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Another interesting aspect of the experience is that I was aware that I was learning. In that I knew that I was acquire more knowledge about technical stuff. What I was not aware of was the depth of knowledge I have acquired on my own. This only became clear when I attempted to do the A+ examination. I could do the examination without any type of formal schooling on the subject. The examination was attempted just as a dare but I became aware of the quantum I had learnt through that experience. Additionally, when I spoke to professionals in the field who had years of schooling, I could understand what they were talking about. I was also at times able to suggest solutions to problems they faced that they did not think about. I felt that I was becoming more divergent in my thinking and knowledge acquisition process. This feeling…
I have been good friends with the owners of the pipe supply company and due to my friendships and my personal feelings of guilt and betrayal; I told this employee that I was not interested in purchasing the stolen goods. He became very upset that I refused his offer. Because I am an honest person, I went to tell the owners of the company about what had happened with their employee. They were very shocked and sadden that a trusted employee that had worked for them for a long time could do such an act. They had no choice but to call the police and report the stolen merchandise and materials. The police arrested the employee and recovered all of the stolen goods. Unfortunately, a few days later, I received several death threats in my voicemail box, which I also reported to the police. This ended up being a substantial…
What shocked me was that at first I did not recognize these two boys, but then realized that they were two of the neighborhood children that I saw each day. It was difficult for me to recognize these two faces behind the bestial masks of aggression that were vividly displayed before me.
I'm gonna kill you," one of boys snarled into the face of the other. I remember that his name was Tony and he was the kind red-haired boy who had helped me fix a puncture on my bike a few weeks ago. The other boy who had black hair, simply snarled and pushed back
The two were locked together in a struggle, tearing and grasping at each others shirts. "Yeah," said the black - haired boy" let's see you do it." This tussle seemed to go on forever until Tony suddenly stepped back and hit the black -haired…
Reframing of the argument that recently occurred, and likely many of the arguments that we have had would be a highly efficient and I suspect effective way to resolve the communication issue between us. This is especially poignant since I feel that he and I are approaching the situation from two completely different frames of mind, which makes it incredibly difficult to get him to understand the real reason why I am upset. If I were able to breakdown the situation and somehow enable him to understand the mental position I am approaching the topic from, then I believe the argument would be completely dissolve. If he were to understand that what he took to be a dilemma, or a decision on a dilemma was in fact NOT a dilemma, just an observation on my part with no subsequent decision, then he would see how his advice and judgment of…
Each manager has the same workload, but Selma shirks her duties by delegating to others who are in reality her equals in terms of power structure. This frees her for inappropriate behavior in the workplace in terms of her duties. This has several effects, including resentment and overwork for those involved.
A problem exacerbating the conflict is the patterning caused by our fear. We are reluctant to approach Selma or our boss about the problem, as we do not wish to risk disciplinary action. This is a possibility, because Selma and the boss are such good friends. In other words, we fear the possible repercussions of such a conversation. This has both an enabling and patterning function: Selma is able to continue her pattern of behavior, which in turn exacerbates our unvoiced feelings of resentment and overload. Neither Selma nor our boss seem aware of our feelings. In order to…
Personal experience provides an ideal base for the supportive arguments presented in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream." By texturing his experiences with comparative statements, he was able to affect a wide population and encourage his position on non-violent, pro-active behavior to bring about equality for black Americans. Eric Liu employs the same personal technique in "A Chinaman's Chance: Reflections on the American Dream," but to support an argument somewhat opposite of King's. His position that racial identification is quintessential to each person's existence comes across as being less emotional than King's speech. However, Liu is no less convincing as he plays upon the practicality of his readers.
Barbara Kingsolver's "Stone Soup" seeks to redefine the popular concept of what composes a family unit. She calls upon her readers' sense of practicality, decency and humanity. Conversely, Barbara Dafoe hitehead's "omen and the Future of Fatherhood" implores her readers…
King, Martin Luther, Jr. "I Have a Dream." The Riverside Reader, 7th edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., (YEAR of publication). (PAGES).
Liu, Eric. "A Chinaman's Chance: Reflections on America." The Riverside Reader, 7th edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., (YEAR of publication). (PAGES).
Kingsolver, Barbara. "Stone Soup." The Riverside Reader, 7th edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., (YEAR). (PAGES).
Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe. "Women and the Future of Fatherhood." The Riverside Reader, 7th edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., (YEAR). (PAGES).
One of the things I like about my boyfriend is the way he takes care of the things that mean a lot to him, (including me). He does not have a lot of possessions, but what he has, he values, and he takes good care of them. I think this shows a lot about him as a person, because he is not sloppy like many guys his age. He likes things neat and clean, and he is proud of the things that he has worked for and bought with his own money. He keeps his room neat and orderly (don't get me wrong, he isn't anal about it), and he keeps his stuff clean and neat, too. It's nice to be able to borrow a CD from his rack and find it right away!
Take his car for example. He really loves his car; it's probably his most…
personal experiences of knowing that I was suffering from depression. How I conveyed my situation to the others, and how I suffered from the situations as a result of my depression.
My name is Lyshill evero**. I live in Alabama. I have been married since more than 7 years. Marriage is an institution that requires increased trust companionship, compromises, and mutual love. Honesty is the one factor that can strengthen the institution of marriage. The beginning of our marriage was happy and stable. After some years, I started to face many difficulties and issues in our marriage. I knew that life was made up of certain difficult scenarios and it is important that the individual remains strong even in the presence of such scenarios. I kept struggling with small and minor issues in the beginning. However, slowly, these issues were gaining more energy and it was becoming hard for me…
Compton, T.M., and Broussard, B. (2009). The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families. Oxford University Press.
