nursing healthcare research topics

1. A Brief Evaluation Involving a Patient Suffering a Possible Miscarriage

Desc: This 13-page undergraduate essay considers a case study of Marsha, a 25-year-old female who has suffered one miscarriage already and who is experiencing pain and vaginal bleeding. In this case, the patient has no previous illness. Marsha is in good health, and her pregnancy was confirmed by a general Practitioner three days ago. Marsha is in her first trimester, approximately 8-10 weeks gestational age. She is allergic to Penicillin and is currently using no medications. The patient is awake, anxious, and is able to obey commands. Her airway is open and clear. Her breathing is R 20, and she is talking in complete sentences. The lungs sound clear bilaterally. The patients skin is pale, cool and dry. The radial pulse is 90 and regular and blood pressure is 112/84. The Pulse Oximetry sensor readings for this patient reads ERROR The abdomen is soft and tender to palpation in lower quadrants. Bright red blood appears on sanitary pad which was changed at least four times today. The patient has a history of recreational drug use but denies any usage in the last two weeks. The patient is experiencing orthostatic changes to blood pressure. The vital signs are BP 80/62 with pulse at 110. Her blood sugar is within normal limits. This essay answers a number of questions about the case, including "State Marshas preliminary diagnosis and clearly explain the pathophysiological process of this condition. Explain why the pulse oximetry reading was unobtainable. What is significant about her history of recreational drug use? Discuss the significance of a pregnant patient with orthostatic changes to blood pressure and pulse rate. What is Marsha at risk of developing? Discuss any other information (historical, physical etc.) that would assist you with this case. Describe the appropriate treatment plan for this patient. Clearly explain the rationale for each step. Describe two other medical conditions that would cause vaginal bleeding in a non pregnant woman that are not associated with trauma.

2. A Brief History of the Spread of AIDS.

Desc: This paper briefly defines and describes the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). This paper describes the discovery of the virus and its spread, as well as treatment. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

3. A Case Study of Textbook Wernicke- Korsakoff Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Discussion.

Desc: This paper shall provide a case study of Patient X in respect to the nature of Wernicke- Korsakoff Syndrome. A reliance on primary and secondary evidence from renown medical sources shall be used to direct the investigation of the patient, his condition, and steps that must be taken in order to alleviate his symptoms. MLA Format.

4. A Comparison of the Health Care System of Two Developed Countries: Germany and Sweden.

Desc: This paper will examine the health care systems of Sweden and Germany in order - through comparative analysis - to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each. Given the complicated nature of the systems to be compared and contrasted, in order to simplify the task of reading the data the analysis will be structured into two parts: (I) the costs of the health care systems in both states; and (II) the benefits each system provides its citizens/subscribers. 8.5 pgs. 19 f/c. 3b.

5. A Critical Analysis of Tom Harpur's Article: "Human dignity must figure in decisions to prolong life"

Desc: Summary: In this essay I will argue that, given how greatly Harpur's arguments rely upon fallacies for support, his general thesis - that often medical technology should not be used to prolong life - is therefore invalid and unproven.

6. A Deductive Essay on the Men in Nursing.

Desc: This essay will discuss the deductive reasoning in the way men play a part in the Nursing industry. By showing how the larger principle are part of the men' nursing industry, which are a part of this type of medical practice in the field's history, as well as the nursing shortage now being reported. By showing the way that men play a valuable part in the industry, will be clarified using this type of reasoning to evaluate their role in today's nursing world. 3 pgs, bibliography lists 2 sources.

7. A Discussion of Positions Within the Abortion Debate.

Desc: This paper addresses the controversy surrounding abortion in order to better provide the reader with the positions of those who favor and those who oppose abortions.

