The treatment plan should include medication for high blood pressure
and diabetes. Indeed, according to some evidence, the long term usage of
diuretic antihypertensives to reduce the presence of excess salts in the
body can help to lower blood pressure. (Klatt, 1) Given that the subject
of this discussion also suffers from an elevated risk of myocardial
infarction, the danger of cardiac arrest or general heart failure is of
greater concern than the presence of any side effects from the medication.
Research here denotes that the risk of myocardial infarction is increased
by the implications of hypertension, indicating that medication is
appropriate in this case. The treatment modality for both the prevention
of myocardial infarction and high blood pressure needs to be based on
regular medication habits. So is this the case with diabetes.
Also with regard to diabetes and concerning elevated cholesterol
levels, as elaborated in the…… [Read More]
Josie Case Study
The author of this report is asked to look at a case study relating to a young girl named Josie. The author is asked to answer to four particular high level questions and provide clear and concrete advice and solution to each of the four. Those four questions, in order, asked for risk factors, what should be done, what roadblocks will occur and the key legal/ethical considerations that will come up along the way.
As for the first question, that regarding the key advocacy issues and risk factors in play here, there are two in particular that scream out from this example of Josie. First, she is bi-racial and she is in a suburban school. It's not safe to assume, but it's fairly safe to say that a suburban school would be predominantly white and this would cause a massive amount of identity and bullying issues due…… [Read More]
curriculum committee proceed with the work yet to be done?
The curriculum committee should solicit information from all stakeholders, including part-time faculty, current students, and also the five acute care hospitals which are a part of the university network. It should create a map for future curriculum development, complete with specific deadlines for a timeline of activities. Unless goals are specifically set with a deadline-driven focus, it is far too easy for the curriculum committee to merely remain at the abstract and theoretical level of debate or to become stymied by political in-fighting (a particular danger in educational politics). Educational changes must be time-sensitive, particularly because when they are instituted there will inevitably be some change resistance from various stakeholders. Unless the process has a sense of urgency, people will not buy into the change.
Q2.What should the curriculum committee consider next?
The curriculum committee should consider specifically how curriculum…… [Read More]
Innovation and Creativity: Case Study of Facebook
"FACEMASH TO FACEOOK: AN INNOVATIVE JOURNEY FROM UNIVERSITY SOCIAL NETWORKING WESITE TO ILLION DOLLAR usiness"
On 28th October, 2003, Mark Zukerberg wrote Facemash in order to create a social networking website for the students of Harvard. At that time he was not aware that he was starting a whole new era of social networking innovation and creativity. What was started as a tool of social networking for the students of university became the biggest social networking hub. The reason behind this unexpected and surprising success is the innovative and fearless attitude of the Facebook leader. In this rapidly changing world, it has become necessary for each and every business to innovate and change in order to survive and operate profitability. To create examples of this kind requires leadership hype in innovation, creativity, and change.
ACKGROUND AND HISTORY OF FACEOOK:
Thefacebook.com, as known at…… [Read More]
TTP Case Study
There are many different aspects of this company that help to foster innovation, beginning with the human resources at the company and the way they are viewed. It is clear that Gerald has had a commitment to hiring curious and investigative people from the start, and the employee-ownership structure of the company definitely helps to encourage an ongoing commitment to providing new and innovative ventures for the company. The general culture and atmosphere of curiosity and an emphasis on interest rather than profits (or in addition to profits, at the ver least) is also a very effective means of encouraging innovation as well as (presumably) encouraging employee retention, which would in trun foster innovation through the building of a great deal of camaraderie and trust amidst the company's teams.
This methods of innovation and of fostering innovation at TTP might not be easily transferable to other…… [Read More]
Ethics Case Study
This report presents an analysis of the ethical challenges faced by two organizations -- one in the not-for-profit sector named Susan G. Komen for the Cure and one in the for-profit sector named The Lubrizol Corporation. A brief background of the two organizations is provided which also includes a description of the ethical challenge. Several alternatives for each organization are discussed along with implications for various stakeholders. Out of the three alternatives for each organization, two are rejected and the reasons for rejection are also presented. The proposed solution for each organization is discussed and is followed by a detailed recommendation based on specific steps and measures to be taken by the management. The report concludes with a reflection on the qualities of an effective response to real-life ethical challenges faced by organizations.
Table of Contents
ETHICS CASE STUDY
Susan G. Komen for the…… [Read More]
Performance Plus Case Study
To stay competitive, organizations have to keep themselves abreast of the changes in their business environment and customer preferences. apid developments in Information Technology, increasing trend towards Globalization, and day by day increasing industry size are some of the factors that essentially require the business organizations to keep themselves dynamic in their respective industry. Therefore only those organizations can achieve a sustainable future that continuously keeps on bringing improvements in their business operations.
