collecting food packages for homeless centers. One of the volunteers explains that usually the government helps out, but they need additional resources. People are good, they want to help. He and his cohort of volunteers are relying on voluntary donations.
Another points to the need in the area for food, whilst another empathizes the wonderful work of the volunteers who are " actually assembling these after-school packs that get distributed to the school programs. And as soon as those packs get assembled today, they will be leaving out here next week. ."
Volunteers extol the wonderful feeling that the work give them. Organizers commend volunteers. Recipients of packages talk about the significance that the packages gave to their lives. They also praise other organizations / programs that help them and articulate their conception that giving out food extends to far more: it also involves giving out hope.
More than one…… [Read More]
easons that indicate that managers need to be knowledgeable about, understand, and use accounting information
Management accounting mechanisms are official systems for collecting, planning, and communicating information about the company's activities. While conventional management accounting techniques used to pay attention to historical and financial information about activities within the company, modern management accounting techniques also provide external, non-financial, and future-oriented information
If a manager searches for information to choose between possible considerations, to set objectives or to figure out a sufficient level and mix of sources to accomplish those objectives, he is using information for decision-making. The manager can also search for information after a choice has been applied. In that case, he uses the information to benchmark against organized results to make sure that the input, procedures, and outcome are in tune, to accomplish business objectives. This use is commonly known as focused information monitoring (Hermanson,…… [Read More]
GAND THEOY: HIV IN MINOITY POPULATION
Introduction of the Framework
The conceptual framework used in the article is the Grand theory framework. The idea of using grand theory in this article is based on the aspect of the set of abstract ideas that together bring about a broad statement concerning human beings, the health, nursing, and the environment. Grand theory represents a broader scope of ideas in carrying out any form of study. The theory encompasses some concepts together with propositions with less abstract nature and generality unlike the concepts and propositions linked with the conceptual model. Nonetheless, even with such a perception, the model has not involved more concrete propositions and concepts like the middle-range theory (Olivia et al., 2013). The theory has been used by the study in this article in place of a conceptual model, which serves as a guide for carrying out research.
The article titled…… [Read More]
HFSON conceptual framework is a nursing model developed by Myra Levine. An individual or a family as the main object of this frame plays a critical role in this framework by influencing various factors related to the environment. The client is under a constant change in this model arising from its continued interaction with both the internal and external environments. Internal environment comprises of bio-psychosocial and spiritual components, whereas the external environment is made up of perceptual, and operational dimensions. The perceptual framework encompasses perceived stimuli like sound, taste, and touch while conceptual framework includes beliefs, value systems, language, and cultural traditions. On the other hand, the operational dimension comprises of those factors that cannot be perceived by any sense organ such microorganisms or radioactive emissions (Levine & Jacqueline, 2001).
Levine asserts that the unique interaction of components within this framework results in exchange of information making it a learning…… [Read More]
Conceptual Frameworks and Financial Statements
It has been said that financial statements provide comprehensive information about the reporting entity that is useful to existing and potential stakeholders. While that is generally considered to be true, it is important to address what makes it true. Financial statements are created by the company to which the financial information belongs, so there is some concern that these might not be as accurate as they would be if they were to be completed by an independent party (Hall & McKeith, 2010). This is why some financial statements will be independently verified and that information will be included in the statements. y doing that, the company is putting their information on the line and saying it is clearly correct (Elliot & Elliot, 2011). That can help investors and others when they are trying to make a decision about the financial health of a…… [Read More]
construct which "explains, either graphically or in narrative form, the main things to be studied -- the key factors, concepts, or variables -- and the presumed relationships among them" (Miles & Huberman 1994, cited in Chapter 3: 39). In the case of my qualitative research, one critical component of the conceptual framework is the relationship between gender and a person's propensity to be the victim of human trafficking. Women are presumed to make up the majority of persons who are the victims of human trafficking. Whether this is because the types of trafficking to which they are subjected are more likely to be discovered or because this is actually the case is somewhat controversial and will be one of the focal areas of my research.
The fact that women are more likely to be trafficked than males seems logical. Women are more apt to be poor and vulnerable, specifically in…… [Read More]
The concept of this research project is to understand more about the behavioral and attitudinal qualities of the human mind. The subject of this research is the concept of beauty and humanity's seemingly innate magnetic attraction to beautiful objects and people. One goal of this research project is to gain a fuller and deeper understanding about what beauty is and how it affects our lives and how it can be used to improve the quality of life. The principles and concept of mass media advertising and its relation to beauty will help proved a boundary and frame in which to investigate how beauty relates to the consumer of advertising media. Societies relationship to beauty will also be incorporated into this research.
Beauty plays a significant role in affecting the impact of advertising on consumers.
Types of Data
In order to fully understand this subject some…… [Read More]
Though this method is similar to the visual mapping described above and can itself be quite useful in many applications, the need to show hierarchical relationships is much lower in this research area than the need to properly illustrate process relationships and outcomes and to have these relationships and outcomes understood by the reader. Modeling associations is useful in many settings, especially in breaking down complex theories that are built on more abstract principles, but this really does not apply to the research situation at hand (Schensul et al. 1999). Both the conceptual frameworks and the actual data and processes to be examined in this research are more concrete, and the researchers and readers will be better served by the process mapping advocated above than by the modeling association described here.
