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countless scenarios regarding the end of the world. Every religion and culture have at least one main theory that describes in detail how the end of time will occur. There are numerous books, articles and web sites that predict the approaching signs that foretell the end times.
The Christian faith is one such religion that is based on the day of judgement. There are dozens of references in the Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible that concern the end of the world. It is called by many phrases such as the "Day of the Lord," "the Day of the Son," "The Last Day," "The Day of the Son of Man," or the "Second Coming" (Existence pp). For Christians this means that Christ will return to gather the just and annihilate the evil, and to found a glorious kingdom on earth filled with the highest spiritual and material…… [Read More]
ork Related Friction Scenario
Scenario: eight male engineers and their supervisor Pet have worked in a production and distributing company for fifteen years; they have worked together steadily and have developed social relationships among themselves. Joy a female engineer and a fresh graduate with a master's degree from one of the best engineering school in the country has been hired to join the team due increase in workload.
Joy is enthusiastic and diligent with her work, she doesn't socialize so much with her team because she believe that they are; slow, too social, rip-off of the company and goldbricking and setting a work pace that is much less than they're capable of and also Joy believes that the team don't look at her as an engineer but as a woman who has broken the men's professional barrier.
The team turns her down whenever she offer to help because…… [Read More]
Business Construction Scenario
Business entities vary from countries to countries since the formation of a business is controlled by the various legal systems instituted in those countries. There are many types of business entities, and this is where we find the likes of sole-proprietorship, partnership, cooperatives, corporations and limited liability Company among others (Waddell, 2008). A business may be categorized in any of these entities just by the composition of its members.
From the business scenario, where Jose and Lou wants to open a sports bar and restaurant, but they don't have enough capital to start up the business; therefore, they need to partner with Miriam who will be able to finance them but will be playing minimal role in its management. This situation will lead them to forming a partnership type of business entity with her.
Through partnership, all their mutual interest will be covered; Jose and…… [Read More]
In the first phase, the price of coffee increased and thus lured producers into the market. This caused the supply to move up the curve. The increased supply caused the demand to decrease and thus caused the overproduction. The mechanism is shown below graphically.
The graph shows the coffee market at an equilibrium price of 3.25. The increase in price caused the supply to rise and the demand to fall. This lead to an over production of Q3-Q2.
As the demand was unchanged, an overproduction occurred and the price began to come down. The suppliers began to cut down the supply and the price became lower than the equilibrium price. During all this confusion, coffee houses began to open up in the areas of high income earners and they started charging a premium for coffee. This brought the market to equilibrium but new firms had started entering the…… [Read More]
Crisis Management: Hostage Scenario
The primary issue determining whether or not a crisis situation is a hostage scenario is whether human lives are at stake (McMains & Mullins, 2010, p.12). Bradley has taken a total of 11 hostages: his wife Susan, her professor whom Bradley believes is her lover, and nine other students. Bradley has not made an explicit threat to their lives, but he has weapons with him, is not allowing the hostages to leave, and is clearly in a highly emotional state. While it is a hostage scenario, it is not what one considers a true hostage scenario. In those scenarios, the hostage has no value to the hostage taker (McMains & Mullins, 2010, p.13). Susan is Bradley's wife; therefore, she has value to him. Moreover, the professor has some value to Bradley; as Susan's suspected lover, he is not interchangeable with other hostages. Therefore, this scenario qualifies…… [Read More]
State egulations and Nursing Standards
There's a clear nursing standard of practice that needs to be upheld in this case which is the act of following federal laws, largely the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA). Passed by Congress in 1990, "the law mandates that in healthcare institutions that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding, patients must be informed in writing upon the admission of 1) their right to accept or refuse treatment, (2) their rights under existing state laws regarding advance directives, and (3) any policies the institution has regarding the with-holding or withdrawing of life sustaining treatments (Ulrich, 1999, p.9).
Thus, the implications as a result of the Patient Self-Determination Act are clear: Patients have the autonomy and independence to steer the direction their care takes if any at all. Medical professionals have an ethical, though more importantly a legal responsibility and requirement to obey the wishes of the patient.…… [Read More]
Their efforts would be focused around increasing customers' satisfaction by presenting them with high quality products and services.
The budget adherent for the years 2007 to 2011 would revolve around the following numbers:
New Lifestyle Stores
Table 2: Estimate budget for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, in billions of dollars.
Also, with the larger number of opened stores, Safeway would create more jobs within the United States, as such lowering the unemployment rate. Their actions would be the promise of a suitable and pleasant workplace, in a dynamic environment that embraces team spirit, competition and diversity, all based on fair and non-discriminatory policies.
In addition, Safeway would become increasingly involved in social actions, such as the fight against breast cancer. They would also become actively implicated in the fight against chemically enriched and harmful nutriments. They would implement a promotional campaign regarding…… [Read More]
If he responds inappropriately, I would politely leave the party and advise my friend never to include me in any social plans that could possibly expose me to similar situations.
Scenario 2- Accepting a Gift:
Chances are there is no actual moral problem since the gift is most likely a genuine expression of gratitude and appreciation in circumstances where there is no obvious ulterior motive on the part of the merchant or potential for a conflict of interest. Such an ethical dilemma would exist where the officer involved had some enforcement responsibility that conflicted with the interests of the merchant (such as parking enforcement responsibility on the street in front of his business).
