Patients who are ill depend on nurses to help them return to an optimum healthy state.Utilizing the nursing process allows nurses to take an active role in a patient’s care.According to Oliveira and Tariman (2017), nurses spend more contact hours with the patient than any other member of the healthcare team. Therefore, nurses have an important role as a patient advocate.It is the duty of a nurse to speak up on behalf of a patient to protect their basic rights and safeguard their safety (Oliveira and Tariman, 2017). Advocating for patients may be difficult for some nurses because the patient may want or decline treatment and it is the nurse’s responsibility to make sure their wishes are met. Patient advocacy also entails speaking to other members of the healthcare team to maintain the best interests of the patient. Standing up for patient’s rights, no matter how difficult it is, is a nurse’s responsibility (Grand Canyon University, 2018). Barriers that nurses may encounter are lack of support from administrators, acuity of patients, not using evidence-based practice, lack of assertiveness or confidence (Oliveira and Tariman, 2017). It is important for nurses to remember that one must practice according to the guidelines set by the nursing practice act of their state and advocate for their patient within their scope and standards of practice.
Bible; but if, after seeing us as long as they
had, they still believed we were gods it
wasn’t for me to undeceive them.
the King is fond of a girl he’ll not let her
die.’ ‘She’ll have to,’ said Billy Fish.
‘There are all sorts of gods and devils in
these mountains, and now and again a girl
marries one of them and isn’t seen any more.
Besides, you two know the Mark cut in the
stone. Only the gods know that. We
thought you were men till you showed the
sign of the Master.’
about the loss of the genuine secrets of a
Master-Mason at the first go-off; but I said
nothing. All that night there was a blowing
of horns in a little dark temple half-way
down the hill, and I heard a girl crying fit
to die. One of the priests told us that she
was being prepared to marry the King.
says Dan. ‘I don’t want to interfere with
your customs, but I’ll take my own wife.
‘The girl’s a little bit afraid,’ says the priest.
‘She thinks she’s going to die, and they are
a-heartening of her up down in the temple.’
Dravot, ‘or I’ll hearten you with the butt
of a gun so that you’ll never want to be
heartened again.’ He licked his lips, did
Dan, and stayed up walking about more
than half the night, thinking of the wife
that he was going to get in the morning. I
wasn’t any means comfortable, for I knew
that dealings with a woman in foreign parts,
though you was a crowned King twenty
times over, could not but be risky. I got up
very early in the morning while Dravot was
asleep, and I saw the priests talking together
in whispers, and the Chiefs talking together
too, and they looked at me out of the corners
of their eyes.
man, who was wrapped up in his furs
and looking splendid to behold.
can induce the King to drop all this nonsense
about marriage, you’ll be doing him and me
and yourself a great service.’
you know, Billy, as well as me, having
fought against and for us, that the King
and me are nothing more than two of the
finest men that God Almighty ever made.
Nothing more, I do assure you.’
I should be sorry if it was.’ He sinks his
head upon his great fur cloak for a minute
and thinks. ‘King,’ says he, ‘be you man
or god or devil, I’ll stick by you to-day. I
have twenty of my men with me, and they
will follow me. We’ll go to Bashkai until
the storm blows over.’
everything was white except the greasy fat
clouds that blew down and down from the
north. Dravot came out with his crown
on his head, swinging his arms and stamping
his feet, and looking more pleased than
in a whisper. ‘Billy Fish here says that
there will be a row.’
Discussion: Introduction to the Planning Process
The nursing process provides a cornerstone for care. Engaging in assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation helps to move the patient from his or her current state toward a desired outcome. How does this correlate with the strategic planning process?In this Discussion, you examine similarities and differences between the nursing process and strategic planning. You also consider why it is important for a nurse leader-manager to be familiar with the planning hierarchy and to apply business principles to promote strategic change at the organizational or systems level.To prepare:Review the information related to the nursing process and the strategic planning process addressed in Chapter 4 of the Sare and Ogilvie text and the other Learning Resources. Think about how the nursing process is similar to and different from the strategic planning process.Reflect on the value of nurse leader-managers’ contributions to strategic planning, as discussed by Dr. Huston in this week’s media.Using the Walden library, identify an example from the literature that demonstrates why it is beneficial for nurse leader-managers to be familiar with the planning hierarchy and why they should be engaged in strategic planning in addition to and in contrast with operational planning.
