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Application Paper Rapture and Tribulation

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Rapture and Tribulation

The Church Rapture is what believers call 'Blessed Hope'. The Bible's New Testament explains a certain 'mystery', where according to Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:53, we will not all die (or sleep), but rather 'we will be changed' (1 Corinthians 15:53). Paul, in the letter he wrote to Thessalonica, writes,

"For Christ himself will come down from heaven; there will be a shout, with the archangel's voice, and with God's trump: and those who died in the Lord will first resurrect: After that, we who are living and remain will be held up together with the others in the sky, where we will meet Christ in air: and so will we forever be together with Christ. Wherefore give comfort to each other using these words." (1 Thess 4:16-17)

Trials, persecution and tribulation have been part of man from the day he left the Garden of Eden. Each…… [Read More]

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Aanlyzing Pastoral Theology What it Means to Read the Signs

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Pastoral Theology: What it means to 'read the signs'

One basic belief that lies behind the social teaching of Catholics is that the Almighty has shaped human history. This biblical era perception transcends time, prevailing even today. Indeed, it holds true in areas and among civilizations wherein God's word is accepted as well as among civilizations that were completely unaware of Christ or the gospel. God is in action, redeeming and healing humanity and inviting it to contribute to this work. Perceiving God's historical actions and understanding His invitation, is now, typically called: "reading the signs of the times." In the modern social thought of Catholics, this term is based on the following statement of Christ's to Sadducees and Pharisees: "You know how to read the face of the sky, but you cannot read the signs of the times" (Matthew 16:4). Pope Saint John XXIII first utilized this phrase in…… [Read More]

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Article Analysis and Evaluation

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performed by a group of professionals that included: Dr. Xiao-Mei Li (Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Registered Nurse), dean and associate professor of the nursing department of Chinese university, Jiao tong University's College of Medicine; Kai-Na Zhou (Master of Science in Nursing, RN), assistant researcher in the same department; Professor Dr. Hong Yan (PhD), public health department of same university's College of Medicine; Yin-Ping Zhang (PhD RN), Associate Professor at the same department; and Professor Dr. Duo-Lao Wang (PhD) from Medical Statistics department, Faculty of Population Health and Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. The randomized clinical study was titled "Effects of music therapy on anxiety of patients with breast cancer after radical mastectomy." The Care, Cure and Core model of Hall was used. A clinical trial of 120 women suffering from breast cancer was conducted between March and November 2009, using randomized controlled research design. Half…… [Read More]

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How Bronte and Shelley Develop the Theme of Abandonment in Their Novels

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Abandonment in Shelley's Frankenstein and Bronte's Jane Eyre: a Comparison

Abandonment is a substantial theme in literature written by women. It appears in the poems of Emily Dickinson, in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and in the novels of the Bronte sisters -- Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. It is not a theme that is only addressed by women in literature, to be sure, but it is one that seems to be utilized most evocatively by them. This paper will provide a comparative analysis of two literary sources -- Shelley's Frankenstein and Bronte's Jane Eyre -- to show how abandonment can cause depression, deep emotions and despair, but how it can also open up new doors for an individual; it will show how unprofitable it can be and yet how beneficial to one's life it can also prove in the long run.

Jane Eyre is a romantic-gothic novel by…… [Read More]

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Curriculum Develop in Learning Settings

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Social Problem in a Family Context

Select a social problem, disorder, or condition that affects family dynamics.

Family Separation due to Deportation

In the introduction describe the problem, its etiology, and effects on the family system.

