Month: September 2014

Analysis Paper on Health Policy Issue – Prescription Drug Abuse.

Analysis Paper on Health Policy Issue – Prescription Drug Abuse.

Objective: to identify and clarify policy issues and problems, their causes, their current and future effect on the community, and how problems become part of the policy agenda; to explore factors involved with the issue while remain objective; to identify key stakeholders in the issue and their relationships to possible outcomes; evaluate policy potentials and effectiveness; summarize benefits, tradeoffs, etc. for policy issues; and analyze the role of profession of nursing in the

topic; include the professional nursing literature.

Guideline
Write your paper using the below order

Guidance:

  1. Problem identification: introduce and clarify/explain the underlying problem/issue (causes, current and future effects on the community, who raised and is now interested in it, how the problem moved to the agenda etc) 1 page
  2. Background: put the problem in context with specifics on social, economic, ethical, legal and political factors ~1 page
  3. Stakeholders: discuss parties having a stake in the outcome of the policy debate (who has proposals/a position related to the issue, who would be affected by the policy, who are the special interest groups~ 1 page
  4. Issue statement: a clear statement that summarizes the underlying problem and conflicting values based on the above information 1 paragraph
  5. Policy objectives/goals: stated specifically (you can list) ~half a page
  6. Policy options: Analyze the role of the profession of nursing in your topic, include the professional nursing literature.. Briefly discuss 2-3of the most relevant/realistic current proposals, or a new one using your literature review and in consideration of the above policy objectives/goals(consider necessary resources, program objectives and criteria, examine whether if X is done Y will result, consider the “do nothing” option) ~1 -2 pages
  7. Evaluation criteria: Analyze the role of the profession of nursing in your topic, include the professional nursing literature. Choose one policy that reflects its potential to achieve the policy goals (quality, access, fairness, cost, administrative feasibility, political feasibility, others identified) Explain your choice ~1 page
  8. APA format and following directions: the most recent publication format should be used, page limit must be adhered to (no more than 8 pages), paper must be submitted by the due date

 

Practicum Experience: SOAP Note and Time Log – Assignment Instructions

In addition to Journal Entries, SOAP Note submissions are a way to reflect on your Practicum Experiences and connect these experiences to your classroom experience. SOAP Notes, such as the ones required in this course, are often used in clinical settings to document patient care. Please refer to the Seidel, et. al. book excerpt and the Gagan article located in this week’s Learning Resources for guidance on writing SOAP Notes.
After completing this week’s Practicum Experience SOAP, select a patient that you examined during the last 3 weeks. With this patient in mind, address the following in a SOAP Note:

  • Subjective: What details did the patient provide regarding his or her personal and medical history?
  • Objective: What observations did you make during the physical assessment?
  • Assessment: What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a minimum of three possible diagnoses. List them from highest priority to lowest priority. What was your primary diagnosis and why?
  • Plan: What was your plan for diagnostics and primary diagnosis? What was your plan for treatment and management including alternative therapies?
  • Reflection notes: What would you do differently in a similar patient evaluation?

SOAP NOTE TEMPLATE

Select a patient that you have examined in the clinical setting to complete a SOAP Note.You will include evidence-based practice guidelines in the management plan, and include rationales for differential diagnoses (cite source).  Please include a heart exam and lung exam on all clients regardless of the reason for seeking care.  So, if someone presented with cough and cold symptoms, you would examine the General appearance, HEENT, Neck, Heart and Lungs for a focused/episodic exam.  The pertinent positive and negative findings should be relevant to the chief complaint and health history data.  This template is a great example of information documented in a real chart in clinical practice. The term “Rule Out…” cannot be used as a diagnosis. Please describe appearance of area assessed and refrain from using the term “normal” when documenting this note.

  1. Subjective Data
    • Chief Complain (CC): A single statement in patient’s own words with quotations that include timing.  Example:  “ My head has been hurting for 2 days”
    • History of Present Illness (HPI): Use OLDCARTS pneumonic to document this data.  Please see sample HPI in Docsharing
    • Last Menstrual Period (LMP- if applicable)
    • Allergies:
    • Past Medical History:
    • Family History:
    • Surgery History:
    • Social History (alcohol, drug or tobacco use):
    • Current medications:
    • Review of Systems (Remember to inquire about body systems relevant to the chief complaint & HPI.  Please do not include exam findings in this section; only document patient or caregiver’s answer to your history questions)
  2. Objective Data
    • Please remember to include an assessment of all relevant systems based on the CC and HPI.  The following systems are required in all SOAP notes.  You will proceed to assess additional pertinent systems.
      • Vital Signs/ Height/Weight:
      • General Appearance:
      • HEART:
      • RESP:
      •  Assessment
      • Differential Diagnosis (include rationales and cite source)
      • 3.Medical Diagnosis
      • PLAN
        • Prescriptions with dosage, route, duration, and amount prescribed and if refills provided
        • Diagnostic testing
        • Health Education/Promotion/Maintenance Needs
        • Referrals
  • Follow-Up Plans (When will you schedule a follow-up appointment and what will you address in the subsequent visit; Example —F/U in 2 weeks; Plan to repeat CXRAY on RTC (return to clinic)
  • Reflection:  What was your “aha” moment? What would you do differently in a similar patient evaluation?
  • References:  Please include at least 3 evidence-based sources in APA format.

