Visual 1: Problems pilots have encountered with a particular type of jet engine
This pie chart is extremely confusing. There is a multi-colored section that does not even show traditional illustrative 'slices' but rather multi-colored blocks. This creates a 'busy' and hard-to-read visual. The relative sizes of the pie slices do not proportionately match up to the percentage of pilots experiencing various problems. The number of individuals having problems with the oil system (38%) is nearly half the size of the pie chart. It is also not clear that there is overlap between the problems some pilots have but not others. For example, do the pilots with fuel control problems also have problems with fuel pumps, even though fewer pilots have fuel pump problems overall? In this instance, showing the number of persons having various kinds of problems visually with the use of a bar chart would render the…… [Read More]
Ethics of Science and Technology in Maintaining Health / Life in Aged or Terminal Patients -- How Cultural Influences Support or Condemn Their Uses
Science and technology have provided a great deal of assistance in recent years to clinical healthcare professionals when it comes to maintaining / sustaining the lives of very old people. This paper reviews: a) some of the technologies currently being utilized as important components of healthcare services for aged people; b) specifically how those technologies are applied to the care of elderly people; and c) the ethical and social implications vis-a-vis those advanced technologies.
Ethical Challenges in the Care of Seriously Ill Patients
Clearly the development of assisting technologies give doctors and nurses additional tools with which to help aged people continue their lives; but there are serious ethical concerns that have been raised regarding those technologies. In the peer-reviewed journal Pain Medicine the authors discuss…… [Read More]
United States' Involvement in the First World War
America's Involvement in the First World War
The president is well aware that Americans often face the temptation to disengage from the rest of the world, especially when the issue at hand has to do with military involvement. I, personally, expected Americans to recoil from President Wilson's proposal to join the European war and fight against Germany, first, because they usually "are skeptical about military adventures in general," (McManus, 2013) and secondly, because the United State's direct interest in this intervention was not clear. Could this issue have been more of a bona fide problem, rather than a forthright (direct) threat?
Let us first clear something up. President Wilson claimed that the leadership in Germany is self-centered, and completely insensitive of the interests of its people. That its warfare acts had to be stopped, because the peace and freedom of the world…… [Read More]
Quality, cost-competitiveness, customer service and first-to-market are all essential determinants to global commercial success. All sectors of the economic market are obliged to reduce costs and production times while increasing profits and market share. Ambitious organizations are turning to systems management programs such as Six Sigma or Total Quality Management to develop and maintain exceptional standards across the whole of an organization. This includes all aspects of production and manufacturing processes, as well as marketing, sales and distribution, financial considerations, employee motivation and customer service. Finally, product development in the form of a perennial portfolio of projects helps to ensure the viability of a company.
The incorporation of systems management programs has become integral to the renaissance and future of an organization. Often, enterprises will combine qualities from several methodologies such as integration aspects of Six Sigma with Project Management; the very topic of consideration for this essay that examines…… [Read More]
" In fact, the support of the burghers was critical to the slaughter of the Jews in Mainz, for they unlocked the city gates for the crusaders.
Despite the fact that the fortifications around the Jewish population could only protect them so much, no where in Speyer's decree does it say that others would come to their aid in another situation like Mainz. A paper signed by the Bishop can only offer so much protection in times of violence and unrest.
From 300 A.D. On as Christianity became the prevailing religion, non-Christians were often murdered with shouts of "To the gallows with the Iscariot!" Jews, due to their very different appearance and lifestyle were easy to recognize and persecute. In addition, people were jealous they saw Jews who were comparatively more wealthy and educated. Further, the Jews refused to accept Christianity, which added to the fire. The Church aggravated the…… [Read More]
It was an overall experience that modern life was more and more broken along the lines of the public and private as also the rising speed of industrial society. Photomontage and photo collage along with their blending of typography and photographic pictures generates expression to these conditions while extending photography beyond what had come to be fine art photography's confines and convention. Although believed as radical, these ingenuities were premised on the trade secrets of the latter part of 19th century work of commercial photographers that included double-exposure, timed exposures and dark-room procedures like masking, burning and dodging. The major differences between the initial manipulation of images and those of the 20th century professional photographers and artists remained that the latter stressed its fracture rendering it obvious that the photographic images are all the time a construct. (Peres, 184)
Scholars understand that the earliest photograph of a work of art…… [Read More]
Psychological First AID in CISM
Psychological First Aid
In this scenario, an act of terrorism has occurred at a nuclear power facility. Portions of the facility were destroyed by the explosion, killing some of the workers instantly. However, the threat of a core meltdown is imminent and both remaining workers and first responders are on the scene trying to prevent a community-wide radiation event. Both remaining workers inside the plant and the first responders will be experiencing a similar type of stress. Stress will be due to the loss of life, including friends and coworkers, as well as the dangers to their personal well-being from the potential radiation exposure. Tertiary stress is caused by a feeling of responsibility for protecting the community from the potential radiation release, including the lives of their own families who live in the area.
Acute Stress Symptoms
Stress reactions in this situation can be expected…… [Read More]
Courses are available and arranged through the employer's local area chapter.
