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The Essence of Home Health Nursing

Introduction Home health nursing differs from clinic-based care since the nurse finds herself in a different environment and makes more independent decisions. Home health nursing can be an enriching experience if the nurse has the knowledge and personality to provide effective and safe care. This paper aims to analyze home...

Banner Health Organization Analysis

Banner Health is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the United States. Banner Health is headquartered in Arizona and operates in 29 hospitals and other related health entities. Banner University Medical Centre has also been ranked as one of the best health care facilities as it provides...

Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology: Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurologic disorder that causes brain atrophy and death. It is the leading cause of dementia, which is characterized by a gradual decline in thinking, behavioral, and social skills, rendering patients unable to function autonomously. Statistics show that approximately 5.8 million Americans over the age of 65...

Health Care Disparities Among Minorities Groups

Today, there are still significant disparities in the quality of treatment and health outcomes of Caucasian and African-American populations in the United States. The Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, 1968, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 put an end to the Jim Crow Era and gave a...

Evidence-Based Nursing: Literature Review

Evidence-based nursing is an approach in nursing care, which can be described as patient care and decision-making supported by relevant research. The use of evidence allows critically evaluating various academic sources and implementing their findings in practice. At the same time, the major difficulty that a nursing practitioner may face...

Financing Healthcare: Medicare and Medicaid

Introduction In the last decades, despite the outstanding achievements in the healthcare sector, especially regarding treatment, the cost and access to healthcare service still remain the central issues troubling the public, officials, and policymakers. In this regard, the USA government attempted to address these problems in different ways, primarily focusing...

Nicotine Use Research Report

Introduction Nowadays, smoking remains one of the leading causes of severe health consequences, such as cancers, lung and heart diseases, and even death due to the adverse effects it brings to one’s health. Despite the grave danger tobacco brings, it is largely distributed worldwide in many different forms. Various social...

Holistic Diabetes Management and Prevention

Abstract Diabetes mellitus is arguably the most prominent metabolic disorder in human health. This condition can easily impact various functionalities within the human body. The holistic prevention approach to diabetes management and prevention introduces an unconventional method of combating the diabetes menace. A holistic human image is one of the...

Leadership and Management in Nursing

Introduction The success of any organization is highly dependent on the kind of leaders and managers that head it. Different managers apply different management styles, and each of these styles has different effects on the organization (Dion, 2012). It should be noted that the style that is to be applied...

Healthcare Management Information Systems: Data Mining

The management of critical information in the healthcare sector has over the years proved to be rather tedious exercise. The sector is allocated a significant proportion of federal budget and if efforts to make service delivery more efficient are not made, the cost of providing quality healthcare to the population...

Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma in Healthcare

Overview This study paper seeks to explore the subject of human dignity in health care. Basing on a given case study, the scenario raises the crucial debate of ethical matters in the health care field. In this case, a student nurse on placement in a medical ward of an Australian...

Why Healthcare Needs a Marketing Plan

Background The practice of developing a marketing plan in healthcare is indeed integral for effective service delivery. Creating a market plan in healthcare organizations has become an important process that aids in creating desired goals and formulating appropriate steps towards attaining the set objectives (Gershon & Pattakos, 2004). This paper...

Effect of Immigration on Nurses

Introduction The United States of America has the largest professional nurse workforce in the world with this workforce almost reaching 3million in 2004. However, there has been an increasing need for nurses and the local supply for them has been decreasing over the years. The growing nurse shortage in the...

Delivering Health Care in America

Provision of health care is essential to all people worldwide. The United States have a unique health care system that almost all citizens are entitled. Most developed countries have national health insurance programs. America, which is one of the most developed countries, has the national health insurance programs. However, not...

Florence Nightingale: to Pledge or Not to Pledge

Introduction Lystra Gretter composed the nightingale pledge in 1893. It was named after the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale (Brown 2003). It is a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath. The pledge comprises several statements that include ethics and standards of nursing. Two of the main principal pledges contained...

Nursing: Communication Between Clinicians

Introduction Communication in the nursing profession is an important tool ensuring the provision of high-quality healthcare, which enhances patient safety and outcomes. Nurse practitioners are trained to practice teamwork, relate well with physicians, and communicate appropriately with patients. Therefore, the study units in communication skills pre-licensure and post-licensure to develop...

Healthcare Organizational Models

Healthcare is one of the greatest significant sectors of any Global economy. Statisticians provide that the healthcare sector is one of the greatest determinants of a country’s economy. Therefore, the need for a coordinated healthcare organization. A coordinated health care organization refers to a network of all healthcare providers who...

