Application Essays


Learning Organization

ethos. Personalized learning is achieved through coaching conversations. The generalized approach has fast lost application in modern day. Coaching helps individuals take responsibility for their own career development (Mavin, Lee, & Robson, 2010). Any successful learning organization should embrace a supportive culture. For instance, organizations that focus most of their energies on customer satisfaction are likely to achieve great customer service training feats. In an organization where teamwork is emphasized, shared learning experiences are likely to be witnessed (Mavin, Lee, & Robson, 2010). A successful learning organization can be achieved by use of two types of organizations. Firstly, it… Continue Reading...

Quantitative Research

(2) Response: The study findings are valid only as far as their application to a cluster of ovarian cancer-diagnosed females who receive superior-quality treatment. Furthermore, the sample comprises of a small, highly-educated cluster of survivors of ovarian cancer with a likelihood of being better off compared to other survivors. Therefore, this research work's findings may only be generalized to a cluster of patients with similar characteristics, as other variable factors not taken into account in the research may impact its findings. Implications/Recommendations How did the researcher generalize the findings? Where in nursing can the results be applied? (4) Response: Females with… Continue Reading...

Liberation Theology Meets Humankind Embrace

in liberative, humanizing change's interests. This assumed the shape of the social scientific model's application, particularly that of Marx's sociological examination of class-based fights for liberation. However, at this juncture, it would be right to highlight the fact that the model's fundamental philosophical ground is that process (or becoming) forms the basic mode of a created being; further, thought represents a type of becoming/being, which aids the general development of humanity, history, and civilization. But liberation theology, indeed, has another philosophical approach to interpretation which is, in broad terms, an 'existentialist' philosophical stance. This has served North-American and European… Continue Reading...

Organizational or Systemic Change

the implementation of organizational or systemic change. Why are these interventions important to consider when implementing change? Strategic Intervention Leadership application: Pucko and Cater (2010) claim that although a well-designed strategy, human resources, and an effective and sound competency pool, are highly vital to the success of a strategy, ineffective leadership forms a key barrier to effective implementation. The executive board and Chief Executive should concentrate on the numerous organizational interfaces. One of the main challenges to effective execution of organizational strategy is guaranteeing workforce buy-in as well as channelling their business understanding and capabilities towards corporate change. Thus, effective leadership… Continue Reading...

Workplace Behavior and Improvements

Professional Demeanor and Interaction Skills are the best While human physiology's high receptiveness to positive socializing is an established fact, this discovery's significance in the organizational context has remained largely unexamined. I can cite two personal examples in a corporate setting (dealing with meeting and socialization practices) for demonstrating the way the relationship between physiology and positive socializing facilitates fresh hypothesizing with regard to the impact of organizational contexts (practice patterns, in this instance) on physiological resourcefulness of personnel via positive socializing. For instance, some firms' socialization endeavors take the form of routine rotation of employees across different departments (EMILY… Continue Reading...

Special Education in Miami Dade

development and teacher education. The TPACK framework enables teachers to consider technology application in their design thinking processes. This is because 21st century learning has produced different opportunities and requirements that were not seen in the past (Koh, Chai, Benjamin, & Hong, 2015). Originally created/outlined in 2006 by Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, TPACK or TPCK builds on the work produced by Shulman. Shulman stated information of a content or subject area void of pedagogical skill would not help in developing good teachers. Koehler and Mishra expounded upon this statement by explaining and adding the technological component and making… Continue Reading...

Political Structures in the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties

Two major inventions attributed to China -- compass and typography -- were invented in this era, and gunpowder's application developed swiftly as well. With respect to literature, numerous great poets and scholars, like Su Shi, Zhuxi, Shen Kuo, Ouyang Xiu, and Sima Guang emerged, contributing to the dynasty's splendid culture (Chafilwa, 2012). References Ahmed, F. (2015, July 26). Political structures, and social and economic life of early Chinese Dynasties (Sui, Tang & Song). Retrieved August 21, 2016, from Wordpress: https://michaelahmed.net/2015/07/26/political-structures-and-social-and-economic-life-of-early-chinese-dynasties-sui-tang-song/ Chafilwa, Z. (2012, August 28). World Civilizations. Retrieved August 21, 2016, from Docslide: http://docslide.us/documents/assignment-05-the-sui-tang-and-song-dynasties.html Continue Reading...

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

Wallace's Lobster The purpose of David Foster Wallace's "Consider the Lobster" is to draw attention to a gourmet favorite -- lobster -- while attending a Lobster Fest. His intention is not just to highlight how the world loves to eat lobster but also to raise a moral/ethical conundrum associated with modern eating habits -- that is, the agribusiness of killing animals that we might devour them. Wallace admits that his own personal opinion is to view animals as "less morally important than human beings" but that this should not prevent others from sharing their views, whether they agree or disagree… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

of a decent and safe working environment, avoiding the application of force on workers, forty-eight hours of work per week, and provision of wages over the general poverty line, by company-owned and contract plants (Hartman, 2008). Meanwhile, other scholars claim the above conditions must also cover a minimum working age (prevention of child labor), free association (this includes the right of organization and collective bargaining when negotiating contracts) and equal pay to female workers for the same post and other nondiscrimination requirements. Pharmacare's Colberia manufacturing unit needs to incorporate the above rights. Environmental Initiative It appears that the "We… Continue Reading...

Autodine Restaurants Business Plan

J., Nach, R., Bragg, S. M. (2009). Wiley GAAP 2010: Interpretation and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons. Filloon, W. (2016). Carl's Jr. CEO Wants to Open an Automated Restaurant Free of Human Workers. Eater. Janvrin, D. J., Payne, E. A., Byrnes, P., Schneider, G. P., & Curtis, M. B. (2012). The updated COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework: Recommendations and opportunities for future research. Journal of Information Systems, 26(2), 189-213. Little, A., & Best, P. J. (2003). A framework for separation of duties in an SAP R/3 environment. Managerial Auditing Journal, 18(5), 419-430. Mancuso, A.… Continue Reading...

Employment Laws in the United Kingdom

(United Kingdom 2016). The third part is fairly basic and references application of that part of the law, the provision of services and supplementary information. The fourth part of that section is also fairly basic in nature, relating to preliminary premises, disposal and management of things, reasonable adjustments and supplementary rules. However, the fifth part is much larger and contains specific protections for certain types of employment and jobs. The protected classes sand jobs include general employees including contract workers, police officers, partners, the Bar (e.g. barristers and advocates), office-holders, qualifications for the above, employment services, trade organizations, local authority… Continue Reading...

Minimum Literacy Skills in the 21st Century

that is extremely advantageous to have and internalize for future use and application. Conclusion Learning the needed skills of the 21st century is just as much as self-awareness and self-development to people that will not be entering STEM career fields or anything else like it. Indeed, people need to have awareness of all important things including themselves, their culture, the culture of others, the increasingly global nature of the world, the ramping up and improvement of technology, civics/government and so forth. Even those that espouse the tenets of negative liberty and the right to just live their life, people… Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

way. Jack should address this concern and the emergent larger issues (Jeffrey C. Connor, 2000). application Theory 1. Relative Deprivation Theory Relative deprivation theory is used in explaining how social dictates and norms moderate the extent of the effect of perceived racial discrimination on variables of outcomes. Discrimination should therefore be examined in the context it occurs (Maria del Carmen, Mevan Jayasinghe, & Jenna R. Pieper, 2015). Relative deprivation theory argues that feelings of individuals on being denied something are pegged on fair treatment standards, which are informed by the particular context of the action. According to the theory, for… Continue Reading...

Open Source Software

closely assess the IT meant to be invested in, its application, and who will be in charge of the ownership and creation of basic e-governance technologies. The above activity will boost interest in opportunities unfolding from OSS, making the discussion of OSS's potential application in e-governance relevant as well as economically profitable. On the other hand, Fitzgerald et al. (2011) argues that the educational field's digitization is a fairly novel occurrence, which has effectively transformed the entire sector. Educational institutions and businesses have teamed up to further examine academic digitization's potential, via virtual universities, education portals, courseware, and online… Continue Reading...

Strategic Resource Management Hewlett Packard Enterprise

2016; Manoharan et al., 2009). The recruiting plans of the organization include a global leadership unit-supported methodology and technology application in the following recruitment spheres: intern recruitment, diversity recruitment, recruitment of experienced candidates, and university student recruitment. Total Rewards is an initiative HP has established for retaining its HR. The initiative incorporates competitive basic salaries and benefits packages, an opportunity to win a bonus once a year depending on how one performs, annual equity awards and other long-term employee incentives and recognizing staff contributions. There are other benefits that differ from one nation to the next. However, generally, HP… Continue Reading...

Use Of Self Images in Baroque Art

of professional and stylistic concerns he was occupied with in the course of his artistic career. His distinctive application of light seems clear, and the firm brushstrokes indicate his poise and self-confidence. From his meticulous emphasis on facial expression, the artist's interest in baring humanity's soul is apparent. The indefinite setting and controlled usage of light are factors contributing to this emphasis.[footnoteRef:5] [5: Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner's Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book F: Non-Western Art Since 1300. Cengage Learning, 2015. p.744] Rembrandt sketched, etched and painted such a large number of self-images that alterations in the artist's… Continue Reading...

Healthcare and Fitness Research

Statistics and Research Method for Business Decisions Potential of Fitness Industry Fitness industries today are increasingly receiving clients from all sorts of demographics and ages. Human fitness is turning out to be an asset that people are taking every effort to ensure it is preserved and protected at all times. The fitness standards are essential because they are multifaceted but appear to converge towards the need for a long healthy life characterized by productivity and reduced vulnerabilities. Fitness is a concern for almost every individual in the world today and the reasons are diverse and varied depending on one's goals… Continue Reading...

Patient Named Eliza

condition to define treatment response. A major limitation in HAM-A application for evaluating the severity of the patient’s condition is its failure to assess hard-to-control or extreme worry, recognized as a key GAD feature in present conceptualizations (e.g., DSM-IV-TR). References Belxer, and Schneier. "Tools for Assessing Generalized Anxiety Disorder | Psychiatric Times." Psychiatric Times | Psychiatric Times. 2006. Web. 11 Sep 2016. <http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/articles/tools-assessing-generalized-anxiety-disorder> "Effective Treatments for Anxiety – The Department of Psychology Community Clinic." The Department of Psychology Community Clinic. Web. 10 Sep 2016. <http://clinic.unc.edu/anxiety-clinic/for-consumers/effective-treatments-for-anxiety/>. (n.d.). Hunter Institute of Mental Health - Home. Conducting a Page 85 Psychosocial Assessment. Retrieved September 10, 2016, from http://www.himh.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/10374/MIND-Essentials-Psychosocial-Assessment.pdf Continue Reading...

California Drought

While there must be better ways to address the drought in California, the application of these better methods seems to be uneven at best according to the work of Vice and its reporters. Analysis The clips at the very beginning of the video lay bare the rather silly restrictions that are in place when comparing them to how people not under the restrictions are acting. Per the drone footage at the rice fields in Yolo County, it is clear that a lot of water is being literally wasted on 19th to 20th century technology in the flood-irrigated fields in… Continue Reading...

Aristotle’s Philosophy

Aristotle also contests ideal good notion for its practical application, as for a carpenter or doctor the knowledge of this ideal good is of no use as the appropriate good for each means to attain good in their own field, "for a doctor seems not even to study health in this way" but through the healing. He recognises that the practical good is the one that lies within the realms of the human perception and varies in its application. "Therefore, if there is an end for all that we do, this will be the good achievable by action, and… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics

enroll in a graduate business institution a year from now, and has begun the application formalities already. According to her workplace's policy, personnel who work after regular office hours can arrange for their dinner at the company's expense Furthermore, the worker is allowed to take an Uber or cab home at the company's expense, as well. Cindy remains at her work place on a regular basis until 8:00pm, even if her work does not require it, and orders food more than sufficient for her dinner, whose leftovers she can retain for the following day's lunch. Occasionally, her boyfriend shows… Continue Reading...

Change Management

producing fairly long-term growth spurts (Durmusoglu et al., 2013). Efficient change relies increasingly on the efficient application of informal change processes stemming from routine activities, and evaluation of change drivers (Hughes, 2007; Live, 2016). A discussion of how to formulate strategic development approaches and to identify models and interventions of change leadership At the outset, every business will be in its entrepreneurial phase. Process development will be underway, and corporate processes will be flexible and adaptable in nature (Parker, 2010). With stability of interdependencies upon arrival at a higher developmental stage, the processes that have led to organizational success… Continue Reading...

Learning and Social Deficits in the Elementary Classroom

collected from periodic universal screenings and continuous progress monitoring will be analyzed using a conventional data analysis application such as SPSS or Excel to ensure students are placed in the least restrictive learning environment that is congruent with their needs. B) Tier 2: Targeted Interventions Summarize the selection process for placing at-risk students in Tier 2. The failure to achieve adequate progress in Tier 1 placements as identified in the data analysis described above will be considered for placement in Tier 2 by an action team in order to provide them with more intensive and specialized support. Explain how… Continue Reading...

Diversity As a Reflection Of Your Identity

Dimensions of Identity at Work There are numerous dimensions that reflect one's identity, and which reflect the identity of the author of this document. These dimensions encompass both the primary and the secondary realms of factors that pertain to diversity. These two realms are unequivocally "important to distinguish" (Loden and Rosener, 1991, p. 18) One can actually argue that many of the primary factors supersede the secondary ones in numerous cases -- or perhaps augment them so much that they render the latter almost subservient to the former. As such, the author believes that the five dimensions that are best… Continue Reading...

Maersk Shipping Company Strategic Management Analysis

innovation to identify and fund project not linked directly to the company business units. Maersk has finalized the application of the RCM (Remote Container Management) where more than 250,000 containers have been equipped with the GPS, terminals, and 3G SIM Card. The goal is to track the containers at any part of the world. The Maersk shipping company also invested in digital capabilities and data analytics to modernize and optimize the process as well as improving a large amount of data. The company also continues improving transparency and quality of operation data, improving fuel efficiency, operational efficiency and voyage… Continue Reading...

Conquering the Energy Industry

Narendra S. Rathore. "Conventional Energy Conservation to Protect the Environment by the application of Renewable Energy Sources in Agriculture and Industries." International Journal of Environmental Protection 3.4 (2013): 28. Energy Institute. Skills Needs in the Energy Industry, 2008. Retrieved from: https://www.energyinst.org/documents/5 International Labour Office. Skills and Occupational. Needs in Renewable Energy. European Union, 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/- -- ed_emp/- -- ifp_skills/documents/publication/wcms_166823.pdf Continue Reading...

Parent and Child Communication Article Review

from a distinct geographical region. The present conclusions should be replicated with more culturally and financially varied samples. Possible Contemporary application of Results The possible application of the results in the contemporary encompasses understanding developmental changes amongst both male and female adolescents and ascertaining how parents can cope and adjust to such changes throughout the adolescent period. Conclusion In conclusion, Keijsers & Poulin (2013) undertake a research study that observes the manner in which parents and students make adjustments in their communication in the course of the process of rearranging their relationship between the ages of 12 and 19 years.… Continue Reading...

Activity Based Costing at Amazon

take up 40% of the time, and customer support 20% of the time. With the help of an ABC application, calculations are then done to provide a basis for management decisions. The decisions may involve eliminating some activities or optimizing costs, for instance. If properly implemented, ABC can deliver significant benefits to the organization. ABC offers a different perspective of the costs an organization incurs in producing its products or services (Kaplan & Anderson, 2007). This can be a valuable way of optimizing profit margins. In an environment where business organizations are striving to work with tighter and leaner… Continue Reading...

The Best Approach to Human Resources

HR Shared Services When it comes to the craft and practice of human resources, one of the unmistakable trends that is emerging and changing the face and shape of the work field is the use of a "shared services" framework. Something that is common and inherent to these shared services frameworks is a passionate mission and vision behind the department and how precisely their iteration of human resources will be used to assist and empower the organization via the effective utilization of human resources practices and procedures. This may come off as navel-gazing and self-aggrandizing corporate speak to many people.… Continue Reading...

Fiber Composite Article Review

compression tests facilitated obtainment of the modulus of elasticity via application of linear regression to what the authors noted as linear domain of experimental stress-strain curve. The bending tests saw experimentation on 5 specimens using the three-point bending with the final section detailing Rockwell hardness tests. The results sections showed varied results beginning with the moisture absorption test which saw a steady state after forty days. The tension test saw results involving brittle fracture that demonstrated linear behavior until failure. The compression test revealed delimitation of all five specimens at adjacent surface of both the flax and glass plies.… Continue Reading...

African Masquerade Significant Thoughts

the sort of power that the masquerade invokes, and possibly accesses for the participants. The application of that power transcends purposes, which helps to provide a degree of utility for Ikeji masquerades. That utility spans funeral purposes, as well as those for simply communicating with one's ancestors. Masquerades can involve displays of power that help to connect the tribespeople to their forebears. These masks are extremely mystic in nature, and are an integral part of the heritage for those that are a part of this tribe and its cultural heritage. References Brooklyn Museum. (2016). Helmet mask (Igbudu). https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage

which shows real time data from cash records and to the distribution centers of the company (Kumar, 2014). Through the application of an effectual Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) structure, the suppliers and manufacturers within the supply chain coordinate their demand estimations. What is more, the company has interacted with its suppliers and brought about the Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), which encompasses the manufacturers being accountable for the management of the products in the company's warehouses. In turn, the suppliers are able to undertake the distribution of the items in a direct manner to the included stores or distribution… Continue Reading...

Walmarts Marketing Strategies

Build and Sustain Relationships In order for a retailer to become successful, the organization has to undertake the application of concepts of value and building relations so that consumers attain the belief that the retailer offers good value for money and therefore will aspire to shop more often than not with the retailer over its rivals. Secondly, wholesalers will also wish to undertake business for the reason that they are aware consumers visit the retailers. In order for retailing relationship to function, it is necessary to have long-term and continuing relationships with other members of the supply chain, as well… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

teacher education. The TPACK framework enables teachers to consider technology application in their design thinking processes. This is because 21st century learning has produced different opportunities and requirements that were not seen in the past (Koh, Chai, Benjamin, & Hong, 2015). Originally created/outlined in 2006 by Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, TPACK or TPCK builds on the work produced by Shulman. Shulman stated information of a content or subject area void of pedagogical skill would not help in developing good teachers. Koehler and Mishra expounded upon this statement by explaining and adding the technological component and making the technological… Continue Reading...

