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English

Resignasation Letter

Dear —–:

It is with deep regret that I must submit my resignation of my current position in favor of a per diem role.  Please be assured that, having worked at the company for over eight years and consistently applied myself to my job in as committed and professional manner as possible, this is not a decision made randomly or lightly.  Rather, and as I am compelled to relate, certain circumstances virtually require me to follow this course and terminate a position I have always valued highly.  In plain terms, and as I will make evident, there is a Director of Nursing with authority over me I find to be completely unsuited to her position, and guilty of many and ongoing abuses of her role.  Even as I submit this resignation, I am unable to fully accept that this individual is permitted to mistreat nurses as she does, and actually retaliate against criticisms in ways blatantly unfair and abusive.  I cannot let my extreme disappointment, however, stand in the way of my own professional responsibility to convey the realities which are compelling me to resign.

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Medicine and Health

Pneumocephalus

Introduction

Millions of people around the world suffer from neurological injuries that can be the cause for serious concern. In some instances, millions ignore the injuries and the warning signs associated with head traumas. Head traumas are a serious injury that have side effects that can range from headaches, dizziness, and other conditions that are best checked in case of damage to the brain or the spinal cord. Pneumocephalus is a condition that can be complicated to diagnose. When patients go in to get checked out the most common complaint is headaches that tend to be neurological symptoms that are related to the buildup of air that places pressure on the brain. Only in the case of MRI scan can doctors determine if there is a serious neurological problem that will show images of the brain and skull. Pneumocephalus is an emergency situation in which there is no outlet for the air that has buildup in the skull. Pnemocephalus is present within the intracranial compartments of the cranial vault that can cause serious complications including the disruption of the brain.

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Management

Ethics Education and Theoretical Research Involving College Students

Introduction

College students should learn that theory is a basic fundamental element of research. The definition of the term theory and what it constitutes is debated by the world’s researchers (Gelso, 2006; Harlow, 2009; Henderikus, 2007).Most researchers and theorists use typologies and classifications systems in describing the types of theories, in the context of purpose, boundaries, functions, and goals (Gay & Weaver, 2011).  Gelso (2006) defined a theory using eight constructs.  These included: Descriptive ability, heuristic value, explanatory power, integration, clarity, testability, parsimony, comprehensiveness, and delimitation.  These eight constructs are based on the fact that theory produces research and research generates and refines theory (Gelso, 2006).  Harlow (2009) suggested that theory lacks a fixed and universal meaning although considering the competing research paradigms, theory might mean a determining law, or a system of laws according to the natural sciences.  He also argued that theory can mean a construct or set of constructs for ordering and enhancing the understanding of phenomena. Therefore, this section will focus on how students can utilize research and theory and how they are related.  First, students should be aware of the following reasons that show the importance of theory in research; these will provide the baseline for this study;

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Social Issues

Assessing Social Support Predictors for Residential Stability Among Formerly Homeless Youth

Research Topic

Youth who have faced homelessness in the past face critical challenges in their efforts to acclimate to residential living. They are typically provided with a level of support and encouragement in these environments that they have not experienced elsewhere. Therefore, they must rely upon the social resources that are available to achieve greater outcomes. It is important for social services and support systems to recognize the level of vulnerability of this population group and the impact that their services might have on youth progress. It is believed that social services and organized interventions provide significant support and guidance for youth who face homelessness and other related challenges because these interventions provide an opportunity to explore options that have not been available in the past and that encourage their growth and maturity in a nurturing environment (Altena et.al, 2010). At the same time, homelessness and related experiences are often traumatic and create a challenging environment for youth upon which personal growth and opportunity might be achieved (Williams et.al, 2001).

This topic is related to my academic area of interest because it considers the impact of social services and support systems on disadvantaged populations, such as homeless persons. This reflects a capacity to engage in research that specifically supports this group and the challenges that they face as they acclimate into residential living in an effective manner. This is critical to their ongoing growth, development, and maturity through adolescence and into adulthood, and also to the field as a whole.

Research Literature Review

Homeless youth who transition into residential living are continuously challenged by their new environment and the changes that they face in this setting. Therefore, social services and support systems must continuously focus on these efforts and how they support youth in these settings so that they are prepared to manage the realities of daily living in different environments (Slesnick et.al, 2009). Under these conditions, it is expected that youth will face problems in their efforts not only to acclimate, but to face discipline, structure, and control over their activities and behaviors (Karbanow and Clement, 2004). These findings suggest that youth must learn how to overcome their own issues with their current behaviors so that they are prepared to manage the realities of a new living situation (Karbanow and Clement, 2004). It is expected that these efforts will encourage formerly homeless youth to take advantage of the guidance and support that is offered to them and to consider the factors that are most effective in enabling them to grow and thrive in this type of environment (Karbanow and Clement, 2004).

