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Hi fellow nurse/students,

I have to write a paper for a class. It is an argumentative essay where the topic is something that effects/implicates the health care system. The topic must be specific. Can't be broad. For instance, diabetes. I'm struggling finding a topic. Does anyone have any ideas?

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LPNtoRNin2016OH has 5 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Allergy/ENT, Occ Health, LTC/Skilled.

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I recently did a paper on how prescribed opiates over the last 20 years and how it's impacted the current heroin epidemic. It was actually interesting to read about and there are many peer to peer reviewed scholarly articles on the subject.

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Effects and implicates? You lost me there.

 

Did you mean, "affects" and "has something to do with the health care system"?

 

I'm thinking about the recent revelations about a Harvard study sponsored by the sugar industry many years ago that pulled attention away from sugar as a factor in arterial disease and turned the standard of care to looking at fats. The authors are long since dead, and the recognition that refined sugars are a very serious factor in cardiovascular disease is well-known....now. And of course, there are many healthy fats, we know...now. It's been argued that this paper all by itself set back nutrition management in the US by a generation.

 

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Sorry for the confusion. I meant. How it effects the government or how it impacts.

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Has EMR/EHR lived up to the promise of improving patient care, increasing patient safety, increasing productivity, and providing quality research data? Are patients happy with the move to EMR/EHR. Has the EMR/EHR put distance in the clinician/patient relationship, since the clinician is staring at a computer screen instead of looking at the patient?

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Are anti-anxiety drugs going to be the next epidemic?

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OK then, you should have your homework all laid out for you, and you have some ideas to sell to your classmates. Have a good time.

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