• The anthology needs to have a specific theme, for example, “Obsession in the Short Stories of Julio Cortázar.”

• The anthology needs to have a specific theme, for example, “Obsession in the Short Stories of Julio Cortázar.”. • The anthology needs to have a specific theme, for example, “Obsession in the Short Stories of Julio Cortázar.”.

• The anthology needs to have a specific theme, for example, “Obsession in the Short Stories of Julio Cortázar.”
• Before you complete the anthology, you need to read some literature outside of class:
15-18 poems
7-8 short stories
4-5 dramas
5-7 essays
OR a combination of 10-15 works
• You will complete a chart with information about ALL of the literature read for this project, whether you use it in the anthology or not.
• The introduction to the anthology needs to be 2-4 pages. In the introduction, you need to define terms and introduce authors (for example: What is obsession? Who is Julio Cortázar and why is he important?). You also need to explain why you have included the chosen literature for your anthology: Why did you choose the literature that you chose? What value does it have? How does it fit in the theme of your anthology?
• The anthology needs to include at least:
8-10 poems
5-6 short stories
3-4 dramas
4-5 essays
OR a combination of the works
• Scanned first pages of the literature included in the anthology
• Works Cited page
• Appendix with a table with information about the literature read and scanned first pages of the literature NOT included in the anthology.
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Please review your syllabus for the assignment instructions and then submit your

Please review your syllabus for the assignment instructions and then submit your work on canvas.

Topic for Reaction Paper 1:

In beginning this course what is your current understanding and knowledge of diversity?

How would you define diversity?

What are your views on the various aspects of culture?

How culturally encapsulated or de-capsulated are you? Your family? 

The essay should be divided into three sections; Reflective Questions, Reflection through Literature Review, and Application to Clinical Practice.

 

Instructions:

Purpose:
Reaction Papers have a three-part purpose. First, they are intended to demonstrate your analysis of the course readings, news reports, or other media pertaining to the current topics as presented in the syllabus. Self-awareness of your own culture is the starting point of developing your cultural competence. Self-awareness is also the foundation of empathy and the cognitive complexity required to tolerate ambiguity and conduct therapy, especially culturally sensitive and appropriate therapy. Most importantly, they are intended for you to give your reaction to the course materials.

Format:
Papers must be double-spaced, at least one page in length, and no more than two pages of text (250-500 words). It must have a title page that includes your name, page numbering, and consistent use of APA style, including references. Make sure that your paper is in the form of an essay with an introduction, body and conclusion.

Procedure:
Your Reaction Paper should demonstrate comprehension and analysis of the journal articles provided by the instructor or available on e-Reserve, to news reports in newspapers, popular magazines, or other media, and contain a critical and thoughtful reaction to the reading. Your reaction should make up the majority of the Reaction Paper. There are a number of ways you might approach the task:

Focus on an aspect of the reading/media that you will argue pertains to some issue or idea presented in class or found in the text readings. Does the reading support, undermine or come into tension with previous issues or concepts? Explain why it is significant.

Focus on a particular theme or issue raised by the reading and give your own perspective on it. Be sure to elaborate on your opinion. What is your thinking based on? What are the strengths and the weaknesses of the main sides of the issue, as you see it? Do you have any personal experience that is relevant to the issue?

Contribute at least 2 external resources (journal articles) that are relevant to the discussion.

Grading:

Each reaction paper is worth a maximum of 10 points. In order to receive maximum points, please make sure that the paper is free of grammatical errors, and includes a title page, and APA-formatted reference page.

Reaction paper grading criteria

A careful and critical assessment

1 point

Organized and detailed response

1 point

APA references and citations

1 point

Use 2 new journal resources published within the last 5 years

2 points

Total

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6-2 Short Paper: Implementing Change Assignment Think of a specific change you

• The anthology needs to have a specific theme, for example, “Obsession in the Short Stories of Julio Cortázar.” 6-2 Short Paper: Implementing Change

Assignment

Think of a specific change you would like to bring to your organization. Describe the change, the value that you believe the change would bring to the organization, and the methodology that you would use (top-down or bottom-up) in order to implement the change.