Scientifically, this might not really be 'thought' as it is likely that researchers would say it is simply rote memorization and a repeat behavior that has taught this animal what specific sounds coming from his owner require of him so that he can react a certain way. y so doing, he knows that there is an end result - a reward - that he will receive, and so he goes through the memorized process again. However, it can be argued that memorization is not the only thing that animals are capable of (Wynne, 2004). Another case of a dog 'thinking' about what he was doing came from a recent house fire that made the news. This particular dog was a service dog, and it rescued its owner from a burning house. After the person was rescued, the dog went back into the still-burning house in an attempt to rescue the…
Cromie, William J. (2002, March 14). Scientists think that animals think: But what exactly do they think about? Harvard University Gazette. Retrieved at http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2002/03.14/01-thinking.html .
Wattenberg, Ben (2000, January 1). Do animals think? Think Tank. Retrieved at http://www.pbs.org/thinktank/transcript802.html .
Wynne, Clive D.L. (2004, March 1). Do animals think? Princeton University Press.
There have been far fewer distractions, and the ability to quickly get feedback on what I am doing well, what I need to improve on, and also discovering what I have a passion for has been easier in a community college. Being in a community college has also given me the chance to get to know my professors very well and go very in-depth into subjects I am interested in. It has been a great experience because I could attain my goals of getting good grades, with the professors' help.
I've also learned that in a community college I can pace myself easier from a class units standpoint, and can also get more out of the subjects covered. Best of all, community college classes seem to fit together well, the subject areas flow together and build on top of one another, making learning easier.
I'd give a high school senior…
Personal Experience that Changed My Life
Years ago, when I first came to the United States, I knew instantly that this trip would change my life forever. I was visiting my father in Manhattan, and was introduced to my American family for the first time. The experience of seeing them in this wonderful city was magical. I had always wanted to visit the United States and finally, here I was in the business capital, not only of the United States, but of the western world. The impact would stay with me long after my visit was over, and would shape my thinking in the years to come.
Since that time, I have had one goal; that of someday having the privilege of being able to study and work in this amazing country. I have completed two years of work at the Universite Dauphine with the hope of being able to…
She even offered to entertain him on our behalf. My dad on the other hand could hear none of it. That night, he beat mum up so badly that she had to spend three months in hospital. This particular event left me wrecked as I loved my mother so much and watching her writhe in pain was more than I could take. Throughout her marriage life, mum knew no happiness. I therefore concluded that marriage was at best a sham and to this day, I still subscribe to that view.
Then, I mostly kept to myself in school afraid of discussing the happenings at home with any of my few friends. I just wanted time to fly so fast so that I could grow up, get a job and live a lone happy life. I swore never to get married. Further, I always considered myself an outcast of sorts. While…
One of the most significant experiences that also presented an ethical dilemma in my life was during a time when I was in a leadership position and was required to make a decision regarding recruitment of volunteers for a particular program. This program was for training young people regarding life skills issues at no costs since the participants or volunteers were basically required to be available and committed to the training for the three months period. The organization had a target of approximately 15 individuals though the advertisement for the program was made to a youth group of approximately 200 people.
Initially, the organization did not anticipate a huge turnout of interested people since many young people were skeptical about attending training sessions. The organization's expectation was also based on the fact that many young people had preference for entertaining events rather than training. As a result of…
Education: Is there additional information you would like us to know in order for us to evaluate your undergraduate record?
My family never gave me advice, discussion, or thought about college. They felt that it was not their role to decide what I was to become; without their input I was left to decipher the world with my own eyes and to decide myself what I was to become.
A never realized in the earlier grades how important high school success, measured by GPA, would be in my future life. As a result of this oversight, I was unable to attend a university immediately. My undergraduate career began at a community college and was completed at Arizona State University. These years were a time of great personal growth, but I was unprepared for the pressures of college life. I did not excel as a student during the first few years…
While the psychological jargon escaped me at the time, I nonetheless employed the concepts associated with memory theory.
For example, encoding took place when I was able to perceive a piece of information; there were many instances during which meanings or sounds were beyond my grasp. etaining or storing data was largely due to my motivation and efforts to capture the exchange. Using a tangible item to which I could later refer aided me in retrieving the unwritten information. That is to say, upon reflection of my notes and in a calm environment I was able to recreate the context in which the conversation took place. This was particularly helpful in learning words or phrases that did not immediately resonate. Furthermore, connecting an otherwise insignificant and isolated set of data with personal and meaningful experiences imprinted the knowledge upon my memory. To this day, when I review what I call…
Myers, David (2001). Psychology, 6th edition. New York: Worth Publishers.
Not surprising, women wanted more information from doctors on their condition and nurses regarding their procedures. This can be easily rectified with training. However, of interest was how important it was to relieve boredom. This is a need to which hospitals can respond with minimal cost and resources. There are many volunteers who would gladly spend more time with these women. Support groups can also be helpful. It is also a perfect time to offer classes.
For the health and well-being of the mother and child, no one wants to add uneeded stress and aggravation. Such easy suggestions can go a long way in making the patients' life much improved. None of these comments are rocket science; however, sometimes studies like this are needed to put into black and white print what is already expected, in order to light a fire under the right people to make changes in status…
Art of Selling: My Two Experiences
A career in selling has its own challenges. This is particularly the case given that to be able to sell any product or item, one has to not only persuade but also convince the prospective buyer that the item in question is beneficial and worthy of purchase. In an attempt to enhance their sales, some salespeople tend to be rather dishonest especially with regard to the claims they make about the ability of specific products to satisfy a want. In that regard, therefore, not all our encounters with salespeople end up being captivating and memorable. Indeed, I have had my share of bad moments with salespeople as will be highlighted elsewhere in this text
Most Memorable Experience with a Salesperson
My most memorable interaction with a salesperson took place during the December festive seasons. We were shopping for a good lawn mower and a…
Mackay, A. & Wilmshurst, J. (2012). Fundamentals and Practice of Marketing (4th ed.). Woburn, MA: Routledge.