By Day 3
Post an explanation of how you view the similarities and differences between the nursing process and the strategic planning process. Share an example from the literature that demonstrates why it is beneficial for nurse leader-managers to be aware of the planning hierarchy and why they should be engaged in strategic planning in addition to and in contrast with operational planning.
Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2017). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.Chapter 7, “Operational Planning” (Note: You may have read this in a previous course.) This chapter describes the planning hierarchy and provides foundational information on strategic planning. As you read, think about distinctions between strategic and operational planning, as well as why a nurse leader-manager needs to be aware of and engaged in both.Sare, M. V., & Ogilvie, L. (2010). Strategic planning for nurses: Change management in health care. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.“Introduction” (pp. xiii–xiv)Chapter 1, “Why Nursing Needs Strategic Planning: Professional Empowerment in the New Millennium” (pp. 3–16) Chapter 2, “The Healthcare Habitat: The Evolving Professional Home of Nursing” (pp. 17–40) Chapter 3, “The Business That We Find Ourselves In” (pp. 41–53) Chapter 4, “Just What Is Strategic Planning?” (pp. 57–82) Chapter 1 sets the context for why strategic planning is important for nurses and introduces key terms, while Chapter 2 addresses the evolving landscape of healthcare. Chapter 3 explores the merging of nursing care and business, as well as developments leading up to the current business model of care. Chapter 4 examines the nursing process and strategic planning.Carney, M. (2009). Enhancing the nurses’ role in healthcare delivery through strategic management: Recognizing its importance or not? Journal of Nursing Management, 17(6), 707–717.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. The author examines the importance of strategic planning for nurse leader-managers and the extent to which nurses have adopted strategic planning into language and self-perception.
Assignment 3 Economics
Which of the following are potentially valid arguments for tariffs or export subsidies, and which are not, (explain your answer)?
“The more oil US imports, the higher the price of oil will go in the next world shortage.”
Tariffs and export subsidies are introduced to encourage exportation of local products as opposed to their consumption within the domestic market. The argument that higher consumption of oil by the United States will increase the prices of oil during the next shortage does not argue for the implementation of tariffs or export subsidies. There are a number of reasons why this is so, including the fact that the united states is not a producer of oil and the fact that the consumption of oil in the U.S has been declining following the advocacy for clean energy.
The introduction of tariffs would mean that the United States imports less oil. Given that the United States is one of the greatest consumers of oil globally, this would mean that the oil prices would drop based on the law of demand and supply. It is important to note that the effect of tariffs is independent of the United States consumption of oil. Clearly, the argument is not vouch for the introduction of tariffs or export subsidies.
“The growing exports of off-season fruit from Chile, which now accounts for 80 percent of the U.S. supply of such produce as winter grapes, are contributing to sharply falling prices of these former luxury goods.”
The focus of any government is to see the domestic farmers gain from their produce. When the prices fall it means that the farmers are not gaining as much which may necessitate the government’s intervention to increase the prices for domestic products. The fact that importation of off-season fruit from Chile is causing the prices of winter grapes to drop cis advantageous to the consumers but not the American producers of grape fruit. While the argument support the introduction of export subsidies it is not a valid argument as doing so would hurt the American producers of grape fruit.
“U.S. Farm exports don’t just mean higher incomes for farmers–they mean higher income for everyone who sells goods and services to the U.S. farm sector.”