There are no "explain and predict" techniques that would be entirely discounted for use in the described research area,…… [Read More]
Build Your Network presents a conceptual framework for building one's professional network. At the core of their argument is that building professional networks is an active process. One must work on the network; it will not build itself. A focused and regimented methodology will help a person to build his or her network more quickly and effectively than either a laissez-faire or any sort of ad hoc strategy. Their methodology involves understanding the pathways by which information travels. The idea is that you want to use your network to convey information -- either to tap into the network as a resource, to find contacts and referrals, or simply to obtain a new job.
The authors first note that networks have three powerful advantages: "private information, access to diverse skill sets, and power." Information exists in both private and public realms. Without contacts in a network, one typically will only have…… [Read More]
Lens of avitch & iggan
What and where is theory?
According to Hoffman (2013) theory has a lot to do with something that is causal, For instance from the chapter they mentioned the case if X represented smoking and Y symbolized lung cancer. The authors went on to make the point that this is more than likely the most extensively assumed meaning of what theory is supposed to be. However, the chapter goes onto make the point that it could also be interpretive. It brings up the point that X symbolized race and Y denoted identity. It is unlikely that you would be suggesting that race is somehow formed by identity.
Also, the authors would be arguing the meaning of race is somehow shaped by identity. It could be, however, that a person working the theory cannot figure out whether it is X or Y that is doing the determining,…… [Read More]
Sr. Callista oy
Sister Callista oy was named after Saint Callistus, a pope and martyr, from the oman calendar on the day of her birth, October 14, 1939 at the Los Angeles Country General Hospital to a big family, which was deeply devoted to God and the service of others (Office of the Nurse Theorist 2002). Her mother was a nurse who lived and taught the values of faith, hope and love to her children, so that at 14, Sister Callista herself worked at a large general hospital as a pantry girl, as a maid and then as a nurse's aid. She entered the convent and became one of the sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondolet for 40 years. During that time, she earned a bachelor's degree, major in Nursing, at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles (Office of the Nurse Theorist). As a young nun and nurse, she…… [Read More]
This is important, because it shows specific issues that are being dealt with, surrounding how a reporting entity will account for these issues. (Conceptual Framework 2011)
The measurement phase is when you were creating standards that can be used to accurately calculate the financial information that is being provided. Where, both entities have identified a number of issues that can help to create a universal standard to include: valuation strategies, confidence in the standards that are being presented and how to calculate interest rates along with other charges. In this case, a tremendous amount of progress has been made in: determining the various standards and which ones will be used. This helps to support the objectives and qualitative characteristics, by ensuring that a standard of measurement is used that takes into account these different viewpoints. (Conceptual Framework 2011)
The reporting phase is when there is a discussion about: what is…… [Read More]
Strategic Framework in BP-Deepwater horizon accident
One of the most eminent names in the oil and gas industry is British Petroleum, considered as the largest provider of oil and gas to its customers for transportation, energy for heating and light and retail services for petrochemical products globally. The financial and operational picture of the company's performance is illustrated in table1 below.
Performance at a glance for 2010
Facts and figures
Sales and other operating revenues
eplacement cost profit
Number of employees
efineries (wholly or partly owned)
$297,107 million (year 2010)
($4,519) million (year 2010)
79,700 (at 31 Dec 2010)
18,071 million barrels of oil equivalent
Active in 29 countries
2,426 thousand barrels per day (year 2010)
(BP's Corporate website, 2010)
On 20th April 2010 the company faced a serious challenge when one of its oil rigs started leaking and simply couldn't…… [Read More]
The author of this report is asked to report on several aspects and dimensions of a certain aggregate, with the aggregate chosen being childhood obesity. The community itself will be summarized as well as the difference between the aggregate itself and the community. The identification and description of the aggregate will be offered. The three stages of Christoffel's conceptual framework will be listed and described. An action plan regarding the aggregate will be listed with four current scholarly and current references to back up the same. While general and childhood obesity figures are on their way down, much work needs to be done and the children of poor Americans still remain particularly vulnerable.
As noted in the introduction, the aggregate being analyzed and described in this report is childhood obesity. While the two terms are fairly similar, they do not mean the same thing. An aggregate relating…… [Read More]
The conceptual framework is a very serious document about the philosophy of nursing espoused at this particular University and the Helene Fuld School of Nursing in particular. It incorporates HFSON's mission statement and core values, and provides the philosophy for this learning institution. That philosophy is greatly influenced by the crux of the conceptual framework, which itself is influenced by the model provided by Myra Levine (HFSON, p. 3). However, the philosophy of the school and the conceptual framework are similar in that both of them emphasize a synthesized approach to nursing. The former largely pertains to a synthesis between theoretical work and practical application. As such, it greatly pertains to blending scientific research, technological improvements and adaptations, and an interactive process between the nurse, the environment, as well as sociological factors such as the different units of society. Those units of society help to provide part of the…… [Read More]
Learner Centric Learning Framework That Has the Following Characteristics;
eward students for effort
Students hands on Students select level of competencies
Students design lessons through video games
Students stay engaged
Students gains confident
The learner centric learning framework will be designed in a manner that effectively reward the learners in order to motivate them into taking their learning endeavors serious (Jones,2007; Pedersen and Liu,2003). The system will allow for hands on experience in lesson design and implementation. The learner centric learning framework will also allow for the students to effectively select their own levels of competencies. The core element of this system is that it is fun. This is due to the fact that it allows the students to effectively design their own lessons via video games. This ensures that the students are engaged throughout the lesson while also gaining a lot of confidence. The implementation of this information technology…… [Read More]
HM Organizational Behavior, Theories, Frameworks and the Links Between Individual and Organizational Performance
This work in writing conducts a critical evaluation of HM Organizational Behavior Theories Frameworks that link performance.