8. A Look at Respiratory Sprays.

Desc: People with asthma and other breathing problems generally use inhalers to help them breathe better. There are many aerosol medications available, and I will discuss each one briefly here. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

9. A Microbiological Study of the Small Pox Virus.

Desc: This paper will discuss the nature of the disease of Small Pox, and how this viral infection is caused. By revealing this, we will study its affects on the patient, and how this is applicable with the modern developments that can prevent it in the case of a vaccination. By understanding all of these factors in the study of this viral progression, the awareness of this disease can be increased for its prevention. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

10. A Nationalized Health Care System

Desc: There has been growing concern over the health care industry in the United States for a number of years. Rising costs are becoming an increasing burden on many different facets of the industry. The client (patient) must maintain some modicum of health insurance if this client is to obtain any sort of care that one might consider competent. Unfortunately for the client, health insurance premiums have gone through the roof, and the percentages that these insurance companies pay have plummeted to the basement. Doctors are being weighed down by skyrocketing costs in malpractice insurance brought about by the number of lawsuits, many of them frivolous. Insurance companies take much of the blame from both doctor and patient, but with increasingly larger payouts for heath care costs and malpractice suits it is doubtful that the insurance companies are receiving a windfall of financial gain. All in all, it does not matter who is at fault, what matters are that the healthcare industry is in a financial conundrum. The United States government has to participate more directly in the dealings of the health care industry and, all cons aside, need to mount a plan for a nationalized health care system.

11. A Personal Definition of Nursing

Desc: This paper offers a personal definition of nursing as a profession, a body of knowledge, a series of tasks, and a mode of care within the health care system.

12. A Seminar on Pain Generated from Sickle Cell Anemia

Desc: This paper provides a general seminar on the pain attributed as a symptom of sickle cell anemia, a disease of the circulatory system. A seminar may be defined as the gathering together of a group of individuals for the purpose of in-depth analysis and discussion of a topic. The information contained within this paper can help achieve the goals of fully informing the group in order to promote discussion.

13. A Study of Alcoholism, Genetic Studies of Dependence, Heredity in Dependence, and Predestination in Adolescent Addiction

Desc: This study will invoke opinions from hereditary, genetic, psychological, and predestiantional means to understand alcoholism in modern times. By assessing these multifarious modes of cure and diagnosis, we can surely see that all play a vital part in collectively finding asnwers to this major kind of disease. By evaluating the methods for each research method, we can see how they all hold a unified front in finding a cure for the disease of alcoholism.

14. A cause and Affect Essay on Apolicia Areata.

Desc: This paper will discuss the cause and affects of Alopicia Areata, and discover how hair loss is part of way of life. By learning how the disease is formed, we can what is becomes in the stages of the cause. By learning some the ways that is enhanced, we can see the different dimensions of the disease beings formed. This is the way the disease will presented in this essay. 4 pgs, bibliography lists 3 sources.

15. A critique of The use of pacifiers for non-nutritive sucking by

Desc: In this paper, we will exam and critique the article by Elizabeth Webster titled: "The use of pacifiers for non-nutritive sucking by babies in a neonatal unit: A qualitative investigation into neonatal nurses perspectives. This article outlines the result of a qualitative study done which interviews nurses and thereby acquires first hand accounts on the practice and effectiveness of pacifiers in neonatal units.

16. AIDS / US Government Conspiracy Theory.

Desc: This undergraduate paper examines the conspiracy theory that the US Government is responsible for the creation and spread of AIDS. It looks at evidence supporting the creation of AIDS, the blocking of detection and treatment efforts, and the ultimate purpose behind the creation of the disease - to reduce the world's population.

17. AIDS Awareness Strategies.

Desc: This six-page junior paper discusses the current preventive strategies for the control of AIDS pandemic. While the government has been trying to tackle this serious problem for some time now, we must find out the reason s why most anti-AIDS campaigns have failed to produce significant results. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.8331 AIDS Awareness Strategies.doc$53.70 8332 Mandatory AIDS Testing On Mothers And Newborns: My Position.This five-page undergraduate paper examines and analyzes the issue of mandatory AIDS testing on mothers and newborns. The author discusses possible consequences of testing for HIV during pregnancy and possible advantages and disadvantages of AIDS testing. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

18. AIDS Gaffes in Africa Come Back To Haunt Drug Industry in the U.S.

Desc: This paper briefly addresses a possible solution for predatory pricing of AIDS drugs in South Africa.