According to the Red Cross' brochure on emergency training in an office setting, the training program will enable one to: care for conscious and unconscious choking victims, perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator on a victim of cardiac arrest, give first aid and treat sudden illnesses. Part of all standard training is to include information on blood borne pathogens.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is an agency under the United States Department of Labor, established in 1970. According to its mission statement, OSHA is to work to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths by issuing and enforcing rules and standards for workplace safety and health. One of OSHA's most recent standards was released in 1990 and was related to preventing workers from being exposes to blood borne pathogens such as hepatitis B and HIV.…… [Read More]
delineates a hypothetical disaster plan in response to a major earthquake and tsunami in New York City. The disaster plan includes pre-disaster / pre-event preparations, actions taken during the disaster, resources available during the disaster, and post-disaster / post-event strategies. The scope of the disaster plan includes establishment of a new residence and survival plan for disasters with long-term effects. Additionally, the disaster plan contains two separate components: One disaster plan is intended for use if conditions indicate the safest strategy is to shelter in place. The second disaster plan is intended for us if conditions dictate moving to another, safer location.
"This awful catastrophe is not the end, but the beginning. History does not end so. It is the way its chapters open." (St. Augustine)
Any effective disaster plan begins with preparations at home, during periods of calm. The most basic disaster plan includes preparing a kit of…… [Read More]
Signs and symptoms of serious problems include: Loss of consciousness or memory, a headache that worsens or won't go away, confusion, mood swings, drowsiness, numbness, weakness, slurred speech, vision changes and changes in the pupils' size, shape, and reaction to light, dizziness, vertigo, difficulty standing or walking, nausea and vomiting (Safety, 2009, Brain and spinal cord.org).. After any forceful blow to the head, the coach or referee should ensure that the game is stopped, and the player should be told to not to nod or shake his head during the assessment, but to say yes or no. If conscious, the player should be asked if he or she is aware of the day and time, his or her location, what quarter or part of the game he or she is playing, and other questions to assess his or her bearings. If a serious injury is suspected, the student…… [Read More]
CISM Program Surry Nuclear Power Plant
What is CISM?
Why is a CISM program necessary for the agency?
Agency description, community, and social context
Prevention and Interventions
Chronic health and innovative approaches
Proposed Budget .17
Critical incident stress management plays an important role in assuring the psychological resilience necessary for those who are exposed to a traumatic incident. This proposal outlines a program to add mental Health Services to the existing emergency management plan for the Surry Power Plant. The current plan does not address mental health issues, and this is an important need that will need to be considered in the future. The current plan will modify the existing plan through the addition of mental health services for the community.
Proposal: CISM Program
What is CISM?
A critical incident is any event that produces stress or trauma to personnel that are directly or…… [Read More]
If this move does occur for the displaced resident, then the family, the resident and all of the resident's nurses, doctors, and other staff will be informed of the move. The move will only be temporary as the room is remodeled. It is not anticipated that any resident who leaves this facility will be away more than six months. This is just a temporary evacuation plan that will be initiated as the facility is being repaired over the next few weeks.
If a family wishes to remove their loved from the facility to go home during the remodel, they must obtain permission from nursing home administrator. This is a possible option for the resident, however, changes or adjustment in the monthly fees will not apply.
In the future, all rooms within this facility will have an evacuation plan for situations such as a roof clasp, tornado, windows breaking, and etc...hung…… [Read More]
It is very clear to me the demands medical school has upon a person's time and character. Though I am well aware that nothing I do beforehand can fully prepare me for the experience of medical school, I have made substantial efforts to build my character as well as prepare my mind and body for the adventure of medical school.
One of the most valuable experiences a person can participate in is to volunteer, which is one reason why I have a variety of volunteer activities. Practicing medicine and being a licensed physician is, for me, a kind of civil service -- an overt dedication to one's community. I do not believe that any person, particularly a person who intends to be a doctor should wait until the formal training commences for the doctor's dedication to the community to begin.
As part of my discipline and preparation for…… [Read More]
Psychology of Consumer Behavior
The research into how young women perceive their own bodies -- in response to constant exposure to media images of un-naturally thin and extraordinarily beautiful females -- has been a popular topic for many years. But when it comes to male models that are nearly perfect, handsome and muscular in exactly the right places, there has not been as much attention or research. This paper reviews the potential of -- and reality of -- dissatisfaction in males based on the media's model images of males.
Body Image for Males -- Background
Annette La Greca is Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami and Gerald Koocher is the Dean of the School for Health Studies at Simmons College. As co-authors of The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises they assert that the research for body dissatisfaction among…… [Read More]
One of the major health problems that the American society and the whole world experience is the prevalence of hypertension or high- blood pressure- caused illnesses or deaths in many people today. A special report made by the website Lifeclinic.com stated that almost 50 million Americans have hypertension, "1 in every 4 adults" (2002). This statistic illustrates the increasing number of people who are gradually suffering and eventually dying due to hypertension. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is defined to be the "condition which can result when the arterial diameter is reduced... And increased pressure caused by reduced diameter of the arteries plays a greater role in hypertension" (Varona 1999 46). To comprehend the concept of hypertension, a definition of blood pressure is needed. Blood pressure is defined as "the pressure of the blood flowing through the blood vessels against the vessel walls." In effect, if a high blood…… [Read More]
The newsletter talks about upcoming events, as well as other relevant center news, and gives parenting tips. As discussed earlier, parental involvement in the form of volunteerism, as well as community involvement, is strongly encouraged. There are no child assessments performed, however.
