Q1. Discuss the relationship between medical advances and the prevalence of physical disabilities.
Due to immense advancement in the field of medical science (Bureau, 2001), a number of diseases have been treated and improved especially the brain injuries and trauma cases which produce in a year more than 80,000 new generation people with a disability. Even the survival rates of less weighing babies have increased, in turn causing physical and mental development impediments (Bureau, 2001). This proves that as the medical science advances, problems like physical disabilities have also increased showing a positive correlation.
Q2. Define the three categories of physical disabilities described in the chapter (neuromotor impairments, orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders, and other conditions that affect health or physical ability) and provide one example of each. Define each condition.
The three categories of physical disability discussed in the chapter are;
Congenital/Acquired: This classification emphasizes that the person is born……
Bureau, P. R. (2001, September 1st). Emerging Trends in Disability. Population Reference Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.prb.org/emergingtrendsindisability/
Forrest, S. (2011, June 02). Learning about disabilities fosters social acceptance, study finds. Illinois News Bureau. Retrieved from https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/205310
Frank, A. (2016, July 16). Vocational Rehabilitation: Supporting Ill or Disabled Individuals in (to) Work: A UK Perspective. US National Library for Medicene. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5041047/
Kumar, R. (2014, October). Prevention of Disabilities- Parents Corner. Retrieved from Vikaspedia: http://vikaspedia.in/education/parents-corner/guidelines-for-parents-of-children-with-disabilities/prevention-of-disabilities
Comparing the U.S. Health Care System to Other Countries
The US health care system compares favorably to some other countries in terms of long-term costs but unfavorably to others in terms of quality of care. However, statistics about costs can be misleading because there are administrative costs and long-term care costs; there are also tax payer costs in countries like the UK and Japan, where health care has been nationalized. So household expenses may seem high in the US but in the UK they are also high if one takes into consideration how much they are taxed to pay for universal coverage. This paper will compare the health care systems of the US, UK, Japan, France and India to see how they well they stack up.
Coverage in the US is both private and public. The government provides coverage for individuals through Medicare and Medicaid if they meet an……
Carroll, A. & Frakt, A. (2017). Best health care system. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/18/upshot/best-health-care-system-country-bracket.html
CMS. (2010). Annual statistics. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/downloads/proj2008.pdf
IOM. (2010). The future of nursing. Retrieved from http://nacns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/5-IOM-Report.pdf
Lau, J. S., Adams, S. H., Park, M. J., Boscardin, W. J., & Irwin, C. E. (2014). Improvement in preventive care of young adults after the Affordable Care Act: the Affordable Care Act is helping. JAMA pediatrics, 168(12), 1101-1106.
O’Brien, J. (2003). How nurse practitioners obtained provider status: Lessons for pharmacists. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 60(22), 2301-2307.
Peter G. Peterson Foundation. (2019). US healthcare compared. Retrieved from https://www.pgpf.org/blog/2019/07/how-does-the-us-healthcare-system-compare-to-other-countrie s
Sawyer, B. & McDermott, D. (2019). Quality of care compared. Retrieved from https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/quality-u-s-healthcare-system-compare-countries/#item-start
WHO. (2018). Health report. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/whr/2000/media_centre/press_release/en/
A Star was Born
1. Thesis Statement: Fame shapes the public status of an individual but can be characterized by deep personal struggles and pain.
2. Fame is a by-product of hard work and commitment.
a. Ally’s young pop career was as a result of her singing prowess and the time she spent with Jackson talking and sharing songs throughout the night. She worked with Jackson in writing music, which contributed to the growth of her talent and singing career.
b. “… talent comes everywhere, but having something to say and a way to say it to have people listen to it, that’s a whole other bag. And unless you get out and you try to do it, you’ll never know” (Schramm par, 5).
3. Fame has some pitfalls that can result in a downward spiral.
a. Despite being famous, Ally had to contend with challenges in her marriage,……
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Schramm, Molly. “The 10 Best Quotes from A Star Is Born.” Pastemagazine.com, Paste Magazine, 29 June 2019, www.pastemagazine.com/movies/a-star-is-born/a-star-is-born-best-quotes/.
