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Nursing

As you begin your nursing profession journey, is there a patient problem or healthcare concern you would like to see investigated with a research project? Explain why it is a problem or what brought about your idea.

Discussion Prompts
As you begin your nursing profession journey, is there a patient problem or healthcare concern you would like to see investigated with a research project? Explain why it is a problem or what brought about your idea.
As a nurse, you will be the frontline individual that identifies a potential practice problem. Create a one-sentence problem statement that you would take to a nurse leader or manager to begin the practice change.
Provide a summary of how this practice change would improve patient or healthcare outcomes.

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Other

Why was Freedom Summer controversial, and what risks did its participants face?

For this assignment you will need to watch the documentary “Freedom Summer” from the PBS American Experience Series. You can access the video using this link https://www.pbs.org/video/american-experience-freedom-summer/ (Links to an external site.)
Please note that this video is approximately 2 hours long, please plan accordingly.
Once you have watched the video, please respond to the following questions. Make sure that you provide specific answers that are rooted in historical fact. Vague responses will not earn credit. Part 1: Why was Freedom Summer controversial, and what risks did its participants face?
How did white political leaders in Mississippi prepare to respond to Freedom Summer?
Imagine that you are a college student in 1964. Would you choose to join the SNCC and go to Mississippi? Why or why not?
How did Freedom Summer redefine or reimagine the term civil rights?
Describe one story/situation from the video that evoked a strong emotion in you. Make sure to explain why that story/situation caused you to react. Part 2:
Explain specific individual or government actions that created the situation that led to the events of the Freedom Summer. Think about the things we have discussed earlier in this course that would have limited the number of black voters in the South. Be specific and give me historical events or actions not personal opinions. Part 3:
What actions have been taken since the Freedom Summer of 1964 to extend, ensure and protect voting rights? Discuss the importance of voting rights in the democratic process. What other influence or power accompanies the right to vote?
What are ways that you can participate in grassroots organizing as a high school student? What are ways that you can be civically engaged without being old enough to vote?

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Anatomy

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been found in a high percentage of professional athletes as a result of repetitive head injuries. Research CTE and its effects.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been found in a high percentage of professional athletes as a result of repetitive head injuries. Research CTE and its effects.
Instructions:
1. Your assignment must be of minimum of 400 words, with standard APA formatting and complete and details citations.

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Psychology

Imagine that you work for an agency that has the goal of substantially reducing the rate of drug abuse in your local community. For this discussion, you will recommend an addiction treatment program for your community.