19. AIDS and HIV.

Desc: This is a 4-page paper in APA style that describes the diagnosis, preventative measures and the treatment related to AIDS and the spread of HIV. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

20. AIDS and the US Government Conspiracy Theory.

Desc: This undergraduate paper examines the conspiracy theory that the US Government is responsible for the creation and spread of AIDS. It looks at evidence supporting the creation of AIDS, the blocking of detection and treatment efforts, and the ultimate purpose behind the creation of the disease - to reduce the world's population.

21. AIDS, Pregnancy and Mandatory Testing.

Desc: This paper examines the issue of HIV among pregnant mothers and newborn infants. The extent and nature of the problem are defined and its consequences are outlined. Mandatory testing of all pregnant women for HIV/AIDS is recommended in the conclusion. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

22. AIDS: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Employees and Patients in Nursing Homes.

Desc: This three-page junior year paper discusses AIDS and the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Employees and Patients in Nursing Homes. The paper analyzes various views and is based upon reliable research. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

23. ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Desc: History of the disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease since it claimed the life of the New York Yankees' "Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig in 1941. It is a spreading and worsening neuromuscular disease. It is characterized by a gradual deterioration of motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. When the motor neurons can no further send impulses to the muscles, the muscles begins to waste away, causing increased muscle weakness. Throughout the world, one to two per 100,000 people are diagnosed with this disease every year. Most people are diagnosed in their mid-50s, but it can also concern young adults in there mid teens. Still, appearance of the disease before 30 years of age is rare. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease affecting as many as 20,000 Americans with 5,000 new cases occurring in the United States each year. ALS manifests itself in different ways, depending on which muscles lessen first. Symptoms may include tripping and falling, loss of motor control in hands and arms, difficulty speaking, swallowing and/or breathing, persistent fatigue, and twitching and cramping, sometimes quite severely. ALS strikes through mid-life. Men are about one-and-a-half times more circumspect to have the disease as women are.

24. Abortion - Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice.

Desc: Summary: This paper is on pro-life vs. Pro-choice of abortion. Abortion laws date back to the early 19th Century. Most abortions became illegal during the 20th Century.

25. Abortion and Society.

Desc: This three-page paper looks at the emotive subject of abortion and how it affects society along with views and ideas upon such aspects. The paper also looks at the legal implications through Roe v Wade.

26. Abortion and the Right to Die.

Desc: This paper discusses two major issues of abortion and the right to die. Abortion -- Virtually everyone knows that abortion is the (intentional) termination of pregnancy before birth, but not everyone is agreed on whether it is moral or immoral, because of differing beliefs and opinions as to when the fetus starts to become a person and which is when the termination becomes murder (Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance 2003). The decision as to whether to obtain an abortion or not has been the focus of social, political, legal and moral uproar between pro-life and pro-choice force, swinging from one end to the other and forced by divergent opinions. Euthanasia - the act of intentionally causing the painless death of a sick person, usually performed by a physician, passively by not doing anything to prevent the death of the sick person, or actively by directly playing a role to cause it (CgiScripts.net).

27. Academic Relativism.

Desc: This paper discusses the proposition that universities are not providing moral guidelines and finds that the proposition is reasonable and could be corrected by developing the critical reasoning abilities of students.

28. Access To Healthcare For The Elderly.

Desc: This is an 8-page paper in APA format with 20 references that focuses on Health Care provision for the elderly. It analyzes the fact that while the current health care changes are restructuring the system they're not focusing on the largest segment of the population-the elderly, which needs the most health care. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

29. Acupuncture.

Desc: This paper discusses the various experiences that have led to a study of acupuncture.

