Help with Research Topic ASAP!!!! - page 2

Okay guys. I give up! I have to write a 5-7 page research paper this summer for my college comp. class. I have to have three possible topics ready for class tomorrow morning and I can't figure out... Read More

  1. by   lola4525
    Hi, I'm new here, but how about something on diabetes, or the over use of antibiotics.
  2. by   southern_rn_brat
    why not sex? if it must be an informative paper...why not which positions feel best...which batteries work best...


    [color=#483d8b]i know...i know....shut up wen~
  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    LOL @ Wendy..you are cracking me up!

    I am trying to do something that I am at least somewhat interested in right now too, since it is going to take over much of my life for the next month. I just get irritated with the whole WMD thing and I'm not as much into the medical things since I know that I will have to do papers later on them. KWIM? Thanks guys. I think I have my three (actually four) and if he knocks them all down, I'll have to go back to sqaure one!
  4. by   southern_rn_brat
    Quote from cnm2b
    lol @ wendy..you are cracking me up!

    i am trying to do something that i am at least somewhat interested in right now too, since it is going to take over much of my life for the next month. i just get irritated with the whole wmd thing and i'm not as much into the medical things since i know that i will have to do papers later on them. kwim? thanks guys. i think i have my three (actually four) and if he knocks them all down, i'll have to go back to sqaure one!
    i am trying to do something that i am at least somewhat interested in right now.....


    i aint touching this with a ten foot pole!!!!
  5. by   angel337
    i did a paper on elderly abuse and got good reviews from my professors. there is a lot of information in the library about it and on the net. it is a subject that can also be narrowed down to hit the most important highlights that are known to initiate elderly abuse such as:
    1. stressed out caregivers (usually the children) that care for an ailing elderly person are more prone to abuse because they feel overwhelmed and burdened with caring for the person and feel that they don't have a life of their own.
    2. children who are substance abusers are more likely to abuse the elderly.
    3. no access to health care or limited access to care/resources force the elderly to depend on people that don't really care for them.
    4. elderly people that live alone are the biggest target because they are vulnerable to trusting people that may only have a financial interest in helping them.
    good luck with your paper.
  6. by   Audreyfay
    Medication coverage and the elderly. It's amazing how little Medicare is actually helping the poor seniors with their medications.

    Noninvasive blood sugar monitoring. There is quite a story about how it started. There was supposed to be "a black box" that would do noninvasive blood sugar monitoring. Many $$ were paid for the development. The people who were the developers took the money and ran. They left exactly what the title was, an empty black box. Quite a scandal. It would be quite interesting to track the development and the slow progress in this area. I know that in 1990 they said they would have noninvasive meters in 5 years. In 1995, they said 5 more years. Guess what they're saying today.... "5 more years!" If you do this paper, I would LOVE to read it! Audrey
  7. by   manna
    I'm in the process of writing a research paper for one of my nursing classes right now and I chose Margaret Sanger/the history of the birth control movement (Planned Parenthood and its predecessors). Pretty interesting subject matter, and lots of information available on it. Don't know how close this would be considering you can't do the abortion angle, but it's really a whole other subject in itself - some people may not view it that way, though.

    Good luck choosing a topic and writing your paper!
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    It's really hard to find a subject that can be whittled down to five to seven pages. *sigh* I'd almost rather have a larger one!
  9. by   ksfrn66
    We did an interesting research presentation on HER-2 in breast cancer - lots of info on that. Also the use of unlicensed assistive personnel is also a boatload of available resources. I think the idea for stem cell research would be very interesting.


    Others:
    teens and smoking
    use of leeches, maggots for wound debridement
    near-death experiences
    deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinsons, etc

    Hope that helps.
  10. by   fnimat1
    How about fetal alcohol syndrome or childhood obesity?

    Fatima
  11. by   sabrn2006
    Quote from CNM2B
    It's really hard to find a subject that can be whittled down to five to seven pages. *sigh* I'd almost rather have a larger one!
    Hey Kim, Your subject can be broad, but you only need to tackle a tiny part of it. It can be tough to narrow down your topic at first. But once you start researching, you can find your own angle (and magically, your thesis!) I found it helpful to start my researching without any inkling of my direction - only a vague notion of questions to ask about my topic. Then as I read, I learned more. As I learned, I formed an opinon and decided on my eventual direction. Follow your instincts. You can do it! And I'll be glad to proof read for ya. :wink2:
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    Good Steph!!! Hey, ya wanna proofread my essay by Tuesday night if I send it to you tomorrow? I want to tweak it some more!
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    With help from all of you, I decided on my three (actually four) possibilities and hopefully he won't knock them all down:

    organ donation, educating the public and concerns as to why people don't donate

    elderly abuse

    freedom of speech-censorship in the media

    same sex parenting or same sex marriage (pretty sure he'll knock this one down)

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