STEP 1: Imagine that you work for an agency that has the goal of substantially reducing the rate of drug abuse in your local community. For this discussion, you will recommend an addiction treatment program for your community. First, Review the National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse website, specifically focusing on the Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment. Consider all elements of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model. Notice that each individual is part of multiple overlapping systems. This is an important consideration for helping your agency develop a comprehensive drug abuse prevention and treatment program. Based on your knowledge of addiction, what elements should the program include?
How will you incorporate evidence-based approaches?
STEP 2: Post your reply (in at least 250 words) in the discussion forum. Your response should include a clear stance on the issue with supporting evidence as to why you feel the way you do. Show that you can think critically on the topic by integrating your own thoughts, analysis, or experiences.
STEP 3: Respond in two separate posts to two classmates (in at least 75 words). Explicitly address their responses and try to extend, complicate, or redirect their points in a substantive, knowledge-demonstrating way.
STUDENT PROMPTS TO RESPOND TO #1: “Drug addiction is a complex disease. It is often no uniform treatment plan due to some factors. Different family backgrounds, different genes, different social backgrounds, and cultures. Drug addiction treatment also varies. In addition, the treatment also requires long-term planning, service, and cooperation. So it is basically an individual treatment. “No single treatment is appropriate for everyone. Treatment varies depending on the type of drug and the characteristics of the patients”. (NIH)
If I were working for the agency, my program would be divided into mild addiction and severe (long-term) addiction. Different plans for different levels.
Mildly addicted, mostly new to drug-abuse categories. Their brain function does not show significant changes usually. For these patients, I think the plan should be started immediately. Because they are likely to gradually develop into a severe addiction. Ask the patients if they can self-restraint from drug and alcohol use, and then ask their family, colleagues, and friends to supervise. For patients who cannot restrain themselves, I think I will use physical control, such as limiting the amount of drug and alcohol use or outright withdrawal. For severely addicted patients, their brain function is likely to change because of the long-term use of drugs. Withdrawal may be at risk of abstinence syndrome. So I think withdrawal is not suitable. Patients are generally advised to undergo CBT and medication treatment, which can be used for many different types of addictions. and long-term follow-up observation. Even if the patient is almost free from the control by drugs, I cannot give up continuing to track and record, because the chance of relapse after detoxification is as high as 40-60%. If the patient is not supervised, there is a high chance that the patient will relapse.
In order to reduce the drug abuse rate in the community, I will put advertisements about the harm of drug abuse in the community to increase the knowledge about the harm of drug abuse. Let people in the community understand the dangers of addiction.
Medication treatment: For severely drug-addicted patients, (opioids) Using methadone is a good way of medication treatment. Methadone is an effective drug for detoxification, it has the effects of analgesic respiratory depression, miosis, sedation, etc. The drug dependence on medication is low as well. But it is not suitable for all addicts. For example, nicotine and alcohol. “Methadone is a long-acting synthetic opioid agonist medication that can prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce craving in opioid-addicted individuals. It can also block the effects of illicit opioids”. (NIH) For nicotine-addiction patients. Using bupropion and varenicline medication is a good way of medication treatment, which are FDA-approved smoking cessation medications as well. They can effectively help nicotine-addicted patients reduce their nicotine needs. For alcohol-addicted patients. Firstly, use acamprosate to reduce symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. “Acamprosate has been shown to help dependent drinkers maintain abstinence for several weeks to months, and it may be more effective in patients with severe dependence”. (NIH) Then, use naltrexone to reduce alcohol cravings in patients.
CBT: CBT is a very helpful treatment for addiction. CBT is also a recognized addiction treatment method. CBT changes the irrational cognition of addicts by means of cognitive behavior and is a psychotherapy method to correct bad behavior. And change the bad cognition and behavior of drug addicts, helping them reduce negative emotions. Train and strengthen their correct way of dealing with negative emotions to enhance their motivation to quit drugs and reduce the possibility of relapse. “Behavioral approaches help engage people in drug abuse treatment, provide incentives for them to remain abstinent, modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug abuse”. (NIH)”
PROMPT #2: Drug use can start for a variety of reasons. Curiosity, boredom, experimentation, peer pressure, etc. Once use begins, it is often repeated to obtain the feeling that was experienced the first time. From there drugs can be used as a crutch, or to make you feel better when you don’t, for whatever reason is making you feel bad. Bad day at work? Significant other break up with you or cheat on you? Car break down? There are examples for every class of citizen. These incidents are what are referred to as “triggers”. When a trigger appears, how do you deal with it? Everyone has their own method of stress relief. Drug use is one of those methods for some. It can reach the point where it is the only method of stress relief, or the most effective one for those individuals. There is no way to remove all the triggers from a persons life. What we CAN do is minimize the triggers, and change the method of stress relief. In my experience a lot of the time people don’t know other options for stress relief, or the ones they know are things they don’t like. Working out is a proven method of stress relief for example, but many people don’t like gyms, or don’t know what to do when they go. They also may not like sports, or running. If these are the only methods of working out that someone knows, and they don’t like any of them, then they aren’t going to use those methods to relieve their stress or escape their problems. Bronfenbrenners ecological model shows many of the overlapping facets of life, any one of which can provide triggers. Family issues, issues with friends, problems at school or with ones health fit into the microsystem as an example. The meso system seems to involve interactions or mixing between the different parts of the microsystem such as problems with friends at school, or problems between family and neighbors. Some of the most common triggers are financially related, relationship related, and work related. I think for a program to reduce the rate of drug abuse we have to discover what triggers an individual has through some form of discussion. Once we know their triggers we can help to reduce the amount of triggers as best as possible. Knowing there is no way to completely eliminate the triggers we then have to try to retrain the brain to another, more desirable activity. The problem with this that I illustrated earlier, that people often don’t know other options or that they don’t like the ones they know about, can actually be a good thing. Through a community program to allow for training/teaching and access to a large variety of activities we can expose people to hobbies and activities that can be the puzzle piece that fills in the space they are choosing to fill with drugs. I think that any successful program has to take all evidence into consideration and still be fluid enough to adapt as further evidence is gained. In the state of Washington we have a plethora of outdoor recreation activities, and most of them are low or no cost. We also have an abundance of shops and stores that provide the goods for performing indoor activities such as crafting. With a small investment and volunteer opportunities we could easily put together a system to teach and guide people to experience new activities that could help them cope with issues that arise in their life. I think having a round the clock counseling or assistance service that could be contacted when someone is having issues such as the help the suicide prevention hotline provides would be very useful too. Issues don’t arise in peoples lives on a 9-5 schedule, so having assistance that is available outside the typical office hours would be very beneficial to reducing the rate of drug abuse.

