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Bringing the medicine to the patient is one way in which healthcare staffers can show concern for the elderly or very ill. High-risk procedures may become more available locally for elderly patients, lowering the high incidence of deaths due to cardiovascular or cancer surgeries in low-volume hospitals (Gastonia, p. 2).
Exporting medicine overseas. Care and love for all people is important to those who wish to find meaning in their healthcare jobs. If only people in their country are cared for, the lack of care for others appears more obvious. In fact, some diseases may be wiped out if medication is provided to parts of the world where the incidence of that particular health risk is prevalent. For instance lymphatic filariasis, or malaria, is spread by mosquitoes. Through the efforts of the World Health Organization, private donors and pharmaceutical corporations, progress is being made in wiping out this disfiguring disease…
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It is also important to distinguish between the subjective or personal view of quality of life and the professional's objective evaluation of the health status of individuals (Tyrrell et al., 2005, p. 375).
With regard to the patient's quality of life and treatment the above study notes that; "We have observed that some older dialysis patients experience considerable difficulties with this treatment regime. Apart from physical discomfort, some patients have difficulty complying with treatment, or repeatedly express the wish to give up dialysis" (Tyrrell et al., 2005, p. 375). These and other problems emphasize the fact that the treatment regime can be arduous for elderly patients and, if not in administered and managed correctly by the nurse or caregiver, can radically decrease the quality of life of the patient and his or her family.
Another issue that is reiterated in the literature is the degree to which the elderly patient…
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Ashby et al. (2005) Renal dialysis abatement: lessons from a social study.
Palliative Medicine, 19.
Bednarsk D. ( 2009) Integrating a Culture of Caring Into a Technologic World.
In the case of Mrs. Thomas, her condition is made worse by unique challenges to include: dealing with her own health issues, loneliness, financial worries and anxieties over her husband's depression. These difficulties are making Mrs. Thomas' condition more severe. As she must be concerned about: these problems and her quality of health. These issues are impacting her physical and mental well-being.
To deal with these challenges, an all-encompassing approach must be utilized that is focusing on holistic medicine. This means involving: friends, family members and community organizations as part of the solution. At the same time, the community nurse must encourage Mrs. Thomas to stay physically active and engage in routine tasks.
This will help her to have a sense of regularity. When this happens, there will be an improvement in her mental and physical state. This is the point that Mrs. Thomas, will not worry about the various…
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Quality of Life
An Analysis of a Life ell Lived
The world is in a constant flutter of change. In the past few decades alone such inventions as cellular phones and the Internet have drastically altered many lives. Globalization is indeed, global, and with it, everything changes. Because of these facets, and sometimes perhaps in spite of them, humanity's definition of a good life, or a life well lived changes constantly as well. Today, one's ability to simply connect to the Internet opens, literally, a world of possibility. For many, such a simple connection represents an ideal life.
Yet there are still others who believe in wealth and power as the primary definitions of a good life, which are more classical ideals. There are a number of pieces that also elucidate these ideas, and portray this wish of a good, beautiful, easy and satisfying life at various times in history,…
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Quality of Life Among Tawau Hospital Sufering From
Knee Osteoarthritis With Physiotherapy
Qualitative study of How Quality of Life of Tawau Hospital Staff
Suffering from Knee Osteoarthritis have been improved at Physiotherapy Unit.
To investigate how the Quality of Life among Tawau Hospital staff suffering from Osteoarthritis (knees) have been improved using Physiotherapy intervention.
The study employs qualitative techniques to collect data. The sample population is selected from people and Tawau Hospital staff visiting the physiotherapy unit. Approximately 100 sample valid questionnaires are collected and the data collected are used for the research findings. The study evaluates the extent the physiotherapy intervention has been able to improve the quality of life of participants. The physiotherapy intervention include physical exercise, and massage. The study measures the outcome of physiotherapy intervention using VAS (visual analogue scale). The reduction of pain has been used to measure the improvement of quality of life index…
Aoki, Y. Sugiura, S. Nakagawa, K et al. (2012).Evaluation of Nonspecific Low Back Pain Using a New Detailed Visual Analogue Scale for Patients in Motion, Standing, and Sitting: Characterizing Nonspecific Low Back Pain in Elderly Patients. Pain Research and Treatment.
Baba, D. Indah, D.D.D. Rasdan, I.A. (2010). Work Posture and Back Pain Evaluation in a Malaysian Food Manufacturing Company. American Journal of Applied Sciences 7 (4):, 473-479.
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Quality of Life Indicators -- City of Alexandria
esearch Indicators Analysis
Alexandria Quality of Life Initiative
The purpose of this paper is to provide details about the articulation and measurement of four select indicators from the Quality of Life Study for the City of Alexandria. A brief overview of the survey constructs, conceptual framework, data sources, and data analysis is provided as introduction to the discussion of the specific indicators.
Quality of life is a concept that takes on as many meanings as there are individuals living in a community. Individual perceptions are key in any definition of quality of life, but generally the concept has to do with positive feelings of well-being and a sense that one is living "the good life." The word good, and the mental images and emotional feelings associated with the concept of goodness, are generally agreed by psychologists to be fundamental to a concept…
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Gouveia, Gouveia, Hale et al. (2017)
"Correlates of health-related quality of life in young-old and old -- old community-dwelling older adults"
Although the authors framed the research problem of interest in terms of the purpose of the study, the abstract does contain all of these basic elements. The acronyms, HQol.,HQol-SF and BMI, though, are not defined in the abstract and they are not defined until they are first used in the first three paragraphs of the introduction that follows, leaving readers to figure out what the terms mean (except perhaps BMI which is fairly commonplace) by either revisiting the title, searching elsewhere or reading ahead to determine their meanings. Moreover, the terms "young-old" (i.e., those aged 60-69 years) and "old-old" (those aged 70 to 79 years) are not defined until the authors describe the population in the methodology section that follows the introduction.
Introduction / Statement of the problem:
Gouveia, E. R., Gouveia, B. R., Ihle, A., Kliegel, M., Maia, J. A., Badia, S. B. & Freitas, D. L. (2017). Correlates of health-related qualify of life in young-old and old-old community-dwelling older adults. Quality of Life Research. DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1502z.
