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Ethics Of Medicine : A 20 page paper that provides an intensive overview of the necessity for ethics in medicine and considers this in light of the increasing problem of dishonesty in medicine. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Medice.wps

Scams And Quackery Through The Ages : This 8 page paper takes a look at scams and quackery in advertising through the ages in America. A focus is on pharmaceuticals but other issues are explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Quackery.wps

Selected Points Of The American Medical Association’s Code of Conduct : A 3 page paper examining two points of the AMA’s code of ethics. One that recently was discarded is that banning the commercial promotion of medical services by any specific doctor (i.e., advertising). Even without the restriction though, most M.D.’s still choose not to advertise. The other ethical point is that of assisted suicide and some of the reciprocating moves the AMA and Jack Kevorkian have made. Bibliography lists 3 sources. AMA.wps

The Ethics Of Prescribing Antibiotics Without A Culture : 5 pages in length. Antibiotics may be considered a cure-all when it comes to fighting infections, but doctors are prescribing their usage far too often and many times without the aid of a culture test to determine if their administration is truly necessary. The writer discusses the ethics of prescribing antibiotics without a culture, as well as how doing so is perpetuating the immunity of all bacteria strains. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Antibiot.wps

Medication Errors : This 6 page paper addresses the subject of medication errors in the organizational setting. Concrete examples are provided and several solutions are suggested. Problems at every end of the spectrum, from prescribing to administering, are included. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Mederr.wps

Equality in Health Care is Essential : This 9 page paper examines the fact that all people, regardless of socio-economic status have an equal right to quality health care. Bibliography lists seven sources. Eqhea.wps

Medical Ethics in Managed Care / Is it Possible? : Over the course of the last 3 decades, medical ethics have shifted from the responsibility of the physician to the responsibility of the managed care organization (MCO) and as a result, the lines between appropriate care and cost feasibility have blurred the view of the ethical treatment of patients. In pursuit of cost management, managed care organizations have implemented policies that some physicians suggest are not only inappropriate, but also unethical. This 45 page research study considers the nature of managed care, the issue of ethical medical treatment and considers the question of whether medical ethics can be applied within the managed care system. Bibliography lists 30 sources. Ethman.wps

The Ethics of Managed Health Care : A 12 page research paper on the nature and variety of HMOs, and physician duties in regard to disclosure. The writer details the types of HMOs, their means of funding treatment, how they impact treatment decisions, and what must be done ethically in this new climate. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lawethic.wps

Essays / Medicine, Medical Science, & Medical Ethics : 29 pages worth of in-depth essay responses to questions concerning medical ethics, AIDS, euthanasia, the Hippocratic Oath, and more. An EXCELLENT resource for pre-med and early med students. No Bibliography. Medques.wps Send us e-mail to get more information on the specific essays before ordering.

Susan E. Lederer’s "Subjected to Science" / Reviewed : A 5 page paper examining the ethical questions posed by the controversial medical experimentation from 1890 to 1940 as chronicled in Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War (1995) by Susan Lederer. Specifically considered is the evolving assertion it is more ethically acceptable to use animals as laboratory subjects than human beings. Biography lists 2 sources. Subsci.wps

Catholic Hospitals / Issues In Medical Ethics : An 8 page paper that discusses the major ethical and moral dilemmas that are faced by many Catholic hospitals. By presenting information in regards to the Catholic hospitals positions on abortion and euthanasia and relating their process to major moral theories, it is possible to understand the complexity of issues within these structures. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Cathomed.wps

Euthanasia / The Right to Die : An 18 page comprehensive look at Euthanasia (right to assisted suicides for the ill) and its various arguments. Writer concludes that it should be outlawed and provides numerous reasons based upon facts and research cited. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Euthasia.wps

Euthanasia and the Legal Right to Die #2 : 6 pages in length. Case examples provided. Writer remains objective for the most part-- providing an overview of the subject. Bibliography lists 10+ sources. Euthana2.wps

