24 August 2015

Assessing the Relative Strengths and Weaknesses of Multiple TextsAssessing the Relative Strengths and Weaknesses of Multiple Texts
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The first text we analyzed this semester, the film “Happy”, touched briefly on the idea that happiness is increased when taking others into account, such as being part of a community and doing acts of kindness to others. Campbell also touches on this idea in the “return” stage of the hero's journey when the hero must “give back” to society what he gained on his journey. The three texts being evaluated for this essay, Aristotle's “Nichomachean Ethics”, Mill's “Utilitarianism”, and the film “Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe”, all explore the connection between happiness and community.

For this essay, taking into account the audience for each of these three texts, assess their relative strengths and weaknesses. This will include identifying the claims made in each text and discussing the rhetorical strategies and text structure in relation to their audience.

Instead of simply discussing each text separately, though, draw connections between them, considering ways these texts challenge, complicate, or enrich one another. Bearing the audience of each text in mind, identify which most effectively achieves its desired end. The evaluation should not merely reflect a personal opinion on the matter, but instead result from rhetorical analysis and evaluation. 

Successful essays will:

Assess (evaluate) the relative strengths and weaknesses of each text's argument.

Analyze the rhetorical strategies and structure that each text employs.

Demonstrate an awareness of the texts' audiences that informs the overall analysis and evaluation.

Draw connections among the texts, considering how they challenge, complicate, or enrich one another.

Identify the text that most effectively achieves its desired end.


Key learning outcomes:

Assess the relative strengths of arguments in multiple texts.

Analyze a variety of texts commonly encountered in the academic setting.

Craft well-reasoned arguments for specific audiences.

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Assessing the Relative Strengths and Weaknesses of Multiple TextsAssessing the Relative Strengths and Weaknesses of Multiple Texts Paper details  The first text we analyzed […]


24 August 2015

Summarizes a understanding of the nature and causes of trauma in general, as well as one specific type of trauma.Summarizes a understanding of the nature and causes of trauma in general, as well as one specific type of trauma.
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Utilizing information presented in this course, as well as theoretical and practical elements from academic and Christian sources, the student will compile an original paper of at least 8–10 pages of body text, in current APA style, which summarizes his/her understanding of the nature and causes of trauma in general, as well as one specific type of trauma. The student must address factors necessary for successfully coping with the effects of trauma, and spiritual and professional approaches to treatment. A minimum of 12 scholarly sources is required in addition to the textbooks. Grades will be assigned based on quality of content, how well APA guidelines are adhered to, the richness of citations utilized, quality of expression, and biblical integration presented.

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Summarizes a understanding of the nature and causes of trauma in general, as well as one specific type of trauma.Summarizes a understanding of the […]


24 August 2015

Personal ethics development that examines your personal ethical system and ground rules.personal ethics development
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1,050- to 1,200-word paper on personal ethics development that examines your personal ethical system and ground rules.

Incorporate the terms found in the University of Phoenix Material: Key Terms.
Focus on the developmental aspect of your ethics rather than on a particular position on any issue.
Define your underlying ethical system, its primary principles, the sources that helped shape your ethics—such as people, institutions, events, and so forth—and the criteria and decision-making factors you have used to revise them.
Discuss the potential effect of your ethics on your performance or use of them in your workplace. Use a specific personal example.
Explain why ethics are needed in an organization and how ethics are integrated into an organization to achieve its direction and goals. What effect does the application of these ethics have on individuals, organizations, and society?