Etherneting

Etherneting Computer networks form a vital component of not only contemporary enterprises, but of 21st-century homes, as well. Networks allow one's personal computer (PC) to get connected to the Internet, enabling one to check one's e-mails, engage in teleconferencing, or update one's webpage/website. Additionally, a user is able to locally communicate with the rest of the devices on that local network. It is easy to create a network -- all one has to do is connect a router to one's device using Ethernet cables. This, though, is the most basic part of network setup. There are other components necessary for… Continue Reading...

Factors That Led to Enron Downfall in 2001

market environment perceived Enron management as aggressive and talented for the application of the cutting edge innovative business model. In 1990, the Enron stock price was $7 and increased to $83 in 2000. However, the company recorded its substantial increase in the stock price in 1997. In 2000, Enron stocks 'outperformed the U.S. NASDAQ composite index, and Enron footprint was everywhere in North America. Despite the success of Enron in the 1990s, the company's reputation was shattered after 2000 forcing many of the Enron's executives to leave the company. In late 2001, the Enron's problem compounded because several of… Continue Reading...

Sexuality and Gender at Work

to apply to themselves and that should never be applied by others unless that individual welcomes its application. To apply such terms to individuals who do not welcome them is to misstep in the direction of discrimination. It is important that everyone be treated equally and that no one be looked at differently just because of one's gender identity or one's sexuality. That is what this chapter helped me to realize. However, at the same time, it also taught me that these terms can indicate that there are issues that need to be better understood still -- such as… Continue Reading...

Court Case Review in Re Winship

Winship was decided by the Burger Court in 1970, Docket number 778. The case involves a twelve-year-old boy, Samuel Winship, who was arrested for stealing $112 from a woman's locker. Section 744(b) of the New York Family Court Act provided that determination of a juvenile's guilt differs from an adult defendant, requiring only a "preponderance of evidence" and not evidence "beyond a reasonable doubt." Based on the "preponderance of evidence" clause, the Family Court initially found Winship guilty, "despite acknowledging that the evidence did not establish his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt," ("In Re Winship"). Winship appealed, and the appeal… Continue Reading...

Social Responsibility and Ethics in Corporations

However, the article provides a roadmap for future research and pragmatic application on the part of its audience corporations and their leaders. In an organization that manufactures and distributes food, for example, Marinova (2013) explains how "false advertising, intentional sale of harmful products...deceptive advertising, bribery in private sale," and also making "false statements about a product" are clear-cut ethical dilemmas (p. 535). The problem with correcting ethical decisions like these, according to the author, is that most decisions are not made by individuals with express power to override company policies or marketing decisions. Instead, marketing strategies and overall plans… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Nigerian Writers in English

the foreign tongue they use must equally take note of the engagement in oral sources despite their creative application of this data, thus revealing that Nigerian authors use oral tradition as a means to extend tradition as well as integrate chosen style, medium and form for superior artistic effects. In my opinion, reading and appreciating their works is the least we can do for these authors, as it would make them see that someone acknowledges their worth. I feel the global reading community must participate and help the nation realize its literary and developmental visions (Taye Awoyemi-Arayela, 2013). Self-help… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Stop Frisk Policy in New York

the crime rate has reduced in the last 10 years due to the application of the policy. Between 2000 and 2015, the murder rates in the New York City declined from 952 to 609. As being revealed in Table 1, the violent rates reduced from 124,890 to 75,165 between 2000 and 2015. Moreover, the rate of robbery reduced from 40,539 to 23,936. Despite the positive impact of the stops and frisks policy, police still use the policy to target certain category of the population in New York city. Table 1: Historical Records of Crime Rates in New York City… Continue Reading...

Discharge Summary

Schiffman, 2013). At the onset, Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in combination with sufficient trial of SSRIs or SNRIs or application of both may be necessary for refractory anxiety treatment. Thereafter, treatment may proceed to combining SSRIs with typical neuroleptic or antiepileptic agents; more so if there is suspicion of psychotic disorder or bipolar disorder. There might be need to recommend partial hospitalization in centers with intense CBT and management of medication (Bystritsky, Khalsa, Cameron, & Schiffman, 2013). 4. Based on your assessment of current symptomology, does your client, Eliza, need wraparound services, outpatient references, and/or step-down services?  The wraparound service… Continue Reading...

Counter Terrorism in Africa Policy Design

.....ending terrorism in Africa, the methods employed should be oriented towards measuring outputs. The outputs that are expected with this particular study are the ending of terrorism in Africa. The inputs are the various strategies and programs that are implemented in order to bring about this outcome. The outcome has to be measured in a quantitative manner in order that a statistical analysis can be performed. Thus, the type of quantitative study that could be utilized here may depend upon the type of evaluation that is to be undertaken. Two types of evaluations could be used here -- a vertical… Continue Reading...

Current Federal Law Related to Marijuana

administration/prescription is an appalling, unwise, and heavy-handed one. Federal lawmakers must revoke their ban on marijuana for clinical application, in case of acutely ailing individuals, and leave it to doctors to decide whom to administer/prescribe this drug to. The government ought to alter marijuana's current schedule 1 (potentially addictive without existing medical utility) status, to schedule 2 status (possibly addictive but having accepted clinical utility) and correspondingly regulate it (Should marijuana be a medical option?). Medical cannabis has effectively relieved pain among a number of individuals suffering from chronic ailments. Medical science researchers have only now established the scientific… Continue Reading...

Police Vehicle Pursuits

They have probable reason to suspect the perpetration, or planned perpetration, of a felony that involves application of physical force, threat or violence; b. They intend to aid another law enforcer (individual or organization) who has commenced a hunt under identical conditions; c. A pursuit commenced by an external agency has entered Dallas territory and a single police car involved; d. They actually witness a suspect discharging a gun in public or displaying it threateningly in public; (and e. They have good reason to believe there is an urgent need to capture the suspect, which is more important than… Continue Reading...

Project Management

The merger or acquisition process is often not an easy undertaking. It requires proper planning and execution. With the application of project management concepts, however, the process can be easier. This report analyses the relevance of various project management concepts to the merger or acquisition process. Attention is particularly paid to the project environment, project definition, time and cost estimation, project plan, risk management, resource scheduling, project team issues, and project performance management. Organisational Setting and Project Environment The organisational setting is a publicly listed renewable energy firm with operations in Australia and the UK. The organisation also has… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien

It is a hotly contested idea that just one war-themed book can adequately discuss the topic of Vietnam, and this idea is properly portrayed in this book. Fellow authors like Renny Christopher have condemned Tim O'Brien's story for paying more attention to the misery of the American soldiers and less interest in the Vietnamese. However, the core of "The Things They Carried," O'Brien's work is distinct. Another author, Heberle, who wrote "A Trauma Artist," based his work on how aggression has impacted on American politics, society and culture. Similarly, O'Brien's work also focuses on the distressing experiences endured by the… Continue Reading...

Logical Fallacies and Criminal Justice

esteem by the speaker's audience. The argument is an obvious contradiction of the application of ad hominem. Under the abusive context, proponents of ad hominem links the arguments of the proponents with certain negative values, exclusively the opponent's weak character traits and negative attributes. The ad populum, on the other hand, links the conclusions postulated by the proponents with certain positive values. Both the former and latter are flawed logically: just the same way an identified liar can present a very valid argument, it is possible that the generally accepted argument is invalid, and the generally accepted value not… Continue Reading...

An Indepth Analysis Of Diversity Management

to maintain an edge over competition. They are aware that the application of such practices improves productivity, sustained competitiveness, and efficacy. With corporations' increased reliance on teams for generating solutions necessary to sustain corporate success, a flood of research works have been published with regard to team composition for promoting superior performance levels. Such research covers dispersion (for instance, demographic, personality or cognitive diversity) and average team member trait levels (for instance, average team skill, know-how, or personality) combined; however, a majority of authors have dealt with only one of the above (KEARNEY, GEBERT & VOELPEL, 2009). Through impacting… Continue Reading...

Marx, Weber, Bourdieu, and Gramsci

is decentralized and individualized, the classical theories of cultural power have varying degrees of application. The Marxist theory still applies in some form because it is only thanks to the individual efforts of laborers who disseminate information on the Internet that a new media has been able to be achieved: the collective efforts of users of the Internet have given it a basis of power. Weber's theory however has less application, as the Internet is a direct blow to the centralization that his theory envisions. Gramsci's view of cultural power as having a political basis is applicable here, as… Continue Reading...

Sigmund Freud & the Human Condition

Unconscious and Mental Determinism. The main idea in Freud's theory of human nature revolves around application of determinism to psychology. In effect, it appears to imply that humans do not possess the free will, no wonder that Freud was not very sure about the philosophical question. He thought that biological and psychological drives were critical to determining the content of unconsciousness. He also believed that human beings are capable of making rational judgments and decisions. This is similar to one of the Marx's ideologies, even though Marx believed that social and economic concerns were the main causes of our consciousness.… Continue Reading...

Mathematics Assessment

learning and teaching of mathematics. Conventional tests are only centred on the mathematical procedures and skills of students. Thus, application of authentic tools for assessment to measure the learning of students is seriously required in mathematics. This paper entails a discussion about the appropriate tools; which is submitted to assess the performance of students in mathematical posing of problems and solving them. The 3 tools chosen are: problem posing and problem solving, authentic assessment and mixed method study. Introduction 1. Problem Posing and Problem Solving Problem-posing and problem-solving have become significant cognitive practices in learning and teaching mathematics. According… Continue Reading...

Eye in the Sky Film

subsequently approved through the use of legal language as well as application of the legal criteria. Even though, it is clear that the chain of command is adhered to, to the latter. Apparently, there is the running of a complicated calculation involving collateral damage. The calculation is run and rerun until the correct outcome is reached. Colonel Powell turns to the military legal advisor to help him not to break the law and stay on the right side of the law. Ideally, this film is a reproduction of David Kennedys' film of law and war. Apparently, humanitarians and the… Continue Reading...

Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Anxiety

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and its theory, techniques, application, strengths, weaknesses or other related topics are: the article by Souza et al. (2016) that examines the effects of IPT on treatment-resistant depression in adults, and the article by Markowitz, Lipsitz and Milrod (2014) that examines the relevant literature available on the impact of IPT on anxiety disorders. Both articles provide assessments of the theory of IPT, which is that IPT provides a short-term treatment for individuals in need of psychological treatment. Its aim is to assist the individual in regaining functioning day-to-day… Continue Reading...

Reducing Burn Care Unit Operating Costs

Affairs. Appendix 1: Detail Costs Saving for the Information Systems Direct Cost Savings % of PCs One-Time Costs Avoided Annual Costs Avoided 3-Year Total application A 0 20 200000 application B 0 40 240000 Imaging tools 1 10 0 25000 Encryption tools 0 20 90000 OS virtualization 0 20 60000 Security Utilities 1 20 300000 Total 300000 205000 915000 Total Number of Servers Quantity One-Time Costs Avoided Annual Costs Avoided 3-Year Total Business Applications 6 52200 Back-Up / Recovery 6 30 OS virtualization 4 30 Security Utilities 4 30 Other 2 75 Total 39800 57710 Quantity One-Time Costs Avoided Annual Costs Avoided 3-Year Total Server Consolidation… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

thus measuring the very same concept, at least partially. The application of descriptive factor analyses by Berman and Mattingly (2006) in their methodological research aimed at grouping KLD organizational social performance elements into 4 covert constructs gleaned from existing organizational social activity typologies chiefly revealed that KLD strengths and concerns facets are theoretically as well as practically specific organizational social activity constructs. Semenova's 2010 study findings depicted that GES, ASSET4 and KLD environmental scores exhibit convergent constancy and validity across low and high risk sectors. Outcomes suggest that ASSET4 and GES environmental performance scores and KLD environment strengths represent reliable… Continue Reading...

Ted Talk About Body Language

Amy Cuddy's "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are" TED talk is fascinating because it is so simple. The speaker begins by showing how body language is widely recognized and proven as being important factors in social situations. We judge people, consciously or not, on their body language. What Cuddy wanted to know is whether our own body language affects the way we think and feel about ourselves, to the point where our body language could eventually determine our behaviors and our outcomes in life. The researcher performed a study in which she asked participants to adopt either a high… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Positive Psychology Trends

.....refreshing trend in the field of psychology, positive psychology refers to a set of theoretical frameworks and practices that focus on how individuals can maximize happiness and wellbeing. Unlike traditional schools of thought in the field of psychology, positive psychology does not focus on pathology. Mental illness is not covered within the provisions of positive psychology. However much positive psychology echoes some of the tenets and tone of pop psychology trends, positive psychology has gained traction in academic circles and has received widespread support among researchers and members of the American Psychological Association including former president Martin Seligman. Given its… Continue Reading...

Community Planning Methods That Involve Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

al. 2011). Although Colorado has not imposed limits on the number of licenses issued, the application process is rigorous nonetheless. Washington initially capped the number of licenses at 334 based on the consumption demand. The number was later revised to 556 because of the need to provide medical patients with marijuana. There is need to control the production activities. There is need to impose canopy regulations to include cultivation rules in areas that are densely populated. There is need for example to restrict cultivation of the crop within 1000 feet of a property boundary or close to recreational facilities… Continue Reading...

Evidence Based Nursing Practices

already large fountain of knowledge by expanding ideas, philosophies, and concepts through informative articles and studies. Research also leads to application of evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice in nursing required data from studies and research articles that observe, explore, and analyze different strategies and techniques aimed at delivering high quality medical care. This research is key in generating evidence-based practices that fall in line with the core values of nursing. Nevertheless, such information is not being used properly and can lead to nurses unable to apply the information learned to real-life situation. The lack of evidence-based practice must cease as evidence-based… Continue Reading...

Contract Law and Modern Communication

surrounds the evolving field of electronic communication, and how case law has dealt with modern methods of communication. application of the Mailbox Rule The mailbox rule in contract law reflects the idea that a meeting of the minds is achieved when acceptance is communicated to the offeree, when the acceptance enters the postal system. Where instantaneous means of communication are concerned, the mailbox rule applies to everything from faxes to telex machines, and it is the precedent established for these archaic devices that forms the basis of instantaneous communication law today, as pertains to email, texting or Internet. The basic… Continue Reading...

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

require more study, as Hayes et al. (2012) point out in their research article. Nonetheless, the application of ACT is possible in any type of psychotherapy situation, wherein a patient presents his or herself with a problem relating to issues within the consciousness or behavior aspects of personality. In spite of the lack of evidence to support the therapy's viability across a range of issue, in theory it may be applied in any number of situations -- from cases of depression to anxiety, substance abuse, chronic pain, etc. It may also be used in conjunction with CBT or as a… Continue Reading...

Facebook Web Presence Analysis

the smartphone is increasingly being used to chat and provide some other functions that Facebook offers. Moreover, the Chatsim application assists users to chat and send message free of charge without the internet. Despite an increase in the non-web presence, Facebook is still a leader in the social media business. The target market includes business organizations, and governments. Moreover, Facebook appeals to users aged 35 and above. In 2015, 72% of American adults are connected to Facebook. Facebook also targets people aged between 18 and 29 because 79% of them use the Facebook. Moreover, 64% of people between 50… Continue Reading...

Accreditation Costs Of Healthcare Organizations

for diverse accreditation programs, although compliance-linked expenses, and not site visit and application costs, often constitute the key difference (Cross, 2003). All entities of the health sector are seeking budget cutbacks, owing to the escalation in care delivery expenses for healthcare organizations as well as their clients. Exorbitant sums of money have to be allocated to accreditation, a procedure that entails healthcare organizations pay to accrediting firm (consultancy services), the requisite software normally purchased from the accrediting firm, consultancy services normally delivered by the same accrediting firm, and human resource to handling the process. Overall, accreditation-linked costs to the… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Strategies

supply chain strategies. The international journal of logistics management, 13(1), 1-14. Davis, R. E. (2015). Evaluation and application of Thesis: Developing Market Specific Supply Chain Strategies. Walden University. Academia. Eshkenazi, A. (2013). Strategy and the Supply Chain Advantage. APICS. Retrieved from: http://www.apics.org/news-landing-page/2013/06/14/strategy-and-the-supply-chain-advantage Hewlett-Packard. (2012). 2012 Annual Report. Retrieved from http://h30261.www3.hp.com/~/media/Files/H/HP-IR/documents/reports/2013/hp-10-kar-searchable.pdf Johar, P., Schmitt, M., Gilmore, D. (2014). Major Videocast: HP's Plans for Global Supply Chain Visibility. Supply Chain Digest. Lee, H. L. (2004). The Triple-A Supply Chain. Harvard Business Review. Lee, H. L., Billington, C., & Carter, B. (1993). Hewlett-Packard gains control of inventory and service through design for localization.… Continue Reading...

Investigative Psychology

might be the best technique for use in the treatment of IPV The application of an interviewing approach that is flexible helps the therapist listen to the two parties' interpretation from their respective point-of-view. They use their own words, since open-ended questions are supposed to encourage people to use their words in explaining their interpretation (Dekel & Andipatin, 2016). WEEK 5 DISCUSSION 1 Most of the experiences that ex-offenders go through when they go back to their societies can be predicted and mitigated. However, for a long time now, the standard method has involved allowing them to provide for themselves… Continue Reading...

Language Barriers Among the Karen People

completed, (2) The interns put the wrong address and phone number on my combine application. Karen female client - I was helped and got support service coordination from the social service office. They don't understand my language. Not satisfied with the services. I feel good about the services they provided for me. They were able to do their best for me. Some time there is no staff to attend to me. If they have staff, they don't understand my language. Session 2: Female Karen client - I see a struggle with language and miscommunications. They don't fully understand me.… Continue Reading...