The Performance plus Team, under the supervision of Steve Cook is assigned with a new target 'new product development'. The main objective behind establishing this team is to improve company's current product offerings as well as ensure a better financial performance than previous years. The implementation of this Change Strategy will also bring some big challenges for the Performance Plus team that will make it difficult to achieve the desired results within the…… [Read More]
Ford Motor Company
Case Study of Ford Motor Company
History, Development and Growth
Ford Motor Company has been a vital American automaker since its incorporation in 1902. The car maker was started at that time by Henry Ford and has continued with some member of the family on the board of directors since that time. The company began selling individually manufactured vehicles, but moved to an innovation devised by the founder soon after. Henry Ford wanted to make a car that was easily mass manufactured. He came up with the Model A concept. Ford had all of the parts pre-made and then as the individual cars progressed through an "assembly line" parts were added at different stations until the car was complete at the other end of the line. With this new method of manufacture, Ford Motor Company was able to undercut the competition in price per vehicle. Following this,…… [Read More]
Medical errors cost lives, and they cost health care organizations valuable resources. Nurses are often confused about their ethical as well as legal obligations, especially with a complex, constantly changing, global healthcare marketplace. Few medical errors are completely straightforward. Most incidents involve multiple actors and numerous stakeholders. Nurses are being increasingly challenged to combine deontological with utilitarian ethical viewpoints, an endeavor that is as challenging as the work of healthcare itself.
(from Hurley & Berghahn, 2010)
A nurse with 16 years of experience was working her third shift in 24 hours, one of which was a double shift. She spent last night sleeping in the hospital. Currently, the nurse was caring for two patients. One was a pregnant teenager admitted for labor induction. The patient tested positive for streptococcus, and a medical resident wrote an order for penicillin.
To prepare for the patient's procedure, the nurse…… [Read More]
Franz Berger is quality assurance manager and master brewer at Brewing Partner Ltd.(BPL), a Beijing- based management services organization. BPL had been established by the China Investment Group (CIG) with the precise mission of helping the two local breweries, Dragon and Golden Spring, "realize their aggressive return on invested capital targets." One of the main tools in achieving these goals was through an improved product that could begin to rival some of the Western beers that had appeared on the Chinese market (Fosters, Budweiser, etc.). These beers, even if commercialized at a much higher price than the local beers, had become serious competitors through their higher quality and Western fame.
In his attempt to achieve an increased quality of the product, the quality assurance manager, Franz Berger, implemented several measures aimed at improving monitoring and control of the production process. Among these, he introduced several testing programs, as well as…… [Read More]
Michael A. Todman has a position of legal authority in the company as the president of Whirlpool. He exercises leadership not only through his official position with the company, but also in his symbolic role as being a visionary and global communicator. His colleagues describe Todman as a stellar decision maker, which is a core component of effective leadership. Being born in the Caribbean means that Todman also has a global foundation from which to base his communications decisions, and other members of the senior management team characterize Todman as being a global leader. Todman understands how to triage problems and create lists of priorities, which helps him lead teams through times of crisis. His familiarity with operations and organizational culture alike make it so that Todman's decision-making is logical. One of the ways Todman has been able to be an outstanding leader for Whirlpool is by encouraging members…… [Read More]
bipolar diagnosis: A case study of Miranda
Miranda is a sixteen-year-old second-generation Chinese-American girl who is suspected of manifesting bipolar disorder, according her referencing pediatrician. Miranda's specific, proposed diagnosis according to Appendix D of the DSM is "Bipolar 2 Disorder, in which the primary symptom presentation is recurrent depression accompanied by hypomanic episodes (a milder state of mania in which the symptoms are not severe enough to cause marked impairment in social or occupational functioning or need for hospitalization, but are sufficient to be observable by others)." However, there are also some indications that drug use may be provoking her symptoms Miranda comes from a very high-achieving family that places considerable weight upon academic success. Throughout most of her scholastic life, Miranda has excelled in school but her sophomore year of high school her grades began to decline. According to Miranda's mother (who is a self-described 'stay at home mom'),…… [Read More]
Public Administration: Case Study on Health Care Institution
This work will examine public administration theories and concepts along with individuals that have contributed to the field of public administration while simultaneously reviewing the case study set out for examination in this work in writing. The case study relates a hospital matter in which the hospital has received $250,000 funding which is not earmarked resulting in several key administrative personnel in the hospital contemplating how they believe the funding should be utilized and each with their own personnel departmental agenda in mind.
Contemporary Public Administration
Basu (2004) states that modern public administration "has usurped more and more functions within its scope. Besides law and order, revenue collection and security functions, it operationalizes a vast array of public laws, provides public services like post and telegraphs and transport facilities in cities and towns, and is the main instrument of socioeconomic transformation in…… [Read More]
Ethics, Social Justice & Advocacy Dimensions
Cultural diversity case study: Biko
Biko has overcome tremendous obstacles to attain his current level of educational and social achievement. However, this inevitably has caused him a great deal of personal stress. He is currently feeling socially marginalized in a largely all-white environment even though he is academically competent. His feelings of guilt regarding his parents' desire for him to attend a historically black college further compound this sense of frustration and alienation. Biko's lack of a social outlet has resulted in him taking out his anger against his girlfriend.
