Examine the following central nervous system cases. NS Discussion Case 1: (diminished substantia nigra) Identify the damaged area and

Examine the following central nervous system cases. NS Discussion Case 1: (diminished substantia nigra) Identify the damaged area and.

Examine the following central nervous system cases.

NS Discussion Case 1:
(diminished substantia nigra)

Identify the damaged area and describe the function of the area and what symptoms this patient would exhibit.

Can you relate the damaged area of the brain to a neurological disorder? If so, describe the disorder and how it affects central nervous system function.

Nervous System Case 2:
(atrophy of cerebral cortex)

Use the clues provided in the model to determine and describe the symptoms this patient would experience.

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Running head: ROCKET COMPANIES: STRATEGIC FOCUS 1 ROCKET COMPANIES: STRATEGIC FOCUS 5

Running head: ROCKET COMPANIES: STRATEGIC FOCUS 1

ROCKET COMPANIES: STRATEGIC FOCUS 5

Rocket Companies: Strategic Focus

Daniel Bird

MKT 315

Dr. Drew Stevens

Rocket Companies: Strategic Focus

Rocket Companies, Inc. is a Detroit, Michigan-based family of sixteen individual businesses, including its flagship business, Rocket Mortgage. Rocket is a leader in the financial technologies and lending sector and entered Fortune’s 500 list for the first time in 2021 at the rank of 194 (Fortune Staff, 2021). The business currently known as Rocket Mortgage was the first of the Rocket Companies, founded in 1985 under the name Rock Financial (RocketCompanies.com, 2020). Since then, the company has strategically grown with innovative and integrated products and services, introducing simplified and convenient methods for customers to apply and track the process of their mortgages. Rocket Companies became the largest provider of FHA mortgages in 2014 and remains that the top in 2021. Examining the company’s strategic plan provides exceptional detail into how Rocket Companies has been able to achieve its current status and continue to dominate the residential mortgage market.

Mission, Vision, and Goals

The mission for Rocket Companies is defined by its “obsess[oin] with helping our clients achieve the American dream of home ownership and financial freedom. We are committed to providing an industry-leading client experience powered by our award-winning culture and innovative technologies” (Farner, 2020). In terms of vision, Farner (2020) states on behalf of the company: “We participate in large markets that are changing rapidly. We believe we are well positioned to capitalize on ongoing shifts in market demographics and consumer demands.” Rocket Companies has set its goals to leverage its ecosystem of connected and complementary businesses to provide superior service through its technology and reach (Farner, 2020) and to increase its overall lead in the primary market. The company has positioned itself to maximize the use of its core strengths throughout each of its sixteen businesses and continue to propel itself into further success.

Strategic Focus

It is no secret that the current trends in the vast majority of industries within the United States center around a digital presence. Whether that be in marketing, the customer experience, or customer support, the digital space is where companies are capable of consolidating structure and rapidly communicating with partnered organizations and consumers. Rocket Companies diligently developed and continuously refined technological platforms enable the company to meet the market where it currently is, as well as where it will be in the future, on customer-, client-, and partner-facing fronts.

With the digitally focused design of Rocket Companies, its sixteen integrated businesses, and the intent to continue its growth in the US and Canadian markets through start-ups, partnerships, and acquisitions, the company is able to maintain its agility while developing into a massive singular entity for everything mortgage and financial technology. In leveraging its most significant stand-out qualities, its ecosystem and technology, the company is positioned to create a path of minimal resistance through the single-source consolidation of origination, underwriting, closing, and servicing processes. Rocket Companies has also “built proprietary sales technology that allows [it] to more effectively connect with and win potential clients” (Farner, 2020). Based around the technology, the company was able to establish and field an active and functional sales and support organization that is capable of supporting Rocket products as well as those of its partners, simplifying integration and creating encouragement for strategic partnerships. One centralized source can provide numerous lending services and with strategic partnerships, there are minimal limitations in end-user simplicity and accessibility for mortgage processing and financial technology.

In addition to the clear technical advantages the company has, it also places significant value in its company culture. Rocket Companies establishes its culture through what are known throughout the company as “ISMs”. These ISMs are a collection of twenty philosophies that form the roadmap for decision-making across the board. Among them are: “Simplicity is genius”, “Numbers and money follow; they don’t lead”, “Every client. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses.”, and “We are the ‘they’” (RocketCompanies.com, 2020), showing how heavily ingrained the customer, the idea, the experience, and the internal team are to the company’s structure. The remaining ISMs go on to define the company further, but an analyst can establish a clear picture of the company’s culture from these four alone.

How it Fits Together

Rocket Companies’ mission, vision, and strategic focus center around its core competencies—its ecosystem, culture, and technology. Each addition to its technological platforms or sixteen-business ecosystem is calculated to achieve the “industry leading client experience” and adhere tightly to its culture. Even in marketing, the company is centered around campaigns that focus on elevating and position its brand as a technology-driven solution for customers (Farner, 2020). The company’s commitment to each of these interdependent components further demonstrates how critical every facet is for its current and future success and growth.

References

Farner, J. (2020, July 7). Rocket Companies, Inc. | Form S-1 US SEC Filing. Retrieved from https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1805284/000104746920004008/a2241988zs-1.htm

Fortune Staff (2021, May 30). Rocket Companies: 2021 Fortune 500. Retrieved from https://fortune.com/company/rocket-companies/fortune500/

RocketCompanies.com. (2020, July 31). Our Story. Retrieved from https://www.rocketcompanies.com/who-we-are/our-story/[supanova_question]

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The Benefits of and Need for Embryonic Stem Cell Research.

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Policy Question

I need help with understanding a policy and in writing my policy paper. Someone who I can bounce ideas of of and how understands policy and how to write a good policy analysis paper. Pay will very depending on how much you are able to help.

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International Economics Question

The Benefits of and Need for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Based on our last book – Layered Money – posted on Blackboard.
Please answer the following questions. No extra research is needed nor required. You must address ALL 3 questions.
Please explain: How was the US dollar as a fiat money for the United States of America born?
How did this alter the traditional ¨layered money¨ structure? Make sure you also explain the idea behind layered money.

This question refers to the Bitcoin.Please explain why, who, where, when, and how the Bitcoin for the world was born.
Is the bitcoin consider money/currency or a commodity?
Why and how? Please make sure you elaborate your answer explain why and why not of both commodity and currency/money.

How and why has Bitcoin altered the current structure of layered money?

On chapter 9 we analyzed the concept of CBDC and the most important ones were explained.Please explain the how, when, who, where, why CBDC are in the making
Who supports and who does not support this new asset? Why?
Please explain what do these CBDC have in common and what makes them different.

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Submit 3-5 pages of poetry. Again, submit NO LESS than 3 pages

Submit 3-5 pages of poetry. Again, submit NO LESS than 3 pages and NO MORE than 5 pages. I prefer that all the poems you submit are newly done, or fresh work. But you can also submit an edited version of one of the poems we did in class. Only if you have very little time should you submit the exact same poem you did during class.

The manuscript is measured in pages. Therefore, a single poem can be 3-5 pages long (like “Prufrock”). But you can have multiple poems, also. Please be sure to start each new poem on a new page.

There are no formatting guidelines for poetry. You can use any font (but please try to use a legible font), and the manuscript can be either single or double spaced. The only formatting requirements are that, again, each poem begins on a new page and all poems should be submitted as a single Microsoft Word document.

This is due MIDNIGHT on Friday, but I’ll make it accessible to submit until Saturday at 6 a.m. just in case there are some night owls who like to work in the wee hours of the morning.

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Renato Rivera Rusca MANGA CULTURE Early Manga, from akahon to the 1960s

Renato Rivera Rusca

MANGA CULTURE

Early Manga, from akahon to the 1960s in Social Context

Kusazoushi ????? Edo consumer culture

Kamishibai (1920s– )

Street performance

Narrative made up of images with spoken descriptions of the action

Memorable characters: ?????“Ogon Batto/Golden Bat”

1930– : Nagamatsu Takeo; based on Kuro Batto (Black Bat) by Suzuki Ichiro (not the baseball player :P)

Interactive experience

Akahon: “Red Book”

What is an akahon? The name literally translates [to] “red book,” an Edo-period name for children’s books distinguished by their red covers, revived in the Meiji period for various sorts of adventure and comic fiction aimed at youth, and then associated most strongly with certain types of manga after the 1930s. The hardbound, sometimes slip-cased editions of Norakuro and Tank Tankur? issued by big publishing houses like K?dansha were not akahon. The typical akahon was a stapled booklet with a card-stock cover, sixteen to thirty-six pages in length, and with lots of reds and oranges printed over black or purple line art. The art is usually larger. The selling price [was] much cheaper.

(Ryan Holmberg, “The Bottom of a Bottomless Barrel: Introducing Akahon Manga”, The Comics Journal, http://www.tcj.com/the-bottom-of-a-bottomless-barrel-introducing-akahon-manga/)

Akahon Manga (17thC– Postwar)

Edo period: “Red books” – Cheaply produced, many children’s entertainment not all Akahon were manga (difficult to define)

Early 1920s – 1940s: Restrictions became stricter More regulation on “explicit” content; paper shortage due to war effort

Black market developed by publishing houses circumventing the law and meeting the fierce demand for ever more printing material.

Even non-publishing houses began to publish Akahon Extremely lucrative

Often company names and personal names were omitted from the books, with no way to trace their origin

Postwar transitions and renaissance

Although there were strict government restrictions on publications in the early 20th Century, the 1947 constitution guaranteed freedom of expression, and so printed art began to thrive once again.

A new lease of life: Akahon and Kamishibai were both revived and re-appropriated into everyday use during the Meiji and postwar period, respectively

This coincides with the revival of the woodblock print techniques such as Shin-Hanga and Sousaku-Hanga.

Even American G.I.’s were “reading” akahon manga!

Postwar influx of Western imagery in Akahon

Betty Boop / Mickey Mouse / War stories

Kashihon Manga (Edo – Postwar)

Rental manga Available at lending bookshops

Many of the books were not produced in high quantities, and many were “rental-only”.

Noboru Ishiguro (animation director – Space Battleship Yamato, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Astroboy 1980, etc.) ? Like Tezuka, was heavily influenced by film Father was against “manga”

Osamu Tezuka debuts in Akahon Manga – Sells 400,000 copies

Shin Takarajima: Tezuka was paid a one-time fee of \3,000, and received no royalties…

Norakuro and the character goods boom

Norakuro was one of the first examples of a comic character becoming so popular as to appear prominently in a variety of media and products.

Formed the basis for the “character goods” business – now a crucial factor in the MAG (Manga, Anime, Games) contents business.

Postwar Manga and the rise of the Manga Industry

Paper shortage Black market

Serialized strips began to circulate

Four-panel strips on themes of everyday

life in postwar Japan

Sazae-san (Hasegawa Machiko) 1947-1974

TV series continues today Setting is still Showa period

Short strips were common in newspapers.

Akahon industry was booming (especially in Osaka),

but was still a crude format.

Children’s magazines began devoting pages to serialized comics.

Eventually, magazines appeared entirely to carry manga series.

Meanwhile, in the West…

Postwar Youth Culture:?Rock & Roll? Rockers / Mods / Hippies / Punks

Japan:

Rockabillies

Harajuku / Yoyogi

An-an-zoku

Non-non-zoku

Takenoko-zoku

Taiyou-zoku

Otaku-zoku

Student uprisings

Many factors combined:

– Baby-boomer generation coming of age

– Increased affluence / rise in economic power

– Restlessness from heavy Western influences making radical changes

– Proliferation of Marxism and Communism

Shintaro Ishihara (1932– )

Author of the scandalous “Taiyou no Kisetsu”

(“Season of the Sun”)

Played instrumental part in youth counter-culture

Now an ultra-conservative politician

Governor of Tokyo, 1999-2012

Postwar Growth period

We have seen how such a wide variety of printed media culture proliferated in the post-Edo periods, and how there was a resurgence for the “old ways” during the Meiji and Taisho eras.

Post-war, the appropriation of Western popular culture once again influences the aesthetics of new media and fashion as well as motivates the youth to rise up against it in a unique way.

Counter-culture ruled the streets of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka

However, that generation of baby boomers is now ultra-conservative and do not fully appreciate the worth of subcultures, despite having kickstarted it in the first place.

Manga Magazines

99% of commercially published manga appear in magazines in serialized form. (Apart from these, there is also an enormous “doujinshi” amateur market.)

Manga magazines are typically categorized by target age group and gender (Wide segregation).

Publications vary, but generally magazines are published weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

The booming industry already had monthlies like “Bokura” and Shonen Club”, and now the market was ripe for the arrival of weeklys

Both Shuukan Shonen Sunday and Shuukan Shonen Magazine were released on the same day, March 17th 1959, making them deadly rivals from the start.

Sunday’s original publishing date was scheduled for May 5th, but when Shogakukan heard that Kodansha was planning to release their own weekly, they rescheduled and brought the release date closer.

Magazine was priced 40 yen, while Sunday was 30 yen. This is a result of both magazines using the same printing house, Dai-Nippon Insatsu, which allowed Shogakukan to sneakily check the price that Kodansha was printing on the cover of their magazine, and then immediately mark down their own.

The theme of both magazines’ covers – a famous sportsman with a child – is also not a coincidence.

As a result Sunday sold 300,000 copies, while Magazine sold 205,000.

Shonen Jump started off as a bi-weekly in 1968 and by 1969 had become a weekly, and is now the best selling magazine. Home to DragonBall, Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, etc.

Toshio Okada???????????????2008?

The explosive popularity of “gravure” photographs for the covers of manga magazines sparked a trend among manga magazines which continues today.

Different types of manga for different retail avenues

?Important feature of Manga Magazines – Questionnaires : Readers have significant control

? The mid-1960s : A need arose for a more auteur-centric platforms to yet further evolve manga as an artform…

Postwar manga evolution

Akahon Manga – created a superstar of Osamu Tezuka

Kashihon Manga – an avenue through which budding artists born in the 1930s (growing up with Tezuka works) could hone their skills

This “Tezuka generation” came of age and in the 1960s brought about a revolution: “Gekiga”.

Manga / Gekiga

????? (??=performance)(??=theater?

The “Man” in manga implies satire/comedy/lightheartedness, etc.

“Gekiga” the equivalent of “graphic novel” to manga’s “comic book”

“Cinematic techniques”

Late 1950s: Yoshihiro Tatsumi – a kashihon artist, coined the phrase “Gekiga”

Artists began to move from kamishibai to draw gekiga kashihon (“Kage (Shadow)”— Kashihon magazine, “hard-boiled” detective stories)

Shonen Magazine and Gekiga

Shonen Magazine’s bitter rivalry with Sunday (and later, Jump) escalated throughout the 1960s

Several problems arose with artists like Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe) and Osamu Tezuka leaving the magazine

Kashihon manga artists filled the gaps

The shift to weekly magazines from monthlies meant that there was a lot of pressure

Gekiga Kashihon artists began to become more prominent

Gekiga enters the “mainstream”

People start to buy more (economy picks up; they can afford more) Kashihon popularity begins to wane

Golgo 13: Longest running manga series

(1968-present; 160+ tankobon volumes)

Propelled Saito Takao to stardom; became the most prevalent gekiga artist

Instrumental in the popularization of gekiga

Today, there is little differentiation between ?? (manga) and ?? (gekiga) – terminology no longer used much

???????????????????? “Story manga”

Gekiga momentum, 1960s-70s

Gave rise to gekiga-centric magazines, avant-garde expressionism, etc.

New avenues for experimental, non-commercial manga

“???”: Produced by Tezuka Osamu’s Mushi Productions, a platform for new talent and new experimental works

“Hinotori (Phoenix)” serialized

“Garo” (1964-2002) launched by Katsuichi Nagai and Sanpei Shirato (Kamui-den)

Shirato Sanpei (b.1932) — Dark, brooding stories Post-war trauma

Dedicated to the fostering of new talent and creativity: interesting content more important than skilled visuals

Aimed at older readers, mostly college-age

Tsuge Yoshiharu

Career started in 1955 with kashihon manga

“Nejishiki” (1967, in Garo)

Realism Surrealism

Sounds in Manga

??(gion)?: Sound effect words designed to emulate/symbolize actual sounds, e.g. boom, crash, “ka-blam”, “snikt”. In Japanese?????????????????????????

???(gitaigo) : Words with meaning used in everyday conversation originating from representations of sounds, e.g. twinkle, booming, crashing, smashing. In Japanese: ????????????????????????????

In manga, onomatopoeia are both words and images

They symbolize not just sound, but also mood

Fusanosuke Natsume: Manga critic/expert

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PSY-520 Graduate Statistics Topic 6 – MANOVA Project Directions: Complete this assignment

PSY-520 Graduate Statistics Topic 6 – MANOVA Project

Directions: Complete this assignment in 500-750 words using the following information:

A researcher randomly assigns 33 subjects to one of three groups. Group 1 receives technical dietary information interactively from an online website. Group 2 receives the same information from a nurse practitioner, while Group 3 receives the information from a video made by the same nurse practitioner.

The researcher looked at three different ratings of the presentation: difficulty, usefulness, and importance to determine if there is a difference in the modes of presentation. In particular, the researcher is interested in whether the interactive website is superior because that is the most cost-effective way of delivering the information.

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Analyze the data and interpret the results using a MANOVA.

Run a t-test using this data and interpret those results.

Compare the outcomes of the MANOVA and t-test and identify any differences. Which approach would you use? Why?

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After completing the readings for the week, discuss five new things you learned. Paraphrase the information (write in your own words) and include page number citations (p. 53). For each item discuss why you found the information interesting, significant, and/or noteworthy.
Do not use quotations. You MUST paraphrase the information from the text and include a citation (p. 142).
Write in complete sentences. Grammar and spelling count. Remember EFFORT counts.
Format: 12 points Times New Roman Font, Microsoft Word Document.
Due by the end of the day Friday, December 10
the readings
THE QUEST FOR EQUALITY
While a mood of despair pervaded the postwar era, a more positive spirit fueled the movements for equality that prevailed throughout the world. Organized efforts to reform conditions of discrimination and inequality ranged from anticolonial drives for independence from foreign dominion to crusades for ethnic self identity and demands – especially fierce in the United States – for and gender equality.
The End of Colonialism
The drive for liberation from colonial rule was one of the most potent themes of the twentieth century. After World War II , as weakened European nations were unable to maintain the military forces necessary to police their empires , colonial subjects increased their efforts to free themselves from imperialist control . By doing so , they hoped to reduce poverty and raise the standard of living to the level enjoyed by the more highly developed nations of the world .
One of the earliest revolts against colonial rule took place in India . During World War I , the Indian National Congress came under the influence of the Hindu Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948). Gandhi, whose followers called him “Mahatma,” or “great soul,” led India’s struggle for independence from Great Britain. Guided by the precepts of Hinduism, as well as by the Sermon on the Mount and the writings of Thoreau and Tolstoy, Gandhi initiated a policy of peaceful protest against colonial colonialism. His program of nonviolent resistance, including fasting and peaceful demonstrations, affected throughout liberation movements the world. Gandhi’s involvement was crucial to India’s emancipation from British control, which occurred in 1947, only year before he was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic who opposed his conciliatory gestures toward India’s Muslim minority.
A related drive for liberation was well under way in other parts of Asia: The pan – Islamic quest for a modern – day Muslim state on the Indian subcontinent resulted, in 1947, in an independent Pakistan. Islamist nationalism in Iraq and Iran was hampered by British and Soviet and by ethnic conflict among Sunni interference and Shiite factions (see Chapter 4). Further splintering of anticolonial Islamist groups has led to increased hostility and terrorism in the Middle East and Africa (see pages 457-460). Between 1944 and 1960 , many nations , including Jordan , Burma , Palestine , Sri Lanka , Ghana , Malaya , Cyprus , and Nigeria , freed themselves from British rule . Syria , Lebanon , Cambodia , Laos , North and South Vietnam , Morocco , Tunisia , Cameroon , Mali , and other African states won independence from France . And still other territories claimed their freedom from the empires of the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. In Eastern Europe, the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s resulted in independence (achieved, for the most part, by way of nonviolent revolutions) in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Czechoslovakia. In Muslim Afghanistan, the Soviet intervention (1978) and withdrawal (1989), and the subsequent involvement of other superpowers, including the United States 2001), has had negative consequences for the ongoing civil war among Islamic ethnic and tribal factions.
# movements have been very protracted . The Spanish – speaking and predominantly Catholic nations of America have suffered repeated social upheaval in their attempts to cope with persistent problems of inequality, exploitation , and underdevelopment. Even after the European nations departed from the shores of many Latin American states, the intolerable conditions that had prevailed in the long era of colonialism persisted: the vast majority of Latin Americans, including great masses of peasants of Native American descent, lived in relative poverty , while small , wealthy , landowning elites held power . These elites maintained their position by virtue of their alliance with the financial and industrial interests of First World nations, including (especially since the 1890s) the United States. Latin America’s artists, allied with reformist elements in the clergy, rallied to support movements for liberation. During the 1960s, the outpouring of exceptionally powerful Latin American prose and poetryd a literary boom , the influence of which is still being felt worldwide. Among the literary champions of Latin American reform was the Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), one of the most prolific poets in the history of the Spanish language. The 340 poems that make up his monumental Canto general (1950) call attention to the bitter contrast between the proud ancient histories of Latin America and the degradation of its contemporary populations. Neruda endorsed a radical, populist ideology, one that vigorously opposed all agencies of capitalist exploitation.
Black Identity in the Arts Two luminaries of American black protest literature were James Baldwin (1924-1987) and Ralph Ellison (1914-1994). Baldwin, the eldest of nine children in Harlem in conditions of poverty, began writing when he was fourteen years old. For Baldwin , it was a subversive act . “You write,” he insisted, “in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world. In some way, your aspirations and concern for a single man in fact do begin to change the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way a person looks or people look at reality, then you can change it.” Baldwin’s first novel , Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), is a sensitive exploration of his youthful experiences in the close-knit, church-dominated Harlem community. In his novels, short stories, and essays, Baldwin stressed the affinity African – Americans felt with other poverty – stricken populations. Yet , as he tried to define the unique differences between blacks and whites , he observed that black people were strangers in the modern world – a world whose traditions were claimed by whites . no need for page numbers

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Connection exam Essay

Connection exam Essay.

You will make a total of 4 connections for this exam. You must connect a theme to each of the 3 chapters listed in the provided graphic organizer and create a cause and effect relationship between events from 2 of the chapters covered by this exam.

Each theme can only be used once. Each section of a chapter can only be used once.

Each connection will be explained with a minimum of 75 words.

Use the provided blank graphic organizer to complete this exam. The Themes and Chapters have been hyperlinked to take you to the material to be used for that graphic organizer section.

You may submit this whole document or copy and paste the blank graphic organizer into a word processing program of your choice. Your submission must be formatted as a doc, docx or pdf file.

Connection Exam Graphic Organizer Download Connection Exam Graphic Organizer

Create an argument through the use of historical evidence (Critical Thinking; Communication Skills; Personal Responsibility; Social Responsibility). SLO1
Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources (Critical Thinking; Communication Skills; Personal Responsibility; Social Responsibility). SLO2
Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United States history (Critical Thinking; Communication Skills; Personal Responsibility; Social Responsibility). SLO3

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Part one- roughly one paragraph Discuss how you used the three components

Part one- roughly one paragraph

Discuss how you used the three components inherent to Evidence-Based Practice inquiry to direct your clinical question database search.

Part two- roughly one paragraph

Locate an article from a peer-reviewed nursing journal where a practice change was made based on research, preferably a change that could relate to your area of practice or organization. Note: You are seeking to find an evidence-based article that describes some change in practice that was based on research; this is all about applying research, not doing research. Thus, you are not looking for a research article, but you are looking for an article that uses evidence from research to make a change.

Describe the change made and comment on the strength of the research evidence utilized and whether the change led to improved patient outcomes.

Note any barriers to change that were identified and how they were overcome.

End your discussion with a reflection on how this article is useful to you as you consider your role as an advanced practice nurse leading others to use the best evidence to strengthen nursing practice and improve nursing-sensitive patient outcomes.

Part three

Purpose:

Explore conflict management principles and professional integrity through a review of healthcare personnel conflict management review.

This conflict management assignment allows you to review common conflict scenarios in clinical practice and reflect on appropriate resolution strategies. This gives you a review of an evidence-based approach to training conflict management in healthcare settings.

Critically access conflict management as it relates to team building in clinical practice.

Description:

You will reference the conflict case management study from the nursing literature. You will develop a summary and reflection consensus of strategies used to resolve the case review. Support your summary utilizing a minimum of three academically credible sources in addition to the source provided.

Please retrieve and read the following journal article from the Course Documents.

Sinskey, J. L., Chang, J. M., Shibata, G. S., Infosino, A. J., & Rouine-Rapp, K. (2019). Applying conflict management strategies to the pediatric operating room. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 129(4), 1109–1117. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000003991

Directions:

You are expected to create a 5-10 slide PowerPoint presentation, not including the title slide or reference slide addressing the following:

Create a brief and concise overview of the case study within the PowerPoint slides.

Reference a minimum of three academically credible sources in addition to the source provided.

Develop a PowerPoint, like an executive summary, critically assessing conflict management principles used in the case for clinical practice.

Ensure to create speaker notes at the bottom of each slide, and reference any information used for that portion.

Submit the summary and poster slide to the Competency Assessment Dropbox

This Assessment should be a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your presentation should be highly organized, logical, and focused.

Your presentation must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.

Your presentation should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.

Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.

A separate slide at the end of your presentation should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your course resources, the Library, and the internet for research.

Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations were appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the APA formatting and citation style found in the Writing Center. To access the Writing Center, select this link. (It should include a cover sheet, paper is double spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors, and correct references at the bottom of the last page.)

If the work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned for revision. If the work submitted does not meet the minimum submission requirements by the end of the term, you will receive a failing score.[supanova_question]

M3. Project: Research Paper Proposal Essay 3 A research paper proposal is

Connection exam Essay M3. Project: Research Paper Proposal Essay 3 

A research paper proposal is a one-page document that is often assigned to students in a course where a research paper will be due. In cases where a research paper proposal is required the course instructor assigns the proposal to make certain that the paper the student plans is appropriate for the course assignment. Thus, the proposal will always be due well before the research paper. Though it is more work, the research paper proposal is actually a very good step because it ensures that students are not working on a failing paper.

Research Proposal Parameters

The research paper proposal should be three paragraphs:

The first paragraph outlines the topic and thesis statement of the research paper. It informs the reader (your professor) of the basic answer to the questions:

What will this research paper be about?

What will this paper argue?

Like most any paragraph, this one should be more than three sentences that provide the instructor the essentials of your topic and thesis. This portion of your proposal should directly reflect the instructions that were given for this assignment. If you do not have instructions that are clear enough to craft a research paper proposal be sure to get in touch with your course instructor for clarity.