Ergonomics and Human Factors

the company employee and assisting in enhancing employees' job satisfactions. 1. application Motivation Model to the Case This study applies the motivation model to boost the morale of workers and reduce the workers' turnover rate. Zhang, Fan, & Zhang, (2015) believe that an application of motivation model is an effective tool to enhance creative performances. The authors argue that power motivation enhances individual creativity as well as "improving the quality of leader-member exchange." (Zhang, Fan, & Zhang, 2015 p 613). The power motivation is the ability of an individual to acquire recognition, influence others, and gain social status. On the other… Continue Reading...

Accounting Ethics Questions

him to be truthful and attach the two documents required. This will be imperative because if Michael makes the application with the 2.95 GPA, then he can have the chance to give his reasons as to why he stands out as a suitable candidate for the entry-level position. In his curriculum vitae and cover letter, Michael can have the prospect to point out his impressive work ethic and proficiencies attained whilst working his way through school. For instance, some of these proficiencies might encompass prioritizing responsibilities, time management, organization and time management. These competencies might stack up against the… Continue Reading...

Gender Identity in Life Span Development

must work to build a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, irrespective of the kind of population we tend to face. The application of more inclusive language, particularly with respect to gender and sexual minorities, will help us cultivate an improved, therapeutic and safe atmosphere for all clients (Irvin & Mckay, 2013). How individuals' gender identity affects their development through young and middle adulthood Considerable progress has been achieved, of late, with regard to knowledge of gender-variant conduct in boys or male anatomic sex as well as in girls or female anatomic sex. Western society has generally been highly tolerant when it… Continue Reading...

Grounding Of the Natuna Sea

sensitive areas in the port and 15,000 liters of dispersants were sprayed.  Dispersants were sprayed because the application of chemical dispersants have been found effective in enhancing dispersion of oil from sea surface into water column (Chapman et al, n.d.). As evident in NATUNA SEA cleanup operations, dispersants reduced the environmental and economic effect of spilled oil. Together with other operations, port waters and the Strait were cleaned and operations completed on October 19, 2000 whereas beach and shore cleaning continued until November 22, 2000. The oil pollution risk management approach in the NATUNA SEA incident was largely successful… Continue Reading...

Article Analysis on Ergonomics

Motivation Theory and Ergonomics The study by Szalma (2014) entitled "On the application of Motivation Theory to Human Factors/Ergonomics: Motivational Design Principles for Human-Technology Interaction" proposes a set of principles and guidelines for motivational design that can be applied to the field of ergonomics. In terms of health and occupational safety, the article focuses on how motivation theory can be useful for reducing risks associated with fatigue, stress and boredom in the workplace environment by assessing the motivation aspects within the technology-human interaction. This paper will discuss the objectives of Szalma's (2014) study, the theory used, the… Continue Reading...

Frederick Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory Of Motivation

is the two-factor theory developed by Frederick Herzberg. This paper describes the theory and its application in the improvement of worker safety, health, and/or wellbeing. Also known as the hygiene theory, Herzberg's model asserts that at the workplace, there are factors that lead to job satisfaction and others that cause dissatisfaction (Miner, 2005). This assertion is based on the premise that job dissatisfaction is not the opposite of job satisfaction. Factors that result in job satisfaction are generally factors related to the nature of the work a person does, and can fulfil their need for status, self-realisation, achievement, personal… Continue Reading...

Chinese Sport Venue and Market Values

private companies to host the sports. 3. Time consuming However, approval of the application is still time-consuming. Many private companies have been frustrated because it takes a long time before the application is approved. Applications Regulation All the applications have to pass through the China's State Council and it can take several months before the application is approved. Support from government is high in China because the government is largely responsible for hosting the sporting event. However, millions of dollars are still used in organizing the events. Conclusion The study provides the analysis of the Chinese sporting industry. The study reveals… Continue Reading...

Should the Government Ban Assault Rifles

the cost effectiveness of the available evidence and pointing out the barriers that may arise in its application; • Pointing out and creating a summary of the gaps in research. • Owing to the fact that this review is focused on examining the effectiveness of the laws on firearms in preventing criminal acts, the studies on laws on firearms were only examined if they reviewed a violent crime. The measures of the outcome sought to determine the success or failure of every intervention under review was violent criminal acts. Such acts include murder incidences, robbery and aggravated assault. Injuries… Continue Reading...

Communicating Effectively for New Couples

in a course I took as well as my personal experiences. Familiarity with a partner's communication approach and application of both non-verbal and verbal communication has extreme significance in relationships. It will contribute a great deal in decreasing instances of miscommunication. A key point to note is: conflict is inevitable in all human relationships and no marriage is without conflict; however, successful relationships arise out of effective conflict resolution or management. I am aware of the deep affection you both hold for one another, which will undoubtedly aid you in weathering any storms in your relationship. I intend for… Continue Reading...

Marketing an Emba Program in Vietnam

in management, including formal understanding of business theory and its practical application, as main pain points that EMBA students are trying to solve. Market Knowing a little bit about the product that students are looking for helps when designing the course, and certainly helps contextualize the marketing via known market pain points. But there is also a need to understand the market more closely prior to entry. We know that Vietnam has a large population of 95 million, that 2/3 of the people live in rural areas, that the country has a low, but growing GDP per capita (CIA… Continue Reading...

Information Technology Goes on and on

databases or data marts not connected to other data assets (Harper, 2016). Enterprise integration application systems and ERP systems provide a holistic means of organization-wide integration with top down views. Topic 2: Customer Relationship Management CRM systems help organizations by mastering data pertaining to a specific domain, typically customer or product (Harper, 2016). They provide a centralized platform for this data with uniform modeling and inherent data governance and quality capabilities as well. UNIT 3 DISCUSSION Topic 1: Big Data Big data is assisting organizations by providing more data sources, types and amounts of data to contextualize analytics and… Continue Reading...

Interpreting Biblical Text

contrast, the socio-historical context demonstrates that the Pharisees considered themselves superior with regards to giving orders regarding the application of the law. In most cases, Jesus challenged this assumption in a manner that the Pharisees considered socially unacceptable. Based on this, the socio-historical context is important in understanding this intense conflict by demonstrating the ultimate authority in determining the applicability of the law. The socio-historical context provides the primary reason for the intense conflict between the Pharisees and Jesus i.e. the final authority in giving instructions on the applicability of the law rather than the law itself. Continue Reading...

Meaning Of a Biblical Passage

to consider the other important dimensions of the text, which are crucial for a deeper understanding and application of the meaning. [6: Dave Smith, "Three Worlds of Text," Professor Dave Smith, last modified February 2014, http://profdavesmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Three-Worlds-of-Text2.ppt] The significance of an integrated approach to determine the meaning of a Scripture is evident in the fact that written discourse is a conversation or communication between the author, text and the reader.[footnoteRef:7] In this case, there is no text without an author while an unread text is meaningless because the author writes in order to communicate to the reader. Communication from the… Continue Reading...

Cost Accounting for Sleepease Ltd

Jain, 2003). Despite the benefits that the Sleepease can derive from the application of marginal costing, the problem of using the marginal costing is that it will be difficult to separate the variable costs and fixed costs clearly, which may lead to a misleading result. Moreover, the marginal costing will not applicable for the Sleepease when the company decides to produce multiple products. (Horngren,. and Sorter, 1964):Moreover, the application of marginal costing is not suitable for all industry. For example, Sleepease may not be able to use the marginal costing to do the contract business. By eliminating the fixed overhead,… Continue Reading...

Identifying Opportunities to Improve Managerial Skills

and complete online self-administered time management questionnaires (e.g., Mindtools) to establish a benchmark. Continue application of new skills and retake online questionnaires to evaluate progress. Continue application of new skills and retake online questionnaires to evaluate progress. Supportive communication skills Request evaluation of this skill set during regular performance appraisal to identify opportunities for improvement. This professional development plan, though, will not be carved in stone nor will it be a one-time, end-all approach. Indeed, one of the common themes that emerged from the management literature was the need for career-long learning in order to hone the best possible management… Continue Reading...

Steel Industry Operations

Industry The selected industry I am entering is the steel industry. This industry is a robust one which is involved in enormous monetary transactions every year, practically since the formula for rendering steel (the Bessemer process) was discovered by Thomas Bessemer (Misa, 1995). The steel industry closely coincides with the manufacturing industry, since steel is utilized in the manufacturing of a number of different products and services (Ruddick, 2016). Therefore, those who work in this industry oftentimes do so in a manufacturing capacity. This industry is also intrinsically related to the supply chain industry, for the simple fact numerous companies… Continue Reading...

Organizational Behavior and Communication Styles

.....interpersonal skills in the workplace cannot be underestimated, as organizational performance depends on the ability of employees to communicate, solve problems, and make ethical decisions. Employers value interpersonal skills as much as technical skills, and like technical skills, interpersonal skills can be taught and learned in formal and systematic ways (Reece & Reece, 2016). However, interpersonal relations in the workplace often proceed informally. People form alliances and allegiances based on structural factors like formal team membership, or informal alliances based on factors as diverse as gender and ethnicity or personality orientation. Individuals define themselves in terms of group membership (Ellemers,… Continue Reading...

Sociology Article and How It Relates to a Theory

shame and isolation Kholi felt can also be addressed using a feminist sociological theory. application of Theory Feminist theory can be used to show how a system that imbues doctors with a position of power and authority can lead to blurred boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate professional behavior in spite of codes of ethics that might inform and constrain such behavior. In a research study focusing on physical therapists, similar results were shown to be the case. Almost 1000 therapists were surveyed, and it was found that "sexuality is part of the physical therapy practice environment and physical therapists' understanding… Continue Reading...

Generalized Statement Of Purpose for Masters

into an altruistic mode as opposed to a narrowly focused healthcare issue that has only local application. I think in terms of global patterns, recognizing the ability for large data sets to be modeled in ways that have a meaningful impact on healthcare policy, programs, and actual treatment interventions on the ground level. Therefore, I am applying to this program because it is completely unique and challenging. The challenges are something that I am looking forward to because I am ready and able to contribute to your campus community as a highly motivated, ambitious, dedicated, and knowledgeable, and look… Continue Reading...

Accounting Report for Referral Credit

& Bragg, S. M. (2009). Wiley GAAP 2010: interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting principles. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. Flood, J. M. (2015). ASC 505 Equity. Wiley Gaap 2015: Interpretation and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 2015, 555-585. IAS Plus. (2016). IFRS 15 -- Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Retrieved from: https://www.iasplus.com/en/standards/ifrs/ifrs15 IAS Plus. (2016). Revenue Recognition. Retrieved from: https://www.iasplus.com/en-us/standards/fasb/revenue/asc605 IFRS. (2012). IAS 18 Revenue. Technical Summary. Continue Reading...

Research Methods

the queries as efficacious as possible. Lastly, there is the reduction of indication by making application of the criteria of comprehensiveness, prospect to ascertain targets and accessibility of data (Rosch et al., 2017). The method of analysis in this study takes into account linking the sustainability rules with the sustainability indicator. Lastly, this is a qualitative study. This is largely because the study is fundamentally fact-finding research study. It takes into account the literature of German authors, insights and understandings of various stakeholders so as to expound on the ideas. How Concepts were operationalized and turned into variables Concept… Continue Reading...

Mobile Ais Security Issues

like phishing or Trojans that rely on human error to gain access to information. Ideally, you'd want to see the application have passed some sort of security audit to get certified, and that there would be things like MFA included. So again, there is this issue of lack of detail -- security is important to the end user of mobile AIS, yet even companies trying to sell that service are not willing to market their security credentials, or perhaps do not have them. This raises the question of whether or not security is viewed as a legitimate pain point by… Continue Reading...

Platos Myth Of the Cave and Technology Today

In his Allegory of the Cave, Plato depicts a world where prisoners are held in a cave for their entire life (Cohen). The puppeteers cast shadows on the wall of the cave, and the prisoners see the shadows as reality. Upon breaking free from the cave, the prisoners come to the realisation that their entire existence has been a lie. They discover how others have controlled their life. This allegory has a great deal of relevance today, particularly in the age of technology. Today's human beings can be likened to the prisoners. Technology controls us -- from television to computers,… Continue Reading...

Role Of Faith in Healthcare

Religious Sensitivity Everyone on the planet Earth has their own concept of religion, spirituality and what they believe when it comes to both. Of course, those mindsets and perceptions evolve and change over time. They are influenced by life events, exposure to religion exposure to others when it comes to religion and so forth. However, most situations and applications do not call for religion to even be brought up or discussed. Even so, healthcare is absolutely an exception to the norm given that many people rely and lean on their faith, whatever it may be, when they face their mortality… Continue Reading...

Accounting Report

J., Nach, R., & Bragg, S. M. (2009). Wiley GAAP 2010: interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting principles. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. Flood, J. M. (2015). ASC 505 Equity. Wiley Gaap 2015: Interpretation and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 2015, 555-585. IAS Plus. (2016). IFRS 15 -- Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Retrieved from: https://www.iasplus.com/en/standards/ifrs/ifrs15 IAS Plus. (2016). Revenue Recognition. Retrieved from: https://www.iasplus.com/en-us/standards/fasb/revenue/asc605 IFRS. (2012). IAS 18 Revenue. Technical Summary. Continue Reading...

College Student Development

(Patton et al., 2016). Whereas CSDT considerably informs the work of community college counsellors and other student affairs professionals, its application in practice may not be as straightforward as believed by some. Indeed, as not noted by Patton et al. (2016), the multiplicity of models within CSDT makes it quite difficult for student affairs professionals to choose the most appropriate model. This complexity is further compounded by the diversity of student needs and experiences. College counsellors are involved in not only psychological counselling, mental therapy, and social support, but also academic development. They provide these services to students from diverse… Continue Reading...

Application for Medicine Studies Motivational

profit possible. This knowledge has endless applications in the field of medicine. Indeed, the application of business skills can immensely benefit health care organisations. It can revolutionise how healthcare is designed and delivered. An important application of business knowledge to medicine relates to the economics of running an organisation. Hospitals and other health care providers ought to be run economically. Limited resources, in terms of funds, equipment, and personnel, must be efficiently allocated to a wide range of needs to achieve the most optimal outcomes. As doctors, double up as both administrators and practitioners, the hospital must clearly understand what… Continue Reading...

Systems Development Process

Software You are the CIO of your company, and you have to develop an application of strategic importance to your firm. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using open-source software? Do you think that this is a viable option for your company? Comment by babyliza: Not answered One of the advantages of open source software is that it is cost-effective. Open source software is relatively cheaper than products commercially marketed as they are created to provide access to any individual. In addition, they can be beneficial in augmenting the life of old hardware and diminishing the constant need for… Continue Reading...

Health Services Internships at Langone Medical

to help them make up their own minds regarding a career path and several accepted application materials from me and/or contact information found at the Center's website regarding career opportunities. In other cases, I was able to distill what a particular inquirer was seeking to know and relay the question to the staff member working the booth, who was able to give a better and more descriptive answer to the inquirer's question. In this capacity, I was again acting as a conduit between two parties and helping the relay of information proceed appropriately and with as little delay as… Continue Reading...

English Language Arts Observations Report

thinking skills within learning. • Displays the capability of relating current content to prior experiences, future learning, practical application and other disciplines. • Displays correct knowledge regarding the topic taught. • Displays abilities that are pertinent to the lesson. • Centers teaching on objectives which echo superior expectations and a grasp of the discipline. • Undertakes realistic time-planning in the areas of pacing, transition and subject mastery. • Undertakes efficient differentiated instruction planning. • Ensures pupils' involvement and dynamic learning. • Builds on pupils' current skills and knowledge. • Makes use of instructional technology for improving pupils' learning. • Communicates… Continue Reading...

Types Of Information Systems for Startup Business

of products, right from industrial products to toys for ascertaining their offerings' actual real-world application. This knowledge informs novel product/service design and development. Big data also facilitates creation of novel growth opportunities as well as wholly new company categories, like those aggregating and analyzing industry information. A large number of these firms are in the midst of huge data flows, and capable of capturing and analyzing information regarding services, products, buyer preferences, buyer intent, suppliers, and buyers (McGuire et al., 2012; LaValle et al., 2011). Revolutionary sector-wide managers must commence aggressive efforts to build organizational big data competences. Besides… Continue Reading...

Incompatibility Between Islam and Human Rights

receive an inheritance in the Muslim society. This study argues that the Quran, the Holy books, supports the application of human rights, however, people who practice the Muslim religion do not follow the Quranic doctrines. Analysis of Quranic Holy book that guides the practice of Muslim religion reveals that the Book supports freedom of human being and condemns human bondage of authoritarianism, slavery, racism, tribalism, and sexism and other practices that inhibit and prohibits human beings from achieving their goals. From the Quranic perspectives, God provides fundamental human rights to all humans when they are born, and these rights allow… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Zain Telecommunications Kuwait

of this group project is to provide an opportunity for students to make the application of concepts covered in this course to a real Kuwaiti firm. The firm considered in the project is Zain Telecommunications Kuwait. Zain is a top mobile telecommunications provider in the Middle East and North Africa. The company was initially established in the year 1983 in Kuwait and was known as Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC). The company made major strides by becoming the first mobile operator in the Middle East region. As the company instigated its expansion approach in 2003, Zain experienced immense growth rate… Continue Reading...

Homeopathic Treatment for Pediatrics

union, which creates the potential for a significant bias in the results (Ernst, 2016). application for Real Life The weaknesses in the study appear to indicate there are few if any potential proven benefits for adding Influid to the current treatment of paediatrics with URTI. There may be some benefit if there is a requirement for a physician seeking a placebo effect, but even this is questionable given that the contents of the homeopathic remedy themselves and known to be toxic at high levels. References Dancey, C. P., & Reidy, J. (2006). Statistics without Maths for Psychology. London: Prentice Hall.… Continue Reading...

Enactment Of the 19th Amendment Xix

of work. An amendment of the constitution ensured uniform application across the USA. Although ERA was killed at congress level, it is evidently one of the many products of the 19th Amendment. [20: Ibid] References "Appeal for a Sixteenth Amendment" from the National Woman Suffrage Association; 11/10/1876; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, Record Group 233. Accessed February 21, 2017. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/306647 Graham, Sara Hunter. Woman suffrage and the new democracy. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 1996. Madsen, Carol Cornwall, "Battle for the Ballot Essays on Woman Suffrage in Utah, 1870- 1896" (1997). All USU Press Publications. 176.… Continue Reading...

