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Discussion

 

An 8-year-old girl comes to your ambulatory care clinic with complaints of left ear pain for the past 3 days. She had respiratory infection a week ago. On physical examination, the tympanic membrane is bulging.

Answer the following questions:

  1. What else should you ask the client?
  2. What teaching would you reinforce to prevent the recurrence of otitis media?
  3. What expected outcomes would be specific to this situation?   
  4. Include in text citations with 3-4 References

150 Words

 

Respond

Historically, works of art have been thought of as valuable and effective tools in the communication of power and authority.

  1. Compare the use of visual imagery in ancient times to the ways contemporary leaders use visual imagery to communicate the qualities of their leadership.
    1. Compare and contrast the visual and symbolic language used by rulers across time and place.
    2. In what ways did ancient rulers use works of art to establish and proclaim their right and ability to rule?

Discuss

  • Identify additional details in their selected works of art that illustrate and support their discussion.
  • Compare and contrast the works of art your peers cite in their discussions and the ideas you express in your post.

Requirements

  • Initial Posts 150-

150 Words

 

Respond

  • Discuss in what ways artists and their subjects or themes of art are similar across time and culture.
    • What exchange takes place when one culture influences another? Consider in what ways subjects, techniques, media, and artistic styles are shared.
    • Support your response with at least two works of art from our course that provide evidence your ideas.
  • How does learning about the visual arts of various cultures across time and outside your own cultural sphere impact your current perspective on cultural diversity?

Week 1 Discussion

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resources on your own before you bid. Main references come from Murray, C., Pope, A., & Willis, B. (2017) and/or American Psychological Association (2014). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 02/26/19 at 7pm. 

Discussion – Week 1

Ethical Implications of Historical Trends

Societal attitudes toward human sexuality change over time, sometimes gradually and sometimes more rapidly. For example, consider how controversial some of the work of Alfred Kinsey was in the 1940s and 1950s, even though many of the topics he addressed would be considered tame by today’s standards (indeed, some viewed his work as controversial simply because he was talking about taboo subjects). As another example, homosexuality was included as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) until 1973. Today, many people would consider such an inclusion to be discriminatory, biased, and oppressive.

In this week’s Discussion, you consider how historical trends intersect with current understandings of competent, ethical practice in sexuality counseling. To prepare for this assignment, choose one historical perspective regarding sex and sexuality that has changed over time. Think about how this perspective change impacts the role of sexuality counselors, especially in regard to ethical considerations.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 an example of a change in historical perspective regarding sex and sexuality that impacts the role of sexuality counselors. Explain how this impact might have ethical implications for the practice of sexuality counseling today. Be specific and provide references to the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and/or American Counseling Association (ACA) codes of ethics, especially in reference to issues surrounding boundaries and sexual contact with current or former clients.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

  • Course Text: Murray,      C., Pope, A., & Willis, B. (2017). Sexuality counseling:      Theory, research, and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
    • Chapter 1, Addressing Sexuality in Professional       Counseling
  • Article: American      Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. (2008). Code      of ethics. Retrieved from
  • Article: American      Counseling Association. (ACA). (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Retrieved      from
  • Article: Berry,      M. D., & Lezos, A. N. (2017). Inclusive sex therapy practices: A      qualitative study of the techniques sex therapists use when working with      diverse sexual populations. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 32(1),      221. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Article: Southern,      S., & Cade, R. (2011). Sexuality counseling: A professional      specialization comes of age. The Family Journal, 19(3),      246262. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the SAGE database.

Week8

 

Chapter 7 presents a comparative analysis of various tools useful in policymaking. Select two tools described in chapter 7 from different categories, and describe how these tools could be used to develop a policy for optimizing bus and local train schedules to minimize energy use and passenger wait times in a SmartCity environment.  

To complete this assignment, you must do the following:

A) Create a new thread. As indicated above, select two tools described in chapter 7 from different categories, and describe how these tools could be used to develop a policy for optimizing bus and local train schedules to minimize energy use and passenger wait times in a SmartCity environment. 

B) Select AT LEAST 3 other students’ threads and post substantive comments on those threads. Your comments should extend the conversation started with the thread.

Community Leader

1.   250+ word count

What is a community leader? Give some examples of types of community leaders in public health. What are characteristics of effective community leadership?

2. 250+ word count

One of the attributes of a community leader is an ability to influence others toward some kind of action (e.g., join our coalition, give to our cause, and stop smoking). If you were recruiting new partners for a coalition to address childhood asthma, who would you approach? How would you articulate why they are needed? 

Assignment 1. Linear Programming Case Study

 

Assignment 1. Linear Programming Case Study

From your real-world of your business* formulate a linear programming project for this assignment according to the following specifications.

It will be a problem with at least three (3) constraints and at least two (2) decision variables. The problem will be bounded and feasible. It will also have a single optimum solution (in other words, it wont have alternate optimal solutions). The problem will also include a component that involves sensitivity analysis and the use of the shadow price.

You will be turning in two (2) deliverables, a short writeup of the project and the spreadsheet showing your work.

Writeup.

Your writeup should introduce your solution to the project by describing the problem. Correctly identify what type of problem this is. For example, you should note if the problem is a maximization or minimization problem, as well as identify the resources that constrain the solution. Identify each variable and explain the criteria involved in setting up the model. This should be encapsulated in one (1) or two (2) succinct paragraphs.

After the introductory paragraph, write out the L.P. model for the problem. Include the objective function and all constraints, including any non-negativity constraints. Then, you should present the optimal solution, based on your work in Excel. Explain what the results mean.

