Explain the term “Naturopathy”
Domestic Violence Initiative Paper
Visit the following website, theduluthmodel.org and review the information provided in order to understand and identify: Students do not need to answer these questions, only reflect on these questions after visiting the website
What steps were used to organize the community in Duluth?
Who were the stakeholders?
What was the underlying belief system?
What strategies were employed?
How was the Power and Control Wheel developed?
Collect data on violence against women on college campuses. A few sources of information arehttps://www.justice.gov/ovw/protecting-students-sexual-assault#sexualviolence andhttp://feministcampus.org/campaigns/campus-violence/resources/. Be sure to use other scholarly sources as well to gather adequate information. Collect data on violence against women on campuses across the country including the number of offenses, types of offenses, and demographic data on the victims.
Using the process from the Duluth experience in Task 1, and answer the following questions in the format of a 3 page paper written in APA style, excluding title and reference page:
What steps would you use to organize the community?
Who are the stakeholders?
What is the underlying belief system?
What strategies would you as a campus family nurse practitioner suggest to end violence against women on the campus? Discuss in detail and provide specific examples.
What health policies will you suggest? Discuss in detail either current policies or proposed new policies.
Follow all APA guidelines as well including proper headings and subheadings. Paper must be minimum 3 pages without title and reference page. Must pass turn it in.
Option 2: Economic and Global Influences on Population Health
Watch and listen to the video Global Health 2035 Then, answer ALL of the following questions: Discuss why nurses need to be involved in global health concerns. Describe some of the global health concerns of today and initiatives to combat them. What economic impact do global health issues have? How does the U.S. health system influence global health?
Must be in APA and include at least one peer reviewed nursing journal article
Compare independent variables, dependent variables, and extraneous variables. Describe two ways that researchers attempt to control extraneous variables. Support your answer with peer-reviewed articles.
Adolescence: Contemporary Issues and Resources
View RubricDue Date: Mar 24, 2019 23:59:59 Max Points: 100
Research the range of contemporary issues teenagers face today. In a 500-750-word paper, choose one issue (besides teen pregnancy) and discuss its effect on adolescent behavior and overall well-being. Include the following in your submission: Describe the contemporary issue and explain what external stressors are associated with this issue. Outline assessment strategies to screen for this issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient. Describe what additional assessment questions you would need to ask and define the ethical parameters regarding what you can and cannot share with the parent or guardian. Discuss support options for adolescents encountering external stressors. Include specific support options for the contemporary issue you presented.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
Adolescence: Contemporary Issues and Resources
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100.00%80.0 %Content 25.0 %Contemporary Issue and Associated External Stressors A contemporary issue facing adolescents is omitted. An issue facing adolescents is partially summarized; the issue is not relevant to adolescents. No explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is described; or, the external stressors are not relevant.A relevant issue facing adolescents is generally discussed. A general explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is summarized. More information is needed. There are some inaccuracies.A relevant issue facing adolescents is discussed. An explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is presented.A relevant issue facing adolescents is thoroughly discussed. An explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is well presented. Insight into adolescent issues and external stressors is demonstrated.30.0 %Assessment Strategies to Screen for the Issue and External StressorsStrategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are omitted.Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are partially presented. The strategies are not relevant to screening for the issue or external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask and the ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are omitted. Significant evidence or rationale is needed.Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are partially presented. The strategies are not relevant to screening for the issue or external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask and the ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are omitted. Significant evidence or rationale is needed.Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are described. The strategies are relevant to screening for the issue and external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask and the ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are outlined. Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are well described. The strategies are highly relevant to screening for the issue and external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask are presented and relevant. The ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are clearly presented. The strategies demonstrate insight into assessment development for adolescent issues.25.0 %Support Options for Adolescents Encountering External StressorsSupport options for adolescents encountering external stressors are omitted.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are partially described. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are omitted.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are summarized. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are generally discussed. More detail or evidence is needed for support. There are some inaccuracies.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are discussed. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are described. Some detail or evidence is needed for support. Overall, the support options are relevant to address external stressors, including those specific to the contemporary issue.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are thoroughly discussed. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are described in detail. The support options are relevant for addressing the external stressors, including those specific to the contemporary issue. The options are well-supported by evidence and rationale.15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness 5.0 %Thesis Development and PurposePaper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness 5.0 %Argument Logic and ConstructionStatement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness 5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.5.0 %Format 2.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.All format elements are correct. 3.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.100 %Total Weightage
Throughout the RN-to-BSN program, students are required to participate in scholarly activities outside of clinical practice or professional practice. Examples of scholarly activities include attending conferences, seminars, journal club, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality meetings, interdisciplinary committees, quality improvement committees, and any other opportunities available at your site, within your community, or nationally.