This was a result of economic sectors which are dominated majorly by men such as heavy manufacturing and construction feeling the effects of the recession more adversely thatn the sectors that are dominated by women such as education, healthcare and public-sector employment. By the end of the year 2009, the global recession put about 28 million men out of jobs in the whole world Salam 630()
The situations is continuing to become worse as a result of the pain that globalization causes adding onto the pain of the recession. This is to mean that between 30 and 40 million more jobs are expected to be lost in the U.S. As a result of heavy outsourcing to third world countries that provide cheap labor. The situation for men is also worsened by the fact that men are falling behind on the acquisition of educational credentials which are necessary for the success…
Salam, Reihan. "The Death of Macho." Foreign Policy 2009. Print.
The Economist. "Homophobia: Its Getting Better." The Economist 2012. Print.
-. "Women in Business: Waving a Big Stick." The Economist 2012. Print.
g. 2 into 1, the z- score fails to create. I have to have a larger set of numbers for Chicago during each particular year in order to work out a z-score.
3. The CDC uses a pie chart to show the annual rate of deaths in the U.S. attributable to smoking. The different segments illustrate the percentages of different kinds of diseases caused by smoking. The pie chart tells us that smoking causes the greatest casualties in lung cancer (128,900) and in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (92,900). The pie chart is effective in that it uses colors to differentiate each segment as well as having a succinct clear title on top, its source added below, and the cause and number of the course listed by each segment. There is no need for improvement. (Source: CDC: Annual Deaths Attributable to Cigarette Smoking -- United States, 2000 -- 2004. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/tables/health/attrdeaths/index.htm)
Lecture Script: The Elderly – Living Life to the Fullest
Today, there are approximately 53.5 million elderly people aged 65 years or older living in the United States, accounting for about 16% of the total population (United States people, 2019). This demographic group is also the fastest growing in the country, and current projections indicate the there will be far more elderly people in the foreseeable future who are living to even older ages. Indeed, some scientists believe that due to ongoing innovations in health care and medical device technologies, humans born today could live to reach 150 years and even older (Glor, 2012). Given these astounding trends in human history, the question emerges concerning how the elderly can best maintain their quality of life as they become centenarians and beyond. The purpose of this lecture script is to provide a review of the relevant scholarly literature concerning these issues,…
For example, and elder citizen may consider having the ability to sit and watch television or read all that is necessary to improve their quality of life, and thus demand healthcare services that would allow him or her to do just that.
There are no universal standards that are likely to be accepted by a majority of the population, or even by enough people to consider QALY assessments moral and ethical practices in healthcare (Drotar, 1998). Many also argue that healthcare authorities may favor certain populations including the young adult or pediatric population, based on the theory this group has the greatest chances for survival; this however is often not the case, as there are many older adults that have powerful enough beliefs and mature immune systems so that with proper treatment they might have just as much chance for survival than doctors may assess on first glance (Drotar, 1998).…
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Maximize Quality of Life in Old Age
As an individual advances in age, his/her risk of acquiring aging-related conditions increases. Understanding that such conditions (i.e., arthritis, memory loss, hip fractures, etc.) don't form a part of normal aging is essential. They will likely develop at a particular age; however, one mustn't perceive them as an expected and unavoidable component of the aging process. How a person ages is determined by three elements: genetics, lifestyle and environment. Individuals have no control over their genes, but they can regulate their lifestyle and environment, and it is these elements that contribute the most to how well an individual ages. Jones (2014) states ten tips for maximizing quality of life for the elderly, and longevity:
Keep stress in check. Stress, in particular chronic stress, is one among the very few factors contributing to premature aging. While everybody faces stress in life, and a small…
Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2015). The life span: Human development for helping professionals.
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The theory of nursing is built in a dynamic process that develops from practice and is normally reproduced through research, by development and analysis of concepts and theories. There is need to investigate further the phenomena seen in nurses' experience during practice in order to identify the attributes. The most effective way of enabling nurses to deeply examine some phenomena is by defining a concept of interest. This would enable the development of theories that are directly related to a clinical practice. There has been a tremendous improvement and push for the analysis and development of nursing concepts mainly because researchers have attempted to clarify problems that were previously considered as common sense. The increase has been necessitated by concepts that look obvious having vague terminologies, inconsistent theories, and ambiguous definitions.
Quality of life is a terminology that is frequently used in nursing practice and in health care.…
Lok, N., Lok, S., & Canbaz, M. (2017). The effect of physical activity on depressive symptoms and quality of life among elderly nursing home residents: Randomized controlled trial. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, 70, 92-98.
Mishra, S. I., Scherer, R. W., Snyder, C., Geigle, P., & Gotay, C. (2014). Are exercise programs effective for improving health-related quality of life among cancer survivors? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Oncology nursing forum.
Mjorud, M., Rosvik, J., Rokstad, A. M. M., Kirkevold, M., & Engedal, K. (2014). Variables associated with change in quality of life among persons with dementia in nursing homes: a 10 months follow-up study. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e115248.
Nikmat, A. W., Hawthorne, G., & Al-Mashoor, S. H. (2015). The comparison of quality of life among people with mild dementia in nursing home and home care -- a preliminary report. Dementia, 14(1), 114-125.
The Impact of Physical Inactivity in Long-Term Care Settings during Covid- Pandemic: Case Study of esidents in Edmonton General Continuing Care Center (EGCCC), In Edmonton, Alberta Canadaesearch Prediction and OutcomeDesired OutcomesThe purpose of the study is to determine if there has been any considerable deterioration in the health of vulnerable people located in EGCCC due to the lack of physical activity during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study will demonstrate how the reduction/elimination of physical activity by the residents of EGCCC during the pandemic resulted in their decreased quality of life. Elderly residents need physical activity to improve their overall health and reduce muscle mass deterioration as they age (Izquierdo, Duque, & Morley, 2021). With the study results, improvements in older adults physical activity in LTCs will increase even with the current Covid-19 pandemic. The study will make recommendations to prevent recurrence of physical inactivity and establish necessary guidelines for future…
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Quality and eliability
The cost of quality, in the context of management and the business side of operations, is quite different from (though related to) the cost of quality from a consumer perspective. The old adage, "you get what you pay for" is a word of warning or reminder to consumers that higher quality items tend to be more expensive, and thus the "cost of quality" is simply a higher price tag for consumers. For the companies actually producing goods and services, this same perspective might apply to certain materials and equipment procured for use in the production process, but this is only one of many "costs of quality" that business must endure (Accounting for Management, 2012). Factors of time, process controls, testing, correcting mistakes as quickly and completely as possible, and a variety of business- and industry-specific concerns all impact the costs that a company incurs in…
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Every special needs student has different strengths and weaknesses. Under IDEA, the IEP is forms the educational standard for all special needs students. The IEP determines the course of their education, goals, and method of teaching. The standards are adjusted to the needs of the student. This differs from the nationalized standards that dictate the educational needs of the general population.