Shimp, T. & Andrews, C. (2013). Advertising Promotion and Other Aspects of Integrated Marketing Communications (9th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.
fifteen, my parents took my brother and me to Hungary. The trip was initially for grandpa, but he suffered a stroke only six months before we were scheduled to leave and it turned out that his relative incapacitation made it impossible for him to fully appreciate what he was seeing or doing. Yet I read his stroke as a grave sign. I believed then that grandpa could not handle the trauma of reliving his childhood, and wished nothing more than to numb his pain. He had never talked about his past, and showed no interested in reliving it. Going to Hungary was my father's idea, and it was during this trip that I learned the most about myself, my family, and more importantly, about my role in the world.
Hungary was where my grandparents were born, but instead of feeling nostalgic for their homeland, they never spoke about it as…
Change is a concept that is sometimes welcomed, though generally, is feared by most people. It marks the beginning of a new experience, but it also means the abolition of a routine. It is a concept perceived positively and negatively. However, in my experience, change is a common occurrence, a constant that never ceases to disturb me, yet this disturbance is also the reason why I believe I have developed healthily as an individual.
Coming from a country that has a culture radically different from the United States' culture, I used to think that I would experience difficulty fitting in the new society I was suddenly immersed in. As an Indonesian immigrant to the U.S., I faced a lot of hurdles that initially hindered me from taking advantage of the opportunities presented to me as I began living my 'new American life.' To start with, I am handicapped, my left…
Family centered care is a noble belief deeming family members and health care staff as equal partners and working collectively to address the needs of the kid. Competency rises when a system synergizes as nurses and patient / family member's honors each other's commitment to heath care. Patient family centered care is a continuous process in order to address the needs and duties of families (St. Jude Children's Hospital, 2014).
Words and concepts that describe this phenomenon
Dignity, respect, information sharing, participation and teamwork
Identifying terms (concepts) that can summarize, label or name this phenomenon
Each family and child is different: Families have diverse backgrounds, life experiences, customs and traditions, education, cultural values and notions. Care should be facilitated equally to all patients whilst catering the choices and needs of each family (St. Jude Children's Hospital, 2014).
Open communication between family, patients and healthcare staff: It's productive to openly voice…
Ahmann, E. And Dokken, D. (2012). Implementing Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Part II - Strategies and Resources for Success. Pediatric Nursing. Volume 38, Number 2.
Mastro, K.A., Flynn, L. And Preuster, C. (2014). Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Call to Action for New Knowledge and Innovation. The Journal of Nursing Administration. Volume 44, Number 9, pp 446-451.
St. Jude Children's Hospital. (2014). What is Patient Family Centered Care? Retrieved from: http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=0342a1673c82f110VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD&vgnextchannel=6772fdb506543110VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD
participation and personal experience with regulatory visit preparation and about the Quality Improvement process in your healthcare organization. Include a reflection about an observation you made about how a nurse leader used her power to implement change to improve a process, or how you were empowered to lead the planning and implementation of a change to improve a process.
In my experience, quality improvement is becoming integrated with all aspects of health care management. My organization has a dedicated Quality Improvement specialist, and that person has several assistants who perform regular assessments related to quality and safety in the organization. My experience reflects a prevailing trend in health care. As Nieva & Sorra (2003) found, "increasingly, healthcare organizations are becoming aware of the importance of transforming organizational culture in order to improve patient safety." Improving patient safety is a goal that all practitioners share, which is why health care practitioners…
Nieva, V.F. & Sorra, J. (2003). Safety culture assessment. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2003(12): 17-23.
There are many things that could have been done better in order to avoid the problems that the store (and the new manager) ran into and implement the necessary change more effectively and efficiently. The need for "critical mass" to make change successful is a key feature described by Osland et al. (pp. 637) that was ignored by the manager; discussions with employees, perhaps at an open meeting, might have made it more apparent where change was needed, in order to make the organization run more smoothly and easier for everybody. The lack of shared vision from the earliest stages of the change process onward was hugely detrimental to the attempt at organizational change, and was received by the employees as an unnecessary imposition rather than a true and valid attempt to improve organization performance. Simply speaking with employees to better understand where change was needed and how it could…
It was no mystery to me that I was different from the others, as I was usually occupied with my homework about three or four hours per night and had to work ardently to cover my subjects, but I kept the secret to myself. When finally presented with the diagnose, I realized that it was only through my determination and great efforts that I surmounted my condition and managed to step in line along with my colleagues, all through high school. Moreover, I then realized that my grand quality was the ambition with which I proved that I was worthy as any other student.
The same fierce ambition granted my next success in college. My great wish was to enter the lacrosse team of my university in my sophomore year. I was aware that the other students possessed a remarkable talent for the sport and also had an advantage in…
Nursing Educator and the AED
Personal Experience of Teaching and Helping Other Nurses to be More Ready in the Use of a Phillips Heart Start Defibrillator (AED)
Children and young adults as well as other adults can and do have cardiac arrest. Estimations state that undiagnosed heart conditions cause the deaths of one individual every three days in organized youth sports in the United States. (AED Universe, 2012, paraphrased) The Survivor's Foundation states that 460,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is reported to occur "when the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles) suddenly stop beating normally and develop what is called ventricular fibrillation (VF). VF is a chaotic heart rhythm that is similar where the heart muscle begins quivering which prevents the heart from effectively pumping blood. If this condition is not corrected immediately, death will follow within ten…
Automated External Defibrillators Reviewed (2003) Survivor's Foundation. Retrieved from: http://firstaidcoach.com/AED_comparison.pdf
Deakin C. et al. (2010) European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010. Section 3. Electrical therapies: Automated external defibrillators, defibrillation, cardioversion and pacing. Resuscitation; 81: 1293-1304.
