Category Archives: Health Care and Life Sciences

Mandatory Vaccination

DO NOT write a paper that reports/explains the selected topic. Instead, write at least 1500 words, excluding references and title page structured in the following manner:

Introduction – spend no more than one paragraph (approximately 250 words) briefly defining and describing the topic.

Identify and discuss the three most credible sources found during research supporting the topic – Discuss the process by which the three most credible sources were found, such as search strategies, search strings and criteria used to decide why a particular source was selected. Identify the author(s)/organizations/sponsors of the sources of information and discuss the evidence provided that supports the opinion in the source of information.

Identify and discuss the three most credible sources found during research that do not support the topic – Discuss the process by which the three most credible sources were found, such as search strategies, search strings and criteria used to decide why a particular source was selected. Identify the author(s)/organizations/sponsors of the sources of information and discuss the evidence provided that supports the opinion in the source of information.

Conclusion – Provide an evaluation of the evidence provided as well as the credibility of all sources of information. Decide what evidence is most credible and why it is credible, and come to a conclusion as to which position is best supported by the evidence. You must write at least 500 words on this section. You may include your personal opinion; however, if your personal opinion is contrary to the position best supported by the evidence, you must provide an explanation for your decision.

Extensive quotes from any source are not permitted

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Research a health care organization or network that spans several states with in the United States (United Healthcare, Vanguard, Banner Health, etc.). Assess the readiness of the health care organization or network you chose in regard to meeting the health care needs of citizens in the next decade.
Prepare a 750-1000 word paper that presents your assessment and proposes a strategic plan to ensure readiness. Include the following:
1.    Describe the health care organization or network.
2.    Describe the organization’s overall readiness based on your findings.
3.    Prepare a strategic plan to address issues pertaining to network growth, nurse staffing, resource management, and patient satisfaction.
4.    Identify any current or potential issues within the organizational culture and discuss how these issues may affect aspects of the strategic plan.
5.    Propose a theory or model that could be used to support implementation of the strategic plan for this organization. Explain why this theory or model is best.

Health Care Delivery Models and Nursing Practice

1.  Discuss how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes. Explain how these affect nursing practice and describe the expectations and responsibilities of the nursing role in these situations.

2.  Discuss professional nursing leadership and management roles that have arisen and how they are important in responding to emerging trends and in the promotion of patient safety and quality care in diverse health care settings.

3.  Research emerging trends. Predict two ways in which the practice of nursing and nursing roles will grow or transform within the next five years to respond to upcoming trends or predicted issues in health care.

COVID-19

Hurricane Michael nearly destroyed Mexico Beach, Florida. A wildfire wiped out the town of Paradise, California. Tornadoes ripped through many areas of the Southeast. There were many other areas affected by natural and man-made disasters. Select one geographical area impacted by a disaster within the past 2-3 years to use as the basis for your responses to the assignment:

I chose COVID-19.  I also completed an outline that can be used. but just make sure that your paper reads as a whole, not just a collection of short answers to each of those topics. Try to think of natural connections between the different sections so you can easily transition between them.

Week 5 Forum

Please rewrite and add references attached document labeled Week Five original post (500-word reply to this question). Respond to the three discussion questions.  (responses should be 100-150 words). Include your word count at the end of each post. Please see attach. Please separate the response and list references to each response.

I will be able to attach the response after I post the rewrite.

Instructions:
Since this week is the midpoint of the term, and we are discussing natural disasters and humanitarian response this week, post this week about the disaster that you are researching for the final project and its humanitarian response. Be sure to reference your text at least once, as well as at least one of the external sources you have gathered for your project.

Humans and Biodiversity

This is a fairly open-ended assignment.  This means it is particularly important to pay attention to the instructions.
Goal:  The goal is get you to explore the relationship between biodiversity and human society.  I am going to stress the word diversity.  This assignment is not just about humans relationship to nature but specifically to diversity (broadly defined).

Step One:  Pick one of the following subtopics.Ecosystem Services, Agriculture, Medicine, Citizen Science, Culture, Recreation, Companion Organisms

Step Two:  Do a bit of reading and write a short introduction (one to two paragraphs) where you explain a bit about the topic generally and why it is important to humans.

