Research Papers on Medicine, Medical Issues & Pharmacy

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Research Papers on Medicine, Medical Issues & Pharmacy

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  • Adding an Athletic Trainer to the Sports Medicine Clinic

    A 4 page paper promoting the concept of adding an athletic trainer to a sports medicine clinic. The paper argues that an existing sports medicine clinic has the opportunity to use athletic trainers on staff in the same roles that nurse practitioners and physician assistants fill in the practices of internists, gynecologists and other medical specialties, as well as providing better client education for injury prevention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Adding an Athletic Trainer to the Sports Medicine Clinic

    A 4 page paper promoting the concept of adding an athletic trainer to a sports medicine clinic. The paper argues that an existing sports medicine clinic has the opportunity to use athletic trainers on staff in the same roles that nurse practitioners and physician assistants fill in the practices of internists, gynecologists and other medical specialties, as well as providing better client education for injury prevention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Imaging and Neural Networking

    A 5 page assertion that networking is opening vast avenues for increased efficiency and accuracy in the analysis of medical imaging. Traditional methods of data analysis in such applications and medicine relied solely on the visual inspection of that data by experts. Neural networking complements this inspection with detailed computer analysis utilizing complex computer algorithms. The technique has proven invaluable in a number of diverse medical arenas. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • 3 Sociological Views on the Shortage of Nurses

    5 pages in length. The nursing industry of years gone by saw beyond society's brusque and compassionless approach to medicine by providing humanistic care beyond the traditional way. The lack of humanistic care made glaringly apparent by the medical community's unemotional arms-length attitude was precisely what nurses like Florence Nightingale sought to correct, believing that a world without the ability to touch – along with treating the disease – is not a world where actual healing occurs. Under her wing, Nightingale took care of the soldiers while at the same time training other women to "nurse" them back to health. Indeed, one can readily contend that her efforts as a means to humanize the medical industry have often struggled to continue in contemporary practice. Examining today's nursing shortage finds several sociological perspectives under consideration as they relate to Nightingale's original approach, with the tenets of conflict theory, functional analysis and symbolic interactionism employed as a means by which to seek out a more humane and holistic approach to medicine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • American Pharmacy Article 'Improving Adherence in Patients with Asthma' Reviewed

    This 2 page report discusses an article originally published in the August 1993 issue of American Pharmacy magazine and written by Paul J Munzenberger. The article is written from a pharmacist’s perspective and addresses issues specifically related to No bibliography.

  • Alternative Medicine Therapies of Energy Medicine, Rebirthing, and Pranayama

    A 6 page research paper that examines alternative medicine therapies. Therapies offered by alternative medicine are becoming more and more accepted, even within academic circles. This holistic approach to medicine suggests that the ability to heal lies within the patient rather than within the health care practitioner. The following examination of alternative medicine therapies looks at pranayama/rebirthing and energy medicine. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nuclear Medicine

    16 pages in length. Technological improvements within the medical profession would have practitioners from a century ago shaking their collective heads in awe and disbelief. The extent to which nuclear medicine has surpassed the expectations of technological advancement only fifty years ago is both grand and far-reaching; that its usage is incorporated into myriad procedures for disease detection speaks to the growing trend toward this nontraditional approach to health care. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Developing New Medicines through Neural Networks and Expert Systems' Pattern Recognition and Diagnostic Abilities

    6 pages in length. The extent to which diagnostic and pattern-recognition abilities of expert systems and neural networks aid bioinformatics research and the development of new medicines is both grand and far-reaching. That artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral component of medical advancement speaks to the growing need for machines that can start with a basis of man's knowledge and aptitude and expound upon it with self-learning abilities. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Medical Experts and the Decline in Trust

    This 5 page paper argues that with increased class mobility, changing class structures and social norms, and increased information flow individuals have a declining trust in the knowledge and abilities of experts. This is demonstrated by an examination of the changing role of doctors in an era of alternative medicine and awareness of medical negligence combined with individual specialisation. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Medicinal Marijuana

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of medical marijuana and its use. The debate is touched on. The substance is evaluated for its use as a medicine. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Business Ethical and Environmental Issues

    A 4 page paper that responds to four specific topics. IBE tests for ethical actions with an example. Why should government ensure corporations are environmentally friendly. What is environmental sustainability and challenges for developed and developing economics. What are advantages, disadvantages and ethical issues of Online pharmacies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pain Management Choices and Patients Rights

    This 5 page paper addresses issues surrounding pain management. Should a patient be allowed to die if medical science cannot properly manage his or her pain? The Dax Cowart case is referenced in the discussion. Other issues are addressed such as addiction to opiates and just how much influence a patient should have in his or her own medical care. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Psychology and Alternative Medicines

    This 17 page paper discusses alternative and complimentary medicines as they may be applied to the area of mainstream and conventional medicine. Alternative medicines explored include yoga, acupuncture, and naturopathy and how they may be integrated into the treatment of the terminally ill, those suffering from chronic pain, anxiety disorders and others. Congressional testimonies included as well as quotes from experts in the field. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Herbal Medicine/What Nurses Should Know

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the information that nurses should offer their patients regarding the use of herbal medicines. It has been estimated that roughly 11 percent of the adult population utilize herbal medications on an annual basis (Dingwall, 2007). Consumers frequently take it for granted that the foods and drugs that they purchase are safe and there is also the misconception that all herbal medicines are safe because they are “natural.” Nurses should be cognizant of the risks involved and the likelihood of their patients taking herbal medicines. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dr. James Gordon's Manifesto for a New Medicine

    This 5 page paper offers specific and in-depth analysis of Dr. James Gordon's book, Manifesto for a New Medicine. Detailing and giving evidence which supports his theories, Dr. Gordon explains why alternative medicine is the direction that medicine should be headed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Herbal Medicine/What Nurses Should Know

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the information that nurses should offer their patients regarding the use of herbal medicines. It has been estimated that roughly 11 percent of the adult population utilize herbal medications on an annual basis (Dingwall, 2007). Consumers frequently take it for granted that the foods and drugs that they purchase are safe and there is also the misconception that all herbal medicines are safe because they are “natural.” Nurses should be cognizant of the risks involved and the likelihood of their patients taking herbal medicines. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Traditional Chinese Medicine Consideation

    An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine: This 11-page essay gives a comprehensive overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its origin, common practices, success rate, treatment modalities, etc. are examined, along with a comparison of theories relevant to Western Medicine. Bibliography lists 6 sources. SNMedcin.doc

  • Medical Marijuana

    A 4 page paper which examines medical marijuana and supports legalization of medical marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Medical Marijuana

    A 4 page paper which examines medical marijuana and supports legalization of medical marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legal and Medical Issues Associated with a Patient's 'Right to Die'

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the medical and legal issues involved with a patient’s “right to die”. The “right to die” for a patient has long been considered an ethical issue and was not considered feasible until modern medicine and laws allowed for the possibility of patients to consider physician assisted suicide. Supporters of physician assisted suicide believe that patients have the right to make their own informed decisions about their medical treatment which may include physician assisted suicide if they are suffering and have a terminal illness. Opponents believe that to legally allow for physician assisted suicide begins the path down a slippery slope and in cases where comatose patients are considered does not protect the most vulnerable members of society when family members and physicians decide their fate where other factors not for the sake of the patient, such as financial concerns, are weighed against what is considered an acceptable level of life. Physician assisted suicide does exist however and in all cases, several issues must be addressed to respect the patient’s medical options, informed decision making, psychological well being, and in some cases the right to chose death over circumstance which should not be denied by the courts. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Witches, Midwives, and Nurses A History of Women Healers by Ehrenreich and English

    5 pages in length. The topic of this book evokes a sense of patriarchal control and unmitigated ignorance with regard to the 'science' of medicine and how it has evolved during the past few hundred years. Women's contributions, disregarded and shunned until very recently, have historically been overshadowed by oppressive patriarchal perspectives; by chronicling the events that have occurred throughout the centuries in relation to women and the medical community, Ehrenreich and English help to illustrate just how despotic the entire male-based medical profession has been, particularly in light of the unpleasant legacy left by the witch hunts of old. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hand-Washing - Importance, Practice and Barriers to Best Practice

    This 7 page examined hand decontamination, looking at the issues concerning hand washing in the medical environment. The paper looks at the evidence baaed aspects of the concept and considers how and why it is important as well as the barriers which prevent full compliance from many medical staff. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Nursing Perspective on the Issue of Living Organ Donation

    A 3 page research paper that looks at this issue. Nursing practice, in regards to transplant medicine, involves numerous potential problems. Not only does the nurse have to be aware of possible medical complications for both the recipient and the donor in cases where a relative donates living tissue, but the entire subject of live organ donation is potentially troublesome due to ethnical considerations. This is particularly true when the donor is the child of the intended recipient; however, ethical consideration should always be scrutinized in such cases. The writer examines a case study and discusses ethics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Are Physicians' Professionalism Sacrificing Humanity?

    6 pages in length. One would automatically surmise that those who enter into the medical field as a doctor would understand the inherent connection between mind and body health. Patch Adams did, yet his approach to the practice of medicine was anything but conventional. Adams refused to sacrifice his humanity for the profession he had come to respect and enjoy, partly because he believed he had a great deal of healing to offer, as well as the fact that he saw a significant amount of non-medicinal oversight within the business of mental and physical restoration. Why was Adams’ desire to inspire happiness and frivolity looked upon so disdainfully by his medical associates? Because the unique individual who was Patch Adams was insightful enough to look well beyond the finite concept of traditional medicine as a means by which to treat illness; rather, his wholehearted contention was that people can help themselves become well if their mental outlook was more favorable. The writer discusses how it became Adams’ mission as a doctor to touch each patient at a personal level in order to stimulate healing from within, effectively restoring humanity to the medical profession. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Cyber Cafe Setup Business Plan

    This 9 page paper is a plan to convert a café into a cyber café. The paper lays out the background ands the plans to carry out the conversion including a Gantt chart and a capital costing budget. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Negotiations - Juwan Howard

    This 6 page paper is based in a case study supplied by the student looking at the negotiations surrounding the NBA player Juwan Howard in 1996. The paper starts by summarizing the entire negotiation process. The paper then presents the situation from the perspective of Howard ands both teams involved. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Are Physicians' Professionalism Sacrificing Humanity?

    6 pages in length. One would automatically surmise that those who enter into the medical field as a doctor would understand the inherent connection between mind and body health. Patch Adams did, yet his approach to the practice of medicine was anything but conventional. Adams refused to sacrifice his humanity for the profession he had come to respect and enjoy, partly because he believed he had a great deal of healing to offer, as well as the fact that he saw a significant amount of non-medicinal oversight within the business of mental and physical restoration. Why was Adams’ desire to inspire happiness and frivolity looked upon so disdainfully by his medical associates? Because the unique individual who was Patch Adams was insightful enough to look well beyond the finite concept of traditional medicine as a means by which to treat illness; rather, his wholehearted contention was that people can help themselves become well if their mental outlook was more favorable. The writer discusses how it became Adams’ mission as a doctor to touch each patient at a personal level in order to stimulate healing from within, effectively restoring humanity to the medical profession. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Qualitative Reasoning

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of the concept of qualitative reasoning and its application in medicine. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Medicine from Ancient China

    This 6 page paper explores some of the facets of traditional Chinese medicine. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Chinese Culture and Health Beliefs

    A 5 page research paper that describes typical beliefs of traditional Chinese medicine and health beliefs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Student Appeal of the Harvard School of Medicine

    This 4 page paper considers why a student would have an interest in Harvard School of Medicine. This is an admission essay.

  • ANALYSIS OF CODING ARTICLES

    This 3-page paper examines three articles dealing with medical terminology and CPT (coding procedures) for medical procedures.

  • Case of Larson

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study of a firm operating in Germany and the US to assess potential future approaches to business in difficult economic climates and assesses production and pricing decision ands considers entering new markets. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Computer Industry and the Importance of Channel and Distribution Management

    This 10 page paper looks at why the distribution channels ands systems are so important in this industry and outlines how they have been used to create competitive advantages. Companies such as Dell, Compaq and Hewlett Packard are considered, with a brief look at Microsoft. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Zuger's "Defining A Doctor, With A Tear, A Shrug And A Schedule" - Analysis

    4 pages in length. Zuger's (2004) thesis strives to illustrate the inadequacies of medicine in its historic, contemporary and future state; by chronicling the wholly diverse approaches of two otherwise dedicated doctors, the author provides readers with a significantly greater understanding of how a career in medicine is not one-size-fits-all but rather a result of each individual's perception of what health care should be. Both interns, Zuger (2004) duly points out, reflect opposite ends of the same system, one that does not work to its fullest - and safest - capacity when based upon such extremes. No additional sources cited.

  • Becoming a Doctor Motivation

    A 3 page essay that answers three questions: what qualities do you bring to a career in medicine? What would you change or improve? Why do you want to pursue a career in primary care medicine? No bibliography is offered.

  • Integration of Alternative Medicine with Western Medicine

    7 pages in length. Concluding evidence points toward a growing trend of western medicine practitioners collaborating closely with alternative doctors. It is not without significant forethought that the two very separate entities have joined together to create a synergistic approach to health care. The writer discusses that prevention is the key for the alternative approach, where historically and typically, the western medicine practitioner has focused more upon treating the illness or disease after it has already been diagnosed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Shortage of Nursing Faculty

    A 3 page nursing literature review that examines articles on the nursing faculty shortage. The nursing shortage is a healthcare crisis that has been recognized as affecting medical services at the global, regional and local levels (Mathews, 2003a). A corresponding shortage in nursing faculty serves to perpetuate and compound this problem, as a nursing faculty shortage limits the number of applicants that can be accepted for nursing degree programs. This literature review shows the causes and the scope of this problem, as well as proposed solutions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Falls and Senior Citizen Patients

    A 10 page research paper that examines nursing and medical literature relating to falls and the elderly. This literature review discusses the significance of falls the elderly; intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors; precautions/interventions that can be taken and the negative drawbacks to the use of side rails. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Pain Management

    7 pages. An in-depth look at the study of pain management. Specifically addresses the implications that psychological models of pain have for pharmacological/medical approaches to pain management. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Literature Review of Psychosocial Treatment of Mental Illness

    This paper examines the literature and research available for psychosocial (i.e., non-medical or non-invasive) intervention in treatment of mental illness, mental retardation and learning disorders. The paper also examines how to best use the massive amounts of research that is available on this topic, both through the Internet and the library. Bilbiography lists 20 sources

  • Patient Depression and Nursing

    This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers the underling medical knowledge and how this is observed, the presence of influences such as stress and outlines a suitable nursing model that would be appropriate for the treatment of this patient. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Athletic Competitions and Allowing Anabolic Steroids

    This 7 page paper argues that while steroids may not be completely safe, they should be allowed in sports competitions. Ethical, medical and social considerations are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Medical Transport and the Impact of Economic Forecasts

    This 5 page paper looks at the economic forecasts for the US for 2010 onwards, including GDP growth, unemployment, inflation and oil prices and uses these forecasts to the impact on the medical transportation industry. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • General Medical Services Contract, National Health Service, and Practice Nursing

    This 4 page paper looks at the role of the practice nurse, defining they do and how this has changed from the past. The paper then considers how the role of the practice nurse is likely to change following the introduction of the General Medical Services contract that came into effect in the NHS in April 2004. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nursing

    A 6 page paper discussing the role of the nurse practitioner, requirements for the certification and some of the problems that NPs face. Though the American Medical Association complains about their expanding roles in health care, many MDs prefer hiring NPs because of their advanced training and knowledge. The role of the NP is seen as expanding in the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV

    This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HIV

    This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

    A 10 page research paper that offers a review of medical-surgical nursing literature that specifically investigates the latest information on VAP, what it is, which patients are most vulnerable and how nurses are addressing this risk to positive patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comfort Theory and Kolcaba

    For centuries, the depiction of a nurse in art is one of a person professionally dressed, but offering something of herself. That nurse is offering comfort, something decidedly outside of medical patient care, something beyond the auspices of physician and related solely to the nurse professional. “Comfort” is the idealized vision each person holds within himself when thinking of a nurse, whether it is reality. This personalized concept comes from a patient who is his most vulnerable when sick and in a hospital bed. 19 references. jvKolcab.rtf

  • Contemporary Applications of the Deliberative Nursing Theory of Jean Orlando

    A 5 page overview of the theory of deliberative nursing, a theory first formulated in the late 1950s but with applications into present day nursing. This paper discusses the applicability of Orlando’s theory to modern nursing using the example of medical intervention in cases of domestic violence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory

    A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. Katie Eriksson dispenses with the qualifiers shrouding that mission of caring, however, formulating her own theory of caring-based nursing, one that she places in the context of Christian commitment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologistsm and Drug Abuse

    A 16 page overview of substance abuse among medical professionals that work in anesthesiology departments. The author provides statistics that illuminate the problem and then suggests measures which should alleviate the problem. Included a one-page letter to a Senator urging him to implement mandatory drug testing for this profession. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Diabetic Education/New Nurses

    An 11 page research paper that primarily consists of a paper outlining an educational program on diabetes for new medical-surgical nursing hires. Additionally, this paper devotes 1 page to answering to general nursing questions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nurse's Perspective on the Midwifery Profession

    This 6 page report discusses one of the oldest health care professions -- that of being a midwife. Midwives specialize in women giving birth. In countless circumstances, midwives are able to provide the specialized and personal services that the typical gynecologist-obstetrician M.D. could only provide if she or he had a truly limited medical practice. More often than not, the average midwife provides the average pregnant woman with the services she most wants and needs -- competence and personal interaction and understanding. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Medical Practice: How Insurance Changed the Industry

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of how the medical profession has changed since managed care. A hypothetical case study of Dr. Louis Mickael is presented to analyze the forces at work. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • US Army Burn Center - The Case for Electronic Health Records

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of electronic health records. The Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of performance measurement and quality improvement. The case study of Brooks Army Medical Center is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quality Improvement and Decision Support Systems

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of quality improvement. Using the Brooke Army Medical Center as a case study, decision support systems are analyzed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Health Care Change Theories

    Case Study Tutorial : A 10 page paper. This paper presents a case study taken from the literature that involves the problem of missing medical charts at a health clinic. The paper provides the background for the case and the change strategies used to analyze the problem and implement a change. Lewin's force-field analysis and Rogers' diffusion of innovations models are discussed. How the change was implemented is explained. Tutorial comments are included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Medical Error: Ethical Concerns

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of medical error. Reduction strategies are presented as speaker notes for a PowerPoint presentation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 3 Quantitative Research Examples

    A 9 page paper comparing three examples of quantitative research. Taking three published examples from the medical field the author illustrates how quantitative research can vary dramatically both in its design and its effectiveness. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

    This 19 page paper is a proposal to develop knowledge management at a medical equipment company, including a sample cover letter. The paper examines the concept of knowledge management looking at what it is and how it can add value, and then examines the company, what it does and the way it competes and along with the existing level of knowledge management. Based on these two sections a strategy to increase the use of knowledge management is proposed. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • MedSource Case Study

    This 4 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student and answers four questions. These look at why OEM medical device companies contract out work, the strengths and weaknesses of the firm, the differences between two similar firms and the way a meeting discussing an over run on time should be handled.

  • Reaction Paper on a Case Study

    A 3 page reaction paper to an essay by Dorothy C. Buck, entitled “Raoul,” which recounts the experience of this mother in raising a son with cerebral palsy. The writer discusses the implications of this article in regards to medical practice as it was in the 1960s contrasted with the holistic nursing practice of today. No bibliography is provided.

  • No Aging in India by Lawrence Cohen

    A 15 page analysis of Lawrence Cohen's book No Aging in India. Cohen's approach is essentially that of a medical anthropologist as he explores how cultures comprehend the body and its behavior in time. No additional sources cited.

  • Fact and Fiction of Drug Legislation

    This 4 paper examines myths or fictions, regarding drug legislation and also displays many hard facts about the same topic. Various topics are discussed inclusive of but not limited to medical marijuana and needle exchange programs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marijuana Should be Legal in Medical Applications

    This 3 page paper argues that marijuana should be legal in medical applications, and considers such things as advantages, disadvantages, costs and who could benefit from it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Should The United States Legalize Medical Marijuana Use?

    5 pages in length. The double-edged argument over the benefits and drawbacks of medical marijuana is one that continues to rage between those who support the idea of legalizing physician-prescribed cannabis and those who contend such a decision would open the floodgates for abuse and allow for the legalization of other, more dangerous drugs. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • In Support of Legalizaing Marijuana

    This 8 page analytical essay explores the medical benefits of legalizing marijuana, giving evidence of a number of research studies, including studies designed to prove the opposite. Bibliography lists 6 references.

  • Cancer's Physical, Emotional, and Economic Costs

    This 5 page paper looks at various aspects of cancer and how people cope. Economic costs are looked at around the world, and emotions are related to spirituality. The physical aspects of cancer are discussed and medical marijuana and methods of pain treatment are also considered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Textbook Chapter and Media Article Compared

    A paper which compares an article from the Chicago Tribune on the medical use of marijuana with a textbook chapter on the physiology and neurology of the brain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Arguing in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Uses

    A 5 page paper analyzing the potential benefits of the legalization of marijuana for medical utilization. This paper points out the varied uses to which marijuana has been put. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Medical Argument for Legalized Marijuana

    A 3 page research paper that argues that marijuana (cannabis) use should be legalized for the treatment of certain medical conditions, such as the nausea and pain from chemotherapy, glaucoma, migraines and MS. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • U.S. and EU Marijuana Law

    A 10 page research paper that contrasts and compares marijuana laws in the EU to those in the US for the purposes of discerning the effects of decriminalization of this drug. The writer discusses the myths v. the fact of marijuana use; effects of decriminalization where it has occurred and the resistance of the US government to decriminalization, which is exemplified by its objections to medical marijuana use. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Assisted Suicide - Taking a Contrary View

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of assisted suicide. Reasons both moral and medical are presented to support its condemnation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Explaining the Increase in Marijuana Use

    This 3 page paper focuses on the rise in teen abuse but also considers medical usage. Several theories are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Medical Profession from 1780 to 1900 and Sexuality

    A 7 page research paper that examines the role played by the medical profession of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in determining what was considered to be normal sexuality. The writer shows how doctors during this era largely considered normal female sexuality to be a symptom of pathology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ernesto Che Guevara's Leadership Characteristics

    A 10 page paper discussing the management style and motivations of the medical doctor that was so important in the development and continuation of Marxist influences in Latin America. A committed opponent of capitalism and the US, Guevara exhibited many of the same characteristics that can be found in the leadership of Southwest Airline’s Herb Kelleher, another charismatic leader. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • How Can Doctors Get Patients to Comply?

    This 7 page paper examines the relationship between compliance and the doctor-patient relationship. The paper concludes that there is a correlation between patients who comply with a prescribed medical action plan and a good relationship with their physicians. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Relevance of “The Doctor” to Assessment and Appraisal

    This 3 page paper explains the relevance of the film “The Doctor” to medical students with regards to assessment and appraisal. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Effects of Exercise during Pregnancy

    This 6 page paper discusses the effects of exercise for pregnant women, and finds that exercise, under a doctor's supervision, is recommended for all women, unless they have a medical condition that contraindicates it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Violating Nursing Protocol

    6 pages in length. There is a reason why nurses must wait for and abide by doctors' orders when it comes to the administration of medications; to ignore the chart's state dosage, the nurse compromises the fundamental basis of ethics that provides the foundation upon which medical professionals operate. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Erik Erikson: Biography and Theory

    20 pages in length. Erik Homberger Erikson, born near Frankfort, Germany in 1902, was the son of Danish parents whose collective aspirations amounted to a tremendous impact upon better understanding human behavior. The foundation of Erikson's prolific influence upon mankind's developmental activities began in an unconventional manner by virtue of art and language courses when one might readily expect him to be immersed within the bounty of science studies more indicative of his ultimate contributions. His distaste for conventional education compelled him to glean a more worldly instruction as only life experiences can provide; as such, he eschewed formal schooling and went to Europe. Erikson's intersection with psychology arrived when he began as an art instructor for American children whose parents traveled to obtain Freud's enlightenment in Vienna. From there he attended the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute, which led the way for his entrance into America and ultimate status as the first child analyst of Boston; a position at Harvard Medical School soon followed with others at Berkeley, Yale and the Menninger Foundation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Fundamentals And Evolution Of Psychoanalysis

    15 pages in length. The 1940s and 1950s ushered in medical options for treating psychological disorders, many of which proved to abate symptoms but not cure the problem. Still, these pharmaceutical offerings proved a saving grace for those whose ability to function within society was greatly augmented by popping an antipsychotic pill. This time frame - a mere decade after Freud's death - illustrates how psychoanalysis often took a back seat to the easier, quicker fix of drug therapy. As the discipline of psychology gained momentum in its own right, however, so too did the distinction of psychoanalysis as not only a viable but ultimately core element by treating people through therapy. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Nursing Shortage In The United States: Causes, Effects And Solutions

    8 pages in length. The health care industry is fraught with struggles that keep people from obtaining the medical attention they need in a system where patients often pay the price for social and political agendas. One area in which this fall down of services is felt especially hard is with regard to nationwide nursing shortages that place patients in a highly vulnerable situation when they are admitted to a facility where one trained nurse must oversee three times the number of people than is safely or ethically acceptable. The variables that have constructed this national problems are such that it is becoming uncertain what type of care one will find from one hospital visit to the next. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Park's "The Siege: The First Eight Years Of An Autistic Child"

    3 pages in length. Elly's characteristics did not differ from any other child who suffers from autism, inasmuch as she was a bright, vivacious child trapped inside a mind that would not allow her to learn or express herself. Park's strategies as both a mother and self-learned caregiver were instrumental in Elly's first several years of life; being that autism was hardly on the medical map much less the existence of any treatment protocol, Park worked each step of Elly's childhood as a stepping stone to understanding her disease. Some worked, other did not but no matter the outcome, Park was instrumental in paving the path toward a better understanding and treatment of autism. No additional sources cited.

  • Iceland and Health Care Delivery

    A 6 page paper comparing the health care systems of Iceland and the United States, where Icelandic medical students generally go to complete their residency requirements. Both systems are facing intense economic pressures, but Iceland’s national system does not prevent any citizen from gaining access to health care as is the case in the US. The health care system of Iceland holds a lesson from which the systems of all developed nations could benefit well. It would be desirable for those completing their residencies in the US to serve as ambassadors of a health care system that can have economic pressures and still be caring and committed to the ideals undergirding it. The paper also relates the mission of Saint Leo University to Iceland’s national health care system. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Gene Therapy and Shaywitz and Ausiello's Back To The Future

    Shaywitz and Ausiello, in their article, Back To The Future, Medicine and Our Genes, argue that the emerging gene sciences will reunite the patient, doctor and researcher in ways not seen since the 19th and early 20th centuries. This 5 page paper proposes that, in exploring the issues concerned with gene therapy, it seems as though the judgment of Shaywitz and Ausiello is well within the ethical bounds of religious and medical tenets. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Refugee Camps and the Application of Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory

    A 5 page paper discussing this theory in conjunction with conditions in modern refugee camps. Application of Nightingale's theory directly applies today to refugee camps around the world. As these camps exist in countries whose economies have been decimated by never-ending war, drought or cataclysmic natural disaster, it is common for them to lack the most basic of requirements for sustaining human life. We have known for a long time now that Nightingale was right, that healing and the avoidance of disease both are optimized in positive environments. Florence Nightingale came to the realization long before the rest of the medical profession. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Herbal Medicine and Environmental Pollution

    A 3 page research paper that examines herbal and natural food products that can offset the effects of environmental pollution and radiation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Medical Treatment, Complimentary Alternative Medicine

    This 4 page paper examines CAM and looks at reasons for its promotion as well as reasons for criticisms against it. Several things are discussed including the influence of the media. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Competition Issues and Microsoft

    This 5 page paper comments on three issues: The effect on share prices of Microsoft's Internet competitors when Microsoft acquires companies; Whether or not Microsoft competitors are threatened by Microsoft's financial moves; and If the financial market should feel threatened by Microsoft's dominance in the operating system market. For the first issue, the writer provides three examples of recent acquisitions and makes general comments. The second issue is approached by demonstrating how, in at least one market, other companies give more competition to Microsoft than the other way around. Finally, the writer discusses Microsoft's smart card operating system and the threat this poses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Piety, the Bible, Sophocles, and Plato

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares Plato's Euthyphro, Sophocles' Oedipus and the Book of Genesis, chapter 22. The writer points out that all of these works concern the perspective of ancient peoples on issues of piety, justice and the manner in which these issues intersect with religion. Examination of these texts shows that Sophocles and the author of Genesis agree that divine authority demands and deserves unquestioning obedience. However, Plato, in representing the philosophy of Socrates, presents a more ambiguous picture that emphasizes the unreliability of a purely religious foundation for issues of justice. Analysis of these positions shows that Plato's stance in Euthyphro is the most logical-- and just-- by modern standards. No additional sources cited.

  • Training Program Proposal

    This 7 page paper provides a proposal for a three day training program. The program is designed for cashiers and addresses customer service issues as well as providing hands on training. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Changes In The Catholic Church

    This 14 page paper discusses how and why the Roman Catholic Church makes changes in doctrine and in practices. The introduction discusses the confusion Catholics have felt as these changes have been made. The next section describes the differences between dogma, doctrine and discipline. The writer then provides examples of just a few of the changes, focusing on the most recent issue related to the salvation of infants who are not baptized, explaining Limbo and the new thinking of the Church. The entire issue is explained by whom the Church considers to be the final authority on issues and includes an allegation that the Church views four sources as being equally important, one of which is the Bible. Using Scripture, the writer illustrates the conflict with the Bible. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Nursing Assistants and Multicultural Education

    A 10 page paper discussing the education of nursing assistants from an immigrant population that is America's fastest-growing minority. Recruiters increasingly are looking to that growing Hispanic population as a possible solution to the nursing shortage. There can be several problems with recent immigrants, however. These include language barriers, not having completed a GED, limited healthcare, limited financial resources, and possible home issues. As the Hispanic population grows, health care facilities also see a rise in Hispanic patients. Overcoming cultural issues in education can assist in overcoming those same cultural issues in the health care facility. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Confidentiality Issues When Counseling Minors

    A 7 page paper that addresses the issue of confidentiality when licensed professional counselors are counseling minors. There is a dearth of literature that deals with the topic of confidentiality when counseling minors outside of the school setting. Neither the Code of Ethics for the American Psychological Association nor the Code of Ethics for the American Counseling Association address this issue specifically. What little literature that could be found is discussed in this essay. The writer comments on the APA and ACA Code of Ethics. The issue of privilege is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • America's Latino Gang History

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the history of and the issues involved with the formation and development of Latino/Hispanic gangs in the United States. The increasing Hispanic population in the country has also seen an increase in the membership in Latino gangs. Violence surrounding these gangs is high and usually involves racial discrimination and conflict issues. Recently, Latino gangs have affiliated with their communities and other inter-racial gangs to help develop a solution to overcome discrimination and violence issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nurses & Health Care Policy

    A 4 page research paper that addresses the role of nurses in health care policy. There are numerous healthcare issues and policies that affect nurses and nursing in a variety of crucial ways. The nursing shortage, which is a worldwide phenomenon, causes staffing issues that affect the quality of patient care, as well as nurse retention. Medicare cutbacks and other budgetary restraints naturally deeply affect nursing, as well as when hospital administrations react by requiring mandatory nursing overtime. These issues bring up the question concerning the role of nurses in healthcare and health policy, which the writer discusses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Mandatory Staffing Ratios

    A 3 page research paper that examines the issue of mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Within the context of the nursing shortage, nurses have become concerned that staffing ratios, that is the number of patients being cared for by a single nurse, have increased to the point where they jeopardize patient safety. The question being examined by many states is whether or not nurse staffing ratios should be mandatory. To determine the answer for this question, requires examination of the pertinent issues. The writer examines these issues in current literature and concludes that mandatory ratios are a good idea. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Morally Defensible Keeping of Secrets

    An 8 page analysis of essays on the topic of when it is morally defensible to keep a secret. In Making Choices: Reading Issues in Context, authors Michael Cooley and Katherine Powell offer the reader a selection of essays that address this issue. Each essay introduces a situation or moral dilemma that involves this topic and stimulates the reader to form moral judgements based on the given situations. In essence, the authors provide fuel for a discussion centered on this issue. The writer summarizes several of the articles and then offers some perspective on the question. No additional sources cited.

  • Costly Medical Interventions Should There Be Limitations Placed Upon Them?

    A 5 page research paper that examines the question as to whether or not health care should be rationed and whether expensive high tech procedures should be limited to keep down overall health costs in the country. The writer argues that such proposals are ethically unsound. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Medical Supply Withholding and Globalization

    This 5 page paper argues that although there are compelling reasons for developed countries to help third world nations, providing them with low cost medications will not alleviate their problems. The challenges of globalization are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • HIPAA Rights And Their Impact Upon Medical Errors In The Emergency Room

    5 pages in length. Rationale for choosing this ethical issue is determining whether or not the nurse is bound by any HIPAA mandate to disclose the error to the patient. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medical Treatment, Parents, Religion and the Law

    A 5 page paper which examines whether or not parents should be forced by law to provide medical treatment for children regardless of religious beliefs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Malaria's Medical Geography

    10 pages in length. Malaria, one of the world's most communicable diseases, has its origin back when man befriended – and thus domesticated – various species of animals. Prominent in locations where hygiene is poor, water supplies are contaminated and mosquitoes are plentiful, malaria is both life threatening and extraordinarily prevalent – nearly forty percent – in today's underdeveloped countries. The one-cell parasite responsible for this highly infectious disease is called plasmodium and is delivered from one person to another by way of certain mosquito bites. Tropical climates are especially prone to these disease-carrying parasites, with Africa ranking among the highest mortality rates, an infestation that has been all but eliminated in more temperate atmospheric conditions across the globe. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • MEDICALIZATION AND THE MEDICAL LITERATURE

    This 3-page paper discusses the increase of medicalization, examples, and what to do about it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Medical Records Decentralization Literature Review

    5 pages in length. This paper is a review of literature on the topic of decentralization of medical records. Due to the difficulty in accessing health care records when there are different clinics in the same building, many health care facilities have adopted new methods of organizing and recording patient medical records that are more easily accessible.

