurses & Violence in the Workplace : This 6 page paper addresses the subject of violence in the workplace as it pertains to the nursing profession. An action plan is included with suggested preventative measures. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Nursviol.wps

Otitis Media & Treatment In Primary Care : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the definition, diagnosis, treatment options and issues related to otitis media in children. Bibliography lists 25 sources. Otiprim.wps

Otitis Media / Chronic Ear Inflammation in Infants : This 9 page research paper critically defines Otitis Media, an acute or chronic inflammation of the middle ear; often due to allergic disease of the middle ear or to infection with a virus or bacteria. The writer discusses causal factors, symptoms & diagnoses, frequency of occurrence, prevention, and treatment. Because the condition can cause chronic auditory impairment, it often leads to expressive language disorders-- as explained throughout the paper. Various aspects of neonatal care are essential to ensuring that infants do not develop Otitis Media. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Otitis.wps

New Treatments for Otitis Media : This 5 page report discusses the newest treatments and innovations for the treatment of otitis media (children’s ear infections). Bibliography lists 5 sources. Otitis.wps

Language Development in Children with Cochlear Implants : An 8 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the different elements of language development in children with cochlear implants. This paper focuses primarily on the early developmental processes and demonstrates the progression of speech production. The research in this paper is primarily based on journal articles and as a result, gives a substantive overview of the subject. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cochlear.wps

Postpartum Depression / Definition & Discussion : An 8 page research paper on postpartum depression. The writer discusses its definition, types (postpartum psychosis, postpartum neurotic depression, etc;), symptoms, and more. Covered in this paper is also a brief history of some of the experimental treatments that have developed over the years, and even theories which maintain that there may be a biologically plausible explanation for postpartum psychiatric illness. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Postpart.wps

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) : A 12 page research paper on S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The writer discusses frequency of occurrence, research funding, seasonal variation, infant epidemiology, and ways to reduce the risk of S.I.D.S. altogether. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sids.wps

Breast Feeding / Benefits, Misconceptions & Challenges To Public Health : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the findings in the current health literature related to the issue of breast feeding, reflects the benefits over bottle feeding, and then considers the implications of misconceptions and health issues for public health. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Brfeed.wps

Vitamin A and Birth Defects : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the current findings that relate the overuse of vitamin A in the form of retinal to cranial neural crest defects. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Abirthd.wps

Nursing / Education For Mothers On Epidurals : A 5 page discussion of the complications that can be caused to delivering women and their babies by administration of epidural analgesia. The writer argues that there are several ways in which nurses can be effective in dealing with this problem, the most important one of which is educating their patients in this problem and alternatives to pain relief (epidurals). Bibliography lists 5 sources. Epidural.wps

The Return Of Thalidomide : A 6 page paper discussing the birth-defect causing drug thalidomide prescribed to pregnant women as a sedative and defense against nausea. Despite the terrible problems it caused in the 1950s and early 1960s, the drug is being reintroduced for use in treatment of several diseases. Bibliography lists six sources. Returnt.doc

Secondhand Smoke & Nursing Intervention : A 10 page research paper on the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke and some of the measures that nursing professionals can/should take to educate patients and to protect non-smokers. It is stressed that nursing students in particular, should make an effort to better-educate themselves about the ails of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Bibliography lists 7 sources. Secondha.wps smoking

Smoking Cessation : A 10 page medical paper on smoking cessation program development for nurses using Dorothea E. Orem's conceptual model. Paper includes discussion of the model, comparison to Dorothy E. Johnson and Steenbarger's model, plus an example process record for a smoking cessation program for a college student. Includes intervention and evaluation. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Endsmk.wps

Palliative Care & Nursing In The Home : A 14 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to palliative care and then considers palliative care in terms of home hospice. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Palliati.wps

Power to the Patient : In 5 pages the author discusses the article, "Power to the Patient" by Mattie Tolley, RN, MS. It is an article about elders in long-term care facilities; how they have lost their autonomy and what can be done about it. Bibliography lists 1 source. Powerp.wps

Nursing Home Care : 8 pages on nursing home care, the options available in selecting a long-term care facility, what to look for in choosing a nursing home, and some of the key specialty features that some nursing homes are known to offer (i.e., color-coded hallways, personal privacy, and even option for exercise). Also examined are recommended ways for making a "smooth transition" into a nursing home. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Nursinhm.wps

Nursing Home Management : A 20 page research paper on management practices, theories and ideologies that should be applied to astute nursing home management. The paper gives a general overview of current general management trends and discusses the changing face of the field of health care. All involved parties have come to the realization that health care costs must be contained, and health care in general is looking to the hard lessons learned by the country’s manufacturing sector in recent years of the necessity for increasing quality while simultaneously reducing costs, a form of Total Quality Management. The service sector is the fastest-growing of the nation’s economy, and the most successful companies have applied manufacturing’s lessons to emerge as leaders in their industries. Two examples are Southwest Airlines and Ritz-Carlton Hotels: training has been a key factor in their success. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Nursmana.wps

