To help prepare your medicine and nursing dissertation this article suggests topics for you to base your

research on, in the areas of healthcare, clinical management, public health, midwifery, health organisations, environmental health, occupational health and safety and mental health. 2. Clinical management Clinical management involves not just application of the nursing interventions but managing all aspects of nursing and healthcare within the clinical setting. Some topics for your nursing dissertation could include: Issues and risks in the clinical management of patients with prostate cancer. New directions in management of patients in the adult intensive care units. Perceived management issues in the care of elderly patients. Optimal management strategy for patient with post traumatic stress disorder. Management and treatment outcomes of acute ischemic stroke. Clinical management and psychosocial treatment of drug dependence in prison settings. Patients' self assessments and decision making: Management approaches in surgical cases. Strategies in management and care of patients with chronic and acute pain. Possible interventions in the clinical management and control of infectious diseases. Clinical management of inpatients with cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. 3. Public health Public health highlights all those issues that affect the health of the people and focus more on large scale health problems rather than individual concerns. Some of these that you could base your nursing dissertation hereby follow: Evaluating the impact of health promoting interventions on public health in the UK. Contamination of drinking water in developing nations and its effects on public health. Evaluating health consequences of the public affected by natural disasters. AIDS and its social impact: A study in public health. Exercise habits and its relation with the epidemiological patterns of cardiovascular risks. The importance of a public health policy for controlling obesity in children. Poverty and its role in childhood diseases a public health issue. Public health responses and approaches for the prevention of cancer. Diabetes as a public health problem and associated lifestyle interventions. The growing problem of alcoholism and binge drinking among teenagers as an issue in public health 4. Community Nursing Community nursing shows the importance of social interventions in healthcare, especially for the elderly or disabled, and is a generic term for school and health or district nursing. If you are looking to base your nursing dissertation in this area, the following topic suggestions may help you. The care of the elderly outpatients and community nursing services. Assessment of nutritional status of children as an essential part of community nursing. The provisions for integrated community nursing services and its impact on individual health costs. Health promotion through community nursing practice. The collaborative roles of GPs, nurses, social workers and policy makers in a community nursing centre. The use of community nursing services by patients following surgical procedures. The role of community nursing in improving quality of life of the elderly. Community nursing for the care of elderly suffering from chronic illnesses. A comparative study of community nursing and health care needs in different cities. An evaluation of community nursing services available for pregnant women and neonates.

The long-term effects of social support and midwifery support during pregnancy. Organisational dynamics. Strategic management perspectives of international health organisations. perhaps you could look to the following topics for further reading for your nursing dissertation. Starting evidence-based nursing program for health care needs of elderly cancer patients. Evidence-based practice as a theoretical and practical approach to. New organisational directions in healthcare. Evidence-based guidelines in promoting quality healthcare. A study on the efficacy of evidence-based practice in healthcare. 7. disposal of toxic wastes and hygiene. Supportive nurse-midwife intervention team in managing caesarean sections. Disease management with the use of evidence-based medicine. The attitudes towards confidentiality of patient information among midwives in the UK. Improving pregnancy outcomes and care with the help of midwives.5. Environmental Health The environmental health issues relate to environmental health risks for the population and issues such as awareness of environmental problems. development and strategic policies towards healthcare as followed by the NHS. Model of care followed in standard midwifery practice within UK. Do the midwives influence decision-making and facilitate informed choices among pregnant women? Factors affecting the competence of midwives in a clinical setting. 8. 6. Implementation of evidence based practice as models for change. nursing interventions The use of evidence and implementation of evidence-based practice. An important . culture and power within the National Health Service. food consumption. Health Organisations Some of the major health agendas are supported and drafted by leading international health organisations and the possible research topics would highlight the R&D approaches of such organisations. Some possible research topics for your nursing dissertation include. Knowledge management in clinical practice and use of evidence. The role of the midwife in high-risk pregnancies. Health risks of women due to postpartum depression and the role of the midwife. Effectiveness and efficiency of the National Health Service in providing services to the elderly. Trend in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. If evidence-based practices intrigue you. pollution and diseases caused by environmental hazards. Midwifery The nursing practice related to midwifery deal with not just problems of pregnant women but also nursing and clinical interventions in pregnancy and the health issues involved. The policies and approaches of the World Health Organisation in understanding child development. The focus on public health policies in the UK as delineated by the Department of Health. The role and importance of reflection in evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice Evidence-based practice is the most widely accepted form of practice in nursing and places importance on evidence in nursing interventions. policies and services. The extent of WHO focus on healthcare needs of developing nations. Leadership and ethics in evidence based nursing practice. There are several topics within this area that you could explore for your nursing dissertation. Midwives' descriptions and perceptions of pregnant women with problems of substance abuse. Research. Costs and healthcare plans of countries around the world: A report.