Trillium Herb Pharmacology and History

Trillium erectum, commonly known as Beth Root or Birthroot, is a flowering plant of the lily family that is indigenous to North America. The plant itself blooms in May and the root contains its primary active or medicinal agents (Williams, 1820). However, the leaves of the plant can be eaten. Medicinally, trillium has been used in native North American medicine primarily as an aid during childbirth, such as to induce labor or to minimize bleeding (Pistrang, n.d.). The name Bethroot is simply a bastardization of "birthroot," (Williams, 1820). Nineteenth century medical science catalogued the herb judiciously, indicating its efficacy as… Continue Reading...

Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence and the Role it Plays in Project Portfolio Management One of the most important and essential qualities of leadership needed in today's multigenerational business world is Emotional Intelligence (EI). EI is a "people smart" type of intelligence -- it enables an individual to read a person and provide the right kind of emotional feedback and/or responses to that person's needs. Leaders who demonstrate strong emotional intelligence are able to improve project performance because they focus on the individuals within a team rather than simply or exclusively on goals and procedures (Cacamis & Asmar, 2014). EI allows one to… Continue Reading...

Key Concepts in Economics

jobs as well as a major decline in the unemployment rate from 2009. application of Economic Concepts There are various economic concepts that can be applied to the points highlighted above. The first economic concept is unemployment. Unemployment takes into account a circumstance where factors of production are willing and capable of being employed at the ruling market wage rates but are involuntarily unutilized or under-utilized. The unemployment rate solely attempts to measure involuntary unemployment. The number of unemployed individuals will rely on the rate of expansion of work prospects, which in turn relies on the rate of growth of… Continue Reading...

Hsms Gap Analysis Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments

strategy assists in carrying out the risk assessments for all critical jobs. However, application of the recommendation is critical because non-compliance with the recommendations can lead to litigation, loss customers, and consequently lead to a loss of revenue. 2. Introduction Construction projects are by nature very complex and unique, risks can present themselves in a number of forms, some more controllable than others. Construction is deemed a high risk and dangerous industry and account for numerous fatalities every year (Construction safety, OSHA.gov). The organization will benefit largely by improving health and safety on site, ensuring that risks are identified… Continue Reading...

Taming the Measurement Monster

made of various parts that can be altered through the application of planning centered on scientific analysis to attain the productivity of the whole (de Lancer Julnes, 2008). One of the key aspects from this model is to comprehend that formal requirements will have a greater impact on the adoption of performance management in comparison to implementation. Therefore, the internal requirements have a more significant influence in contrast to external requirements. The key way in which this model is likely to influence performance measures within a healthcare organization is the sense that measures set by the government will solely… Continue Reading...

Philosophy

this fact demonstrates that there is a cause of those things which leads them to their final causes (Magee, 2015). application of Philosophical Tools to Globalization or Technology Aristotle's notion of final cause, as a philosophical tool, can be applicable to technology. A specific aspect of technology that can be taken into consideration is medical technology. The advancement of technology has an end purpose. In particular, why does medical technology exist? On the basis of Aristotle's notion of final cause, medical technology exists because human beings advance and progress it. This is because they endeavor to utilize such technology in… Continue Reading...

Big Data Is Here to Stay

use Big Data resources. Indeed, an ERP or Big Data application is only as smart and adept as the person designing or using the technology. Then, focus specifically on how Big Data analytics can be used to improve decision-making. Be sure to use examples that relate to AIS. Two common and often-used benefits and uses for big data is inventory optimization and pricing optimization. Indeed, humans can engage in those activities but computers that are properly configured to monitor and use data can do so in a way that is much better and effective over the long-term. The main… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan for Gustav Klimt Art Class

the art making. Moreover, students will learn different techniques in painting that include dry brush application, color mixing to create visual presentation and representation of the community. Students will also learn the method of relating art to the context using social, personal, historical and cultural perspectives. The lesson plan will provide opportunities for students to choose from methods, content and styles. Each student will be allowed to use his or her composition to understand the community. Students will be allowed to take advantage of this opportunity and sharing their perspectives on community using principle of art and design elements… Continue Reading...

Gensin Case

Gensin Purchasing Case Study To apply the seven stage process to the purchase of legal services at Gensin, the first stage is to rationalise the supplier base. However, for this to occur there is a clear need to understand the services offered in order to categorize those services In order to assess how they may be allocated to specific suppliers. As May and her department do not have the knowledge needed, it is important that there is the collection of relevant input data to allow for the categories to be developed. Cross functional teams can provide for a high level… Continue Reading...

The Peloponnesian War

its spears. Ultimately the Spartan formation's aim was to evolve into a common Greek Phalanx tactic that entailed the application of the aforementioned formation on a much larger scale, ensuring pressure on huge invading enemies from the flanks and the front, resulting in an enemy defeat on account of Greek encroachment and infiltration (Athenian and Spartan tactics and strategies, 2016). Important Battles/Events Aetolian Campaign This campaign, commonly known as Demosthenes' campaign, was an unsuccessful offensive tactic adopted by Athens in the northwestern region of Greece in the initial Archidamian War. During the year 426 BC, Demosthenes was made commander… Continue Reading...

Applied Social Psychology

identification of psychosocial determinants of health-linked behavior, creation of behavioral modification interventions, and extensive intervention application. For instance, Schaalma and coworkers (1994) tested an AIDS/HIV Prevention initiative whose basis was social influence and social cognitive theories. The goal was: improving students' HIV-related awareness and prevention, ensuring resistance to peer pressure to engage in risky sexual behavior, and clarifying group attitudes towards condom utilization and safe sex. According to this assessment, relative to control-school AIDS education, the experiment ensured a greater positive effect on teens' AIDS awareness, perceptions, felt social pressures, risk assessment, self-effectiveness expectations and safe-sex decisions (Kok, Schaalma,… Continue Reading...

Budgeting

How many work weeks are in the project timeline, where work will actually occur? The project timeline runs from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018. This implies that there are 65 weeks in total within this period. However, taking into consideration that there are three weeks for vacation, the number of weeks in the project timeline where work will actually occur is 62 weeks. How much money does the team cost per hour? There are 10 managers. The manager salary for an hour is $100. Therefore, the cost for managers per hour is $100 x 10 = $1,000. There… Continue Reading...

Ideals Of Utilitarianism

and Utility Justice is massive in its human perception and application. Much of what takes place in a just society is a claim of individual and universal rights. Acceptance to offer chances, property and everything shared with all the people in equal proportions sums up the moral sentiments promoting the ideals of justice. Utility examines the rightfulness to promote the entirety of consumptions and expenses that have to be involved to get a result. Justice seeks to relay the best utilities that are likely to give the best of the results in a justified manner. Thus, the concepts of utilitarianism… Continue Reading...

Strategic Plan

The technology market is one of the most competitive landscapes. Without constant innovation and introduction of new products, it may be quite difficult for technology firms to thrive in the long run. Nevertheless, introducing a new product presents a significant moment for an organization as shifts in strategy, organizational structure, business units, and processes are often involved (Hill & Jones, 2012). Accordingly, the process must be carefully managed to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved, especially in terms of stakeholder involvement and communication (Thompson & Martin, 2010). These two aspects will be particularly important as Tex Technologies Limited (Tex) introduces… Continue Reading...

Supreme Court Second Amendment Case

wanted to keep at home. Based on the provisions of the District of Columbia Code, Heller's application was rejected. Consequently, he sued the District of Columbia on the premise that the provisions of this Code violated the Second Amendment. Heller argued that the Second Amendment granted an individual the right to bear arms and the requirement for registration of handguns, prohibition on guns in the home without a registration certificate, and requiring trigger-locks for legitimate guns in the home violated the amendment. The lawsuit was dismissed by the district court but reversed by the District of Columbia Circuit on… Continue Reading...

12 Angry Men Prejudice Vs Justice

too detached from responsibility, from civic duty, from serious application of the mind to reality. There is a reason why violence -- such as that depicted in the court case -- happens: reason has given over to emotion and self-interest, and that eventually leads to violent conflict. Thus, the case that the jurors argue becomes in itself a symbol of the American problem: a just and civil society cannot exist if reason is sleeping and passion is reigning supreme. Violence will land individuals in court and passionate prejudice and self-interest will blind jurors to facts and reality and allow… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Balanced Scorecard

the traditional Balanced Scorecard but with modifications for practical application. Making information sharing with outside investors seamless. References Seuring, S., & Goldbach, M. (2013). Cost Management in Supply Chains. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD. Temporal, P. (2014). Branding for the public sector: How to develop successful brands in the sector where image is power. John Wiley & Sons. Continue Reading...

Non Credit Programs on Workforce Education

characterize adult learners. These attributes shape their learning patterns: they are independent and self-driven, they learn with the application of experiences from real life, seek applicable knowledge in their learning, and are pragmatic and desire respect. Educational choices by adults are based on relevance to work and previous experiences. The points stated above have many implications for community colleges. Flexibility is required on the part of these colleges in terms of schedule, time and academic content. The following important requirements have been stressed in a recent appraisal of adults' higher education academic needs: flexibility and increased speed, applicable learning… Continue Reading...

Activity Based Costing

technology and manufacturing setting existing in various companies also have an influence on the application and administration of ABC systems (Lal, 2009). Another major weaknesses of the ABC method is that its execution is largely costly. To begin with, setting up the system can be costly and time-consuming. With the analysist of activities for an organization, such activities must be further itemized into the individual constituents of every activity. The process, as a whole, can come to an end and deplete valuable resources as data is gathered, measured, and keyed into the new system. In addition, organizations may also… Continue Reading...

Digestive Disorders and Homeopathy

.....homeopathic remedies have been developed to treat stomach and bowel problems including indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids. The following are among the most common homeopathic remedies for digestive issues and their specific applications: Indigestion Because the symptoms of indigestion vary, there are different remedies to address specific symptoms. Remedies can be combined when multiple symptoms are present. Calcarea carbonica: This remedy is indicated for individuals who suffer from heartburn with accompanying stomach cramps, and who also tend to be lactose intolerant (British Homeopathic Association, 2010). A person who experiences a bitter taste in the mouth after belching would also benefit… Continue Reading...

Argos Shipping Company Business Plan

Chartering Departments. The tanker department will be responsible for handling bunker contracts for our fleet. application of Third Party Management The third party company is critical for our operation, and we will use the third parties to carry out our non-core business operations. We will outsource our non-core activities to the third parties to reduce our cost of operations. In the contemporary business environment, outsourcing has become the strategy that firms employ to achieve competitive advantages and reduce the cost operations. (Brewer, 2006). Dawne (2003) believes that when companies face their core competencies by transferring non-core activities to the third… Continue Reading...

Research Of Emerging Accounting Issues

particular, these entities would play an important part in the interpretation as well as the application of the accounting standards. The FASB would imperatively outline the different accounting principles of the sect of accounting standards to be adopted. Moreover, the task force would aid in the ironing out of the key issues being faced within the accounting field by professionals regarding the various accounting issues. Therefore, these entities would significantly aid in solving any divergent accounting issues (Epstein et al., 2010). References Althoff, J., McKeever, J. (2016). FASB finalizes guidance to simplify elements of cash flow classification. PricewaterhouseCoopers. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Treating Allergic Patients Using Homeopathy

arriving at the conclusions that related to the purpose of the research. application of Research Findings The findings of this study demonstrate the effectiveness of integrated homeopathic treatment approach for allergic patients through significant decrease in allergic symptoms (Ferreri et al., 2016). These findings or results can be applied in real life through promoting the use of an integrated approach in treatment of patients. The combination of complementary medicine with conventional medicine enhances the effectiveness of healthcare approaches utilized by healthcare professionals. Therefore, healthcare practitioners should not ignore complementary medicine but look for suitable ways for adopting it in the… Continue Reading...

Research Literature

the ways in which this will be maximized is through the creation of tools that accelerate the application for a more extensive group of users. This will encompass instigating more detailed programming in order to generate more efficacious sessions of programming. Moreover, through the enrichment of idea generation by having novel input constituents and modalities, for example to enter visual design that is pertinent for design. An additional way of making the most of this influence is the enhancement of process interventions (Liikkanen et al., 2011). In accordance to Dennis et al. (2013), the avenues for future maximization of… Continue Reading...

Protecting Data and Health Information

mind even if a program offers file encryption, the program may fail to provide data scramble. Some application programs claim to provide built-in encryption and/or password protection on their data files. Lotus Agenda is one such program. However, the current version of this program does not scramble the data at all so the information is fully visible if the Agenda data file is examined with a text editor from MS-Dos. (Schifreen 109) Keeping information restricted using usernames and passwords along with offering various levels of access ensures every staff can perform their necessary job functions. It also allows information to… Continue Reading...

Emotional Labour and Gendered Occupational Segregation

Emotional labour is a common phenomenon, especially in service industries. Broadly speaking, emotional labour means that an individual at the workplace displays positive or organisationally-acceptable emotions regardless of their true emotional state (Hochschild, 1983). When interacting with customers, for instance, a customer service employee is required to treat customers with empathy, kindness, and calmness irrespective of how the employee is feeling or how the customer behaves or talks. Portraying negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and hostility would potentially injure the reputation of the organisation or negatively affect customer confidence in the organisation. Fundamentally, emotional labour means that while at… Continue Reading...

Fundamentalism and Evolution at the Scopes Trial

as the enemy of mankind -- an alien to the human race seeking to destroy it through immoral application of the intellect. For Bryan, life without Faith was untenable -- and teaching such a life to school children was an act of corruption that should never be allowed. The question of the origin of the human existence was a stage -- a platform -- from which Bryan could pronounce the merits of Fundamentalist Christianity: it was his pulpit, and like any good preacher he seized the opportunity to preach to the masses, in the spotlight, debating the eternal opponents… Continue Reading...

Redskin Illegal or Racist

change the mascot on the part of Dan Snyder (owner of the Redskins) (Cox et al., 2017) application of Law Until or unless the use of "racist" terms and mascots is banned, it is unlikely that the impasse will be resolved any time soon. There is the issue, of course, of the First Amendent. Even offensive speech (e.g. Westboro Baptist, KKK, etc.) is held to be lawful (Cox et al., 2017). Conclusion There is clearly a stalemate and there is clearly not a uniform level of thought on whether the mascot should change or what it should be changed to.… Continue Reading...

College Student Development Theory

Student Development Theory in a Nutshell Concepts, Critiques, & application. University of California. L'etoile, S. K. (2008). Applying Perry's Scheme of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years to Undergraduate Music Therapy Education. Music Therapy Perspectives, 26(2), 110-116. doi:10.1093/mtp/26.2.110 Patton, L. D., Renn, K. A., Guido, F. M., & Quaye, S. J. (2016). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice. 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E. W., Hunter, J., & Braun, L. (2006). Sexual identity development among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths: Consistency and change over time. Journal of Sex Research, 43(1), 46-58.… Continue Reading...

Fake News and Knowledge Is Power

However, power is only effective if it is used to combat misinformation and "alternative facts." The real application of the knowledge-power connection is in the realm of public life, where knowledge needs to become normative again to combat the dumbing down of America. America is less powerful when it denigrates science, celebrates superstition, and denies the efficacy of academic inquiry. Knowledge did unfortunately lead to the rise of President Trump and the empowerment of a cohort of anti-intellectual Americans but that does not mean that knowledge is not powerful; it just means that the powerful do not always possess knowledge.… Continue Reading...

Digitalization to Enhance Customer Satisfaction at Apm Terminals

In business, the significance of customer satisfaction cannot be overemphasized. Indeed, with increasingly many firms providing similar goods or services, dissatisfied customers can easily look for other alternatives. Accordingly, firms do whatever it takes to retain customers and keep them happy (Kumar, 2016). With tremendous technological advancements over the years, firms are ever more relying on information technology (IT) as a valuable driver of customer satisfaction (Mithas, Krishnan and Fornell, 2005; Ryding, 2010; Deloitte, 2013; Jan and Abdullah, 2014; Meige and Schmitt, 2015). Whether it is processing a customer order or automating luggage handling, firms in diverse sectors and industries… Continue Reading...

The New Mobile Commerce Revolution

Home Goods M-Commerce During the earlier parts of the internet and technological revolution that began in the 1990's with the emergence of the World Wide Web was what eventually came to be known as E-Commerce. Indeed, there was the shift whereby what was done in brick and mortar stores was increasingly done online. Thus, regular commerce became electronic commerce, or e-commerce for short. Nowadays, there has been yet another shift to a subset of electronic commerce, that being on mobile devices like cellular phones, tablets and personal data assistants, or PDA's. Mobile commerce has become prominent enough that it should… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Environmental Studies Level: Grades 6-8 Duration: 2 hours Today, recycling is one of the most important topics in the environmental conservation agenda. From trash and dysfunctional electronic gadgets to plastic materials, wrappers, and packaging materials, we generate tons of waste every day. This waste increasingly poses a significant threat to the natural environment. For instance, oceans and other natural water bodies are now filled with substantial amounts of plastics, posing a threat to water life. Similarly, when deposited in landfills, our trash emits gases that are harmful to the environment. The gases harm the environment by destroying… Continue Reading...

Use Of the Scientific Method

of study or everyday life. An example of a field and problem that could benefit from the application of the scientific method is the criminal justice field with regards to the reliability of eyewitness testimony. According to Bohannon (2014), eyewitness testimony is one of the crucial elements in the criminal justice field that has considerable outcomes on the outcomes of a case. However, the reliability of eyewitness testimony has been a major issue for professional in the criminal justice field. This is a major concern because of the fact that an individual may not have accurate memory of an… Continue Reading...

The Various Ways to Learn

task interaction, and task success among second language learners with varying levels of speech proficiency. These learners utilized a CALL application prior research demonstrated was effective for language development. Split into three groups or levels, they undertook the same task (web-based intervention), and used written form to reconstruct spoken text. The results highlight the lower levels of proficiency and correlated it with a higher need for stimulus material versus those that were had higher levels of proficiency. In terms of task interaction, lower WRS proficiency participants chose to listen to stimulus material more often and changed their efforts at reconstruction… Continue Reading...