Even though that criterion of identifying genuine ethical dilemmas is not satisfied, this scenario also raises the issue of avoiding the mere appearance of impropriety and/or of avoiding potentially confusing situations capable of leading to the slippery…… [Read More]
Key Facts -- In this case there are really three key facts: 1) Sterling contracted with NoBugs to perform according to a specific set of instructions, which was expected and happened over the course of years. 2) NoBugs failed to meet specifications caused by a slight miscalibration of their equipment. 3) This miscalibration cased a previously hidden flaw to occur in Sterling's system.
Analysis - While NoBugs did replace all the chips that caused the Sterling computers to explode, there was still about $20 in damage. Arbitration or Litigation could be initiated against NoBugs, and there would be a strong case for breach of contract. In essence, it does not matter that the miscalibrated chip caused a previously unrelated engineering defect to mis-perform, had the chips been correctly calibrated, the flaw would not have occurred. There is clearly a breach since NoBugs failed to provide an agreed upon product that,…… [Read More]
Under the provisions, a whistle blower is any employee or exterior auditor.
Under the law, the whistle blower must first report the information to a superior officer. Here, the information was initially reported to the head of department, but was ignored. The law then enables whistle blowers to release unclassified information to the press to draw attention to the issue. This step was followed.
When proper protocol is followed, the DoD is precluded from acting in reprisal for the reporting. An act of reprisal is any negative action taken against the employee. Here, the employee was dismissed from their position, thus there was an act of reprisal taken.
Case Scenario Five
Commercial speech is defined as speech done on behalf of a company or person for the intent of making a profit. Speech that is considered commercial speech is granted less Constitutional protection and can be limited when the dissemination…… [Read More]
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The notion of utilizing sevant leadeship to enhance team wokgoups to pefom such as in the case study scenaio is a contempoay viewpoint with empiical evidence to show thee is effectiveness in implementing this fom of leadeship within the oganizational development famewok.
Poblem solving within the oganizational hieachy is often elegated to job specific activity to which one may o may not actual solve the poblem inheently active in thei domain. Often, poblem solving becomes a function of the goup think to which individual identities in the poblem solving pocess ae meged into a collective membane fo joint analysis. The use of motivational methods (Dubin, 2004) to incease the motivation to poblem solve has yielded meitocatic oganizations that focus on delivey of pefomance above all othe vaiables.
Additionally, the use of meta-communication (Dubin, 2004) evolves aound impoving oganizational communication such as teamwok communication and infomal netwok communication.…… [Read More]
Patient Guide to the Worldwide Web
Mr. Atkins, 64, arrives at the hospital with his wife complaining that he has not had a bowel movement in over a week, and that he has significant pain in his abdomen. Mr. Atkins has an MI which shows a significant blockage in his colon. Surgery is suggested and when this is completed Mr. Atkins is told that he has colon cancer and a mass was removed from his colon along with eight inches of the diseased organ. It is then relayed that the cancer has also metastasized to his liver. The Atkins are farmers who have very little to do with computers other than checking weather reports. They both want to learn about the diagnosis and what can be done, but with their limited knowledge of the internet ask a nurse for help.
The patient is very motivated to learn how to…… [Read More]
hich activities in the planning process adhered to the functions of Standard 1?
The vision for how the new changes and policies would work came as a result of "collaboration" between a group of teachers, administrators and students and a group composed of community leaders, parents, government, religious leaders and business professionals. The development of the mission statement -- and the listing of core values -- assured that attention was being paid to make sure every student had a chance for success. In the list of core values letter "f" points to the need for the school district to embrace diversity (i.e., "every student" must have a chance). The letter "c" in the five goals (staff effectiveness is enhanced when teachers receive training -- "professional development programs" -- that is "tailored to the needs of teachers") certainly adheres to Standard 1.
Setting up the school councils -- that…… [Read More]
Anderson Children's Hospital (ACH) is an internationally known and recognized pediatric hospital that provides the full range of services from primary to critical care units, located in San Francisco, CA with affiliated care centers throughout the Bay Area. The board of directors at ACH would like to create a mobile-crisis program to be piloted in the City of San Francisco and eventually grow to service the entire Bay Area. The following sections present the process through which the Board of Directors is trying to navigate towards its final decision.
At the core of the following proposal is this 2-part question: Should ACH create a mobile crisis program to be piloted in the City of San Francisco for (up to) one year with the intent of expanding its funding, personnel, and service area over the next 3-5 years throughout the entire Bay Area and if…… [Read More]
Team Skills Mock Scenario Analysis
Big Petroleum Company is merging its eastern and western offices, and 72 employees from the company's eastern office will be moving to the west. In order to ensure that the move runs smoothly in terms of moving logistics, housing, office space requirements and integration of the eastern employees into the existing western office structure, a skilled team of workers must be compiled. In viewing the components of the five-member team needed for the success of this project, one can better understand why this project is suitable for a team and how each respective member plays a role in the project's overall success.
