Research Paper on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

1 Introduction The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), also known as the “superbug,” is a source of major concern for public health. First reported in 1961, the disease is no longer a sole property of inpatients’ infections, but spreads rapidly in the community, underlying more deaths in the US than AIDS (Boyles) and shows increasing prevalence not only among people with weak immune system, but also among those who would otherwise be the healthiest among us, such as athletes, military personnel and school-age children (Fang). This paper will shed light on the nature of the disease, its etiology, its agents and the current ways of treatment and prevention. Continue reading

Research Paper: Using the Giger and Davidhizar’s Transcultural Assessment Model and How Cultural Sensitivity Can Influence Nursing Care

The profession of a nurse has always been one of the most emotionally rewording and at the same time emotionally hard professions. If one is to become a nurse he/she should be a person of a strong character, tender soul, and stable emotional constitution. When working with people one cannot develop a universal approach of dealing with them especially when it comes to working with people who are sick, or are struggling with overcoming the effects of the survived illness.

Thus, nurses have to find a unique approach to every particular patient in order to make his/her experience of receiving medical treatment as smooth as possible. Today in the global world nurses must also take into consideration the cultural background differences of the patients. In my paper I would like to cover the question of cultural sensitivity in relation to nurse treatment. To assess this question I would like to use Giger and Davidhizar’s transcultural assessment model, because it acknowledges the uniqueness of every culture. Continue reading

Research Paper: Ayurveda as a Complement to Conventional Western Medicine

In this paper I am going to reveal my research findings regarding the implementation of Ayurveda as a complementary mean to treating different diseases to the Western medicine. The purpose of my research is to prove that ancient medical Indian tradition, and Ayurveda as the science of life in particular, is said to have the positive impact on the person’s health, even though it is concentrated on the energetic body structure. Continue reading