Reactions in Parents Of Children with Life Threatening Illness

Psychological Reactions: Parents of Children With Life Threatening Illness This article review will look at a research study that was conducted to determine more precisely what were the effects on parents who were recently given a diagnosis relative to their child that was potentially life threatening. As one might imagine, this can be a stressful situation for any parent. While a reaction that was based on acute stress might seem to be common sense, the research set out to study the phenomena in a systematic way. Main Findings At four weeks following a child's diagnosis of a serious illness, 49… Continue Reading...

Healthy Meals Delivered to Elderly

An opportunity has been identified in a growing niche that has been largely untapped to date. The opportunity further can be described as being at a crossroads that exists where many factors come together in an intersection in which many social changes are present. The business model that is being proposed in this report consists of developing prepped meal service for seniors, where prepared, nutritionally-balanced meals are delivered to seniors who have trouble cooking for themselves, at a cost-effective price. The need for a sustainable food service model that focuses on meals that are easy to prepare, nutritionally-balanced, consistent with… Continue Reading...

Traditional Costing and Activity Based Costing Approaches

between 2000 and 2014. The researchers examine the companies four years prior and subsequent to the application of ABC system. The study examined the different performance indicators such as net profit margin ratio (ROS), margin before interest and tax ratio (MBIT), return on assets (ROA), gross profit margin (GPM), return on equity (ROE) along with return on investment ratio (ROI). The outcomes of the study indicated that 78 Performance variables displays that the path for the enhanced ratios after executing ABC system is 37 Performance variables and the other 41 Performance variables path shows worsening performance after implementing ABC… Continue Reading...

White Box Software Testing for Android

The testing of software application internal infrastructure and coding is referred to as white box testing. White box testing is also called open box testing, clear box testing, transparent box testing, glass box testing, structural testing, or code-based testing [1]. White box testing primarily focuses on the internal structure, design, and implementation of the software with the aim of strengthening security, improving design and usability, and the flows of input and output within the application. When using this approach, the tester concentrates on how the software performs what it… Continue Reading...

Philosophy Questions

perspective, this skepticism was justified. This is because, for instance, the skeptical inferences made by Hume emanate from the application of the theory of meaning. If the customary notions of causality and personal identity are to hold meaning, it is imperative to have the ability to mark out such ideas to some impression. In particular, Hume does not entirely repudiate the notion of essential connection and causality. However, Hume does repudiate the customary notion of it being something like a main quality within objects themselves. As an alternative, he recommends that essential connection is similar to a minor quality… Continue Reading...

Digitalization to Enhance Customer Satisfaction at Apm Terminals

While digitalization has been shown to positively influence customer satisfaction in organizations in diverse sectors and industries, there has been little scholarly attention to the port industry. Focusing on APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal and port management companies in the world, the proposed study seeks to fill this gap in literature. The study will take the mixed methods approach. In business, the significance of customer satisfaction cannot be overemphasized. Indeed, with increasingly many firms providing similar goods or services, dissatisfied customers can easily look for other alternatives. Accordingly, firms do whatever it takes to retain customers and… Continue Reading...

Meal Delivery Service

Meals The business is a prepped meal service for seniors, where prepared, nutritionally-balanced meals are delivered to seniors who have trouble cooking for themselves, at a cost-effective price. The industry is at the intersection of food service and senior care. The core competencies that drive the business are in the efficient preparation of food. The difference is that we are targeting seniors who live on their own, a market not reached by institutional food service providers. The industry has existed for a number of years, and as of 2013 was estimated to be worth $1 billion annually (McDill, 2013). This… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

PubMed, indicating that in the end results are substantially dependent upon the application of search terms. While no interface can be 100% effective 100% of the time, Google Scholar does allow and has been shown to provide adequate access to peer-reviewed research. The articles that have been selected for this study represent at the very least the same broad features of the stated research subject and thus should contain a passing and acceptable degree of relevancy. Conclusion The limitations of the chosen strategy are that searches may not result in the most comprehensive collection of data possible for a… Continue Reading...

Social Work Care Case Study

of the profession, which spans multiple disciplinary areas and modes of application. Mental health services are frequently part of the overall care package, as well as geriatric care coordination. The role of the social worker is also preventative as well as ameliorative. In the Parker case, the needs of both prevention and intervention are noted and will be taken into account when addressing not just policy gaps but also implementation of services. Access is a key issue when addressing the needs of the Parker family. It is not enough to have services be available in a community. Healthcare workers… Continue Reading...

Emotional Intelligence and Employability Of Graduates

set out some minimum academic qualifications and grades that applicants need to meet before even making the application. This means that the academic performance still widely informs the selection criteria for employability. 2.4.3 Mediating effect of academic performance From the above discussed relationships that exist between the EI and the employability, it is clear that academic performance positively influences the relationship between these two aspects. The academic performance will significantly determine whether the graduate who is fairly stable in the EI will be called for that job interview advertised. The key to whether the student will get the employment… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

Apple needs to increase its market share for iPad 4. Product outline Apple Inc. is a well known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of Apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. Apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals that Apple Inc. put in place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad… Continue Reading...

Issues Within Special Education

Federal laws and regulations provide a framework for addressing the needs of special education students. In addition to these laws and regulations, how has literature shaped the education communities' practice of special education in schools? Support your response with a theoretical perspective. When it comes to any matter of major compliance, there is seemingly two different realms to what happens in the field after new guidelines shape out. Indeed, there is simple compliance with the law. At the bare minimum, this is something that all teachers and administrators must follow. Anything less than that is a clear violation and thus… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

Apple needs to increase its market share for iPad 4. Product outline Apple Inc. is a well known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of Apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. Apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals that Apple Inc. put in place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad… Continue Reading...

Elderly Showing Early Signs Of Dementia

Brain training with non-action video games and its effects on brain health among the elderly showing early signs of dementia Specific Aims Past researches have revealed the potential contribution of video game-playing to the improvement of certain cognitive functions among healthy aged individuals (Lampit, Hallock & Valenzuela, 2014; Jak, Seelye & Jurick, 2013). Drawn by the above results reached by scholars in the field, game-making firms have developed and released several kinds of games aimed at brain training (for instance, Brain Age, Brain Challenge and Big Brain Academy). Ever since their earliest releases into the gaming market, games of this… Continue Reading...

Andrea Yates Case

one or two sentences will not be sufficient - describe the criminal behaviour and application of the defence - discuss why it was or was not a success and the end result. Hinckley became obsessed with the Taxi Driver movie in 1981. In this movie, Jodie Forster features as a child prostitute. Robert Deniro is Travis Buckle. He plays the role of plotting to assassinate the presidential candidate featured in the movie. Hinckley watched the movie many times and became obsessed and overly drawn to the character. Hinckley set out to find the actress by stalking her. He relocated… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Influences on the American Constitution

the American citizens, nevertheless, the United States is forced to extend the same rights to other nationalities through the application of the UN human rights. UNIT 2 DISCUSSION The United States constitution is established under the concept of federalism, and Section 8 of Article I of the United States grants the Congress the power to mint money, declare war, regulate commerce, raise armies and establish roads and post offices. However, there are still debate about between state rights and federal power. Harwood, (2002) cites an example of controversy between the federal and state rights over the gun control where… Continue Reading...

Young Drivers Speeding Intentions and Behaviors

the positive effects of complying with speed limits and negative impacts of speeding. The other application of these findings in real life involves targeting passengers in the media and educational campaigns. Passengers should be educated on their collective responsibility to promote and ensure safer traveling behaviors. They should be educated on their role and influence on the behaviors of drivers and how they can help prevent speeding. References Ajzen, I. (1991). The Theory of Planned Behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 50(2), 179 -- 211. Gheorghiu, A., Delhomme, P. & Felonneau, M.L. (2015, October 24). Peer Pressure and… Continue Reading...

National Institute Of Health Care Management

National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation Founded in 1993 and based in Washington, D.C., the National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization the works towards "improving the health of Americans by spurring workable and creating solutions to pressing health care problems" (NIHCM, 2017). The Foundation exists between the ideological space occupied by think tanks on the one side and associations on the other side. By providing evidence-based research and reports, the Foundation "sparks insights and collaboration" among health care groups, who then implement solutions to overcome obstacles in the health care industry. The… Continue Reading...

Tax Advice Benefit

examples and explanations. Aspen Publishers Online. Epstein, B. J., & Jermakowicz, E. K. (2008). Wiley IFRS 2008: Interpretation and application of International Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards 2008. John Wiley & Sons. Hanif, A. M. M. (2005). Corporate Accounting. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. Huntington, M. (2017). Tax Benefits for Wholly Owned Subsidiaries. Chron. Retrieved 20 May 2017 from: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/tax-benefits-wholly-owned-subsidiaries-78864.html Macabacus. (2017). Tax-Free Acquisitions. Retrieved 20 May 2017 from: http://macabacus.com/taxes/tax-free-acquisitions Salem, I. (1965). Advantages and Disadvantages of Filing Consolidated Returns: A Fresh Look. Tax Executive, 18, 166. Continue Reading...

Cognition and Learning

information retaining when learning is immediately followed by the application of stimulation (Kurtz et al., 2015). An ambience of high arousal which enhances learning may be created by face-to-face teaching. The Skin Conductance Response (SCR) amplitude which is an arousal indicator is continuously adjusted while facial expressions are being observed in archetypal developing children and happy and sad faces are correlated to the greatest SCR amplitude. A likely explanation is that arousal is improved by emotional facial expressions at important stages of learning, and it enhances retention of information acquired. iii. Learning Resource Flexibility In the course of tutoring,… Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

a way that does not hold true to what can happen in theory. Practical application of theory can be vastly different from perceived outcomes. This is especially true when factoring in unknown circumstances like people. The typical United States citizen is someone who lacks the education and foresight to make sound political decisions. They may not even be aware of who would be the best political candidate regarding elections. That is why political campaigns are focused not on choosing the most qualified candidate, but the candidate who best appeals to the masses. Berelson discusses this in his essay, showing… Continue Reading...

History and Context Of the Tao De Ching Lao Tzu

bad attitudes, transforming the self into a balanced, kind, caring, and harmonious person. Relevance and application Yet for all its counseling on how to compose the mind and achieve psychological integration, Taoism has a pragmatic and practical application. Through self-awareness and self-mastery, a human being can become a more exemplary leader, parent, and worker. Lao Tzu spends a good deal of time discussing the source of true power, not just in section 72 but throughout the 81 passages comprising the Tao de Ching. Lao Tzu continually reminds readers of the importance of ongoing learning and personal development. Remaining flexible throughout… Continue Reading...

Human Capital Management Using Benefits and Compensation

According to statistics, it has been noted that the current workforce is growing more and more disloyal and dissatisfied. The companies that do not respond to the current trends will end up paying a high price later. This is because, with the improvement in the job market, these companies will end up losing key employees to their competitors, which leads to reduced employee productivity. Companies need to establish a well-designed employee compensation and benefits package in order to retain its top talent and attract others. There are numerous companies that desire to attract, retain, and motivate their employees in order… Continue Reading...

Nurse Manager Shadowing Experience

shadowing WW, a nurse manager at Cardiac Progressive Unit (2s), I have gained insights on the application of nurse leadership and management concepts into practice. The process has enabled me to determine the effectiveness of leadership styles in a nursing unit. Additionally, through the shadowing experience, I have reflected on my personal leadership style and its effectiveness in achieving organizational goals as well as the need for professional development opportunities and activities in my journey. References Cipriano, P.F. (2011, March). Move Up the Role of Nurse Manager. American Nurse Today, 6(3). Retrieved from https://www.americannursetoday.com/move-up-to-the-role-of-nurse-manager/ Hendel, T. Fish, M. &… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban and Why It Is Bad

.....office, Trump issued an executive order banning people from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States, and simultaneously stopped accepting refugees from Syria. The affected countries included Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. Several months after the original executive order, the Trump administration removed Iraq from the list of banned countries. The executive order created a legal fiasco, a social miasma, and certain economic downturn not just for the affected nations but for the United States, too. On its legal merits alone, the executive order has been challenged several times. Initial confusion was related to whether or… Continue Reading...

Classroom Observation

Introduction It is easy to assume that a comprehensive decision making theory gives a reliable basis for an observation scheme for a classroom. However, it is apparent that even though the practical and theoretical ventures overlap in many respects the core of the theoretical tenets are fundamentally variant. They are broader in some respects and narrow in others. The deterrents of real time implementation are significant and thus the scheme of analysis is fundamentally different from the theory frames that led to (Schoenfeld, 2013. At the onset, I believed that teaching was about spending 8 hours teaching and having a… Continue Reading...

Cloud Service and Prescription

potential data entry error. The impact the cloud service application can have on healthcare can be great. Costs may be reduced and legal ramifications from human error can be avoided by exemplifying the risk management essentials of assessment, technological upgrades, and training. Part I Introduction: Risk management for the prescription process entails analysis of problems existing in the pharmacy in relation to wait times, communication between different parties, and customer satisfaction. Regarding wait times, the average wait time for prescriptions can take approximately half an hour. Examining this information from the perspective of risk management, the wait time affects… Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

be utilized in order to facilitate leaders who operate according to this assumption: transformational leadership, confrontational leadership, the application of emotional intelligence, etc. Another trend in leadership today is the concept of self-management. This is a type of leadership that puts the onus of development on the individual (Yukl, 2010). This style is also one that underscores essentially all styles of leadership because if the individual self is not oriented towards betterment, empowerment, and achievement of goals through the overcoming of obstacles, then the individual will never be useful for an organization. At some point, self-management has to kick… Continue Reading...

Labor Laws and Employment Contracts

terminate such contracts at will. Moreover, this employer applies for both federal and state exemptions in its application the doctrine of employment at will (Butsch & Kleiner, 2011). References Butsch, R., & Kleiner, B. H. (2011). New Developments Concerning The Doctrine Of Employment At Will. Managerial Law, 39(1), 54-59 Chuff, D. F. (2014). Fraudulent Inducement and Employer Liability: "A Chink in the At-Will Employment Doctrine Armor?". Journal of Individual Employment Rights, 7(1), 61-72 Mixon, F. G. (2014). The diffusion of judicially provided employment protection: the employment-at-will doctrine. Applied Economics, 26(12), 1159-1162 Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Impact

of mandamus. For this reason, Marbury was denied his writ application. In order for this decision to be made, the Chief Justice made a judicial review argument (which is still famous today), although then, the practice had a different name. In short, this argument stated that it was legitimate for the Court's authority to deny the enforcement of a statutory law contradicting the Constitution. This was with regard to the foundation of the Constitution in popular authority, which gave it supreme authority over ordinary statutes. Additionally, the Constitution, which was in writing, created three government branches, which were co-equal.… Continue Reading...

Left Brain Right Brain Worldview and Doctoral Programs

and excessively linear, the professional PhD tracts ideally blend right and left brain visions. The application of quantitative data analyses to real world problems reflects the logical functions of the left brain, while the expanded worldview of the professional practitioner who understands the value of applying academia to the real world appeals to the right brain. Because my worldview combines both left and right brain worldviews, the professional PhD program fits in well with my goals. References Boud, D., & Tennant, M. (2006). Putting doctoral education to work: Challenges to academic practice. Higher Education Research and Development, 25(3), 293-306.… Continue Reading...

Technical Writing Describing a Smartphone

A smartphone is a multifunction portable electronic device. All smartphones perform three main functions: traditional telephony, computer applications, and photography operations. Telephony functions include voice calling and SMS; computer functions include Internet access, game play, and software applications; and photography operations depend on a built-in camera and photography processing applications. A smartphone consists of both its hardware and its software. Hardware The smartphone includes a chassis plus the internal components. Those internal components include a battery plus the circuit board. Features like the SIM card, camera, and microphone are integrated into the circuit board. All smartphones have rechargeable batteries. A… Continue Reading...

Use Of Chlorhexidine to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections

of healthcare standards. Thus, it is my pleasure to affirm that application of policies is very critical to our surgery unit.  The hospital promotes the training and teaching programs to ensure that all employees adhere to the policy of preventing the HAIs in the surgery units. In the unit, the clinicians are obliged to use the CHG (Chlorhexidine gluconate) before the surgery is carried out to prevent healthcare associated infections. Since there is an evidence-based approach that confirms that Chlorhexidine is a topical antiseptic agent that can reduce the bacterial colonization of skin and is effective against different multidrug-resistant organisms.… Continue Reading...

Does Testing Overlook the Importance Of Long Term Learning

(Riley, 2013). In sum, the Common Core standards are "designed to deepen critical thinking and emphasize application of knowledge and skills"" (Riley, 2013, p. 25). Although widely adopted throughout the United States, eight states have rejected Common Core standards as being inappropriate for their students, meaning that even this worthwhile initiative has failed to completely address the fundamental problem of teaching to the test and its adverse effects on long-term learning nationwide (Standards in your state, 2017). Conclusion The research showed that over the past 30 years, the use of standardized testing regimes in the nation's schools and calls… Continue Reading...

Apple Corporation Summary and Review

.....yearly, quarterly and monthly periods. Trends and issues that will be identified include patterns of growth, regression and other items that are clearly outside of the norm. The items and trends that have been identified include the following: • The firm is clearly a mostly-domestic endeavor. While the international revenues are somewhat large, they are a rather small proportion of annual revenues. • A large swath of the business is expanding in nature. Acquire is decent and retain is twice as large as acquire. Serve and non-coded make up another $2 million or so. However, expand is more than the… Continue Reading...

Teacher Performance Assessment

the various science methodologies Students should name and discuss various prominent scientists Students should be able to identify the application of science in day to day life Language Demands: students are required to define and describe what science is. They should also be able to use this understanding of science to apply scientific knowledge. Use scientific terms and language both in spoken and written presentations of scientific information. • Key Vocabulary: Science, scientists, famous scientists, scientific methods Resources and Materials • Resources: class text-books, handouts, charts etc. • Materials: worksheets, games, projector, Smartboard, paper, pencils, art supplies, cards, post- its, etc.)… Continue Reading...