Nutrition for Pressure Ulcers

All the participants in the study must be persons with stage III pressure ulcers. At this stage, the patient will have lost tissue thickness and may have exposed subcutaneous tissue. Slough is also present at this phase but it does not block the level of tissue loss. The researcher will...

Human Resource Management Role in Healthcare

Human resource management in healthcare is a growing field based on the changes affecting the overall working conditions of healthcare professionals. HR management in the healthcare sector is a difficult function to manage because the industry has autonomous professionals who are regulated by trade associations (McHugh, Johnston, & McClelland, 2007)....

Forms of Ownership for Health Organizations

Introduction Healthcare centers like hospitals have always provided vital services to the general public. The healthcare market is served by organizations that are private for-profit as well as private for non-profit. There are also government-owned and operated hospitals. The provision of Medicare has been supported by the healthcare organizations that...

Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research

Introduction Evidence based practice is a systematic practice of finding, reviewing and using research materials as a basis of nursing practices. It is applied in the management of diseases, which have prior research and documentation. This paper describes the application of evidence based practice in the management of Acute Otitis...

Compensation and Benefits in Healthcare Organizations

Compensation and benefits are part of the best practices of the Human Resources department regardless of the type of organization (Bledsoe, 1995). Healthcare organizations are supposed to be at the forefront in ensuring that healthcare personnel are well compensated and receive their benefits because of the crucial role they play...

Criticism of Research on the Treatment of Hypertension

Problem Statement The main objective of this paper is to present a quantitative critique of research entitled “Expectations of blood pressure management in hypertensive African American patients: A qualitative study” (Ogedegbe, Mancuso, & Allegrante, 2004). Ogedegbe, Mancuso, and Allegrante (2004) argue that African Americans stand higher chances of contracting diseases...

The Health Industry: Employee-Benefit Strategies

Abstract Health remains the most expensive and important thing in the life of an individual. The hope of a dying person is always in the hands of a health practitioner. This health practitioner cannot provide better services if there is no motivation and encouragement. The solution and or the secret...

Nutrition & Academic Achievement

Background Literature review Available literature on the nutritional status of students has revealed that college and university students embrace standards of living that either negatively or positively impact on their health and nutrition (Monneuse et al 1997). A study conducted by Jaworowska and Bazylak (2007) showed that the diet of...

The Attitude of Students to the Social Sciences: Research

Participants in the research study The participants in this study included students from different grades and their teachers. Researchers like Fernandez, Massey, Dornbush, Shaughnessy, and Haladyna were also implicated in the survey. Summary of the methodology, procedures, and instruments used During the research, learning variables and information from teachers were...

The Effect of Temperature on Amylase Activity

Abstract An increase in temperature increases the rate of chemical reactions. This is attributed to the rapid movement of molecules due to increased kinetic energy. This report focused on the effect of temperature on enzyme amylase. It was observed that the amylase activity increased with the rise in temperature from...

Community Health Assessment: Queens

Introduction: On the eastern side of New York City there is the largest and second most populated borough of the state of New York. Established in 1899, Queens is home to over two million Americans of different ethnic backgrounds. Queens is the most ethnically diverse region in the entire United...

Role of Government and Access to Care For Uninsured

Obviously, the government is formed to ensure that there is balance and control in society. The essence of control is to ensure that people exercise their liberties with due caution. This means that people enjoy their liberty without obstructing others from enjoying their liberties. On the other hand, for a...

Conflict Management and Its Types

Introduction Conflict results from the breakdown of effective communication in an organization, or between different parties. It can be defined as either perceived or real differences that result from mutually exclusive goals, ideas, values, feelings, actions or expectations (Yoder-Wise, 2011). If not well managed, conflicts can be escalated and result...

Root Cause Analysis: The Discharge Process

Introduction Patients’ transfer from the hospital to primary care during discharge is a risky process, which can result in adverse effects and readmission of the patient. The transfer process and care are not standardized, fragmented and risky. The Root Cause Analysis (retrospective approach to error analysis) enables us to investigate...

Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Paramedics

Introduction Ambulance paramedics are probably the most important people in many societies. These are the people responsible for the healthy wellbeing of the public at night when some incidents are least expected. Because these personnel usually respond to emergencies, they suffer the most from post-traumatic stress after handling such incidents....