Jevon, Phil (2011) Defibrillation 1: Using an AED Outside Hospital. Nursing Times. 23 Sept 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.nursingtimes.net/5035495.article
Philips Announces 8-year warranty on Heartstart Onsite and FRx AED's (2012) AED Universe. Retrieved from: http://aeduniverse.blogspot.com/
Lying is perhaps one of the most common wrongs we (virtually all of us) commit in the course of our life. It could even be true to say that it is human nature to tell lies. Consciously or unconsciously, we often lie to evade embarrassing or awkward situations, get out of trouble, and/or make other people feel better or intimidate them. Unfortunately, even though lying may be good or bad depending on the situation at hand, or depending on who you ask, we usually disregard the impact our lies can have on not only those lied to, but also us. Even the most trivial of lies can have severe unexpected consequences.
As an individual, I regard myself as a straightforward and honest person. This is a value that I have emulated from my father since childhood. My father has always taught me the importance of candidness and truthfulness. I have…
Personal Thought and Authenticity
There is a question I always want to ask: Where should we start learning something? For some people, it is not easy to decide where something starts. It is like questioning, "Egg or chicken, which one comes first?"
It is believed that exploring the original meaning from a subject may take years for people to understand. It is a hard learning process that one should take where one wants to bring oneself to the higher level of knowledge exploration. One may start from any point, but it is the process and acknowledgement to the original material that will let one know how well he or she has learnt it.
Sometimes, the problem starts just when someone wants to know that the point he or she knows is where he or she should begin the process and starts exploring. I once thought that "the beginning" might already…
Personal Observations: Class Size vs. Quality Instruction
I am not able to neatly separate my preparation and reading in the area of educational quality from my personal experience. The two sources of knowledge dovetail and flow back and forth in a highly influential manner. I certainly agree that class size is a factor in student success, and a variable that can enable or hinder the ease with which a teacher provides quality educational opportunities for her students. My teacher preparation coursework and my reading on education policy lead me to believe that them most important variables -- next to the influences of home and community -- are those under the aegis of teachers.
Teacher qualifications are a critical variable for student success. Naturally, the amount of resources available to a school, district, region, or state impact the level of quality that is provided to students through educational systems. One has…
The feeling that I was cut out for this role of a pharmacist came when I was fascinated in the chemistry classes about the medications, and the origin of bio-medicals. My fascination and the interaction with the patients where I work have made me known and liked in the current place of work. That would take this argument to the work experience and qualifications.
3. I am now a student for the masters in biomedical science at Midwestern University. Earlier qualifications include a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Iraq in 2004. I also have completed the pre-pharmacy courses. Thus I have had a strong academic background. Further along with my academic background, I have had working experience as a pharmacy technician. I have found pleasure in working for the Walgreen's Pharmacy for three years as a pharmacy technician. Working with the employer namely Walgreen's allowed me to develop skills…
Personal Model of Helping
Therapists do whatever they can to help their clients overcome a wide range of problems ranging fromdeath of a pet to major life changing crisis, such as sudden loss of vision. However genuine a therapists' desire to help is, they will be limited by the tools he or she uses. It makes sense, then, as a therapist to design and integrate webs of models that have shown to yield efficacy. This new, personally designed model should work to assist and meet the requirement of every client. To embark upon this task of designing a personal model of helping, it is important to be aware of existing theories and models.
The first is the humanistic approach based on Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow's triangle consists of basics needs at the base followed by needs of safety, love and belonging, achievements and lastly self-actualization at the top.…
Brew. (2007, Nov 27). Models of Helping. Retrieved April 3, 2011, from http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/18616_chapter3.pdf .
Eysenck 1965; Thomas et al. 1968; Heatherington and Parke 1986; Sheldon 1994a
Brian Sheldon, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: Research, Practice, and Philosophy (London: Routledge, 1995) iii, Questia, Web, 3 Apr. 2011.
Born in Hong Kong, I have attended school in Canada and the United States. I have travelled through China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and India and, most recently, Australia. My work experience has been grounded in political and economic research and practice. My most recent research project for Arjan Interfax involved researching Australia-Chinese relations and how to approach human rights concerns while still maintaining a profitable relationship with China. I have also researched Indian foreign policy and its impact upon the current market environment. Contextualizing market research and logistics analysis in light of the Pacific Rim's unique cultural environment is essential when doing business with the region.
I have also worked for the international logistic consultant SCF Containers International Pty Ltd. (Australia), liaising with international freight forwarders to relocate containers in Australia as well as with factories in China. Through my work, I have become experienced in the intersection of political…
From a very young age, I came to understand what it means to be poor and underprivileged. I recognize so much more regarding the manner in which paucity touches numerous Canadians as well as the tussles they endure. As I am from a tiny out port municipality that earns their livelihood from fishing, I have seen numerous people with tiniest pay occupations, getting communal help, or Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. It was clear to me that my blood relations are engaged within the Fishing industry as well as claiming EI benefits throughout the winter season, I was aware just how difficult it often was to not have sufficient money on hand. Although we have always remained above the scarcity line and me along with my brothers and sisters have got used to receiving all that we ever needed, to some degree, we are aware about what happens when a…
Bowles, S., Durlauf, S.N. & Hoff, K.R. (2006). Poverty Traps. Russell Sage Foundation and Princeton University Press, New York.
