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  • Spaeth, Tracy (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    This paper will review the ethical implications of elective cesarean sections, specifically the issues of patient autonomy and beneficence/nonmaleficence, and how they relate to cesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR).
  • Martin, David; Biethman, Elyse; Blurton, Brooke; Dudley, Kayla; Horn, Kerri; Lee, Alexandra; Medis, Kim; Nelson, Heather; Silvey, Linus; Tafreshi, David; Wurtz, Heather (2011-08-25)
    The articles presented in this volume originated as assignments completed by students as part of their senior level coursework. The original call for papers did not limit their entries to any particular topic. All of the ...
  • Blurton, Brooke (2011-08-25)
    Lacking effective modalities to treat obesity in children puts doctors and nurses at the forefront of the ethical dilemma of saving a child’s life with a risky and poorly researched bariatric surgical procedure. The following ...
  • Dudley, Kayla (2011-08-25)
    A diagnosis of cancer is devastating to a mother who is often overjoyed by the prospect of parenthood. Because the diagnosis of cancer during pregnancy is a relatively rare complication, 1 in 1,000 pregnancies, ...
  • Biethman, Elyse (2011-08-25)
    The purpose of this paper is to discuss recent legislative changes about requiring mandatory vaccination of adolescents with Gardasil. This paper will look at the ethical issue of a state mandate requiring an adolescent ...
  • Tafreshi, David (2011-08-26)
    In the hospital setting, there are few moments that are as intense as the events that take place when trying to save an arresting patient’s life. Yet family presence during resuscitation efforts has become an important and ...
  • Horn, Kerri (2011-08-26)
    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of maintaining confidentiality, as well as, discussing why it is crucial in some situations to disclose or share patient information. Confidentiality is among the eight ...
  • Wurtz, Heather (2011-08-26)
    Throughout the world, gender inequality—pervasive and deeply embedded in societal structures and ideologies—continues to inhibit human potential and retard the social and economic development of individuals, families, and ...
  • Lee, Alexandra (2011-08-26)
    The complexity of the ethical issue being depicted is one that has transcended generations, bringing light to issues such as human rights, distributive justice, and the worldly effects of globalization. The subject termed ...
  • Silvey, Linus (2011-08-26)
    The purpose of this paper is to describe the influence of culture and religion on end-of-life decision making and advance care planning. Over the last few decades there has been increasing amounts of attention and controversy ...
  • Medis, Kim (2011-08-26)
    This paper concerns the topic of the Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) and some of the ethical dilemmas surrounding it. PVS is defined as a “condition in which the patient is wakeful but devoid of conscious content, without ...
  • Nelson, Heather (2011-08-26)
    The purpose of this paper is to examine adolescents’ ability to make competent decisions, and explore the legal and ethical ramifications surrounding the use of Pediatric Advance Directives. Evidence strongly supports that ...
  • Banh, Micheal (2013-08-01)
    Visitation policies on intensive care units establish the groundwork for balancing the needs of a critical patient and family members as well as the unit staff. The unit's specific policy on visitation hours sets the tone ...
  • Barkman, Anne (2013-08-01)
    With technological advances saving lives daily, one obstacle still plagues the medical community - organ shortages. Over 112,000 patients await a new organ in the United States alone and the numbers keep growing (Transplant ...
  • Martin, David; Godfrey, Nelda (2013-08-01)
    Welcome to this Sixth volume of The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing. This journal is a compilation of original articles written by senior nursing students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The ...
  • Martin, David; Godfrey, Nelda; Banh, Micheal; Barkman, Anne; Friesen, Kelsey; McShane, Franny; Mikulan, Katie L.; O'Malley, Candice M.; Ramsey, Alexandra; Shumate, Timothy; Truong, Maria N. (2013-08-01)
    Welcome to this Sixth volume of The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing. This journal is a compilation of original articles written by senior nursing students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The ...
  • Ramsey, Alexandra (2013-08-01)
    The Chinese Shen-nung Pen-tshao Ching is the oldest medical text found in the world today. This text mentions the use of marijuana to treat such ailments as digestive disorders and pain from rheumatism. Marijuana also made ...
  • McShane, Franny (2013-08-01)
    “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl”! These two simple sentences are by far the most exciting news a mother and father hear in their careers as parents. It’s a flip of a coin, 50 – 50, boy or girl. What if, that ratio could be ...
  • Truong, Maria N. (2013-08-01)
    Children in past centuries were often recruited and exploited as research subjects for vaccine testing trials and to study the outcomes of infectious disease. The purpose of this paper is to describe current safeguards for ...
  • Friesen, Kelsey (2013-08-01)
    One of the Healthy People 2020 objectives is to “reduce violence by current or former intimate partners” (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2011, p. 16). Several health organizations such as the ...

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