The Center and Quality Child Care:
There are many ways the center provides quality child care. Their health policies are quite strict and each child's health is assessed when they are dropped off. The environment is designed specifically to facilitate learning. The activities are often child initiated and hands on, taking advantage of the benefits of High Scope research. Guidance is encouraging, with teachers and assistants there to support physically and emotionally the needs of the children, without hindering their natural creativity and learning experience. Discipline was appropriate, using encouragement and positive reinforcement when children behaved properly.
The Caregivers and Quality Child Care:
Each of the caregivers truly…… [Read More]
Raising Public Awareness of Special Needs
The sudden calamitous event that results to destructions or loss and devastation to the life and property is defined as disaster. In most cases, the damage caused by disasters tends to be immeasurable as it varies within the geographical location and climatic conditions causing a great influence on socio-economic, political as well as, cultural state of the affected areas. The various examples of disasters includes; the floods, earthquakes, droughts and many others which are caused as a result of manmade. All these affect each and every individual in the societies. However, when such disasters arise, there are special needs that are supposed to be given to special group of people within the society to ensure that their lives are not at risk.
The groups that should be given the first priority when these occur are the aged group, the pregnant women, the disabled people,…… [Read More]
transfer to 'Dhobiwalla? What's that?" I asked.
"Oh!" he said, laughing heartily as he leaned back comfortably in his seat, scotch in hand. "They're the laundry service in India!"
Mr. Patel was one of the many corporate clients with whom I worked on several occasions, spending hours at a time confined to the flight cabin while crossing trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic paths. The conversations that come up while we are miles in the air range from what our favorite fruits are to movies, to -- as I learned that day -- how we best like to do our laundry. Mr. Patel also told me the names of fruits and vegetables that I could barely pronounce at first but once I tried them in Bombay I have never been able to stop my cravings.
One of the most enriching aspects of my career as a flight attendant has been my encounters and…… [Read More]
Job Search and Application
Part 1 Job Posting - Company Research Profile
Job Posting in Sarnia, Ontario: Event Planner for The Copper Kettle Catering, Tent & Party Rentals.
Copper Kettle Catering, Tent & Party Rentals provides both catering and tent and party equipment for special events such as weddings, corporate benefits, and social celebrations throughout the Southwestern Ontario area. The event coordinators at Copper Kettle are personally involved in the process of planning from the beginning to the very end of the process so that every aspect of the event is satisfactory.
This company is privately owned and managed by Tom Pruliere, Sarah Watson and Dan Penford, with two locations -- one in London and one in Sarnia. Its vision statement is: "We understand that attention to detail is critical to the success of your event and we take out the stress by providing step-by-step planning with a dedicated Event…… [Read More]
The roles which women perform in society are varied and these roles are usually not being considered influential or remain unnoticed. Particularly those roles which are inclined towards religion remain not been put to question. For a long duration of the Argentinean history, religion has been having an undue influence. An optimistic effect on the outlook and ethics of the community of Argentina, realized over several decades was through the arrival of foreign ideas through immigration. Main significance of women is even now her responsibility as wife and mother. Genuine contributions of educated feminists of the early generation are for ascertaining Argentina's place among the international society of feminists and making a gauge of educational liberty for women. When one studies the proceedings in totality, there is certainly a fulfillment that women of Argentina have achieved much, even though Cecilia Grierson was the first among woman to have…… [Read More]
Excerpts and links to written works:
Finally, brief excerpts from a representative sampling of the author's written works is provided below, with the complete work being available through the links provided.
1. Peoples' Control: "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle July 29, 1900, article 'Points-of-View' discuses elements that can be better understood from the perspective of "Panopticism." People living contemporary to the article were apparently devoted to restructuring society and shaping it as they considered being best for themselves and for the community as a whole. . . ."
In the essay, "Peoples' Control," I write in part that, "I have tried my best to [curb] this anxiety, to feel more comfortable in my position of surveillance." This project was written using resource materials found on a site that is powered by turnitin.com called writecheck.turnitin.com. After completing this project, I ran it through this web site in the hopes of avoiding any…… [Read More]
North American snakes are not as active in the night, so it is important to use a flashlight, avoid reaching into log areas or crevasses, or even to overturn rocks without being careful. Some snakes play dead, so ensure that the snake is indeed not breathing before you approach. This is particularly true for rock climbers since snakes enjoy basking on the warming rocks of a cliff.
If bitten, be sure to get away from the snake quickly, but cautiously.
Keep the victim lm and arm9out of shock).
Place the bitten area beneath the shoulder blades and hopefully have the victim lying down.
Do not give the patient anything to eat or drink; especially stimulants.
Try not to incise the would unless directed to by the physician.
Keep the victim as calm as possible and radio for help.
In remote areas, it is wise to carry a snake-bite kit, which…… [Read More]
physical evidence include: trace evidence, impression evidence, and biological evidence.
Several examples of physical evidence include: Biological material such as blood, saliva or semen; fingerprints; hair; and fibers. Physical evidence is that evidence that consists of tangible materials such as paint, glass, ballistics, dust, dirt, and wounds (www.nfstc.org). Impression evidence is also physical evidence and it can be tire tracks, prints from shoes or boots, bite marks on a victim's body, and tool marks (for example, nicks and chips from a certain tool that was used to break into a building are part of impression evidence).