You are required to post one scholarly activity while you are in the BSN program, which should be documented by the end of this course. In addition to this submission, you are required to be involved and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives on a regular basis.
Submit, as the assignment, a summary report of the scholarly activity, including who, what, where, when and any relevant take-home points. Include the appropriate program competencies associated with the scholarly activity as well as future professional goals related to this activity. You may use the “Scholarly Activity Summary” resource to help guide this assignment
his presentation should address the following: History, values and worldview, language and communication patterns, art and other expressive forms, norms and rules, lifestyle characteristics, relationship patterns, rituals, degree of assimilation or marginalization from mainstream society, and health behaviors and practices. In addition to describing these characteristics, the presentation must include (a) a comparative and contrast analysis of common characteristics and distinguishing traits between the groups, (and (b) a discussion of differential approaches needed by health care professionals. Grades will also be based on the overall quality of the professional presentation including handouts and references
A minimum of 3 evidence-based references (except the textbook) and 15 slides are required.
Prepare your own Resume. Your resume must consists of these three essential sections listed below. Identifying information Education Work experience
Explore the functions of communication in the strategic and program planning processes for a health care organization. Consider the topics discussed thus far and clearly integrate at least five key concepts related to an effective and efficient strategic plan for organizational communication dissemination. Identify three challenges with organization-wide strategic plan communication dissemination and recommend communication strategies to ameliorate these challenges. Your paper must be three to five double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources that were published within the last five years. One source must be obtained from the Ashford University Library. All sources must be documented in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Air pollution is caused by a range of human activities, such as motor vehicle exhaust, industrial smoke, and the burning of coal and oil. It is responsible for many environmental health issues, such as aggravated asthma, and lung and heart disease. The Clean Air Act, originally introduced in 1963, and the Motor Vehicle Pollution Act of 1965 are designed to protect us from air pollution and have had to be updated many times since their inception. Although, regulations and enforcement take place on both local and national levels, most air pollution issues have global implications. As air pollution is carried by the wind, many of the effects of industrial pollution, such as acid rain are felt far away from the source. Water
Water quality is of even greater concern to human health. Without water, humans would survive only three or four days. Although seventy percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, only one percent of that can be consumed by humans. Our water supply is jeopardized by rapid population growth, increases in municipal water consumption, global warming and drought, and increases in irrigation and pollution. Several federal statutes have been enacted to help protect our water supply. In 1972, the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act prohibited the dumping of material into the ocean that would unreasonably degrade or endanger human health or the marine environment. In 1974, the Safe Drinking Water Act was enacted to ensure the quality of drinking water in the United States. In 1990, the Oil Pollution Act began requiring oil companies to clean up oil spills.