Proposed Stopgap Spending Bill
Budgetary changes are common in the public administration field. Governments make budgetary changes as part of public governance based on various factors relating to serving the interests of the public. However, the process of making budgetary changes is sometimes characterized by political issues and partisan approaches. Policymakers or politicians differ on the measures adopted by the government or public sector organization when proposing changes in the budget. This paper examines a recent publication regarding proposed budgetary change and how the change affects a particular population. The discussion includes an evaluation of the source as well as a personal opinion on the issue.
Summary of the Article
Cochrane (2020) published an article on the differing opinions between Democrats and Republicans regarding a recent spending bill. The recent looming government shutdown prompted Congressional leaders to enact a stopgap spending bill to mitigate the impacts of the shutdown. Prior……
Cochrane, E. (2020, September 21). Democrats and Republicans Clash Over Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown. The New York Times. Retrieved October 7, 2020, from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/us/politics/spending-bill-government-shutdown.html
Distribution policy is a set of principle stipulating the guidelines for cash dividends payout to the shareholders and stock repurchases. Dividends mean the company's earnings distributed to the stockholders declared during the year, interim dividends, or at the end of a financial year referred to as the final dividend. Dividends account as a source of income for the investors but also have an information signaling effect. Therefore, a dividend distribution is informing the management of the earnings to allocate as dividends and contribute to sharing purchase investment decisions. Dividend distribution policy is informed by multiple factors such as financial flexibility, investment opportunities for the company, tax consideration, contractual and legal restrictions, the volatility of expected future earnings, and flotation costs (Baker & Weigand, 2015).
Dividends may be distributed in the form of stock repurchases or cash dividends. Cash dividends offer investors a stream of income. Stock repurchases entail the……
Al-Malkawi, H.-A. N., Rafferty, M., & Pillai, R. (2010). Dividend Policy?: A Review of Literatures and Empirical Evidence. International Bulletin of Business Administration, 5(9), 38–45. https://doi.org/10.12816/0037572
Baker, H. K., & Weigand, R. (2015). Corporate dividend policy revisited. In Managerial Finance (Vol. 41, Issue 2, pp. 126–144). https://doi.org/10.1108/MF-03-2014-0077
Black, F., & Scholes, M. (2010). The effects of dividend yield and dividend policy on common stock prices and returns. In Journal of Financial Economics (Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 1–22). https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-405X(74)90006-3
Farre-Mensa, J., Michaely, R., & Schmalz, M. (2014). Payout Policy. Annual Review of Financial Economics, 6, 75–134.
Mohanasundari, M., & Vidhya, P. (2016). Dividend Policy and Its Impact on Firm Value: A Review of Theories and Empirical Evidence. Journal of Management Sciences and Technology, 3(3), 59–69.
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Thoughts on the Chesser Report
My thoughts on the Chesser Report are that I wonder how much of this story is actually true and whether Zachary Chesser isn’t rather an asset for the intelligence community. After all, his father was a US government contractor, and Chesser virtually grew up in the backyard of the intelligence community in Virginia. He attended George Mason for a semester and George Mason is heavily involved with the intelligence community. I find it hard to believe that a kid with this background would become radicalized by a teammate on a soccer club. Why would he even be on a club organized by an Islamic political activist if not for the purpose of infiltration? I find that scenario much more plausible than the one presented in the report. The intelligence community regularly engages in infiltration exercises and develops false narratives for purposes related to covert operations.……
Majority and Minority Staff Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (2012). Zachary Chesser: A Case Study in Online Islamist Radicalization and Its Meaning for the Threat of Homegrown Terrorism.
Sharif Hussein Ibn Saud and the Fall of the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire was served by a strong military and centralized political structure, but with territory that stretched into both the East and the West, the Ottoman Empire was also greatly served by its geography and the diversity of this realm. At the heart of its rule was the power of Mecca and the religious significance Mecca held for the Muslims. The relationship among the Ottomans, the Arabs, the Egyptian Ibrahim Pasha and his Sons, the Sharif of Mecca and Ibn Saud in Central Arabia all contributed to the strength of the Ottoman Empire. This paper will examine these relationships, the geographical and diverse characteristics of the Empire and the role that Mecca played in holding it all together. Ultimately it will show that the Ottomans lost the Empire as a result of turmoil among radical factions in……
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Murphy, David. 2008. The Arab Revolt 1916–18 Lawrence sets Arabia Ablaze. Osprey: London.
