21 August 2015

Public Health and/or the Role of Government in Health CareAPA format must be utilized for any in-text citations and/or references.


1. Summarize the article( in Public Health and/or the Role of Government in Health Care) (in your own words); i.e., what are the key points or issues [discuss the issues at hand presented by the author(s)]
2. Do you agree or disagree with the points/issues raised by the author(s)?
3. Discuss how the information presented in the article may be applied to your current or future position within the EMS / Healthcare industry.

21 August 2015,
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Public Health and/or the Role of Government in Health CareAPA format must be utilized for any in-text citations and/or references. 1. Summarize the article( […]


21 August 2015

Should Canadian government regulate gas prices?Op-ed pieces are opinion pieces which rest on well researched evidence but they are not an academic essay. They are meant to sway the reader with the strength of the argument, not just the evidence. In contrast to an essay which has an introduction, a main body and conclusions op-ed pieces usually start with a “hook” then a statement of the argument, then the persuasive body with the supporting data and finishing by relating the argument back to the “hook”. You should choose a topic you feel strongly about since you will want to convince the reader that your perspective is the correct one. You should begin by reading a number of editorials from the Globe and Mail or other good newspaper. Like the essay these should also be double-spaced.

21 August 2015,
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Should Canadian government regulate gas prices?Op-ed pieces are opinion pieces which rest on well researched evidence but they are not an academic essay. They […]


21 August 2015

Green Marketing

This assignment borrows some aspects of a formal proposal and adapts them to the course. The goal is to use the topic from the Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review and make a short argument for a future course of action. For example, this could be to propose more research in one of the areas that you covered in the literature review, or, it could be to propose new research to fill a gap in the existing field. While it is making an argument that seeks to persuade its readers, the tone should be professional and logical. You should imagine the audience to have a mix of scientific, engineering, and IT backgrounds.
The audience for this essay is a group of non-specialists who have an interest in supporting your claim by funding your research. You need to persuade them that your issue is significant and that your opinion on what should be done is the right course of action and worthy of funding. You do not have to include material costs or an expenditure budget, though you should consider plausibility of your solution as part of its rhetorical effectiveness. A proposal is usually both a forecast of the future — what you believe, based on current data, will or should occur — and a request for your audience's approval or agreement with that forecast. It is thus part description and part argument: you need to persuade an audience that what you propose is reasonable and plausible.

See the “Steps” section below for more on the essay’s format. The essay should directly cite at least three sources. Select the most relevant source material and frame the research in order to persuade a specific, non-specialist audience to the author’s point of view. The persuasive essay should use visual aids and/or numbers as part of its argument while being careful to follow the principles discussed in class on best practices.

Logically, the essay needs to make a well-reasoned argument based on evidence from reliable sources as well as follow conventions for academic forms of argument. This format allows you to demonstrate your research and reasoning skills to an audience of non-specialists about a topic that you consider significant for wider understanding.


See below for” “Steps on Writing the Persuasive Essay


Steps on Writing the Persuasive Essay

1. Begin by re-reading your Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography.
a. How might you adapt your conclusion? Can it become more argumentative?
b. What are the key sources from your Bibliography that you will need to establish the issue and to substantiate your argument?
c. Examine your key sources for logic. Do you notice any fallacies? What warrants will inform your proposal?
2. Write a working thesis
3. Develop a concept outline with sources
a. Outline should be as follows (adapted from Penn State’s Writing Guidelines for Students of Engineering and Science; note what is missing: no “Summary”, “Objectives,” or “Management Plan”)
i. Statement of Problem (or, existing research)
ii. Plan of Action (or, argument)
iii. Conclusion
b. What concepts and sources would you want to use to in these sections?
4. Present thesis and outline to a peer
5. Write the Introduction
a. In the first sentence, make your specific claim.
b. Set up the topic: Why does it matter? Why should your readers care?
c. Briefly summarize what “they say”: that is, what is the state of the field on this issue?
d. Briefly respond and define your position.
6. Write the body paragraphs
a. See the Style Handout for examples of how to professionally disagree and to state your own position in relation to others’ work.
7. Conclusion
a. Review the argument and suggest its implications.
8. Revision
a. Individual Revision
i. Identify logic of your own argument & check for fallacies
ii. Identify counter-arguments: Where do they appear? How are they presented? What is your logical analysis of their claims?
b. Reverse Outline
i. What is the order of your topics? Are there clear topic sentences?
9. Peer Review
a. Exchange papers with two other classmates and after reading,
i. Identify the part of the paper that you find most convincing
ii. Identify points in the paper where you have trouble following the writer’s argument.
iii. Highlight key lines in Intro and Conclusion.
iv. What is the essay’s most significant claim?
10. Revise according to peer suggestions and submit.