Step Three:  Write another one to two paragraphs explaining the relevance of biodiversity in this area generally.

Step Four:  Pick a specific example within the topic (e.g. a specific citizen science project or a specific issue in medicine, etc.).  Briefly introduce it and then explain how biodiversity is important in this example (one-two paragraphs total)

As usual all the text should be in your own words and you should cite all of your sources of information.

Humans and Biodiversity

This is a fairly open-ended assignment.  This means it is particularly important to pay attention to the instructions.
Goal:  The goal is get you to explore the relationship between biodiversity and human society.  I am going to stress the word diversity.  This assignment is not just about humans relationship to nature but specifically to diversity (broadly defined).

Step One:  Pick one of the following subtopics.Ecosystem Services, Agriculture, Medicine, Citizen Science, Culture, Recreation, Companion Organisms

Step Two:  Do a bit of reading and write a short introduction (one to two paragraphs) where you explain a bit about the topic generally and why it is important to humans.

Step Three:  Write another one to two paragraphs explaining the relevance of biodiversity in this area generally.

Step Four:  Pick a specific example within the topic (e.g. a specific citizen science project or a specific issue in medicine, etc.).  Briefly introduce it and then explain how biodiversity is important in this example (one-two paragraphs total)As usual all the text should be in your own words and you should cite all of your sources of information.

nformative speech

It is time to brainstorm! Using the techniques you have learned for brainstorming, choose four different current event topics that you might want to cover in your presentation, the informative speech delivered in week 6. For each topic, list the general purpose statement, a specific purpose statement, the central idea, and a few potential points. Include a paragraph or two describing your thoughts on the usefulness of brainstorming and the ways you can improve its use in the future.

NOTE: You must meet writing guidelines and use current APA format.

Zero Hunger Haiti

Zero Hunger in Africa

Here you will visit the site http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/ (Links to an external site.) (also found in Module 1) and choose a sustainable development goal (SDG) of your choice! Each week you will update your blog regarding your chosen SDG (You will create a NEW Blog, each titled Blog 1, Blog 2, etc.). For the FIRST WEEK ONLY, you will also introduce your SDG before investigating your first nation. Each week, the student will provide background information from a country within the UN on how it is addressing the goal they chose (you keep the same goal throughout the project, only changing the country you are visiting each week) by answering the following questions:

How will the SDGs be implemented?
How will the SDGs be monitored?
How much will the implementation of this new sustainable development agenda cost?
How does climate change relate to sustainable development?
Is this an issue for the country?
What resources does this country have to reach this goal?
Is this currently being addressed by the country?
Is this a priority in the country?
Your Blog should be educational, professional, decorative/appealing, creative, and in APA format. You should have AT LEAST 350 words, in-text citations for your resources, a reference list at the end of your post, and AT LEAST 2 references.

Hist & Health

Rough Draft
This assignment is designed to help you begin to work toward the completion of the final project in this course; thus, it is shorter and requires less work. You are encouraged to build off of this assignment. Following the directions for your final paper, please post a rough draft and include the following:

Note: A title page is needed in the final paper but not for the rough draft

Introduction (2 paragraphs double spaced)

Introduce the issue and why it is important
Include some relevant statistics based on scholarly sources that you have located; use in-text citations following APA 6th edition formatting
Include a topic statement-state the purpose of your paper and explain what you will be talking about
Body (1 to 2 pages double spaced)

Following the directions, address the required points for the following time periods: (1) ancient history; (2) 1800’s through present day; and (3) the future
Separate each major area with a different heading; you can also use subheadings
Make sure that you use in-text citations for each of your references
Conclusion (1 paragraph double spaced)

Briefly recap the purpose of your paper and the main points
Suggest additional issues that need future research
Reference list (Citations formatted in APA 6th edition format)

Make sure that you have checked the different formatting for each TYPE OF SOURCE you are citing. Books, journals, and webpages all have a different format in the reference list
Make sure you pay attention to the requirements for indenting the reference list