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Nursing Research Management There are more than 150,000 nurse practitioners in the

Nursing Research Management 

There are more than 150,000 nurse practitioners in the United States, and many more continue to be produced yearly (Nikpour & Broome,2021). According to Nikpour & Broome (2021), advanced practice registered practitioners are well-educated until the master and doctoral levels. These nurses can conduct an assessment and provide medical assistance for a wide variety of problems, including substance abuse problems. An umbrella problem that opioid abuse is categorized. Based on Shearer et al. (2019), nurses can prescribe medications and help in the treatment of people with opioid use disorders (see appendix A). In addition, certified nurses can prescribe Suboxone to their patients. Suboxone is used to treat people with opioid use related disorders. Similarly, health practitioners, especially nurses who are always close to the patients, can help eradicate the opioid abuse problem via new forms of technology used in healthcare.

For instance, using telehealth, nurses can communicate with patients who are in remote areas and guide them in a manner so they can reduce dependence on an opioid. According to Salmond & Allread (2019), opioid use disorder training in primary care, which can be aimed at sensitizing people on the dangers of overuse and overdose on an opioid, can be conducted by nursing practitioners. Health center programs facilitated by health resource and service administration provide intensive training and enhanced assistance to emerging and present health center supporters countrywide (Salmond & Allread, 2019). Also, patient-centered addiction treatment services could assist nurses in communicating and guide OUD patients on how to go about their disorder. Support is also granted to spread awareness on the effects of opioid use and the practical solutions to help opioid users.

Furthermore, the human nursing resource could help combat the opioid use menace by enhancing the manner of opioid prescriptions to patients. Ensuring that clinical guidelines are adhered to during medicinal prescription reduces the harm that opioid drugs can have on a patient (Salmond, 2019). As a result, patients can have access to safe and more efficient treatment of persistent pain, whereas lowering the chances of overdose or even death resulting from poor opioid use. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has formulated patient-centric clinical requirements for all medical treatments while monitoring the risks and safely eliminating opioid use in patients (HRSA, 2020). The main points of focus are determining when to start or continue the use of opioid treatment on a patient for pain. It involves choosing a non-pharma logical treatment, an opioid-free treatment, and an opioid therapy.

Secondly, the goals of opioid treatments are established. The CDC looks to save lives and decrease opioid misuse, opioid use disorder, and overdose by equipping providers with the knowledge, tools, and guidance they need (CDC, 2018). A discussion is held between the nurse and the patient on the therapy’s possible risks and positive outcomes (HRSA, 2020). After that, a specific opioid is chosen, the selection is dictated by the form of release needed for the patient. It could be immediate, extended, or long-acting opioid drugs. The dosage is determined, as well as the period of treatment. Follow-ups are then discussed. Lastly, risks of using opioid drugs are put into consideration and the harms that may ensue. In addition, a review of the prescription medicine program is done. A nurse conducts urine drug testing.

Consequently, additional prescription of benzodiazepines is done, and finally, treatment for opioid use disorder problems can be organized between the nurse and the patient. Helping patients to get the right prescription of opioid medication is not the end of the battle against opioid misuse and overdose. The American nursing association can partner with several poison control centers to issue treatment suggestions for opioid poisoning, which usually happens in the form of misused prescription and illegal opioid drugs (see appendix B). According to HRSA (2020), the health resource and services administration is playing a significant role in this endeavor.

Evidence-Based Practice, Quality, and Safety

Many evidence-based practices have been done about the opioid problem. To begin, Gaiennie III & Dols (2018) posits that naloxone is an opioid antagonist that can urgently and safely cancel out the severe possible health effects of an overdose on opium (see appendix C). Naloxone reverses the opioid overdose immediately it takes and also has no risk of getting abused. In addition, it harbors no side effects on people who have no opioids in their bodies. Naloxone prescription to control the impact of opioid use in the United States has registered profound impacts. For instance, countrywide research reveals that greater than four-fifths of overdose reversals using naloxone in the United States were undertaken by persons who are regular drug users. In addition, the reason why naloxone is regarded as one of the ways of suppressing the effects of opioid use is due to research carried out in Massachusetts, which revealed that almost ninety percent of overdose reversals using naloxone were done by bystanders who are also drug users (Gaiennie, 2018). A study of the naloxone kit distribution initiative in British Columbia showed that two out of twenty kits used saved lives. In addition, an observational study in Ohio revealed that a rising number of police officers getting trained on how to use and handle naloxone led to a significant drop in opioid overdose deaths, and a high rate of survival in victims with high opioid overdose, for residents living in surrounding neighborhoods (Gaiennie, 2018). Therefore, according to EBP, more training is needed to ensure that opioid overdose and deaths have been reduced. Naloxone is easily accessible in CVS and thus making its availability increased because about 30 states have access to the CVS supplies (Gaiennie, 2018).