The second paragraph should detail your plan for finding the proper sources that are needed to prove the thesis you are drafting or it should list the sources you intend to use if you have already found those sources. This step gives your course instructor an opportunity to provide feedback on the quality of sources. It may also be an opportunity for the instructor to help point you in the right direction to acquire good sources.

For the final paragraph, you can outline your predictions of how your paper will provide an opportunity to expand the readers understanding of the topic overall. This paragraph should argue the importance of the work and demonstrate to the reader the value gained by reading the research paper.

Topics for Research Paper Essay 3

Cybersecurity

Anti-trust Laws

Compensation for College Athletes

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Censorship of Art and/or Literature

Inadequate University Access

 

As always, it is a good practice to speak with our course professor about your research paper proposal before you begin writing it. Every course instructor has his or her own learning objectives for the course and the assessments for the class like the research paper reflect those goals. The course syllabus, the instructions for the research paper, and the course professor are always the best places to consult about all of your course assignments.[supanova_question]

Executive Summary Report Description of Problem Being an engine manufacturing company, the

Executive Summary Report

Description of Problem

Being an engine manufacturing company, the acquired revenue is directly connected with the performance in the market environment. As a result of the various challenges faced within the automotive industry, our company finds it appropriate to diversify into a broader range of business opportunities in order to maximize revenue and improve the portfolio of the company. However, before making a move to diversify, comprehensive research and analysis are necessary to learn the trends in the market for the current industry and the news industry under consideration. My recommendations lie on the qualitative and quantitative data in this research. Quantitative data highlights the numerical figures for the previous years, current time and gives a projection of the coming years. Qualitative data highlights market trends and other factors that cannot be illustrated in numerical form.

Description of the Current U.S. Automotive Industry

Currently, in the United States, the automobile manufacturing industry is facing a series of financial issues as a result of a drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, the United States automobile industry earned revenue of $69 billion which is about a 30% reduction from the 2019 earned revenue. Over the recent years, there has been a constant decrease in automotive sales; in 2019, revenue was $99 billion, in 2019, revenue was $108 billion as that of 2017 was $126.8 billion (Quince Market Insights, 2021). From these statistics, it is arguable that the automotive industry is on a steady decline. Comparing the sales in various states, California made the highest number of sales, earning revenue of $107.7 million. In the market, fuel gas vehicles are still the most preferred by clients, reflected by the percentage of sales done. However, the sales of electric and hybrid cars are steadily increasing. So far, in 2021, the Ford F series truck has made the most sales compared to other types of vehicles.

Current Automotive Market Trends

Owing to its modern features, the current market trend in the United States is electric vehicles such as the Tesla brand. Tesla is getting famous due to its modernized features such as mobile apps, auto-pilot ability, absence of gasoline, and security features. The common trends in the modern-day market are quality, friendly customer experience, and renewable energy (MarketLine, 2020). In the United States hybrid and electric car market, the hybrid type had the more overall sales baring 69% of the overall sales. The key difference between electric and hybrid vehicles is that hybrid cars have electric motors to power the car mainly to reduce fuel consumption by delaying the use of gasoline engines. On the other hand, electric cars have an electric motor that is powerful enough to work independently without an engine and gasoline tank. In addition, there have been a large number of purchases of Sport Utility Vehicles, SUVs, recent crossovers, and light trucks. Companies such as Toyota influence the trend list due to their recent models that are compact and fuel-efficient; therefore, are preferred in the market when the prices of the fuels go high.

Description of the New Industry

The main products of the motorcycle industry broaden from street bikes to off-road cycles. The All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) industry is expected to grow within the next few years; however, the potential growth is minimal due to the regulations by state laws. In addition, since these automobiles are majorly used for enjoyment, other factors that result in the low growth of this industry include minimal time spent by the general public on sports and leisure (Market Research Future, 2021). Generally, ATVs are classified as off-road vehicles; however, entry into the industry is challenging due to each state’s regulations, including environmental and safety policies. In addition, even though entry into the industry could have been easy, well-established industries like Polaris have gained their client’s trust. As a result, there is a developed relationship between these industries and the customers who are our target market. In addition, being perceived by the general public as a leisure automobile, there is stiff competition from motorcycle industries that produce modern motorbikes for leisure. IBISWorld established that top brands in the industry are not so many; they include; Polaris, Honda Ltd, Deere and Company, Yamaha motors, and Kawasaki Corp. However, a good number of ATVs personally customize their vehicles using compatible accessories to create a new appearance or improve performance (Market Research Future, 2021). Therefore, our company can quickly obtain materials necessary for the manufacturing. In 2020, the market size of ATV and UTV companies was shown to be $3.8 bn. and it is expected to be on the rise within the coming years. The primary brand competitors in the industry include; Polaris, having a net worth of $1.145 million; Deere, and company with a net worth of $12,937 million; and Yamaha Corporation, with a net worth of $714,644 million (Market Research Future, 2021).

Current Market Trends in the News Industry

Considering the regions where the ATV industries are more established, the southeast region is the leading. In the west region, the State of California is the leading ATV industrial establishment.

The top brand from the ATVs, Polaris Inc., has its headquarters located in Minnesota, a state with a wide range of off-road terrain; therefore, it is within a high consumer region (MarketLine, 2020). Outdoor leisure products currently on the market trend list include terrain vehicles due to their application in adventure parks, military, and agriculture. Examples of products on-demand in the UTV and ATV industry include electric youth ATV and fun accessories.

Appendix A

Explanation from Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the New Industry

There is a moderate risk in the ATV and UTV industry. Due to competition from well-established brands, there exists competition within the industry since they have created a personal relationship with their customers (Savaskan, 2020). Also, since other industries are producing automotive for the same purpose, leisure, external competition arises. For instance, the presence of sport motorcycle industries creates stiff competition with ATV industries. In the ATV and UTV industries, there are low-cost and technological expert requirements. Also, the industry is expected to grow, although it had been slowed by the pandemic. However, companies I this industry am adopting labor-saving techniques to promote cost efficiencies.

Appendix B

Summary of Findings from Porter’s Five Forces Analysis Comparing Both Industries

Both the industries have the exact attributes; for instance, competition and customers are cost-sensitive (Egan, 2020). However, the auto industry has a high threat of sustentation due to the presence of a variety of options in that sector, increased prices of gasoline, and the presence of other transportation modes such as taxis and busses. On the other hand, there are few options for the customers to substitute with UTV. Therefore, there is reduced competition in the new industry as compared to the auto industry.

References

Egan, S. (2020). Car & Automobile Manufacturing in the United States. IBISWorld. https://my-ibisworld-com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/us/en/industry/33611a/about

Market Research Future. (2021). All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Market Size, Share, Growth | Report, 2027. https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/all-terrain-vehiclemarket-5594

MarketLine. (2020) MarketLine Industry Profile: Automotive Manufacturing in the United States. MarketLine. https://advantage-marketlinecom.ezproxy.snhu.edu/Analysis/ViewasPDF/united-states-automotive-manufacturing110088

Quince Market Insights. (2021). Global All-Terrain Vehicles Market Size to Grow with a CAGR of 3.2% By 2028. GlobeNewswire News Room. https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2021/03/24/2198309/0/en/GlobalAll-Terrain-Vehicles-Market-Size-to-Grow-with-a-CAGR-of-3-2-By-2028.html

Savaskan, D. (2020). ATV Manufacturing. IBISWorld. https://my-ibisworldcom.ezproxy.snhu.edu/us/en/industry-specialized/od5714/about[supanova_question]

1 A Letter to U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson Regarding Air Pollution regulations

1

A Letter to U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson

Regarding Air Pollution regulations within the U.S.

By Ana Arce

GEOG 1125 November 30, 2021

I would like to start by recognizing your great leadership and accomplishments within the political sector regarding various environmental issues. I could not agree with you more that we, like people, cannot begin to attain a high level of living if our atmosphere is rigorously sabotaged. I am not only convinced by your perception but also admire that you have cosponsored acts to protect our environment through policies. The Clean Water Partnership Act (CWPA) which was created to improve water quality, and the Executive Office of Environmental Justice Act (2017) that established an Office of Environmental Justice in the White House to talk about influences of climate change on marginalized and low-income persons are just two policies that have aided us in our mission to protect our environment and our people from the negative impacts that have stemmed from our previous redundancy. You are a champion for environmental awareness, and because of this, I wanted to bring your attention to the lack of policy regarding one of the main issues affecting not only the US population but the world in general. The matter I am referring to is air quality, and more specifically air pollution.

Air pollution is wreaking havoc on the health of our citizens and comes in many different forms that must be considered in the process of developing possible solutions (Brody 28). Pollution is caused by introducing harmful substances into the environment, in this case, the air, at a level in which the environment cannot naturally clean these substances out promptly (Hopkins 56). When defining the various components of indoor and outdoor air pollution, I will strictly be focusing on sources that we as people are capable of controlling and changing such as the combustion of fossil fuels, household products, and automobiles. This specification must be made because non-human sources of pollution include volcanic ash, sea salt, and pollen which are things we do not have the power to regulate. Human sources of indoor air pollution can be caused by man-made chemicals, cleaning products, and building materials (Hopkins). Indoor air pollution should not be ignored because indoor air contamination intensities may be 2 to 5 times greater than the levels found outside on account of poor ventilation. Carbon monoxide and sulfur oxide is the most abundant primary pollutant, ? of the gases coming from automobiles. These primary pollutants react with other materials in the atmosphere creating harmful secondary pollutants. Ozone and smog are examples of secondary sources of pollution, and can harm not only vegetation but can irritate the eyes and lungs of individuals(Hopkins). Below is the rampant use of private vehicles which is one major cause of pollution.

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Urgency is needed to create regulations on primary foundations of indoor, and outdoor contamination due to the toll air pollution can have on an individual’s health (Brody 46). As human beings, we have the right to the greatest standard of physical health. A component of maintaining these standards for all is to foster a clean environment. The effects of air effluence can be reduced in the following methods. First, people should normalize using public vehicles to reduce the number of toxic gases emitted into the air. Secondly, society, in general, should practice the reuse and recycling of inorganic substances instead of burning them in the open air (Miranda et al 36). Consequently, plastic bags should be eradicated. The chimneys in homes and companies should be fitted with filters to get rid of poisonous gases emitted. People should avoid using products with chemicals since such chemicals produce fumes which in turn affect the quality of our health. The role of environmental experts in addressing air pollution is not only to identify air pollutants but also to develop and implement effective solutions. Moreover, the environment experts should oversee companies’ compliance with the set guidelines and regulations on reducing air pollution. Emissions from factories are one of the major causes of air toxic waste in the US as illustrated by the picture below.

Image retrieved from; https://assets.unenvironment.org/2021-04/air.jpg

Conclusively, air pollution is a common phenomenon in the united states. America is an

industrialized country in the world. Hence, most industries that emit harmfully are located in the

country. Gases from such industries are harmful not only to plants and animals but also to human

health. Air pollution is commonly known to cause asthma, cancer of the lung, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among others. Considering the harmful effects caused by air pollution, the American government is striving to control the effects caused by air pollution through enacting policies and regulations that prohibit the release of such gases into the atmosphere.

Works Cited

Brody, J. E. (2021, June 28). Air Pollution’s invisible toll on your health. The New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2021

Environment. Hank Johnson Congressman for Georgia’s 4th District. (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://hankjohnson.house.gov/issues/environment.

Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). Regulatory and Guidance Information by Topic: Air. EPA. Retrieved November 27, 2021

Hopkins, S. (2021). Polluting of the environment. Lect17. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from http://shopkins.uga.edu/dir/Geog1125/Lectures1125/Lect17Pollution.htm.

Miranda, M. L., Edwards, S. E., Keating, M. H., & Paul, C. J. (2011). Making the environmental justice grade: The relative burden of air pollution exposure in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(6), 1755–1771. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph8061755.[supanova_question]

Letter to Legislator: A copy of the letter addressing a current Legislative

Letter to Legislator:

A copy of the letter addressing a current Legislative problem within APRN practice and the receipt where the letter was sent must be uploaded to the assignment link. I recommend you look at the AANP Advocacy network for these issues or you can address Sentate Bill 712 and/or House Bill 4389l. You must identify yourself as an ARPN, what the issue is, and how a change in the law will benefit patients in West Virginia. This must be sent to your legislator and be sure to add the salutation of Dear Honorable Senator or Dear Honorable Representative….Make the argument for your position based on facts and how it will benefit the legislators constituents. Possible points: 100. No receipt: 50 points.[supanova_question]

News-stream Project Description and Guidelines ENGL 101 – Fall 2021 Due Date: In PDF format

News-stream Project Description and Guidelines ENGL 101 – Fall 2021 Due Date: In PDF format on Blackboard in PDF format by 11:59PM on Sunday, 12 September 2021 For this project you will create and analyze your own news-stream. You may want to revisit the TEDEd video we watched in class, “How To Choose Your News,” located on our Blackboard page in the “Media Literacy” tab. It may also help you to review the various journalistic ethics documents we’ve discussed in class. As we’re discussing in class, it is important to understand the various kinds of news media. Where did the news outlet originate historically? Every major news source has an online version, but most of the reputable U.S. news outlets began as newspapers, magazines, or on broadcast radio or television in the days before the internet. There are many exclusively online news outlets that have distinguished themselves by garnering awards and praise from organizations that monitor responsible and ethical journalism like Pulitzer and Poynter, but these outlets can sometimes be hard to distinguish from sensationalist or opinion sites without digging a little deeper into their history and intended audience. This also does not mean that the mediums of newspaper, magazine, and broadcast do not have their own versions of disreputable reporting or sensationalist opinion masquerading as news – the New York Post, tabloids, and talk radio are just a few examples. But we have to be far warier of who we trust regarding online news outlets. For this assignment, you will choose two (2) news outlets in each of these categories for a total of eight (8) outlets (they can all be the online iterations of the outlets): Newspaper, Magazine, Broadcast (Television and Radio), Online; and: #1) Write 1-2 full paragraphs describing each of the eight sources you’ve chosen – how is it organized? what is their code of ethics? what types of stories does it cover? what makes it a credible, trustworthy source (or not)? what awards or recognition have they garnered recently? You’re looking for factual confirmation here; “because Joe Smith on Facebook says so” is not an answer. You will need to spend some time on the site and find their principles/ethics/journalistic integrity statements and/or a list of awards/recognition received by the outlet and/or by their individual journalists. You may also want to look into what other media outlets the parent company of your chosen outlet owns. #2) Choose one (1) news story (not opinion or op-ed pieces or talk shows) from one of your chosen outlets to read or watch. Provide information on the piece (title, date, author/reporter, and outlet) and write 1-2 full paragraphs that discuss how the reporting in the story works – what level of scale the story is working on? what is the intention of the piece? what evidence or testimony does the piece provide as support? why do you feel you are able to trust that the piece is a presentation of factual information (besides its origination at a reputable news source)? For the third part of this assignment, in 1-2 paragraphs each find and assess one (1) example of: #3) The first “news” item that pops up in any of your social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.). #4) A media outlet that represents the opposite pole of your own confirmation bias – this does not necessarily have to be a reputable or ethical source, but you will need to explain why it is or is not reputable based on the principles of journalistic integrity we’ve b[supanova_question]

Part 1 Ethics Consider the following scenario and then post your answer

Part 1 Ethics

Consider the following scenario and then post your answer to the following discussion points:

In your role as a mental health and addiction worker describe how you would make good ethical decisions in response to this scenario.

Describe how you could continue to support Joe in accordance with your organisation’s policies and procedures.

 

Scenario: Joe

Joe lives in supported accommodation with two other young adult males. 

A mental health worker assigned to “the lads” as they are affectionately known, drops in on a community support visit. She walks in without knocking and greets them. She sees a pile of pornographic magazines and DVDs on the coffee table and immediately starts berating the three men for having them. 

The support worker then gathers up the collection and starts to remove them from the house. Joe gets really angry with her and asks her what right she has to take the magazines. The worker states that pornography is against organisation policy and that the fact it is on show when she visits is sexual harassment.

PART 2

Part of our role as healthcare professional is to provide explanation of the procedures and provide informed consent.

Following the policies and procedures of informed consent is another form/way of applying ethical behaviour and contributing cultural safe working environment

 

 

Question 1. Explain the importance/ value of giving informed consent to your patients/clients.

Question 2. Give at least two examples of situations in healthcare where you would practice giving informed consent.

Part 3

Read the following article and answer the questions:

Non-compliance with lifting and transfer policy and failure to report incident (07HDC16959, 20 May 2008) Rest home/hospital ~ Caregiver ~ Transfer ~ Hoist ~ Fracture ~ Incident report ~ Documentation ~ Standard of care ~ Adequacy of quality care systems ~ Rights 4(1), 4(2), 4(5) An 81-year-old woman was admitted to a rest home/hospital after being assessed as requiring hospital level care. She was only occasionally able to respond verbally. One morning, a caregiver noticed that the woman had severe bruising and swelling to her left arm. The caregiver reported this to the registered nurses but no action was taken in relation to this injury until three days later when another caregiver noticed and reported the bruising to senior nursing staff. The facility’s general practitioner was asked to visit to examine the woman. The GP saw the woman that afternoon and arranged for her to be transferred to a private hospital for an X-ray, which confirmed that the woman’s arm was fractured. The manager immediately commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the woman’s fracture. It was not until eight days later that the caregiver admitted that she had dropped the woman from a lifting hoist. It was found that by failing to use the correct hoist the caregiver did not provide a service with reasonable care and skill. In trying unsuccessfully to stand the patient alone to dress her, she failed to follow the policy that such transfers are to be conducted by two staff. She did not comply with relevant standards, in breach of Rights 4(1) and 4(2). When she failed to report the accident, she contravened the policy of her employer relating to accident and incident reporting, and deprived the patient of the chance to have her injuries attended to in a timely manner. As a result, the patient suffered the pain of a fractured arm for four days. These actions amounted to a breach of Rights 4(2) and 4(5). The caregiver was not the only staff member who failed to follow the facility’s policies and procedures. Other care staff moved the woman without a hoist and/or without assistance. Four different nurses failed to adequately assess the woman when told about the bruising. Workload was an issue. It was found that the failure to follow policies and procedures by so many staff demonstrated a culture of non-compliance, and an environment that did not sufficiently support and assist staff to do what was required of them. The rest home failed to provide services with reasonable care and skill and therefore breached Right 4(1). The caregiver was referred to the Director of Proceedings, who issued proceedings before the Human Rights Review Tribunal. The matter proceeded by way of an agreed summary of facts in which the caregiver admitted a number of key failings on her part. The Tribunal made a declaration that the caregiver’s actions were in breach of Rights 4(1), 4(2), and 4(5). Link to Human Rights Review Tribunal decision: http://www.nzlii.org/nz/cases/NZHRRT/2009/1.html

Question 1. Describe the unethical behaviour/violations/breach that the caregiver performed?

Question 2. If you had the opportunity to make recommendations, please provide ways to prevent this from happening in the future.

PART 4

Part of our role as health care professional is to provide ethical, quality and safe care/support to our patients/service users.

It is vital for us to follow the privacy/confidentiality, health and safety policies and observe professional and ethical boundaries and values in healthcare settings to provide safe support to our patients/consumers.

 

Watch the following video clip and answer the questions below.

https://youtu.be/N5hjHBtO-yY

Question 1. Explain what the unethical behaviours/practices are that the caregiver has provided to his patient.

Question 2. Do you agree that the family members of the person you support should place a camera in the person’s room for monitoring?  Please explain why or why not.

Part 5

QUIZ

Question 11 pts

Which right in the Code of Rights relates to informed consent?

Group of answer choices

No answer text provided.

Right 3

Right 7

Right 5

 

Flag question: Question 2

Question 21 pts

Can a mental health professional disclose information without a service user’s consent?

Group of answer choices

Only under exceptional circumstances

No

Yes

No answer text provided.

 

Flag question: Question 3

Question 31 pts

What should you do if a person has questions that you cannot answer?

Group of answer choices

refer them to another service or specialist health professional

No answer text provided.

research the information for them

tell them you do not have the information

 

Flag question: Question 4

Question 41 pts

What is an example of exceptional circumstances where a mental health professional might disclose information without the service user’s consent?

Group of answer choices

when there is a risk of serious harm to them or others

No answer text provided.

when a person has not told their family about their condition

if they are unconscious

 

Flag question: Question 5

Question 51 pts

What are the four basic principles developed by Childress and Beauchamp to assist people working in medicine?

Group of answer choices

autonomy, benificence, non-malfeasance, justice

No answer text provided.

benificence, justice, autonomy, stewardship

justice, stewardship, non-malfeasance, autonomy

 

Flag question: Question 6

Question 61 pts

What is benificence?

Group of answer choices

when every person has the right to make their own decisions

when all treatment provided is equitable, just and without coercion

when all treatment and care for a person has the deliberate intention of doing good for the well being of the person

No answer text provided.

 

Flag question: Question 7

Question 71 pts

In what areas might ethical decision making be required?

 

Group of answer choices

labelling and stigmatisation

No answer text provided.

seclusion and restraint

involuntary hospitalisation and institutionalisation

 

Flag question: Question 8

Question 81 pts

What might unethical behaviour look like?

Group of answer choices

No answer text provided.

collaboration

adherence to evidence-based practice

not reporting an issue because the worker hopes they can resolve it before anyone finds out[supanova_question]

Informed choice and giving consent Every service user is entitled to effective

Informed choice and giving consent

Every service user is entitled to effective communication in a form, language and manner that enables the consumer to understand the information provided, and to create an environment that enables open, honest, and effective communication as per Right 5 of the Code of Rights.

 

“Informed consent” means the service user has been given information on all treatment proposals and on the basis of this, may “consent” to a discussed treatment plan or service provision. To be ethical, the process must involve effective communication and the information provided should be broader than the right to information on treatment proposals alone. This relates to Right 6 of the Code of Rights.

 

If a person has questions that you cannot answer about their condition or the service you may need to refer them to another service or specialist health professional.  You may also need to support them to ask for further explanations of tests, procedures or about medication, supporting the person to ask for a written summary about a treatment or service proposed and providing information about all the choices available to them in a way the person can understand.

It is your role to make sure that the person feels fully informed and understands the decisions that they are making according to Right 7 of the Code of Rights.

If you are unsure and feel that the person needs more information to make an informed choice you should talk to your supervisor, manager or a registered health professional.

Keep your own opinions to yourself so that the person you are supporting can make up their own mind.

 

Confidentiality is a basic principle which means that a professional should not tell other people personal things about a service user unless it is absolutely necessary.

It is based on privacy and respect for an individual’s choice in who finds out personal things about them.

 

There are some exceptional circumstances when a mental health professional can disclose information without the service user’s consent. 

When there is a risk of serious harm to them or to others.

When there is a risk of a serious crime being committed.

 

A doctor may be able to disclose information if a service user is unable to give consent to this if this is in their best interests.

If they are particularly unwell

If they are unconscious

Personal information can be disclosed if required by law or to a specified organisation if this is for the public’s good and/or in the interests of other people.

 

If a service user tells you that they do not want anyone to be given information about them this should be respected.

 

 

Ethical decision making

Making good ethical decisions requires sensitivity to ethical issues and a practised method for exploring the ethical aspects of a decision and weighing the considerations that should impact our choice of a course of action.

Having a method for ethical decision making is absolutely essential.

 

Watch the following video about ethical decision making.

 

Ethics is about acting ethically as:

Individuals

Organisations and governments

Society as a whole

 (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

 

Childress and Beauchamp developed four basic principles that are often used to assist people working in medicine and health care to make good ethical decisions.  These are:

Autonomy

Beneficence

Non-malfeasance

Justice

 

Autonomy

Every person has the right to make their own decisions, provided these decisions do not violate other people’s autonomy and they are competent to make them. For people to be able to make their own decisions they must be free of the control of others and be informed of their options.

 

Beneficence

All treatment and care for the person has the deliberate intention of doing good for the well being of the person.

 

Non-malfeanse

This means to do no harm and implies both a ‘duty of care’ to avoid actual harm as well as to consider the risks of any potential harm which may be caused by your action. Sometimes it may be necessary to do harm for the long term good of the person.

 

Justice

All treatment provided is equitable, just and without coercion or power being used,and what society expects is fair and right.

 

Framework for ethical decision-making

Recognise an issue as a potential ethical dilemma
Could this decision or situation be damaging to someone or to some group?  Does this decision involve a choice between agood and bad alternative, or perhaps between two ‘goods’ or two ‘bads’?

Get the facts
What are the relevant facts of the case? What facts are not known? Can I learn more about the situation? Do I know enough to make a decision? What individuals and groups have an important stake in the outcome? Are some concerns more important? Why? What are the options for acting? Have all the relevant persons and groups been consulted? Have I identified creative options?

Evaluate alternative actions
Evaluate the options by asking the following question: Which option will ensure the basic principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice are upheld?

Make a decision and test it
Considering all the different options; which approach best addressesthe situation? If I told someone I respect – or told a television audience –which option I have chosen, what would they say?

Act and reflect on the outcome
How can my decision be implemented with the greatest care and attention to the concerns of all stakeholders? How did my decision turn out and what have I learned from this specific situation?

 

People experiencing mental illness are possibly the most politically powerless and vulnerable group within society.

Supporting people with their recovery journey will inevitably involve ethical dilemmas,particularly when mental health and addiction service users may find autonomy difficult to achieve and have difficulty advocating for themselves.

 

Ethical decision making may be required in the following areas:

Psychiatric treatment including the use of medication, ECT and interpersonal therapies

Involuntary hospitalisation and institutionalisation

Seclusion and restraint

Labelling and stigmatisation

Use of services and dependence on others

 

 

There is a range of complementary (and sometimes competing) frameworks that exist to direct our behaviours and action when working in mental health and addiction services.  They include:

The law – the Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment and Assessment) Act 1992 and other relevant pieces of legislation

Codes for professional groups like nurses and social workers, such as the Nursing Council Code of Conduct

Professional values statements, including those set out in Code of Health and Disability Services Consumer’s Rights 1996

Perhaps most importantly, our own individual values and beliefs

 

Unethical behaviours within mental health include a wide variety of different activities such as:

Failing to report incidents in case it makes another worker ‘look bad’

Not reporting an issue because the worker hopes they can resolve it before anyone finds out

Manipulating service users into agreeing to do something they might not wish to do

Breaching confidentiality and privacy

Falsifying or fabricating records

Workers overstepping or blurring their professional and personal boundaries

 

If you discover unethical practice or other workers doing something that is against your organisations policies and procedures it is important that you are able to reflect on the situation and know who to talk with about your concerns.  If you are in doubt contact your supervisor.

