Essays Tagged: "Intensive-care unit"

Euthansia Addressing the pros and cons of the issue of ethunasia in the United States. Should the practice be out lawed?

, their desires concerning treatment neglected, after spending 10 days or more in an intensive care unit" (Horgan, 1996). In these cases the patients, or their doctors, tried to resist death with the ... rvived for a long time without the laws of humanity, so what makes them right? (Colesando, 1991)The United States was founded because people wanted to be free. Americans have fought for freedom ever s ...

(6 pages) 309 3 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Sudden Death in Intensive Care - an examination on the bereavement process and counselling in an ITU environment

pose of this assignment is to explore the sudden death of individuals admitted to an intensive care unit, and the impact this has on their families and friends. It is also the objective of this assign ... e to the clinical area refer mainly to that with which the author has had experience.Intensive care units derived from the polio epidemic of the early 1950`s and have subsequently developed to incorpo ...

(11 pages) 232 1 4.8 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Physician assisted suicide: Whose Choice Is It?

n, their desires concerningtreatment neglected, after spending 10 days or more in an intensive care unit."(Introduction 1)Is a painful death a natural and acceptable fact of life? It is my belief that ...

(5 pages) 366 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

This is about an experience I had in the ICU.

I.C.U.The I.C.U. (intensive care unit); one of the most nerve wrecking places you could ever encounter. The constant beeping, buzzing ...

(1 pages) 36 0 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Nurse Consultant and their role, a critique

re of a consultant nurse. The author's current area of practice- a nine bedded adult intensive care unit, where no such role currently exists. However, the author will examine the potentialities of su ... uired to manage the two very different groups of staff combined by the amalgamation of two separate units with different policies and procedures. The management in the author's clinical area, though o ...

(16 pages) 633 0 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Hospital Sector Service Quality Dimension

rs but it covers also non-financial indicators to take advantage of key internal and external opportunities and respond to these opportunities promptly. Service quality had been studied extensively by ... ient is important for all the medical staffs especially those staffs who work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and also the emergency ward. This is because a patient who's admitted to these 2 wards is ...

(7 pages) 156 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Argentina Through The Years

d of quiet convalescence while others are still suffering from seizures in the IMF's intensive care unit. It is important to understand why some countries fell to the debt crisis while others did not. ... only by successive rounds of rescheduling and the accumulations of arrears" (Economist Intelligence Unit 10). By this, It's very clear that the conditions of being behind in fulfilling payments will d ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Ethics in Nursing Research

l-directed sedation could reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation, time in the intensive care unit, hospital length of stay, and the need for a tracheostomy for the respiratory failure patient. ... t, Chlan, & Gross, 2001). The interviews were held in a conference room near the Intensive Care Units and lasted 75 minutes.Using the guidelines discussed earlier we reviewed the Weinart, Chlan, a ...

(8 pages) 493 1 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Code Blue

pist, nurses and hospital personnel.One night, at a hospital in Texas, three nurses manned a 25 bed unit. After making their usual rounds, they were thankful to finally sit and enjoy some of the cafet ... eam immediately administered drugs to stabilize the patient for the transport to the Intensive Care Unit. Barbara remained in the room as the team worked. Within minutes she was escorting along side t ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Book Review: "Why Marriage Matters" by by Evan Wolfson

ld together. While Julie was having a caesarean delivering their daughter Annie, the Intensive Care Unit denied Hillary access to the room because it was for “immediate family only”. So Hila ... Thomas, a gay couple who have been with each other for ten years. Thomas is from Germany and in the United States on a visa, so the couple knew that they could be separated any day. Eventually they bo ...

(8 pages) 29 1 4.6 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Collaborative Practice

#65533; PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �6� Collaborative Practice in the Neonatal Intensive Care UnitJean MatscheUniversity of PhoenixBSN013; NUR402Kathleen Jordan, MS RNJanuary 21, 2007�Col ... Kathleen Jordan, MS RNJanuary 21, 2007�Collaborative Practice in the Neonatal Intensive Care UnitCollaborative practice in health care occurs when a member of the health care team consults with ...

(6 pages) 124 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Born too early

g trouble with any of these things then it is taken into what is called the neonatal intensive care unit. In some of the smaller hospitals they aren't equipped with the technology that is needed to ke ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


deal with oral feeding and discharge.Progress in medical technology and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have made the survival of smaller and smaller infants possible. As a result, we now have ... y.. It will also help the caregiver recognize when the infant is organized and ready for more opportunities to learn from the environment. It will also help the astute observer identify the infant's a ...

(19 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Euthanasia: A Right to Choose

wenty-four hours. Severely suffering patients typically spend their last days in the Intensive Care Unit plugged with countless tubes, or in extreme cases, either comatose or on ventilators (Valente). ...

(3 pages) 76 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Working Towards Compassion for Terminally Ill Patients— Legalization of Euthanasia

ndmark case of the "right to die." Quinlan was admitted in a comatose state into the intensive care unit of a hospital located in New Jersey. She lay debilitated and purportedly moribund but was susta ... and enforced in the same way as it is enforced in the Netherlands.In Oregon, the only state in the United States of America that permits assisted suicide, has its own clauses towards when and how eut ...

(16 pages) 73 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Risk Management

ed.To err is human, and often a necessary condition for progress. Making mistakes provides an opportunity for learning, so the same mistakes will not have to happen again. Hospital risk management is ... 20% of all adverse events leading to injury or loss of life."Heparin Use in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)The exact number of medication errors in the NICU is not known, but errors do occur frequ ...

(7 pages) 174 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Nursing Burnout

Imagine a hospital setting, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Here children with severe health problems live for days, weeks, even years. One infant ... began experiencing emotional and physical fatigue. She began to lose interest in the child and the unit, feeling hopeless in the infant's recovery. The burnout syndrome progressed to a significant de ... leave nursing. Although she didn't want to abandon the child, she requested to be removed from the unit (Kennedy 63).Scenes like this are happening more and more frequently around the country. Burnou ...

(9 pages) 175 0 4.0 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Functions of Management

ill give an account of how the four functions of management are used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a hospital in the Middle Georgia area.Merriam-Webster OnLine (2008) defines managemen ... achievement of those goals. Reflecting back upon the management team of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the planning stage of the managerial process included the analysis of current conditions and s ...

(5 pages) 30 0 4.6 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Topic: Cell Free Plasma DNA as a Predictor of Outcome in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

nts 18yrs or older who were seriously ill with whole body inflammatory state in both Intensive care unit and hospital mortality, as well as to see if there was a relation between cell free plasma DNA ... study the amount of cell free plasma DNA in survivors and non survivors in both ICU (intensive care unit) and Hospital patients.METHODS:1. The QIA amo DNA Blood Mini Kit (Qiagen) was used to extract D ...

(2 pages) 524 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Science Essays