Retaining and Separating, Compensation and Benefits

To learn more about retaining and separating employees, and compensation and benefit processes of Google. You will submit an APA-formatted research paper that addresses these functions.

If the required details are unavailable for the organization you chose, you may research and present recommendations on the topics in the bulleted list below.

Your assignment must include four resources to support your analysis. One resource can be your textbook. Examples of other acceptable choices include informational interviews, scholarly journals, and white papers from professional organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). (White papers from SHRM are typically available only to its members.)

Your assignment should contain an introduction, body, and conclusion. For this assignment, describe the following:

Retaining and Separating Employees

  • The organization’s formal discipline policies related to harassment, absenteeism, unsafe work practices, poor quality of work, drug or alcohol use, theft, and cyber policies.
  • Formal discipline trends that are necessary to protect the organization from possible employment-related litigation.
  • Any alternative dispute resolution processes.
  • Outplacement counseling and employee assistance programs that are available.
  • Discuss how these policies are needed to protect the organization from employment-related litigation.

Compensation and Benefits

  • The formal pay structure within the organization (exempt, nonexempt, salary, hourly, or commission).
  • Any benchmarking activities undertaken by the organization. Include information as to whether it offers a competitive compensation structure.
  • Incentives offered.
  • Any profit-sharing or stock-ownership programs that are available.
  • Both the legally mandated and voluntary benefits offered.
  • The cost of the benefits to the organization.
  • How benefits are communicated to employees.
  • The environmental factors that have influenced compensation and benefits of the organization.
  • Any current issues faced by the organization as they relate to compensation and benefits.

Deborah Shore Development – Case Study Analysis

 1. A case study. Deborah Shore, aged 45, works for a small corporation in the Research and Development department. When she first became a member of the department 15 years ago, Deborah was an unusually creative and productive researcher; her efforts quickly resulted in raises and promotions within the department and earned her the respect of her colleagues. Now, Deborah finds herself less interested in doing research; she is no longer making creative contributions to her department, although she is making contributions to its administration. She is still respected by the coworkers who have known her since she joined the firm, but not by her younger coworkers.

  Analyze the case study from the psychoanalytic, learning, and contextual perspectives: how would a theorist from each perspective explain Deborah’s development? Which perspective do you believe provides the most adequate explanation, and why?

 2. Interview your mother (and grandmothers, if possible), asking about experiences with childbirth. Include your own experiences if you have had children. Write a paper summarizing these childbirth experiences and comparing them with the contemporary experiences described in the text.

 3. Identify a “type” of parent (e.g., single parent, teenage parent, low-income parent, dual-career couple) who is most likely to be distressed because an infant has a “difficult” temperament. Explain why you believe that this type of parent would have particular problems with a difficult infant. Write an informational brochure for the selected type of parent. The brochure should include an explanation of temperament in general and of the difficult temperament in particular, and give suggestions for parents of difficult infants.

 4. Plan an educational unit covering nutrition, health, and safety for use with preschoolers and kindergartners. Take into account young children’s cognitive and linguistic characteristics. The project should include (1) an outline of the content of the unit; and (2) a description of how the content would be presented, given the intellectual abilities of preschoolers. For example, how long would each lesson be? What kinds of pictures or other audiovisual materials would be used? How would this content be integrated with the children’s other activities in preschool or kindergarten?

 5. Visit two day care centers and evaluate each center using the information from the text as a guide. Request a fee schedule from each center. Write a paper summarizing your evaluation of each center. Note: Unless you are an actual potential client of the center, contact the director beforehand to explain the actual purpose of the visit, obtain permission to visit, and schedule your visit so as to minimize disruption to the center’s schedule.

 6. Watch some children’s television programs and advertising, examine some children’s toys and their packaging, read some children’s books, and listen to some children’s recordings, looking for evidence of sex-role socialization. Write a paper comparing these contemporary influences with those you remember from your own childhood, and discuss the implications of the differences and similarities you find.

 7. Write a paper describing things your parents did to help you in school and anything your parents did that hindered you in school. If you have young brothers and/or sisters, include your parents’ influences on their education. Analyze your parents’ actions from the standpoint of the characteristics discussed in the text.

8. Write a paper summarizing the theoretical perspectives on identity presented in the textbook. Identify the perspective you find most acceptable, and justify your choice. Evaluate the information in light of your own development in adolescence.

 9. A case study. Julie is a 40-year-old homemaker. Besides chauffeuring her very active 13-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter to school activities, maintaining the household, and providing emotional support to her husband (who is facing a stressful job situation), Julie cares for her 70-year-old widowed father. Her father had a stroke last year. After her father’s stroke, Julie dropped the two college courses she had been taking, so that she could visit him regularly in the hospital and help with his rehabilitation there. When he was released from the hospital, he moved into her home for an indefinite period. That seemed to be the only option other than a nursing home. Julie’s brother and sister live out of town and are unable to provide physical care for their father. It has now been several months since Julie’s father moved into her home. Julie is feeling overwhelmed as she tries to meet the needs of her father, her husband, and her children.

 

  Write a paper discussing steps that could be taken to solve or prevent problems for Julie and possible pitfalls in taking these steps. Dimensions of the situation that you will want to consider include (1) finances, (2) health, (3) emotional functioning of individuals, and (4) relationships between family members.

