Research Papers on Health Issues

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  • Boob Tube Magazine Prototype

    A 6 page research paper, plus an annotated bibliography, that presents a prototype for a proposed magazine designed for breastfeeding mothers. This prototype includes a letter from the editor, a representative article and a proposed ad. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Health and Gender Inequality

    This 8-page paper discusses gender bias in health in terms of doctor-patient relationships. Also discussed are potential reasons why such bias continues to exist today. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Debate Over Partial Birth Abortions

    5 pages in length. Considered by some to be nothing more than a veiled lack of responsibility, partial birth abortions have come to the forefront of controversy. As if abortion, in and of itself, was not a hot enough issue for debate, both the procedure and reasoning behind partial birth abortion are under fire. Women whose fetuses have known birth defects most commonly utilize this highly invasive procedure as a means by which to terminate the late-term pregnancy. After the baby is purposely turned in the breach position, the doctor pulls it down through the birth canal until the only part left inside the mother's body is the head, which legally maintains its fetus status. The brain is then suctioned out and the skull crushed before the body is completely expelled. Indeed, the primary arguments about this particular procedure revolve around the status of personhood, as well as the reasons to even employ such a horrific alternative. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Review and Proposed Study Outline on Middle Aged Women and the Impact of Exercise

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the effects of exercise in middle aged women. The paper includes a short literature review and possible outline for a proposed study. Studies investigating the effects of exercise in middle aged women have been positive in their findings. Research has ranged from studying aerobic or non-aerobic exercise in regards to lipid concentrations as well as those which study weight training in regards to overall body fat and body weight among other factors. It would seem that in all cases, middle aged women have shown improvements in regards to overall health from exercise in addition to reducing their risk for heart disease by reducing lipid concentrations, cholesterol levels and blood pressure among other variables. While some studies involves thousands of subjects over many years, most studies involve a relatively small number of subjects, randomly assigned to controlled short-term exercise programs after which the results are compared from pre- and post-measurements. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Abortion Theme in Literature Compared

    This 7 page paper examines how the theme of abortion is addressed in Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Mother". Both of these works examine the ramifications of abortion without producing moral judgment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Heart Disease and Gender Differences

    A 10 page paper with three sections. The first section is a study regarding the differences between men and women in regards to symptoms and treatment of heart disease. This section includes an introduction, purpose of the study, problem statement, hypotheses, literature review, type of study, and conclusion. The next section is an annotated bibliography and the third section is a brief review of two articles used in the literature review. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Impediments to the Utilization of Nurse Wives

    A 5 page research paper that explores the impediments to practice, historical and current, that affect the utilization of nurse-wives. The writer looks as social, cultural, political, legal and economic aspects of this situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Family Violence and Nursing Intervention

    A 9 page paper discussing issues affecting nurses’ ability to intervene in domestic violence issues. As those who are trained in physical needs and spend the greatest amount of time in direct contact with patients, nurses occupy perhaps the best associated position from which to intervene in domestic violence. There are barriers of course, but the emergence of forensic nursing is helping to lessen those barriers. Nurses in all areas of healthcare can develop greater awareness to the signs of abuse. There still is a fine ethical line in that nurses cannot blatantly violate confidentiality. Nurses can, however, become proficient at collecting samples, taking notes and asking the right questions of the right people, always keeping the good of the patient as the uppermost goal. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Female Sexuality and Racial Differences

    A 10 page research paper/essay that examines the topic of female sexuality. The writer argues that white women must come to understand the experience of women of color and discusses how poor and non-Western women are targeted for reproductive rights discrimination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Anorexia and Sexual Abuse

    A 7 page paper which explores the relationship between sexual abuse and anorexia. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • African American Children, AIDS, and HIV

    A 12 page paper which examines what impact HIV and AIDS has on African American children. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Insurance Companies Should Cover Contraception

    This 8 page paper begins by looking at available methods of birth control and explores insurance plans. It is argued that private insurance should cover birth control. Various issues are explored in this context inclusive of population growth. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Abortion Impact of Privacy and Natural Rights Argument

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the application of the natural rights argument. This paper integrates a view of the natural rights argument as it applies to the issue of privacy and its impacts on abortion and abortion law. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Pro Choice or Pro Life in the Abortion Controversy