Defining and measuring the effectiveness and performance of workers is a specific part of the HM manager's work. The question presenting is one that asks how the skills, behaviors and attitudes that are needed by workers to successfully and effectively perform their roles is defined. One way of measuring this is linking the performance of individuals to the organizational goals. This is generally accomplished through use of competencies which are described as "the integrated knowledge, skills, judgment, and attributes that people need to perform a job effectively. By having a defined set of competencies for each role in the business, it shows workers the kinds of behaviors the organizational values…" (MindTools, 2011) Lawrence (1998) reports that people are "multifaceted and…… [Read More]
Likewise, Callista oy's Adaptation Model of Nursing provides a contextual bridge between the internal physiological determinants of patient health and the crucial aspects of external environment that typically influence patient health and (especially) patient perceptions and attitudes about health and medical or nursing interventions. Together, application of the principles promoted by Watson's Caring Model and by oy's Adaptation Model of nursing complement my clinical training in a manner that I believe enables me to contribute the most to my patients, to my profession, and to myself as a nurse.
Dobratz, M.C. "Moving nursing science forward within the framework of the oy
Adaptation Model." Nursing Science Quarterly, Vol. 21; (2008): 255-259.
Fawcett, J. (2005). Analysis and Evaluation of Conceptual Models of Nursing, St. Louis,
Pipe, T.B., Kelly, a., LeBrun, G.; Schmidt, D., Atherton, P., and obinson, C. "A
prospective descriptive study exploring hope, spiritual well-being, and quality of…… [Read More]
Nurses may feel as if they do not have anyone who understands them: even their non-nursing partners may not seem to truly comprehend what they deal with on a regular basis, day in and day out at the hospital. Nurses may be isolated from one another in the hospital, too busy to 'talk shop' in a positive way with like-minded colleagues, or deal with doctors who are not sympathetic to the unique demands of nursing. Nurses may also find it difficult to have an appropriate work and life balance, as increasingly they are pressured to do more and more at work, to make up for declining numbers of caregivers at the facilities where they work. They may be called upon to perform many additional duties traditionally performed by doctors and physician's assistants that strain at the traditional definitions of nursing.
Nurses may feel as if their unique insights as nurses…… [Read More]
Modern healthcare is so complex, so rife with new technologies, new procedures, and new expectations from stakeholders, that the contemporary nurse and physician need all the tools possible to pull for varied situations. Milo's framework is a set of propositions that help frame strategies to improve health inducing behaviors by enhancing personal choice-making while still in the context of societal and cultural expectations. Milo posits that the health status of populations at any given time is essentially the result of individual choice. However, the choices that individuals have tend to be limited by what the individual perceives to be options, depending on their personal and cultural/societal background, not necessarily the choices that are really available. In fact, Milo says, "Most people, most of the time will make the easiest choices, i.e., will do the things, develop the patterns or life-styles, which seem to cost them less and/or from…… [Read More]
Nursing Concepts and Theory
Conceptual-Theoretical Structure paper
Personal belief about nursing theory and knowledge development process for nursing practice
All nursing theories play an important role in defining nursing and giving the roles that nurses need to play. Originally, the role of nurses was simply to carry out activities as instructed by doctors, however, over the years, this role has been changed to include more responsibilities as the nursing world has evolved. Nursing theories describe, predict and explain the various phenomena in nursing practice and thus create foundations for nursing practice. They also help to generate knowledge in the field of nursing and to point the direction which the field should develop in future. This view is supported by Carper (1978)
who states that nursing theories elaborate nursing practice and create professional boundaries for the profession. Nursing knowledge comes from research that has been conducted on nursing which forms scientific…… [Read More]
Bune's constuctivist theoy and the conceptual paadigms of Kolb's Expeiential Leaning theoy dawing on the associated theoies ae Kinesthetic and Embodied Leaning. As also noted in the intoductoy chapte, the guiding eseach question fo this study was, "What ae the caee paths fo teaching atists seeking to deploy into the field of community at and development?" To develop timely and infomed answes to this eseach question, this chapte povides a eview of the elevant pee-eviewed and scholaly liteatue concening these theoetical famewoks to investigate the diffeent caee paths teaching atists seek to deploy into the field of community at and development, including ceative community building and adult community centes such as woking with Alzheime's Disease and stoke victims.
Adult Leaning Theoies
Kolb's Expeiential Leaning Theoy. Thee ae a wide aay of theoetical models that can be used to identify and bette undestand teaching and leaning pefeences by educatos and students,…… [Read More]
Business Model Framework to Analyse the Impact of eBusiness on an Existing Business by Susan Lambert. This was published at the Collecter Conference 2007, held December 9-11th in Australia. The article attempts to "demonstrate that a business model framework that affords primacy of concept to the value proposition and that follows the rules of the object-oriented paradigm can be useful in evaluating e-business initiatives." The wording of this objective obfuscates the nature of the study, which appears to be that the use of models can help to understand why e-business initiatives succeed or failure in established companies. The author wastes considerable space on superfluous information, such as three pages defining "primacy of concept," and this further obfuscates the findings of the work. The author's conceptual background is then applied not to a study but to a singular anecdote.