The argument that exporting farm products from the United States will not only benefit the farmers, but also other stakeholders in the farm sector fosters the introduction of export subsidies to facilitate a higher GDP. Ideally, the government is tasked with the responsibility of protecting and facilitating better returns for farmers in the country. By introducing export subsidies, the government would facilitate the sale of American produce in the foreign market at a lower price than it cost to produce. In addition, export subsidies would mean that as a result of the lower cost of production, farmers would produce more which would then increase the demand for the machines and farm products needed to facilitate production. While both the farmers and other stakeholders in the farm sector would benefit, the government may not be able to offset the losses attributed to the lower cost of production and lower prices in the international market. The reasoning behind this is that while export subsidies benefit the industries they target, they do not have a positive impact on the overall welfare of the country in which they are imposed.
“The real price of timber has fallen 40 percent, and thousands of timber workers have been forced to look for other jobs.”
Often when prices of a particular product are dropping, it is an indication that there is a market constriction in the region. When the prices drop too low, the solution to this may be to seek external markets that have a higher demand for the product in question. The government could introduce protection policies in order to protect the jobs of timber workers. However, there are a few considerations to this mainly regarding the cause of the drop in the prices of timber. For instance, the introduction of tariffs would help boost the prices by facilitating exportation of timber to neighboring countries. However, the boost would only have a significant impact is the target foreign markets are within close proximity to the united states rest the cost of transit would counter the impact of the subsidy. In the event that the drop in timber prices is caused by increased competition, introduction of tariffs would help increase the prices in the domestic market. As a result, provided that the target markets are within close proximity geographically and that the drop in prices resulted from competition means that the argument is valid for the introduction of tariffs or export subsidies.
“Semiconductors are the crude oil to technology: if we don’t produce our own chips, the flow of information that is crucial to every industry that uses microelectronics will be impaired”.
The statement above poses an argument that the domestic production of semiconductors would be beneficial to the economy. Rather than being an argument for export subsidy, the argument vouches for a direct production subsidy within the domestic market. However, tariffs targeting the production of semiconductors will only work if they are set high enough. The United States is involved in the production of several devices that require semiconductors. As a result, the introduction of tariffs will boost the prices of products that require semiconductors: by extension. Introduction of tariffs would increase the prices of domestic production of electronic and communication products hence a negative economic impact. To be effective, the call to introduce export subsidies would require further implementation of other tariffs to lower the production cost. given that a majority of the companies in the united states that deal with the production of electronic and communication devices assemble the products outside in other countries where the labor is cheap; other problems may arise following the implementation of tariffs targeting exportation of semiconductors. One advantage of introducing tariffs is that the production of semiconductors does not have a steep learning curve. This means that as production increases, the prices in the domestic market decrease hence making the argument valid.
2. (a) calculate the effect on welfare on a tariff of 5 per unit levied on imports.
Using the free trade volumes, S=100, D=300 hence M = (300-100) =200, a rise in specific tariffs raises the domestic price to 15 hence
▲CS= -[Area of shape between change in price to demand curve]
▲CS = -[(5*325)+ 0.5(5*25)]
▲PS = +[Area between change in price to the supply curve]
▲PS = (5*120) + 0.5(5*50)]
▲GR= [area of shape between the two process and between the intersection of the new price with the supply and demand curve]
▲MSB= 10* amount produced at tariff price-10*produced at world prices
▲CS + ▲PS +▲GR + ▲MSB= ▲National welfare
-1687.5+725+775+500= 312.50 (Effect on welfare)
Figure 1: Demand and supply Curves
(b) Calculate the Production subsidy of 5 per unit
To obtain the Production subsidy, the supply function is adjusted by adding 5
Figure 2: Adjusting by Production Subsidy
The government pays a subsidy of 5 resulting in (170*5) = 850
(c) Why does the production subsidy produce a greater gain in welfare than the tariff?
The production subsidy produces great welfare gain than the tariff because while the consumer surplus remains unaffected, the producer surplus is increasing by the same amount. Other measures such as the marginal social benefit also increase following an increase in the production. However, the government revenue decreases as a result of the subsidy deduction which the government pays to facilitate an increase in the rate of exports.