How is evidence collected, packaged, and preserved?
The Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division offers "General Evidence Guidelines" -- and the report asserts that all evidence has to be collected, handled, and stored in such a way as to "ensure" its integrity. The guidelines are presented in bullet points, and will be presented here:…… [Read More]
Suicide in Jails and Prisons
Incidence of suicide in prisons
According to the World Health Organization, suicide is the most common cause of death in jails and prisons. The rate of suicide in penitentiaries is also high. These correctional facilities also have a role to play in ensuring their inmates are healthy and safe. This is the reason why a plan for prevention of suicide in correctional facilities is essential. Characteristics available from various sources suggest that certain populations have higher risk of committing suicide. These are young males at the age of about 15 to 49 years. Elderly inmates, specifically elderly males also have higher-than-average risk of committing suicide. The other groups are indigenous people, persons with issues relating to abuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances, and persons with mental illnesses. A report by the State of Montana Department of Corrections also suggests that having previously attempted…… [Read More]
Ethics and Code of Conduct
Our Core Values that shape us;
As a part of my Business Ethics lesson I have a task to criticize and improve my company's code of ethics, before doing that I want to briefly explain about my company; MLS Holding and what we do? The most effective statements in regard to business ethics are rooted in the strategic vision of an organization and the business philosophy and its stakeholders (Kinni, 2013). The moral value of authentic ethical leadership is clear and has many business benefits (Dobelli, 2013). This report will outline the business ethical position of MLS Holdings and offer improvements that could be used to strengthened the company's code of conduct in the future.
MLS Holding is a Family Holding company established in 1992 and the Company is currently working out of…… [Read More]
The Task Force Report suggested that both of these crime deterring institution work together rather than against one another (Craighead, 2003).
The primary difference between public and private security are the roles of the policing personnel. For public security the purpose is to protect the public, be it property, people, or crimes against property or people. Private security personnel's role is slightly different in that they protect the organization or property rights where assigned. These are primarily privately owned by the property or individual and may differ from public policy and procedure (Craighead, 2003).
Factors affecting the Growth of Private Security
The factors and level of training for security personnel has evolved significantly from those basically walking the perimeter and reporting disturbances. Today private property requires protection in many industries such as banking, medical, chemical, technological, manufacturing, even retailers and small businesses need security protection. The required security today includes…… [Read More]
Guidance for the safe entry, safe clean up procedures, appropriate PPE for all recovery workers, and a hazard assessment for the most critical items or operations that can cause acute or chronic health effects or disease.
Recovery work in disaster areas such as those hit by Hurricane Katrina can pose a lot of problems. The workers here have to be aware of various possible dangers that range from live wires o tripping over the debris to stray animals biting them. Carefully evaluating the possible dangers can help us control and prevent them
Guidance for the safe entry
My first step would be to evaluate the work site in order to identify whether any of the following hazards are present: electrocution, material that we may fall over or planks or fallen glass, for instance, that are dislodged; I would check the noise rate; whether there are cut / laceration hazards (such…… [Read More]
M5D1: Federalism and Emergency Management Grant
Our proposed grant would be designed to support the education of up-and-coming law enforcement candidates in the field of homeland security. States would be able to apply for a grant to provide scholarships to students at their state universities in the field of criminal justice who specifically wished to study this area of enforcement and serve in a criminal justice agency within the state for a specific number of years after graduation. This would encourage more highly-trained personnel to enter the field of criminal justice and better infuse recent academic knowledge about fighting terrorism and other critical areas into the actual hands-on practice of law enforcement agents in the field.
The program would be mutually advantageous to students and the states. Students would gain support for their education and would also have assurance about finding a job after leaving school. States would be able…… [Read More]
Contracts and Performance-Based Acquisition
A contract is a planned and legal agreement made between two or more parties with intent. It could be oral or written and may involve business individuals, employers and employees, or tenants and land lords. Relations built through contracts emerge from offers given, reception, intentions, considerations and genuine consent, and legal agreement from which the contract began. Every person involved in a contract gains responsibilities and rights similar to those of other individuals in the contract. Legally, all parties benefit equally from the contract, meaning all members are entitled to equal rights whatsoever. While contracts remain enforceable whether they are spoken or written, a written contract ensures legal security to all parties involved. This is because a spoken contract will only depend on the loyalty of people involved but with not future reference whatsoever. A written contract on the other hand will have recorded details on…… [Read More]
I often read them books about children from different cultures getting along together, and we also sing songs related to different cultures. Also, when a child asks me a question about why certain children look different or speak differently, I answer them in a loving and honest manner.
I feel it is important to help each child feel accepted in the group, help children learn to communicate and get along with others, and encourage feelings of empathy and mutual respect among children and adults. Therefore my goal is to encourage social interaction that promotes togetherness without eclipsing individuality; and to encourage communication skills that are socially acceptable but not overly constrained.
Some of the activities I provide to promote social skills and cooperation include:
Group games such as telephone and "who has the button?"