Five-Member Team, Duties, and Significance to the Project
The successful completion of the aforementioned project will need the respective successful completion of an innumerable series of tasks that will each prove necessary to ensure that a fully functioning integrated Big Petroleum Company…… [Read More]
Negotiation represents the form of argument, discussion, or interaction between two or more individuals or parties with the aim of reaching an agreement or solution to the point of difference (Lewicki, 2006). Negotiations form part of life in relation to the existence of the human race. This is an indication that negotiations are crucial in economical, political, social, and cultural fields. Some of the common negotiation situations include the interview in search for employment opportunity, business contract negotiations, sportsmanship contracts, and sale of products or services. One of the common negotiation scenarios one might encounter in the prospect of business activity is negotiating with unique business agent for the first time. In this scenario, the other party might suggest a compromise. This might be in the form of meeting at half way the price of the commodity. If one manages to be successful in this type of…… [Read More]
This is when the overall amounts of responsibilities are limited to: the percentage of ownership of the different shareholders. As a far as control is concerned, this means that management must carefully monitor who they are hiring to work as the jackhammer operator. The reason why, is because of the possibility of the on the job injuries that are work related. Taxation issues are limited mainly to the percentage of ownership of the various shareholders. As all income from the business will be divided and reported on the individual tax returns of the business owners. The possible liability issues include: workplace injuries, negligence and the loss of income that an employee can claim (in the event they are injured). To protect itself against the different risks, the business needs to have policies in place that will monitor the activities of managers, to ensure that they are following all regulations. This…… [Read More]
working Decisions Paradise Business Scenario build assignment Weeks Three Four began development a response scenario. For Decisions Paradise, Part III complete items: ead Decisions Paradise Business Scenario.
Decisions in Paradise Business
The scope of the company at this stage is that of increasing its presence on Kava. The means to attaining this objective are complex and challenging and they as such require a comprehensive plan for implementation. Specifically, the expansion onto the new market is represented by sustained efforts to increase the customer base through the simultaneous reach of new customers, as well as the generation of more sales among the current customer base, through the more intense promotion of the company's offer. The implementation of such an effort would be represented by the gradual completion of the following stages:
Analysis of the already existent customer base in an effort to better understand customer behavior and consumption patterns.
2. Identification…… [Read More]
Little Lamb Scenario
Little Lamb Company requires an additional employee to complete a special project. They contract Mary for this position, and enter into a contract with her. Just as the project is almost completed, Little Lamb realizes it needs Mary's services longer and asks Mary to continue with the company. While completing the new project, the supervisor sees that Mary must use company materials and equipment in order to meet the requirements of the job. Two years pass, and the economic downturn requires Little Lamb to make budget cuts, among them Mary's position. A month later, Little Lamb receives another major contract, thus requiring the services of a programmer like Mary. However, instead of hiring Mary back, the supervisor decides to hire his equally qualified cousin. Now there are concerns about Mary's status as an employee, the at-will clause, breach of policy and breach of contract.
Part 1 --…… [Read More]
School A has set up Facebook page courtesy of parents and friends of the school. It has gained several commentators and followers that include several members of the teaching staff. A teacher here referred to as teacher B. who is new on the staff at the beginning of the year has joined the fray. In the second term of the year, the school head bans games and sports activity before class hour. He explains that students need to be energized and ready for studies and not tired as a result of active sports Teacher B. isn't happy with the decision by the head. The decision also draws lots of negative interest and response on the school's Facebook page. It first starts with criticism of the head's decision but evolves to include many other complaints about the principal and the school. The grappling question at this point is: what is the…… [Read More]
Guillermo Furniture Store Scenario organization, approval instructor, assignment Write a paper 2,000 words analyzes Guillermo's alternatives. Select alternatives justify recommendation discussing financial business advantages disadvantages solution vs. alternatives.
The Guillermo Furniture Store Scenario
The Guillermo Furniture Store is currently facing severe challenges from the external environment. As competition intensifies and as the forces in the micro and macro environments become more pressing, the economic agent is forced to reconsider its strategic direction. Up to this stage, the furniture store had been primarily operating on manual labor and was emphasizing on high product quality.
While the managerial objective is that of preserving the high quality of the products and services delivered by the Guillermo Furniture Store, its underlying scope is that of creating more positive financial results and as such securing an improved competitive position for the company.
In establishing the future course of action, four alternative solutions were identified, as…… [Read More]
The Global Challenges of HIV / AIDS and the Living Environment
People living with HIV / AIDS face physical, social and emotional needs that are genuine and must be acknowledged. As the AIDS epidemic spreads globally because of immigration and proliferation of unprotected sex and drug use, more communities are becoming affected by HIV / AIDS. ight from the point the disease is identified, people experience various forms of discrimination at the workplace or in social relationships. People may want to associate less with HIV / AIDS infected people because of social pressures.
In such a scenario, they need social and emotional support from their family members and medical experts. HIV / AIDS affects families in different ways depending on the age of the HIV-positive people (Hunter, 2012). Depending on the age of the patient, the living environment Their need to feel accepted must be addressed by…… [Read More]
Joe has made considerable progress towards contract renewal between UWEAR and Peninsula Hotel chain and has planned a meeting with his management team to discuss the contract renewal. In light of the challenges relating to decline sales and profitability of UWEAR as well as the increased pressures to perform, Joe is optimistic that the contract renewal between these two firms will help in promoting continued success and employment with UWEAR. However, the contract negotiations have created a strained relationship between Joe and Bill lately because of the complexities involved in the negotiation process. Actually, the good relationship between Joe and Bill played an influential role in securing the contract renewal between the two companies despite the significantly cheaper offer from Threads4U. Bill has invited Joe and his wife for a short trip on the yacht, which will provide a good opportunity for both couples to catch up since…… [Read More]
The chairs would not normally be expected to be received in a damaged state, so the argument could be made that these chairs were not received in the condition that one would expect from chairs that cost $1,000 each.