21 August 2015,
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Green Marketing This assignment borrows some aspects of a formal proposal and adapts them to the course. The goal is to use the topic […]


21 August 2015

Advantages & disadvantages of different software-development methodologieslength is between 3,000 and 4,000 words not including any acknowledgments, references, or appendices. Here are some guidelines when writing different sections of a research paper: Title: Make the title short, attention grabbing, and above all, reflect the central theme of the paper. Abstract (~100-150 words): People make a decision to read or not to read the rest of the paper based on the abstract. Summarize concisely the main claims and conclusions drawn in the paper in this section. Introduction (~350-500 words): Describe briefly the importance in studying this area. Explain the significance of your paper for assessing your selected problem area. Provide brief background of current work from review of existing literature or give an overview/history of the problem. Problem Definition (~400-600 words): Define the problem/topic studied,
Click here to have a similar paper done for you by one of our writers within the set deadline at a discountedexplain basic terminology, and clearly establish both the objectives and hypothesis/assumptions of your paper in this section. Evaluation and Assessment Methods (~600-700 words): Present theoretical formulations and assumptions plainly. List comprehensively all concepts and methodology used to assess and evaluate the problem so that readers are able to understand and reproduce your evaluation and assessment. Give credit to other people’s work through references and in-line citations; furnish details of concepts discussed and/or refer to sources. Supporting Evidence (~500-600 words): Describe qualitative & quantitative evaluation results, but withhold the inferences for the ‘Discussion’ section. Use of figures, graphs and other diagrammatic representations to illustrate evidence are recommended. Discussion (~600-850 words): Examiners/reviewers will be more at ease if they are convinced that your results are valid. Provide adequate and convincing arguments, mathematical proofs, examples, equations, statistics, patterns/trends, opinions and ideas beyond the collection of tabulated and graphed numbers. Make comparisons or contrast with information found in references. Suggest potential applications from your assessment. Propose realistic future research in this area. Conclusion (~450-600 words): Summarize and emphasize main ideas and contributions. Acknowledgements (as needed): Give credit to persons and organizations for any technical help you received while completing the study. Also acknowledge any copyrighted material for which you have permission to use. References (>=5; at least 2 that can be found by Google scholar search): Give complete information on references. Appendices (as needed): Insert any supporting information not provided in main text (e.g. questionnaires, software used) as appendices.

21 August 2015,
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Advantages & disadvantages of different software-development methodologieslength is between 3,000 and 4,000 words not including any acknowledgments, references, or appendices. Here are some guidelines […]


21 August 2015

Psychosocial Assessment Outline

You are to address all aspects of the outline below. You could even copy and paste the “subtopics” to help you create a more coherent psychosocial history. Look up additional samples/examples of a child intake form– if you like. Usually, as a social worker, one would complete the questions and then type it in paragraph from.

The psychosocial history must be completed in paragraph from. Please use your textbook chapters 8-13 as a guide. Of course, feel free to use other chapters and resources.

Sample Outline

Identifying Data:
• Basic demographic information disguised for confidentiality
(Ex:. S is a 28 yr. old Caucasian, single mother of 3 children – 2 in foster care. She has been living in a women’s residential program with her youngest child since ___. She has ongoing involvement with this agency and with DSS.) (Ex: Josh is a 7 yr old 2nd grader at ___ Elementary School. He is the youngest of 3 children and lives with both parents in a middle class community. This is his first contact with social services.)
Referral Source and Presenting Problem:
• How was the client referred? Who is requesting help and for what problem? Is the client voluntary or involuntary? Who provided this information (client, family, agency records?)
• Using the client’s or informant’s own words, what is the problem, or reason for seeking services?