On an individual level, Biko is highly gifted intellectually in terms of his ability in the sciences. However, this gift in understanding things from a mechanical perspective might prove to be an impediment for him empathizing with others. On a group level, Biko identifies as an African-American, a historically-discriminated against group in America that…… [Read More]
Coronary Artery Bypass Graph Case Study
Rationale for selecting article:
As a nurse, I have interacted with patients who have required coronary artery bypass graphs, although this is a recent experience; before this I had not been involved in these procedures. It is a serious medical procedure, as most procedures involving the internal organs are, particularly with regard to the human heart. CABG are used by surgeons to treat people with coronary heart disease (CHD). Plague within the heart hardens and then narrows the coronary arteries, reducing flow of blood to the heart which can result in a blood clot. CABG allow for the needed blood to get through the heart by bypassing the blocked artery. During the procedures, patients are anesthetized and then a healthy artery or vein is taken from another part of the body and connected to the blocked coronary artery. The article chosen is entitled "Percutaneous…… [Read More]
There is a considerable of variation in the occurrence of MDD among U.S. youth as reported by research studies on depression in adolescents. Fleming and Offord (1990) conducted a critical review and found that currently the occurrence depression ranges from .4-5.7%, with a mean occurrence of 3.6%. Similarly another study in which the sample were high school students (between the ages of 14-18 years), the results revealed that the depression rate during the lifetime among students was 24% (Lewinsohn, Hops, oberts, Seeley, & Andrews, 1993). This result is similar to the rates of lifetime occurrence of MDD among old adolescents (15-24 years) and young adults revealed by the National Comorbidity Study (25.2%; Kessler & Walters, 1998). Also the findings from the "Methods for the Epidemiology Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders" study (MECA; Shaffer, 1996) established that the pervasiveness of major depression was 3.1% as reported by parents while…… [Read More]
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Outline Case Study Criminal Justice: Ethical Issues
Is it ethical to allow businesses to engage in activities that may result in harm to underserved populations? What is ethics in criminal justice?
Does a company have an obligation to shut down if it is producing a product that results in child abuse to an underserved population? What solutions are presented?
Power -- Power is a word heard but misunderstood. It is often thought of as authority, and even more often abused. What is power? How can it be used ethically?
Self-Interest -- Ciulla presents the question, "Is self-interest the only thing that motivates us?" Is it? This question explored…Kant, moral laws
Virtue -- What is virtue? Is right morality and decision making applied ethically in the world of business? What qualifies virtuous actions for individuals? For business?
d. Character -- What is referent power? How can a…… [Read More]
CITEC- Driving Towards No Limits
CITEC IS an organization formerly known as the Centre for Information Technology and Communications, and the primary function of this organization is geared towards the provision of information technology services. In 1988, it is known as a government entity, because most of its projects and activities concern the implementation of electronic communication and data program of government agencies. However, the company's early history dates back from 1965, wherein CITEC was established as the EDP Centre of the Queensland Government. In 1992, CITEC became independent from government regulation and as it launched itself as a commercial organization. Its products and services are still related to information technology for organizations and individual consumers.
Apart from the provision of information technology services, CITEC is also focused on the production and operation of infrastructures that processes electronic data and information through programs such as MVS, Unisys, and UNIX. It…… [Read More]
Today, such knowledge is essential and only by assessing the workforce needs and revising specifications can a company remain current and relevant with the demands of the age.
Q6. In the first paragraph of the case study, what is meant by turnover?
Turnover is used to mean the net value accrued by the company.
Q7. Why is it important for a business such as Enterprise Rent -A -Car to have aims?
The rental car market is constantly changing. Enterprise must have clear goals and a plan to meet those goals otherwise it is likely to be left behind by the competition.
Q8. What are SMART objectives?
It is not enough for a company to have vague, undefined goals. These objectives must be smart: SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVABLE, RELEVANT, and TIMELY. In other words, it is not wise to have a goal to simply 'get better.' A better goal is to 'increase…… [Read More]
BabyCenter was facing several strategic issues and choices it had to sort out. The first referred to its presence on the American e-market and to the many online competitors that had appeared lately. The second strategic issues regarded an international expansion. Finally, the third issues that BabyCenter needed to refer to was the opportunity of joining forces with eToys and the offer that this company had made. Let's have a brief look at each one of these strategic issues.
BabyCenter had been presented on the American online market for two years and a half at the time of eToys's offer. Originally started as a community and resource site, providing online information for new parents, it had slowly moved into the retail market, commercializing baby products and maternity items. Let's have a brief look at each of these pillars of BabyCenter's trade. BabyCenter's initial goal was that of providing "guidance to…… [Read More]
There are several elements to the general external environment. The three to focus are technological, economic, and legal-political (Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson, 2013). Regarding legal-political, because Frigoglass operates in Western Europe, and the Brexit saga continues, there may be problems with the ability of Frigoglass to employ people if they have any offices in England. Brexit means that England will be removed from the European Union and from the traveling freedoms and work opportunities that being part of the European Union affords. Without that extra backing, some even say the British economy may decline. This however, is uncertain, but it could play a role in how Frigoglass does in Western Europe, especially in England.
Regarding the economic factor, the United States just gained a new president in Donald Trump. The economy has not fully recovered and his introduction of a new tax system may place a big burden on the…… [Read More]
Jimmy demonstrated strong leadership characteristics from his early career with the military. He was a team player early on, and enjoyed working with his fellow officers but also with his superiors. This demonstrated Jimmy's ability to be flexible, and to take as well as share responsibility. One of the reasons why Jimmy has been successful is that he demonstrated early that he was a good leader, which is why he earned accolades from his superiors in the military. However, one weakness that his supervisors noted was that Jimmy tended to be too impatient with his subordinates, and placed high expectations on them.
When it was time for Jimmy to find work in the civilian sector, he naturally gravitated toward leadership roles. Jimmy's leadership characteristics include a penchant for communications. For example, when working as a leader in the home improvement store, he told his employees that he would be…… [Read More]
Advance Nursing Practice
In order to sustain life, the human body has to have oxygen. When a person cannot breathe, or there is not enough oxygen coming into the body through the act of breathing, it is not possible for life to continue. The respiratory system is what provides the person with the opportunity to breathe and take in oxygen. Carbon dioxide is also expelled that same way. If oxygen is not received, the brain cells will start dying, followed by other cells, organs, and tissues. Addressed here is a case study dealing with the respiratory system, conditions it may face, and how those issues can be treated.