Legal Perspective On Euthanasia / Analsis : This 10 page research paper explores the legal implications of euthanasia. Specifically discussed are the historical aspects of the term, constitutional considerations, general consensus and future outlook regarding the practice of euthanasia. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Legaldie.wps

Euthanasia / Viewpoints : In 8 pages the author discusses and explores the issue of euthanasia. Various viewpoints of family members, physicians, and legislative decisions are given. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Euthan9.wps

Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide / Right or Wrong? : A 7 page examination of the history and issues surrounding euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Discussion of the differences in passive and active euthanasia. Defines futility and outlines how it is determined. Bibliography includes six sources. Assisuic.wps

Euthanasia / An Argument In Favor Of ... : A 10 page paper arguing that competent terminally ill patients have a right to ask for humane aid in dying. The paper discusses the issues surrounding opposition arguments, including legal, medical, economic, moral, and religious, and presents strong arguments against these opposing arguments. Highlights include discussion of the recent Supreme Court case and recommended solution to Jack Kevorkian's brand of assisted suicide. The paper concludes that the U.S. Constitution guarantees an individual's right to act in his or her best interest, and interference with this fundamental American right by any entity should not be allowed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Euasia.wps

Euthanasia / Right To Die : In 8 pages, the writer argues against the right to die. Many aspects of the topic are covered. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Right2di.wps

Euthanasia & Physician Assisted Suicide / The Role Of Dr. Jack Kevorkian :
A 12 page paper defining euthenasia and physician assisted suicide. Provides a history of the issues and incudes an examination of the legal, ethical, religous, and medical facets. Relates the specifics of court cases revolving around Karen Ann Quinlin and Dr. Jack Kevorkian and provides a brief biographical outline of Dr. Kevorkian. Bibliography lists twelve sources. Kevork.wps

Euthanasia - Theological Perspective : A 5 page paper arguing that euthanasia is akin to murder. The writer concentrates on a Catholic/Christian perspective, but also explores the Jewish and Muslim view on euthanasia. Quotes from the Bible and the Koran are included, as well as discussion on Torah points. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Eutheo.wps

Euthanasia / The Right to Die : This 7 page paper examines the practice of euthanasia, or the right to die, its pros and cons within both the medical and religious communities in America and the world. Rightd2.wps

Euthanasia / Issues for Nursing : A 9 page research paper that considers the medical, personal and legal issues of euthanasia as they relate to nursing. Other topics discussed include voluntary vs. murder, moral and ethical issues, and religious and legal conflicts. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Ethnurs.doc

Euthanasia / Nursing and Ethical Issues Concerning Assisted Suicide : A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one particular patient in their quest to end suffering and die-- This ethical dilemma is discussed in great detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Nurseuth.wps

Research Proposal for Life Satisfaction Measurement : A 5 page paper presenting a proposal for a research project investigating life satisfaction as a function of race, gender and religion. The proposed research is a study conducted using new data collected from an old survey instrument, the Quality of American Life survey used in 1971 and replicated in 1978. The purpose of using the established questionnaire is to more reliably measure true changes in society and attitude rather than in survey question writing. Bibliography lists 6 sources. LifeSat.wps

Nursing / Ethical Issues Concerning The Withholding Of Treatment : A 4 page paper on a nurse's experiences withdrawing nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients. The writer details her experiences with such patients and the ethical and emotional issues involved. Ethical arguments are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources from nursing journals. Nurseth.wps

Euthanasia / A Kantian Perspective : In this 4 page paper, the writer outlines philosophical perspectives on euthanasia as they would most likely be presented by Kant. The writer then advocates euthanasia in this same light. Bibliography lists 3 references. Kanteuth.wps

Ethics & Social Philosophy / Application of Ethical and Social-Political Theories and the Issue of Assisted Suicide : A 6 page paper that considers the issue of assisted suicide and applies ethical and social-political theories to this controversial issue. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Ethpol.wps