Proposal Review

both proposals, the study participants have been clearly established, the intervention methods clearly identified and the application procedure well illustrated. The various measurements to be undertaken as to determine effects of the intervention have been well illustrated as well as the control measure. In addition, the various ethical consideration to be factored in are included. Yes. For both papers, the title pages include the paper title, the course number and title, and the instructors name. However, the date, which should be the date the paper was submitted, is lacking in both papers. While a time "week four" is included… Continue Reading...

Assessment Of Communication Effectiveness

Communication Effectiveness of Made at TU Organization Made at TU Organization is an organization that existed at The University of Tulsa since the 1970s in order to help mechanical engineering students fund their projects. The organization was founded after the then Dean, Steve Bellovich, became interested in the efforts by mechanical engineering students at the institution to develop projects that help meet the needs of the local residents suffering from physical and developmental disabilities (The University of Tulsa, n.d.). Since its inception, Made at TU has developed to become an important student organization in this academic institution through leadership and… Continue Reading...

Accounting Gaap and Ifrs

a lease liability for every lease. Nonetheless, a lessee might choose not to undertake the application of recognition requirements to short-term leases, and in its place recognize the lease payment over the term of the lease (PWC, 2017). There are distinctive differences between the two accounting options. First, according to ASC 842, the leases for low-value assets are not exempted. In contrast, IFRS 16 allows the exemption for leases of low-value assets, which are $5,000 or lower when new. Secondly, the two accounting options differ in their accounting models for lessee accounting. In IFRS, a single lease model of… Continue Reading...

Multivariate Statistics Compare and Contrast

The way in which the data is arranged and placed varies based on the application. Indeed, there are differing options that exist including measure of goodness/fit, the Shepard diagram and so on. One thing that is extremely important to do well when it comes to all of this is the number of dimensions involved. The city-to-city network mentioned before would typically be handled in two dimensions. Those dimensions would be north/south and east/west. There are some situations where a third dimension (or more) might matter. If the routes of a ski slope are being looked at, the elevations involved… Continue Reading...

Emirate Airlines Customer Service

Emirate Airline Analysis What follows in this report is a review and summary of the customer services aspect of Emirates Airline. The firm in question has most certainly established a name for themselves and there is the common refrain about how adept they are. Even so, there are opportunities for them to get better and all firms should commit to a culture and mindset of continuous improvement, fettering out what problems what do exist and finding common sense solutions for dealing with the same. Regardless of what problems are found, there need to be evidence-based and realistic solutions put forth,… Continue Reading...

Ethical Dilemmas and Ethical Decision Making Framework

company. References Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2009). Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and application. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Project Management Institute (n.d.). Ethics in Project Management. Retrieved June 17, 2017, from https://www.pmi.org/about/ethics Vardi, Y., & Weitz, E. (2016). Misbehavior in Organizations: A Dynamic Approach. Routledge. Continue Reading...

Solid Waste Management

D. (2015). A Management Framework for Municipal Solid Waste Systems and Its application to Food Waste Prevention. Systems, 133-151. Wang, H., He, J., Kim, Y., & Kamata, T. (2001). Municipal Solid Waste Management in Small Towns. The World Bank. Continue Reading...

Presentation Of Gender in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein

and be aware of our boundaries. It is common today for people to be specialists in the application of several technologies but have poor understanding of its basic concepts. This problem is addressed by Frankenstein and much of it's contemporary appreciation is due to this. Bibliography Haddad, Stephanie S. "Women as the Submissive Sex in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." Inquiries Journal (2010): 1. Pellet, Jean-Philippe. Literary Essay on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. 21 May 2001. 11 June 2017. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein. 1818. Tan, Wayne. THE FEMALE GENDER AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN. 01 April 2017. 11 June 2017. Continue Reading...

Social Issues in the Military and Law Enforcement

to have considered that fact by the time it made the ruling. This application of the law that did not consider Miss Manning's special case has contributed to her frustrations and hence the attempted suicide. Moreover, the length of imprisonment in the sentence she received must have contributed in making Miss Manning desperate to the point of attempted suicide. In my opinion, the court has had a great influence on Miss Manning's frustrations and consequent suicide attempts. I think Miss Manning does not deserve a second prosecution because of the attempted suicide. Any person in her conditions would be… Continue Reading...

Technical Instruction for Hp Pavilion

The objective of this document is to provide the technical instruction about the strategy to maintaning and protecting the HP Pavilion computer Notebook against a potential damage and external attacks. The instruction is essential to guide people using the HP Pavilion on the appropriate method to use the system and prevent it from damaging. Audience This manual is to be used by employees, customers, suppliers, top executive, and individuals using the HP Pavilion. The purpose of this paper is to advise the target audience about the strategy for maintenance of HP Pavilion computer Notebook correctly. Hewlett-Packard is a giant computer… Continue Reading...

Ecrm Systems for Small Businesses

Unbounce. While either of the two e-CRM system described in Table 1 above could satisfy Old Town Photography's needs, the application offered by Salesforce appears to be the superior product and Catherin should be advised to invest in this system. References Kapoulas, A. & Ratkovic, D. (2015, January 1). E-CRM dilemmas in developing markets: The case of a tourism company in Serbia. European Journal of Tourism Research, 9, 24-26. Turban, E. (2012). Electronic commerce: A managerial and social networks perspective. New York: Pearson. Continue Reading...

Steel Frame Vs Concrete Frame Sustainability Score

is easy and in most cases only requires the incorporation of some materials and application of special spray. The ductility of steel could also come in handy in protecting against high wind loads. It is also important to note that from a structural perspective, steel has some redundancy that could prevent collapse as a result of a bomb blast or earthquake event. On that basis, it is therefore clear that there is need to further interrogate the safety factor as introduced herein so as to determine which of the two identified frames has a higher sustainability score. Cost is… Continue Reading...

Aged Population Showing Early Symptoms Of Dementia

Mental therapy using non-intense video games and how it affects brain health among the aged population showing early symptoms of dementia. The deterioration of cognitive abilities and brain tissue due to age could have several adverse effects on mental systems and could even lead to dementia. Thus, researchers are trying to discover methods which could help keep brain function, independence, health and cognition among aged people in its best shape. Usually, with age, the white and gray matter of the brain shrivels with this action seen more in its prefrontal cortex than other regions. Other affected brain parts are the… Continue Reading...

Holding Differing Opinions on Value

.....uncommon for separate groups to hold differing opinions on value. However, it becomes a huge challenge when these opinions have no form of correlation with each other. An example is on the topic of the best valuation method to implement or even worse is when the future predictions are totally different from each other (Thuy Vu Nga & Kamolrat, 2007). Example case: Concerning the problems of the project team, two members who were questioned made clear their problems with the large volume of work which they had to finish in no time. Another team member talked up the problems of… Continue Reading...

Accounting for Pensions

not to be permitted to influence accounting outcomes. In the application of accrual accounting to pensions, only three important elements of past pension accounting are maintained. These include reporting net cost, delaying recognition of particular events, and offsetting liabilities and assets (FASB, 2017). Question Two Taking the research done into consideration, there are recommended changes to the guidance or rules in the present day, which would enhance the financial accounting and reporting of Postretirement Health Care and Life Insurance Benefits. One of the key recommendations encompasses exposure, which takes into account placing an entity's total and complete pension together… Continue Reading...

Inclusion Of Evidence Based Practice in Social Work

Social Workers' application of Social Work Evidence-based practice is defined as a process through which a practitioner combines clinical experience with well-research interventions/measures. Evidence-based practice has not only emerged as an important component in the modern healthcare sector but is also increasingly vital in social work practice. The increased significance of evidence-based practice in social work is attributable to the fact that social workers are constantly seeking well-researched studies to obtain information that enhances their knowledge base. Additionally, competent social work practitioners continue to look… Continue Reading...

Credit Rating Agencies Essay

sales and marketing practices “Look-backs” when credit analysts leave the NRSRO Fines and penalties Disclosure of performance statistics application and disclosure of credit rating methodologies Form disclosure of data and assumptions underlying credit ratings, among other things Disclosure about third-party due diligence Analyst training and testing Consistent application of rating symbols and definitions Specific and additional disclosure for ratings related to asset-based securities (Credit rating agencies, 2014). Beyond the foregoing, the Act also requires all federal agencies to: Review current regulations requiring the use of an assessment of the creditworthiness of a money market instrument or security or any references to credit ratings… Continue Reading...

Robotic Surgery Essay

to develop their own standardized training and certification programs to ensure that quality standards in the application of robotic surgery in the field are maintained to a high level.  Such training would also serve to minimize malpractice risk, so there is definitely benefit ot the industry to have such programs. By the early 2000s, the focus of robotic surgery was focused on laparoscopic applications.  The future of robotic surgery was understood to be focused on smaller devices with greater tactile sense and more refined movements (Camarillo, Krummel & Salisbury, 2004).  The past decade of development in robotic surgery has… Continue Reading...

Practice Of Dumping Essay

not previously been taken off the American market because of ineffectiveness or lack of safety, and an application for approval had not been denied by the United States; and, An unapproved drug intended for the treatment of a tropical disease could be exported to a country not on the approved list with the approval of the U.S. secretary of health and human services (Silverman & Lydecker, 1999, p. 225). Not surprisingly, this change in anti-dumping legislation resulted in widespread criticism from international observers. For instance, Silverman and Lydecker (1999) report that, “the action of the U.S. Congress on the… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Evaluation Plan Essay

Introduction This evaluation plan provides a description concerning how the curriculum committee will collaborate to achieve an improved language arts curriculum for grades 6 through 8 at Haddonfield Middle School (hereinafter alternatively “Haddonfield” or “the school”), a public school located in Haddonfield, New Jersey.The Middletown Township Public Schools recognize the need for ongoing curricular evaluation. Based on its stated mission (described below), Haddonfield’s educators are committed to providing the highest quality curricular offerings possible that help young learners prepare for life in the 21 century. Therefore, a revision of the English/Language Arts (ELA) curriculum is needed. To this end, a… Continue Reading...

Intelligence Simulation Essay

Rossi cite the chatbot “Eugene Goostman” who purportedly was the first AI application to pass the Turing test by deceiving one-third of a panel of judges into believing it was a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy with limited English fluency. The program even responded appropriately to a joke from a human judge, an attribute that Hofstadter (1985) maintains is an essential element of intelligence.  According to a report from Aamonth (2014), this seminal event essentially confirmed Turing’s original prediction that AI would become sufficiently advanced by 2000 to trick humans into believing they were other humans at least 30% of the… Continue Reading...

Student Loans Essay

lower monthly payments compared to the income-contingent repayment plan. In addition, the application of the poverty line at 150% as a threshold means that repayment plans are congruent with the same standards that are applied to bankruptcy fee waivers.27 According to Kantrowitz, though, “It should be noted that the US Supreme Court upheld the government's ability to collect defaulted student loans by offsetting Social Security disability and retirement benefits without a statute of limitations in Lockhart v US (04-881, December 2005).”28  In Lockhart v. US, a portion of Lockhart’s Social Security payments were withheld beginning in 2002 to repay… Continue Reading...

Performance Management and Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs

job. Lazaroiu (2015) further supports the universality of motivational theory’s application in performance management systems. His study is based in Europe but follows the same formula as Zameer et al.’s (2014) approach. Lazaroiu (2015) focuses on analyzing motivational determinants, job performance, and factors of behavior that are motivation-oriented. The researcher highlights the evidence of causality between motivation (needs being met) and workplace performance. The more that needs are met, the more workers are motivated to perform well at their jobs. Critical Analysis Critically analyzing the topic of motivational theory’s application to performance management systems in the context of an organization… Continue Reading...

Jeff Bezos Leadership Skills

Analytical Report on Jeff Bezos Leadership Skills According to an interview carried out by Bloomberg Business Week (2004), Jeff Bezos mentioned that “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. An individual earns reputation through trying to do difficult things effortlessly.” Amazon’s CEO is famous for his distinctive and innovative manner of approach and his business culture as one of the biggest leaders over the universe currently. Dimensions of Organizational Culture According to Kantor and Streitfeld (2015), Amazon corporate culture forces the workers to surpass the conventional constraints and traditions to establish not only authentic perceptions… Continue Reading...

Human Theory Of Caring

Nursing theory allows for one to examine concepts and then attempt practical application of these concepts when theories are tested. Evidence-based practice for example, is the wonderful lovechild of theory and application in that when theories are constructed, they are then tested, and if they work, are applied to standard practice via modification. This essay aims to provide a deeper synthesis of nursing theory by examining two important nursing theories: Orem's Self-care Theory and Watsons Nursing Theory. Additionally, one will see how nursing theory has evolved since its beginnings. Background on Nursing Theory Many say nursing is as old… Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Social Media and the Fire Department

The one-size-fits-all approach is not applicable in the context of social networking in corporate firms and workplaces. The advantages of social media are contingent on the type of networking platform, its features, and the organization itself. Since their inception, social networking sites have been known to play a critical role in improving the communication and productivity of compliant firms. In the contemporary society, the fire service also uses mainstream social networking platforms for receiving and disseminating information. The traditional reliance on print media as a source of information has faded away as social media provides an unlimited amount of data… Continue Reading...

The Role Of Roy’s Adaptation Model in Nursing Theory

end, a PICO question has been formulated: does massage application given to infants born at less than 37 weeks gestation reduce feeding intolerance? Given the increased prominence of theory-based nursing, identifying an applicable nursing framework is important. One model that can be used in addressing the identified problem is Roy’s adaptation model (RAM). Indeed, RAM is one of the most common nursing models. Essentially, the model emphasises patient adaptation to the environment (Saini et al., 2017). As per the model, the nurse focuses on improving the patient’s ability to interact with the adjacent environment. Viewing the individual as an… Continue Reading...

Kant and the Question Of Murder

be answered but by subjective assertions and therefore lacked credibility as a universal or objective application. For Kant, his philosophical view gradually came to the conclusion that people “attribute to the concept of God” certain moral and religious concepts that do not necessarily derive from God (“Kant’s Philosophy of Religion”). Kant shies away from the idea of faith, viewing it skeptically, from a position opposite of that of, say, Aquinas, who viewed faith as resting upon reason. For Kant, faith does not presuppose reason: Reason presupposes doubt and doubt leads to the questioning of the existence of God—or at… Continue Reading...

Theory Of Motivation and Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs

“when the most prepotent goal is realized, the next higher need emerges,” (p. 370). In application, a person needs to fulfill lower order needs thoroughly before progressing towards the fulfillment of higher needs. The staged process does not preclude cyclical growth and development, but when dysfunction or neurosis has become manifest in an individual, it usually points to the lack of fulfillment of a more fundamental need on the hierarchy. Understanding Maslow’s hierarchy of needs within a general motivation theory framework can be of tremendous benefit to human resources managers in both the public and private sectors. In a… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Leadership and Teams

that with a collaborative leadership strategy for conflict resolution, I will be able to develop the mobile software application for patient monitoring within the 30-day limit. Plan B My Plan B is to change our team to a virtual team. However, I do not believe this is the best solution. Virtual teams experience less conflict but they may also be far less productive (Thomas & Peterson, 2018). Likewise, I could request that one or the other member of the team be removed but I would not want to resort to this extreme measure. Doing this would also reflect poorly… Continue Reading...

Public Administration and Finance

Finance in Public Administration One of the important components towards the successful delivery of services to the public is management of financial resources. Financial management in public administration basically entails budgeting as well as budget execution, monitoring, and accounting with respect to planning and programming of public administration. In essence, public finance administration basically entails raising revenue from the public, allocation of public funds and other financial resources, and managing public assets. These processes are usually carried out to help ensure that the government has adequate money to finance all its activities. In this regard, proper financial management in public… Continue Reading...

An Effective Strategy in Dealing with People with Mental Disorders

based on in- depth scientific, practical and abstract research. Learners imbibe skills that facilitate the application of acquired information to their individual professional interests. GCU’s DNA artifact provides an interconnected method in diverse doctoral journey stages, facilitating the development of an all- inclusive program approach. By collaborating with the DNA system and educators, I will be able to enjoy a meaningful, swift journey that holds regard for theory and practice within any given domain. The institution has cultivated a rich community in which stakeholders, students and educators strive constantly towards improving and excelling. In the learner’s role, I will… Continue Reading...

Economy and U.s. Health Care

Michigan-based producers’ shift to Ontario, Canada. The huge healthcare burden may be attributable to the application of CT (computed tomography) scans, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and the plethora of other such expensive technology that has hit the markets in the course of the past ten years. Some proofs exist of governmental cutbacks on health spending through decreasing provider reimbursement, spending on other economic spheres, and public insurance generosity and entitlement, in addition to increased patient expense sharing. Studies indicate rise in healthcare expenditure may be sustainable only until to a 1 pp gross domestic product and healthcare expenditure growth gap.… Continue Reading...

Naylor Against World Wide Trading Of Weapons in Wages Of Crime

can safely assume that arms now purchased are actually intended for application and not just for dissuasion or show (Naylor, 2004; Richard, 2002), with the outcome being increased killing power for every unit of currency expended. Thirdly, measured total value decline is partly an outcome of price cuts, rather than quantity decreases. At one time, first-hand AK-47s’ wholesale rate was roughly 12.5 dollars. In the 90’s, Russians were able to acquire first-hand guns at 30-40 dollars, and Cambodians bought secondhand guns for a mere eight dollars (which was the Ugandan rate per chicken, or the rate of a maize… Continue Reading...

Role Of Depression and Medication

Medication adherence is delineated as the magnitude to which patients take medications as recommended by their health-care providers. Correct and accurate adherence to a treatment plan, particularly taking medication on a regular basis and as recommended in the prescriptions is a shared clinical challenge not only for clinicians but patients as well. The population growth of older adults continues to magnify and increase with the baby boomer age group almost coming to their age of retiring. The inference of this is that there is an increasing necessity for enhancing healthcare results amongst patients suffering from heart failure. Self-care discrepancies have… Continue Reading...