Attending to mental health needs of older adults suffering from depression and loneliness. Understanding the legal aspects of mental health research. Youth and adolescent problem of drinking and drugs and its relation with mental health. The growing need to realize occupational health and safety issues in industrialised societies. The organisational initiative taken by a global company (Glaxo) to ensure occupational health and safety at the workplace: A case issue in environmental health Food poisoning and food related illnesses in different cities . More specific topics are suggested below. 9. Air pollution and lung diseases among urban population in larger cities Environmental chemicals and adverse effects on reproductive health of humans Assessment of environmental health hazards caused by nuclear wastes Sanitary hygiene in developing nations and consequences in environmental health Environmental health perspectives on disposal of toxic wastes Prevention of arsenic and lead poisoning: A study in environmental health Heart rate changes due to exposure to passive smoking . due to social pressures. Occupational health psychology and interventions in stress management. lesbians and bisexuals. 11. Stress and mental illness among gays. 10. Understanding the mental health needs of women subjected to sexual and physical abuse. Occupational health and safety The extent to which organisations are willing to attend to matters of occupational health shows the attitudes of companies towards factors such as occupational stress and work related illnesses and injuries. For further suggestions on topics for your nursing dissertation. Methods for preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. . Unemployment as a factor in aggravating mental health problems. Occupational health concerns in a global economy and increased work pressure. Mental Health The mental health needs of the population may vary and from women to the youth. The relations between occupational safety. Application of nursing theories in clinical decision-making. An important issue within a society where legal claims for injuries is becoming more prominent makes this an ideal subject area for your nursing dissertation. The link between mental illnesses and suicides in the urban youth population. A comparative study of mental health issues in urban and rural societies. Long-term consequences of occupational stress among the police force. meaning that a Nursing Dissertation on Environmental health would make for a well read and useful piece of work.environmental health perspectives Benefits of knowledge of major environmental health risks. please see below. stress and health of workers. Community participation and citizens' role in developing awareness on issues in environmental health. The topics below could be discussed further in your nursing dissertation on mental health. The perspectives from nursing theories as used in nursing practice and interventions. Occupational health and safety aspects among workers in the factories. mental illness could be prevented by maintaining appropriate mental health interventions. Managing occupational health and safety needs of workers in the pharmaceutical industry. Socioeconomic backgrounds of individuals and evidence of mental illness.topic for many people. The efficacy of psychiatric treatment and medicine for schizophrenic patients. Nursing models and theories The application of nursing theories and models aids in clinical decision-making and provides the theoretical basis for changing healthcare perspectives in nursing. Using effective health interventions to empower workforce.

describing things that will be similar to and different from practices currently used. Discuss how nurses can cope individually as well as what hospitals can do to assist their nurses in dealing with the difficulties associated with the job. pre-service nurses can practice the techniques as they learn them on computers and robotic simulation machines. Public health nursing interventions using the Neuman systems model. Coping Procedures Working as a nurse can be emotionally taxing. Research advancements that are being made within the field of nursing. Gather statistics that indicate the effectiveness of these technologies and discuss how the use of these technologies increases the quality of patient care. Report details about what each practice entails and discuss which of the options appears to be most beneficial to patients. Look for contemporary articles outlining new techniques and tools that promise to bring innovation to the field. Operationalisation of the Roper Logan Tierney model in nursing practice for treatment and care of psychiatric patients.The Roper Logan Tierney model and its application in nursing practice. treatments or procedures Cutting-edge medical or surgical therapies Nursing shortage Patient-focused staffing approach Evidence-based practice Best practices for acute and critical care conditions Critical care pharmacology New diagnostic tests . Gather information on ways in which nurses can effectively cope with these stressors. Research patient care techniques in contemporary nursing journals. Understanding holistic nursing practice with the McGill Model of Nursing Studying the role and importance of nursing models and theories in clinical interventions. Roles of nurses and nursing models considering changing health care and nursing needs. Patient Care Techniques The primary job of a nurse is to tend to the physical and emotional needs of patients. and McGill model of nursing. The importance of reflection in nursing theory and practice. or updates on nursing care. A comparative study of Neuman's systems model. Research the various forms of nursing education technology. and the efficacy of conceptual models in nursing practice. Technology in Nursing Education Technology has changed the process of nursing education. Discuss ways in which both nurses and patients will benefit from these changes within the profession. Roper Logan Tierney model. considering a case study of an emergency patient. advancements. Now. Paint a picture of the field of nursing in the future using words. General topic areas in clinical practice New developments. Gather information about effective methods of meeting patient needs and report them in your research paper. paying specific attention to statistics that indicate the effectiveness of each practice. and discuss how each of these technologies can assist students in better learning the skills necessary to become an effective nurse. The Future of Nursing The practice of nursing is continually evolving. Dealing with illness and death is a struggle for many in the healthcare profession.