The author's base question revolves around finding ways to determine the success…… [Read More]
" To explain its thinking, the exposure draft provides an insurance contract as means of example on its proposed thinking of the relation between unconditional and conditional rights. According to the example, an entity purchasing an insurance contract has two inherit rights: both an unconditional right to the insurance coverage and a conditional right to reimbursement if an insured loss occurs sometime in the future. The unconditional right is a present asset, whereas the conditional right to reimbursement is not a present asset as it becoming an asset is dependent on an uncontrollable and unpredictable future event.
Likewise, the proposed conceptual framework also proposes to delete the term "contingent liability" from is standards. Under the current definition, "contingent liability" refers to either a possible obligation whose existence depends on a future event or a yet unrecognized present obligation. The reasoning for the proposed elimination is similar to that used for…… [Read More]
Over the last several years, the issue of human trafficking has been increasingly brought to the forefront. This is because the industry is considered to be a major source of income for organized criminal gangs and other groups with it accounting for $31.6 billion in profits worldwide. Depending the region, these returns will vary with some having greater rewards from: socially acceptable practices, a lack of regulation and the ability of criminal groups to move with impunity in certain regions. The below table is showing, those areas with the highest returns and levels of human trafficking. ("An Introduction to Human Trafficking," 2008) ("Human Trafficking," 2013)
The Profit Margins and Amounts of Human Trafficking
Number of People
49% ($15.1 billion)
% ($9.7 billion)
Latin America and the Caribbean
4.1% ($1.3 billion)
Middle East and North Africa
4.7% ($1.5 billion)
9.2%…… [Read More]
This is reflected in the article under critique- Culturally competent psychiatric nursing care by Wilson (2010).As a consequence, the ever growing body of literature in this context is now extensively used in influencing the healthcare policy at both the local and national levels.
Qualitative researches are noted by Bowling (2002) to be necessary within the primary healthcare whenever researchers need to ask important questions concerning why patients as well as healthcare professionals act in particular way as well as to focus on the feelings, experiences as well as meanings of the participants.
In Wilson's (2010) work, qualitative research was used in providing an accurate description of the characteristics of the culturally competent psychiatric nursing care provided to African-Americans from the viewpoints of the client and the nurse. It is worth noting that the intensive scrutiny that qualitative research has been subjected to has also subjected it to necessary criticism. Isbister…… [Read More]
To call something 'interdisciplinary' means that it connects or bridges two disciplines and strives to show the connections between these two distinct worldviews. Within the construct of interdisciplinarity are many different varieties of interdisciplinarity. Fundamentally, instrumental interdisciplinarity is used for a purpose. For example, in the study of nursing, nursing practice and medical knowledge may be studied in conjunction with sociological theory, in order to improve health services at a clinic for poor clients who face personal and social challenges that can act as barriers to their ability to access care. Instrumental interdisciplinarity is used when setting policy and to achieve specific objects that cannot be reached within a single paradigm.
In contrast, conceptual interdisciplinarity bridging nursing and sociology might be used by an anthropologist studying a specific community's health beliefs. Conceptual interdisciplinarity functions as an intellectual exercise within academia to illuminate problems and issues pertinent to researchers. Viewpoints…… [Read More]
Establishing an NP Led Wellness and Recovery Center for Deinstitutionalized Individuals
Historically, nursing, and medicine professions have been loath to utilize tools commonly linked with mercenary aspects of business, such as market research and decision analysis. In the contemporary health care setting, however, consumers hold numerous options for care providers. The division of the market or market segmentation into different subgroups allows the determination of target markets and the buildup of marketing policies specific to the needs and interests of the selected subgroups. Market analysis allows the identification of policies for nurse practitioners to enhance their practice in a way that centers on the interests and needs of the selected market. While scores of the nurse practitioner's dream of operating their own businesses, those that have set up their own practice understand that it requires a compelling passion for owning a business, and for the profession.
A nurse practitioner is…… [Read More]
parenting styles in the Jewish community differentially correlate with alcohol use of Jewish College Freshmen males (18-26)?
Underage and college drinking is an increasing problem for youth. This later phase of adolescence is one where pressure and a desire to act as an independent individual are overwhelming, and can convince college students to opt toward excessive alcohol usage (Bahr & Hoffman, 2012; Changalwa et al., 2012; Peckham & Lopez, 2007). The degree to which parenting styles correspond to college age drinking frequency within the Jewish community remains unknown.
The given research is intended to investigate and measure whether there is a relationship between the parenting styles experienced by a Jewish child during childhood and the potential to develop an alcohol intake frequency during late adolescence. It is evidenced that there is a considerable relationship between the parenting styles and the degree of alcohol consumption in college aged adolescents and young…… [Read More]
What long-range steps might Pacific Command (PACOM) take, as part of a broader national strategy, to help constructively engage China, while dissuading and deterring China from using force or the threat of force against others?