Use of Social Media in Healthcare Marketing

Introduction Social media refer to mobile technologies, which make communication interactive between individuals and organizations. It can be a set of internet-based applications that enhance the technological foundations. Social media takes a variety of forms which include magazines, books, articles and social blogs. According to Hillestad and Berkowitz, social media...

Strategic Planning & Marketing in Health Care

Executive Summary The healthcare sector needs to be treated like other economic sectors. Therefore, healthcare planning should enhance the provision of quality services. Market planning forms part of the plans for improving performance. A number of planning steps have to be followed. The steps are setting goals and objectives, carrying...

The Nervous System: Structure and Functions

In higher-order organisms, the nervous system is similar. All mammals, including human beings, are higher order organisms. The nervous system is made up of two major divisions. One of the divisions is the central nervous system, while the other is the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of...

Teenage Obesity Alarming Rates in Victoria State

Summary Obesity occurs when a person’s body mass index is far above the normal scale. Obesity has a lot of negative effects on a person’s wellbeing. It is a current and alarming issue in Australia that needs to be addressed. Passive lifestyle, unhealthy diet, and lack of exercise are only...

Report on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and National Institutes of Health

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established under the Department of Health and Human Services. As one of the twelve agencies under this department, AHRQ is mandated with the responsibility of conducting Health Outcomes Research in the United States of America. AHRQ, in collaboration with other agencies both...

Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Introduction Research has seen the field of medicine undergo tremendous growth in terms of disease identification and treatment. These recent developments have necessitated the inclusion of human subjects in the studies.5 However; most of these massive breakthroughs were achieved at the expense of vulnerable individuals in the society. Ethical issues...

Software Architecture in Healthcare System

Introduction Architecture is the structure of components and their integration into the system. A program’s software architecture or a computerized system can be described as the structure of the said system’s software components as well as its visual properties and how they relate with each other to make the system...

Staff Performance in Nursing Setting

Introduction Achieving optimum staff performance takes effort, practice, and time. These skills must be acquired in a process that utilizes resources. All organizations require their employees to give their best to achieve maximum production. Moreover, their efficacy is essential in determining employee performance. Employees from a healthcare setting are very...

Prostate Cancer Pathophysiology and Treatment

Introduction Many researchers have conducted studies about prostate cancer. Therefore, a lot of information and data regarding prostate cancer exist. Nonetheless, prostate cancer is still prevalent in the current generation. It is the second most common cancer in men and it accounts for approximately 30, 000 deaths every year. The...

Utilization of Resources in Health Care System in the Long-Term Home

Various individuals use health care resources differently. For instance, they are used to heal illness and health situation, to restore breaks and tears, put off or interrupt future health care issues, lessen pain and enhance superiority of life, as well as providing relevant information to people concerning their status health-...

Privacy, Confidentiality, and Electronic Medical Records

This article highlights the meaning of EMRs as an important tool for improving patient information management the provision of healthcare. In the article, the author states that the relationship between patients and medical practitioners is critical to the key components involved in the delivery and provision of healthcare. Information confidentiality...

Rationale for the Use of Epidural Infusion

Introduction Postoperative pain can be overwhelming to patients after pneumonectomy. As a result, it leads to complications that affect the whole body systems. Fortunately, epidural infusion addresses this situation by relieving the patient pain. Rationale for the use of epidural infusion Epidural infusion is an analgesic that relieves pain for...

The Broken United States Healthcare System

The United State’s healthcare system is currently in serious danger. It has become an extremely significant issue for millions all over our country. There are those that suffer daily due to injuries that were treated carelessly or maybe not at all. There are so many loopholes and inconsistencies in our...

The United States Healthcare System

Introduction The health industry represents a fifth of America’s economy and carries social significance due to its ongoing focus on quality of the services. However, the healthcare industry is dragging both in provision of value within the health industry and adoption that would have guaranteed Americans high quality health care...

The Type I Diabetes Mellitus and Anorexia Nervosa: Psychiatric Treatment

Introduction In the future, I expect to be an internal medicine physician. As an internist, I will focus mainly on the management of non-surgical conditions in adults. Internists encounter a variety of psychiatric comorbidities in their practice. As my plans are to specialize in endocrinology and diabetes, I will encounter...

Nursing Practice in Australia: Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics

The fundamental role of nursing practice in the community which includes promoting health, preventing illness, alleviating suffering as well as restoring health necessitates a comprehensive set of principles to guide nurses in their practice. The practice of all nurses in Australia is governed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of...

