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Other less scientific-sounding remedies for preventing premature aging of the skin are suggested by omen to omen (www.womentowomen.com); for one, "drink plenty of water, which helps maintain internal balance"; for another, in order to repair damage to the body's cells, the site recommends antioxidants such as: Vitamin C, Vitamin E (rice bran oil and palm fruit oil), Coenzyme Q-10, Alpha-lipoic acid, dimethylaminoethanol (found in fish), carotenoids (found in the yellow and orange flesh of plant leaves, flowers and fruit), and flavonoids (in green tea, soy isoflavones and red wine).
The basic rules offered by omen to omen as far as maintaining healthy skin are simple: drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of filtered water daily; eat whole foods and increase your intake of antioxidant-rich foods like colorful vegetables, berries, fruit and green tea.
As to the question -- which is healthier and more effective in approaching wrinkles and…
Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners. (2009). Newest Information on Holistic
Health. Retrieved November 16, 2009, from http://www.holisticskincarepractitioners.org .
Bio-Medicine. (2009). Ambra-Lift. Retrieved November 16, 2009, from http://www.bio-medicine.org and http://www.prweb.com .
Judar, Nina J. (2008). Holistic Hands. Town & Country. 162.5342, p. 142.
This might also be supplemented with a regular multi-vitamin strategy for Tyrone and for his family. This also hints at the need for significant dietary strategy changes for Tyrone. However, as the family profile denotes, many of these issues stem from the habits of his wife Susan, who has taken on the familial role as the provider of food and the role model for eating habits.
Another issue which will involve counseling with both Tyrone and Susan would address Tyrone's emotional response to issues concerning their mixed-race marriage. Namely, Tyrone has expressed concern that frustrations over the judgments of others will lead him to behave in a manner which he regrets. This may suggest the need for anger-counseling, taken not from the perspective that Tyrone suffers from inordinate rage, but from the view that his anger must be given proper outlets. Such is to say that while his frustrations with…
Walter, S. (2010). American Holistic Health Association (AHHA). Ahha.org.
This has created an increase in the employment of doctors, higher morale for those who wanted to practice holistic medicine and are now allowed to, and more respect for healthcare administrators, who were willing to change with the times. The long-term implications of the increase of women in healthcare administration are hard to determine, but it appears that a larger focus on women's health issues and holistic therapy will be at the forefront of anything they do. The popularity of herbal remedies continues to grow (Wilson, 2005). Along with them, other forms of holistic medicine seem to be gaining popularity. Massage, yoga, acupuncture, acupressure, and other 'new-age' remedies are becoming more sought-after by patients who want second opinions or other options. The future holds many exciting innovations in each of these areas, and practicing medicine without a license does not seem to be as serious of a concern for most…
Hale, Chris. (1998). Changes in Health Care. ***'s College Resources. http://www.*****/Reports/Medicine/Chnages_in_Health_Care.shtml
Wilson, L. (2005). Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners. L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
A significant danger here could be a basic lack of self-esteem caused by sneering attitudes from peers when attempting to take part in physical fitness programs. Body issues are also a significant factor here.
Emotional wellness is closely connected to social wellness, especially when it comes to the school setting. Being bullied and abused by one's peers as a result of a certain lack of prowess or excess body weight could be a heavy burden on a child's emotional wellness.
Environmental wellness means that risk is minimized in terms of health, socioeconomic status, education, and so on. The school environment should therefore be set up in such a way as to minimize the risks to the health of young students.
Spiritual wellness means that a state of balance and harmony is achieved within the individual. This includes elements such as trust and integrity and a commitment to a purpose. This…
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2008, May). Facts for Families: Obesity in Children and Teens. No. 79. Retrieved from: http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/obesity_in_children_and_teens
Healthy People 2020. Nutrition and Weight Status. Retrieved from: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicId=29
Lundy, K.S. And Janes, S. (2009) Community health nursing: caring for the public's health. Jones & Bartlett.
Over the course of his essay, Tracey attempts to demonstrate that his research and outside empirical support justifies his desire to include more parties early in new product development. Use all available data when deciding to embark upon a new product, he suggests, rather than later on, after the decision to develop the product has been made. The participation of all involved members, he believes, can have a positive and demonstrated impact upon a new product's manufacturing efficiency, thus increasing profits from the get-go, and mitigating some of the inevitable losses that occur early on in production.
Tracey believes that a new product's agility and receptivity to market forces can be enhanced with the additional input. Also, by improving delivery service through involving suppliers and distributors, one can also cut costs. Lastly, by integrating all of these members in the developing product's supply chain, overall organizational performance in development is…
Tracey, M. (2004) "A Holistic Approach to New Product Development: New Insights." Journal of Supply Chain Management. Vol. 40. No. 4, pp. 37-55.
You're going to get better -- it's just going to take some time," I said, holding her hand. "But you know it's ok to be angry. You can accept your reality and at the same time fight it."
She stared at me quizzically, furrowing her brow. "What exactly are you trying to say?" she asked.
I thought I made myself perfectly clear. As I stared at my friend, who had recently been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, I suddenly realized what a barrier language can be in human communications. I squeezed her hand, somehow hoping that I could transmit my thoughts to her through our skin. When that didn't work, Loreen repeated her herself. "I really don't know what you mean." sighed and released my grip on her soft, cold hand. I knew I could never truly understand what Loreen was going through and I didn't want to come…
As one expert writes, "It's not easy to change bad habits and take responsibility for your actions, but you'll find that life is far more rewarding when you do" (Ferrazzi, 2008, pg. 29). According to Ferrazzi changing little things in your life like your diet and vitamin regime will help your body forestall the little injuries that affect us all and will also keep the body in a healthier state. Another writer also extols the virtue of listening to one's individual body. She writes, "Heed your inner mechanic and Matson's advice: "The path is finding out who you are within your own anatomy." (Eigner, 2006, pg. 46). In other words, find out what works best for your individual body and implement it. Eigner also says that this should be done in conjunction with doctor's advice, but that the holistic approach can be one that is less costly monetarily and physically.…
Boosting potassium could cut hypertension cases 10%; (2008) Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter, Vol. 26, No. 9, pg. 8
Eigner, J.; (2006) Your body, yourself, Dance Magazine, Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 46-48
Ferrazzi, K.; (2008) Get over yourself, Advocate (Los Angeles); No. 1001, pg. 29
Gould, K.; (2006) Holistic community development: Wellness for the collective body, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 59-74
Imagery and of the Management of Patient Stress, Anxiety and Depression
The use of imagery visualization and imagery therapy as an important part of the professional nurse repertoire has recently begun receiving attention in the Nursing profession as well as in other healing-related professions. As a caregiver the nurse makes use of various professional methods and therapies to promote the well-being of the patient. New approaches and "alternative modalities" of nursing practice and theory are explored in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Dr. Noreen Frisch, in an article entitled, Nursing as a context for alternative/complementary modalities, reviews the incorporation of alternative and complementary models of care for Registered Nurses.
With increasing consumer and professional interest in alternative and complementary care, Registered Nurses (RNs) are incorporating alternative/complementary modalities into their practices. While these modalities give nurses additional tools to meet client needs, many of these modalities are taught and…
Acbterberg, J. (1992). Transpersonal Medicine -- A Proposed System of Healing. Re-vision, 14(3), 127-127.