Eating together at the same time in the same area
Formal introductions of new…… [Read More]
One of the major challenges impact healthcare providers is medical errors. These issues are challenging, as they will have an adverse impact on quality and safety. In the case of the ICU, these challenges are becoming more pronounced. This is because of the different conditions and large number of patients they are working with. A good example of this can be seen with insights from Orgeas (2010) who said, "Although intensive care units (ICUs) were created for patients with life-threatening illnesses, the ICU environment generates a high risk of iatrogenic events. Identifying medical errors (MEs) that serve as indicators for iatrogenic risk is crucial for purposes of reporting and prevention. We describe the selection of indicator MEs, the incidence of such MEs, and their relationship with mortality. We selected indicator MEs using Delphi techniques. An observational prospective multicenter cohort study of these MEs was conducted from March 27…… [Read More]
UNSTRUCTURED PLAY AND CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT
Unstructured play in childhood
The effect of lack of unstructured play on children's development
Unstructured play as a form of therapy for children was readily accepted when it was first introduced in both homes and schools. In fact, sand-play in its early form was used to allow children interact, enhance their creativity and develop their social skills (Frost & Norquist, 2007). Research shows that a fundamental aspect of human development is attained in the early childhood stages. As such, any measures to facilitate future development of an individual needs to be cultivated in the early stages of their lives (Miller & Almon, 2009). Over time, unstructured play -- once a highly regarded child development measure -- has lost its meaning and place (Miller & Almon, 2009). Increasing cases of poor child development evidenced by volumes of mental illness antisocial behaviors and physical challenges…… [Read More]
RE: Correspondence to Families of Trapped Miners
(To be hand-delivered via print letter from company personnel)
It is with great concern but also with considerable hope that I bring you news today regarding your family members and loved ones. Earlier today, there was a roof collapse in the Compania Minera San Esteban Primera's San Jose copper mine shaft, an estimated 350 meters below the surface. The collapse resulted in the complete blocking off of the mine shaft, making it immediately impenetrable for either rescuers to enter or for miners to exit. There are an estimated 33 miners who were known to be in the mine shaft at the time of the collapse and who are therefore believed to be presently trapped in the mine. We believe that a member of your family is among the missing.
While we provide this information with heaviness in our hearts and prayers…… [Read More]
Without the dispatcher, prioritization of incoming calls would be less organized and could result in tragedy. Moreover, the dispatcher has to be on the ball about prank calls or false alarms, which can impede public safety and drain essential resources.
Dispatchers also often play a key role in directly assisting the public by providing advice and assistance. For example, the dispatcher might need to keep a caller on the line to offer important first aid procedures in a situation in which it is needed. In these situations, the role of the dispatcher is as important as the role of the emergency technician, for some simple advice given over the phone can help save lives. Similarly, the dispatcher will sometimes need to help keep the caller calm in a frightening situation like an armed burglary. Helping someone to refrain from panicking can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
At…… [Read More]
In this regard, Koehler and Seger (2005) emphasize that because resources are by definition scarce, peer bullying represents a threat to the entire learning process across the board because teachers and administrators must spend inordinate amounts of time in an attempt to control problematic behavior rather than invest it in delivering high quality educational services. In fact, some of the most common responses to peer bullying in recent years have been to punish the offenders or to treat them with powerful psychotropic medications in an effort to mediate their behaviors (Koehler & Seger, 2005). When these approaches do not achieve their desire results, though (which is frequently the case), an escalation in negativity occurs in which schools use even ore punitive disciplinary and medication interventions in an effort to address the problem. This escalation also has a concomitant effect of creating a "we-them" mentality between the students and faculty that…… [Read More]
Veterans Perceptions of Long-Term Care PTSD Treatment
Grounded Theory Research Proposal
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VETERANS PERCEPTIONS OF LONG-TERM CARE PTSD TREATMENT
Perceptions of PTSD Treatment by Veterans Residing in Community Long-Term Care Facilities
VETERANS PERCEPTIONS OF LONG-TERM CARE PTSD TREATMENT
Perceptions of PTSD Treatment by Veterans Residing in Community Long-Term Care Facilities
The wars currently occurring across the globe are occurring at a time when more soldiers are surviving to return home, but often with lasting mental health issues and physical disabilities. Many people can name someone who suffers from PTSD as a result of having experienced a traumatic event. Diagnosis of PTSD is improving, and along with this has come recognition that the mental health issue can be a persistent and debilitating disorder ("Office of Public Affairs," 2014). Veterans being treated for PTSD may find themselves in long-term care facilities in community settings ("Office of Public…… [Read More]
Exercise promotes higher self-esteem in individuals of all ages and/or physical capabilities as long as the individual enjoys the particular exercise program or feels there are definite and measurable benefit to participating in the program.
Professional athletes are some of the most self assured individuals in our society. There have been many studies that have shown that these individuals are highly paid yet the majority of them would continue to work at their sport for free. One of the main reasons for these phenomena is that these specialists really enjoy what they do and they feel they get an obvious reward for doing what they do. They literally get paid for exercising.
Exercise provides many benefits. These athletes receive a unique benefit that many laymen simply are unaware that it comes with the turf so to speak. Professional athletes get the benefit of added self-esteem. "Speculation regarding the interactions…… [Read More]
Personal Statement Application for the Nurse Practitioner Program at UCSF
I first experienced the duties of a nurse practitioner in WHATEVER, a small mountain village in Nepal.