The challenges of today's battlefield do not provide an easy answer to this question and leaves the leader of the 21st century sometimes questioning the rationale behind defending America. As a potential member of PACOM and ultimately contributing to its success in one form or another by my service, this analysis provides both an internal and external review of the current state of my leadership as I experience it. Containing China and ensuring a peaceful coexistence with this powerful nation represents a national goal, and through this goal many individual and organizational goals are simultaneously achieved as well. The purpose of this essay is to examine this question using the three conceptual frameworks introduced…… [Read More]
SWEET BUT DEADLY?
Health Concerns and isks of Using Sugar Substitutes
Sweets and sugar-sweetened pop or soft drinks have recently been blamed for an increasing number of negative health conditions, such as overweight and diabetes. This has led solid soft drink consumers to turn to artificially sweetened soft drinks as substitutes. The safety of artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes has been questioned but the impact of high intakes of artificial sweeteners on pregnant women has hardly been addressed.
The association between intakes of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks and preterm delivery will be investigated.
Prospective cohort analyses of 20,000 women from the Buenos Aires national birth cohort (2012-2014) will be conducted. Their soft drink intake for more than 10 years will be assessed in mid-pregnancy through the use of a food-frequency questionnaire. The primary outcome measure will be preterm delivery at less than 37 weeks. Other information…… [Read More]
The sheer number and variety of sites where such ostensibly private information is made public can make it impossible for someone to truly get privacy.
What is remarkable is how well Dr. Moor did at predicting the ethical issues that would continue to be part of the Computer evolution. Even if computers are simply exacerbating existing ethical dilemmas, the fact that they are capable of doing so means that they are going to continue to present ethical problems. For example, when Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, slavery was already in existence and used through the American South. That Industrial evolution invention did not create the ethical issue of slavery. However, with the improved ability to process cotton, cotton suddenly became an incredibly profitable crop. The need for cheap labor jumped dramatically, which certainly increased the demand for slave labor. What that example makes clear is that even seemingly helpful…… [Read More]
Bioecological Theory and the Family and Community Resource Conceptual Framework)
The Case History
"Kerry" has twin girls who are now 4 years old. he had been living with her defacto "Dean" for the past 6 years. he is a qualified beautician and has previously run a small business from home before the birth of the twins. he undertook schooling until year 12 (equal to UA high school diploma) at a public school, is one of two children herself and has supportive parents in a middle income suburb. he left her defacto 10 months ago after two years of domestic violence brought on by the use intravenous "speed." he has an AVO (Aggravated Violence Order) on "Dean" for 12 months. During the previous two years "Kerry" was subjected to physical and psychological trauma, the twins witnessed this abuse. "Dean" is on a fly in fly out basis working in the mines…… [Read More]
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) currently has three types of active projects on their agenda. These include an agenda consultation project, financial crisis related projects, and memorandum of understanding projects. The following is a summary of these current active projects, their timetables established for the achievement of milestones, as well as the conceptual frameworks involved in the projects.
The first type of project currently active on the agenda of the IASB is an agenda consultation project in which the IASB initiated a formal public agenda consultation for the first time in July 2011. This consultation was focused on the future work plan of the IASB, and was aimed at obtaining input from the public regarding the work plan and its direction and balance. The agenda consultation was conducted with broad public participation, including awareness through conferences in Europe, North America, and South America, in which small group meetings…… [Read More]
This case study takes into consideration three main themes; the power of love that never change, social class and conflict of nature and culture. Love is a variety of feelings, attitudes and states which range from pleasure to interpersonal relationship. The power of love is strong in the sense that it becomes impossible to change. On social class, it is a fact that it is does not depend solely on the amount of wealth that one has, it also depend on the source of income, family connections, birth and roles of the person in the society. In most societies, the three primary social classes that exist are the working class, the middle class and the elite class. On conflicts between nature and culture, it is a fact that there are always conflicts between culture and nature. This is because people belonging to different culture always do things that…… [Read More]
The trainer will then focus on the steps to be taken to develop new skills. For example, if the trainer wants to talk about motivating, leading, negotiating, selling or speaking, it is best to start with what the learners do well before showing some chart on Maslow's theory, Posner's leadership practices, or selling skills from some standard package that has been develop elsewhere. Many foreign trainers make grave errors because they do not consider the values and beliefs of the trainee's culture. Training must make a fit with the culture of those being trained, including the material being taught, as well as the methods being used (Schermerhorn, 1994).
Abu-Doleh (1996) reports that Al-Faleh (1987), in his study of the culture influences on management development, asserts that "a country's culture has a great influence on the individual and managerial climate, on organizational behaviour, and ultimately on the types of management development…… [Read More]
Elementary Special Education Teachers Place Value in the use of Technology Resources for Students?
Technology is an integral part of society. Students learn through use of technology like personal computers, tablets, and e-books (Garland & Tadeja, 2013). Computers can provide access to videos, documents, and other forms of data that students have the choice of absorbing via visual or auditory methods. Tablets provide the same access but with a light-weight, touch responsive interface. Technology investment within schools not only enables varied learning opportunities for students, but it also helps students discover or improve their own ability to research and analyze information, collaborate and communicate, and solve problems (Lim, Zhao, Tondeur, Chai, & Tsai, 2013). Comment by Steve Moskowitz: Yes, this is the reason
Technology helps provide other benefits. Integrating technology in schools, especially in other areas like special education enable staff to develop new ways of teaching and…… [Read More]
Promoting community awareness of the need for colorectal cancer prevention and screening," which was written by Causey and Greenwauld, is appropriate. It clarifies the purpose of the research study on which this article is based and provides an effective summary of the particular area of nursing and science that the authors are writing about. Nonetheless, it does not allude to the key variables that influence the study, its results, nor the particular model it utilizes, which is reflective of the principle area in which a sufficient title could be improved.
