Public Policy Essays


Diversity Management

(Yang & Konrad, 2011). It may provide greater impetus for public policy and affirmative action in the area of workforce diversity. Question 3 Having a broader vision of diversity management implies recognizing diversity management as an important element of the overall strategy of an organization. Indeed, the notion of strategic human resource management (SHRM) has gained immense popularity in recent times. It has now become important to tie strategic goals and objectives to HRM. From this basis, diversity management can be a crucial source of competitive advantage for an organization. From a resource-based perspective, diversity management is vital for… Continue Reading...

Recycling Research Proposal

order to provide reliable answers. References Ackerman, F. (2013). Why Do We Recycle?: Markets, Values, and public policy. Washington DC: Island Press. Bryman, A., & Bell, E. (2011). Business Research Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Cresswell, J. W. (2013). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (4th ed.). London: Sage Publications. Duke University. (2016). How much do we waste daily? Retrieved from https://center.sustainability.duke.edu/resources/green-facts-consumers/how-much-do-we-waste-daily Eckersley, R. (1992). Environmentalism and political theory. Albany: State University of New York Press. Elliott, B., & Elliott, J. (2013). Financial Accounting and Reporting. London: Pearson. EPA. (2013). Defining and Measuring Solid Waste Recycling and Disposal (No.… Continue Reading...

Workplace and Gender Discrimination

mandated pay Moreover, the problem is systemic and institutional, as 80% of women don't believe enough government or public policy counteracts gender discrimination (Bilkis, Habib & Sharmin, 2010). Pay inequity is even evident in progressive fields like IT (Nezlek & Dehondt, 2011). Gender inequity leads men to retain more decision-making power and authority bias, not to mention sexual harassment and the "personal bias" repercussions of discrimination (Bilkis, Habib & Sharmin, 2010). References Bilkis, A., Habib, S.B. & Sharmin, T. (2010). A review of discrimination in employment and workplace. ASA University Review 4(2) Brukmuller, S., Ryan, M.K., Haslam, A. &… Continue Reading...

Community Health

Service Executive. Retrieved from: http://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HPSF_HSE.pdf Kemm, J. (2001). Health impact assessment: a tool for healthy public policy. Health Promotion International, 16(1), 79 -- 85. Myers, S., & Stoto, M. A. (2006). Criteria for Assessing the Usefulness of Community Health Assessments [Product Page]. Retrieved October 6, 2016, from http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR314.html McLeroy, K. R., Norton, B. L., Kegler, M. C., Burdine, J. N., & Sumaya, C. V. (2003). Community-Based Interventions. American Journal of Public Health, 93(4), 529 -- 533. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447783/ North Carolina Division of Public Health, Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education and the State Center for Health Statistics. (2010).… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Moral Guidelines Criminal Justice

reflects ethical codes. However, many laws remain unethical. Often, pragmatism and/or fear guide public policy in criminal justice more than ethics. The law usually reflects the difficulty balancing different ethical frameworks. A good example is drug laws. Drugs can cause addiction, which can cause personal harm. Drug prohibition is designed to "protect" the individual by restricting his or her freedom to act. However, the greater ethical principle of freedom as well as privacy also needs to be respected. Criminalizing drug users by placing them in prison is more unethical than the use of drugs itself, which can be considered… Continue Reading...

Technology Adoption in a Call Center Enterprise

or monitoring external developments involves being increasingly involved in the process of development of public policy. In committing to sustainable development, an organization must now take an active role in the formulation of policy that helps shape and direct external developments so that, to an extent, the industry-wide developments are in line with the objectives of the organization (International Institute for Sustainable Development, 1992). References Aksin, Z., Armony, M., & Mehrotra, V. (2007). The Modern Call Center: A Multi Disciplinary Perspective on Operations Management Research. Production and Operations Management, 665-688. ATOS. (2012). The Convergence of IT and Operations Technology.… Continue Reading...

An Indepth Analysis Of Diversity Management

diversity in public productivity, delivery of public services within a diverse society, and evolving demographics as well as public policy. The paper is further developed through the aid of additional literature relevant to this topic. 2. Diversity is a tool for productivity and competitive advantage By means of individuals' collective and concentrated endeavors, material and financial resources are utilized to accomplish corporate objectives. However, there is a need to hone such efforts, capabilities and attitudes every now and again so as to optimize HR efficacy and help them tackle bigger challenges. No company can progress an inch without a… Continue Reading...

Gender Discrimination and Wage Differential

is systemic and institutional, as 80% of women don't believe enough government or public policy counteracts gender discrimination (Bilkis, Habib & Sharmin, 2010). Pay inequity is even evident in progressive fields like IT (Nezlek & Dehondt, 2011). Gender inequity leads men to retain more decision-making power and authority bias, not to mention sexual harassment and the "personal bias" repercussions of discrimination (Bilkis, Habib & Sharmin, 2010). Gender Discrimination and the Wage Gap Income disparity between males and females is well documented in the literature. Wage discrimination remains the most overt and pervasive form of gender discrimination in the workplace,… Continue Reading...

Racialized Violence and Police Brutality in Usa

help researchers understand the extent of the problem and initiate public policy reform. The mere act of not keeping track of police killings in any systematic fashion symbolizes the problem with police brutality in general and police brutality against minorities specifically: the police and other agents of law enforcement possess the power not only to kill but to get away with it. Law enforcement ensures that it protects its own people and its organizational culture at the expense of their professed role as protector of citizens. Third party organizations that attempt to research the problem of racial bias in… Continue Reading...

Ethics in Engineering and Public Safety

the performance of their professional duties," (American Society of Civil Engineers," n.d.). In fact, engineers may frequently feature in public policy and regulations standards to improve the safety of design and infrastructure. As new technologies, materials, and methods emerge on the marketplace, engineering ethics will advance and become more relevant. Engineers are called upon to determine the safety of the products they design, or the product designs they oversee. A product can never be rushed to market prior to the oversight that engineers can provide. The determination of product safety requires tests and assessments, in a rigorous evidence-based practice… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

R. (2012) Corporate social responsibility performance and information asymmetry, Journal of Accounting and public policy. doi. 10.1016/j.jaccpubpol.2012.10.005. 1. Cho, S., Lee, C. and Pfeiffer, R. (2012) Corporate social responsibility performance and information asymmetry, Journal of Accounting and public policy, doi. 10.1016/j.jaccpubpol.2012.10.005. 1. Chong, J., & Phillips, G. M. (2016). ESG Investing: A Simple Approach. The Journal of Wealth Management, 19(2), 73-88. 1. Clarkson, P., Li, Y., Richardson, G. and Vasvari, F. (2008). Revisiting relation between environmental performance and environmental disclosure: An empirical analysis. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 33, pp. 303-327. 1. Cormier, D. and Magnan, M. (2007). the revisited… Continue Reading...