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Psychology

Learning and Memory

Provide a short paragraph introducing the reader to the main topic and the key concepts that will be addressed in the literature review
Theme 1 (heading)-describe the first main topic of your literature review. Next, describe the information you will discuss in your literature review paper and cite articles that will support your discussion.
Theme 2 (heading)-describe the second main topic of your literature review. Next, describe the information you will discuss in your literature review paper and cite articles that will support your discussion. Add themes (headings) as needed Include subheadings if needed References (centered on a new page) and include the list of all 10 references of the peer-reviewed journal included appropriately in the outline.
The topics are Learning and Memory

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Logistics

Discuss the importance of considering the level of protection desired (safety factor, safety stock, or spare parts) when determining spare part quantities.

Discuss the importance of considering the level of protection desired (safety factor, safety stock, or spare parts) when determining spare part quantities.
Post essays directly into your assignment folders. Your Essay must be three-five double space pages in length with a minimum of 1000 words and must follow both the Rubrics and APA guidelines. The essays must also include a cover page and references page in APA format.

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Medicine and Health

Select a hospital-acquired condition/HAC (I have chosen Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection in Dialysis patients as Dialysis nursing is my current field.) Create a two to three page report that includes the research-based explanation of the background of a problem associated with your chosen HAC, as well as develop appropriate research problem and purpose statements.

Select a hospital-acquired condition/HAC (I have chosen Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection in Dialysis patients as Dialysis nursing is my current field.) Create a two to three page report that includes the research-based explanation of the background of a problem associated with your chosen HAC, as well as develop appropriate research problem and purpose statements.
Introduction:
A research problem statement expresses the issue or phenomenon that a project is seeking to solve or improve. It also helps to show readers the importance of the issue and defines the context for the study. To make problem statements more compelling, we can use the past research of others to improve care and inspire further research. A review of the literature can provide knowledge about what others found useful in addressing problems that are similar to the ones you gave. By leveraging this evidence base, you can create clearer and more compelling problem statements.
The purpose statement tells the reader the intent of your research. The context of this course is to make improvements related to one or more HACs of your choice. Take, for instance, the case of a hospital acquired infection resulting from the insertion of a central line. You may determine through the literature search that there are other methods to prevent infections.
Perhaps, you note that staff in your organizations were not properly using sterile techniques and outlining a sterile field. Your new process may involve adopting better sterilization protocols prior to inserting a catheter. In order to make the change, you will need to provide evidence that this practice is based on research and is clearest accepted as the standard practice.
Instructions:
This assessments has three distinct parts.
Part 1: Background and Evidence
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria:
-Explain the background of a given research problem based on information in the literature.
-Apply evidence-based information to support the development of a given research problem.
-Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
For this section, the HAC that will be used is Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection in Dialysis patients. From your readings and independent research you will compose a background explanation of the HAC and how it is manifesting as an issue in a health care setting of your choice. You will also be creating an evidence-based rationale for why it is important to further study this particular HAC.
This first section should be one to two pages, with support from the literature for the background of the issue, the importance of the problem within the context of your chosen health care setting, and support for your purpose in pursuing your research project.
Part 2: Problem Statement
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria:
-Develop a problem statement based on relevant literature.
-Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
For this part, you will create a problem statement that developed out of your review of the literature related to HACs. This problem statement will help to inform the research questions.
A well-written problem statement should be one or two sentences.
Problem Statement Checklist
Identify the problem that led to the research.
-Is it easy to determine?
-Were there identifying words that justify the problem?
-Was the rational or justification of the problem clearly stated?
-Do the words in the problem statement indicate the kind of study performed? What words in particular?
-Was the evidence for the problem provided in the literature?
Part 3: Purpose Statement
For this part you will develop your purpose statement, which will clearly lay out what you would hope to accomplish as you work towards addressing the problem you have identified. Purpose statements should be grounded in the evidence and indicate the kind of study that will be performed.
A well-written purpose statement should be one or two sentences in length.
Purpose Statement Checklist
Identify the purpose that led to the research study:
-what does the study hope to accomplish? What are the desired outcomes?
-was the rationale or justification of the purpose clearly stated
-do the words in the purpose statement indicate the kind of study performed? What words in particular?
-Was the item cited as evidence for the purpose published within the last five years?

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Psychology

• How does the trauma appear to have impacted their life with both positive and negative effects.