Theory-Practice Gap in Nursing

Introduction Theory-practice gap in nursing has been a subject of research for many years. The research has been a result of the differences between the events that nursing students go through in formal education and the actual events that take place in clinical practice. As a result, a debate has...

Healthy People Initiative

Introduction Health is a debatable subject since professionals in the medical field seem to hold contradicting views concerning its definition. While some health practitioners argue that a certain definition is accurate, others believe that more non-medical concepts need to be integrated into the definition. However, a number of studies have...

Cerebral Palsy – Occupational Therapy

Introduction Cerebral palsy is a complication mostly found in young children where one’s muscle movement, tone and the ability to have coordinated purposeful muscle movement are affected. Childbirth complications are a common cause of cerebral palsy where a child may suffer brain damage. Though there is no exact cure for...

Community Nursing: Clinical and Advocacy Roles

Introduction Community nursing is very challenging because different communities have different cultures and beliefs that make a particular community exceptional. For instance, a university is a community because it consists of different groups of people with a common objective which is the acquisition of knowledge and skills (Abbot, 2009). Owing...

Pressure Ulcers as a Topic for Nursing Research & Project

Introduction The number of people who develop ulcers annually around the world is more than one million. “The assumed prevalence of pressure ulcers in skilled-care and nursing homes is 10.9%, 4.39% in-home care whereas acute care has 10% of the cases. In hospitals, the prevalence ranges from 2.69% to 28.9%”...

Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Nursing

Research theorists have described various differences existing between quantitative and qualitative research design as having historic background. Similarities and differences have been identified in techniques and concepts used in both designs (Crowe, 2010). As for the differences existing between the two research designs, they could be explained based on four...

What Qualities Must a Nurse Possess to be a Good Leader?

Nurses play a pivotal role in various medical institutions, and there is need to ensure that they possess good qualities that can make them good leaders. Duffy (2009) says that leadership in nursing is very important because when dealing with patients, nurses must ensure that they have the capacity to...

Registered Nursing Practice in California

Introduction Nursing field remains one of the most sensitive professions in the world. In health care practice, one mistake can lead to severe consequences including loss of life. Nurses and other health care providers are, therefore, expected to observe the highest standards of professionalism and competence to protect vulnerable patients....

Family and Patient Care During Resuscitation

Assessment and Analysis Resuscitation of critical care patients is not only stressful to physicians but also causes much discomfort to family members. As it is an uncommon event, the critical care teams are often not well equipped to manage resuscitation scenarios, particularly pediatric and emergency resuscitations. Usually, family members are...

Leadership and Management Skills

Leadership and management skills are vital for any nurse, as they allow one to be a successful nurse leader, who can assist not only patients and their families but the whole healthcare system. Even those who do not occupy any formal management position need to develop their competencies to manage...

Healthcare: Organizational Structure and Culture

Introduction Healthcare service providers work in different environments with different organizational structures. However, most of the structures are formal with some elements of the informal structure (Grant, 2010). The structures are based on the matrix design and communication within the environment is based on emails and other asynchronous and synchronous...

Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Evidence-based practice is one of the foundation of the research in nursing. Consequently, it is essential to prepare students for taking their duties seriously and encourage the development of critical thinking and ability to look at the necessity for the research from the critical perspective (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2014). Clearly...

The Patient Safety Situation at Al Noor Hospitals Group

Introduction Patient safety is a major component and objective of health care quality in the world. In the recent past, many health care organizations across the world have made patient safety a central tenet of their activities. In this process, the organizations are keen on ensuring a clear understanding of...

“The Impact of Evidence-based Practice…” Research Article Discussion

“The impact of evidence-based practice in nursing and the next big ideas” is the article written by Kathleen Stevens, professor and director of the ACE and ISRN. This work was published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. It is a qualitative study, historical research, in particular, that focuses...

Breast Cancer Genetics and Genomics

As Rachel’s healthcare provider, I would go ahead and contact Kristin although this action is not fully supported by Rachel. The decision to contact Kristin goes beyond the realm of the two women and touches on public health (McCance & Huether, 2014). Breast cancer is a big public health issue...

The Concept of Public Health Analysis

Introduction What if you were asked to define the concept of public health? How would you respond? Presently, the majority of the population think that this term is synonymous with medicine. Others are convinced that it is more about statistics. What is even more surprising is that many people believe...

Diseases of the Respiratory System

Introduction The role of the respiratory system is simple and crucial at the same time – it delivers oxygen and carbon dioxide to the human body and makes all body functions work. As a rule, any kind of problem that takes place within the respiratory system affects other parts of...