 10. Many colleges and universities allow older people to audit courses tuition-free. But–perhaps because the arrangement does not generate tuition–most institutions do not actively promote this option or encourage people to take advantage of it; the number of older people who actually enroll in such courses tends to be fairly low. Suppose that your college began taking aggressive and effective measures to encourage elderly people to enroll in courses, with the eventual result that around half of the students in most classes were 65 or older. Write a paper discussing two issues. First, how should instructors modify their teaching and their evaluation and testing procedures in response to this change in the student population, given the material in the text describing older adults’ cognitive performance and abilities? Second, how would classes be enriched by an increase in the proportion of older students, and how would classes suffer through such an increase?

 11. Although most older people prefer to live independently in the community, and most are successful in doing so, institutional care is an essential option for an aging population. Some facilities are excellent, providing high-quality care, comfort, and intellectual and social stimulation. However, even in these excellent settings, there is probably some room for improvement. Develop a description of an ideal nursing home. Your description should include the approximate number of residents, the approximate number of staff members, the qualifications of the staff, the physical design of the facility, provisions for promoting contact between residents and the community, and activities offered within the facility.

 

The Importance of Cultural Sensitivity Communication for Advanced Practice Nurses

The Importance of Cultural Sensitivity Communication for Advanced Practice Nurses
For this assignment, consult the “Professional Communication Cultural Sensitivity Guide.”
Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words on a specific cultural group. Use the following guidelines:
1.    Select one article from a nursing journal focused on a cultural group.
2.    In the introduction, state your reason for selecting the cultural group.
3.    Summarize the key points of the article.
4.    Apply the new information to a practice situation that demonstrates cultural sensitivity in communication, reflecting the reading in chapter 25. The book is

Advanced practice Nursing: Evolving Roles for the Transformation of the profession. 2ND Edition, Denisco & Barker
5.    Write a conclusion.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning

the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
NUR502.v10R.CulturalSensitivityGuide_student.docx

Adverse effects of dexamethasone on children with asthma

Our umbrella topic is “Toxicology of Pharmaceuticals”, from which you need to choose a topic dealing with human health, industrial health or environmental health.  This means we’ll be dealing with the adverse (or side) or deleterious effects of pharmaceutical chemicals (not the effects they are prescribed for!) and the toxicological issues associated with them.

How should you go about choosing a topic?  Many of your ideas so far have been good…  and would be perfect f you were going to write a dissertation!  In other words, they are way too broad.  Remember, this is a small review paper, 6-8 pages with 10+ sources.  If you use a search engine on your topic and you get hundreds of potential research articles, then your topic needs to be narrowed down.  If, on the other hand, you put your topic into a search and find less than five articles, then it’s too narrow and will need to be expanded a bit.

So here are some hints for developing your topic.  Start with “I am interested in the adverse effects of [pharmaceutical drug X] on [examples: human health or industrial workers or the aquatic environment]”.  For example, here’s what I might like to do my paper on:  the adverse effects of troclosan (in waterless hand cleaners) on the aquatic environment.  If I was to start my search using “triclosan” and “aquatic environment” as my keywords, I’d get over a thousand articles.  Way too many to sort through!  So I need to narrow this down to something like the adverse effects of triclosan on frog embryos.  Now I have less than 50 papers to choose from.  There’s my paper topic.

Remember that you’ll be studying the toxicological effects of a pharmaceutical chemical (referred to as a stressor) on some aspect of human or environmental health (referred to as a target).  Stressors can be narrow (a specific chemical or metabolite or breakdown product) or wide (a class of chemicals, etc.) and targets can be narrow (a species or life stage of a species or organ/system or specific disease or specific occupation, etc.) or wide (humans in general or terrestrial environment or rivers or air, etc.)

Therefore please consider topics for your paper using one of the following combinations:

Adverse effects of [a specific pharmaceutical stressor] on a [broad target]
Adverse effects of [a class of pharmaceutical stressors] on a [specific target]
Adverse effects of [a specific pharmaceutical stressor] on a [specific target] – BEST!!
As you are researching your topic, be sure to focus on obtaining articles that will provide you with the information needed to meet the requirements of the assignment (see syllabus).  I will post a copy of a SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Technical Issue Paper (TIP), which is a good example of the type of document your review paper should be: concise, informative, based on current science.  And while you’re at it, reading this SETAC TIP will be a good way to start the course!

Imagine you are a health economist, specifically a health financing advisor working for the World Health Organization (WHO).

Imagine you are a health economist, specifically a health financing advisor working for the World Health Organization (WHO). You have been asked to put together a presentation about what you learned at the recent World Health Summit. Be sure to include the following information in your presentation:

  • Explain your job duties.
  • Describe the history and development of the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), and explain why it was formed. Include the types of services it provides around the world.
  • Explain how the WHO, GHDx, and the World Health Summit are involved in world health, including information about how new technology is provided for foreign countries.
  • Provide and describe the types of health care technology available in foreign countries. This can include low-income, middle-income, and high-income economies.
  • Select 5 of the best health care organizations in the world, and summarize the services they provide. Explain why these are considered the best health care organizations in the world.
  • In a table, outline significant differences among 4 nations offering the best health care as compared to those that provide low-quality health care.

Communication Integration

Communication is challenging in any setting. With the addition of cultural factors, communication becomes much more challenging. One way for communication to fluently flow through an organization is to establish clear communication channels. Organizational charts are often used to depict reporting structures and communication channels. As a result of an international acquisition or merger, it is necessary to restructure the organizational chart and communication channels.