Levitas, R. (2005). The Inclusive Society? Social Exclusion and New Labor, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
MacKinnon, S. (2011). The Effectiveness of Neo-Liberal Labor Market Policy as a Response to the Poverty and Social Exclusion of Aboriginal Second-Chance Learners, PhD Dissertation, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
Osberg, L. (2008) A Quarter Century of Economic Inequality in Canada: 1981-2006, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa.
Jamil, who had supported me financially and emotionally during these tough times, persuaded me to continue my studies when I felt ready.
For nearly a decade I struggled to redefine myself in a completely foreign culture. It has been difficult but after we had our first son a year ago, my perspective shifted and life situation has become more stable. Now that I have also become more proficient in English and rooted in my community, I am well-prepared to meet the challenges of university-level courses here in the United States. I am therefore applying for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, to complete the education I started years ago in my home country.
My academic background will illustrate that I am nothing but focused and dedicated and that I will make an ideal candidate for the program. Because I have already taken many of the prerequisite courses here and…
Personal and Professional Accountability
Personal Growth and Development
The concept of professional nurse accountability has been defined by professional nursing bodies and nurse education credentialing bodies as an essential factor underpinning professional practice. As a nurse, I realize this fact and take accountability and responsibility for whatever behavior and actions exhibited, on my part, at the workplace. Moreover, I have understood the need to appraise myself, strive to improve my practice, and continuously fulfill learning outcomes I determine. Lastly, I attempt to sustain my physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing for being able to practice effectively (CRNC, 2017).
Ethical Conduct and Practice
In this profession, I have acquired skills to operate within the boundaries of my personal competence levels, the legally accepted practice scope, and every applicable law. Acting to support safe, ethical and proper patient care comes under my personal and professional nursing accountability as well (CRNC, 2017).
Bell, L. (2015). Reflection In Personal And Professional Development. 30.
Campbell, C. C. (2011). Advance Practice Nursing Roles. Retrieved from http://corneliacampbellportfolio.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/0/8/14089963/nu602reflectionpaper_advanced_practice_nursing_roles.pdf
CRNBC. (2017). Standard 1: Professional Responsibility and Accountability. Retrieved from College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia: https://crnbc.ca/Standards/ProfessionalStandards/Pages/ProfessionalAccountability.aspx
Savrin, C. (2009). Growth and development of the nurse practitioner role around the globe. J Pediatr Health Care., 310-14.
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…
Arbona, C. (2000). Practice and research in career counseling and development -- "1999. Career Development Quarterly, 49(2), 98-134.
Flores, L.Y., Scott, a.B., Wang, Y.W., et al., (2003). Annual review: Practice and research in career counseling and development -- "2002. Career Development Quarterly, 52, 98-131.
Germeijs, V., Verschueren, K., Soenens, B. (2006). Indecisiveness and high school students' career decision making process: Longitudinal associations and the mediational role of anxiety. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53(4), 397-410.
Giannantonio, G.M., & Hurley-Hanson, a.E. (2006). Applying image norms across Super's career development stages. Career Development Quarterly, 54(4), 318-330.
2. Describe something you have accomplished that makes you proud. What did you learn from this experience that might help you to ensure high academic achievement for all of your students?
As a student, I devoted my educational efforts to certain academic subjects that interested me more than to other subject matter areas. Whereas science and mathematics were always interesting to me, I was somewhat bored by other subjects, like World History. I persevered by memorizing material covered by the curriculum, but failed to learn much of what I memorized for the sake of performance on exams.
Much later, I discovered that some of the same subject matter was available in video format and that, for whatever reason, I learned history in a much more genuine way from the audio-visual medium than from textbooks. As an adult in the education field, I realized that a moderately good understanding of world…
Nursing Personal Statement
It took me a while to understand what a seizure really was. To my five-year-old mind it just meant that Faye, my aunt, writhed and convulsed spastically for several minutes at a time. It also meant that she might die, my mom told me, and I had to look out for Faye and make sure she didn't fall. I believe that I became a nurse when I was five years old, caring for my aunt during her illness and helping her to life a fulfilling life in spite of it.
I, too, have lived a fulfilling life in spite of a potentially dangerous disease. When I was diagnosed with severe curvature of the spine, scoliosis, at the age of fifteen I faced a surgical procedure that could have left me completely paralyzed. I had more than one nurse doting over me in the hospital: from the one…
personal Diary for 30 days with Day 1 group interaction
The first interaction that took place was among a group of undergrad students whose quiz I was invigilating. After the quiz the class started talking amongst themselves and in order to bring some discipline to the class I initiated a discussion. The topic of the discussion was the present job market in our country. Even though the discussion was started by me, later on I mostly stayed quite; coming up with comments a few times but majorly letting the students do most of the talking. By doing this I was able to engage them in a discussion which interested them and which made them spend their time having a healthy debate about their options in the coming future.
Day 2 group interaction
On the second day I went to a retirement party being thrown by my cousins for their father.…
The IT industry has been notoriously fickle, unpredictable, even volatile. Rapid shifts in IT human resources, IT human relations, and IT technologies contribute to the capricious nature of the IT industry. For example, organizations specializing in IT initially turned toward traditional models of business administration and management. However, it soon became clear that IT-based organizations require a new set of rules and behaviors to operate and compete successfully. In spite of the industry's overall unpredictability, IT remains one of the fastest growing, challenging, and stimulating career areas. As a result, IT draws persons from around the world who specialize in a number of different areas. Human resources personnel are sometimes recruited from the more brick-and-mortar type businesses. Unfortunately, if IT is not treated as an entirely new area, organizations risk human resources conflicts and even financial failure.