Research Problem

Homeless youth face significant concerns in this type of environment. Therefore, if they transition to a residential environment, support services and guidance must be continuously available to provide them with surroundings that are comfortable and supportive of their specific needs. The appropriate intervention services must be identified and supported by predictors that will facilitate improved outcomes for homeless youth through the transition to residential living over time. It is important to utilize the assistance of knowledgeable experts and other forms of support so that homeless youth are able to overcome adversity in a nurturing environment (Kurtz et.al, 2000). Furthermore, it is expected that social support systems will serve as effective forms of intervention to support homeless youth and their needs in an effective manner (Ferguson and Xie, 2008).

Research Question

The primary research question to consider is as follows: What are the key predictors of success in the transition of homeless youth to residential living through the utilization of social support services? How are these services utilized in a manner that is cost effective, efficient, and most productive for the needs of this unique population group?

Purpose of the Study

The primary purpose of the study is to explore the different foundations of social services and support as key forms of intervention for homeless youth in transition to a residential living environment. It is believed that these youth will face critical challenges and potential disciplinary problems during the transition process and therefore, must be provided with a core foundation to improve behaviors, reduce disciplinary activity, and encourage effective growth and development in the new living environment. These are likely to demonstrate the importance of social services and their impact on homeless youth and their transition to new living conditions.

Epistemological Foundations

The proposed research study explores the philosophical foundation of positivism, whereby social providers of support, knowledge, resources, and guidance to enable specific population groups achieve greater than anticipated outcomes under different environmental conditions, given the knowledge that has been acquired to date. This is an important and meaningful tool to support disadvantaged populations who require social support and assistance in different forms. This also reflects the capacity to develop new social support concepts that will facilitate improved results for those in need.

Methodology and Basic Design

The proposed study design must reflect an effective means of measuring the necessary data in order to achieve effective results. Therefore, the most appropriate method for this study is regression using secondary data to complete the analysis. This method will facilitate the use of the appropriate measurements and indicators to enable the sample data to be deciphered and analyzed as accurately as possible. This will also provide additional support in the development of different conclusions that may be applicable to future studies with a similar premise or a focus on other disadvantaged population groups.

Population and Sample

For the proposed study, a population group of approximately 50-80 persons is likely to be appropriate in order to accomplish the desired study objectives. This number of participants will also encourage the development of new ideas and approaches to promoting improved social services and support systems for disadvantaged populations who would otherwise not have the type of assistance that is required to gradually overcome adversity and to be acclimated into new environments.

References

Altena, A. M., Brilleslijper-Kater, S. N., & Wolf, J. R. (2010). Effective interventions for

homeless youth: A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(6), 637-645.

 

Ferguson, K. M., & Xie, B. (2008). Feasibility study of the social enterprise intervention with

homeless youth. Research on Social Work Practice18(1), 5-19.

 

Karabanow, J., & Clement, P. (2004). Interventions with street youth: A commentary on the

practice-based research literature. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention4(1), 93.

 

Kurtz, P. D., Lindsey, E. W., Jarvis, S., & Nackerud, L. (2000). How runaway and homeless

youth navigate troubled waters: The role of formal and informal helpers. Child and        Adolescent Social Work Journal17(5), 381-402.

 

Slesnick, N., Dashora, P., Letcher, A., Erdem, G., & Serovich, J. (2009). A review of services

and interventions for runaway and homeless youth: Moving forward. Children and youth services review31(7), 732-742.

 

Williams, N. R., Lindsey, E. W., Kurtz, P., & Jarvis, S. (2001). From Trauma to Resiliency:

Lessons from Former Runaway and Homeless Youth. Journal Of Youth Studies4(2), 233-253. doi:10.1080/13676260120057004

 

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Management

Job Satisfaction and Organizational Socialization: A Review of the Literature, With Special Application to Higher Education

Introduction/Overview

The importance of organizational socialization and job satisfaction is well recognized in the literature. Organizational socialization is the process by which a new employee becomes a part of their organization. This necessarily means induction into the organization’s culture, including informal mores and behaviors as well as formal ones. An employee’s success in the organizational socialization process will determine much of their success in the organization as a whole. The construct is similar to, but distinct from, job satisfaction, a construct that describes attitudes about one’s workplace. Job satisfaction is in some ways a more difficult construct to define, and it has even been suggested that it is a different construct from job dissatisfaction, as will be seen.

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Computer Science

Analytical Agent Technology for Complex and Dynamically Evolving Environments

Abstract

The importance of simulation environments stretches throughout the academic and corporate hemisphere as they have dealings in not only aeronautics, electronics, and chemistry, but also biology, and physicist. All these different industries rely heavily on simulators in order to better understand and validate the numerous theories that help to explain the complex and dynamic systems. The purpose of this project is investigating of simulation agent-based paradigm for designing and developing frameworks that potentially focuses on monitoring of the systems. Within this research, the use of multi-agent simulators and multi modeling agents will offer a new perspective that can be used to address the evolving complex and dynamic systems that will differ from the explanation through mathematical equations. The techniques created will be devised in developing multi-agent simulators that have the ability to track the dynamic evolving system simulated.