Quantitative assessment is the rule of assessment of the general population. However, assessment of the special needs population is largely qualitative. The problem in assessing the success of life skills classrooms must consider whether the individual goals of the students are being met. However, there are many variables that can impact this success. For instance, a student may develop unexpected medical conditions during the course of the year that impact the ability to meet IEP goals. These factors must be considered in order to make a fair assessment of…
Bellini, S., Peters, J., Benner, L., & Hopf, a. (2007). A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Social kills Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Remedial and Special Education 28 (3), 153. Retrieved from Questia Database on April 20, 2008.
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Heron, T. Welsch, R. & Goddard, Y. (2003). Applications of Tutoring Systems in Specialized object Areas: An Analysis of Skills, Methodologies, and Results. Remedial and Special education. 24 (5), 288. Retrieved from Questia Database on April 20, 2008.
According to the United States' Government's Medicare program, coverage of nursing home care is offered only on a limited basis. In order to be eligible, the Medicare must only receive services from a Medicare-approved facility, and must have a "qualifying hospital stay" just before entering the nursing home; this stay is generally three days or longer ("Nursing Homes: Paying for Care").
In light of these potential medical costs, one must be careful when advising this couple. The goal of retirement is to allow them to maintain their quality of life, but their quality of life is not maintained if they are constantly sick or worrying about their health. The father's skepticism about taking out a policy that would cover nursing homes or home nursing services is warranted. First of all, no one wants to think about the time when they will no longer be able to take care of him…
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On an individual level, however, such safeguards can be interpreted as learning how to survive in a non-technological world. In other words, it is important that we ensure that a technologically run world does not end up creating a complacent and physiologically inept human society.
Human ingenuity has resulted in computer technology and the Internet creating untold opportunities for improving the quality of life. The same human ingenuity must also now ensure that the use of Information Technology and the Internet is responsibly done and placed in the right perspective.
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114). ising medical costs and diminishing quality of care demand that something be done, however (IOM 2009).
The Quality Chasm documents and the research that went into producing them have been specifically requested and utilized by the Department on Health and Human Services to implement policy reform at state and local levels that his directly changed the way primary care is provided (IOM). Nursing education is also affected by these policy changes as expectations and standards of care change.
IOM. (2009). "Crossing the Quality Chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative." Accessed 18 September 2009. http://www.iom.edu/CMS/8089.aspx
Piper, S. (2008). Top Ten Myths of American Health Care and Crisis. Pacific esearch Institute. Accessed 18 September 2009. http://liberty.pacificresearch.org/docLib/20081020_Top_Ten_Myths.pdf
IOM. (2009). "Crossing the Quality Chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative." Accessed 18 September 2009. http://www.iom.edu/CMS/8089.aspx
Piper, S. (2008). Top Ten Myths of American Health Care and Crisis. Pacific Research Institute. Accessed 18 September 2009. http://liberty.pacificresearch.org/docLib/20081020_Top_Ten_Myths.pdf
What hurt the most is that I felt that my personal integrity and the right to be myself were being unfairly obstructed. I am no longer a child and while I am not an experienced adult, yet I feel that I am old enough to make my own decisions. In fact I began to feel like a prisoner in my own home and this tended to increase my sense of opposition to the attitude of my parents.
A also realized that the root of the problem lay in a lack of understanding and communication. I also felt that my parents had not attempted to listen to side of the argument closely enough. I therefore decided that the argument should end and sat down with my parents one evening to convince them that my eating habits were intended not to harm myself but to increase my quality of life. I was…
However...generally a vast difference exists between what healthcare providers understand and what laypersons are able to comprehend. This immeasurability of knowledge was evident in the participants' narratives and was exacerbated by the conveying of "false hope" or "false optimism" to patients and patients' family members.
Seconding Robichaux's argument is ackstrand's (2006) findings that hospital-based EOL programs are not the "ideal" form of healthcare that elderly patients should receive, according to a survey of nurses. For the nurses, "no patient should face death alone," which ultimately happens when patients are confined in a hospital facility receiving palliative care. Comparing ICU EOL care against the hospice and nursing home care programs, 'dying with dignity' is remote in this kind of program, since "[t]he ICU is no place to die. It would be nice to have a comfortable, quiet, spacious room for those who are dying. Let everyone in and let the rest…
Anderson, R. (2003). "Nursing home quality, chain affiliation, profit status, and performance." Journal of Real Estate Research, Vol. 25, Issue 1.
Backstrand, R. (2006). "Providing a "good death": critical care nurses' suggestions for improving end-of-life care." American Journal of Critical Care, Vol. 15, Issue 1.
Elliot, D. (2006). "Determining the financial impact of hospice." Healthcare Financial Management, Vol. 60, Issue 7.
Imhof, S. (2005). "What do we owe the dying? Strategies to strengthen end-of-life care." Journal of Healthcare Management, Vol. 50, Issue 3.
Quiet oom: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett. Specifically it will discuss the author's life and how mental illness affected her family and herself. Lori Schiller suffered from schizophrenia since she was a teenager, and this is a true account of her struggles with the disease.
This book, written by the patient and a writer, is the real story of Lori Schiller, a schizophrenia patient who managed to conquer, or manage, her disease. She writes powerfully of how the illness affected her and her family, and what how it affected her life. Her experiences began with hearing "Voices" in her head and these voices rarely disappear from her mind. She writes, "Sometimes those Voices have been dormant. Sometimes they have been overwhelming. At times over the years they have nearly destroyed me. Many times over the years I was ready to give…
Schiller, Lori, and Amanda Bennett. The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness. New York: Warner Books, 1994.