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24 August 2015

Application: Adaptive ResponseApplication: Adaptive Response
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As an advanced practice nurse, you will examine patients presenting with a variety of disorders. You must, therefore, understand how the body normally functions so that you can identify when it is reacting to changes. Often, when changes occur in body systems, the body reacts with compensatory mechanisms. These compensatory mechanisms, such as adaptive responses, might be signs and symptoms of alterations or underlying disorders. In the clinical setting, you use these responses, along with other patient factors, to lead you to a diagnosis.
Consider the following scenarios:
Scenario 1:
Jennifer is a 2-year-old female who presents with her mother. Mom is concerned because Jennifer has been “running a temperature” for the last 3 days. Mom says that Jennifer is usually healthy and has no significant medical history. She was in her usual state of good health until 3 days ago when she started to get fussy, would not eat her breakfast, and would not sit still for her favorite television cartoon. Since then she has had a fever off and on, anywhere between 101oF and today’s high of 103.2oF. Mom has been giving her ibuprofen, but when the fever went up to 103.2oF today, she felt that she should come in for evaluation. A physical examination reveals a height and weight appropriate 2-year-old female who appears acutely unwell. Her skin is hot and dry. The tympanic membranes are slightly reddened on the periphery, but otherwise normal in appearance. The throat is erythematous with 4+ tonsils and diffuse exudates. Anterior cervical nodes are readily palpable and clearly tender to touch on the left side. The child indicates that her throat hurts “a lot” and it is painful to swallow. Vital signs reveal a temperature of 102.8oF, a pulse of 128 beats per minute, and a respiratory rate of 24 beats per minute.
Scenario 2:
Jack is a 27-year-old male who presents with redness and irritation of his hands. He reports that he has never had a problem like this before, but about 2 weeks ago he noticed that both his hands seemed to be really red and flaky. He denies any discomfort, stating that sometimes they feel “a little bit hot,” but otherwise they feel fine. He does not understand why they are so red. His wife told him that he might have an allergy and he should get some steroid cream. Jack has no known allergies and no significant medical history except for recurrent ear infections as a child. He denies any traumatic injury or known exposure to irritants. He is a maintenance engineer in a newspaper building and admits that he often works with abrasive solvents and chemicals. Normally he wears protective gloves, but lately they seem to be in short supply so sometimes he does not use them. He has exposed his hands to some of these cleaning fluids, but says that it never hurt and he always washed his hands when he was finished.
Scenario 3:
Martha is a 65-year-old woman who recently retired from her job as an administrative assistant at a local hospital. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which has been controlled for years with hydrochlorothiazide. She reports that lately she is having a lot of trouble sleeping, she occasionally feels like she has a “racing heartbeat,” and she is losing her appetite. She emphasizes that she is not hungry like she used to be. The only significant change that has occurred lately in her life is that her 87-year-old mother moved into her home a few years ago. Mom had always been healthy, but she fell down a flight of stairs and broke her hip. Her recovery was a difficult one, as she has lost a lot of mobility and independence and needs to rely on her daughter for assistance with activities of daily living. Martha says it is not the retirement she dreamed about, but she is an only child and is happy to care for her mother. Mom wakes up early in the morning, likes to bathe every day, and has always eaten 5 small meals daily. Martha has to put a lot of time into caring for her mother, so it is almost a “blessing” that Martha is sleeping and eating less. She is worried about her own health though and wants to know why, at her age, she suddenly needs less sleep.
To prepare:
• Review the three scenarios, as well as Chapter 6 in the Huether and McCance text.
• Identify the pathophysiology of the disorders presented in the scenarios, including their associated alterations. Consider the adaptive responses to the alterations.
• Review the “Mind Maps—Dementia, Endocarditis, and Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)” media in this week’s Learning Resources. Then select one of the disorders you identified from the scenarios. Use the examples in the media as a guide to construct a mind map for the disorder you selected. Consider the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of the disorder, as well as any adaptive responses to alterations.
To complete:
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
• Explain the pathophysiology of the disorders depicted in the scenarios, including their associated alterations. Be sure to describe the patients’ adaptive responses to the alterations.
• Construct a mind map of your selected disorder. Include the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of the disorder, as well as any adaptive responses to alterations.

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24 August 2015

“If you can’t compete in a marketplace, create a new marketplace.” Why is this important for the entrepreneur’s focus in staying positive?
Chapter 10 Video Title: The Entrepreneurial Life- Kliptec – Access this video through Media Quizzing in Chapter 10

Organization: KlipTech, Pullayep, Washington

Length: 6 minutes 23 seconds

Overview: KlipTech develops eco-friendly building materials, used in a variety of products, including skateboard ramps and counter tops. This video describes how a modern retail company created a culture that generates positive energy.

Discussion Questions:

“If you can’t compete in a marketplace, create a new marketplace.” Why is this important for the entrepreneur’s focus in staying positive?
How does the concept of ”pit bull mentality” tie to the chapter’s emphasis on a positive work culture?

Extra Video Link for Chapter 10

KLM’s experiment in promoting positive customer experiences: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShJRoY7_LU&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLA8A8916522B58FAA

Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least two (2) other students (see forum grading rubric). Responses must be a minimum of 100 words each, and include direct questions. A minimum of one (1) outside reference is required to support your findings, in addition to your textbook. You may find appropriate articles at the end of each chapter, and/or identify articles through the APUS online Library. Finally, be sure that all forum discussions are answered in full, in order to ensure the best possible grade based on the work submitted.

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