National Standards for CLAS in Health Care

First CLAS Standard Standard #1: This rule implies that people from all cultural backgrounds should receive quality health care, without jeopardizing their cultural beliefs. It goes on to say that health care services should be in the language that the patient prefers or understands better. This standard is intended to...

Nursing Theory: King’s Conceptual System

Introduction Different theories have been deployed to guide the nursing practice. This paper focuses on King’s conceptual structure and theory of goal achievement and transactional process. The presumption discusses the dynamics and the interpersonal connections via which different patients undergo in the quest to accomplish explicit life goals. It considers...

Identity Theft Protection In The Healthcare Sector

Introduction Nowadays, healthcare providers depend heavily on information communication technologies to access patients’ information. The increased use of wireless technologies has provided a more convenient and quick means of obtaining such information (National Security Institute 3). However, these technologies have created an opportunity for illegal activities, for instance, medical identity...

Health Promotion When You Have Diabetes

Introduction Diabetes is one of the adverse health conditions that affect a large number of people and subject them to intense physical and psychological suffering. It is a health condition characterized by the persistence of extremely high levels of glucose in the blood. This disease is becoming common in different...

Comparing Two Research Strategies

Introduction A research design is “the overall plan for answering research questions and hypotheses, and it entails the approaches used in gathering data” (Cantrell, 2011, p. 188). Quantitative and qualitative approaches are the main means of collecting data. When a research design uses the two approaches, then the approach is...

Nursing Theory: Science of Unitary Beings

Introduction Nursing theory is “a creative structuring of concepts that can result in effective healthcare practices” (Jarrin, 2012, p. 15). Health practitioners can use such theories to analyze evidence-based knowledge in medical care. Nurses use different theories in order to offer quality care to their patients. The application of such...

Culturally Competent Nursing Care Standards

Summary of Article The article “Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care: 2011 Update” offers 12 standards that can support the cultural competencies of many nurses. The presented principles focus on the rights of human beings regardless of their cultural backgrounds. The authors believe that there are political, cultural,...

Quality Improvement Systems in Health Care

Abstract Continuous quality improvement plays a crucial role in promoting the quality of goods and services. By enhancing the quality of its goods or services, an organization is able to meet customer expectations, which translates into greater satisfaction and higher profits for the firm. Continuous quality improvement tools vary with...

Community Assessment Survey in Collier County, Florida

Introduction Community assessment survey is one of the most effective tools in the public health research that is usually used in order to collect data on the specific community’s health for the purposes of identifying the key factors that determine the population’s health status. The community assessment traditionally includes significant...

Gene Polymorphism and Phytochemical Effects

The article to be reviewed is the 2014 article “Can Transcriptomics Provide Insight into the Chemopreventive Mechanisms of Complex Mixtures of Phytochemicals in Humans” written by Van Breda et al. The article is based on the four-week intervention for consumption of blueberry-apple juice by the 143-person study group. Its main...

Public Policy: The Health Care Workforce

Health care workforce today is highly skilled and well-trained. The education of health care specialists is extensive and very detailed. However, the facts say that the health care system is in crisis these days because of its tremendous inefficiency (Bodenheimer & Grumbach, 2012). There is more politics in health care...

Promoting Sleep by Nursing Interventions in Health Care Settings

Sleep plays an important role in the life of every person because it influences the physical health, provides people with an opportunity to reproduce the required portion of energy, and improve behavioral and emotional challenges. Nowadays, sleep research is famous in different countries (Hellström, Fagerstrom, & Willman, 2011), and scientists...

Pathogenesis of Genital Tract Disease Due to Chlamydia Trachomatis

Introduction Sexually transmitted infections cause a significant health concern globally. Bacteria cause a majority of STIs. This essay discusses the N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis as major causes of STIs. The paper’s key focus is on the bacteria adherence to cells, fighting/adapting mechanisms, and major infections. N. gonorrhoeae adherence to...

Coronary Heart Disease in Women

The coronary heart disease has had an increasing trend among women, thus, prompting healthcare providers to initiate training aimed at educating the patients on preventative care. This training program aims at imparting the right knowledge regarding the disease to patients and especially women. The information shall be passed to patients...

Nursing: Reflection of Personal Student Experience

After meeting with a nurse educator, I made a number of observations that perhaps are crucial in promoting a good learning environment. In my experience as a student in the nursing department, nurse educators can hardly initiate a good learning environment if students and other members of staff fail to...