Brolinson, P.G., Price, J.H., & Ditmyer, M. (2001). Nurses' Perceptions of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies. Journal of Community Health, 26(3), 175. Retrieved April 8, 2004, from Questia database, http://www.questia.com .
Mammah, P. (2003) Complementary therapy in chronic wound management: A Holistic caring case study and praxis model. Holistic Nursing Practice; vol 17: 3
Calladine, M.L. (1996). Nursing Process for Health Promotion Using King's Theory. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 13(1), 51-58.
European Union's Holistic Security Policy in One of Its Neighboring egions
The objective of this study is to critique the European Union's 'holistic security policy' in its neighboring region or that of Eastern Europe, Ukraine, ussian and Belarus and to analyze this region from different perspectives including economic, political, and traditional military power. The European Security Strategy is based upon "a comprehensive or holistic approach to security" and states that the member states and the EU will work cooperatively to address security priorities "in a framework that emphasizes multilateral institutions (specifically the UN and regional organizations) and the rule of law (upholding the principle of the use of force as a last resort)." (Quille, 2004) What this means is that effective multilateralism will address even threats to security such as weapons of mass destruction as well as "proliferation and international terrorism." (Quille, 2004) These types of threats will be handled…
Emerson, Michael (2005) EU-Russia: Four Common Spaces and the Proliferation of the Fuzzy, CEPS Policy Brief No. 71
Emerson, Michael (ed) 2006 The Elephant and the Bear Try Again Options for a New Agreement between the EU and Russia, WWW.CEPS.BE
Emerson, Michael et al. (2006) A New Agreement between the EU and Russia: Why, what and when, CEPS Policy Brief No. 103.
Quille, G. (2004) The European Security Strategy: A Framework for EU Security Interests? International Peacekeeping, Vol.11, No.3, Autumn 2004, pp.422 -- 438. Retrieved from: http://dcafsp.tripod.com/readings/EU_Security%20Strategy.pdf
Ayurvedic health care system, which is a 2000-year-old comprehensive and holistic system of health care with roots in the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic medicine includes various phytocompounds (plant-based medicines) that can be used internally or topically. While research has yet to use sufficient randomly selected clinical trials, empirical evidence does support the use of some Ayurvedic preparations and treatments in nursing. The specific implications for evidence-based practice are discussed in this paper.
The Vedas refer to a canon of Hindu spiritual texts penned about 2000 years ago, and the Ayurveda is located within this canon. However, the Ayurvedic system of medicine evolved over time and is not contained in a single compendium any more than allopathic medicine is. ather, a "systematic development" of Ayurveda can be traced throughout Indian history until the postmodern era (Narayanaswamy, 1981). As nurses look increasingly to expend the content and quality of complementary care, Ayurveda is…
Chopra, A., Saluja, M. & Tillu, G. (2010). Ayurveda-modern medicine interface: A critical appraisal of studies of Ayurvedic medicines to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Gulati, S., Qureshi, A., Srivastava, A., Kataria, K., Kumar, P. & Balakrishna Ji, A. (2011). A prospective randomized study to compare the effectiveness of honey dressing vs. Povidone iodine dressing in chronic wound healing. Indian Journal of Surgery, July 2012.
Krishnamurthy, M.N. & Telles, S. (2007). Assessing depression following two ancient Indian interventions: effects of yoga and ayurveda on older adults in a residential home. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 33(2): 17-23.
Narayanaswamy, V. (1981). Origin and development of Ayurveda (A brief summary). Anc Sci Life. 1981 Jul-Sep; 1(1): 1 -- 7.
Holistic medication is the science and art that addresses the care of a person as a whole, which is the spirit, the body and the mind. This therefore means that each person is considered as a unique individual; and as a result healing takes place when the spiritual, physical, social, emotional and environmental aspects are properly balanced by either medication or even meditation because these are the main aspects that bring about diseases when there is an imbalance as noted by American Holistic medical Association, 2012).
One of the most common herbal medications with a huge presence in health food stores all over the world would be 'Echinacea' also known as the purple cone flower among many other names. Its medicinal value is found in its roots, flower and leaves. Echinacea is used mostly in the treatment of infections like common cold and other upper respiratory tract…
American Holistic medical Association (AHMA) (2012). About Holistic Medicine: What is Holistic Medicine? Retrieved March 28, 2012 from http://www.holisticmedicine.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=43&contentid=43
Aiken-Augusta Holistic Health, Inc., (2011). Benefits of Echinacea:
it stops a cold when used right. Retrieved March 28, 2012 from http://www.holistic-medicine-md.com/benefits-of-echinacea.html
Of particular value in connecting my thoughts and actions is Covey's rationale for the required paradigm shift.
This has proven true many times over in my career as a registered nurse. The variety of illnesses and injuries which present in my ward are eclipsed only by the variety of individual personalities, family situations, cultural expectations and comprehensive abilities. These, among many other variables, demonstrate just how important it is as a practicing nurse to be able to open one's self up to an infinite variety of worldviews. ith Covey's text, one gains a greater understanding of just differently our individuals perspectives make us from one another. As I have helped to guide individuals through trauma or from sickness to recovery, I have found that I must work first to understand them if I expect to be understood. In other words, to effectively provide patients with critical instructions, information or education,…
Covey, S.R. (2004). Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Revised Edition. Free Press.
The Sycotic diathesis is just the opposite of the psoric diathesis. It often occurs without the person even knowing it. Since the person has stopped eliminating, there are no initial symptoms when they take in something toxic. Instead the toxin is stored in the body, in the liver or in the tissue of a particular organ system. Symptoms often develop later, as the entire system becomes overloaded and the toxins begin to spill out from where they are being stored (Diathesis, 2009).
The Luetic individual is one whose eliminations tend to be destructive. These people are so continually full of toxins that they tend to suffer from chronic inflammation and chronic infections. These people's rhythms are off, they tend towards substance abuse and they often respond poorly to most therapies. Hahnemann described the Syphillitic miasm as a lesional miasm, since there is often an actual physical change or lesion involved…
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Question 3. The qualitative approach to forecasting is based on the assumption that the human brain has a better understanding of the future than do mathematical models. Humans are able to digest large quantities of information and are better capable of dealing with ambiguity, something that is a primary feature of the forecasting activity. This approach relies on the expertise of the person or people involved, however. As such, it is typically at least complemented by some form of quantitative forecasting.
