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  • The Rise of Cesarean Sections 

    Spaeth, Tracy (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    This paper will review the ethical implications of elective cesarean sections, specifically the issues of patient autonomy and beneficence/nonmaleficence, and how they relate to cesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR).
  • State Mandated Childhood School Entry Immunizations: A Public Safety Issue 

    Smith, Mallorie K. (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    Diseases, like Polio, Pertussis, and Measles, are still endemic to certain areas of the world. It is important to understand that shifts in vaccination status among our children can have dire effects on the health of our ...
  • Adolescent Sexual Health Education 

    Moyer, Jenna (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the two conflicting methods of adolescent sex education and to identify the viewpoints established by each side. The author will explore the impact of sex education on the health and ...
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide: Right to Life or Right to Death? 

    Ku, Sarah (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    In 1997 the Death with Dignity Act was implemented in the state of Oregon. This piece of legislation enables a competent adult who desires to end their life access to a lethal dose of medication. In order for a person to ...
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implants: Medical Miracle or Cultural Genocide? 

    Heffley, Holly (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    Hearing is a complex sense that is paramount to a child’s cognitive, linguistic, and social development. In the United States, nearly 20 million people and 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or hard-of-hearing ...
  • Female Circumcision 

    Barbagiovanni, Claudia (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    Health care professionals have a duty to provide culturally competent care to individuals of diverse backgrounds. Despite the legal and ethical questions surrounding female circumcision, every individual is entitled to the ...
  • Editorial 

    Martin, David (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    Welcome to this Fourth 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. 4, No. 1, July 2010 

    Martin, David; Barbagiovanni, Claudia; Fogleman, Christy; Heffley, Holly; Ku, Sarah; Moyer, Jenna; Smith, Mallorie K.; Spaeth, Tracy (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    Welcome to this Fourth 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 ...
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations on Consent for Minors 

    Fogleman, Christy (Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2010-06-14)
    Healthcare providers must obtain consent before performing any procedure or providing treatment to an individual. The defining lines of consent begin to gray when a child shows competency and understanding of a treatment ...