  • Arguments in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be used for treatment in certain conditions. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Reasons Why Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

    This 3 page paper examines the controversy. While both sides are discussed, the paper takes a pro stance on the issue of legalization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Relative Merits of Medical Marijuana

    This 5 page paper argues that there is more known about the negatives of marijuana use than there is any positives. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Native Medical System of Iran

    7 pages. When asked what changes have been felt as a result of the change in the healthcare industry, several doctors explained that there is a need to gear down their expectations about what they hope to accomplish with patients. This is due to the fact that they are not allowed the same amount of time with their patients as they had ten years ago. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Quality Improvement in Health Care

    AN 8 page paper that begins with an introduction to quality improvement in hospitals. The paper presents a case study of what St. Luke’s did to improve the process of treating pneumonia patients. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Ethics (Case Study Analysis)

    This 5 page paper revolves around a case study where an injured baby is brought to the emergency room with two broken femurs. The physician does not see any reason to pursue the matter even though the mother has no explanation for the injuries. Ethical theories are applied. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychological and Medical Knowledge on Homosexuality

    A 9 page paper which discusses the various medical and psychological knowledge associated with homosexuality. Both sides of the argument are provided, that being homosexuality is normal and abnormal. The paper concludes that homosexuality is an abnormal medical condition that is genetically inherited, much like alcoholism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Communication Barriers to Emergency Medical Services to Homeless, Transsexuals, and Prostitutes

    This is a 6 page paper with added tutorial language discussing the emergency medical services communication barriers which exist in the special populations of prostitutes, transsexuals and homeless populations. Although various emergency and health care services are offered in Toronto and the province of Ontario, the populations of homeless people, prostitutes and transsexuals are reluctant to use these services. All three of these populations have reported harassment, and “treat ‘em and street ‘em” minimal services from emergency health care services. This adds to the reluctance to contact these services in addition to the fear of contacting official agencies because of the legal implications. Incidence of drug and alcohol abuse and underage prostitution in addition to the high degree of violence associated with prostitution lead to an obvious initial degree of reluctance to contact authorities in regards to emergency assistance. Unfortunately, these populations have a higher need of emergency services than most due to the increase risk of substance abuse, exposure to disease and in the case of transsexuals, complications due to the administration of hormones. Despite the findings from most studies, initial examination of services offered in homeless shelters in the Toronto area show that these first contact agencies do not include access to emergency and health care services. In order to improve communication to these populations first contact should perhaps be instigated through these initial services. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Electronic Medical Records

    This 3 page paper examines different companies in the EMR field. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Elder Neglect in Nursing Homes

    A 10 page research paper that offers an overview of the topic of neglect and abuse of elderly patients in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, such as assisted living homes. This also includes issues relating to nursing care of the elderly, as influenced by the nursing theory of Dorothea Orem. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Professional Nursing and Theory

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory, related to the contextual view of the history of nursing theory. This paper relates the fact that in the the curative model, nurses provide assessments, act as integral members of healthcare teams, provide direct and indirect patient care, and address central issues for patients, including patient advocacy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Interview With Nurse CEO

    A 7 page paper that begins with a summary of this hypothetical interview with a nurse who is the CEO of a health network. The essay responds to certain questions asked and provides elaboration from the literature. Questions focus on leadership issues, such as definition, trends, qualities, philosophy, learning experiences, mentors and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and Generational Cohorts on Nursing

    This 7 page paper looks at two issues which impact on nursing. The first part of paper considers the impact of the legal impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and the status of nurses as supervisors, considering the cases themselves, and the impact nursing as well as by the decisions may have taken place. The second section of the paper considers the different generational cohorts that are present within nursing and how they may impact on practices and communication. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Starting a Nursery in Jeddah

    This 26 page paper presents a plan for the opening of a nursery in Jeddah to care for children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years. The paper gives an outline of the plan, presents a marketing plan, discusses human resource issues, presents both capital and operating budgets and cash flows, a project schedule is also included with a Gantt chart to demonstrate the critical chain. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Nursing Leadership Examined

    A 10 page paper that identifies an effective nurse leader; discusses several points of leadership theory as it applies to nursing; and ends with the writer comparing her own nursing leadership skills to those of the identified effective leader. The identified leader holds a vice president position and some differences can be attributed to the differences in administrative level, but “people” issues remain the same regardless of what level the leader occupies in the organization. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Diabetes Self-Management - Hispanic Patients

    A 9 page paper that discusses teaching transcultural care to nurses and issues relative to Hispanic patients learning to be more proactive in managing this disease. The paper discusses transcultural nursing per Leininger and others and reports appropriate statistical data. Mezirow's approach is the theoretical base discussed for adult learning and Leininger's framework is the foundation for teaching nurses and then, patients. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Utilization of Research/Nursing Shortage

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the nurse retention issue of the nursing shortage. This discussion examines how research findings can be utilized to formulate administration policy that is more effective in achieving the goal of nurse retention. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Advanced Nursing Practice Philosophy

    A 5 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the four meta-paradigms of nursing: health, person, nursing and environment. Then, the writer discusses issues of collaborative practice, focusing on the role of the family nurse practitioner.

  • The Issue of Space in Environmental Psychology

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of environmental psychology. Issues such as personal space, noise, and urban crowded are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Scenario on Malpractice in Nursing

    A 15 page research paper that, first of all, offers a scenario concerning a specific example of nursing malpractice. Then, the writer addresses the legal issues involved, the topic of nursing malpractice in general, and what should have been done to avoid the possibility of litigation. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Nursing and Employment Satisfaction

    An 8 page paper addressing the problem of stress and job satisfaction in the nursing profession. The paper includes a literature review and a proposed intervention that ultimately is taken over by the nurses themselves. A facilitator initiates the intervention and conducts a two-hour training overview, but then the nurses themselves meet later to discuss those issues important to them at the time. Underlying theory is that of the Neuman Systems Model, except in this case it is the nurse being focused on, rather than the patient. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Psychology and Identity Approaches

    This 5 page paper examines two different key approaches in psychology in examining issues of identity. Erickson's life stage model is outlined. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Viktor Frankl, William James, Carl Jung, and Sigmund Freud on Psychology and Religion

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of religion and psychology. Religion and psychology itself is a relatively new discipline having been first mentioned by Freud. This essay discusses the beliefs of four theorists towards religion and religious experiences – Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, William James and Viktor Frankl. Each approached the subject in a different way, for example, Freud thought religious experiences were illusions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Response to Statements on Cognitive Psychology

    This 3 page paper provides responses to two statements about cognitive psychology, which specifically look at issues related to the social context of learning. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • In Depth Look at Columbia Sportswear

    This 17 page paper is an in-depth look at the Columbia Sportswear Company, a US firm selling outdoor wear, sportswear, footwear, accessories and equipment. The paper assessing the company from the 2004 annual accounts with an in-depth ratio analysis, identification of financial and strategic issues and an assessment of the opportunities, threats, strengths and weaknesses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Transportation's 5 Modes

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the five modes of transportation. Positive and negative factors of each are included and there is some attention paid to safety issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Increasing Violence in Sports

    This 3 page paper discusses the issue of violence in sports, and whether it is increasing or is only perceived to be increasing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues of Service Quality and the Marketing of Transportation Services

    This 4 page paper examines the issue of marketing and quality measurement in the transportation services, such as airlines, train and ship companies. The paper looks at how marketing may face different challenges, how they have been overcome and the way that quality measurement may be used to enhance marketing. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Slow-Pitch Softball Essay on Team Sports.

    In seven pages this first-person essay on slow-pitch softball is divided into three subtopics, which addresses the issues specified within each subtopic. There is no bibliography.

  • Air Transportation Environmental and Regulatory Issues

    A 7 page paper which examines issues that affects air transportation, particularly commercial and cargo aviation, cockpit cameras, environmental concerns, air/noise pollution, and airport land usage. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Security and Maritime Transportation on the West Coast of the United States

    In five pages this paper examines the present maritime transportation and port security issue situation currently affecting the West Coast of the United States in an overview that includes recommended strategies to address these security challenges. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Law and Gambling in Professional Sports

    In 20 pages this paper explains sports gambling as a legal issue, describes how it affects the world of sports, reviews and summarizes famous related legal cases (including MLB’s Pete Rose and the NBA’s Tim Donaghy, examines the current law, and suggests changes or modifications to strengthen the current law. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Sports Origin and Theories

    This 5 page paper provides an analysis of theories in respect to the history of sports. Class based theories are compared with theories which focus on practical issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nurse's Role in Pediatric AIDS

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of pediatric AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. This paper specifically considers the role of the nurse. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • NCAA Eligibility Requirements and Learning Disabilities

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the central issues and legal problems surrounding the attempts by a learning disabled student athlete to pursue participation in NCAA sports. This paper considers the eligibility requirements for NCAA sports and how these requirements can be challenged by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hurdles Faced by Female Athletes Over Forty

    6 pages in length. Directly correlated with the extent to which women over forty choose to participate in swimming is how active they were in this or other sports throughout their lives; one who has engaged in swimming or some other physical activity either consistently or in phases is much more likely to undertake swimming after forty than one who has had little experience with that or any other sport. The writer discusses other issues pertaining to female swimmers over 40 including gender limitations, discrimination and mass media agenda setting. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Baseball History: The 1919 White Sox Fix

    This 3 page paper focuses on the infamous 1919 incident where the White Sox threw the game and eight players were banned from the sport. This scandal involves a variety of stakeholders, inclusive of the players, the fans, the team owners, the gamblers, and the coaches. Stakeholders, their roles, and how they are aligned with the integrity of the game are issues discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Role of Nurse Practitioners and Reimbursement

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in today's healthcare delivery system and the issue of reimbursement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Patient's 'Right to Die' and the Legality of Nursing Responsibility

    A 2 page paper which examines the legal actions which has affected a patient’s right to die, and the responsibility of nurses when confronted with this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Racial Issues in Sport

    This 5 page paper looks at a range of racial issues in sport. This includes discrimination against racial minorities through wages and positions played, the disparity of white ownership of sports teams, the movement towards increased equality, the present of racism in the media and the perceptions of the fans and the sport people. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Performance Management through Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives

    This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional perspective, the legal perspective and the ethical perspective. The bibliography cites 21 sources.

  • ANA as a Political Action Committee

    This 5 page paper focuses in on the political action committee (PAC) affiliated of the ANA. The ANA's support of health care for the elderly is at the crux of this paper as well as the history of such issues affecting the aging population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nurse Managers and Their Role in Nursing Shortages

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of nursing shortages and the role of nurse managers as leaders in the industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Casuistry Ethics and Nursing

    A 5 page paper that discusses different issues. The first topic is the Casuistry ethics approach, which is explained and discussed. Other topics focus on setting up a family nurse practitioner clinic in Louisiana, including the laws governing such enterprises. Components of the business plan are identified and the write comments on the characteristics the nurse practitioner needs to have to succeed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Registered Nurse's Work and Objectives

    This paper discusses the goals and work of the registered nurse. Issues such as nursing shortages, working with patients, and diagnostic skills are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • What if the Mayflower Had Landed in Jamestown instead of Plymouth?

    A 4 page paper that speculates how the issue of slavery might have been different had the Puritan influence been over the plantations of the south. Included is a comparison of the type of people who colonized Jamestown and the type who colonized New England. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Early 20th Century Historical Contributions of the Average Female

    An 8 page paper looking at the way women's contributions to our culture have fundamentally altered American history in the early part of this century. The paper contends that even if women's political contributions are ignored, changing social attitudes - changed by women, from within -- toward such issues as consumerism, contraception, and working outside the home transformed our culture. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • A History of Jews in America

    8 pages. One from person was chosen from each of the following time periods in American Jewish history: 1654-1820, 1880-1924, and 1924-1945. They are Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), Lillian Wald (1867-1940), Molly Picon (1898-1992). The author discusses how these individuals exemplify the key issues facing the Jews in the United States during said time periods. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of GTE

    This 10 page report discusses GTE, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. In the United States, GTE provides local service in 28 states and wireless service in 17 states; nationwide long-distance and internetworking services ranging from dial-up Internet access for residential and small-business consumers to Web-based applications. Outside the United States, the company serves more than 7 million telecommunications customers. Current merger issues with Bell Atlantic are also discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A History of the Magazine in America

    This 6 page paper outlines the remarkable development of the American periodical from the early 1700's thru the twentieth century. This paper tracks and gives example from historical documents about issues of circulation, photos, print and marketing practices. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Four Issues Regarding the History of Australia

    A 14 page paper. Four issues in Australian history are discussed: the changes in the roles and lives of women; some of the notable persons in the 20th century; why there was a surge in home ownership in the 1950s and the reasons for the moral panic concerning adolescents in the 1950s. bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Judith Walkowitz's City of Dreadful Delight and Gender History

    Gender History in Walkowitz’s “City of Dreadful Delight”: This 9-page essay examines Judith Walkowitz’s theories relevant to gender issues and female sexuality in the Victorian Era. Her treatise on the fluctuations pertaining to class and gender in late 1800’s London both informs about the past while still reverberating/ reflecting modernity. Bibliography lists 4 sources. SNGenhis.doc

  • Post Second World War and Global History

    7 pages in length. The changes that have occurred since the end of World War II have been both grand and far-reaching; from a global standpoint, myriad events have taken place to completely alter the direction in which the world has progressed. Choosing but a handful of these incidents is weighty indeed, however, it can readily be argued that two issues served to transform the world in significant ways: The Cuban Missile Crisis and technology/globalization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Jamie Dimon Harvard Business Case

    A 4 page paper that discusses specific issues related to the Harvard Business Case of Jamie Dimon and Bank One. The paper ends with comments regarding entrepreneurial organizations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Girl with ADHD: A Case Study

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of the case of a girl named Chantel, who has ADHD. This paper relates her home and school issues and considers approaches to improving performance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Considerations for Setting up a Distance Learning Internet Business

    This 17 page report style paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. DL Limited is planning on setting up a distance learning operation in conjunction with UK and Turkish universities. The report looks first at the way strategic decision making can take place. The report then looks at other potential markets, product development, required resources and the identification of issues which will need consideration. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • An Urban Planning/Criminal Justice Case Study

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of the case of Junction City, a community that has issues in the implementation of planning related to their criminal justice system. Bibliography lists 2 sources

  • A Psychology Case Study

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a case study of a person with specific psychological issues. This paper applies the five axis diagnostic criteria to the case study format. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The IS for the Business Placement office at Midstate University

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning the development of an information support system over a number of years. The paper assesses some of the problems and issues that were present and looks at the way these impacted the system development, considers the successes and makes recommendations for the future. The development is analysed using the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Job Reductions - A Review of Related Literature

    This 15 page paper looks at the issues which will need to be considered by a firm that is facing problems and needs to reduce jobs, including outsourcing and downsizing at the same time as increasing efficiency. The paper is a literature review on relevant areas, including dealing with downsizing, using flexible job practices and dealing with the unions. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Role Ambiguity Causes Problems for Company

    This 15 page paper begins with a brief scenario of the case. The paper analyzes the issues and identifies the problems. The paper explains the need for role clarification and communication and also discusses the need for effective communication. The writer provides specific recommendations for the company to improve performance. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Developing a Communication Plan for Jack B Nimble

    This 14 page paper provides a communication plan for a case study supplied by the student. Jack B Nimble is a fictitious company that has a number of communication issues, where communication has broken down between the company and different stakeholders, including suppliers, business partners and expatriate employees. The communication plan outlines the communication requirements, proposes a communication strategy and examines the way in which implementation may take place utilizing an Internet and intranet infrastructure. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Steel Industry

    A 5 page paper that is based on a case study provided by the student. The essay discuss the company’s strategies, trends in steel, human resources issues with recommendations, and if Nucor should adopt related or unrelated diversification strategies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Resolving the Production Problem with ITEC

    This 3 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student. ITEC have an internal product quality issue, with output from the winding division requiring a high level of reworking. Using the 5 gap model the weaknesses in the internal systems are assessed and three recommendations are made regarding the way in which the problem should be approached and remedied. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Controls for Guidant

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The paper starts by looking at the strategic position of Guidant Corporation and their current issues, The paper then assesses the way control mechanism may be developed for the firm and the new strategies using the 4 control systems; the diagnostic control system, the beliefs control system, the boundary control system and the interactive control system. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Problem in the Sun Inc. Team

    11 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A virtual team spread across different countries is facing problems, failing to perform. The paper is written from a international HR perspective, examining the problems and making recommendations on how the team may be united. The paper looks at issues such as cultural differences and aspects of motivation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • A Case Study, Social Phobia

    This 5 page research paper examines the case of a surgeon, Paul, a white male who has social phobia, giving the details of his case and discussing diagnostic issues. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Terry Kay's To Dance with the White Dog

    This paper discusses the book by Southern writer, Terry Kay. Issues of psychology, death, dying, process of aging, as well as parallels between aging as an adult and aging as a child are drawn. Synopsis included, as well as theme analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Freudian Analysis of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

    This 7 page report presents a Freudian analysis of Tennessee Williams’ 1958 prize-wining play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Issues of sibling rivalry, father-son conflict, grief and denial, as well as overtones of sexuality throughout, duplicity of appearances versus reality, as well as the possibility of latent and thus, unresolved homosexuality, willful illusion and self-deception -- all combine to make a family case study that psychology experts would be able to analyze for years. No secondary sources.

  • Film What Dreams May Come and the Psychology of Sigmund Freud

    5 pages in length. A majority of the themes and issues found in contemporary psychology treatments have their fundamental basis in Sigmund Freud's discoveries. The writer discusses how Freud's theories apply to the movie What Dreams May Come. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ancient Myth, Carl Jung, and Robert A. Johnson on Gender Psychological Differences

    This 5 page report discusses the psychological differences between men and women as interpreted in Jungian framework of thought. Robert A. Johnson’s books “She: Understanding Feminine Psychology” and “He: Understanding Masculine Psychology” serve as the primary point of departure on the issue. In them, he uses the myths of Aphrodite, Psyche, and Amor to discuss the feminine archetype and the story of Parsifal and the Holy Grail to discuss the masculine archetype. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology and Personality Theory

    6 pages in length. Establishing a personality theory that challenges those already in existence by such famous industry names as Freud, Ellis, Beck and Rodgers must incorporate a significant understanding of just how the field of psychology effectively encourages more than merely one approach. The practice of psychology, which stems from a portion of philosophy that addresses the issue of behaviorism, evolved into a significant discipline of its own. The writer discusses that through experiential introspection, psychology eventually came to represent the very essence of mental performance and, therefore, personality theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A New course on Global, Multicultural Aspects of Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue of multiculturalism in education, with a focus on creating a new course in global, multicultural aspects of psychology in order to address the changing client base. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Mind and Body Dualist Philosophy and Rene Descartes' Psychology

    A 9 page paper which explores the significance for psychology in René Descartes’ mind-body philosophy, most notably the issues involved in dualism and the problems it presents. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Study of Learning

    A 5 page paper that addresses four issue related to the study of learning. Headings are: the dawn of the modern era, the definition of learning, methodological aspects, and the use of nonhuman animals in research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Stress Resistance and a Conflict in a Women's Work and Family

    3 pages in length. "Contributor to Stress Resistance: Testing a Model of Women's Work-Family Conflict" by Karyn H. Bernas and Debra A. Major in the June, 2000 issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly seeks to illustrate how the inextricable relationship between work and family responsibilities is exacerbated by the factor of stress. When stress is present in a given situation where the woman simultaneously holds down a job outside the home as well as raises a family, the conflict between the two incompatible responsibilities is significantly greater; however, when stress is reduced, the work-family conflict is also abated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Women and Children as Products in the Sex Industry

    This 6 page paper examines the issues surrounding human trafficking. The problem is apparent not just in third world countries but even in countries like the US. The author suggests education is the key to addressing human trafficking. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ethics for Therapists

    A 15 page paper that is divided into several parts. The first two parts respond to scenarios and the ethical actions for the therapist. Other issues discussed include HIPAA, fraud, informed consent in court hearings, forensic psychology, and comments about the course. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

  • Conent in Psychology

    This 11 page paper discusses several issues related to informed consent in the field of psychology. Headings include: definitions, goals and purposes, criteria, children and mentally disabled, ethical codes, standards, and the paper concludes with a summary and recommendations. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Madame Butterfly and Cultural Context

    This 7 page paper considers the issues of gender, colonization and human psychology from the play of David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly. This paper parallels the Pucinni opera, but changes the outcome to reflect changed perceptions of East/West politics. Examples from the text and cited. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Codependency, Obsessive Love, and Aggression

    A 12 page research paper on obsessive love and codependency. Obsessive love is defined as a social psychology issue and the role of aggression is explored in great detail. The "Fatal Attraction Syndrome" is essentially what this paper attempts to clarify for the reader. The importance of frustration and its relationship to rejection is of importance as well -- The writer concludes that it is only when we begin to realize that we are creating the very problems we hope to be preventing will the whole problem of codependency, and obsessive love disappear. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Continuation of 'Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home'

    A 5 page continuation of “Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home” (KShlthDevShan.rtf) that explores how changes in the local area and in the overall health care industry are certain to affect Shannondale’s future. The purpose here is to address anticipated changes in items such as professional staffing, human resource management, financial solvency, technological changes and other related issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Group Home Living and Adults Who Are Developmentally Disabled

    This 10 page report discusses issues and problems surrounding group homes for the developmentally disabled. Group housing for disabled individuals offers a host of advantages compared to living in conventional nursing homes. The advantages of group home living for patients also include greater privacy, a more homelike setting, staff trained for meeting their special needs, avoidance of distracting and confusing stimuli, and services designed for meeting needs of a wide range of individuals. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Hypoxia in the Ocean

    Hypoxia is the serious phenomenon of water bodies suffering depletion in oxygen levels. This 7 page paper explains what hypoxia is, how it occurs including the impact of issues such as water mix, temperature and pollutions with nutrients before looking at the results of hypoxia. The paper is made up of 4 pages of text followed by three pages with PowerPoint slides for a presentation on the subject. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Aggressive Behaviors Against Nurses

    This 22 page paper provides an overview of the issue of aggressive behaviors in the emergency department, with a specific focus on the impact for nurses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 20th Century Theology, Homosexuality, and the Church

    A 7 page paper on the issues surrounding the gay community's search for an arena where it can express both its spirituality and its sexuality. The paper provides historical background on homophobia within the Judeo-Christian tradition and traces some of the developments and contributions of ‘gay theology today.' Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Climate Change and Technology

    This 10 page paper looks at the potential for technology to be used to help with the international problem of climate change and global warming. The paper assessing the problem of climate change and outlines some of the potential causes and then looks at a range of ways technology, including biotechnology, can help alleviate some of the issues associated with climate change. The technologies considered include forms of carbon sequestration including ocean iron fertilization and alternatives fuel sources, including ethanol and solar energy. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Psychology and Multiculturalism

    A 5 page paper that investigates the multicultural perspective in psychology. What is it and why is it needed? These are the issues discussed in the paper in general and in terms of assessment and counseling. The rationale for the multicultural perspective is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Issues in Social Psychology

    A 23 page paper that discusses specific issues in social psychology, including factors involved in attraction, consistency and inconsistency, examples of friendships, altruism and helping, modern prejudice and microaggressions, media and violence, bullying in schools and programs to reduce bullying. The paper also includes the Introduction section for a research paper on childhood obesity. Statistics are included. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

  • Communnication, Technology, and Social Changes

    This 4 page paper discusses three issues: how mass communication media is used for social change, how technology is used for social change, and a reflection on this course. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Licensed And Unlicensed Abnormal Psychologists Ethical And Legal Concerns

    3 pages in length. Legal and ethical concerns are equally important in the delivery of services from professionals in the field of abnormal psychology, inasmuch as there are myriad issues pertaining to competency and confidentiality that are too easily breached within the stringent boundaries of therapy. While both licensed and unlicensed practitioners must abide by the industry's legal and ethical guidelines, a greater onus falls upon the unlicensed practitioner whose patient interaction must be supervised by a licensed practitioner. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Gifted Child Education

    An 8 page paper that examines the issue of adequately educating the gifted child and the educational systems and models that have been developed in this capacity. Discussed are the Structure of Intellect System, or SOI, the Enrichment Matrix Model, and the Cognitive-Affective Interaction Model. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Factors Affecting Human Behavior

    A 7 page paper that responds to different issues in the field of psychology. Most of the paper discusses factors that influence human behavior, including biological, learned behavior, disorders, personality theories, motivation, memory, culture and sociological factors. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

    This 3 page paper discusses specific issues. The first part defines cognitive psychology and neuroscience and comments on how cognitive psychologists can promote positive social change. The second section reports research methods in cognitive psychology and comments on conducting a study that deals with perceptual decision making. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Controversies over Autism and its Impact on Treatment Choices

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of the issue of autism and the causative factors for autism. This paper considers three different views of the potential cause of autism and then relates the views of parents of children with autism through a proposed questionnaire survey. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Artificial Nutrition/hydration & Terminal Pediatric Patient

    A 10 page research paper that discusses the ethical issues involved in withholding or withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration from a terminally ill child. The writer describes the various types of artificial nutrition and hydration and their benefits and risks, as well as the ethical principles of beneficence, non-malfeasance, etc. within the context of this pediatric nursing dilemma. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Public Health Aspects of Food Safety

    This 8 page paper discusses the issue of food safety from a public health perspective; it focuses mostly on a literature review. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nuclear Testing, Pakistan, and India

    A 5 page paper discussing the current issue of nuclear testing as it relates to India and Pakistan. It has been many years since any nuclear testing has been conducted in any part of the world and the recent tensions between India and Pakistan have apparently brought out the 'big guns.' On May 11, 1998 -- India tested three nuclear devices 328 feet underground in a remote desert and the tests go on from there. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Ind-paki.wps

  • Illegal Immigration and the Cuban Issue

    A 30 page overview of the inherent flaws in Cuban immigration policy. The author compares Cuban immigration to immigration as a whole and specifically to the problems of Haitian immigration. The controversy surrounding the issues is assessed from a historic, economic, and social perspective and a "best alternative" is presented. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Corporate Governance

    This 58 page paper look at the issue of corporate governance, including what it is, how it can emerge, different models of corporate governance, the approaches regulation including mandatory compliance and legislation which includes consideration of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and self regulation. Also included in are discussions on ethics in terms of corporate governance and cases, including Enron, Parmalat and Johnson & Johnson that demonstrate good and poor corporate governance practices. The bibliography cites 37 sources.

  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Female Offenders

    This 18 page paper gives an in depth analysis of the condition and situation faced by female inmates in United States jails. Civil liberties suits listed, treatemetn of the mentally disordered, female sex offenders, as well as treatment by parole officers, male guards in prisons, and legislative issues are discussed. Quotations from professional journals, leading experts in the field, and case studies. HUGE bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Community Notification on Reported Sex Offenders

    This 15 page paper evaluates the problem of sex offenders that are released into the community. Megan's law along with similar legislation is discussed in depth. The problem of impinging on offenders' rights, as well as these laws having the opposite of the intended effect, are issues included. Statistics regarding recidivism are relayed. The paper supports community notification despite some arguments made to the contrary . Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Dilemma of Ethics in the Workplace

    An 8 page discussion of the types of ethical dilemmas that confront employees in the workplace. Ethical discretions, such as the issue of e-mail privacy, have the potential to be tremendously deleterious to employee and workplace. This paper provides an example of a fictional systems administrator and corporation whose high ethics serve to protect e-mail privacy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Racial Issues in Sport

    This 5 page paper looks at a range of racial issues in sport. This includes discrimination against racial minorities through wages and positions played, the disparity of white ownership of sports teams, the movement towards increased equality, the present of racism in the media and the perceptions of the fans and the sport people. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Digital Divide - 6 Blogs

    This 12 page paper looks at different issues concerning the digital divide, written in the style of 6 blog entries. Subjects considered include looking at what it meant by the digital divide, how the digital divide manifests, how the digital divide may simply be a part of larger social inequalities, the policies that have been used to try and minimize the digital divide, how it may undermine democracy and the global digital divide. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Studies

    A nine page paper which looks at two research studies concerned with the way in which stress and resultant high blood pressure affect Black people, and the different aims and methodologies of the two studies in terms of the quantitative and qualitative approach, the way the which the studies can be used in juxtaposition to provide an overview of the problem, and the applications which they have in the fields of health care and social issues.

  • An Original UK Business Startup Plan

    This 9 page paper is an original business plan for starting up a business, looking at company mission, strategy, planning including financial planning, required resources and key issues. The business chosen is that of an independent financial adviser company. The paper includes an examination of the past present and future market for this sector in the UK. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Exporting to China

    This 11 page paper considers China as an export destination for household electronics to be exported from a country such as the US. The paper uses vacuum cleaners as an example. The macro environmental conditions are discussed, including the economy and distribution issues, influences on demand are considered, including social changes, import controls are discussed and the paper ends with the potential influences that could result from changes made by the exporting country's central bank. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Marketing Issues; Segmentation

    This 14 page paper looks at the issues and the challenges for the marketing managers in consumer goods companies when applying market segmentation including why market segmentation matters and how it relates to target marketing and positioning. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • 21st Century Retrieval of Information

    This 7 page paper examines data retrieval and how things have changed over the years. Several issues are discussed and examples provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A Price Hike at Redbox

    This 3 page paper looks at an article published in October 2011 regarding the DVD kiosk rental company Redbox. The paper starts by summarizing the article which discusses a price increase in the rental prices of the firm stimulated by the Durbin Amendment and the discusses the article content and gives an opinion on the issues. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Two Article Summaries

    This 3 page paper presents two annotated bibliography items looking at two articles. One looks with the way care workers deal with safety issues in the home of those suffering with Alzheimer's and dementia. The second article assesses the potential intervention to increase quality of sleep for carers of those suffering from dementia. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to Addiction

    A 5 page research paper that offers several definitions of "addiction" and relates these definitions to illustrative case studies, while also addressing other issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Changing Driver’s License Age Limits to Save Lives

    This 7 page paper examines the question of minimum and maximum ages for issuing driver’s licenses, and argues that the minimum age should be raised to 18. It also argues that there is no necessity to set some arbitrary age at which everyone has to stop driving, because people age differently. It does suggest that testing at frequent intervals after a certain age may be appropriate. Bibliography lists 6 source.

  • Arguing about the Minimum Wage

    This 4 page paper discusses three issues with regard to the Minimum Wage: probable consequences of raising it; the differential aspects of the Minimum Wage and whether or not it’s effective in fighting poverty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Human Resource Management at a Telecommunications Company

    This 11 page paper looks at the approach and practices of human resource management at the UK telecommunications company British Telecom (BT), considering the way in which recruitment takes place, as well as looking at issues such as performance assessment and training development. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Financial Management of Domestic and Multinational Business

    This 8 page paper looks at three different issues concerning financial management. The first part of the paper considers the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies. The second part of the paper considers the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Debate on Gun Control

    This 4 page paper discusses the issues surrounding gun control and argues against gun control based on two articles analyzed: Kellerman: Gun Onwership as a Risk Factor, and Polsby: The False Promise of Gun Ownership. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Gun Control and the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

    This 4-page paper focuses on the issue of why the Second Amendment is both the most used and least effective argument for gun control, and why it has made America's gun control laws so weak. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Taiwan and the US/Comparing Domestic Violence

    A 3 page research paper that describes domestic violence law in Taiwan and effect of current reform legislation on this issue in Maryland. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economics and Nursing

    This 4 page paper looks at issues of economics and nursing. The first part of the paper defines the terms economics, supply and demand, macroeconomics, microeconomics, elasticity and inelasticity. The second part of the paper summarizes three articles concerning supply and demand of nurses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Development Economics

    This 3 page paper is a response to three articles that ;look at the issue of development economics and why development economies is, or should be seen, as separated from mainstream, economics. The response supports this proposition. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Road Construction Environmental Impact

    An 11 page paper. The proposal is to construct a road in a remote area in Latin America. This essay discusses environmental issues related to the project, including an initial simple assessment of ecological, economic and social impacts. The paper discusses both the negative and positive environmental, social and economic consequence of the project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Green Supply Chain Management

    This 16 page paper examines the concept of the green supply chain; managing the supply chain in a sustainable or environmentally friendly manner. The paper starts by examining what a green supply chain is and how it may be defined and put into practice and the considers additional issues such as the potential benefits, costs, the key factors for implementation and then considers examples of firms that hover elements of a green supply chain in the UAE. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • State Owned Enterprises (SOE's) and their Role in International Business

    This 6 page paper looks at some of the issues and problems associated with international business when it is undertaken by state owned enterprises. The paper looks at how and why problem may arise and how assessments in the international business arena should be changed to facilitate inclusion of the government or state influence which may be present. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Best Practices for Internet Security Protection

    In six pages this paper examines Internet security issues in an overview that focuses on the best practices computer and Internet users should adopt. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Three Essays on Business Management

    This essay is actually three essays dealing with business management topics. One covers the five stages of new companies, and why new management is needed for various stages; the second follows the concept of changing a vertical organization to a a flat, or horizontal one; and the third issue deals with the role of managers and leaders in today's corporate culture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Buying Green - Studies in Consumer Behavior

    Three Studies on Consumer Behavior: Green Buying: A seven-page paper comparing three research articles on consumer behavior. In particular, the three articles deal with 'green buying,' and detail the techniques used to increase consumer awareness of environmental issues, differences in environmental awareness between various groups, and how that awareness translates into consumer purchasing action. Lists three sources. 99buygr.wps

  • Computer Hacking and Ethics

    This 5 page paper argues that computer hacking is not ethical. However, both sides of the issue are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Environmental Awareness

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of environmental awareness. Issues such as the BP oil spill are highlighted. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Consumer Behavior

    A 4 page paper that discusses the issues marketers need to consider when designing campaigns. The paper discusses how the market has changed giving consumers more power than ever before. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Consumer Credit

    This 15 page report discusses consumer credit -- its use, its availability, its purpose and function. Establishing a credit record is a simple enough process and is a fundamental aspect of most Americans’ lives but understanding the process of how credit actually works is far more complicated than opening a checking or savings account. This report address issues relating to personal credit such as credit card issuance and terms, consumer debt, and personal money management. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Wal-Mart - How the Marketing Mix Satisfies the Target Market

    This 10 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the marketing mix and assesses how successfully Wal-Mart's marketing mix suits it target consumers. The issues pr product, price, placement and promotion are all considered. The second part of the paper looks at the way that Wal-Mart could develop future strategies that would appeal to the target market and enhance revenues. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • A Case Study of the Consumer Protection Safety Act

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of the Consumer Protection Safety Act. It takes the form of a hypothetical legal memorandum enumerating a company's rights to appeal, among other issues. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Philippines As a Potential Business Destination

    This 5 page paper examines the Philippines a potential business destination. The paper starts by examining the economy of the Philippines; its’ performance, its’ structure and its’ trade patterns, the nearby economies of Malaysia and China are also outlined. The paper then considers some of the potential issues management may face with setting up a business in the Philippines including the cultural differences. The bibliography cites eight sources.