Time series forecasting is a method by which forecasts of the future are produced based on past events. There are many different techniques of time series forecasting, such as trend line or method of averages, but each technique is based on extrapolation of past data into the future. This technique is simple, and if future conditions are reasonably similar to past conditions it can also be fairly accurate. The…
Rabin, Jack. (1992). Handbook of Public Budgeting. Retrieved July 14, 2009 from http://books.google.de/books?id=jyX0oF66J3oC&pg=PA217&lpg=PA217&dq=revenue+forecasting+time+series&source=bl&ots=mSw7SNpEku&sig=GlF6iTgjQ5_0u8RpN6AhFPVWAUE&hl=en&ei=wCJNSv2fKInBsAak1uC1BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2
Holistic Victim Restitution Plan Reflection
Victimology is one of the disciplines that has emerged in the criminal justice field to examine situations and vulnerabilities that make it more likely for people to become victims of crime. Additionally, this discipline also focuses on examining and understanding the harm people suffer due to being victims of crime or illegal activities. One of the core components of victimology is understanding who and/or what are crime victims in light of situations that increases vulnerabilities to crime. The rise of victimology today's society is attributable to the increased vulnerabilities that certain individuals and/or groups face, which increases their likelihood of being targeted by criminals. Victim surveys have shown that some individuals and groups are at high risks of being targeted by criminals because of certain vulnerabilities. Some of these vulnerabilities that contribute to increased victimization include living in certain neighborhoods, social economic status, and ethnicity…
The knowledge of the evolution and starting point of the field of Victimology is of utmost worth. Three different ancient epochs describing the Victims' position inside methods of justice were reviewed by some foremost Researchers including Moriarty and Jerin. The Epochs are the Golden Age, the Reemergence of the Victim and the Dark Age. There is a proposition that the Golden Age has been before the time when laws were documented and governments founded and when ethnic law was in power. In most of the ethnic law, victims' position in defining the penalty for the criminal dealings that another person executed on them or their belonging is direct. This time is reckoned to be when the only judgment for unlawful events is individual justice. This means that the victims request payback or return for their damages right from their offenders. The Evolution of the Dark Ages of victimology was solely…
Holistic elationship Marketing
elationship marketing is one of the fastest growing research topics in business and marketing today. The premise of relationship marketing is very broad and includes or should include external and internal relationship building as a reciprocal factor for firm success. Successful relationship marketing, according to the literature, results in high productivity, high employee and customer satisfaction, low employee and customer attrition and ultimately high profitability and success. According to businessdictionary.com relationship marketing is defined as: Marketing activities that are aimed at developing and managing trusting and long-term relationships with larger customers. In relationship marketing, customer profile, buying patterns, and history of contacts are maintained in a sales database, and an account executive is assigned to one or more major customers to fulfill their needs and maintain the relationship (n.d.) Yet, fundamentally, this definition of relationship marketing (M) demonstrates only one aspect of its purpose, which…
Ballantyne, D. (1997) Internal networks for internal marketing. Journal of Marketing Management, 13, 343-366.
Ballantyne, D (2000) Internal relationship marketing: a strategy for knowledge renewal. The International Journal of Bank Marketing 18 (6) 274-286.
Barry, J., Weinstein, A. (2009) Business psychographics revisited: from segmentation theory to successful marketing practice. Journal of Marketing Management. 25(3-4) 315-340. doi:10.1362/026725709X429773
Durkin, M. Bennett, H. (1999) Employee commitment in retail banking: identifying and exploring hidden dangers. The International Journal of Bank Marketing 17(3)124-137.
Holistic Analysis of Mary Kay
One of the most well-known cosmetics company's operating in the United States today is Mary Kay Inc. Founded by Mary Kay Ash in 1963, the company has provided boundless opportunities for women interested in starting their own business across the globe. The company is currently a corporation, with more than 1 billion independent consultants selling its cosmetics worldwide. The structure of the organization may be considered a matrix. The women working for the corporation as independent consultants are what allow the headquarters location to continue developing and researching new products. The corporation would not survive without the efforts of each and every woman pounding the streets selling Mary Kay products as part of their own business.
The company was founded in part to provide independent women an opportunity to work from home and still provide for their families. In fact, the founder of the company,…
MK. (2005). "Mary Kay Ash - Home." Retrieved April 18, 2005:
speak Holistic conceptualization considers biological, psychological, social, political, spiritual implications integrates Stage Change Model suggested treatment plan/interventions.
Holistic conceptualization: Stages of change model
The stages of change model indicates that people go through specific 'stages' when contemplating giving up a negative behavior pattern: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation/determination, action/willpower, and maintenance (Motivational interviewing and stages of change, 2014, SAMHSA). "By identifying where a person is in the change cycle, interventions can be tailored to the individual's 'readiness' to progress in the recovery process. Interventions that do not match the person's readiness are less likely to succeed and more likely to damage rapport, create resistance, and impede change" (Motivational interviewing and stages of change, 2014, SAMHSA). In the case of Shelia, who has relapsed after undergoing treatment for her heroin and cocaine addictions, she would be said to be in the 'contemplation' stage of embarking upon change once again. During the 'avoidance' phase,…
Motivational interviewing and stages of change. (2014). SAMHSA. Retrieved from:
The largest difference exists in the basis of the Western holistic treatment and the basis of Ayurveda. Western holistic treatments are based on TCM or 'Traditional Chinese Medicine'. The key components of TCM are as follows:
Qi (pronounced like "chee") - this is the vital energy necessary for life (blood, body fluid)
Zang-Fu - the internal organs; and Jing-Luo: - this governs the meridian and collateral systems of the body. (rown, 2001)
Practitioners of TCM also used a system referred to as "The Eight Principles" which are used to categorize illness or disease. These eight principles are comprised of "four pairs of polarities, including:
deficiency/excess; and Yin/Yang." (rown, 2001)
These principles are stated to determine:
1) Disease location;
2) the nature of imbalance;
3) the presence of a pathological (disease) factors; and 4) the strength of the body's own energies. (rown, 2001)
Summary and Conclusion
Ayurvedic medicine is…
Brown, Liz (2001) East Meets West and Western Medicine Takes a Back Seat: Why Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicines are at the Core of All That's Right with Holistic Healing Today. Better Nutrition Journal. December 2001. Online available at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FKA/is_12_63/ai_83076770/print .
Cooper, Edwin L. (2004) 12th International Congress of Oriental Medicine. Oriental Medicine and Biotechnology in the Post-Genomic Era - WHO's Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002 Date: November 6-9, 2003. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal. 2004 1(1):103-106 Oxford University Press.
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Efforts to Achieve Healthy Aging
Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSA.
Abstract: Longevity is a blessing as long as good health is not lost. However, the tendency to have a decline on normal physiological activities is inevitable because of the natural processes of degeneration at all levels: molecular, cellular and organic. Hence, the elderly people frequently suffer from cardiovascular problems and skeletal deteriorations that gradually develop to disabilities. Awareness of factors leading to unhealthy aging has led to the formation of different professional groups that aim at the maintenance of health of aging community. The approach tends to be target orientated for the European and US groups, aiming at hormonal replacements and detoxification. In contrast, the oriental groups have been keeping their traditional belief of prevention and internal balance, using nutritional arrangements and non-strenuous exercise as means of maintaining health.
Keywords: chinese medicine,…
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Health of Indigenous Australian Using Ecological and Holistic Health Paradigm
Patterns of health and illness
Impact of Broader Environments
Health is a basic component of human life that comprises of multiple facets. The description of health has witnessed dramatic change during past few years, as it has become a holistic phenomenon. Previously, it was considered that a healthy person is the one who does not suffer from any ailment or illness. However in recent times, the physical, psychological and communal aspects of human life have been amalgamated to give a broader perspective to human health which is identical to the concept of indigenous communities (Hjelm, 2010).
