Research Database

U.S. Nursing Shortage

A 6 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract, which addresses the problem of the U.S. nursing shortage. This examination of the shortage, first of all, looks at the causes for the shortage and then explores the possible solutions that have been proposed, before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Comparative Analysis of Prometheus Bound and Medea

In a paper consisting of sixteen pages which includes an abstract of one page and an outline of two pages these ancient Greek literary works by Aeschylus and Euripides are compared and contrasted. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

Multicultural Education And Technology

A 10 page paper that includes these sections: abstract, stimulus statement and topic, teacher competence to teach multicultural education, what we know about technology and student achievement and technology in pre-service multicultural education classes, what we do not know and recommendations. There are many suppositions that make good sense about the value of technology when teaching multicultural lessons but there seems to be very little empirical evidence. Data are provided for studies where technology was used with ELL and disadvantaged students for math and writing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Communication Management Between Doctors & Nurses

A 5 page research paper, which includes a one-half page abstract, that pertains to doctor-nurse and nurse-to-nurse communication. The writer begins by recording the observations of the student researching this topic during a week-long rotation at a Pennsylvania hospital. The writer then relates these observations to literature and offers recommendations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Capuchin Monkeys/Grooming Habits

A 14 page research paper that includes a 1 page abstract that offers a research report on an observational study. The student researcher observed 2 groups of capuchin monkeys during three observational periods of several hours each other the course of several days in order to determine grooming behavior in captivity. The various sections of the study are discussed and described. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Graduate School in Bronfenbrenner's Model

A 5 page paper discussing a developmental model's effect on an individual's decision to pursue a graduate degree. Developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner's theory of human ecology has been an instrument blurring the lines between various disciplines focusing on human behavior. Bronfenbrenner, one of the founders of the Head Start program designed to give at-risk children better beginnings, defined several levels of systems that directly affect child and adolescent development. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Includes an abstract.

Are Latino School Children Treated Differently?

This 8 page paper uses a single article to discuss both sides of the issue. One side--the author's side--is supported. It is suggested that stereotypes should be abandoned by school districts. An abstract is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An Abstract & Various Assessment Instruments

A 5 page research paper that first offers an abstract of a case study of a woman seeking therapy to help her with her familial and interpersonal relationships. Then, the writer describes 3 forms of adult personality assessment that may aid a therapist in implementing the care plan described. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Used in the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This 9 page report explores Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it relates to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The concepts are first introduced and defined, and then explored in historical context. Specific studies are referenced to demonstrates that the recommendation is credible. The conclusion reached is that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a good treatment modality for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. An abstract is included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Afghanistan Development - Goals And Budget Calendar Issues

A 20 page paper that includes an abstract and a 4 page annotated bibliography. The essay begins with background information regarding the development plan and millennium development goals. It discusses U.S. involvement, including activities already accomplished. The writer reports the budget year in the U.S. as compared to the Afghan budget year and discusses the differences in holidays, workdays and work weeks. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Wellness & Nutrition for Healthy Aging

A 7 page research paper that includes a brief abstract, which reads as follows: This examination of nursing literature addresses the subject of nutrition and how it impacts the goal of wellness. As this is a broad topic, the paper narrows the topic to the two periods in life when nutrition is particularly crucial to wellness, which is in childhood and in regards to older adults. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Schizophrenia and Weight Gain

An 8 page research paper that includes a sample abstract, in which the writer aids a student in writing a research utilization proposal that addresses the problem of weight gain among schizophrenic patient who gain weight to a side effect of psychoactive medication. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Abstract for Article on Diabetes Screening

A 3 page research paper. Type 2 diabetes has historically been a health concern primarily for adults, but in recent year, it has been increasingly manifesting in both children and teenagers. This paper offers a proposed abstract that describes a study conducted by Whitaker, Davis and Lauer (2004), which addresses an issue pertaining to this topic. No additional sources cited.

Global Warming, Climate Change and War

A 12 page research paper, which includes a Table of Contents and an abstract, that presents a literature review and analysis, which examines fifteen current sources in order to discern how scholars and political commentators view the connections between climate change caused by global warming and war. Literature is summarized and then discussed before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Hand Washing Project

A 4 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract and outline, which offers a proposed nursing project, which addresses the problem of hand sanitation within clinical environments and how this issue relates to high rates of nosocomial infection. After discussing this problem, its importance and significance to patient outcomes, the nurse researcher proposes formulating an educational intervention on the topic, which includes placing hand sanitizers at convenient bedside locations throughout the facility (or unit) and then verifying the efficacy of the intervention by both a posttest and the number of bottles used over a two weeks period. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Procrastination and GPA

An 8 page (including brief abstract) proposed research study, which discusses the fact that procrastination is a prevalent today on college and university campuses. A review of this literature is offered and then a study design is discussed that would address the correlation between procrastination and grade point average (GPA). A possible method for analyzing the data from this hypothetical study is also briefly outlined and the Pearson correlation statistic is recommended. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

ERP; Abstract and First Chapter

This 5 page paper is the abstract and first chapter for a project looking at the use of Enterprise Resource Planning ion business and the application of data mining within an ERP system. The paper gives an introduction, problem statement and methodology. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Wireless Sensors; Abstract and First Chapter

This 5 page paper is the abstract and the first chapter for a project that looks at the problems of powering wireless sensors and how the high end language MATLAB may be used to resolve these problems. The paper includes an introduction, problem statements, research questions and methodology. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Veterans’ Health Care

This paper has 29 pages and a one page abstract. The paper discusses the Department of Veterans Affairs and the health care that they provide.

Case Study - Informal Reading Assessment

A 9 page paper that includes an abstract. The focus of the paper is a hypothetical case study of a second-grade boy who is reading above grade level. An informal reading inventory was administered and the results reported along with comments about the boy's performance and approaches to reading. The last part of the paper discusses the Four Block program as one way to meet different ability levels in the classroom. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Nursing Practice Issue/Use of Restraints

A 6 page research paper that examines restraint use in nursing practice. It offers an introduction to the topic, which states the parameters of the investigation, and then a literature review that examines current research and opinion, concluding that current nursing expertise works toward reducing or eliminating restraint use from nursing practice, and, recommends that, when its use is judged to be unavoidable, that it strictly follows preset hospital guidelines. An abstract of the research is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Need for Drug Testing in the Workplace

A 13 page (12 pp. + 1 pg. abstract) paper which examines the issue of drug testing in the workplace, charting its historical evolution and presenting research statistics to support the contention that such testing is needed in the American workplace. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Erik Erikson’s “Identity: Youth and Crisis”

A 3 page abstract and overview of Erik Erikson’s book “Identity: Youth and Crisis.” No additional sources cited.

An Overview of Autism

This 11 page paper provides much information about autism. Included is a literature review section with current research. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are each areas discussed. An abstract is included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Nursing Communication Project

A 23 page research paper that proposes a project designed to improve communication among nurses at a specific health care facility. The writer proposes that institution of a shared governance management structure will improve nursing communication through empowerment and providing a specific structure for hearing nursing contributions. This project proposal includes all areas pertaining to the project's implementation, including a literature review. The page count also includes a 1.5 page abstract. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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