Kevorkian / The Real Danger : A 6 page essay arguing against assisted suicide as practiced by Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Kevorkian.wps

The Supreme Court And Doctor-Assisted Suicide : 5 pages in length. Within the past year, the Supreme Court has had to grapple with many controversial issues and decide accordingly the best way to appease both the law and the public. Its current decision about whether to include doctor-assisted suicide within the boundaries of the law was monumental and unprecedented. The writer offers an opinionated paper discussing the widely awaited decision allowing individual states to conclude for themselves whether to permit doctor-assisted suicides. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Dasuicide.wps

Physician Assisted Suicide : A 5 page paper that supports the actions of doctors like Jack Kevorkian who have provided compassionate chemical euthanasia to terminally ill patients. This paper considers the actions of Kevorkian as they relate to medical ethics and personal moral issues. Though the issue is controversial, it is clear that there is a need for compassion in medicine that few like Kevorkian are willing to provide. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Physsuic.wps euthanasia

"Death On Demand" / Demand Is A Powerful Word : A 5 page paper on the book, "Death on Demand" by Dale Hill. The subject matter is discussed as powerful and emotional. The pain of those faced with such a decision is considered. The impact of this book is described as being very poignaint and real. No additional sources cited. Demand2.wps

Human Medicine – Ethics, Suffering, & Faith : This 5 page reflective essay examines the greatest issue of all in health . . . death. How and when is medical intervention justified? What does a faithful person believe? Bibliography lists 4 sources. Humanmed.pws

Ethical Issues In The Book "How Do We Die ?" : A 4 page essay on the ethical issues in the book How Do We Die. The writer details subjects covered in the book and the author's general theory that since death is inevitable, it should be treated with dignity and compassion. No additional sources cited. Howwedie.wps

Robin Cook’s "Outbreak" / A Viable Hyposthesis ? : A 5 page research paper investigating the messages in Robin Cook's "Outbreak" in terms of reality. Does the government cover up events? Evidence is offered that it indeed covers up lots thus, Cook's book, while a fictional account, is closer to reality than we might want to think. Several supporting/critical sources cited in bibliography. Outbrea.wps

The Hot Zone : A 5 page paper on Richard Preston’s terrifying book about the Ebola virus. The paper concludes that Preston’s actual agenda in writing this book is summed up in the last chapter: that the earth has come to regard humans as a parasite, and is using viral disease to exterminate us. No sources. Hotzone.wps

Eugenics and Disability -- Will History Repeat Itself ? : An 8 page paper on the controversy surrounding the genetic implications of the Human Genome Project. It discusses whether the ability to identify disabling conditions from DNA will ultimately hurt the disabled community by ushering in a new era of eugenics. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Eugenic.wps

Medical Marijuana : The thesis of this 10 page paper is that there is a medical necessity for the legal use of marijuana. There is significant evidence that supports the benefits of THC, a chemical found in marijuana, is beneficial for sufferers of cancer, AIDS and glaucoma. Though THC is available in tablet form, many seriously ill patients cannot take the oral medication, and many complain that the pill is ineffective. If the use of marijuana can significantly reduce the suffering of severely ill individuals, it is a civic and political necessity to promote legal use. Mednecc.wps

Medical Marijuana # 2 : A 22 page paper that considers the opposing perspectives on the use of marijuana for medical purposes. This paper provides both pros and cons and than provides support for the legal use of marijuana for the treatment of symptoms of serious illnesses. Bibliography with 10 sources cited. Medimari.wps

Ethical Issues Concerning Medical Use of Marijuana : A 6 page research paper on whether it is ethical for physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes in extreme cases. The writer details both sides of the controversy, the evidence in support of not prescribing it, and the ethical considerations which are pertinent--ultimately arguing in favor of one side. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Medmarij.wps