  • Capital Punishment and Donald P. Roper v. Christopher Simmons

    This 4 page paper evaluates this appeal to the Supreme Court regarding a death penalty issue. The paper argues that the Court did not consider enough evidence pertinent to the ideation of the death penalty in America today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Capital Punishment: Morally Acceptable And Effective Crime Deterrent

    12 pages in length. The debate over capital punishment is perhaps one of the most vehemently fought social, ethical and political disputes raging as strongly today as it has in decades past. The extent to which no definitive decision exists whereby capital punishment is deemed either right or wrong is both grand and far-reaching; that biblical advocacy and proven deterrence help to shift the benefit of this much contested action in the pro directions speaks to two issues that justify its usage. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Breast Cancer Research & Ethics

    A 6 page research paper that examines ethical conflicts in research, focusing specifically problematic areas that have arisen in breast cancer research. A literature review is offered and then discussion addresses such issues as what this information reveals about various ethical conflict in research, such as patient consent, benefits to patients and society, therapeutic research, etc. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • eCommerce Content Management

    33 pages in length. The ever-changing face of global e-commerce has called for greater efficiency when it comes to content management, a critical component of online retailers that helps maintain unstructured information found on any given Web site. This information exists in many digital forms, not the least of which include text documents, engineering drawings, XML, still images, audio/video files and many other types/formats. Modification is a primary consideration when addressing issues of content management, given the constant modification required for maintaining a current cyberlocation. This ability to constantly modify a Web site's content also carries with it a tremendous responsibility for doing so properly in relation to easy reorganization and updating. The reason why content management has become such a critical component to the success of e-commerce sites is, as Ko et al (2002) note, is because Internet/Web users are becoming more savvy with so many emerging resources. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

  • Common Management Information Protocol and Simple Network Management Protocol

    This 17 page paper looks at Simple Network Management Protocol also known as SNMP and Common Management Information Protocol also known as CMIP are both alternatives that can be used in network management. Both of these systems have advantages and disadvantages. This paper considers why Simple Network Management Protocol is not the ideal system for network management and how Common Management Information Protocol may resolve many of these issue, but also has some additional problems, such as increase use of overhead resources and increased complexity and also examines the functionality of CMIP. The paper presents two case studies to illustrate the way that CMIP is of great benefit to the telecommunication industry, but is of limited benefit to other industries. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Management Challenges

    A 3 page paper outlining the organization’s primary tasks and defining the challenges that each presents to management. Management’s primary goal is to maximize shareholder value. This is the goal of the corporation, and all other activities ultimately contribute to achieving and maintaining this goal. In the process, management needs to attend to issues of financial success, marketing, building and maintaining and stable workforce and positively contributing to the communities in which it operates. Operating under the premises of the triple bottom line can assist management in meeting these challenges. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Critical Incident Analysis in Nurse Management

    A 6 page incident report addressing failure of nursing staff to attend to a patient their care for five hours. The paper reviews individual and organizational responsibility, particularly in terms of nursing’s core values. The organization needs to assess its patient care delivery model to ensure that no patient goes for extended periods without having some staff member check on their status several times during a single shift. Quality of care is an issue that gains great attention in today’s health care environment, and leaving any patient unattended for five hours does not even approach the point of providing quality care. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Community Health Nursing Considerations

    A 6 page discussion of the myriad of situations which can confront the community health care nurse. The author of this paper contends that community health nursing encompasses a diversity of health care and social arenas. Consequently, numerous issues are often associated with community health care. Two are centered out for the purpose of this paper, obstetric care among drug-addicted mothers and child abuse. The author emphasizes ignorance is no excuse in the community health care environment. We must simply seek out the specialized training we may need and we must act. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • GM's Hybrid Car Crown Victoria and Marketing

    A 5 page paper discussing external issues in marketing a hybrid car resulting from a fictitious alliance between Ford and GM. Here, Ford and GM have collaborated in an alliance to produce and market a hybrid car, one that has been a standby in the Ford product line for decades. In past years, Ford has been highly successful in profitably producing and selling trucks of all types, including its popular sports utility vehicle (SUV) lines. It has performed dismally in selling passenger cars, however. GM’s hybrid fuel system will be used in the new product, giving it fuel efficiency not possible in SUVs yet providing families with enough space for children and all their sports gear too. The alliance can present the hybrid as providing the best of all conditions for the traveling family, whether they are traveling across the country or across town. The alliance should focus on greater perceived safety; greater fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility; and the ability for the family to take only one vehicle when traveling together. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Failures at the Passport Office; The Summer of 1999

    In the summer of 1999 the passport agency and the United Kingdom faced a crisis. The implementation of the new computer system resulted in lengthy delays in the issuing of passports. This 10 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the reasons why projects fail looking at a range of models that encompass a broad-spectrum of potential causes of failure. The second part of the paper examines the case of the passport agency in the context of the potential reasons failure identified in the first part of the paper. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Fathers, Sons, and the Bonding Created by Sports

    16 pages in length. Fathers and sons share many experiences that help to fortify their relationship; however, there is perhaps no better bonding agent than the shared experience of sports. Indeed, fathers dream of the day they can teach their sons how to play catch, hit a softball or go long for a pass, which clearly illustrates the bonding powers inherent to sporting activities. For boys who may have tenuous associations with their fathers, the very act of engaging in some type of sports often has a cathartic effect upon the issue that stands between them, ultimately affording the father and son to bridge whatever gaps might exist between them. Sports is also an excellent way for boys to work off the growing trend towards childhood stress, while at the same time have fun and further solidify the bond with their fathers. As well, father/son sports activities are a great way to draw out an individual with an otherwise low self-image and help bolster a strong and healthy dose of self-esteem. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Sports Coverage and the Media II

    In this well-reasoned 6 page essay, the writer discusses what the media's ethical responsibilities should be in covering sports-related issues & events and how these measure up with reality. It is argued that the media spends too much time influencing the opinions of fans while it should really be providing objective news. Ultimately, the media's poor coverage of sports helps ruin the private lives of athletes, creates dishonesty among players & coaches, and in the specific case of college sports,-- helps draw the spotlight away from education itself. Recommended ideas about what the media should be doing are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Forensic Psychiatric Nursing

    6 pages in length. Nursing in general encompasses many subsets of care, not the least of which includes focusing upon those who are mentally ill. In that vein, a forensic nurse tends to victims of trauma and catastrophe, those who commit crimes and enact violence, as well as address the issues that pertain to family members of each group. Psychiatric nursing, by comparison, cares for those no matter the age with varying stages of mental illness, not the least of which includes depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, dementia or bipolar disorder. Supplementary training is required for both of these specialties such as therapeutic alliance, pharmacology and diversity of psychological therapies. Combining the two areas of expertise creates forensic psychiatric nursing, a somewhat new subset that is currently charting its own course with mentally imbalanced offenders within the overall aspect of mental health care. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Three Articles on Issues Involving High Acuity Nursing Reviewed

    An 11 page paper discussing a variety of issues related to high-acuity nursing. High-acuity nursing is that branch of acute nursing in which patients have various conditions that require close and often intense attention. It is more intensive and far more costly than other types of care, and it generally is reserved for those cases requiring either more advanced or more intricate techniques. This paper reviews three articles reporting on nursing research while also addressing epidemiology, pathophysiology and the personal and financial costs of Type II diabetes. It includes the case of Mr. Conner, a heart patient who later developed Type II diabetes along with its complications. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Long Term Nurse's Reflections and the Formulation of a New Nursing Theory

    A 20 page paper formulating a new nursing theory based on the reflections of a long-term nurse. The paper contains 4 appendices in 12 pages presenting cases and analyzing them, and evaluating other nursing theories for influence. The theory arrived at is that the nurse needs to address physical issues first, but to hold a view that emotional, environmental and psychological factors also may need to be addressed and that s/he may be required to educate the patient in their influence. Basing practice on this theoretical foundation can avoid instances of "treating symptoms" when causes or contributors to causes may lie elsewhere. It can provide a richness that all too often is lacking in observed results. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nursing Theory, a Comparison

    A 5 page paper discussing two nursing theories, one of which is broad, the other mid-range. Most models of nursing theory are careful to take into account the fact that the patient is more than only a body in dysfunction. These theories have originated with at least one individual’s background in patient care in conjunction with the theorist’s higher awareness of the interaction of many factors in realizing physical goals. The purpose here is to compare a broad nursing theory with a mid-range one. The work of J. Travelbee represents the broad nursing theory. That of K.M. Swanson addresses mid-range issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Reform and Ethics As They Relate to Nursing Home Care

    10 pages in length. Discusses at length the health care reforms and ethics as pertaining to nursing homes. Whenever nursing home care is an issue, people take notice. It is possible that with Medicaid dollars decreasing that the nursing home industry will fight increases in the amount of state regulation required in maintaining the care and maintenance of nursing care facilities. It is unfortunate that public effort to correct this situation will probably not be enough to withstand their fight because most public organizations to not have the resources with which to combat this problem. Discusses federal court case. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Change Theory and Shortages in Nursing

    A 10 page research paper that investigates the nursing shortage, with a particular focus on Canada. Influencing positive social change is one of the most problematic areas of public policy making. Currently, the healthcare systems of all the industrialized countries are facing the impact of a severe nursing shortage that is predicted by many experts to get worse over the coming decades. Policymakers and nursing leaders are struggling to change their systems and public perception of nursing in order to drawn new people to the profession, educate them, certify them and deploy them in sufficient numbers to meet the needs of aging populations. The question facing policymakers is how to negotiate the process of change in a manner that will best rectify the nursing shortage. This examination of literature examines how change theory can inform and direct the morass of issues to be considered in addressing this problem. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • High Nursing Turnover Rate

    A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working in the US was 21.3 percent (Kleinman, 2004). This high rate is not only costly to hospitals, but seriously impairs the quality of patient care that these institutions can offer. This examination of this problem does so within the context of a hypothetical case scenario. First of all, however, background information on this issue is presented in order to identity the parameters of this problem, provide analysis and present a rationale for its solution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Retention/Recruitment & Canadian Nursing Shortage

    An 8 page research paper that discusses Canada’s nursing shortage. There is currently a severe nursing shortage in all of the industrialized countries of the Western world, including Canada. Experts predict that the nursing shortage in Canada will worse over the course of the next decade and this prediction appears to be accurate as the number of registered nurses (RNs) working the rural regions of Canada have already decreased from 65.2 per 10,000 in population in 1994 to 62.3 in 2000 (Belkus and MacLeod, 2004). This literature review focuses on strategies that are being implemented regarding the key issues of retention and recruitment of nurses, as these factors have a significant influence on how the nursing shortage impacts specific organizations. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Aging Nursing Population/Healthcare

    A 7 page research paper that examines this issue. A predominant demographic trend in the U.S. is toward a progressively older population, as Americans live longer lives. Connie Barden, president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), points out that nurses are getting older along with the rest of the country (An interview, 2003). The aging nursing population has a tremendous impact on the current nursing shortage, as more and more nurses near retirement age. Furthermore, it is logical to presume that older nurses may find the stress caused by understaffing to be more problematic. This examination of this topic addresses literature and what it reveals about the extent of the problem, as well as proposed solutions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nursing Leadership & Groups

    A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership, which, under any circumstances, is a complicated subject. According to one estimate, there are over 100 accepted academic definitions of leadership (Manz, Bastien and Hostager, 1991). At present, issues of leadership are particularly crucial to nursing as the nursing shortage constitutes a crisis situation for many healthcare institutions and the profession in general. Never has nursing needed effective leadership more; never has the healthcare system depended as greatly as it does at present on nursing leaders. This examination looks at five themes evident in literature pertaining to nursing leadership and how these themes interrelate. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • An Article on Childbirth and Nursing Presence Reviewed

    A 5 page article review that summarizes the principal points of a research study, offering analysis. Research pertaining to childbirth and the significance that this life events has for women supports the pivotal role that nursing support plays in the birth experience. Exploring this topic, the study designed by MacKinnon, McIntyre, and Quance (2005) investigated the what it meant to a study group of Canadian women to have a nurse present during labor and childbirth. These researchers decided to approach the issue of a nurse's role during labor from a previously unexplored perspective and focused on the meaning attributed to nursing presence. This examination of this study explores the parameters of this research and its relevance to nursing practice. No additional sources cited.

  • Women and Telecommunications II

    In this well-argued 6 page paper, the point is made that tele-commuting does little more for women than keep them at home-- where they were a century ago. Women who work from their home office/computer are expected not only to handle corporate business from 9 - 5, they are also usually expected to take care of household affairs and even to raise children during the same time. This stands in contrast with men who cyber-commute but who are not expected to do anything other than work during the course of the business day. Various other relevant ethical issues are discussed and it is ultimately concluded that women have very little to gain in today's workplace. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Marijuana Legalization Supporting Arguments

    This 3 page paper examines both sides of the issue while remaining neutral. The paper contains a great deal of facts related to legalization as well as the effects of marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Terminal Conditions and Informing Patients

    An 8 page paper discussing the case of a woman newly diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia, who has not been informed of the severity of her condition. The woman’s grown daughters as well as her physician believe it to be in the woman’s best interests to withhold the news from her. Her primary nurse disagrees, and the head nurse is sympathetic to the nurse’s position on the matter. The head nurse instructs the primary nurse to be certain to follow doctor’s orders, however. At issue is how the primary nurse deals with a situation with which she heartily disagrees. The paper examines the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls as well as available alternatives to arrive at a favored alternative for the nurse to choose. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Terminal Condition and Informing Patients 2

    An 8 page paper discussing the case of a woman newly diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia, who has not been informed of the severity of her condition. The woman’s grown daughters as well as her physician believe it to be in the woman’s best interests to withhold the news from her. Her primary nurse disagrees, and the head nurse is sympathetic to the nurse’s position on the matter. The head nurse instructs the primary nurse to be certain to follow doctor’s orders, however. At issue is how the primary nurse deals with a situation with which she heartily disagrees. The paper examines a variety of moral principles as well as available alternatives to arrive at a favored alternative for the nurse to choose. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Critical Review of How We Die Reflections On Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland

    7 pages in length. Coming to terms with death is not an easy task. In Sherwin B. Nuland's "How We Die : Reflections on Life's Final Chapter," readers are given the opportunity to delve into the various characteristics and experiences relating to the issues of dying. The author offers accounts from a number of perspectives, including patient, family, doctor, nurse and administrator, which allows the reader to gain significant insight to the coping methods employed by each group. The writer recognizes that although unquestionably intense and contemplative in its approach, "How We Die : Reflections on Life's Final Chapter" reviews in a quite humane and thought provoking manner the steps each person takes in addressing the inherent difficulties of life's end. No additional sources cited.

  • National Health Service and Complementary Medicine

    This 5 page paper discusses how complementary medicine fits into the National Health Service in the UK. This paper explores the benefits of complementary medicine as well as the history of the NHS. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The History of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

    This 5 page paper examines the history of medicine during the nineteenth century. Holistic medicine, the advent of vaccines, and new inventions are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Complimentary Alternative Medicine

    An 8 page review of the state of knowledge regarding CAM. This paper addresses the question of "whether or not people who use complementary alternative medicine heal better and faster than people who use western medicine exclusively". Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Integration of Alternative Medicine with Western Medicine

    7 pages in length. Concluding evidence points toward a growing trend of western medicine practitioners collaborating closely with alternative doctors. It is not without significant forethought that the two very separate entities have joined together to create a synergistic approach to health care. The writer discusses that prevention is the key for the alternative approach, where historically and typically, the western medicine practitioner has focused more upon treating the illness or disease after it has already been diagnosed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Medical Coders

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the field of medical coders. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), health information technicians who specialize in assigning codes to patients' medical records for insurance purposes are known by a variety of terms, such as "health information coders, medical record coders, coder/abstractors or coding specialists" (BLS, 2008). This essay offers a brief overview of the medical coding profession: that is, what they do, the education required, associated certification processes, licensure, etc. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Biomedical to Biopsychosocial Medical Evolution

    A 6 page contention that medicine has shifted dramatically over the past several decades from a discipline which concentrates solely the science of our anatomy and physiology to a discipline which recognizes not only the hard scientific facts of physiology but also the importance of psychological and sociological factors. Medicine has shifted from the Cartesian way of viewing illness, injury and disease as components of a machine-like body to one which views illness from not only a biological perspective but also a psychosociological perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Injections

    This 7 page paper look at injection technique from an evidence based medicine perspective. The prevalence of custom and practice and lack of research is discussed, potential issues associated with injections and poor technique are assessed barrier to good technique are discussed. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Economic Approach to Socialized Medicine and an Aging Population

    This 6 page paper considers two related questions, firstly the reasons that justify socialized medicine, this includes issues such as market failure, asymmetry of information leading to moral hazard as well as the ethical approach that favours a utilitarian system. The second part of the paper then considers how the economy is changing due to an increasingly aged population, and why this will impact on the economy. Population graphs are included to demonstrate the way that the population structure is becoming more top heavy. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Nursing Values and Beliefs Defined

    4 pages in length. The common denominator among nurses may be an overwhelming compassion toward helping mankind, however, there is considerably more to the wide-ranging aspect of nursing than merely administering medicine; in fact, the myriad components that ultimately comprise the vast application of nursing delve into issues of metaphysics, the mind/body connection and an overall holistic approach based upon four primary conceptual standards. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Is Walking Beneficial for Human Health?

    This 5 page paper examines the benefits of walking. The only source used is a 2008 issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Three articles are cited. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Career in the Pharmacy Business

    This paper examines the importance of spirituality, service and wholeness (i.e., "balance") in a person's life and examines how the career of pharmacy for many people, encompasses all of these, and other qualities.

  • Medical Model and Psychology

    This 3 page paper discusses different issues beginning with the influence of evolution theory on psychology. The other major issue is the relationship between the medical model and clinical applications in psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Arguing in Favor of Lifting the Cuba Embargo

    This 30 page thesis paper provides an overview of the problem related to the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Historic information is provided along with the political background that surrounds this issue. Both sides of the issue are confronted but the paper supports lifting the ban due to philosophical reasons. Other reasons are explored, including the fact that the Cuban people have had to do without adequate food and medical supplies as a result. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Auricular Acupuncture As Adjunctive Treatment To Ameliorate Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms, Depression, Anxiety And Insomnia: Literature Review

    21 pages in length. The path to well being could not be more different between Eastern and Western philosophies; through man's successes in technological advancement, allopathic methods have virtually overshadowed consumer knowledge of or interest in ancient Eastern holism. That Western health care is based within a foundation of surgery and pharmacology while Eastern approaches it from an unadulterated, holistic approach speaks to a tremendous rift in how both entities perceive the path to wellness. This is not to say, however, that allopathic medicine is either inappropriate as a treatment method but rather that it is unsuitable as the only option when Eastern medicine is rooted in proven healing for the past 2,500 years. Taking a pill to ride the body and mind of anxiety, depression and insomnia of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is merely treating the symptom rather than addressing the issues that have ultimately manifested in these ailments. Utilizing such holistic modalities as auricular acupuncture serves to unblock the trapped energy inherent to trauma response so it begins to channel through the body and mind continuum restoring both mental and physical well being. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Medical Coding

    This 5 page paper responds to different questions, most of which involve medical coding beginning with the constructs that affect medical coding. Other topics include cost shifting, time studies, case mix management, implementing electronic medical records and ethical lapses of two physicians discussing a patient while riding in an elevator. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Political Issue of Second Hand Tobacco Smoke

    This 5 page paper supports the thesis that ETS is a political, and not a health, issue. The history of the smoking wars is included. Medical evidence pointing to the ambiguity of the topic is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources .

  • Medical Economy of the United States and the Impact of HMOs

    A 7 page paper which examines HMOs and their impact on the US medical economy by considering the nature of HMOs, how they pay doctors, problems created by moral hazard and adverse selection, issues related to their effects, treatment and overall changes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Employee Absenteeism Predictors

    4 pages in length. Absenteeism is manifestation of myriad circumstances within the work environment. From medical issues to job dissatisfaction and poor performance to a sense of appreciation, the extent to which people are absent from work is both grand and far-reaching. Concurrently, Human Resource has the potential for positively influencing the business when accurately able to predict excessive employee absenteeism by behaving proactively so as to alter the precursors of absenteeism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Article Review on How Human Lives Are Saved by Animal Research

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of Heloisa Sabin's article Animal Research Saves Human Lives which discusses the use of animal research to create the polio vaccine that would save thousands of lives and help to eradicate polio in the developed world. This article discusses the issue of animal testing and the problems that researchers face in the midst of harsh criticisms of the use of animals in medical experimentation.

  • Elite Theory and Understanding Public Policy by Thomas Dye

    Who holds the power of decision when a patient decides it is time to die? According to the elite theory, as described by Thomas Dye in Understanding Public Policy, it is the medical and law professions. This 5 page paper explores the issue of patient's rights from the perspective of the elite model. No additional sources are listed.

  • Constructing Ego and Confidence in Children Who Are At Risk

    6 pages in length. Myriad theories and approaches are applied on a daily basis to encourage the development of ego and self-confidence in at-risk children, defined as those who suffer from deep-rooted emotional issues that typically stem from a poor upbringing. Medical technology notwithstanding, going back to the basics of psychology illustrates how sometimes the simplest of applications are the ones that work best, with particular emphasis upon the intrinsic value of exercise and animals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Organ Procurement and the Role of Nursing

    An 8 page overview of the many considerations a nurse must make when serving as the front-line between patient, family, and the medical profession in terms of interpreting organ procurement and transplant. The nurse must be prepared to carry out his or her technical duties as well as to discuss the issues surrounding the organ procurement process to family members in their time of grief. The nurse that makes an ongoing effort to gain trust and respect of the patient and family is more likely to receive permission for organ collection. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nursing's Philosophical Issues

    This 9 page paper delves into ethical issues in medical science. Several aspects of nursing care are discussed inclusive of the DNR order and medication errors. Several ideologies are included and discussed as they relate to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Informed Consent and British Medical Law

    A 5 page research paper that examines the issue of informed consent in British medical law. The writer defines consent and then explores British law in regards to a scenario in which a patient suffering from a drug overdose is admitted to a hospital ED and refuses treatment. The writer discusses the ethical dilemma that this presents for the nurse trying to obtain consent and the writer argues that the nurse can treat the patient, under these circumstances, because the intoxicated state of the patient precludes the ability to make informed consent. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Law and Confidentiality

    This 8 page paper considers UK medical law and the issue of confidentiality and recent developments it the law. The paper starts with an expansion of past statutes and outlines the circumstances under which confidence can be breached and then looks at the impact that may be seen with the Hunan Rights Act, specifically article 8. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Ethical Treatment of Patients and the 1975 Film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    This 5 page paper relates the fact that One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a perfect example of how NOT to treat patients. The 1975 film addressed the issue of mental illness and the medical community's response. Though the conditions and patient treatment outlined in the film might have been standard practice in the 1960s, they are no longer acceptable methods of addressing mental illness or creating positive patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nursing & Mandatory Overtime

    An 11 page research paper that examines the nursing policy issue of mandatory overtime. Hospitals throughout the United States have been addressing the persistent problem of nursing shortages by requiring mandatory overtime from their nursing staffs. These policies are instituted despite the considerable body of research that indicates that excessively long shifts leads to increases in medical errors, which means that this problem goes beyond negatively impacting the lives of nurses, but also is a serious factor to consider in regards to patient safety. Policy implications are analyzed and discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT SAFETY AND USE OF HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT THEORIES

    This 15-page paper is a formal research proposal concerning patient safety, medical errors and uses of health care management theories to solve these issues. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Implementing Six Sigma at the Academic Medical Hospital

    This 12 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Academic Medical Hospital has been running a pilot study with the intention of implementing Six Sigma in their emergency department. The paper looks at issues concerning the pilot study, including the results that were obtain, how they should be reported, the problems and barriers to implementation and the way that the process may be adjusted to ensure that the final stage is successful. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Medical Economy of the United States and the Impact of HMOs

    A 7 page paper which examines HMOs and their impact on the US medical economy by considering the nature of HMOs, how they pay doctors, problems created by moral hazard and adverse selection, issues related to their effects, treatment and overall changes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Role in Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

    A 12 page paper defining euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Provides a history of the issues and includes an examination of the legal, ethical, religious, and medical facets. Relates the specifics of court cases revolving around Karen Ann Quinlin and Dr. Jack Kevorkian and provides a brief biographical outline of Dr. Kevorkian. Bibliography lists twelve sources.

  • Research on the Ethics of Assisted Suicide

    This 27 page document includes a 25 page paper, an abstract, outline and annotated bibliography with 19 sources on the topic of physician assisted suicide. The paper assesses the ethical issues in relation to the role of medical professionals.

  • Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be legalized for use in treating certain medical conditions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Using Medical Marijuana

    This 5 page paper discusses the use of marijuana as a treatment for severe medical conditions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Literature Review on Artificial Neural Networks Use

    This 40 page paper provides an overview of the use of artificial neural networks for interpretation of medical data. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Documentation Errors and Incorrect Abbreviations in Medical Documentation

    This 3 page paper discusses abbreviations and documentation errors in the medical field. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Review on Artificial Neural Networks Use

    This 40 page paper provides an overview of the use of artificial neural networks for interpretation of medical data. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Case Study on Medical Ethics

    A paper which considers medical ethics with regard to professional codes of practice and Seedhouse's Ethical Grid, with reference to a specific case study.

  • Medical Coding and Billing

    This 3 page paper describes the fields of medical coding and billing and why they are a good career choice. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be legalized for use in treating certain medical conditions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Applications of Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    12 pages in length. The field of orthopedic sports medicine has become a uniquely specialized occupation due to the intricate and often repetitive damage that occurs from sports-related injuries. Once having been incorporated as a part of regular medicine, the need was highly warranted for a separate entity as a means by which to deal with the special problems inherent to orthopedic sports medicine. It is not unusual to find lay people and those with sports injuries themselves becoming involved as both trainers and support personnel, proving to be particularly effective when working toward a degree in Health and Physical Education. The writer discusses orthopedic sports medicine as it relates to academic and practical application. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Should a Nurse Assist in the Suicide of a Suffering Patient

    This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering potential actions of a nurse’s manager if the nurse considered taking part in an assisted suicide. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Unions, Ethics, and the Law

    This 4 page report discusses issues relating to ethics and law as they pertain to labor unions in the United States. Numerous possibilities for dealing with ethical and legal issues exist within any discussion of modern labor unions in America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company's Management Issues

    A 5 page paper that discusses management issues at Ford Motor Company. This corporation has had a number of harassment and discrimination charges brought against it and in most cases, the plaintiffs won. This would suggest that human resource management is not very effective. The issues are discussed in terms of lost productivity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Social Problem of Pornography

    This 15 page paper presents both sides of the pornography issue. It argues that pornography may be a social problem, but also addresses questions that come up such as where to draw the line. Issues concerning sexual addiction, child pornography, the reality or mythology of snuff films and whether or not pornography degrades women, is included. Class factors are also discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • 79 Year Old Woman with Multiple Diseass

    A 15 page paper that begins with the scenario of a 79-year-old woman and the patient’s diagnoses of hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and chronic venous stasis. Each is discussed separately: what it is, causes, treatments, followed by a nursing care plan. Other issues exist such as the disheveled appearance, refusing to see the doctor more than twice a year and other issues. A care plan is written for each of these as well. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

  • Issues of Reimbursement and Nurse Practitioners

    A 7 page research paper exploring the issues surrounding nurse practitioners and why they are not more available to patients. Despite their advanced training and certification in different specialties, few HMOs offer their services as an alternative to physicians as primary care providers. The issues are both budgetary in their favor and political in their opposition, still, they do not replace doctors but they can and do provide excellent health care services. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Adolescence, Quality of Life, and Suicide

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of quality of life and the choice of suicide. The conflict between religious ideologies, moral perspectives, and questions of humanity and human rights have all come into play to support and negate claims of the right of the individual to chose euthanasia or suicide, especially when relating issues of the quality of life to certain populations, including adolescents at-risk. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Physician Assisted Suicide (A Literature Review)

    This 12 page paper examines the issue of euthanasia from various perspectives. The paper supports the idea that morality is key to drawing conclusions on this issue. An annotated bibliography is included as part of this paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • PAS and Ethics

    8 pages. The topics of physician-assisted suicide as well as active and passive euthanasia have been debated for many years. This paper focuses on the ethical side of the issues and demonstrates the practical application of ethical methods to the moral issues in healthcare. The conclusion is a morally defensible and well-defined deduction based upon the facts presented herein. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Prostate Victims & Their Partners/Quality of Life

    A 5 page research paper that takes the form of a research study proposal, which briefly describes an area that is under addressed by empirical research, specifically, this area pertains to quality of life issues that take into consideration factors that affect not only the health of the cancer victim, but also consider how quality of life issues affects the patient's life partner. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Bight Home Builders Case Study

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Bright home builders is a Chinese construction company, they face a number of internal control issues; poor control over employees and poor accounting standards. The paper looks at three strategic alternatives for each issue which may be adopted to remedy the problems along with the advantages and disadvantages associated with their strategies. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • EMI Case Study

    This 14 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning change and the need for further change at EMI. The paper examines the different issues involved in change and looks at the applications of theories to the issues of change faced by the company. The paper is written to help a student prepare for an exam where unknown questions will be asked about change in the cases study. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Aspen Technology Inc Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied b the student. The company sells licenses which customers pay for in installments over a number of years. The questions answered discuss financial issues related to the case, including why customers may want to pay in installments, the ways finance are raised by the company and the issues associated with the chosen hedging strategy. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • A Dissertation Proposal For E-Commerce Strategies

    This 5 page paper is the outline for a dissertation looking at the implementation of e-commerce by a large company. The outline includes security issues, advantages and disadvantages, the trade offs that may need to be undertaken to gain the most value, legal issues and how e-commerce should be approached and used strategically. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Harrison-Keyes E-books Case Study

    This 14 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A book publisher wants to enter the e-book market. The project to move into the market has been beset with problems, including issues with a contractor, objections from authors and internal resource and planning problems. The paper identifies the issues, proposes several different strategies a and assesses their advantages and disadvantages and then determines which is the best strategy to resolve the problems. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Downsizing - Hypothetical Case Study

    A 10 page paper. Following an introduction related to downsizing, gender diversity and motivation, the essay provides a brief synopsis of the Drug, Inc. scenario. The next section synopses three articles about these issues. The case study analysis discusses the three issues in more depth and their effects on performance. The last section offers alternative solutions and the recommended solution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Proposal Regarding a Study of Institutionalized Elderly and Depression

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of a proposal for a research study on the issue of depression in the elderly population. This paper specifically looks at institutionalized elderly and the impacts of variables that determine the onset of depression. Further, this paper also considers the issue of mortality and the link to depression, and the application of a holistic nursing model to address depression.

  • A Strategy for Entering into an E-Commerce Business

    This 57 page paper is a comprehensive dissertation style paper that examines the factors which need to be considered by a company proposing begin trading on the internet. The issues discussed in detail include a definition of e-commerce, advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce, security issues, legal factors, trade off’s and the general strategy. Real life examples are used to illustrate the discussion points. The in-depth literature review is then used to develop a strategy for entering this market. The bibliography cites 52 sources.