(d) What would the optimal production be?
The main goal of the government is to maximize the welfare function which is given by
The variables represented are given by:
CS- consumer surplus
PS- producer surplus
MSB-Marginal social benefit
To obtain the maximum change in national welfare
▲max national welfare= ▲CS+▲PS+▲GR+▲MSB
Since production subsidies have no impact on ▲CS, ▲CS=0
▲max national welfare=▲PS+▲GR+▲MSB
After applying the subsidy, PNew =10+subsidy
The supply function is given by: S=20+10 PNew
Change is producer surplus is given by;
The change in government revenue is given by;
The change in Marginal social benefit is given by
The national welfare equation changes into:
Figure 3: Optimum Production
At the peak of the curve, the gradient is zero
By differentiating the functions, the optimal subsidy value will be 10. This is the subsidy that will induce the trade industry to internalize the social gain.
3. Explain why the Production distortion is indeed a loss to society, and what is wrong with the logic that leads to the apparent paradox.
The production distortion triangle is a representative of the societal burden as it is comprise the losses which arise due surplus in production levels. The surplus production in society is not recuperated by any individual or society based group. In this area the production distortion triangle represents the inefficient change in the resources needed for the production of specific goods which may not have a sufficient market. The surplus goods may furthermore not be able to compete effectively in the world prices. Hence, the state ends up by producing more products than it should be producing at free trade equilibrium. It is thus paradoxical in that as the profits of products increase, there is increase in employment opportunities which may be viewed as a way for offsetting the burden yet the surplus production does not earn sustainable products.
4. Free Trade
Under the Ricardian Model, countries are expected to specialize in the good that they produce most efficiently. The resultant comparative advantage maximizes the consumption possibilities of a given economy. In a balanced systems, all countries focus on the commodities that they produce with uttermost efficiency and make them available to others based on the concept of free trade. With high levels of efficiency, the cost of production is lower and consumers have more choices to pick from which regulates the prices of the final product. This constitutes of a high comparative advantage attributed to free trade.
On the issue of outsourcing labor from foreign countries, the Ricardian model holds it as irrelevant to whether the producing country gains from the venture. The baseline for assessment is whether the outsourced labor is cheaper when compared to the labor provided in the producing country. This means that producing externally guarantees a higher level of efficiency than local production of commodities. On the other hand, issues such as child and prison labor are not impacted by the reduction of free trade. These issues require different approaches but limiting free trade is not one of them.
5. Multinational Free trade in GATT
The United States attitude towards multinational trade is considered to be schizophrenic in nature for a number of reasons. While the country supports multinational trade, it is also known to be one of the countries that maintain protectionist policies which spawns some level of inconsistency. One of the reasons behind this schizophrenic character of the united states regarding free trade is that the support for free trade is characterized as a liberal ideology which the U.S is willing to disagree with when it conflicts with the domestic interests. It is more of an expression of freedom and interactions interdependence which is in the core of the foundations on which the United States is built.
In addition, the United States suffers a great deal of political division which makes it rather difficult to assume a singular stance towards trade. While the United States as a whole supports international free trade, individual countries find it necessary to hold onto some of the protectionist policies. In addition, change in leadership may sometimes bring to power a leader who is against free trade. Consequently, the policies are likely to change drastically depending on which party or form of leadership is implemented. Lastly, the United States shares a great level of influence on the international trade drawn from the event of and those that followed the world war.
It is true that the United States is a large participant of the international business in terms of the prejudiced opinion with regards to international relations. When the country which is imposing tariff free business conditions is big to make influential impacts in the differences of its citizen’s welfare, then the state cannot continue to be in a position of invisibility since its policies have a substantial harm to other participants in the trade or the trade partners. Actually the foreign impacts are indeed certain. In such circumstances, it is not definite that countries seeking an optimum tariff will dominate all other existing and alternative strategies.