Problem and Etiology

Innumerable children experience the trauma of separation from their families (parents), owing to deportation. For many years, no attention has been paid to their suffering or their demands. However, of late, a glimmer of hope can be seen for such families, on account of President Obama's precise, direct position with regard to this major issue. Therefore, now is the opportune moment to broach this issue and assist researchers in making these displaced people's voices heard. Migrants from different parts of the globe are lured to the U.S. where they hope for a secure future and improved life. A number of families and individuals risk much, including their lives, for acquiring passage…… [Read More]

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Literary Analysis of Courtly Love and Romantic Love

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Courtly Love in Contrast to Romantic Love

There is much controversy with regard to the idea of love and perhaps one of the best ways to address the concept would be to consider the wide range of romance texts written throughout the years. While generally used in similar contexts, the idea of love can be seen differently by individuals depending on their perspectives and the environments they are present in. Courtly love, for example, can be very different from romantic love when considering the elements present in each of the two genres. The former concentrates on the idea of a beloved woman being carefully addressed by her male suitor who will stop at nothing from impressing her with his love. In contrast, romantic love involves much more logic and both the suitor and the woman he is attempting to court have a complex understanding of their position and their limitations.…… [Read More]

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Euthansia and Its Unfairness to the Poor

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Euthanasia has become a hotly contested subject in the last few decades. Some are against euthanasia or assisted-physician suicide. Others are for it. The essay titled: "Vulnerable People: Practical Rejoinders to Claims in Favor of Assisted-Suicide," written by Cohn and Lynn favors against legalizing physician assisted-suicide. I will argue that Cohn and Lynn's argument for denying legalization for physician-assisted suicide is sound.

The first argument explains physician-assisted suicide may be something that people fear instead of favor due to the notion that someone else will dictate a person's life. To think that costs and excessive suffering could become the basis for determining whether a person should live or die is frightful. The authors especially made note of those who are poor when considering such thoughts. The poor cannot afford medical expenses like the middle or upper classes can. Therefore, if expenses contribute to the greenlight for a physician-assisted suicide, many…… [Read More]

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Suicide and the Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive Therapy and the Dutch/Anglo Patient

Clinical, Ethical and Legal Issues

Suicide and the patient's request for assistance in the state of Oregon are the main issues herein raised. The health issue is that the patient is alone and suffering from Parkinson's which will only further debilitate him in the coming years. He has no interest in suffering through it. He appears to suffer from hopelessness, which can be clinically assessed as being the main cause for suicide ideation (Beck, Kovacs, Weissman, 1975, p. 1146).

Deal with Patients Presenting with Issues of Suicide

Cognitive therapy (CT) or cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) as it is also called would be useful in dealing with the patient's presenting issues of suicide because "a substantial body of research supports" this model's application "to be effective in reducing symptoms and relapse rates" in cases of depression (Beck, 2005, p. 953). The patient in this case…… [Read More]

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Indian Captivity Narratives Versus Slave Narratives

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Christianity Upon Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative And Frederick Douglass's Slave Narrative

Both A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass are first-person nonfictional accounts of the individual's encounter with an 'other' that captures them and holds them hostage. Rowlandson's 17th century narrative tells of her abduction by Native Americans during King Phillips' War and her eventual return to white civilization. Douglass was born a slave in the 19th century American South and inhabited the 'double consciousness' of African-Americans. Unlike Rowlandson, he had no memory of a world in which he was a social equal, rather he was told virtually from birth that he was inferior and belonged to another human being as property, not to himself. Both authors use religion as an important connecting thread in their narratives but Rowlandson views her captivity and release as an example of…… [Read More]

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Analyzing and Understanding Concepts of Group Therapy

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Group Therapy


Factors that augment risks of self-cutting

Treatment of Self-Cutting

Group Therapy

Aims of Group Therapy

Aspects of Group Therapy

The aim of this research is to investigate and identify opinions regarding vital elements for successful group therapy and to suggest the distinguished elements as guiding principles for future group counselling guidelines, theoretical as well as program development. Therapists are to recognize the essential factors of group therapy, which contribute to positive therapeutic results. The important elements of group therapy established by the board of professionals shall be suggested as guiding principles for future group therapy, theoretical and program development (Edwards, 2001).


Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy whereby one or more therapists attend to a tiny group of patients together as a group. It entails one or more psychologists that head a group of approximately five to fifteen clients. In the same milieu, group counselling…… [Read More]

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New York State Tort Law Regarding Healthcare

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Harriet Rose, etc., respondent, v Jonathan Zinberg, etc., appellant, et al., defendants (2015 NY Slip OP 04302 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015) (Casetext, Inc., 2015), a New York medical malpractice case for wrongful death based on delayed diagnosis. Bennett Rose, the decedent, had 3 colonoscopies on: January 3, 2003; December 14, 2006; and October 11, 2007. In each case, Rose had polyps that were removed but the diagnosis was that there was no cancer. Two months after the 2007 colonoscopy, Rose, who was 72 years old, began feeling abnormally weak and tired. He was diagnosed with anemia, received hemoglobin transfusions at the hospital and felt better. The anemia returned and another colonoscopy on April 28, 2007 showed a large 8-centimeter cancerous tumor in his ascending colon that had already metastasized to his liver. At that time, he was diagnosed with cecal carcinoma and died from it on July 15, 2009.

Rose's…… [Read More]

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The Admissibility of Confessions in View of Severe Sleep Deprivation

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Sleep Deprivation and Expert Witnesses

Introduction (the issue(s) presented and purpose of your paper)

The paper will focus on the links between sleep deprivation, false confessions and torture. The paper is written in the context of Federal Rules of Evidence 702 and the testimony of an expert witness. The focus lies in the fight between experts on each side (defense and prosecution) and how an expert witness can provide clarity regarding a confession and where the line drawn on the continuum between a voluntary confession and someone who is being tortured.

Findings of primary/secondary sources

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation in the Context of Interrogation

Extreme sleep deprivation is widely used in the context of interrogation and has risen to a fine art. The executive summary of The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program defines "sleep deprivation" as "keeping detainees…… [Read More]

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Effects of Early Childhood Sexual Abuse and Involvement in Prostitution

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Conceptual Paper

Millions of children around the globe are sexually abused or exploited. This paper includes several descriptions of studies that relate sexual abuse during childhood to delinquency later in life. There are several difficulties with methodology and definitions that are inherent in the mentioned studies. These challenges make it somewhat difficult to compare and interpret the findings of the study. A framework is however provided to help in the understanding of how child abuse is correlated to delinquency later in life. This framework can also help to guide future studies into the issue. Two research tools were utilized for this study. They are questionnaires and interviews. The interviewers selected to help with the research were members of the Delancey Street Foundation -- a self-help group that is widely known for its work with drug addicts, criminals and sex workers. All the…… [Read More]

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Research on an Evidence Based Article

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Practice Project on Diabetes Intervention Based on Evidence

Diabetes mellitus is a kind of health problem where depicted by an abnormal increase in the level of blood sugar. Diabetes mellitus can be defined as a disease with an inappropriate hyperglycemia and disordered metabolism caused by inadequate insulin secretion or an imbalance between insulin resistance and the right amount of insulin secretion. There are two main forms of diabetes mellitus: Type I, symbolized by total insufficiency, and the more rampant type II symbolized by high insulin resistance with defects of different rates of secretion of insulin (Nanda Nursing, 2011).

Modification of lifestyle, in specific recommendations to go along with a suitable dietary plan, has been widely adopted as the major treatment procedure for people suffering type II diabetes, following the belief that an adequate energy and nutrients intake will reduce the risks of possible complications by improving glycaemic control. Nevertheless,…… [Read More]

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Analyzing Ethical Issues in Healthcare

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Ethical Issues in Healthcare


Euthanasia is also termed as 'mercy killing', involves concluding the existence of a terminally ill patient on deathbed due to a life-threatening illness. In essence, another individual decides to conclude the existence of the patient by multiple methods, such as using a lethal dosage of injection. The patients can choose euthanasia (voluntary), reject using euthanasia (involuntary), or could be unable to response, depending on their neural function. It is undertaken without the consent of the patient (non-voluntary). As euthanasia dictates authority over the life of an individual, it also allots this authority to an individual to act as an agent of death (American Nurses Association, 2013).