IT most definitely constitutes an entire career category, even if it…
Vision and Interests
• Providing holistic, safe, and patient-centered care.
• Providing individualized attention to patients when delivering care.
• Model positive healthy behaviors.
• Maintain current knowledge and skills while engaging in self-enhancement through continuous learning.
• Uphold personal and professional standards of practice at all times during nursing practice.
• I have previously cared for a sick family member before joining the nursing career. This influenced my choice to pursue a career in nursing.
• The family member I cared for influenced my decision to pursue a career in the nursing field.
Friends and Peers
• Most of my friends and peers are in the nursing field and have encouraged me to pursue a career in this field.
OPTIONS to Consider
• I will engage in continuous education to enhance my competence and…
personal reflection on your own school experiences. Think about how your experiences may affect your work as a teacher. Consider aspects of education that you value, appreciate, want to emulate, or avoid
The term reports that I obtained in high school are, in retrospect, a source of immense joy not only for me but also for my family. Even though in majority of the subjects I appeared to perform at an average level, the remarks on my report concerning sports always mentioned that I, Meira, display no interest at all in sporting ventures. up-to-date, it still baffles me that my gym instructor actually never knew my name. This could be attributed to the fact that the number of instances that I actually turned up for the weekly ordeal was not more than ten times. All this perhaps could be no reason for more than a casual giggle at the recollection…
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Blurring the Gap Between Fiction and eal Life
This is a paper that outlines how modern literature integrates personal experiences of the writers into works of fiction. It has 5 sources.
It is quite interesting to note the means by which eminent writers attract attention to their ideas and literary content. On closer examination, we may come to the conclusion that the means by which public attention may be grabbed has followed a definite pattern through the years. While writers like Shakespeare and his contemporaries used fiction to project their literary geniuses, modern day writers strive to catch the attention of the masses by presenting their own personal conflicts and tragedies to the public. The modern writer has lessened the gap between a literary piece of work and real life. However, literature in the classical period is known for its often unnatural and over-dramatized perspectives on life. Today, the stories…
Wright, Richard A., Black Boy, Perennial, September 1, 1998
Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie, New Directions Publishing; June 1999
Ward, Jerry, M. "Richard Wright-Black Boy," retrieved at http://www.newsreel.org/guides/richardw.htm . On April 2, 2004
King Thomas, L. Irony and distance in the Glass Menagerie in Tennessee Williams. Ed. Harold Bloom, New York: Chelsea house, 1987, 85-94
The use and control of one's own mental faculties is of the utmost importance when involved in the serious and important business of government work. The word "government" itself literally translates to "controlling the mind" in Latin. Mind control is thus the most important aspect any individual who wishes to earn success and garner respect within governmental agencies may attain. Personal experience is the one true measure of the capability of thought, where the endgame is understanding these experiences and incorporating them into a practical, effective and efficient lifestyle approach both personal and professional.
As a Department of Defense (DOD) Special Agent, the ability to suppress emotion and employ rational and reasonable thought patterns is a skill that must be fully developed and tempered to allow for a suitable outlet for such activities. The purpose of this essay is to explore some personal experiences within my own career…
The narration of Hope Leslie also offers some other insights into the radical nature of the novel. Sedgwick's personal experiences in her home town as well as in New England and Massachusetts helps to add to the realism and beauty of her own descriptions of these very same places within the novel. However, Sedgwick uses these beautiful, serene, and sometimes melancholy characterizations of the landscape to both enhance the novel's themes and underscore the interactions of the many characters as well as literary devices of their own accord (Schweitzer, 100). One excellent example of this is during Everell's captivity, where Sedgwick uses the vivid and sometimes philosophical landscapes as an integral part of the dramatic action that takes place.
In this way, Sedgwick is one of the first novelists to use this sort of technique in a way that both highlights the natural surroundings in the story and how these…
Emerson, Amanda. "History, Memory, and the Echoes of Equivalence in Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie." Legacy. Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007, pp. 24-49.
Samuels, Shirley. "Women, Blood, and Contract." American Literary History. Vol. 20, No. 1-2, pp. 57-75
Schweitzer, Ivy. Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature. The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2006.
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria. Hope Leslie, or, Early times in the Massachusetts. Harper and Brothers: New York, 1842.
move from a movie! my gymnastics coach told me, his eyes agape. "That was a mean tumbling pass!" I blushed. It had been a long time goal for me to become a police officer so that I would be able to apply my physical strength to a challenging career. While I always loved playing and watching sports like football and baseball, I didn't see professional athletics in my future. And while I enjoyed and excelled at the sciences in high school enough to make lab work my chosen major, I also didn't want to delve into hard science as a potential future career. I realized quite a long time ago that working for the police force would enable me to combine my talents and strengths while helping others and contributing something to my community. Furthermore, as a native New Yorker, my desire to be a cop is made all the…
Personal Perspective on Changes That Occur Throughout Early, Middle, And Late Adulthood
One of the more interesting things about aging is just how differently people go about the process. In my experience, many people seem to grow older and change very little from their early to late adulthoods as a result, keeping the same interests, friends, spouse, home and job for years and years. For instance, I know one elderly widower, "Mark," who has conducted petroleum engineering seminars in several states nine months a year for more than 30 years. Besides some minor administrative work and continuing education, Mark has the rest of the year to himself and he participates in a number of leisure and recreational activities, some of which he takes seriously. For instance, Mark is still an accomplished ballroom dancer despite his somewhat advanced age (73 years), and he has played tournament bridge games in Las Vegas…
Personal elief and Experiences
Quizzes, tests, presentations, books reports, scantrons, number two pencils, stress, all-nighters, parents quizzing their children, tutors, among other things are all words that the general public associates with tests; but, to delve deeper into the dreaded word "assessment" there are pros and cons that help society realize the importance of assessments in school.