There are various reasons that country’s use in support for or against tariffs depending on the existing economic interests and needs. An optimum tariff like the one implemented by the United States is considered to have a positive impact on the economic national welfare. Even so, there are circumstances under which tariffs could have unfavorable consequences to the country in question. For instance, if a tariff has negative implications on other foreign, policies then it is considered to be unfavorable under the existing circumstances. Another instance when tariffs are unfavorable is when there is a risk that another country could impose tariffs that will be disadvantageous to the United States. Further, tariffs are not favorable when they do not benefit domestic consumers.
1……..A patient is admitted to the unit. He is a diabetic on chronic hemodialysis. He has an Arteriovenous (A-V) graft, which is annulated each time he undergoes dialysis treatments. You notice an area on his graft arm that is red and warm to the touch. He states that he has had this on his arm for several weeks. He asked the dialysis staff about the area, but they told him to apply warm compresses to the site. The staff at the dialysis center continues to use the graft, but they are careful to avoid the area when they cannulate for his treatments. Now the patient presents with extreme low back pain, fever, nausea, and swelling of his lower extremities. On checking his fasting serum glucose, you notice that the reading is 159 (Normal fasting blood glucose range 64 to 110 mg/dl), and his white blood cell count is 36,000 (normal range is 4,500-10,000 white blood cells/mcl). He states that his sugars were normally well controlled, but in the past ten days he seems to be requiring more insulin.
How would you proceed with this patient?
What could be the underlying problem?
2……..This patient presents with an AV graft that is red and warm to touch. He probably has cellulitis. Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that can be staphylococcal or streptococcal in nature (Eden, 2014). It is often marked by a reddened skin area that is warm-hot to touch. For this patient, his WBC is already elevated at 36,000, and he now presents with nausea and vomiting, fever, back pain, and lower extremity swelling. What started out as a local infection has now probably spread and become more systemic. I would get a set of vital signs first. It is known that he is febrile; an accurate temperature would be important to know how high it is. It may require an antipyretic, like Tylenol or Ibuprofen. An elevated heart rate would be a normal finding for one with a fever. A low blood pressure would be an indicator of how aggressive the medical staff should respond. This patient could be on the verge of becoming septic; this would need to be ruled out. Additional labs would need to be drawn: Lactic acid ( used as an indicator for sepsis), blood cultures x 2 sets, chemistry panel, with magnesium and phosphorus. This is a renal patient; a baseline evaluation of his renal function and electrolytes would need to be established. A CBC has already been done. This patient would definitely need antibiotics; once the blood cultures are drawn he could be started on a broad spectrum antibiotic. Along with the vital signs, I would get a weight on the patient. This is a renal patient who is presenting with edema to his legs. This could be due to his poor renal function, or it could be due to some other underlying cause. I probably would start the patient on a “gentle” rehydration bolus of IV fluids. Again, this is a renal patient. If this patient has not been feeling well, his oral intake may have been poor and he could have become dehydrated. This patient also complains of pain. A pain assessment would be performed. This patient would also be given analgesic for his pain as well as an anti-emetic for his nausea. Another consideration would be to place a vascular catheter to use until the AV graft could be further assessed for infection. A nephrologist or vascular surgeon would need to be consulted for that. Lastly, this patient’s blood sugars would need to be monitored and treated. It is normal response for a diabetic’s blood sugar to rise during an illness; consequently, his insulin requirements may increase as well.
There are many types of elder abuse. Choose two types and discuss challenges you perceive in abolishing them. Justify why you consider them as the most crucial. Discuss how you can advocate and protect the elderly from abuse.
The 2 most crucial types of elderly abuse to me, that I see is self neglect and neglect by a trusted other. “Although self-neglect is not specifically identified as a form of abuse in all state laws, it is the type most frequently encountered and addressed by adult protective services agencies. It also is commonly addressed by nurses in home care settings and is recognized by geriatric health care practitioners as a complex clinical issue. An ethical issue that is central in many—if not most—cases of self-neglect is determination of the person’s capacity to refuse services that may be unwanted, as discussed in” (Miller).