  • A Children's Ministry

    This 5 page research paper is the beginning of a proposal to create a children's ministry. It begins by outlining the problems, challenges and issues confronting children and adolescents, and then proposes a mission statement for a children's ministry that would address these issues. A literature review is then offered that supports these points. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Employment Law and Employer Duties; A Case Study

    This 9 page paper looks at a case concerning English employment law and assesses three different scenarios. The first concerns the way that work conditions are provided with cramped conditions and glaring computer monitors. The second issue concerns vicarious liability of the employer for an employee who catapults scissors across a room and injures another employee. The last issue considered is a scenario where an employer writes a false reference. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Communication Case at Office Supply Store

    A 7 page paper based on a case study from Harvard Business School. This essay focuses on communication issues as described in the case study. The writer comments on communication barriers, communication channels, an effective communication strategy for Lewis, organizational culture and other issues in the case. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • EDI and Barcode Recommendations for Socksessful Socks

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student in order to identify the issues faced by the firm and suggest solutions. The firm has long lead times and problems with general inventory management. After examining the issues recommendations including the use of barcodes and an EDI system are proposed. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Legal Issues, and the U.S. Supreme Court

    An 8 page paper which examines such issues as legal definition of and background of sexual harassment, Supreme Court attitudes towards sexual harassment suits, specific cases pertaining to sexual harassment, employer responsibility, legal rights of the accused, and relevant issues concerning due process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Facing Challenges Similar to McBride

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Two issues faced by the firm are identified; how to use pay as an incentive and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Two other companies that have dealt wit the same issues are identified and their solutions are assessed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • American and Japanese Women at Work

    A 5 page paper. American women make up more than half the workforce yet they continue to face salary gaps. This paper discusses issues concerning women in the workplace in the United States and in Japan, comparing and contrasting the issues. Data are provided when available. The writer discusses sexual harassment in both countries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Ford Motor Company

    An 8 page paper. The first part of this paper offers a general overview of Ford Motor Company, including its global position and revenues, profits and number of vehicles sold in 2000. The rest of the paper focuses on employee issues and most specifically, on the sexual harassment and discrimination cases brought against the company. The settlement with EEOC is described as is subsequent charges against managers and the company. Recommendations are made regarding these issues. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • High School Compliance and Title IX

    10 pages in length. Title IX was originally implemented as a means by which to address myriad issues that stemmed from a significant sense of equality and equity within the school system. From grade school through college, Title IX policies have sought to right the wrongs of such issues as gender discrimination, sexual harassment and several other pertinent concerns that ultimately impact the overall educational environment, with a great deal of focus placed upon high schools. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • EEO Violations (Personal Examples and Analysis)

    This 6 page paper evaluates a number of issues related to EEO complaints. Examples are provided from personal life. Two issues of focus are religion and sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Case Study on Sexual Harassment in an Agency

    This 8 page paper examines this issue by looking at a particular agency. The agency is used as a case study. However, the issue is explored in depth and a great deal of support is provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Supply Chain Components' Examination

    This 10 page paper examines the purchasing or procurement, departing stock, improvements, transportation and vendor held stock issues in terms of the supply chain and shown they can and may be managed looking at a range of issues in business literature. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Dreams and Their Psychological Importance

    Psychological theorists, including Sigmund Freud, have long recognized the importance of dreams in psychological functioning. In fact, Freud argued that dreams were a manifestation of unrealized thoughts processed in sleep as a result of hidden issues. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review on Pregnant Teens, Counseling Theories, and Treatment Approaches

    An 8 page paper which first presents a brief literature review discussing teen pregnancy and what professionals have found to be pertinent counseling issues, then a brief literature review that discusses the effectiveness of the person-centered theory and cognitive-behavioral interventions, then concludes by developing a theory-based treatment that best addresses the issues and effective interventions, and includes treatment goals, the role of the counselor, along with techniques and strategies that must be used to achieve treatment goals. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Attitudes of Social Workers and Nurses About Working with Alcoholic Clients

    This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social service practices for indivudals with this condition. Bibliographhy lists 20 sources.

  • Family Presence at Resuscitation

    A 6 page research paper that addresses the issue of family presence during a CPR code. This examination of the literature on this topic addresses how this issue applies to nursing practice and interventions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • Mathematics and Peer Tutoring Benefits

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this issue. The current research reflects a variety of views on the issue of peer tutoring in subjects like mathematics and the benefits of this kid of system. Peer tutoring models have been the focus of existing research for almost a decade, when researchers determined that benefits could be derived from cooperative learning models. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Property Law and the Effects of 1998's Human Rights Act

    This 5 page paper examines how the Human Right Act 1998, and the Human Rights Convention may be seen to impact on property law. The writer argues that the traditional UK law is undermined by this act by looking at a range of issues including, but not limited to, compulsory purchase orders, planning permission, environmental issues, the freedom of expression and the right to enjoy ones own property in peace. Numerous cases are cited. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Gender/Sexuality in 6 Films

    A 7 page essay that discusses six films. Films often address the topics of gender and sexuality. Even when these issues are not in the forefront of the narrative, they are impossible to completely delete from any story that addresses the human condition. This analyses of six films looks at how each one conceptualizes gender and addresses issues of sexuality. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • UK Issues Regarding Human Resource Management

    6 pages in length. Myriad human resource management issues grace various forms of the British media, providing the populace with ample opportunity to gain a more significant understanding of the challenges and struggles typically inherent to the aspect of commerce. From these many topics, the student may decide to choose such issues as effective leadership and minimum wage concerns as they relate to Britain's quest to better its workforce. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to Strategic HRM

    This 20 page paper discusses a number of issues related to strategic HR management. Following a general introduction that discusses how strategic HR management is defined in the literature, the writer addresses three issues: how strategic approaches can be used with a sample of HR management functions; an analysis of the factors related to effective HR management; and the most recent perspectives regarding HRM and future trends of human resource management. 1 table included that compares the effectiveness of several functions in HR departments that are business partners of the firm with those that are not partners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Issue of Community Policing

    In 5 pages the author discusses the issue of community policing, which is also referred to as COP. 'Community policing is a viable option as long as all divisions and individuals are well informed and integrated into the philosophy of the COP process, and a department-wide strategy for the implementation of COP is developed. Community policing yields long-term solutions to many problems.' Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Library Sources and the Research of a Controversial Issue

    A 5 page essay in which the writer provides thoughtful tips on library use. The writer essentially 'walks' the novice researcher through everything he or she would need to know in order to quickly find information on both sides of an issue. No additional sources cited.

  • School Vouchers Controversy

    A 5 page informational overview on this controversy. Proposed legislation is noted along with the effects these programs have on children, teachers and the society in general. The issue of constitutionality is addressed as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Radical Conflict Perspective Analysis of Rape

    5 pages in length. Applying this well-documented crime theory, the writer attempts to analyze rape as a crime whose actors can be motivated by such things as an egocentric need for self-fulfillment and a lack of concern or respect for others. Various sides of the issue are discussed from a theoretical perspective and a number of insightful examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Localized Community Entrance of WalMart

    A 6 page paper that considers the issues that have arisen from the attempts of Wal-Mart to bring their retail outlets to small localized communities across the nation. This paper suggests that communities must reflect on both the pros and cons of this kind of development before determining opposition or support. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Identity, Tragedy, and Youth in Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues of youth, identification, socialization, and tragedy in Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire -- an account of 1949's Mann Gulch fire. No additional sources cited.

  • Business and Corporate Strategies of The Body Shop International

    This 5 page report discusses the separate corporate and business level strategies of this popular and trend-setting cosmetics and toiletries company. Once one of the most avant-garde in “politically correct” employment and marketing strategies, the company has had to struggle with a number of strategic issues as it determines its response to the marketplace of the new millennium. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management Issues and Corporate Diversity

    An excellent, 9 page research paper on contemporary diversity issues in management. Included in the discussion are females in the workplace ("glass ceilings"), senior citizens in the workplace, the controversial role of Affirmative Action, and more. Important statistics and many examples are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Highway Privatization

    Both sides of the controversy are explored in this 10 page paper. Personal and social needs are highlighted as well as economic issues. Things such as road rage, stressful commutation and accidents are portrayed as lowering the quality of life which may be alleviated by allowing the private sector to manage America's roadways. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Racism and WASPs

    A 3 page paper analyzing racism in relation to WASPs. The writer examines the issues of reverse discrimination, what can be done to change prejudice, and what WASPs can do to bring about this change in how they are perceived. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Rent Seeking Issues

    This 3 page essay discusses issues inherent to rent-seeking, its desired results, and quasi-rent seeking behaviors. Rent seeking behavior can best be described as 'the expenditure of resources in order to bring about an uncompensated transfer of goods or services from another person or persons to one's self as the result of a "favorable" decision on some public policy. ' Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Factors Associated with Visual Memory

    A 6 page paper that investigates the subject of remembering what one sees -- what factors play a role in one person remembering accurately and another not remembering. The writer reports studies and discusses different issues such as mood, hormones, aging and types of memory that are affected. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Codependency, Obsessive Love, and Aggression

    A 12 page research paper on obsessive love and codependency. Obsessive love is defined as a social psychology issue and the role of aggression is explored in great detail. The "Fatal Attraction Syndrome" is essentially what this paper attempts to clarify for the reader. The importance of frustration and its relationship to rejection is of importance as well -- The writer concludes that it is only when we begin to realize that we are creating the very problems we hope to be preventing will the whole problem of codependency, and obsessive love disappear. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Single Mothers and the Benefits of Welfare

    5 pages in length. A thorough analysis of benefits provided to single mothers on welfare and the controversy surrounding relevant issues. The writer is particularly concerned with whether or not research suggests that welfare mothers are "lazy" and do not try hard enough to find work. It is argued that welfare is indeed a necessary economic evil for this class of citizen and specific theories and presented to support this point. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Poverty, Work, and Single Mothers

    5 page review of an article from the American Journal of Sociology examining the relationship between work and welfare in poor, female-headed families, tracing the process single mothers follow to get off of welfare. Various social and economic issues are explored and it is ultimately concluded that background characteristics actually have very little direct influence in determining the route of exit from welfare. Full citation for the article is provided.

  • Social Workers, Single Mothers, and Welfare

    In this 14 page research paper, the writer addresses the failure of social workers to resolve the problem of single mothers on welfare. The paper defines exactly who the individual so-called welfare mother is, what are her singular and particularly unique issues, and how the welfare mother attitudinally perceives `work' and what kinds of skills, background, education and other familial concerns the mother has that can either preclude going into mainstream society as a `worker' of not. Report contains an extensive review of the literature, original methodology, study, tables, charts, etc. Bibliography lists 10+ sources

  • Muhammad and Islam

    A well-organized 7 page report on Islamic belief and the life & importance of Muhammad. The Prophet's role as God's messenger is discussed as are various issues concerning the meaning and purpose of Mecca, the Koran (Qu'ran) and more.. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Impact of Media Violence on Children

    A six page paper which looks at the way in which violence on television is thought to affect children, and the ways in which this issue can be dealt with by society as a whole. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Terrorism/Comparing Countries

    An 8 page research paper that discusses the international response to terrorism. Terrorism is the principal focus of American foreign policy, but it also plays an intrinsic role in both the domestic and foreign policies of other countries. The following investigation looks briefly at the issue of terrorism in six nations: England (Great Britain), France, Germany, China, Japan and Saudi Arabia, and then offers a discussion that compares and contrasts their policies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pakistan's Tourism

    This 4 page paper examines Pakistan and the tourism industry. The industry before and after 9/11 and the impact of terrorism are issues explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Transnational Effects of Terrorism

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the fact that terrorism has had multiple effects on international relations. It has brought nations together to form international cooperation strategies, but this issue has also caused the United States to rationalize actions that have served to alienate much of the world. This examination of international relations as they relate to terrorism explores this situation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Foreign Financial Aid and the United States

    This 5 page paper examines how the U.S. is affected by funding the Israelis against what the U.S. calls terrorism. Current legislation is discussed in relation to this issue as is interest groups, bureaucratic agencies, etc. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Bluest Eye and Abuse

    A 5 page paper which examines the social reality of abuse, as seen in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. The paper examines why such issues still exist today despite the society having made many other strides. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Answering Cold War Questions

    A 5 page research paper that examines 4 questions pertaining to the Cold War. The questions cover issues that produced the war; where "hot" wars broke out and areas of the world in which the US and the USSR competed for loyalty; key events that affected the relations between the superpowers; and reforms instituted by Gorbachev and other causes of the end of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Exchange Rate Issues

    This 4 page papers answers 5 questions concerning economics and exchange rates. The first looks at the use of the j curve to explain balance of trade patterns following currency devaluation. The remaining questions consider the impact of currency movements and creation of equilibrium in the balance of payments, as well as looking at issues concerning the benefits and the disadvantages of fixed and floating exchange rates. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Crucible and the Issue of Pride in the Play

    This 3 page paper discusses the issue of pride as embodied in the character of Reverend John Hale in Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Issues in Staff Development

    A 4 page research paper that consists of 3 small papers on staff development issues, which are the effectiveness of the inquiry model of staff development (1 page); discrepancies between principal's stated beliefs about novice teachers and their own behavior (1 page) and discussion of four propositions on the principal's role toward novice teachers (2 pages). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Teaching Profession

    A 4 page paper that begins by providing a definition for the student's personal name. The second section addresses some issues regarding teaching: definition of teacher, personal comments of writer regarding motives, the first teacher, the degrees, etc. required, job outlook, and the advantages and disadvantages of the profession. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Abortion, Surrogacy and Men

    A 15 page research paper that offers an examination of international law and looks specifically at the issues associated with abortion, assisted reproductive technologies and surrogacy. The focus is on how statutory language is utilized and the implications that this holds for male interaction with specific legal codes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Stem Cell Controversy: Chapter Analysis

    6 pages in length. The volatile nature of debates that revolve around stem cell research illustrate just how passionate supporters and opponents alike are about this unprecedented approach to furthering man's existence on planet Earth. Peters (2002) introduces readers to myriad issues associated with the forward push of stem cell research, some of which has found a bit of common ground among people on both sides, some that remains staunchly divided by a chasm unlikely to ever be closed and some that as of right now is unanswerable. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 'Speaking in Tongues' or Glossolalia

    This 5 page report discusses the phenomenon known as glossolalia or “speaking in tongues.” The report examines issues associated with glossolalila from theological and psychological perspectives, as well as the viewpoint of the Assembly of God, the most established of any of the Pentecostal faiths. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Special Education/Literature Review

    A 15 page research paper that discusses special education, its history in the US. This examination of issues pertaining to special education offers a broad overview of this topic via a review of relevant literature. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Special Education Overview

    A 5 page research paper that discusses special education, which is a topic that covers a broad array of topics. This overview of special education looks a few of these topics, offering definitions and discussion of relevant issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Software Quality and Systems Development

    This 7 page paper looks at the issue of software quality in the context of systems development. Tools are discussed as well. Management models such as TQM are seen as valuable in the development of systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Care of Senior Citizens and Issues of Dependency and Incontinence

    A 5 page research paper that addresses issues involving incontinence and dependency associated with elder care. While it is natural that there is a decline in abilities as individuals go through life, many commonly held beliefs about aging are grossly inaccurate and perpetuate unnecessary suffering for elder citizens. These misconceptions concern physical capabilities, but also influence whether or not older people remain active and engaged in life or become overly dependent on others. Research shows that the dependency that elders develop is sometimes out of proportion to their actual physical capabilities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Study Plan Development

    This 12 page paper is the development of a guidance plan for study skills to help students aged between 14 – 16 years who are to sit a state exam covering a range of issues. The paper considers how the lessons should be planned and developed, the methodology and delivery and final assessment with the plans backed up by educational theory. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Abstract on Architecture and the Role of Virtual Reality

    This 2 page paper is an abstract of a paper on virtual reality and the role it plays in architecture. This paper outlines the basic elements that would be presented in an abstract of a study on this issue. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Equal Pay

    This 8 page paper looks at issues concerning equal pay under English law. The paper considers the case of a woman who is paid less than several men performing the same or similar tasks, including her predecessor, someone working in a different location, someone in the same location but a different office and a former manager who has a salary that is ‘red circled’. The paper demonstrates the application of equal pay legislation and case law and applies it to the case provided by the student. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Cardiac Death, Screening Athletes

    A 4 page research paper that takes the form of proposal put before a school board, recommending the use of EKG as a mandatory part of pre-participation screening for student athletes in order to avoid the issue of sudden cardiac death due to previously undetected heart problems. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Issues in Coastal Resource Management

    This 7-page paper examines issues pertaining to coastal resource management in the U.S. Topics include government and non-governmental efforts, as well as the management of land, agriculture, vegetation and water as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Peoria and Water

    A 3 page research paper that looks specifically at the water system in Peoria, Illinois and how it has been deprivatized. However, the writer also discusses broader issues that affect the American water supply. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Water Demand and Purchase in California

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of economic supply and demand as it pertains to legislative issues, particularly the 1991 California Water Bank created by the government in response to the severe drought of the late 1980s. The paper discusses how the bank worked to allocate the resources in an attempt to reduce demand. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • US Society and the Welfare System

    This 7 page paper discusses the significance & purpose of welfare in society. Specific issues concerning such relevant items as The Family Support Act are brought up to illustrate points argued about the possible costs of welfare reform. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Adolescent Type I Diabetes Care Plan

    A paper which looks at the kind of issues which a care plan should incorporate, with regard to patient autonomy and self-care, treatment regimes, and support groups, in respect of a young patient recently diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes. Bibliography lists 7 sources

  • Will a Union Presence and Collective Bargaining result in Increase Wages Bills

    This 18 page paper looks at an issue pertinent in the UK. There is little doubt that over the last few decades the power and influence of the unions in the UK has declined. The paper considers the impact that unions have had on business and considers if despite the lower level of power recognizing a union in the work place and adopting collective bargaining will result in a higher wages bill for the employer. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Health Care Insurance And The Unemployed

    A 9 page paper that is written as a proposal. The paper discusses the issue of continuing health care insurance after losing one's job. Statistical data are included regarding the unemployed and the uninsured. The writer points out the greater difficulties single individual unemployed persons have obtaining health care coverage. Annotated bibliography included in the page count. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Study Proposal on 1st Year Teacher Support

    A 6 page paper offering a research proposal for investigating the issue of supportive relationships and first year teacher success, specifically what kinds of support the novice teacher needs. Sections include: Statement of the problem, hypotheses; Review of literature; Analysis of findings; Conclusions and recommendations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Role of Leadership in TQM Implementation; A Research Proposal

    This 14 page paper is a research proposal to assess the influence of leadership in the way TQM is introduced into a firm. The paper gives an introduction with research questions and justification, a short literature review, proposes a methodology using several case studies for qualitative research and then reflects on potential problems and the ethical issues of the research before presenting a conclusion and a schedule for the project. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

  • Request for Proposal

    This 4 page paper considers the issues to look at when writing a request for proposal and then presents a fictitious request for proposal (RFP) for a CRM system for a manufacturing firm.

  • Proposal for Outreach Education in a Community Needs Assessment

    A 3 page proposal for conducting a needs assessment of community outreach education efforts targeting health care issues. Designs a study incorporating qualitative input from independent focus groups and representatives from various governmental and private agencies regarding the effectiveness of existing outreach programs and specific community needs. Anticipates that coupling this qualitative input with quantitative information retrieved from the U.S. Census Bureau will aid the design of stand-alone, financially independent, outreach education programs within a three year time frame.

  • Standard and Reform in Sentencing

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of sentencing. Issues of standards and reform are covered in PowerPoint speakers notes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Quick Lube Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student; the paper looks at why a take over of a compnay may create legal problems in terms of anti-trust issues when a company ends up in with a very dominant position over the company it supplies. The paper then considers the reason why a compnay would want to arrange meeting to stop the litigation and the potential way a valuation of the company may take place. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Aqualisa Case Study; The Quartz Shower

    This 6 page paper looks at the case of Aqualisa and the development of the innovative Quartz shower that the company had problems selling in the UK market. The paper looks at the company, the industry, the potential markets and assesses the way that the company could deal with the issue and identified that viable target markets for long term future development.

  • Intaldata Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study presented by the student and puts together some questions and answers that would be suitable to use as a revision aid for human resource management and issues concerning change, culture structure and leadership in a firm. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Pricing Decision Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study where a company has to decide whether to reduce prices to increase the volume of sales or see sales fall further with prices retained at the same level. The issues considered are the elasticity, the impact on the demand projections if other companies increase their prices, and finally the impact on revenue and the result in profit terms of either option. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Pfizer Inc. Animal Health Products Case Study

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning Pfizer Inc. Animal Health Products. The writer answers 5 questions set by the student, looking at the influences on the ranching industry, the issues of high quality and price products during an industry downturn, the appropriateness of the marketing strategies already used and how marketing may be improved and the potential of relationship marketing. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Juicy Red Tomato Company Case Study

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The problems faced by the company are considered and an appropriate literature review looking at issues of motivation, loyalty, commitment and performance is undertaken in order to identify potential areas of study. After the literature review the case is discussed and an hypothesis is formed which could be used for further research and testing. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Nursing Case Study & Critical Thinking Styles

    A 4 page examination of a thinking problem that considers a nursing case study. Various styles of thinking are accorded a different color “cap” and issues are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Benchmarking; The Classic Airlines Case Study

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied b the student. Classic Airlines is facing problems; there is a failing loyalty scheme, over expansion and the need to cut costs. The paper outlines the strategies other companies that have faced the same issues and determines whether or not those strategies were successful. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Production Scheduling Case Study

    This seven page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The company manufactures disk drives and east to develop an effective production schedule that maximizes resources and is sufficiently flexible to be adjusted if the forecast demand changes. The writer answers four question, looking at the required demand each month, a potential production schedule and then issues which will need to be considered, including production strategies and the way the schedule may be adjusted if forecast demand changes. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Project Management Problems; A Case Study

    This 14 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. The CAA do not have a history of successful project management. In a case supplied by the student and external companies brought in and a range of issues arise when they seek to implement a project. This paper looks at the problems which arise, and considers them from a project management perspective, including areas which may have been lacking including definitions and documentation and the holistic approach to project management by the organization. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Greenwaste Case Study

    This 19 page paper looks at a case study based in the UK where a company wants to build a waste incinerator on a derelict site. The paper looks at the different issues impacting on the granting of planning permission and reference to the local development plan, as well as the environmental assessment with an in-depth look at the baseline and scoping assessments. The paper finishes by discussing some potential mitigating strategies. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Marketing Case Study; Beauty Products (Singapore) Ltd and the S&S Skincare Range

    This 20 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Using marketing and related theories the writer examines the position and source of the difficulties of S&S skincare products and critiques the existing marketing approach. Issues discussed include the segmentation of the market, identification of the target, positioning, influencing the purchase process as well as differentiation and branding. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Frantek Case Study

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Frantek are a company that had a contract to sell computer boards, but they have not been able to meet their contractual obligations. The buyer re-negotiates some more favorable terms for Frantek. The paper looks at the impact on accounting issues such as revenue recognition, inventory valuation and accounting for liabilities. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Yangpin's Noodle a Case Study

    A 4 page paper. This case study is about a Chinese person who wants to open an American-Chinese restaurant in China. The essay discusses the individual's ideas and reasoning, identifies the key issues, provides alternatives and analyses of alternatives and makes recommendations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Aquarius Marketing Case Study

    This 19 page paper is based on a study is supplied by the student. The first part of the paper assesses the requirements of Aquarius Marketing for a new information technology system. The second part of the paper utilises soft systems modelling (SSM) to determine what is needed and the way that the project should go ahead. Several issues concerning project management then discussed including the importance of scheduling and resource allocation, the importance of leadership to prevent problems in project management, the importance of communication and the value of mentoring. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Z-Wing Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and identifies articles that deal with issues seen in the case study. The articles deal with competing in a duopoly, undertaking market research, improving customer service and developing competitive advantages. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Lester Electronics Case Study; Financing Issues

    This 3 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student, examining the financial issues faced by a company that has the opportunity to enter into a joint venture or make an acquisition, while itself being a potential acquisition target. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • GM Powertrain Harvard Case Study

    A 5 page paper. This case study is set in 1997 when a new plant manager is faced with numerous issues. The subtitles include: brief history of company, competitive and business environments, problems in the case, options and recommendation. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Nike; Computerized Interviewing Process Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a computerized interview system used by Nike and answers four questions assessing the advantages and disadvantages of the system, whether or not there are any potential equal employment opportunity issues, looking at the way the system was perceived as public relations as well as recruitment, and finally considering the way that the system may be improved. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Case Study Questions on Development

    A 5 page paper that answers specific questions about a case study involving a misbehaving five-year-old boy. The writer addresses issues in the child’s development and suggests interventions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Flame Electrical; Inventory Management Case Study

    This 10 page paper is based on case studies applied by the student. The right answers questions regarding Flame Electrical; the company that wholesales lamps to retailers across 14 countries. The first issue discussed concerns the potential performance objectives of the company in terms of quality, speed, dependability, flexibility and cost. The way in which the company determined the amounts to be ordered is examined and the way this differs from economic quantity order theory is outlined. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Canyon Ranch Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at the case of Canyon Ranch. The issue of whether or not a CRM (customer relationship management) system should be adopted is discussed as well as how it may help, the potential strategy and infrastructure and the potential for CRM to be a sustainable strategic tool. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Rock Of Ages Value Chain = Case Study

    A 3 page paper based on a student-supplied case study. The essay provides a summary of management issues facing this company and recommendations for management actions. In the case, the company's manufacturing division is not performing up to expectations. This is a granite company with quarries and manufacturing facilities; the company also sells its own products. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Case Study/Death of a Client

    An 8 page research paper that discusses the case study that deals with the death of a client, the role of the nurse, and the issues raised by this scenario. As the writer/tutor providing this guide for a student is not a nurse, the writer had to draw on nursing literature rather than personal clinical experience in creating this guide. However, the report describes a case, the setting, and then offers analysis. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Sport Obermeyer Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and assesses the optimal order quantities for a company contracting with suppliers in Hong Kong and China, and then examines ways that the supply chain may be improved and the issues that should be considered when choosing which subcontractors to use. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Ok Tedi Mine Case Study and the Relevance of Anthropology

    This 10 page paper relies on the Ok Tedi mine fiasco to provide an impetus to argue that anthropology should be more reactive than objective. The mine issue is related to the people of Papua, New Guinea and concerns the physical and social environments. The role of anthropology is explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Strategy Recommendation for Minor Bus Company

    This 6 page paper is a 14 slide PowerPoint presentation based on a case study supplied by the student. Minor Bus Company is a small bus company that is facing increased competition. The presentation looks at the issues and presents recommendations of the strategy the firm should adopt. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Studies

    A nine page paper which looks at two research studies concerned with the way in which stress and resultant high blood pressure affect Black people, and the different aims and methodologies of the two studies in terms of the quantitative and qualitative approach, the way the which the studies can be used in juxtaposition to provide an overview of the problem, and the applications which they have in the fields of health care and social issues.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 8 page considers the issues of ethics when undertaking business research with the use of quantitative research using questionnaires and qualitative reseach using a commercial case study. The paper discusses the areas of ethics that should be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Security in the Global Context

    This 20 page paper is made up of a 15 slide PowerPoint presentation along with speaker notes examining what is meant by the globalization of security and how security has become a global issue. The presentation looks at what is meant by globalization, identifies different types of threat, including, but not limited to, war, terrorism, crime as well as energy and food security. The problems are defined and described along with some of the global responses to those problems. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Biodiversity in China

    This 10 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation looking at the issue of biodiversity. The paper defines biodiversity, looks at who and why it is important for China, the scale of the problem and the way that the problem could be tackled. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Taiwan, Business Culture, and Business Etiquette

    A 4 page paper discussing points of business etiquette in Taiwan. Learning a few words of Chinese can be beneficial in building relationships, but the Taiwanese expect foreigners to be "foreign." The paper discusses conduct, gift-giving, gender issues, perspective of time, proper use of business cards and other topics. Common sense and a basic knowledge of the culture are invaluable. PowerPoint presentation also available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Business Plan for Wal-Mart

    This 27 page paper presents a business plan for Wal-Mart with the aim of helping Wal-Mart become a learning organisation. The paper starts with some background to the organisation; an examination of the organisational issues and problems and the potential solutions. The paper then presents a plan to implement the change looking at how and why the solution of becoming a learning organization will benefit the company and how the change may be introduced and managed. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • BP and the Gulf of Mexico

    This 5 page paper provides a brief overview of this oil spill. It then discusses leadership, actions of officials, any conflicts between corporate and government leadership, political issues and what Homeland Security learned. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ddifferent Issues about Memory

    This 6 page paper discusses many different issues related to memory and learning, including short-term memory, long-term memory, three memories are stored in the brain, the effect of the context, synapses, brain health and what interferes with learning and memory. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Hypoxia in the Ocean

    Hypoxia is the serious phenomenon of water bodies suffering depletion in oxygen levels. This 7 page paper explains what hypoxia is, how it occurs including the impact of issues such as water mix, temperature and pollutions with nutrients before looking at the results of hypoxia. The paper is made up of 4 pages of text followed by three pages with PowerPoint slides for a presentation on the subject. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Ethical Evaluation Plan

    A 5 page paper containing text and speaker notes content of a PowerPoint presentation on designing and assessing an organization's process for addressing ethical issues. The plan addresses process, code of ethics and corporate culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Ethnic Animosity

    A 5 page paper that begins by defining ethnic animosity and relating it to racism. Researchers who address the issue of hate crimes, including crimes against whites are discussed. The increase in hate crimes, a violent expression of ethnic animosity, against Muslims and Middle Easterners following the September 11 attacks is reported. The writer then presents a proposal for a case study to investigate expressions of ethnic animosity on a college campus. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Issue of Human Rights

    This 6 page paper considers the issue of human rights. The paper starts by looking at what is meant by human rights and the foundations of the modern concept in the seventeenth century with Locke. The origins of current law are then explained and the way it is implemented in the UK is outlined with the paper ending with information about the human rights violations seen in Northern Ireland. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Religious Perspectives on Homosexuality

    A 5 page discussion of the contemporary views of the Catholic and Jewish religions on the topic of homosexuality. The author notes that while the mainstream components of these religious institutions have matured to the point where they accept homosexuality as a natural condition, the predominant view is that homosexual acts are an abomination in the eyes of God. Some factions of both Catholicism and Judaism have taken a more flexible opinion, however, and the continuing pressure of the issues is sure to result in a continuing trend toward greater receptivity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Boundaries and Limitations

    This 5 page paper discusses the significance of boundaries and limits in Conrad's, "Heart of Darkness". This issue is examined in terms of the character, plot and symbolism in the story. Bibliography list 1 source.

  • International Trade

    A 4 page paper. Several issues are discussed, including an introduction to international trade, the economics of globalization and outsourcing, winners and losers in international trade and the economic impact of international trade on America. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Mohsin Hamid's Moth Smoke, Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and Class

    A 4 page paper which examines the issues of class in “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy and “Moth Smoke” by Mohsin Hamid. No additional sources cited.

  • The Ok Tedi Mine Case Study and the Relevance of Anthropology

    This 10 page paper relies on the Ok Tedi mine fiasco to provide an impetus to argue that anthropology should be more reactive than objective. The mine issue is related to the people of Papua, New Guinea and concerns the physical and social environments. The role of anthropology is explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Google, Ethics and China

    This 4 page paper looks at the challenges faced by Google when they entered the Chinese market. The paper focuses on the ethical aspects with the need to compromise the stated corporate ethics to complain with Chinese government requirements. The paper ends with a general discussion of different issues firm expanding into foreign markets may need to consider. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Examination of Employee Absenteeism

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of absenteeism in the workplace and outlines a study of possible reasons for this problem. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Sound Engineering and Illumination

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of this issue. Illumination and sound engineering are two seemingly different conceptual and structural areas that are often interconnected. In recent years, for example, efforts to reduce energy consumption and to create more effective illumination and sound production devices have determined major shifts in illumination and sound engineering. In assessing these, it is necessary to consider major changes that have occurred in recent years and the central principles related to these types of engineering. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Fast Food Industry Obesity Case of Caesar Barber

    This 3 page paper examines the case initiated by Caesar Barber against four fast food restaurants for contributing to his obesity. The legal issue is discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Global Warming: Real or Imagined?

    A 4 page review of the issue of global warming. This paper contends that our perception of global warming is based more on a misrepresentation of fact and emotion than it is on hard scientific data. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Parental Issues in Education

    A 3 page research paper that discusses 3 parental issues in education, which are: How parental values affect children’s education; how home-schooling affects performance in higher education; and whether parents should be allowed choice under the NCLB. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Current Issues in Sex Discrimination Law

    This 3 page paper looks at an English sex discrimination law issue. The paper, written as preparation for a presentation looks at what is meant by discrimination, how sex discrimination can take place, and the impact of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The paper includes a poster designed to raise awareness of this new act. The Bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Challenges and Experiences of Aboriginal and Islander Tertiary Education Students

    This 4 page paper summarizes and assesses the texts of "Well, I rest my case" by Jackie Higgins, looking at the issues it incorporates and critiquing the content. The challenges faced by Higgins, and those which may face students are considered in the social context of aboriginal education in Australia. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Link Between Depression and Creativity

    This 4 page report discusses the alleged link between creativity and depression. The idea of the suffering artist is part of the Western world’s cultural legacy but is there an actual biological link or connection? The question becomes whether it is the creativity that drives the depression or the depression that motivates the creativity. The issue of alcohol abuse and creativity is also briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Should Your Company Accept Credit Cards Over the Internet?

