Assignments - groan

  1. Can someone help me
    I am one month into a return to practice nursing course as i have been out for several years
    I have been allocated to a medical / elderly ward and have to produce ( mongst lots of other things ) two assignments 1 of 2500 words and another of 5000 words
    I can't seem to find a suitable subject
    If anyone has done any recently what are good topics for this type of area - i will be very grateful for any replies:kiss
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  3. by   cargal
    I have always been really interested in incontinence issues. It is a major reason why placement in long term care happens, and I feel it happens more often in the facility than it should- I call it forced incontinence. Another topic is fall prevention. Statistically, life expectancy drops dramatically after a fall.
    Good luck and let us know what you are thinking!

  4. by   kids
    I once managed to turn "Manifestations of The Diabetic Foot" into a 5000 word term paper. (Got my ONLY "A" in nursing school on it too!)

    Other cool topics that I would pick if I ever had to write papers again:

    A comparison of traditional -vs- nontraditional methods of wound management.


    The de-evolution (is that a word?) of wound management (maggots & leeches), sort of a history of the return to such archaic treatments.


    the modernization of old world remedies (foxglove, bascillum powder, that tree bark that has ASA in it).
    Last edit by kids on Oct 22, '02
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  6. by   sooty40

    Thank you for the replies - this is only the second time i have visited the site.... it is very helpful
    Continence was always my sort of topic when i practiced before i suppose it will always be one of the main considerations and one of the most difficult to manage - if anyone has met up with new methodology then i would be very interested to know a bit about it
    What is the current nursing model in use in the USA for nursing of the elderly ? ( in a hospital setting)

    Thanks again all !:kiss