Community Planning Methods That Involve Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

Bonner, Lunna Lopes. 2015. Californians' Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization (April). public policy Institute of California. Caulkins, Jonathan, Angela Hawkens, Beau Kilmer, Mark Kleiman. 2012. Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press. Caulkins, Jonathan, Angela Hawkens, Beau Kilmer, Mark Kleiman. 2015. The Marijuana Legalization Debate: Insights from Vermont. RAND. Darnell, A. J. 2015. I-502 Evaluation Plan and Preliminary Report on Implementation. Washington State Institute for public policy Drug Enforcement Administration. 2014. 2014 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary. Available from https://www.dea.gov/resource-center/dir-ndta-unclass.pdf Fischer B, Jeffries V, Hall W, Room R, Goldner E, Rehm J. 2011. Lower risk cannabis use… Continue Reading...

Return on Investment with Fall Prevention

arrangements, expansion of evidence-based fall prevention programs, public awareness and education and public policy and advocacy (NCOA, 2016). As for very specific interventions that the NCOA advocates in terms of preventing falls, they suggest finding a good balance and exercise program, talking regularly to a healthcare provider, reviewing current medications with a doctor or pharmacist, keeping one's home safe, talking to family members and checking vision/hearing so as to make sure that hazards and challenges are both visible and hearable as they should be (NCOA, 2016). The amount of money that results from falls is rathe significant. As of… Continue Reading...

Issues in Developmental Psychology

are regarded detrimental to health such as smoking through enacting public policy to regulate behaviors. These initiatives have helped in dealing with such behaviors through generating desired behavior change and effectively regulating private behavior. While public policy measures have been relatively effective in this regard, more effective measures/policies are still needed to regulate potential harmful behavior. One of the issues that have attracted significant public policy initiatives in the recent past is second hand smoking. For instance, recent studies have indicated that parental smoking has negative effects on children and adolescent. Pattenden et al. (2006) found that parental smoking… Continue Reading...

Nursing License and Process

Now the rationale for enforcing self-regulation in licensing and credentialing process in health care flows from the public policy perspective of the need for patient protection. It is assumed that there would be a significant difference, in general, in knowledge, skills and expertise compared to doctors, physicians and caregivers on issues of health care. Therefore, the patients have almost no alternative but to rely heavily on these medical professionals ("Allied health services: avoiding crises," 1989). Now one of the most important drivers that patients would look out for in health care professionals is the license and the credentials that… Continue Reading...

European Union and Crime

of society are arguably one of the misunderstood factors of all the different issues that are related to public policy. For example, instead of actually understanding and targeting the specific factors that have been well researched and have been strongly correlated with the use of drugs, such as a lack of an education or poverty for instance, many governments are quick to propose a solution that includes the criminalization of drugs in one form or the other. In fact, there are many options available that do not include criminalization, most notably, the treatment of people who have addition issues.… Continue Reading...

Personal Statement for Law School

is education, and another is taking direct action to impact law and public policy. One of my favorite professors once told me: The world is not fair and is not just. You need to know when to fight, but you also need to recognize when to have compassion. What has changed is my outlook on family, justice, responsibility, equality, deploying power and authority, and on the portrayal of self. My interest in the legal profession stems from my belief that laws represent the concrete expressions of justice and fairness in our society. Continue Reading...

Should the Government Ban Assault Rifles

Would banning firearms reduce murder and suicide? Harvard Journal of Law & public policy, 650-694. Kopel, D. (2015). The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control. Washington DC: CATO Institute. Koper, C., Woods, D., & Roth, J. (2004). An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003. Philadelphia: Jerry Lee Center of Criminology - University of Pennsylvania. Krouse, W. (2012). Gun Control Legislation. Congressional Research Service. Public Law. (1994). Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. USC 8921, Section 14601, Gun-Free Schools Act, 1994. Rosenthal, J. (2016, January 17). Should the U.S. ban… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Diffusion Of Innovation

nations in similar situations. For example, Boushey (2012) shows how public policy innovations are diffused. Punctuated equilibrium is a method of diffusion in which feedback both positive and negative informs future policy choices. Another approach would be to use adoption capacity theory to show how certain factors influence a terrorist group's selection of tactics or strategies. Gilli & Gilli (2014) show how terrorist groups change their tactics depending on whether targets are hard or soft, and are more likely to resort to suicide bombings when targets are hard. Diffusion of innovation theory can be applied to Boko Haram both… Continue Reading...

Need for Strong Moral Character in Criminal Justice System Participants

Organizational Climate and Police Organizational Efficiency, Endorsement of Democratic Policing, and Officer Well-Being. Psychology, public policy, and Law, 158 - 172. Wolfe, S., & Nix, J. (2015). Self-Legitimacy Moderates Procedural Justice. Criminal Justice & Behavior. Worden, R., & McLean, S. (2016). Measuring, Managing, and Enhancing Procedural Justice in Policing: Promise and Pitfalls. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 1 - 23. Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

for workers, a means to living a good life. So employment for employment's sake has never been public policy in most European nations; they have structured their labour systems to have higher unemployment benefits, knowing that there will be higher unemployment as the result of greater worker protections. It is also possible that shocks have some explanatory power over European employment. The European Union has changed over time, with a major shift coming with the fall of the Iron Curtain. That brought a large pool of workers into the European labour market, especially in Germany first, but then later… Continue Reading...

Consumer Protection Memo

Main, K. (2004). Meta-analyses of the effectiveness of warning labels. Journal of public policy & Marketing, 23(2), 193-208. Purmehdi, M., Legoux, R., Carrillat, F., & Senecal, S. (2016). The effectiveness of warning labels for consumers: a meta-analytic investigation into their underlying process and contingencies. Journal of public policy & Marketing. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1509/jppm.14.047 Robinson, L., Viscusi, W., & Zeckhauser, R. (2016, November 30). Consumer warning labels aren't working. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from: https://hbr.org/2016/11/consumer-warning-labels-arent-working Continue Reading...

