Nursing is one of the most demanding professions in medical science. It is considered to be a noble profession, and nurses are often called ‘ambassadors of hope’. Studying nursing provides a groundwork for student nurses so that they are well-versed with the demands of the job. A student of nursing is expected to research a particular topic and present a dissertation on the same as a part of earning a degree. Deciding on a topic for the research project can often be a challenging task for students. This is especially difficult as there is a lot of hard work involved in conducting extensive research, and then writing a comprehensive report on any subject that a student has chosen. It is thus important that you choose the right research topic.
Choice of Research
Your choice of a research topic can and should to a large extent depend on your interest and the field that you would want to work in.
There are several aspects of nursing and medicine that you would want to take into consideration before making a final decision.
From patient care techniques that will need you to research methods that can be used to suitably care for patients, to researching the use of technology, and even the future of nursing as you envision it, there are many research worthy subjects out there.
General Subjects for Research by Nursing Students
◆ Evaluation of a Night Monitoring System’s performance for tracking the night-time activities of patients suffering from dementia.
◆ Studying the role of a nephrology nurse in dialysis hospitals and homes.
You can also study the level of competency expected in theoretical and technological handling, since several sophisticated equipment are used for dialysis nowadays.
◆ Study of cardiocirculatory emergency techniques and equipment, and researching their effectiveness in patient care.
◆ Study of how VBAC or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean can serve as an option for women who have had C-section deliveries previously.
◆ Research on induction of synthetic form of oxytocin for augmentation and administration during labor, and the possible risks of the same.
◆ Research on the pathophysiology of pregnancy, and the effect that risky delivery circumstances can have on the child and the mother.
◆ Exploration of Neuman’s model or Neuman’s theory incorporating issues associated with nurse-patient interaction.
You may also include a study of the communication techniques.
◆ Study of patient abuse in nursing facilities.
Incorporate a review of federal regulations that are in place in order to control patient abuse. Staffing related issues, lack of experienced professionals, and other factors leading to abuse and government regulations would be other things that need to be talked about.
Ethic and Nursing Philosophy Topics for Research
◆ Ethical issues
◆ Bio-ethical principles that should be in place in the field of medicine.
◆ Importance of medical ethics in today’s online world.
◆ Employment change and industry-specific expected growth in jobs according to various government agencies.
◆ Job prospects associated with advanced nursing specialties and the salary of a nurse.
◆ Steps that could be adopted by nurses involved in rehabilitation of chronic alcoholics.
While creating the proposal, you may also involve legal and ethical issues included in the rehabilitation of alcoholics for the betterment of their life.
These were a few suggestions that you can use in order to come up with different research topics. These topics just serve as a rough guideline that can help you decide on a topic. You may want to narrow down the scope of your research to make it more specific depending on the topic that you choose. Making a decision regarding which of the research topics you should opt for should not be difficult once you have an idea of what specialties you would want to focus on. Good luck with your research!