New Faith Family Center
Of the many programs and services offered by The Capital City escue Mission the one program that I would like to focus on is The New Faith Family Center. This program is a yearlong residential, transitional program consisting of four phases to help up to 35 women and their children change old patterns and transform their lives. Women and children are welcomed in an atmosphere that reflects the love of Christ. Every Family is provided with a comfortable apartment while they focus on life changes. This program includes: Educational/Career development, Employment readiness, Counseling, Life skills/Addiction ecovery, Parenting skills / Anger management, Health Care and Child care. The program uses data and performance measurement tools to evaluate and improve the regional systematic and programmatic responses to individual and family homelessness, unemployment and overall need for assistance. The program also teaches individuals and families the skills to survive…
Calysn, R.J., Morse, G.A., Klinkenberg, W.D., Yonker, R.D., & Trusty, M.L. (2002). Moderators and mediators of client satisfaction in case management programs for clients with severe mental illness. Mental Health Services Research, 4(4), 267 -- 275.
Royse, D., Thyer, B.A., & Padgett, D.K. (2009). Program evaluation: An introduction. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Sullivan, G., Burnam, A., Koegel, P., & Hollenberg, J. (2000). Quality of life of homeless persons with mental illness: Results from the course-of-homelessness study. Psychiatric Services, 51(9), 1135 -- 1141.
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Life Is Worth Living
People are living longer than ever before. With the advances of medical science, longer and higher quality of lives are more possible than they were a few decades ago. With the ability to live longer than previously enjoyed how does one decide a life is worth living? I believe it has to do with the heart and the mind.
I have a friend who recently lost the ability to walk. Before this happened to my friend I had a much different idea about what makes life worthwhile. Watching my friend rise above the challenge and find many things to live for made me think about the true value and meaning of life. I realize now it is not what one cannot accomplish, but what one can accomplish that defines the value of a life.
I believe that a life is worth living if a person can…
52, 53). Thus, in less than a month, Washington improvised an entirely new battle plan and seized the advantage offered to him by the British. Coupled with his relentless dedication to his cause, Washington's ability to react and improvise throughout the war is what allowed the relatively untrained and poorly supplied Continental Army to overcome the might of the British empire.
The third trait, a fatherly devotion to his men, is evident throughout Washington's military career. Though he was careful to maintain a certain distance between himself and his men in order to ensure a modicum of respect (or at least fear), he nevertheless care deeply about their well-being (Harvey, 2008, p. 39). For example, when he became the leader of the Continental Army, one of his first orders was for the men to be issued fresh bedding and food, and he organized colonial women to produce 14,000 new coats…
Harvey, R. (2008). Maverick military leaders, the extraordinary battles of washington, nelson, patton, rommel, and others. Skyhorse Pub Co Inc.
Women identified their hrist Jesus who was food during mass as the redemption of humanity. The women believed reaching spirituality was through food, since naturally they were food from their ability to breastfeed. The Medieval women associated the breast as seen in Holy mother, Mary's own breastfeeding as a Eucharistic feeding of the soul.
The painting also indicates that to the Female saints of the Middle Ages, prayer was an important element in their connection to God. In the "The life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve," Godelieve makes prayer requests and offerings of food to God, that are answered by angels who bring delicacies for the poor.
Amy Hollywood. "Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (Religion and Postmodernism)," University of hicago Press, (2002).
This article carries out an analysis of anthropological studies of the medieval times, and looks into the connection of the body,…
Counihan Carole, M. "The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning and Power," Routledge, (1999), p.98.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maryann Ainsworth A., & Keith, Christiansen. "From Van Eyck to Bruegel," (1998), p.127.
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Life Science Current Event eport
Current Events on Cloning and Evolution
Topic and Date: The Ethics of Egg Manipulation (Evolution), August 27, 2009
The article "The Ethics of Egg Manipulation" published in Nature investigates the research challenges in reducing diseases that can be identified prior to egg fertilization. Scientists have questioned if it is necessary for humans to give birth to offspring that are at high risk for genetic diseases. Their hypothesis is: If we remove the bad parts of the DNA from one egg and replace it with good DNA from another egg and use the new egg for in vitro fertilization, can we reduce the number of babies born with disease (Anonymous, 2009)?
Current experiments have been performed on monkeys. The experiments have been successful and scientists believe the research is ready to move to humans, but many laws are in place to deter this type of…
Anonymous. (2009, August 27). The ethics of egg manipulation. Nature, 460(7259), 1057. Retrieved from ProQuest Database.
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also emphasize the importance of education and communication to consumers in order to ensure that quality standards are met.
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was established during 1987, when businesses were slowly but increasingly becoming aware of the importance of quality service and goods to customers. The award program was then established in order to not only promote quality awareness, but also to recognize businesses providing the highest quality in comparison to others. This promotes competition, which in turn promotes higher quality goods and services.
In addition to the health care sector, the annual Baldrige Award is presented by the President to businesses in manufacturing, service, small business, education, and nonprofit organizations. The award, along with the Baldrige National Quality Program, is managed by the National Institute of tandards and Technology.
Businesses can apply for the award by submitting the details of their achievements and improvements in seven key…
Bethell, Christina, Carter, Kim, Lansky, David, Latzke, Brooke & Gowen, Kris. (2003, March). Across Culturally-Diverse Populations: A focus on Consumer-Reported Indicators of Health Care Quality. Foundation for Accountability.
McKenna, Jeffrey, Pechacek, Terry F., Stroup, Donna F. (2003, May-June). Health Communication Ethics and CDC Quality-Control Guidelines for Information. Public Health Reports, Vol. 118.
ORGANIZATIONAL EHAVIOR: ARE QUALITY CIRCLES EFFECTIVE
Quality Circles became popular during the mid 1980s, when buzzwords such as Total Quality Management and efficiency teams became popularized in U.S. companies seeking to gain a competitive advantage over international production giants including Japanese manufacturers. A great deal of controversy exists however, as to whether or not quality circles truly accomplish what they are set out to do: improve organizational efficiency, worker productivity and performance. While many companies have argued that quality circles have resulted in dramatic cost savings, a large body of research suggests that quality circles have generally failed in a majority of companies that have implemented them. The aim of this study is to examine the nature of quality circles, and to ascertain whether or not they are effective mechanisms for organizational improvement.