Patient Initials: Unknown Age: 65 yo Sex: Female
Client Complaints: The patient complains of a dry cough that is rarely productive. She has had the cough for two weeks, and for the last two days has also been running a…… [Read More]
school known as St. Martin de Porras. There were two portions to the case study…a part "A" and a part "B." The two parts were very much a "before" and "after" of a school that was in very rough shape and in every measurable way. This report will have a brief literature view, a methodology section, a study section and an analysis section. The literature review and methodology section are fairly self-explanatory. The study section asks the author of this report to identify the problems, goals and concerns of the stakeholders as well as the problems or critical issues that existed prior to the revolution that later occurred at the school. The analysis section asks the author of this report to compare the findings of the study to the findings in the literature review as well as some identification and analysis of alternative solutions. While some may shy away from…… [Read More]
Farrow's Bank -- Case Study On Management Hubris
Case Study on Management Hubris, a report about 1920's Farrow's Bank.
VICTIMS IGHTS MOVEMENT
Characterizing Farrow's Hubris
The steady rise and increase in Farrow's Bank's prominence boosted Farrow's confidence and determination. Farrow stopped seeing himself as just a banker, and became increasingly vocal regarding matters of industrial legislation and national policies. He took liberties by airing his views through the Bank's in-house publications and giving strong opinions on the government's way of doing things and ideas on how to make the British economy a competitive one. This was only the beginning to a more political aspect of his ambitions. In1916, he published more content on tactics and approaches to deal with the coming trade conflict. He preached to the government on how to stay dominant in the market. Farrow's tone of self-importance and boastfulness grew with the expansion of his bank and…… [Read More]
Discussion and Inference
Comprehension about esearch
A key responsibility of the work of a professional researcher is that of publishing research results. esearchers' writings always serve as a store of knowledge for the writer, but researchers also pen their findings because their peers and readers expect a standard language, form and style when reviewing their work. While it can be hard for beginners to write in a clear scientific style, the skill is trainable and can be mastered with practice (Michael Derntl, 2014).
When doing case study research, as one looks at past studies and reports, the researcher gets a unique opportunity to explore and understand some of the most complicated issues in society from differing perspectives. This approach can be viewed as robust approach especially when in depth and holistic investigations are involved. Case study is appreciated in many fields as a critical tool to…… [Read More]
Polaris & Victory: Entering & Growing the Motorcycle Business
Strategic Profile and Case Analysis Purpose
This is a case study of Polaris Industries and how they managed to enter the motorcycle market in 1998 with the Victory brand of motorcycles. The charge was led by Matt Parks who joined the company in 1987, by being asked to conduct research on the viability of Polaris entering the motorcycle market (Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson, 2016). The name Victory was coined when the company was still pursuing the possibility of starting motorcycle production. Victory was a confidential codename for the project, and it is Parks who came up with the name. esearch indicated that there was room for another competitor to enter the market especially in the cruiser business that was currently dominated by the Japanese producers and Harley-Davidson. Leveraging on its manufacturing capabilities, Polaris was able to begin developing a prototype for…… [Read More]
Copper Coil Case Study Student Name University Name Copper Coil Case Study Abstract Copper Coil is a successful corporation that specializes with distinct metal components. The company has seen progressive sales in the past five years and such growth is projected to continue in the forthcoming periods. This analysis sought to ascertain three key aspects comprising of employee engagement, employee turnover and perceptions of organizational support. The analysis of the data comprised of the gender category, which included of three different groups including males, females, and individuals who failed to state their gender. For starters, the outcomes of the study demonstrated that there was no statistical significant difference between males and females and employee engagement. 60 percent of the workforce comprises of females, indicating that Copper Coil is distinct from other male dominated manufacturing companies. It is recommended that the company continues to recruit and sustain female employees. In addition,…… [Read More]
Yachts Australia is a small size company owned and operated by a family, and offering charter yacht services in the heart of the Great Barrier eef; this is an easily navigable area, implying a reduced need for specialized skills.
Yachts Australia is currently being run by Alice and Paul, and it has been passed on by Paul's parents, who retired. After taking over the business, the young couple expanded its operations to complete more trips, to deliver more services -- such as catering while on the boat trip -- and they also increased the size of the YA fleet. Today, this is formed from 6 sailing yachts, 4 catamarans and 6 skippered touring boats.
In order to capitalize on the success the company was registering, Alice and Paul engaged in franchise operations, through which similar products are offered by partners along the coast. While the business model implemented generates positive…… [Read More]
Working with the individual child in my case study was definitely enlightening in terms of understanding the struggling reader more generally. I think probably the most salient fact I learned about Jake -- the one which really occasioned the most generalized breakthrough in terms of my own understanding about this sort of educational difficulty -- was to observe specifically and intimately the differences in Jake's experience.
Vlach and Bursie (2010) emphasize the importance of "narrative" in for students in Jake's position -- my close observation really brought their conclusions home to me in an unexpected way, as it revealed the importance of narrative for educators as well. To clarify, "narrative" in this sense refers to the individual student's narrative, the way in which the story of the student's own process of learning to overcome reading difficulty is described and indeed internalized by the student himself or herself. The importance of…… [Read More]
Mobile Loyalty ackground
The mobile telephone system is part of a global communication sector that has a number of distinct but interlinked elements. Whether one talks on a telephone, searches the net, emails, sends texts or downloads and participates in web-generated data sharing, one is using the mobile telephone network more and more, to the point where it and some of the competing companies appear to be reaching their service capacities. Or at least this seems to be the case when it comes to doing what these large providers should be best at: adding and keeping customers. Maintaining a loyal buyer base -- one that truly likes and advocates for the provider -- or at least happily retaining one beyond a small contract period is critical for any company that wants to be able to serve the global marketplace (Sharpley, 2009).
