26 August 2015

Article Analysis

This assignment, the fourth of five one-page response papers, will focus on how poets use langauge to create tone in one of the following poems: Marge Piercy's “Barbie Doll”, Ethridge Knight's “Hard Rock Retrurns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane” or Adrienne Rich's “Aunt Jennifer's Tigers” Discuss how the tone suits the poem's theme. Read the scholarly article that discusses the poem you choose. I will upload the article once you choose a poem Select a passage from the article that helps clarify or support your interpretation of whether or not a character changes or grows and how this change suggests the meaning of the story.

be sure to include evidence to support your observations. You are required to use both direct quotations and paraphrases from your short story (the primary source) and the scholarly article (secondary source). Avoid quoting long passages (more than 4 typed lines) in short papers like this one. Again, avoid extensive use of summary. Focus on one theme and how the tone of in the tone of the poem helps reveal this important theme. You must include in-text citations (use the PDF version of the article and cite the original page numbers) and a properly formatted works cited page.

26 August 2015,
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Article Analysis This assignment, the fourth of five one-page response papers, will focus on how poets use langauge to create tone in one of […]


26 August 2015

Treatment Plan

Treatment Plan Guidelines
Assignment Background
The professional counselor understands the importance of treatment planning when working with clients.

Assignment Instructions
1.      Review the case history of each client below.
2.      Develop a treatment plan for one of the clients.
Assignment Requirements
1.      Correctly incorporate the key issues presented by the client.
2.      Be sure to address the medical, mental health, social history, substance abuse, legal issues, support systems, strengths, assets, and resources available to the client.  Accurately and objectively document this information in the treatment plan.
3.      Using the DSM, please complete the 5-axis approach to treatment planning. In addressing short- and long-term goals and treatment methods, be sure the treatment methods align with the DSM diagnosis.
4.      Demonstrate correct application of the DSM 5-axis approach by referencing and providing appropriate citations from the DSM.
5.      Create 6-10 questions regarding additional information they would want to know about the client (add to the completed treatment plan template).
6.      Write a 1,000-1,250 word essay from the information you gathered.
7.      Three to four academic resources are required for this assignment.










Client Case Histories
Allison W.
Allison W. is a 59-year-old, Caucasian, single woman living alone in her family home. She is slightly overweight, but is well-groomed and alert. She lived with both parents until their deaths, and is still actively grieving the loss of her mother although it has been three years since her mother died.  At age 35, she hurt her back, was taking Benzodiazepines for muscle relaxation, and needed to detox after six months of treatment.  She is in general good health but has anxieties and fears about any medical issues and ruminates about medical test results. Allison admits to researching on the Internet regarding symptoms she believes she is experiencing including racing heartbeat, dizziness, headaches and shortness of breath.
Allison admits feeling tired, unfocused, and stressed. She reports losing track of what she tries to say, and her mind races when she goes to bed. She reports poor sleeping and eating habits.
Allison is an art instructor at a small community college and has many colleagues and friends but no close relatives or significant other.

Sonia B.
Sonia B. is a 40 year-old, Asian American, divorced (for six months) woman living with her 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. She presents a neat and professional appearance and maintains a successful career in middle-level management. Sonia has worked for the same company for over 10 years, but finds herself worrying about losing her job and being unable to provide for her children. She has very high standards for herself and is often self-critical if she doesn’t meet her own expectations. Currently, she is struggling with feelings of worthlessness and shame due to her perceived inability to perform as well as she has in the past at work and at home.
For the past several weeks Sonia has felt very fatigued and found it hard to concentrate at work or involve herself with her children’s activities.  Her doctor recommends being assessed for a thyroid condition. Her coworkers have noticed that she is irritable and withdrawn, which is unlike her usually friendly and easy-going personality. Although she denies thoughts of suicide, Sonia has found herself increasingly dissatisfied with her life. She admits to having frequent thoughts of wishing she was dead but worries about how her death would affect her children.



Frederick R.
Frederick R. is a 22-year-old African American single man. Frederick’s appearance is slightly disheveled and he has difficulty maintaining eye contact. He is a computer science major residing in the residence halls at a small private Baptist college. During the past several weeks his family and friends have noticed increasingly bizarre behaviors and Frederick has stopped going to classes. On many occasions he has been overheard whispering in an agitated voice when alone. At this time Frederick insists he is the reincarnation of Jesus.
Frederick occasionally goes to bars with friends, but has never been known to abuse alcohol or drugs. He has a history of childhood asthma that reoccurs on occasion with stress.  Recently he had broken up with his girlfriend accusing her of trying to give him drugs and poison him. Frederick’s parents have tried to take him to a psychiatrist for an evaluation, but he refuses because they fail to recognize him as Jesus.

