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Expected Outcome - Not Met
Nurses
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Expected Outcome - Not Met

I spent a lot of time coming up with interventions that I felt could really help our almost-a-century-old patient. As we pass room 221, I realize that there is a different patient in there. Where's...

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Gerontological Nursing: The Interrelationship between Theory, Practice, and Research
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Gerontological Nursing: The Interrelationship between Theory, Practice, and Research

This paper discusses the interrelationship between nursing theory, research, and practice in the specialty area of gerontological nursing. Knowledge needs within gerontological nursing, as well as...

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Logistic Regression
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Logistic Regression

Regression analysis is used to predict a continuous dependent variable from a number of independent variables. If the dependent variable is dichotomous, then logistic regression, rather than linear...

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Mixed Between-Within Subjects ANOVA
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Mixed Between-Within Subjects ANOVA

Mixed between-within subjects ANOVA (also known as a split-plot ANOVA) combines two different types of one-way ANOVA into one study: between-groups ANOVA and within-subjects ANOVA. Thus, in a...

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Code Status Error - An Ethical Dilemma
Nurses
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Code Status Error - An Ethical Dilemma

One shift can forever change your life, your career, and your outlook on life. All these events transpired many years ago in a small community hospital in which I had just been hired for a part-time...

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The Passing of "Mrs. Jones" and How She Changed My Life
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The Passing of "Mrs. Jones" and How She Changed My Life

In our facility, "Mrs. Jones" (not her real name of course) was what we called a "needy" resident. She was completely bed bound and constantly in need of something. We used to joke that her call...

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Hands of Love
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Hands of Love

Some time ago, I was called to a dementia unit to help with the residents living there. It was a busy night for the staff, and they were all trying to give quality care for these folks... yet there...

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Inspiring Patient Story - Why We Do What We Do!
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Inspiring Patient Story - Why We Do What We Do!

As nurses, we all have those days, weeks, maybe months, that get really stressful. Sometimes, those rough ones may even leave us wondering why we chose such a physically and mentally exhausting...

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Sexual Abuse Enlightenment for Teen and Nurse
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Sexual Abuse Enlightenment for Teen and Nurse

As I sat and talked with this teenager who had many problems including anxiety, depression, and trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) ... she seemed like a lost soul. She gave the dutiful...

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Why I Want To Be a Nurse
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Why I Want To Be a Nurse

My life story. I want to thank all those nurses out there that have not lost that desire to help, that human compassion that they have, the privilege to exercise it everyday when someone most needs...

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Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
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Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Factor analysis is a broad term for multivariate statistical methods used to identify common underlying variables called factors within a larger set of measures. Basically, factor analysis determines...

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Love and Healthcare in the Third World
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Love and Healthcare in the Third World

Decade after decade we are subjected to the same images and videos of crying children with bloated bellies. Most of us are long tired or immune to the images and pleas for money. Many may wonder why...

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T-Tests and One-Way ANOVA
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T-Tests and One-Way ANOVA

T-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA) are widely used statistical methods to compare group means. Both are parametric statistical techniques, in that these tests involve a number of assumptions,...

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Tips for Radiology Nursing
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Tips for Radiology Nursing

If you are a nurse who is new to the specialty of radiology, congratulations! Radiology nursing is a wonderful learning experience. Not only will you gain a deeper knowlegde of human anatomy and...

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Candid Conversations With Families
Nurses
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Candid Conversations With Families

I feel sorry for hospital patients. They are required to wear flimsy backless gowns and frequently subjected to invasions of privacy. I have been a hospital patient three times, each time as a woman...

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New Supervisory Why?
Nurses
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New Supervisory Why?

Basically on the 3-11 shift I am the only one left in charge to handle emergencies, family concerns, and personnel issues. Close to ten years in this position, now with iron clad nerve fiber,...

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Never Assume
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Never Assume

I am married to a man who is not Christian, I am often offended when some one assumes I am not Christian ( which I am ) because of my last name. My skin, eyes, and hair tone are naturally dark and...

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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

What is a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing? A Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is a meeting involving mental health providers, peers, perhaps a religious representative that try to make sense...

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My Heart Is In Peru
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My Heart Is In Peru

I am a registered nurse from another country. I live permanently in the USA, pursuing my dream to be licensed and work here. Nothing will stop me. Last year in November, I went for my first...

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Multiple Choice Test Items - Response Options
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Multiple Choice Test Items - Response Options

The nurse educator should use clear and direct terminology in crafting the response options. Response options should not be verbose or contain overly scientific jargon or colloquial speech. They...

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