Self-neglect develops gradually and is often associated with lack of resources, such as food, money, and housing; other times adequate resources are available, but the older adult may refuse services. Self-neglect occurs within the context of interactions among several risk factors in the older adult and his or her social and physical environments. Typically, older adults who become self-neglecting experience a combination of the following risks: (1) physical disability or medical conditions, (2) cognitive impairments or mental illness, and (3) inadequate social supports. Also, prior traumatic personal experiences, such as physical or sexual abuse or exposure to violence, are associated with increased prevalence of self-neglect in older adults who have no cognitive impairment” (Lien, Rosen, Bloeman, et al., 2016) (Miller).
How I could advocate and protect them from self-neglect according to the text:
“Facilitation of referrals for comprehensive and interdisciplinary assessment
Interventions to address functional limitations (e.g., making suggestions about assistive devices, facilitating referrals for rehabilitation therapists)
Interventions to improve management of chronic conditions (e.g., medication management strategies, education about self-care)
Assessment and interventions related to risks for falls and other safety concerns
Facilitation of appropriate and acceptable support services (e.g., home-delivered meals, personal care assistance)” (Miller).
The second one I see often is neglect by a trusted other, why it is crucial: “Neglect by trusted others can be intentional, unintentional, or both, depending on factors such as motivation, knowledge, and skill level of the responsible person. Also, neglect may evolve gradually as the health and functional levels of the caregiver or the dependent older adult change. For example, caregivers may initially be well intentioned and provide good care, but become overwhelmed or lack the skills as the needs of the care recipient increase. Other times, caregivers may experience functional or cognitive impairments and not only become incapable of providing care to others but also be in a position of needing care for themselves” ( Miller).
How I could advocate and protect them from neglect from a trusted other:
“These situations often involve a combination of acute and chronic risk factors that can be addressed by health care professionals.
Nurses are in key positions to identify risks for actual or potential domestic elder abuse.
Nurses have key roles in working with family caregivers who are actual or potential perpetrators of elder abuse.
Nursing interventions such as caregiver education or referrals to appropriate resources may be effective in preventing or resolving some situations of domestic elder abuse” (Miller).
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Community Teaching Plan: Teaching Experience Paper
The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.
Note: This is an individual assignment. In 1,500-2,000 words, describe the teaching experience and discuss your observations. The written portion of this assignment should include:
- Summary of teaching plan
- Epidemiological rationale for topic
- Evaluation of teaching experience
- Community response to teaching
- Areas of strengths and areas of improvement
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MODULE 11 MAJOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS ASSIGNMENT 2
A. Watch the video clip of “Beanie” in the Patch Adams movie to become aware of some of the “Positive” symptoms associated with this subtype of Catatonic Schizophrenia. This is one of the subtypes that did not change much from the DSM VI to the DSM V.
Place the link here to the video you observed: __ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk9mR3zjrkk
B. Attached you will find a PPT on Schizophrenia. Please utilize this PPT, the internet, and the electronic textbook uploaded into Moodle to assist you with filling out the attached Schizophrenic Subtypes Matrix (as they were listed in the DSMVI.) Submit the completed matrix back into this thread of Moodle. It is a Word document, so you should be able to complete it on the computer today and upload.
C. Also attached, you will find the PPT entitled “Abnormal Psychology”, which outlines the criteria for meeting the DSMV diagnosis of a major psychological disorder, and some additional disorders. Please utilize this PPT, the internet, and the electronic text uploaded into Canvas, to assist you with answering the following questions:
1. Consider the criteria listed in slides #4 and #5. Explain in your own words how a patient with Bipolar would meet each of the criteria listed:
a. A patient will meet distorted cognition by seeing their own things such as other people trying to hurt him.
b. Irrationalness is seen when the patient does not reason in a logic manner concerning a situation.
c. Personal distressing is seen with patients who try to hurt themselves or cannot sleep and seem to concentrate only one thing
d. Maladaptivity is seen when the individual is socially isolated and spends most of their time alone.
e. Atypical behavior is achieved when the patient is diagnosed with abnormal psychology issues.
