Looking for subject to write my Dissertation on - page 2

I am currently half way through my second year as a mental health/psychiatric student nurse, and am beginning to panic about the 10,000 word dissertation I have to complete next year in order to... Read More

  1. by   sam.r
    Quote from peaceful
    I am fascinated by homelessness and connection to MI/Dual diagnosis issues. Also another topic is elderly and homelessness. The elderly have unique issues that slip through the cracks of the system and are not addressed. Please, please tell me how your program is? Is it really hard? Are you doing online? Would love to hear the details! Thanks.
    I am attending University of Wales Colege of Nursing in Cardiff. The course I am on is 3years full time, we do 8 weeks theory at the uni and six weeks placement on the wards practical per module and the overall course is nine modules. Course is real interesting and the practice is great, if sometimes a little demanding when trying to complete assignments while working on the wards 37 1/2 hours a week. But I am managing ok and still able to spend time with my six children which is what I feared would be affected at the start. Learning to be organised and in theory not to leave things to the last couple of days would help me though.
  2. by   marylyn_91604
    Quote from sam.r
    Taking into account my experience to date I am thinking of looking at dual diagnosis in the elderly, concentrating on the possible connection between dementia and depression in the elderly.
    How about studying the effects of Aricept or Hydergine or any drug designed to help Altzheimers?You might get a doctor to work w you.Or contact the drug companies that provide certain drugs like Aricept,see if they have ongoing studies you could study an aspect of-like sleep appetite etc.Dont have to recreate the wheel.Also,Altzheimers is a hot topic now,as we baby boomers get older.Let me know what you do!And good lluck.
  3. by   renerian
    I did mine on the effects of anti-oxidants and wound care healing. I used a sample of clients from my home care base of patients I managed. Was very interesting and took about 10 months to do.

    renerian
  4. by   sam.r
    Quote from marylyn_91604
    How about studying the effects of Aricept or Hydergine or any drug designed to help Altzheimers?You might get a doctor to work w you.Or contact the drug companies that provide certain drugs like Aricept,see if they have ongoing studies you could study an aspect of-like sleep appetite etc.Dont have to recreate the wheel.Also,Altzheimers is a hot topic now,as we baby boomers get older.Let me know what you do!And good lluck.
    I am currently studying Alzheimers for my present assignment and find there is loads of research on the subject at the moment, so if I get the all clear off the Uni to carry it on for my dissertation I will probably look into something along those lines. Thanks for the tip and the luck I feel like I need all the luck I can get at the moment :uhoh21: Never mind I keep teeling myself only another 18 months and then the real learning begins
  5. by   peaceful
    What was your conclusion on effects of anti-oxidants and wound healing? Curious.

    Quote from renerian
    I did mine on the effects of anti-oxidants and wound care healing. I used a sample of clients from my home care base of patients I managed. Was very interesting and took about 10 months to do.

    renerian
  6. by   renerian
    Peaceful thanks for asking about the study! One group had an educational program on nutrition and wound healing. The docs agreed also with supplementation with antioxidants. I was the primary nurse who did all the education.

    To make a long story short, the supplemented and educated group healed much faster.

    renerian
  7. by   payday
    Pre menstral dysphoric syndrome. Can cause pyschosis and often misdiagnosed. I haven't read much about this but I believe should be addressed by the pyschiatric community.

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