25 August 2015

Integrity & Personality Testing

Integrity & Personality Testing


Appeals concluded that Rent-a-Center's use of the MMPI personality test probably prevented mentally challenged individuals from getting promotions in the company. Shortly after this ruling, Jeannine Cruz sued the Louisiana State Police claiming that she was discriminated against based on sex because her scores on several employment tests (including the MMPI) were not high enough to warrant promotion to a trooper position. In fact, her performance on the tests indicated that she was a candidate for “sexual misconduct” and “chemical dependency/” She claimed in her suit that the tests utilized are not fair to women because men tend to score more positively than do women. Some experts think that similar lawsuits can be expected based on the Rent-a-Center case if companies do not relate the test content to specific job content.

Questions for Discussion: Post to the Forums by midnight Thursday and respond to at least 2 members of the class by midnight, Sunday of the week. Please provide a minimum of three references or sources (not from Wikipedia or anonymous sources) to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions; correspond with at least 2 members of the class to discuss and weeks Forum subject.

1. Do you think employers should use integrity and personality tests to make recruiting and promotion decisions? Why or why not?
2. Can you think of some jobs where integrity and personality tests might be more appropriate than for other jobs? Give your rationale.
3. Do you think companies will use more or less integrity and personality tests in the next five years? Why?
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Integrity & Personality Testing Integrity & Personality Testing Appeals concluded that Rent-a-Center's use of the MMPI personality test probably prevented mentally challenged individuals from […]


25 August 2015

Telenursing
Scenario
The following scenario serves as the basis for your paper:
Manuel, one of your colleagues, is considering leaving his medical-surgical position where both of you have worked for the past 12 years. In fact, he has an interview in two weeks for a Telenurse Specialist position at a nurse-owned home health agency. This agency monitors the elderly and those with chronic illnesses to keep them from being readmitted to the hospital. Manuel is doing some research on his own and knows that the hours sound great and the pay is comparable. One advantage is that he can work from home (telecommute) most of the time and only interface with the agency for required meetings.
Manuel knows you are enrolled in this course. You have discussed various concepts that you noted in your Syllabus including technology, privacy, confidentiality, interoperability, legal and ethical issues, and patients’ access to the World Wide Web, just to name a few. Manuel has shared that he does not know much about telehealth and the role of nursing in this “new” technology. He has asked you to educate him on the advantages and disadvantages to patients of telenursing. Frankly, he does not understand what he might be doing on a day-to-day basis. One concern is the technology that may be involved.
Manuel has indicated that he realizes the final decision about a career move will be his choice, but he is seeking your knowledge based on concepts presented in this course. He wants to be knowledgeable about the role of the professional nurse in this practice setting prior to his interview.
You tell Manuel that you will need to do some research and that you will get back to him about your conclusion and recommendation. You have heard of telenursing and how it can prevent patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and CHF (congestive heart failure) from being readmitted to the hospital, but you recognize that you will need to do much more investigation.
Directions
1.    You are to research (find evidence), compose, and type a scholarly paper based on the scenario described above. Reflect on what you have learned in this class to date about technology, privacy rights, ethical issues, interoperability, patient satisfaction, consumer education, and other topics. Your text by Hebda (2013, Chapter 25) discusses telehealth in detail. However, your focus should be on the professional nurse’s role in telehealth, such as telenursing. Therefore, do not limit your review of the literature to your text. Nurses in various specialties need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of telenursing as it applies to their patients. For example, when you discharge a patient from an acute care setting, will a telenursing service assist that individual with staying out of the hospital? You may need to apply critical thinking skills to development of your paper.
2.    Use Microsoft Word and APA formatting to develop your paper. Consult the Publication manual of the APA, 6thedition if you have questions, for example, margin size, font type and size (point), and so forth. Take advantage of the writing service, Smarthinking, which is accessed by clicking on the link called the Tutor Source, found under the Course Home tab. Also, review and use the various documents in Doc Sharing related to APA.
3.    The length of the paper should be 45 pages, excluding the title page and the reference page. Limit your references to key sources.
4.    The paper should contain an Introductionthat catches the attention of the reader with interesting facts and supporting sources of evidence, which need to be mentioned as in-text citations. The Body should present the advantages and disadvantages of telenursing from a patient perspective. The Conclusion and Recommendations should summarize your findings and state your position on whether Manuel should accept the position should it be offered to him.
5.    NOTE: Review the section on Academic Honesty found in the Chamberlain Course Policies. All work must be original (in your own words) unless properly cited. This assignment will automatically be submitted through Turnitin, a plagiarism detection system.

6.    Submit the completed paper to the Telenursing…the Future Is Now Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. mountain time at the end of Week 4. Please post questions about this assignment to the weekly Q & A Forum so that the entire class may view the answers.

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Telenursing Scenario The following scenario serves as the basis for your paper: Manuel, one of your colleagues, is considering leaving his medical-surgical position where […]


25 August 2015

Explain the purpose of the research and the research questionsPaper instructions:
1. Explain the purpose of the research and the research questions.
2. Describe the measure(s) of association used in this research.
3. Explain why the researchers used this measure or these measures of association.
4. Interpret the meaning of the results that use measures of association.
Could the researchers have used other measures of association? Explain

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Explain the purpose of the research and the research questionsPaper instructions:1. Explain the purpose of the research and the research questions.2. Describe the measure(s) […]


25 August 2015

Measures of Association

Measures of Association

Researchers rely upon measures of association when they are interested in understanding the relationship between two variables. For example, you may be interested in the relationship between years of education and likelihood of finding a job. As the number of years of education increase, does the likelihood of finding a job also increase? These questions are best answered by using measures of association. There are several different measures of association; the selection of the correct measure of association depends upon the purpose of research for evaluation. Once you know the purpose, you can use four criteria to help select the best measure. The criteria, described in Chapter 13 of your textbook, are as follows: level of measurement, assignment of values to null and perfect relationships, the measure’s sensitivity, and familiarity with the statistic. Common measures of association, explained in your textbook, include lambda, gamma, Cramer’s V, tau, and Somers’ d.

Assignment:

1.Pick a public or non profit organization
2. Write one purpose for which measures of association might be used in that organization.
3.Explain which measure(s) of association you would use for that purpose and how the four criteria guided you to make that selection.

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Measures of Association Measures of Association Researchers rely upon measures of association when they are interested in understanding the relationship between two variables. For […]


25 August 2015

Potential Causes of Female ViolencePaper instructions:
1. Describe the violent female offender you selected.
2. Describe any social, environmental, psychological, and biological factors that may have contributed to the crime
3. Explain how they contributed.Click here for more on this paper…….

25 August 2015,
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Potential Causes of Female ViolencePaper instructions:1. Describe the violent female offender you selected.2. Describe any social, environmental, psychological, and biological factors that may have […]


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