Description of Presenting Problem:
• Clear description of issue, behavior or symptoms, length of time problem has been present.
• Why is the client seeking help or being referred now? Try to separate the current problem or episode from past history or problems.
• What events or stressors or losses have led to the current request for help? If no clear precipitant. If no clear precipitant, are the problems recent or long-term?
• For referrals geared toward developmental interventions or risk prevention (such as social skills groups or psycho-education for substance abuse) include which risk factors and/or developmental stages/vulnerabilities are being addressed by the referral for service.
• Make a brief statement about prior use of social services, length of treatment, hospitalizations, medications, etc.
• Current functioning, social supports: Access to, or lack of, family, other care givers; functioning level at work or school.

Relevant Past and Social History:
• Describe prior functioning (the baseline or period of best functioning) before the onset of current problems. Prior coping or areas of mastery (school, work history, friends).
• Summarize past problems or treatment history.
• Include history of trauma, losses.
• History of medical problems, substance use, legal issues.
• Relevant early family or developmental events.

Observational Assessment (What You Observe):
• Description of the client’s appearance and behavior during the assessment period. (Ex: observed behavior, level of cooperation. Ability to relate to interviewer. Any symptoms or unusual behavior during the initial assessment period.
• A formal mental status may be used in some agencies. (Describes mood and affect, level of coherent thinking or speech, delusional thinking, hallucinations, cognitive functioning, suicidal or homicidal thinking.)

Formulation – Your Impressions: (This will provide support for your intervention plan).
• Start with restating key identifying information, presenting problem and referral source.
• Present your understanding of the problem, the causes, and your analysis of the most important factors affecting the problem.
• Your impressions of the client’s ability to use help, move toward change – what are the client’s strengths, protective factors or risk factors affecting capacity for change.

Treatment or Intervention Plan:
• Describe in a brief narrative format your intervention


PART II:
Yep, you repeat all over again in the second process. Providing social services requires lots of paper work and accuracy. One of the main responsibilities usually involves some type of treatment planning and/or service plan. These plans usually include a social history/assessment (you already have it completed), goals, objectives and intervention (specifics on how the clinician will help).

Assessment:
The assessment usually includes basic demographic (name, race, address, age etc.). The assessment also includes some of the main issues the client is facing, prior history of treatment, legal concerns, drug history and anything else you can think of that is important for treatment purposes.
Goals:
Goals are something that the client is going to work on for life i.e. the client usually does not accomplish their goal. Instead, they constantly work toward achieving it.
Goal example:
Increase self-esteem
As you can see, this is very long-term and a person usually does not say “I have enough self-esteem…I am going to stop working on that”
Also, as you see, I started the goal off positively. So, you want to use terms such as: “continue, maintain, enhance etc.

Objectives:
These may make more sense to you. These are measurable and are related to the goal. These are measurable because they should be very specific.
Objective Example:
The client will attend counseling 3x weekly
The client will attend drug treatment for at least 30 days

You see how objectives are measurable?

Interventions:
Simply, what the clinician does to help the client achieve their objectives and work towards goals.
Intervention Example:
The clinician will provide transportation
The clinician will provide counseling 3 x weekly
The clinician will provide weekly groups

Assignment: Complete a treatment plan using information from your completed psychosocial history on “Beth.” You can find your own template on line, but must include the following:
1. Write at least 4 goals
2. Write at least 4 objectives
3. Write at least 4 interventions
4. 3 Strengths
5. Rationale or brief discussion of your chosen treatment approach and interventions
6. 3 “real” agencies to which you would refer Beth locally.

21 August 2015,
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Psychosocial Assessment Outline You are to address all aspects of the outline below. You could even copy and paste the “subtopics” to help you […]


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