For this assignment, you have been provided with two organizational charts. The organizations that use these charts have recently merged. It is your responsibility to restructure the organizational chart to establish clear channels of communication for each organization.

Scenario: Engineering Corporation is based in the United States and Aerospace Corporation is based in China. Aerospace Corporation is the parent company.

The following hyperlinked file should remain a DOC or DOCX, which allows students to revise the organizational charts. Click here to view the link of each organizational chart.

The purpose of this assignment is for you to think about and create clear channels of communication to ensure efficiency and productivity among international organizations.

Part One—The Organizational Chart. Create a new organizational chart that depicts the newly established communication channel. Create a new organizational chart from scratch, or copy and paste one of the provided organizational charts, and update it to include the new structure.

Part Two—The Description of the Communication. In a two-page summary, describe the new communication flow and why it will function effectively. Be sure to mention the communication strategies and theories that are offered by

Luthans and Doh (2012).

Include the following details within your description:

I. Introduce the need for new communication flow.

II. Describe the cultural impacts of each organization.

III. Describe the communication flow.

IV. Describe the communication barriers that were considered.

V. It must be at least two pages.

role of Futurist ideology

Unit 1 content and readings explore the historical and contemporary role of Futurist ideology. Choose one image from any designers mentioned in the unit content and discuss authorship, universality, and social responsibility in relation to the work and the designer’s ideals.

Are examples of Futurist thinking still evident today? How are they the same or different from the ideals of the original Futurists? Post visual examples and explain how these resources support your perspective.
Choose at least three of this Unit’s readings listed in “To Do” List and discuss each separately considering the following (At least 200 words for each reading selected):
Author’s Biography: What are the author’s influences, background, and education?
Micro Review: Reflect on each reading in a micro manner by choosing a specific line, paragraph, section, or topic within the readings that you would like to assess. Summarize what you think the author is saying, why this is important to you, how you think this is significant, and why you agree or disagree with the idea.
Macro Review: Examine how the topic assessed in the micro review fits within the author’s macro (overall)message . How does this macro perspective within the more global function of graphic design. Assess how the knowledge gained from the reading have influenced your design process at a technical or conceptual level. Focus your thoughts on the central themes of this class, authorship, universalism, and social responsibility.
After your initial post, review the posts made by your peers. Respond to at least two of them, with consideration for how you believe your ideas align or differ from their thoughts. Included MLA references and/or direct evidence from the unit’s content, readings, or assignments to support your statements.

Dealing with difficult customers

Dealing with difficult customers

Resisting something that is perceived to be unjust.
Locate a case study that richly illustrates a person, or a group of people,
resisting something they perceive to be unjust.  You might write on a case of
political resistance, such as a protest movement, or a grass-roots political
movement.  Or a case of humanitarian advocacy or action.

In the course of presenting your case study, you should address such questions as:
What is the particular individual or group resisting, and why?  In other words, what does the individual or group perceive as unjust and worthy of change?  How is

resistance expressed in your case study? Why does the individual or group in your case study engage in this particular form of action/expression, as opposed to others?

What does the individual both gain and lose by engaging in the given behavior?  Do you believe this is an effective way (or the most effective way) to resist power in

this case?  Why (or why not)?

 

Coca-Cola Company’s Efforts to keep its Soft Drink Formula a Trade Secret

Directions. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages;

Part A

Using the Internet as a resource, research the Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to keep its soft drink formula a trade secret over the course of the company’s (and the soft drink’s) one hundred-year-plus history.

  1. Provide a brief summary of The Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to protect its soft drink formula as a trade secret.
  2. Describe one (1) challenge the company has faced in preserving its trade secret.
  3. Describe two (2) reasons why The Coca-Cola Company would choose to protect its soft drink formula as a trade secret, as opposed to using another form of intellectual property protection (for example, a patent).

Part B

  1. Through Internet research, find and describe three (3) examples of physical or mental problems covered by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and three (3) examples of physical or mental problems not covered by the ADA.
  2. Present an argument supporting the position that the ADA has been appropriately interpreted and applied by the courts (in terms of the types of disabilities covered), or that it has not (for example, that it has been overly interpreted and applied to too many types of physical and mental maladies). Provide two (2) supporting facts to justify your position.

 

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the following page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

Impacts of the Tech Act

Project description
Impacts of the Tech Act

The Assistive Technology Act (also referred to as the Tech Act) has increasingly become a major legislative function of inclusive education. Use your course text and two scholarly articles in the

Ashford University Library to read and review information about the Assistive Technology Act.

Visit Screenr and in one or two recordings limited to five minute each:
a.Provide a description of the Assistive Technology Act and its impact on the field of education.

b.Assess the current state of the Assistive Technology Act and what influences the act is having on students with disabilities.

c.Explain your position on fostering assistive technology to provide full inclusion of students with disabilities in education, employment, daily activities, and in their communities.

d.Evaluate how the Assistive Technology Act will impact changes to your teaching and learning.

The presentation must include passages of the Act that you reference and any examples that would strengthen the discussion of the topics. Be certain to include the links and a written

transcript of each video you create. For assistance with using Screenr, please view the Screenr.com Quick-Start Guide.