ORGANIZATIONAL EHAVIOR: ARE QUALITY CIRCLES EFFECTIVE
According to research, more than 50% of the…
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The hotel and the LST core values are aligned in customer service and hospitality, meeting the customer needs as often as humanly possible. (LST websites)
Measurement and Feedback and Cultural Change (Yee Tsang & Antony 2001) measurement and feedback systems are currently lacking, other than in the nature of the fact that booking groups often return, though individuals not necessarily. (Mccarville 1993)
7 Essentials for Successful Leisure Programming
1. Establish programming priorities. LST has adequately developed a set of priorities regarding both what the consumer will see, as a cultural reflection and from an historical perspective. The company has also effectively developed a TQM approach to the development of programs that meet the consumer's expectations of a tour. Individualization and keeping the costs of such within the expectations of individuals and groups will be the key in the future.
2. Discover clients' needs. Client's needs discovery is currently produced by…
Dabrowska, K (2005) "The Lure of Libya: Weekend Breaks for Londoners in Libya? This Is Not a Desert Mirage but One of the Dreams Amelia Stewart Is Determined to Turn into Reality before Long." The Middle East, August/September, pp. 54.
"Establish Trade Links in Libya; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards." (2006) Daily Post (Liverpool, England), September 20, p. 4.
Ford, N (2003) "Diversifying Success: Change Is Afoot in Libya Where Economic Growth Continues at a Healthy Rate." The Middle East, May, pp. 50.
"GADDAFI'S SECRET POMPEII. Caroline Hendrie Finds Roman Ruins in Libya to Match Italy's Finest - but Don't Tell a Soul, REVIEW." 2005. The Mail on Sunday (London, England), January 16, p. 94.
Quality TV generates interest about social problems
Quite often, fictional TV programs can raise national consciousness and awareness about social problems. Through fiction, viewers care about people far away because problems and issues are personalized and humanized. For example, the HBO program Oz about life in prison has generated compassion about the fate of incarcerated individuals and motivated calls for prison reform in a way that seeing someone in handcuffs on the nightly news cannot. The Sopranos was not simply a high-quality TV drama, its location in a suburban community also forced viewers to think more critically about their daily lives, like the lies, pain, and murder that lay behind the closed doors of affluent suburban New Jersey. The use of violence in these shows is designed to accurately depict life
Quality TV is cinematic
Violence has become part of the cinematic vocabulary, and modern television dramas with legitimate aspirations…
The author suggests that care for the individual is characteristic of small, personal enterprises like Gessler's shoe shop, unlike standardized, corporate places of trade. Gessler can recognize a manufactured boot from far away, and will not charge for poorly made goods. "If I can do noding wid dem, I dake dem off your bill" (4). He says of firms, "dey get id by adverdisement, nod by work" (5).
For Gessler, the quality of his work is the only advertisement that is legitimate as he equates his own value with the quality and value of his work. He even looks like his handiwork: "Himself, he was a little as if made from leather" (2). But this belief impoverishes and ultimately kills Gessler. Eventually, the narrator learns that Gessler prioritizes his own life over his shoes, and funnels all of the profits back into the rent of the shop and the leather…
Galsworthy, John. "Quality." E-text from Project Guttenberg. 25 Sept 2004.
23 Mar 2007. http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile-fk_files=101658&pageno=1
Still, getting the right kind of care, at the right time, is often a struggle for patients. My friend passed away from her illness, but her experience opened my eyes to the need to mesh the personal needs of the patient with more effective diagnostic and treatment solutions. I had always wanted to embark upon a financial career, but now I knew what type of entrepreneurship I wished to devote my life to -- biotechnology.
Early detection must become a vital component of the war on cancer. Improving screening as well as the quality of treatment, pharmaceuticals, and care are critical components of the emerging 21st century heath care paradigm. Finding a way to financially contain costs, dispense care in a comprehensive and ethical fashion, and creating an effective strategy of prevention will all become the focus of the business of medicine. By becoming part of this graduate program, I…
life of a non-Profit employee course number & name: Human esources Management (BAL1127A)
The research paper will be exploring 'How new learning dimensions of human resource studies can be applied for expanding the H role in optimizing and shaping organizational and employee behavior in non-profit organization'. This is the thesis statement upon which the whole research will be build upon using number of authors review, recommendations, journals, academic reading and statistical data on the subject matter concerned.
Today, organizations are faced with number of human resource challenges among which some of them are developing leaders for the next generation along with fundamental staff required, succession planning, motivating volunteers and staff with the diversified work and managing work style and work environment in nonprofit organizations. Due to the growing need of nonprofit institutions in an economy, universities have started nonprofit courses and programs, yet it doesn't guarantee to establish a link…
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Liberation theology, a movement within the social practices and doctrine of the Catholic Church that began in earnest in Latin America during the 1960s, is a method of interpreting Biblical exhortations and predictions in the modern world in a way that is directly and practically relevant in the day-to-day lives of people and societies throughout the world. The primary concepts of this brand of Catholic theology include viewing God as a liberator of humanity and the need for solidarity in sentiment and action with the poor and downtrodden of the world (Fahlbusch & Bromiley 1997, pp. 259). Simply put, liberation theology posits that God exists as a liberator for all of the people of the world, and that it is the job of the Church and its members to bring about this liberation of the world's population inasmuch as is possible through direct action assisting the poor and…
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It is impossible for science to "overtake" the light but not impossible for humans to experience it. hile light is pleasing, it is not lasting for the poet. hen it is no longer present, what remains is something that is almost opposite to light. The poet describes the experience as a "quality of loss / Affecting our content, / As Trade had suddenly encroached / Upon a Sacrament" (17-20). Here we see the emergence of despair and loss when the light is gone. The light is a severe contrast with the darkness alluded to in the other poems mentioned here but above all, the contrast demonstrates the poet's ability to write about diverse topics.
Death is a source of inspiration for Emily Dickinson and while this make seem creepy to many readers, it is actually brave for the poet because death, even today, seems taboo for many artists. This may…
Dickinson, Emily. "A Light Exists in Spring." The Complete Poems of Emily
Thomas Johnson. New York: Little, Brown and Company. 1960. Print.
-. "Because I Could Not Stop for Death." The Complete Poems of Emily
However, the social perceptions that could have gained her an easier entry into low-class work also could have kept her there, and prevented her from entering a management position. Gender in the absence of race seems to be the cutting divide at the Maids, while the individual who is in charge of the franchise is male, and a male voice guides the Hispanic demonstrator on the tape. But in more diverse Minnesota at the al-Mart, Ehrenreich is recruited as "management material," a status not extended to her nonwhite colleagues. (Ehrenreich, p.109) "Much of our interaction with others consists of subtle negotiation over just how much deference, honor, respect, and awe we are to extend and receive." (Kroehler & Hughes, p. 178) Divisions of respect are not exclusive to race, but race seems to predominate, with class, language, and gender stepping in only afterwards, in the absence of clear racial markers.…
Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed. New York: Henry Holt. 2001.