Final paper – 7 to 8 pages in length describing how student would address a particular trauma survivor using the material learned in class. This will include a rationale for what model or models of trauma therapy student selects, interventions student would use, and ways to determine effectiveness. APA format is required. (See Outline below).
Term Paper – Outline
7 – 8 pages double-spaced; pages must be numbered; you must use APA format throughout the paper. A rubric will be given to guide your work.
Identify a person from a fictional or non-fictional book, movie, or tv series who has survived a traumatic experience. Describe this individual, including:
• A bio-psychosocial history of the person. Be sure to address any gaps in your knowledge of the person’s history. For example, you might not know about the person’s family of origin, cultural identity, or childhood trauma. Identify and describe traumatic experience(s) that the person survived.
• How does the trauma appear to have impacted their life with both positive and negative effects.
• Discuss the person’s positive and negative coping methods.
• Include a timeline of the person’s development of when the trauma occurred and any difficulties they experienced.
3. Choose one or more of the models that we studied this semester and how you might work with the person to address any posttraumatic issues or symptoms. Provide a rationale for the model you have chosen – why this model for this persons.
4. Describe two interventions you would try with this person, and discuss how you would determine the effectiveness.
5. Using APA format, cite references in the text and provide a reference list at the end. Papers with incorrect format will be graded down a half grade.

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Business and Management

Identify the factors that have contributed to the reduction in union membership. Be sure to include the rationale you use in your speaker notes.

Be sure to closely follow all the instructions for the PowerPoint presentation as broken down in the below “Unit V PowerPoint” (attached to this order) post You need to follow the “6 x 6” rule meaning no more than 6 bullet points on each slide and each bullet no more than 6 words. No voiceovers. You also need to use peer-reviewed sources from the CSU Library (attached to this order).
Over the past 40 years, union membership has declined, and it continues to do so. Instead, many companies are turning to alternative dispute resolution. We know one of the best union avoidance tactics is good communication and providing job satisfaction for employees.
Create a PowerPoint presentation (with speaker notes) that focuses on unions in the workplace. Address the following concepts in your presentation.
Identify the factors that have contributed to the reduction in union membership. Be sure to include the rationale you use in your speaker notes.
Evaluate whether or not the reduction in union membership is a good or bad thing for employees in the United States. Be sure to include the rationale you use in your speaker notes.
Explain what alternative dispute resolution involves, and identify the pros and cons from the perspective of the employee and the pros and cons from the perspective of the employer. Remember, you want to include the bulk of your explanation in the speaker notes, not on the slide.
Describe a situation where employees or managers would want to use some form of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration as opposed to direct negotiation or litigation to resolve disputes. Be sure to include the rationale you use in your speaker notes.
Explain how each of the seven determinants of job satisfaction (individual personality, the work itself, compensation, growth and upward mobility, coworkers, management, and communication) help to create the type of environment where employees experience job satisfaction. Remember, you want to include the bulk of your explanation in the speaker notes, not on the slide.
Be sure to include an introduction and conclusion to your presentation. Include at least two images or graphics in your presentation.
Your PowerPoint presentation must be at least eight slides in length, not counting the title or reference slides. Adhere to APA style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used.

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Other

– Students will assume the role of a College President who has been tasked with making a presentation to “sell” a college education to inmates in prison. The President will visit the states Warden’s Association and give a 10 or more slide presentation. The President is proposing to offer college courses to the inmates for half of the regular tuition. The President must provide the Wardens with a variety of reasons why this is a good idea for the inmates, the prisons, and the community at large.

Read this article to get started (can use as a resource but not required) https://www.usnews.com/education/articles/prison-education-programs-what-to-know
Prison Education PowerPoint Presentation
– Students will assume the role of a College President who has been tasked with making a presentation to “sell” a college education to inmates in prison. The President will visit the states Warden’s Association and give a 10 or more slide presentation. The President is proposing to offer college courses to the inmates for half of the regular tuition. The President must provide the Wardens with a variety of reasons why this is a good idea for the inmates, the prisons, and the community at large.
The following must be included in the PowerPoint:
1. A title and a bibliography slide
2. 8 or more content slides with 3-4 bullet points each
3. Notes filled in in the NOTES area in Powerpoint. A sentence or two explaining each bullet point.
4. One or two charts supporting education in prison (not just prison and not just education but prison education charts). Charts should be dated after 2012.
5. Citations must be included on all slides where facts obtained from your sources are included
6. Include a bibliography slide with at least 2 resources (3 if using US news article above)
NOTE: Plagiarism software is in use for this assignment. When quoting another source/author or paraphrase, please cite your work. MLA or APA accepted.