A researcher wants to conduct a descriptive study on quality of life among liver cancer patients receiving pain management interventions provided by hospice nurses. How would using conceptual and operational definitions increase the validity of the study and what other design characteristics could be introduced to increase the validity of the study?
Identify the many healthcare trends (social, economic, political, legal, and ethical) that affect nursing practice and the role of the nurse as educator. Elaborate on the degree of influence these trends have on the responsibilities of nurses.
Develop a teaching plan for a patient-care problem or professional nursing staff issue. The plan should be based on a health behavior framework (model or theory) that promotes changes in behavior through educational intervention strategies.