Numerous organizations are working extensively for providing adequate health care to the world population since many decades. However, it is appalling to notice that discrimination on social, economic and…
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012, Australia's health 2012, AIHW, Australia.
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Caltabiano, ML & Ricciardelli, L 2012, Applied Topics in Health Psychology, John Wiley & Sons, Great Britain.
Carson, B, Dunbar, T & Chenhall, RD 2007, Social Determinants of Indigenous Health, Allen & Unwin, Singapore.
These diseases may be aggravated or deteriorated because of indulgence in sexual life as well. In severe cases, indulgence in sexual life even may cause vital crises such as cerebral bleeding and myocardiac infarction. Accordingly, sexual life should be moderated during the daily health care and rehabilitation. In severe cases, sexual life should be stopped for the time being (Syphilis, n.d.).
There are several tests that can be used to for Syphilis. These include: Syphilis Serum Test, the venereal diseases research laboratory test (VDL test), unheated serum reagin test (US test), rapid plasma reagin card test (P test), and cardiophospholipid is used as an antigen to examine the anti-cardiophospholipid antibody in serum. This test is used for screening examination. In spirochete antigen test, such as fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption test (FTA-ABS test), Treponema pallidum hemagglutination test (TPHA), usually the diagnosis of syphilis can be confirmed by positive result in the spirochete…
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These various elements will allow everyone to show how well they comprehend the material and provide areas for identifying critical weaknesses. These insights will be used to improve performance and enhance their comprehension of different areas. (Walvoord, 2010)
Create a fully developed holistic rubric.
The best way to develop a holistic rubric is to use Bloom's Taxonomy. This is designed to promote the most effective areas of evaluating student performance (utilizing testing) and determining if a particular approach is producing results. This is achieved by concentrating on their ability to use cognitive skills. The most notable include: recalling key ideas, focusing on their understanding, application, creativity, evaluation and analysis of them. (Weil, 2004)
emembering the information is the most important part of helping a student to utilize the skills they are taught in the future. Understanding is when they can explain how it works in their own words. Application is…
US Students Still Lag Behind. (2012). Huffington Post. Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/us-students-still-lag-beh_n_1695516.html
Walvoord, B. (2010). Assessment Clear and Simple. San Francisco, CA: Josey Bass.
Weil, D. (2004). Critical Thinking and Learning. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
According to the study, the clinical evidence does not recommend the application of implanto-prosthetic zirconium abutments in a patient's molar region.
Nakumura et al. (2010) conducted a systematic review of Zirconium as a dental implant abutment matter. The focus of their study was to assess the already published data on the concept of concerning zirconia dental implant abutments.
The work was focused on the study of the mechanical properties of zirconium abutments, the peri-implant soft tissues that surround zirconia abutments, plaque accumulation on the zirconia as well as the survival of the zirconia abutments.
The selected studies indicated that the that the zirconium abutments were very reliable in the anterior region from both mechanical and biologic perspectives.The studies also concluded that in comparison with titanium, zirconium abutments may be a material surface that is less attractive for phenomenon of early plaque retention.
The study further indicated that 3 clinical follow-up…
Ekfeldt a, Furst B. Carlsson GE (2011) Zirconia abutments for single-tooth implant restorations: a retrospective and clinical follow-up study. Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 22,; 1308-1314 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2010.02114.x
Gomes, a., Montero, J (2011).Zirconia implant abutments: A review. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2011 Jan 1;16 (1):e50-5.
Nakamura K, Kanno T, Milleding P, Ortengren U.(2010).Zirconia as a dental implant abutment material: a systematic review. Int J. Prosthodont. 2010 Jul-Aug;23(4):299-309
Velazquez-Cayon R, Vaquero-Aguilar C, Torres-Lagares D, Jimenez-Melendo M, Gutierrez-Perez JL.(2011).Mechanical resistance of zirconium implant abutments: A review of the literature. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2011 Dec 6.
The applicability of history in the daily life, he indicated depended on how well as professor strives to relate the lessons learned in class, the literature found in books and other sources, with the daily happenings and how this can be applied in the future life. Apparently history is one of the subjects that man begins to learn in their lives even before they are in school. The stories told to them about some long time ago lifestyle, the movies they watch on Vietnam war, the childhood books they read about some influential leaders and so on are part of history that children come across at an early age. "Our live are surrounded by history and historical effects and aftermaths" concluded the professor on this topic of skills acquired by students.
The other methods in teaching history that could enhance the outcomes of the students in history is the emphasis…
Holistic Victim Restitution Plan
The study of victimology has been extensively done and various facts have been drawn or reached on concerning the victim blaming, theories have been put forth and legal outlines and guidelines on the protection of victims from further blame have been stipulated. It is important however, to know and have in place a comprehensive and holistic victim restitution plan order to ensure that the victims of crime are adequately compensated and restored as much as possible to their previous nature and status.
The intimate partner crime victimization is common within the society hence the need to fully understand the meaning of intimate partner abuse and the possible restitution plan that can help in compensation of such victims within the required period of time.
The main paper will hence look at the following major areas in order to fully understand intimate partner crime and victimization of the…
health promotion strategies that can be implemented upon the predictive characteristics of the family.
My health promotion strategy program will center around a Cuban-American family called the Garcias whose primary health issues center on hypertension, and the need for greater information about the importance of establishing a healthy lifestyle. This includes the importance of screening, exercise, establishing healthy habits, and monitoring one's lifestyle. Several members of the family indicate stress and hypertension whilst the grandmother also has cardiac disease and osteoarthritis, but is resilient to receiving information on how to alleviate her symptoms. In a similar way, Angelo, an addicted smoker, refuses to stop smoking and to deal with his chronic cough and mild chest pain, stating that, as man of the family, he has to continue working his overwhelming hours. Gerardo, the son, being active homosexually, seems to be vulnerable to AIDS; it is unclear whether or not he…
Boswell, T.D. & Curtis, J.R. (1984) The Cuban-American Experience. Culture, Images and Perspectives. NJ: Rowman & Allanheld Publishers
Cuban Americans http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Bu-Dr./Cuban-Americans.html
In addition to lecture-based introduction to religious differences, video and/or live presentations from religious leaders and clergy from different faiths and role play exercises, the proposed implementation of training in this area should also include presentations from more experienced nurses who have already successfully negotiated the delicate issues involved.
Spiritual support undoubtedly provides measurable benefits in the hospital environment where it is well received by patients. In American society, religious pluralism requires the exercise of extreme sensitivity when it comes to offering patients spiritual support. While it is certainly possible to provide beneficial spiritual support such as prayer even where nurse and patient do not share the same religious beliefs, doing so dramatically increases the possibility of offending patients rather than benefiting them.