Assessments are imperative to curriculum teaching and are an essential component because students can gather strategies from the assessment taking and utilize those skills in the short- and long-term to achieve success. For instance, important strategies learned when taking an assessment include staying focused and relaxed, "expecting and accepting a little bit of stress," reading and following directions, pacing oneself, not rushing through the assessment, among other things (PS, 2005). These are important skills to foster through the schooling as these eventually are vital and highly applicable to the "real world" that students…
Garrison, Catherine, & Ehringhaus, Michael. (2011). Formative and summative assessments in the classroom. Retrieved from http://www.nmsa.org/Publications/WebExclusive/Assessment/tabid/1120/Default.aspx
PBS, (2005). It's my life.. Retrieved from http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/teststress/article10.html
Bernie Krisher of American Assistance for Cambodia set her up in Phnom Penh twice more, but each time she ran away after a few days, desperate to get back to her meth supply" (Kristof and uDonn, p.39). hile I have not returned to Mexico and the carefree lifestyle I led there, I cannot deny having the desire to do so, on occasion. hile I know that the life I lived there was not the right life for me, I still long to return to it on occasion.
Of course, the differences in countries and cultures are, in many ways, becoming less apparent as the world becomes more global. This globalization has challenged the existing social structures in many countries, including those countries with castes or caste-like socioeconomic divisions. Discussing India, Kapur stated that, "ancient social structures are collapsing under the weight of new money. Bonds of caste and religion and…
Barber, Benjamin. "Jihad vs. McWorld." The Atlantic. N.p. 1 Mar. 1992. Web. 6 May 2013.
Kapur, Akash. "How India became America." The New York Times. 1-2. 9 Mar. 2012. Web.
6 May 2013.
Kristof, Nicholas and Sheryl WuDunn. "Microcredit: The Financial Revolution." Half the Sky:
PESONAL & OGANIZATIONAL ETHICS
Personal and Organizational Ethics Values for, for-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations
Ethics is a requirement of the society to both individuals and organizations. Ethics are applied to business and personal behaviors, and are used to determine how companies and individuals abide to policies. To indicate the application of ethical principles in organizations, an analysis is carried out of For-Profit and Non-For-Profit organizations, in this case Bank of America and Boys Club of America. This is by analyzing an ethical dilemma they are experiencing, their approach to the problem, and the legal, political, and social outcomes emerging from this cause of action.
The Boys Clubs of America is a non-for-profit organization founded in 1860s in Harford, Connecticut Formed with the aim of giving boys who roamed the streets a positive alternative. The club has undergone major changes beginning in 191 when several boys' clubs affiliated to…
Anonymous. (2009, Dec 16). Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Lowe's Announces $1 Million
Bach, R. (2010, March). A Letter from our Chairman Emeritus: March 2010. Retrieved from Boys and Girls Club of America: http://www.bgca.org/chairman/Pages/MarchLetterfromOurChairman.aspx
Bank of America. (2013). Retrieved March 21, 2013, from Bank of America: http://message.bankofamerica.com/heritage/#/ourheritage
BCOA. (2011). Boys of America. Retrieved from Boys of America: http://www.bgca.org/Pages/index.aspx .
This was the fifth time I was examining myself in the mirror today. I guess people were right when they teased me and continuously passed comments. A closer look helped me notice my protruding stomach, the double chin and the heavy thighs. I was lonely in fact the reason of this feeling was my body. Devastated, I stood besides the window for some cool breeze to freshen me up but alas! All I saw were restaurants and luxuries. Munching cookies, chips, sodas, burgers and sitting all day were amongst my top priorities. I switched on the television and the show was all about obesity and the damage it does to the health. For a moment it looked like an old story which people hear from the day they are born. It never mattered to me until a day when everything affected me. This was probably because…
Personal Perspectives on Living With a Disability
The objective of this work is to examine a work in writing that provides a first-hand perspective on the psychosocial issues involved with living with a disability of a disabling illness. personal perspectives on living with a disability. Questions addressed in this study include those as follows: (1) what type of disability or disabling illness did the person have? (2) provide a description of how this disability/illness affects the individual's perceptions of his/her identity? (3) What forms of prejudice or discrimination did he/she encounter from others? How did he/she cope with it? And (4) What did you learn from this individual's account of his/her experience that would help you as a therapist in working with another individual who has a similar illness or disability?
Type of Disability or Illness
Anthony Galvez relates that in September 2005 he was diagnosed with a "non-malignant brain…
Galvez, Anthony (2010) Reversal: When a Therapist Becomes a Patient. Health and Fitness. Google Books. Retrieved from: http://books.google.com/books?id=3E1hch-CMDcC&dq=Reversal:+When+a+Therapist+Becomes+a+Patient+by+Eric+Anthony+Galvez+ (PT+with+brain+tumor)&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Personal Social Class
My Parent's Class Position
My parents grew up in poverty in Latin America. Their story is not an unfamiliar one in America. My parents were able to obtain a middle school education, which at that time in Latin America, was a good educational accomplishment. Like most children living in impoverished, lower class families, my parents both had to contribute to the household income. Opportunities for earning extra money were scarce, but my parents were creative and determined; they took what jobs they could find and set themselves up to establish work where there had previously been none. My mother would say that sometimes people just didn't know what work they needed someone else to do -- but if you do some work, and the people like it, they see that it is nice not to have to do the work for themselves. When my grandparents immigrated to…
Chomsky warns of ideological motivations of some scientific paradigms, just as with the aforementioned racial emphasis of early anthropology. Here, Russell espouses a Platonic episteme by enunciating the expectations of behavior between different classes. While Plato philosophized that persons are born with the characteristics fitting of their caste, Russell envisages a society in which "ordinary" men and women are expected to be collectivized and, therefore, devoid of individual expression.