On the financial end of this transaction, the bank that lent the funds to Megalo for the purchase of the chairs did not perfect security interest in the chairs from the standpoint of Article 9 of the UCC. In the most strict interpretation of the perfecting security interest, the bank should have taken possession of the chairs once the loan went delinquent. Of course, this as well is subject to certain restrictions and details, and Burnham did not tender the goods in accordance with the requirements of the UCC.
Also in regard to finances, the legal effect of the blank endorsement of the bank check presented for…… [Read More]
e., it removes subjectivity as a vantage point). It is also hard to tell how much unhappiness is created and how to weigh it against the happiness that is created (e.g., how much George would hate his job?, how much suffering will the warmonger go through because he did not get this job?). Further, quantification of happiness or suffering becomes a real issue when trying to determine things on a macro scale. For example, does the tiniest amount of world happiness outweigh a huge amount of individual suffering? How much world happiness is necessary if not?
Second, utilitarianism relies on the outcomes of the actions in order to determine morality. If war breaks out and all of the United States is whipped out because George begrudgingly did his job, dragging his feet the whole time, then his action to take the job was wrong. He would have caused the devastation…… [Read More]
He glares at Jesse.
Norming Stage: The HR manager and VP hold a short meeting after the second Saturday practice. They now have recruited a few more players and there is a sense that the team will actually come together and players will not pick on one another. This practice is much smoother. Pam and Larry had a lunch date in the week between practices and she graciously asked Larry to lighten up on Jesse. "It's sad to see a guy who is already down, shoved down further," Pam told Larry. "e need him on the team, Larry; he's a good guy," Pam added. Larry agreed, and made another date with Pam for the Saturday night following their first game. After practice, the HR manager and VP order pizzas for a little post-practice social gathering, and it's all smiles.
Performing Stage: The first softball game is against the company Larry…… [Read More]
The proposed merger between Riordan Manufacturing and JJJ Company is detailed in four company memorandum written from the perspective of the accounting department, and addressed to a select group of individuals as well as the committee responsible for the decision on moving forward with the acquisition. Each memo contains a review of material which ultimately leads to a recommendation on the feasibility of the venture. Yet, a review of these messages reveals writings which are poorly organized, composed, and incomplete.
How well did the communication convey the intended message?
The four memorandums convey the accounting department's viewpoint that the proposed merger between the two organizations would not be in the best interest of Riordan given the financial stability of the JJJ Company. The two memos which state this point most forcefully are the Ad Hoc Committee memo and the Mark, Sales Manager memo. The main concern however, is…… [Read More]
Nursing Mentor Scenario
Introduction- Just as the theoretical and practical backgrounds of nursing have changed over the past several decades, so has the nursing education environment itself. . Students now entering the field are diverse in culture, educational background, and most especially age and experience. Traditional undergraduates coming directly from High School or Junior College often interact with more mature and experienced students. In addition, nursing instructors remain challenged to recognize different learning needs and styles, and respect that adaptive scenarios might be necessary to further the learning opportunities for many students. e thus see that the most effective way of teaching in the modern nursing classroom is to adjust one's pedagogical paradigm outward and to actively find new and innovative ways of reaching each student, rather than expecting each student to completely bend to the tried and true curriculum of previous generations (Young, L., Petson, B., eds., 2006). Too,…… [Read More]
Ethical Issues in Nursing
The scenario in this study involves a nurse who has intentionally disregarded the elderly patient's expressed wishes to receive pressure area care. The patient finds the procedure uncomfortable, embarrassing, and painful. The nurse continues to turn the patient in spite of the patient's wishes. This study will answer if the nurse is justified in turning the patient and if so, on what ethical grounds and if not then why not. This case will be discussed in light of the principles of bioethics and at least one ethical issue.
The work of Lakeman (2000) entitled "Nurses as Tools: Instrumentality and Implications for Nursing Ethics" states "Nurses are left in a particularly compromised position when required to administer compulsory treatment. The task of administering the treatment is often left to nurses who are legally required to follow "doctor's orders." There is little room for conscientious objection by…… [Read More]
How Good of a Boss Can You Be?
Your previous boss now reports to you. When you worked under her, you believed she was a good boss and had been helpful in your advancement. Now, she is 59 years old and three years from retirement age. She has been with the firm for over 25 years but she now seems indifferent to her work and often performs unsatisfactorily.
The listed scenario is one that must be handled with the utmost care. After twenty five years of service, the employ has earned a level of respect that must be upheld at all times. Furthermore, since she also served as a mentor that was an asset in my career development then this also adds to the difficulty that will be experienced in any confrontation. However, as the new boss, it will be my responsibility to try to rectify…… [Read More]
Neither Paul nor Frank ever recognized that this was the principal source of their mutual rivalry, resentment, and antagonism. In fact, to hear either of them discuss their relationship, one would think that the main issue between them is that Frank is meticulously neat and fastidiously clean whereas Paul is notoriously sloppy.