Maximizing the potential benefit of spiritual support while minimizing negative consequences requires vocational training designed to increase awareness of the full variety of religious belief systems…
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Patricia Benner Theory
21st century nursing is an evolving, rewarding, but challenging occupation. Unlike nurses in the past, the modern nurse's role is not limited to the physician's assistant, but rather takes on a critical partnership role with both doctor and patient. This role is multicimensional: advocate, caregiver, teacher, researcher, counselor, translator, and case manager. Of course, care is of the upmost importance and includes those activities that assist the client physically mentally and emotionally. This requires a holistic approach to the patient as a person, not a disease, number or statistic (Mariano, 2005). Using nursing theory and scholarship can help aid a nurse's toolbox as well as keep the nurse current with practice and philosophical ideas. Case histories, for instance, provide a way to examine different aspects of nursing theory with tangible, tactical solutions, as well as points for strategic discussion (Alligood, 2009, intro).
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Alligood, M. And A. Tomey. (2005). Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application. Denver, CO:
Altman, T. (2007). An Evaluation of the Seminal Work of Patricia Benner. Content Management Group -- Contemporary Nursing. 25 (2): 114-23. Retrieved from: http://nnppositionpaper.wikispaces.com/file/view/An+Evaluation+of+the+Seminal+Work+of+Patricia+Benner+Theory+or+Philosophy.pdf
.....abuse and/or neglect of children and the elderly is a major issue in the American criminal justice system because of increased prevalence of such cases. However, getting accurate information regarding the extent of child and elder abuse is increasingly challenging in the United States. Some of the major issues contributing to this problem include the fact that most child and elder abuse cases are not reported, misreporting of these cases, seeming inability of victims to report the cases, and the fact that most perpetrators are caregivers. Children and senior adults are more likely to be victims of abuse, neglect or maltreatment because of lesser physical and mental capabilities, dependence on caregivers, and tendency to trust easily. The likelihood of vulnerable children and the elderly to fall victims to abuse can be decreased through establishing suitable prevention and intervention measures that effectively identify and deal with risk factors and improve reporting…
smells of the old library surrounded me when I entered. I could smell the passage of time in there, where dusty wooden shelves housed thousands of books. A hundred-year old door creaked behind me and shut with nary a sound. The silence that greeted me inside the musty room reminded me that this was my sanctuary, the place where I felt most alive and at home. Sure, I loved playing sports and watching movies and television and playing games. But at age ten, the thing I loved to do most was read. I headed straight for my favorite section: the young adult mystery novels. I perused the book jackets one at a time to find one that I had yet to read. My heart raced when I read the description of a story that sounded titillating, and I raced to the check out counter.
It was by the time I…
As a woman enters her geriatric years, many unique problems are also faced. Her post-menopausal period leaves a woman with increased risk of osteoporosis, and hormone-replacement therapy may need to be considered or dismissed depending upon the needs and wellness of the individual women. Additionally, increased risk for obesity begins nearly at the adolescent period, when women's hormone loads change and often activity of childhood decreases. The incidence of obesity and overweight among women perpetually increases with every year of life. ("Overweight, Obesity Threaten U.S.," 2002, p. 8)Obesity and overweight, as one of the most significant conditions associated with several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, increased risk of stroke and hypertension should be developed as a lifespan issue, as the needs of intervention and prevention change as women age and go through various stages of life.
While women have functional characteristics that require specialized health care,…
Blackwell, Daria, 2002. Women in the Healthcare Industry Reaching for the Top. Medical Marketing & Media, Dec2002, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p44, 8p.
Fleming, Carl, 2004. Healthcare Access: Conflicts of Interest Presented by Managed Care Icu Bedside Rationing and Their Impact on Minorities and Women. Georgetown Journal of Gender & the Law, Spring2004, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p663-676.
Heyman, B., & Henriksen, M. (2001). Risk, Age and Pregnancy: A Case Study of Prenatal Genetic Screening and Testing / . New York: Palgrave.
Lueck, T.L., & Chang, H. (2002). Tribune's 'WomanNews' Gives Voice to Women's Issues. Newspaper Research Journal, 23(1), 59.
Their leadership role deals with service to their clients, hence, they are their leadership role are similar in a way. However, they differ in that; Florence has the attribute of being autocratic, whereas Clinton is persuasive. Florence showed aspects of commanding whereas Clinton worked by means of winning the trust of others to support his initiative. Secondly, it is notable that nightingale is a nurse while Clinton is a politician. Additionally, they lived in different times, hence the level of development explains their difference in the way they approached issues. They both are holistic; however, Clinton is more open-minded as compared to Nightingale.
Self-analysis of myself as a leader
As a leader, a person works with a group. Therefore, the leadership skills that a person exercises should focus on establishing effective working relations and the environment. A quality leader has multidimensional traits, making him or her appealing and effective in…
Parakala, K. (2012). Leadership - the Clinton style. Retrieved from http://www.itsmyascent.com/web/itsmyascent/career-advice/ -
Yoder-Wise, P. (2011). Leading and managing in nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO:
Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-06977-9.
perception and on the circumstance that selective perception may be more dominated by images than by any other factor. We are prone to making impressions, yet as the study in this essay shows it may be images that subconsciously form our impressions and direct judgment to be made about them accordingly.
All too often, selective perception gets us into difficulties as witnessed by the Northwest Airlines Flight 259 that crashed after forgetting to extend the flaps for takeoff. This was as minor aspect, yet the pilots completely overlooked it. Selective perception works in social areas of life too where people are regularly hired for certain characteristics that employers observe yet gloss over others. esearch shows that much of causal perceptions or interview selection is made of fleeting instinctive impressions where discrete components are aggregated into a holistic whole. This is called a stereotype and stereotypes are instinctive, unconscious, and often…
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Hispanic Culture and Beliefs
The Hispanic culture is rich and vibrant, but there are struggles that those outside of the culture may not realize. One of these is with seeking out and receiving healthcare services. Many Hispanic people wait too long to get healthcare. For some, it is because they are not in the United States legally and they fear deportation. However, for the large number of Hispanic people who were born in the U.S. Or who are otherwise in the country legally, it is mainly cultural concerns that keep them from seeking treatment. They are often distrustful of other cultures, and the men in the Hispanic culture are a proud group who believe they can handle issues themselves. Of course, this is a generalization. Not every Hispanic person fits this particular stereotype of their culture. Beliefs about healthcare and the seeking of that care, as well as how they…
Even under the best of circumstances, nurses are regularly exposed to patients experiencing pain and they routinely encounter grief in situations involving disability and death. All of those environmental factors can be the source of emotional stress that can also present significant challenges in terms of maintaining a grounded spirituality. If nurses hope to be able to cope with all of those stresses over the long-term, they must develop stress-reduction strategies, relaxation techniques, and supportive human relationships to maintain their emotional and spiritual health.
Contemporary healthcare is becoming more and more open to the holistic perspective (Tong, 2007). As part of the patient-education and counseling role of nurses, they should be prepared to help patients understand the many complex ways that various life issues relate to their health and the general interconnectedness of their physical, emotional, and spiritual integrity. Naturally, nurses should pay attention to all of those interrelated issues…
Tong, R. (2007). New Perspectives in Health Care Ethics: An Interdisciplinary and Cultural Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Illustrate the differences between a straight rebuy, modified rebuy, and a new task purchase. Why is it important to understand the differences?