Kroehler Carolyn J. & Michael Hughes. Sociology: The Core. Sixth Edition New York: McGraw Hill 1999.
According to his concepts the quality control can be done without too much emphasis on inspection if the process is smooth and can easily rum by the operations. It is today that we recognize the importance of customer's point-of-view but it was Juran who many years ago gave the idea that the perception of quality lies in the mind of customers rather than the producer. "According to the founders of TQM, the five interventions define the core of total quality management. Knowledge of customer requirements provides a test for considering and evaluating process changes. Supplier partnerships ensure that materials entering the organization are of acceptable quality. Cross-functional teams bring the full spectrum of relevant information and expertise to bear on decisions about system wide problems. Scientific methods and statistical analyses provide teams with trustworthy data to use in their decision making. And process management heuristics can improve the quality of…
Miller, Alex. Strategic Management. 3. Irwin/McGraw Hill, 1998.
Witzel, Morgen. "Quality put into practice - guru guide: Joseph Juran." Quality put into practice - guru guide: Joseph Juran. 19 August 2003. RICS. 20 Oct 2006 http://www.rics.org/Management/Qualitymanagement/FT%20SUMMER%20SCHOOL%20Quality%20put%20into%20practice%20Guru%20Guide%20JOSEPH%20JURAN%20 (Financial%20Times).html.
Paton, Scott M.. "An interview with Joseph M. Juran." A Century of Quality: An Interview with Quality Legend Joseph M. Juran. 1999. QCI International. 20 Oct 2006 http://www.qualitydigest.com/feb99/html/body_juran.html .
Feo, Joe De. "Juran Institute Helps Organization Improve." OUR FOUNDER. Juran Institute. 20 Oct 2006 http://www.juran.com/lower_2.cfm?article_id=21 .
Though her mother had passed, there would be maternal, familial and nurturing love to be found in the warmth and kindness of those whom she would meet here. ith the Black Madonna photograph as a compass and the pressures of the changing Civil Rights climate as a motor, Lily ultimately had found personal redemption in the implications of both. It is no matter of coincidence that the author so aggressively intertwined the conditions of Lily's confrontation of her own demons concerning the death of her mother with the personal revelations that, on a broad social scale, underscored the Civil Rights Movement as a whole. Indeed, the resolution finds Lily in a place of relative emotional equanimity, having confronted the truth about her mother, having faced the anger of her father and having ultimately settled on her life in the Boatright's community. Accordingly, "August and her community become Lily's new family,…
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These aspects count to their competiveness by attracting the unlikely clients to their doors. The thought that other fast food restaurants have faster service has been played down by the ease and perfection that the owner and the employees undertake to attend to client. The most expensive and high nutrition value meal in their menu take only three minutes to prepare. This exemplifies the ease of wining the hearts of the unhealthy fast food eaters to become their clients.
Competitor price inconsiderate of the nutritional value of the food are deemed to be dearer. This aspect implies that people aware of their health needs will prefer to partake in meal that have not only a nutritional value but also an additional advantage in cost. Additional to the cost the organization engages in environmentally friendly measure of food production and preparation. In the advent of increasing concern for global warming the…
Quality and Data Base Management
This short essay attempts to distinguish between sometimes very similar words and at other times surprisingly different. The information technology age that we are all a part of today has been the reason for the ironically different definitions for these words that in the past may have been all examples of one another in any thesaurus. The words the report focuses on are data, information, and knowledge. Therefore, the work will attempt to describe the differences and also to help in the clarification will provide examples of each.
Before the technology revolution that became so prominent in our lives, the word data was run of the mill. It was a word that was more often used in science and meant to gather a body of facts. However, since technological change spurred the computer, data has a whole new appeal in the English language. For example,…
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I have experienced the fairytale love story and girl or young woman can dream of. Yet I am now well aware of the fact that not everybody has this luxury and that many people in the world must struggle to find a proper source of income or they have to leave their families and go to far away countries to find a better life. After this course, I think that it is our duty to help these people, to be active and responsive to their needs.
As a result of my experience with the Vietnamese immigration issue I realized that in most cases foreigners tend to work more and better than the regular American. This is because we value or time and our efforts and because we can afford to do that. Others can't. Others must struggle to find food, to find shelter. And it is our duty to make…
Caring for others has also been my primary means of self-expression, the one way I have been able to give back to the community and hopefully enhance the lives of others. As a LPN I have been successful but I know that I would be a more effective health care professional as an RN. With advanced nursing credentials I will enjoy an increased level of responsibility and the option to specialize in a select field of health care. Moreover, as an African-American female I can contribute positively to the diversity and caliber of the administrative nursing team at my health care institution and offer a diversity of perspective and opinion when I interact with patients and coworkers.
Although my primary ambition is to heal others by working directly with patients in a professional setting, I also hope to participate in hospital administrative and decision-making procedures. Nurses have the potential to…
Life sucks and then you die, is a popular saying among Gen-Xers to describe the futility of it all. The phrase may be original, but the sentiment certainly is not. Long before Generation X came on the scene, Ernest Hemingway was writing about heroes who faced the harsh unfairness of finite life with dignity and grace. This "grace under pressure" became known as the Hemingway Code.
Hemingway scholar Philip Young explains that the code "is made of the controls of honor and courage which in a life of tension and pain make a man..." (63). Feminist scholars have suggested that this definition of the code is sexist and that women in Hemingway's work, too, display honor and courage (Tyler 29).
Rovit and Brenner agree with Young's basic definition and add an additional component. Hemingway's code, they say, also has to do with "learning how to make one's passive vulnerability (to…
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. 1929. New York, NY: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1995.
Nagel, James. "Catherine Barkley and Retrospective Narration." Critical Essays on Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Ed. George Monteiro. New York, NY G.K. Hall & Co., 1994. 161-174.
Oldsey, Bernard. "The Sense of an Ending in A Farewell to Arms." Modern Critical Interpretations: Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Ed. Harold Bloom. Modern Critical Interpretations. New York, NY: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987. 77-96.