Jean Jacques Rousseau paid his respects to the philosophy of Plato, although he thought it impractical, citing the decayed state of society. This sort of romanticism has been downplayed by the modern scientific establishment, who denounce the noble savage theory of human nature. Humans are not born purely good, modern science maintains. Instead, evolutionary traits are promoted at the biological level, thereby giving rise to how people are. It is not society that corrupts, but rather an interrelationship between…
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The type of atrocity that a religious ideal could cause, I think, became cemented forever for me during the events of September 11, 2001.
Those men operated not only from a sense of devotion to their country, a hatred for the United States, but also from a religious fervor that encouraged them to take their own lives and the lives of thousands of others. This brought home to me that religion, in whatever form, could be not only a comfort, but also a greatly destructive force.
Even if I think of my own religion, Christianity, I am forced to admit the reality of the situation; it has not always been the gentle, caring lifestyle that's so often promoted today. In fact, even today, many Christians use their religious zeal to hurt and destroy. If I think of the past, the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the Salem Witch trials come immediately…
I studied there for two years and then again relocated to complete three years of college at California State Northridge.
My five years of education at these two universities, as well as my education in Australia have exposed me to many varied international peoples and has further broadened my understanding of the diversity of language and culture. As a student I am clearly focused on group work as an essential element of success in education and demonstration of knowledge and this has been greatly influenced by my exposure to many cultures and friendships with many diverse individuals. Group work is also essential in business and I hope that my focuses as a business/finance major in group work success will aide me extensively in my career.
Within the development of my personal and educational life I was drawn to Finance as a professional and degree goal. I have extended this commitment…
Better leadership skills from the general manager will also mean employees who not only perform better, but are also more capable and more productive at work.
There are several job factors that I usually take into consideration and this is also shown in my current job as general manager. First of all, in terms of the environmental context, I tend to appreciate those types of jobs with a high level of communication to those where the individual activity is more relevant than a collective approach. For me, communication means being able to work in a team, consulting with the other members and determining what the best solutions are, as well as how to implement these. As a general manager, I have the opportunity to be able to communicate quite a lot with other employees, both in terms of coordinating with them and in what passing on instructions is…
Positions such as Administrative Assistant and Front Office Manager for Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International consequently strengthened my job qualifications and established me as an effective communicator.
My main goal as a Front Office Manager and Customer Representative was to establish credibility. Due to my people-orientation skills I was able to effectively measure - with maturity - those circumstances surrounding my communications, including situational and cultural context. Through hard effort, patience, and serious consideration of the multi-national environment in which I was required to operate and engage, I consequently adopted an individual style of communicating.
My daily tasks included messages conveyed through channels; verbal face-to-face meetings, telephone, written letters, e-mails, memos, and reports were but a few of the communication opportunities encountered.
Clearly recognizing the actions or reactions influenced by my message, I worked to ensure that my communication was always unambiguous and clear. Keeping in mind that people…
What is the difference between personal chefs and private chefs?
Both prepare meals for individuals or small groups.
Both are culinary professionals with flexibility in their working situations.
Private chefs work in restaurants or other business venues, while personal chefs work in the client's home.
Personal chefs tailor their menus to their clients' specifications.
Personal chefs prepare meals to be reheated by their clients at mealtimes, but private chefs prepare meals for immediate consumption.
What is a personal chef?
Personal chefs offer meal preparation in a client's home.
Personal chefs come to the client's home with everything needed to prepare a set amount of meals.
Personal chefs package and store meals, to be reheated by their clients.
Personal chefs clean the kitchen.
Personal chefs offer customized menu planning for clients.
Personal chefs can do the grocery shopping for their clients.
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To encourage and perhaps even inspire my students, I shared with them the challenges I encountered in learning English and in understanding a culture which was both new and different from mine. I would always tell my students that in order to improve my SAT reading and writing score, I had to exert my best effort and work hard. I would also tell my students what I often told myself, that there is no shortcut for learning a new language; one just needs to practice, practice and work hard, just like everything else in life. Indeed, practice makes perfect.
Teaching Chinese to my students also offered me the chance to reflect on myself, on how I have begun from a person who doesn't speak English to a person who learned English as a second language and finally a person who teaches Americans about the Chinese language and culture. I realized…
My work as a research assistant in a cognitive psychology lab added to my theoretical knowledge by giving me practical experience in encoding and analyzing data. This experience provided me with the opportunity to use analytical tests and interpret statistical data. Bookkeeping of participants' demographic information also further developed my organizational skills. Having been a research assistant, I have gained a reasonable understanding of research design and the statistics needed to conduct research. For my senior major project, I wrote a research paper on an empirical study that investigated the role of change detection in studies of visual attention in the field of cognitive psychology. This paper was awarded the Sharon Borine award for the best major project in Psychology because of its successful presentation of research and adherence to American Psychology Association guidelines. I strongly believe my research experience will help me attain success in conducting graduate research as…
They are a great source of strength and I will honor them while remaining true to myself.
I am committed to lifelong learning and I will constantly strive to advance my knowledge and skills in the field by attending conferences and clinics, and reading the current literature.
I will strive to be a contributing member of society, both professionally and personally. I value education and lifelong learning and will continue to expand my knowledge by attending classes. I also understand the value of work and feel that it is a necessary and constructive part of my life. I will continue to make myself more valuable to my employer by attending seminars and training and by doing my best for the company.
Continually improve my skills as a person and as an employee through educational enhancement programs to perform my job in a timely way at a high level of excellence.…
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