Legalization of Marijuana / Weighing Both Sides : Both sides of the issue are explored in this 7 page paper. The writer discusses health & social aspects of the controversy - citing the risks associated with legalizing marijuana as well as the possible advantages to doing so. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Mrijuan.wps

Plant Pharmacopoeia / Rainforest Depletion & Its Impact On Medicine : A 6 page paper in which the writer discusses deforestation as a threat to medicinal plants and the protective measures employed by various groups; and a discussion of eleven (recently discovered) plants and/or their medical derivitives, including taxol. The paper postulates that protecting these medicinal plants is imperative through ethics, and even the passage of more laws. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Pharmaco.wps

Medical Technology & Ethical Dilemma : Mostly an 11 page analytical book review of Richard Zaner's "Troubled Voices." -- The writer cites a number of additional sources to evaluate Zaner's contention that advances in medical technologies have raised many ethical and moral questions. By presenting a number of stories describing the ethical dilemmas of patients and their participating care providers, Zaner supports the concept that medical technologies have caused great moral dilemmas that never would have been considered in the absence of such advances. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Zaner.wps

Reproductive Technology / Parenthood or Propriety? : A 5 page paper outlining the major ethical issues dealing with reproductive technology and modern medicine. Some of the technologies discussed include in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, etc;. The writer takes the view of the protagonist: these medical breakthroughs should be used by those people unable to have children naturally. 4 sources listed in Bibliography. Invitro.wps

The Ethics Of Artificially Provided Nutrition : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to artificially provided nutrition and hydration as they relate to the rights of patients and their families. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Artnut.wps

People As Guinea Pigs / Medical Ethics & The Tuskegee Case : The Tuskegee Study was a 40-year project in which scientists observed - but did not adequately treat -syphilis among 412 black men in rural Alabama. By the time the study had concluded, it was found that the disease had killed at least 28 of its subjects. Essentially, Tuskegee exploited the lesser intelligent and silently forced them to participate in a study that would only hurt them. In this 2 page essay, the writer examines rules of consent and medical ethics to presents methods designed to prevent such an occurrence from ever happening again. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Tuskege.wps

The Ethics of Putting a Price on Life : A 4 page essay on business practices regarding unsafe products, and the particular case of death from Toxic Shock Syndrome. The writer details how businesses decide to let or keep unsafe products on the market, the effect of lawsuits on such decisions, and the actions of government agencies in preventing such deaths. No bibliography. Pricelif.wps

The Monetary Value Of Human Life : 12 pages in length. In today's modern society, four markets currently exist in which human components are exchanged for economic compensation : human blood, human organs, surrogate motherhood, and human reproductive cells. All of these, in essence, essentially place a monetary value upon our human lives. In this well-researched paper, the writer examines a number of ethical issues concerning "marketplaces" for human parts. Various examples and relevant case studies are presented. Bibliography lists 25+ sources. Valulife.wps

Affirmative Action In Health Care Settings : This 15 page research paper reports data regarding affirmative action in medical schools and in the delivery of health services. Specific arguments for and against affirmative action admissions policies are discussed. Court cases charging bias against nonminorities are included as are recent legislation and legislative proposals to ban affirmative action policies in university medical school admissions. Bibliography lists 20 references. Affmedi.wps

Prisoners as Organ Donors : This is a 5 page paper that proposes that a law be enacted whereby organ donation is mandated in the case of execution or death by any means while incarcerated, with or without prior consent. Once sentenced, a prisoner is relieved of their right to informed consent and may be informed of the consequences. The issues of need for organ donation, ethical questions inherent in the process and terms of consent are examined. The definition of disenfranchisement is discussed briefly. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Prisdon.wps

A Proposal for Objectively Evaluating "Fortitude" : A 9 page proposal to examine written hospital complaints which have been lodged by a patient’s family member in order to ascertain the concept of fortitude. Includes a detailed sample letter and defines fortitude and gives modern interpretations of it based on the popular literature. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Fortitud.wps