Testing Reliability and the Mitigation Of Risk

and higher learning obtained through the exercises in a manner that is consistent with real world application. As Bardovi-Harlig and Mahan-Taylor (2003) point out, teaching should have a pragmatic base to it so that students see the point and relevance of the exercises in their own lives. These objectives supply that point. Discussion 3: The advantages of Mr. Williams’ approach in Scenario 1 is that it challenges the students to focus and prepare for the weekly tests. This will help to keep them engaged with the material so that they can pass. The disadvantage of the approach in the… Continue Reading...

Improving Public Relations Between the Police Department and the Citizens

to the problem through an actual review of reported instances of excessive force application. Once the problem has been identified, then a solution can be sought and the input of the very same officers sought. In essence, this will not only lead to change in behaviors but also boost compliance levels. A suggestion box will come in handy for those who, for one reason or another, cannot share their contribution in an open forum. Poor public relations between my officers and members of the public could be as a result of deep-seated issues such as dissatisfaction with work, lack… Continue Reading...

Public Health Officials Using Computers to Manage Outbreaks

inventions and discoveries based on these technologies. Evidently, the increased application of electronic health records will allow timely collection and accurate use of data. It will equally facilitate fast transmission of the recommended measures to control epidemics among healthcare staff. New statistical approaches are developed by statisticians focused on the improvement of data analysis. These efforts are also aimed at improving control measures and to cut down the numbers of epidemic related cases (Choi, 2012). Big data promises a rich reservoir of information and a host of analytical tools which will help health teams to demystify the complex and… Continue Reading...

Letter Of Recommendation for Manager

I am pleased to recommend Mark for employment. As co-manager of Mark at BAM, I had the great pleasure of having him as an intern. He has served as our go-to Head of Risk Management (as well as quantitative researcher) at BAM Asset Management—an independent investment management company in charge of € 1.2bn AUM that offers investment solutions to institutional investors. As Head of Risk Management, Mark has been tasked with focusing his group on capital preservation and the generation of risk-adjusted returns on a sustainable basis. In my estimation, as an intern at BAM, Mark has performed considerably well.… Continue Reading...

Death Anxiety and Fear

- Resistances. Retrieved from http://www.freudfile.org/psychoanalysis/resistance.html Neimeyer, R. A. (2015). Death Anxiety Handbook: Research, Instrumentation, And application. Taylor & Francis.   Continue Reading...

Ibm Supply Chain Concerns

Executive Summary This document considers the various points of correlation between human resources, management information systems, and supply chain management in relation to critical IBM concepts of managing an organization. It identifies how these three areas intersect and their long term value for organizations as a whole. Ultimately, they are vital aspects of operations in the contemporary business world. Introduction There are a number of eminent facets involved in the management of contemporary organizations. Encompassing a wide range of characteristics, the most notable of these pertain to information technology, resource allocation, and varying elements of procurement. Effecting competitive advantage today… Continue Reading...

Dreams the Unconscious Mind and Defense Mechanisms

Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic theory suggest that early stages of human development have a significant impact on our relationships and our ego throughout the life span. According to Freudian theories, manifested behavior is based on latent problems of the past. The therapeutic process of psychoanalysis is designed to help the client become aware of past problems or latent desires that have been suppressed during the process of psychological development. Key themes that emerge in the literature on psychoanalytic theory include the role of the unconscious mind in shaping self-concept and behavior, dreams as the language of the unconscious mind, and the… Continue Reading...

Intelligent Information Systems for Cars and Highways

Various smart vehicle and smart highway technologies and systems offer tremendous potential for improving road and vehicular safety. Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) have already been developed in the United States and Japan, also called Road Transport Informatics (RTI) in Europe (Collier and Weiland, 1994, p. 27). Smart highways are also referred to as Automated Vehicle Highway Systems (AVHS) or Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The lack of global consensus on what to call smart driving and smart highways reflects the burgeoning nature and broad gamut of technologies that need to be further developed and integrated into standardized systems. The most… Continue Reading...

Differences Between Formal and Informal Communication

who was helping me to apply for a scholarship. The application included five different essays, and Ms. Dee helped by giving me feedback to improve my writing. It was appropriate to use formal communication in this case because I am speaking with someone who is a mentor/academic advisor and not a friend. Hi Ms. Dee, Thank you so much for your quick response. I enjoyed reading your comments and appreciate your feedback on my essay. Please let me know if there is anything else you need to facilitate the processing of my application for the scholarship. Scenario 1 A.… Continue Reading...

An Explanation Of the Definition Of Science

an experiment. The explanation should include an interpretation of the data, plus an application to the real world detailing why the results are meaningful or important. Similarly, the explanation of the research would also include suggestions for future research. Taken together, the observation, identification, description, investigation, and explanation comprise systematic methods used to explain any observable phenomena. Science is a way of knowing the natural world. Therefore, science cannot be used as a way of knowing anything that falls beyond the realm of measurements. If a phenomenon is isolated or too subjective, then it cannot be measured scientifically. Using… Continue Reading...

Net Present Value Project Evaluation

Cengage Learning Dhiensiri, N., & Balsara, N. (2014). An Introductory application of Monte Carlo Simulation in Capital Budgeting Analysis. Journal of Financial Education, 40(1/2), 94–114. Li, G., Hsiao, P. & Li, D. (2015). The Impact of Financial Risk on Business Risk. International Journal of Business, 20(4), 279–290. Continue Reading...

Trends in Healthcare Management Industry

In the recent years, trends have emerged in the healthcare management industry, which includes patient protection, social media in healthcare, and drug shortages. Patient protection has largely been influenced by laws and policies in different nations. In the United States, the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has resulted in the lowering of overall healthcare costs, whereby millions of individuals have access to insurance, thereby guaranteeing free preventative care. Social media in healthcare has stemmed from the increased use and adoption of the technology for health-related reasons by patients as well as healthcare practitioners. Moreover, drug… Continue Reading...

The Hypothetical Case Of the Nacirema

holy mouth men and holy mouth women perform special rituals that brighten the teeth through the application of special magical materials. The private mouth rituals take place in the privacy of the Nacirema home, and rarely in public Nacirema body shrines. Of the various mouth rites, the most common seems to be a ritual involving a stick with bristles at the end, a sort of brush that magically and perhaps symbolically sweeps away disease and ill health. Another Nacirema ritual entails running a thin piece of twine between the teeth, and the function of this ritual may only be… Continue Reading...

Parkland School Shooting Essay

the National Rifle Association and other advocates of unrestricted gun ownership have prevented the application of these oft-ignored but critical words to the resolution of the problem today.  Against this backdrop, identifying ways to prevent the recurrence of school and other mass shooting in this country requires more than just mandating incremental and gradual changes in the gun ownership laws. In response, students and their parents at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland have rallied in support of stricter gun control laws including staging at “die-in” at the White House and forming the Students Demand Action coalition,… Continue Reading...

Way Of the Peaceful Warrior Book Analysis Essay

should be happy in all circumstances as nothing lasts forever. Mentorship Approaches and Strategies Mentors change people via the application of a wide range of approaches and strategies.  One of these involves taking students through a journey into their life and pointing out flaws that ought to be addressed.  In the words of Bailey and Burch, “the mentor has to be a great behavior analyst…” (329).  Dan’s initiation commences with Socrates displaying to him his entire life’s visions.  To be able to do this, Socrates ought to have had some innate skill (mystical or professional) in the analysis of the behavior… Continue Reading...

The Us Grant Programs for Emergencies

and injuries within the nation as well as across the globe (Grants.Gov, n.d). It concentrates on the development and application of disease prevention and control, paying special attention to contagious diseases, environmental wellbeing, food-borne pathogens, health education, injury prevention, occupational health and safety, and health promotion for improving citizens’ health (Grants.Gov, n.d). Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) The Emergency Response Department (2017) affirms that the PHEP Grant attempts at bolstering county preparedness, planning, and response efforts in the face of manmade or natural catastrophes potentially affecting public health. The initiative put into action using PHEP Grant funding aims at… Continue Reading...

Reminiscing on My Teens

to the different layers affecting Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system. References Deeming, P., Johnson, L. (2009). An application of Bandura’s social learning theory: a new approach to deafblind support groups. Journal of the American Deafness & Rehabilitation Association (JADARA). 203-209. Christensen, J. (2016). A critical reflection of Bronfenbrenner’s development ecology model. Problems of education in the 21st century. 69, 22-28. Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. (2013). Nested or networked? Future directions for ecological systems theory. Social Development. 22(4), 722-737. Siegler, R. S., Ellis, S. (1996). Piaget on childhood. Psychological Science. 7(4), 211-215. Continue Reading...

Careers in Criminal Justice and Prospects

work experience, and my specialized skills. I will seek help in drafting the best cover letter for each job application, addressing each letter personally and ensuring that I get in the door for an interview. Likewise, I will perform well in the interview setting because I am already preparing myself for success. Brian Kim states that not being prepared for an interview is one of the top ten reasons why young people are having trouble getting jobs. Being prepared for the interview is not just about wearing clean clothing. I also need to be confident and poised, prepared to… Continue Reading...

How to Understand the Stock Market

As with any of the big questions worth asking, there is no easy answer to whether the stock market is rigged. The real answer is both yes and no. On the one hand, the market has rules and regulations, oversight boards like the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is open for all investors to participate in on a potentially equal basis. On the other hand, the way the market works is clearly “unfair,” as Tepper puts it (1). Unfairness is built into the system because the actual point of sale is not something the ordinary investor is privy to—meaning the… Continue Reading...

Music and Gym Workout

groups being as diverse as elite sportspersons and exercisers. Model 3: Music application has been recognized as a prospective ergogenic support which facilitates improved performance during exercise sessions. Explanation: Researchers have recognized music as an ergogenic mental support which has largely garnered attention for its impacts revealed via researches that concentrate on pre-task, post-task, and in-exercise performance. Here, the research aim was reviewing literature on music’s key impacts on performance, potential mechanisms, and novel insights into the subject. The technique involved searching, choosing and stratifying original papers from key databases (including Medline, Scopus, Scielo, Sport Discuss, and Web of Science)… Continue Reading...

Self Organization and Netlogo

This notion is extremely similar to that found in nature and the aforementioned examples with the birds. However, the application is where the two dimensions differ. In the latter one, such self organization can inform the model for the performance of a specific task which is an integral aspect of a particular computer system. When using a computer language and modeling system such as NetLogo, for example, once can manipulate different forms of self-organization for the most advantageous means of accomplishing such a task. NetLogo provides one of the ideal ‘settings’ or programming languages to accomplish this objective. The primary… Continue Reading...

Best Practices Involved in Changing the Accounting Information System Ais

(2015). Analysis of factors affecting the success of the application of accounting information system. International Journal of scientific & Technology research, 4(2). 155-162. Peppard, J., & Ward, J. (2016). The strategic management of information systems: Building a digital strategy. John Wiley & Sons. Reifer, D. J. (Ed.). (2006). Software management (Vol. 16). John Wiley & Sons. Romney, M. B., & Steinbart, P. J. (2012). Accounting information systems. Boston: Pearson Continue Reading...

Strategies to Enhance Patient Satisfaction

application: Systems Theory Healthcare organizations provide nursing services centered on multiple theories. For instance, the Open Systems Theory established in 1978 by Katz and Kahn considers the healthcare organization as social systems divided into interconnected subsystems (Meyer & O’Brien-Pallas, 2010). Meyers and O’Brien-Pallas (2010) provide that these interrelated subsystems include outputs, throughputs, inputs, negative feedbacks and a cycle of events. The primary care hospital environment has various units that handle different cases including the intensive care, intermediate care, medical-surgery, emergency department… Continue Reading...

College Debt

one’s getting oneself into. i. Tuition-originating debt Grants Generally found through the FAFSA (Free application for Federal Student Aid), these are generally need-based and needn’t be repaid. Certain grants are also provided for particular professions only. Researchers note that several billion dollars per annum in grant money isn’t claimed by students. Scholarships and cash awards Awards and scholarships may be granted for almost all things (volunteering, video games, etc.), with several billion dollars awaiting needy students. Cash prizes sponsored by companies and associations are more widely available for college upperclassmen and needn’t be repaid either. In spite of the widely-believed myths regarding… Continue Reading...

Education Classroom Management Journal

Journal Entry 1 Discourse on classroom management has shifted away from a disciplinarian and authoritarian model towards one more steeped in developmental psychology, social justice, and compassion. Within a new educational paradigm, teachers can provide structure in the classroom without expecting “conformity” or “obedience” per se (Jones, Jones & Vermette, 2013, p. 21). Teachers working within a classroom management paradigm that emphasizes trust and relationship building create far more effective educational environments. Still, teachers do need to be armed with information and specific strategies. Some of the strategies recommended including improved awareness of non-verbal communication cues and a systematic means… Continue Reading...

Iran Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues

SWOT analysis Strengthnesses The primary concepts of global bioethics (autonomy, justice), non-maleficence, and beneficence are actually appropriate in Islamic view, but application and interpretation are actually completely distinct in Islamic law (Farajkhoda, 2017). Formation of the Islamic principles will help to provide laws owing to recently raised moral issues and they can resolve clinical bioethics issues as well as experiments (Zahedi, Emami Razavi & Larijani, 2009). Additionally, Iranian investigators are able to make use of the holy Quran recommendations, concepts of Islamic values; the religious viewpoints (Fatwa) of Islamic scholars on special issues; the local laws and even ethical codes; international… Continue Reading...

Walmart\'s Use Of Technology for a Competitive Advantage

its business. By gaining first mover advantage, and being more creative in the application of new technology, Wal-Mart puts itself in the position as a leader, not a follower, in terms of the way technology helps to deliver competitive advantage. Knowing what competitive advantage looks like in its industry, and being able to apply technology to making that happen year in and yea rout is the hallmark of a well-run company, and Wal-Mart has a reputation for being just that in terms of its supply chain. References ASA (2011). Supply chain. Accounting Software Advisor. Retrieved December 19, 2017 from… Continue Reading...

Electronic Health Records Implementation Challenges

successful implementation of EHRs. Failure to sufficiently train staff on new EHRs could not only lead to the erroneous application of the same in practice, but also ignite some resistance on the said EHRs. For instance, staff used to a paper-based environment could find it challenging to transition from such an environment to EHR software if sufficient training on how to work with the new system is not offered. Training is of great relevance as it helps an entity avoid a wide range of EHR implementation setbacks (such as general frustrations leading to increased employee turnover, errors, etc.). On… Continue Reading...

Psychology Of Motivation and Oxytocin

How can Deci and Ryan's (2008) self-determination theory assist individuals in their personal or professional goals? Deci & Ryan’s (2008) self-determination theory is a theory of motivation that can help individuals set and achieve personal and professional goals. The theory can be applied to almost every area of life, including health choices or interpersonal relationships. One of the most unique features of self-determination theory is that it can be adapted to different applications. As Deci & Ryan (2008) show, self-determination theory distinguishes between different types of motivation including autonomous motivation and controlled motivation. Self-determination theory also takes into account the… Continue Reading...

Freeman Brown Private System

relationship with the stakeholders during closure as one that was far from the application of this theory as there was little balance in the impact that the closure would have on all aprties involved. Goals Short-term goals: the primary goal would be for all remaining campuses to establish their future with the board of directors before making any promises for the future to any of its stakeholders. This will be important as this was an integral mistake made in the case of the two closures – i.e. assurances were made by the new principal while being completely unaware of… Continue Reading...

Computer Assisted Instruction in Education

Vision of Student Learning The vision of Paterson Public Schools is “to be the leader in educating New Jersey’s urban youth” (Paterson, 2017). My vision of student learning is aligned with the school’s vision in the sense that my goal is to help my students be the leaders of their communities, classrooms, schools, and workplaces when they grow up. Part of this leadership must come from character education, which Lickona (1993) and Kristjansson (2014) note is of particular importance in today’s schools. Part of what helps to inform character education is the focus on self-directed learning, which was advocated by… Continue Reading...

Exemplary Leadership Practices in Modern Organizations

to enhance their effectiveness in shaping pedagogy for educators. The development of leadership skills by educational leaders requires the application of leadership principles for the 21st Century. James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner published a book entitled The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, which provides important leadership skills that can be utilized by modern educational leaders. Overview and Summary of the Authors’ Main Points The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations was written by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner to provide insights regarding leadership skills in the… Continue Reading...

Economic Impact Australian Mining Boom

Summary In the period between 2002 and 2012, Australia experienced a mining boom; a period in which the level of exports increased more than threefold and also the investment made in mining as a percentage of the nation’s GDP increasing from 2 percent to 8 percent. Imperatively, during the mining boom period, there was a significant increase in demand for minerals. This is because of the demand for minerals not only locally but also internationally. Therefore, this caused a rightward shift in the demand curve. This leads to the positioning of a new equilibrium price. The comparative theory best explains… Continue Reading...

Adoption Of New Technology

implementation of the new electronic health record system. References Day, C. (2016) 5 Steps to roll out a new application to your team. IT Glue. Retrieved January 4, 2018 from https://www.itglue.com/blog/5-ways-to-roll-out-a-new-application-to-the-team Edmondson, A., Bohmer, R. & Pisano, G. (2001) Disrupted routines: Team learning and new technology implementation in hospitals. Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol. 46 (2001) 685-716. Hannan, M. & Freeman, J. (1984) Structural inertia and organizational change. American Sociological Review. Vol. 49 (2) 149-164. Rogers, E. (2003) Diffusion of innovations Free Press. Schaffer, R. & Thomson, H. (1992) Successful change programs begin with results. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved January 4, 2018… Continue Reading...

Human Robot Interaction

a. Specify the main OBJECTIVE(S) for which you design your robot. This objective should be relevant to your application domain and it should be feasible using the robot assigned to you. Motivate your objective and argue why the robot assigned to you is suited to reach that objective. The objective I have in mind for “pepper” is to provide travel destination details to the customers who come to my travel agency for information. Instead of my personal input on clients who primarily only want information and don't necessarily want to make travel plans immediately, “pepper” can allow them to… Continue Reading...

The Ethical Issues Of Criminal Justice

not commit, due to factors such as wrong identity and selective application of law is alarming. There is an urgent need to improve the criminal justice system with an objective of alleviating wrongful convictions and enhancing the innocence program. This will minimize the chances of convictions and subversion of justice for convicts. Political ramifications Criminal justice system: it is said that it’s better to allow 100 guilty suspects to go free than to have an innocent man convicted. From a political stand point the criminal justice system works when criminals are convicted. The ethical dilemma in this context is… Continue Reading...