Nursing Budgeting : A 5 page paper discussing some of the realities that involve the nursing industry today in relationship to budgeting a nursing unit. Nurses are gaining more responsibility in many various areas of the health care industry and the budgeting of nursing care is just one of the new responsibilities being administered to nurses within their unique units. Each nurse has the capability to understand the needs of the unit in a very specialized way and as such they are becoming the individuals whose ideas are essential to the budgeting aspect of their particular brand of health care. A definition of the various terms used in budgeting is included, followed by a brief scenario which illustrates the budget breakdown of a particular nursing unit. Bibliography lists 3 sources. RAnurse.wps

Managed Care and the Nursing Profession : A 20 page research paper which studies how the managed care revolution has affected the nursing profession. The writer provides an industry and economic definition of managed care, its advantages and disadvantages, and relationship to nursing. The writer also provides solutions caused by the effects of managed care on the nursing professional. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Cnmgnurs.wps

Economics and the Elderly : A 5 page paper discussing the concerns of the elderly today in regards to economics. With many people living longer and the impending reality of the baby-boomers who are creeping into the golden years, the issues which are involved in regards to economics and the elderly has changed quite a bit in the past few years. The constant threat of Social Security issues is also a major concern which is addressed. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ElderEcon.wps

Isolation of the Elderly : A 6 page opinion, backed by research, that shows how the elderly are isolated. Some of these reasons are related to health and depression, others are related to societal views and self-isolation. The writer argues that because of these combined reasons, the elderly are isolated. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Cneldiso.wps

Elder Abuse : Most people are aware that there are laws that exist to protect children and animals from abuse. Many are not aware that there are laws that protect adults such as the elderly and disabled. Few people are aware of the magnitude of the problem or the consequences. Elder abuse affects all the systems that the individual is a part of, from the individual level to family, friends, social institutions, care providers, government agencies and American societal norms. The America belief system includes a responsibility to protect those who are not able to care for themselves. This 8 page paper examines the issues of elder abuse and the means that are in place to protect vulnerable adults. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Elderab.wps

Incapacitated vs. Incompetence: Employees in the Nursing Home Industry : A 5 page paper that provides a concise view of the issues related to determinations of incapacitated states and incompetence for employees in the nursing home industry. Considers issues like licensing and structural components of existing nursing home facilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Incinc.wps

Geriatric Health Care Administration : A 5 page paper discussing a career in geriatric health care administration. The subjects addressed include a general discussion of the career possibilities, the levels of positions, whether they be a head administrator or an assistant, the job environment, and the level of education required for such a position. Also included is a description of the possible earnings, and an illustration of the outlook for such a profession. Overall this is a job industry that appears to be incredibly stable and necessary in our society that is seeing, and will continue to see, a rise in the elderly population. Bibliography lists 3 sources. RAgeriat.wps

Caregiving And The Elderly : A 5 page paper that considers the impacts of family care giving on the elderly, with a specific look at the emergence of problems relative to Alzheimer's disease. The basis for this paper is the review of information found in psychology journal articles and the difficulties presented within the realm of family psychodynamics. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Elderly3.wps

Care for the Elderly / At Home vs. Nursing Home : An 8 page overview of health care options for the elderly. Evaluates the need for long-term care and the factors which went into creating this need and identifies home health care as being advantageous in many respects over health care provided in residential nursing homes. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Eldrcare.wps

The Social Security Act Of 1935 / Impact On The Nursing Home Industry : This 12 page research paper defines the Social Security Act of 1935 and places particular emphasis upon its relationship to the modern-day nursing home industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Socnurse.rtf

Gerentology / Loneliness & Other Factors Associated With Aging : An 8 page paper exploring growing old and why some cope better than others in dealing with factors such as lonliness and poor health. Includes information obtained from discussions with a seventy-one year old woman about her experiences. Bibliography lists six sources. Ageinter.wps

The Effects of Aging : A 6 page report exploring the effects of aging. Areas discussed include cognitive functions, physical performance, slowing the aging process, the inevitable changes in performance as a result of aging. Bibliography includes 9 references. Aging.wps

Sensory Changes and The Elderly : A 9 page paper that discusses the changes that many elderly go through in regards to perceptions of the 5 basic senses, and the impact this has on the elderly as well as nursing care providers. Though sensory perception deficits vary greatly from patient to patient, there are a number of deficits common in the continually increasing elderly population as a whole. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Sensory.wps

Aging in America / Sociological & Psychological Aspects : A 5 page paper discussing several aspects of the aging process, especially as it applies to Americans. Demographics, trends, and projections for the future are briefly outlined. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Amerage.wps

Limbo : A 5 page review on the book "Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor," by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the life, just how degrading this institution can be. Reading this book will give any individual a new perspective on nursing homes and make them think twice about the nursing home as an option for our elderly. No additional source provided. Limbo.wps

The Human - Canine Bond / Animal Assisted Therapy : 13 pages in length. Dogs serve humanity in a number of helpful ways. One of the most important is that of animal assisted therapy in which dogs are employed to aid ill and disabled people with day to day functions. They are also instrumental in perking up the spirits of those who are bound to hospitals or nursing homes. The writer discusses the value of animal assisted therapy, as well as addresses the various requirements pertaining to the dogs in the program. Bibliography lists 20 sources. K9bond.wps

Indicated Causes and Symptoms of Senile Dementia : A 6 page research paper exploring the possible causes (no one knows for sure yet) and the progression of symptoms of senile dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is the most widely occurring and best-known type. Bibliography lists 8 references. Senile.wps

