Help with Research Topic ASAP!!!!

  1. 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 what I want to do. Everything I choose seems too broad or I can't find much information on. Since I don't have that much time left (about 4 1/4 weeks) I don't want to be on a fishing expedition.

    I am not allowed to do: abortion, legalizing marijuana, lowering the drinking age, euthanasia (would have been my first choice), death penalty, gun control and eating disorders.

    HELP Please!!! I just need someone to jog my mind here so that I can come up with something!
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  2. 34 Comments

  3. by   suzy253
    hmmmmm......do you want it to be nursing related?

    Bereavement?
    Stem Cell Therapy?
    Spirituality in Nursing?
    Nursing Shortage?
    Advanced Directives?
    Aging & Health Care?
  4. by   purplemania
    how about pain management from the ethics point of view, elderly abuse, use of restraints---just go to the JCAHO website and see what their patient safety goals are (there are 7) and pick one. They even give links. I learned that the govt does a lot of my research for me. Even if I don't use the article cited in the link, the references are helpful. Good luck. P.S. You don't have to LIKE the topic, just have to write about it.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Thanks Suz...it's a start and NO, it doesn't have to be nursing related. I'm heading in all different directions. I just don't want it to be boring!!!

    ANYONE OUT THERE???? come on...I know ya'll have to write them too!!!!
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    purplemania...elderly abuse would be a good one I'd bet. I have to use resources specifically from my colleges web index if I use online ones. I can only use one website and have to have at least two books and two journals. It's a real pain. Thanks though. I'll see what kind of info. I can find on elderly abuse on the school library site.
  7. by   southern_rn_brat
    what about nurses and drug addictions?


    [color=#483d8b]or anything to do with sex!! that would make it interesting :chuckle
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Wendy...leave it to you! Nurses and drug addictions might be interesting. I can try to find the info maybe. Thanks! I think I'd better steer clear of sex. LOL!
  9. by   lisamc1RN
    more topics:

    homebirth
    homeschooling
    Atkins diet
    children and tv
    children and video games
  10. by   southern_rn_brat
    i still think sex is a good topic!!
  11. by   WickedRedRN
    I just got finished with a research paper on the overuse of medication for behaviorial problems. Found quite a bit in the way of sources for it and it was an interesting topic for me to work with. Another topic I used when it was and open choice was foodborne illness. Lots of material available on ecoli, was very eye opening.
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    Thank you guys....here is what I am finding a lot of info. on so far in areas I am interested in:

    organ donation
    elderly abuse
    freedom of speech-censorship in the media

    I am going to check more on:
    zero tolerance policy in schools
    infant mortality
    life expectancy
    same sex marriage (opening a can of worms there I would guess)
    the morning after pill

    Any other ideas to check out? I'm really interested in hearing what you all have done in the past too!
  13. by   Rhoresmith
    you could see what you could find on weapons of mass destruction the kinds of chemicals that are made this is a topic of interest now adays and also terriorism
  14. by   RN2BinPA
    Quote from southern_rn_brat
    i still think sex is a good topic!!
    something on the lines of leagalizing prostitution (controlling thier std's or making them pay taxes) would work!!! would be an interesting topic, i think.
    Last edit by RN2BinPA on Jul 11, '04

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