While those characterizations are completely accurate, they are not the source of conflict within their interpersonal relationship. Their respective differences in that regard need not necessarily cause interpersonal conflict; in their case, they do because their respective preferences and comfort zones became the battlefield for their underlying mutual resentment created by the way that their father pitted them against one another in lashing out against them. Just as their father retaliated against each of them indirectly and in emotional ways without ever actually expressing his anger over their relationship with (or perceived "favoritism") toward her, so did Paul…… [Read More]
Recklessly creating a situation that increases the required amount of force is immoral. Officer Smith should have ordered the occupants out of the car from the cover of her own vehicle. Using cover effectively would have required the occupants to take far more overt action, getting out of the car and turning around, in order to be a threat to the officers. Officer Smith unnecessarily increased the danger to herself, and therefore the risk that she would have to use deadly force. Creating a dangerous situation for others is immoral, and that was the result of Officer Smith approaching the car. Some might argue that the death of an armed robber may be a net positive for society, but death is an excessive punishment for robbery, and the police do not have the moral, or legal authority to appoint themselves judge, jury and executioner upon encountering criminals on the street.…… [Read More]
Psychological Perspective Scenario
Anyone can experience stress in his or her life, but how the person responds to that stress is affected by the person's personality and upbringing, as well as other factors (Fernald, 2008). For someone like Lester, the issues he is facing are serious and immediate, but they also appear to have been (and will continue to be) ongoing. That is highly significant, because there is no "quick fix" for Lester. Despite that, he will be able to move forward if he addresses the issues he has and learns how to face them more clearly and in a way that is healthier for him. Psychological distress can have physical causes, but the reverse can also be true in that physical issues can be manifestations of what is taking place psychologically (Hockenbury & Hockenbury, 2010; Overskeid, 2007).
In Lester's life, he faces several causes of stress. The main one…… [Read More]
Middleton Hospital Scenario
As Middlefield Hospital approaches the beginning of another year serving the health needs of our community, the strides we have made in replenishing the workforce with qualified staff should be applauded, but there remains work to be done. After meeting with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and listening to a detailed analysis of the hospital's financial performance during the last six months, it has become apparent that Middlefield must consider fundamental adjustments if our strict budgetary limitations are to be met. Having convened a meeting of Middlefield Hospitals' team of executives and managers, a total of six critical obstacles to future profitability have been brought to my attention, including the arrival of a competing medical facility in the region which is attracting patients and internal issues in terms of billing and insurance. In order to maintain a policy of proactive preventative measures designed to assure the financial…… [Read More]
Gene One Scenario
Focuses on structural adjustments with the company.
Aims at ensuring compliance with the requirements of the SEC and SOA
The main objective is to transform the financial structure of the organization to meet the requirements of the IPO vision
Seeks to improve the performance of the financial structure through three critical factors
These factors include downsizing, adjustments in incentives and compensations, and restructuring.
Focuses on shaping of the financial efforts of the company in relation to the achievement of the IPO vision.
Will enable the organization to identify critical factors in the pursuit of IPO vision and growth projections
Economic approach will enable the organization to develop committees for auditing, nomination, and compensation activities
Will fortify the executive leadership for the pursuit of the IPO vision
Focuses on the improvement of the performance of the human capital.
Enables the organization to…… [Read More]
Scenario: Dana and Ronnie operate a Web-based business, TraderRon.com, an Internet swap site that uses a Dutch auction system pioneered by Priceline.com. TraderRon.com allows customers to make offers to other customers to swap such items as their unused frequent flyer miles for other customers' unwanted merchandise, including DVDs, music CDs, used books, and any other merchandise customers might want to trade. No sales involving payment of money are made on the site. Some of the merchandise that has been offered on the site and swapped consists of bootleg or pirated merchandise, as well as designer knockoffs. All of TraderRon.com's income derives from advertising. TraderRon's website and advertising use a black and grey symbol to represent its swapping service. It has used this symbol consistently and registered it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The symbol is very similar to the Nike swoosh symbol, except it fades from…… [Read More]
Firefighter Employment Scenario
Although it's not clear in the story whether an Associates Degree is a precondition for taking the exam, it should not necessarily be an absolute precondition for taking the exam. I personally believe education and experience are absolutely necessary before attempting to take the exam for certification, but that may not always be limited only to an Associate's Degree. There are a number of education programs in fire academies that often can serve as a good alternative for an Associate's Degree. Other types of certification, experience, or educational programs are out there that can help potential candidates succeed in their certification and beyond. Therefore, there must be requirements for various types of education and experience levels that are more fluid, allowing for judgment on individual cases rather than blindly across the board. This would mean that an Associate's Degree would not always be absolutely necessary as a…… [Read More]
Public health ethics relates to the ethics as it relates to an entire population, in contrast to medical ethics, which relates more to the rights of individuals. osenau and oemer (2013) note that there are often ethical conflicts that emerge when individual rights conflict with the greater good. They highlight the overarching public health principles, that provision of care is regardless of external factors, that there should be equity in the distribution of resources, and that there should be respect for human rights. The case of the burn patient is primarily regarding the human rights dimension.