Alzheimer’s Disease, The Brain, & Memory Loss : A 9 page research paper exploring the possible causes and the progression of symptoms of senile dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is the most widely occurring and best-known type. Current thinking is that the diagnosis and, therefore, the treatment of Alzheimer’s should be physiologically based since Alzheimer’s truly is a physiological disease rather than just a given of "old age." Bibliography lists 12 sources. Alzh.wps

The Effects Of Alzheimer’s Disease On Brain Structure : A 5 page research paper on the physical changes observed in the brain cells of Alzheimer’s Disease patients. Early in the century, pathologist Louis Alzheimer first discovered and described the neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques consistent with the presence of the disease. For all the research into the causes of Alzheimer’s, microscopic examination at autopsy remains the definitive diagnosis tool. The paper presents descriptions of both neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques along with popular theories of their formations and possible physiological treatments. As it is though, researchers only know the two conditions are part of the disease. Whether they are caused by Alzheimer’s or Alzheimer’s causes them is still unknown. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Alzbrain.wps

Alzheimer's Disease / Genetic vs. Environmental : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the two major arguments surrounding Alzheimer's disease and demonstrates increasing support for the genetic theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Alzheim.wps

Hypertension / Women’s Risks And Coping Mechanisms : A 5 page overview of hypertension in women and various coping mechanisms which can reduce blood pressure. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hyperte2.wps

High Blood Pressure : In 6 pages the author discusses high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. Discussed are treatments, medications, natural fixes, and what it can lead to, and high blood pressure ranges and stages. High blood pressure can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hihgbl.wps

Hypertension Is Genetic : A 5 page argumentative essay presents the thesis that the origin of hypertension is genetic rather than environmental. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Hyprtens.wps

Responsibilities Of The Hospice Social Worker : In this 15 page research paper, the writer investigates hospice care and specifically hospice social workers. Beginning with a description of hospice care, then following with an explanation of the many and diverse responsibilities of the hospice social worker and concluding with a proposal for a research study investigating the level of job satisfaction among hospice social workers. Bibliography lists 12 references. Hosp.wps

Nursing Home Care and Elderly Abuse : A 7 page paper on this national tragedy. The writer explores quality care, residents' rights and nursing home costs, as well as suggesting that lack of adequate standards is the reason for most abuse. Bibliography cites 7 sources. Nrsnhme.wps

Hospice Care : This 12 page research paper explores the history, concepts, philosophy, and impact of hospice care programs. Emphasizing the whole person and the comfort of the patient and the patient's family, hospice care has gained great popularity in the last several years. Typical budgets of hospices as well as estimated cost savings are discussed as are the benefits to the patient. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Hospcare.wps

Hospices / Dying With Comfort & Dignity : In-patient hospice programs make it possible for terminally ill people to die more peacefully by focusing on palliative - or comfort-oriented - care rather than on heroic efforts to cure disease and prolong life. This 4 page paper discusses the importance of pain management, comfort, and so forth in the hospice. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hospicec.wps

Death & Dying : 6 pages in length. Discusses death & dying in considerable detail. Covered are life expectancy, the process of dying, stages of approaching death and coping. Bibliography not available. Death&dy.wps

Death & Dying : In 5 pages the author discusses the issue of death and dying as based on the work of Philip Larkin, Ernest Becker, and Richard W. Momeyer, and answers the question of whether Becker and Larkin share the same absolute terror of death. Momeyer sees Death Anxiety as constructive. The author discusses why this view would be particularly important for the health care professional. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Deathdie.wps

Nursing / Ethical Issues Concerning The Withholding Of Treatment : A 4 page paper on a nurse's experiences withdrawing nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients. The writer details her experiences with such patients and the ethical and emotional issues involved. Ethical arguments are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources from nursing journals. Nurseth.wps

Nursing / Ethical Issues Concerning Assisted Suicide : A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one particular patient in their quest to end suffering and die-- This ethical dilemma is discussed in great detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Nurseuth.wps

Euthanasia / Issues for Nursing : A 9 page research paper that considers the medical, personal and legal issues of euthanasia as they relate to nursing. Other topics discussed include voluntary vs. murder, moral and ethical issues, and religious and legal conflicts. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Ethnurs.doc

Lawsuit Erupting From Nurse’s Decision Not To Save A Terminally Ill Patient : A 6 page paper that considers a specific civil law suit that resulted from a nurses choice not to resuscitate a terminally ill patient. This paper considers the reasons behind the loss of her job and a law suit filed against the hospital for their negligence. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Civillaw.wps

Fearing and Dealing with Death : A 3 page essay & article review discussing the Western view and fear of death. Comments are made about how we foolishly dress up the deceased and even make them up with cosmetics. The writer suggests that we are afraid of death but that those who can clearly define what it is they want out of life will not always be as fearful. To accept death is to live peacefully and to have goals achieved is to die peacefully. No bibliography. Dying.wps