Underlying many of the customer service practices and promises…… [Read More]
Mental Health Case Study Connect
Key issues in this Case Study
A review of patient information reveals the following major issues;
Schizophrenia Disorder: This seems to be in relation to her daughter (aged one) being placed in a foster care facility by the Department of Family Services.
Substance/drug abuse: Patient overdosed on prescribed medicines -- Quetiapine and Sodium Valproate (nearly two weeks' dosage). She smoked an average of ten cigarettes a day, consumed marijuana, used intravenous (IV) amphetamine, and overindulged in drink for several years previously.
Suicidal tendency/attempts: Patient admits to consuming nearly two weeks' dosage of Quetiapine and Sodium Valproate (prescribed drugs) with suicidal intent; she also resorted to cutting her left wrist using a sharp knife. Old scars on her wrists are proof of earlier suicide attempts, as are overdosing on medicines, running at moving cars, and an attempt to swim at night in the sea.
Unipolar disorder…… [Read More]
The Case Study of Paula: A Catholic Dilemma
Paula is from Madrid, Spain. She is 29 years old and married to Carlos for the last 7 years. She works for Air Europa as a flight attendant. She still lives in Madrid, Spain with Carlos. Patricia and Maria aged 6 and 3 years respectively, are the couple's two daughters.
In terms of educational background, Paul and Carlos attended Catholic school in their home city of Madrid. Living with Carlos and her two daughters she is experiencing an emotional problem concerning the man she is currently dating and has been dating for one year, Pedro. She wants to leave Carlos for Pedro. Especially because Carlos' mother is increasing stress and tension between Carlos and Paula.
Paula is European. She is from the Basque region. Therefore, she is Caucasian, from Southern Europe. She appears heterosexual with her marriage and dating…… [Read More]
Total ewards Program Evaluation: Case Study of Geico
Total rewards are all available tools that employers can use to motivate, attract and retain employees. In other words, rewards are the compensations that organizations provide to employees for the services rendered to the company. However, rewards are not simply to offer payments or direct currencies for employees; however, rewards are the other form of non-financial benefits that can be converted to currencies, which include comfortable offices and favorable interpersonal relationships for employees. Typically, rewards are the compensatory benefits to exchange for the services that employees offer an organization. Total rewards are also defined as everything that an employee perceives as a great value. In a contemporary competitive business environment, organizations are increasingly attracting best talents to achieve business success. Implementation of total rewards for employees is one of the critical business strategies that can enhance competitive market advantages.
Objective of this…… [Read More]
Child development- A case study
One of the popular ideas of child development and learning in the early childhood educational setting is engaging children in play activities. Play stimulates and improves cognitive, motor and socio-emotional skills of children. Children practice as well as gain mastery over their behaviors, through play. Play theories are broadly categorized into two groups: classical and modern play theories; the former group focuses on human energy, evolution, and instincts (Does play matter, 2013).
Observed levels of play
"Ted" in the striped shirt: Ted is involved in a cooperative form of play, and has cultivated the skills for interacting with others in order to play. He has well-developed communication skills (listening and speaking) and conveys ideas effectively, telling others what must be done. Play-related communication is the key skill in cooperative play.
"Adam" in the Celtic shirt: Adam also exhibits cooperative play, and aims to engaging in…… [Read More]
Skills International School: Case Study/Case Study: Improving the Performance of Skill
Communication plan (To Staff And Parents)
Philosophy of staff development and retention
This paper is a case study on issues that concern Skill International School leadership. Its major aim is to analyze the major approach employed in school leadership for complete improvement that lead to academic success. In an environment that is decentralized, school districts are adopting varied approaches to school leadership cooperation and distribution. They do this with the aim of responding to the pressures that emanate from ebbing school resources and enrolments (Hargreaves et al., 2007).
The Skill International School has the lowest performance in the municipality, Title 1 school (89% receive reduced or free lunch), very high staff/faculty turnover ratio, and very low support from PTO/PTA organizations. There is a great need to build on innovative ideas for…… [Read More]
Case Study Part II: Genetics
Describe if chromosomal analysis is/was indicated.