Euthanasia is a word taken from the Greek language, two words mainly, 'eu' and 'thanatos' which means 'good death'. As opposed to being condemned to an excruciating death, euthanasia provides a better opportunity to relieve a person of his…… [Read More]

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Managing Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

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Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder abbreviated as DMDD is a condition featuring chronic and severe irritability. This has been added to the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders catering to adolescent and childhood disorders. DMDD is explained through severe temper tantrums that are disproportionate to existing situations with inconsistencies with developmental level. This occurs severally each week. The mood between various outbursts becomes persistently irritable or angry while symptoms should be presented for between 12 and 17 months in the various contexts. DMDD is not diagnosed in children less than six years of age. However, it is observed from 10 years and above. The inclusion also allows DSM-5 to develop controversial convert to the existing disorder. Indeed, the DMDD support is based on research that focuses on extreme mood dysregulation (SMD). This condition is characterized by severe and chronic irritability together with hyperarousal symptoms. They share symptoms…… [Read More]

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Assessment of the Mental Health of Psychiatric Patient Monique

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- A Case Study

Case study 'Monique.'

Case presentation and history

Monique, a female aged 30, possesses a history of depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, starting at the age of 16 to 17, together with suicide attempts (entailing overdosing), in addition to a long record of anxiety. During baseline evaluation, she reported continuous constant fatigue as well as anhedonia. She also expressed dense retrograde amnesia following a 12-week program of bi-weekly electroconvulsive therapy early in 2006 (she asserts that has no memory of any occurrences preceding this). In late 2006, Monique was also diagnosed with ADHD, however, trusts that she has had continuous problems with distractibility and vagueness. At one point, dexamphetamine was experimented on her, which, even though enhanced her attention, also reduced her mood and hence it was discontinued. Monique also reported that when she was 2 years old, she cracked her skull consequent to…… [Read More]

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Ethics in an Emergency

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Ethical Evaluation of Dr. Pou

Ethical Evaluation of Mrs. Everett's Claims

Gert's two-step process Evaluation of Dr. Pou

Nursing Ethics in Emergency

Ethical Evaluation of Dr. Pou

From the contents of the article and the actions and the explanations given by Dr. Pou, it is clearly evident that the Kantian theory of ethics was followed by the doctor while she euthanized the seriously ill patients.

The Kantian theory of ethics was propounded by German philosopher Immanuel Kant which states that the will or intention behind an action is the sole judge of the morality of the action and morality is not influenced by the outcome or the results. The theory essentially emphasis the principles that are followed behind actions and influence the actions and not the end result of the actions. The universal principles that treat everyone equally is the motivating factor for acting according to this theory. Animal…… [Read More]

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Jungian Psychotherapy in Patient Treatment

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Treating the Patient Using Jungian Psychotherapy

The theory that would be best suited for treating the client is the Jungian theory. This is because the theory would allow the analyst and the client to work together in order for the client to increase their consciousness, which would enable them to move towards achieving psychological wholeness and balance. The concepts that make the Jungian theory most appropriate include conscious, unconscious, archetypes, and individuation (Jung, 2014). These concepts would assist the client to attain relief and meaning to their psychological suffering. Since the client is evidently suffering from depression and anxiety, making use of this theory would ensure the client attains psychological growth. The Jungian theory is a well-rounded theory, and it offers the client an opportunity to access their unconscious thoughts and relate them to their current situation (Jung, 2014). The client has some reservations that are mainly related to her…… [Read More]

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Faith in Healing and Medicine

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Healthcare & Faith

The author of this report has been asked to answer a few questions pertaining to faith and healthcare. The first question will be a compare and contrast of Christianity and Buddhism using the seven worldview questions as a prism. The second question asks the author to do a comparative analysis of the two faith systems and religions. Next, the author will explain the author's personal spiritual perspective on healing. The author will then explain the critically common religions/beliefs when it comes to healing, prayer, meditation and so forth. Next, there will be a description of what would be important to patients of a faith that is delivered by healthcare providers that are of a different religious persuasion. Lastly, the author of this report will explain what was learn as part of this project. While the religions of the world are quite similar in many respects when it…… [Read More]