Kubler-Ross' Death: The Final Stage of Growth : 8 pages in length. America, says Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, is a death-denying society. We all know death is going to happen to us, but we act as if it’s not. Even when we hear of the death of an elderly acquaintance, we ask what was wrong with him -- as though death were somehow a rare or abnormal condition caused by something he did. This thoughtful essay and review of Kubler's well-known book argues that the American method of handling the subject of death is injurious to both the dying and their survivors. The primary source is quoted and full citation is provided. Death.wps

Ethical Issues In The Book "How Do We Die ?" : A 4 page essay on the ethical issues in the book How Do We Die. The writer details subjects covered in the book and the author's general theory that since death is inevitable, it should be treated with dignity and compassion. No additional sources cited. Howwedie.wps

Death and Dying / Hospice Care : A 3 page paper that uses both interviews and research to investigate the nature of care for patients who are dying. The hospice program is described and discussed from a predominantly nursing point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Deathosp.wps

Death & Dying : In 5 pages the author discusses the issue of death and dying as based on the work of Philip Larkin, Ernest Becker, and Richard W. Momeyer, and answers the question of whether Becker and Larkin share the same absolute terror of death. Momeyer sees Death Anxiety as constructive. The author discusses why this view would be particularly important for the health care professional. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Deathdie.wps

Interview on Death and Dying : A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents information from the interview that enhances an understanding of the process of death within communities and the roles nurses must play. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Deatdyin.wps

Essays On Death and Dying : 10 pages worth of short essays on writings related to death and dying. The first reflects on the writings of Volkhart and Michael and their discourse on bereavement. The second considers Waechter's reasoning concerning children and terminal illness. The final essay considers the impact of Moody's book about "near-death" experiences. The primary sources are cited. Death2.wps

Death As The Supreme Motivator : A 4 page paper comparing the ideas expressed in Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death, William I. Miller’s The Anatomy of Disgust, and Erich Fromm’s The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness. The paper shows how all three of these thinkers see the denial of death, and with it man’s lack of comfort with his own physicality, as the prime rationale in man’s self-concept. Bibliography lists three sources. Suprdeat.wps

Counseling the Dying : A 15 page research paper that explores the five stages of grieving, stages of hope, and various counseling techniques by physicians, nurses, clerics, and counseling psychologists when dealing with terminally ill patients. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Termill.wps

Hospital Mergers : This 10 page paper looks at hospital mergers, primarily from the perspective of a nursing administration unit. Problems of mergers and acquisitions are highlighted, particularly as it pertains to the health care industry. Bibliography lists 9 sources Merghosp.wps

Managed Health Care & The Nursing Profession : The nursing profession is looked at in light of managed health care, specifically as it pertains to obstetrics. This 8 page paper specifically examines changes the field has undergone since the advent of managed health care. Options for nurses in the specialty are discussed, including the growing nurse midwifery occupation. Pros and cons of managed health care are included as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Manacare.wps

Long-Term Care & Customer Service : A 15 page paper that considers the topic of customer service in long-term care facilities and relates an understanding of the process necessary for implementation. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Longc.wps

Breast Cancer & Coping Strategies : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of coping strategies of people with serious illnesses and then considers these in terms of breast cancer. This paper also suggests ways in which knowledge of these coping skills impacts nursing. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Canccope.wps

Breast Cancer / A Look At Family vs. Group Therapy Options : A 75 page in-depth research paper providing an overview of the current literature concerning breast cancer treatment and mental health. The writer supports the hypothesis that a greater level of psychosocial improvement can be demonstrated by breast cancer patients who receive group therapy over those who are participate in family therapy. Bibliography lists 36 sources. Cancerb.wps

Breast Cancer Treatment / Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy : A 10 page paper that provides an intensive overview of the existing arguments surrounding the use of lumpectomies and adjuvant therapies rather than partial or radical mastectomies for different forms of breast cancer. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Brcancer.wps

Breast Cancer : In 5 pages -- paper discusses the difference of an article on the topic of breast cancer in a magazine and two journals. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Cancerbr.wps

Breast Cancer Report : This 4 page report discusses the factors and issues involved with breast cancer. An overview of the disease, detection and diagnosis, risk factors, new treatment options, and preventive measures are briefly covered, as well as information on why young women, even teenagers should be well aware of the disease. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cancrep.wps

Breast Cancer in African American Women : This 6 page paper considers the issue of breast cancer in African American women, the leading cause of cancer-related death in this population, and then relates the high mortality rates in African American women to socioeconomic and environmental factors. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Afbrcan.wps

Breast Cancer in African American Women / Environmental Impacts : This 5 page paper relates the issue of breast cancer and higher mortality rates among African American women to environmental conditions, including exposure to carcinogens. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Afbrcan2.wps

Breast Cancer Report : This 5 page report discusses the factors and issues involved with breast cancer. An overview of the disease, detection and diagnosis, risk factors, new treatment options, and preventive measures are briefly covered. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Canbrest.wps

Pancreatic Cancer : In 5 pages the author discusses pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease that is little understood, and one that is difficult to detect because the symptoms mimic other diseases. It affects a large percentage of the population and is one of the leading causes of death. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Pancan.wps

Colon Cancer : A 5 page overview of the risk factors, causes and demographics of the second-most common cancer in the US. Also included is the required educational and training base required for work as a practicing gastroenterologist, the practitioner of the specialty dealing with the treatment of colon cancer, where to find the best medical schools for gastroenterology, and possibilities for reducing risk of developing the disease. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Coloncan.wps

