HW RESPONSE #2: SUMMARY-OVERVIEW   The History of Social Policy: Part II summarizes more than 300 years of social welfare history, focusing on the way government has formulated policies that affect the well-being of America’s diverse peoples.
Chapter 7 Provide (1-2) examples of social policy during the colonial era and the early years of the Republic. In your examples show how the poor laws dominated government action in the field. Describe the way slavery and policies toward Native Americans have caused great harm and suffering, and dramatically illustrating the point that social policies are not always benevolent.
Chapter 8 List (2-3) key events during the end of the 19th century during which efforts were made to enhance the well-being of the nation’s citizens through activist government intervention. Known as the Progressive Era, this period witnessed considerable expansion of government regulation that brought about improved working conditions for poor people, particularly in industrial occupations. It was also characterized by the expansion of the social services and the enactment of legislation that afforded a greater measure of protection to children and other vulnerable groups.
Chapter 9 Show how the involvement of government in social welfare increased dramatically in the 1930s when faced with the problems of mass unemployment and poverty resulting from the Great Depression.  The Roosevelt administration introduced various measures intended to revive the economy, create jobs, and meet the needs of the unemployed and poor- programs adopted at the time are loosely referred to as the New Deal. Although the public works, relief, and job training programs that were central to the New Deal were eventually disbanded, the Social Security Act of 1935 continues today, providing social protection to millions of Americans.
Chapter 10 Provide (1-2) examples of the Johnson administration’s Great Society programs which perpetuated the trend toward the expansion of government involvement in social welfare. Did these programs strengthen the existing social services?  Programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and local participation in poverty alleviation translated into law the civil rights movement’s struggle against racism and oppression.
Chapter 11  Trace the efforts of the Reagan administration to halt the apparently inexorable trend toward increasing government involvement in social welfare.  Discuss how budgetary retrenchments, privatization, contracting of services, and other policy innovations reshaped social policy in America. Offer (1-2) examples of the policies of the Clinton administration, which sought to implement a “new Democrat” agenda but terminated the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program in 1996. Examine the policy innovations of the Bush administration, which focused unsuccessfully on Social Security privatization, but was more successful in promoting a faith-based approach to social welfare.

Antiseptics, Disinfectants And Antibiotics
Antiseptics, Disinfectants And Antibiotics

Presentation by Effective Leaders
Review the following existing national health education campaigns and  examine the traits of professionalism within the health education  field.

  • Let’s Move Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.letsmove.gov/)
  • The Heart Truth Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/hearttruth/about/index.htm)
  • We Can! Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/)
  • Go4Life Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/)
  • College AIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeAIM/Default.aspx)
  • Media-Smart Youth Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (https://www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/Pages/index.aspx)
  • It’s a Noisy Planet: Protect Their Hearing Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (https://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/)
  • REAL Massage Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://amta-wa.org/?page=real_overview)
  • North American Opioid Epidemic Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (https://acupuncturenowfoundation.org/opioid-epidemic-campaign/)

For this discussion, you have been asked to create a short three-to  five-minute presentation for the next city council meeting in your  community to launch one of these campaigns. The goal of your  presentation is to get the council to approve it, spend the money to  implement it, and track its progress. You must apply traits of  professionalism as you present your case to council.
You can use Jing (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Screencast-o-Matic (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., YouTube (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.,  or any alternative software program to create this presentation. The  video can be you speaking to the camera and presenting it live to city  council or a PowerPoint presentation with audio (or a screencast of your  presentation). Remember, both require that you utilize leadership  skills and traits of professionalism that you must possess for giving  presentations as a health educator; thus, lounging on the couch in your  pajamas is not appropriate for your video, and you will be given a zero  on the discussion. Some characteristics that you may consider  incorporating include humor, storytelling, facts only, pace, and volume.  Let your campaign topic and creativity guide your decision on what to  do.
To begin your presentation, fully research one of the campaigns  listed above and determine what you will need to do to convince council  to jump on your idea. You are only allowed to present your case for up  to five minutes, so you will need to be clear and precise in your  remarks.
Some of the areas to address in your presentation include

  • A description of the campaign you selected.
  • The campaign’s importance.
  • The campaign’s relevancy to your community (e.g. why ask for a  children’s health program when your city’s population comprises mostly  senior citizens?).
  • An explanation of costs.
  • An explanation of why it’s worth the cost.
  • A plea to get a nod of approval from council to begin.