30. Acupuncture: An Effective Therapy in Need of Science.

Desc: This twelve-page undergraduate paper describes acupuncture, discusses it from 2 viewpoints, and makes the case presented by many critics of biomedicine, especially Michel Foucault. As a social phenomenon, acupuncture is known to work; the problem is that it poses a real threat to biomedicine. 12 pgs. bibliography lists 8 sources.

31. Acute Myelocytic Leukemia.

Desc: Acute myleocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood which is heterogenous in nature, making it rather difficult to consistently treat. A rare subtype of acute myelocytic leukemia, acute myelocyticleukemia is characterized by a differentiation block at the myelocyticstage and by a reciprocal translocation affecting chromosomes 15 and 17 (Fielding, et al. 1994). As such, acute myelocytic leukemia has not received as much attention as acute myelocytic leukemia, and had not, until relatively recently, received the kind of research necessary to find effective treatments. This rare blood cancer had been universally fatal until 1985. Since that point, this rare form of cancer has experienced a significant boost in research and treatment. This paper will examine the chromosomal abnormalities which make up acute myelocyticleukemia, current treatments, and current research into acute myelocyticleukemia. The point of the examination is to provide a greater level of understanding into this form of cancer. 5 pgs. bibliography lists 8 sources.

32. Adaptation to Chronic Illness

Desc: This paper analyzes the adaptation to chronic illness of a family in which an elderly man with emphysema and other breathing problems returns to his family after 36 years and is cared for, placing stress on the family unit and raising questions about what communtiy resources are availalbe and which can be accessed to offer help to the family without taking all the family's money.

33. Admissions Essay: Why I Want to Become a Family Nurse Practitioner

Desc: This paper deals with an individual's desire to enter a MSN degree program so as to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. The referenced applicant cites sixteen years of nursing experience and holds a current Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This paper sets forth the duties of a Family Nurse Practitioner, requirements for licensure and comments on reasons for entering the profession.

34. Adult Day Care and Home Health Care

Desc: The assignment called for a board of directors presentation with respect to the advantages of home health care and adult day care. The presentation was a convincing argument in support of both types of medical care for seniors.

35. Advanced Directives and Decision-Making in Elder Law.

Desc: This paper describes a few of the important legal documents that can be relied on for ensuring protection of estate and long-term care for aging individuals. Discussed here are court-appointed authorities (Conservators) and Advance Directives (such as Power of Attorney, Living Will) that can prevent competency hearings from taking place.

36. Advantages of Hospital Human Resources Outsourcing.

Desc: In a rapidly changing health care environment, outsourcing of services is trimming the cost of delivering quality care and helping hospitals remain competitive. Contracting experts in some areas frees the hospital to focus on its main product--healing. This paper presents challenges hospitals face in a restructuring health care system and shows how outsourcing is providing money-saving solutions. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

37. Adverse Effects of Anabolic Steroid Use

Desc: This paper considers the use of anabolic steroids and any adverse side effects that have been noted, with anabolic steroids serving as performance enhancers for many athletes, including more and more teenaged athletes who want to gain muscle mass and who see this as a short cut, though the dangers are many, including body changes, addiction, liver damage, and otehr adverse health effects.

38. Advocacy of Mental Illness: Refusal of Psychotropic Medication

Desc: This paper explores the impact and ethics of psychotropic medications on the mentally ill patient. The focus of this paper is on the role of psychotropic illness on patients within the state of New York, where legislation has found that the patient must accept to the medicinal regime. These criteria affect progress and social and humanitarian issues.

39. After an Interval - New Insights into Nursing via Educational Experience.

Desc: The paper reports on the student's shifting ideas concerning nursing after some weeks of the programme. These insights are arranged by the same headings as a previous position paper: person, environment, health, and nursing practice. The student indicates that new thinking on the profession has resulted from an array of experiences. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.

40. Allina Health Services

Desc: This paper discusses the various methods for evaluating employees performances, including reviews by peers and supervisors, as well as a self-evaluation by the employees themselves. Several methods are included to give a sampling of the kinds of evaluations used. The format is Management by Objectives (MBO). MBO is both a planning and an appraisal tool of the organization.