Electroconvulsive ("Shock") Therapy : A 12 page paper that considers the topic of ECT in terms of nursing over the past 5 decades. This paper provides an overview of the literature which suggests the changing perceptions of ECT and the increasing use of it in recent years as a specific element of individualized treatment. Bibliography lists 17 sources. Electro.wps shock therapy

Electroshock Therapy : Electroconvulsive therapy, also commonly known as ECT or electroshock therapy, is discussed in a 9 page paper. While both sides of the issue are explored, the paper’s position is that the comeback of the controversial technique is not good and should be discouraged. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Electro.wps shock therapy

Sex Education, Post-Myocardial Infarction : A 10 page paper that looks at the unique counseling alternative for this subject in the nursing field. The writer compares the theories of Imogene King and Betty Neumann, and argues in support of King's theories in regard to changing self-image for the individual and related interpersonal relationships (e.g., spouse, SO, family). As an example, the paper provides a fictitious process record based on application of King's theories. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Myocard.wps

Myocardial Infarction / Current Data and the Implications for Nursing Prevention, Maintenance and Restoration : A 10 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of myocardial infarction, and considers the current data regarding treatment and medical measures as they relate to the nursing processes of prevention, maintenance and restoration for individuals who have had a heart attack. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Myocar2.wps

Molecular Pathophysiology, Myocyte Failure, Gene Expression, & Myocardial Repair : A 25 page paper that provides an overview molecular pathophysiology as it applies to the heart problems and the reparative and preventative systems involved from a cellular level. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Myocyte.wps

The Benefits of Warming Treatment for Emergence From General Anesthesia :
A 17 page research proposal that hopes to show the significance of warming treatments, including heated blankets, warmed IVs and the forced warm air infusions on emergence times from general anesthetic. By showing the application during Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, the author designed the study to show the effects and benefits. The researcher utilizes a survey created to demonstrate positive outcome to support the theory. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Kneelit.wps

The Benefits of MIDCAB Versus Standard Coronary Bypass : An 8 page literature review that supports the theory that the MIDCAB or minimally invasive direct coronary bypass procedure, has a number of benefits for patients and nurses over the commonly used standard coronary bypass procedure. The benefits for patients include less pain, because the procedure is less invasive and does not require a sternotomy, quicker recovery times and shorter hospital stays. It is the theory of the author that this also benefits nurses by decreasing the amount of time they must provide cardiac care within the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Bibliography lists 9 sources. Midcab.wps

The Effect Of Pre-Operative Teaching in Outpatient Surgery -- A Study of Stress Levels In Patients With Elective Cholecystectomy : A 17 page research study created to consider the impacts of pre-operative instruction on reducing stress levels in elective gallbladder surgery. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Cholmy.wps

Advantages & Disadvantages of Heamotopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation : A 15 page paper discussing transplants of stem cells from both bone marrow and peripheral blood. Bone marrow transplant is still the most aggressive form of cancer treatment and is often necessary following high dose chemotherapy and radiation for the eradication of certain cancerous conditions. Such high-dose treatments destroy the patient’s bone marrow, the site of all blood production, along with their targeted cancers. Now used in treatment of other diseases as well, the autologous bone marrow transplant in which the patient is his own donor is far more common than is the allogeneic transplant in which another person donates bone marrow to the patient. Increasingly, peripheral blood stem cell harvest and transplant is used either in place of or in addition to the autologous bone marrow transplant, and the pre-treatment patient may soon not be his only possible donor as the use of stem cells harvested from umbilical cord blood is more heavily investigated. Bibliography lists 41 sources. Stemcell.wps

Chemotherapy / Pros & Cons : A 10 page paper which evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of cancer patients taking chemotherapy as part of their recovery. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Pcchemo.wps

The NCLEX-RN Success And Utility For Associate Nursing Degree Graduates :
This 7 page paper considers the nature of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and considers the benefits that can be derived from this licensure test as well as the positive impacts of prelicensure test preparation. In addition, this paper also presents current issues surrounding the question of NCLEX-RN testing and the impacts of problems like cheating on the success of this testing process. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Nclex-rn.wps

Certified Nursing Aides : A 12 page paper that considers the issues regarding hiring and retainment of CNAs in the nursing care industry. The writer provides two models in nursing care that appear to be addressing the needs of CNAs and patients in improving care and decreasing turnover rates. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Cna.wps

Public Hospitals / History & Development : A 20 page paper discussing the complex existence of public hospitals in the U.S. Early history is discussed with emphasis on the Pennsylvania Hospital and the New York Hospital. In addition to early history the history of the early part of the century is discussed as well as some present day information. Following this is a section relating to current issues relating to rules, regulations, and legislation. The bibliography lists 30 sources. Hosphist.wps

Film Review / "My Life" : A 2 page reaction to the film "My Life" starring Michael Keaton -- in which a successful young man struggles with cancer and has to deal with the fact that he is inevitably going to die -- possibly before his soon-to-be-born child arrives. The writer examines the main character's emotional pain, sense of hope, etc; No Bibliography. Mylife.wps