Ethical practice is likely to involve:

A commitment to professional competence

Adherence to evidence-based practice

Demonstration of professional conduct

Taking responsibility for self-care and the care of colleagues

Collaboration

Demonstration of accountability

Valuing and respecting service users’ consent

Respecting confidentiality

Respecting and fostering relationships

Recognising service users’ rights

Recognising the importance of advocacy and self-advocacy

Recognising the need to foster service users’ skills development and lifelong learning

 

Watch the following video

https://youtu.be/i9FBEiZRnmo

https://youtu.be/-GxuvKRL7ks

https://youtu.be/zPsoFhUDLuU

Ethical decision making guidelines and tools download

Ethical Issues in Health Care and Social Care Profession download

 

Take part in the Ethics scenario discussion here.

 

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Connection exam Essay

The research paper will be written on your findings for your selected topic. You should consult a wide variety

The research paper will be written on your findings for your selected topic. You should consult a wide variety.

The research paper will be written on your findings for your selected topic. You should consult a wide variety of sources in the research process. It is suggested that you consult a good Theological Dictionary or Theological Encyclopedia for the topic you select. This will help you to get a better understanding of the topic from a point of faith. While other encyclopedias or dictionaries will give basic information, it will be limited in scope and helping you to understand your topic and determine a thesis for the paper. The may deal with specific areas of the topic if enough information is found to support the idea and it is clearly defined as the research idea in the thesis statement. This paper should be completed submitted to the course site. You may select one of two topics for your research paper: The Sacrament of Baptism or the Sacrament of Communion. All papers will follow the basic guidelines below and the requirements listed on the Research Paper Grading Rubric Download Research Paper Grading Rubric.

Students are to follow the MLA format with appropriate in-text citation and a works cited page.
The paper will be of minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 7 pages in length. Less/More than this will subject the paper to a reduction in grading at the discretion of the instructor.
It is suggested that students consult up to 10 separate scholarly sources and required that you utilize a minimum of five scholarly sources in the paper. Students are encouraged to make use of the library website that houses journal, article and book sources[supanova_question]

ENG102 Literary Analysis and Criticism Essay Introduction In a literary analysis, the

ENG102

Literary Analysis and Criticism Essay

Introduction

In a literary analysis, the idea is to carefully analyze a work of literature and create an interesting, original argument about the text.

In this essay, you will use a literary theory to shape a critical analysis of a text read for this class. Remember, this essay is not about the literary theory. Your task is to apply the theory to a poem from Unit 1 or Unit 2. What does the lens show you about the poem?

Let the theory and poem guide a process of inquiry. There are a few ways to approach this.

Begin with the poem. You may have questions about the text that you can answer by looking at the work through a specific lens.

Choose a theory that interests you and reread your selected poem with the theory in mind.

Apply the theory to specific passages of the work.

Your goal is to use the theory to inform your perspective and make an argument about the work.

Directions

Use a recognized literary criticism lens to write an 800-1000 word research-based literary analysis of a poem read for this class. Use one secondary source to help support this argument. The critical lens and poem from our units are up to you. As a reminder, a list of the critical theories we have explored is included below.

Critical Theories

Formalist Criticism (New Criticism)

Biographical Criticism

Marxist Criticism

Gender Criticism

Support

Your essay must have the following:

1 primary source (minimum 4 quotes)

1 secondary source (minimum 2 quotes)

Secondary sources should be an appropriate web-source. Anything from sources like Wikipedia, Ask.com, Sparknotes, Shmoop, or Quora will not be considered an approved source.

MLA Format

Your essay should be properly formatted according to the most up-to-date MLA standards found in the 101/102 textbook. If you do not have access to that textbook, please follow the guidelines found at the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Proper formatting includes the following criteria:

MLA General Format

In-text citations

Works Cited page that follows all MLA guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Your paper should be submitted as a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf file via the D2L Dropbox before the deadline. (Please view the Course Calendar.) You must also print a rubric and hard copy of your essay and submit those for grading if you are attending a face-to-face class.

Rough Drafts

You will need a draft prepared in time for peer review. (Again, please view the Course Calendar for due dates.) You may be asked to have hard copies available if you are attending a face-to-face class.[supanova_question]

FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT 4 Running head: FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT 1 Functions of

The research paper will be written on your findings for your selected topic. You should consult a wide variety FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT 4

Running head: FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT 1

Functions of Management

Name

Institutional Affiliation

Date Submitted

The Four Functions of a Manager

Planning

The planning aspect of management refers to the process of making decisions about where the company is supposed to be in future and what it is supposed to achieve through formulation of objectives.

Organizing

Organizing involves bringing together the financial, physical and human resources for the purpose of achieving the set objectives. The process can be carried out through identification and assignment of activities to different groups and delegating authority.

Leadership

This is the use of bestowed authority to influence and motivate employees to work towards achieving the goals of the organization.

Control

The control function involves doing a comparison of performance against the objectives of the organization. In caseof deviation from the successful achievement of set goals, the manager authorizes corrective measures to put the organization back on track.

How are these functions applied at your organization (or an organization with which you are familiar)?

Starbucks represents an ideal example of how to utilize the managerial functions. The company has strong management teams which have worked together to make Starbucks one of the most successful restaurant outlets in selling packaged premium coffee. Leaders at both the higher and lower levels of management at Starbucks demonstrate exceptional communication skills. According to Wheelen and Hunger (2010), the company has invested heavily to ensure the managers are highly competent in planning, organizing and controlling the employees by instilling competence, humility and values that define Starbucks as a brand.

How can you apply each function to more effective and efficient at simultaneously managing school, career, and family?

Planning helps in time management and setting personal goals.

Organizing is applicable in allocating the available resources such as personal finances towards acquiring the essential resources for achieving personal goals.

In terms of leadership, I would prefer being obedient to the authority so as not to fall on the wrong side of the law. In addition, seeking role models who can influence personal life in a positive way is also crucial.

The control function is also useful in providing a mechanism for measuring performance and making a comparison to determine the if the set objectives can be achieved within the set timeframe or corrective measures have to be made in order to meet the targets or beat deadlines.

Reference

Wheelen, T. L., Hunger, J. D., Hoffman, A. N., & Bamford, C. E. (2017). Strategic management and business policy. pearson.

Kinicki, A., & Williams, B. K. (2016). Management: A practical introduction (7 ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.[supanova_question]

Assignment Format Format Requirements Use the following format requirements on all submissions.

Assignment Format

Format Requirements

Use the following format requirements on all submissions.

Writing Style

 

APA (American Psychological Association)

 

 

 

Note: To find detailed information on APA manuscript style guidelines on the Internet, go to www.apastyle.org.

 

 

 

Margins

 

1” all sides

 

 

 

Paragraphs

 

The entire document should be double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5″ x 11″)

 

 

 

Headings

 

Bold

 

 

 

Type Style and Size

 

Times New Roman, 12 point

 

 

 

Software

 

MS Word

Student/Assignment Information

The following information should be on the first page on the top left side of the page in the format provided below. Do not provide a cover sheet (unless the assignment requires one).

 

 

Student Name

 

 

 

 

 

Student Identification Number

 

 

 

 

 

Course Number and Title

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment Number and Title

 

 

 

 

 

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Insert Surname 1 Professor’s Name: Student Name: Course Title: Date Armenian Azerbaijani

Insert Surname 1

Professor’s Name:

Student Name:

Course Title:

Date

Armenian Azerbaijani Conflict

The conflictbetween the Armenians and the Azerbaijani about the ownership of Karabagh has elicited various opinions about its nature of the conflict. Several appeals were made by Armeniansto Soviet authorities to have theKarabagh area restored to them. The Soviet authorities ignored the appeals made. The Armenianclaim was backed with a theory by Dr Rafael Ishkhanian that Armenians were the inhabitants of the Armenian plateau since the fourth millennium B.C.E. O the other hand, Azerbaijani community viewed the mountainous Karabagh as part of the sovereign territory of Azerbaijani republic. A controversy has emanated whether the conflict between the two communities was either mass-led.

The Karabagh conflict between Armenians can be viewed as mass led considering the determination expressed by the Armenians to solve the conflict using legislative processes. Armenians engaged in mass protests to demand the attention of the authorities to address the conflict. However, the Communist Party bosses did little in their power to negotiate an amicable agreement between the two communities. After frustrations from the authorities, the Armenians opted to use arm themselves and fight theAzerbaijani out of their land. The Armenians and the Azerbaijani were passionate to defend their perceived right to live in Karabagh. Each community believed that dominance over Karabagh was an important factor for their existence. Propagation of this belief among the communities developed a sense of purpose to defend Karabagh.

For the Azerbaijanis, their motivation to preserve the Karabagh developed from the time of the Askeran Clash, where Azerbaijanis took up arms based on rumors from Karabagh. Refugees led the large mob with personal grudges against the Armenians. The emergence of Nemat Panakhov as the leader of the Azerbaijanis against the invasion of Armenians in Karabagh further shows the motivation of the Armenians civilians to fight based on interest propagated by the mass mentality of a common purpose.

However, the idea of a mass led conflictis still questionable based on the contribution of the elite politicians in fuelling the protests. The elite realized that they benefited from the violence between the Armenians and the Azerbaijanis, and did little to offer solutions to the conflict. The members of the elite practiced convert discrimination rather than chauvinismfor personal benefits.

Ethno symbolism is quite significant in the Armenian- Azerbaijanis conflict over Karabagh. The Armenian belief that they have lived in Karabagh since the fourth millennium B.C.E. is a strong indicator as Armenians identify themselves as original inhabitants of Karabagh. Armenians determine their identity as aborigines of Karabaghfuelled their common unity to reclaim Karabagh. However, ethnic symbolism fails to consider the drastic changes that are motivated by modern decision driven by elites with selfish interests that convert to the interest of other elite even ifthey contradict the beliefs of their communities.

Sociobiological primordialismis evident by the strong belief of both Armenians and Azerbaijanis that they are each extension of ethnic communities that inhabited Karabagh. The Armenians believe that they have ancient cultural roots in Karabagh. These communities associate themselves with distant relatives connected by descent with vertical ties and reinforced by marriage ties. Kinship is the basis of the tribalism between the two communities.In the fourthmillennium B.C.E.while the Azerbaijanis associate themselves with their forefathers that lived in Karabagh.According to social primordialism, communities occasionally engage in mutuallybeneficial relationships.The violence that rose between the Armenians and the Azerbaijanis demonstrate howthe two communities could not establish peace among each other because of conflict over Karabagh even after the Stain was allocated to the Armenians to settle in by the Soviet Russians in 1920 shows that communities are usually antagonists.

In conclusion, there is strongevidence that the Armenian and Azerbaijani conflict was mass-led rather than elite-led. The two communities strongly believed that they have kinship ties with their ancestors who occupied Karabagh. The communities had a personal conviction that it as their duty to defend their land from external communities. With both having deep convictions based on tales stretching back to their history, the communities moved together as a mass to fight each other.[supanova_question]

Hi Kaiser, I want to start off by saying I really enjoyed

Hi Kaiser, I want to start off by saying I really enjoyed the extent of detail you used when describing how to use the specific features that an iPhone has to offer. I have only ever used an iPhone and still learned something new! Tips like these can be helpful for all generations. With technology continuing to become more advanced every day I believe it would be more beneficial to the audience to use updated pictures for reference. When it comes to iPhones, visuals can be very helpful for the learning process. Instead of using outdated iPhone images, I would try and use images with the newest IOS update on them. If you have trouble, maybe try using an iPhone to practice these tips and tricks. An easy screenshot would be an accurate way to ensure precise accuracy for the viewers. Plus, as a positive you can try the 9 things you didn’t know about an iPhone yourself! At first glance, the organization may distract the viewers’ attention and turn them away from the article. A few ways you could improve the organizing would be making sure the images are all the same size. By making the title and heading a larger font, it’ll create a better flow that way the reader will know where to look next. This is an easy way to improve the visuals of your listicle draft by trying new fonts, sizing, colors, etc. Remember that the audience is college students and the tone should be bubbly and fun. The headlines seemed bland and to the point. Instead of saying, “emoticons galore” try something like “you can never have enough emojis, right?” Overall, you are on the right path, keep it up.

Elizabeth Kenney, Sep 5 at 6:42pm

Nice start! The main things I would tweak would be to make the headlines more consistent as facts/sentences (for example, changing #3 to You can define any word). But beyond changing them to sentences, I think you should work to really push the tone more in the headlines and descriptions across the board. Many of the descriptions are straightforward explanations of how to find or use the function, but I want to push you to add more jokes, asides, comments, rephrasings, things like that — in the headlines and descriptions.[supanova_question]

Running head: HIV VIRUS IMMUNITY 1 HIV VIRUS IMMUNITY 2 HIV Virus

Running head: HIV VIRUS IMMUNITY 1

HIV VIRUS IMMUNITY 2

HIV Virus Immunity

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Institution Affiliation

Date Submitted

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a deadly virus that affects the human organs and systems by impairing the immune system. The human immune system enhanced the ability of the human body to resist infection; impairing the immune system results to acquisition of immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDs). Aid is caused by a collection of infections that tends to damage the immune system (Biggar et al, 2006). This paper adopts the standing point that there are some immune systems that are impervious to the HIV virus.

Research is based on several proteins known as CD4, leukocyte antigen, and CCR5 that plays a central role in enhancing the immune system from contracting HIV (Dolan et al, 2007). Individuals carrying a gene mutation which makes them resistant to HIV undergo mutation of Delta32 in which the CCR5 protein tend to rise to the surface of the T cells in the immune system an close the cell door to prevent HIV infection.

The ultimate reason why there are a small number of people who are HIV immune is because only small numbers of individuals have this gene variation which is mainly inherited from the bloodline. It is estimated that only 1% of human beings across the world have genes that have been encoded with CCR5 gene variations. A research was conducted to ascertain the claims and mice already infected with the HIV virus was injected with stem cells which specifically had CCRS gene (Biggar et al, 2006). In this context, the CCRS exhibited the ability to fight and destroy HIV and also other forms of infections. Stem cells are produced indefinitely throughout the body. The mutant stem cells supply a HIV resistant immune cell which is important in safeguarding the human body against the HIV virus.

HIV virus enters the human bodies through various body fluids that include the blood, vaginal secretion, semen, breast milk, and large quantity of saliva. These are the main mode of transmitting HIV virus from one person to another (Dolan et al, 2007). Individuals with the CCRS genes variation close the cells to safeguard the body from permitting the HIV virus from entering the body cells.

Natural immunity provided by CCRS genes has the ability t respond to various threats that intend to weaken the immune system (Dolan et al, 2007). This means that the immune system harness the ability to control entry of pathogens into the body. The natural immunity against HIV virus is attributed to the basis of genetics.

The pathogenesis of HIV virus begins when it enters the human body. It gradually kills the body cells located in the nymph nodes in order to weaken the immune system; the stages of HIV virus progresses based on the level of the virus in individual immune system. It changes by avoiding attack on the immune cells and antibodies which safeguards the body against any form of infection (Park et al, 2009). This makes the CD4 T-cells to decline in numbers gradually. This is why a large number of individuals infected with HIV depict symptoms associated with immune system infection.

Heavy presence of HIV virus in the body stimulates the CCRS genes to respond and attempt to prevent the virus from entering the body cells. HIV virus encounters defensive mechanism from the protein that prevents entry into the T-cells. Normally, the HIV virus enters the body through the CD4 receptor and alsoCCR4 and CCR5 co-receptors and then alters them in order to replicate and spread all over the body cells (Biggar et al, 2006). Individuals with gene mutations prevent the virus from entering the body. The CCR5- delta32 gene mutation results in tiny proteins that are not on the outer layer f the T-cells which prevents entry of the virus from the surface.

According to research, individuals with two types of CCR5-delta32 gene mutation inherit the traits from both parents making them immune to the HIV virus. Based on various researches conducted this occurs in 1% of Caucasian people. People with this genetic mutation are able to contract HIV virus but their immune system is unable to become infected due to the protection they have acquired from the CCR5-delta 32 (Dolan et al, 2007). The genes control entry and replication of the virus in the body without the need of using antiretroviral drugs. Specific T-cell receptors on the surface of the CD4 immune cells are targeted by the high affinity of HIV proteins.

The preferential expression exhibited by the mutated CCRS genes o the T-cells surface constantly keeps the immune system alert enabling the body to contain and control the HIV virus (Park et al, 2009). This is a common and natural way that the immune system triggers antiviral immune response to fight the virus before it enters into the body. This is referred to HIV virus controller because the body stimulates a response that lowers the level of HIV antigens within the surface of the T-cells. This reduces the chances of HIV virus carrier to infect others and also delays the progression of the virus into AIDs.

Individuals with the HIV virus on their cells but are not infected due to inability of the virus to penetrate into the cells are known as carriers. Although carriers are not fully safeguarded from the virus as a result of other predisposing factor that may eventually allow the virus to penetrate through the T-cell surface via the CCRS genes. Cases of homozygous carriers who end up being infected with HIV virus have been reported. The CCRS-delta32 offers a new way of preventing the HIV virus from entering into the body cells (Dolan et al, 2007). In order to be safeguarded, an individual must be a homozygous carrier who inherited a copy of CCR5 genes from both parents. This makes the human immune system to naturally safeguard itself from the HIV infection.

A major issue of concern regarding individuals with immunity to HIV virus is that they are carriers of the virus but their immune system is not infected due to the inability of the virus to penetrate through the T- cells. They have they can infect other human beings with the virus because they carry the virus in their system. The fact that they have the virus in their body makes them carriers (Park et al, 2009). When they transmit the HIV virus to other people, the virus causes infection leading to AIDS. In this context, it is important to recognize the fact that individuals with immunity against HIV virus safeguards themselves alone. The HIV virus that they carry is harmful to others because it can cause infection if transmitted.

References

Biggar, R. J., Jaffe, E. S., Goedert, J. J., Chaturvedi, A., Pfeiffer, R., & Engels, E. A. (2006). Hodgkin lymphoma and immunodeficiency in persons with HIV/AIDS. Blood, 108(12), 3786-3791.

Dolan, M. J., Kulkarni, H., Camargo, J. F., He, W., Smith, A., Anaya, J. M., … & Marconi, V. (2007). CCL3L1 and CCR5 influence cell-mediated immunity and affect HIV-AIDS pathogenesis via viral entry-independent mechanisms. Nature immunology, 8(12), 1324.

Park, B. J., Wannemuehler, K. A., Marston, B. J., Govender, N., Pappas, P. G., & Chiller, T. M. (2009). Estimation of the current global burden of cryptococcal meningitis among persons living with HIV/AIDS. Aids, 23(4), 525-530.

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project but i need it done in 2 hours

News-stream Project Description and Guidelines ENGL 101 – Fall 2021 Due Date: In PDF format on Blackboard in PDF format by 11:59PM on Sunday, 12 September 2021 For this project you will create and analyze your own news-stream. You may want to revisit the TEDEd video we watched in class, “How To Choose Your News,” located on our Blackboard page in the “Media Literacy” tab. It may also help you to review the various journalistic ethics documents we’ve discussed in class. As we’re discussing in class, it is important to understand the various kinds of news media. Where did the news outlet originate historically? Every major news source has an online version, but most of the reputable U.S. news outlets began as newspapers, magazines, or on broadcast radio or television in the days before the internet. There are many exclusively online news outlets that have distinguished themselves by garnering awards and praise from organizations that monitor responsible and ethical journalism like Pulitzer and Poynter, but these outlets can sometimes be hard to distinguish from sensationalist or opinion sites without digging a little deeper into their history and intended audience. This also does not mean that the mediums of newspaper, magazine, and broadcast do not have their own versions of disreputable reporting or sensationalist opinion masquerading as news – the New York Post, tabloids, and talk radio are just a few examples. But we have to be far warier of who we trust regarding online news outlets. For this assignment, you will choose two (2) news outlets in each of these categories for a total of eight (8) outlets (they can all be the online iterations of the outlets): Newspaper, Magazine, Broadcast (Television and Radio), Online; and: #1) Write 1-2 full paragraphs describing each of the eight sources you’ve chosen – how is it organized? what is their code of ethics? what types of stories does it cover? what makes it a credible, trustworthy source (or not)? what awards or recognition have they garnered recently? You’re looking for factual confirmation here; “because Joe Smith on Facebook says so” is not an answer. You will need to spend some time on the site and find their principles/ethics/journalistic integrity statements and/or a list of awards/recognition received by the outlet and/or by their individual journalists. You may also want to look into what other media outlets the parent company of your chosen outlet owns. #2) Choose one (1) news story (not opinion or op-ed pieces or talk shows) from one of your chosen outlets to read or watch. Provide information on the piece (title, date, author/reporter, and outlet) and write 1-2 full paragraphs that discuss how the reporting in the story works – what level of scale the story is working on? what is the intention of the piece? what evidence or testimony does the piece provide as support? why do you feel you are able to trust that the piece is a presentation of factual information (besides its origination at a reputable news source)? For the third part of this assignment, in 1-2 paragraphs each find and assess one (1) example of: #3) The first “news” item that pops up in any of your social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.). #4) A media outlet that represents the opposite pole of your own confirmation bias – this does not necessarily have to be a reputable or ethical source, but you will need to explain why it is or is not reputable based on the principles of journalistic integrity we’ve b[supanova_question]

MARKETING PLAN 6 Running Head: MARKETING PLAN 1 Aqua Joggers Marketing Plan

MARKETING PLAN 6

Running Head: MARKETING PLAN 1

Aqua Joggers Marketing Plan

[Name]

[University Affiliate]

[Date Submitted]

Executive Summary:

Aqua Jogger is a sports company charged with the role of enhancing health and physical fitness through the production of sporting equipment that makes it possible for the realization of improved sports performance. Aqua Jogger product line is mainly composed of the buoyancy items that are used by the individuals who get involved with recreational activities that mainly occur in the deep waters such as the sea and the ocean. The products range from the foot-gear, hand gear, aqua joggers belt, instructor gear, sqoodles, and a complete set that entails all of the mentioned items (Dargatz & Röwekamp). The company is known to have built an excellent brand name which puts it in a better position to compete for the rivals in the same sector. Also, the company is known to have employed several marketing strategies that have put it in a better position to claim a considerate market share. It is the goal of the company to ensure that it has realized the highest possible market share, built better products and enhanced the quality of the already available products. Despite all this the Aqua Joggers Company faces fierce competition from firms such as Aqua Trim along with other Chinese companies. Aqua Trim is said to be offering some products that are said to be similar to those offered by the Aqua Joggers at a relatively lower price while maintain the high quality. There need for the company to come up with marketing and running strategies that will put it ahead of the game is undeniable. The strategies that can help the company claim a better market share among the competitors include; better marketing strategies, product development, claiming a considerate market share among others.

Competitive Analysis:

Water sporting is an avenue that has not been exploited by most of the investors; for this reason, the Aqua Jogger Company faces very few competitors. Even though the competitors are few, they are known to offer a considerate competition or threaten to dominate the market of the water sporting products. The Aqua Jogger has however, continually dominated the market place due to the reputation and the brand name it has built for itself. Aqua Trim is known to be one of the companies in the water sporting and buoyancy equipment that seem to have produced a product that is fiercely competing for the latest product with which the Aqua Joggers Company is identified. Aqua Jogger Belt is one of the latest and the most selling product of the Aqua Joggers Company. On a flotation belt offered by the Aqua Trim Company is the actual product competing with the Aqua Jogger Belt: the product is characterized with relatively higher quality and it is available on the market at a price that is relatively lower than that of Aqua-Jogger Belt.

Swim tether is another competitor of the Aqua Jogger: their products is appealing to the eye and has been promoted to the level of threatening the market share of Aqua Jogger. The Aqua Jogger products have been rated positively and are the most recognized brand in the water gear manufacturing a point where it wins over the rest of the competitors. The competitive advantage is that the company has built a powerful product brand, majority of those who get involved with the water jogging are likely to associate with the Aqua Jogger products other than any other.

The company is faced with competition not just in that single product but in other products as well. The presence of an established online platform through which the Aqua Joggers products are easily accessible has competed as well: Chinese companies are known to have ventured in the manufacturing and production of the products similar to those produced by the Aqua Joggers Company. This way, the company is forced to face the competition: also the products from other manufacturers such as the Chinese and Aqua Trim are found on the various online shopping platforms. The external environment surrounding the Aqua Joggers is mainly composed of the competing firms that are mainly dealing in the same product line as Aqua Trim and many other Chinese firms. For the Aqua Joggers Company to compete favorably, it will have to consider the enhancement of the product quality which is to be achieved through conducting detailed research on the technologies the needs and the already available drawbacks in the product that is already on the market. Also, other approaches to win the competitive advantage could be the availing of the product on a discounted price and general price reduction. The company might as well enhance the product quality and maintaining the high cost to reflect the quality it bears.

SWOT ANALYSIS

SWOT analysis is known help organizations make considerations before they implement a given change or introduction of a whole new product like for the case of the Aqua Jogger Company. The analysis looks into the details of the strengths associated with the implementation of the new product introduction plan. Just like any other thing, there are likely to be a number of weaknesses: the SWOT also makes it possible in exploring the possible weaknesses of the plan. It is well known that any change is implemented with the thought of making best use of the opportunities that will come along with the implementation of the new product. The threats are likely to come along as well it is possible to assess the possible threats so as to come up with a contingency to counter such.

Strengths:

The product must be able to satisfy the needs of a specified customer segment and who will in turn buy it giving the company revenue. Identification of potential customers and examining the competitors can place the Aqua Joggers as a company in a better position of building a new product. The strong aspects of the company as a result of the introduction of a new product might include the following; the value reflected in the new product, distinctive features, availability of the new product in both online and physical stores upon development for purchases.

Better marketing strategies to communicate outstanding benefits likely to come along with the new features built in the new product. Profitability of the new product to be enhances by putting in place better profitability strategies as a way of getting back what was spent in the development and marketing of the new product.

Weaknesses:

Everything attracts some kind of weakness, even the new product will likely come along with some weaknesses. The idea of marketing a whole new product that has not been in the market before can be costly and involving, it might mean giving out some free samples of the product as a way of promoting the same. There might be a need to introduce the product to market at a lower price that might involve loss as a way of getting the product to the customer and enhancing the awareness about the product. Sometimes customers who might have developed an excellent loyalty to a competing brand might be difficult to be channelled to follow a new product and abandon what they might have been using for some time. Free issuing of samples of the new product and using of influential persons as brand ambassadors might be a way out to compete with such tendencies among the loyal customers to the competitors.

Opportunities:

The idea that there is a new product introduced in the market can be seen as an opportunity for the company. The market segments likely to accept and adopt the new product and the influencers: it is easier to convince a group of individuals through using a person with capacity influence their perception of the product. With the certainty that the product will be accepted in the market, the company can set some good price for the same over a brief period of time. The ability of the company to have a lower costs involvement than a competitor who might be already mature puts the company in a better position to compete even with the new product in the market. Making use of channels as media outreach just talking about the new product to the public is an opportunity for the company to compete favourably.