41. Alternative Medicine: An Analysis of Risks and Benefits

Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper examines alternative medicine issues and analyzes the benefits and risks of alternative medical treatment. The author notes that the use of alternative medicine in the form of acupuncture, European herbals, homeopathy, naturopathy, and Ayurvedic medicine has increased in recent years, due to dissatisfaction with the effectiveness of traditional medical treatment and limited access to and high costs of traditional medical care. But there are risks as well, and the paper concludes that much more research is needed before alternative medicine can be considered safe and effective.

42. Alternative Therapies

Desc: This paper analyzes several articles investigating alternative therapies, including therapeutic touch, considering what sort of evidence is offered and what sort is needed, specifically examining a study in whcih the subjects were hospitalized cardiovascular patients, a study that was a double blind study done with a control intervention and suggesting that therapeutic touch might have some validity.

43. Alzheimer's Disease.

Desc: This paper will discuss Alzheimer's disease, and seek to review 5 articles on the subject. Along with this review, we can learn how these medical and psychosocial articles can be applied to rehabilitation.

44. Alzheimer's Disease: Its Causes, Its Effects, and What's Being Done.

Desc: This paper is a broad overview of Alzheimer's disease. A discussion of the hallmarks and symptoms of the disease begins the paper. The causes of Alzheimer's are then examined, including a summary of the characteristics of people who are likely to get it. Current treatment options are touched upon, including a list of available medications. Finally, a summary of ongoing research in the field is included.

45. Alzheimer's Disease: Not Just Loss of Memory.

Desc: This is a 10 page, 10 resource paper discussing Alzheimer's disease, discussing the history, symptoms, diagnosis and hopes for a cure of the disease. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

46. Ambulatory Payment Classifications.

Desc: This is a 12-page paper in APA style that covers the APC system in Medicare and the changes and the effect it will have on the system. 12 pgs. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

47. Amenorrhea.

Desc: Amenorrhea is a delay in or a failure to start menstruation in females who have never had a menstrual period in their lives. This paper looks at this condition and answers what it is, who can get it, what are the causes, and how to prevent it. 3.5 pgs. 3 f/c. 3b.

48. American Healthcare Insurance

Desc: The assignment requested a presentation of the status of America's healthcare system with respect to insurance companies. Information is also presented with respect to other forms of health insurance for America's citizenry.

49. Americas Youth Are At Risk

Desc: "Every 34 seconds a person in the United States dies from heart attack (Mamashealth.com 1). The statistics on heart attack in the United States shows that America is at risk due to heart attacks. It is not only Americas senior citizens that are at risk. "Many U.S. teenagers already have arteries clogged so badly they could suffer heart attacks, and 20 percent of men under the age of 34 do (Fox 1). Americas youth is at risk of having heart attacks, the problem has generated due to lack of exercise and proper nutrition; however, the preventive medicine can be found in changing life styles.

50. An Analysis of the New York Child Health Plus Program.

Desc: This paper will cover the New York Medical Insurance Plan for Children. The study will cover the plan itself and discuss its policies for the State of New York and the children that it will be supporting. By realizing the ramifications of this plan, we can begin to understand the welfare elements of the program and how it impacts the population on New York. Also, the debates on government sponsorship of the program will be discussed alongside the objectives of voluntary services that would support the program. The aim of this study will be to understand the many facets of how medical care in the State of New York will be received, along with the main angles of the Medical Program and it's implementation. 13 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

51. An Article from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - Terminology Assessed by Etymology: Depression and St. John's Wort, 2002.

Desc: This essay is an analysis of an article in a medical journal concerning St. John's Wart and depression. This paper discusses the linguistic development used in the medical article and is a critical assessment of the etymology of the medical terminology. The structure of the medical research experiment is also critiqued. 7 pgs. 2 sources.