    In this 5 page paper, it seems that Americans want to oppose abortion and yet keep it legal. This controversial paper considers both sides of the abortion debate and the ethics regarding each viewpoint. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Bone Density And Dieting: Professional

    4 pages in length. The extent to which a low-calorie approach to dieting equates to decreased bone mineral density (BMD) is both grand and far-reaching; that teenage and young adult women represent eighty percent of the total population experiencing bone mass loss speaks to a cultural indoctrination of distorted body image. Two categories in particular depict a preponderance of females who engage in a low-calorie diet and have a greater rate of bone mass reduction: athletes and eating disorder sufferers. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Bone Density And Dieting: Consumers

    3 pages in length. Slick weight loss advertisements have people believing that a quick fix is better than a slow and steady success; far too few encourage regular exercise with speedy caloric reduction, which ultimately places the dieter at great risk for the loss of bone density. According to a study done in 2005 and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who seek weight loss by calorie reduction alone have been found to lose bone density as compared with those who ate a balanced diet and exercised away the weight. What this clearly illustrates is how the properties of calories go much further than creating energy and putting on the pounds; rather, they are instrumental in maintaining bone stability that helps to ward of osteoarthritis. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Depression In Elderly Women

    15 pages in length. Depression is an equal opportunity offender that spares no one from its life-stealing symptoms; significantly more than just a blue mood, depression is one of the most prevalent mental health issues plaguing contemporary society. For some, escaping the grips of depression is all but impossible due to its genetic disposition; for others, environmental and/or psychosocial problems lend themselves to the onset and sometimes persistent state of depression. Elderly women are no exception and in fact are a large percentage of those afflicted with depression due to a number of causes associated with health, emotions and loss of independence. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Abortion Yes No or Maybe

    This 5 page paper explores the three opinions on the issue. The opinions of the Pro Choice camp is contrasted with that of the Pro Life Camp and of those that think abortion should be legal under specific circumstances like rape or incest. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Women And Depression

    7 pages in length. When the body/mind connection is placed in such a position of compromise as is the case during the natural occurrence of giving birth, there are times when the woman's emotional capacity during such tremendous hormonal change is compromised and she slips into postpartum depression. Unfortunately, the symptoms of insomnia, mood swings, fatigue and body weight changes are commonplace for women to experience after birth, which causes myriad women to go undiagnosed when they are in the throes of postpartum depression. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Views on Abortion

    A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares 2 essays on abortion, Don Marquis's "Why Abortion Is Immoral" and Mary Anne Warren's "The Moral Significance of Birth." The writer outlines the parameters and main points of both essays and concludes that Warren offers the most realistic real-world view. No additional sources cited.

  • Plastic Surgery, Footbinding, and Violence Targeting Women

    This 6 page paper discusses violence against women in the practices of footbinding and plastic surgery. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Does PMS Actually Exist?

    This 5 page paper explores PMS and the science behind this problem which affects so many women. This paper reveals that PMS is the result of physiological changes and indeed not just the "imaginings" of women. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Differences Between British and Naturopathic Diets

    5 pages in length. The difference between a naturopathic diet and a British diet is quite vast; while one is laden with saturated fat, too much protein, simple carbohydrates and overprocessed vegetables, the other promotes the ingestion of only fresh, unadulterated produce and grain products, focusing mainly upon the easily digestible and nutrient-rich food choices. The writer discusses these differences as they relate to the food pyramid. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Women's Backs and the Effects of High Heels

    This 5 page research paper examines the negative impact of high-heel shoes on women's backs and offers suggestions to alleviate such pain. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 2 Professorial Views on Women and the Issue of Rape

    This 5 page report discusses the issue of rape in modern society from the perspective of two writers, both women and both university professors. Helene Shugart asserts that asserts that that patriarchy is the theory and rape is the practice. Renee Heberle questions whether there is a fundamental fragileness in male dominance that has been obscured by the construction of a political strategy designed to call attention to women’s suffering and therefore, further reinforces the attitudes of masculine-based domination. Both opinions are disturbing and thought provoking. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Liposuction and Its Risks

    A 7 page paper that argues that the tumescent technique of surgical liposuction should only be performed by a certified plastic surgeon and only within an acceptable surgical setting. The inherent risks that exist in this procedure are discussed, as well as the danger that has recently been presented by the influx of a number of unskilled and untrained practitioners. Cases of malpractice and misjudgment are cited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

 

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