Farm Injuries / Outcome-Based Intervention : An outcome-based intervention program for a specific rural health care problem : farm injuries. Paper is 10 pages in length ; bibliography listing 12 sources. Farmanim.wps

Nurse Practitioners : A 7 page research paper exploring the issues surrounding nurse practitioners and why they are not more available to patients. Despite their advanced training and certification in different specialties, few HMOs offer their services as an alternative to physicians as primary care providers. The issues are both budgetary in their favor and political in their opposition, still, they do not replace doctors but they can and do provide excellent health care services. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Nurse.doc

Perceptions of Nurse Practitioners : A 5 page paper discussing the perceptions that physicians and nurses have towards the nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner is becoming more and more necessary in light of the fact that more and more people need care and there are only so many doctors to go around. The existence of nurse practitioners also enables health care costs to be minimized as the charges are not as high for their employment as for doctors. Most doctors are wary at first, assuming the nurse practitioner may not be truly qualified. But their fears often disappear after working with them. Nurses are generally accepting of the nurse practitioner as well, understanding that they play an essential role in the field of medicine. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Nursprac.wps

Nursing & AIDS : 5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Aidsnurs.wps

Nursing and the Homeless : A 7 page paper arguing that the lack of access to health care for the homeless and poor is often the fault of health care professionals. Using national studies that show the impact that the lack of health care has on homeless populations, the writer attempts to connect this discrepancy with attitudes of hospital staff and administrators. The writer also provides an account of a number of programs that have attempted to meet the needs of the homeless in spite of irresponsible hospitals. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Nurshome.wps

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. Nurshom2.wps

Marketing Plan For A Community Nursing Program : A 6 page paper on recruiting student volunteers to work with homeless children at a homeless shelter. The writer describes the methods proposed to recruit volunteers along with unique innovations to motivate students. Techniques for assessment of the program are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Nursemar.wps

Marketing Plan For A Community Nursing Program # 2 : A 5 pager on recruiting women from an inner-city homeless shelter to attend S.T.D. workshops. The writer describes the methods proposed to recruit them as well as how to evaluate whether or not these are successful. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Nursemar2.wps

Burnout In Nursing : This 5 page paper discusses what burnout is, the causes of burnout and some strategies for reducing one's vulnerability to burnout. Research studies are also reported. Burnout is a national epidemic and even more prevalent in helping professions such as nursing. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Nursburn.wps

Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals : A 30 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of addressing indoor air quality in hospital settings to prevent the spread of infection. This paper considers the scope of the problem, reflects upon the most commonly applied solutions to the problem, and considers their effectiveness in hospital settings. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Hospair.wps

AIDS / An Emergency Medical Perspective : A 6 page overview of AIDS, its causes and treatments. Emphasizes the risks to health care workers are minimal and that although emergency health care workers run a substantial risks of encountering patients with the disease, they have a legal, moral, and ethical responsibility to treat patients whether or not they may have a contagious disease. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Aidsems.wps

AIDS Facts / Possible & Probable Impact On EMTs : A 4 page paper describing AIDS, the symptoms associated with the disease, and how it can affect the emergency medical teams. Bibliography included. AIDS3.wps

Hepatitis / A Description Of Its Major Types & Implications For Emergency Medical Workers : A 6 page overview of Hepatitis, its epidemiology and problems it presents for emergency health care workers in terms of appropriate prophylaxis and infection control. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Heapt3.wps

Hepatitis C : A 5 page paper discussing the threat Hepatitis C presents to the blood supply in our nation. For more than ten years there have been very effective measures taken, which involve more effective and specific testing, to better eliminate hepatitis C from entering into the nation’s blood supply. While many advanced methods have been implemented in eliminating the danger, the dangers still exist, just as they do with any other communicable disease that is transferable through blood transfusions. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Hepc.wps

AIDS & AIDS-Related Complexes / Implications for EMS: A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the risk of transmission, signs and symptoms, testing, ethical and moral issues surrounding AIDS and AIDS related complexes and considers their impact on emergency medicine. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Emsaids.wps

Five+ Types of Hepatitis / Implications for EMS : A 4 page paper that considers the different types of hepatitis, their transmission process, signs and symptoms, and evaluates them in terms of medical EMT personnel. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Emshep.wps

Journal Article # 1 / "Heparin & Haematoma / Does Ice Make A Difference?" 3 pages in length. The writer reviews a journal article [from the Journal Of Advanced Nursing] containing a quantitative investigation into the physical characteristics of a specific and accepted procedure. Full citation for the article is included. Review10.wps

Journal Article # 2 / "Assessing Sensory Blockade With Alcohol & Pinprick After Subarachnoid Block" 3 pages. The writer discusses an article from a Nursing Journal which investigaties patient response to a specific procedure common in preparation for prostate surgery among older men. Full citation for the article is included. Review11.wps

Journal Article # 3 / "An Exploratory Study of Recipients’ Perceptions of Bone Marrow Transplantation" : In 3 pages, the writer analyzes an article from the Journal of Advanced Nursing which seeks to investigate patient response to their own experiences with bone marrow transplant (BMT) well after the actual surgery and its recovery period. Review12.wps