A straight rebuy is the purchase of standard parts, maintenance, or repair, and operating supplies, or any recurring need purchased on a routine basis (Kotler, 2006). For example, the routine purchase of printing paper is a straight rebuy. A modified rebuy is a situation in which purchasers have experience to draw on, and consider alternatives to previous purchasing (Kotler, 2006). For example, if a company recently purchased a new printer from vendor A, but was not satisfied, they may decide to purchase from vendor B. In the same situation next time. A new task purchase is a situation in which purchasing does not have previous experience with a requirement, and thus, has no relevant knowledge of product solutions (Kotler, 2006). For example, if a company requires the purchase…
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Pacific Coast Banking School
The Premier National Graduate School of Banking™
Credit Risk Management Extension Assignment Grade Sheet
Group a: Due February 23, 2012
FOR GRADER USE ONLY:
Graded by Christine Corso for John Barrickman
CREDIT RISK Management
2011 Session Instructor:
Group A: Due February 23, 2012
Add a brief biographical paragraph about your background
Certificate of Originality
"I certify that this paper represents and contains my own work. I have placed all quotations from other sources in a form to indicate that they did not originate with me and I have cited the work from which the material was taken. I have included footnotes for all information and ideas that I have taken from other sources. I have not shared and will not share my completed work with any other PCBS student nor have I read the completed work of any other…
Altman, E. (2008). MANAGING CREDIT RISK: THE CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM. Retrieved from Stern School of Business: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~ealtman/2-%20CopManagingCreditRisk.pdf
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Care of Cancer:
In the past few years, cancer has developed to become one of the major leading causes of deaths across the globe. The disease can be described as the uncontrolled growth or development of abnormal cells in the body even as cancerous cells are also known as malignant cells. Since cells are the building blocks of humans and other living things, cancer develops out of the normal cells within the body. Generally, the normal cells multiply when needed by the body and die when the body does not need them. When the growth of the cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly, cancer appears to occur. Nonetheless, cancer also appears to happen when cells in the body forget how to die.
Causes of Cancer:
There are various kinds of cancer because the disease can develop in nearly every tissue or organ like…
Barraclough, J. (2002). Integrated Cancer Care. Retrieved from Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Theology -- Youth and Theology
Genuine truth is the focus of Palmer's To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. Pointing to Jesus as the source of truth, Palmer contrasts truth with society's currently deranged approach to knowledge. The author also discusses a faith-based, holistic, communal, healing approach to education in which the teacher is a lifelong student who creates space in which the teacher and students practice obedience to the whole truth.
What is Truth?
Parker J. Palmer's To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey hinges on Truth; consequently, exploring the author's approach to education logically begins by discussing the meaning of truth. According to Palmer, truth consists of more than facts and reasons (Palmer xxiv). Truth is personal and communal Christian faith focused on "the person who said, 'I am…the truth'" (Palmer 47). It consists of living relationships with Jesus and…
Palmer, Parker J. To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. Print.
Over time the cause-and-effect of strategies to increased retention, get reflected in the metrics and KPIs that are rolled up into a single balanced scorecard. All of these metrics also are used for defining the second step in the process the book promotes, which is defining the causes of attrition and working to alleviate them.
The most difficult aspect of customer retention strategies and minimizing the defection rate is equating attrition to lost profits (Wright, iebe, 2010). Measures of lifetime customer profitability are difficult to accurately define and measure over time (Wright, iebe, 2010). The majority of companies attain the first two of these three steps yet stop short of being able to capture lost profits due to attrition (Wright, iebe, 2010). Only in those industries where there are exceptionally high levels of churn, for example with cable television and cellular phone providers, can the profitability be assessed per customer,…
Crosby, L., & Masland, J.. (2009). Customer Experience Innovation. Marketing Management, 18(2), 10.
De Beir, J., Fodha, M., & Magris, F.. (2010). LIFE CYCLE of PRODUCTS and CYCLES. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 14(2), 212-230.
Dedrick, J., Kraemer, K., & Linden, G.. (2010). Who profits from innovation in global value chains?: a study of the iPod and notebook PCs. Industrial and Corporate Change, 19(1), 81.
Elinor Dumont. (2001, April). Problem / solution: Is life cycle marketing outdated? Bank Marketing, 33(3), 12-13.
For nurses to be truly effective in the 21st century, nurses must support expanded access to wellness promotion strategies, like having affordable and nutritious food in low-income community, more movement-friendly urban design, and expanded access to healthcare and health insurance for individuals in all locations, and in all demographic segments of America.
As nurses face increasingly cost-conscious environments, the ethical issues related to providing care for all will become even more manifest, and in promoting improved healthcare knowledge nurses must acknowledge the economic and political impact of decisions that are made outside of their immediate nursing environment.
The concept of ways of knowing, particularly aesthetic ways of knowing, is an important component of understanding why more experienced nurses seem to have additional advantages that new nurses, regardless of their technical qualifications, do not posses. I believe this is for two reasons: one, an older nurse has more hands-on…
Heath, Helen. (1998). Reflection and patterns of knowing in nursing. Journal of Advanced
Nursing, 27: 1054-1059. Retrieved February 4, 2011 at http://www.uic.edu/classes/mhpe/mhpe494dcme/Heath-reflection%20&%20knowing%20in%20Nursing.pdf
Van Sell, S.L. (2002). Nursing: Receding and evolving paradigms (editorial). ICUs and Nursing
Web Journal, (10), 73-79. Retrieved February 4, 2011 at http://www.virtualcurriculum.com/N3225/nursing-receding-and-evolving-paradigms.pdf
2003, p. 247).
The use of NSAID has been associated with increased risks of gastrointestinal bleeding in unselected patients, approximately five-fold for musculoskeletal pain and two fold for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease with low-dose aspirin (Clinical Guideline 17: Dyspepsia 2004). Therefore, depending on the level of pain management required, a simple analgesic that can be used for pain management is paracetamol; this preparation does not cause bleeding of the stomach and it has been found to be highly effective in relieving mild to moderate pain; furthermore, it can be purchased without a prescription from chemists and supermarkets (Henderson & Wood 2000).
Discussion of Health Education Advice Required.
The U.K. Department of Health recommends the following educational advice and support for people suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding:
Patients and their relatives should be offered as much information as they want. GPs should ask what they would like to know, and give…
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25. How does New Age spirituality differ from that of Eastern mysticism?
Although the New Age readily embraces Eastern mysticism, it diverges from the old Eastern traditions because the New Age is more of a "hybrid spirituality," (131). The New Age combines Eastern and estern mystical beliefs. Eastern religions are not tailored for the modern world so the New Age mutates Eastern traditions to best suit the needs of the modern lifestyle.
26. How is paganism related to the New Age movement?
Paganism is integrally related to the New Age movement. Evidence of this can be found on any New Age bookstore shelf. The New Age movement is not necessarily demonic, as many modern witches do not believe in Satan, but neo-pagans assert a belief in a Goddess. Many New Agers support pre-Christian pagan beliefs and shamanism as well.
27. How does the eastern element of New Age spirituality contrast…
Groothuis, Douglas R. Unmasking the New Age. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1986.