he abstract for the aforementioned paper is extremely effective. In a paragraph of just a few sentences, the authors are able to identify the key factors related to this study: the problem, the methods and the model used to gather data, the results and the conclusion gathered from those results. he writing is relatively terse and straightforward, and is bolstered…… [Read More]
ules & Ways of Knowing
The author of this report is asked to answer several questions as they relate to the current nursing classes that the author is taking. The first question is the role of scholarly during an APN/DNP program. The second question asks the author to discuss the interest the author has in the selected role and degree in question. A sub-section of that question is whether the role in question meets the APN consensus statement, what professional organizations offer certification in the applicable certification role and what the criteria are for any applicable industry exams. Next up will be a selection and explanation of an APN conceptual framework for practice. After that will be an explanation of the ways of knowing and how they influence the author's current practice. What will follow that is an identification and explanation of the author's preferred paradigm. Last will be a…… [Read More]
A prediction of the outcomes is not made in the initial development of the research. ather, this appears to be an exploratory study to better understand the issue.
eview of the Literature
The literature included in the review is relevant and recent. The data demonstrates the need for understanding the problem and the importance of the issue to the health and safety of healthcare workers. Although the initial literature review is quite brief, the literature is expanded in the discussion of the results.
The research design is a quantitative methodology utilizing a survey to collect data. Information collected was appropriate given the overall scope and focus of the research -- i.e. exploratory. Although the results provide some insight into the specific survey that was used, pertinent information about the survey has been omitted from the study. This may make replication of the study difficult.
Examining the target…… [Read More]
Customer centricity then can also have a significant impact on the perspective an organization has of its market and the opportunities inherent within it and other, tangential and territory market areas as well. This aspect of blue ocean strategies being driven by customer's perspectives, preferences, unmet needs and wants further underscores its inherent value and also its usefulness from a strategy perspective. The ability to find uncontested markets, which is a key aspect of blue ocean strategies, is predicated on how customer-centric an organization is as well (Kim, Mauborgne, 2004). The concept of a blue ocean strategy is one of finding an untested market space and exploiting it not through massive amounts of esearch & Development (&D) spending, but through the development of innovative approaches to anticipating and responding to current and future customer needs. As a result, blue oceans or uncontested markets are often found by more customer-centric organizations,…… [Read More]
B. This study used cross-sectional design and may tend to under-select individuals who have been exposed. This is known as "late-look bias." The possibility of nurses recalling MAEs over their careers may result in reporting of, or remembering information that is not accurate.
C. The instrument developed by authors used expert validity, but more research is needed to determine the construction validity and use the appropriate interventions to decrease MAEs (Lin & Ma).
ather than a hypothesis, the Lin and Ma (2009) study was guided by the following research questions:
A. What is the self-reported incidence of MAEs throughout a nurse's career in Taiwan?
B. What is the willingness of nurses to report MAEs?
C. What factors are related to nurses' willingness to report MAEs?
The first research question, though, differs from the authors' stated purpose which was to "explore the prevalence of MAEs and the willingness…… [Read More]
One of the key reasons that was found to be a factor in readmissions is that insurance companies continue to push for shorter hospital stays. They have reduced the number of days that they will pay for certain conditions. This was found to be a key factor in releasing patients early, when they might have benefited from a longer hospital stay (Bueno, oss, & Wang et al., 2010; Capelastegui, A,, Espana, P., & Quintana, J. et al., 2008), This factor will have to be considered as a potential barrier to the study. It may be that insurance companies and Medicaid/Medicare reimbursements are a factor in early release of patients rather than hospital practices.
Factors that were identified in other studies of hospital 30-day readmissions included the presence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (Spencer, Gore, & Lessard et al., 2008). Severity scores such as those for community-acquired pneumonia were…… [Read More]
MID ANGE THEOY OF SPIITUAL WELL BEING
Middle ange Theory of Spiritual Well Being in Illness
Nurse meta-theorists have recently been very much concerned about the different seasons of the patient's life, which has supported and promoted the development of middle range theories in the field of nursing. This is due to the reason that these theories focus on the specific health and illness issues instead of discussing the general issues. These specific health and illness issues focused in the mid range theories are extremely important for the practicing nurses as they spotlight on the particular problem and its solution.
History of Theory Development in Nursing
The practicing nurses started incorporating the nursing theories into their research and practically applying them to real situations during 1970s and 1980s. Majority of the early nursing theories fall in the category of grand theories of nursing because the concepts that described…… [Read More]
Capital Requirement and Risk ehavior
Arab African International ank
Midan ElSaray El Koubra, Garden City Caoro
The research will mainly dwell on the capital requirements and risk behavior of banks, more in particular the credit risk. The purpose of this research is to identify and analyze the relationship between capital requirements and the risk behavior of banks in Egypt
more in particular the Arab African International ank, which is the case study for this research. Secondly, the research will seek to investigate the impact of capital regulation on the banking behaviors and particularly on the levels of credit risk of banks operating in Egypt
The findings of the research show that there is negative relationship between capital requirement and banks' risk behavior; the findings also show there is empirical evidence to prove that capital regulations have a negative impact on credit risk of banks levels of credit risk of banks…… [Read More]
The conceptual framework that I feel best helps to explain ethics, morals and laws is that found in the Aristotelian framework, which stipulates that ethics describe the theoretical beliefs and standards that are held individually or in a society, morality describes the behavior or activity of an individual or society, and laws refer to what is prohibited or what one has the right to do in society according to the government (Kristjansson, 2014; Chowdhury, 2016). Building on this framework in the modern era is the utilitarian framework which holds that a community should pursue the common good—i.e., the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. In the nursing environment, this type of conceptual framework can help nurses to better understand their roles in the health care organization and how to ensure that the greatest level of quality care is being achieved.