    This 7 page paper considers the case of a company that wishes to start accepting credit card payments over the internet. In an easy to understand paper, the writer considers the issues the company will need to consider, such as the use of servers, security, encryption, processing, authorising and the possibility of using an agent. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Bank Problems in the Credit Crunch; Poor Performing Loans

    In 2009 the banks are suffering as a result of the credit crunch. The cause is not only the result of events within the house market; there are also defaults on small businesses and personal loans. This 6 page paper considers how and why the banks are now suffering these defaults, looking at issues such as the way bank became less risk adverse, the management of risk assessment, asymmetrical information and the role of governments and central banks. The paper focuses ion the US and the UK. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Risk Management Questions

    This 16 page paper answers a set of questions set by the student concerning risk management. Issues discussed include the types of data that may be recorded by an airline for risk management purposes, the risk management cycle, why risk management is important, the direct and indirect impact on profitability and the types of probability measures that are useful. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Islamic Banking

    This 12 page paper gives an in-depth overview of Islamic banking. The paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking in recent times, the major characteristics of Islamic banking, gives a description of the different financial products and financial instruments which are utilised, considers the banking regulations, the strategic and competitive issues faced by Islamic banks and finishes with recommendations for an existing or new international Islamic bank. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Leveraging Resources; The Retail Environment

    This 3 page paper looks at management issues concerning the use of resources by a retail firm. The paper answers 4 questions, considering whether retail firms have access to, or can obtain the resources it needs to be successful, the importance of clear directions and incentives, the importance of the supporting structure and whether the creativity of the employees is fully leveraged. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The BP Oil Disaster - a Stakeholder Perspective

    This 3 page paper is based on an article supplied by the student. 8 different questions are answered concerning the ethical issues of the disaster, why the disaster occurred, who may be held accountable, identification of the stakeholders and the impact of the disaster on the environment and the fisherman. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Parenting in the First Person

    This 12 page paper is a first-person examination of various issues involved in parenting, such as parenting styles, punishment and discipline. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Contemporary School Problems and Solutions

    This 5 page paper provides solutions for the school problems that exist today. Issues discussed are teachers' salaries, the alternate route to certification, parental involvement, mandating that seasoned teachers take refresher courses and new ways of funding public schools. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Why Has Packaging Become Such A Significant Part Of Marketing Activity?

    This 3 page paper looks at why packaging is so important in marketing terms, issues such as customer perception and image are considered and ethical and environmental concerns regarding packaging. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Developing a Communications Strategy for the American Red Cross

    This 20 page paper looks at the way in which an organizational communication strategy can be developed. Using the American Red Cross as an example potential communication goals identified, in the context of the current issues of faced by the organization. Following the establishment of the goals, the identity and profile the target markets is determined, the message developed, the communication channels selected and a plan for implementation is presented. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Organizational Change

    This 16 page paper looks at the number issues to do with organizational change. The paper stops by defining what is meant by organizational change, looks at the reasons why organizational change may fail, then looks at different types of organizational change which may occur and patterns of those change, including downsizing, restructuring and culture change. The paper ends by looking at specific motivational needs of employees during the pew to change. The bibliography cites 46 sources.

  • Outsourcing and HBOS

    This 15 page paper looks at how outsourcing may be used and why outsourcing is attractive as well as the potential problems associated with outsourcing. The issues are considered in general and then applied to the case of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS). The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Outsourcing by American Firms; A Literature Review on the Political and Economic Issues

    This 6 page paper is a literature review looking at the political and economic issues that arise where outsourcing takes place within the United States. The impact on companies and their employees as well as the theory of comparative advantage discussed. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Ethnography Art

    A 7 page paper which examines this topic and the issues it addresses within the cultural context of the works of artists Susan Hiller and Coco Fusco. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Leadership, Team Effectiveness, and Personal Development

    8 pages. There is an integrated set of assumptions, values, beliefs and data that define the role of leader. This paper includes a personal leadership assessment as to what defines leadership strengths and weaknesses as well as how to address these issues in order to become a more effective leader in an organization. This is an effective and capable research paper for the student looking for information on leadership and personal development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Literature Review on Children's Phonemic Awareness Remediation Strategies

    This 6 page paper is a review of literature on the issue of phonemic awareness. This paper outlines methods presented in the current literature for remediation strategies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Review of Motorcycle Helmet Laws

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of motorcycle helmet laws. Legal and health-related aspects of the issue are explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Multiple Intelligences & Gifted Students

    A 9 page research paper that examines literature, which focuses on the theory of multiple intelligences and gifted students in order to ascertain the issues associated with the need to identify giftedness via a broader template than the one offered by traditional testing, such as the paradigm offered in the concept of multiple intelligences. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Causes and Results of Brazil's Military Rule from 1964 to 1985

    This 10 page paper looks at reasons behind the seizure of political control on Brazil by the military in 1964. The reasons for this are numerous, including the role played by João Goulart in precipitating the actions taken by the military. These issues are discussed with reference to the economic and social conditions in Brazil immediately prior to the coup. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy Effectiveness Measured by an IS/LM Model

    This 7 page report discusses the issues surrounding application of the traditional IS/LM model in examining fiscal and or monetary policies. IS/LM has served as the consensus model taught to undergraduates all over the world, the model used by practitioners to analyze the evolution of interest rates and national income, the methodological base for economic forecasting, and even the springboard for macroeconomic research. While certain aspects of its application have come into question in the past decade, it nonetheless serves as a foundation upon which other macroeconomic investigation may be based. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • LAN Computer Network Construction

    An advanced-level 9 page research paper on techniques, procedures, and standards for the successful establishment of a Layered Approach Network (L.A.N.) in business settings. The ISO's definition of seven layers of network structure are explained as are recommended tools, cable, and so on. Issues concerning the construction of the LAN are then described layer by layer. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Developing a New Product

    This 20 page paper considers the development and strategy formation for the launch of a new product. The example use is an electronic book, but may be any consumer product. The writer examines issues such as identifying the market, mission statements, market segments, financial targets and budgets, copyright and patent protection, perceptual mapping, conjoint analysis and market testing. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • U.S. Pizza Market Strategic Pricing

    This 7 page paper considers the pricing strategy that is seen in the US pizza market. The paper begins by considering elasticity, and how sensitivity to price changes is dealt with by the different competitors. Issues such as promotional and predatory pricing are considers as is life cycle and the role of costing as well as differentiation in pricing strategy. Three companies are used to illustrate the patterns, these are Dominoes, Pizza Hut and Little Creasers. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Educators Views on the 2001 NCLB Act

    This 50 page paper provides an overview of this issue. Educators are the population in the most difficult position when assessing the implications of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Though administrators may find that NCLB defines specific trends and changes in curriculum design that may influence administrative processes, educators are the ones who must implement new curriculum design imposed by restructuring under NCLB; must use this curriculum as a basis for their instruction; and must integrate assessments based on both the curriculum and the increasing use of standardized testing to determine the outcomes of the NCLB. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Aviation Industry's Air and Noise Pollution Management

    This paper examines the pollution issue that is plaguing the aviation industry -- both in terms of noise and air pollution -- and tries to describe what steps some independent operators are taking to curb the problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Online Retailers, Social and Legal Issues

    This 4-page paper addresses some of the legal and social issues that face e-tailers. Topics discussed include security, the need for contracts and proper recording of transactions and consumer privacy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • AIDS Victims and Social Alienation

    A 10 page paper dealing with society's treatment of AIDS victims. Discusses the negativity surrounding this issue as well as positive programs such as summer camps for youths with HIV/AIDS. Other subtopics explored are the 'handling' of children whose parents are dying from this dreaded disease.

  • Banking Finance Questions

    This 7 page paper looks at questions supplied by the student, working out the net interest, net interest margin, net profit, return on assets and return on equity and equity multiplier for a bank. The paper then consider the interest rate exposure and the type of swap needed, capital requirements, the issues between management and regulator and comments on actions the bank should take. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • 1996's Oil Spill Off Rhode Island's Coast

    This 8 page report discusses a 1996 oil spill off the coast of Rhode Island. An oil barge, the “North Cape,” ran aground in sand 150 yards off Moonstone Beach near Kingston, Rhode Island. The barge was loaded to its full capacity of four million gallons. The resulting spill of 828,000 gallons of Number 2 heating oil wreaked a catastrophic toll of marine wildlife and forced closure of the area's fishing for five months. Issues discussed include the environmental and economic impacts, as well as the possible preventive measures that could and should lessen the likelihood of it happening again. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Power and Organizational Culture

    6 pages in length. Inasmuch as organizational leaders are often construed as symbols for representing personal causation of social events, it can be argued that the perception of leadership has shifted significantly from what is used to be, thus also altering the concept of organizational culture. The writer discusses how the shape of contemporary leadership has taken on a vastly divergent appeal in that while there still exists the inherent requirement of maintaining the group and orchestrating a task or activity, the entire dimension has been modified as a means by which to address the issues of power. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Aphrodisiac Properties of Caribou Antler Products

    This 5 page report discusses a fictional product “Caribou Antler Aphrodisiac” produced by the subsidiary of an herbal remedy manufacturer and targeting Germany as the primary market in its initial launch. Reasons for expansion into Germany, the type of strategic partnerships necessary, and other operational issues such as regulatory concerns and the availability of raw materials are also briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Kingdom of Jordan, Growth, and Developmental Dynamics

    This 10 page report discusses a number of factors associated with the changing demographics of the nation of Jordan and their impact on development issues. Jordan is a small country that has had to creatively make the most of its limited resources and markets. Most international economic analysts believe Jordan’s economy may be, in the most significant of arenas, experiencing a recession. Nonetheless, the potential remains for a true fiscal renaissance for Jordan and its people. The theory of “demographic transition” serves as a baseline for greater understanding of the economic phenomenon being faced by Jordan. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Nutrition and Infants

    5 pages in length. There is perhaps no more vital a growth period in an individual's life than during infancy. Indeed, the very fundamental formation of one's entire physical, emotional and mental being is established throughout the first several months of life. Playing an integral role in this developmental stage is that of nutrition, which represents the basic building blocks for good health. When addressing the various components of infant nutrition, the writer discusses particular problems associated with this stage of life, necessary supplementation, special food and diet issues, as well as government programs to assist with infant nutritional needs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hong Kong and Software Piracy

    5 pages in length. In this day and age when the process of duplication is both easy and inexpensive in Hong Kong, the motivation to purchase brand new, factory sealed computer software is not as strong as the inclination to buy an illegally pirated title. Unquestionably, the issue of pirated computer software has outgrown the stage where it was nothing more than an inconvenience to manufacturers, whose economic loss was quite negligible. The writer discusses how the end of the twentieth century finds software piracy a tremendous money-making endeavor, leaving copyright holders with little left to do but either shake their heads in despair or take the Hong Kong bootleg industry head on by fighting back. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Global Business and Religion

    An 8 page paper discussing some of the stereotypes associated with the world’s most influential religions, and the dangers of relying on stereotype to predict national culture based on religion. Those cultural issues originating in religion certainly need to be addressed, but for many, simply acknowledging and accepting that religious differences exist is enough. The paper focuses on Islam because it is so useful in pointing out the dangers of stereotyping an entire nation based only on the name of the religion predominant among them. There are few differences between Islam in Saudi Arabia and Islam in Jordan, but there is a world of difference between other cultural factors that are said to be religious in nature. Frequently, those cultural factors in reality have little bearing on religion; it is important to know the differences between religious culture and social culture. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Women of the Renaissance by Margaret L. King

    5 pages in length. Margaret L. King's 'Women of the Renaissance' is a celebration of gender, with particular emphasis upon issues of feminism and patriarchal control. Indeed, King portrays the early birth of feminism; not only are her writings a solid reflection of her sentiments but so is the manner in which she reflects renaissance life. It was while writing 'Woman of the Renaissance' that King gained significant insight as to the perceived value of class, gender and social stature, particularly from research about those who did not possess socially and individual freedom: renaissance women. No additional sources cited.

  • Censorship and Utilitarianism Memo

    8 pages in length. The objective of this memo is to demonstrate the relationship between utilitarianism and censorship, if there is indeed one that truly exists. At issue is whether or not utilitarianism has a place in the framework of censorship and if it does, to what extent is this association deemed beneficial or disadvantageous. When assessing these concerns, it is important to consider the fact that utilitarianism represents the belief that what serves the greatest number serves the greater good, rather than what is favorable for a few; similarly, censorship has to do with forbidding people to express themselves in the manner best suited to their needs. With that in mind, one can easily see how censorship and utilitarianism may not have the most harmonious relationship. The writer discusses utilitarianism as it relates to censorship. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • U.S. Responsibility and the 1994 Rwanda Massacre

    This 10 page report discusses the 1994 massacre in Rwanda. Based on issues that are primarily due to ethnic hatreds, the genocide in Rwanda presented the world with some of the most horrific examples of man’s inhumanity against man. Questions explored in this paper address who had the responsibility to intervene. Should the United States have moved to present the slaughter? Why did the United nations not take action? Why intervention was not pursued and what the obligations of the larger and more powerful nations truly are when something of this magnitude takes place are also discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • DeLillo, Baldwin, and Kushner Literature Examination

    A 2 1/2 page paper which breifly examines some issues in “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin, “Homebody/Kabul” by Tony Kushner, and “White Noise” by Don DeLillo. No additional sources cited.

  • Service Industry Liability and Drunk Drivers

    6 pages in length. Would the bartender be considered liable for the deaths of those who are victims of a drunken driver? Is it his responsibility even though the drunken driver was one of those people who routinely exhibit little if any signs of intoxication? These are the loaded questions being debated in contemporary circles pertaining to the issue of drunk driving. As with any hotly contested topic, the argument has created a significant amount of controversy from both sides, with each one maintaining pertinent reasoning to back their claims. The writer discusses just how liable the service industry can be with regard to patrons who leave the establishment after consuming alcoholic beverages and ultimately cause a deadly accident. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Genders, Cultures, and Communication

    11 pages in length. Within the fundamental framework of civilization reside a number of issues that serve to impede intercultural and gender communication. Considering the multitude of cultural variance that exists throughout the world, it is quite easy to understand the inherent difficulties when one society attempts to communicate with another when there is only a minimum of comprehension of the other's language. The same holds true for gender differences when it comes to communication, inasmuch as men and women are taught distinctive and sometimes opposing interaction techniques as early as childhood. The writer discusses the difficulties and alternatives in relation to cultural and gender differences. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Job Satisfaction and Various Contributing Factors

    An 18 page research paper investigating positive factors of job satisfaction among public-sector administrators. Job satisfaction typically has been seen as being uniform among workers, whether those workers are employed in the public or private sectors. Recent research indicates that satisfaction factors vary between the sectors, however. Findings of this research indicate that in addition, those factors also vary between levels of responsibility in the public sector. Also, other issues not related to actual job duties can affect job satisfaction, such as the ability to more comfortably combine work and family life. There were time constraints on this work; the paper recommends that the research methods be modified in the future in order to allow more time for respondents' to participate and that public-service agencies simply ask their employees what would make their work lives both easier and more rewarding so that conditions can better be tailored to the needs of employees of individual government agencies. Bibliography lists 39 sources.

  • International Business Issues and Contracts in the Marketplace

    A 19 page paper discussing cultural, political, ethical and currency issues in international business. Economic forecasters only altered their estimates of the growth of the US economy after it refused to expand at the expected annual rate of between two and three percent in the mid-1990s. Overall growth has been much greater than that, but expansion of the domestic market for manufactured goods is much lower than the overall rate of growth. It still is the world's emerging markets that offer the greatest hope for the mid-range future. Those emerging markets offer so much promise that it is worthwhile for US multinationals to overcome cultural, linguistic and political differences while managing for currency risks, but it is still imperative to set contracts with those factors in mind. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Facilities Management and Advanced Organizational Modeling

    This 12 page report discusses the application of organizational modeling in the improvement of facilities maintenance teams and departments. The realm of facilities management may include processing maintenance work orders; scheduling equipment maintenance; tracking and ordering parts; keeping up with warranties; and making sure that facilities and workers adhere to safety, environmental and other workplace regulations. In other circumstances it may be tracking and monitoring the qualifications of the workers to ensure that they are qualified to do their jobs. It still other situations, “facilities management” is likely to mean keeping the organization’s physical structures and their components. Regardless of how it is defined overall, the essential issue is that people work together to facilitate innovation and improvement on behalf of the entire organization. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Taking Chances in The Stand, Desperation, and Insomnia by Stephen King

    This 10 page report discusses three of the works of contemporary writer Stephen King – “Insomnia,” “Desperation,” and “The Stand.” King is a writer that takes chances, big chances, while still dealing with the metaphysical issues of darkness and light, good and evil, security and danger simultaneously. All of these factors are at play in the three novels examined here. They are intimately connected by their characters’ focus on good in the face of what can be simply called the battle between good and evil. However, with Stephen King, evil is always a little bit more evil. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Racist Concepts and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

    This 8 page report discusses “Heart of Darkness” and issues of racism found (or not found) in the novel. While racism enters the story in as much as it is a constant leit motif in all aspects Western humanity journeying to the “dark continent” of Africa. It is simple to dismiss questions of racism as a normal reaction of the age in which Conrad was writing. However, what must also be noted is that in Conrad’s constant yet subtle ways, his style and narrative technique disguises his distorted portrayal of Africa, to the extent that the reader may unconsciously accept what Marlow says without questioning the validity of his allegations. No secondary sources.

  • Critical Review of How We Die Reflections On Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland

    7 pages in length. Coming to terms with death is not an easy task. In Sherwin B. Nuland's "How We Die : Reflections on Life's Final Chapter," readers are given the opportunity to delve into the various characteristics and experiences relating to the issues of dying. The author offers accounts from a number of perspectives, including patient, family, doctor, nurse and administrator, which allows the reader to gain significant insight to the coping methods employed by each group. The writer recognizes that although unquestionably intense and contemplative in its approach, "How We Die : Reflections on Life's Final Chapter" reviews in a quite humane and thought provoking manner the steps each person takes in addressing the inherent difficulties of life's end. No additional sources cited.

  • Understanding and Perception of Self

    This 5 page report discusses the ways in which people see and understand their unique self. The writer presents the idea that the most important thing people can do for themselves is to define who they are. Identity begins with naming and finding a unique and individual voice. It is important to understand the distinction between self-definition, a personality style associated with internally developed identity and behavior, and social definition, the tendency to adopt social category definitions of self. Issues such as these are discussed throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

    A 3 page analysis of Anita Brookner's novel Hotel du Lac. It's the rather sad tale of a 39-year-old Englishwoman with the symbolic name of 'Edith Hope' who is sent by concerned friends to sit out a scandal at small, discreet resort in Switzerland, the Hotel du Lac. The story revolves around the central question of what sort of behavior is appropriate for a woman, and how Edith handles finding her own direction and decisions regarding this particular issue. Edith must decide whether or not she will meet society's expectations or determine what expectations are appropriate on her own. No additional sources cited.

  • Individual Privacy and Computers

    6 pages in length. The technological revolution has brought with it a great deal of beneficial advancements for mankind; one of the most important developments of all has been that of the computer. In more recent times, the computer has moved from the restriction of industry well into the mainstream of society, providing a vast array of resources just a mouse click away. However, along with the advantageous aspects of computer mainstreaming, there has also been a significant breach in individual privacy, inasmuch as computers, as well as the web sites people visit each and everyday, have been structured as such to extrapolate personal information unbeknownst to the user. The writer discusses how the issue of computers and individual privacy has come to be one of the most pressing ethical concerns of the technological revolution. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Various IRA Solutions Compared

    This 5 page report discusses the Roth IRA that came into existence in 1998 and offers different advantages from traditional IRAs. Tax and conversion issues are outlined and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of account are also covered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Legalization of Drugs and Economic Arguments

    This 7 page report discusses the economic issues both for and against the legalization of drugs in America. The challenge is that the American people and their government must respond to the reality of the drug problem with a basic change in approach – sociologically, judicially, and economically. Two graphics are included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Creation of a Diversity Training Manual

    This 25 page report serves an example thesis for the process of creating a workplace diversity training manual and looks at the wide variety of factors influencing the creation of such a document. The primary issue that must be addressed in terms of a “multi-diversity-supportive-workplace” is the benefits associated with a supportive work environment in which a truly varied and unique group of people are able to companionably and productively work together regardless of personal or ideological differences. This report serves as a guide for the development of a diversity training manual that can itself serve as a valuable guide for any organization. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • The Holy Spirit According to Thomas R. Edgar and Jack Deere

    A 6 page essay that contrasts and compares 2 texts. Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deere (1993) describes Dr. Deere's conversion to the charismatic perspective on the Holy Spirit and his support for miracles of the Holy Spirit existing in the present era. Thomas R. Edgar takes the opposite stance in his text Satisfied with the Promise of the Spirit (1996), as he argues against the charismatic viewpoint and in favor of the traditional cessationist position, which asserts that Pentecostalism was limited to the first century of Christian history. Both texts are examined before relating this issue's practical application to current ministry. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Change is Not Reflected by Statutory Law

    Brown v. Board of Education passed into law in 1954, Miranda v. Arizona in 1966, and the Warren court has been out of existence for decades. New laws passed in the U.S. include all kinds of dictatorial aspects including the issue of Homeland Security where the Privacy Act has usurped all rights to an individual’s privacy. This is similar to reasoning behind the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires public corporations to keep an electronic copy of every type of correspondence ever passing in or out of a company (including email and post it notes) so that a companies records are complete in case the company investigated by the Federal government. As this shows, statutory controls have gotten out of hand, not the least of which includes an ancient criminal justice system. 4 works cited. jvStatut.rtf

  • Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

    A 5 page research paper that examines Julian Barnes' novel Flaubert's Parrot. Towards the end of this work, the protagonist, Dr. Geoffrey Braithwaite concedes that he has failed in his purpose to write an account that would make sense out of his life. Despite his ramblings and investigations throughout the narrative, Braithwaite closes his observations without stating anything unequivocally concerning his own life, his late wife, or his investigations into the life of the famous author Gustave Flaubert. While this suggests that the novel concludes with issues unresolved, an examination of the structure of this work reveals how the reader perceives a story that is different from the one that Braithwaite believes he is telling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Southern California's Organic Farming Pros and Cons

    6 pages in length. Contemporary society is clamoring for organic foods in light of all the reports revealing the level of pesticide contamination and herbicide degradation that has appeared in recent food supplies. Southern California farmers are no different in their desire to please the rest of the country, which is why many distributors are incorporating organic farming into their techniques. In order to meet such a demand, however, some farmers throughout southern California are jumping on the organic bandwagon without first applying the concepts of organic farming, which inevitably precludes them from addressing pertinent issues in a proactive way, such as pesticides and water supply. Securing a labor force willing to engage in the physical demands of organic farming is yet another problem faced by southern California organic farmers, inasmuch as immigrant workers are, for the most part, not educated in relation to alternative growing methods. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Fathers, Sons, and the Bonding Created by Sports

    16 pages in length. Fathers and sons share many experiences that help to fortify their relationship; however, there is perhaps no better bonding agent than the shared experience of sports. Indeed, fathers dream of the day they can teach their sons how to play catch, hit a softball or go long for a pass, which clearly illustrates the bonding powers inherent to sporting activities. For boys who may have tenuous associations with their fathers, the very act of engaging in some type of sports often has a cathartic effect upon the issue that stands between them, ultimately affording the father and son to bridge whatever gaps might exist between them. Sports is also an excellent way for boys to work off the growing trend towards childhood stress, while at the same time have fun and further solidify the bond with their fathers. As well, father/son sports activities are a great way to draw out an individual with an otherwise low self-image and help bolster a strong and healthy dose of self-esteem. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Mix

    A 4 page memo to the owner and financial advisor of a single-location confectioner specializing in coated popcorn addressing promotion, pricing and distribution issues associated with plans to implement online sales and perhaps entering into a contractual agreement with a national gift service company. IPT appears to be well positioned to expand to the degree that implementation of online sales and association with the gift service company will require. What remains at present is to ensure that current suppliers will be able to meet anticipated volume increases, and to design the new business goals in such a manner that they do not adversely affect existing customers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Student Case Study on the Flying Pizza Restaurant Chain

    This 20 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. Flying Pizza are a chain of upmarket pizza restaurants. One branch is under performing, has a terrible culture with low motivation and no training. The paper starts by looking at how change can be introduced and a training programme developed. The way in which learning styles will impact on training methods is considered in the second part of the paper, and the use of motivation theory and empowerment is looked at in the third part of the paper. Issues such as the development of an appraisal system and disciplinary and grievance procedures are also considered. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Plasma Lipids and Nutritional Impacts

    5 pages in length. Proper nutrition is, quite literally, the lifeblood of existence. Provide the body with the appropriate food sources and the body will respond by remaining healthy and full of energy; inundate it with poor choices or an overabundance of any given food category and it will rebel the only way it knows how: with disease. Therefore, the phrase 'you are what you eat' is not merely a meaningless cliché; instead, it reflects the various eating patterns found in any given culture and the corresponding health issues directly associated with such dietary choices. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The U.S. Civil War: Causes and Implications

    A 5 page paper. Slavery is most often cited as the cause of the American Civil War but like any war, there were a number of underlying causes besides the issue of slavery. The Northern and Southern states had been in conflict since before the Constitution was signed in 1789. A number of formal compromises had eased the tension but it began to flare up again in the early 1800s. This paper discusses the three primary reasons for the tension between the North and the South. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sibling Rivalry Literature Review

    This is a 7 page review of the literature on the issue of sibling rivalry which has uncovered several trends and several areas which obviously need more study. Several disciplines research sibling rivalry most especially psychology, sociology, communications and pediatrics. While some studies indicate that the older brother/younger sister remains the most negative of the dyads, other researchers believe that it is the closeness of age and gender which results in children trying to differentiate themselves from one another. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • School Uniforms and Their Impact

    A 15 page paper. The debates and controversy about mandating students wear school uniforms have gone on for more than a decade. Proponents argue that school uniforms decrease violence, reduce crime, reduce the incidence of discipline and behavior problems and increase learning. Opponents argue that uniforms are a violation of student's right to express themselves and have no effect on discipline. Few empirical studies have been conducted to investigate this issue, instead, most of the evidence in support of uniforms is anecdotal but it is very compelling. This paper reports both anecdotal reports and empirical results regarding the impact of school uniforms. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Research Questions

    This 12 page paper looks at research issues raised in a case supplied by the student. A test was being trialed for use to assess the aptitude and abilities of students IT skills. The test results did not correlate with the expected results. The paper is written in three parts. The first part assesses the research methodology used for the initial trial, and looks at questions that could be asked of the students to help assess the reason for the problems; The second part of the paper identifies a research methodology that should be used to investigate the difficulties with the first trial and the last part of the paper proposed the research and looks at ways that problems, such as resistance from teachers may be overcome by developing a new implementation model. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Past History of NEA

    This 9 page paper examines the past history of the NEA; controversial issues which have surrounded federal funding of the arts, including First Amendment issues and censorship; and makes suggestions for some calm resolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Analysis and Observation of Sales Training

    An 8 page paper in which the writer reviews the training techniques, procedures, and overall style of a sales manager observed while teaching a new class of sales reps the 'ins and outs' of cold canvassing. Issues concerning sales pitching, handling common objections & rebuttals from customers, territory selection, and more are covered. The writer is particularly concerned with the way the sales manager appeals to the psychology of his team while offering colorful anecdotes and metaphors to maintain their interest throughout the entire class. The writer also accompanies this group on their first day in 'the field' and outlines their progress and productivity in selling-- under the manager's guidance. No bibliography.

  • Fossil Fuels and Future Energy Requirements

    6 pages in length. In the not-too-distant future -- with regard to history's timeline -- there will come a point when fossil fuels will have been depleted and humans will be forced to find alternative sources with which to power automobiles, household heating units and myriad other machinery that utilizes fuel. However, waiting until supplies are exhausted before establishing a workable alternative would place a major hardship upon future energy demands. For this reason, various options -- not only those that supply a form of fuel but also those that reduce and often eliminate pollution -- have been in the works for several years. The writer discusses the issue of future energy demands and potential fuel alternatives. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 2 First Person Sample Essays

    This 4 page paper contains two example first person essays. One essay examines the plight of a student who has to make a sound decision. The example used concerns an apartment rental. The second essay has two parts. The first involves a place of business where a decision is made based on erroneous assumptions. The second part involves black and white thinking. The issue chosen for the second part is abortion. No bibliography.

  • Reforming Campaign Finance

    An 8 page paper. Campaign financing has been debated for more than a century. It is a highly controversial issue with strong advocates on each side of the argument. The writer reports some of the early laws regarding campaign financing. Hard and soft money are explained. The amounts raised by both national political parties in just one year are reported. Limits are then proposed and explained for campaign financing reform. Supporting information from the literature are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • California State Department Of Mental Health: Infant Preschool Family Mental Health Initiative Delivery Of Services

    7 pages in length. Maintaining stable mental health is a critical component to being able to live within a civilized society; those whose mental health is compromised for any number of reasons are often without appropriate resources to help them function at an adequate cognitive level. As a direct result, these individuals may gravitate toward fringe communities whereby the challenge of meeting basic human needs is greater than they can achieve. Indeed, adults with mental health problems are difficult enough to assist through limited state services, but when the individual in question is an infant or young child, it becomes critical for the state to intervene in the effort to fend off a lifetime of mental instability. The California Infant Preschool Family Mental Health Initiative (IPFMHI), conceived as a way in which to develop and expand "infant and early mental health services for children age birth to five and their families" (Knapp, 2006). Prevention, however, is as much a part of this service as is addressing existing problems, being that the Initiative - as part of the overall California State Department of Mental Health - is rooted as much in avoiding mental health issues as it is in intervention. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Patriot Act

    A 10 page research paper that examines The Patriot Act. On March 9, 2006, the Patriot Act was renewed after a year of proposals, counterproposals, two extensions and extensive negotiations (Pike 1). Despite numerous compromises and revisions that are intended to safeguard the civil liberties of American citizens, the Patriot Act and its implementation continue to be a source of hot debate and contention. This raises numerous questions about the Patriot Act. Is it effective in regards to issues national security? Does it unnecessarily violate citizens' civil liberties? Is it being used as a convenient ruse that allows the federal government to suppress its political opponents? Or is the Act being used within an ethical, focused manner that targets only national security threats? This examination of literature on the Patriot Act attempts to answer these questions and present the facts pertaining to this controversial legislation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Individual Rights Usurped by the U.S. Supreme Court

    A 5 page paper that argues the following: over the years, individual rights have been denied by the Supreme Court. In the criminal justice system, this has lead to the relaxing of laws to the extent that our Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights have been seriously infringed upon. All rights to personal freedoms in the workplace have been taken away by the Supreme Court, and women's rights to abortion have been substantially reduced. The remaining issue for many of us is the Supreme Court's decision on First Amendment rights in regards to imposed decency on the Internet. This decision is expected within the next month. We can only hope it is not their desire to usurp further rights from United States citizenry. The affect on global Internet business is inestimable. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Copies of sources included.

  • Was Monica Lewinsky's Testimony a Lie?

    This 10 page report discusses whether or not Monica Lewinsky lied in her testimony regarding her relationship with President Bill Clinton. The larger issues of Lewinsky’s truthfulness or lies have become what role did President Clinton (or his advisors) play in telling her what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. When called to give an affidavit under oath, was she entirely truthful? And then, was she truthful when she said she lied? Such questions have been the basis for obsessive speculation for months and the one truth that does remain is the fact that the American people will never know the truth! Annotated bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Aging Nursing Population/Healthcare

    A 7 page research paper that examines this issue. A predominant demographic trend in the U.S. is toward a progressively older population, as Americans live longer lives. Connie Barden, president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), points out that nurses are getting older along with the rest of the country (An interview, 2003). The aging nursing population has a tremendous impact on the current nursing shortage, as more and more nurses near retirement age. Furthermore, it is logical to presume that older nurses may find the stress caused by understaffing to be more problematic. This examination of this topic addresses literature and what it reveals about the extent of the problem, as well as proposed solutions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Mental Health Counseling: Child Abuse And Neglect

    7 pages in length. Antisocial behavior is considered one of the many consequences adolescents and adults harbor from childhood abuse/neglect, as are issues of intimate bonding and repeating the harmful behavior inflicted upon the child. It has been noted how an individual reaches a certain breaking point during intervention when he or she admits to the hurt that has long existed, in addition to the humiliation and grief typically associated with child abuse/neglect. Analyzing theoretical perspectives and therapeutic approaches provides a significantly better understanding of what steps are required in order to help the abused/neglected child work through his damaged psyche. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Religions of Ancient Egypt

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of this issue. The communities of Ancient Egypt from the 1st to the 18th dynasties were highly defined by an emerging sense of public representations of religion. Prior to the 1st dynasty, approximately 4000 B. C., religion was not an imperative component of the public administration of communities, but this changed around 3050 BC, and resulted in the progression of established religious practices and religious ideals that were prevalent for the next 17 dynasties. Though substantial changes occurred over the span of the time between the 1st and 18th dynasties, the resulting views of religion relative to the progression of Egyptian society demonstrates the importance of the base of religion in the 1st dynasty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Liberal Democracy of Japan

    8 pages in length. Determining whether or not Japan can be described as a liberal democracy requires the assessment of a number of areas in order to ascertain the extent to which this might be true. Indeed, Japan has come a long way toward the notion of liberal democracy; however, it can be argued that this progression has only succeeded in reaching halfway to the ultimate goal, with a considerable length still to go. Looking at various entities -- including political institutions and practices, participation of the public in the political system and protest movements, effects of the media, effects of the bureaucracy and local government, dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party, as well as the 1993 election results -- one is bound to gain a clearer perspective upon the issue of Japan's move toward liberal democracy. The writer discusses to what extent Japan can be considered a liberal democracy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Student Supplied Readings on Being Human

    This 5 page paper incorporates a number of readings submitted by a student to address the issue of being human. Several themes are discussed , including consciousness, war and its effects, and how technology affects man's communion with nature. No bibliography.