Roger K.
Roger K. is a 73-year-old Hispanic widowed man. He has a fixed income and lives in an assisted living facility following a minor stroke. Roger has partial paralysis on his right side, but has responded well to physical therapy. He presents very friendly, outgoing, and cooperative, but staff and other residents report he can be sullen, forgetful, and even belligerent at times. Roger has a son and two daughters (and several grandchildren) who visit him weekly and take him on outings. Roger walks with a cane and leaves the facility on his own several times a week to go to church. Often it is after these outings when Roger’s behavior appears altered.
Staff and other residents have reported the odor of alcohol on Roger but he has not seemed intoxicated. Roger denies any substance abuse history but does admit to “enjoying a beer sometimes.” He reports he and his late wife had an active social life including dancing and drinking. Roger states he thinks about his wife often and misses her.

Jonathan A.
Jonathan A. is a 16-year-old Caucasian male. He was well-groomed and fashionably dressed. He gave detailed responses showing blatant disrespect for his mother’s opinions. He lives with his mother and two younger siblings in a working-class neighborhood. Jonathan attends Harper High School where he is enrolled in the tenth grade. Until this current year, Jonathan was a good student with an excellent attendance record and was active in several extracurricular activities. Currently he has been truant several times and has failed two subjects in the first semester.
Jonathan’s mother reports Jonathan has made new friends she does not know and is concerned about their influence on her son. He habitually comes home after his set curfew.
Jonathan’s parents have been divorced for two years, and his father has recently remarried and moved out of state. Jonathan denies these changes have affected him, reporting his younger siblings are more affected by the limited contact with their father. Jonathan reports he has never been close to his father.  When asked if he is concerned about his failing two subjects, Jonathan replied he didn’t care if he finished school or not as “nothing matters anymore anyway, I’m a failure and don’t fit in.”  He presents with no medical problems

Traci H.
Traci H. is a 10-year-old African American girl. She was neatly dressed and groomed and appeared quiet but cooperative during the interview. She lives with her mother and stepfather in a middle-class neighborhood. Traci attends Harrison Elementary school where she is enrolled in the fifth grade. She normally maintains good grades in school and states that she likes school, but her grades have slipped the last quarter. Her mother reports she is concerned that Traci has been more withdrawn lately and not interested in activities she previously enjoyed including her friendships with other girls in the neighborhood. Traci is experiencing nightmares, sleeplessness, and complains of stomachaches and headaches. She has also shown a preoccupation with clothing, grooming, and weight. Neither Traci nor her mother is overweight, but Traci’s mother reports her daughter has been picking at food and refusing to eat certain foods because she “does not want to get fat.” Traci appears tall for her age and her weight seems proportionate to her height, but her mother reports she has not gained any weight in the last six months.
Traci sees her father, stepmother, and two stepsisters weekly. She reports she enjoys these visits. Her mother states at times Traci has told her she prefers not to visit her father’s home.


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Treatment Plan Treatment Plan Guidelines Assignment Background The professional counselor understands the importance of treatment planning when working with clients. Assignment Instructions 1.      Review […]


26 August 2015

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

These guidelines can help you identify a research study and distinguish an article that presents the findings of a research study from other types of articles.
·                     A research study must:
§  Ask a research question
§  Identify a research population or group
§  Describe a research method
§  Test or measure something
§  Summarize the results
Research studies are almost always published in peer-reviewed (scholarly) journals. The articles often contain headings similar to these: Literature Review, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Articles that review other studies without presenting new research results are not research studies. Examples of article types that are NOT research studies include:
·         literature reviews, editorials, case studies, comments or letters relating to previously-published research studies
WHAT TO LOOK FOR!
·         What is Empirical Research?
o    Empirical means experience or data derived from observation or experiment.
o    Empirical research articles are published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
o    Most empirical research articles include the following five components:
§  Introduction and Literature Review
§  Method
§  Results
§  Discussion or Conclusion
§  References
·         Abstract
o    Most scholarly (peer-reviewed, refereed) journal articles are preceded by an ABSTRACT, which gives you a short synopsis of the article’s content.
·         Look for 5
o    Introduction and Literature Review
o    Method
o    Results
o    Conclusion
o    References