Once you have completed your presentation, copy and paste the URL  link to your screencast or video in your discussion forum response  section. Your presentation must utilize at least two scholarly sources,  in addition to your textbook. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. Sources  must be cited according to 6th edition APA format as outlined in the  Ashford Writing Center in the In-Text Citation Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video. Please be sure to view the Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial for more information on the Ashford University Library, the research process, and library search tips.
Due to the short time limit of your presentation, you do not need to  include a reference slide within the PowerPoint itself; however, you are  required to include your APA References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  within the discussion post along with your screencast URL link. If you  are presenting a live video, please do the same and list your references  in the discussion box with the URL link.

Soap Note 2 Chronic Conditions
Chronic Conditions (15 Points)
Pick any Chronic Disease from Weeks 6-10
Soap notes will be uploaded to Moodle and put through TURN-It-In (anti-Plagiarism program)
Follow the MRU Soap Note Rubric as a guide
Turn it in Score must be less than 50% or will not be accepted for credit, must be your own work and in your own words. You can resubmit, Final submission will be accepted if less than 50%. Copy paste from websites or textbooks will not be accepted or tolerated. Please see College Handbook with reference to Academic Misconduct Statement
Name:  LP
Time: 1315
Age: 30
Sex: F
“I am having vaginal itching and pain in   my lower abdomen.”
Pt is a   30y/o AA female, who is a new patient that has recently moved to Miami. She seeks treatment today after   unsuccessful self-treatment of vaginal itching, burning upon urination, and   lower abdominal pain. She is concerned   for the presence of a vaginal or bladder infection, or an STD. Pt denies fever. She reports the itching and burning with   urination has been present for 3 weeks, and the abdominal pain has been   intermittent since months ago. Pt has   tried OTC products for the itching, including Monistat and Vagisil. She denies any other urinary symptoms,   including urgency or frequency. She   describes the abdominal pain as either sharp or dull. The pain level goes as high as 8 out of 10   at times. 200mg of PO Advil PRN   reduces the pain to a 7/10. Pt denies   any aggravating factors for the pain. Pt reports that she did start her menstrual cycle this morning, but   denies any other discharge other that light bleeding beginning today. Pt denies douching or the use of any   vaginal irritants. She reports that   she is in a stable sexual relationship, and denies any new sexual partners in   the last 90 days. She denies any   recent or historic known exposure to STDs. She reports the use of condoms with every coital experience, as well   as this being her only form of contraceptive. She reports normal monthly menstrual cycles that last 3-4 days. She reports dysmenorrhea, which she also   takes Advil for. She reports her last   PAP smear was in 7/2016, was normal, and reports never having an abnormal PAP   smear result. Pt denies any hx of   pregnancies. Other medical hx includes   GERD. She reports that she has an Rx   for Protonix, but she does not take it every day. Her family hx includes the presence of DM   and HTN.
Current Medications: 
Protonix   40mg PO Daily for GERD
MTV OTC   PO Daily
Advil   200mg OTC PO PRN for pain
Medication Intolerances: 
Chronic Illnesses/Major traumas
Family History
Father-   DM & HTN; Mother- HTN; Older sister- DM & HTN; Maternal and paternal   grandparents without known medical issues; 1 brother and 3 other sisters   without known medical issues; No children.
Social History
Lives   alone. Currently in a stable sexual   relationship with one man. Works for   DEFACS. Reports occasional alcohol   use, but denies tobacco or illicit drug use.