 

Advanced Data Modeling

Advanced Data Modeling

Project description
Given the following business scenario, create a Crow’s Food ERD using a specialization hierarchy if appropriate. Granite Sales Company keeps information on employees and the departments in

which they work. For each department, the department name, internal mail box number, and the office phone extension are kept. A department can have many assigned employees, and each

employee is assigned to only one department. Employees can be salaried, hourly or work on contract. All employees are assigned an employee number, which is kept along with the employee’s

name and address. For hourly employees, hourly wages and target weekly work hours are stored; for example, the company may target 40 hours/week for some employees., 32 for others, and 20

for others. Some salaried employees are salespeople who can earn a commission in addition to their base salary. For all salaried employees, the yearly salary amount is recorded in the system.

For salespeople, their commission percentage on sales and commission percentage on profit are stored in the system. For example, John is a salesperson with a base salary of $50,000 per year

plus 2 percent commission on the sales price for all sales he makes, plus another 5 percent of the profit on each of those sales. For contract employees, the beginning date and end date of their

contracts are stored along with the billing rate for their hours.

 

pizza and a friendly game of cards.

pizza and a friendly game of cards.

Part 1:Your best friends from high school invite you over for pizza and a friendly game of cards.

part 2: Name six parts of the brain and explain the role each plays during your evening of food, fellowship, and playing card games.
Initial TDQ Response    Points Possible
The student’s response answers each component of the TDQ.    15
The student’s response reflects critical thinking, is detailed and thorough.    25
The student’s response clearly reveals a knowledge and understanding of the assigned reading material(s).
* If material is directly quoted or paraphrased it must be cited.    20
Follow-up TDQ Response
Second response is substantive/ high quality. It adds depth and insight to a conversation with a classmate/classmates, or it is a quality response modeled after one of the small class size

submission options.
* If material is directly quoted or paraphrased it must be cited.    30
Initial & Follow-Up Responses

Application of Transcultural Nursing Theory

Application of Transcultural Nursing Theory

Paper instructions:
This assignment incorporates the knowledge, theory, research, population assessment, and reflection skills you have acquired to assess and apply Madeline Leininger’s transcultural nursing

theory to your chosen group. You will draw on your knowledge, experience, readings, and other material from this course and from MSN6002 to assess, evaluate, and apply this theory as the

framework for your course project.
The assignment is divided into three parts:
•    Part 1 is an overview of transcultural nursing theory, including the key points and characteristics of this theory.



•    Part 2 is review of the literature regarding transcultural nursing theory in practice.
•    Part 3 is an application of transcultural nursing theory to your chosen group and course project.
Part 1: Overview of Transcultural Nursing Theory
•    Discuss Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory. Frame your discussion around the idea that this theory will be the framework for your health care program plan for your chosen

population.
•    Define the key concepts, assumptions, and considerations inherent in the theory.
Part 2: Literature Review – Transcultural Nursing Theory in Practice
•    Review the use of Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory practice with diverse populations.
•    Provide an assessment of this theory in practice that includes at least three examples from the literature.
•    Identify and evaluate how others have used this theory in practice and whether you feel this was the best theory for the practice situation.
•    If this theory has been previously applied to your chosen population group, review and evaluate its effectiveness. State any key points you might consider using in your course project.
Part 3: Application of Transcultural Nursing Theory to your Chosen Population
•    Discuss how you would apply Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory to your chosen group and course project. Chosen group is Latinos/Hispanics in US
•    Describe how application of this theory in practice with this group will contribute to the design of a culturally competent health care program targeting a specific health care need

(identified in the Unit 6 assignment).
•    Include any concerns or questions you may have regarding the use of this theory in this practice setting.
•    Conclusion: conclude your paper with a summary of the key points in your paper.
•    References: include at least seven references, at least five of which come from peer-reviewed sources.

Gene Technology Assignment Instructions And A Sample Answer

Gene technology carries with it social and ethical implications—many of which engender personal views and discussion.

Select one (1) of the following biotechnology topics to write about:

  • Genetically modified animals
  • Personal genomics and / or personalized medicine for humans
  • Gene therapy

Write a four 4 to page paper on your chosen topic.  Organize your paper into sections corresponding to the following requirements:

  1. Biological basis. Describe the technology. Discuss what it accomplishes. Elaborate on the scientific principles that make this technology possible. Your goal in this section of the paper is to show the instructor that you understand the underlying science behind the technology. Describe how exactly the technology works. Discuss the biological principles that underlie this technology.
  2. Social and ethical implications. Without disclosing your personal view about this technology, provide an analysis of its social and ethical implications. State the ethical concerns apparent in the use of this technology. Discuss the benefits and risks. Your goal in this section is to look at all sides of the issue. In the next section, you will give your opinion.
  3. Personal viewpoint. In the previous section, your goal was to be as objective as possible, to look at all sides of the issues. In this section, your goals are to give a personal opinion about the technology and provide a justification of that opinion.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment, in addition to the course text. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with proper use of in-text citations to credit your sources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine DNA structure, and function, gene expression, and control.
  • Discuss the various applications of genomics and biotechnology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in biology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about biology using proper writing mechanics.

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Book Review – This War is for a Whole Life

Paper instructions:

There is a typed, 12 font, double-spaced, 3rd person book review of This War is for a Whole Life,
utilizing the following form:

  1. A brief summary of the book.
  2. Discuss and analyze the content of each chapter in the order that they appear in the
    book.
  3. Overall analysis of the major historical events discussed in the book.