Usually, diagnosis is symptom driven, then combined with testing, forms an opinion, sometimes verified by lab tests, of a specific diagnosis. For instance, someone may have symptoms of nausea, pain, depression, anxiety, and their skin has a yellowish hue. The physician runs blood tests and finds that the liver is malfunctioning and there is likely a diagnosis of hepatitis. In this case, there are both physical and mental symptoms, but it is the physical nature that is diagnosed first. For mental diagnosis, symptoms are also important, but are based more on the functioning of the individual in social systems, or by observing the patient's behavior (How are Mental Illnesses Diagnosed? 2012). Thus, both use symptoms as a guide, but mental diagnosis is more empirical and uses observation, while physical diagnosis uses quantitative measurements.
Etiology- Etiology is the study of basic causation. We now know that there are a number of…
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Staffing at Piedmont Airlines
Finding solutions at Piedmont Airlines
Overview of Organization
Piedmont Airlines is a fully owned subsidiary of U.S. Airways. U.S. Airways is the 6th largest airline in the United States (Piedmont Airlines, Inc., 2011). Piedmont flies 440 daily departures to 55 cities throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. They operate 44 DeHaviland DHC-8 Turbo prop aircraft as their primary fleet. The headquarters is based in Salisbury, Maryland. They employ nearly 4000 aviation professionals (Piedmont Airlines, Inc., 2011).
Like many organizations, Piedmont is facing problems with employee morale. Low employee morale is closely linked to high turnover rates in many organizations. Low morale also leads to low productivity. Employee satisfaction is one of the most important factors in maintaining an experienced workforce. Poor morale leads to excessive employee absences and a higher absence rate (CCH, 2007). This costs the company money and lost time. It also has…
CCH 2007 Unscheduled Absence Survey [Poor Morale Leads Up to Even More No-Shows. CCH Human Resources Management Ideas & Trends. 2007, Summer. Retrieved from www.CCH.com Web site: http://www.CCH.com
Grawitch, M., Gottschalk, M., & Munz, D. (2006). "The Path to a Healthy Workplace: A Critical
Review Blinking Healthy Workplace Practices, Employee Well Being, and Organizational Improvements." Consulting Psychology Journal Practice and Research.
58 (3): 129-147.
Nurses are considered the backbone of the medical care-giver community. Good quality patient care centers on having a competent educated nursing labor force. There is a wealth of empirical evidence that has demonstrated Baccalaureate (BSN) nurses are associated with fewer medication errors, lower mortality rates, and greater overall positive patient outcomes than nurses at lower levels of educational achievement. For example, Brady, Malone, and Fleming (2009) performed an extensive literature review and found that BSN nurses made fewer medication errors than their less educated counterparts. Aiken and associates (2003) found a strong link between N education level and patient outcomes. Their findings indicated that for every ten percent increase in the proportion of BSN nurses in a surgical unit there was a four percent decrease in the risk of death to patients. In a large study of nearly 47,000 patients conducted at the University Toronto it was found that hospital…
Aiken, L.H., Clarke, S.P., Cheung, R.B., Sloane, D.M., & Silber, J.H. (2003). Educational levels of hospital nurses and surgical patient mortality. Journal of the American Medical Association, 290, 1617-1623.
Brady, A.M., Malone, A.M., & Fleming, S. (2009). A literature review of the individual and systems factors that contribute to medication errors in nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Management, 17(6), 679-697.
Friese, C.R, Lake, E.T., Aiken, L.H., Silber, J.H. & Sochalski, J. (2008). Hospital nurse practice environments and outcomes for surgical oncology patients. Health Services Research, 43(4), 1145-1163.
Profetto-McGrath, J. (2003). The relationship of critical thinking skills and critical thinking dispositions of baccalaureate nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 43(6), 569- 577.
healthcare has been moving from a total "organic" model to a more holistic viewpoint of the patient and their individual needs. Healthcare professionals have come to realize that within any organization, nothing is ever in isolation. Research has shown us many things that can be improved using the holistic and multi-cultural models, as well as the direction(s) we are suggesting with our new program. Clearly, the empirical research shows us that there are many modifiers that can create illness, modify illness patterns, contribute to healing, and act in a preventative manner (Adler, 1994). This is particularly true when dealing with chronic diseases like AIDS. Specialized AIDS units within a modern healthcare facility offer a team of experts who are familiar with the various permutations of the disease and who have greater responsibility and autonomy within the nursing staff. This should, in theory, increase both objective and subjective outcomes for the…
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Integrating Total Quality Environmental Management Systems - a Critical Study of TQEM
Relevance of TQM to Environmental Management
Scope of Dissertation
Moving from Reactive to Proactive Management
Understanding TQM in Relation to TQEM
History of TQM
Operation of TQM
Quality and Environmental Management Standards
Environmental Management Systems
Weaknesses of EMS Standards
Total Quality Environmental Management
Comparing ISO 9000 and ISO 14000
Integrating the ISO 14000 Environmental Management System
Impact of certification on economic and ecological performances
Research Design and Nature
Integrating a Sustainable EMS with TQM
Steps to Implementing an Effective TQEM Strategy
INTEGRATING QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ManagementS SYSTEMS - A CRITICAL STUDY
ackground and Overview of Study
For decades economic growth has been considered the main indicator of a healthy society (Oliver, 1996). However, only recently has society begun to recognize the environmental cost of this growth. As a result, there is now an…
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ecognition Within Criminal Justice Setting
Within the criminal justice profession the act of memory retrieval is essential to the act of investigating cases of all variety -- from the petty theft committed by a purse-snatcher to the wanton violence inflicted by a murderer -- because invariably the state's case against those accused will involve the statements of sworn eyewitnesses. While the American system of jurisprudence has placed a great deal of faith in the ability of ordinary people to recall sequences of events and crucial details under high-stress circumstances, as well as their proficiency at recognizing facial features and identifying markers during the commission of a crime, contemporary research on the subject of memory retrieval suggests that this trust may be misplaced. An article published in 2008 on the divergence between recall and recognition -- written by a team of British researchers led by Charlie D. Frowd and titled "Improving…
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Whether these are actually 'miracle cures' is, of course, debatable. However, anything that has few side effects and that benefits a person's health is worth looking into from a medicinal and a scientific standpoint. Many of the natural remedies do carry some potential risk for side effects, but most are not as serious as the side effects that are seen with many prescription medications today.
From work like Carper's there is a lot that can be learned. The most important thing to take away from Carper's book is that there is much more to medicine than what traditional, western doctors commonly work with. Another important point to take from reading this work is that the medicine that was used in the past should not just be tossed aside because there are new advances. The older, natural medicines often worked well for a lot of different conditions, and with that being…
Gushue, Clarke, Pantzer, et al., (2006) examine the application of social cognitive theories to career counseling, reporting that self-efficacy is a pertinent issue in this process. In particular, these authors report that:
Career decision making self-efficacy refers to the degree to which individuals feel confident in their ability to successfully engage in tasks associated with making a career choice and with commitment to a career. It has also been observed that career-related self-efficacy in general may prove to be an important element in formulating a model of career development...(p. 308).
Gushue and coworkers go on to argue that when career self-efficacy is high, individuals are more assertive in the career counseling process. Thus, by developing career self-efficacy, career counselors can effectively improve interactions with clients and facilitate a greater understanding of client needs with respect to career decision making.