52. An Essay of Apology to the Board of Nursing.

Desc: This 5-page undergraduate paper is an essay of apology to a board of nursing for stealing company time and an explanation of the ethical decision-making process used to make the decisions involved in this case. 5 pgs, no bibliography.

53. An Examination of the Integrated Clinical Judgment Model of Hospice Care.

Desc: This paper examines and addresses the integrated clinical judgment model of hospice care. This model shall provide a detailed examination of the aspects of this clinical model that distinguish it from other models of hospice care, with an emphasis on the aspects of this model that are most highly recommended when utilizing the hospice model. The strengths and the weaknesses of this model are also discussed. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

54. An Introduction to Bulimia and Depression.

Desc: This paper is written about bulimia and depression. Often eating disorders stem from depression or the eating disorder causes depression. Often it is difficult to know which is causing which. Research has focused on both of them learning that treatment for depression is important in helping with bulimia.

55. Analogy of a Cell and its Structures and Functions to a City.

Desc: A 3-page creative paper that compares the Cell and its Structures and Functions to a City.

56. Analysis of Interview.

Desc: This paper is an analysis of an interview with a health care worker, a nurse. The purpose of the interview was to discover whether the recent health care reforms impacted on a particular nurse.

57. Analysis of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Website.

Desc: Using the format presented in Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Health Information on the Internet-Policy Paper presented by Mitretek Systems, this paper examines the overall validity and usefulness of the Ortho Tri-Cyclen website. It examines the site based on the seven criteria described within the article. APA format.

58. Analysis of Serious Chronic Illness

Desc: This seven-page undergraduate paper answers the questions for analysis regarding issues, reaction and impact of the story. There is a two-page summary of the journey taken by Gilseth, and reflection on her experience is given. There is also a trajectory graph that illustrates the course of her illness. In spite of having a life-threatening illness she lived in hope.

59. Analysis of the Very Old in American Society

Desc: This paper will discuss what the ramifications of the very old have to deal with concerning social, biological, psychological and cultural systems in the realm of social work. By understanding the elements of this in the facts that are part of the evolution of dealing with the elderly in America, we can see what certain types of systems are being placed to deal with this. By analyzing the data concerning psychological treatments, health care questions, and the psychosocial prospects of old age, we can learn how they create certain gender and race elements within this scope.

60. Analysis/Synthesis of Mittelmark's Article.

Desc: This nine-page undergraduate paper consists of two analyses/syntheses, and a five-page paper concerning the question of what constitutes health in a community. 9 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

61. Andersen Disease: Genetic and Metabolic Causes

Desc: In the study of pathology, the exploration of Andersen Disease is one which has not been fully attempted. Andersen Disease is an extremely rare disorder which is believed to be passed via hereditary mutations in the KCNJ2 gene. This paper is designed to promote a better understanding of Andersen Disease based upon the available literature. It is necessary to note that due to the rare nature of the disease, there have not been too many studies done specifically on charting the diagnosis and the life cycle of Andersen Disease in a wide sample population.

62. Anesthesia Effects on Auditory System.

Desc: It is the goal of this paper to define anesthesia, describes its uses and origin; and, finally describe its effects on the auditory system. This paper will describe in detail such effects and studies proving amnesia or the existence of surgery memory in spite of the use of anesthesia. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

63. Animal Products Intake- Restricted Consumption.

Desc: This eleven-page freshman paper discusses the negative effects of high intake of animal products and strongly suggests that intake of such foods be curtailed. It has been found that high consumption of animal-derived food can result in health problems including coronary diseases and certain types of cancer. While human being need animal-products because they are a good source of important minerals and vitamins, still medical doctors have found that the many health problems are directly related to high intake of such food and lower consumption of healthier food such vegetables and fruits. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

64. Annotated Bibliography on Huntington Disease.

Desc: This paper would be of primary interest to scientists studying Huntington's disease. It studies the effect of the loss of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on the progress of HD. It finds that the mutation of the huntingtin protein leads to the decreased production of BDNF, which, in turns, causes the death of striatal neurons.