All of these laws have helped clean up and protect our water, but we must remember that water is not an unlimited resource. The treatment plants clean and recycle water and the hydrologic cycle recycles water for reuse, but we are not creating new water. We must care for what we have. According to the EPA, “The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day. On average, approximately 70 percent of that water is used indoors, with the bathroom being the largest consumer (a toilet alone can use 27 percent!)” (2014). Considering ways to cut down on water use becomes more important as the demand increases. Land
Besides clean air and water, population and economic growth depend on the productivity of the land. Land quality differs from place to place; while soil should be a renewable resource, it can be degraded beyond reusability. Population growth and land degradation are related. Changes in farming practices have improved soil quality immensely in the U.S. because regulations have helped to make sure toxic substances are not dumped into the soil. It is essential to maintain soil quality both for food quality and to limit the potential for contaminated soil to pollute our water supply. Waste Management
The disposal of waste is a looming problem in the country. Landfills are slowly filling up, chemicals from the breakdown of wastes have entered the soil and the water, and few steps have been taken to change the throw-away mentality of our society. According to the Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce (2014), the average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. Further, waste disposal is one of the biggest expenses in city budgets. Improper disposal causes problems with vermin and insects and pollutes surface as well as groundwater. Individuals are often unaware of the special programs for disposing of hazardous materials, so these too end up in landfills. The management of waste is a public health problem that must be addressed seriously and soon. Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Plastics make up almost 13 percent of our municipal solid waste, with most of it coming from containers and packaging (such as drink containers, lids, and shampoo bottles) (U.S EPA, 2014). Plastic waste in our landfills and oceans has become a major issue in environmental and human health.
Most of you have probably seen the new corn-based plastic, which is being used in more and more products such as take-out containers, water bottles, and cardboard boxes. This new plastic is made from a resin called polylactic acid (PLA). According to Ryote (2006), conventional plastic packaging requires about 200,000 barrels of oil a day in the United States. PLA is touted as the way to break away from petroleum packaging and save us from the mounting piles of plastic taking over landfills.
On the downside, PLA decomposition requires large-scale recycling. Specific microbes, specific levels of carbon dioxide and water, and specific temperature are needed. These facilities are very rare and most do not accept residential food scraps collected by municipalities. PLA causes problems for conventional plastic recyclers if it is mixed in, so they must now pay to remove it. There are also concerns that using corn in such a manner will continue to drive up food prices. Bisphenol A (BPA)
BPA is a chemical used in the production of certain plastics. The chemical is known to leach out of plastic into foods and liquids. Critics believe BPA acts as an estrogen mimic and disrupts brain development in utero and in newborns. BPA supporters say the risks are minimal and that research has not supported the need for a ban. Canada has banned BPA in baby bottles and even tougher restrictions have been proposed by the U.S. Senate. References
Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce. (2014). How much do we waste daily? Retrieved from http://center.sustainability.duke.edu/resources/green-facts-consumers/how-much-do-we-waste-daily
Royte, E. (2006). Corn plastic to the rescue. Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/corn-plastic-to-the-rescue-126404720/?no-ist
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2014). Indoor water use in the United States. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/indoor.html
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2014). Plastics. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/plastics.htm Demonstration of Proficiency
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 2: Analyze the impact of contaminants in the environment to human health. Examine the impact of personal choice on environmental health. Competency 3: Apply personal and professional decisions based upon an understanding of environmental risks. Illustrate ways to reduce personal impact on the environment. Explain how to encourage others to make a change in the ways they impact the environment. Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats. Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Preparation
Please review the resources and assessment instructions. No extra preparation is required for this assessment. Instructions
For this assessment, in a 3–4-page report, examine the impact of your choices on the environment and consider positive changes you could implement.
Begin your report by explaining areas of your life in which your choices impact the environment. This list could be endless; choose to focus on 10 areas of impact. Then, choose five changes related to the areas you listed that you could implement in your life. Include at least one change relevant to each of the three main natural resources—air, water, and land (soil). For each of your five changes that you have chosen to examine, address the following: What is the financial cost or benefit of the change? What health benefits are associated with the change? What are the environmental benefits of this change? How does this change promote conservation of air, water, or land? What is the impact on your lifestyle if you make the change?
Finally, address the following in regard to your chosen changes overall: What message are you trying to convey? Highlight the main points you want to present. How do your personal choices affect environmental health? Include a reference to the information from at least two reputable sources that support your choices. What do other sources of information say about these concepts? Finally, explain how you could convince your friends and family that these changes are important. Additional Requirements
Use the APA Paper Template (linked in Resources: Pollution) to format your report. Written Communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message. Length: This report should be 3–4 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate references page. Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word. APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to the current APA style and formatting. Number of Resources: You are required to cite a minimum of two scholarly resources. You may conduct independent research for resources and references to support your report. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all your resources, using APA format. You may cite texts and authors from the Resources.