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Acupuncture / Does It Work ? : An 8 page research paper exploring the efficacy of the Chinese use of acupuncture. It is only during the last two decades that Western culture has begun to accept this 5,000 year-old treatment procedure. The fact that the reasons acupuncture works in so many cases cannot be scientifically identified has created barriers to the use of this therapy in Western medicine. Numerous research studies reported in this paper clearly reveal that acupuncture is more effective than traditional Western medicine in a number of conditions. The writer offers evidence of the benefits of this ancient Chinese medical treatment process. Bibliography includd. Acupunc.wps

Biofeedback for Pain & Stress Management : 13 pages in length.
A comprehensive overview of how Biofeedback is used by medical practitioners to manage pain. Instruments and techniques are evaluatively examined. The role of brainwave activity and the procedural operations involved in successful biofeedback are also discussed in considerable detail. The writer concludes with a detailing of research and trends in the field. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Biofeedb.wps

Biofeedback & Prosthetic Body Parts : A 5 page overview of the current state of prosthetics new innovations in biofeedback which give the patient more control over the device. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Bipros.wps

The Hypothalmic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis & Alternatives To Stress Management : A 12 page paper discussing physical reactions to stress and alternative therapies available to decrease the physical disorders it causes. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Pituit.doc

Degenerative Diseases Caused by the Modern Diet : A 12 page discussion of problems in the modern American / Western diet and the degenerative diseases caused by them. Certain cancers, gout, osteoporosis, and more are noted as being caused by specific nutritional deficits, high fat foods, excess protein, and more. Several studies are cited. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Diet.wps

Hydrotherapy : A 3 page research paper on the benefits of hydrotherapy. Subjects covered include mitochondrial myopathy, arthritis, sore muscles, and asthma. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Hydro.wps

Massage Therapy / Overview : A 3 page research paper on the benefits of massage therapy, including a recent study showing benefits in areas ranging from cancer to stress. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Masther.wps

Meditation Benefits : A 3 page research paper discussing the benefits of various meditative practices, including T’ai Chi, Shamanic Journeying, channeling, and creative visualization. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Meditben.wps

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine : 8 pages in length. The recent trend toward alternative therapies, such as traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is one that warrants the attention of the Western medical society. Not only are the herbal therapies valued for their healing abilities, but when used in conjunction with other alternative modalities, they provide a much more comprehensive approach to overall health and healing. The writer discusses the history behind traditional Chinese herbal medicine, as well as addresses its uses in today's American society. Bibliography lists 5 sources. HerbMed.wps

Fighting Cancer / Natural Preventions and Herbal Remedies : A 13 page research paper on some of the more common alternative herbal (and other natural) preventions & remedies for cancer. High fiber diets and the use of Echinacea, Goldenseal, Ginsea, Cayenne, and many others are discussed and then evaluated with regard to their effectiveness and side effects (if any). A section is devoted to warning us about some of the more dangerous remedies that exist. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Herbalre.wps

Herbs / Regulation : A 10 page research essay on the harmful effects of unlabeled herbal products. The writer argues that the herbs should require testing for safety, efficacy and adverse reactions like any other drug. The writer supports this argument with a listing of known deaths linked to herbs and other adverse effects, the relatively short list of "safe" herbs, based on few research studies, and how the FDA hands have been tied to regulate the industry by a few special interest groups. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Herbregs.wps

Feverfew / Keeping Ahead Of Migraine Pain : A 5 page review of the article by Steven Foster published in "Better Nutrition" October, 1996. Analyzes the literature presented in the article and compares it with the new findings presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Migrc.wps

How Vitamins Fight Cancer : 9 pages in length. Vitamins have long been touted as cancer-fighting agents when supplemented with an already vitamin-rich diet. Their effects on abating symptoms and even arresting various cancers have been studied with great interest over the past several years. The writer addresses both the skepticism and optimism of vitamin therapy with regard to the fight against cancer. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Vitcanc.wps