Final Paper Guidelines to help with Rough Draft:
Final Project (Paper/Presentation) Rubric and Directions
Final Project (200 points)

Final paper                                                                                        150

Content-80 points

Followed all the directions
Included all the required parts

Writing style and organization-25 points

Included proper grammar, punctuation, and syntax
If you struggle in this area, then you will want to contact the Write Site at TWU or the Online Writing Lab
Format -25 points

APA Citations required both in-text and in the reference list (Paper)
Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced
Title page and reference list required (paper)
Overall impression-20 points

Paper is easy to read
Paper flows with clear and concise language
The paper is submitted through the assignment link on time
Final YouTube Summary                                                                50

Content-35 points

Followed all the directions
Includes no more than a 5 minute summary of the final paper (videos that are too long will take a long time to upload; keep this in mind, and make sure to limit your video to 5 minutes or less)
The summary should briefly highlight each of the major sections of the paper
Learners do not have an opportunity to read your paper, so give them an overview from ancient history, 1800s to present day, and future
Link to the video is posted to the Discussion Board by due date/time
Overall impression-15 points

The presenter is wearing a business casual outfit (no pajamas, shorts, etc.)
The presenter uses correct grammar to convey the summary
The summary is polished and organized
The background/backdrop of the video should be clear of clutter (no messy dorm rooms, etc.) or distracting background noise (television, other people talking, etc.)
Requirements for the Final Paper

Formatting and General Requirements

Title Page
Times New Roman 12 Point Font
APA 6th edition in text and reference citations
There should be a minimum of 8 scholarly sources. Your textbook can count as one source. Journal articles should count for at least 6 sources, and you may use one or more websites that end in either .gov or .edu.
6 to 8 pages of content; this does not include your title or reference pages
Paper should include an introduction, topic statement, body, and conclusion; if you need help structuring and academic paper, please consult the Write Site or the Online Writing Lab at TWU
The paper should be written in third person (not first person) using an active not a passive voice
The paper should not be copied and pasted from the internet. The paper should not be another students words. The paper should be your own writing with citations used correctly.
Specific Requirements

Using the Rosen (2015) textbook as a starting point, learners should trace the evolution of the treatment of a disease/illness/or health problem (i.e. epilepsy, alcoholism, sanitation of medical facilities ) or the evolution of a medical practice/technique (i.e. back surgery, neurosurgery, amputations) from ancient times to present day and into the future using the help of scholarly sources. Learners can choose any topic as long as they address the bullet points listed below within their paper.

Ancient History

Briefly address any societal, environmental, and behavioral factors that impacted the treatment of the disease or condition or the evolution of the medical technique
Explain how religion, circulating ideas, major thinkers/philosophers of the time, societal points of view on public health, and/or general beliefs affect responses to the health issue or the development of the treatment or technique. Give a few examples from the literature that you consulted.
Consider the questions below as you prepare this section, and make sure to reference examples from the literature that you reviewed:
What type(s) of healers treated the issue, and what techniques did they use?
How did healers try to extend life and relieve suffering?
Name at least three historical documents that addressed the illness/health issue based on what you discovered in scholarly literature
How were medical records kept? How have these records helped promote medical knowledge about the health issue or medical procedure?
1800s to the Present

Analyze which culture(s) was/were responsible for advancing treatment of the health issue or the development of the medical technique/practice. Provide some examples from the literature that you reviewed.
Address any relevant medical discoveries, advancements, and/or events related to the issue or technique/practice
Which advancement in public health (since the 1950s) has been the most significant in treating this issue or developing this medical technique/practice and why?
In present day, do any groups face this issue or need this procedure more than others? For example,does it occur more frequently by gender, occupational status (i.e. coal miner or military veteran), race/ethnicity, or socioeconomic status?
Future

What challenges do you see facing the cure for this disease or medical condition in the future? Otherwise, what advancements are needed in order to make this medical procedure or technique more effective or more affordable based on the literature that you reviewed?
How can health educators advocate for patients facing this issue or needing this medical procedure now and in the future?