Threats:

The introduction of a new product into the market place might trigger the competitors to engage counter strategies that might affect the acceptance of the new product by the customers. The competitors might reduce their products’ prices or advertise their products more: as we know it is easier for one to go for a product he might have used before than trying on a very new one. There is need for the Aqua Joggers Company to have an excellent plan which will ensure the promotion, pricing distribution and make sure that the new product has a considerate market share. At this point the, market tests will come in handy: testing the competitors’ response when a new product is launched. Such like tendencies place the company in a better position to implement strategies that will outdo the competitors’ plans of winning the market share.

Marketing Goals & Objectives:

The ultimate goal of any firm is to make huge possible profits and dominate the market. The same way, Aqua Joggers, as a company aims to be the leading company with the highest market dominance in the matters to do with Buoyancy products and other under water gears (Tito, & Hess, 10). The company is known to have already established a reputable brand in manufacturing and delivering high end and top quality water sporting products. The available products varieties that cut across the head wearables, belts, and foot wearables are meant to elevate the company to the highest possible dominance in the market place. The ultimate goal is for the company to be able to fully manage and provide the customers with their needs in the most convenient way. Also, it is well known that the products are sold in various sporting stores and other places. The company aims at ensuring that the customers can access their desired products while enjoying the convenience facilitated by the company. One way through which the product availability has been made possible to the customers, especially those who are known to be away from physical stores is through an online platform. The Aqua Joggers runs an online store site through which the customers from different parts of the country and other regions can access and make the purchases. This is not just a way to ensure product availability to the customers but also is a way to ensure market dominance. The sales goal is to ensure that the firm records the highest sales as compared to its competitors. This can be enhanced through product promotion through the application of modern marketing methods and conducting market research to identify the exact customers’ needs and make the products in a way that the customers’ will find satisfaction upon purchasing. Through the utilization of the research and development aspect of business, the Aqua joggers company aims at coming up with products that are of high quality and those that will be customers’ preference. Also, exploitation of the voids that might be in existence to considering product that already exists: this could be through development of new products or redefining and packaging again the already existing product as a way of enhancing product acceptability in the market place.

Marketing Strategy:

Upon manufacturing or developing of a product by a firm it is obliged to push the product to the market place where it is accessible to the final consumer. For a product to be fully accepted on a market place, there are some factors put into consideration. Some of the factors that determine the marketability of a product are the product promotional strategies, customer targeting strategy, product strategy, product pricing, and distribution of the product to enhance customers’ access. The product promotional strategies are the implementations undertaken by a firm to inform, convince and impacting the decision made by a customer concerning a product offered by the firm. The promotional considerations would be through getting a way to convince the customers that the only genuine brand in the sector of buoyancy wearables and underwater jogging is the Aqua joggers. Also, the development of new products is another way of staying ahead of the game in such a business. Enthusiasts prefer going for a product they have not used before: development and unleashing of a new product into the market is a strategy that a put the Aqua Joggers company ahead of other companies dealing in the same product line. Also, by conducting thorough research on the best version of the product that will serve the customers to satisfaction and bears high quality is another strategy where the product is involved. Customer targeting is another important consideration to be made in designing a plan that will enable the company to push the product to the market and acceptance of the same product. It is so useful that the physical location of the stores affiliated to Aqua Joggers be in consideration of aspects such as the availability of a high population of potential customers. This could be either close to an ocean or the products’ store to be set up at significant pools where such jogging and sporting activities occur. It has been noted that the company is enjoying a competitive advantage attributed to the reputation built in the brand of the company, the availability of high-quality products could enhance this; pricing is not a big deal since high price of products can be maintained to reflect the quality presented in the product. The cost of the high-quality commodity can be lowered as a way of ensuring that the Aqua Joggers claim a considerate market share.

Marketing Implementation:

There are several items that need to be considered for a product to be entirely accepted in a market place and also for a firm to claim the most significant possible market share. Product promotion takes into consideration the aspect of a company desiring to deliver certain selected products based on the demand and the need. The aims of such approaches in different firms are different. Some companies use the strategies to maintain their current better market positions, while others aim at projecting their concerns of matters that affect the general public. The companies can make use of such approaches to get to a market targeted. A good promotional strategy is to enable the Aqua joggers company get a clear picture of the correct information needed for the products offered to thrive in the market place; it could as well allow the company to distinguish the products they extend from the rest through superior brand development and high quality. The other way through which such like a strategy can be of help is through increased sales, with specific market information there is a chance for the company to know the right approaches to use to increase the deals such as marketing utilizing brand ambassadors and using the media outreach (Kotler, Keller, Ang, Tan, & Leong).

Another way through which the Aqua Joggers can stay ahead of the game in the manufacturing and selling of water buoyancy products is through the development of a new product. The development of a new product is perceived to be a process though which a product is conceived and molded into a deliverable as a fully developed product. There are a number of considerations made in the claiming of the market share of the product line in which the Aqua joggers and Aqua Trim are involved. The development of the new brand has an ultimate objective of meeting certain customers’ needs and demands as well as seizing an opportunity that might not have been noted by the competitors. The product development is in form of a series of events which are: conceptualization, designing and building the new product while considering the aspects that might have been over looked in the already existing products. In this case, the market is already defined to be the water joggers or those who practice aerobics in the water.

A new product leads to the realization of an avenue to a new market that might not have been exploited. The developed product can be an improvement of an already existing product or be a replacement of an existing product in the market place. In other instances, the already existing products are reintroduced into the market and marketed utilizing different strategy as opposed to the one previously in use (Chernev). The introduction of a new product can be of benefit such as better utilization of the company’s resources, serve the customers in a better way, or introduce the company into a whole new market.

References

Chernev, A. (2015). The marketing plan handbook. Cerebellum Press.

Dargatz, T., &Röwekamp, A. (2017). Aqua-Fitness: Aqua-Aerobic, Aqua-Power, Aqua-Jogging, Wassergymnastik. StiebnerVerlag GmbH.

Kotler, P., Keller, K. L., Ang, S. H., Tan, C. T., & Leong, S. M. (2018). Marketing management: an Asian perspective. Pearson.

Tito, C., & Hess, J. B. (2017). Aquatic Therapy for a Patient with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: a Case Report. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 15(3), 10.[supanova_question]

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Summative paper on pastoral theology and shepherding using the three references listed below well as other references for a

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Summative paper on pastoral theology and shepherding using the three references listed below well as other references for a minimum of 6 . This paper should be in Turabian format.
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Part 1 Background/Facts: With some understanding of the legal system, the Viral

Part 1

Background/Facts: 

With some understanding of the legal system, the Viral Clean (“Clean”) owners can now shift their focus to examining specific areas of law that create potential risks and liabilities for their business.   The group knows from their business experience that companies face severe and costly risks and legal liabilities stemming from tort law. 

Unintentional harm resulting from accidents, such as negligence, can result in costly litigation.  The Clean owners are concerned about the possibility of accidents resulting in injuries to their employees that could occur during cleaning clients’ property. 

Winnie and Ralph have given you the responsibility of analyzing and summarizing potential negligence claims and liability that Clean might face in its business operations. You decide to analyze a hypothetical fact scenario to present to the Clean owners to help explain Clean’s potential negligence liability for accidents occurring on clients’ property during cleaning.  The analysis will be presented at the next meeting with Clean’s owners and TLG.  

Your analysis will address only the tort of negligence. 

Background Facts You Need To Know:  Jack, a Clean employee, was assigned to clean and disinfect Client A’s office building.  Jack’s first task was to vacuum the floors in a wide hallway.  Jack plugged Clean’s commercial vacuum cleaner into the hallway outlet with an extra-long electrical cord and began vacuuming.  Before beginning vacuuming, Jack checked to ensure that the hallway was clear of obstacles and people walking.  After checking the hall, he placed the cord to the side of the hallway out of the path of his pushing the vacuum.  After vacuuming for a few minutes, Jack stepped to the side to turn the vacuum and tripped over two boxes that had been placed in the hallway by Client A’s employee since Jack began vacuuming.  Jack did not know the boxes had been placed in the hall.

Jack fell and broke his ankle and was taken to the hospital ER via ambulance.  A cast was applied after it was determined the ankle did not need surgery.  Jack missed three weeks of work because of the injury. 

Instructions  

Report You Need To Prepare: You must prepare a report addressed to Winnie and Ralph.  Winnie and Ralph will use the report in discussion with the Clean owners.  The report must address each of the following points:

1. Analyze whether Jack has a negligence claim against Client A.

2. Identify any potential defenses that Client A may raise in response to Jack’s negligence claim.  The analysis must explain why the defense may be raised.

3. Given the negligence claim and the potential defenses, conclude whether Jack or Client A should prevail in the lawsuit.  The facts and the law must support the conclusion.

REPORT

TO:              Winnie James, Ralph Anders

FROM:         (your name)

DATE:

RE:              Clean Negligence Risks and Liabilities

 

1.

2.

3.

Use these Sources for references only

Tort Law

Intentional Torts

Negligence

Strict Liability

Contributory and Comparative Negligence

Assumption of Risk

Chapter 7 – Tort Law

Elements of Negligence Summary

Premises Liability

Introduction to Torts (video – 15 mins)

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law

Part 2:  

Background/Facts:  During a meeting with Winnie and Ralph, the Viral (“Clean”) owners, and you, the owners asked several questions about their potential liability for on-the-job accidents resulting in injuries to employees.  They particularly need an explanation about Maryland’s workers’ compensation law.

Winnie and Ralph asked you to respond to the following situation.

Clean secures a contract with the State of Maryland to be part of the distribution chain for PPE items.  Negotiations for the contract and conversations about the contract stressed that “speed is of the essence,” especially in the critical transfer points like the warehouses and substations.  Clean hired Maryland Helpers, a licensed and insured provider of manual laborers to assist with the movement of PPE items and loading of delivery vehicles at both the warehouse and several distribution centers.  On Friday afternoon, one of the Clean supervisors was assisting with the loading of masks and respirators when the strappings on the pallet broke, and several respirators fell. The supervisor, Thomas Benson, suffered several broken bones in his foot that would require surgery and several weeks of physical therapy over approximately eight weeks of absence from work. One of the contract employees, Sarah Carter, severely sprained her ankle to get out of the way. She received several x-rays and stayed overnight at the hospital for observation. The treating physician said Sarah should attend physical therapy for four weeks but should otherwise reframe from walking (including work) for at least two weeks.

1.  Analyze whether Thomas can recover his medical expenses under Maryland’s workers’ compensation law.

2.  Analyze whether Sarah can recover her medical expenses under Maryland’s workers’ compensation law.

Use these Sources for references only

Tort Law

Intentional Torts

Negligence

Strict Liability

Contributory and Comparative Negligence

Assumption of Risk

Chapter 7 – Tort Law

Elements of Negligence Summary

Premises Liability

Introduction to Torts (video – 15 mins)

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law

Introduction to Torts  

Torts are civil wrongs or offenses against persons or property resulting in some level of injury.  There are numerous specific torts that fall into four general categories:  (1) unintentional torts, e.g., negligence, (2) intentional torts, e.g., trespass to property, and (3) strict liability, which includes liability for abnormally dangerous activities, e.g., use of explosives, and (4) strict product liability for defective products.  The primary goal of tort law is to compensate for damages incurred.   Among the types of damages for which an injured party may recover are compensation for property loss or damage, for medical expenses, for loss of earnings capacity, and for pain and suffering; in some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer for a particularly egregious offense.  Tort law is based primarily in state case law and statutory law with the Restatement of Torts (2nd) used by courts and legislatures as a guideline.    

Intentional Torts/Business Torts

Intentional torts are civil offenses in which a wrongdoer (tortfeasor) intentionally commits an act against persons, property or a business that the wrongdoer knew or should have known would result in some level of harm to property, persons, or business.  Types of intentional torts against persons include civil assault and battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, invasion of privacy, appropriation, and fraudulent misrepresentation.  Intentional torts against property include trespass to land, trespass to personal property, conversion, and disparagement of property.  Special business torts are wrongful interference with a contractual relationship, wrongful interference with a business relationship, and disparagement of a product.

Negligence 

Negligence is an unintentional tort in which the wrongdoer does not intend to cause harm as a result of the wrongdoer’s conduct.  Negligent acts are the result of the wrongdoer acting carelessly, or failing to act, thus, not exercising an ordinary level of care that a reasonable person would have exercised under the same circumstances.  To create liability, a wrongdoer’s conduct must create a risk of harm that is reasonably foreseeable under the circumstances.  The plaintiff/injured party must prove the elements of negligence that include, (1) that the defendant/wrongdoer owed a legal duty of care to the plaintiff under the circumstances, (2) that the wrongdoer acted in a careless manner so as to breach the duty of care, (3) that the breach was the cause of harm to the plaintiff, (4) and resulted in specific harm for which damages can be recovered.   A defendant may attempt to defend against a negligence claim by asserting legal defenses of a superceding event, or assumption of risk, or, in certain jurisdictions, comparative or contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff.

We will spend a bunch of time looking at negligence because it is a potentially big legal risk for businesses.  Once concept that students often confuse is the duty of care.  The duty of care does not mean that a business needs to do everything it can to completely eliminate any and all risk.  First, it is impossible to do that.  Second, there would be no businesses because they would be spending all their money and time trying to meet the duty.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to understand that a business is looking to meet its duty of care, not eliminate risk.  Do not forget that subtle distinction.

I want to introduce you to a framework for analyzing and discussing legal concepts called IRAAC.  The letters in “IRAAC” stand for Issue, Rule, Application, Analysis, Conclusion (some people collapse Analysis and Conclusion together for IRAC only).  Following the IRAC structure will provide a framework around which to organize your writing, thus making your discussion easier to write, and more importantly for your grade, easier for me to read.

Here is how IRAC works.  First, identify the legal issue or question that you have been asked to consider.  Typically, this is going to be the question that you have been asked in the assignment.  Second, state and explain the relevant legal rule.  That is, you have been asked a question, now, what is the legal concept you are going to use to answer the question.  Third, apply the rule to your facts.  This is probably the hardest piece of legal analysis; however, this is foundation on which your conclusion is based.  Without this step, YOUR CONCLUSION IS INCOMPLETE.  The final step is the conclusion which is explicitly answering the question or taking a position on the issue.

Here is an example.  Let’s say that you were asked to determine if Rachel was liable for a trespass to land when she wandered into her neighbor’s yard.  A satisfactory answer would be:

(Issue) Under the rules of trespass to land, did Rachel trespass on her neighbor’s property when she wandered into her yard.  (Rule) A trespass is defined as a person’s unlawful entry onto another’s land.  To be liable, a person must have (a) acted on their own volition, (b) intended to intrude on another’s property, and then (c) actually intruded onto that property.  [CITATION]  (Application) In this instance, we are told that Rachel was wandering around, which is walking in an aimless manner.  [CITATION] While Rachel satisfies two elements of a trespass (she was acting on her own volition and she did actually step onto her neighbor’s yard), she did not satisfy element “b” because she did not intend to walk onto her neighbor’s yard because she was wandering.  (Conclusion) Because Rachel did not satisfy all the elements to trespass to land, she is not liable to her neighbor for a trespass to land.

There are different ways to approach legal questions, but IRAC is a tried and true method and one that I highly support.  It will strengthen your argument by making your writing clear, organized and targeted.  I will be looking for you to attempt to get to this level of analysis as we work our way through this session.  I’m not expecting anyone to be a business lawyer by the end of the session, but I will look for you to engage in some killer legal analysis.  🙂

I call your attention to this reference that does a nice job of expanding on this concept:  https://www.law.cuny.edu/legal-writing/students/irac-crracc/[supanova_question]

Please read the whole document I attach “yummy jewels” so you can

Summative paper on pastoral theology and shepherding using the three references listed below well as other references for a Please read the whole document I attach “yummy jewels” so you can properly understand. Ignore the red things over the document as those are notes for myself that I will correct later. What im asking here is for you to complete what is missing, which is: A financial plan, supply chain considerations, market research, questionnaire, legal considerations.

I want to internationalize the company to the US so when doing this paper and the research please do it so it makes sense to export there.

Financial plan: I will attach templates too, but is basically as if it was done for investors so ROI, cash flow statement etc.

Supply chain considerations: As the final market selected will be the US this part should be build around the logistics from spain to the US

Legal considerations: This part should revolve around all the legal considerations to bear in mind when doing business in the US and exporting there

Market research : About the US mainly, findings should support going there, also price sensitivity, customer trends what are they looking for? Findings should support yummy jewels business

Market selection: this was my plan for this part: select the criteria with which I will discard most of the countries and then I will do a ranking with the best 4 to finally select one and make an analysis of the given country, based on the information gathered until now 3 of those countries will be the USA, France and Italy, probably winning the US. The criteria I will follow is: Country Risk, Transparency, Access to internet, use of Social Media demography, internet sales average price of internet sales and general interest for this type of product. Do this in a matrix where you givre a score to each country

Entry mode selection : Select and justify the best entry mode.

Questionnaire: this is a part of the market research elaborate one you can find out uselful information about the clients like price sensitivity for example.

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use this book “Vedanta: A Simple Introduction by Pravrajika Vrajaprana” Directions: First, summarize each chapter of the book in

use this book “Vedanta: A Simple Introduction by Pravrajika Vrajaprana” Directions: First, summarize each chapter of the book in.

use this book “Vedanta: A Simple Introduction by Pravrajika Vrajaprana”

Directions:

First, summarize each chapter of the book in your own words.

Second, explain in detail, what you thought was the strongest point and weakest point made about

“Vedanta” by the author in the book (not by each chapter).

Please do not draw insights from any other resources, especially not the Internet.

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California Environmental Issues 2020 Simple Research Paper Assignment: do a basic search

California Environmental Issues 2020 Simple Research Paper

Assignment: do a basic search on the internet on any of the following California based environmental issues. Find an article, read it, type a brief summary, consider the spatial interrelationship issues and give your opinion. This meant to be very simple task to take some geographic skills you learned in this course and apply them to current environmental issues in our State.

Extra Credit Task (5 points max):

Background: state the article source; a give a basic summary paragraph about content (1 point)

Geographic Analysis – Spatial Distribution: describe the location, pattern of the issue, for example naming cities, or cluster pattern (coastal, northern CA, southern CA, deserts, forest,etc) (1 point)

Geographic Analysis – Interrelationship Cause: what are the factors that have affected this environmental problem? Basically what caused it. (1 point)

Geographic Analysis – Environmental Effect: what is the specific damage that is happening to the environment, that was cause by the interrelationship cause listed above (1 point)

Opinion: simple just type your thoughts about the article and your mini-geographical analysis (1 point)

Possible Topic Categories – must be all related to California – pick one part of one area

Pollution: water, air, soil, land, light, sound, noise – basically any pollution of interest

Depletion of Natural Resources: timber, soil, fresh water fish, salt water fish – basically anything that we are over harvesting

Global Warming: the many effects on California – any of them can be researched, fires, drought, coastal erosion, disease spread, flooding, crop losses, etc. – any that you have curiosity in.[supanova_question]

President

use this book “Vedanta: A Simple Introduction by Pravrajika Vrajaprana” Directions: First, summarize each chapter of the book in double spaced
Write a 2 page paper about IF Donald Trump was a good or bad president, State 5-7 reasons why he was good or bad.
Explain your support or lack of support for him. talk about his background, family and biography. Give one example that is opposite of your main opinion.

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Literature Question

This final essay should be approximately 2000 words, double spaced. You should provide at least six peer reviewed sources to help substantiate points made throughout you essays. Just as with the Mini Essays, you must use Chicago Style for references. At the beginning of your essay, please write out fully which prompt you will be writing about, as sometimes it is not always clear for me as a reader.
You are required to choose one of the following prompts for your final essay.
How has art influenced the development and understanding of Buddhism throughout history?
Buddhism has adapted with many cultural and societal changes as it spread around the globe throughout history. How have modernity and globalization influenced the message and expansion of Buddhism within recent history?
How are women perceived within the different schools of Buddhism? Have those perceptions changed over time? Why or why not?
Buddhism has often found itself involved in violent actions, and have even been known to develop skills in martial arts. How is violence perceived in Buddhism? Do warrior monks or even Buddhist forms of terrorism fit within the spectrum of Buddhist teachings? Why or why not?
What role does karma play in Buddhism? Who does it affect, and how does it affect them in this life, the afterlife, and the next life?
According to the second noble truth, greed/craving give rise to suffering. What did the Buddha mean by greed/craving and how do they cause suffering? How do these apply to love and compassion for others?
What is the Lotus Sutra and why is it so important to Japanese Buddhism?
-Use link below for sources
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qik91ys2rh4km53/AAD2O-O…

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Assignment 3

Strategic Management (MGT 401)

Deadline: 04/12/2021 @ 23:59

Course Name: Strategic Management

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT401

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: First

CRN:

Academic Year:2021-22

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade:

Marks Obtained/Out of 5

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

Late submission will NOT be accepted.

Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Assignment No 3

Learning Outcomes:

Distinguish between different types and levels of strategy and strategy implementation (Lo.3)

Gain insights into the strategy-making processes of different types of organizations (Lo.4)

Understand issues related to strategic competitive advantage in diversified organizations (Lo.6)

From real national/international market, select any type of strategic alliance between two firms and answer the following questions:

Briefly introduce your chosen firms, partners of the strategic alliance (industry, nationality, size, market position…). (1Mark)- Max 150 words

What is the type of strategic alliance used by your chosen firms? Explain its different reasons. (1Mark)

What is the method used by the firms to manage their cultures after alliance? underline the pros and cons of this method. (1 Mark)

Is this strategic alliance successful? Justify. (1 Mark)

What recommendations can you give for the managers of these firms to improve their competitiveness? (1 mark)

Note. All references used should be listed by the end of your analysis, using the APA style.

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Health

Take the Barriers to Exercise quiz from the Harvard Health Letter [Harvard Medical School] by clicking on the attachment below — Harvard Health Letter: Barriers to Physical Activity Quiz. Once you have completed the quiz, you can get a better assessment of your preferences, habits, and possible areas for activity improvement. The quiz requires that you take your results for the first 3 “numbered” questions [X X XX] and sum them; THEN, take the next 3 questions and sum them — there are 7 areas identified in this quiz that affords you a brief ‘scoring’ of your responses and where you are relative to physical activity. Below this section are various suggestions for overcoming physical inactivity — similar to those presented in your textbook. FROM THIS …. examine your personalized results and begin to develop a behavior contract related to increase your level of physical activity (see an example on pg 75, figure 4.4)
After taking the quiz from Harvard Health Letter (from above activity) and “scoring” your results from the quiz, examine your results and begin to develop a behavior contract related to increasing your level of physical activity (see an example on pg 75, figure 4.4).
Please submit a one-page summary of your your own behavior contract to improve/increase your level of physical activity…identifying what your current level of behavioral engagement is for physical activity and ‘where’ you will begin to make changes and ‘contract’ with yourself to improve your exercise/physical activity.
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Creative Writing Question

Please read the instructions for HOW to offer your feedback here:
Critiquing other’s writing teaches you what to look for when editing your own work. A constructive critique takes at least a half an hour to write. You will need to review the essay more than once and take notes about aspects you like as well as what’s not working. Be sure to set aside some time for careful thought about the essays you are critiquing.
You will write your critique in the form of a personal, 250 – 500 word letter to the author, who you can help by offering specific, constructive, honest, and supportive critiques.
Before you post your peer letter, check them to make sure you have mentioned at least one specific thing you liked about the essay, made at least two specific suggestions for improvement, and posed several questions you had about the essay that will stimulate further revision. See the guidelines below.
AttentionPlease use the following format for your letter:
Dear [Classmate’s Name],
Paragraph 1: What’s Working
It’s important that you start your letter with what’s working well in the essay. In the first paragraph, quote a specific section that has stayed with you, and explain why. Giving specific praise is important because authors need to discover their strengths so they can nurture those aspects of their writing.
Paragraph 2: Revision Suggestions
In the next paragraph(s), talk about how the author could improve the essay. Point out places where you struggled with the essay because its points weren’t clear, the grammar or spelling problematic, where you saw revision opportunities. Here are some questions to help focus your feedback:
Does the essay open with an engaging hook of some kind? If so, why do you like it? If not, what would you recommend to draw the reader in?
Is the description of the events leading up to the specific incident sufficient? Do you find yourself being drawn into the narrative? Why or why not?
Is there a detailed scene in which they have an “epiphany,” or moment of realization, in which their perspective shifts about the world)? What did you interpret to be the turning point? Where in the essay it appear? Does it need more development for its meaning to be clear? How do you suggest it might be done?
Is there a good balance of scene and summary? Is enough of the essay told through scenes with the spaces between filled in with adequate summary and transitions? If the essay appears to be too heavy on summary, or it tells rather than shows, offer suggestions for where the writer might take us into their experience, such as key moments in the narrative. If there’s not enough summary, make suggestions for places that might be fast-forwarded through, such as scenes that do not show key moments.
Does the essay include adequate reflection on how the author was affected by their epiphany, and how that realization continues to affect them now? Is there more that you, as the reader, would like to know to fully understand?
Is it clear who the characters are and where the narrative takes place? Does the writer provide enough background information (setting and context) for you as the reader to follow what’s happening?
Where is the writer’s descriptive language especially strong? Give at least one passage and describe why this section effectively engages you as a reader.
Where would you like more descriptive language to engage you as the reader? Give at least one passage where the writer could improve their narrative technique and suggest how it could be done.
Is the claim of the author clear, either because it is stated outright as a thesis or because the narrative itself clearly suggests it?
Is the narrative relevant to a larger social issue, does it illustrate something important about human experience? What do you interpret this social issue or point of view to be?
Finish by praising what the writer did well! For example, what did you find most compelling about the essay? What touched you or moved you? What could you identify with?
Sincerely (or Warmly),
[Your Name]
There is no need to reply to your peer letters, though you may post a simple “thank you” if you like.
Along with submitting your peer reviews in the “Comments” text box, copy/paste them and submit them here as well, please!