  • Marketing Ethics and Their Evolution from 1960 until 2001

    A 20 page paper. Some people would argue that "ethical marketing" is an oxymoron. Still, there are marketers who have tried to use ethical standards within their marketing efforts. This paper takes an historical look at ethics in marketing since the 1960s. Numerous issues are discussed, such as the predominant philosophies guiding the last forty-plus years, the fact that marketing typically follows a utilitarian perspective (which is explained) and perhaps there is a need to use another perspective. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Enron and Ethics of the Media

    7 pages in length. The Enron debacle clearly illustrates how establishing and maintaining corporate ethics is the cornerstone to continued success, both on a personal and professional level. Constant nurturing of moral judgment and a specific code of ethics are necessary in order to perpetuate the positive image required to uphold such policy. The five primary elements of such nurturing include having a clear and concise forthrightness, which is substantiated by culture; appropriate and applicable conformity with regard to difficult situations; managerial involvement and awareness on ethics issues; a nurturing program that is wholeheartedly supported by top management; and staff involvement. These concepts, which are both interrelated and individual at the same time, represent a complete quest toward ethical decision-making. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Media and Religion

    A 5 page research essay that explores the relationship between the many forms of the media and religion. How do journalists report about religious events or do they? Are journalists knowledgeable about religion? Where does the public gain its opinions about religion, faith and spirituality? These are the questions explored in this essay. The historical mistrust between religious leaders and the press is based on a number of issues which were revealed in a 1993 study. This writer argues that the media do, in fact, influence what people believe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Contemporary Nursing's History

    This 5 page report briefly discusses the development and history of modern nursing in the Western world. “Modern” nursing, just as other aspects of modern medicine, began to come into its own in the mid- to late-19th century in the Western world. Between war, scientific advancement, and the onslaught of the Industrial Age, humans were becoming aware of certain physical truths regarding their physical bodies, good health, and what constituted beneficial care and treatment. It has continued to advance along with technology and human knowledge. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Satellites: Contribution To Technology

    4 pages in length. The leaps and bounds of technological advancement created a wave of medical, military and space expansion throughout the twentieth century. Indeed, the extent to which satellites have improved man's ability to progress as a species is both grand and far-reaching; that such aspects as medical sensors, GPS systems and space exploration are direct results of such technology speaks to the integral nature of satellites to the human race, planet Earth and beyond. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Family Effects

    An 8 page research paper that examines the effect that SIDS has on the family involved. The writer argues that parental grief is often compounded by the medical community and authorities because of the erroneous belief that SIDS can be avoided through following recommendations of the medical community. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ethical Dilemma and Medical Technology

    Mostly an 11 page analytical book review of Richard Zaner's 'Troubled Voices.' -- The writer cites a number of additional sources to evaluate Zaner's contention that advances in medical technologies have raised many ethical and moral questions. By presenting a number of stories describing the ethical dilemmas of patients and their participating care providers, Zaner supports the concept that medical technologies have caused great moral dilemmas that never would have been considered in the absence of such advances. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Vital Signs/Multi-Ethnic Groups in US

    A 3 page research paper that discusses a student's question. According to an online medical dictionary (www.medical- dictionary.thefreedictionary.com), the term "vital signs" is defined as "Basic indicators of body function, usually meaning heartbeats per minute, breaths per minute, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight." In answer to the student's research question: "Do vital signs and general measurements vary between ethnic groups in the US?", the answer depends on which vital sign or measurement that is being discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Careers in Health Information

    A 7 page paper discussing various health information careers. Among these are analyst, medical records technician, medical record director, information security officer, information privacy officer and compliance officer. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Medical Coding - Informed Consent Forms

    This 3 page paper responds to two diverse topics. The first one discusses the question: Is medical coding the process of operationalizing the construct of "severity" -- or the construct itself? The writer determines the illness and severity is the construct. The second question is about medical consent forms and provides a real court case as an example. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions

    A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing intervention has out of necessity evolved to not only provide medical treatment for the abused but to a position of working with law enforcement personnel to identify the problem and to eliminate it where possible. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Applications of Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    12 pages in length. The field of orthopedic sports medicine has become a uniquely specialized occupation due to the intricate and often repetitive damage that occurs from sports-related injuries. Once having been incorporated as a part of regular medicine, the need was highly warranted for a separate entity as a means by which to deal with the special problems inherent to orthopedic sports medicine. It is not unusual to find lay people and those with sports injuries themselves becoming involved as both trainers and support personnel, proving to be particularly effective when working toward a degree in Health and Physical Education. The writer discusses orthopedic sports medicine as it relates to academic and practical application. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Medical Marijuana

    A 7 page paper which examines the pros and cons of medical marijuana and illustrates how medical marijuana can prove very beneficial to many. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The History and Mission of Tripler Army Medical Center

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the history and services at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. The Tripler Army Medical Center, located for over fifty years on Moanalua Ridge in Honolulu, Hawaii, is not only known for its picturesque location and distinctive pink coral buildings but it is also known for its expansive coverage of over 3 million square miles and a patient base of over 750,000. The military medical presence in Hawaii was initiated in the late 1800s which grew with the U.S. presence in the Pacific especially during the Philippines conflict, the Second World War, the Korean War and the conflict in Vietnam. Since that time, Tripler has consolidated with the other medical facilities in the Pacific and is the focal point for military medical health care in addition to be the center for innovative research, medical education, humanitarian efforts and community programs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Argument in Favor of Alternative Medicine

    A 9 page paper which argues that alternative medicine is much more effective, and healthier, than traditional medicine. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Moving into the Twenty First Century

    A 6 page paper discussing some of the subjects that will be of great concern as we move into the 21st century. The three subjects addressed herein are technology, medicine, and international relations. Each of these three areas of concern are of great importance and while there are many other areas that will also change and readjust to a new era, these areas of concern are perhaps the most obvious and most influential to all people concerned. The 21st century is hinting at being a time of great changes and occurrences. Times have changed drastically in only a few decades, and there is little doubt that changes and advancements have been occurring far faster this past century than perhaps, in any other century known to mankind. Technology, medicine, and international relations have always proven to be the most advancing, and the coming of the 21st century will prove this fact even further. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Euthanasia

    A 9 page research paper that examines the ethical issues associated with the issue of euthanasia, which are frequently addressed in contemporary society due to the fact that modern medical innovation has made it possible to prolong life in situations where, in previous eras, death would have been swift and inevitable. As this suggests, euthanasia debates are often associated with the discussions of the legality and morality of physician-assisted suicide. The following discussion of the ethics of euthanasia will consider both sides of this debate, pro and con, as well as how this issue can be regarded from various ethical perspectives, with a particular emphasis on Australian experience and law. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Art and Healing

    The western medical establishment has come to recognize the value of dance, music, literature, painting and drama in preventing and treating illness. Techniques such as guided imagery, dance, art therapy and music have become the tools of health care professionals in all areas. These techniques have much in common with the Chinese practices of Qigong, yoga and acupressure. Eastern methods often integrate contemporary medical practices with ancient forms of healing. The western medical establishment is learning to give the Chinese practices the credit they deserve for the benefits they are able to bring to patients. This 6 page paper examines the use of both Eastern and Western therapies with a foundation of dance or music. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Triage and its Medical and Military History

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the history of triage in medicine and its use in the military and civilian health care. Triage, a medical term to mean a sorting or classification of patients based on their levels of medical urgency was first developed as a military term and used in wartime. The French used “triage” to decide who would be taken from the battlefields to be treated and who would be left behind. Soon afterward, from World War II until present day, triage was not only used in Army field hospitals but is also now used in emergency departments to classify the large number of patients who enter each day. Nurses have been involved in the triage process from the beginning and recently the nursing associations have broadened the original three level triage classifications of emergent, urgent and non-urgent, to one of a four level priority system in the United States and one of five level priorities in Australia, Canada and Great Britain. Regardless of the number of levels, triage has become an important and efficient system to evaluate a patient’s urgency as well as analyze the effectiveness of the health care given in emergency departments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History and Effects of Disease

    An 11 page overview of the impact of disease on world cultures. Correlates the impact on traditional cultures and the way those cultures dealt with that impact with advances in modern medicine. Emphasizes the impact of disease on the Americas and specifically on the Native American inhabitants of the Americas. Describes common European diseases which either directly or indirectly impacted the Americas and our contemporary, verses our traditional, understanding of those diseases and their treatment. Includes a one page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ancient Greek Women and the Effects of Medicine, Law, and Architecture

    A 12 page investigation into the lives of ancient Greek women as they were impacted by architecture, law and medicine. Exactly how these factors interacted to shape a woman’s life, however, is largely a matter of conjecture. Because most of Greek history was dominated by male authors, we must turn to other aspects of Greek culture to glean hints as to how a woman interacted in this male-dominated world. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Thomas King/Medicine River and Canadian Literature

    A 3 page research paper that discusses how Thomas King’s novel Medicine River is an example of Native Canadian literature and differs from mainstream literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Asthma Management and Drug Therapies

    A paper which looks at the management of asthma using drug therapies, specifically corticosteroids and b2-agonists, and comments on the increasing interest in making use of environmental management and complementary medicine in the treatment of the condition. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Managing Finances and Ethics

    This 7 page paper examines ethics when it comes to financial management. This is discussed on both a personal and corporate level. Examples are given from different industries such as sports, medicine and the public sector. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ephedrine Use Pros and Cons

    5 pages. The popular and well-known psychoactive drug Ephedrine is used in everything from sports medicine to diet pills. Many people also use it as a form of 'herbal Ecstasy' so that they can get high. The FDA warns of the dangers of the use of this drug, also known by its herbal name of Ma Huang. This paper will give both sides of the story on this interesting and controversial drug, Ephedrine. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Great Britain and the Incidences of Suicide by Hanging

    This 6 page paper considers a journal article published in The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology entitled ‘Why are the British hanging themselves?’. The paper considers the aims and results of the study, its’ strengths sand weaknesses and the ways in which it compares to other papers. Improvements are also considered. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Putting Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort in Practice

    A 7 page paper examining Kolcaba's theory of nursing and how to put it into practice. Many of the technological advances in medicine and nursing have focused far more on processes and outcome benefits than on the comfort of the patient. Kolcaba (2008) holds that greater comfort translates to greater attention to the health-seeking behaviors (HSBs) that can enhance long-term health and wellbeing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Aborigines of Australia and Social Darwinism

    A 5 page contention that racism has been one of the primary shapers of contemporary Australian society. In the nineteenth century in particular the concept of racial inferiority was purported by a number of disciplines. Anthropology, medicine, psychology, and sociology all became vehicles of racism as they proposed and supported theories which perpetuated disenfranchisement and segregation of the aborigines from mainstream Australian society. The premises of social Darwinism held that the fittest would survive while the weaker and inferior aborigines would perish. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Racial Inferiority Concept

    A 5 page overview of racism as it has existed since the nineteenth century when anthropology, medicine, psychology, and sociology all became vehicles of racism as they proposed and supported theories which perpetuated disenfranchisement and segregation. Even the concept of evolution itself indirectly supported the predominant feeling that there was a hierarchical relationship between the races from the primitive to the advanced. The author of this paper presents the contention that our everyday classroom activities and even our standardized educational tests perpetuate the age-old institution of racism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Issues in Chinese Medicine and Medicinal Nutrition

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the history and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and describes the common elements it shares with Chinese medicinal nutrition. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Disease Treatment Through Alternative and Holistic Medicine Approaches

    A 7 page review of the value of alternative medicine in treating diseases such as hypertension, migraine headaches, and Crohn's Disease. An emphasis is placed on acupressure, massage, and meditation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Medical Benefits of Yoga

    This 7 page paper looks at many of the potential benefits associated with yoga. The eight limbs are explained. The different physiological and psychological benefits in a areas such as therapeutic and restorative settings as well preventative medicine are all discussed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Humor Therapy

    A 3 page research paper that investigates the use and benefits derived from humor therapy. Humor therapy is a part of complementary medicine, and is used to relieve physical or emotional pain, as well as decrease stress. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Animal Testing

    This 3 page paper discusses the pros and cons of using animals in tests for products and medicines intended for ultimate human use. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Patient Satisfaction As An Indication of Clinical Quality

    A 5 page research paper that examines this topic. In general, patient satisfaction with healthcare has been used as an overall indication of the quality of care (Harris-Haywood, et al, 2007). As this suggests, the patient-provider relationship is understood to have encompass a wide range of effects on the practice of medicine and the healthcare system as a whole. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Revolutions in Science and Technology

    A 7 page research paper that discusses advancements and innovations. This examination of scientific creative innovation begins with the medicine and the penicillin revolution, but then looks also at the examples of creative revolutions that have occurred in the contemporary era and concludes with observations bout the way in which scientific and technological creativity tends to overlap. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The ‘Philosophy’ of Massage Therapy

    In five pages this paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of massage therapy in terms of beliefs concerning health, illness, and the basis for massage therapy, with comparisons made between it and allopathic medicine. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Thomas King/Medicine River and Canadian Literature

    A 3 page research paper that discusses how Thomas King’s novel Medicine River is an example of Native Canadian literature and differs from mainstream literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nuclear Medicine and Its Uses

    This 14 page paper provides an overview of nuclear medicine and considers the different ways it has developed in recent years. This paper reflects on the changes that are occuring in this field. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Nuclear Medicine: Past, Present, and Future

    A 4 page overview of the advances made in nuclear medicine. This paper addresses the field from the introduction of the x-ray to the modern utilization of digital imaging such as PET and CT scans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nuclear Medicine: Past, Present, and Future

    A 4 page overview of the advances made in nuclear medicine. This paper addresses the field from the introduction of the x-ray to the modern utilization of digital imaging such as PET and SPECT scans. A variety of radiopharmaceuticals is listed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medicine and Artificial Intelligence

    This 28 page paper outlines the use of artificial intelligence in medicine. This paper outlines some of the major ways in which AI has improved the function of physicians and researchers. Bibliography lists 55 sources.

  • Issues Regarding Public HRM

    A 9 page paper. Specific issues within public human resource management are investigated, including: issues facing public human resource managers, job analyses - why and how, and performance based compensation plans, including their relationship to expectancy and equity theories. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Human Resources Management Issues at Wal-Mart

    This 11-page paper tackles human resource issues plaguing giant retailer Wal-Mart. Topics include issues of gender equality and illegal immigration. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Elements of Professional Psychology

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the legal issues that can impact the profession of psychology. This paper relates the importance of considering these ethical issues as they impact care. There are 4 sources cited.

  • Profession of Psychological Counseling

    This 8 page paper contains four parts as requested by a student. It involves life experiences, personal skills and one's impact on society. Racial issues are addressed in the context of this look at the counseling psychology profession. Personal experiences and skills are related to one's desire to become a counseling psychologist. Issues in the profession are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Social Psychology and Application of Aggression Theories

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the issue of aggression in youth populations and the psychological and social indicators. In school-aged populations, the issue of aggression and the presence of behavior disorders presents considerable problems for educators and parents, who struggle with the displays of physical aggression and the behavioral developments that extend from manifestations of aggression. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Nurses Job Satisfaction

    An 11 page paper. This essay reports studies that reveal the shortage of nurses and future projections and studies that discuss and report conclusions on the level of job satisfaction among registered nurses in hospitals. One of the issues discussed is moral distress. Other issues include the high patient ratio and satisfaction levels related to specialty area and setting. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Nurses & Liability Insurance

    A 6 page research paper that discusses whether or not nurses should purchase individual liability insurance. This examination of this issue looks at the issues involved in this debate and what experts advise in order to determine a reasonable position based on current fact. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Mandatory Overtime for Nurses

    A 10 page research paper that discusses the issue of mandatory overtime for nurses and its effects and ramifications. The writer discusses the background to this issue, as well as political, social, and economic aspects. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Mandatory Overtime for Nurses

    A 6 page research paper that discusses this nursing issue. The writer discusses the issues involved and possible strategies for addressing them. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Political Issues in Nursing

    A 3 page research paper that briefly examines some of the political and economic issues facing nursing and healthcare and how nursing impacts these issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • World History, Religions, Psychology

    This 5 page paper responds to three disparate issues. The first discusses some of the issues that should be included in a new World Civilizations textbook, the second reports the origins of five major world religions and the last, comments on whether psychology is the only way to truly understand ourselves. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Nurse Anesthetist Issues

    A 3 page research paper in which the writer looks at ethical issues from the perspective of certified registered nurse anesthetists. A study exploring ethical issues and Army nurse anesthetists is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The School Nurse and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    This 11 page paper provides an overview of the issues faced by school nurses in addressing students with ADD/ADHD. This paper outlines the basic problems, and issues like medication and its use. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Nurse Migration

    A 4 page research paper that discusses the issues and ethics of the international migration of nurses, touching also on the issue of foreign-recruitment of nurses as an answer to nursing shortages. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nurses and Drug Abuse

    This 3 page paper looks at the issue of drug abuse or addiction and nurses. The argumentative paper discusses the level of addiction and argues that given the range of influencing factors that addiction rates appear to be relativity low and that this issue f onuses with addiction problems does not receive sufficient attention. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of TV Violence II

    5 pages in length. The author discusses both sides of the issue of TV violence. Studies are mentioned that give validity to both sides of the issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Offshore Outsourcing

    This 14 page paper discusses various aspects of offshore outsourcing including the issues it raises, problems, benefits and risks. Offshore outsourcing has been used by companies in different industries since the 1980s but the practice has increased significantly in recent years. The employees that has been hurt the most by this practice in recent years are software programmers. A number of issues surrounding outsourcing are discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Issues Surrounding the Tobacco Trade

    A 5 page essay exploring the issues surrounding the exporting of tobacco and tobacco products. Is this a policy the United States Government should continue to support in view of its opposition to the use of tobacco within the nation? As one of the top cash products within the country and with hundreds of thousands of people dependent on the industry, the question as to the U.S. government's role in supporting its export is a complex one. The writer discusses the issues in terms of economics and ethics. No bibliography.

  • Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and the Vietnam Draft

    A paper which considers the moral and ethical issues surrounding conscription, with specific reference to the Vietnam draft, and the way that these issues are addressed in O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried. Bibliography lists 7 sources

  • School Revenue Issues

    A 4 page research paper that addresses 3 issues pertaining to school finance, which are how school revenue & expenditures are impacted by demographics & economic change; current social problems that are causing an increase in the annual costs of elementary and secondary education and the issue of year-round schools. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Community Issues of a Municipal Town Meeting

    6 pages in length. This report covers the topics of a municipal township meeting and some of the key issues raised concerning youths and the community, police work, and budgeting concerns. The writer points out how especially concerned members present were about tax-related issues. No bibliography.

  • WHO and its Efficacy

    A 20 page research paper that examines several problematic issues that have interfered with the World Health Organization's (WHO) stated mandate to bring the highest possible level of heath to all the people of the world. The issues include the sale and quality control of pharmaceuticals on the international market, the advertising and sale of infant formula in developing countries and the effectiveness of the Global Program on AIDS. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Mothers on Welfare and Economic Issues

    Economic issues involving welfare mothers are discussed in this 9 page paper. Myths of welfare mothers are exposed but arguments on both sides of this controversial issue are explored. Conclusions show that allowing parents to raise their own children is most practical; this view is supported by Economist John Galbraith as well as the author of The Decent Society, Avishai Margalit. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • Self Presentation, Insecurity, and Anxiety in 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    This 5 page paper considers the issues of insecurity, anxiety about her ability to write and issues surrounding self-presentation as they are defined in Charlotte Perkins Gillman's Yellow Wallpaper. This paper reflects the personal elements that are Gilman's in this work and defines the link between Gilman's characterization of the wife and her own personal experiences as they demonstrate her inherent struggles and her own insecurity in the process of asserting her feminist ideologies. No additional sources cited.

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

    5 pages in length. Analytically examines three social issues explored in Toni Morrison's classic 'The Bluest Eye' from an Afro-centric perspective. Issues are social class & structure, stereotypes, and race. Uses three pertinent references (listed in bibliography) to support ideas.

  • Examination of the U.S. Constitution's 2nd and 4th Amendments

    These two amendments are looked at in light of several contemporary issues in this 8 page paper. The amendments are also discussed historically, inclusive of their origins and examples throughout the history of the nation. Recent examples that involve such issues are shown, including Ruby Ridge, Waco and the shooting of five people in Arkansas in March of 1998. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Commercial Restraint and the Constitution

    This 5 page report discusses a hypothetical situation in which a state denies the sale of beer sold in bottles and requires that it only be sold in aluminum cans. What are the Constitutional issues such a process would bring about? Obviously, when a state enacts a law that effectively prohibits the distribution of a legal substance due to its packaging, certainly legal action is likely to be presented. An overview of some of those issues and their relation to the U.S. Constitution are presented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Redwood Forests of Northern California and Economic Issues

    This 8 page report discusses the economic issues associated with northern California’s redwood forests. It is essential to understand that economic and environmental concerns regarding forest economics must operate on a sustainable continuum, meaning that present operations must not focus on current needs at the expense of compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Economic issues of the redwood forests essentially revolve around applicable and sustainable forestry in terms of social wants and needs and how they intersect with larger economic objectives. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Culture Problems in Black Critics and Kings by Andrew Apter and Writing Women's Worlds by Lila Abu Lughod

    5 pages in length. Lila Abu-Lughod's "Writing Women's Worlds" and Andrew Apter's "Black Critics and Kings" are both indicative of the prolific writers' inherent ability to pursue even the most complex of cultural concepts. Not unlike their myriad other works, which also serve to address the issues of culture, Abu-Lughod and Apter appeal to the innermost recesses of the reader's soul in their attempt to overcome the significant barriers each author clearly identifies. The writer discusses how each author addresses the issues of culture in relation to their respective books. No additional sources cited.

  • Marketing's Cross Cultural and Cultural Influences

    This 14 page report discusses the importance of cultural issues as related to marketing. No single aspect of product and service customization is more important, or more obvious, than that of the unique differences encapsulated within the cultural differences and particular influences based on larger issues associated with the society in which the consumer is born, raised, and educated. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Texas Senate Bill 42 and School District Programs of Drug Testing

    This 6 page report discusses a number of issues associated with drug-testing in the high school setting. Critics claim that the process is a violation of the Constitution’s fourth amendment although in 1995 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Oregon decision in support of a school district’s drug-testing program. Specifically addressed are the issues that have been going on in Texas for over a decade, as well as legislation proposed by Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Cheating

    An 8 page analysis of essays on the topic of cheating offered by Michael Cooley and Katherine Powell in their book Making Choices: Reading Issues in Context. Each essay introduces a situation or moral dilemma that involves the issue of cheating and stimulates the reader to form moral judgements based on the given situations. In essence, the authors provide fuel for a discussion centered on the central question of 'does everybody cheat?' The writer summarizes the articles and then offers some perspective on the question. No additional sources cited.

  • Social Problem of Pornography

    This 15 page paper presents both sides of the pornography issue. It argues that pornography may be a social problem, but also addresses questions that come up such as where to draw the line. Issues concerning sexual addiction, child pornography, the reality or mythology of snuff films and whether or not pornography degrades women, is included. Class factors are also discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Reformation Concepts of Skepticism and Faith

    A 2 page paper that examines the two fundamental issues of philosophy and theology that were involved in the Reformation Period, the issues of faith and skepticism. Discussed are the introduction of Martin Luther's Protestant beliefs in 1517 and the era of new philosophical and theological thinking that followed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Issues of Race in Cuba

    This 5 page paper looks at Cuba's history, with a focus on its formation shortly after independence. Several issues are discussed. The race issue is illuminated. Most of the positions draws on information from a book by Aline Helg. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Stray Dog Retrieval

    5 pages in length. What is your first instinct when you see a stray dog on the road? Assume he knows where he is going? Hope someone else stops to help him? Interrupt your plans and rescue the dog? If you decide the latter, what will you do with him once you get him? The writer discusses that as urgent as medical care is for an injured animal, knowing how to correctly retrieve a dog from a precarious situation will help to not only benefit the animal but also ensure the rescuer remains uninjured, as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Socialized Medicine

    6 pages in length. Because of the huge interest in socialized health care over recent years, many hospitals and physicians are drawn to the program. The reasons most of them state for this interest are to share financial risk, contract directly with employers, enhance the quality of care and promote collaboration with medical staff. In spite of these good reasons, however, the lack of administrative assistance necessary to manage the costs associated with socialized health care could force many hospitals to take a second look at these problems prior to committing themselves. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Guillain Barre Syndrome

    A 5 page paper reviewing and comparing two articles, one from the British The Lancet, the other from American Family Physician, both refereed medical journals. Both of these articles are useful in providing additional knowledge of GBS in general terms, one in the fact that some types of polio vaccines (or the order in which those types of vaccines are used) may have some connection with increased incidence of GBS; the other in possible treatment regimes for established cases. Both, however, are clear in their message that much more remains unknown about GBS and that there is a need for additional research in the causes of and treatments for the condition. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Health Care System in the United States and Access by Black Americans

    This 17 page paper reports the health status of African-Americans in the U.S. Statistics about the incidence of specific diseases and mortality rates among Black Americans as compared to White Americans are reported. The essay includes a discussion of the barriers to quality health care services. For instance, Black women are more likely to die of colon, rectal and breast cancer and Black men are more than twice as likely to die of prostrate cancer. The writer then turns to report the racial and ethnic composition of physicians as well as that of medical students. The discussion includes a few suggestions for correcting this inequity in quality health care. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

  • Trademark Abuse and Economic Competition in Europe

    This 25 page paper outlines the competition that has resulted from the creation of the European Union and the monetary union under the Euro. This paper considers the issue of trademark abuse as it influences the competition of the EU. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • A Paper Looking at Risk, CAPM, Beta, Time Value of Money, NPV and IRR

    This 16 page paper examines different issues concerned investment. The paper outlines the use and value of different concepts, including different types of risk, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, what is meant by the beta, the importance of the time value of money, the use of net present vlaue and internal rate of return calculations and how they compare. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Calculating Future and Present Values of Investments

    This 6 page paper looks at the concept of the time value of money, defining the term and then examining how and why it is useful for financial managers. The paper then answers a set of questions requiring calculations to assess time value of money issues. These include calculating future values of exiting investments and present values of future revenue. All calculations are shown. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • U.S. Grand Strategy Models

    A 6 page paper. Two models for the grand strategy are explained: selective engagement and primacy. The essay includes comments in terms of how these strategies meet the criteria for a grand strategy as issued by the U.S. Army College. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Urban Impact of a Hartford, Connecticut Move by the NFL's New England Patriots

    This 5 page report discusses the proposed move of the National Football League’s “New England Patriots” to Hartford, Connecticut. Issues addressed include the costs of building a new stadium, projected returns on the investment, urban impact, community support and local opposition. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Worldwide Whaling Practices

    This 3 page paper examines the issue of international whaling practices, the regulations, as well as the impact on several nations throughout the world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Wolves and Their Social Biology

    A 25 page research paper on wolves, their social biology, etc; The writer discusses various types of wolves, how they travel in packs, survive as predators, and so froth. Canis Lupis (Common wolf), gray wolves, and red wolves are among the many types discussed. The writer is also concerned with the evolutionary biology of wolves and other relevant issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Discrimination in the Labor Market Economically Analyzed

    This 2 page report discusses the significant approaches to the economic analysis of labor market discrimination as formulated by 1992 Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker. Applying economic analysis to socio-political behaviors, such as labor market discrimination, provides valuable insight into the larger issues of human interactions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Spirituality as a Concept in Black American Literature

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of African American Literature and the evidence of spirituality in that medium. Furthermore, this paper cites many African-American writers and their works as examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Independence and Auditing Fraud Issues

    This 5 page paper addresses the issues of fraud and independence in the auditing realm. New standards for fraud are included and solutions fro the dilemma of independence are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • British Pub Owners and Tax Issues

    This 9 page report discusses the tax issues being faced by a hypothetical couple, Jack and Jessica Snipes, who own a pub in England and also have a variety of other monetary and financial problems aside from the tavern. The report is written in the form of a letter to each of them to explain their various tax obligations and suggestions on how they should best handle them. No bibliography.

  • Desire and Chastity in The Faerie Queene by Edward Spenser and Paradise Lost by John Milton'

    A 5 page paper examining the issue of chastity versus desire in Milton's Paradise Lost and Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Looking particularly at the characters of Eve and Britomart, the paper concludes that for both authors, chastity does not mean physical celibacy as much as it means a self-disciplined restraint on wanton desire. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Reviews of Articles on Volunteerism

    This 18 page paper provides six separate article summaries and reviews all on volunteerism. Each of the pieces look at different aspects of nonprofit organizations from an economic analysis to fraud that exists within these organizations. Other areas are explored such as coaxing adolescents to engage in volunteer activities. Various issues are examined in the context of this paper. Each analysis begins with a proper article citation. No bibliography.

  • Pyramids of Ancient Egypt and Who Built Them

    This 6 page paper explores the possibility of alien life through a look at the ancient Egyptian pyramids. The paper concludes that man did make the pyramids but both sides of the issue are addressed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ahn Junghyo's White Badge: A Novel Of Korea

    A 5 page paper discussing 4 separate excerpts from the book 'White Badge: A Novel of Korea' by Ahn Junghyo. Each section details the realities involved in issues concerning war from the perspective of the men who fight and must somehow endure the hardships. From each segment the reader can easily see the truths of war and it matters not that the soldiers may be Korean, American, or Vietnamese, for they are portrayed as nothing more than human beings. No additional sources cited.

  • Death Penalty Support and Argument Rebuttal

    This 4 page report discusses the issue of capital punishment and argues against its implementation. The paper is a rebuttal of an argument supporting capital punishment. Bibliography lists 5 secondary sources.

  • Injustice and Immorality of Downsizing

    A 5 page paper analyzing the contemporary trend of corporate downsizing from the point of view of the downsized employees. Issues discussed are loss of income, shattered self-esteem, the difficulty of finding comparable work at a comparable salary, and the problems with "contract" employment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Airline Pilots and a Mandatory Retirement Age of Sixty

    This 17 page research paper examines the issue of mandatory retirement for all American airline pilots at age 60. The writer includes background information and a detailed statement of the problem.

  • Singer and Organizational Culture

    This 6 page research paper investigates organizational culture beginning with a statement from Singer that understanding human culture requires more than one kind of theoretical model. Organizational culture is defined and explained in terms of different theorists. How the culture addresses issues is also discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Brazil and Toys 'R' Us

    16 page presentation on how to open up Toys 'R' Us in Brazil. Great for those studying international business related topics & issues. Lengthy appendices and comprehensive bibliography listed 9 sources.

  • Diagnosing Organizational Problems

    9 pages in length. Organizational development can only occur if you truly understand the underlying causes of problems and successes. This is why organizational diagnosis is so critical to a company's ongoing prosperity. The writer discusses issues relating to organizational diagnosis. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Volunteer Organization and Group Dynamics

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses group dynamics in relation to formal and informal settings, addressing such issues as communication, stature and prestige. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 'I Have a Dream' Speech Analyzed III

    A 9 page paper on King's 'I Have a Dream' speech in which the writer discusses the speaker, audience, time, setting, place, etc; From a communications perspective, this report is concerned with Martin Luther King's effectiveness in terms of ethos, stock issues, appeal to his audience's needs, and much more. Bibliography lists 3 sources. (one of them is a published version of the speech itself).

  • Broadcasting and Gender Discrimination

    A 10 page literature review on the instant subject, exploring issues of workforce statistics, discrimination against women broadcasters, and discrimination against storylines of women in broadcasting--including appearance and subject matter. The paper also discusses the "hidden" women in broadcasting--technicians. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Mass Media, Communication Messages, and Public Perception

    This 5 page report discusses a variety of communication, marketing, and economic issues associated with Japanese tourism in Hawaii. Specialized channels of communication, as well as mainstream media in Japan, have created an image of the Hawaiian Islands that has little to do with unique cultural aspects or even the natural beauty of Hawaii and much more to do with shopping and the opportunity for the party of a lifetime. The message has had to be radically altered to address value and cost benefits of vacation in Hawaii. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Auditory and Visual Intelligence Development Evolution

    A 15 page research paper on language development in humans, auditory speech integration, visual audition, etc; A number of research studies and pertinent issues are analyzed in great detail. Bibliography lists 12+ sources.