Rovit, Earl and Gerry Brenner. Ernest Hemingway. Rev. ed. Twayne's United States Authors Series. New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 1995.
10). While basically valid, this claim is disingenuous and actually self-defeating. While we might not have a "right" to any of these things, the government does provide food, shelter and clothing to those in need, and not just on an emergency basis (as is the case with health care). Health goes to basic security of life, and the government has an inherent duty to protect its citizen's lives.
The Qulity Chasm report has been used to change healthcare by advocating a shift in primary care to a more developed infrastructure via systems demonstrations. The report affected both policy and ethics in its finding on lowered safety levels due to insufficient staffing capabilities (IOM). Nursing education has changed due to the enhanced standards and new methodologies suggested by the report.
IOM. (2009). "Crossing the Quality Chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative." Accessed 18 September 2009. http://www.iom.edu/CMS/8089.aspx
Piper, S. (2008).…
IOM. (2009). "Crossing the Quality Chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative." Accessed 18 September 2009. http://www.iom.edu/CMS/8089.aspx
Piper, S. (2008). Top Ten Myths of American Health Care and Crisis. Pacific Research Institute. Accessed 18 September 2009. http://liberty.pacificresearch.org/docLib/20081020_Top_Ten_Myths.pdf
Poor dental health can be a portal that allows bacteria and other infectious organisms into blood stream. Poor dental health care can also lead to poor outcomes of dialysis. Heart disease patients have special needs when it comes to dental care. Spreading this knowledge would motivate patients with these diseases to visit Eastside clinic regularly.
If staffing of more employees is not able to attract more patients to the clinic then the clinic would make a greater loss than it is currently making.
Kool Smiles being a profit making organization might be more efficient and have a more cooperative and friendly staff which can attract Eastside clinic patients towards them.
Promotions through dental vehicles would lead to extra costs such as repairmen of vehicles and fuel costs for which the clinic might not have funds.
The clinic might not have enough funds to employee more people
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The patient and his partner's privacy must be respected, but if at all possible the nurse should treat the patient as part of a larger social environment, which includes the patient's family and his community. The patient's status and his partner's health status will impact the quality of life they both experience in their relationship, and affect treatment compliance.
Dealing with sensitive issues early on in the intervention builds the necessary trust and getting the patient's loved ones 'on board' in terms of encouraging treatment compliance will improve his quality of life as well as act as positive incentives for compliance. Finally, sexuality and the importance of sexual functioning are vital in maintaining a high quality of life. Sexual issues in terms of practicing appropriate 'safe sex' are important to address with an HIV-positive patient. Interviewing the patient about his or her sexual practices and afterwards in a sensitive manner…
Cohen, E., & Cesta, T. (2005) Nursing case management: Advanced practice applications. 4th
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Loss of Function on the Quality of life and Independence, and Quality of life for the elderly Population
Although living longer comes with a price, having a good social relationship, support system, social relationships, and residing in their own abode is what could give seniors independence, happiness, and quality of life. Before discussing how a given loss of function influences the quality of life and the independence of an aging person, it is crucial to define some concepts. These concepts are the quality of life, independence, and activities of daily living, as they will be used in this discussion. Quality of life has varying meanings for different individuals particularly to the elderly population. Quality of life could mean good pension or income, family and friends, being active, being independent, good and safe living conditions, opportunity to learn latest concepts, developing new things, religion, and social relationships among others. Quality of…
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ight to Life
For all human beings death is one of the most intricate truths to cope with. In spite of this, people take decisions to finish their lives, which in turn result in ending their pain and suffering. This practice is known as euthanasia, or even commonly called as assisted suicide by those who are against the practice completely.
However, whatever term we may use to label it, it is an issue that society should become more familiar with. For instance few countries like Switzerland have legalized the practice and extend great support to those who want to end their lives so as to get away from the detriment of their disorders. However, this practice is only legal and offered only to those who are going through terminal illnesses or vegetative states. Although there are many controversies that surrounds euthanasia, there are numerous religious activists and humanitarian groups that…
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How Does a Person Live a Meaningful Life?
One of the questions which have perplexed humankind is how to live a meaningful life. This is because there have been a number of theorists and philosophers, who provided insights about the best ways to achieve these objectives. Over the centuries, these views are constantly shifting. This is because experiences and social attitudes will shape a person's insights.
To fully understand the meaning of life requires focusing on key ideas from the different philosophers. This will be accomplished by discussing central figures from each module in terms of their contribution, the pros / cons of their ideas and how this relates to their understanding of life. Together, these different elements will illustrate how each one of these theories is influencing the way someone can live a fulfilling life.
Epictetus -- Freedom
Epictetus is focused on several different areas to provide a…
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As for those who believe it is never all right to abort babies under any circumstances, these people are blinded by good intentions. It is true that killing innocent children without reason is immoral, but there are actually situations that call for abortion as the only moral choice there is. We, as an advanced society, have the power to guide the development of our world, and in order for us to provide the best world possible for our children and the next generations, we must ensure that it is populated with the most fit people, rather than those who are less fit and will be a burden on society. Not allowing any abortion will prevent those who willingly wish to improve the future of humankind from doing so. There is no reason for a healthy woman to have to sacrifice herself, be that through death or through a lifetime of…
eal-Life case study
The research informant selected is a soldier who was deployed in Iraq who is 35 years of age and who was in the army for 15 years. He suffered from drug and alcohol addiction along with post traumatic stress syndrome. At this time he is still battling both of these conditions. When interviewing him, the clear purpose of this project was stated without a doubt, and he was informed of his voluntary participation, along with the fact that he was allowing us to use all the data that he provided. He was reassured of the complete and utter privacy of his responses and how all of his data was going to be kept confidential. For example, he was told that he name was never going to be recorded, none of the researchers would ever have it; instead he was going to be given a number. Furthermore, while…
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Success in several high-profile areas, such as stroke prevention, acute coronary intervention, or nosocomial infection have the benefits of focusing the organization on a task which can bring tangible results, measured in clinically-relevant ways.
Specific Program for our Institution
This memo recommends that we choose five treatment areas, and implement specific quality improvement programs for each one. The focus on each should include procedures which are important to the overall quality of this institution's morbidity and mortality results. Given the hospital's focus on acute care, the following procedures might be candidates for quality improvement programs:
Ischemic stroke treatment
ACS treatment (acute coronary syndrome).