"Harvesting the Dead" : A 2 page review of Willard Gaylin's article entitled "Harvesting the Dead" in which the author discusses possibilities concerning the use of living parts in newly/near-dead people to medically assist others. No Bibliography. Deadarti.wps

Healing Nutritional Approaches to Common Health Problems : A 15 page paper on Dr. Wright's Book of Nutritional Therapy. The writer details the premise of the book, the case studies involved, and information on using diet and supplements to improve health and prevent illness. There is no bibliography. Healnutr.wps

Metaphysical Medicine : A 45 page argumentative research paper in support of incorporating metaphysical medicine and techniques into western medical practice. The author discusses the current literature in support of using meditation, yoga, t’ai chi, and other practices in medicine and analyzes western findings in relationship to eastern philosophy. The author also argues that a giant leap of faith should include the full embodiment of eastern (Buddhist/Hindu) medical philosophy based on Tantric theories. Other theories argued in support include scientific discoveries in regards energy, Chinese medicine, Native American beliefs, and Christian beliefs concerning the topic. Bibliography lists 51 sources. Metameds.wps

Homeopathy : Paper is 6 pages in length. Writer provides a brief, definitive history of homeopathy and analyzes its potential effectiveness as a treatment. Homeopathy is defined as a highly systematic method of powerfully stimulating the body's own healing processes in order to cure illness. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Homeopat.wps

Homeopathy -- Hocus-Pocus or Real Magic? A 9-page research paper on the controversial methods used in traditional and non-traditional treatment methods. The paper presents both sides, and well as a brief description of the history of homeopathy. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Homeopat2.wps

Discussion of Homeopathic Concepts and Remedies : A 15 page research paper on homeopathic remedies. The writer details the history of homeopathy, is concepts and rules, the nature of the remedies and how to use them, and the application of the remedies to particular age groups. Homeopa3.wps

Marijuana as Medicine ? : 15 pages on the historic controversy over marijuana's usefulness & legalization. The writer goes into great detail about the drug's alleged medical value and elaborates what has been discovered thus far. It is concluded that after all the evidence, federal court rulings, and experiments, marijuana it seems, does indeed cloud the mind. But in this instance, "the clouded minds are in government buildings," as marijuana has indeed showed an outstanding level of usefulness for certain patients committed to hospital care. Bibliography is missing. Legalmr2.wps

Ethical Issues Concerning Medical Use of Marijuana : A 6 page research paper on whether it is ethical for physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes in extreme cases. The writer details both sides of the controversy, the evidence in support of not prescribing it, and the ethical considerations which are pertinent--ultimately arguing in favor of one side. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Medmarij.wps

Medical Marijuana : The thesis of this 10 page paper is that there is a medical necessity for the legal use of marijuana. There is significant evidence that supports the benefits of THC, a chemical found in marijuana, is beneficial for sufferers of cancer, AIDS and glaucoma. Though THC is available in tablet form, many seriously ill patients cannot take the oral medication, and many complain that the pill is ineffective. If the use of marijuana can significantly reduce the suffering of severely ill individuals, it is a civic and political necessity to promote legal use. Mednecc.wps

Medical Marijuana # 2 : A 22 page paper that considers the opposing perspectives on the use of marijuana for medical purposes. This paper provides both pros and cons and than provides support for the legal use of marijuana for the treatment of symptoms of serious illnesses. Bibliography with 10 sources cited. Medimari.wps

Medicinal Marijuana : A 16 page discussion of the pros and cons in the consideration of legalization of marijuana for use in medical purposes. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Marmed.wps

Special Interest Democracy and Marijuana : A 5 page essay that posits that democracy in America has changed, point in case, the nonsensical reasons behind the government’s fight against marijuana as a medicine. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Demmarij.wps

Midwifery & Pregnancy Care : A 6 page research paper comparing the Obstetrical Model for pregnancy care with the Midwifery Model. The latter example is touted as being the more useful -- as fewer and fewer physicians are even offering obstetric care at all anymore. Some historic insight is provided into how and why Midwifery got such a bad reputation over the years and how the time has come for such negative views to change. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Midwifer.wps