2. How about a patient with Paranoid Schizophrenia?
a. Atypical behavior is achieved when the patient is attained when the patient is on medication.
b. Maladaptiveness is seen when the patient operates under different identities and even in the public, they use the identity of the person in control of the body.
c. Personal distressing is seen when there is a confusion of identities and the patient is confused about who they are.
d. Irrationality is seen with the patient being confused about events happening close to them
e. Distorted cognitions is attained is seen with delusions and hallucinations such as confusing people.
3. Why did the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses have to continually be revised from 1952? What words and diagnoses were in it from its inception, that are no longer appropriate today?
List five unacceptable words: _homosexuality, reaction, physiology and insane
List three unacceptable diagnoses: ego-dystonic homosexuality, pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder and Masochistic Personality Disorder
4. What does the picture in slide #7 suggest about ambiguous wording in the DSMVI that had to be changed? How might the adult be misdiagnosed? How might the children be misdiagnosed?:
The image shows that the changing of words in DSMVI could result in misdiagnosing and confusion on the methods that should be used between adults and children. The methods of diagnoses when used in children will misguide the psychiatrist. Using general diagnosis methods may also misguide diagnosis of the adults. Children may be misdiagnosed by confusing the symptoms of the condition yet they are children they may experiment some normal behaviors such as convulsing on their own. The diagnosis measures of adults when used on the child are complicated.
5. How does a panic attack mimic a heart attack?:
Panic attacks and heart attacks are similar in different ways such as experiencing numbness of the hands and feed, trembling, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, vertigo and unreality feelings. These feelings are described as nearing death. A panic attack can happen due a stressful event but there is no immediate danger. A heart attack, on the other hand, requires medical attention immediately. People who experience panic attacks are mostly taken over by fear and experience anxiety disorders.
6. What is agoraphobia?:
Agoraphobia is anxiety disorder, where individuals get agitated when they are using public transportation or navigation of busy grocery stores. The panic results in increased heart beats and such people begin to avoid public places. With time, the individuals begin to get isolated from others due to fear of being attacked. The signs of the disorder are an individual avoiding open spaces and spending most time in the enclosed places. They avoid public transport or being outside their homes.
7. Research an unusual phobia on Google. What is the name? What are the symptoms?
Somniphobia is the fear of falling asleep and it is associated with irrational thoughts. Some people fear that if they were to sleep, then they would die when sleeping. Other people do not have a control of nightmares and fear sleeping since they would be experiencing the same problem. The fear is also associated with losing time when an individual is sleeping and they prefer to stay awake and keep track of time.
8. What is the difference between Obsessive and Compulsive?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety condition where there are ideas, unwanted thoughts or sensations which are recurring and they are the obsessions, driving an individual to repeat several things, compulsions. Some of the repeated behaviors that can be noted with people are cleaning, washing hands or checking on things regularly, thus interfering with social interactions of an individual. When a person is obsessed with something, they keep on carrying it out again and again thus interfering with daily activities.
9. Provide an example of how a Phobia might be caused by “classical conditioning:”
Phobia is the feeling of excessive fear of something or someone. Classical conditioning can be described as associative learning. Fear can be learned through classical conditioning. Something that does not result in poverty also neutral stimulus, associated with a condition that cause fear, also unconditional stimulus, fear results due to the neutral stimulus. The neutral stimulus can then be changed into the conditioned stimulus and it causes fear to people or organisms.
10. Provide an example of how a Phobia might be caused by a Biological Predisposition:
Research indicates that genetics of an individual may cause fear to develop. The specific gene which is responsible for phobia is yet to be isolated; there are genetic anomalies which suffer from fear. The mental disorders theory is used to explain how schizophrenia develops as well as phobia. The genetic trait that causes mental conditions is associated with fear but it is only triggered after the occurrence of a certain event.