Nursing Journal Article Review # 4 : 3 page review of an article from the Journal of Health Care Marketing in which the author discusses how nursing recruitment efforts can be modeled successfully after traditional principles of marketing. The article's theoretical framework, research design, and main points are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided. Nurseart.wps

Nursing Journal Article Review # 5 : A 2 page review of an article from the Journal of Hospital Topics dealing with the "hardiness" of a nurse's personality and how it relates to their ability to copy with job stress. The article's theoretical framework, research design, ethical implications, etc; are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided. Nursear2.wps

Nursing Journal Article Review # 6 : 2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical framework, research design, ethical implications, etc; are critiqued. Full bibliographic citation for the article is provided. Nursear3.wps

Nursing Article Review # 7 : A 2 page journal article review dealing with codependence issues and the college health nurse.. The author of the article attempted to examine whether job dissatisfaction among college nurses is generally the result of co-dependency or true lack of contentment with the job. Ethical implications are discussed and full bibliographic citation for the article is provided. Nursear4.wps

The Individual, Society, & Health In Education / An Historical Perspective : A 12 page paper discussing what the work of four educational theorists -- Maria Montessori, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi -- can offer to health professionals in the field of nursing. Bibliography lists ten sources. Monte.wps

The Short & Long Term Effects Of Eating Disorders : A 5 page paper that considers both short and long term effects of untreated eating disorders. This paper demonstrates both physical and psychological effects and then suggests the problems that are posed to treatment teams when these individuals finally seek help. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Eating2.wps

Eating Disorders & Residential Treatment : A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of the common inpatient treatments for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia. This paper suggests a multi-disciplinary approach and demonstrates the increasing focus on drug treatment for these disorders. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Eating1.wps

Steven Levenkron's "The Best Little Girl in the World" : 2 pages in length. The writer offers a brief account of Steven Levenkron's book about a young girl with an eating disorder. No additonal sources cited. Bestgirl.wps

Directors of Nursing / Responsibilities : A 5 page overview of the myriad responsibilities facing DONs today, including quality clinical gerontology, human resource responsibilities and business management responsibilities. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Dirnursg.wps

Virginia Henderson / Key Name In Nursing : The name Virginia Henderson is well known within the Nursing profession. During her long life she provided a great deal of pragmatic and evocative theories and guidelines for the practice of nursing. She was one of the first to encourage nurses to be actively involved in facilitating not only the care of the patient as body, mind and soul; but also the collaboration of physicians, nurses, and other clinical professionals in providing care in an appropriate manner and environment. 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 4 sources. Henderson.wps

Review of "Awakening the Nurse Healer Within" : A 4 page paper discussing the article by Carol Wells-Federman. The author presents solid reasons that the mainstream nurse need not view the holistic approach as something totally foreign or irreconcilable to the training received in order to gain the privilege of practicing nursing. In fact, she maintains that the standard approach to nursing always has been that of encouraging patient responsibility and offering suggestions that incorporate mind and spirit. She shows nurses how, though terminology differs, the approach is the same. She also encourages them to care for themselves in the same way. Bibliography lists 1 source. KSnurse2.wps

Holistic Nursing & the Perspectives of Martha E. Rogers : Martha E. Rogers is one of the founding theorists who has related spirituality and a non-medical knowledge of the patient to the process of providing nursing care. This 5 page paper considers the central components of her nursing philosophy, and then also considers the implications for the development of holistic nursing as a whole. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Nursrog.wps

Rogers & Watson : A 6 page paper discussing the two different nursing theories that are held by Martha Rogers and Jean Watson. These theories of nursing are based on the 4 major concepts of nurse theory, which are person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of the theories held by these women is presented and then is followed by a comparisona and contrast of each opinion. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Rogwat.wps

Jean Watson & Holistic Nursing : Jean Watson has played a major role in determining the link between nursing identity and holistic healing, and has supported the integration of a new vision of nursing process within the profession. This 5 page paper considers the role of Jean Watson in asserting a holistic model for nursing and then relates this vision to a philosophy on holistic care. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Jeanwats.wps

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. Imogenek.wps

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Burn Victims : A 4 pages research paper on properly treating and caring for burn victims -- suffering from varying degrees of burn. Bibliography lists three sources. Burnvict.wps

First Aid & Accident Prevention / Patching Up Kids Injuries : A 5 page report on First Aid as it relates specifically to the care of children. Covered are cuts, scrapes, puncture wounds, 1st & 2nd degree burns, and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Firstaid.wps

Preventing Children’s Injuries : A 6 page paper examining techniques for the prevention of children's injuries. Areas covered include the household, toys, travel, and water. Bibliography lists 6 references. Chilinj.wps

Fire Fighting Personal Equipment : A 5 page paper that presents the equipment commonly utilized by fire fighters and demonstrates the regulation of this equipment to provide the greatest safety for the user. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Firef.wps

The Basic Principles of Law Impacting Fire & Emergency Services : In recent years, the legal ramifications of liability law and other regulations impacting the fire and emergency services agencies has limited the ability of employees to effectively serve the public. This 8 page paper provides a concise overview of law influencing fire service workers. Bibliography lists 1 source. Firelaw.wps

