Choosing A Nursing Home

Visit the American Health Care Association’s website at www.ahcancal.org. This organization provides information and advocacy for people needing long-term care. Medicare’s website also has valuable information regarding long-term care. You may also wish to visit other websites related to long-term care to help you with this assignment.

Scenario

Imagine that you are faced with finding a nursing home for an elderly family member. What are some things that you should look for when choosing a quality nursing home?

Write a two to three paragraph summary indicating what you suggest looking for when selecting a quality nursing home. Cite your sources using APA style guidelines. For assistance with APA, please visit your college’s Online Library which is accessible through the Resources tab.

Therapeutic And Reproductive

On pages 202-205 of your text, Cockerham discusses the “New Genetics.” He points out the distinction between “therapeutic” and “reproductive” cloning. Therapeutic cloning is the cloning of human organs for the purpose of replacing the diseased organs of sick people. Reproductive cloning is the asexual reproduction of a person.

 

You are asked to address a group of high school seniors on the potential benefits and dangers of cloning. Remember that you are talking to high school students. Your presentation should be as clear, simple, and direct as possible. Prepare a narrative outline of your speech to include the following.

1.     Three (3) conditions in which therapeutic cloning would be useful

2.     Three (3) conditions in which reproductive cloning would be useful

3.     At least four (4) cautions or objections that have been raised concerning cloning

 

Must be in APA format with references

The U.S. Healthcare System: Analysis of a Healthcare Sector

Hello, I am looking for someone to write my Portfolio Project paper that is due next Saturday. The paper is for my class in HCM310: Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System. See below for paper direction:

 

Assignment Option 1: The U.S. Healthcare System: Analysis of a Healthcare Sector

 

Your portfolio assignment focuses on a specific sector of healthcare and its relation to the current U.S. healthcare system. Choose one of the healthcare sectors listed below for your portfolio assignment:

 

•    Hospitals

•    Long-term Care

•    Mental and Behavioral Health

•    Ambulatory Care

•    For-Profit/Public Health Care.

 

Write a ten to twelve page paper where you address the following:

 

·       Describe of the sector’s historical development and current role in healthcare delivery.

 

·       Explain how the political influence in the U.S. healthcare system impacts how this sector provides healthcare to specific communities.

 

 

·       Evaluate how quality, safety, and competition within this healthcare sector impact patient care.

 

·       Examine what major challenges exist for this sector for the system over the next decade from healthcare reform and other factors. Discuss a minimum of three challenges and offer your recommendations on how healthcare leaders and administrators can manage them.

 

 

·       Provide a conclusion summary of your findings and of the project experience.

 

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

 

 

·       Be ten to twelve pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages

 

·       Be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements

 

 

·       Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of eight scholarly references – four of these references must be from outside sources and four may be from course readings, lectures, and textbooks. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.

 

Utilize the following headings to organize the content in your work.

 

•    Introduction

•    Historical Development and Current Role in Healthcare Delivery

•    Political Influence

•    Quality, Safety, and Competition

•    Future Challenges and Issues

•    Recommendations

•    Conclusion

 

Cloning-Supporting Or Opposing Cloning – 3 Page Paper

Position Defense: Cloning

In this activity, you are asked to prepare a defense of your position either supporting or opposing cloning. Choose whatever cloning procedure or issue interests you and give your defense to a group of scientists, physicians, ethicists, and clergy. This activity is comprised of three parts. An APA-formatted bibliography is required. (A 3-page response is required for the combination of Parts A, B and C.)

 

 

Part A First, research the opposing position to your own and define the arguments that support that position. You should be as comprehensive as possible and cite the sources you use. Pay particular attention to the focus of the cloning subject you are presenting. That is, is the position focused on the clone or another beneficiary of the cloning process? What are the justifications, benefits, and rationale for the position? What is the accrued value to the patient, family, or society? Examine the position from medical, ethical, moral, and public policy perspectives. Finally you should summarize the opposing position. (25 points)
     
Part B Critique the position you presented in Part A. Focus your critique on the three (3) areas identified below. (35 points)
  1. What is the impact of the opposing position on the primary beneficiary of cloning?
  2. What is the impact of cloning on others who are not the primary beneficiaries of cloning?
  3. What is the potential impact of cloning on our society?
     
  You must properly reference and document your examination and analysis of the opposing position in APA style and present a summary of your conclusions.
     
Part C Now present your position and argue its benefits. You must provide at least four (4) justifications for the argument you are making. Your argument should be broad in scope, addressing medical, social, ethical, moral, and religious as well as political dimensions of the issue. Your conclusions should point to a constructive course of action that should be taken to advance our understanding of the subject. (40 points)
   
  You should consider the following four (4) principles of medical ethics in building your defense.
  1. The principle of autonomy, which means ensuring free and informed consent for all medical treatment or research; that is, the patient must be able to understand the situation and the proposed treatment and decide to receive it.
  2. The principle of nonmalfeasance, which prohibits treatment in which the harm done to a patient is greater than the resulting benefit.
  3. The principle of beneficence, which refers to the positive efforts on the part of the caregiver to improve or enhance the health of the patient without excessive cost or risk to ourselves or others.
  4. The principle of justice, which in a medical context refers to how good or bad care is distributed to the patient based on merit, need, and ability – that is, who gets what, who gets left out, and how are these decisions made?
     
  You must properly reference and document your examination and analysis of the opposing position in APA style and present a summary of your conclusions.

Benefits And Dangers Of Cloning-2 Pages

On pages 202-205 of your text, Cockerham discusses the “New Genetics.” He points out the distinction between “therapeutic” and “reproductive” cloning. Therapeutic cloning is the cloning of human organs for the purpose of replacing the diseased organs of sick people. Reproductive cloning is the asexual reproduction of a person.