thrombolytic therapy Cardiovascular surgery Chest tubes and drains Femoral sheaths Updates on new surgical procedures Complementary therapies Spirituality in critical care nursing Creating a healing environment Complementary therapies used with the critically ill Cultural diversity Responding effectively to cultural aspects of patient and family care Minimizing language barriers Dealing with diversity issues among staff ECGs and pacemakers Advanced ECG interpretation Advanced pacemaker rhythms Ethics Advocacy and moral agency Advance directives . education. inotropic support. noninvasive blood pressure. critical pathways and patient care protocols for critical care Point-of-care testing Academic education Preparing and supporting staff to serve as preceptors for students Instructional resources in critical care nursing for academic educators Advanced practice Differential diagnosis of acute and critical care conditions Treatment practices and differences for various acute care conditions Collaboration of advanced practice nurses with staff nurses. cardiac output. certification and reimbursement AIDS Advances in understanding and treating people with AIDS Cardiovascular Hemodynamic monitoring. arterial.Advances in any form of patient monitoring Nursing care of patients with specific critical care health problems Care of the critically ill obstetric and postpartum patient Providing critical care nursing services in nontraditional care sites such as ambulatory care. nurse managers. pulmonary artery pressure Telemetry and progressive care aspects Intra-aortic balloon pump and left ventricular assist devices Advances in management of acute myocardial infarction Management of acute and chronic heart failure Use of vasoactive drips. community and home care settings Multidisciplinary collaboration in managing patient care Care plans. medical staff and allied health staff How to use advanced practice nurses effectively in critical care Acute care nurse practitioner issues. clinical nurse specialists.

especially for telemetry and progressive/subacute care units Guidelines for supervision and delegation of tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel: resolving problems with delegation Legal aspects of delegation. optimal staffing ratios and skill mix. sedation scales Neurotrauma Acute care of the patient with stroke Monitoring and managing increased intracranial pressure Nutrition Nutritional issues in the critically ill Pediatrics Unique needs of the pediatric critical care patient . staffing policies. and assignment acceptance Programs that enable staff to do more with fewer resources (innovative ways to work smarter) Coping with increased managerial scope of responsibility Outcomes management and research Neonatal Unique needs of the neonate Managing neonatal emergencies Resources for neonatal nurses on specific patient populations Neonatal transport Supporting parents and siblings of neonates Neurologic Sedation and pain management. patient acuity/classification systems. supervision. work schedules and shifts Programs that assure seamless continuity of patient care Coping with mergers. floating. using registry staff.Code of ethics Cultural diversity End of life Family-centered care Informed consent Moral distress Patients' rights Palliative care Religion/spirituality Geriatrics Special needs and tailoring care for the elderly patient Restraint policies and procedures Immunology Immunosuppression Advances in understanding immune system disorders Managing anaphylactic reactions and immunologic emergencies Infection control Antibiotic-resistant organisms Management Case management and critical pathways for specific patient populations Mentoring programs Staffing. redesigns and downsizing Patient admission and discharge criteria.

asthma.Managing pediatric emergencies Resources for pediatric critical care nurses Supporting parents and siblings of pediatric patients Postanesthesia recovery Recovering critically ill patients from anesthesia Managing postanesthesia recovery emergencies Psychiatric issues Recognizing and managing psychiatric problems in the critically ill Managing the patient with substance abuse Psychiatric complications in the critically ill Dealing with dysfunctional families Pulmonary Advances in the care of patients with COPD. ARDS Managing patients on various forms of mechanical ventilation Suctioning protocols and procedures Staff Development Healthy work environment and standards Assessing and developing staff competency Effective and efficient orientation programs Competency-based orientation programs Effective cross-training programs Patient and family education programs Educational impact of hospital mergers and restructuring Toxicology Understanding the pathophysiology of toxic ingestion Protocols and algorithms for managing toxic ingestion Transplantation Advances in organ and tissue transplantation New pharmacologic therapies for the transplant patient Trauma Multisystem trauma Neurotrauma Emergency care of the trauma patient Interfacility transport . pneumonia.

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