Race in Latin America

John Burdick in “The Lost Constituency of Brazil’s Black Movements” questions the narrative that race mixing, or mestizaje, is a solution to the problem of race in Brazil. Burdick states that “in Brazil the social perception of race exists along a continuum that encourages passing toward whiteness, making it difficult to forge a unified nonwhite identity” (139). What Burdick implies is that many Brazilians lack a distinct racial identity because of race mixing. The Black Identity in particular is negligibly felt socially in Brazil, and Burdick’s research indicates as much, with thirty participants claiming “to have used, for most of… Continue Reading...

Why Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cbt Effective?

when it comes to the prediction of key life results. Thus, the article will help offer details on the theory’s application to diverse spheres of life and cultures. Studies analyzed are linked to relevant controlled and independent motivations as regards education, relationships, parenting, health, the workplace, and sports (Deci & Ryan, 2008). B. A cognitive-affective system theory of personality: Reconceptualizing situations, dispositions, dynamics, and invariance in personality structure.  Notably, this article examines latest empirical information proving the fact that people depict stable individual behavioral level-related disparities and steady, unique behavioral inconsistency trends over diverse scenarios. The above discovery heralds a… Continue Reading...

Leadership Personality Traits and Organizational Behavior

some of the contextual constraints on management. However, the results can also be extrapolated for application in the private sector. Intrinsic goals and motivation are important factors in helping people with diverse personalities work together to achieve organizational goals. Article: Choi, D., Oh, I.-S., & Colbert, A. E. (2015). Understanding organizational commitment: A meta-analytic examination of the roles of the five-factor model of personality and culture. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1542-1567. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/apl0000014 Annotation: This article examines the link between five factor model personality traits and organizational commitment. Organizational commitment is measured along three different parameters including affective… Continue Reading...

Teaching Using Multiple Intelligence

their smart intelligence.   References Ahmad, A. R., Seman, A. A., Awang, M. M., & Sulaiman, F. (2014). application of multiple intelligence theory to increase student motivation in learning history. Asian Culture and History, 7(1), 210. Ba?, G., & Beyhab, Ö. (2017). Effects of multiple intelligences supported project-based learning on students’ achievement levels and attitudes towards English lesson. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2(3), 365-386. Hanafin, J. (2014). Multiple intelligences theory, action research, and teacher professional development: The Irish MI project. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(4), 126-141. Lai, H.-Y., & Yap, S.-L. (2016). application of Multiple Intelligence Theory in the… Continue Reading...

Georgia Environmental Quality Departments

products that have been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as safe mosquito repellants for application on clothes and the skin (Georgia.Gov, 2017). The products containing IR3535, DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil, Para methane diol, and picaridin are recommended for having a lasting protective impact (Georgia.Gov, 2017). The EPA standards safeguard product users from any adverse effects if the product is used according to prescription. Travellers, more so, the pregnant women are cautioned by GDPH to be extra cautious against mosquito bites when travelling in regions known to have Zika virus. Women anticipating pregnancy are cautioned not to travel… Continue Reading...

Eating Disorders in Women from the Christian Point Of View

Abstract Eating disorders are the number one cause of mortality among mental disorders. A significant portion of women in America suffer from eating disorders. This paper describes these disorders and identifies common, practical and theoretical approaches to eating disorders that are used by counselors, therapists and care givers to help women overcome their struggles. It discusses some of the causes of these disorders. Finally, it identifies the how the Christian perspective and faith-based interventions can be used to help women obtain a better, healthier, more positive, and more realistic image of womanhood to help them deal with the social and… Continue Reading...

Information Involving Curriculum Development

the following five stages: determining goals, technology or technical operations, curriculum application, curriculum implementation, and curriculum evaluation. Curriculum goals-related decision-making is influenced by the subject, the student, and society (Badmus, 2002) The society – Societal values, needs, and forces have an impact on educational institutions, and place demands on them. Society is ever-changing. Consequently, an educational institution’s curriculum planning team ought to choose educational goals which take such changes into account. Curriculum planners are responsible for studying the effects of societal change whilst making decisions pertaining to novel institutional courses. A few societal changes which need to be taken… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Csr and Employee Attitudes Essay

may thus be considered critical variables that should be measured through the application of analysis, using regression models if possible, or qualitative approaches where applicable. A mixed-methods strategy of obtaining and analyzing data on these variables would help to show the relationship in stronger and deeper terms. 2.6 Employer brand equity and attractiveness to potential employees Hypothesis 5: Brand endorsement is positively related to the attractiveness of the potential employees Hypothesis 6: Brand consistent behaviour is positively related to the attractiveness of the potential employees Hypothesis 7: Brand allegiance is positively related to the attractiveness of the potential employees… Continue Reading...

Secular Humanism

Apologetics application Paper: Secular Humanism Thou shalt have no other gods before me. – The First Commandment Thou shalt have no gods. – Secular Humanists I. Introduction Although the epigraphs above do not reflect the entire arguments in support of their respective oppositional positions, they do capture the essence of the specific argument between Christians and secular humanists concerning the centrality of religious beliefs for the human condition. Indeed, since time immemorial, humankind has sought spiritual solace, guidance and redemption but it… Continue Reading...

Privacy Risks and Principles

in recent times become one of the most popular smartphone apps (Marks, 2017). In essence, WhatsApp “is a chat application (owned by Facebook) that doesn’t require a mobile network – just a WIFI connection” (Marks, 2017). The app has a detailed privacy statement that outlines the information the app collects, how the information collected is used, the information both the user and the app shares and with whom, and the circumstances in which the app may disclose the personal information of a user with third parties. One key aspect I particularly found to be useful about the app’s privacy… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty As a Deterrent for Murder

unequally distributed by the upholders of the law, the application of the death penalty as a deterrent for murder cannot be said to be effectively applied. This is why it is imperative that the system of justice and the rule of law itself be implicitly and explicitly respected and enforced fairly and equitably for the death penalty to serve as a deterrent for murder. Consequences for actions must be established clearly and consistently in order for them to carry weight, to be seen as meaningful, and to be expected as the social and personal outcome of individual decisions (Weaver,… Continue Reading...

The Four Control System Steps

used. Even so, clamping down too hard is less than wise. The use and application of self-directed work teams can lead to a need for less management and other bureaucracy. This will, in turn, positively impact the bottom line of the firm in question.   References Dawkins, C. E. (2014). The Principle of Good Faith: Toward Substantive Stakeholder Engagement. Journal of Business Ethics, (2), 283. doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1697-z Divol, R., & Fleming, T. (2012). The evolution of work: One company's story. McKinsey Quarterly, (4), 111-115. Hopp, W. J., Iravani, S. R., & Liu, F. (2009). Managing white-collar Work: An operations-oriented survey. Production &… Continue Reading...

Joint Operations

military transformation (Reveron 2016). One logic that is often in application as far as security cooperation is concerned is that in partnering with the U.S. military, a collaborating partner reaps one key benefit – that of modern equipment and training (Reveron 2016). This is a key motivator in coalition operations that ought to be kept in mind. As a matter of fact, Moroney (2009) points out that this logic has in the past played a critical role in U.S.-led security undertakings and policy deliberations. The key lesson as far as this logic is concerned is for DoD to appeal… Continue Reading...

Sustainable Construction and Structural Insulated Panels

load capacity than the CSIPs thin shell. CSIPs folded shell structures have excellent structural configurations and extensive application prospects in large-span roof structures” (Du & Uddin, 2016, p. 1). Large-span roofs are used for large-scale construction projects. If SIPs in this form can be used for large-scale projects versus traditional methods, the overall cost-savings in reduced waste, reduced labor, and reduced energy costs makes for a supremely superior building material over traditional options. Furthermore, use of wood can be costly. To source the wood, grow the wood, and produce the panels in traditional SIPs, it involves roughly the same… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism and Environmentalism in Ethics

benefits one million people would be preferable to an act that only benefitted ten people. application of the Theory Utilitarianism has sometimes been used to justify resource exploitation, by focusing on short-term gains rather than on the long-term impacts of human economic activity or industrial development. Yet there is nothing inherent in utilitarianism that necessitates a short-term or narrow focus. Utilitarianism offers the potential for a more robust ethical heuristic, one that proves that long-term promotion of human health and well-being are directly dependent on environmental responsibility. Short-term economic growth also benefits relatively few numbers of human beings, mainly those… Continue Reading...

Personal Leadership Development Plan

per semester at university so that I can continue to improve my understanding of leadership skills and application in the workplace. 2) Attend at least one leadership conference per quarter so that I can stay abreast of the latest developments in leadership theory and thought. 3) Join at least one new committee year in order to practice my leadership and management skills. 4) Train employees in at least one new skill every quarter so that they too can experience the intellectual satisfaction of bettering themselves professionally and growing as a healthcare provider for elderly patients. 5) Focus on developing… Continue Reading...

Organizational Behavior

Introduction The organizational structure of my university was based on the bureaucratic style. The hierarchical pyramid command structure placed my department in the mid-level range within the administrative wing of the university. Our department had a department manager and a head manager over him and fifteen employees under them. The department served students with financial aid issues so it was always a very hectic place to work as students constantly came in with questions about their aid and whether their applications were being processed correctly and so forth. Stress levels were sometimes very high within the department as everyone was… Continue Reading...

Electronic Waste

using the platform the more demand that was placed on the application resulting in increased usage and adoption across the globe. PayPal is payment service that has gained prominence due to the relative number of people who have been using it. As the number of people who paid for goods and services using PayPal increased more and more people became aware of the product and they started using it too, which has made the value base for PayPal to increase. 3. Find an article online that discusses the problem of e-waste, preferably one that also proposed a solution. In… Continue Reading...

How the Internet Has Changed Society

Abstract In the span of just twenty years, the Internet has radically transformed society. The Internet has changed the ways people interact with technology and with each other. The Internet has democratized information, while also revealing some inequities of access. Likewise, the Internet has given rise to the potential for global democratization. At the same time, the Internet has radically transformed the business and marketing landscape. The Internet enables the formation of online communities and new identities, in keeping with trends towards population migration and geographic independence. Finally, the Internet presents new challenges in terms of cybersecurity, terrorism, and national… Continue Reading...

Crime and Security

In the Facebook v. Power Ventures case, the former brought a lawsuit against the latter, alleging violations of several Acts – specifically the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) as appertains to this discussion. Of concern was the move by Power Ventures to facilitate the aggregation of the social media accounts of a user such that the user could use just a single website to view activities (including messages and posts by friends) in the said social media accounts. In essence, users of the Power Ventures website, Power.com, had an option of accessing their profile on Facebook via the said… Continue Reading...

Bus599 Slp 2 Pricing Strategy

Background This discussion continues with the analysis of how Module Price adjustments impact the total profits and market share of SunPower vis-à-vis industry-wide performance. Further, the discussion highlights how improvements in processes yield unit costs reduction. Like was the case with the previous exercise (SLP1), four major decision points will be taken into consideration in the current exercise, i.e. SLP2. A more conservative pricing approach will, however, be adopted in SLP2. Discussion Decision 1: Beginning of Year 1: 2007 (See Appendix 1) SLP1 Module Price: $0.15 SLP2 Module Price: $0.13 It is important to note, from the onset, that in… Continue Reading...

Organizational Diagnostic Models Jakks Pacific

be considered in isolation. One key benefit of this model is practicability and ease of application from an analytical point of view. The broad nature of the model also permits the coverage of an entity’s most critical factors. However, it should be noted that in addition to failing to embrace external factors, the model does not take into consideration the political nature of organizations (Harrison, 2005). This is more so the case given that the shared values element does not appreciate conflicts that may arise amongst key players in an organizational setting. The Congruence Model In seeking to highlight… Continue Reading...

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (prams)

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a project involving examination of health departments and CDC (Center for Disease Control) of a given State. PRAMS was unveiled in 1987. This project gathers data relating to the experience and attitudes prior to, in the cause of and period immediately following a pregnancy. Data collected is always specific to a given State. The surveillance expedition takes care of up to 83% of Infant births in U.S.A (CDC, 2017). When PRAMS was unveiled there was a serious national and statewide curiosity around infant mortality, reduction, and disparities. Prenatal care with State support had… Continue Reading...

Social Networking Effect on Philanthropy

to interact with. For instance, LinkedIn is really a professional application, while Facebook or twitter is likely to focus on a larger and more youthful target audience. Whilst it's appealing to throw oneself in and register to as many cost-free profiles as one possibly can, one should be aware that they are going to have to interact if they would like followers to see their social networking source as being a dependable approach to get in touch with the firm. Keeping one's social websites moving by presenting information, offering useful content material, remaining energetic and frequently upgrading one's data.… Continue Reading...

The Relevance Of Business Ethics

The importance of ethics in organizations. The Chronicle. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-ethics-organizations-20925.html Linsey, P.M. (2017). application of an ethic of care to business. Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, 307-319. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-94-007-6510-8_68 Mill, J.S. (2017). Utilitarianism. http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/mill1863.pdf Powell, A.R. (2013). Libertarianism and virtue. Libertarianism. https://www.libertarianism.org/blog/libertarianism-virtue Continue Reading...

Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

publicly emphasizing the size of the homeless population in the City has significant political power, as far as the application of this action plan is concerned, no practical or strategic benefit is likely to be derived from taping into such a possibility. 5.2. Competing interests will be addressed using two approaches. First, a give and take approach has been adopted. Towards this end, shared interests proposed by the Advisory Committee have already been considered and incorporated in this action plan. These include, but they are not limited to, being proactive in the prevention of homelessness, adopting a regional approach… Continue Reading...

Hawaiian Education Pedagogy and Critical Pedagogy

p. 205). One of the fundamental features of Hawaiian epistemology is the value of practical application, of taking knowledge from the classroom and putting it into action in the community. Knowledge has meaning in the way it creates a better world, improves relationships with other beings, and promotes harmony between multiple people and multiple, seemingly conflicting, concepts. To promote an active, transformative, and applied indigenous critical pedagogy, it becomes essential for University administrators to recognize the value in adopting a synergistic worldview. A synergistic worldview recognizes the value of the Western pedagogical traditions and western epistemologies, while weighing alternative… Continue Reading...

Warehouse Management Information Systems and Technology

1. Privacy laws are continually in flux. The most recent blow to consumer privacy was the 2017 Congressional overturning of Internet privacy protections. According to the ACLU, those pro-privacy laws “would have prevented ISPs from sharing our browsing history with advertisers, forced ISPs to be clear about what information they’re collecting, and required ISPs to take reasonable steps to protect our data from hackers,” (ACLU, 2018). Several states, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and most of the Northeast have since begun the difficult process of working to reinstate Internet privacy laws (ACLU, 2018). The decision made in Washington, supported by… Continue Reading...

Financial Reports and Lending Decisions

statements, and then a thorough assessment can be performed. No thorough assessment, I won't even look at the application, much less render a decision on it. References Crawford, C. (2018). The importance of audited financial statements of a business firm. Your Business Retrieved March 15, 2017 from https://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/importance-audited-financial-statements-business-firm-17757.html Hayes, A. (2018). Ratio analysis: Using financial ratios. Investopedia. Retrieved March 15, 2017 from https://www.investopedia.com/university/ratio-analysis/using-ratios.asp Kiisel, T. (2013) The five Cs of small business lending. Forbes. Retrieved March 15, 2018 from https://www.forbes.com/sites/tykiisel/2013/11/05/the-five-cs-of-small-business-lending/#719ed0c9555a   Continue Reading...

Colonial Conflict in Africa

contrast, Islamic law virtually divides the field with local statute law, but provisions also exist for the application of customary law” (p. 437). In other words, the ethnic, social, cultural, political, and nationalistic identities that were being cultivated in the face of British colonial power in Africa were contrary to the expectations and aims of the British. The British were opposed to the surge of African nationalism that the sport of cowboy films (ironically) helped to cultivate. Community solidarity was cultivated by Africans, as football clubs rallied around the newfound confidence and sense of self that gained ground among… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Leadership and Innovation

build up and invest in combined objectives of offering high quality, risk-free treatment (Hiuhu, 2017). 2. application to advanced nursing practice I am going to utilize this concept in several ways by the use of its 4 significant areas which include idealized influence, mental stimulation, motivational inspiration, and above all, personalized attention (Maxwell, 1999). By making use of the area of personalized attention, I am going to value the personal-passions and demands of nurse practitioners, that ought to be resolved with followers being compensated for his or her advancement and creativeness (Damirch et al., 2011). By making use of this… Continue Reading...

The Yemen Conflict Between Saudi and the Houthis

in the State Department will need to be made available for this file. The application of these resources should put the US in a better position to assist Saudi Arabia and the UAE come to a settlement. Another means that might be worth considering in the long run is to have funds available to help rebuild critical infrastructure in Yemen. The nation is impoverished, underdeveloped, and has longstanding conflicts. Reaching a negotiated peace between the different groups in Yemen today will only help today; the country needs to have a higher level of development in order to prevent similar… Continue Reading...

Role Of Interactive Social Media in Corporate Social Responsibility Communications

The Role of Interactive Social Media in Corporate Social Responsibility Communications 1. Summary One of the most significant new marketing platforms to emerge in recent years has been social media in general and more recently, interactive social media. According to the definition provided by Chao and Parker (2014), social media in general are “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, which allows the creation and exchange of user-generated content” (p. 323). By extension, interactive social media are defined as those platforms that feature ways for consumers to directly respond to Web-based… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Settings

theory in daily practice (Alligood, 2018). This paper will specifically examine the application of Kristen Swanson’s Theory of Caring to the treatment of patients suffering from diabetes mellitus living in rural settings without adequate access to healthcare. Virtually all nursing theories are composed of four essential core definitions, that of person, environment, health, and nursing itself. Swanson’s theory, however, specifically focuses on nursing, which Swanson defines as a very specific type of caring. Clinical Issue Although obesity is increasing across the nation, obesity is often particularly rife in rural settings with limited access to healthcare and healthy foods. Health… Continue Reading...