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Biblical Baptism Infants and Adults

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baptism was "dipping." The word was widely used in the New Testament in Jesus' teachings and also in the letters of Paul. Jesus uses the term 'baptism' to refer to the death/suffering that awaited him (Mark 10:38)[footnoteRef:2]. He draws parallels between the suffering that awaited him and some form of immersion -- which he was to be drowned in. He says that the immersion was necessary and until he emerged from it, his work is incomplete (Luke 12.50). It therefore means that, right from the start, baptism symbolized Christians sharing in the suffering of Jesus Christ by immersing themselves into a mold similar to that of the suffering of Christ. Paul talks of baptism 'into' Jesus' death (Romans 6.3). Christians experience this as they celebrate Good Friday and also during the Holy Communion as they break the bread.[footnoteRef:3] [2: Williams, Rowan. Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer. 2014: 1] [3:…… [Read More]

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Using Alternative Techniques to Battle Aphasia

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Hough, M.S., & Johnson, R.K. (2008). Use of AAC to enhance communication in an adult with chronic severe aphasia. In Clinical AAC Research Conference, Charlottesville, VA.


The use of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication device with adults suffering from non-fluent aphasia is among several approaches to improving communicative capability and enhancing involvement in life undertakings for those who have lost the ability to communicate. A variety of different research studies have demonstrated that individuals who suffer from protracted, severe non-fluent aphasia can employ augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to communicate. Despite this valuable approach, the majority of studies to date fail to include stratagems or methods utilized to enable communication or interrelationships with caregivers.


The design of the study focused on extending the previous study undertaken by Johnson et al. (in press; cited in references). This work evaluated whether a man suffering from…… [Read More]

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Combat Related Stress on Learning in an

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combat related stress on learning in an academic environment: a qualitative case study" by Kevin Peter Shea

Conflict and military conflict are inherited parts of life and the direct involvement in them creates high levels of stress. In 2010, Kevin Peter Shea added to the field of study on the stress effect of combat a new research endeavor which focused on the "incidence of stress in the lives of Army officers and its effects on their learning experiences" (Shea, 2010, p.2, 6).

The study was conducted on eleven students at the Army's Command and General Staff College; all students had previously participated in combat over an average period of 23 months and Shea sought to identify the effect of the stress generated from combat within an academic setting.

The methodology employed throughout the study was that of interviews with the eleven candidates, completed with interviews with other army personnel, such…… [Read More]

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Stages Grief Losing a Son or Daughter

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Stages Grief

Losing a son or daughter challenges personal faith in God and can bring a person to the brink of despair. In Lament for a Son, Nicholas Wolterstorff accomplishes the difficult goal of communicating his grief over the loss of his son. The author achieves his goal by grounding his sorrow in Biblical truth and also by allowing himself to proceed between the various stages of death within the Kubler-Ross model. The stages of grief include the initial phase of denial and self-isolation, even shame. Anger is a pervasive problem in the face of grief, and Wolterstorff admits his confrontation with anger at God and the seeming unfairness over the death of his son. Accompanying anger is often the stage of bargaining, in which the individual speaks to God without a full acceptance or understanding of His ways. Wolterstorff's challenge, which he seeks to communicate with his readers, is…… [Read More]

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Vegetarian Ethics

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In a satirical and scathing critique of the Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace draws attention to the fact that lobsters are "basically giant sea-insects," and their purpose in the ecosystem is as "garbagemen of the sea, eaters of dead stuff," (2). Lobsters were "low-class food, eaten only by the poor and institutionalized," considered "cruel and unusual" punishment food much as rats would be considered today (Wallace 3). Far from being the gourmet delicacy lobsters are now, the "bugs" have come to connote ironically high-class foodstuff. Wallace's article echoes one of the core arguments made by Scruton in "The Conscientious Carnivore." Food customs are largely arbitrary, based on ritual and social custom. Eating has long been a "social, often a religious, act, embellished by ritual and enjoyed as a primary celebration of membership" in a community (Scruton 82). Vegetarianism is likewise a social and religious act, "embellished by ritual and enjoyed…… [Read More]