Huntington disease, also known as HD [MIM 143100] is dominantly inherited gradually neurodegenerative disorder. It is caused by a mutation; which leads to the expansion of the CAG or polymorphic trinucleotide HTT tract. Normatively, the size of the control CAG among ordinary people should be between 17 and 20 repeats. In HD patients, 1-2 duplicate genes have an expanded GAC tract to at least 36 repeats (Kremer, et al., 1994).The polymorphic trinucleotide tract size can be uneven and is more likely to expand, especially if it is passed on by a male germline. At first, the new rate of mutation for Huntington disease was estimated to be extremely low. The illness only affected those families that had history with HD. Current estimates have discovered that the expansion of CAG into the illness range has become more rampant than…… [Read More]
Health Promotion Case Study
In this scenario the individual has been asked by a local law firm to come into the organization and establish a wellness program to promote the health of its employees. The firm includes a team of 20 lawyers, 3 managers, 45 paralegals, 5 administrative assistants, 2 information technologists and 4 part-time housekeeping and maintenance staff. The partners agreed last year to install a fully equipped gym in their building because otherwise they would receive a discount on the health insurance if 85% of the employees were participating in the gym at least an average of 90 minutes a week. At the time of renewal of the health care benefits package, the organization was disqualified from the discount because only approximately 10% of the employees were participating in the gym. This case involves a solution for engaging more of the law firm employees in health promotion activities…… [Read More]
Wal-Mart is an American-based multinational discount store, currently operating more than 11,000 retail outlets in 27 different countries, and serving approximately 140 million customers weekly. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart grew from a small family-managed retailer in 1945 to the world's largest retailer, and was named the world's largest company by revenues in the 2014 Fortune 500 list. The company operates its retail stores in two forms: i) Sam's clubs, which deal in assorted product lines including jewelry, electronics, hardware, to name but a few; and ii) Wal-Mart stores, dealing in similar product lines in addition to groceries, household appliances, apparel and clothing, beauty and heath products, and so on. In fiscal 2014, Wal-Mart reported a massive $473 billion in sales, more than $80 billion more than Costco, its closest competitor. It is widely believed that the company's corporate governance strategy, codes of conduct, values, mission statements and…… [Read More]
Google in China Case Study Analysis
When Google detected an extremely high level of attempted hacking on its computer systems, it issued an online memo that indicated its possible exit from the Chinese market. The Wall Street Journal captured this adequately in its headline for its edition on 13th January 2010 as, "Google warns of China Exit after Hacking." Based on proof gathered from the same, it seemed that the attacks had been directed at gaining access to the email accounts of human rights agitators from China. According to Google, the attacks had been unsuccessful. The company, however, indicated the balancing act that they had to engage in ever since coming into the Chinese market. The Chinese market had required a lot of thought being put into the information availed to the Chinese people, as there was a lot of censorship and limitations on the information that they could access.…… [Read More]
Mary and Fred come from vastly different backgrounds- while Mary belongs to a typical modern family (father, mother and children), Fred is an Italian and the different generations live together and interact regularly with each other. Also, Mary's family maintains strict and structured familial decorum, discipline and etiquettes, such as parents never raising their voices in front of their children and taking due permission before asking for other's time. On the other hand, Fred's family does not accede to such rules and regulations and family members with each other freely without prior announcement and without any express reason for the frequent visitations. In colloquial terms, whereas in Mary's family "space" is given to each member and the "privacy" of each individual is respected and sacred, in Fred's family such provisions do not exist. In Fred's family relationship and bonding is an important virtue. Theirs is an expressive family. Whereas, though…… [Read More]
Netspionage, which is basically network-enabled espionage. The case entails a high-technology corporation that is situated in California which became a victim of trade secret theft to the ussians. The instance started when authorized users realized when they opened their offices on the next working day, that their computers, that they had switched off the previous day were powered on and also files as well as folders reorganized and some open. However, this matter was brushed off with the excuse that the accessed files had no significant value in addition to the fact that the accessed systems were deemed not to have any sensitive or important information. The following weekend, a desktop unit was stolen from the company and this unit had in it stored data and files consisting of valuable information in the form of quality control measures and practices for numerous of the major products of the company. The…… [Read More]
Zoning and Development Case Study: The Natomas Joint Vision Project Area
The Natomas Joint Vision Project Area is a land area of approximately 20,000 acres within the Natomas Basin and located in the unincorporated northwestern area of Sacramento County. Consisting of relatively flat terrain, the Basin includes approximately 55,000 acres, with approximately 17,000 acres in Sutter County. The plan to develop the Natomas area involves eight stakeholders: County North, County South, Downtown City, FEMA, Advocacy groups such as the Habitat Conservation Plan Conservancy, Landowners, Airport planners and Developers. The competing interests of these stakeholders require the use of relevant land-use planning methods and provisions for economic equity among all stakeholders, ideally using a in-in approach to conflict resolution.
A. hat is the decision problem involved in this case and what are the relevant factors necessary to understand the situation?
There are several competing interests and concerns:
I. "County South" wants…… [Read More]
The issues, problems and recommendations
The subject matter of the case study itself highlights a number of issues, factors and problems that existed at the Mermon Correctional Institution, which is located outside the Washington D.C. One of the most significant problems that the Mermon Correctional Facility faces in the case study is of the existing staff levels employed by the prison administration. According to many prison staff members, which also included the victim Correctional Officer Marsha Willis, the number of staff enrolled by the prison administration was less than the numbers that should have been present in an average correctional facility in the country. According to the classification of prisons made by the Federal ureau of Prisons, a correctional institution requires to have a high staff member to inmate ratio. Such a policy was in place to ensure that the prison security measures were up to the mark required for…… [Read More]
Sabmiller Case Study
SABMiller Breweries Company Case Study
SABMiller Breweries Company
SABMiller Breweries Company
SABMiller breweries Company has grown since it begun over the years adopting different business strategies for its survival in the market. Surrounding environmental factors have affected its growth, and strategies that are put to counter different environmental situations. SABMiller is a South African company with its base in Johannesburg. It grew to being the second largest brewer company in the world.