SOPHIA

How Can Purity Deal With Racism?Feeling vulnerable, as a child, I saw it as “normal.” Feeling vulnerable now makes me want to conceal the marks as I conceal the bottom half of my face with a mask. The pureness from children can be manipulated from what they hear at home or whats going on in the media today. We witness this on many accounts when we see children being excluded from classmates or picking on. People say it’s perfectly normal to “tease” but I couldn’t agree less. My first attempt to conceal my emotions did not do me justice. It was a normal school day in the fifth grade. Walking into the classroom was always seen as a burden for me. Walking into a room where I knew where the truth lied. In counterfeit friendships and mockery laughs. But I always told myself that it was okay, they were just fooling around. Taking a deep breath, I walked into the classroom with my head held up high. Unbraided hair, loose and put out, I sat right in the front since my eyes were not necessarily available for access. Not even five minutes later, I heard the same pestering sounds.“Move out the way! Can you move your hair! I can’t see the board!” And I did move, hearing the complaints grow louder. Thinking to myself, they can see now, can’t they? Why are they being so mean?A couple of years later my close friend, Elsa, told me the truth. What I have always wanted. “Sophia, you know that those people could see the board, right? They were making fun of you for years from the way your hair is and the things you eat.” My classmates were having a laugh about things I cannot control? That couldn’t be right, could it? As a result, it was completely true. Kids are mean and evidently throughout the years, it follows them until they are able to realize just how much of a mess they created in which they can’t just wipe with a napkin. “Sophia, I was looking at this school and I think that it would be a great idea.”I never wanted to move schools. I was living on the outskirts of Oakland and I loved the community I was in. I had plenty of friends and got to play kickball everyday after school. So when my mother came in to chat with me about a serious question, I was bewildered. Academically, yes. The school’s stats performed higher than any other school in that area. But, I had so many friends and teachers that I got along with so well. Long streams of wet cries flowed over my cheeks like a waterfall. How dare she move me away from my friends, my community, my family! Additionally adding that we would be moving as well. Oh, I was extremely upset. I went back to my friends the next day and told them the terrible news. “Maybe you can change her mind!,” one of my friends said. “Yeah! You could do that by telling her how much you love it here!” But, the decision was already made. Opening the door to the classroom, wide eyes were shocked looking back at me. I myself was baffled as well. Why am I the only one that looks different here? And as I walked through the aisles of the desks to find my seat, I saw those shocked eyes turn into a pit fire of disgust. I wanted to sink right there. I wanted to sink away because I knew that the domino effect of one face multiplying.Changing schools was dealing with the same things that I have been through. Hurt and betrayal followed me and pity from “friends” because I didn’t look like them. That was seven years ago. Yet, I still go through the same process in repetition. How can someone who went through their whole life of not being able to fit in now finally being content with themselves? I know I am not content with myself, that’s an unchangeable thing, I have discovered. But, it was me finding my own peace of mind. As many young black girls have to go through, I too had to do some self-evaluating. Telling myself, “Sophia, you know. You know just how important you are, so why let people get to you? Why do you want to straighten your hair just from what a couple of people said. That’s not you.” Then, I suddenly understood. People didn’t like me for what I looked like. People liked me for what I had to say, what I do, how I go through life. So when these questions were brought up I finally realized.”Sweet, sweet girl. It’s not up to you to understand why people do the things they do. You know you, truly, deep inside. You’ll learn that eventually and in the meantime, hold your chin to the sky,” My mother used to say.What people say or do is not your fault. Blame it on other people. Self-worth cannot be put on the wait-list while other people are already under reservations. You come first to you. If you’re not first, then everything crumbles downhill. So when I let myself let go of the snarky comments, I was able to look in the mirror and understand my difference to other people. You, as a person, can only do so much. The one thing I learned how to do was be a free fish in the water with sharp-toothed sharks, and I like knowing my way through that obstacle.
BRENDA

I was born and raised in El Salvador, a country where you sweat and work hard.a country where finding a job with your University degree won’t be easy to find, a country where if you know how to speak and write English well your only work opportunity is at a call center, or maybe as a receptionist at a high demanding hotel.
A country where public transportation is accessible for most everyone, but if you live far from the city in a small town, where there is no access to public or private transportation, you take an hour to walk to make it on time to the bus stop or if you are lucky to have a family member drive you to your work.
A country where having easy accessibility to transportation to receive groceries or any online shopping delivery to your door could take longer than you can imagine waiting for almost two hours or maybe get it till the next day.
Culture shock forced me to meet new people in a new country, put to practice my basic English skills, and adapting to a different time change it was definitely challenging. I was surprised to see the amount of fast food restaurants near each other and the quality of the food is not the same taste or flavor and the portion you are served on the plate can look like it is for two people instead of one.I remember hearing about a cultural exchange program through some friends of mine, which consists of coming to the USA with a student visa, and basically lived with a host family to take care of children for 1 or 2 years. The only requirement is to at least have completed high school, have experience taking care of children , speak and write English. My mom made an appointment to go to the agency and gathered some more information about the program, and of course the cost, to come to the states as a nanny to apply for it. I remember feeling super excited and my eyes were sparkling as the manager was talking to us about the program. It sounded like a dream that I always wanted, but also my parents had to think about this big decision that would forever change my life and theirs.My parents sat down at the dining table to do numbers that night. They were having some serious conversations about all the information my mom and I had gathered that day to see if they could afford paying such a high price to send me away from home into a foreign country where you are on your own with people. It took my parents some months to make such an important decision. I thought this wasn’t going to happen anymore because my parents remained silent, and even though I asked for any updates they didn’t want to share anything in the moment with me. So, the day finally came, my parents asked if I was 100% sure that I wanted this, I said yes, I do, I want to learn more about American culture and experience something different. We started the process of everything within months and weeks. I matched with a sweet host family. I was going to take care of their 4 children, twin babies, a 12-month-old, and a 4-year-old. I was up for a challenge like that, I had taken care of children like my cousins and neighbors before, but this was going to be so different. The process to obtain the visa was the longest wait but thank God my visa got approved. I still could not believe it. It felt like I was daydreaming on this.When I officially landed in the USA, the first change for me was the weather. It was the coldest evening I have ever been. I had my only hoodie that I brought with me from El Salvador, which I thought was going to be enough to keep me warm, and I ended up buying a real winter jacket to get me through for the day. Also another difference I noticed at the airport as I tried to guide myself through all the labels hanging in the roof of the ceiling to where the luggage, transportation, and the exit. As I got picked up from the airport by my host family I noticed the cleanliness in the streets and also how much respect there is in the United States for authorities like the police. You don’t see this in El Salvador at all-they are not taken serious for their job. I was very surprised to see the amount of food served on a plate and that the biggest meal here is dinner and where I grew up, lunch has always been the biggest meal. I remember going to eat in an American restaurant, and I thought my meal wasn’t that big as seen in pictures, but it actually was a big plate kind of made for two people. Adjusting to a new culture, and to an unfamiliar language was challenge. Although I am fluent in speaking English, I still struggle to sometimes express myself because my vocabulary is a struggle.

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I have attached the assignment and rubric for the paper. This is a research paper with APA referencing including in-text citation. The brainstorming document includes the 3 references and annotation for them, I started the intro a little at the end. For the first reference, you need my school credentials to view it so I’ve just attached it as a pdf instead. I think the other ones are fine, if not let me know so I can send a pdf. Professor really focuses on the right APA formatting.
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FIN B281F Finance for Managers Assignment 2 ????????2 Due Date: 8 December

FIN B281F Finance for Managers Assignment 2

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Due Date: 8 December 2021

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This assignment consists of 1 question, carrying a total of 100 marks. Student score will

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contribute to 15% of the course score.

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Important note:

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You must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the report, and submit the report via the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You do not have to submit a hard copy of your report. All assignments must be uploaded to the OLE by 5:00 pm the submission due date. [Note: please refer to the quick start guide for submission of assignment to Turnitin.]

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10% of the marks awarded to the assignment will be deducted for each calendar day overdue until soft copies are submitted.

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Question 1

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Electronic Inc. has 750,000 shares of stock outstanding, total earnings of $6,000,000, a market price per share of $48, and pays a cash dividend of $2.0 per share. Recently the company has developed a new electronic product on computer motherboard which is more efficient. After investigating the possibility of manufacturing this new product, Electronic determined that the costs involved in building a new plant is very high. The management decided that they are unwilling to invest heavily on it; instead, they can sell the design to an outside firm. The sales of this design can earn an after-tax payment of $30 million.

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Part I:

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Determine the market value, EPS, P/E ratio and dividend payout ratio of this company.

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Suppose you are a shareholder of this company and own 30,000 shares. The company has approached you with the idea of repurchasing your shares. The company offers $50 per share to repurchase your shares instead of paying a cash dividend of $2.0 per share. Evaluate whether the remaining shareholders are better off, worse off, or the same. Assume the P/E ratio remains unchanged.

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Suppose after the share repurchase the company decides to pay out the same total dollar amount of cash dividends. Determine the dividends per share and the dividend payout ratio of the company.

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From the company perspective:

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As the financial director of Electronic Inc., will you recommend the company to use the extra cash to pay a special one-time dividend? How will this proposal affect the stock price? How will it affect the value of the company?

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Do you recommend the company to use the extra cash to pay off debt? How will this proposal affect the company?

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One of the directors is suggesting share repurchase. He argues that a repurchase will increase the company’s PE ratio, return on assets and return on equity. Are his arguments correct? How will a share repurchase affect the value of the company?

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While the general manager also suggested to increase the regular dividend payment to shareholders. How would you evaluate this proposal?

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One way to value a share of stock is the dividend growth, or growing perpetuity model. Consider the following: The dividend payout ratio is 1 minus b, where b is the retention or plowback ratio. So the dividend next year will be the earnings next year E1 x (1- retention %). The most commonly used equation to calculate the sustainable growth rate is the return on equity times the retention ratio. Substituting these relationships into the dividend growth model, we’ll be able to calculate the price of a share today. What are the implications of this result in terms of whether the company should pay a dividend or upgrade and expand its manufacturing capability? Explain.

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Prepare a report as the finance director of the company to address all issues above.

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(Total number of words of this report should not be more than 1,000 – please state the number of words used.)

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ASSIGNMENT-3 Knowledge Management (MGT-403) 1st. Semester (2021-2022) Assignment Workload: This Assignment is

ASSIGNMENT-3

Knowledge Management (MGT-403)

1st. Semester (2021-2022)

Assignment Workload:

This Assignment is a mini project type assignment.

This assignment is a group Assignment

Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

Demonstrate effective knowledge management skills to utilize knowledge management tools for the benefits of the organization.

Demonstrate ability to work with others effectively as a team member in knowledge management projects, related to case studies.

Assignment 3

Choose any organization of your choice (Preferably from Saudi Arabia) and write a detailed report with following headings. (600-700 Words)

Report Title: Knowledge management systems in organizations.

Part A. Introduction:

The introduction part must highlight the following.

Briefly describe knowledge management and its benefits to organization in general.

Brief description of the selected organization.

Complete description of the knowledge management system of the selected organization.

Major tools and techniques used by the organization to capture and disseminate knowledge.

Highlight the major challenges faced by the organizations in Saudi Arabia to implement knowledge management systems.

Part B. Recommendation and Conclusion:

What suggestions/recommendations would you like to provide to the Saudi organizations in general for improving knowledge management systems.

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Discussion Post: Jim Crow America

please take this opportunity to use the Jim Crow documentary to reflect on issues of race and racism in the United States. It is up to you how you do this. You can reflect on how religion impacted conversations about slavery, how limited freed people were after the Civil War and why, you can talk about how religion in African America communities helped African Americans (just harbors, sermons about liberty and equality…) I’d love if you wanted to bring the modern era into the conversation.
https://youtu.be/j3IxWEK0uJA

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Reflective Summary for Course & Internship Field Activities Arkansas State University Name

Reflective Summary for Course & Internship Field Activities

Arkansas State University

Name of Course (Course number and Name): ELAD 6203/7203 Ethical Leadership

Semester/year assignment was completed:

Name of School Building/District where internship field activities were implemented:

School:

Grade Levels in school:

List the internship field activities completed in this course:

Application of Ethical Reasoning Case Study – Module 3

Effective Schools Project – Personal Code of Ethics – Modules 3 & 4

Vision of Learning – Building Code of Ethics – Modules 5 & 6

ProEthica – completed throughout the course

Write ONE reflective summary of your knowledge, skills and understanding in planning and implementing the internship field activities you completed in this course. The reflective summary should be a thoughtful and well-developed response (500 words or more) using the following questions as a guide:

Describe in detail new knowledge and skills gained from participation in the internship field activities in this course. What did you learn about this area of leadership? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about your school and/or community?

Describe in detail the challenges you experienced. What did you learn about your school that might need to be changed or improved? How could you have been better prepared for this course and these activities? What would you do differently to improve the outcome? Did you have any “surprises” as you engaged in the field activities in this course? Remark on the activities that had unexpected outcomes.

What more do you need to know or learn about your school to be a more effective school leader in this area of leadership?

What do you need to do to improve in this area of leadership?

Who could help you improve in this area of leadership?

Enter your response below. Response should be a minimum of 500 words. _____________________________________________________________________________________

I affirm that I completed the activities listed above and that the assignments submitted in this course are my original work and have not been submitted in previous coursework by other students or by me.

Signature of Candidate (digital signatures or stamps not accepted) Date

I affirm that I served as the site mentor for the candidate named above and I am verifying the candidate’s participation in the internship activities listed on this log.

Signature of Site Mentor (digital signatures or stamps not accepted) Date

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use this book “Vedanta: A Simple Introduction by Pravrajika Vrajaprana” Directions: First, summarize each chapter of the book in

1. Please summarize the healthcare system for the assigned country, including the structure of medicare services providers, the conduct

1. Please summarize the healthcare system for the assigned country, including the structure of medicare services providers, the conduct.

1. Please summarize the healthcare system for the assigned country, including the structure of medicare services providers, the conduct of medical care service, the quality of care, the reimbursement system (public or private health insurance), healthcare costs, etc.
2. Compare the healthcare expenditure and quality of care between the assigned country and the US.
3. What the US healthcare system can learn from the assigned country? Why? and How?
4. Please consider whether the US healthcare system will be improved or impaired if the US conducts the healthcare system from the assigned country.
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History Question

You will choose a current issue in world geography today and, using scholarly articles, books, approved websites, and primary sources, analyze and compare its impact on different regions.
The writing assignment will be 5 pages in length typed, double-spaced using the APA or Chicago format for citation.

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Final Research Paper Grading Rubric APA Style (20pts): student must follow APA

1. Please summarize the healthcare system for the assigned country, including the structure of medicare services providers, the conduct Final Research Paper Grading Rubric

APA Style (20pts): student must follow APA style as shown in the template and samples with a References page at end listing at least 6 scholarly articles

Introduction (5pts): The introduction is a general overview of you research paper. A good introduction is written in third person, should be around 200 words, and must include a thesis statement The student contains the following elements: 1) a general presentation of the research issue. 2) a lay out exactly what you are trying to achieve with your research project. 3) a thesis statement that proposes the solution reflected in your discussion section.

Literature Review (30pts): this section must be at least 600 words, free of major grammatical errors, be written in third person, well organized, objective and contain a review of at least 4 scholarly articles in APA style with a concluding paragraph that transitions to the next section.

Methods (10pts): this section must at least two paragraphs (300 words), be free of major grammatical errors, and be written in third person. It must include the explanation of participants, a list of the questions about the issue, a rationale of why those questions were asked, a paragraph explain the most interesting findings.

Discussion (30pts): In this section you are discussing solutions to the problem. It should be at least 500 words and at least three paragraphs with effective transitions between paragraphs. This section must include at least two quotes from two more research articles that speak about solutions to the issue at hand. Continue to use the MDC database or try this website, SolutionsU: https://solutionsu.solutionsjournalism.org/welcome which offers solutions based journalism where you can find innovative actions being taken by people around the world to improve our society’s ailments. Find two articles and analyze their contribution. Explain what makes the organization or action plan effective.

Having analyzed the solutions, contribute some ideas of your own and argue for the need to action while explaining what needs to be taken into consideration to solve the issue. Your discussion is your argument. This is where you support your thesis statement more fully. Answer this: based on what you have learned from your literature review, field research and from the solutions articles, what is the best approach in tackling the issue at hand? Why should your solution be adopted by the reader? As you develop your argument, engage the reader in thinking critically about the issue based upon an evidence-based interpretation of your findings. This section should demonstrate your ability as a researcher to think critically about an issue, to develop creative solutions to problems based upon a logical synthesis of the findings, and to formulate a deeper, more profound understanding of the research problem under investigation.

Conclusion (5pts): it must be in third person and free of major grammatical errors. It should a well-developed paragraph that is around 150 words. Do this: Recap the main points of your essay. Emphasize the significance of taking action. Explain what further studies should be done.[supanova_question]

HW#5 Consider the following design for the purpose of hoisting a load

HW#5

Consider the following design for the purpose of hoisting a load in a manufacturing shop floor.

The following design requirements and information are provided:

The setup is used to raise and lower the load vertically once every hour, to provide workers access to the underside of the machine (load). Each operation takes about ten minutes. In between these operations, the setup is not used, and the red rope is slack.

All parts and the entire assembly must have a minimum factor of safety of 10 against static loads and 4 against fatigue.

The stem is cast into the floor, which is made of concrete.

The winch is bolted into the vertical wall and is not a part that you need to design.

The stem and the arm both have solid, square cross section.

The ropes should be modeled as solid, circular cross sections, instead of stranded structures.

The pins are solid, circular cylinders.

The J-hook has the general geometric features and dimensional relations as shown in the figure.

All materials should be selected from the AISI alloy steel tables (Shigley appendices).

The pins at the two ends of the tie rope and that connecting the arm to the stem are so short that the effect of bending on them can be neglected. They are in pure, single shear.

The pulley is inserted in a two-pronged fork at the end of the arm, with negligible clearance.

The following parts need to be designed (only one part per person): The J-hook, the pins at A, B, C, and D, the arm, the tie rope, and the stem. The remaining parts and joints need not be designed. (I’m assigned to design only the tie rope)

Which parts will you design? The tie rope

Work to perform and documents to submit

P3: Under the assumption of purely static loading, determine a combination of material and section that will satisfy the static factor of safety. (25)

P4: Considering dynamic loading, determine a combination of material and section that will satisfy the static factor of safety. (25)

In both cases, follow a logical order of analyzing the problem and synthesizing the solution, as shown in class. Draw neat diagrams (structures, free body diagrams, failure envelopes, etc.). Clearly mark the logical steps of solving the problem using headings and underlines and put the results from each step into boxes before moving on, so that your thought process is easy to follow. You will lose points for the lack of clarity in presentation.

It should be assumed that weaker materials (lower Sut) are cheaper and therefore more preferred, as long as the section produced is of a “reasonable” size. You should use your judgement to determine what is a “reasonable” size and justify it. For example, you could start by considering the weakest material and compute the needed section. You should then argue if the section produced by the calculation is a reasonable size for the design. Considerations of size, weight, and cost should be included in this analysis. If the section seems unreasonably large and heavy, you can then consider higher strength materials to reduce the section within the reasonable limits. Remember, stronger materials need smaller sections (lighter, less volume) but are more expensive. So you have conflicting requirements in this problem.

It is your responsibility to demonstrate that the design satisfies the required factor of safety and reasonable size. This can be done by back-calculating the FOS and volume of the design using the material and section combination that you are recommending.

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Questions: True or false: “The relationship between age and mortality follows a

Questions:

True or false: “The relationship between age and mortality follows a U-shaped curve, suggesting that risk of death remains higher among infants and older individuals. (1 point)

True or false: “Difficulty in activities of daily living refers to a severe type pf disability, and some examples include difficulty in bathing, dressing, and toileting. (1 point)

Fill out the blank ( A ) in the statement: “( A ) refers to the expected duration of life for those aged 20 given current mortality rate.” (2 points)

Which of the following is about the life expectancy (LE) profile in the United States? (2 points)

LE at birth for Hispanics has been shorter than non-Hispanic whites, and the gap in LE between these two groups has widened since the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020, there was a marked drop in LE at birth, but it started to gradually improve, as the vaccination rates increased across the nation.

The Asian Americans have the longest LE at birth among all the racial/ethnic groups in the country, and explanations include their higher educational attainment, stronger support network, and better diet.

The surge in mortality after the COVID-19 pandemic was concentrated among middle-aged men, leading to a larger decline in life expectancy at birth for men than women.

A rise in the public awareness about the socioeconomic disadvantages among non-Hispanic blacks, as seen in the “Black Lives Matter” movement, explains recent improvements in life expectancy for non-Hispanic blacks compared to non-Hispanic whites.

None of these statements are correct about LE in the United States.

According to the United Nations Population Bureau, between 2015 and 2020, the crude death rate for Nicaragua was 5.1 and that for Canada was 7.7, while total life expectancy (LE) at birth for Nicaragua was 74.16 years and that for Canada was 82.22. Briefly describe the mechanism behind the discrepancies between these two countries in terms of the crude death rate and LE at birth.[supanova_question]

Financial Analysis: You will use the Financial Statements for AGCO and John

Financial Analysis:

You will use the Financial Statements for AGCO and John Deere as provided on their websites to complete the following analysis:

Calculate the current ratio and quick ratio for both companies for 2019 and 2020.  Write a paragraph describing what these ratios indicate about the liquidity of AGCO and John Deere in 2020 compared to 2019.  Write a paragraph describing what these ratios indicate about the liquidity of AGCO compared to John Deere for both years.  Which company seems to be more liquid?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of liquidity?

Calculate the accounts receivable turnover and days sales in receivables for both companies for 2019 and 2020.  Write a paragraph comparing 2019 with 2020 and AGCO with John Deere using these two ratios to indicate the effectiveness of their accounts receivable collection.  Which of the two seems to be doing a better job with receivables?  How does this collection process affect the overall success of the company.

Calculate inventory turnover and days in inventory for both companies for 2019 and 2020.  Write a paragraph comparing 2019 with 2020 and AGCO with John Deere using these two ratios to indicate how they manage their inventory.  Which one of the two companies has a better approach to inventory management?  Why?  What are the problems that come with poor inventory management?

Calculate the gross margin, profit margin and return on investment for both companies for 2019 and 2020.  Explain in a paragraph what these ratios show about each company’s profitability compared to the year before and compared to each other.  Indicate which company shows the best prospects for future profits and explain in detail why you think the ratios support your observation.

Compare John Deere’s income statement for 2019 with their income statement for 2020 – calculate the change in dollars and percent for all of the revenues and expenses.  What do the changes indicate about John Deere’s success in 2019 relative to 2020?  Do the same comparison for AGCO’s income statement.  What do the changes indicate about AGCO’s improvement or lack thereof between 2019 and 2020?  With this comparison of both companies over time now compare AGCO vs. John Deere and explain why one company is better than the other.

Based on all of your calculations and observations described above, make a recommendation as to which company would be a better investment.  Give the reasons for your conclusion.

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Unit 8: Class Discussion Instructions The purpose of this discussion board is

Unit 8: Class Discussion

Instructions

The purpose of this discussion board is to provide you with a forum to discuss your newly discovered economic concepts in light of current issues and real world situations with others in the class. In essence, it is a practice ground for ensuring that your economic reasoning and foundation are secure. This portion of the course requires you to interact with your fellow classmates. 

After completing the reading, address both of the discussion questions below.  Make sure to incorporate an “economic perspective” in your analysis. Respond to at least two classmates’ posts. Remember that content matters. You need to write more than “Great Job” or “I agree with you” to get full credit on your discussion responses.

Discussion Questions

Look at the tag on your clothing items (your shirt, shoes, pants, dress, hat etc). Where were these items made? Any “Made in America” items?

Look inside your pantry at the foods you eat regularly and list the countries where they were imported from.

What car do you drive? Was it made in America? (Note that many foreign vehicles are manufactured in varying degrees in the U.S. while many automobiles produced by the “Big Three” U.S. auto corporations are manufactured outside the U.S. What makes an automobile an American car?

List all of the friends and relatives you have who are working for an export industry, or for a foreign-owned firm, or all the foreign-owned firms in your city or town.

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Metacognition Activity In this assignment, you will analyze the learning objectives in

Metacognition Activity

In this assignment, you will analyze the learning objectives in your course syllabi and reflect on how those learning objectives influence how you should study for the course.

To complete the assignment, you will need to:

List the learning objectives in each of your syllabus and identify which level of Bloom’s Taxonomy they correspond to.

In one or two paragraphs (1/2 – 1 page) total, reflect on how you study for each course and if your time and effort is related to the average level of Bloom’s taxonomy that is reflected in that course’s learning objectives.

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Distances between some cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Qurayyat Dammam

Distances between some cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Qurayyat

Dammam

Tabuk

samtah

Jizan

Najran

Abha

Makkah

Riyadh

1256

395

1304

1196

1272

950

1064

870

0

Riyadh

1528

1274

1017

743

680

912

627

0

870

Makkah

1972

1459

1649

260

202

280

0

627

1064

Abha

2200

1345

1929

353

482

0

280

912

950

Najran

2201

1667

1722

61

0

282

202

680

1272

Jizan

2248

1594

1728

0

62

346

248

757

1186

samtah

570

1623

0

1730

1722

1929

1649

1017

1304

Tabuk

1439

0

1684

1603

1667

1345

1459

1274

395

Dammam

0

1443

554

2245

2191

2198

1971

1526

1255

Qurayyat

BREADTH – FIRST SEARCH

DEPTH FIRST SEARCH

A* SEARCH

GREEDY SEARCH

1-SELECT 5 CITYS(riyadh,abha,Najran,Jizan,samtah) STRAT FROM RIYADH

2-SELECT 5 CITYS(riadh,damma,Makkah,tabuk,qurayyat) STRAT FROM RIYADH

3-SELECT 5 CITYS(Riyadh,Dammam,abha,jizan,najran) STRAT FROM RIYADH

4-SELECT 5 CITYS(Riyadh,Makkah,abha,Jizan,samtah) STRAT FROM RIYADH

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1. Please summarize the healthcare system for the assigned country, including the structure of medicare services providers, the conduct

Please review Week 5 overview very carefully (The most important instructions are at the end and follow instructions in Essay

Please review Week 5 overview very carefully (The most important instructions are at the end and follow instructions in Essay.