  • Athletic Shoes and the Factors of Concern in the Industry

    This 13 page report discusses issues of concern in the athletic footwear industry with a particular focus on the challenges and changing aspects of management that have made an impact on the industry. The past 20 to 30 years have seen numerous significant changes in the athletic footwear business. As lifestyles have become more informal and more active, athletic shoes have become far more acceptable in numerous social situations that, at one time, would have required far more 'proper' footwear. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Athletic Shoes and Issues in the Industry

    This 14 page report discusses issues of concern in the athletic footwear industry with a particular focus on the challenges and changing aspects of management that have made an impact on the industry. The past 20 to 30 years have seen numerous significant changes in the athletic footwear business. As lifestyles have become more informal and more active, athletic shoes have become far more acceptable in numerous social situations that, at one time, would have required far more 'proper' footwear. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Case Study Analysis of ValuJet Airlines

    This 8 page paper examines the history, market niche, and organizational structure of ValuJet Airlines-- a company best known for its low cost airfare and frequent problems / crashes ! Issues concerning service, management style, and fiscal outlook are analyzed to provide an in-depth overview of the company's strengths and weaknesses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of ValuJet and SWA

    In this 10 page report, the writer compares Southwest with Value Jet Airlines. It is reasoned that the reputation-wrecked ValuJet airlines has only trotted along a bumpy road to industry success. Its future is much less certain than the ever-growing Southwest Airlines. Marketability, cost issues, human relations, and more-- are examined with respect to each of these two companies to support such a thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Toyota's Problems and Solutions II

    In this 11 page case study, several key problems facing Toyota are presented, described, and analyzed to find possible solutions. Macro and microeconomic issues are explored and the writer offers ideas relevant to contemporary management theory including the possibility of Toyota switching to a J.I.T. inventory system, becoming proactive in their leadership style-- and solving problems before they happen. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Human Resources Management and Boeing

    This 6-page paper covers discussions about human resources management programs, specifically at Boeing. Discussions include literature pertaining to Boeing HR (including safety factors and knowledge management), as well as other issues to consider in developing a strong HR program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues in Coastal Resource Management

    This 7-page paper examines issues pertaining to coastal resource management in the U.S. Topics include government and non-governmental efforts, as well as the management of land, agriculture, vegetation and water as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Levels of Management and its Challenges

    This 6-page paper discusses the challenges and issues faced by manageres on the front-line, middle and upper levels in this day and age, due to the changing corporate structures. Also included is a discussion of non-traditional management pressures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • News Article on Management Issues

    This 4 page paper looks at an article supplied by the student regarding whistleblowers and their fears tat a court system was not secure. The paper identifies the different management issues indicated by the article. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • 7 Nursing Theory Issues

    28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Nursing Shortage Critical Issue

    A 3 page research paper that addresses a critical issue in nursing--the nursing shortage. Today's nursing shortage is driven social and demographic changes that are unprecedented, which makes this shortage markedly different from nursing shortages that have occurred previously. Therefore, solutions that have alleviated previous shortages will undoubtedly prove insufficient to address the current situation. The nursing shortage that healthcare is now experiencing requires new solutions, new answers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Best Practices in Risk Management and eBusiness Law

    A 3 page paper discussing legal and risk management issues. In many respects, best practices collectively are a reflection of common sense. In today’s electronic environment, there should be more effort placed in staying ahead of those who exercise fraud as their livelihood. Virtually everyone writing on the topic today predicts that the problem will get worse before it improves, and the small business, at least, must guard well against the losses it could incur. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nonprofit Hospital's Strategic Management Plan

    This 5-page paper focuses on the case of a hypothetical non-profit hospital, and the need for a solid strategic plan to handle issues such as spiraling health care costs, resentful patients and unmotivated staff. To explain how the hospital would handle these situations, the paper discusses two similar "real life" scenarios and how they can be applied to the subject of the paper. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Global Setting and Strategic Brand Management

    This 16 page paper considers the way in which a brand may be strategically managed in order to maximize value and return. The writer considers issues such as the decision to standardize or customize brand the brand image in different geographical areas, the importance of positioning and brand extensions. Many examples are cited in the paper to illustrate the points raised, including companies such as Nike, Reebok, Proctor and Gamble and Gillett. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • 3 Issues in HRM

    A 6 page paper that discusses three specific issues related to human resource management: the functions of HRM, the importance of the department, and the fact that people are the company's most important asset; the concept underlying getting paid work, which includes a short discussion on why there is a different wage/salary for different jobs; and labor law, including the laws that fall under the EEO. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Effective Management of a Luxury Hotel

    An 8 page paper that discusses a number of issues related to effectively managing a hotel. The writer reports research that described the best-managed hotels in the industry, including some of the practices that make them so successful. Research about the discrepancy between employees' perception of the effectiveness of their manager and the manager's perception. The practices of one upscale hotel are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Health Care Management, Hiring and Retention of Employees

    This paper looks at health care management hiring and employee retention practices addressed via job satisfaction issues based in content (external)and process (internal) modeling. Bibliography lists 6 sources. JVhcmot.rtf

  • Leadership, Management and Changes in These Fields

    A 7 page paper comparing a century-old view of management with today’s practices. Many of Henri Fayol’s concepts are in evidence today, but his primary precepts – i.e., one “right” form of organization, one “right” manner of approaching organizational issues; full decision-making responsibility for the CEO and none other – have fallen out of favor in preference for more participative approaches to management that also account for and make use of differences among individuals, differences that can give organizations competitive advantage in their industries. The purpose here is to weigh Fayol’s concepts against today’s management practices. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Infections of the Urinary Tract

    10 pages. This is a research proposal that addresses the issue of urinary tract infection that is related to the foley catheter used in longterm care. Quantitative methodology will be used in answering several questions concerning the use of the catheter in the elderly. There is discussion on whether the theory used is the Orem Theory or the Rogers Theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Education Research Proposal Sample

    This 20 page proposal offers an example educational proposal on the issue of school uniforms and dress codes as they relate to two regional elementary schools. This sample study includes an introduction, literature reivew, metholodgy, partial resutls/analysis and conclusions drawn. Current and available case studies utilized and exampled. Bibliography lists 40 sources.

  • Wal-Mart Ethics

    This 4 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation with accompanying notes looking at ethics and Wal-Mart. The slides outline the ethical issues Wal-Mart face, the key players and different approaches that may be adopted. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Research Proposal; Success Factors in Rehabilitation in Ugandan Prisons

    This 9 page paper is a research proposal to examine offender rehabilitation in Ugandan prisons. The paper is made up of a literature review, looking at prison issues and rehabilitation in Uganda along with relevant theories which may be used to assess their efficacy, the proposed hypotheses and a methodology. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Difference Between Qualitative v. Quantitative Research

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, responding to the way in which Denzin and Lincoln (2007) describe this issue. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Plan B/Political Issues & Emergency Contraception

    A 6 page research paper that consists of a 1 page proposal for the research paper and then a 5 page paper that describes the political issues that characterize the debate over the use of Plan B, a form of emergency contraception. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Automated Telephone Call Response Systems

    This 5 page paper is based on PGpsh1en.rtf, which considered certain issues including IVR systems; this paper presents a proposal for a research study on the topics discussed in the first paper. The writer explains the research methodology that will be used, the purpose of the study, time frame, scope and research environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Data Coding and Measurement Analysis

    A 7 page paper discussing a report of an assessment of hate crime incidence in the US. "Hate Crime Reported by Victims and Police" (Harlow, 2005) is the report of the statistical analysis of data collected through both quantitative and qualitative methods. It has limitations, but it does provide insight into the degree to which social issues provide motivation for crime. The purpose here is to assess several points of the article and the data and methods from which it developed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Three Research Methodologies for Inclusion in Education

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of three different methodologies that can be used in research on the issue of inclusion programming. This paper provides qualitative, quantitative and action research examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Zoots Dry Cleaning Company Case Study

    7 pages. This is a case study based on a dry cleaning operation. The information contained in this paper includes the major problems and issues, industry-competitive analysis, SWOT analysis, mission statement, recommended strategies and implementation plan. The information as presented will be made into a Power Point presentation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Internet and Information Democratization

    This 4 page paper provides information on the controversy with a focus on health information. Both sides of the issue are explored. A proposal for a research project is included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Research Proposal in Advertising Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal. This paper outlines the methodology to explore the issue of advertising psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Research Proposal for APOE and Late Onset Alzheimer's Development Risk

    This 9 page paper considers the issue of the presence of APOE and the risk of the development of late onset Alzheimer's disease. This paper is a research proposal for this problem and outlines the study of a possible subject population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Heat Stroke and Ephedra

    This 16 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal on the use of ephedra and the issue of heat stroke. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Proposal for Assessing Dialysis Patient Mortality Rates by Comparing Cellulose Acetate Dialyzers and Polysulfone Membrane Dialyzers

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal that provides comparison of cellulose acetate dialyzers and polysulfone membrane dialyzers and mortality rates in dialysis patients. This paper introduces the problem, outlines the significant of the study, asserts a research hypothesis, and provides a review of the current literature that considers this issue. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Customer Service Representative Second Language Programming Research Proposal

    This 10 page paper considers the issue of ESL learning the business environment. The modern business environment has been plagued by a number of distinct challenges that have resulted from globalization and increasingly diverse consumer populations. The value of bilingual or multilingual customer service representatives has increased as a result of this diversity and corporations across the globe have recognized the value of language learning and training models for customer service representatives. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Organizational Development Action Research Proposal

    This 6 page report discusses an action research proposal related to organizational development. The issue to be addressed is the chage of organizations in order to transform themselves to more “molecular” organizations which can better deal with the challenges of today. The point is that organization development must act in tandem with the goals and purposes of the individual organization. Flattening the hierarchy may not be enough to establish a new way of organizing and resistance to change may be the greatest barrier to be faced. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Contextual Issues for a Research Plan

    This 14 page paper is part of a research proposal to investigate potential ways of improving student performance. The paper is based on the framework provided by the student, looking at the organizational context, stakeholders, external issues and 3 types of research methodology that will be utilized. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Qualitative Research and Ethnography

    A paper which considers the relevance of ethnography and qualitative research to the analysis of wider social issues as well as to the observation of cultural lifestyles. Bibliography lists 6 sources

  • Research Methodology Issues

    An 11 page research paper that addresses multiple issues pertaining to how research is conducted. The writer defines numerous terms and discusses the differences between quantitative and qualitative research, inductive and deductive reasoning and also the advantages of mixed method research studies, among other topics. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Turkish Textile Industry and WTO's Impact

    This 40 page paper looks at the issues faced by Turkey and is an in-depth proposal for a paper to consider how Turkey can deal with the changes that will be seen within the textile industry as a result of the elimination of quotas under the multi-fiber agreement (MFA) as a result of the WTO rulings. Turkey is facing potential gains, but also threats, especially from China. This paper looks at the aims of the research, the rationale for the research, performs an in-depth literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 28 sources.

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Court Decision Process

    A 6 page paper which examines the real-life Meritor v. Vinson sexual harassment case to cast a hypothetical deciding Supreme Court vote to determine who should win; whether harassment can occur if sex was consensual; the responsibility of employers and whether or not they should be liable for episodes for which they have not been notified; discusses if Ms. Vinson was using sex to get ahead, should her supervisor be convicted or be considered the victim; and evaluates the ethical issues from absolutist, relativist, utilitarian and rationalist viewpoints, then concludes with decision and recommended ethical perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • NEW HIRES AT ABC INC.

    This 7-page paper provides an analysis of the University of Phoenix case study concerning Carl Robins, ABC Inc. and personnel issues. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Kudler IT System

    This 5 page paper is based on the case study supplied by the student. Kulder Fine Foods needs a new IT system, the position of the company is considered and the recommendation of an ERP system is made, looking at some of the issues which would need to be considered before adopting ERP. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Case Studies on Sexual Harassment in the U.S. and France

    This 15 page paper discusses the issue of sexual harssment in the workplace, the laws, the litigation, study cases, examples, quotes, predictions, and a comparison of the United States laws to those in France. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Military and Sexual Harassment

    This 10 page paper discusses the issues of sexual harassment in the military, with emphasis on harassment of women. Harassment of gay men is also discussed, though more briefly. The paper also presents a fictional case study of an incident of sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sexual Harassment Case - Co-Workers

    A 4 page paper. The scenario is that a male co-worker patted a woman's buttocks. The writer responds to specific issues: what is sexual harassment, what the writer would do if the women in the scenario, the organization's responsibility, and an outline of a sexual harassment workplace policy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Risk and Security Considerations for the IT System of Huffman Trucking

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. Huffman Trucking are considering introducing a new information technology system to do with employee benefits, the paper discusses the potential risks of security issues that need to be considered when undertaking this project. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Issues in Psychology

    A 25 page paper that begins with definitions or abnormal and trends in treatment approaches. The writer comments on and discusses numerous issues including: clinical interview questions, clinical assessment of a child, anxiety disorders, fears and phobias, depression, eating disorders, theoretical viewpoints in abnormal psychology, criminal insanity using an article, A Matter over Mind, schizophrenia, anxiety in children, ADHD, and a case study plus other topics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • HRM at Riordan Hangzhou Plant

    This 9 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Riordan Manufacturing has opened a new facility in Hangzhou, but due to local labor shortages they are bringing in workers from other areas. The paper looks at the issue of diversity management, looking at the situation, the perspectives of the stakeholders and alterative solutions. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • HRM Gap Analysis for Riordan’s Hangzhou Facility

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Riordan have opened a new factory at Hangzhou in China, but due to local labor shortages there are workers employed form a number of different countries. There is recognition that there needs to be cross cultural management of the employees. This paper looks at the situation, the issues and opportunities as well as the end state vision in order to identify the gaps. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • McBride Case Study - Problems and Solution

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, McBride Financial Services, a fictitious company, are facing challenges, they need to adapt and change and meet regulatory requirements. The paper gives a problem solution. Looks at the issues and opportunities, considers the stakeholder perspectives, the potential solutions and the presents optimal solution. The bibliography sites 4 sources.

  • Recruitment Reorganization at the Australian Defense Force

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, concerning the way in which recruitment for the Australian Defense Force was changed. Specific questions that by the student answers, considering issues such as the environmental influences on the decision to change recruitment processes, the underlying theories which supported the process change and why the change appears to been so successful and the reasons why the human resource department was so important in implementing the change. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Marketing Decisions for the Italian Launch of Pringles

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Procter & Gamble are preparing to launch Pringles in Italy, a number of relevant issues concerning this decision are discussed, including the flavors it should be used, the marketing message, the distribution medium and a price. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Proposed Compliance Plan for Riordan Manufacturing

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, and presents a potential compliance plan which may be utilized by the fictitious company, with the aim of reducing potential liability of the company's officers, including issues such as product liability and risk mitigation. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Case Study of Processes at Mario’s

    This 5 page paper is based on a fictitious case study supplied by the student. The pizza restaurant is not operating at maximum efficiency, using an online simulation the best way to arrange the operations, looking at issues such the table arrangement, ordering system and ovens that are used.

  • Pacific Oil and Reliant Chemicals Negotiations

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. A contract is being negotiated, the issues with the negotiation are discussed looking at the problem and the way that the weak position of Pacific oil may be strengthen.

  • Exchange Rate Questions

    This 8 page paper looks at the case study supplied by the student and answers a number of different questions regarding the Singapore currency exchange and the MAS. Issues such as the difference between a floating and fixed currency exchange mechanism, the unholy trinity in the way in which Singapore has managed is strange rate in the period up to 2001 are all discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Vanguard Pricing Decision

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Compressor Controls Corp., has to decide what price they will use to bid for a contract ion India. The paper assesses the relevant issues and suggests a price. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Ethics and Organizational Psychology

    This 6 page paper provides an example of an ethical dilemma an organizational psychologist might face. Within the context of the problem, sexual harassment is discussed. APA guidelines concerning ethics, particularly in respect to confidentiality, are used in finding a solution to the problem. Issues concerning downsizing are also broached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to School Policy Formation

    An 8 page research paper that addresses issues involved in forming school policy in regards to teacher responsibilities; sexual harassment and violence. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Business Law Questions

    A 3 page paper answering three business law questions associated with scenarios involving Newcorp. Pat is being wrongfully terminated; Paula is the victim of sexual harassment exercised by Sam; Paul is being difficult and making groundless claims regarding disability and safety issues associated with working on a machine he does not like. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Females in Law Enforcement

    A 20 page discussion of women in law enforcement. This paper examines how women perform in comparison to male officers. It also examines such issues as discrimination and sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Questions in Health Care Management

    This 6 page paper addresses a number of issues in health care management such as managed care, sexual harassment and the idea of professionalism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Reducing Gang Violence In New York City

    This 8 page paper comments on the policies and strategies that have been used in New York City to reduce gang violence for the last several decades and the results of those efforts. For comparison, the writer comments on how differently Los Angeles deals with this same issue. The writer than briefly comments on how persons holding different perspectives, liberal, civil libertarian, conservative and crime control might respond to the policies in New York City. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Personal Privacy and Data Processing

    A 5 page research paper that addressing how the era of electronic information has brought privacy issues to the forefront of public concern. The writer analyzes several of the major US regulations and also privacy regulation in the EU. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Liu on Privacy Issues in Film

    This 3 page paper uses Catherine Liu’s article on the genealogy of privacy to discuss how privacy issues are depicted in film, specifically The Truman Show. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Global Population Analysis

    A 6 page paper. This essay looks at five countries: Rwanda, Costa Rica, Iraq, the United Kingdom and Australia. The writer reports demographic data for each country, points out the significant differences between countries, such as life expectancy and mortality rate, and discusses specific issues, such as the impact of population growth. 2 Tables included. A great deal of statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Lutheran Refugee Services

    An 18 page paper. Lutheran Refugee Service is part of the Lutheran Family Service organization. This essay provides a brief historical overview, mission, vision and value statements, comments about human resource management, and a SWOT analysis of Lutheran Refugee Service with an emphasis on services in Nebraska. The paper also comments on leadership, fiscal management and responsibility, marketing, the impact of government and ethical and legal issues. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • World of India

    7 pages. This paper will analyze the tensions within India's democracy with respect to the challenges of leadership, nationalism, economic development, regional issues and poverty. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • South African Politics

    A 16 page research paper that offers an overview of South Africa. The writer briefly reviews the circumstances of apartheid, but then offers an overview of the current political situation in that country, which includes consideration of the key issues currently facing the new South Africa, such as HIV/AIDS and unemployment. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Business Cannot Ignore Pollution: It is a Matter of Life, Death, and Ethics

    In thirteen pages this paper examines the issue of industrial pollution and presents evidence to support the contention that the international business community cannot ignore the effects of pollution and considers environmental and health impacts, philosophical and Christian ethics, and what the government’s role should be in ensuring that business is held accountable for the damage inflicted by the pollution it generates. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Classical/Choice Theory and the Death Penalty

    In seven pages this paper presents the pros and cons of the death penalty issue and then presents an argument based upon classical/choice theory that considers committing crimes to be an act of free will and that punishment should serve as a crime deterrence. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Affirmative Action and Workplace Racial Discrimination

    A 10 page research paper including an 1 page Outline, examines the continued need for Affirmative Action policies instituted in the 1960's. Some authors state that American minorities still need Affirmative Action's protection; some state that we have moved beyond the quota system and that Affirmative Action has outlived its usefulness; and at least one maintains that the quota system was illegal from the outset and was never supposed to have been an issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Racial Profiling: The Classroom as the Base of Societal Change

    This 3 page paper explores the issue of stereotypical images created on television and in film that lead to racism and racial profiling. The paper argues that the classroom and technology are the proper forum for changing this world view. Bibliography lists 3 student sources.

  • State Funding of Public Education

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses the issue of whether or not states should provide full state funding for public schools. This examination looks at this concept as a means for equalizing funding and concludes that broadened. but not necessarily full, state funding would serve this purpose, while helping school districts to retain some control. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Reasons for a Small Business's Failure

    This 4-page paper describes issues that cause a small business to fail. Topics discussed include lack of financing and poor management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Community Health Issue in Kentucky/Smoking Cessation

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the problem of smoking cessation with a community health perspective based on Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory. According to 2003 statistics, Kentucky ranks as having the highest percentage of smokers in its population so this is a particularly crucial public health issue in this state. Principles of smoking cessation intervention are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Smoking Cigarettes

    A ten page paper which looks at some of the issues surrounding cigarette smoking, such as the addictive nature of smoking, the health risks, and the involvement of governments and corporate businesses in the smoking phenomenon. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sexual Harassment Case - Co-Workers

    A 4 page paper. The scenario is that a male co-worker patted a woman's buttocks. The writer responds to specific issues: what is sexual harassment, what the writer would do if the women in the scenario, the organization's responsibility, and an outline of a sexual harassment workplace policy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Exposure of Sanitation Workers to Disinfectants in a Hospital Environment

    This 10 page paper looks at the problem that may be faced by sanitation workers using disinfectants in hospitals. The paper focuses on the issues within Trinidad, but uses a range of research from around the world to understand and explore the subject as well as provide guidance for prevention and control and further research. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Risks Associated with the Funding of Foreign Trade with Companies in Bangladesh

    This 4 page paper examines the different types of risk that may face a US firm considering financing foreign trade with Bangladesh. Issues such as the legal system, regulatory framework and problems such as corruption all discussed. Potential strategies which may help to reduce risk identified and examined. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Senior Citizens in Miami, Florida

    In this 7-page paper, the growth of the elderly population in Miami, FL is explored along with the safety issues and concerns of health care for the elderly. There are 3 sources included.

  • Senior Citizens and Health Care Needs

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the issue of the changing role of the government in meeting the healthcare needs of the elderly. The graying of the American population has determined specific strains on services that were designed to address the needs of the elderly. This paper outlines some of the central problems. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review of Incidences of Septic Shock and Sepsis in ICU Patients

    This 15 page paper is a review of literature on the issue of sepsis and septic shock in the Intensive Care Unit. This paper outlines the pathophysiology of sepsis and the factors that lead to septic shock. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Employee Rights and Organizational Security

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of organizational security. Balancing security needs with privacy issues is explored. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Characteristics of Different Securities

    This 14 page paper answers four questions regarding different types of securities sold on the Australian stock exchange. The first looks at companies selling ordinary shares, preferred shares, convertible notes and rights issues. The different characteristics, risks and security level of each security are all discussed. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Reincarnation and Past Life Regression

    A 3 page informative speech discussing past life regression and reincarnation, focusing on evidence supporting the notion of past lives. The bottom line is that close inspection of the reasons underlying individual reactions to fears, personal prejudices and other points that collectively define any specific individual can be beneficial in addressing personal issues in the here and now. Whether these individuals truly are relating the events of past lives cannot be absolutely verified or measured, but evidence suggesting their veracity is strong. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legality of Searching Public Schools at Random

    A 7 page research paper that investigates the constitutionality of school searches. On one hand, school officials are bound legally and morally to respect the rights of students, as they exist under law. Yet, on the other hand, school officials bear the responsibility of providing safe and orderly environments that promote learning for all their students. It is a delicate balancing act to address both responsibilities in today's school environment. The writer explores these issues, citing several court cases and Supreme Court decisions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Contemporary Society and Love

    This 6 page paper addresses issues of love and lust and the redefinition of friendship, family and love in modern society. Several quotes from various works are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Sutton Hoo and its Relationship to Literature

    This 7 page paper examines this famous burial ground and looks at its significance. Literature found at the site is duly noted but its inspiration on later literature and its confirmation of literature of the day are issues explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Smoke Detectors

    A 5 page paper. The question was to discuss benefits and drawbacks of using radioactive ions in smoke detectors, according to any type of point of view, e.g., ethical. After reporting and discussing the research of both ionized and photoelectric smoke detectors, the writer finds there are no issues relative to the radioactive ions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Same Sex Marriage

    A 4 page paper which examines both sides to the same sex marriage issue. The paper predominantly argues that same sex marriages should be allowed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Legal Right Versus What's Right

    A 4 page paper that discusses the issue of having the right to do something versus what is right to do. The essay presents four situations that could emerge in a company and discusses the company's legal right to do it and explains why it is not the right thing to do. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Supply And Demand - Law Of Diminishing Returns

    A 6 page paper. The first part of this essay reports an article from the WSJ about the supply and demand of oil and corn, explaining how the demand impacts the supply and the affiliated cost issues. The second part of the paper discusses the law of diminished returns and provides three specific examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Customary Law

    This 5 page paper looks at how customary law may be seen in mainstream law and the issues of customary law form alterative cultures, such as aboriginal law and sovereign law and the difficulties of both co-existing. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Landscape and the Environment

    This 9 page argumentative essay explores the synthesis ideas of Tilley concerning landscape and apply it to the environmental issue. Explored are biological needs, societal needs and psychological needs in the evolutionary process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Gendered Interpretations and Development of Language Relating to Childhood Cognitive Development

    This 11 page paper provides an overview of the connection between cognitive development and language development. Further, this paper also relates the issue of gendered interpretations as they apply to an understanding of language development. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Both Sides of the Marijuana Legalization Controversy

    Both sides of the issue are explored in this 7 page paper. The writer discusses health & social aspects of the controversy - citing the risks associated with legalizing marijuana as well as the possible advantages to doing so. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Business under Islamic Law

    This 8 paper looks at the way Sharia law impacts on business. Written in three parts the first part looks at the general influences, the second part looks at how bonds, or sukuk, are issues and the last part at the way sukuk is perceived under Islamic law. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Final - Organizational Leadership

    An 8 page paper that responds to three issues about leadership. The paper discusses the importance of leadership in change management and includes comments about resistance; the centrality of ethics in leadership reminding the reader of the consequences of unethical behaviors and discusses resistance; and the writer's leadership philosophy, which is meant to demonstrate the application of a personal leadership perspective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Comparing and Contrasting Dumbo (1941) with The Little Mermaid (1989)

    This 6 page paper examines these two animated films in the context of four questions posed by a student. Various issues are explored including the times in which they were made. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Social Issue of Desensitization to Violence as a Result of Media Exposure

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of existing research on the issue of the desensitization to violence that has resulted from media violence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Transformations in the Works of Chinua Achebe and Franz Kafka

    A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The writer argues that while these two narratives are very different, in both works, the authors address issues of transformation in regards to how individuals adapt, or fail to adapt, to challenge in their culture. No additional sources cited.

  • Global Marketing of Gordon's Gin

    This 11 page paper examines the Gordon's Gin brand, based on a case study provided by the student. The paper looks at the aspects if international marketing that the company needs to consider, such as the role of international marketing, a SWOT analysis, segmentation, target markets, positioning, market selection and strategy, competitive advantage, marketing communication and distribution issues. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Media Bias Conundrum

    This 5 page paper looks at media bias. On one side are the conservatives, the Fox viewers who watch loops of news updates all day, and complain that media is leftist, and on the other, are those who believe that media is actually conservative, at least underneath it all. This paper looks at both sides of the issue, but argues that in the end, it really does not matter. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • America and Being Black and Female

    This 9 page paper discusses the issue of being black and female in the United States, as percieved by Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston in their various writings. Loads of quotes and examples given from texts. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Client Centered Therapeutic Approach Case Study Involving an Eight Year Old Boy

    This 5 page paper provides a hypothetical case study taken from a student's submission and then goes on to analyze it with the assumption that client centered therapy would be implemented. The case involves a shy third grader who is overprotected and has abandonment issues. Recommendations are made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • East Africa and Malaria

    4 pages in length. Malaria is a severe problem in Eastern Africa that reflects "a major socio-economic challenge" (Anonymous, 2002, p. PG); however, the overwhelming impact of HIV/AIDS has been given most of the attention, leaving the issue of malaria treatment/prevention virtually neglected. If the problem received proper proactive attention, millions of lives could be saved and the situation could be easily ameliorated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marketing of Coca-Cola

    This 16 page paper looks at the marketing of Coca-cola considering the overall cooperate brand strategy, the way the brand strategy is put into action, issues of market segmentation, positioning and target marketing, promotions and the way that the company structure supports the strategic marketing. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Abortion in the United States

    A 7 page paper which examines the issue of legalized abortion in the United States. The paper argues that it is important for abortion to be legal. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Tourism in Senegal and Kenya

    A 17 page paper examining the various issues relating to tourism in the African areas of Kenya and Senegal. Each region is examined individually in relationship to their involvement in tourism. As might be expected, Kenya is far more involved in tourism than is Senegal. This is largely due to the fact that Kenya has been known for its wondrous wildlife parks while Senegal has been largely concerned with merely staying afloat economically speaking. Tourism in Senegal is experiencing growth however, and this is covered in as much depth as is possible. Following individual sections focusing on the individual regions, is a section which compares the two in a competitive manner. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • European Union Membership, Luxembourg and France

    A 7 page paper discussing the advantages and disadvantages of membership in the European Union for these two countries, emphasizing the first few months of euro trading. Luxembourg never has been large enough either in size or wealth to be considered as a 'power' of Europe, but like the businessman who finds a niche and fills it, Luxembourg appears to be poised to gather great gains from EU membership. France has other issues with which to deal. The national ideology is so different from much of the rest of Europe that France likely will have difficulties adjusting, but the promise of greater economic prosperity will make any necessary transition less painful for them. Bibliography lists 8 sources. KS-EU99.doc

  • Non Verbal Communications Learned or In Born?

    An 8 page look at non-verbal communications (i.e., gestures, motions, batting eyelashes, etc;) and the importance of realizing that different groups of people may interpret them in different ways. The primary focus of this particular report, however, is to analyze the controversy over whether most non-verbal communication activities are in-born traits or learned activities. Various issues and studies are explored to help answer this very question and arguments seem to lean strongly in favor of the 'in-born side' for certain non-verbal communications while some lean strongly in favor of the 'learned' side for other examples of non-verbal communication. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Achievements of Roger Wolcott Sperry

    15 pages in length. Roger Wolcott Sperry's career spanned a good part of the twentieth century, during which time his contributions to the scientific community were instrumental in establishing a great deal of fresh and previously unfathomable concepts in relation to human brain function. Not only was he praised with the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on split-brain function, but more importantly were his contributions to mind-brain and humanist values, as well as ideas of free will and consciousness. Characteristically reminiscent of Sperry's desire to help an ailing planet, he was forever involved in issues that would someday help the human race begin to rectify the damage is has caused to the earth. Additionally, Sperry's social, political and religious impact was such that he touched each one with his personal quest to better the world as it existed during his life. The writer discusses Sperry's other important achievements over and above split-brain function. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Women and Telecommunications II

    In this well-argued 6 page paper, the point is made that tele-commuting does little more for women than keep them at home-- where they were a century ago. Women who work from their home office/computer are expected not only to handle corporate business from 9 - 5, they are also usually expected to take care of household affairs and even to raise children during the same time. This stands in contrast with men who cyber-commute but who are not expected to do anything other than work during the course of the business day. Various other relevant ethical issues are discussed and it is ultimately concluded that women have very little to gain in today's workplace. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Turkey and the Marketing of Computer Hardware

    7 pages in length. Once plagued with the unflattering moniker Sick Man of Europe, Turkey has done well to bring itself into the twenty-first century. One of the primary components of this vast improvement has been within the world of technology, where the Turks have sought to incorporate both their people and their government into the forward-moving aspect of computerization. As a means by which to help this nation expand, the marketing of computer hardware will serve as a significant boost to the ongoing efforts of Turkey's technological expansion. The writer discusses various issues and concerns in relation to marketing computer hardware in Turkey. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • L.L. Bean and Call Center Issues

    An 11 page paper discussing the advantages to information management of the computer-telephone integrated call center, including the implications brought by Internet protocol (IP) telephony. The customer-focused, automated call center provides a broad solution to many business dilemmas. It provides enhanced customer service that is automated and managed yet appears highly personal to the customer, and it can increase the company's competitive advantage with its customers. Information is tailored to the needs of the business, summarized for analysis and centralized for access. Per-seat call center costs have decreased so that its advantages are available to many more companies now than in the past. With L.L. Bean's commitment to superlative customer service and treating "customers like human beings," the call center provides solution for many of the issues facing L.L. Bean in the current climate of intense retail competition and the need for current and reliable information management. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Success of the ABC News Program Nightline

    A 5 page paper discussing the late-night news show. Born of the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, the ABC news show has been running continually for 20 years with Ted Koppel as its anchor. The paper discusses the general liberal slant of most journalists, the effects of American families' hectic schedules on their ability to see network news, and Koppel's mastery of keeping passionate guests to the issues at hand as some of the reasons for the show's continued success. Koppel himself deserves much of the credit for the success of the show, and ABC will need to carefully select a successor when he retires. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Who Benefited from the Monroe Doctrine?

    8 pages in length. The Monroe Doctrine stood for many things and addressed many issues, both nationally and worldwide; however, it can be argued that the primary motivation behind President James Monroe's desire to implement his doctrine was as a means by which to protect American interests. The 1823 declaration that announced Monroe's intentions was met with a considerable amount of surprise, being that it was looked upon as a mighty bold step toward American foreign policy. The writer discusses how Monroe effectively sought to protect the interests of every United States citizen, while at the same time flexing the country's blossoming authority. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Colonial Domination Independence of Latin America

    3 pages in length. Postcolonial Latin America yearned for the ability to break out from the oppressive constraints of the dictatorship that precluded its people's opportunity for freedom. It can be argued that autocratic rule was part and parcel of Latin America's existence all the way up to the point of its self-independence that was finally realized by those who had been held down for so long. Instrumental to the overall conquest of independence was the coupling of social realities and intellectual developments, as well as issues surrounding the economic and political stability of Spain and Portugal. While many of the motivating factors for freedom were the result of external forces, there were also some internal elements that helped to assist the eventual move toward Latin American independence. The writer discusses Latin America's self-independence. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Life and Writings of James Fenimore Cooper

    6 pages in length. James Fenimore Cooper, the prolific author who has penned some of the most memorable literary works in American history, did not originally intend to be a writer; rather, the fact that he found his inherent ability to write was discovered quite by accident. His literary career began at the late age of thirty years old, in spite of the fact that he harbored an intense interest in reading just about everything that came his way. As time went on, Cooper focused more heartily upon his craft, as well as American issues, which served to thrust him into the literary world. The writer discusses Cooper's life and work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • America's System of Justice and Women

    A 16 page research paper. The topic of women and the US Justice System is indeed a broad one, containing several aspects that cannot be ignored by any discussion of both the role of and the effects on women. It is necessary to look at women on each side of the judicial bench—how those in judging positions perform their duties and the contributions they make, and how those embroiled in legal issues common to women are faring today compared to past times. Also important is the fair and unbiased evaluation of the effects and the realized results of laws specific to women, such as sex discrimination of women and reforms of rape laws that have been in place in several jurisdictions for several years, while are still under discussion in others. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Impact of Free Trade

    A 3 page essay looking impartially at both sides of the free trade issue. The paper defines free trade and presents some of the arguments both for and against it. No additional sources cited.