 

Sample Paper

Book Review: “This War Is For a Whole Life”

Summary

Presently, there are many publications exploring the difficulties that have defined the lives of indigenous Americans especially from the 19th century. The publications include Walter Hixson’s “American Settler Colonialism: A History” and Richard Hanks’ “This War Is for a Whole Life: The Culture of Resistance among Southern California Indians, 1850-1966.” The latter covers the struggles that American Indians have undergone from mid-19th century to date. The struggles include the American Indians’ clashes with the American government. Richard Hanks explores the reasons why American Indians continue to fight for cultural integrity, land, sovereignty, and civil rights from the time when Europeans moved into their lands to date. The fight characterizes what Hanks presents as Pan-Indian activism.

“This War Is for a Whole Life” presents the controversies between American Indians and those who came in to occupy their lands as stemming from the setting aside of foreign and tribal land trust protections. The book shows that efforts geared towards the assimilation of American Indians into the mainstream society over the years have been hampered by controversies. Most of the controversies take legal dimensions. The author focuses on the mainstreaming of the American Indian population that moved to California. The population was embraced, as well as accepted, by the dominant community that had already occupied the area. The mainstreaming of the American Indian population in California was characterized by various challenges, owing to its special culture.

Chapter Analysis

The first chapter in “This War Is for a Whole Life” explores the reforms forced by activists following the enactment of the Indian Reorganization Act. The chapter zeroes in on the act’s introduction, as well as implementation, particularly in relation to the survival of American Indians in the southern areas of California. It sheds ample light on the political, as well as tribal, conflicts in the areas. When one goes through the chapter, he or she appreciates the 1950s’ termination program that defined the lives of the Indians. Notably, the program was tied closely to the Indian Bureau’s manipulation, which made the Indians distrust government functionaries and agencies.

From the chapter, it is obvious that the act’s introduction, as well as implementation, bequeathed various benefits on individuals living within Californian reservations. Communism and socialism were allowed into the American Indian country, persuading marked criticism relating to IRA. The chapter demonstrates how the difficulties christened the Indian problem were eliminated from mainstream political discourses in the 1930s and the 1940s on purpose. Discussions on the problem left the national scene rather fast as American authorities increased its focus on how to lift the country from the then ongoing depression and the Second World War.

The second chapter presents a critical appraisal of the period when there were many calls for termination to happen and the corresponding activist reforms. The entry of America into the war saw increased political agitation for the scrapping off the Indian Bureau. The bureau was charged with promoting governance and harmony within the areas dominated by American Indians. The chapter makes it rather clear that the government moved the mandate of the bureau’s office to allow for proper coordination of the war’s operations. The office was moved to Chicago. Besides, the office was moved to decimate the influence that the American Indians were developing especially within California.

American Indians were keen on fighting the discriminatory policies and practices directed against them by the federal, local, as well as state American governments. Those in support of the termination were keen on eliminating the trust land protections enjoyed by the Indians. The chapter covers the efforts made by the Indians in persuading the governments to preserve the protections comprehensively.

The third chapter covers the period in which the contestations regarding the termination issue escalated markedly. Indian activists were facing more and more rejection whenever they engaged the Congress. The chapter presents ample information on how mission Indians, Indian spokesmen, and other stakeholders in the termination debate engaged in activism. Those who held anti-termination sentiments were rather loud in making their arguments against the process of termination and loosing of Indian lands. The process was colored by hypocritical actions. Mission Indians were allowed to elect their representatives. The representatives were to be incorporated into government structures charged with executing the process. From the chapter, it is rather clear that the governments and those championing Indian interests were pursuing conflicting agendas discreetly.

From the chapter, it is evident that the interests’ champions were keen on explaining to the non-Indian populations the problems that were bedeviling the Indians, often in vain. Their positions received limited publicity, reducing their leverage on the direction taken by the process. Even then, in mid-1953, the Indian reservations with California were terminated on the strength of a resolution of the Congress.

The fourth chapter examines closely how the law christened Public Law 280 and the corresponding congressional resolution facilitated the doing away with the reservations. On the other hand, the chapter examines how Indians fought the doing away with the reservations. The Indians and their sympathizers put marked efforts into trying to save their hold on tribal lands. Indian activists argued that the doing away with the reservations would have destroyed the lives of their tribesmen especially in the southern areas of California. The chapter makes it obvious that the activists engaged in multiple negotiations with the governments to persuade them to go slow on the process.

The last chapter in “This War Is for a Whole Life” leads readers in reflecting on the responsibilities of the governments in supporting American Indians’ wellbeing, especially after the termination of the protections. When the resolution came into effect, the Californian state government took up the role of addressing the Indian problem. The government put in place critical mechanisms for making certain that settler and native communities lived harmoniously especially in the southern areas of the state. The government put in place programs aimed at addressing the adverse outcomes of the process. Public resources were committed to the facilitation and championing of communism and related social demands in the areas. Notably, the chapter makes it clear that the mission Indians remained unrelenting in opposing the process all through. Ultimately, they stopped it.

General Analysis of the Key Historical Events in the Book

As demonstrated earlier, “This War Is for a Whole Life” covers diverse, significant historical events. The events relate to the troubles faced by American Indians especially in the southern areas of California from mid-19th century to date. When reading the book, one gets the feeling that he or she is listening to accounts of the troubles from elderly Indians. Notably, Hanks relied a lot on elderly American Indians in building own appreciation of the troubles and the events that gave rise to the troubles.