 

You are asked to address a group of high school seniors on the potential benefits and dangers of cloning. Remember that you are talking to high school students. Your presentation should be as clear, simple, and direct as possible. Prepare a narrative outline of your speech to include the following. (30 points) (A 2-page response is required.)

1.     Three (3) conditions in which therapeutic cloning would be useful

2.     Three (3) conditions in which reproductive cloning would be useful

 

3.     At least four (4) cautions or objections that have been raised concerning cloning

Macroscopic Neurology-Trace Impulses Macroscopically Through The Nervous System

Situation: Your thirst center tells you that you are dehydrated.

Instructions: (Part 1) Trace the impulse, listing the steps in as much detail as possible, from which your brain sends the message to the appropriate muscles to lift a glass of water to drink. As in the previous Application Assignment (parts one and two), detail the steps involved in the transmission of the neural impulse to the muscle fiber and then the steps involved in the sliding filament mechanism.

1. Macroscopic Neurology-trace impulses macroscopically through the nervous system from the brain to the muscle.

2. Microscopic Neurology-trace impulse as it passes through the neuron, neuron to neuron, and across the NMJ

Then,

 specify which muscles are pulling on which bones and what type of joints are involved.

(Part 2)
Finally, trace the path of the water from the mouth to the urethra, listing the path in as much detail as possible.

 

Module 03 Introduction To Communications

In our work and personal lives, we need to be able to identify and analyze effective verbal and nonverbal communication in various situations. In the same way that you would analyze a work or personal life communication situation, you will be asked to create a short presentation (using media choices below) about the nonverbal communication demonstrated in a series of photographs. In addition to identifying aspects of nonverbal communication, you will also need to show how these elements can affect communication both positive and negatively. Include your observations of how nonverbal elements that you see alter the direction of communication.

  1. Select four of included photographs.
  2. Using either PowerPoint or Prezi, create a presentation that demonstrates your comprehension regarding these communication elements: Please include the following:
    1. A title slide including your name.
    2. Four slides that explain aspects of the nonverbal communication that you see depicted in the photographs. Be sure to include the photograph on the slide. Be as specific and detailed as possible in your description of body language, facial expression, physical distance (if applicable), gesture, and other aspects of nonverbal communication that you see.
  3. Using Screencast-o-matic (screencast-o-matic.com) or similar software, create a short video presentation of your PowerPoint or Prezi. Explain in detail the nonverbal elements of communication that you observe in each of the four photographs you have selected. Video should be between four and seven minutes long. This video should either be of the presentation itself or a hybrid video that includes both the presentation and an inset webcam video.
  4. Upload your video to screencast-o-matic, YouTube, or similar online video sharing site and provide a link to your video. Include your PowerPoint or Prezi with your submission.

Discussion 4

Disscussion # 4 : Challenges of the interview of the ARNP

Listed below are the three most challenging interview questions you may experience during the interview process. To fully prepare the student for his or her future interview, please provide a clear and concise answer as to how you as the APRN will answer each interview question.

1. What is your biggest Weakness?

2. Describe how you resolved conflict with a co-worker or patient?

3. Tell me about yourself?

Signture Assignment

M. K. is a 45-year-old female measuring 5’5″ and weighing 225 lbs. M. K. has a history of smoking about 22 years along with a poor diet. She has a history of type II diabetes mellitus along with primary hypertension. M. K. has recently been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis. Her current symptoms include chronic cough, more severe in the mornings with sputum, light-headedness, distended neck veins, excessive peripheral edema, and increased urination at night. Her current medications include Lotensin and Lasix for the hypertension along with Glucophage for the type II diabetes mellitus. The following are lab findings that are pertinent to this case:

Vitals

BP

158/98 mm Hg

CBC

Hematocrit

57%

Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c)

7.3 %

Arterial Blood Gas Assessment

PaCO₂

52 mm Hg

PaO₂

48 mm Hg

Lipid Panel

Cholesterol

242 mg/dL

HDL

32 mg/dL

LDL

173 mg/dL

Triglycerides

184 mg/dL

For your signature assignment, compose a 3- to 4-page case analysis, written in APA format with a title page and at least 3 references, with one non-Internet reference. Organize your analysis with headings that thoroughly answer the following prompts. Support your opinions with evidence from your readings and research. Review the rubric for complete grading criteria.

  1. In your introduction, summarize the case.
  2. What clinical findings correlate with M. K.’s chronic bronchitis? What type of treatment and recommendations would be appropriate for M. K.’s chronic bronchitis?
  3. Which type of heart failure would you suspect with M. K.? Explain the pathogenesis of how this type of heart failure develops. Include an overview of the disease and it’s effects in the U.S. population.
  4. According to the BP. value, what stage of hypertension is M. K. experiencing? Explain the rationale for the current medications for her hypertension.
  5. According to the lipid panel, what other condition is M. K. at risk for? According to this case study, what other medications should be given and why? What additional findings correlate for both hypertension and type II diabetes mellitus?
  6. Interpret the lab value for HbA1c and explain the rationale for this value in relation to normal/abnormal body function.
  7. Provide a conclusion that summarizes your findings and discusses the effects of this disease in the U.S. population.

Brief Effects

Write a 700- to 1,050-word policy brief on the effects the legislation will have on your selected facility or service and on the state’s population. Use the following structure when putting together your policy brief:

  • Title
  • Executive summary (175 to 260 words)
  • Recommendations
  • Introduction
  • State recommendation again
  • Body
  • Overview of problem
  • Review of relevant research
  • Application of research results
  • Policy implications
  • Conclusion

Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).