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Leadership in the Fire Service

Leadership in any endeavor is a complex and highly significant influence. In terms of the Fire Service leadership is not only indispensable to the success of fire and rescue operations, it may literally mean the difference between life and death. In the Fire Service leadership attains an even greater degree of sensitivity and consequence as it hold in other sectors. For example, just as the changing responsibilities that are faced among various leaders in various roles defines the nature of each individual leader, so the consequences of an individual’s decisions as a leader define the ultimate significance of the leadership position. As J. C. Rost points our in  Leadership for the Twenty-First Century (1993), the true impact of leadership is felt in all aspects of an organization and ripples through them almost like a charged current. Rost writes that “Leadership is about transformation.” (Rost, 1993, p. 123). this means that a leader, especially in the Fire Service, not only holds influence over all of the people and events that fall under his or her leadership, but that that a leader holds responsibility through the power of transformation for all that falls under his of her’s jurisdiction.

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Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans

STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

Buffalo Wild Wings requires a strategic plan in order to fully understand what actions it needs to take in order to compete in the restaurant business.  While the food service industry has its own unique provisions for success the creation of the strategic plan follows a similar formulation procedure throughout many industries.  The creation of the goals and objectives, schedule, milestones, responsibilities and accountability of the plan are all key areas for the strategy and the plan to reach that strategic plateau.

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Theology

Through the Human Eye: Liberation Theology

  1. Thesis statement

Church appears to be an uncaring institution, and the same church being part of those who were suffering.

  1. Purpose of the study

The research focuses on pastoral care in the context of poverty within theological framework. The research facilitates understanding of poverty from view of literature as well as from the experience of the poor themselves. Aim at bringing out understanding of poverty as context in which pastoral care is developed and practiced.

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Nursing

Nursing Interventions for Fatigue in Patients with Cancer

Abstract

Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer face a number of critical challenges during the treatment and recovery phases. In particular, cancer treatments often wreak havoc on organs and  body systems and cause a variety of symptoms.  As a result, many cancer patients seek relief from the harsh nature of these symptoms and look for guidance from health professionals regarding symptom management and alleviation through various techniques and strategies. Cancer-related fatigue is of critical concern for many cancer patients and may create challenges in maintaining a comfortable routine. A number of techniques have been proven effective in relieving cancer-related fatigue, including a regular exercise routine. It is important for nurses and other care providers to offer recommendations and strategies for reducing cancer-related symptoms and fatigue, including a comprehensive evaluation of exercise as a positive influence in the lives of cancer patients. A research study considering the role of exercise and its impact on fatigue in cervical cancer patients will also be considered.

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Public Relations

Welfare and poverty

Argument:     Tackling poverty within the society from a well-being perspective is an effective approach to public relations campaign. Enabling people to maximize their true potential will help them overcome psychological and life quality issues.

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Healthcare Nursing

Proposal on providing healthier lunches to address obesity in school age children

This research proposal is aimed at investigating the extent to which the provision for healthy lunches by schools affects the rates of obesity among the learners. The study will be conducted on the state of Michigan, USA.

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Nursing

Rooming-in’ with the baby throughout the stay in the hospital

Aims/Objectives

The proposed study will explore the different dimensions of newborn care and attention by mothers through in-rooming after the births of their newborns. This type of experience is unique in that it provides a greater understanding of the bond between mother and child and what is necessary to create that bond in a successful manner. The in-rooming experience will be explored in greater detail through interviews with new mothers and will evaluate their concerns and other challenges that they might encounter with this practice. It is important for researchers to identify the extent to which this relationship plays a role in shaping the maternal-child bond in a favourable manner. This will encourage the practice of in-rooming in developing evidence-based practice methods for new mothers and their infants. In particular, this study will examine the opportunities available for the in-rooming experience for new mothers in Singapore residing in the restructured hospital environment. The use of interviews will provide further evidence that there are significant alternatives available in the hospital environment to encourage in-rooming as a plausible opportunity to encourage maternal-child bonding. In addition, these interviews will determine if there is a greater tendency towards breast feeding with the in-rooming experience.

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Nursing

Addressing Childhood Obesity

In the United States, the issue of childhood obesity presents a significant threat to the advances made regarding quality of life as well as lifespan.  Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled, from 15% to 34%, among adults and has more than tripled, from 5% to 17%, among children and teens (Webb, 2013.) In modern society, the climate is one which promotes increasing intake of food, unhealthy foods combined with inadequate physical activity; these habits increase the threats of developing diabetes, hypertension, and other health problems used to be regarded as adult problems but are now increasingly experienced by young people.