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Management

Reflection (PPT)

261934 Reflection

Discuss EVM for Future Application

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Healthcare

Internal Medicine Personal Statement

It is not uncommon to hear that one should learn from his successes and mistakes but as I critically analyze my life, I have tried to learn from every experience no matter how irrelevant it might have seemed at first. In fact, my internal medicine philosophy is nothing but the outcome of the lessons of all these experiences. One of my first interests in life as a young child was reading detective novels. Even back then, I was aware why I loved detective novels despite their predictable endings. What I really loved about detective novels was not the hero or the endings but the thought processes that were involved in solving the cases. The novels helped me realize that things are not always what they seem and facts cannot be unearthed unless one has looked at all aspects of an issue. In other words, detective novels helped me develop a love for critical and independent thinking. While medical science has come a long way, especially over the last few decades, human element is still very important in efficient delivery of healthcare practices and diagnosis often depends upon the skills of the healthcare practitioner rather than state of technology. As a medical practitioner, I will not rule out any possibility no matter how remote it may seem but I realize the cost of any negligence may mean the whole difference in the life of someone.

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African-American Studies

The Atlantic Slave Trade

The development of what was known as the Atlantic Slave Trade began to arise in the fifteenth century, as the expansion of Western Europe’s influence began to be felt in other parts of the world. West Africa would serve as the primary source of slave labor for much of the Atlantic Slave trade, though it was not the developments of European expansion that created the existence of a slave trade in Africa. For many centuries before the European need for slave labor in its colonies became a driving force of the expanding slave trade, there already existed a thriving slave trade in West Africa. The eventual slave trade that fed the labor needs of colonies in the Americas was based primarily on race, as Native American Indians and Blacks from Africa were those who were primarily enslaved. Before this time, however, Arab slave traders in West Africa enslaved Europeans, Berbers, and sub-Saharan Africans. The shifting economic conditions in the Americas and other areas would eventually change the slave trade significantly.

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Healthcare

Radiology Personal Statement for Residency Application

I have always wanted to make positive difference in others’ lives. This is why I am motivated to go into radiology so that I can make positive contributions towards successful diagnosis of difficult medical cases. I want to follow my graduate studies in a program that is a great fit to my skills and strengths and I know I will succeed in radiology program because I have enjoyed research experiences in the past. In addition, I also do not limit myself by geography and cultures and have always enjoyed interacting with people from different backgrounds. Not surprisingly, a career in scientific field would appeal to me because science makes great contributions to the progress of the world.

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Mathematics

Performance Assessment

 

Introduction

Performance monitoring is very important for the project to determine whether the expected developments are achievable. Performance monitoring is very important to understand the elements of costs, technical issues and schedule processes for the project. This compared against the baseline of the project inculcates the issues of Planned Value, Earned Value and the Actual cost incurred in the project. Monitoring the performance of the project is cardinal to ensure that the level of performance at each stage matches with the value baseline. Performance management is important to ensure that all the objectives of the project are achieved. The approach enables the organization to determine the future performance and changes in the project lifecycle. The earned baseline provides a suitable stance for comparing the actual performance of the project and the targeted performance. It acts as the benchmark for comparing the current data with the past figures and develop a analysis which can be used asses the performance of the project. The comparison adopted in this study will rely on past data and the current data to ensure a concise and clear comparison. The past data was developed by adhering to proper practices that entailed the project scope, resource estimating techniques, budgets, the earned value calculations, fiduciary responsibility, and the effects of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, to ensure that information deduced for the project were reliable and enhanced transparency and accountability to the management of the organization and to the shareholders of the company (Alfieri, et al, 2011).

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Healthcare

Health Care: Access to Care

 

Introduction

The development of a successful approach to improving access to health care and related services requires an effective understanding of the barriers and limitations to these services and how they are impacted by political and social motivations. To be specific, social factors often dictate access to healthcare services across different population groups and create additional challenges in obtaining insurance benefits to afford these services. Therefore, many individuals and families are left without access to healthcare and the benefits that it provides to them, including quality care and treatment to improve health and wellbeing (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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Alternative Medicine

Pathophysiology of Lyme Disease

Traditional antibiotics, mainly doxycycline, are not the only form of treatment for Lyme disease, although they are widely felt to be the most effective and proven treatment.

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Other

Program evaluation

The implication of evaluation is the process applicable for critical examination of any program through collection as well as analysis of data concerning the activities, outcomes as well as characteristics of the program. The process is associated with some outstanding experiences which include the desire to improve the design of the program as well as its execution. The need for identification of areas that require further improvements are vital experiences during the process of program evaluation and this helps in efficient realization of set goals of the program (Thomson & Hoffman, 2003). The process of sharing achievable as well as less effective results promotes the advancement of environmental education.