Finally, write a paragraph addressing the part of the problem pertaining to sensitivity analysis and shadow price.

Excel.

As previously noted, please set up your problem in Excel and find the solution using Solver. Clearly label the cells in your spreadsheet. You will turn in the entire spreadsheet, showing the setup of the model, and the results.

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*if a real-world business study is not possible, you may work with a fictional one you make upjust make the story real-world based.

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Assignment 1. Linear Programming Case Study

Your instructor will assign a linear programming project for this assignment according to the following specifications.

It will be a problem with at least three (3) constraints and at least two (2) decision variables. The problem will be bounded and feasible. It will also have a single optimum solution (in other words, it wont have alternate optimal solutions). The problem will also include a component that involves sensitivity analysis and the use of the shadow price.

You will be turning in two (2) deliverables, a short writeup of the project and the spreadsheet showing your work.

Writeup

Your writeup should introduce your solution to the project by describing the problem. Correctly identify what type of problem this is. For example, you should note if the problem is a maximization or minimization problem, as well as identify the resources that constrain the solution. Identify each variable and explain the criteria involved in setting up the model. This should be encapsulated in one (1) or two (2) succinct paragraphs.

After the introductory paragraph, write out the L.P. model for the problem. Include the objective function and all constraints, including any non-negativity constraints. Then, you should present the optimal solution, based on your work in Excel. Explain what the results mean.

Finally, write a paragraph addressing the part of the problem pertaining to sensitivity analysis and shadow price.

QM for Windows or Excel

As previously noted, please set up your problem in QM for Windows or Excel and find the solution using Solver. Clearly label the cells in your spreadsheet. You will turn in the entire spreadsheet, showing the setup of the model, and the results.

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Political Thoughts

 

Read the following case first; then proceed to the next steps.

You are a teacher in a small rural community. The student population of your district is 80% white, and students of color have only recently become a permanent part of the community. Some of the minority students families have moved into the district and others are part of your school because of open enrollment that allows students living in other districts to attend.

Crystal (a Hispanic student) who is a sophomore in your class asks if she can speak with you after school. She reports to you that in her social studies class they were having a class discussion about immigration policy, and several students made disparaging remarks about people from Central America who were trying to immigrate into the country. Crystals family immigrated into the country only 4 years ago and she knows of families who are currently trying to immigrate as well. She says that the teacher laughed as some students offered stereotypes about people of Hispanic origin. Crystal points out that she hears these types of comments in the halls, but this time it was happening in the classroom and she felt both uncomfortable and embarrassed.

Step 2: Reflection Part

Think about the following:

  • As a teacher, what do you say to Crystal?
  • Do you address this issue with Crystals social studies teacher?

After you have thought through your position on this scenario, apply your thinking to this weeks philosopher and complete Step 3 the writing part of this assignment.

Step 3: Writing Part

Plato and a colleague have overheard the overtly racist comments made by students to Crystal outside of a just concluded class. In a previous conversation with the colleague, Plato was told that as long as the students don’t use that kind of language in your classroom, it is best to ignore it as they don’t mean anything by it.

In 1-2 pages, explain how you think Platos philosophy could be relevant to this situation and how it could address the issue. Support your analysis with quotes or paraphrases from Platos philosophy. Use APA format and citation when writing your assignment.

Ethics And Compromise

 

Step 1: Case Scenario

Read the following case first; then proceed to the next steps.

Thomas is a new addition to your company. He is an excellent worker and has been named employee of the month four times, and just this past week he was named employee of the year. Thomas is up for his first yearly evaluation; and as part of the process, the human resources department reviews his employment file. Upon reviewing Thomas file it comes to light that he was not completely truthful on his resume. The inconsistency does not involve his work history or the training he has to make him qualified to do his job. What the human resources department discovers is that Thomas claims some educational success that is untrue. The policy of the company is Any employee that has been found to make false or misleading statements to the company during the hiring process in order to obtain a position within the company shall be terminated.

Step 2: Reflection Part

Think about the following:

  • If you are in charge of Human Resources for this company, what would you do?
  • Does it matter if you know Thomas personally?

After you have thought through your position on this scenario, apply your thinking to this weeks philosophers and complete Step 3 – the writing part of this assignment.

Step 3: Writing Part

In 1-2 pages, explain how Aristotle and the religious philosophers (Augustine and Aquinas) would respond to this case if they were confronted with this situation. How might they apply fairness and compromise to illustrate their philosophy? Support your analysis with quotes or paraphrases from the philosophers. Use APA format and citation when writing your assignment.

FAQ Project

 

Competency

Distinguish project management methodologies and tools.

Scenario

As a Project Manager for Kingston-Bryce Limited you have been assigned to create a Frequently Asked Questionnaire (FAQ) document on the methodologies used in project management. Now that the acquisition is almost dine, the Board of Directors for Kingston-Bryce Limited (KBL) wants to document some of the project methodologies and tools for future projects.

Instructions

You will develop a project management methodologies and tools FAQ document in Microsoft Word or Excel that evaluates:

  • various tools used in project management
  • methodologies used in project management

An FAQ document typically provides brief and clear information regarding the subject in question and answer format.

Requirements:

  1. You will include a total of 8 to 12 FAQs in your document.
  2. The FAQ document should give the Board of Directors enough information to understand the various tools and methodologies used in project management.
  3. Make sure to use audience-specific language and professional tone throughout the document.
  4. Clear organization, APA formatting for the references list, and proper grammar, punctuation, and FAQ formatting are required.

Your FAQ should contain a title and a list of questions and answers. They do not need to be numbered, but you should apply formatting to make the questions stand apart.