During the twentieth century, SABMiller's operation faced difficulties due to the apartheid regime. South Africa faced economic sanctions due to the apartheid regime which restricted them from doing business with, external international, markets. SAB moved their capital from London to their homeland Johannesburg to enable them operate with the sanctions. SAB prioritized Domesticconsumption to keep the breweries running. SAB concentrated most of its activities in southern parts of Africa hence expanding its market.…… [Read More]
Nursing Case Study
Managing a possible Case of Gastroenteritis: A Nursing Case Study
The effective delivery of optimal nursing care requires a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses both the patient's symptoms and the security of the immediate environment. This report presents a case study of appropriate evidence-based nursing practices in treating an elderly female patient presenting with abdominal discomfort in a residential care setting.
The client presents with new onset faecal incontinence, diarrhoea and increasing abdominal discomfort and cramps. These symptoms suggest a possible gastrointestinal disturbance (Crisp & Taylor, 2009) and present a number of possible diagnoses. While the client's nursing care plan indicates that she is normally continent, her confidential disclosure to the nurse suggests that her symptoms may be more prolonged. Another relevant client characteristic is her advanced age of 85 years.
The client's proximity to the dirty utility room in the aged care facility and the report…… [Read More]
That is primarily due to the spirit of teamwork the company instills on human workforce. Another reason for success in this regard is the maintenance of certain rules and principles followed by everyone: the CEO, Vice-Presidents, pilots, flight attendants, and receptionists. For example, flight attendants do not necessarily wait until people from a specific department come in and clean up the plane seats; they do the task on their own if they have to. Pilots start carrying bags if they see there is a need for that. They do not as, a general rule, avoid responsibility, which allows different parts of HR systems work together. SW also ensures teamwork that avoids conflicts between different parts by encouraging cross-departmental collaboration and training. For example, pilots participate in the recruitment process, helping to hire other pilots. SW developed a dynamic training program to ensure smooth HR management across different systems. New flight…… [Read More]
Ethics Case Study: Medical Law and Ethics
Jerry McCall is Dr. William's office assistant. He has received professional training as both a medical assistant and an LPN. He is handling all of the phone calls at the office while the receptionist is at lunch. During this period of time, a patient calls and says he must have a prescription refill for Valium, an antidepressant medication, called in right away to his pharmacy, since he is leaving for the airport in thirty minutes. The patient notes that Dr. Williams is a personal friend and always gives him a small supply of Valium when he has to fly. No one except Jerry is in the office at this time.
Does Jerry's Medical Training Qualify Him to efill the Order?
While Jerry's medical training qualifies him to receive a prescription order and transcribe it accurately for other nurses or physicians to implement or…… [Read More]
In relationship of his reading comprehension -- Manuel knows how to read at grade level. He really does get the plain indication and can figure out the connotation of a lot of words in the course of context clues. He can effortlessly recapitulate what he has just read and grabbed some of the main ideas as well as extrapolations. His writing needs a lot of work. A lot of the time he leaves out things like prepositions and over uses the imperative regarding creating the words so that they could be plural. For instance -- take the word "children." Manuel will normally just adds an "s" on it so that it can be plural. During other times he does not make certain terms plural. Homonyms are a big issue for Manuel. His language appears to emphasis needs to be on structuring a basis of appropriate sentence structure and sentence syntax.…… [Read More]
This approach is highly congruent with the guidance of marketing experts such as Wheaton (2004) who advises, "There are synergies between different lifestyle sports industries and their media. Corporations make equipment for several lifestyle sports, sometimes under different brand names. Clothing companies like Quiksilver sell to a range of lifestyle sport markets including skating, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding and have been quick to exploit the potential of emergent and rapidly growing activities like kite-surfing" (2004, p. 10). Because the company also designs and manufactures the core sporting needs for these sporting enthusiasts, it is important to identify defining characteristics of this market. These sports are characterized by a number of features of interest to Quiksilver's and its competitors' marketers with respect to their various core product and accessory lines, including those set forth in Table 2 below.
Defining features of the surf and sports industries
Such…… [Read More]
He has received little personal affirmation for 'who he is' in all of the social settings in which he finds himself. He has had more success in school, but the challenges of his ADHD have resulted in disciplinary problems at time.
The first step is to find some form of social intervention to result in a more stabilized situation at home, either offering Jacob's mother support if she is at risk of violence at the hands of her husband, or attempting to offer some conflict or anger management for the couple. In school, Jacob would benefit from additional resource room support to help him deal with his ADHD, along with academic enrichment to enhance his sense of self. Jacob may also be referred to a school therapist to help him engage in more effective social interactions with peers. The school nurse may wish to discuss with Jacob's parents different medications…… [Read More]
Blue idge Coffee Case Study
Sales Strategy for the Flavored Coffee
Following the introduction of the new flavored coffee, there is need for coming up with a sales strategy for increasing the sales of the new product. The strategy gives details on how the product will reach the customers, and in the end, making them aware of the difference between the new product-line with the other products from the company. These strategies are necessary for improving the total company sales, consequently increasing the profitability of the company. The strategy is also necessary for the coming up with sales activities that position the flavored coffee to a state where it can gain a competitive advantage in the market. The most appropriate sales strategy of choice for meeting the sales objective of the company is the triple-tiered sales strategy (Frain, 2009).