65. Anorexia And Bulimia in Teenagers.

Desc: Both anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders that affect teenagers. Teenagers with eating disorders usually have other problems such as low self-esteem, family problems, or other emotional problems. APA Format.

66. Antibiotic Resistance.

Desc: This paper examines antibiotic resistance in two government hospitals in the United States. It outlines an experiment designed to determine levels of anti-biotic resistant respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in two hospitals and an intervention to reduce rates

67. Antidepressant Drugs

Desc: This paper discusses the major antidepressant drugs used today, their nature, the side effects associated with each type, potentially adverse drug interactions, and other issues that the clinician must keep in mind when prescribing these drugs and that the patient must know when taking them in order to avoid harmful effects up to and including death in some cases.

68. Article Critique: Efalizumab for Patients with Moderate to Seve Plaque Psoriasis

Desc: The review of this article centred on evaluating the researchers ability to conduct accurate experimental research. Attention was given to sampling, statistical data analysis, interpretive results, and future research possibilities. The final analysis stated that the research prefect did not adhere to the rigors of effective experimental research and should be replicated.

69. Article Review - An Economic Evaluation of Asthma In The United States.

Desc: This paper's focus is to find out the total costs of treating asthma in the United States. This paper is an academic exercise that is directed towards policy makers in the field of health care in the United States. 11.5 pgs. 0 f/c. 1b.

70. Article Review: "Poverty and Health".

Desc: This paper examines the World Health Organization, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, "Working Paper Number WG1: 5, Poverty and Health" (March 2001). It critiques this document and relates it to larger issues surrounding development.

71. Articles: Summary, Synthesis and Analysis.

Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper is a summary, synthesis and analysis of six related readings on the issue of health and health promotion.

72. As Easy as Breathing.

Desc: This five-page paper presents a detailed description of asthma. The author goes through the disease statistics, cause and treatments. The reader is given a better understanding of the disease and its course as well as what steps are being taken currently to curb it. There were six sources used to complete this paper. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

73. Aspartame: A Health Risk.

Desc: The ten-page paper deals with the arguments related to the use of Aspartame as a sugar substitute. The viewpoints of both parties i.e. those who advocate aspartame as a substitute and its critics are considered, and conclusions draw. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

74. Aspirin.

Desc: This paper is written on the topic of aspirin. Aspirin did not, however, have an impact on the number of fatal heart attacks that occurred among the study participants.

75. Assessing the Image of Marilyn Monroe: Persuasion and the Creation of Identity.

Desc: This paper explores the pervasiveness of the image of Marilyn Monroe that existed throughout her working adult life and through today. A focus on her image and her physical attributes, most specifically her easily- identifiable "blond" hair, shall also be used to direct the scope of this paper.

76. Assessing the Purnell Cultural Competency Model.

Desc: This paper addresses Larry Purnell's model of cultural competency in terms of its relevance as a medical assessment tool.

77. Assessment of the exercise needs of patients who are in need of kidney dialysis

Desc: This paper explores the recent research on patients who are undergoing late-stage renal failure or who require dialysis, and exercise programs. There is a new area of research where patients who suffer from kidney failure can undertake limited exercise while receiving dialysis. This paper approaches the research and briefly explores the possible outcomes of this area of health care.

78. analysis of a quantitative nursing research article

Desc: In this paper, we will provide a detailed critique of the article titled "Detection of hypoglycemia with the Glucowatch Biographer. The research in this article was formulated by: Kenneth R. Pitzer, DVM, Shashi Desai, BS, Tim Dunn, BS, Steve Edelman, MD, Yalia Jayalakshmi, PHD, John Kennedy, BS, Janet A. Tamada, PHD and Russell O. Potts, PHD. This team of researches is highly experienced and diverse in their educational background. This diversity in experience and education suits this particular project, because of its highly practical application, as well as its direct effect on, and interaction with patients of hypoglycemia. The references that these researchers used are mainly from the late 1990, with some from the earlier 1990s and one "classic article from 1973.