The utilitarian ethical framework can be…… [Read More]
Therefore, these skills eventually become the deciding factor between the nurses either staying a nurse or leaving their career. Thus, many things are dependent on how well the nurses know their skills.
Coming back to the major reason why this problem is so important. The way the nurses perform controls and actually decides how well a person recovers. The skills learnt during nursing school and how they are applied will be embedded for the nurse's entire career. Lofmark, Smide and Wikblad (2006) stated that final year nursing students believe their strongest areas are being aware of the ethics, communicating with patients, self knowledge, cooperation and being focused. Sadly, it is not the knowledge that is going to save the patients and heal them. Lofmark et al. (2006) has stated that the students say they have the lowest confidence in how much practical experience they have. Clearly, these students lack critical…… [Read More]
Lived Experiences of African-American Women who have lost a male child to suicide
he lived experiences of late-adolescent female suicide survivors: 'A part of me died' by Willem a. Hoffmann; Chris Myburgh; and Marie Poggenpoel.
Explain how the study tested the constructs of the new theory.
Over the years there have been two precise sampling strategies used by numerous researchers. hese two strategies are the probability and a non-probability sampling strategies. he main distinction between these two strategies is that the former is more casual and does not have a specific target or segment of the population in mind; whereas the non-probability sampling procedure is very official and very purposeful in its choice of who the researcher studies and why. he researcher used non-probability purposive sampling to hand pick students. More specifically, the research participants were five female late-adolescents (aged 17 -- 22 years) who were recruited by means of…… [Read More]
The second purpose was to explore the association of demographic variables and nurses' perceptions of pump implementation to ratings of the management team and job satisfaction. Data was collected via a survey given to 1056 nurses at a tertiary Magnet hospital. The first section of the questionnaire pertained to demographic characteristics, while the second section consisted of thirty questions on a 5-point Likert scale based on both STS Theory and the Life Patterns Model conceptual framework.
The researchers conclude that generalizations cannot be made based on just one study. They did state however that the findings of this study give credence to the importance of technological changes in clinical nursing practice. ecommendations were made for future studies in that there is a need to analyze the degree to which technology affects the environment, patient acuity as well as overall nursing satisfaction. Carrying out this study in more that one hospital…… [Read More]
The Role of Interactive Social Media in Corporate Social Responsibility Communications
One of the most significant new marketing platforms to emerge in recent years has been social media in general and more recently, interactive social media. According to the definition provided by Chao and Parker (2014), social media in general are “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, which allows the creation and exchange of user-generated content” (p. 323). By extension, interactive social media are defined as those platforms that feature ways for consumers to directly respond to Web-based content in the form of feedback, comments, testimonials, reviews or other online exchanges (Chao & Parker, 2014). The overarching focus of the proposed study concerns the role of interactive social media in corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications. This specific focus has assumed new importance and relevance as growing numbers of…… [Read More]
international relations theory due to their background in agriculture related research and study, including a BSc. degree in agriculture, a master's degree was in agricultural development and a master's degree in sustainable development in agriculture. ith regard to sustainable development this applicant was struck by the number of issues that were purely related to an understanding of the nation state and the crisis that it now faces in the era of neoliberal globalization due to the growth in power and influence of non-state corporate entities that have become more powerful than traditional nation states.
hat is happening to date in globalization challenges all of the areas of international relations theory, whether using the approaches of realism, constructivism, or Marxism and critical theory, feminism, foundationalism, the "English school," functionalism, post-structuralism or post-colonialism. The overall topic of this author's research is ambitious. It will be to fuse the elements of all of…… [Read More]
Martin Luther and my interpretations of his views on the treatise of scholar and education. In other words, this report focuses on the scholar's possible view of our modern day American society and its educational practices. From the scholar's point-of-view, this report will attempt to propose possible proposals for school reform especially in the area of curriculum. The report is formatted in the form of an action plan that articulates a personal philosophy of teaching and identifies with Martin Luther as the selected scholar. For example, the report attempts to address areas of such as how our modern schools address the educational and conceptual frameworks of collaboration, social justice, diversity and critical self-reflection.
It is obviously important to note that society has evolved and that the issues of the sixteenth century although dictated by time are not all that different than what our schools face today. There may not have…… [Read More]
The current study aims to examine the effect of the lack of supervision and detachment between administration and low-level supervisors and beat officers and how this leads to low morale and motivation. Imperatively, low level of morale and motivation results in low productivity, which might give rise to absenteeism and poor watch, adversely affecting the society through increased level of crime. A questionnaire will be designed to achieve the purpose of this research study and will be distributed to selected beat officers working in different police precincts. The number of questionnaires analyzed will be to different police precincts. Data collected will be analyzed through SPSS using both descriptive statistics, correlation and regression data.