Professional Assessment Of Personal Performance

well as family counseling. I also want to investigate options for client advocacy and public policy, as well as how to integrate technology into the counseling profession. Yet already at this point in my program, I feel I have come a long way. I have been working with a diverse patient population for years, and have long desired to become a professional counselor with the ability to influence peoples' lives and make a difference in my community. My professional abilities have improved as my confidence has grown. When I interact with veteran counselors, social workers, and psychologists, I feel… Continue Reading...

Asian Bioethics and Towards Reconciliation

the discourse. This is true in academia as well as in public policy. The need for global bioethics discourse is pressing, because the life sciences are no longer regional or provincial in scope. For example, there has been a lot of speculation as to the progress made in East Asian cloning laboratories, particularly in China and South Korea. Claims that scientists have successfully cloned human beings are unsubstantiated. However, the speculation does give rise to an important need to discuss bioethics from an East Asian perspective, using East Asian ethical frameworks like Confucianism. Recent Progress In 2006, the International… Continue Reading...

Democracy and Pluralism

of pluralism reveal (or do not reveal) the social justice impacts of public policy on groups that are excluded and marginalized. Please refer to the debates and critiques of pluralism to make your points and cite your sources.   Pluralists are people who support political communities which perceive power as being extensively spread out. Their school of thought has been labeled pluralism. The elitist viewpoint as regards power has been, and has the potential to be, criticized on numerous grounds, including its fundamental assumption that all human institutions have a systematic power structure that forms a central component and… Continue Reading...

The Effect Of a Public Policy on an Individual

and was raised in a suburban area that included a majority white population, his story reveals the ways public policy can be discriminatorily applied. This individual is defined as at risk based on several factors including race, class, and gender. His race puts the individual at a systematic disadvantage vis-a-vis his white neighbors because of several factors. One is that law enforcement officials in his and surrounding communities are more likely to stop and interrogate him versus his white peers. As second issue is that the individual was treated differently from his white counterparts in school. A third is… Continue Reading...

Federalism and States Rights Regarding Drugs

has been championed by the same political cohort that denies the efficacy of federalism in other areas of public policy. States are beginning to undermine the war on drugs, but the process has been gradual. States' decriminalization of cannabis has conflicted with several federal laws and policies, creating problems for law enforcement working near state borders, as well as small business owners. The conflict between states' rights and federalism will remain salient in American political discourse, and the war on drugs is a classic example of when some federalist policies are doomed to fail. States that have already legalized… Continue Reading...

Special Education Theory and Intervention

of competency (p. 659). Therefore, I would ideally like to work in the realm of public policy in education to help evolve federal standards for RTI that could help educators better implement research-based practice. Another important issue in increasing the use of effective progress monitoring and the use of research based instructional strategies by classroom teachers would be to mobilize both human and fiscal resources. As Stahl (2016) points out, schools need to be made more accountable for their resources allocation strategies. I would make sure my school not only followed the best practices evident in recent research on… Continue Reading...

American History During Early 20th Century

Progressives in America aimed to replace cronyism with science-based public policy. With rigorous scientific methodology still in its infancy, though, the effectiveness of progressive reforms would not be fully felt for another several generations. Although the movement had its weaknesses such as being led primarily by middle class white males, the Progressives did promote labor rights, eliminated child labor, and helped to create rules and regulations related to working conditions in factories. The New Deal reforms of President Roosevelt likely could not have occurred had not the Progressive movement already laid the groundwork for such sweeping political and policy… Continue Reading...

Social Work Mental Health Issues

have the greatest responsibilities for patient advocacy in mental health and have the ability to influence mental health public policy. The best way to advocate on behalf of clients in the social work sector is to improve personal and professional competencies by staying aware of the emerging issues in both social work and mental health care. Current emerging issues including working with an increasingly diverse client base, not just in terms of ethnicity but also in terms of needs diversity, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation diversity, diversity of socio-economic status, and other issues that require a personalized plan… Continue Reading...

Social Work Care Case Study

Therefore, the most important thing to address whether in public policy or administrative procedure is to have protocols and standards in place for coordinating care across various disciplines and agencies. The Parker family is dealing with several interrelated issues that include mental health issues but also gerontological ones. More effective coordination of care would help increase and improve access to mental health services for Stephanie while also addressing Sara's unmet needs and also Stephanie's unmet needs as a caregiver. The living arrangement with Stephanie and Sara is currently not working out, which is why the social worker needs to… Continue Reading...

China and Confucianism Society

in geography and political culture, and in how to help change public policy to become more inclusive and open-minded. Works Cited Kim, Young-Oak and Kim, Jung-Kyu. The Great Equal Society. Danvers, MA: World Scientific Publishing, 2014. Continue Reading...

How Artists Drive Gentrification and Political Issues

art, street art, and cultural facilities (Cameron and Coaffee, 2006). Matthews (2010) likewise calls the incorporate of art into public policy as third wave gentrification. Barcelona's Hangar Collective is unique in that it represents all three stages or types of gentrification: first, second, and third stages. As Pallares-Barbera, Dot, and Casellas (2012) point out, public outcries over the potential commodification and commercialization of the Hangar Collective led to top-down municipal policies that helped to retain the artist-only community concept. Not only did public funds help to resist corporate injections of finance into the community, they also helped to preserve… Continue Reading...

Labor Laws and Employment Contracts

and hence a personal one. Secondly, the employee is protected under the public policy that guarantees every individual a right to privacy. In this case, the company contravened Bill's right to privacy by intruding his personal emails. Therefore, Bill cannot be fired on such contraventions and the exemptions of public policy protect it. In this case, I will take the action of reinstating Bill and withdrawing any disciplinary action against him. This will preserve the image of the company in public as one that upholds the privacy of employees. Moreover, it will attract competent employees to the company. This… Continue Reading...

Democratic Theory in American Politics

level. When Republicans replace Democrats in the White House, and vice versa, obvious shifts in public policy objectives are often observed, a further indication that elected officials do not really represent the ordinary citizen in public policy making. Bartels' study of Republican and Democratic presidents since the 1950s shows significant differences in the economic objectives presidents pursue while in power. The evidence shows that on average, the real incomes of middle income households "have grown twice as fast under Democrats as they have under Republicans, while the real incomes of working poor families have grown six times as fast… Continue Reading...