           Secondly, medication-assisted treatment has helped reduce the severity of the opioid pandemic in the United States. For instance, according to CDC (2018), an analysis that involved studies of methadone as medication to relieve opioid addiction revealed that methadone was more impactful in handling opioid use problems and reducing opioid abuse in comparison to other medical alternatives. In addition, a study conducted in 2014 found out that buprenorphine was equally potent in lowering illegal opioid use for those people in care (CDC, 2018). In addition, both methadone and buprenorphine were found to be effective in extended long-term treatment for opioid use problems during the follow-up period aftercare (see appendix D). Furthermore, in clinical research involving around three hundred individuals with opioid use addiction, some people were injected with long-acting naltrexone (CDC, 2018). At the same time, a part of the sample was subjected to regular counseling without treatment. During the observational period, the individuals who have injected the drug reported no incidences of overdose, while the group that was subjected to counseling only reported nearly seven cases of overdose (CDC, 2018).

Additionally, initiating buprenorphine-based medical aided treatment in emergency units also produced significant impacts. Patients receiving medical attention in emergency departments and who have an ongoing opioid use problem can be referred to a medical service provider for an extended buprenorphine-based medical aided treatment. The referral has earlier doses of buprenorphine prescription to be used for a short period. A study was done using this form of treatment in locations with long waitlists for receiving opioid-related complications through medical aided treatment (MAT). Those who were injected buprenorphine while waiting for formal treatment reported reduced rates of illegal opioid use and lowered levels of opioid withdrawal symptoms. In contrast, the other group that had to wait for medication experienced opioid-related problems (Salmond, 2019). Nurses assist the patients to receive the right medication and ensure they adhere to the treatment requirements.[supanova_question]

MANAGING COLLEGE STRESS GROUP AGENDA SESSION ONE (July 26th) – Welcome Confidentiality

MANAGING COLLEGE STRESS GROUP

AGENDA

SESSION ONE (July 26th) –

Welcome

Confidentiality Overview

Introductions

Name

How long have you been a student at University?

What are some college stressors you are experiencing?

What are some things you currently do to manage college stress?

Agenda Review

Purpose/Group Goal

Group members will learn to manage college stress through various techniques presented by the group leaders, as well as learn from other group members.

Group Values – create together

Individual Goals

SMART (Specific/Measurable/Achievable/Relevant/Time-bound)

Should “flow” from group goal

Example goal

Homework: Create your own goal(s) to bring to the next session (no more than two is probably best)

STRESS REDUCTION TECHNIQUES: BREATHING EXERCISES

Other techniques from group members?

Evaluation

SESSION TWO (Aug 2nd) –

1. Introduction of group & group members

2. Icebreaker

3. Group Values

4. Goals for Individual group members

5. Dialectical Behavior Therapy –

6. Self-Care –

7. Takeaways from Session 2

8. Introduce Session 3 co-facilitators

9. Mindfulness Practice (time allowing)

10. Time Management (time allowing)

Group participant. First, I want to thank my group for picking up a topic on to manage college stress, As a group participant I felt so gud. The group participant I was given lot of importance and to share my thoughts and ideas. I was given lot of chances to express myself about the stress which helped me to feel lot better.

Group facilitator: As a group facilitator in second week. It gave me more confident for me to run a group in future. This writer isn’t a public speaker and always feeling little down that how others going to feel, if this writer is going to communicate something wrong. But running this group helped me break all those walls. This writer gained lot of confidence running a group at my class and gave me lot of learnings and understandings. In the group this writer was able to talk about the self-care. It made this writer to feel lot better. Talking about the exercise, having nutrient food, following few hobbies that we like. As a group facilitator I feel self-care is very important to every individual person and I should appreciate my partner who played role as a group leader they given me lot of importance to my discussions and thought process and given my proper turns to discuss about my topic to my group. Last but not least my group participant they showed how involved in the group by sharing all their thought process about self-care. It made me to feel to lot worth as a group facilitator.

SESSION THREE (Aug 9th) – Alegra Chavez and Carlyn Clarke, Co-Facilitators

Ice Breaker

Check-in

Current stress levels

Anyone use any principals of time management from last session? How did it go?

Check in on individual goals

STRESS REDUCTION TECHNIQUES: MINDFULNESS EXERCISES

Mini lesson on what mindfulness is and how it can help

Specific Mindfulness Exercises

Other Techniques from group members?

Evaluation[supanova_question]

• The anthology needs to have a specific theme, for example, “Obsession in the Short Stories of Julio Cortázar.”

• The anthology needs to have a specific theme, for example, “Obsession in the Short Stories of Julio Cortázar.”