Justification of the recommendation
The strategy is necessary for the establishment…… [Read More]
According to the text by Sanders (2011), the Venturi Mask is likely to be the most appropriate assistive device in this process. Sanders indicates that this particular apparatus is "advised for patients who rely on hypoxic respiratory drive. This includes, for example, patients with COPD. The main benefit of the Venturi Mask is that it allows precise regulation of the FiO2. It also permits the paramedic to titrate oxygen for the patient with COPD so as not to exceed the patient's hypoxic drive while allowing enrichment of supplemental oxygen." (Sanders, p. 422)
In addition the Venturi Mask which can help to normalize pulmonary activity, the patient is also experiencing a productive cough with thick yellow sputum. The presence of excessive mucus is also likely contributing to Mr. Hay's airway blockages. This would be an appropriate place to use the Yankeur sucker in order to help remove fluids that might be…… [Read More]
Care Case Study
Slide 1 Footnotes
There have been enormous changes due to introduction of various cultural elements in the continuum of care. Before, when people were admitted to assisted living facilities or hospital settings, there were very little cultural elements outside of the majority culture which had sponsored the facility. For example, if a facility was associated with some sort of church or temple, there were elements of that religion present, but there was little alternatives for members of other cultures or religions.
Yet, today, there are now a much wider array of cultural elements available in assisted living homes and hospital facilities. Assisted living programs are regulated on the level of the state.
As such, different states have different types of programs and policies that impact the degree to which cultural characteristics are included or excluded within various assisted living facilities. Some programs encourage cultural elements of patients…… [Read More]
This case study presents a strong and nuanced presentation of one European beer brand that appears to have a strong level of self-awareness regarding its image, demographic and how to present itself to the public. One of the issues that Stella Artois appears to need work with is an overall level of brand consistency. Tim Lindsay, president of TBWA, an ad agency in the UK and Ireland, explained the problems that Stella Artois experience -- problems that it largely brought on itself. "Stella built its name on the 'reassuringly expensive' campaign. Unfortunately, it then discounted the product vigorously through both on and off trade, failing to deliver on the brand promise. 'This has led to ubiquity and by becoming a plentiful cheap, strong lager; it unwittingly became 'wifebeater' the beer of choice for angry men in white vests" (brandstrategy, 2008). This is a classic example of just how…… [Read More]
AVON Case Study
Overview of Avon
Situation Leading Avon towards Change
Model for Change Theory in Avon
Types of Evaluation Information and Benefits to the Avon
Success of Change in Next Five Years
Avon is found to experience different issues causing changes in its brand and product lines. It reflected the positive net sales and earnings growth for past five years in single, which were observed to be declining every year afterwards. There are specific challenging areas, which are stagnated sales, slow earnings growth, limited distribution capabilities, and shift in personal care preferences along with the spending habits. The considered organization did not have a transparent strategic vision and the employees had no sense of organizational purpose and motivation in the absence of the vision for the organization due to which the image of the Avon became the failure.
Situation Leading Avon towards Change
Many consumers responded that products of…… [Read More]
Celestial Seasonings Case Study
Celestial Seasonings: Case study
According to the essay on "Marketing Myopia," the U.S. railroad companies lost their power because the railroads failed to understand that they were in the transportation business, not the railroad business. They focused upon trying to make the product and the need for the product survive by protecting the industry by engaging in anticompetitive practices. This gradually became impossible, given changes in technology. The railroads became more and more obsolete for long-term travel. Thus, when technology changed, they were unable to change with the times because all the companies could do was transport people slowly by rail.
Celestial Seasons must understand that it is in the customer service business, not the tea business. Many companies make tea. Celestial Seasons is selling a particular kind of 'tea experience' to a customer who wants certain things from her tea: relaxation, comfort, the…… [Read More]
Organizational Behavior Case Study
esidential care facility's staff plays an important role in the daily lives of residents; unfortunately these facilities are usually faced with organizational obstacles and lack of information that prevents them from taking proper care of residents (Smith, 1998). This organizational behavioral case study is about a residential care facility which is part of a parent company that runs six different residential care facilities. The management of the company observed, this residential care facility facing serious problems. Turnover rate was high, performance was poor and economic losses were high.
In order to diagnose and solve the problem; parent company conducted a culture survey in all of its residential care facilities in which each member was bound to participate. The results were satisfactory for all residential care facilities except this care facility which showed totally negative results.
Looking at this serious situation; management hired a new…… [Read More]
Labor and Union Case Study
The objective of this work in writing is to conduct a case study on labor and unions and to answer the questions of: (1) Is the grievance process an effective method for resolving workplace disputes? And (2) How would you suggest that unions and employers improve their ability to correctly interpret the collective agreement?
In the case study at focus, several employees have a discussion, which results in an altercation, and two employees are fired as a result. The employees were then advised that they could file a grievance. One of the employees, named Green met in the cafeteria with a representative of the Grievance Committee and related her side of the story and believed that by meeting with the Grievance Committee member that she had filed an official grievance. One week later the other employee, Swallows, was reinstated. When Green inquired about the grievance,…… [Read More]
Fast food case study: Jollibee Foods Corporation
Define the problem
The Philippine-based hamburger chain Jollibee Foods Corporation is currently contemplating international expansion. The first question it must answer is where: should it expand into America, Hong Kong, or the developing world market of Papua New Guinea? If it decides to expand into America it faces another choice: should it focus on mainstream America consumers or recent immigrants and Philippine expatriates? (Bartlett & O'Connell 2001: 34)
Outside concepts that can be applied: The challenges of globalization
egionalization was vital in Jollibee's original success: it offered larger spicy hamburger patties more attuned to local diners' palates vs. McDonald's more generic offerings. Political instability in the region resulted in reluctance for foreign companies to make incursions into the fast food landscape and enabled Jollibee to establish a secure foothold in its home nation. However, poor initial selection of partners abroad, poor quality…… [Read More]