The Invisible Gorilla Book Review and Analysis

imply that the evidence behind The Invisible Gorilla can be used to inform public policy. The Invisible Gorilla is divided into six chapters, plus an introduction and conclusion. Each of the six main chapters is devoted to a discussion of a type of cognitive-perceptual illusion with real world consequences. The authors open the book with a chapter called, “I Think I Would Have Seen That,” which is about the ways inattentional blindness can cause racial stereotyping. Using the real life example of the assault on Michael Cox in Boston, the authors show how many people develop a false sense… Continue Reading...

Gaap and Ifrs Convergence Pros and Cons

the differences between domestic accounting standards and IAS. Journal of Accounting public policy. Vol. 28 (2009). 148-153. Tarca, A. (2004). International convergence of accounting practices: Choosing between IAS and US GAAP. Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. Vol. 15 (1) 61-91. US Fed News Service (2007). ASU research addresses upcoming SEC decision on earnings reconciliation from IAP to US GAAP. US State News. In possession of the author.   Continue Reading...

Criminal Psychology Annotated Bibliography

false confessions, the importance of studying false confessions as a matter of public policy, and how both false and true confessions involve some of the same psychological mechanisms. Additionally, the authors talk about different interrogation techniques like accusatory methods and deliberately targeting innocent people. There are two phases of interrogation, according to the authors: the pre-admission phase and the post-admission narrative. Ofshe & Leo (1997) also discuss why suspects will agree to interrogations in the first place, often waiving their rights. Overall, this is an immensely thorough work of literature. Although not experimental, it has a direct bearing on… Continue Reading...

Assessments Of Personality Types and Careers

rates, accident rates, and any other variable that might be related to insurance or public policy. Goals include risk forecasting, or projections of liability costs. However, being an actuary is more than crunching numbers. Actuaries are responsible for making clear judgments based on the data, and need to think critically about the material. Actuaries’ judgments and decisions matter, which is another reason why this career field appeals to me. It is not just about generating numbers and raw data, but about applying those numbers to the real world. My top three career-related interests include investigations, enterprising, and conventionality. These… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law Cases Analysis

the children and thus the court could have held the appellant liable under public policy. It is ordinary course of action in a reasonable society for adults to protect children from weapons. This was therefore a crime and not an accident because carrying a gun to school in not an ordinary action done in conducting the business of schooling. References Calvin Erick. "Causation in Criminal Law." Bond Law Review Vol 1 (1989): 253-271. Retrieved September 30, 2017 from http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1014&context=blr Continue Reading...

Fracking Policy Analysis

and community heads, university or public research workers, etc. Akin to all other policy issues, public policy resolutions represent a blend of what authorities elect to perform and what they elect not to (Ferrell & Sanders, 2013). Such policies stem from interactions between myths, actual facts, and personal values. Scientific circles are often found endeavoring to differentiate between truths and myths; however, in actuality, concerned persons’ and groups’ values influence fact consideration during the policymaking process. Ascertaining policy alternatives is a sensitive issue. However, the current state of affairs ought to be the reference point for the above process.… Continue Reading...

Political Beliefs Personal Reflection

Republicans, a sensible human being who believes that strong ethical values should undergird public policy. While everyone is dimly aware that Trump’s victory reflects “the alienation and disaffection of less educated white voters in rural and exurban areas,” Brooks took the conversation a level deeper by pointing out that the underlying emotional issues motivating voters to choose Trump has more to do with dignity and respect than with race or even class (Brooks, 2017, p. 1). Like me, Brooks believes that the pursuit of happiness is central to our nation, and that the core principles of conservatism promote the… Continue Reading...

The Ethical Issues Of Criminal Justice

points to the relevance of borrowing models of research from sociology and political science with regard to public policy area of study. This will enhance the understanding of researchers on capacity of integrating reforms in the justice system. The boarder control program touches on geopolitics and ethical issues surrounding quality of products getting into a country from other partners in international trade. Even with heightened boarder security it is not lost on the government that substandard goods and counterfeit products still find their way into the country. The problem of drug trafficking has also been a thorn in the… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Csr and Employee Attitudes Essay

Katrina: A Case Study on Crisis Management in Natural Disaster Response. Berlin: Global public policy Insitute. Schyns, B., Schilling, J. (2013). How bad are the effects of bad leaders? A meta- analysis of destructive leadership and its outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 24: 138-158. Slaughter, J. E., Zickar, M. J., Highhouse, S. & Mohr, D. C. (2004). Personality trait inferences about organizations: Development of a measure and assessment of construct validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89(1), 85–103. So, K. K. F., King, C., & Sparks, B. (2014). Customer engagement with tourism brands: Scale development and validation. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 38(3),… Continue Reading...

Secular Humanism

‘Secular Humanism vs. Religion? The Liberal Democratic Education Tradition and the Battle over Vouchers in the USA.’ Forum on public policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table, p. 37.] II. Summary of the secular humanist worldview As the term connotes, the source of authority for the secularist humanist worldview is the individual human being, and the source of morality is judged by the consequence of individual actions based on experience and empirical observations. For example, one secular humanist concedes that, “It\'s true that secular humanism says the morality of actions should be judged by their consequences in this… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

& Reed, H. (2005). Paying their way: The fiscal contribution of immigrants in the UK.  London: Institute for public policy Research. Available at: http:///www.ippr.org/publications/paying-their-way-the-fiscal-contribution-of-immigrants-in-the-uk (Accessed: 30/08/16). Wadsworth, J. (2014). Immigration, the European Union and the UK labour market. CEPPA015. London. Centre of Economic Performance. Available at: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/57984/ (Accessed 30/08/16). Continue Reading...

Mixed Methods Research and Pros and Cons

might impact interpretation of a problem and more importantly, impact public policy. Mixed methods extend understanding of a research problem in several ways. Case studies and other qualitative methods offer an in-depth and also personalized, humanized insight into how public health or social problems impact the lives of individuals and families. Likewise, interviews and focus groups can offer policymakers insight into how certain policies and programs are being perceived to determine why compliance rates or customer satisfaction rates are low. However, qualitative approaches fail to illustrate the scope of a problem in terms of population distributions, and especially cannot… Continue Reading...