Organizations endeavor to have more productive personnel, who are deemed the most significant resources and a determining factor for success. Low levels of productivity can be linked to poor employee morale and motivation. The…… [Read More]
The effects of information technology on the society
The social capital framework
In this paper, we evaluate the validity of the statement that IT is radically changing the social world. We perform a critical analysis of the concept of social world and social capital and how it is influenced by information technology. This is carried against the backdrop of the concept of information technology as the conceptual framework. The paper concludes that indeed the statement that IT is radically changing the social world is true.
The contemporary society has witnessed a series of transformations which can directly be attributed to the concept of technological dynamism. Technological dynamism is a concept which was defined by Albu (2009) as the rate of exchange in the level of predictability of new technologies. The technological advancements that we witness today are largely as a result of the lack of knowledge that exists…… [Read More]
Despite major medical advancements over several decades, nearly 10 percent of births in the US continue to occur prematurely each year (Martin, Hamilton, Osterman, Driscoll, & Matthews, 2017). Creating a significant socioeconomic burden, preterm birth is one of the leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality in the United States resulting in approximately $16.9 billion in medical care costs annually (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2007). After days, weeks, or even months of intensive care, weight gain becomes a major criterion for hospital discharge. Feeding intolerance (FI) is a common complication among these preterm infants, which disrupts enteral feeding, resulting in feeding advancement delays, prolonging adequate weight gain and growth, and increasing hospital stays (Carter, 2012). Additionally, FI is associated with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a gastrointestinal emergency and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this group of patients (Moore & Wilson, 2011). The underlying cause for these problems…… [Read More]
Wal-Mart Social esponsibility Analysis: An Employee Perspective
To begin the study "the purpose statement is "a statement that provides the major objective or intent, or "road map" to the study" (Creswell, 2009a, 104).Therefore, the purpose of this narrative is to discuss what employees at various Wal-Mart facilities around the Kansas City area have experienced regarding the social responsibility initiatives undertaken by the company. The method for this particular paper is a qualitative design. Because the desired conclusions were to be drawn from the specific experiences of individuals employed at Wal-Mart stores and Distribution Centers around the area, it was determined that the best method of gathering that information was via interviews with employees rather than the gathering of quantitative data which would not reveal individual interpretations of the policies put in place. The specific questions asked to the participants ranged from their impressions of environmental policies to treatment of employees…… [Read More]
Martin, P.D. And Hutchinson, S.A (1999) "Nurse Practitioners and the problem of discounting." Journal of Advanced Nursing. 29(1), pp. 9-17.
Critical evaluation of the research of the article
This article presents a critique of the current state of the health care industry, from the point-of-view of a nurse practitioner. It notes that, because of the limits of managed care, more primary care practitioners and primary care institutions are turning to nurse practitioners to provide primary care giving for patients. Although this shift has been beneficial to many patients, given that nurse practitioners are, if not equally competent, at times even more efficient than physicians in diagnosing, treating, providing patients with satisfactory treatment, and follow-up, there is the potential for the abuse of this system, from the point-of-view of the nursing practitioner. (Brown and Grimes, 1993, cited in Martin & Hutchinson, 1999, 10).
Research problem -- its purpose and question or…… [Read More]
The procedure itself and the hospital stay associated with it is only one small chapter in the patient's life. They will eventually go home and will have many years after the procedure. It is important for the nursing staff to make a positive impact on how they feel about the procedure. The procedure will represent a lasting memory to the patient. If the patient perceives this to be a time of strength and care from nurturing individuals then it will help them to be able to develop the coping mechanisms necessary to learn to live with the after-effects of the procedure.
If the patient sees this as a negative experience, then it could produce unwanted effects such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other emotional problems that could have an effect on their ability to cope with the life changes. Those that develop appropriate coping mechanisms will be more likely…… [Read More]
One of the complexities of 21st century medicine is the evolution of nursing care theories in combination with a changing need and expectation of the stakeholder population. Nurses must be advocates and communicators, but must balance these along with an overall philosophy of ethics while still remaining mindful of budgets and the need for the medical institution to be profitable. It seems as if these issues comprise a three-part template for nursing: respect for patient value & individuality, education of patients, and cognition and respect for the realities of contemporary medicine. In many ways, too, modern technology has advanced further than societal wisdom, especially when confronting the issue of death. The modern nurse's role is to create a nurse-patient culture that encourages the individual to take responsibility for their healthcare and, in partnership with the nurse, to be involved in their recovery. The modern complexities of…… [Read More]
When the authors reviewed brain imaging scans and related data from the realm of neurobiology, they determined that there are no characteristic differences in brain anatomy as between male and female infants and that any differences that are observable later in life are the product of external influence, such as encouragement to engage in certain types of play and social interactions.
The authors, (one of whom is a neurologist) demonstrate that instead of physiology determining behavior in relation to apparent gender differences, the precise opposite is true: namely, external social influence shapes behavior and those differences in behavior contribute to any observed differences in neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology. In principle, it is the exact same phenomenon that accounts for the way learning particular types of skills and emphasizing particular kinds of social interactions have been empirically demonstrated to stimulate characteristic changes in human brains.
The authors conclude that the influences…… [Read More]