From 1996-1998, I worked as a Community Health Volunteer with the American Peace Corps. During those two years, I worked with Nepalese women and children, teaching classes on first aid, family planning and nutrition. I also organized immunization clinics, ran a health library, and conducted community needs assessments.
I have always found great fulfillment in healthcare and in being part of people's recoveries. For this reason, I majored in Kinesiology and Biology at the University of Minnesota, even working towards an application to the Physician Assistant program during my last two years. After graduation, I worked as a nursing assistant.
Since then, I have also gained greater familiarity with pharmaceuticals and the managed healthcare system in my present work with the Daiichi Corporation.…… [Read More]
Castle Restaurants Business Plan -- Stage III
Castle's Family Restaurant Business Plan: Stage III
Steven Covey has proved to be the catalyst for many a job redesign (Covey, et al., 1994). Covey's emphasis on focusing on important tasks has contributed to the ability of operations managers to critically assess how they spend their time and energy, as well as shedding light on how those supervised by operations managers spend their time and energy (Covey, et al. 1994). Castle Restaurants has taken a hard look at how the chain can continue to grow market share and remain competitive in the current market.
A healthy number of our competitors in the restaurant sector, such as Darden Restaurants, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Longhorn Steakhouse, are posting earnings ahead of analyst expectations. But Castle Restaurants are mindful that those earnings were are down from…… [Read More]
Other safety measures would include using a matt or some sort of way to minimize the issue of falling or tripping during inclimate weather; and also keeping the aisles and store clean and neat so that there is little chance for accidents. Employees, too, should be encouraged to understand where the first-aid kit is located, procedures if a consumer is injured (911, etc.), and how to best protect themselves in the event of a robbery or altercation. The impact of all these will have two forms: it will increase expenses for the business and thus increase the amount the business must charge for the product -- part of the Cost of Goods Sold.
Consumer Product Safety Act. (1972). Public Law 92-573. Retrieved from:
Ensuring Safety in the Workplace. (2011). Workforce Central. Retrieved from:
Part 2 -- Business Plan Response:
Overview: The demand for affordable designer clothing has…… [Read More]
Stimuli are the bases for cues, but a stimulus is not a cue by itself" (Weiner & Nagel, 1988, p. 239). Just as pilots need simulation devices to provide them with realistic cue which signal that they need to adjust the aircraft, the crew within the cabin of the commercial plane also need cues that they can respond to in training with actions that they are supposed to execute.
Cues need to be part of the crew member training programs. "Crewmember initial training must include instruction on general subjects as well as subjects pertaining to the airplane type to be operated. The subjects for whom crewmembers are to receive instruction must be applicable to their assigned duties. Initial training is based on equipment and crewmembers not qualified in an aircraft group should complete initial training on the aircraft in that group. Crewmember initial training programs should include drills and actual…… [Read More]
Aunt Hattie and Chester
What might Chester have done to avoid this tragic outcome?
Relatives like Chester want the best for their family and loved ones. However, when Aunt Hattie was no longer able to live completely independently, Chester had little choice but to seek some kind of care or assistance. For people like Hattie who are still capable of caring for themselves to a certain degree, assisted living facilities are often the most appealing option. These facilities offer constant care and supervision, while allowing the individuals to live in the independent and self-sufficient manner that they are used to.
Many assisted living centers lure clients in with things like fireplaces and big-screen television, giving the impression that they are a much better alternative to bare-bones nursing homes. However, the facilities are often less safe than they seem. It is things like staff shortages and insufficient training that place elderly…… [Read More]
6. Ability to manage a difficult situation as it manifests, but also as it passes. At this stage, it is crucial to offer assistance after the dangerous event has occurred. This means that the security agents would offer support through search missions, the provision of basic care to the affected population, the offering of first aid and whatever else would be necessary.
7. Extensive knowledge and comprehension of the legislation involved. This is necessary in order to know the rights and obligations of the citizens as well as those of the security agent. Errors incurred as a result of inadequate knowledge of the law could lead to the materialization of dangers or lawsuits against the security firm.,
In order to ensure that the training programs developed and implemented attain the above mentioned objectives, the trainees would be subjected to testing. The tests would fall into two categories -- theoretical and…… [Read More]
They prepare a holding statement for the media if necessary. They must record everything they survey and assess. They assume interim control of investigation. They should take photos of the scene. Following investigation, they then contact all necessary officials and make a report.
Explain fingerprints and palm prints, the three possible findings, and their value person can be positively identified through their fingerprints. Fingerprints and palm prints are relied on for (1) verifying a person's identity and linking them to a criminal history or other background check records. Fingerprints and palm prints are (2) collected as evidence at crime scenes and used as evidence. They are also used in (3) processing persons through the criminal justice system, as a fingerprint is unique and cannot be passed to another, or assumed, as a name may be. Fingerprints may positively identify a person taken into custody when the person arrested claims to…… [Read More]
Thomas took the ashes and smiled, closed his eyes, and told this story: "I'm going to travel to Spokane Falls one last time and toss these ashes into the water. And your father will rise like a salmon, leap over the bridge, over me, and find his way home. It will be beautiful. His teeth will shine like silver, like a rainbow. He will rise, Victor, he will rise." Victor smiled.
"I was planning on doing the same thing with my half," Victor said. "But I didn't imagine my father looking anything like a salmon. I thought it'd be like cleaning the attic or something. Like letting things go after they've stopped having any use.