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Nursing Theories Compare and Contrast Discussion Activity

Discussion Activity: Nightingale, Henderson, King, and Peplau ,provide us with theories that were well ahead of their times. These theories hold relevance to nursing today. Conceptual frameworks define nursing practice and continue to inform theorists today who have expanded on their theories. Because theorists have been so influential to nursing practice, it is imperative that we look closely at the relevance of their ideas to nursing practice today. Consider as you reflect on the readings how these theories inform you as you develop your role as a nursing leader.

  1. Select either Nightingale and Henderson or King and Peplau theories.
  2. Compare and contrast two primary elements of each selected pair of theorists.
  3. Provide examples for your selected pair related to your practice as an Emergency Room Nurse
  4. Discuss how your selected pair links nursing theory and spiritual care when planning interventions and suggesting resources for patient care.

Minimum 250 words. At least two references should come from outside scholarly references besides the course textbook. All references must follow proper APA citation and within last 10 years.

Case Analysis Plastec Company case study

Case Analysis Plastec Company case study

Plastec Company case study (Learning Team: Case Analysis I). Review the information
on this company which was provided in weeks 1 and 2 (Introductions and Endcaps),
as well as the additional information provided here in the attached document.
Write a 2 page word analysis, being sure to address the questions at the end. The
analysis should be in the form of a paper: don’t simply answer the questions. Please
note there is not one best approach or right answers. You must support your analysis
to the fullest extent possible.
Please use APA format.
Paul arrived at Plastec Company 18 months ago, as the first HR professional the
company ever had. Started fifteen years ago by two brothers, the company has been
experiencing a “growth spurt” for the past 3-4 years, fueled by increasing demand for
small plastic parts: computer keyboards, toys, airplanes….a wide variety of needs. Paul
was directed by the owners to “use HR to keep us staffed up so we can grow” and to
“keep us out of court.” The company has a single location which is in an industrial park
outside a major metropolitan area.
When the company was founded most of their workers were Caucasian and about 20%
African-American because this was the racial make-up of the surrounding area (labor
market). In the past few years people of many different ethnicities have moved into the
area: Hispanics, Asians, people from India, Bosnians, Serbians, and Russians, among
others. Plastec’s employees are primarily Caucasian and African-American, although
there are two Hispanic employees and one Vietnamese. There is a high demand in the
local labor market for semi-skilled labor like the majority of the jobs at Plastec.
As soon as Paul arrived, he attempted to get relevant data and HR metrics so we he could
understand the company’s strengths and weaknesses regarding their labor force. While
he was able to piece together some data, a lot of it just wasn’t available or if it was
available, it wasn’t easy to retrieve and analyze.
Review the dialogues in the course Introductions for weeks 1, 2, and 3, as well as the
above information, and answer the following questions:
– Which employment laws or regulations should Paul pay the most attention to and
why?
– Keeping in mind that it takes time/energy to implement systems to retrieve data,
which HR metrics should start Paul capturing?
– Paul knows he should be updating job descriptions but he “just hasn’t had the
time”. Why should he make this a priority (or should he)?
– Identify 1-3 things the company could do to improve employee retention and
reduce turnover.

Develop a financing plan to raise capital for a new venture.

Develop a financing plan to raise capital for a new venture. The paper should be 5 pages in length and should cover major course concepts. The paper should have a minimum of five sources in addition to the text. Be sure to address the following points in your financial plan:

  • Analyze the past performance of an organization similar to the one that you are considering as your start-up.
  • Determine what funding will be available for the start-up for the long and short term. Some sources may include personal funds, funds from relatives, Small Business Administration, sweat equity, venture capital, Angel investors, vendor financing, partnering, and short and long term financing, etc. Be sure to describe why the sources were selected.
  • Describe how much funding will be required for the venture and be sure to address how funding will be utilized. Discuss the type of pro forma projections to be used to increase borrowing capacity credibility.
  • Recommend solutions to mitigate risks such as management, technical, marketing, programmatic and cost risk.

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be 5 double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
  2. Must include a cover page that includes:

    – Student’s name

    – Course name and number

    – Title of paper

    – Instructor’s name

    – Date submitted

  3. Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly sources, in addition to the text.
  7. Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
  8. Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.

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In the Implementation section of the E-commerce Implementation Plan document, discuss the implementation.

For this project, you will use either Visual Web Developer or Visual Studio. Both products can be obtained free of charge from the Microsoft Web site. If you already have the full versions of either of these products, they can be used, but the free, Express editions can also be used. For this project, you will create the shell Web site for the e-commerce system, and you will provide a basic implementation of one key element. This is a big project, so an early start is strongly encouraged.

The project deliverables are as follows:

  • Shell Creation:
    • Create a new Web site using either Visual Web Developer or Visual Studio.
    • Add pages for each of the main parts of the Web site (most of the pages only need basic content, such as a title and short descriptive paragraph of the function of the page).
    • Add a functional navigation system to all pages.
  • Key Element Implementation:
    • Select 1 of the key elements of the system for implementation (such as catalog display, payment, etc.).
    • Implement the functionality of the selected element.
    • Implementation must only be rudimentary, and shortcuts can be made. For example, the display of the product catalog and selection of items to place in a shopping cart.
  • Implementation Documentation:
    • In the Implementation section of the E-commerce Implementation Plan document, discuss the implementation.
    • Describe the selected element functionality and how the code works.
    • Include any information that is required to successfully demonstrate the implemented functionality.
  • Be sure to update your table of contents before submission.
  • Name the document as follows: yourname_ITSD325_IP3.doc
  • Zip all of the Web site project files as yourname_ITSD325_IP3.zip
  • Submit the document and zipped project for grading.