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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Diabetes Has on Hearing

Diabetes is regarded one of the major health concerns in the United States given the increase of diabetes cases throughout the country. In the past few decades, diabetes has continued to affect adults and children in the United States. The increase of this condition has been associated with several considerable impacts since it generates numerous medical and related phenomena in the American society. One of the medical phenomena generated by diabetes is hearing loss given that diabetes changes the hearing of many people in America. This paper focuses on examining the perceptual phenomenon of hearing changes brought by diabetes. This analysis will include a discussion of what it feels to live with the effect of diabetes and hearing loss among Americans. The other elements included in this article is methods for prevention, treatment, and cure of hearing impairments from diabetes as well as dangers of having…… [Read More]

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Benefits of Using the Mediterranean Diet to Manage Type II Diabetes

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Beneficial effects of the Mediterranean Diet on Type 2 Diabetic Patients in the United Kingdom.

The beneficial effects of the Mediterranean Diet on Type 2 Diabetic Patients in the UK

Science of the problem

Type II diabetes progresses through two stages. The initial stage is referred to as insulin resistance. During this stage, the pancreas produces enough insulin, but the body's cell are unable to respond to insulin. The pancreas increases the production of insulin in the body to compensate for the resistance. The body cells absorb more and more insulin resulting in the pancreas continuously increasing its insulin production. Eventually, the pancreas will shut down the production of insulin because it is unable to keep up with the demand, which results in type II diabetes. The lack of sugar for conversion to energy results in the starvation of cells and there is a buildup of glucose levels in the…… [Read More]

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Dementia A Growing and Serious Psychological Issue

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dementia disorder and how healthcare professionals embrace theories, research and practical strategies, in order to help dementia sufferers cope with their difficulties.

Behavioral and Psychological symptoms in primary care

Doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals and caregivers are challenged when it comes to the care of patients suffering from dementia. That is because dementia is frequently accompanied by a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms, according to a peer-reviewed article in the journal Mental Health in Family Medicine. Those symptoms include "disturbed behavior, thought, mood and perception" (Buhagiar, et al., 2011).

The point of the article was to find out how much confidence that doctors (general practitioners) have as regards their ability to identify and manage the various behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The authors designed a two-page questionnaire and sent it to 160 general practitioners in north Dublin, Ireland. About 109 general practitioners returned the questionnaires (that is a 68% rate…… [Read More]

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Treatment of Thyroid and Diabetes

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Diabetes and Thyroid


What is the mechanism of action of insulin and what are the differences in insulin therapy for Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus?

The pancreas secretes insulin, and it is used for the regulation of glucose from the blood into the cells. Insulin assists in lowering blood glucose by causing peripheral glucose uptake by skeletal muscle cells. The breakdown of fat, proteins, and manufacture of glucose is inhibited by insulin. Insulin will also increase protein synthesis and the conversion of excess glucose to fat. Patients suffering from diabetes are not able to produce enough insulin, and this leads to hyperglycemia. Insulin therapy for type I diabetes mellitus is aimed at increasing or providing insulin in the patient's body (Trauner, Richert, & Luddeke, 2013). For type II diabetes, insulin therapy is aimed at controlling blood sugar, increasing insulin levels, and lowering the patient's resistance to insulin.…… [Read More]

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Nursing Theoretical Framework

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Nursing Theory

Theory is a concept that communicates relationships and phenomenon, and with reference to nursing profession, nursing theory assists nurses to prescribe, describe and predict nursing care. In a contemporary healthcare environment, nursing theory is very critical to nursing profession. In essence, a conceptual nursing model is a starting point of nursing profession, and nurses are required to apply a conceptual model for nursing care and practice. The middle range theory is an example of a nursing theory that focuses on human experience, reality and number of concepts. Typically, nursing theory provides an autonomy that reinforces nursing education, practice as well as nursing research.