Please review Week 5 overview very carefully (The most important instructions are at the end and follow instructions in the attachment “10 1 1 Journal (5) Assignment”. Please label each part. The sources will be for part one mainly. I will attach my “Journal 4” entry from the previous week as an example and to keep the same style. Thank you
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Art Question

I am an interior design major and I provided all the essays and a google docs with all the links of websites and for each 14 articles explaining different things but I will need a response of why I chose the article What the topic was exploring, discussing, explaining. What I learned from reading the article. What information might assist me in future research, design development of projects, and in my understanding of my profession (interior design)
.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TYWITAhvCrieNr…
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Sociology question

Please review Week 5 overview very carefully (The most important instructions are at the end and follow instructions in Essay Consider this short piece on ‘Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack(click for link)’. Look at the 26 statements on page two of that link. Award yourself 1 point for every ‘yes’ response you can give (maybe exclude question #8, which is specific to the author – so, giving you a total out of 25). What score did you get? Draw from some aspects of this week’s readings to help explain your score. Provide in-text citations to support your explanation and answer
Weeks readings:
– Pager, Devah. 2004. “The Mark of a Criminal Record”. Focus, 23(2). 44-46. See attached
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Political Science Question

First, analyze the course information provided to you by the college administration in the “Course Design Criteria” document.
Then, in an essay (750-1,000 words), citing three to five scholarly sources, address the following prompts:
Review the information in the “Course Design Criteria” document and describe the specific student learning outcomes and skills you feel students should have after completing this course. Explain how you used the information in the document to draw your conclusions.
Describe which adult learning theories would be most pertinent to help you design the course. Explain why each of these theories is applicable for your design of this on campus course.
Explain what can be deduced from the student survey information at the bottom of the “Course Design Criteria” document. How can an instructor use this information to inform the course design?
Recommend some possible critical thinking strategies that could be used to engage the students enrolled in this course. Recommend what facilitation methods an instructor could use to engage students throughout this course.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

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HSM Final

Using the file “COVID Vaccination Data for Final Exam” perform the following steps in Excel:
Use the “FIPS” field to link in all information from the Geo tab
Create 2 calculated fields-
Metro Flag- If “Metro_status” is Metro or “Recip_state” is Virginia then “Yes” else “No”
High Vaccine Flag- If “Series_Complete_Pop_Pct” is greater than 50 and “Administered_Dose1_Pop_Pct” is greater than 50 then “Yes”, else “No”
Save as Excel file

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fin intermediate

You need to calculate the price of a six-month put option on a stock with an exercise price of $310. Current stock price is $300. Short-term risk-free interest rate=0.4% for 6 months; over the option’s six-month life, stock price could rise to $360, or fall to $260. You want to construct a portfolio of stock and loan to replicate the investment in the option to calculate the put price.
(a). What’s the spread of possible option prices? $
(b). What’s the spread of possible share prices? $
(c). Are you going to buy or sell stocks in the constructed portfolio?
(d). How many shares of the stock will you buy or sell in the constructed portfolio? (keep four decimals) shares

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Earth science lab

Climate Classification and Regional Climates only.pdf
Climate of your hometown page 1.pdf
Print this out and answer the questions manually, then scan as one pdf with multiple pages and submit to Canvas here. This entire lab is worth 30 points.
As with the previous Atmosphere lab, you do NOT need to use any outside sources to complete this lab; all the information you need is found here. DO NOT USE ANY INTERNET SOURCES! Study the introductory material carefully when you begin, and refer back to it as you answer the questions. Use your own words and do your own work throughout.
Particular instructions for this lab:
Be sure to begin with locating and labeling all the cities on the world map as instructed. (Note that the world map is a Robinson map projection so the lines of longitude are curved to help preserve the sense of area of the globe. You can not just project down from the longitude lables on the top and bottom.)
You are given climate data for twelve cities, and will use the data to construct climographs from four of those cities. Climographs from the other eight locations have been made for you already. You will need to study all twelve climographs in order to answer the questions at the end of the exercise, so don’t ignore the ones you did not need to create. Use the existing climographs as models to help you stay on track with the climographs you make, and the data below each climograph to help you accurately determine the temperature range, precipitation, etc. for each of the four locations that you graphed.
You will use the graph paper provided to plot the temperature ranges of each of the twelve stations in #13.
To determine the Koppen climate types for the four locations you graphed, follow the “Procedure for Classifying Climate” on page 152. Be sure to follow the steps in order, and use the additional tables and charts as needed. Also – ask for help if you need it! Your professor is happy to assist you but is stymied if you don’t let him or her know that you have questions.
After completing the Climate Classification lab, go on to the Climate of Your Hometown sheet. It’s important to understand the climate of the place where you live, and this is your chance. Find climate data for your hometown. The Western Regional Climate Center is a good place to start; try searching for your city name, state and “wrcc” and see what you can find. Remember that you only want one temperature figure for each month, so if you find a monthly high and a monthly low, you will need to average them together. Also, be sure to include the range of years that comprise the data you are using. Only one year does not represent climate data – that’s merely weather. It must be based on at least twenty years of data to be considered climate.
Coaching Points
Most of the relevant coaching points I would include here are in the lab instructions above. I will only comment further on two points.
For the graph in Question 13 be careful of the quantities that you are graphing. The horizontal axis is the Latitude, or more specifically the latitude difference from the equator. Go from zero to ninty with the southern latitudes plotted as positive on the graph. You are not plotting the east-west longitudes.
The Second point is simply not to overlook the hometown exercise that is included.
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follow the questions AKS

Goal:
To understand the impact of culture in everyday contexts and analyze intercultural situations using theory and concepts from this class.
Instructions
This week, we will take some time to reflect on some of the course concepts and build an intercultural notebook. Specifically, we will be focusing on how gender is portrayed within a culture.
Please find THREE articles/photos/posts/podcasts/videos depicting gender roles in a culture. One article/photo/posts/podcast/video should depict stereotypically masculine gender norms/roles and one article/photo/posts/podcast/video should depict stereotypically feminine gender norms/roles. The THIRD article/photo/posts/podcast/video should depict noncompliance with gender norms within a culture.
Analyze EACH article/photo/post/podcast/video separately and answer the following questions for each:
Briefly describe the article/photo/post/podcast/video and why you chose to use it for this assignment
Provide a detailed analysis of how the article/photo/post/podcast/video portrays gender within the cultural context.
Based on this article/photo/video/podcast, how is gender conceptualized within this particular culture?
Then, answer the following questions as an overall reflection (not for each article/photo/posts/podcast/video)
What role does the media play in shaping gender norms/identity?
How does the conceptualization of gender within your culture shape your own gender identity?
Provide 2 culturally-specific recommendations for moving away from the gender binary (male/female) and instead seeing gender as more of a spectrum.

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Databases Question

Using the file “COVID Vaccination Data for Final Exam” perform the following steps in Excel:
Use the “FIPS” field to link in all information from the Geo tab
Create 2 calculated fields-
Metro Flag- If “Metro_status” is Metro or “Recip_state” is Virginia then “Yes” else “No”
High Vaccine Flag- If “Series_Complete_Pop_Pct” is greater than 50 and “Administered_Dose1_Pop_Pct” is greater than 50 then “Yes”, else “No”
Save as Excel file
Now perform the following steps in Tableau
Import the Excel file you just worked with
Import Vaccine Hesitancy Data 1 and Vaccine Hesitancy Data 2 data files and union them together
Pull in all fields from the Vaccine Hesitancy Union File into your uploaded Excel work file via linkage (remember to make sure your data types match for your linkage and how to treat fields as text within a formula)
Filter your data set to just reflect the following states: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee and Washington DC
Create the calculated field “State Nickname” which assigns a nickname of your choice to each of the state codes for the states listed in the previous step
Create a symbol map where the volume/sum of “Administered Dose1 Recip” dictates size, the average “Completeness Pct” determines color and add dates by week as pages
Create a line chart that plots “Series Complete Yes” by Month over time , breakout line color by state and add an average line with a 95% confidence interval
Create a bubble chart where each bubble is a value of the field “SVI Category” and size is driven by the volume of the field “Administered Dose 1 Recip”. Add the bubble chart as tooltip to your heatmap
Finally create a dashboard that includes both visualizations, links them together, includes a filter for state, and add a highlight action that is triggered by hovering
Send me both your Tableau file as a packaged workbook as well as the Excel file that you uploaded to Excel

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psychology MU

Goal
To understand intersectional discrimination in your own life.
Note: This may be an uncomfortable assignment and you may experience feelings of discomfort. In order to understand how our own identities and cultural background impact anticipated discrimination as well as how we may treat others, we need to think about our own lived experiences. Please contact me if you would like to talk more about any thoughts/feelings/feedback you may have during this assignment. This assignment will be confidential and I am the only person who will see your responses.
Instructions
Please complete the Intersectional Anticipated Discrimination Scale (InDI-A) by Ayden Scheim (in the table below)When you are completing the scale, use the numbers in parentheses highlighted in yellow below.After you have answered all 9 questions, add up your numeric scores for all 9 answers and then divide the total by 9For example, 4 3 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 = 18
18 divided by 9= 2, which means the score on the Anticipated Discrimination Scale is 2. You can have a score between 0 and 4, with higher scores indicating higher levels of anticipated discrimination.

After completing the scale, please answer the following questions:

Describe your own social identities. If you do not feel comfortable describing all your identities you do not need to:For example: I would describe my identities as an able-bodied, heterosexual, cisgender White woman. Another individual may describe themself as a disabled, gay, LatinX Man, and someone else might describe themselves as a Queer Black woman.

Describe how your identities are viewed in your own culture. For example, are all of your identities accepted? Have you ever felt like you had to hide one of your identities?
How was your experience completing the Anticipated Discrimination Scale? Were you surprised at your score? Please be specific here.
How might holding multiple social identities (intersectionality) impact an individual’s decision to seek therapy?
How can psychologists incorporate theories of intersectionality when treating patients? Please be specific here and use concepts we have already covered in class and/or recommendations from previously conducted research studies.
Intersectional Anticipated Discrimination Scale
These questions are about experiences related to who you are. This includes both how you describe yourself and how others might describe you. For example, your skin color, ancestry, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, age, weight, disability or mental health issue, and income.
QuestionStrongly Disagree (0)Disagree (1)Neither agree nor disagree (2)Agree (3)Strongly Agree (4) 1. Because of who I am, a doctor or nurse, or other health care provider might treat me poorly.2. Because of who I am, I might have trouble finding or keeping a job. 3. Because of who I am, I might have trouble getting an apartment or house.4. I worry about being treated unfairly by a teacher, supervisor, or employer.5. I may be denied a bank account, loan, or mortgage because of who I am.
6. I worry about being harassed or stopped by police or security. 7. Because of who I am, people might try to attack me physically.8. I expect to be pointed at, called names, or harassed when in public. 9. I fear that I will have a hard time finding friendship or romance because of who I am.Submission
Please submit your responses using the provided text box (preferred method) or submitting a word document or pdf.
Grading
Please see the provided rubric below for details on grading.
Rubric

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Please review Week 5 overview very carefully (The most important instructions are at the end and follow instructions in Essay

How have the Franciscan Values (see below) changed your perspectives during your career at USF? Explain why. How do Essay

How have the Franciscan Values (see below) changed your perspectives during your career at USF? Explain why. How do Essay.

How have the Franciscan Values (see below) changed your perspectives during your
career at USF? Explain why. How do you anticipate using the Franciscan Values in your
chosen career?
 Reverence the unique dignity of each person;
 Encourage a trustful, prayerful community of learners;
 Serve one another, society, and the Church;
 Foster peace and justice; and
 Respect creation.[supanova_question]

Note: This was created before I became a Hoosier. In time, this

Note: This was created before I became a Hoosier. In time, this more “fluid” element of my identity may become one that is entrenched (Shapiro, 2016, p. 16).

Note: This was created before I became a Hoosier. In time, this more “fluid” element of my identity may become one that is entrenched (Shapiro, 2016, p. 16).

Core Five Elements of Identity

Identity Element One: Christian

Personal and Social Identity (Shapiro, 2016)

Pillars: Belief, Ritual, Allegiance, Value, and Emotional Meaningful Experiences (Shapiro, 2016)

Why: I grew up going to church. The gospel story is one that was a part of many emotional meaningful experiences such as bible story reading time with my family before church on Sunday. I am God’s child and out of that love, I live my life to love and serve others.

Identity Element Two: Family-centric

Personal and Social (Shapiro, 2016)

Pillars: Allegiance, Value, and Emotional Meaningful Experiences (Shapiro, 2016)

Why: I am tied to my family and I love them dearly. My life has been tied to another since birth. I have an identical twin sister and we shared life till we were 23. We were rarely split apart. Now, I have my husband and two girls that I pour my energies into. I am a devoted wife and mother.

Identity Element Three: Kibo Group Board Member

Social (Shapiro, 2016)

Pillars: Belief, Allegiance, Value, and Emotional Meaningful Experiences (Shapiro, 2016)

Why: My involvement in Uganda first happened in a formative time of my life. In some ways, I was independent for the first time of life. I was just 22 when I moved there. I grew in my relationships, in maturity, and in independence. I love my friends who have been a part of those formative years including my Ugandan friends. I believe in sustainable, development work. All of this contributes to an emotional experience that is difficult to replicate and describe.

Identity Element Four: Teacher/Mentor

Social (Shapiro, 2016)

Pillars: Value and Emotional Meaningful Experience (Shapiro, 2016)

Why: I have been a teacher and mentor for almost 20 years. I value my profession and consider it my life’s calling to serve students. I am thrilled (and humbled) when I receive a positive comment related to my helpfulness or encouragement. I want to be known as someone who will walk alongside students and help them be the very best they can be. This creates many meaningful experiences between me and students that I grow close to.

Identity Element Five: Making the “good” list

Personal (Shapiro, 2016)

Pillar: Value (Shapiro, 2016)

Why: I am not sure how to describe it fully because the idea of “good” has many overlapping places in my life. I want to be seen as “good” at things even if it was just “good” at working hard. I want to be known as a trustworthy, “good” leader, team member, wife, mother, teacher/mentor etc. I don’t do well when I don’t feel like “good” happened. So, if my boss questions by capability or competency by talking down to me, I am put on the defensive and my “good” is threatened. I become instantly defensive.

Reference:

Shapiro, D. (2016). Negotiating the nonnegotiable: How to resolve your most emotionally charged conflicts. Penguin Random House.[supanova_question]

Link for the video: “Self Identity: Theory and Definition.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q84PtXfpANI General Information

How have the Franciscan Values (see below) changed your perspectives during your career at USF? Explain why. How do Essay Link for the video: “Self Identity: Theory and Definition.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q84PtXfpANI

General Information 

In “Identity”, Catherine G. Latterell presents us with a series of general assumptions about identity as does Sarah Lavoie in the video on identity.  Most if not all of these assumptions we take for granted and consider as common knowledge, but are they really so common and should we actually pay closer attention to them?  

 

Instructions 

Using the information you have read in Latterell’s “Identity”, the video “Self Identity: Theory and Definition”, and your understanding the assumptions we make about identity, answer the questions below.

 

A) Which assumptions about personal identity help you define your own sense of identity?

Explain your position with supporting information from the reading and video.  Give 2 examples from the reading and an example from the video.  Answer with 3-4 complex sentences.  Cite the source in MLA format.  [Explained below]

 

B) Why is the topic of identity so important to our lives?

Explain your answer in 3-4 sentences with examples from the reading and the video.  Cite the sources in MLA format.  [Explained below]

 

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Kels Bernard IDS 400 Final Project Milestone 1 Cultural Diversity in Education

Kels Bernard

IDS 400

Final Project Milestone 1

Cultural Diversity in Education

Cultural diversity in education is not a topic that is widely talked about in everyday society. Although we deal with it all the time. Most schools in America are widely diverse in the population of its students. There are millions of students from every racial and ethnic backgrounds. But schools were not always so racially and culturally diverse. Prior to the 1950 schools in the United State were separated not by education levels but by the color of the student’s skin. Whites had the idea of a separate but equal policy, Blacks could attend school, but they were not funded and did not afford the same level of quality education as white schools. School segregation ended in 1954 with the supreme court ruling in the Brown v Board of Education ruling (Brown v. Board of Education 1954). The separate but equal schools were not equal at all. Although great strides have been made since the 1950’s there is still much to be done. School in America are vastly more diverse culturally and racially than they were 50 years ago when Black and White children were not able to attend school together. Today more than 60 years after the supreme court ruled that segregation based on race was unconstitutional, schools are still being segregated but it is not visible to the untrained person. Cultural diversity in education has changed modern society in many ways. Cultural diversity in education is essential for our society to flourish and thrive.

Cultural diversity in education can be viewed by many lenses. There are four major lenses when viewing the education system, history, social science, humanities, and natural science. We will use these four lenses to critically analyze cultural diversity in education. Historically the education system has done a disservice to many students and teachers based on there cultural and racial back grounds. School desegregation has been one of the most tumultuous issues throughout the twentieth century. States in the south saw mass resistance and violence when it came to integrating schools. Many white families chose to leave their communities to avoid integrating with Blacks, this was known as white flight (Judson, G. 1993). Institutionalized school segregation is still present today. Laws have not been crafty enough to stop educational segregation in the school system. Minorities are at a higher rate of disadvantage through the social and political systems.

This brings me to my next point of cultural diversity in education, has been impacted through the social science lens. According to a study produced by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) The percentage of racially or socioeconomically disadvantages schools were 75% of the student population was once race or socioeconomic class increased from 9% to 16%, this was based on research conducted from2000/2001 to 2012/2014 school year (GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office 2016). Only 22% of Blacks earn a college degree compared to 41% of their white peers (White, Gillian B. 2015). The schools in predominantly Black communities are poorly funded. In most districts, school funding comes primarily from property tax revenues (Vance, N. 2019). Therefore, schools in wealthier communities that have more expensive houses, more businesses and have a higher tax base on which to draw funds. Rural areas with few people and poor urban areas with lower property values do not have this privilege. Students that grow up in a lower socioeconomic status do not have the same privileges that other students have. Students of parents that have a higher socioeconomic status are offered better opportunities. These parents can offer their children a better education by either paying for private school or being able to live in an area where the schools have better funding. We can minimize institutionalized racism by integrating schools. Research has proven that integration improves education for both white and racial minorities it can also reduce the racial student achievement gap (Cordova-Cobo. Dianna, Fox. Lauren, and Stuart Wells. Amy. 2016). Diversity in education is particularly important for all students, students can learn about other races and cultures from there peers in a learning environment.

Having student in diverse schools can have a benefit as they grow into adulthood. There is evidence that diversity makes us smarter. “researchers have documented that students’ exposure to other students who are different from themselves and the novel ideas and challenges that such exposure brings leads to improved cognitive skills, including critical thinking and problem solving.” (Wells, A. S. et al.,) Employers want to hire adults who are already culturally diverse. The world around us is vastly changing. The mixing and blending of cultures are on the rise. We need to focus on what makes us similar rather than focusing on what makes us different. Although we do not want to lose our cultural identities, we need to focus more on integration then desegregation. We want to build a world of young people that come together for the greater good not because they are being forced but because what makes us culturally diverse is what makes us unique. We do not need more racial unrest among the racial divided. With the recent racial profiling and police shootings of innocent blacks to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement we need to come together and teach our next generation better. Interracial respect, understanding of others race, cultures and beliefs systems is what we need to be teaching in our school systems. We need to teach and show empathy, tolerance, love, and affirmations, in our increasingly diverse society. What better institution is suited to touch the lives of millions of students in our next generation than our public schools. 

When we look at natural or applied science lenses, we need to look at what makes us inherently the same not different. Of course, there physical aspect that we can see are different in us, but we all can learn the same things when it comes to education. The classroom is where we figure out what we want to be in life, and we learn the difference about each other culturally. We need to focus in on what makes our education system work for all races and cultures. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that everyone is unique, recognizing our individual differences. Other research includes analyses of how racially diverse educational settings are effective in reducing prejudice, by promoting greater contact between students of different races both informally and in classroom settings and by encouraging relationships and friendships across group lines (Pettigrew T. F., Tropp, L. R. 2008) Cultural diversity in education is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance and moving towards embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of our cultural diversity that we have within each individual. When we choose to open the school system to celebrate and not restrict our rich differences, we will begin to see that our natural and cultural differences are what make learning about one another so genuine and empathic. When we explore our differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment we will be able to grow and unify as one race, human. We do not want to get ride of or stifle our cultural differences that make each one of our cultures and races unique we want to bond together as a unified society.

References

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) – Our Documents Brown v. Board of Education of

Topeka, Opinion; May 17, 1954; Records of the Supreme Court of the United States;

Record Group 267; National Archives. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) – Our Documents

Cordova-Cobo. Dianna, Fox. Lauren, and Stuart Wells. Amy, “How Racially Diverse Schools

and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students,” The Century Foundation, February 9, 2016, https://tcf.org/content/report/how-racially-diverse-schools-and-classrooms-can-benefit-all-students/.

GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office, “K-12 Education: Better Use of Information

Could Help Agencies Identify Disparities and Address Racial Discrimination,” GAO U.S.

Government Accountability Office, May 17, 2016, http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-345.

Gillian B. White, “Education Gaps Don’t Fully Explain Why Black Unemployment Is So High,” The Atlantic, December 21, 2015,

 http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/black-white-unemployment-gap/421497/

George Judson, “Expert Links Mandatory Desegregation to ‘White Flight’,” The New York

Times, February 6, 1993,  http://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/06/nyregion/expert-links-mandatory-desegregation-to-white-flight.html.

Pettigrew T. F., Tropp, L. R. “How Does Intergroup Contact Reduce Prejudice? Meta?analytic

Tests of Three Mediators,” European Journal of Social Psychology 38, no. 6 (2008): 922- 934  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229779236_How_Does_Intergroup_Contact_Reduce_Prejudice_Meta-Analytic_Tests_of_Three_Mediators

Vance N. Privilege and Disadvantage in U.S. Education. Salem Press Encyclopedia. 2019.

https://search-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ers&AN=89185649&site=eds-live&scope=site

Wells, A. S. et al., “Divided We Fall”; A. S. Wells, L. Fox, D. Ready, M. Warner, A. Wright,

and A. Roda, (under review) “The Process of Racial Re-Segregation in Public Education:

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Here are some examples of literature review topics/titles chosen by students last

Here are some examples of literature review topics/titles chosen by students last year:

Exploring occupational therapist’s role in environmental sustainability – a review of the literature

Exploring time use and perceptions of meaningfulness in daily occupations among adults with persistent mental illness

The impact of dyadic interventions on the quality of life and wellbeing of carers: a literature review and considerations of the implications for occupational therapy practice

Transitioning through forensic secure care services into community from an occupational justice perspective

Gaining abused women’s perspective on the impact intimate partner violence can have on their roles and occupations: a literature review

Understanding the enablers and barriers of social connectedness in relation to social isolation from older adults’ perspectives

An exploration of the role of occupational therapy in the workplace

Exploring the occupational impact of eating disorders to elucidate the contribution of occupational therapy supporting eating disorder recovery[supanova_question]

Identification of a Pathogenic Bacterium using PCR & DNA Sequencing Week 4

Identification of a Pathogenic Bacterium using PCR & DNA Sequencing

Week 4 Lab Questions –

1. What does the term, “Pathogenic” mean?

2. What are “Proteolytic Enzymes”?

3. What does it mean to “denature” an enzyme?

4. What is PCR?

5. What did the “PCR Master Mix” contain?

6. What is the technical term for a “PCR Machine”?

7. What three steps are carried out during each cycle of a PCR?

8. What color identified the microconcentrator column?

9. What was the reason for running the second PCR run during sequencing prep?

10. During sequencing, the smallest fragments of DNA will run through the gel ___________.

(fastest/slowest)

11. What does the acronym “BLAST” stand for?

12. What species of bacterium is this patient infected with? ________________

(this should be the organism whose DNA alignment most closely matches the one you submitted in your BLAST search). (to confirm your answer, complete the HHMI Virtual Lab)

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1 1 Identify the Fundamentals of a Criminal Investigation Student’s Name Institution

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Identify the Fundamentals of a Criminal Investigation

Student’s Name

Institution Affiliation

Course Name and Number

Professor’s Name

Date

Identify the Fundamentals of a Criminal Investigation

The criminal investigation is a process forensics use to collect, seek and gather evidence for a case. Three methods of inquiry are used to gather the information for an investigation and include intuition, tenacity, and authority. A criminal investigation is established on gathering empirical, observable and measurable evidence. Investigators use this method by collecting statements, collecting evidence and going through the electronics database. They also utilize the five W’s, what, who, where, why and when the crime happened (Brandao, 2019). In summary, the investigator needs to employ the scientific method in each of the investigations they do.

The first step to reconstruct a case is by detecting a problem. By noticing a problem, we can find the question we need to answer. Secondly, an investigator needs to collect the data, including the three sources of physical information: evidence, people, and records. For example, in the case of assault, the investigator will fast interview the victim of the crime and look for any witnesses that could have seen the crime. Next, the investigator will have to collect any physical evidence in the crime, such as weapons or clothes. Forensics may also look for video records from the phone to see if the accused assaulter threatened the victim.

Reconstructing a crime scene involves conducting a sequence of events of what happened during and after a crime. The study and interpretation of scene patterns and physical evidence examination can be used to reconstruct a crime scene. Blood spatter interpretation, accident remonstration, trajectory and shooting reconstruction, and sexual assault reconstruction are examples of various reconstruction forms (Roux et al., 2018). Thus, the forensic needs to have a laboratory with numerous experts and consultants to help reconstruct a crime scene.

References

Brandao, P. R. (2019). Forensics and digital criminal investigation challenges in cloud computing and virtualization. American Journal of Networks and Communications, 8(1), 23-31.

Roux, C., Ribaux, O., & Crispino, F. (2018). Forensic science 2020–the end of the crossroads? Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50(6), 607-618.[supanova_question]

2 SocialMama App Research Focus Mothers are an essential component of our

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Mothers are an essential component of our society because they form the first connection with their children and society. They intend to make our lives better from an early age. Mothers are the centerpiece of the family, considering that they possess a powerful force for both integration and social cohesion. The mother-child relationship is essential for the healthy development of the child. There is an increasing trend currently of mothers not only being caregivers but also breadwinners for their families. Therefore, the motherhood journey is crucial for many mothers, and getting support during this whole period is vital. An audience market analysis is essential in understanding consumer preferences, interests, demographics, locations, and other aspects that support a particular group (Tatham, 2015). This audience market analysis examines the role of the SocialMama media platforms in their role in helping mothers handle various issues during the motherhood period, including building friendships with other mothers to curb loneliness and the perception that mothers hold towards this social app.

SocialMama is a social network, and an app developed to ensure that women do not feel isolated and lonely, especially during the current Coronavirus pandemic. As identified in its website, the platform’s mission states, “SocialMama reduces loneliness by connecting women together in an inclusive ecosystem that supports them on their journey of motherhood, with a zero-tolerance policy for mom-shaming and misinformation” (SocialMama, 2021). The organization and app are focused on ensuring that women are not shamed for their activity as mothers through companionship. The organization also ensures that mothers are provided with expert-led resources to limit misinformation and provide information based on various resources, including motherhood, mental health, and fertility (SocialMama, 2021). The organization works through its app and website in ensuring that the mothers do not feel isolated, primarily through the whole motherhood journey. It also believes in supporting mothers who feel unsupported through connecting mothers throughout the country. They connect mothers with others of the same interest to ensure that mothers form a bond with each other and survive loneliness, desperation, and isolation.

It is identified that the motherhood journey is very challenging. The various challenges of motherhood include fatigue, loneliness, and overwhelming confusion, and there are also challenges of associating with others (Cronin, 2015). Since motherhood comes in various stages, SocialMama aims at offering support for every mother at each stage. Besides providing support, the app also focuses on giving mothers healthcare support as identified, including mental health support. The founder of the app Amanda Ducach and her husband, founded the app to offer support to mothers after one of their friends called from the ER in the middle of the night feeling overwhelmed and isolated. Amanda identified that for a friend to be okay, she needed to be connected to another friend in a familiar situation. This whole insight led to the founding of the SocialMama app in early 2019.