"Nothing stops, cousin," Thomas said. "Nothing stops."
Thomas Builds-the-Fire got out of the pickup and walked up his driveway. Victor started the pickup and began the drive home.
At peace, then, are parts of the…… [Read More]
" (Halpin and Burt, 1998) DuBois states: "The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife -- this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of White Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face. (DuBois, 1903)
The work of Pope (1998) conducted a study to make examination of the relationship between psychosocial development and racial…… [Read More]
DESCRIPTION OF APP
Veteran Appointment Request (VAR)
Permits patients to solicit mental healthcare and primary care services at veteran affairs centers where they are already care recipients, in addition to scheduling and canceling appointments for primary care services via the app, directly
Targeted at ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) receivers in mental healthcare facilities desiring to employ the app together with treatment for aiding with strategies to integrate personal ideals into everyday living.
Current and former military personnel
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
A web-based health database facilitating increased awareness of personal potential health problems and increased understanding of the possible health impacts of deployment-linked experiences.
Current and former military personnel
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Clinical Portal
Health database enabling reviewing of registrant information, thereby improving grasp of the likely health impacts of deployment-linked experiences.
Current and former military…… [Read More]
NEBOSH Unit D
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the cost of workplace injuries and disease is in excess of $20 billion dollars per year. Obviously, these figures are alarming and would suggest that Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) should be a top priority for management. However, a survey from 2011 revealed that many companies have no written OHS policy and nearly half have no formalized occupational health and safety program. A relatively high number of risks and hazards exist in the workplace, particularly within the retail industry. These include gas, fire and electrical dangers, personal security and violence, biological hazards, dangers from improper equipment handling, and exposure to hazardous substances.
Organisations can avoid falling into the trap of mere reactive approaches to OHS through proper education and personal responsibility. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace, properly train workers, comply with legal requirements…… [Read More]
American Red Cross.
The main purpose of Red Cross is to meet the instantaneous disaster caused needs of persons, households and communities. Even after the emergency stage of a response has been done, the organization also partakes in assisting individuals in recovering and addressing persistent community needs.
American Red Cross properly fits into Florida’s crisis response requirements. To begin with, the organization partakes in disaster training in order to make a difference in the community. The organization offers free disaster training for all volunteers, which are undertaken not only online but also in-person reliant on the course. These volunteers are the ones that aid in the prevention and alleviation of human anguish in times of emergencies (American Red Cross, 2019). The main purpose of Red Cross is to meet the instantaneous disaster caused needs of persons, households and communities. Even after the emergency stage of a response has been done,…… [Read More]
The United States is a large, complex nation and requires a sophisticated and multifaceted response The National Response Framework (2016) is a guide, released by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) that offer direction in responding to national disasters to state, county, and local agencies as well as to individuals and non-government organizations which strive to assist in disaster relief. Scalability and flexibility is a critical concern of the model. Either part or all of its structures can be implemented, depending upon the nature of the event. For example, some areas of the nation are more likely to be impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes, and concentrating resources and planning with knowledge of the specific circumstances of such likely areas of impact are ideal.
Even regarding human-generated disasters like terrorism requires advance planning to some degree, and areas of likely targets may be more apt to be…… [Read More]
Some people are of the view that, since AIDS-infected countries are financially unstable, they are unable to purchase expensive AIDS drugs which contributes to steady growth of the disease. "More than 40 million people are infected with HIV and more than 3 million have died in 2003, UNAIDS reported last week. WHO estimates more than 5 million HIV patients need anti-retroviral drugs, but fewer than 400,000 currently have access to them." (WHO)
Since only a small percentage of patients have access to high-priced AIDS drugs, it is obvious why the rate of disease expansion hasn't decreased. But there are several political factors affecting the drug prices too. In recent months, both UN AIDS agency and WHO have taken concrete measures to address the issue of high drug prices. Their initiative led to a more effective low-priced AIDS drug that is a combination of three anti-retroviral drugs. These drugs are likely…… [Read More]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency institutionalized Emergency Management in 1979 (Lindsay, 2012). Since then, various local and state organizations have included emergency management in their practices. It shifted from specialized preparedness to narrowly defined or single categories of hazard to an all-hazard approach including potential threats to property and life through technological and environmental dangers and local and foreign risks. The whole idea of emergency management does not include a reduction in security but an increased emphasis on making the country’s emergency management capacity responsive to any significant emergency.
From the Second World War, emergency management has mostly focused on preparedness against a potential attack (Edwards, Goodrich, & Griffith, 2016). Community preparedness for all disasters needs establishing expertise and resources beforehand, and arranging how they can be utilized in the event an accident happens. However, preparation is merely a single phase of managing emergencies. The entire process has four stages…… [Read More]
Risk and Reward Assessment
Nobody intrinsically possesses requisite skills for the proper supervision of children playing in a play area. Playground supervisor coaching ought to cover generic details linked to supervision as well as business- specific information. Bounce House must educate its playground staff on relevant processes, policies, obligations and tasks.
A major duty for when children are playing in a play area is adequate monitoring. Bounce House’s chief aim in this respect is safeguarding children against injury or reducing injury risks. The following 4 key elements are included in adequate supervision:
1. Presence and alertness
Playground staff ought to be present prior to commencement of play. Remaining reasonably close to the activity zones. Every child must be kept in one’s field of vision. Distraction from one’s responsibility is a big no-no.
