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The purposes of the Delta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau are to: 1. Recognize superior achievement. 2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities. 3. Foster high professional standards. 4. Encourage creative work. 5. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

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  • Ethical Issues of Children as Research Subjects 

    Truong, Maria N. (2013-08-01)
    Children in past centuries were often recruited and exploited as research subjects for vaccine testing trials and to study the outcomes of infectious disease. The purpose of this paper is to describe current safeguards for ...
  • The Benefits of Psychedelic Drug Application for Clinical Treatment of Mental Illness 

    Shumate, Timothy (2013-08-01)
    The use of psychedelic drugs, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 3,4- methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), and 4-phosphoryloxy- N,N -dimethyltryptamine (psilocybin), in the clinical treatment of mental health ...
  • Medical Marijuana: The Legal and Clinical Facts Regarding Medical Use 

    Ramsey, Alexandra (2013-08-01)
    The Chinese Shen-nung Pen-tshao Ching is the oldest medical text found in the world today. This text mentions the use of marijuana to treat such ailments as digestive disorders and pain from rheumatism. Marijuana also made ...
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Concerning Pro-Life Choices 

    O'Malley, Candice M. (2013-08-01)
    For the past decade, the issue of pro-life has been a major topic of concern for the medical profession. Different opinions and attitudes have varied widely with regards to approving or disapproving termination of a pregnancy ...
  • Let's Talk About Sex 

    Mikulan, Katie L. (2013-08-01)
    In the past sex was usually saved until marriage. This meant that talking about sex was taboo and there were not many unplanned pregnancies outside of marriage. Well, times have changed and people are having sex at a ...
  • Intimate Partner Violence Screening: A Nursing Concern? 

    Friesen, Kelsey (2013-08-01)
    One of the Healthy People 2020 objectives is to “reduce violence by current or former intimate partners” (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2011, p. 16). Several health organizations such as the ...
  • Taking the Guess Out of the Gender Game: Ethical Issues in Pre-Conception Sex Selection 

    McShane, Franny (2013-08-01)
    “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl”! These two simple sentences are by far the most exciting news a mother and father hear in their careers as parents. It’s a flip of a coin, 50 – 50, boy or girl. What if, that ratio could be ...
  • Closer Look at Visitation Hour Policies in Intensive Care Units 

    Banh, Micheal (2013-08-01)
    Visitation policies on intensive care units establish the groundwork for balancing the needs of a critical patient and family members as well as the unit staff. The unit's specific policy on visitation hours sets the tone ...
  • Expanding Donor Criteria: Is it Safe? 

    Barkman, Anne (2013-08-01)
    With technological advances saving lives daily, one obstacle still plagues the medical community - organ shortages. Over 112,000 patients await a new organ in the United States alone and the numbers keep growing (Transplant ...
  • Editorial 

    Martin, David; Godfrey, Nelda (2013-08-01)
    Welcome to this Sixth volume of The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing. This journal is a compilation of original articles written by senior nursing students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The ...
  • The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing. Vol 6, Issue 1. Summer 2013 

    Martin, David; Godfrey, Nelda; Banh, Micheal; Barkman, Anne; Friesen, Kelsey; McShane, Franny; Mikulan, Katie L.; O'Malley, Candice M.; Ramsey, Alexandra; Shumate, Timothy; Truong, Maria N. (2013-08-01)
    Welcome to this Sixth volume of The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing. This journal is a compilation of original articles written by senior nursing students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The ...
  • Women's Self-Help Groups in India: Gender Equity, a Human Right 

    Wurtz, Heather (2011-08-26)
    Throughout the world, gender inequality—pervasive and deeply embedded in societal structures and ideologies—continues to inhibit human potential and retard the social and economic development of individuals, families, and ...
  • Family Presence During Resuscitation in Adult Patients 

    Tafreshi, David (2011-08-26)
    In the hospital setting, there are few moments that are as intense as the events that take place when trying to save an arresting patient’s life. Yet family presence during resuscitation efforts has become an important and ...
  • Patient Autonomy and End-of-Life Care: Cross-Cultural Considerations 

    Silvey, Linus (2011-08-26)
    The purpose of this paper is to describe the influence of culture and religion on end-of-life decision making and advance care planning. Over the last few decades there has been increasing amounts of attention and controversy ...
  • Pediatric Advance Directives: A Voice for the Voiceless 

    Nelson, Heather (2011-08-26)
    The purpose of this paper is to examine adolescents’ ability to make competent decisions, and explore the legal and ethical ramifications surrounding the use of Pediatric Advance Directives. Evidence strongly supports that ...
  • Questioning the Persistent Vegetative State 

    Medis, Kim (2011-08-26)
    This paper concerns the topic of the Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) and some of the ethical dilemmas surrounding it. PVS is defined as a “condition in which the patient is wakeful but devoid of conscious content, without ...
  • Ethical Considerations of Pharmaceutical Colonialism 

    Lee, Alexandra (2011-08-26)
    The complexity of the ethical issue being depicted is one that has transcended generations, bringing light to issues such as human rights, distributive justice, and the worldly effects of globalization. The subject termed ...
  • It‟s a Thin Line Between Confidentiality and Disclosing Patient Information 

    Horn, Kerri (2011-08-26)
    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of maintaining confidentiality, as well as, discussing why it is crucial in some situations to disclose or share patient information. Confidentiality is among the eight ...
  • To Treat or Not To Treat? Cancer During Pregnancy 

    Dudley, Kayla (2011-08-25)
    A diagnosis of cancer is devastating to a mother who is often overjoyed by the prospect of parenthood. Because the diagnosis of cancer during pregnancy is a relatively rare complication, 1 in 1,000 pregnancies, ...
  • Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A life saving procedure or another failing technique? 

    Blurton, Brooke (2011-08-25)
    Lacking effective modalities to treat obesity in children puts doctors and nurses at the forefront of the ethical dilemma of saving a child’s life with a risky and poorly researched bariatric surgical procedure. The following ...

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