The human rights dimension results in an ethical dilemma here for a couple of reasons. The first is that the individual in this instance has rights -- or the family members have rights -- and there is question as to whether those rights were respected. The outcome might have been the same…… [Read More]
Biology -- Patient Scenario
What are the components of physical examination? Describe each component.
Physical examination consists of 5 basic components after obtaining a patient's description of the history of his/her systems. First, the provider observes the patient for physical signs of disease and evaluates such factors as mobility, posture, facial expression, alertness, responsiveness to stimuli and changes in skin color (Jarvis, 2011, pp. 33, 127-9). Secondly, one must take a patient's vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate and temperature, and compare the patient's results with the reference ranges (Jarvis, 2011, pp. 136-150). Third, one must perform auscultation, using a stethoscope to listen to the patient's lungs, heart and bowel (Jarvis, 2011, p. 118). Fourth, one performs percussion by tapping on the patient's chest and abdomen to listen for sounds indicating normal conditions, fluid, excess air, size of the lungs and size of the affected area (Jarvis,…… [Read More]
Feasibility of Bookstore Business
Dear Sir or Madam,
You had asked me to study and pore over the feasibility of taking your book store project into a self-sustaining career that would allow you to dedicate your full efforts to. To that end, I have prepared a data sheet and this brief memo to explain what challenges you face, what you have going for you and the overall feasibility of moving forward with this business endeavor.
As people in the accounting sphere know, fixed costs are the costs that are present in revenue/cost of revenue situation no matter what the sales figures and prices are. In general, the higher the overhead, the more money that has to be made just to break even. In the case of the bookstore business, there is $11,000 in overhead that must be absorbed by the revenue that comes from producing sales…… [Read More]
However, Carl should have verified earlier that the room would be available for training.
Next, Carl should make arrangements for the drug testing of employees, to ensure that the prospective employees pass this requirement. Once again, this should be expedited so that training can take place at the selected facility as soon as possible. As the drug testing clinic handles the process, this should be relatively hassle-free. The only possible problem that could arise would be that prospective employees who were not made aware of the drug testing objected to it as a condition of employment, which might force Carl to look for new candidates to fill any open positions.
If any of the candidates test positive, of course, Carl might be faced with such an eventuality. This is yet another reason why holding the drug tests at such a relatively late juncture of the hiring process is so dangerous.…… [Read More]
The placebo drink smells and tastes like alcohol. Everyone (regardless of condition) believes that they are getting alcohol. He then videotapes each person's communication behavior in a group setting with 10 other people (who are also randomly assigned to the placebo or alcohol condition). Participants sign an informed consent form saying that they are getting alcohol and that they will be participating in a group setting to get to know other people who are also drinking alcohol. They are not told that some of them will think they get alcohol when they are really sober.
There are no ethical issues or problems presented by this case either. Deception was necessary to conduct research in this cases but the type of deception involved in serving placebos instead of alcohol would not present any risk of emotional or other harm to participants. Since the nature of the deception would not cause emotional…… [Read More]
Selecting a new sales manager: Overview
The five essential functions of management are defined as planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. "Management is creative problem solving….The intended result is the use of an organization's resources in a way that accomplishes its mission and objectives" (Five functions of management, 2011, Ohio State). Truly transformational leaders bring qualities to the organization beyond their technical skills. Transformative managers are able to perform the essential functions of management in a manner that maximizes all of the human and technical capacities at their disposal and mobilizes and motivates these elements with a sense of vision and purpose.
This new manager must set the tone for the new department. The manager must communicate with employees in an empowering and motivational fashion, to ensure that all workers enthusiastically embark upon the occasionally difficult but always rewarding task of building a new segment of…… [Read More]
The first scenario represents a diversifiable risk. The rate of inflation has an effect on the whole economy, but the nature and direction of that effect is something that will be different for each firm. Some firms may suffer more than others from the effects of a higher rate of inflation, depending on their business model, their capital structure and their strategy. In addition, inflation rates are a national phenomenon. It is easy to diversify beyond the borders of the United States. There are American companies that do over half of their business overseas. There are also ADRs of foreign companies that are traded in New York. It is easy enough to diversify out of the effects of even a broad-based economic factor like the inflation rate.
A major recession in the U.S. is something that might affect the whole market, but again how it affects each individual firm…… [Read More]
Without seeing the wording of the consent form, there is little evidence to support the rejection of the study. The British Psychological Society's guidelines on informed consent can be found on page 12 of the Code of Ethics and Conduct. They are attached in Appendix A. There is no evidence in the one-paragraph case write-up that the proposed study does not give ample opportunity for participations to understand the nature of the study (i). The consent form should explain this and the researchers also have the opportunity on multiple occasions to explain the nature and consequences of the study.
Line (ii) is adhered to, as all volunteers will be required to sign the consent form. The wording of the paragraph is "asked to sign," and this should be amended to clarify: volunteers will be required to sign, and they will sign immediately prior to the interview.