Hawaii Language Culture and Affirmative Action

society, and how the concept of indigeneity has been critical to framing public policy. The affirmative action case shows how vehemently dominant cultures cling to their hegemony, resorting to arguments about “reverse discrimination,” (“Affirmative Action at the University of Hawaii,” 1991). Nine years after the “Island News” program aired, the Supreme Court heard Harold F Rice v Benjamin J Cayetano, 528 US 495, a landmark anti-affirmative action decision that was “front-page news in Hawaii” because of its implications for indigenous Hawaiian legal status (Rohrer, 2006, p. 1). With a more enlightened understanding of indigeneity and the social construction of… Continue Reading...

Professional and Personal Development in Education

active in my professional community, networking with other educators and administrators. Together we can influence public policy, and transform the educational system from within. Therefore, professional growth is part of my overall plan for improving student welfare and improving the quality of schools. I demonstrate a personal commitment to self-awareness and mindfulness, remaining willing to recognize my biases and correct them. Through a combination of personal and professional development activities, I can become the educational leader who helps promote a culture of accountability at my school. References Gorlewski, J.A., Gorlewski, D.A. & Ramming, T.M. (2012). Standard 5. In: Theory… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

interventions and also community or public health interventions including public policy and legislation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017), for example, offers public health strategies like building communities conducive to physical activity and removing barriers to healthy eating. Community practices coincide with primary care interventions, which include regular and ongoing assessments of risk status, assessment of patient attitudes and lifestyle, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, and also pharmacological interventions. Pharmacology Especially at the preventative and early intervention stages, obesity can be managed through lifestyle changes alone. When the disease has progressed, however, and when genetic or biological… Continue Reading...

Obesity Childhood Prenatal Conclusion

been shown to be effective because it is comprehensive and multifaceted in its approach to obesity. Integrating health literacy, public policy, urban planning and design, and clinical interventions will help prevent and mitigate the problems of obesity. Obesity prevention can also be framed from a financial standpoint, as the epidemic is excessively costly. Even when proposed interventions require initial investments, the long-term benefits will be to reduce overall health spending on a preventative problem. This study uses the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) data, a large cohort consisting of fourteen thousand prenatal females. A longitudinal approach… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality Essay

or aggressive acts by officers as examples of police brutality.  From a public policy perspective, it seems clear that the pro-policing advocates are having more success with their position: officers who use violence against unarmed and non-violent suspects are rarely charged with and even less frequently convicted of underlying criminal offenses. Thesis Statement While people claim there is a war on cops, the facts do not support this claim; not only are there already enhanced punishments for offenders who assault or kill police officers, but also police officers who use violence against unarmed and non-violent suspects rarely face criminal… Continue Reading...

Universal Healthcare

to Health Care?”). For ethical, pragmatic, economic, and political reasons, universal healthcare should become ensconced in American public policy. References “Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?” ProCon. https://healthcare.procon.org/ United States Constitution. World Health Organization (2018). Arguing for universal health coverage. http://www.who.int/health_financing/UHC_ENvs_BD.PDF Continue Reading...

The Active Shooter Crisis in America

respond. Empowered with knowledge, law enforcement has the ability to create evidence-based action plans to guide public policy and practice. Issues like revenge, power, loyalty, terror, and even profit motives have been identified among mass murderers in general but not necessarily active shooters (Fox and DeLateur 127). It is therefore important to focus more on the specific crisis and response plan than on general risk management. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security has developed the “run, hide, fight” model of response, whereby educators and other potential first responders are instructed to follow a certain set of procedures to maximize… Continue Reading...

Health Public Policy Analysis

2015; Story, Kaphingst, Robinson-O’Brien, et al., 2008). While the majority of studies focus on the impact of public policy and community nursing on obesity and related health issues, a growing body of evidence also supports public health approaches and nursing policy to reducing violence and extremism too (Weine, Eisenman, Kinsler, et al., 2016). The Healthy Communities/Healthy Cities approach is flexible, taking into account the diverse needs of heterogeneous communities and has proven successful all over the world (Hu & Kuo, 2016; Rice, Franseschini, Wallerstein, et al., 2017). Because participation in the initiatives is fully voluntary, the implementation of the… Continue Reading...

Mass Incarceration in Arizona Social Cultural and Legislative History

https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and- commentary/arizona-case-study-why-we-need-drug-sentencing-reform Gottsfield, R. L. (2017, August). Fixing Arizona’s Mass Incarceration Dilemma | Morrison Institute for public policy. Retrieved from https://morrisoninstitute.asu.edu/products/fixing-arizona%E2%80%99s-mass- incarceration-dilemma Gottschalk, M. (2006). The prison and the gallows: The politics of mass incarceration in America. Cambridge University Press. Rizer, A., & Haggerty, J. (2017, September 14). Our Turn: Want less crime? Put fewer people in jail. Retrieved from https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op- ed/2017/09/14/jail-reform-focus-pretrial-detention-crime/493424001/ Wacquant, L. (2002). From slavery to mass incarceration. New left review, 13. Whitaker, M. C. (1997). In search of Black Phoenicians: African American culture and community in Phoenix, Arizona, 1868-1940. Continue Reading...

Jewish Ethics

mentalities and the unity of the human experience. Works Cited Breger, M. J. (Ed.). (2003). Meir Tamari, Ethics of the Free Market,  public policy and social issues: Jewish sources and perspectives. Greenwood Publishing Group. Dorff, Elliot N., and Aaron L. Mackler. "Responsibilities for the provision of health care." Life and death responsibilities in Jewish biomedical ethics (2000): 479- 505. Jacobs, Jill. There shall be no needy: Pursuing social justice through Jewish law & tradition. Jewish Lights Publishing, 2010. Levine, Aaron. "The Global Recession of 2007–2009: The Moral Factor and Jewish Law." The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics. Novak, David. Tradition in the public square: a David… Continue Reading...

Antimicrobial Agents

importance overall in human medicine, which pragmatic implications for public policy, public health policy, and healthcare procurement and logistics (“Categorization of Antimicrobial Drugs Based on Importance in Human Medicine,” 2009). Antimicrobials can also be classified based on their antibacterial activity, referring to features like mechanisms of resistance, sensitivity, and predicted spectrum (Purdue Research Foundation, 1996). In fact, antimicrobials can also be classified according to their source: as they are typically derived from at least three sources including molds or fungi, bacteria themselves, or from synthetic analysis (Purdue Research Foundation, 1996). The broadest means by which to classify antimicrobial agents… Continue Reading...