·         Introduction and Literature Review
o    This section will provide the need and rationale of this particular research project, state their research question, research statement and/or hypothesis, and will review the literature that supports (or contradicts) their research question, research statement and/or hypothesis.
o    Supporting ideas with other scholarly research Reasons for undertaking research
·         Method
o    This section describes the methodology or research design used to gather the data for the study.
o    Typically a methodology includes:
§  A description of the participants or subjects.
§  A description of the research method, measure, overall research design and/or an approach to data analysis.
·         Results
o    This section describes (through narrative and charts, graphs, tables or other graphical elements) the final findings reached through analysis of the data.
o    This is sometimes called Results or Findings. The results can be qualitative or quantitative.
Examples of Results In a narrative, in a table or in a graph
·         Discussion or Conclusion
o    This section provides a discussion, summary, or conclusion, bringing together the research question, research statement and/or hypothesis and the findings. It is sometimes called Implications.
·         References
o    This section provides a list of cited references. This list references all of the articles cited within the article. Most of these articles would have been referred to (cited) in the Literature Review and Results sections.
CHECKLIST-the below checklist must be completed with two articles submitted as well as the identified area in the article must be highlighted and the original hardcopies must be turned in for full credit for the assignment.
o   Abstract
o   Introduction/Literature Review
o   Methods
o   Results
o   Discussion or Conclusion
o   References

This research assignment consists of two grading components: theory grade (research paper & checklist) and a clinical grade (oral presentation & IP simulation).



26 August 2015,
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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus These guidelines can help you identify a research study and distinguish an article that presents the findings of a research […]


26 August 2015

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

These guidelines can help you identify a research study and distinguish an article that presents the findings of a research study from other types of articles.
·                     A research study must:
§  Ask a research question
§  Identify a research population or group
§  Describe a research method
§  Test or measure something
§  Summarize the results
Research studies are almost always published in peer-reviewed (scholarly) journals. The articles often contain headings similar to these: Literature Review, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Articles that review other studies without presenting new research results are not research studies. Examples of article types that are NOT research studies include:
·         literature reviews, editorials, case studies, comments or letters relating to previously-published research studies
WHAT TO LOOK FOR!
·         What is Empirical Research?
o    Empirical means experience or data derived from observation or experiment.
o    Empirical research articles are published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
o    Most empirical research articles include the following five components:
§  Introduction and Literature Review
§  Method
§  Results
§  Discussion or Conclusion
§  References
·         Abstract
o    Most scholarly (peer-reviewed, refereed) journal articles are preceded by an ABSTRACT, which gives you a short synopsis of the article’s content.
·         Look for 5
o    Introduction and Literature Review
o    Method
o    Results
o    Conclusion
o    References


·         Introduction and Literature Review
o    This section will provide the need and rationale of this particular research project, state their research question, research statement and/or hypothesis, and will review the literature that supports (or contradicts) their research question, research statement and/or hypothesis.
o    Supporting ideas with other scholarly research Reasons for undertaking research
·         Method
o    This section describes the methodology or research design used to gather the data for the study.
o    Typically a methodology includes:
§  A description of the participants or subjects.
§  A description of the research method, measure, overall research design and/or an approach to data analysis.
·         Results
o    This section describes (through narrative and charts, graphs, tables or other graphical elements) the final findings reached through analysis of the data.
o    This is sometimes called Results or Findings. The results can be qualitative or quantitative.
Examples of Results In a narrative, in a table or in a graph
·         Discussion or Conclusion
o    This section provides a discussion, summary, or conclusion, bringing together the research question, research statement and/or hypothesis and the findings. It is sometimes called Implications.
·         References
o    This section provides a list of cited references. This list references all of the articles cited within the article. Most of these articles would have been referred to (cited) in the Literature Review and Results sections.
CHECKLIST-the below checklist must be completed with two articles submitted as well as the identified area in the article must be highlighted and the original hardcopies must be turned in for full credit for the assignment.
o   Abstract
o   Introduction/Literature Review
o   Methods
o   Results
o   Discussion or Conclusion
o   References

This research assignment consists of two grading components: theory grade (research paper & checklist) and a clinical grade (oral presentation & IP simulation).



26 August 2015,
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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus These guidelines can help you identify a research study and distinguish an article that presents the findings of a research […]


26 August 2015

Building a HIPPA- Building a Cultural Compliance for the healthcare industry

Building a HIPPA- Building a Cultural Compliance for the healthcare industry

26 August 2015,
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Building a HIPPA- Building a Cultural Compliance for the healthcare industry Building a HIPPA- Building a Cultural Compliance for the healthcare industry Click here […]


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