Nursing Articles - page 184

I will talk, you just listen
Nurses
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I will talk, you just listen

Ask anyone who knows me very well, and they can tell you what I have wanted to be when I "grow up" since I was 14 years old; a nurse. To be a nurse means to be compassionate, brave, and holding...

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The Laying on of Hands
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The Laying on of Hands

I wanted to be a nurse since I was 13. My grandmother was diagnosed with Cancer in October of 1992 and died in July of 1993. She heard the word "cancer" and didn't want to fight. Even at the young...

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When The Mother Is In Prison
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When The Mother Is In Prison

Prisoners get a very short hospital stay - for a normal vaginal delivery, the woman goes back to the prison the next day, most often in under 24 hours. For a Cesarean delivery, the woman goes back to...

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God Bless America
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God Bless America

"You mean you actually work for free?" the tall handsome Brazilian was saying as I noticed a look of incredulousness spread across his face. I returned the same look while saying that the spirit of...

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Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?
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Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconscious post op that comes in with bizarre tattoos or piercings. Remember that...

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Life, Death, and Other Matters of Consequence
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Life, Death, and Other Matters of Consequence

I am a seasoned long-term care nurse. I deal with life and death matters all the time. My voice is often the last one a patient hears, and my hand the last human touch he or she feels. It's OK most...

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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Structural equations comprehensively represent the complex multidimensional relations among research variables in a theory. Structural equation modeling (or sem) is a sophisticated class of...

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Everything I Know About Life, I Learned From Nursing
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Everything I Know About Life, I Learned From Nursing

I've learned that nursing is a great metaphor for life. It's both rewarding and frustrating, utterly fascinating at times and dull as tombs at others; it's funny, sad, beautiful, ugly, dramatic,...

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Rejecting the Transplant
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Rejecting the Transplant

It was snowing to beat all. Two feet was down already, and more was falling. Driving the little Toyota down the highway, I was thinking, where will I be next year? My current job is wearing me down....

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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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The Most Amazing Patient
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The Most Amazing Patient

One of my personal heroes came into my life in the most unexpected of ways. I have been working as a nursing assistant at a local hospital while going to school full-time to become a registered...

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Watching My first Open Heart Surgery
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Watching My first Open Heart Surgery

I had just started to work at this newer and larger hospital in 1982 and it was on a telemety unit that specialized in post open heart surgery. I wasn't sure that I wanted to work at another Catholic...

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Um... I don't know what an EKG is.
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Um... I don't know what an EKG is.

Case in point: when I started working in the hospital, my experiences in the medical field included several emergency room visits and one overnight stay as a kid, and sleeping in a chair at my...

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We Are Nurses
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We Are Nurses

There are some things for which school prepares you. How to spike an IV bag, how to administer standard medications as scheduled; how to make the perfect care plan. Yet nursing is not about the...

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Retirement  When?
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Retirement When?

Years have passed with my hair turning a shade of white. I walk with a slight limp, but chronologically not as old as one might think. Flat feet, and varicosities well hidden under pant legs for none...

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Analysis of Covariance
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Analysis of Covariance

Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) is a statistical technique that blends analysis of variance and linear regression analysis. It is a more sophisticated method of testing the significance of...

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The Delivery
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The Delivery

Or not. Many years ago, I was a labor and delivery RN at a county medical hospital, serving a large population. The hospital only had 3 delivery rooms with one delivery room, that all the nurses...

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Using Goals to Grow in Nursing
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Using Goals to Grow in Nursing

Goals are useful in life by allowing people to strive for something better. Never allowing oneself to become completely content, encourages the pursuit of bigger opportunities and keeps dreams alive....

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Expected Outcome - Not Met
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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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