Tools for Crime Analysis

and human resources decisions, as well as evidence-based changes to public policy. Strategic crime analysis helps police departments make their own administrative decisions with the resources they have available, using crime data to distribute human and financial resources accordingly. Finally, tactical crime analyses are for making immediate decisions. While all of these types of crime analysis use data to drive evidence-based decision-making, the data collected will be different for each type of crime analysis. Furthermore, the research questions way the data is used will differ depending on the type of crime analysis needed. To perform any type of crime… Continue Reading...

Literary Analysis on Novel Invention Of Wings Sue Monk Kidd

own personal struggle to enter the male-dominated world of law and public policy. Setting also aligns with the symbols in Kidd’s novel. Along with her previous novel The Secret Life of Bees, The Invention of Wings establishes Sue Monk Kidd as a Southern writer, whose “sense of place” is “metadiscursive” and therefore offers the “opportunity for negotiation and consensus” related to uniquely Southern themes and motifs like slavery (Romine 18). As a fictionalized historical novel, too, Kidd joins a number of authors in promoting general understanding of the extensive ramifications of slavery in the American consciousness, including the fact… Continue Reading...

Abortion and Public Perspectives Domestic and Global Perspectives

is partly entangled with people’s religious beliefs. This was a finding that was underscored in another study, “Faith, Race?Ethnicity, and public policy Preferences: Religious Schemas and Abortion Attitudes Among U.S. Latinos” by Bartkowski and colleagues (2012). When examining abortion attitudes with Catholic Latinos in the United States versus Protestant Latinos, the latter group was found to be exceedingly anti-abortion, even more so than their Catholic counterparts (Bartkowski et al., 2012). The research is pretty consistent: Religion is a serious thing as it revolves around how we got here, why we’re here and what happens we die. It doesn’t come as… Continue Reading...

Hk Cares Charity

mission statement of the organization, the vision statement of the organization, the populations that the organization serves, the public policy areas that the group focuses on, the geographic area that is served by the group and the role that volunteers play when it comes to the organization. While HK Cares is not the largest or best communication organization in Hong Kong, they are certainly a part of what helps the community and makes it feel and live better. Analysis As noted in the introduction, the name of the organization is HK Cares. HK is short for Hong Kong, which… Continue Reading...

Obesity Epidemic

study could be applied elsewhere. Implications The implications of this research on the obesity epidemic are global, including potential changes to public policy. To meet HealthyPeople 2020 objectives, epidemiologists are challenged to come up with comprehensive interventions that can target minority populations and other target markets with unique messages. However, public service announcements and public relations campaigns are only one of the many strategies that have been revealed to be necessary for mitigating problems. The healthcare sector also needs to play a more active role in shaping the normative culture. Lifestyle factors like diet and exercise can be changed, but healthcare… Continue Reading...

Management and Leadership Dream Job Cfo

CFO develops new strategies for issues like fundraising and tax management, staying abreast of changes to public policy and legislation that impact our industry. Benchmarking is another management tool used by the CFO. A CFO develops and implements benchmarking methods that help our organization maintain a competitive advantage. Working with the managers of other departments, the CFO learns about issues and constraints such as supply chain challenges, the production time, and quality issues that all play a role in budgeting. From the CFO’s point of view, benchmarking can even be considered the basis for strategic planning. While all C-suite… Continue Reading...

Health Concerns Related to Fukushima

risks to the populace’s health and how those risks are identified and communicated in terms of effecting public policy that protects the public and addresses the disaster-related issues directly. What makes disaster planning or emergency preparedness effective in terms of mitigating or preventing negative aftereffects depends upon the extent to which the epidemiologists have done their work, identified the public health threats that might flow from a disaster, and shown what steps can be taken to protect the public from these threats. Emergency preparedness measures should be based on the epidemiological considerations and should be implemented with alacrity in… Continue Reading...

Personal Statement Admissions Essay Nursing

ancillary career options including the chance to work abroad or to enter the realm of public policy analysis. The profession has also been expanding at an unprecedented rate. As many new nursing students commence their program of study worldwide, the nursing shortage remains a critical area of concern. We need more and better qualified nurses to meet the world’s demand in providing top quality, evidence-based healthcare to a greater number of people. More nurses will help alleviate the burden of care, improve patient outcomes, and improve job satisfaction for nurses. Many nurses also appreciate the flexibility the career allows… Continue Reading...

Policy Of Choice Patient Safety

there is convergence of all the other streams for a common public policy. The public policy on drug abuse as highlighted by Nova Recovery Center (2016) has defined the way drug abuse victims are handled by the justice system. In my view a repeat offender is someone who requires more of medical attention than incarceration. Convicted drug offenders should receive professional psychological therapy and medical treatment. The overcrowding and adverse prison environment will never do anything to help a drug abuser recover. The government needs to invest more on rehabilitation centers and strengthen the medication network for drug users.… Continue Reading...

Parkinson's Disease

herbicide paraquat. Neurobiology of disease, 10(2), 119-127. Michael J. Fox Foundation. (2018). public policy. Retrieved from https://www.michaeljfox.org/page.html?id=126 Rowe, J. W., & Kahn, R. L. (1997). Successful aging. The Gerontologist, 37(4), 433-440. Satake, W., Nakabayashi, Y., Mizuta, I., Hirota, Y., Ito, C., Kubo, M., ... & Tomiyama, H. (2009). Genome-wide association study identifies common variants at four loci as genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease. Nature genetics, 41(12), 1303. Seidl, S. E., Santiago, J. A., Bilyk, H., & Potashkin, J. A. (2014). The emerging role of nutrition in Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 6, 36.   Continue Reading...

Natural Disasters Emergency Management Preparedness

the generalized economic and psychosocial strain. Yet there are also larger impacts from localized events, such as changes to public policy and political philosophies resulting from major natural disasters. One of the most impactful natural disasters in recent American history is undoubtedly Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina showed Americans the many shortcomings of federal disaster relief response programs like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which was restructured after the event (Zimmerman, 2015). In addition to the political ramifications from Katrina, the storm revealed weaknesses in local, state, and federal infrastructure: showing that public spending patterns need to change in… Continue Reading...

How Policy Administration Can Make or Break Education

the evolving of the furtherance of society (Walden University, 2014). The public policy and Administration program that I am currently studying is educating and training me for a career in policy as well as advocacy for improved and more unprejudiced communities. Basically, through the program I am able to gain comprehensive practical experience with a distinct emphasis on socially responsible practice. What is more, the program enables me to attain the knowledge and capabilities to generate positive change by means of policy and administration. Furthermore, I have learnt in small but insightful classes and the personalized mentorship from predominant practitioners… Continue Reading...