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The client in the present scenario is an 8-year-old African American male who presents with signs of depression. Some of the reported symptoms include; feeling of sadness, occasional irritation, and decreased appetite. The score obtained upon the administration of the Children’s Depression Rating Scale indicates significant depression. This text concerns itself with three decisions relating to the medications prescribed for the 8-year-old.
Decision Point 1: Begin Zoloft 25 mg orally daily
Studies conducted in the past have indicated that for children and adolescents suffering from depression, Zoloft (Sertraline) happens to be largely effective. According to Hritzak and Culhane (2004), “Sertraline (Zoloft) is effective and generally well tolerated for the short-term treatment of major depressive disorder in both children and adolescents” (17). In essence, Sertraline, which is essentially an SSRI, impacts unbalanced brain chemicals in persons suffering from anxiety disorders, panic disorders, as well as depression. Low……
American Academy of Pediatrics (2020). Sertraline - Zoloft (Oral Solution). Retrieved from https://www.aap.org/en-us/professional-resources/Psychopharmacology/Pages/Sertraline-Zoloft-Oral-Solution.aspx
Fainzang, S. (2011). Discourse on safe drug use: symbolic logics and ethical aspects. Drug Saf., 33(8), 623-629.
Hritzak, K. & Culhane, N.S. (2004). Sertraline effective for children and adolescents with major depression. J Fam Pract., 53(1), 8-14.
Milev, D.R. (2015). Does Sleep Quality Change after Switch from Wellbutrin SR to Wellbutrin XL in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder? Retrieved from https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00616915
Mullen, S. (2018). Major depressive disorder in children and adolescents. Ment Health Clin., 8(6), 275-283.
Navels, R.M., Gentkovsky, S.T. & Williams, B.E. (2016). Paroxetine—The Antidepressant from Hell? Probably Not, But Caution Required. Psychopharmacol Bull., 46(1), 77-104.
Patel, K., Allen, S., Haque, M.N., Angelescu, L., Baumeister, D. & Tracy, D.K. (2016). Bupropion: a systematic review and meta-analysis of effectiveness as an antidepressant. The Adv Psychopharmacol., 6(2), 99-144.
A disturbing trend of teens coughing on produce at a grocery store has attracted the attention on police in Virginia (Nexstar Media Wire, 2020). Law enforcement officers have increasingly concerned about the viral video tricks, which are posted on social media. Some of the juveniles questioned by the police about these activities have stated that there was no actual criminal intent in their actions (Lewinski, 2020). The disturbing trend has come at a time when coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country. While some of these juveniles have argued against any criminal intent in their actions, they could be charged with disorderly conduct. In the United States, disorderly conduct is normally classified as a misdemeanor or infraction. People are charged with this type of crime when they act or behave in a disruptive way that disturbs the peace of others. In addition, disorderly conduct comprises extremely offensive behavior……
Lewinski, J.S. (2020, March 22). Police Investigate New Social Media Meme of Teens Coughing on Shoppers. Forbes. Retrieved June 13, 2020, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnscottlewinski/2020/03/22/police-investigate-new-social-media-meme-of-teens-coughing-on-shoppers/#d6c6ba57dd95
Nexstar Media Wire. (2020, March 21). Police Investigate ‘Disturbing’ Video of Teens Coughing on Produce. Fox 5. Retrieved June 13, 2020, from https://fox5sandiego.com/news/trending/police-investigate-disturbing-video-of-teens-coughing-on-produce/
Incident Management System
From the onset, it is important to note that in all hazardous materials incidents, an incident management system must be utilized (Corbett, 2009). This is essentially a federal law mandate. From a general perspective, an incident management system could be defined as all the attempts to not only understand but also respond to emergency scenarios via the application of various procedures, and utilization of the relevant personnel and equipment. However, in as far as fire science is concerned, we could perceive incident management system as “a system of terminology and organization that provides management tools for responding to and operating at disasters” (Fire House, 2002). In this context, the overall mandate is to ensure not only the efficient, but also the effective management of an incident via the integration of the relevant resources, processes as well as personnel – and ensuring that these function from a common……
Corbett, G. (Ed.). (2009). Fire Engineering\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Handbook for Firefighter I and II. Tulsa, Oklahoma: PennWell Corporation.
Fire House (2002). Introduction to Incident Management System. Retrieved from https://www.firehouse.com/home/article/10574033/introduction-to-incident-management-system
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