The "Jaws Of Life" / Rescue Tool : A 7 page paper on hydraulic spreaders -- used at the scene of auto accidents to pry apart the bodywork, windows, dashboards, steering wheels, & other materials that wrap around and trap a victim. The writer provides statistics and case examples in which the jaws of life have been used successfully. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Jawsdeat.wps

Search & Rescue Dogs : This 12 page overview on SAR dogs contains specific information on training methods used, including techniques taught by the American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA), an organization whose models are replicated in teaching "air scenting" to dogs around the country. Preferred breeds are discussed, particularly the Newfoundland who has a propensity for water rescue. Ways in which dogs are used for searching, tracking and rescuing are illustrated throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Sard.wps

Volunteerism & The Red Cross : An 11 page paper on this history of this venerable American institution. The paper concludes that though the organization has undergone many changes in its 115-year history, this organization has remained true to -- and even expanded on -- its original ideal of volunteerism. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Redcross.wps

Do Motorcycle Helmets Reduce Hearing & Vision? : This 8 page paper reviews the literature relating to the safety components of wearing a helmet when on a motorcycle and looks at the arguments for and against wearing a motorcycle helmet. Ultimately, the author supports helmet use. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Bikehelm.wps

Airbags / Are They Really Safe ? : A 6 page paper outlining opposing controversies concerning the usage of air bags in automobiles. The paper explains various reports on the new "dangers" of air bags, and offers alternative viewpoints from people who believe that these dangers are examples of mere hysteria. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Airbags.wps

Automobile Safety / Are We Being Overprotected? : A 5 page examination of governmental required automobile safety measures and their impact on the consumer from both a self-determination level and an economic one. Bibliography lists five sources. Autosafe.wps

Excessive Driving Speeds Cause Deaths : 6 pages in length. The issue to be dealt with in this paper is one addressing the fact that excessive driving speeds cause a substantially higher number of deaths than those caused at slower, more prudent speeds. Promoting road safety is the function of speed limit restrictions both on the highway and on surface streets, however, these specifications are routinely ignored by motorists who are either perpetually late, intoxicated or are merely the type of drivers who pay no regard to the law. Despite the reason, statistics clearly show that excessive driving speeds are instrumental in effecting road fatalities. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Speedy.wps

AIDS & AIDS-Related Complexes / Implications for EMS: A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the risk of transmission, signs and symptoms, testing, ethical and moral issues surrounding AIDS and AIDS related complexes and considers their impact on emergency medicine. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Emsaids.wps

Five+ Types of Hepatitis / Implications for EMS : A 4 page paper that considers the different types of hepatitis, their transmission process, signs and symptoms, and evaluates them in terms of medical EMT personnel. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Emshep.wps

Safety / Simple Guidelines Of Common Sense : A 3 page overview of safety measures we can incorporate into our lives to reduce our risk of accident, disease, and violence. Bibliography lists four sources. Safety.wps

Safety Incentive Programs : An in-depth 20 page research paper that considers the issue of safety incentive programs and supports the belief that they are ineffective unless incorporated with other safety planning strategies in the workplace. Bibliography lists 21 sources. Safetyi.wps

OSHA : This 5 page paper looks at OSHA, its purpose and services it offers to the small business managers to help them comply with the multitude of regulations. General information is provided with specific examples of how one company working with hazardous materials is working with OSHA to maintain a safe environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. OSHA3.wps

OSHA's Application in the Physical Education Workplace : A 6 page paper on the Occupational Health & Safety Association (OSHA) and how some of its mandates can be applied to precautionary measures in physical education settings. Issues concerning job rotation for the phys. ed teacher, increased safety equipment for players, posture control, and more are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Osha.wps

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs : 10 pages on OSHA's (Occupational Health & Safety Association) "voluntary protection plans"-- designed to maintain a safer workplace environment and to limit the number of inspection visits that OSHA reps have to make. Report contains an insightful look at OSHA's history, overhaul problem, political reform, and the rationale behind creating voluntary protection programs. Specific laws, acts, rules & regulations, etc; are examined in great detail. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Oshavol.wps

OSHA : This 5 page paper looks at OSHA, its purpose, and services it offers to small business managers to help them comply with the multitude of regulations. General information is provided with specific examples of how one company working with hazardous materials is working with OSHA to maintain a safe environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Oshapurp.wps

Noise-Related Hearing Loss & The Effects Of OSHA Regulation : 9 pages in length. Pain or bleeding attract an individual’s attention right away to let him know there is something going wrong with some part of his body. In the case of hearing loss though, the first indication the individual may have is that his family is increasingly complaining about the volume of the television and impatient with his requests for repeats of statements. There are 33 million people with hearing loss severe enough to affect their daily activities, including their jobs. Work-related noise exposure is responsible for fully one-third of the population of the hearing impaired in the country, and OSHA intends that work-related hearing loss will be reduced or eliminated. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Losehear.wps

Industrial Safety / Aviation Focus : A 10 page research paper on the human, economic and other benefits to companies who implement industrial safety processes. The writer focuses on the 1997 Champions of Safety winners and looks at details of training and implementation programs. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Aviation.wps

Aerial Platforms & Aerial Ladder Apparatus : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of aerial platforms and aerial ladder apparatus and considers the OSHA regulations and safety issues regarding their use. This paper also looks at the variety of uses for this type of equipment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Aerial.doc

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