2. Child behavior supervision and intervention
The play climate ought to be controlled. Children should not be allowed…… [Read More]
Crisis situations are usually sudden, unexpected, life-threatening time-restricted incidents that may overpower a person's ability to react adaptively. During these critical incidents, the extreme events may contribute to individual crises, traumatic stress, and even Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Generally, a crisis can be described as an incident that occurs when people are confronted with issues or problems that cannot be solved. The irresolvable incidents contribute to an increase in anxiety, tension, inability to operate for extended periods, and a successive state of emotional unrest. In the past few years, there have been various major events that have impacted the development and growth of crisis intervention. Some of these major events have occurred in the past 30 years and contributed to the evolution of crisis intervention.
Definition of a Crisis:
As previously mentioned, a crisis can be described as an incident that occurs when people are confronted with problems or…… [Read More]
Guantanamo Bay and the United States
History of Guantanamo Bay, and the U.S. Involvement with Guantanamo Bay
The Legality of the U.S. Occupation of Guantanamo Bay
Why Do the U.S. Hold Guantanamo Bay?
The Legal Position Regarding the U.S. Being in Guantanamo Bay
Recent Events at Guantanamo Bay: Camp X-Ray and Camp Delta
The Legal Position Regarding Events at U.S. Camps in Guantanamo Bay
The Geneva Convention and Guantanamo Bay
In the last two years the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has regularly been seen in the news due to the imprisonment of hundreds of Muslims held there by the United States without trial (CSC, 2003).
It is well documented that the prisoners are held in terrible conditions and they have included minors (CSC, 2003). Cuba has surprisingly come under fire from some quarters for allowing this behaviour on their land, but it is important to explain…… [Read More]
Bonus Plan Consequences
Employers are constantly looking for ways to attract qualified employees; bonus plans have been a driving force in the business world. The implementation of bonus plans is often used by employers in an effort to attract and keep qualified employees. In recent years the consequences of such plans has been carefully scrutinized. The purpose of this discussion is to examine some of the consequences that companies face when they make a decision to implement bonus plans. The discussion will also focus on steps that can be taken to avoid the negative consequences of bonus plans. The paper will begin by discussing what bonus plans are and why they are needed.
What are Bonus plans and why are they needed
Bonus plans are simply reward systems that are given to employees to encourage loyalty and ensure good performance. (Amsler et al. 2002) According to an article in the…… [Read More]
The cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, Self-Aid Buddy Care and the Fire Extinguisher training are mandatory to all fuel systems personnel. Initial and annual recertification is conducted during squadron block training. Each personnel must possess a current CPR card.
All personnel are trained to use and care for all protective equipment in the work center.
And they are trained to recognize potential hazardous symptoms while working in confined spaces and to immediately evaluate the confined space as directed by the attendant.
Before the start of fuel systems maintenance, the shift supervisor insures that the applicable aircraft checklist is accomplished, the required fuel systems equipment are inspected and maintained in serviceable condition, emergency communications established by radio or emergency phones, and the Fire Department of Job Control Department notified of fuel systems maintenance.
Before entering the fuel systems repair area, all non-fuel systems personnel shall check in and get briefed by the…… [Read More]
In any discussion of pioneers of Human Services, one name should immediately come to mind—Clara Barton. This self-taught nurse and founder of the American Red Cross left of legacy of humanitarian aid behind when she died in 1912. Born in 1821, she served as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War and became a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1973. This paper will provide the background biographical information on Clara Barton, discuss her most significant contribution to Human Services, describe where she did her work, and explain her legacy.
Clara Barton was born on Christmas Day in 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Her family religion was Universalist and she believed in the Universalist doctrine that all people are born saved because a good God would never create a person who could be damned to hell (Pryor, 2018). Perhaps for that…… [Read More]
Safety within the workplace is a central issue that Occupational Safety and Health Authority hold with the highest consideration than any other matter within the workplace that can potentially affect the employees. OSHA has in place lucid rules and regulations guiding the safeguarding of the employees safety within organizations. There are various initiatives taken by organization to ensure that there is safety within the workplace. Regardless of the safety initiative taken, employees should feel free to report any illnesses or injuries in the workplace if not then the entire workforce will be at risk. With a sound safety program in place there will be a reduction of accidents at the workplace. This paper will hence concentrate on the issue of workplace safety, its application and the different approaches that both the employees and the employers can always put into practice in order to ensure safety of the employees…… [Read More]
American Red Cross (ARC)
The impact of this event on ARC's "benefits of business ethics"
Hurricane Katrina and the September 11 disasters had an adverse effect on the benefits of business ethics of ARC. The absence of commitment and unsuitable conduct by the workers and volunteers damaged the company's reputation. The workers and volunteers were alleged of unethical tendencies such as taking funds, lying and stealing other contributions intended for relief initiatives. For instance, Catalina Escoto escaped with over one million U.S. dollars that belonged to Red Cross funds. She spent this money in gambling shopping for gifts and she awarded herself $75,000 as bonus. There was missing the dedication on the part of workers and volunteers to the regulations and policies institutionalized to regulate the running of the company. This was because of American Red Cross inability to integrate any ethical laws for its workers and volunteers in its…… [Read More]