Research Design Issues in Education Dual Credit

would then look to my philosophical goal: to influence public policy and educational practice. Because my goal with the research is to make dual credit programs more effective and relevant for specific underserved populations (specifically, low income and English language learners), I would need to conduct phenomenological research. Qualitative and phenomenological research has distinct advantages over quantitative designs, especially with a proposal similar to mine. Camburn, Goldring, Sebastian, et al. (2016) offer further insight into why some types of quantitative research fail to change real world behaviors or outcomes. For example, quantitative research can only show that something is… Continue Reading...

Educational Administration and Research Methods Assessment

showing how the research can be used to influence public policy or education practice. Designing a research proposal can seem like a daunting process, especially considering the potential ramifications of real-world applications of the research. Students have been encouraged to consider the ethical implications of the research conducted, not just in terms of the methods such as providing informed consent, but also in terms of how the results of the study could be used. For example, educational administrators need to consider how standardized tests and other assessments impact student labeling, educational tracking, and student self-concepts. Some administrators will want… Continue Reading...

Development Of an Health Advocacy Campaign

In accordance to Chriqui (2013), obesity is an intricate issue necessitated large-scale, population-centered solutions. It has been ascertained that public policy approaches are pivotal implements in obesity prevention and reduction endeavors as they can be beneficial for all parties that are involved instead of basically altering the behaviors of one person at a time. Progressively more, the public health community is advocating for a systems-based method to obesity preclusion that distinguishes the policy, environmental, and individual level factors that impact behavior and outcomes. Target Population: Obesity and Adults in West Virginia The rates of obesity and overweightness amongst children… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

disillusionment, cynicism, fear, and depression. Desmond continually demonstrates the ways structural inequalities and public policy compounds poverty, making it nearly impossible for even the most motivated person to extricate themselves from the situation. Housing instability leads to employment instability, which prevents access to opportunities for professional and personal development. Likewise, housing instability causes problems for children in school, leading to underachievement and poor academic performance, which entrenches poverty throughout multiple generations. Hopelessness and despair also permeate the neighborhoods Desmond visits, with few tangible or real means of experiencing any respite. While landlords and property owners certainly have rights to participate… Continue Reading...

Fema and Hurricane Katrina

response. Humanitarian Assistance: Improving US-European Cooperation, Center for Transatlantic Relations/Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD/Global public policy Institute, Berlin, 413-432. Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. (2006). A failure of initiative. Retrieved from http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/15feb20061230/www.gpoaccess.gov/katrinareport/mainreport.pdf   Continue Reading...

The Success Of Indie Music

Nearly Two Decades. Time, 2013. http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/25/macklemores-thrift-shop-is-first-indie-hit-to-top-charts-in-nearly-two-decades/ Garnham, N. “Concepts of culture: public policy and the cultural industries.” Cultural Studies 1, no. 1 (1997): 2-37. Horowitz, Steven. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Crash Radio With 'Thrift Shop'. Billboard, 2013. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/1484126/macklemore-ryan-lewis-crash-radio-with-thrift-shop Mench, Chris. But I'm Not a Rapper: Everything You Need to Know About Childish Gambino's First Three Mixtapes. Complex, 2015. https://www.complex.com/music/2015/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-childish-gambinos-first-three-mixtapes Schawbel, Dan. Inside the Brand of Justin Bieber: An Interview with Manager Scooter Braun. Forbes, 2011. https://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2011/02/11/inside-the-brand-of-justin-bieber-an-interview-with-manager-scooter-braun/#102a73565628 Shuker, Roy. Understanding Popular Music Culture. Routledge, 2013. Zoladz, Lindsay. “The Curious Case of Clairo.” The Ringer, 2018. https://www.theringer.com/music/2018/7/25/17610744/clairo-diary-001-music-industry   Continue Reading...

Healthcare Nursing Patients Caring

also promotes humanistic values in healthcare, which can impact public policy or at least institutional practices. I believe it is most important for nurse leaders to ascribe to Watson’s caring science principles because nursing practice is established at the level of leadership. Nurse leaders who operate more from a position of caring than from a position of financial management create systems of healing in which the objectives of healthcare are to promote wellbeing and psychological harmony. 3. Caring TED Talk In a world in which scientific understandings of the human body and how to fix it have dominated healthcare… Continue Reading...

Flint Water Crisis

dominate, American political discourse has led to the widespread assumption that all public policy is inherently equitable. The Constitution does overtly support equity, but in fact, white flight and the Flint example shows how the most equitable policies are not borne out in reality. What occurred in Flint was that first, white residents moved out of the city in droves to seek an idealized life in suburban areas. Flint therefore became a primarily African American town, which at first remained tied to the GM teat. GM and other area industries had long been polluting the local rivers and groundwater,… Continue Reading...

Community Psychology Diversity and Social Action Research

Yet research is purposeful and action-driven, and may involve tangible results in terms of public policy outcomes, building community resilience, or changing practices in the workplace or educational environments. Understanding and Embracing Diversity As a central value in community psychology, diversity is the cornerstone of healthy communities and the cultivation of strong personal identities. However, respect for diversity does not imply moral relativism but does recognize the need to embrace universal human rights and ethical principles (Dalton, Elias & Wandersman, 2012). By extension, a community psychologist keeps in mind the goal of social justice when working with individuals and… Continue Reading...

Criteria for Qualitative Research

way that people behave, communicate, and make judgments based on the information presented them. In my discipline, which is public policy and Administration, these assumptions are standard in the sense that norms exist with regard to the way individuals are expected to conduct themselves, discuss ideas, express concepts or experiences, and make judgments or acquire knowledge through senses, intuition, and deduction. A potential ethical issue in qualitative research would be the need to keep the identity of participants concealed or anonymous. This could be problematic because in qualitative research, the more information about participants that is presented the more… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

trained to do, which is to help patients or to improve the caliber of healthcare through leadership and public policy. Nurses need to be more empowered and to receive remuneration commensurate with their experience and their levels of expertise. Finally, graduates of nursing programs around the world need greater incentives to work in places where nurses are needed the most. Incentivizing nurses to move to regions with the most pressing shortages could prove difficult but will ultimately promote the positive public health and patient satisfaction outcomes all healthcare workers want. Conclusion If it is not addressed immediately, the global… Continue Reading...