Western leadership strategies

Directions:

Taking on the role of a CEO, develop a PowerPoint presentation of approximately 15 slides that explains how you would adapt the Western leadership strategies of either Heifetz and Linsky or Drucker in your approach to managing an international organization on the brink of structural change and expansion.  One of your main goals will be to motivate and communicate a vision while connecting to the firm’s mission for all stakeholders, including your Board of Directors. A brief profile of the organization is as follows:

  • The company is a manufacturing firm with annual earnings in excess of $350 million.
  • It is headquartered in the United States, has two branches in the United Kingdom, and one expansion branch set to open in China.
  • A new branch will provide more innovative technologies to infuse the firm’s declining market share while also presenting cultural management and organizational integration challenges.

Your presentation should contain the following components:

  • Identification of your chosen leadership philosophy with justification of your choice.
  • Using Porter’s Five Forces as a strategic guide, please explain how you will approach Foreign Direct Investment and Financial Risk Assessment.
  • Complete a Financial Risk Assessment for acquiring the new technology company by identification and explanation of at least four risks which could impact your organization.
  • Identification and explanation of the key internal structures (at least 3) that will be designed to enhance the culture within your organization
  • Explanation of how projected global and market trends over the next 10-15 years will impact your company’s ability to maintain a competitive advantage.

Coastal Processes, Hazards and Assessment Techniques – Assignment Instructions

Conduct a literature review of the coastal processes, hazards and assessment techniques used to define these hazards for a section of the NSW, Australia coast.

Contrast the NSW coastal processes and hazards with those found along the Southern Californian, USA coast. Examples of coastal process and hazard definition studies are provided and uploaded (attached). Select a regional coastal section from the following:

  • NSW, Australia studies; Tweed Regional Coast, Richmond Regional Coast, or Coffs Harbour Regional Coast, or Nambucca Regional Coast;
  • Southern California, USA studies: San Francisco Regional Coast, Santa Barbara and Ventura Regional Coasts, Carpinteria Regional Coast

Read the appropriate reports plus additional research literature, to research the following:

  • Outline the various coastal processes;
  • Define the coastal hazards, including a diagram of the key coastal processes;
  • Describe the available data for the hazard assessment and the hazard assessment methods;
  • Contrast the differences and similarities of the hazard assessment between the chosen coasts of NSW and California.
  • Assess the limitations of this hazard definition study and outline how the definition of the hazards could be improved, including an improved data set.
  • Summarise the present and future (2050 to 2100 AD) hazards.
    • Support your report with diagrams and maps.

Prepare a report, based on your literature review, approximately 2000 – 2500 words (6-8 A4 pages with references) in length, not including diagrams and maps. The report is 35% of the total course assessment.

principles of competitive advantage

Assignment Read Case Study 3 on pages 67-69 in your textbook. Submit a three page paper that addresses questions 1-7 on pages 68-69 in your textbook. Make sure each question is thoroughly analyzed and answered. At least one quote or specific reference from the case study must be added for each of the answers you provide to the five questions listed above. Please submit your file as a Microsoft Word document, failure to do so will result in a 0 for this assignment. This Unit will review strategic structure and initiatives that will leverage IT resources as a competitive advantage for a company, including the following:

1. Review the principles of competitive advantage in Figure 3-7. Which types of competitive advantage has bosu used to defeat copycat products.

2. What role did information systems play in your anser to question 1?

3. What additional information systems could fitness quest develop to creat barriers to entry to the competition and to lock in customers?

4. In 2004, Fitness quest had alliances with trainers and its main competitor had allinaces with major retailer. Thus , both companies were competing on the basis of their alliances. Why do you think Fitness Quest won this competition? To what extent did its success in leveraging relationships with trainers depend on information systmes. On other factors?

5. The case does not state all of the ways that Fitness Quest uses its trainer database. List five applications of the trainer database that would increase fitness Quest’s competitive position.

6. Describe major differences between the bosu product an dindo row product. Consider product use, product price, customer resisitance, competition, competitive threats, and other factors related to market acceptance.

7. Describe information systmes that Fitness Quest could use to strengthen its strategy for bringing indo ros to market. Consider the factors you identified in you answere to question 6 in your

Ethics in banking and Good principle

Topic Paper (30 points, due week 5) – Students will choose a topic in the field of psychology ethics that interests them. Students can do this by choosing something that stands out in readings or by brainstorming with the course instructor. Students are encouraged to choose a topic that is relevant to their career aspirations: the paper can be of significance to human resource professionals, mental health professionals, and/or psychologists, and can be relevant to various settings, including businesses, clinical/counseling settings, legal settings, schools, government agencies, research settings, and/or higher education. Students should have the topic approved by their instructor by week 3.

Students will review books, articles, and websites and write a 6-7 page (typed, double-spaced, APA format) paper. At least six references are required for this paper, and such references should include peer-reviewed literature and empirical research (if available for their topic). The paper (as well as a presentation of the key points in the paper) will be due week 5.

Presentation of Topic Paper (10 points, presentation in class week 5) – Students will present a well-organized power-point presentation of their topic paper to the class during week 5. Students will be graded on quality of presentation, clarity, and coverage of the domain. Presentations should last approximately 5-10 minutes per student.