Choose two issues or challenges that the leaders of today’s health care organizations face. Select from among the following topics:

  1. Staff Shortage (Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health Providers, Ancillary Services)
  2. Reorganization in Response to Merger or Consolidation of Services
  3. Layoffs as a Result of Declining Revenues
  4. Influx of Registry, Part-Time, and Temporary Contract Staff
  5. Poor Performance Outcomes Leading to a Reduction in Medicare Reimbursement Dollars
  6. Poor Job Satisfaction Rates Resulting in Turnover

You are the manager of an ancillary service department at a large, 500+ bed hospital. Develop a proposal (750-1,200 words) that is directed toward your staff, in which you address the following:

  1. Inform the staff of the two issues (from the topics provided) your organization is facing.
  2. Describe the impact of these issues on your department.
  3. Describe how improved communication, collaboration, and teamwork can improve conditions in your department.
  4. Identify at least two examples from the required or recommended readings of techniques found to foster inclusion and improve communication and collaboration.
  5. A minimum of three academic references from credible sources are required for this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

Compose a brief and focused paper which explains and describes your healthcare issue/topic from a scientific and/or mathematical/analytical perspective of inquiry. Your instructor will guide you through the choices you have for this inquiry, including options and strategies for combining the perspectives.
Your paper must be 5 pages in length and reference 4-6 scholarly, peer-reviewed resources. Be sure to follow APA formatting standards (spacing, font, headers, titles, abstracts, page numbering, etc.) as you demonstrate informative, explanatory, descriptive writing. Use the provided template Click for more options

  • Address your general topic by forming and answering two levels of research questions, developed to provide specific and detailed inquiry, discovery and understanding:
    • Choose a “Level 1 Research Question/ Writing Prompt” from either or both of the lists below to answer in the paper.
    • Compose a “Level 2 Research Question/ Writing Prompt” that provides detail, specificity, and focus to your inquiry, research and writing**.
  • State your research questions in the introduction of your paper.
  • Form the body of your paper by answering each research question, using references to the resources found in your research.
  • Review the process and the resulting understandings in the conclusion of the paper (briefly review the issues, research questions, answers, and insights.)

Level 1 Research Questions/Writing Prompts
SCIENTIFIC Perspective of Inquiry
What are the anatomical, physiological, pathological, or epidemiological issues?
Which body systems are affected?
What happens at the cellular or genetic level?
Which chemical or biological issues are most important?
Level 1 Research Questions/Writing Prompts
What are the economical issues involved?
Which economic theories or approaches best explain the issue?
What are the statistical facts related to the issue?
Which statistical processes used to study the issue provide for the best explanation or understanding of the issue?

Refer to the rubric for evaluation details and to assist in preparing the paper.

Did you enter this class knowing the type of leadership style you associated yourself with? Or did the lessons and discussion with you classmates help you begin to feel connected to one type of style?

 Stakeholder support is necessary for a successful change proposal project implementation. Consider your internal stakeholders, such as the facility, unit or health care setting where the change process is situated, and your external stakeholders, like an individual or group outside the health care setting. Why is their support necessary to the success of your project, and how you will go about securing that support?

Technology is integral to successful implementation in many projects, through either support or integration or both. Name at least one technology that could improve the implementation process and the outcomes of your EBP project. Do you plan to use this technology? If not, what are the barriers that prevent its use?

A. Research and define the following terms as they relate to the legal and medical ethics presented in the story My Sister’s Keeper. These are the central issues needed to base a medical opinion about any case in court. (12 points)
Medical Ethics:

  • Autonomy
  • Veracity
  • Fidelity
  • Beneficence
  • Non-maleficence
  • Justice

B. Using these as 6 criterion, describe how each of these characteristics related back to the legal arguments and behaviors exhibited by the prosecuting and defense attorneys in this case. (12 points)
C. Then, in two to three paragraphs, describe the moral, practical, and emotional complication of putting one child in unnecessary pain and danger for the well-being of another? (6 points)