Policy Implementation Dietary Guidelines

dietary guidelines for Americans (last issued in 2015), have tremendous influence upon public policy and how Americans eat, as well as public healthcare. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) are used in setting the standards for the National School Lunch Program, on which many children are dependent for their main source of nutritional calories for the day at low or reduced cost. Physicians are influenced by its guidelines, and ordinary Americans are influenced by the guidelines when they make decisions in the grocery store.… Continue Reading...

Health Care Policy Change

healthcare industry in general will converge hence resulting into some public policy making. • Design strategies The strategy here is to do a comprehensive research and come up with evidence to the effect that the pharmaceutical industry is to blame for the expensive prescription drugs in the market due to abnormal margins and unrealistic profits made by the industry owners. The next level will be designing the issues and coming up with policy instruments to facilitate in the formulation of a policy statement on pharmaceutical industry commercial regulations. In designing of issues the primary focus will be highlighting the… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

causal variables (Swearer & Hymel, 2015, p. 344). In this way, social psychology approaches to bullying can inform public policy, school policy, and even ultimately impact social norms. The thesis of this research is that bullying creates opportunities to develop pathways for building more supportive, collaborative, and integrative school-based communities that stimulate resilience and mitigate risk factors. The Problem of Bullying Bullying has been described as a “worldwide problem” that occurs without respect to cultural diversity, geographic context, or temporal variables (Sutton, Smith & Swettenham, 1999, p. 435). Variables impacting bullying stem from “individual, family, peer group, school and… Continue Reading...

American History Civil War Slavery

dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” which did align public policy with the principles that had been outlined in the Constitution. This language connects the reasons for the war with the reasons for the Revolution itself. Lincoln refers to the “consecration” of the ground by the blood of the soldiers who fought bravely in battles throughout the Civil War (Lincoln 1). Given that the Civil War was even bloodier than the Revolutionary War, with more lives lost, it meant that standing up for human rights and civil liberties was the most important thing that the… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics Practices Compliance Auditing

achieve goals such as emissions reduction or a reduction in pollutants. Organizations that have the power to impact public policy can also participate more broadly in the compliance auditing process within their sector. Training Goals The goals of an ethics training program will be to align the company’s business practices at all levels and from all departments with the company’s mission, vision, and values. If necessary, the organization may need to revamp its mission, vision, and values statement to better reflect environmental ethics. One of the specific goals of the ethics training program is to change leadership practices. Leadership… Continue Reading...

Alignment and Social Change

and values statement (Moir, 2001). The manner in which I would effect positive social change in the field of public policy and administration would be to create a corporate social responsibility platform based on the evidence that obtain through research. For instance, in my research I could find that there are positive effects associated with physical exercise. As more and more Americans suffer from the epidemic of obesity, I could guide the organization to promote a physical fitness program within the community to help members of the community develop better health. This would show the community that the organization cares… Continue Reading...

Public Health Advocacy Outreach and Information

epidemics. Goals of the organization include raising awareness and changing public policy in ways that promote public health and safety. For example, the organization advocates for alterations in public infrastructure or practices that might promote the use of vaccinations. Specific topics and issues that the APHA focuses on include climate change, environmental health, gun violence, health equity, health reform, tobacco and other substance use issues, and more. One of the most important issues that the APHA addresses is the subject of vaccinations: a crucial component in promoting public health. Vaccinations Since their early discovery, vaccinations have radically transformed public… Continue Reading...

Alternative Points Of View on the Abortion Debate

Court decision in Roe v. Wade, abortion remains a contentious public policy issue. The reason why this issue was selected for analysis is because it remains unresolved in public debate and reflects unfortunate schisms in American society. Rather than resort to vitriolic language, it would be more constructive to reach a consensus about abortion policy. History and Background Both from medical and legal perspectives the term abortion refers to different procedures used to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy (“Abortion Law and Legal Definition,” 2018, p. 1). Abortions can be medical or clinical. Medical abortions utilize pharmaceutical methods to terminate the… Continue Reading...

Kroger and Corporate Social Responsibility

Opening a $10 million innovation fund for this purpose · Donate 3 billion balanced meals by 2025 · Advocate for public policy solutions that will address hunger in the U.S. and empower communities to divert food waste from landfills · Achieve zero waste in all its stores by 2025 · Work with Feeding American and the World Wildlife Fund These steps will impact the organization both internally and externally by obliging the company’s internal organization to be more mindful of eliminating waste and adopting green and sustainable strategies that will allow it to reach its goals. Externally, the company will be… Continue Reading...

Political and Religious Action in the World

to the separation between spiritual values and political action. Even in a pluralistic society, law and public policy can reflect the shared vision and ethics in common to all cultures and traditions. Moreover, the political and religious spheres can and should be differentiated due to their fundamentally different methodologies and goals. Separation of Church and State does not mean that Christians are exempt from a duty to take action. Evangelism is in many ways the opposite of apathy—it means taking action in a decisive way that reflects the universal ethical principles upon which a better world is built. Balancing… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Leadership Tribal in Ted Talk

healthcare (Delmatoff & Lazarus, 2014). As a result of the ACA and the ensuing discourse on social justice and public policy reform, healthcare managers and leaders have started to envision themselves as part of Level Four tribes with shared values rather than emphasizing our competitive worth in a “I’m Great and You’re Not” mentality (Logan, 2009). Unfortunately, the prevalent tone in scholarly discourse related to nursing leadership has generally not moved from Level Three tribal identifications, with “leaderism” and old modes of division and competition dominant still (Hyde, Bresnen, Hodgson, et al., 2017, p. 1). However, there are some… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

Abstract This paper looks at the public policy of R2P and humanitarian intervention abroad, which serves as a major drain on American resources and benefits a foreign country more than it does the U.S. The money spent on these wars waged under the banner of R2P could be better spent on projects at home. The solution to this flawed policy is to address the elephant in the room, which is the Israeli lobby, to end the wars in the Middle East and put that money into healthcare, education or infrastructure back… Continue Reading...

Response to Hurricanes for Hospitals

Improving US-European Cooperation, Center for Transatlantic Relations/Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD/Global public policy Institute, Berlin, 413-432. Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. (2006). A failure of initiative. Retrieved from http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/15feb20061230/www.gpoaccess.gov/katrinareport/mainreport.pdf   Continue Reading...