Category: Medicine

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Patient Safety in Healthcare

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Introduction and background Patient safety has always been the heart of healthcare practice and nursing through the history of medicine. However, all through the world occasional non-deliberate accidental harm occurs to patients looking for care. Such unfavourable incidents can occur... [ view article ]

2983 words | 9 pages

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Factors Impacting On The Effectiveness Of Palliative Care

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Palliative care can vary significantly in its effectiveness according to condition, location, and type of patient (WHO, 2011; Gomes et al., 2013). This has long been recognised as an issue: Higginson et al. (2003) suggested that it has been difficult... [ view article ]

2898 words | 9 pages

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How Does Play Therapy Improve the Cognitive and Social Functions of Young Children?

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Introduction This essay will discuss how play therapy improves the cognitive and social functions of young children. A brief review of child development theories and how these underpin play therapy will be done. A critical analysis of published literature on... [ view article ]

2444 words | 8 pages

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The social determinants of health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, referred to as 'Indigenous Australians', experience significantly poorer health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians. This is particularly true for Indigenous women. The difference in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women is some 9.5 years,... [ view article ]

3304 words | 11 pages

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Role and Career Opportunities for a Nurse

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Terms of Reference Accountability: Means that healthcare professionals are accountable to their selves and to others on the care received by the patients. Adverse event: Refers to an incident that occurred in the hospital or any other clinical setting that... [ view article ]

2605 words | 8 pages

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Holistic care of a terminally-ill neonate in Australia

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In the Australian tertiary health care system, 'best practice' in the care of a terminally-ill neonate and the neonate's family centres on the provision of 'holistic care'. Neonates and their families are considered an interdependent system; therefore, holistic care involves... [ view article ]

2727 words | 9 pages

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Rolfe Reflective Model – Nursing Essay

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Reflective essay on a case scenario - Rolfe reflective model This reflective essay will adopt Rolfe's model of reflection, (Rolfe, G et al. 2001) which was derived from Borton's developmental model. (Boyd E et al. 1983) The scenario is presented... [ view article ]

1785 words | 5 pages

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Example Nursing Essay

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Identify a patient, stating the reason for admission/appointment. Identify a patient, stating the reason for admission/appointment. It must be on diabetes. Describe a specific problem that has been highlighted through the assessment process. Explore factors that may have led to... [ view article ]

1863 words | 6 pages

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Safeguarding Dementia Patients

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Introduction All nurses have a duty of care to their patients (Brooker and Waugh, 2013). Nurses are expected to play a safeguarding role, recognising vulnerable patients and protecting them from harm, abuse and neglect. Elderly patients are at especial risk... [ view article ]

2494 words | 8 pages

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The treatment of organ rejection with immunosuppressive medication: a discussion

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Since the pioneering experiments of allograft heart transplantation by Christiaan Barnard in 1967, there have been significant advances in the development of human organ transplantation. Indeed, over 35,000 patients in both the US and Europe benefit annually from organ transplantation... [ view article ]

2585 words | 8 pages