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Criminal Justice

Private Prisons Are a Problem Rather Than a Solution

Abstract

There are approximately two million convicts in American jails, about 1.6 million prisoners in China, and about 675,000 inmates in Brazil. The US prison population is equivalent to a quarter of prisoners across the globe. Countries seek to solve this crisis and use different modalities, which now include the incorporation of private actors under the leasing system, privatization, or a mixture of both. The prison population has not stopped increasing in the last four decades especially that of private prisons. While between 2000 and 2010 the general prison population grew by 18%, prisoners in private prisons increased by around 80%. In 2013, 8.4% of prisoners in America were in private prisons, according to data from the Department of Justice. Today the figure is higher. There are 130 private prisons in 30 states of the country, with 157,000 beds and two large companies control 80% of the business: the GEO group and the CCA (Corrections Corporation of America). The two companies have multiplied their earnings and stock value by 500% in the last two decades. Private prisons end up increasing and worsening issues that they were created to solve through incentivizing increased incarceration. These prisons, although they are more expensive compared to regular prisons, produce lower value compared to regular prisons. Private prisons should be abolished.

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Psychology

Cannabinoid (THC specifically) and neurogenesis and its effects on working memory

Cannabis usage and working memory function have a complicated relationship. Working memory is the ability of an individual to mentally store and manipulate happenings of stimuli over a short duration and respond to the situation. Marijuana smoking is assumed to contribute to the working memory deficits in humans that is within a few hours of drug administration, there are acute effects on the working memory. Smoking cannabis causes a reversible disruption of the short-term memory that the primary psychoactive cannabis component is known as delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) induces. A single dose of THC affects the multiple cellulars and signaling pathways, thus changing the neuronal, microglial, and astrocytic signaling. People use THC for medical uses, hemp, and as a recreational drug. Adolescence is a critical period where the brain is developing, but also most cannabis addicts are youths, THC in cannabis disrupts the eCB brain system, and effects are likely to persist into adulthood. The administering of the Δ9-THC disrupts the episodic and working memory in humans. The high concentration of Δ9-THC in the brain affects memory functioning in that it decreases the performance of an individual in tasks involving short-term memory. For example, the addict suffers from impaired verbal recall for the next few hours after the oral administration of Δ9-THC. However, one should note that the effects depend on the type of cannabis that the individual uses; for example, individuals taking a higher dosage of Δ9-THC have greater memory impairment.

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Medicine and Health

PICO/PECO Criteria

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Background

Gestational Diabetes (GD) is the most common medical condition in pregnancy (Artal, 2003a; Dye,

Knox, Artal, Aubry, & Wojtowycx, 2007). GD is defined as an “abnormal carbohydrate intolerance of variable severity that is first manifested during pregnancy and ends with childbirth” (Artal, 2003b; Catalano, Kirwan, Hagel-de Mouzon, & King, 2003). Even though GD begins and ends with pregnancy, GD may be a risk factor for diabetes mellitus after this pregnancy. GD is associated with the maternal development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) later in life (Kim, Newton, & Knopp, 2002; Verma et al., 2002). Up to 40% of women with GD develop T2DM within four to fifteen years after experiencing GD (Albaeda et al., 2013; Brody, Harris, & Lohr, 2003).

GD increases perinatal morbidity (Artal, 2003b). Pregnant women with GD have increased rates of hypertension and cesarean birth. Infants of women with GD experience increased birth injuries, metabolic deviations, and are more likely to become obese and develop T2DM during adolescence (National Diabetes Data Group, 2015). Little is known about the effects of long-hours walking during pregnancy with diagnosed GD as compared to those pregnant women with low physical activities (PA).

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Nutrition

Diabetes in Children

The scientific name for diabetes is diabetes mellitus. This refers to a several disorders that describe a person’s inability to create or use insulin effectively. As a result, people who are sick with diabetes often have high blood sugar, and this could result in physiological damage if left uncontrolled. Individuals with Type I and Type II diabetes both experience a range of symptoms included frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger (Fahien and MacDonald, 2002). When symptoms are left ignored, more harmful symptoms could occur. These include diabetic ketoacidosis, which results in death. These individuals could also experience comas before death.

Ultimately, diabetes occurs because the pancreas is typically responsible for producing insulin. However, diabetic patients are either unable to produce insulin or insulin machinery in the cells are damaged, which means that the insulin produced is not usable by the body (Fahien and MacDonald, 2002). Diabetes could also occur when cells are unable to properly respond to the insulin that is made, either due to mutations in the cells or insulin itself.