Trauma in the ER related to gunshot wounds.
Maternal ward delivery performance
Nosocomial infection reduction.
In each case, the procedures should proceed as outlined above: (1) an identification of the problem, (2) identification of best practices as demonstrated in peer-reviewed clinical trials, (3) adoption of the best…
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Life is ephemeral in nature. In life, occurrences, situations, and circumstances are constantly changing. It is through these changing circumstances that opportunities arise. These opportunities provide life with excitement and wonder. To better enjoy life, a plan of activities is often needed to ensure that an individual doesn't become entrapped by the natural progressions of life. Negative aspects such as complacency, boredom, or animosity towards others can quickly turn life into a struggle. To avoid and alleviate many of these pitfalls, the creation of a personal bucket list is helpful. My list for instance, includes many aspects in which I am personally passionate about. This list, although incomplete, will provide ample excitement and reprieve from the daily rigors of life. Below are my bucket list and the reasoning behind each activity.
Travel to all seven continents volunteer / help out and make a difference.
The world is a…
The Improve dimension of the House of Quality will also provide employees and management with the critical feedback and information they need to continually increase their participation and results achieved. For the employee, the Improve dimension includes the attributes of having a customizable and measurable program. Using long-term teaching techniques including autonomy, mastery and purpose, trainers in the fitness center will be able to get more employees enrolled and continually working out compared to any other approach. Measuring how effective the program is will bring greater credibility and trust in the results, and the scorecards and benchmarks will continually fuel mastery of healthcare on the part of employees. The measurable aspects of the program are particularly important to the CEO and senior management, as they will want to calculate the eturn on Investment (OI) of this program in addition to the long-term trending on healthcare costs for Scott's overall. All…
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To analyze and compare the U.S. healthcare, internationally, it is important to know what really constitutes a good health care system. The U.S. Institute of Medicine describes this quality as, "the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge." This system, in its broad sense, should comprise of two main branches of preventative and curative medicine, both of which should cover different aspects of health, such as travel medicine, school health, occupational health, mental health, reproductive health and so on. Furthermore, a well established health care system does not act independently but in co-ordinance with other industries, such as the agricultural industry. Therefore, since a well developed nation has better access to proper sanitation, housing and adequate nutrition, it is more likely to have a better developed health care system. Other factors,…
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There are 346 cars per 1000 population in the country (The Economist, 2011).
Andorra has an adult literacy rate of 100%. Life expectancy at birth is 82.43 years and the infant mortality rate 3.8 deaths per 1000 live births. The unemployment rate is 2.9%. The country has 64,500 cellular phones for 84,825 people, a rate of 0.76. The rate of landlines is 44.6%. There are 67,100 Internet users, or 79.1% of the population. There are no figures given by the Economist of the number of cars in Andorra.
These figures confirm the hypothesis that Andorra, despite having a lower GDP per capita, enjoys a higher quality of life. It has fewer cell phones, for example, in part because it has better landline connectivity. ith respect to human measures, however, Andorra's superior literacy rate, life expectancy and infant mortality rates point to a higher degree of success in developing human successes.…
CIA World Factbook, various pages. (2011). Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved May 10, 2011 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook
" (Iraq Body Count). To begin to understand the extent of the problem, the media needs to address the following questions about civilian deaths: "ho is killing them? How are they being killed? ho is being killed? How do current patterns compare to earlier periods?" (Iraq Body Count). hile these questions can be answered for some of the civilian deaths, many of the murdered are targeted in anonymous killings, like bombings, while others are kidnapped and executed, making it virtually impossible to assign blame for the deaths. The highest numbers of deaths are linked to Coalition and anti-Coalition violence, but the underlying causes of those deaths are too complex to attribute to Coalition involvement in Iraq. The more insurmountable these problems became, the less press coverage they got, despite the fact that actual conditions were not improving. In fact, press coverage became so biased against Iraqis who complained about life…
Damon, Arwa. "Signs of Torture' You Can't Imagine." CNN.com. 2008. Turner
Broadcasting System, Inc. 25 Jan. 2009 http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/03/12/iraq.women/index.html .
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The issue could still be argued in terms of the ethics of withholding care, but it is not discriminatory.
Age Discrimination vs. ace Discrimination
In principle, age discrimination is like race discrimination in that it results in different rights or treatment of certain people because of a shared characteristic and also because that characteristic is not something that is the result of choice. Just as nobody can control his or her ethnicity or skin color, nobody can avoid aging or deteriorating in health as a function of advancing age. However, age discrimination and race discrimination are much more different than they are similar, mainly because everybody ages and because there are objective rationale for certain kinds of different treatment of people based on chronological age that do not apply to racial discrimination. For example, race does not determine how physically capable a person is of performing a set of tasks…
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longevity in men: modifiable factors associated with survival and function to age
90 years." Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(3) 2008: 284 -- 290.
Work Life Balance
When planning to have children there are ideals that one may wish to achieve; a good work life balance is one. The idea scenario would be to have a successful career which will provide for a good income and quality of life, and the ability to enjoy that good quality of life with the family. uality of life includes the provision of material well being, such as a comfortable house in a good neighborhood, to have nice holidays, and not worry about paying the bills. However, quality of life also includes psychological well-being, and intangible aspects of life, including time to spend with loved ones, including helping children learn and enjoying watching them grow, playing with them were relaxed and happy, and being an integral part of their lives.
The problem faced by many is the way in which this balance can be achieved; it may be…
The United States should require companies to provide paid maternity leave, but only in certain circumstances. For example, it would be unfair to require an employer to provide an employee with maternity leave, along with maternity pay, if they have only been with the company short period before they fall pregnant and have to take time off. However, once an employee has been with the company for a minimum period, for example two years, then I believe maternity pay should be provided. It is notable, that in countries such as Sweden, there are significant requirements for paid maternity leave, and the U.S. is the only country which does not guarantee paid maternity leave (Shaw, 2014). However, it maybe argued that expecting employees to meet the entire burden of this may be difficult, especially in the beginning. Therefore, the government should provide some assistance, is paid maternity leave and also be benefiting the government in short-term, in terms of potential welfare payments, and in the long-term by supporting a better work life balance. Therefore, company should gain some type of subsidy or other benefit such as increased tax breaks in order to counteract the cost of providing maternity care.
Paternity care may also be