The paper…… [Read More]
Components of the Physical Examination -- The basic components of the physical exam can be delineated into four major pars: 1) Inspection, 2) Palpation, 3) Percussion, 4) Auscultation:
Inspection -- assess breathing abnormalities, cough, patient color, stained fingers, neck, thorax; focus on abnormal reactions, color, movement, or sound.
Palpation -- indicates tender areas, observed abnormalities, respiratory expansion, vibration
Percussion -- audible sounds when chest wall is percussed; dull or flat or resonant; sound and quality
Auscultation -- lung sounds and vibrations, intensity of breath sounds, absence of fluid, presence of consolidation (Introduction to Full Medical Examinations, 2010).
Part 2 -- a. Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by blood circulating through the vessels. It is usually measured with a sphygmomanometer which uses the height of a column of mercury to reflect the pressure. Modern devices measure output electronically or digitally. Patients are fitted with a cuff over their…… [Read More]
In answer to questions 1 and 2, therefore, detectives Underwood and Freeman may be allowed to commit necessary misdemeanors or felonies in order to keep their undercover status from being revealed and compromised by invoking authorized criminality.
Undercover police or detectives must engage in authorized crimes for two major reasons: to provide the suspects the change to engage in the target crime and to maintain a false identity or enhance access to the suspect (Joh, 2009). They may engage in the crime as long as their conduct fulfills or enhances the operations' objectives. The opportunities they provide are often crimes themselves if the authorization to commit them has not been previously given. The detectives provide opportunities by pretending to be drug users or illegal gun buyers in search of a willing seller. They participate in the organization's crime in order to maintain their status by convincing the criminals of…… [Read More]
hat information will you need?
Critical information from this point forward would regard the faculty of teachers. Our leadership must take a distributive form, within which teachers are also part of a leadership structure. Because there will be so many practical and educational challenges in this new environment, and likely some sense of resentment or resistance amongst transferred teachers, it will be necessary to let educators feel that they have a direct stake in the leadership structure at Misery. e must therefore identify based on experience and reputation those instructors who should be tapped for internal leadership
hat will your first actions be?
Thereafter, the first action will be to appoint department heads and others who can be dispatched as leaders and positive examples to the many young teachers and the share of resentful transfers that will make up the staff. This approach is justified by Lumby (2003), who asserts…… [Read More]
Community Health Scenario
Death is an inevitable destiny of life. It is essential to be able to provide the best care that a patient may need during his last days, when all medical treatment fails. Frequently, the battle of life and death leads one to formulate a concept or an analogy of these two processes. This concept is bound to interfere with what one does in life. As a nurse, my idea of death and dying has an impact on the quality of care I provide to patients undergoing this process.
The ideal attitude of a nurse's care for terminally ill patients involves the criteria of flexibility in interpersonal relations, effective communication about critical issues, such as in Mrs. Thomas's case, and psychological stability and mindedness in relation to dying patients their families. (A oberta and A. olland. Nurses' attitudes about end-of-life referrals. 2009).
According to the Journal of Medicine…… [Read More]
Response from District Superintendent
How did the parents' letter make you feel? Be candid in your response.
How did I feel when reading this belligerent letter? My first impression after reading half way through the letter was, here is a member of (or an ideological believer in) the Tea Party and the school's multicultural programs give him a perfect opportunity to rage against immigration. Reading all the way through, and reading it a second time, it is apparent that the father has a chip on his shoulder because he served in combat missions and now that he is out of uniform he believes he has the right to rage against what he feels is too much attention paid to other cultures / subcultures in America.
He can say that he was in the service with others of different nationalities and ethnicities -- and therefore he can't…… [Read More]
International Pol. Ec.
The four different scenarios laid out by the orld Economic Forum in 2009 paint distinctly different visions of the development of global financial markets. The four scenarios are financial regionalism, re-engineered estern centralism, fragmented protectionism and rebalanced multilateralism (yman, 2009). Of these four different scenarios, there is evidence late in 2010 that would support the evolution of two of these different scenarios. These scenarios, in particular the one with the most support, will be given primary consideration in this paper. The implications for these scenarios for my chosen company, an IT firm with a local focus, will also be discussed in this paper.
The EF scenario that fits the world best as of late 2010 is the first scenario, financial regionalism. This scenario relies on post-crisis blame-shifting, something that can be seen in the global political environment at present. The United States has raised serious issues about…… [Read More]
(McNamara C., n.d.) to succeed, Operations Managers need to be strong leaders. They need to have problem-solving skills and be good communicators. (Operations Manager, 2010) in the Benihana simulation, it was easy to see the impact of the batching technique on the profits for the night. If the Operations Manager had not used the simulator, the customers would have been allowed to essentially seat themselves, and the restaurant would not be in business long. Having a strong Operations Manager means the difference between a successful business and one that loses money. it's important to be aware of how something as simple as the flow of customers impacts operations.
The simulation was interesting because the difference in revenue generated for the night was substantial. At first, it did not seem like the batching technique would be useful or necessary. Many restaurants operate without such a simulation and manage just fine. To…… [Read More]
" (King, 1) This means that
interpersonal communication is not simply a process by which we pronounce
and defend our interests, but one by which we attempt to understand the
position of our opponent or relational partner. Using the method of clear
communication and displaying a willingness to step outside of one's
perceptual filters in order to attain some level of empathy for the
opposite party, it should be possible to better field and even satisfy some
of this party's demands.