Peplau's theory is one of the major nursing theoretical framework guiding nursing practice, decision and care. Peplau develops theory of interpersonal relations to guide the practice of health profession revealing that effective communication is an integral part of the interpersonal relations that produces positive outcomes…… [Read More]

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

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Right-to-Die Opinion

Order ID: Right-to-Die Opinion

Suicide is a very emotionally and morally charged subject to many people. The reason for the discord and divergence of opinions comes from the different perspectives and directions. Some of these motives and viewpoints are based on morality beliefs, religion or a combination of the two. Others are based more on humanity, empathy and the belief that suicide can be a solution to end misery and chronic pain. Some hold that taking one's own life is selfish, immoral and damaging to family and friends. Others hold that such a decision should reside with the individual in question alone. While there is no single answer that will placate all pundits, scholars and ethicists, the right to die should be allowed under the care of a physician and provided that the necessary conditions are met.


Perhaps one of the more strident views about suicide emanates…… [Read More]

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Assisted Euthanasia

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Physician-assisted suicide or death has emerged as a major controversial and medical-ethical issue in the modern health care system. This issue has attracted huge concerns and debates among policymakers, medical practitioners, and the public. These concerns and debates have led to the emergence of arguments and counter-arguments in support and opposition to physician-assisted suicide. In addition, physician-assisted suicide has become a topic of research by various scholars based on these concerns and its benefits and/or disadvantages. An example of a research that focuses on the issue is the study by Timothy E. Quill on why physician-assisted suicide should be allowed. The author argues for the acceptance of physician-assisted suicide based on his experience as a primary care physician and the assistance he provided to many patients to die with their full consent. Quill's research article is helpful in providing justification for the overall legalization and acceptance of physician-assisted suicide.

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Healthy Individual Is Infected With a Bacteria

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healthy individual is infected with a bacteria or virus, the body identifies the virus as an invader, and therefore produces the antibodies, which is the human body's immune system, to destroy the virus to assist the person to recover and become healthy. Meanwhile, vaccination is the process of stimulating the active immune system to fight disease in the body, and vaccine will boost the body active immunity to fight disease that may come into the body in the future. Through immunization, a child body system will enhance immunity in such a way that when he is in contact with a disease, his immune system will identify the disease as an invader and will produce the antibodies to fight the disease. In essence, active immunity is life-long lasting.

Many countries, especially developing countries, give children vaccination against Polio, Cholera, Yellow fever, Measles, Typhoid fever and other type of diseases. (Heymann, Aylward,…… [Read More]

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Ethics in Healthcare

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Heal Sometimes

What personal, cultural, and spiritual values contribute to your worldview and philosophy of nursing? How do these values shape or influence your nursing practice?

The personal values that contribute to my worldview and philosophy of nursing include: the ability to empathize with patients / their families, solving the needs of stakeholders and creating a positive atmosphere for everyone. Cultural values are based upon working with people and numerous demographics. In this case, I can use these experiences to easily relate to them and understand what they stand for. The spiritual values is focusing on my abilities to help the individual feel a sense of empowerment. This is taking place using encouragement and enabling them to see how their issues is a chance to look at their lives differently. (Merry, 2012)

Each one of these areas work together, to form the basic concepts I utilize as a part of…… [Read More]

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Health Promotion Strategies and Methods DQ

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Nursing Case Study and Theoretical Knowledge of Healthcare System

Significant evidence shows that the responsibilities of the primary and acute care nurses vary significantly. The variation creates differences in the scope of work for the nurses, as they are engaged in different job perspectives. Primary and acute care nurses provide an array of services that aim at promoting health, preventing the occurrence of diseases, treating the sick, and providing the e clients with services, meeting their needs alongside creating public awareness to issues that affect their health and well-being. The difference of the services provided by the two becomes evident by the fact that the acute care nurses provide their services to patients who are critically sick, creating continuum variation in the services provided. In addition, nurses involved in the provision of nursing care services in the acute setups require specialized knowledge, skills, and expertise that allows them to provide…… [Read More]

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Disorders of the Back and the Muscles

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signs and symptoms of a person suffering from intervertebral disc disease?