11. Most personality disorders are caused by Nurture instead of Nature (unlike Bipolar and Schizophrenia), and can be treated with Psychotherapy (with medication used only to alleviate symptoms, not the disorder – unlike Bipolar and Schizophrenia). Research a Particular Personality disorder. Give me the Name of the Personality disorder, tell me the root cause in the Environment, and tell me the most effective Psychotherapy technique:
Paranoid personality disorder is where an individual suspects almost every person and it becomes hard to confide in them. It is hard to trust other people since the paranoid people believe that they will be taken advantage of. The individuals with this condition tend to observe others keenly so that they can notice signs of hostility or betrayal. These individuals feel threatened and endangered on daily basis even if there is none. The best psychotherapy treatment is through administering medication and therapy sessions.
This week’s domain explained about business intelligence technical skills. The Domain focused on business intelligence technical skills. It is important to move the roles of a business intelligence (BI) analytics consultant from the development of reports and analysis and responding to incoming information requests into the organization. To achieve this, there need to be proper data analytic tools and correct identification of areas within the organization that should be put under surveillance.
The domain also gave an account of six points that should be put in place for database management and reporting applications. The first item discussed was the decision support function that involves the formatting of reports and descriptive analytics, the output is basically a descriptive, and analytical that offers comparisons, percentiles and trends. Also, most of the work focuses on financial aspect, the tasks are routine involving reporting, and analysis, the tasks are performed within an individuals process application, and lastly, report writers do not provide apt information for good decision making (Healthcare Financial Management Association, n.d.).
The next section was monitoring and planning section, it is important to ascertain the type of the required information, then finding the capability of accessing, reporting and extracting information from the database. In monitoring and planning, BI consultant is key as they are responsible for selecting and implementing right tools to move the organization forward.
From the domain I have learned that in BI displaying information is key as it provides solutions to different situations. For easy understanding and analysis, good information should be displayed in a way it can be easily understood. How information is presented is also key when it comes to quick decision making. According to Healthcare Financial Management Association (n.d.), the following factors should be considered when presenting data; ensure data is displayed, influence the viewers to think about data and do not distort what the data explains. After closely observing this weeks domain, it is evident that there exists better ways to present this information.
Healthcare Financial Management Association (n.d.), Certified Specialist: Business
Intelligence. Retrieved from http://www.hfma.org
1. Select a famous speech to analyze. Please avoid some famous, but “overdone” speeches such as MLK’s “I Have a Dream”. Your choices are a compilation of several collections from American Rhetoric Movie Speeches (see below). American Rhetoric is an excellent resource for this assignment and hosts video clips and written transcripts of many popular movies.
2) Analyze your chosen speech as an argument and write an essay for it about the writer’s effectiveness considering the context in which, and audience to which they were delivered. Essay should identify and explain the rhetorical strategies the author deliberately chose while crafting the text. What makes the speech so remarkable? How did the author’s rhetoric evoke a response from the audience? Why are the words still recognized today?
3) Carefully consider the author’s deliberate manipulation of language. The thesis must be arguable and take language into account; it may not merely tout the general importance of the speech or the valiance of the speaker.
4) Stay focused on the speech as an argumentative text. There isn’t ample space in this essay to carefully detail every aspect of the historical context in which this speech falls. It’s critical to know about the events that led up to the speech, so it is probably necessary to include pertinent details. However, it is not useful to delineate, for example the specific events of the entire evolutionary War that preceded George Washington’s Inaugural Speech.
5) You will use at least two rhetorical devices in your body paragraphs to analyze your speech: ethos,pathos, and logos. To develop and support your points, you will need to use specific evidence, in the form of examples and short quotes from your speech.
Think of the rhetorical analysis as shining a spotlight on an important, hidden meaning in your movie speech and how it says something interesting about our culture today. Remember that the goal of this paper is argument and analysis.
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