By incorporating the host of relationships addressed here above into a
unified support system comprised of both healthcare specialists and members
of the patient's personal network, it may be possible to appeal both to the
rational and emotional interests of the patient. Combined, these forces
may have the capacity to assure the patient of his strength to endure a
treatment that could ultimately relieve him of pain and prolong…… [Read More]
Or pressure. Or temperature (hot and cold, separately). Or vibration (both high- and low-frequency)." (Hancock, 1995) All over the surface f the skin are receptors that report warmth and there are others that report cold. Several types of nerves exist that have the ability to sense "cold, warmth pressure, pain, and more. The nerves that sense and transmit pain are called nociceptors. Nociceptors transmit electrical signals to your spinal column. In the spinal cord, electrical pain signals causes a release of chemicals which are called neurotransmitters, which activate other nerve cells that process and transmit the information to the brain. Important decisions occur in the spinal column: Acute pain like that from touching a hot surface raises a red flag and is routed to the brain immediately.. "The larger fibers convey electrical impulses very rapidly to the brain, and are thought to cause sharp pricking pain, while the very fine…… [Read More]
components in the Macus and Aishonne scenaio include; Macus and Aishonne both togethe and sepaately. Components also include maintaining a standad of desiable living, the livelihood(s) with which they ae both employed and the demands that thei job(s) have on thei time and enegy, a clean house and how clean they would like it to be, a nice looking yad and the geneal maintenance equied of the physical abode in which they dwell.
Detemining what questions to ask and to whom those questions should be diected is a elatively simple matte once the components have been identified. Addessing Macus and Aishonne as the fist of the components, questions that need to be answeed include; 1) how happy ae you individually with you jobs, 2) ae thee any othe caees that you would contemplate that might be less demanding on you time, 3) is thee a possibility of one o both…… [Read More]
Philosophy Scenario Evaluation
In many situations, certain questions can be answered in a manner that can be regarded as true in viewing the answers from different contexts. An answer that would not be widely-regarded as "truth" in today's day and age, may have been considered true in the context of an earlier time, which does not necessarily mean that this respective answer is wrong. In viewing the following three scenarios, one can better understand how a truth can be found not only in viewing certain subjective situations, but in the sense of being true in the context of a more objective world.
For instance, if asked, "What is the height of the Washington Monument?" A knowledgeable American would say, "555 feet 51.8 inches," while a knowledgeable Italian would say, "169,294 meters." In this instance, both speakers can be regarded as saying something true. While each individual's respective answer may seem…… [Read More]
It is as if the India Country Manager built the slide deck to slam the French Quality Assurance team. Saying nothing, the French Country Manager glares at the Indian Country Manager and waits until he is through talking. At the end of the Indian Country Manager's presentation the French Country Manager tells him if he indeed did accomplish Six Sigma production levels there would be no need for French Q.A. To be so rigorous. However, he adds, the Indian subsidiary is performing way below acceptable quality levels on other products. The French manager, obviously angry, rattles off a series of statistics and the near-recall of another medical device. It is getting to the point of a full-on conflict and the VP of Products yells "Stop!" And the entire room falls silent. The VP goes back to the board, this time, banging on it with his hand right on the revenue…… [Read More]
Speaking with professors in these subjects, to prepare them for student comprehension difficulties, is one cost-effective way to deal with the problem. Professors, particularly in technical subjects, might be able to schedule special review sessions specifically designed to cope with the challenges of ESL students.
Students from foreign nations often need transitional support in adjusting to the new environment. Having students from the existing Hispanic community create support groups and cultural activities, as well as a special orientation sessions to address ESL student's unique challenges would enable students to bond together in their common struggle, while still allow them to connect with others individuals outside of the ESL community.
As students become integrated into the community, it is essential to ensure that they continue to expand their academic and social English vocabulary. Having summer 'meetings' and outings for students residing within the U.S. At that time, and creating special events…… [Read More]
A recent study determined that "dealing effectively with information and communication technology in the information society is a complex task and the human dimension is often under-estimated" (Broos, Cronje, 2009, p. 286). If what the study determined to be true, is true, then an out-of-date Central Administrative site for a large organization could lead to serious rifts in communications, and therefore lead to even larger, and more serious problems for the organization overall. It is important to understand that information technology can be a leading component in the search for a process that leads to successful business implementation. One methodology that can be used to successfully integrate information technology into the business process is called 'organization and method' (O & M). A recent report describes O & M. As "an intellectual discipline studied and promoted in Britain in the middle years of the twentieth century as a way…… [Read More]
Psychology - Developmental
The single mother comes home after a long day of work. The little girl, (Sara) is approximately 4-5 years old. Her mother realizes that someone there are small pieces of M&M's sprinkled around this kitchen floor, and assumes that her child has been eating the candy instead of waiting until after dinner. The mother asks Sara if she has been eating candy, and Sara looks down at the floor and adamantly denies that she has had any candy. She states that she has spent the afternoon watching television and painting pictures with grandma. Mom and child have been working on learning the difference between telling the truth and telling a lie and the mother is certain that the little girl has indeed been eating the candy. Telling lies is typically of children in this age group. Children may lie for several reasons, including trying to…… [Read More]