The signs that a person may have intervertebral disc disease include suffering from lower back pain which "radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve," a nerve that branches from the lower back through the hips and buttocks, then down each leg (Mayo Clinic).

The Medscape publication reports that a person suffering from intervertebral disc disease (IDD) feels "sharp" (not dull) pain, and usually the pain is "bilateral" and seems located at the beltline. In most cases the sharp pain is preceded by "multiple episodes of less severe lower back pain," and it is located in the lower back and "gluteal area" (Medscape, 2014). Sitting or standing for long periods of time causes "rotation" or "flexion" kinds of pain, and it is temporarily relieved by changing positions (to a "recumbent position") (Medscape). A doctor or qualified nurse will know…… [Read More]

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Evil and the Bible Perspective

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Question of Evil

In the Bible (The Old Testament ) God gives many codes of justice as well as righteous behavior for humans to follow his ten commandments for instance. The philosophical problem, then of why God allows evil and injustice in the world has been looked into by many people. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not willing to prevent it? If so then he is impotent. Is he able to prevent evil, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both willing and not willing to prevent evil and suffering and injustice, and then we must say that God is evil. This paper will be based on Ehrman's views on why we suffer.

According to Ehrman the bible has a large number of views as to why people suffer, particularly the people of God. Many of thee views are at odds with one another and most…… [Read More]

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Ethics ACA

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The ACA does not by any means fully resolve this, but it makes strides towards addressing this critical issue of morality. The individual mandate is similar -- where the profit of one individual leads to the suffering of another, the suffering takes precedence -- the money is not as important. Not doing harm to others is the more important imperative, so the sacrifice for the greater good in this case would be the moral course of action according to Kant.


Locke's moral philosophy comprises two parts. The first is natural law, in that there are divine laws, they are obligatory and humans can understand these. The second is more hedonistic, that pleasures and pains serve to "provide morality with its normative force" (Sheridan, 2011). That these two views seem to contrast is well-established and indeed they lead to different interpretations of the key tenets of the Affordable Care Act.…… [Read More]

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Abuladze's Repentance Response

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Film Response to Repentance (1984)

Tengiz Abuladze's 1984 motion picture Repentance provides viewers with an abstract perspective on life in a rural area as being disrupted by feelings associated with absurdness, Stalinism, and people's struggle to reach common ground on particular issues. The film puts across a series of principles ranging from a satirical comedy to a means of addressing political topics that were controversial during the 1980s. In spite of the confusion that the film expresses as its storyline progresses, most viewers are probable to experience intense emotions as they become better acquainted with characters and with how they feel about their immediate environment.

While it would be pointless to discuss the film in association with conditions in the Soviet Union during the 1980s, it is intriguing to address matters in Soviet countries that separated from the union as the Iron Curtain fell. Individuals in former Soviet state must…… [Read More]

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Exist on Kleptomania They May Include Treatment

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exist on kleptomania. They may include treatment options, background on the disorders, or even how to identify a person suffering from kleptomania. New research however, has begun linking the disorder to others in hopes of better understanding what causes kleptomania and how to effectively treat it. Kleptomania has been linked to compulsive buying and binge-eating disorder. Women are known to suffer more from these disorders than men. This suggests these three disorders may have more in common than initially believed.


Kleptomania is a rare disorder found in both men and women with women producing higher occurrences than men. Shoplifting although similar to kleptomania, is not habitual nor does it produce the same effects that someone suffering from kleptomania would. The disorder is commonly characterized by a need to steal things, sometimes trivial things, in order to feel better or feel in control. Normally people who show symptoms of kleptomania…… [Read More]