This audience market analysis aims at understanding the different demographics of mothers that use the SocialMama app and the nature of the app in influencing the perceptions and behaviors of the mothers. From the increased use of the app, it is evident that many people have embraced the idea that motherhood is a challenging journey that needs support. Furthermore, it is also essential to understand the relationship and importance of the app during this Coronavirus pandemic period, where mothers had to spend more time with their children. Therefore, it is important to understand the perception that mothers have when it comes to using the app and if it has become an effective way to help mothers away from loneliness and feelings of isolation.

The focus on SocialMama’s mission is imminent that their role is to ensure that mothers find companionship and cultivate friendships with other mothers around them. The app and its organizers focus on it is easier to deal with issues when one has the right friends around them. The founder Ducach and her husband found out that building female relationships and having a solid foundation required women to be connected through the challenges they faced. Ducach from Houston identifies that, issues such as depression, infertility, and divorce connect people even better. Such problems are complex for individuals to solve or tackle on their own. There is also an aspect with the app that cannot be neglected and is based on the ability of the user to find relevant information about other people they can associate with and select the ones they are comfortable with. This creates an aspect where the users connect with people, they feel satisfied with and not random strangers because they already have their background information. The whole process fills up the gap and struggles which mothers constantly undergo to try and develop friendships with strangers of unknown backgrounds.

SocialMama also allows mothers to discuss various relevant topics that will enable them to complete the motherhood journey. In other words, the founders of the app clarify that the app’s primary goal is not only to ensure that mothers get support from other mothers but also a platform where mothers can discuss other relevant topics ranging from breastfeeding to even makeup. Apart from allowing mothers to form “mom tribes,” the app intends to helping mothers relate to a healthy lifestyle rather than only find friends. Furthermore, the app, which allows free downloads, enables every mother to access its services rather than including paid services that might limit particular demography. Consequently, apart from the app adding value as a social connector, recently, it introduced an added feature that informs mothers about issues related to the current Coronavirus pandemic (Lewinski, 2020). This feature aims to help mothers since they face unique health challenges during this pandemic, especially those in quarantine and isolation. Furthermore, during this whole pandemic period, the feature allows mothers to access the free Expert Program. Hence, the program enables the mothers to access various healthcare topics like emotional therapy, lactation, and family medicine. According to the founders, the app is essential this time because it will allow cutting down the communication barriers between mothers and medical practitioners, which reduces medical concerns and mental stress issues, helping mothers navigate their lives during the current pandemic.

Current statistics show that SocialMama is still within a small range of operation, considering it is still a small organization and app. On January 1st, 2019, the organization was founded by Amanda Ducach, Karishma Patel, and Vishrut Sharma currently headquartered in Greater Houston Area, Southern US. The current for-profit company now has three employees and two investors who have invested $120,000. The recent investors in the organization include Techstars Austin Accelerator and Techstars (Crunch Base, 2021). The organization, though small, is making impacts in Houston and also other areas across the country. Similar Apps to SocialMama and offer competition include Band of Mothers, SmartMom, Peanut, and Wolf + Friends. The app targets mothers within a particular location and are also like-minded. This app’s advantage is that it is wide demographically considering that it meets the need of a wide variety of mothers. Thus, like-minded mothers, including workout partners, co-working buddies, pals, and playdates, can be met by mothers searching and filling their preferred category among single moms, LGBTQ, military, and many more. In addition, the mothers get a platform where they can ask any question and get them answered, and even contribute.

Statement of Problem

More mothers are increasingly facing challenges with motherhood, especially during the current Coronavirus pandemic, where they may be overwhelmed. In most cases, mothers end up overwhelmed, mainly because they have to attend to childcare and professional work, which can always lead to them being lonely and overwhelmed. Therefore, mothers countrywide have the challenge of tackling motherhood individually because it is an overwhelming and challenging journey.

Focus of Study

The issues associated with motherhood cannot be neglected. Motherhood affects individual engagement, attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions. This means that the challenges associated with motherhood also affect the mothers’ well-being in the long process. Therefore, it is possible to associate the SocialMama app with the overall well-being of the mothers during the motherhood process. Understanding the mothers’ perceptions of the app is vital in understanding how they relate to the app and its impacts on the mother’s well-being. This is first because data shows that mothers are greatly isolated and lonely during the motherhood journey. Even though there are isolated data about the relationship between motherhood and loneliness, researchers are increasingly finding a strong correlation between the two variables. There have been concerns associated with loneliness and isolation as a “pandemic in the current Coronavirus pandemic.” During this period, many people and especially mothers, are lonely. However, studies still show a correlation between motherhood and loneliness (Lee et al., 2017). The problem of loneliness is deeper among single mothers and affects their perception of themselves, the motherhood journey, and those around them. SocialMama provides insight on loneliness and motherhood, showing that 64 percent of mothers always feel friendless, and over 90 percent of mothers always suffer from a form known as “baby blues” (SocialMama, 2021). These are statistics showing the issues of loneliness and motherhood in the country.

Since SocialMama provides social support for every type of mother, it is difficult to isolate the issue of teenage mothers in the country. Teenage mothers are always at risk of increased challenges during the whole motherhood period. Therefore, SocialMama also ensures that it supports teenage mothers who are always at risk of having challenging motherhood. Teenage mothers continue to face complications during pregnancy, malnutrition, and financial constraints associated with poverty, lack of support from surrounding family setup, emotional problems such as depression and anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse issues. Therefore, this shows that teenage mothers experience many psychological, mental, physical, and social challenges (Mangeli et al., 2017). Studies show that friendships are essential tools for support to teenage mothers, an aspect that SocialMama has identified (Ellis-Sloan & Tamplin, 2018). This shows that SocialMama and every other organization that has developed social apps for mothers are relevant towards eliminating loneliness within mothers.

The importance of the app during this pandemic can not be neglected. Data still shows that parenting during this time of the pandemic has been highly challenging, and isolation levels for mothers have also risen significantly. The above result has included increased levels of mental health issues needing the support of those close to them and even friendships (Molgora & Accordini, 2020). The study by Molgora finds a need for psychological and social support to mothers during this pandemic, especially from their partners and friends.

The demographic distribution of the users of the SocialMama app is vital in helping us understand the perception that mothers hold. The Cash Mama app is used by every mother, meaning that it serves a wide variety of age groups. This means that serving the population of different mothers means that they have embraced diversity. It is also essential to understand that the app is also used by LGBTQ parents meaning that discriminatory and shaming elements are eliminated on the platform. Diversity is an aspect that the app intends to promote, especially when it comes to motherhood. The app, which is estimated to be 18mbs in size and with a 3.9 rating on Google Play and Apple’s app store, has gotten reviews for helping different types of mothers interact with each other and form meaningful relationships. The positive ratings have also been because educative information is provided on the app where mothers can ask questions and other members have an opportunity to contribute. Besides, there are also professional medical and social workers who offer professional advice. Therefore, the app’s demographic characteristics that are trying to reduce loneliness among mothers are based on making sure mothers get answers and guidance associated with motherhood. SocialMama is also on Facebook, Pinterest. and Instagram to provide a broader platform to reaching even mothers within a complete geographical setup.

On aspects of location, SocialMama intends to serve mothers from all over the country. Therefore, it is possible to interact with other mothers from large locations. However, the app owners advise that the app’s effectiveness is achieved when dealing with clients from around the individual’s area. In other words, if a mother is searching for a companion or a friend and they are located in Houston, then the probability that they will find those close by is higher than those from far away. This means that even though the app can connect (SocialMama, 2020). The founders admit that the matching process for users is based on the technology and algorithm that uses multiple dimensions to effectively match users, including areas of compatibility, unique needs, location, and like-mindedness. This means that the target location for matching users is within close vicinity. Therefore, users on the app who are located close by can be matched easily. To understand this better, the users fill in information during the signing-in process to create a profile. The information that has been filled in is then factored in to develop a compatibility score used for matching. Consequently, the need for a particular mother is compared and matched with the other.

The SocialMama app having better reviews on both Google Play and Apple Store shows that mothers have a positive perception of using social apps. Various studies show a positive correlation between current parents and the use of parenting and social apps. More parents are embracing technology in parenting, which also includes the SocialMama application. Parents are increasingly developing a positive perception of parenting apps, especially those identified as quality apps (Virani et al., 2019). Research has also shown that mothers turn to parent apps, the internet, and social media platforms for advice on parenting because of the availability of tons of parenting information online that eventually helps them make reasonable decisions about the whole process (Moon et al., 2019). Besides, early motherhood has always affected mothers, and they need help and support from others. In this case, SocialMama tries to ensure that mothers receive companionship during this whole process and relevant information that can help mothers navigate motherhood. Most mothers currently depend greatly on parenting apps to associate with the entire motherhood journey (Lupton, 2016). Therefore, the current mothers in this digital era hold a positive attitude towards parenting and socializing apps.

Analyzing the mothers’ perception of parenting and socializing apps like SocialMama also leaves us with the option of studying the interests and consumer preferences of the app. Since SocialMama has positive reviews compared to negative ones, it is imminent that mothers are averagely satisfied with the app’s services. The app has various features that help to develop user preferences and interests. First, the app allows for direct chat and messaging capabilities, enabling mothers to chat directly with other mothers and even experts. Secondly, there is an option of meeting mothers across the country, or one can filter to allow access to those within the locality. Third, it will enable mothers to have free meetups with licensed professionals. Finally, it allows for personalized matches for mothers based on their needs, preference, and location. The consumers within this segment prefer the effectiveness of the apps. In this case, for SocialMama, it is the effectiveness of helping the mothers meet their match and also chat with them. Users also prefer efficiency with the use of the app without glitches like login failures. Currently, the app with over ten thousand installs has been receiving negative reviews because consumers are unable to chat and log in.

Statement of Purpose

This study aims to try and understand the effectiveness of the SocialMama app among other social apps for mothers. The study also aims at having an in-depth understanding of the perception that mothers hold for social and parenting apps like SocialMama. Finally, this study seeks to answer the following research questions:

RQ1: Are parenting apps effective in helping mothers pass through their motherhood journey?

RQ2: Are apps like SocialMama effective in supporting mothers during the current Coronavirus pandemic?

RQ3: What perception do mothers hold regarding these social and parenting apps like SocialMama?

RQ4: How can such apps like SocialMama be developed further to effectively influence and improve motherhood by improving mothers’ overall well-being?

RQ5: Do social and parenting apps affect the behavior of mothers?

References

Cronin, A. M. (2015). “Domestic friends”: Women’s friendships, motherhood and inclusive intimacy. The sociological review, 63(3), 662–679. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954x.12255

Crunch Base. (2021). SocialMama – Funding, financials, valuation & investors. Crunchbase. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/social-mama/company_financials

Lee, K., Vasileiou, K., & Barnett, J. (2017). “Lonely within the mother”: An exploratory study of first-time mothers’ experiences of loneliness. Journal of Health Psychology, 24(10), 1334–1344. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317723451

Lewinski, J. S. (2020, April 15). Social Media Savvy Mothers Connect With Their Peers Via New SocialMama App. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnscottlewinski/2020/04/15/social-media-savvy-mothers-connect-with-their-peers-via-new-socialmama-app/?sh=6cb48bc168a7

Lupton, D. (2016). The use and value of digital media for information about pregnancy and early motherhood: a focus group study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0971-3

Mangeli, M., Rayyani, M., Cheraghi, M. A., & Tirgari, B. (2017). Exploring the challenges of adolescent mothers from their life experiences in the transition to motherhood: A qualitative study. Journal of family & reproductive health, 11(3), 165–173. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6045691/

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You will submit your final presentation here for grading, and you will

You will submit your final presentation here for grading, and you will submit it to the discussion board this week as a draft for your peers to review and as a final product to share. See the discussion board for details

Choose a topic below.

Taken from the assigned reading in Butts chapter 12, page 401, “Ethical Reflection: Typical Unethical or Illegal Behaviors in Organizations”

Create a presentation of 10-15 slides or screens excluding the title and references.

Your slides/screen should include titles, main ideas, bullet points, and relevant images, charts, graphs, etc.

In your presentation:

Describe an ethical situation, based on the chosen topic, that can get in the nurse’s way of practicing ethically. Describe the situation clearly and concisely.

Identify how this situation relates to one provision within the Code of Ethics for Nurses.

Identify two ethical principles that may arise when facing this situation.

Discuss how a nurse might lessen the impact of the situation on the nurse’s practice.

In addition to the course texts, cite and reference a minimum of two (2) additional scholarly sources to support your work.

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Comprehensive Needs Assessment Learner’s Name University Introduction to Care Coordination Instructor Name

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Comprehensive Needs Assessment

A comprehensive health needs assessment of patients enables health care providers to systematically use their resources to disperse care efficiently. In this paper, a comprehensive needs assessment of a simulated patient is discussed to highlight the importance of comprehensive needs assessments in identifying and reducing gaps in patient care and implementing effective care coordination. This paper discusses the various dimensions of a patient’s needs and the strategies to extract relevant patient information to understand these needs to establish the significance of a health needs assessment. This paper also presents effective evidence-based practices in care coordination and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care for improving health care outcomes.

Current Gaps in Mr. Decker’s Care

Mr. Decker is a 79-year-old diabetic patient readmitted to one of Vila Health’s hospitals. Initially admitted with a badly infected toe, Mr. Decker’s inability to adhere to medical instructions after discharge has resulted in him being readmitted with sepsis. Mr. Decker’s readmission can be attributed to the following gaps in care:

Lack of an interdisciplinary approach to care: The inability of the health care provider to ensure that factors such as diabetes and aging are given due consideration while dispersing care

Failure to ensure adequate post-discharge support: Lack of adequate efforts from the care provider to ensure that the patient effectively carries out the post-discharge care instructions

Lack of consideration for the patient’s financial standing: The patient’s poor financial standing was not considered during the design and management of the patient’s care

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To ensure that Mr. Decker’s physiological, social, religious, and psychological needs are effectively addressed, the needs assessment tool adopted is the Patient Centered Assessment Method. The method is an integrated needs assessment tool that assesses patients’ physical, social, psychological, and mental well-being needs. The tool was selected because it is action oriented. It facilitates the addressal of patients’ holistic needs, expanding beyond the realm of physiological health care to address their psychosocial needs (Maxwell et al., 2018). Informational Needs for Patient’s Optimal Care:

An effective assessment of Mr. Decker’s current care needs depends on the following types of information:

Mr. Decker’s clinical information, namely age, allergies, weight, current diagnosis, and medical history (Kelley et al., 2013)

Personal information such as his schedules, preferences, typical behaviors, and interests, which will provide clarity on how Mr. Decker’s care needs are to be addressed (Kelley et al., 2013)

Strategy for Gathering Additional Necessary Assessment Data

As a personal interview does not help gather all the information necessary for the adequate delivery of care, the following data collection strategies are formulated:

Thoroughly scanning Mr. Decker’s activities across social media platforms to collectinformation about his behavior patterns, his daily routines, and the significant events he has been a part of will help provide clarity on his personalized needs and the various interrelated factors affecting his care.

In-depth interviews with close relatives and friends about Mr. Decker’s habits, nature, and recent activities will help understand the factors that affect care and facilitate personalized care measures that suit his situation.

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The electronic health record systems at Mr. Decker’s preceding health care providers are important sources of clinical information. Health information exchange systems are set up to access Mr. Decker’s longitudinal clinical data from different health care providers to get clarity on the various factors such as diabetes and aging that have a bearing on his current condition. The clinical history will help ensure that Mr. Decker’s care addresses these interrelated factors and facilitates a holistic treatment.

Societal, Economic, and Interdisciplinary Factors Affecting Patient Care

The factors affecting Mr. Decker’s health care outcomes are the following:

Aging: The physiological changes that occur in an aging person present immense challenges in the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of geriatric patients (above 60 years of age) with sepsis. Geriatric patients usually show atypical, non-specific symptoms such as altered mental status, lethargy, dehydration, loss of appetite, and weakness, making the diagnosis challenging. Being an inflammatory consequence to an infection, sepsis is conventionally diagnosed using systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria, which are not normally met by geriatric patients. According to Clifford et al. (2016), geriatric patients undergo pharmacokinetic changes, namely degeneration in the ability to absorb, metabolize, distribute, and eliminate drugs. These pharmacokinetic changes have significant implications on the treatment of sepsis and, consequently, result in the need for special considerations while treating geriatric patients. Also, geriatric adults usually witness immunosenescence (changes in the immune system), which impedes the swiftness of the recovery process in geriatric patients (Clifford et al., 2016).

Financing for health care: Mr. Decker is a 79-year-old man whose accessibility to health care depends primarily on Medicare, the national insurance health care program. Although Medicare covers hospitalization and medical insurance, the level of care depends on the type of insurance plan opted. The 2019 cost estimates for Medicare stand at 437 U.S. dollars as the premium per month for the hospital insurance plan (Part A) and 135.50 U.S. dollars as the premium per month for the medical insurance plan (Part B), with higher costs for other high-end plans (U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

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Services, n.d.). Mr. Decker’s dismal income status has affected the nature of the Medicare plan he could afford, thus impacting care outcomes.

Social support: Mr. Decker has limited social support in the form of an aged wife who lives with him, a daughter who visits them occasionally, and his nephew and nephew’s wife, who offer occasional assistance. This limited social support has had a significant bearing on his ability to carry out the care instructions laid out by the care providers. Many studies provide evidence about the impact of social support on health outcomes. In a study by Scho?llgen et al. (2011), the participants interviewed reported that increased social support was associated with functional and subjective improvements in health (as cited in Rapoza et al., 2016). A study conducted by White et al. (2009) found that geriatric adults with insufficient social support reported poorer health outcomes than geriatric adults who were satisfied with their present social support (as cited in Rapoza et al., 2016). The inadequacy of social support in Mr. Decker’s case has been the basis for the worsening of his health condition from a simple toe wound to sepsis.

Diabetes: The fact that Mr. Decker is also diabetic has impacted his care by making him vulnerable to contracting infections at a higher rate and facing increased chances of prolonged mortality as a result of sepsis. This can be substantiated by the fact that diabetes causes a decline in the functioning of a patient’s immune cells, diminishing the ability to clear bacterial formations and increasing infection complications (Frydrych et al., 2017).

Relating Patient Care and Care Coordination Outcomes to Professional Standards

The outcomes of patient care and care coordination can be accounted for by measuring the patient safety and quality outcomes of patient care and care coordination. Patient safety outcomes for specific patient care coordination are measured against the standards laid out in the National Quality Forum’s safety report for 2017 and The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals for 2019. The rationale for measuring safety outcomes based on the National Quality Forum’s safety report is the comprehensiveness of the report and the credibility of the

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forum, whose primary focus is the development of safety measures (National Quality Forum, n.d.). The rationale for selecting The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals as a standard for patient safety is that the goals are developed based on the suggestions of a highly interdisciplinary advisory group and the analysis of national sentinel event data (Armstrong, 2014). The quality outcomes of care coordination will be measured using the Care Coordination and Transition Management Logic Model for registered nurses as the standard (Haas & Swan, 2014a). The rationale is that the logic model not only lays out care coordination quality outcomes but also offers holistic linkages between nurse competencies, care coordination, and outcomes (Haas & Swan, 2014b). Also, the logic model offers an innovative approach for interprofessional teams focusing on patient-centered care (Haas & Swan, 2014a).

The Joint Commission annually releases patient safety goals, which have been deemed nationally as qualitative standards for patient safety. Some significant standards for patient safety are identification of a patient by both name and date of birth, dispersal of the right test results to the right patient, accurate labeling of medicines, medical device alarms going off in real time, and ensuring infection prevention, which will set the right benchmark for ensuring effective patient safety outcomes (The Joint Commission, 2019). In terms of The Joint Commission’s standards for patient safety, the care to Mr. Decker was characterized by 100% infection prevention during acute care, accurate administration of medicines with no adverse effect on the body, and a successful operation without any complication. Some important care coordination quality outcomes defined by the Care Coordination and Transition Management Logic Model are the needs assessment’s taking into account patient needs, preferences, and goals; transmission of the patient’s care plan with zero errors; constant updating of care coordination plans; evidence- based practices’ achieving treatment outcomes of 80%; and optimal understanding of the interdisciplinary roles between team members (Haas & Swan, 2014b). On this front, the specific patient care coordination witnessed 70% treatment outcomes, the patient’s care plan was able to accommodate 90% of the patient’s needs and preferences, and the care plan was updated in a timely manner with zero issues reported within the cross disciplinary team.

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Evidence-Based Practices for Successful Implementation of Patient Care Coordination

The following evidence-based practices have been identified to be effective in implementing successful care coordination for patients with sepsis:

GENeralized Early Sepsis Intervention Strategies (GENESIS) is an initiative launched for the continuous improvement of the quality of care for patients with sepsis. GENESIS is a comprehensive program with highly pertinent treatment measures such as implementing institutional assessments for the prevalence of sepsis and mortality, identifying sepsis emergencies, executing 6-hour sepsis bundle interventions via highly coordinated sepsis teams, and implementing feedback. In their study on the impact of GENESIS on a treatment group of 4,801 patients, Cannon et al. (2012) found an average in-hospital mortality reduction of 14% and a reduction in the duration of stay of 5.1 days in comparison to patient groups that did not receive treatment under GENESIS (as cited in Perez, 2015).

Another effective practice can be the adoption of a centrally coordinated, multifaceted quality improvement program implemented by many hospitals in Brazil (Noritomi et al., 2014). Noritomi et al. (2014), in their study of 10 private hospitals implementing the program, found the initiative to include two phases. The first phase comprised establishing a local committee, setting up a screening procedure for the early detection of sepsis, carrying out proven treatments, establishing guidelines for empirical-based antimicrobial therapy, formulating specific routines for swift laboratory sampling, and establishing routines to enable the efficient administration of antibiotics. The second phase included the collection of data and creation of reports on the rate of compliance and mortality in line with the benchmarks set by the hospital. This practice is a promising one to adopt as Noritomi et al. (2014) found that the studied hospitals showed a decrease in mortality rates from 55% before the implementation of program to 26% after the implementation of the program.

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Best Practices from the Perspective of Population Health on Patient Outcomes

From the population standpoint of improving the health outcomes of geriatric patients with sepsis, the following care practices are found to be credible and effective:

As geriatric patients show atypical, nonspecific symptoms (Clifford et al., 2016), a study by

Singer et al. (2016) found the sequential organ failure assessment score a valuable tool in

determining signs of organ disfunction and mortality and, thus, helpful in the diagnosis of sepsis. Singer et al. (2016) found that the sequential organ failure assessment score has widespread familiarity in the clinical care community and serves as an acceptable marker for mortality risks.

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, which are widely accepted, formulate the Sepsis Six bundle as a best practice for the treatment of sepsis (Lat et al., 2018). Hancock (2015) describes the Sepsis Six bundle as an early intervention program that calls for each patient to receive three diagnostic and three therapeutic steps to treatment within the hour ofrecognition of the health condition (as cited in Lat et al., 2018).

Benefits of Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care

Mr. Decker is an old patient with multiple diagnoses and several complex and multiple needs. A multidisciplinary approach to health care through effective consultation and collaboration involving Mr. Decker, family support, and interdisciplinary teams serves as the only approach that can address the complex multimorbidity, social issues, and psychological issues faced by him (Department of Health & Human Services, n.d.). This multidisciplinary approach to patient care can also reduce the gaps due to societal, economic, and interprofessional factors. The approach is built on egalitarian-based collaboration between interdisciplinary teams that helps

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break the hierarchy existing in traditional health care organizations and, thus, improves the satisfaction of employees in the workplace (Hughes, 2018).

The adoption of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care ensures improved patient outcomes. In their study on improving operating room efficiency, Oyderk et al. (1988) found that the adoption of multidisciplinary operating room teams improved turnover time by 16 minutes and considerably decreased delays when compared with operating room teams that are not multidisciplinary, resulting in reduced hospitalization costs (as cited in Epstein, 2014). This study supports the argument that a multidisciplinary approach to patient care helps reduce the duration of stay, reduce hospitalization costs, and improve patient satisfaction.

Conclusion

A comprehensive needs assessment of patient care is presented in this paper through the

case of Mr. Decker. This paper successfully identifies the various interrelated factors, such as

aging, diabetes, social support, and financial conditions, that need to be addressed for a patient to

achieve optimal care. The studies presented in the paper have identified credible standards for

the specific care coordination outcomes to draw measures from. This paper successfully

identifies holistic and judicious evidence-based practices for managing sepsis. Finally, a strong case for a multidisciplinary approach to care coordination is presented with empirical evidence.

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Clifford, K. M., Dy-Boarman, E. A., Haase, K. K., Maxvill, K. H., Pass, S., & Alvarez, C. A. (2016). Challenges with diagnosing and managing sepsis in older adults. Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy, 14(2), 231–241. https://doi.org/10.1586/14787210.2016.1135052

Department of Health & Human Services. (n.d.). An interdisciplinary approach to caring.

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Epstein, N. E. (2014). Multidisciplinary in-hospital teams improve patient outcomes: A review. Surgical Neurology International, 5(Suppl 7), S295–S303. https://doi.org/10.4103/2152-7806.139612

Frydrych, L. M., Fattahi, F., He, K., Ward, P. A., & Delano, M. J. (2017). Diabetes and sepsis: Risk, recurrence, and ruination. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 8(271), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2017.00271

Haas, S. A., & Swan, B. A. (2014a). Developing the value proposition for registered nurse care coordination and transition management role in ambulatory care settings. Nursing Economic$, 32(2), 70–79. https://ecommons.luc.edu/nursing_facpubs/11/

Haas, S. A., & Swan, B. A. (2014b). Quality and safety outcomes for patients and families. In G. Lamb (Ed.), Care coordination: The game changer: How nursing is revolutionizing

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Hughes, C. (2018, July 12). Multidisciplinary teamwork ensures better healthcare outcomes.

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Singer, M., Deutschman, C. S., Seymour, C. W., Shankar-Hari, M., Annane, D., Bauer, M., . . . Angus, D. C. (2016). The third international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock (Sepsis-3). Journal of the American Medical Association, 315(8), 801–810. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.0287

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U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Medicare costs at a glance.

https://medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/medicare-costs-at-a-glance[supanova_question]

How have the Franciscan Values (see below) changed your perspectives during your career at USF? Explain why. How do Essay

Design a laboratory experiment. You must select two variables that may be associated. One variable must be a communication

Design a laboratory experiment. You must select two variables that may be associated. One variable must be a communication.

Design a laboratory experiment. You must select two variables that may be associated. One variable must be a communication variable. Identify the independent variable and the dependent variable.