Applying this to the larger context of social learning theory, it…
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Giannantonio, G.M., & Hurley-Hanson, a.E. (2006). Applying image norms across Super's career development stages. Career Development Quarterly, 54(4), 318-330.
The Italian mafia as it still works in Italy is extremely powerful (Summerfield,2005). As late as in the 1990's they were very active in the killing of law enforcement officers with terroristic bombing techniques. The Italian mafia is noted to have found its way into the United States in the early 1900's when the banned IOC figures came to the country illegally (Porter & Lyman, 2006). Most of these were members of the Sicilian Mafiosi. It is most of these who in the 1920s aided in the establishment of the La Cosa Nostra (American Mafia). The other organized crime groups that are recognized by the FBI thereafter came into being.
The traditional organized criminal groups in the U.S. preyed on the ignorance as well as vulnerability of the people in the U.S. The immigrants are noted to have been the common victims of these organized criminal organizations. Their vulnerability was…
Bjelopera, J and Finklea, KM (2012).Organized Crime: An Evolving Challenge for U.S. Law Enforcement . Congressional research Service.
Finklea, KM (2010).Organized Crime in the United States: Trends and Issues for Congress.Congressional research Service
Community and Social Justice
Since the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), it has continued to be engaged with human rights as proven by the struggle for decolonization, self-determination, and independence of the African continent. Embodied with this, obviously, is the fact that those fighting and agitating for independence sought human right principles to justify their struggle because colonialism disregarded human rights of the colonized persons. In contrast to the OAU, the African Union (AU) made human rights an explicit component of its obligation as encoded in its Act and human rights in its mainstream programs and activities. However, with no doubt, the current approaches require strengthening with a perspective of creating a holistic, integrated and comprehensive methodology to ensure respect for all human rights.
OAU to AU: An overview
The OAU charter is grounded on the principle of non-interference and state sovereignty. It stipulates the battle for…
Bachir, S. (2009). Individual, Community, and Human Rights: a lesson from Kwasi Wiredu's philosophy of personhood. Transition, Issue 101, 2009, pp. 8-15 (Article) Published by Indiana University Press.
Diagne, S.B. (2010). Islam and open society: Fidelity and movement in the philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal. Dakar: CODESRIA.
Harris, G. (2009). Organization of African Unity. Oxford, England: Clio Press.
Nmehielle, V.O. (2011). The African human rights system: Its laws, practice, and institutions. The Hague [u.a.: Nijhoff.
medical professionals, nurses as a group come closest to te ideal of treating te wole patient, addressing pysical, emotional, psycological and even social concerns. Tis is especially true of psyciatric nurses wo work to elp patients address bot te pysical and cognitive symptoms of teir conditions as well as to come to terms wit te stigma attaced to aving a mental illness - a stigma tat often is applied as muc by te patients to temselves as by oters.
Tis paper examines te paradigm of psyciatric nursing troug te lens of Betty Neuman's Systems Model. Neuman believes tat te demands and opportunities of nursing as unique because te nurse is te only medical professional wo truly does care for te wole person, elping to alleviate all of te stresses tat affect eac individual. Because nurses see teir patients as "wole" people, by extension Neuman sees te profession of nursing as…
Leon, 2002, interview.
Selleck, 2002, interview.
Culture's Impact On Healthcare
Culture: Midwestern, (White Female)
The following are the top 5 characteristics of my culture:
Conservative political values. May cause a closed mine and limit the imagination. Political lines are dogmatic and prevent free thinking.
Family orientated. This bias may cause the individual to be too loyal on one's family. It is very difficult to see our families for who they truly are.
Open minded: Too much open-mindedness may lead to foolish mistakes and jumping on any bandwagon that may come along.
Love of the outdoors and social activities. Too much of this behavior, may lead to not refining the indoor skills that are important in life.
Trusting to new experiences. Too many new experiences may lead to becoming ungrounded.
The Midwestern culture is very conservative and many within the culture base their decisions on popular notions and ideas. Health care to Midwestern culture…
Arterberry, K. (nd). Cultural Competence. Provided by customer.
Hearnden, M. (2008). Coping with differences in culture and communication in health care. Nursing Standard, 23, 11, 49-57.
detecting deception and analyzing truthfulness. In a world where most average people find it quite difficult to distinguish truths from lies, law enforcement officials must train themselves to better detect the psychological and physical clues associated with lying. This ultimately means using combined strategies to find red flags and then drill suspects on issues that may signify deception. elying solely on tests may not be as reliable as taking a more holistic approach to detecting deception.
The complex nature of understanding truthfulness and deception has to be broken down into smaller concepts, so that law enforcement officials can effectively use their skills to detect deception. There is no single, fool proof way to catch some one in a lie. In fact, every person has their own different cues and idiosyncrasies they do when they lie. It is the job of law enforcement officials to understand the most common cues and…
Adelson, Rachel. (2004). Detecting deception. American Psychological Association. Web. http://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug04/detecting.aspx
Cooper, Barry S., Herve, Hughes, & Yuille, John C. (2009). Evaluating truthfulness: Detecting truths and lies in forensic contexts. Chapter Seventeen.
Matsumoto, David, Hwang, Hyi Sung, Skinner, Lisa, & Frank, Mark. (2011). Evaluating truthfulness and detecting deception. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Web. http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/june_2011/school_violence
Preston, Elizabeth. (2002). Detecting deception. Observer. Association for Psychological Science. Web. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/uncategorized/detecting-deception.html
Managing Stress Exercise
Managing Stress through Physical Exercise
hat is the importance of flushing stress hormones out of the body according to Seaward? hat are the specific effects of physical exercise on managing and preventing stress?
During a period of exercise, the body is responding to stress hormones the way it was intended to. Stress hormones on the body generally prompt something of a fight or flight trigger. Using exercise to burn out the energy caused by the stimulus to the stress can be an effective method of dealing with stress. Exercise has been shown to reduce the level of cortisol in the body and even effect mood. Exercise attacks stress in two ways, according to Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, Ph.D., a kinesiologist at the Yale Stress Center (Menlinck, 2013):
He says "that raising one's heart rate can actually reverse damage to the brain caused by stressful events: "Stress atrophies the brain…
Mayo Clinic Staff. (2012, July 12). Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/exercise-and-stress/art-20044469
Menlinck, M. (2013, May 21). How Does Exercise Reduce Stress? Retrieved from The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/exercise-reduces-stress-levels-anxiety-cortisol_n_3307325.html
Week 1 Discussion
Decision making in large organizations can be difficult to properly grasp because its characterized by numerous issues that emerge within the organization. Quantitative and qualitative decision making processes in public finance are similar in the sense that they are utilized to analyze data relating to budget management and other relevant issues. These processes in turn help in effective decision-making with respect to the desired objectives. However, quantitative decision-making process is based solely on empirical data while qualitative decision-making is based on a more holistic perspective. An example of qualitative observation is police testing of new, less lethal gun technology through consideration of the cost benefit analysis (CBS, 2015). On the contrary, an example of quantitative observation is the big budget cuts by state leaders through consideration of empirical data (News9.com, 2010).
Quantitative decision-making seemingly takes precedence in budgeting and issues affecting criminal justice agencies. Quantitative decision-making provides…