Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington;s disease is a chronic, hereditary disease of the nervous system that results in progressive involuntary choreiform (dance-like) movements and dementia.  Researchers believe that glutamine abnormally collects in certain brain cell nuclei, causing cell death.  Huntington’s disease affects men and women of all races. It is transmitted as an autosomal dominant genetic disorder. Each child […]

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Hodgkin’s Disease

Hodgkin’s Disease

Hodgkin’s disease is a rare cancer of unknown cause that is unicentric in origin and spreads along the lymphatic system. There is a familial pattern associated with Hodkin’s as well as an association with the Epstein-Barr virus (found 40% to 50% of patients). It is more common in men and tends to peak in the […]

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Hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease)

Hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease)

Hyperthyroidism is the second most common endocrine disorder and Grave’s disease is the most common type. It results from an excessive output of thyroid hormones due to abnormal stimulation of the thyroid gland  by circulating immunoglobulins. Long-acting thyroid stimulator (LATS) is found significant in concentrations in the serum of many of these patients. The disorder […]

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive degenerative  neurologic disorder affecting the brain center that are responsible for control and regulation of movement. The degenerative or idiopathic form of Parkinson’s disease is the most common; there is also a secondary form with a known or suspected cause. The cause of the disease is mostly unknown. The […]

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Cancer of the Cervix

Cancer of the Cervix

               Cancer of the cervix is predominantly (90%) squamous cell cancer and can include adenocarcinomas. It is less common than it once was because of early detection by the Pap test, but it remains the third most common reproductive cancer in women. it occurs most commonly between the ages of 35 and 45 years but […]

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1.3 Superficial dissection, female pectoral region

1.3 Superficial dissection, female pectoral region

On the specimen’s right side, the skin is removed; on the left side, the breast is sagittally sectioned. The breast extends from the 2nd to the 6th ribs. The axillary process (tail) of the breast consists of glandular tissue projecting toward the axilla. The region of loose connective tissue between the pectoral fascia and the […]

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1.2 Superficial dissection, male pectoral region

1.2 Superficial dissection, male pectoral region

The platysma muscle, which descends to the 2nd or 3rd rib, is cut short on the right side of the specimen; together with the supraclavicular nerves, it is reflected on the left side. The thin pectoral fascia covers the pectoralis major. The clavicle lies deep to the subcutaneous tissue and the platysma muscle. The cephalic […]

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1.1 Surface anatomy of male pectoral region

1.1 Surface anatomy of male pectoral region

The subject is adducting the shoulders against resistance to demonstrate the pectoralis major muscle. The pectoralis major muscle has two parts, the sternocostal and clavicular heads. The anterior axillary fold is formed by the inferior border of the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle. The axillary fossa (“armpit”) is a surface feature overlying a […]

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TEST BANK

TEST BANK

Chapter 1: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.The nurse explains that the belief advancing the idea that disease is a result of an organically caused disorder is the a.    biomedical model. b.    biopsychosocial theory. c.    Dunn’s high-level wellness model. d.    Travis’ health model. Answer:    A The biomedical model describes disease as an organically […]

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Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) Result – December 2011

Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) Result – December 2011

1 AALA, LALLANE SAYAMAN 2 AALA, NICCA ANDREA LAO 3 AARON, KRIZANA CASSANDRA TABERNA 4 ABA, YASMIN GAYO 5 ABABA, SHAVONNE KAYLA SACRAMED 6 ABACIAL, RUZER SCHIN LIMBAGO 7 ABAD, ALVI CHRISTIAN CAEL 8 ABAD, ANGELICA STEPHANIE DOMINGO 9 ABAD, GENEVIEVE KAREN CALUYA 10 ABAD, HACHELLE TAMAYO 11 ABAD, ISRAEL CONRAD PORNOSDORO 12 ABAD, JANET […]

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VII. Conceptual Approaches to Care

VII. Conceptual Approaches to Care

INTRODUCTION             The term ‘nursing model’ was probably introduced to you in your basic education, and used for assignment work. Nursing models are supposed to be used in practice but in reality they are generally not used well, and appear to serve more as checklists for care plans rather than […]

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VI. Working Collaboratively

VI. Working Collaboratively

    INTRODUCTION            The ability to work collaboratively has been highlighted in the professional Code of Conduct (NMC 2002a) as an essential part of a nurse’s role. There is an expectation that a nurse will work co-operatively with other professionals, respecting their skills, expertise and contributions.Additionally, a nurse must communicate […]

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V. Therapeutic  Relationships

V. Therapeutic Relationships

THE FEATURES OF A THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP            The recognition of the importance of the therapeutic relationship is not a new phenomenon. Peplau’s (1952) theory of nursing is based upon the importance of the relationship between the nurse and the patient, and she asserts this is the way in which all nursing care is delivered. The […]

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IV. Personal Safety in the Community

IV. Personal Safety in the Community

                                                       INTRODUCTION           Working in the community provides many challenges and opportunities. When placed in non- hospital settings as a student nurse or embarking upon a career as a community staff nurse, it is timely to reflect upon personal safety. This chapter is not intended to deter nurses from choosing to work in a community […]

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II. New Ways of Working

II. New Ways of Working

  THE CHANGING PERCEPTION OF SERVICE DELIVERY           Previously the NHS has been service-led, with an authoritarian, ‘top–down’ approach. The medical model of health care has predominated (Burke 2001). In recent years there has been a paradigm shift in the underpinning philosophy of care delivery, and the focus is now on providing […]

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