Full instructions attached. Should not be too elaborate. 1-2 pages. Please be sure to include what is required in instructions.[supanova_question]

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR361 Course Project Milestone 2 Template Name: HaynesNR361Milestone2.docx

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR361

Course Project Milestone 2 Template

Name: HaynesNR361Milestone2.docx

Define Approved Patient Scenario

Jane is a 21-year-old obese female. She does not engage in any form of physical exercise, nor does she eat healthy. She prefers eating fast food and processed food such as fries and pizza, she also drinks at least 2 beers a day. She also complains of being short of breath when climbing stairs. Jane wants to prevent illness and maintain good health; she intends to lose weight and remain a healthy. This will be achieved through exercise and diet plan. This will be monitored using a mHealth app Loose it! Calorie counter. The results shall be determined by Body Mass Index (BMI); an instrument that is used to measure and determine the healthy weight of a person.

Identify Teaching Areas related to the mHealth app

Information

Track food and count calories (Lose It! – Weight Loss That Fits. n.d.)

Track exercise programs to reach healthy fitness goals (Lose It! – Weight Loss That Fits. n.d.)

Track body measurements (Lose It! – Weight Loss That Fits. n.d.)

Track sleep cycles (Lose It! – Weight Loss That Fits. n.d.)

Measure water intake

Macro Tracking of proteins and carbohydrates

Built in barcode scanner for searchable list of common grocery items (Lose It! – Weight Loss That Fits. n.d.)

Challenge tab to compete with others

Safety features/guidelines provided by the mHealth app:

Potential risk of not following guidelines

Extreme dieting causing illness and dehydration

Potential risk of user’s health privacy not protected

Interpreting and acting on the information in the mHealth app

Easy to read calorie counter

Design for everyone

Helpful features for families and kids

Virtual sessions at Apple

Determining and Evaluating Success

Track patient’s weight loss through the history tab

Track patient’s exercise routine on app

Patient able to climb stairs comfortably

Patient able to follow diet plan

Patient lost between 30-40 pounds

Patient able to maintain healthy weight

mHealth app Reference

Reference

Lose It! – Calorie counting made easy. Lose It! – Weight Loss That Fits. (n.d.).

http://www.loseit.com/.

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Harvard Business Review Guide to Thinking Strategically Section 1: Chapter 1 Strategic

Design a laboratory experiment. You must select two variables that may be associated. One variable must be a communication Harvard Business Review Guide to Thinking Strategically

Section 1: Chapter 1

Strategic Leadership: The Essential Skills

Due no later than 1pm, September 1, 2021 Value: 2 Point

Name:___________________________________ Section Number:___________

Assignment:

List and explain each of SKH’s Essential Skills of Strategic Leadership.

Assignment Directions:

Required settings for Microsoft Word document:

“1.5” spacing;

“normal” margins;

12 point Font.

My expectation is a minimum of two (2) pages of text (750-1000 words)

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Harvard Business Review Guide to Thinking Strategically Section 1: Chapter 2 To

Harvard Business Review Guide to Thinking Strategically

Section 1: Chapter 2

To Be Strategic, Balance Agility and Consistency

Due no later than 1pm, September 1, 2021 Value: 2 Point

Name:________________________________________ Section Number:____

Assignment:

Discuss the concepts of Agility and Consistency (A&G) as expressed by Coleman.

Apply the Coleman A&G matrix to yourself in a past situation.

Assignment Directions:

Required settings:

“1.5” spacing;

“normal” margins;

12 point Font.

My expectation is a minimum of two (2) pages of text (750-1000 words)[supanova_question]

Harvard Business Review Guide to Thinking Strategically Section 1: Chapter 3 To

Harvard Business Review Guide to Thinking Strategically

Section 1: Chapter 3

To Be Strategic, Balance Agility and Consistency

Due no later than 1pm, September 1, 2021 Value: 2 Point

Name:________________________________________ Section Number:____

Assignment Directions:

Required settings:

“1.5” spacing;

“normal” margins;

12 point Font.

My expectation is a minimum of two (2) pages of text (750-1000 words)

Assignment:

You have just be hired by the Harrison Hotel Company (HHC) as Wisconsin state sales manager. Your goal is promotion to regional sales manager in 18 months. A position that oversees sales for multiple states. The organization of the HHC Sales Division is shown below:

Chart Description:

The organization of the HHC Sales Division begins with A Vice President of the Sales Division. The Regional Directors of Sales for the Western US, Eastern US, Central America, South America and Canada all are direct reports to the Vice President. Reporting to each Regional Director are the Regional Managers for that Directors region. The number of regional managers varies from a low of 1 to a high of 7.

Explain how you can apply the concepts presented in the Bowman article to advance in the HHC Sales Division.[supanova_question]

HC201: Health Communication Unit 6 Assignment 1 – Creating Campaign Messages Define

HC201: Health Communication

Unit 6 Assignment 1 – Creating Campaign Messages

Define your project. Give a brief summary.

Determine your communication objectives. What do you want to accomplish? Make sure they’re action oriented, measurable, and time focused.

Establish your target audience. Who will receive your message? Be specific. If there are multiple audiences, identify how you will tailor messages to each.

Define your key messages. What are the most important messages you want to convey.

The key messages are your “elevator pitch” for this product — the main takeaways.

The key messages support your communication objectives.

Keep your key messages to 3 main points to make them more memorable.

Messages are short, digestible, jargon-free, and conversational.

Messages tell a story.

Outline your communication strategy. How will you convey your message? What methods will you use?

Hold a public availability session

Issue a media advisory

Distribute a summary fact sheet

Post supporting materials on your organization’s website

Use social media

Notify expert panel members and federal, state, and local partners via email or listservs

Provide a press release to media outlets

Respond to media inquiries as they arise

Set a timeline. Use a timeline to stay on schedule, identify team members, and track progress. Include dates, action items, responsible parties, and status:

Date

Action

Lead/Responsible Party

Status

2

CDC. (2018). Health communication playbook: Resources to help you create effective materials. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/clearwriting/docs/health-comm-playbook-508.pdf[supanova_question]

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Making Cuts in a Health Department Budget

[Student Name]

HCA415: Community and Public Health

[Instructor’s Name]

[Date Submitted]

Module 9: Case Study 3

Making Cuts in a Health Department Budget

Explain how the four bioethical principles should guide budgetary decisions in the public health realm. The bioethical principles are autonomy, beneficence, maleficence, and justice.

Examine how these final decisions were made in terms of: who should have a voice in this decision, how many and which stakeholders should be involved, what rules of discourse should be followed and how would you reach that final decision (i.e. what is the deciding factor).

Describe the ethical norms that should be essential in making a decision about reducing or expanding a public health budget?

Page 256 of the case study shows the service areas that are most affected by the budget cuts. Select two of these areas and determine a “no cost” alternative to reduce the negative effects of this service reduction/elimination. (A more detailed view of the specific elements being cut can be found on pages 263 and 264 of the case study.)

Imagine you suddenly came into enough funding to reinstate one of the bulleted items on pages 263-264. Reviewing these elements under the four bioethical principles, which (if any) would you add back into the budget and why? If you did not add any of these back into the budget, what would you do with the extra funds? Explain to your stakeholders why you came to your conclusion.

References

(Sources must be cited correctly in APA style according to the Writing Center. Below are examples of how to cite various types of documents in APA style. Please visit the Writing Center for more details on using APA style, or visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/1/.)

Article in journal:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy

Article from and online periodical:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from

http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Chapter/section of a web document or online book chapter

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. In Title of book or larger document (chapter or section number). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Nonperiodical web document or report:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http:// www.someaddress.com/full/url/[supanova_question]

HCAD4351-Quality Assessment for Patient Care Improvement DISCUSSION POST 2 Centers for Medicaid

HCAD4351-Quality Assessment for Patient Care Improvement

DISCUSSION POST 2

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, CMS, has taken many steps over the last two decades to become a more fiscally responsible department.  By focusing on value of a patient’s services, the department has attempted to bring failing hospitals in line with appropriate provisions of care.  If an organization doesn’t meet the criteria outlined by CMS, then there is the chance the organization would not be eligible for CMS patients or receive additional funding if patients are allowed.

Tell me the different criteria a patient in Texas must meet to in order to received Medicare and Medicaid. Link the site you used to determine the criteria-opinion sites are not acceptable. Also tell me one of the policies CMS has developed that change how hospitals provide care.[supanova_question]

SYSTEM SECURITY 5 SYSTEM SECURITY 1 System Security Evaluation Brittany Montgomery CTU

SYSTEM SECURITY 5

SYSTEM SECURITY 1

System Security Evaluation

Brittany Montgomery

CTU

HCI380

System Security Evaluation

Many organizations are currently exposed to external and internal security threats such as theft and manipulation of vital data and information, unintentional mistakes of computer users, especially while using telemedicine in healthcare, and threats related to natural disasters, leading to unprecedented results (Ayatollahi & Shagerdi, 2017). Though there is an emphasis and encouragement on using electronic information, they are vulnerable targets on data breaches because of their health information value. Therefore, we recognize the essentiality of protecting patients’ and healthcare organizations’ information.

Therefore, this facility pays special attention to three aspects of healthcare information security: ensuring data availability, integrity, and confidentiality. We are aware that ignoring such critical elements may lead to significant financial losses and legal problems for healthcare providers and our facility (Ayatollahi & Shagerdi, 2017). At the same time, keeping a keen eye on these aspects and seeking to improve information and patient safety increases the confidence patients and other stakeholders have in clinicians and the facility, leading to better health data usage.

To assess and analyze the security safeguards, it is essential to understand that the facility categorizes them into administrative, technical, and physical protection. The first security technique implemented to safeguard patients and hospital information is designing contingency plans, employing a chief information security officer, and conducting audits. These measures are meant for administrative security and primarily focus on compliance with security procedures and policies (Kruse et al., 2017). This means that the facility assesses the potential risks and where we are most vulnerable for breaches, plans for every danger, and ensures that the security officer adequately protects the technology used within the premises. Semi-annual security audits will be crucial since they will help keep data protected and identify any security loopholes. Thus, the audits will enable the facility to create new security policies and update the available ones with the current trends.

Physical and administrative share the same security techniques. However, there is the added protection on the physical protection to ensure software and hardware security. This means that any information stored here is secure and cannot be easily physically accessed. We understand that physical breaches are among the most common causes of the security breach. Therefore, measures taken within the facility to safeguard against physical threats include assigned security duties, workstation security, as well as physical access controls (Kruse et al., 2017). This means that anyone accessing the facility’s software or hardware must have the required authentication or physical traits such as the palm of hand, retina, and fingerprint, eliminating the risk of cards being stolen or pin being hacked.

The technical safeguards refer to information and data protection systems residing in our facility’s systems. The technical aspects are the most crucial for the organization. They require maximum protection against any risks and threats since many security breaches are done through electronic devices such as portable electronic devices or laptops. The techniques that our facilities implement to curb any technical threats include authentication measures, decryption and encryption, virus checking, and firewalls (Kruse et al., 2017). Firewalls monitor any outgoing or incoming network traffics, and if any of them is deemed a threat, it is blocked while the others are allowed according to the security rules. The facility uses hardware and software firewalls.

Conclusion

Owing to the increased number of information threats and in many organizations, our LCT facility needed to develop an effective and efficient security system to cover physical, administrative, and technical threats. Therefore, the initial step in this system is identifying the potential threats through the senior chief information security officer, conducting security audits within the facility, and designing strategies to curb these threats. The next phase is seeking security certification from Healthcare Information Security and Private Practitioners (HCISPP) through the security officer who has the adequate knowledge to assess, manage, and implement privacy and security controls in the facility. The officer then authorizes what IT systems should operate and their functions in security matters. After this, the facility then implements the recommended measures and techniques, including firewalls, encryption, virus checkers, physical access controls, security audits, and workstation securities.

References

Ayatollahi, H., & Shagerdi, G. (2017). Information security risk assessment in hospitals. The Open Medical Informatics Journal, 11(1), 37–43.

Kruse, C. S., Smith, B., Vanderlinden, H., & Nealand, A. (2017). Security techniques for the electronic health records. Journal of Medical Systems, 41(8), 127-136.[supanova_question]

HEAD 6 HEAD 7 SHORTENED VERSION OF TITLE 1 HEAD 7 HEAD

HEAD 6

HEAD 7

SHORTENED VERSION OF TITLE 1

HEAD 7

HEAD 8

Title of Your Paper Following APA Guidelines

Your Name

JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions, Alverno College

Abstract

Begin your abstract here at the left margin, with no indent of the first line. Keywords are not required for the HCIP paper. Note that you cannot write an abstract until Part 1 and Part 2 of your paper have been developed, meaning that you will include an abstract in your Final HCIP Paper only.

Title of Your Paper

Introductory paragraph begins here (no “Introduction” heading).

Background

Begin your narrative here.

Significance

Significance for Patients and Families

Begin your narrative here.

Significance for the Health Care System

Begin your narrative here.

Significance for Society

Begin your narrative here.

Summary of the Problem

Begin your narrative here.

Current Strategies

Begin your narrative here.

Intervention Strategy: State Your First Strategy Here

Begin your narrative here.

Comparison Intervention Strategy: State Your Comparison Strategy Here

Begin your narrative here.

Purpose

Begin your narrative here. See the HCIP Guidelines regarding formatting of the purpose statement, and use the language provided by your faculty.

Framework

The insert the name of your selected theoretical framework (create an abbreviation for your selected theory and insert it here; cite author[s], year) provided conceptual foundation for this project. The overriding premise of this theory is that_______ . Key concepts of the insert theory abbreviation, relevant to this project include list the key concepts, which in the context of the HCIP are only those that can be directly linked to your HCIP population and health problem of interest, project interventions, and outcomes. Insert the first key concept is defined as _____. Insert the second key concept is defined as _____. Insert the third key concept three is defined as _____. Insert the fourth concept is defined as _____ (and so on…define the key concepts that you listed above in the second sentence of this paragraph). According to the insert theory abbreviation, the role of the nurse is to____. A key proposition of the insert theory abbreviation relevant to this project is that _____.

In this evidenced-based project, insert your health problem of interest constitutes the insert theory abbreviation concept of ___________. The project intervention, name your first intervention and comparison intervention, name your comparison intervention reflect the insert theory abbreviation component(s ) of ____________ . The project outcome(s), insert your project outcome(s), represent the insert theory abbreviation concept(s) of _____________. In this project, the author posited that state your first intervention and state your comparison intervention affect your stated outcome(s) in state your population of interest with state your population, which mirrors the relationship between _____ and ____ proposed in the insert theory abbreviation.

Method

Begin your narrative here

Results

Begin your narrative here.

Analysis

Begin your narrative here.

Discussion

Begin your narrative here

References

Dang, D., & Dearholt, S. L. (2018). Johns Hopkins nursing evidence-based practice: Model and guidelines (3rd ed.). Sigma Theta Tau International.

Appendix A

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Figure 1. Flow Diagram: State your intervention

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Figure 2. Flow Diagram: State your comparison intervention

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Appendix C

Table 1.1

Intervention: State your intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method: first two sentence of the method section

Sample:

YOU CAN COMBINE OR SEPARATE THE SAMPLE AND SETTING

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics: give some info about sample population

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s): treatment strategies (if both are

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s): outcome strategy to find efficacy of the study

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

What did the study reveal, what the most important things to stidy. Was it effective or not

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

What did the researchers say about the study. Should it be used or not. What future research should be done on these strategies. (researchers conclusion)

Strengths:

HERE this is my opinion of the stdy. What things the researchers do when they conducted the study to reduce the bias in the findings.

At bottom of sample adequacy handout in LAURIES MOODLE.Use the language from this worksheet on this.

Use formula put in to identify, how many people in the sample should be needed in that study to consider credential

Sample size, variability of the sample, how diverse it, was it homo or heterogenous sample.

Refer to , internal and external validity handout

How and how was the sample selection.

Selection bias; can have an impact on findings

Internal validity: recruiting is threat to validity

External validity: limit the generalized ability of the findings

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

dd/

Level of evidence (only 3 levels)

Randamozied is the level ONE

Quality rating is ABC

What quality is the study.

Table 1.2

Intervention: State your intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

/

Table 1.3

Intervention: State your intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

/

Table 1.4

Intervention: State your intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

/

Table 1.5

Intervention: State your intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

/

Appendix D

Table 2.1

Intervention: State your comparison intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

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Table 2.2

Intervention: State your comparison intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

/

Table 2.3

Intervention: State your comparison intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

/

Table 2.4

Intervention: State your comparison intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

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Table 2.5

Intervention: State your comparison intervention

APA Reference Citation

Purpose/Aim/RQ

Conceptual Framework

Method

Results

Appraisal

JHNEBP

LOE/QR Score

Method:

Sample:

Setting:

Key Sample Demographics:

Study Variables:

Predictor/Independent variable(s):

Outcome/Dependent

variable(s):

Data Collection:

Major Findings:

Researcher Conclusion(s)/Recommendation(s):

Strengths:

Limitations:

Reviewer Notes:

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Appendix E

Table 3

Study Variables Defined and Corresponding Instrumentation

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

lispinopriL; Cocneptual definition would be antihypertensive

operational definition would be : how the variale is put into play in study (10 mg IV QIB 10 months)

BLOOD pressure; blood pressure effect on artiarail wall

Operation definition: manual cuff on R. arm on antecubital, position, systolic and diastolic measures every morning. Using the sphygmomanometer

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Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):{if there are using any scale, ex:becks scale use. If the article doesn’t mention the scale year and source then don’t look it up}

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability (Consistency)/validity(accuracy):

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

(First Author’s Last Name,. year)

Key Independent/Predictor Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

Key Dependent/Outcome Variable(s)

Conceptual definition:

Operational definition:

Instrumentation:

1. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

2. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:

3. Name of instrument (source, year):

– Level of Measurement:

– Pre-established reliability/validity:[supanova_question]

1 Overweight and Obesity Takiyah Haynes Chamberlain University College of Nursing NR361

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Overweight and Obesity

Takiyah Haynes

Chamberlain University College of Nursing

NR361 RN Information Systems in Healthcare

Professor Andrew Puckett

July 18, 2021

Overweight and Obesity

The purpose of this research is to explore both patient education and teaching plans of overweight and obesity. Both overweight and obesity pose considerable health risks. When a person is overweight, it means they weigh more than what is considered healthy or normal for their age, sex, or size. A person is considered overweight when his or her Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9. According to WHO, the BMI of a healthy person is between 18.5 and 25 is normal (Fock & Khoo, 2013). Obesity, on the other hand, is a condition where the person has an accumulation of much higher body fat than would be healthy. A person is considered obese when the BMI exceeds 29.9. This research aims to evaluate her willingness to learn and apply the following mHealth app in her journey to improve his health.

Patient Scenario

As stated earlier, BMI is used to determine whether a person has a healthy weight or not. The ideal weight is calculated as follows: the weight (in kilograms) is divided by the square of the height (in meters). Jane is 21 years old and weighs 87kg (191.8 lbs.) and her height is 1.66m. Based on the formula given above, Jane’s BMI can be calculated as follows; 87 / 1.66² = 87 / 2.76 = 31.5. Therefore, Jane’s BMI is 31.5, which exceeds 29.9. Thus, Jane is obese. Jane does not engage in any form of physical exercise, nor does she eat healthy. She prefers eating fast food and processed food such as fries and pizza, she also drinks at least 2 beers a day. She also complains of being short of breath when climbing stairs. Jane wants to prevent illness and maintain good health. The patient already knows that she is overweight and needs to lose weight to become healthy. Jane is currently seeking information on losing weight and is willing to change her lifestyle to become healthy. She wants to lose between 30-40 pounds. Jane states that she is ready to learn how to lose weight and keep it off for good. The best way to teach her will be incorporating an exercise plan and a diet plan. The main treatment for obesity is dieting, augmented by physical exercise, and supported by cognitive behavioral therapy (Fock & Khoo, 2013).

Patient Education/Teaching Plan

Jane’s teaching plan will be based on various objectives, which include risks factors related to obesity. According to Healthy People 2030, Obesity is linked to many serious health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer (Healthy people 2030). Secondly, the teaching plan will cover some of the measures that can be used by Jane to reduce her excess weight. These measures will include changing or adjusting diet especially reducing the content of carbohydrates and fat intake and increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables. Jane will also have a 1200 calorie diet per day; this dietary restriction has proven to be effective for obese patients. Thirdly, the lesson plan will address the need for physical exercises as a key approach to reducing body weight. Jane teaching plan includes 30 minutes cardio exercise, at least 3 days per week. The lesson objectives will be achieved with lectures. The patient will be given lectures on how she can integrate physical exercises and a good dietary plan to manage her conditions. Videos and demonstrations will also be used in teaching physical exercises and proper diets. I will also use demonstration, especially when teaching the patient how to do various exercises that will help in weight management. To monitor and evaluate the progress, the patient will be determining their body weight in a follow-up appointment in 28 days.

mHealth App- Lose It! Calorie Counter

Lose It! Calorie Counter is one of the most effective mobile apps that Jane can use to reduce excess body fat. The app is found in both Android and iOS versions in Google Play store and App Store. It allows the user to document both food intake and exercise. The food intake recorded is compared with the daily dietary recommendations, therefore, allowing the user to compare their intake against the recommendations (Anggraeni et al., 2020). The purpose of the plan is to allow users to track his or her progress and set goals, based on the calories the user desires to lose. The intended audience include overweight individuals who are trying to lose weight and become healthy. What makes this app exceptional is that it has the capability of scanning packed food and give an elaborate report about its suitability.

References

Anggraeni, N., Hakiem, N., & Ganesha, G. W. (2020). Calorie Counter Information System Development for Weight Loss Program based on Android.

Fock, K. M., & Khoo, J. (2013). Diet and exercise in the management of obesity and overweight. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 28, 59-63.

Browse Objectives. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/browse-objectives

Milestone 1 NR361 updated format DLP 8.2020[supanova_question]

Your final proposal should be approximately 8 pages in length (title page,

Your final proposal should be approximately 8 pages in length (title page, original introduction, TCPS assignment, references and appendices not included). Proposals longer than 8 pages are fine, but please check with me about the page length if it will exceed 10 pages. 4 Summer 2021

Your proposal will be structured much like a primary research journal article, and should follow that basic format, except that you are not required to (and must not) carry out the study. This means that you will not be including Results/Findings, Conclusions or Discussions sections. The one slightly different twist is to remind you that this proposal is part of a methods course, so remember that my interest is more focused on the methodological issues and terminology, and the research choices you made (and why) that are applicable to your proposed questions.

Title Page

The title of your paper should convey the subject matter in 15 words or less. Do not call it anything like “Crim 1208 Project” (this gives no information about content), or “A Quantitative Analysis” (not specific enough). A title like “Left Out in the Cold: An Analysis of the Needs of Abused Women in Temporary Shelters in Surrey, BC ” is much better; right away, the reader can see what it is about. Your name, student number, section number and class date/time, and my name should appear somewhere on this cover page. Remember to spell my name correctly – Chris Giles.

Introduction

The literature review contextualizes your proposal within the broader literature and is related to the specific elements your research question(s)/foci. Most importantly, it should provide a useful framework for the methods section. My advice is to be specific about the research question(s)/foci you propose to address. In essence, a literature review presents past research on the specific components of your research focus/question. It should be organized thematically and is not a listed summary of past research (which is called an annotated bibliography). You may include past research from anywhere (i.e., does not have to be restricted to BC or Canada), as long as it is academic. In addition, the majority of your sources should be primary research (sources with a methods section), not books or literature reviews (referred to as secondary academic sources).

Some issues you should consider when outlining your literature review:

? _What have other researchers said about your specific topic and the elements of your topic?

o This can include theory that is relevant to your proposed research.

o However, it must be focused on research findings from past research.

? _Are there consistencies in findings or do past studies disagree?

For the purposes of this course a general guideline is that the literature review should be approximately 3 to 4 pages and it must include 8 to 10 academic sources (you may use 2 secondary sources total). This includes the three extra sources included in your introduction, but not the three you used in the text of your introduction. Also, please be aware that you will need to examine more primary research than the first 8 to 10 sources you find in a search list. Many of the sources you review may not be directly related to your specific topic (not just your broad topic, for example mental illness in policing). Generally, this assessment of relevance may be done quickly and we will have a tutorial on this during the semester. 5 Summer 2021

Method (50%)

This is a primary component of your paper and will be much more detailed than the methods sections that typically appear in published journal articles. The questions noted below are not exhaustive and should be used as guidelines. How these sections are addressed will depend on your approach to the proposed research. You must use source material, (the class text at a minimum). The key here is to explain your methods well enough so that it is clear to me what you are proposing to do and why, and the link between your research question(s) and your methods should be clear. Your method should be approximately 4 to 5 pages in length and should use the sub-headings indicated below.

I) Research Purpose (5%)

? _What is the purpose of the proposed research?

? _What are the specific components of the proposed research and why are they important?

? _What are your primary research questions/hypotheses?

II) Sample selection/site (10%)

? _Who or what will you study in order to collect the data?

? _What are the units of analysis in specific concrete terms?

? _What are the criteria for inclusion in your sample?

? _Identify how you will contact/acquire access to this sample? (Sample selection and solicitation)

o Who are the gatekeepers and how they will be negotiated?

? _What is your desired sample size?

? _How will you accomplish the sample selection? (Sampling technique and procedure)

III) Research technique/data collection procedure (15%)

? _What is the nature of the approach that is being proposed and why is it appropriate? (i.e., exploratory, qualitative, etc.)

? _How will the data be collected? (data collection technique and research instrument selection)

? _How will rapport be established with participants?

? _Are the proposed methodology and data collection techniques justified?

? _How will you collect data from participants? What is the specific process?

o Describe the location/setting.

o How will information be recorded and why is this appropriate? (Video, audio, hand written, etc.)

? _What methods will be implemented to ensure reliable and valid data? (quantitative)

? _What procedures of trustworthiness/validity will be employed to ensure the quality of the data? (qualitative)

6 Summer 2021

IV) Research Question/Empirical indicators/Key Concepts (10%)

This section will be quite different depending on your research questions and approach (qualitative/quantitative).

If your study is quantitative/positivist you will need to address:

? _What are the key variables in the study?

? _How will the key variables be defined and measured?

? _Do definitions and measurement methods duplicate or differ from those of previous research on this topic?

? _Was the research instrument discussed and explained with reference to the research questions? (a copy of the instrument may be provided in the appendix)

? _Is there a clear link between the research questions and the indicators?

If your study is qualitative/constructionist you will need to address:

? _What are the categories of information to be collected?

? _How will you ensure that detailed information is collected? (Discussion of probes, prompts and follow-ups)

? _Was a discussion of reflexivity given?

? _Is there a clear link between the research question(s)/foci and the categories of information to be collected?

V) Ethical Implications (10%)

This section addresses:

? _What are the potential impacts (harms/benefits) that the research project could have on those you plan to study?

? _How will you ensure that participants/sites are not harmed by the research? (informed consent forms may be attached in an appendix)

o Did you address Informed consent, voluntary, confidentiality/anonymity?

? _Are there specifically considerations because of the unique needs of the participants? (vulnerable populations)[supanova_question]

Design a laboratory experiment. You must select two variables that may be associated. One variable must be a communication