Principles and Concepts of Iridology : A 15 page research paper on iridology, what it is and how it works. The writer details the history of iridology, the methods used for diagnosis, the meaning of structures in the iris, and how it is currently accepted in the medical world. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Iridolog.wps

Reflexology / Successful Healing Through The Feet ! : 14 pages in length. Foot Reflexology is the practice of stimulating areas of the feet that correspond to parts of the body with specific hand, thumb and finger techniques. This stimulation is believed to have a positive effect on a person's health and well-being. In this research paper on Reflexology, the writer discusses how the concept works, examples of its success & various uses, effects on circulation, evaluation of reflexology's major criticisms, etc;. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Reflexol.wps

Healing Sites / Importance To Christianity : A 7 page paper discussing the reasons healing sites, such as Lourdes, holy wells and other shrines, are important to the Christian faith. Different aspects such as hope, faith, and continuity are discussed with examples from research. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Healsite.wps

Review of "Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties" : A 4 page paper reviewing the report of a specific research. The article investigates whether there may be some detriment to the advice of the popular press that Vitamin C as a dietary supplement in fairly large doses. Published in Nature, the article is very brief. It lacks any literature review at all, and the discussion of findings also is very brief. However, it has great clarity in describing the methods used in the study, and lends itself well to being replicated by other researchers. Bibliography lists 1 source. KSvitc.wps

Wellness Centers / Medically-Based vs. Fitness-Based : 40 pages in length. The writer discusses the fact that within the world of physical and mental wellness, there are two very different approaches to the same goal: medical and fitness. The two vastly diverse programs offered at wellness centers around the world provide similar benefits; however, it is the road taken to achieve these benefits that greatly differ. Medically-based wellness centers are geared more toward the traditional, pharmaceutical therapy that has sustained throughout the centuries. Fitness-based wellness centers, on the other hand, utilize one's inherent physical abilities, coupled with nutrition, relaxation and exercise, to aid in the body's recuperation. Granted, both entities have their specific place within the interworkings of overall wellness, yet their diversity maintains them as separate practices. Current trends, however, are showing a voluntary merging of the two applications to work toward a comprehensive approach to health care. Bibliography lists 24 sources. Wellcent.wps

Rogers & Watson : A 6 page paper discussing the two different nursing theories that are held by Martha Rogers and Jean Watson. These theories of nursing are based on the 4 major concepts of nurse theory, which are person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of the theories held by these women is presented and then is followed by a comparisona and contrast of each opinion. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Rogwat.wps

Jean Watson & Holistic Nursing : Jean Watson has played a major role in determining the link between nursing identity and holistic healing, and has supported the integration of a new vision of nursing process within the profession. This 5 page paper considers the role of Jean Watson in asserting a holistic model for nursing and then relates this vision to a philosophy on holistic care. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Jeanwats.wps

Healing Through Art : The western medical establishment has come to recognize the value of dance, music, literature, painting and drama in preventing and treating illness. Techniques such as guided imagery, dance, art therapy and music have become the tools of health care professionals in all areas. These techniques have much in common with the Chinese practices of Qigong, yoga and acupressure. Eastern methods often integrate contemporary medical practices with ancient forms of healing. The western medical establishment is learning to give the Chinese practices the credit they deserve for the benefits they are able to bring to patients. This 6 page paper examines the use of both Eastern and Western therapies with a foundation of dance or music. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Ewheal.wps

Alternative Health Care / Argument for Insurance Coverage : A 5 page argumentative essay in support of insurance coverage for alternative health care. The writer contrasts the current situation with the 1970s introduction of psychotherapy into the company benefits plan, and argues against arguments calling alternative methods quackery. Argument is supported by research, government support, public opinion, and examples of healing. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Cnholins.wps

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