  • Comparing Characters in Ghosts and Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

    5 pages in length. Henrik Ibsen's talent for delving deeply into social composition is characteristically synonymous with the level of cultural implication the author incorporates into his works. 'Hedda Gabler' and 'Ghosts' are but two selections of Ibsen's writing that represent how a patriarchal society helps to eat away at the female characters' very existence. Caught within the never-ending web of gender bias, both Hedda and Mrs. Alving are forced to proceed with their lives as though they were merely extensions of other's, uneasily precluded from advancing their own interests. Also intertwined within the frame work of 'Hedda Gabler' and 'Ghosts' stands the issues of self-worth and the deflated value that each woman places upon her own importance as a result of male dominance. The writer compares and contrasts the characters of Hedda and Mrs. Alving. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Memory's Precategorical and Categorical Distinctions

    Many theories have been proposed to explain the cognitive development of the human mind and the distinctions between the stages of development as well as the types of processing and modes of perception. In recent years, a number of researchers have considered the distinction memory as a component of cognition, and have made distinct delineations between iconic and echoic (or auditory sensory) store and their relationship to precategorical and categorical stages in development. This 5 page paper supports the contention that auditory sensory store (echoic) is precategorical and considers the implication of this theory. In addition, the researcher also provides an overview of studies that could be conducted to evaluate this theory and to assist in clarifying this issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Problems of Cohabitation

    A 5 page paper discussing the problems that can arise from living together without marriage. Living together has caused far more controversy than just the value of maintaining laws that are no longer enforced. The focus here is its effects on traditional marriage and social issues. Though the most common opinion is that there is nothing 'wrong' with living together either instead of, or before marriage, there is increasing evidence that there is indeed something 'wrong' with it, to the extent that it is listed as a risk factor against the success of subsequent marriage between the same partners. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature for Young Adults and Homosexuality

    This 6 page personal essay discusses homosexuality and the fact that it should be presented in young adult literature along with any other issue that will have an impact on a young person’s life. The author points out that there are people who think of it as a the most heinous of sins “against nature” and others who believe it is of no more relevance than the color of one’s eyes. And, of course, there are others who are convinced that they “aren’t bothered” by gays and lesbians but don’t understand why “they can’t just keep to themselves.” Each of these attitudes are attitudes which have evolved as the result of personal experience and belief systems, most of which were established before a person reached adulthood. What an adolescent or teen reads serves as an important component in shaping his or her beliefs. To deny that homosexuality exists r to declare it as a perversion or sin only serves to negate the existence of an entire group of people. No sources listed.

  • New England in the Seventeenth Century and Environmental History

    A 6 page research paper that examines chapter 3 from a text concerning American environmental history. In the text Major Problems in American Environmental History, editor Carolyn Merchant assembles an eclectic yet revealing collection of documents and essays that offer a form of "snap shot" of a specific period in American history in relation to environmental issues. Chapter 3 of this text focuses on the New England forest in the seventeenth century. Examination of this chapter demonstrates the basic conflict not only between how the Native Americans perceived the natural world, but also between how different groups of Europeans perceived it. These documents indicate that how the natural world is perceived and conceptualized within the boundaries of the human imagination is crucial to human interaction with the natural world. Bibliography lists 12 sources taken from this 1 text.

  • A History Of Holy Communion

    A 20 page paper that begins with a quotation from Justin Martyr. Worship in the early church illustrates how it was decided to administer the Eucharist on 'Sunday.' The history of the Eucharist from the 1st century. The writer comments on the theology of transubstantiation, a controversial topic and includes Scripture used by the Catholic Church as support for this belief. Different documents from the Holy See are reported illustrating the changes in the beliefs and practice of administering the Eucharist. Another issue discussed is the practice of the early church including infants and children in the Lord's Supper. Finally, the writer discusses Lay Eucharistic Ministers. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Ethics and Human Resource Management

    6 pages in length. Because society is fundamentally based upon performance and profit, it is not unusual to find that it is necessary to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility with regard to contemporary commerce. The ethical approaches of purpose, principle and consequence are integral components of business social performance; itemizing these contributions finds one incorporating the interests of ethics and morality within the corporate structure, essential concepts that are often absent from a Human Resources standpoint. It is important for the student to realize that the very issues of corporate social responsibility should rightly exist within every company's infrastructure; however, one can readily realize that social integrity is not something that is often at the forefront of modern day Human Resource Management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Human Resource Management and Total Quality Management

    A 31 page paper. What is the relationship between total quality management (TQM) and human resource management (HRM)? That is the question this research paper addresses. First, a brief history of each TQM and HRM is presented. The writer then describes, outlines and discusses: the integration of TQM and HRM; implementing TQM in HR departments; why TQM fails; more tips of do's and don'ts when trying to implement TQM; conclusions. The paper includes discussion of a vast array of issues related to the main topic. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Social Status of Women in the Ancient Societies of Greece, Rome, and Mesopotamia

    7 pages in length. Within the realm of life exists inherent elements to one's existence; paramount to man's existence is the concept of natural rights. Philosophers have long postulated what, exactly, these rights consist of within the massive scope of mortality, with some contending that natural rights are those that are without social infiltration, while others attest to the fact that natural rights are doled out only by social status. From century to the next, the issue of natural rights has evolved from overwhelming gender oppression to the recognition – in many parts of the world, at least – that women maintain just as important a place upon this earth as does her male counterpart. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gunpowder's Invention and Historical Impact

    This is a 10 page paper which discusses the history of gunpowder and the impact it had on society and continues to today with the great increase in the ownership of guns and weaponry. Constitutional issues and the power of the modern day NRA are considered when discussing gun control. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and the Impact of Technology

    A 14 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and Technology

    A 19 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Employment Law of the UK and the Unfair Dismissal Concept

    This 22 page paper reports and explains unfair dismissal as outline in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Employment Rights Act 2002 and the changes made in the interim. There are any number of contexts for an unfair dismissal claim, for example, claims related to maternity leave or to trade union activities. Some of the multitude of Codes of Practice are discussed, such as those ACAS issued in 2000 regarding Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. Many of the changes in the 2002 Act were actually enacted prior to this Act, such as the qualifying years of service for unfair dismissal claims and the increase in the maximum awards. Tribunal cases are used to illustrate why a tribunal may find the dismissal fair or unfair. Data regarding the number of cases going to tribunals are reported as a justification for changes in the procedures. The writer comments on whether the 2002 Act was more advantageous to the employer or the employee as compared to the 1996 Act and its subsequent revisions. Data are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Tyson Foods Case Study

    8 pages in length. The moral dilemma in this particular text addresses the issue of business ethics and integrity. Is it wrong to receive special treatment when it is nothing more veiled bribery? From an outsider's point of view, Tyson Foods was attempting to cover up issues the company did not want brought into the public eye, and Espy was more than willing to accommodate their compromised position. Determining what constitutes values is the fundamental purpose of corporate social responsibility. Given the fact that all of humanity must coexist on the same planet, there has to be a modicum of consideration with regard to business values. If not, then there would be no sense of tolerance or respect for individual life. People have to abide by an ethical code as a means by which to ensure proper behavior among the world’s population. According to Tyson and Espy's behavior, however, one must question who is to determine just what this corporate ethical code will represent, and who is to say that all commerce must follow it? The writer discusses that defining ethics is to define man’s proper values and interests, a concept that must exist within the framework of all business infrastructures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Global Politics and Realism's Strengths and Weaknesses

    8 pages in length. As the world embarks upon the new millennium, questions abound with regard to events that occurred during the twentieth century. With particular emphasis upon those that took place just in the past several years, one can surmise that many of these incidents can be attributed to idealism, a philosophy that employs the conscious desire to change the world, as opposed to efforts based in realism. Issues such as national security, arms control, global economy, foreign policy, peace efforts have, indeed, not been grounded in a realistic composure. When one assesses the main strengths and weaknesses of realism in describing world politics, the primary contention that exists is its constant battle against the notion of idealism. The writer discusses how this theory is quite relevant for addressing global contingencies in the 21st century, inasmuch as it is a chronic lack of realism, combined with cynical politics that continues to threaten world issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Policy of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and Gays in the Military

    A 14 page examination of a very complex issue. The author asserts the military's approach is short-sited. The military must open its eyes and look to other professional arenas where the issue of homosexuality has taken a more visible stance. Despite the continued protest from those that oppose allowing alternate sexual orientation to surface in the military, the military is a place of employment and the same concerns which arise in regard to homosexual right emerge there just as they do among civilians. One's sexual orientation does not impact one's ability to do a job. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Adolescent Psychology and Family Dysfunction

    This 12 page paper considers the factors that influence self-esteem and individual self-perception in families where parental success translates into expectations about a child's performance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Kant v. Aristotle on Ethical Issues Involving Performing Surgery That is Unnecessary to Return an Unfit Soldier to Combat

    This 5 page report discusses the hypothetical situation put forth in a episode of the television show M*A*S*H. One of the doctors decides to perform an unnecessary surgery on a battle officer whose record carried an unreasonably high number of casualties. The logic was the longer he was kept out of command on the battlefield, the fewer soldiers under his command would die. This report makes the argument that the ethical theory of Aristotle would have supported him in that decision while the ethical theory of Kant would have denounced the doctor’s logic. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Society According to Emile Durkheim

    A 5 page paper which discusses the theories of Emile Durkheim as they involve society. The paper also addresses Durkheim's beliefs concerning the transition of society from traditional to modern, emphasizing issues such as society, suicide, crime, and deviance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • UK Qualitative Study Proposal on Understanding the Effects of Sexual Abuse on Adult Learning Disabilities

    This 10 page paper give a detailed proposal for a study to determine the level of acceptance and understanding of sex abuse in adults with learning disabilities. The paper includes a comprehensive literature review followed by a methodology for qualitative primary research. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Global Organization Doctors Without Borders

    (6pp) Doctors Without Borders is an international organization, with offices in 18 countries. It sends more than 2,000 volunteers, of more than 45 nationalities, to some 80 countries annually. It's volunteer medical staff does amazing work in strife and war torn areas throughout the globe. In 1999 the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Basic Human Right of Health Care

    A 5 page paper arguing that access to health care is a right, rather than a privilege. There are those who maintain that health care is no more a right than is the "right" to drive fast cars; far more subscribe to the view that access to health care is a basic right of all people. This paper echoes that position. The paper suggests that neither employers nor the government needs to be central in the debate over health care reform, but that individuals need to be given control through the use of medical savings accounts and vouchers for the poor. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Aging and High Blood Pressure

    (10 pp) Hypertension, one of the most common medical problems, affects 60 million people in the US. Recent studies show that only 57% of patients known to be hypertensive are controlled. Hypertension is a risk factor for a multitude of potentially life-threatening illnesses. Called the "silent killer," hypertension is usually asymptomatic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Suicide and Patients with AIDS and HIV

    This 18 page report discusses the many issues associated with suicide and people with HIV/AIDS. The disease has raised numerous issues such as access to care, prevention, cost of treatment, drug therapy and much more. Not surprisingly, it has also intensified the debate regarding right to die, physician assisted suicide, and the moral issues associated with suicide. As people are forced to live with a disease that slowly but surely robs them of all strength and any measure of personal dignity, many have made the decision not to endure that process or cause their loved ones to have to experience it with them. The impact of the loss of personal autonomy, the emotional and physical suffering, and the related care issues are presented in terms of both AIDS patients and their caregivers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Suicide and Patients with AIDS and HIV

    This 18 page report discusses the many issues associated with suicide and people with HIV/AIDS. The disease has raised numerous issues such as access to care, prevention, cost of treatment, drug therapy and much more. Not surprisingly, it has also intensified the debate regarding right to die, physician assisted suicide, and the moral issues associated with suicide. As people are forced to live with a disease that slowly but surely robs them of all strength and any measure of personal dignity, many have made the decision not to endure that process or cause their loved ones to have to experience it with them. The impact of the loss of personal autonomy, the emotional and physical suffering, and the related care issues are presented in terms of both AIDS patients and their caregivers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Epistemology's Philosophical Definitions

    This 5 page report discusses “the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge” and the ways in which issues are generally understood within the framework of those doing the understanding. It is important to understand that subjectivity is the primary factor that determines the how an issue is interpreted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Controversy and NEA

    This 10 page paper examines the past history of the NEA; controversial issues which have surrounded federal funding of the arts, including First Amendment issues clarified in 1998. Censorship outrage due to the work of Serrano and Maplethorpe is also discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Social Prejudice in Beloved by Toni Morrison and The Castles Of Athlin And Dunbayne by Anne Radcliffe

    5 pages in length. Assessing the prejudicial differences that exist between Anne Radcliffe's 'The Castles Of Athlin And Dunbayne' and Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' is to address the issue of social class. The reality of Scottish white privilege as it is bestowed upon Radcliffe's Mary is entirely separate and apart from the ravages of Morrison's enslaved Sethe. The writer discusses that the manner by which each character is influenced by prejudice of social class implores the reader to envision the glaring contrarieties between a white British woman a black African American female. No additional sources cited.

  • Predestination, Life, and Relationships in Passing by Nella Larsen

    7 pages in length. Expressing one's feelings on family relationships, love, predestination and following dreams is not such an unusual occurrence; that is, of course, unless one is doing so in the early part of the twentieth century. Back during the time Nella Larsen wrote her groundbreaking story "Passing," these issues were dealt with in the privacy of one's own thoughts. Indeed, it was highly irregular to delve into such concentrated and personal subjects as these, especially in front of strangers. However, Larsen recognized the need to address the sometimes more difficult aspects of life, which she achieved so eloquently in "Passing." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Analysis of Conde's, I,Tituba, Black Witch of Salem.

    3 pages in length. Tituba, the only black woman to be accused of witchery, had many conflicting issues in her life, not the least of which were trying to distinguish a balance between suffering and happiness in order to construct a meaningful life. In her attempt to achieve this elusive balance, she must often make a choice between freedom and love. By having to make this choice, one might readily surmise that while freedom, love and happiness were of paramount importance to her, none of them could be achieved without suffering. The writer discusses this topic as it relates to Maryse Conde's "I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem." No additional sources cited.

  • Indonesia and Civil Unrest

    14 pages in length. The riots and civil unrest in Indonesia since the beginning of 1998 have been interpreted as demonstrating the impossibility of maintaining ethnic and religious harmony. The extent to which the primary factors of civil unrest in Indonesia are ethnic and religious are involved and widespread, with much of the disharmony dating back to the annexation of East Timor. Additionally, the issue of freedom as it relates to ethnic and religious diversity appears to be caught in a perpetual holding pattern, inasmuch as Indonesians the quest for these freedoms will not come without much battle and bloodshed. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Feminist Approach to Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

    5 pages in length. Leslie Marmon Silko's "Ceremony" addresses a long-standing issue that has existed between Native American men and women: the open and equal pursuit of identity. That patriarchy has been the controlling social force for centuries has effectively placed the female gender in the shadows of acceptance, while the male gender has successfully progressed in all possible areas: politics, education and economics. For women, these areas have long histories of restraint through design of the woman’s role; the effects of such designs have been so well entrenched that they have automatically applied to virtually every other area of public life. No additional sources cited.

  • Latino Students of California and Changes in Population

    9 pages in length. As a result of the changing demography of Latino students within California's school system, it has become apparent that other changes have also taken place due to this shift in population that adversely affect the academic needs of the Chicano/Latino population at the elementary, secondary and post secondary segments of the educational pipeline. Humanity has been enduring an ongoing battle for centuries: the strained relations among the races. Despite efforts to put the past behind, signs remain at nearly every juncture that there still exists a strong sense of racial dissension. While many Caucasians do not see the problem being as severe as it is represented, Latinos angrily reply that the lighter skinned race has not had to endure such prejudice and, therefore, cannot begin to identify with the situation. Caucasian Americans do not interpret racism as a big problem, therefore, they do not see a need for government intervention. Similarly other United States minorities believe they often receive unfair treatment, as well, because of their race. However, assimilation into the California school system presents yet another obstacle for the growing Latino population. The writer discusses issues of academic interference, as well as addresses potential solutions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Service and Volunteerism in the US, Chile, and France

    This is a 5 page paper comparing volunteerism in France, Chile and the United States. Volunteerism and community service are not international trends and are unheard of in many countries. In the United States at least 49% of the population has claimed that they have volunteered at least once in a community based organization or event. Nationally however, volunteers within the United States tend to concentrate their volunteer efforts on local levels as do local corporations. Volunteers in France and other European countries however concentrate more on international issues and social responsibility than on local concerns. In other countries, such as Chile, volunteerism is almost unheard of and not an historical or cultural aspect of the national government’s agenda. As the difference in the wealth and poorer classes in Chile widens, volunteers have only recently emerged to try and promote support for people within the communities to have the basics of life and have had to rely heavily upon international volunteer efforts and support. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Women's Roles in Western and Hindi Cinema

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the different roles of women as portrayed in contemporary Hindi and Western film. Comparisons of the movies “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Sleepless in Seattle” are made. Both movies were based on the same story but were treated differently in the roles the women played. “Kuch Kuch” had to maintain the male-dominated features from Indian society but the women still were strong, independent yet respectful of tradition and the story touched on several social issues. “Sleepless” portrayed women as independent in their work and lives, but were pathetic in their pursuit of men and the story remained simple and predictable. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History and Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment

    A 5 page paper which examines the history of the death penalty and then discusses the pros and cons of the issue. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Argument Against Legalization of Marijuana

    A 2 1/2 page paper which presents both sides to the issue of legalizing marijuana and argues it should remain illegal. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sexual Conversion Psychotherapy and Ethics

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the ethical arguments in relation to sexual conversion psychotherapy. It is unethical to attempt to modify sexual orientation through psychotherapy due to the fact that homosexuality is not a mental illness and using therapies designed for mental illness are not only detrimental for the client but are also misrepresenting homosexuality as a mental illness. Despite the fact that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has deemed sexual conversion therapies as unethical practice, many therapists still offer this “treatment” to clients based on their feelings that it is unethical to disregard patient wishes. However, since there is no scientific or historical treatments which have shown any success in sexual conversion therapy, psychotherapists who “treat” clients for their sexual preferences are not only unethical because they are providing therapy which they know is ineffective but they are also taking payment for failed therapy. Rather than support clients in their sexual preferences and offer counseling in regards to handling stresses and pressures from society, psychotherapists who attempt sexual conversion therapy leave their clients with lower self-esteem and self-identification issues than when they first came to the therapists because they perceive that they have failed “treatment”. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Female Sex Offenders and the Prison Environment

    This 7 page paper considers the issue of childhood sexual abuse and the increasing number of women who have been charged with this crime. This paper defines the largess of the problem, the increasing number of women in the prison setting who have committed sexual crimes against children and the need to define a treatment model that takes into consideration the causative factors and characteristics of female sex abusers. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Comparison Between Progressive and Regressive Taxes

    This 3 page report discusses the differences between two types of taxes levied in the United States. Regressive taxes – those that take a higher percentage of low incomes than high incomes. Sales taxes, especially on items such as food, clothing, medicine, and other basic necessities are examples. Progressive taxes are those that take a higher proportion of large incomes than of small ones. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Great Britain and the Incidences of Suicide by Hanging

    This 6 page paper considers a journal article published in The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology entitled ‘Why are the British hanging themselves?’. The paper considers the aims and results of the study, its’ strengths sand weaknesses and the ways in which it compares to other papers. Improvements are also considered. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Herbal Medicines and Their Uses

    This 6 page paper addresses the subject of herbal medicines and whether or not they should be used in conjunction with prescription drugs. Echinacea and St. John's wort are specifically mentioned. The paper concludes that using herbal products can be beneficial but caution should prevail. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Strengths and Limitations of Western Medicine

    3 pages in length. The writer discusses inherent strengths and limitations with regard to western medicine. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Necessary Treatment Option of Homeopathy

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the manner by which homeopathic medicine is not only a proven alternative to conventional methods, but also that it is a very necessary addition to incorporate it into treatment programs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Discussion of U.S. Supreme Court Cases with Controversial Issues

    8 pages in length. Within the past several years, the Supreme Court has had to grapple with many controversial issues and decide accordingly the best way to appease both the law and the public. A number of such issues have represented the changing times where individuals are routinely forced to seek legal guidance from the nation's highest court. The writer discusses doctor-assisted suicide, medicinal/religious marijuana and the Family Medical Leave Act as they relate to Supreme Court rulings. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Children's Rights Literature Review

    A 25 page paper discussing the twists that the simple term of “children’s rights” can take. A decade ago, the United Nations issued a proclamation stating that all children of the world have the right to expect a life in which they have decent clothing and shelter, and have enough food to sustain life. The proclamation also made rather vague statements regarding their rights to safety and basic human rights as well. It may not have produced results for the children, but did serve to set off heated debates around the world as to any further or hidden meaning that the statements may have been designed to convey. The paper discusses implications of children’s rights in terms of general, legal, civil, “life” and medical issues, including discussions of research that has been done in each. Bibliography lists 24 sources.

  • Providing Comfort in the Emergency Room

    As an ER nurse, it is easy to get caught up in the fast pace of the environment, to focus on the technical and critical nature of nursing in the ER and to forget that patients are people with hopes and fears and dreams rather than just people exhibiting illnesses and crying out in pain for immediate release. It is even easier in a rush to forget that these patients have families that care deeply for the welfare of their loved ones in need of urgent medical care and what that implies. For this reason, I sometimes repeat the hospital mission to myself like a mantra to help bring me out of my single-minded focus on the medical well-being of patients and be open to dealing with their immediate emotional well-being as well, as required by the necessity for providing comfort as well. 5 references. jvERexpe.rtf

  • Career Objectives and Philosophy of Nursing

    3 pages in length. Nursing, a profession that was decidedly more of the female persuasion in the mid-eighteen hundreds, has long been considered an extension of a woman's natural ability to nurture. Had it not been for Florence Nightingale's attempts to humanize the medical profession in the nineteenth century, there is no telling where contemporary society would be with regard to humane and appropriate medical care. Fast forward to the twenty-first century and it is clear how nurses play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry. No bibliography.

  • Deafness and Differing Perceptions

    This 3 page report discusses three different views of deafness: 1) a medical view which sees deafness as a medical problem to be cured; 2) a communicative view, which takes deafness to be an impediment to effective communication with others, and; 3) the cultural view, which focuses on the distinctive cultural heritage and patterns of the signing deaf community. Positive and negative aspects of each view are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Personal Philosophy of Nursing

    A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that informs and shapes that particular nurse’s practice behaviors (Courier, 2008). As a medical profession, nursing knowledge draws upon the related scientific fields (CSUB, 2006). However, nursing also goes beyond the medical model of healthcare delivery to stress humanistic, caring qualities that address the emotional, psychological side of human experience, as well as physiological needs. The purpose of the following essay is to provide a guide to a nursing student that can aid that student in describing his or her own personal philosophy of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How Exercise Delays Onset Of Dementia In Alzheimer's Patients: Literature Review

    20 pages in length. The natural course of aging takes its toll on both the body and mind; as much significant progress medical technology has made, there are still some aspects of human existence it cannot stop or reverse. Multimodal exercise has long been a highly recommended component of the geriatric health protocol as a method by which to tone muscles, strengthen bones stronger and keep all the bodily systems in good function. Why is it, therefore, that exercise is only just recently being associated with the delay onset of dementia when it has such dramatically positive impact upon the rest of the physiological makeup? Second only to the skin, the human brain is the largest organ in the body that responds to stimuli no differently than others, however, it is also vastly complex when compared to the liver or heart; because medical science still has a very long way to go before the mind's holistic function and capacity is known, new realizations of the mind/body connection will continue to be made, not the least of which includes the growing association between physical activity and staving off dementia. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Personal Philosophy of Nursing

    A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that informs and shapes that particular nurse’s practice behaviors (Courier, 2008). As a medical profession, nursing knowledge draws upon the related scientific fields (CSUB, 2006). However, nursing also goes beyond the medical model of healthcare delivery to stress humanistic, caring qualities that address the emotional, psychological side of human experience, as well as physiological needs. The purpose of the following essay is to provide a guide to a nursing student that can aid that student in describing his or her own personal philosophy of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • First Respondents and Handling Critical Incident Stress

    6 pages in length. Reaction to critical incidents, such as tragedies, deaths, serious injuries, hostage and/or threatening situations, require the human being to respond in a way that intensifies the inherent stress related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Those within the rescue field are prone to inordinate levels of stress over and above many other professions; as a result, extremely traumatic or overwhelming situations sometimes spawn a damaging psychological reaction called Critical Incident Stress. Those who are involved with events that are far more serious than others will attend Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) as a means by which to diffuse some of the internal emotional buildup caused by post-traumatic stress, but sometimes that is not enough to address the extent to which an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or firefighter is suffering. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medical Issues in Euthanasia

    This 3 page paper discusses how the rule of “do no harm” applies in cases where a patient asks the doctor to help them die. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Medicinal Marijuana Use and Ethical Issues

    A 6 page research paper on whether it is ethical for physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes in extreme cases. The writer details both sides of the controversy, the evidence in support of not prescribing it, and the ethical considerations which are pertinent--ultimately arguing in favor of one side. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Contemporary Nursing Ethics

    A 5 page research paper that discusses a case scenario and the ethical issues involved. Due to medical innovation and advancement, more patients are living longer with chronic diseases. But while these innovations can prolong life, death is eventually inevitable for everyone and, therefore, it seems logical that the majority of nurses will be called upon at some point in their roles to provide palliative care. Therefore, this writer/tutor chose to focus this exploration of a nursing ethics situation on a case recounted by LaDuke (2004) that describes her feelings and decision-making process concerning palliative care for a patient whom LaDuke cared for during the 1990s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Two Classical Era Ethical Theorists on Animal Experimentation

    6 pages in length. The ethical nature of animal experimentation has long been debated as to whether or not it stands as a necessary element for humanity. After all, the primary -- if not only -- reason animals are utilized in laboratory tests is to further the interests of mankind, often without the least bit of concern for the animals who forfeit their lives in exchange for medical, cosmetic and household product advancements. Classical ethics theorists Emile Durkheim and Immanual Kant may have had similar viewpoints on some issues, but when it came to concerns over the ethical fortitude of animal experimentation, the writer discusses how Durkheim would have befriended the animals' plight long before Kant would have, who adopted a utilitarian concept. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Relationship Between Patient and Doctor and the Process of Building Trust

    A 10 page proposal for a qualitative research work. There have been relatively limited efforts at defining and studying the relationship of trust between physician and patient that not only is desirable, but some believe is critical for attaining the best patient outcomes. Some have attempted to treat the issue as a sociological, rather than a medical, discipline, but then lost the point of the sociological study in layers of statistical analysis. This paper proposes using focus group discussions to identify specific physician behaviors that contribute to building patient trust, using groups of diverse physical as well as ethnic makeup. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Mankind's Best Achievements

    A 5-page paper that examines the accomplishments that mankind has achieved since the sixteenth century and the ultimate effects these accomplishments have had on modern existence. Discussed are the discoveries of the seventeenth century, the revolutions of the eighteenth century, the medical breakthroughs of the nineteenth century and the massive progress of the twentieth century. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History of U.S. Sexual Harassment Legislation

    This 8 page paper provides a comprehensive history and background of the sexual harassment laws in the United States. The essay begins by reporting how and when the term sexual harassment was coined and the fact that the issue is not a new one. At least one author has traced serious incidents of sexual harassment to the 1800s. A chronology of the most important acts and laws regarding sexual harassment is included, beginning with the 1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that also created the EEOC. The legal definition of sexual harassment is included along with the evolution of the concept over the years. The two specific types of sexual harassment are explained. An overview of two specific cases, Ford Motor Company and Lutheran Medical Center in New York is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Electrical Stimulation For Chronic, Non-healing Wounds Literature Review

    Chronic wound care is considerably more difficult to manage than it seems; a single ulcer or open sore can have a tremendous impact upon an individual's personal and professional life to the point of disrupting it entirely. From high health care costs to job loss to compromised quality of life, what may otherwise seem to laypeople as an innocuous medical issue is in truth quite impacting upon the patient's entire life, not the least of which includes impaired mobility, chronic pain and social isolation (Ly & Poole-Warren (2008). Utilizing the ever-growing technological options for this particular problem has rendered some benefit to accelerated wound care, however, the speed with which such methods as electrical fields like POSiFECT and Dermapulse depends upon the severity of the wound. the delayed and sometimes ineffective nature of conventional wound treatment has rendered the need for more advanced options that while not perfect are showing great promise as a viable and better alternative.

  • Male Fertility and Spinal Cord Injuries

    A 24 page research paper that offers an extensive literature review that addresses studies concerning spinal cord injury men and their fertility. Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) can result from a variety of accidents that include car accidents, falls, violence or sports-related activities (Brackett, 1999). Spinal cord injuries also frequently happen with young men, in the years when they would like to father children. Among the multiple medical challenges facing these young men is the inability to ejaculate via sexual intercourse (Brackett, 1999). This literature review explores the literature on this issue. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Etiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    An 11 page research paper on pulmonary tuberculosis in which the writer focuses upon the disease's causes, frequency, spread, and effects. Cavities, or holes in the lungs can develop in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis when the host response to the infecting organisms unleashes its destructive potential on the host cells as well, leading to liquefaction of tissue. Specific forms of pulmonary tuberculosis such as miliary TB are discussed as well. Recommended medical treatments are detailed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Quitting Smoking and Orem's Model

    A 10 page medical paper on smoking cessation program development for nurses using Dorothea E. Orem's conceptual model. Paper includes discussion of the model, comparison to Dorothy E. Johnson and Steenbarger's model, plus an example process record for a smoking cessation program for a college student. Includes intervention and evaluation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Small Business Impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses how small businesses have been impacted by the Family Medical Leave Act. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Pay Equity

    This 7 page paper looks at why and how pay equity and equality in total remuneration is protected in the United States, considering the federal laws, such as the the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and equal opportunities, including the Equal Pay Act. The paper considers how this impacts on businesses and the systems that are or should be used to ensure equity is in place. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV

    This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medium Sized Hospital Implementation of the Windows NT Server

    This 5 page report discusses the implementation of a Windows NT server in a medium-sized hospital. The implementation of a Windows NT network at the hospital will enable users to run cross-hospital and cross-service line analysis, while also being able to extract, transform and map data from multiple sites. The options available to a medium-sized hospital using such a system are far and beyond the hospital that relies upon the antiquated system of charts, notes, and suppositions on the part of the medical personnel. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Causes and Effects of Asthma

    A 3.5 page research pager that examines the causes and effects of asthma on the life of the patient as well as discussing the current medical options for treatment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • No Aging in India by Lawrence Cohen

    A 15 page analysis of Lawrence Cohen's book No Aging in India. Cohen's approach is essentially that of a medical anthropologist as he explores how cultures comprehend the body and its behavior in time. No additional sources cited.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Drug Pricing

    8 pages in length. Not unlike other industries that rely upon a positive bottom line to remain competitive, the pharmaceutical industry is faced with ever-mounting competition in this day of high medical costs and escalating insurance premiums. Staying within the industry edge is as much of a concern for the pharmaceutical companies as it is for any other conglomerate. The writer discusses pricing as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Hypnosis and How it is Used

    This 6 page paper looks at the subject and highlights how it is used by medical professionals as well as in behavior modification industries. Controversial uses are noted such as in the case of past life regression and by police to jog a witness's memory. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nursing Home Costs and the Impact of MDS/PPS/RUG III System Utilization

    A 5 page paper investigating the possibility of a nursing home nurse traveling to assisted living facilities to provide health services in those facilities. There are many cost factors involved in nursing home operation, not the least of which are facility, insurance, pharmaceutical and supplies costs. Drug costs and medical supplies are costly and continue to increase in price, but those costs still are manageable. Other operating costs can be anticipated and forecast with much greater assurance of accuracy, but the availability of skilled nursing personnel continues to be problematic. Effects of the law of supply and demand directly affects nursing homes’ costs. The purpose here is to investigate the effect of acuity and utilization of the MDS/PPS/RUG III system on nursing home costs. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Nursing Competency and the Use of Technology

    An 8 page discussion of the need for technological competence in nursing. This paper asserts that utilizing technology to optimize patient outcome is directly dependent on a nurse’s competence with that particular technology. Because technology is changing on a daily basis in the medical environment, nursing competency is an ever evolving phenomena. The problem which exists, therefore, in insuring nursing competency revolves around insuring both adequate training and provisions to provide the proper management format and accountability which is necessary to insure that nurses continually perform their duties in the most competent and constructive manner. The establishment of well designed quality assurance/quality improvement models and clinical pathways are critical components of this task. A 1/2 page Roman Numeral outline is included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Roy Model and Infection Control

    A 9 page paper discussing a case of Streptococcus a infection in an elderly woman following myocardial infarction and bypass surgery, in terms of Roy’s adaptation model. The Roy model imposes a responsibility on the part of the nurse(s) involved to adapt to changing conditions so that they can provide higher quality nursing care. The nurses of the medical/surgical floor are obliged to adapt to changing conditions and then to take steps to address conditions as they exist at any given time. The Roy model dictates that conditions will change; nurses are obliged to change with them. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medical Missionary Work and Nurses

    (5pp). When Christ sent out the twelve disciples on their first missionary tour, He bade them, "As ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." Matthew 10:7, 8. So the New Testament has directed, and medical missionaries have been trying to fulfill that command since the mid nineteenth century, unfortunately it is becoming more and more expensive to do so. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Marketing Plan for Utilizing the Adult Nurse Practitioner at an HIV/AIDS Clinic

    A 9 page paper discussing increased utilization of nurse practitioners for direct patient care at an HIV/AIDS clinic. Increased utilization of NPs in an HIV/AIDS clinic can bring about several benefits, including patient responsiveness, financial considerations and ability to see greater numbers of patients. Patients are likely to build closer interpersonal relationships with NPs than with MDs, which can benefit patients in a variety of ways, including how they manage their disease. Much of the territorial posturing by the medical community is falling away, enabling NPs and MDs to work in better cooperation for the good of their patients. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Importance Of Studying Psychology

    7 pages in length. To understand man's behavior and mental processes is to realize the capacity, quirks and composition of the human mind; as a result, studying psychology provides a greater awareness of how each individual harbors altogether different stimuli that creates said behavior and mental processes. It is imperative for these aspects to be clearly understood within the context of interaction with others and with oneself in order to better appreciate the diversity that exists between and among people. Moreover, the study of psychology provides the medical community with adequate tools to help those whose behaviors and mental processes are askew and need realignment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Medical Doctors and Nurse Practitioners Conflict Management

    A 10 page paper using the Kolb model to examine conflict assessment and management. As health care changes and patients increasingly take active roles in their own health care, they care less about hierarchy than they do results and practical application rather than medical theory. Though the struggle is between nurse practitioners and physicians, it is the patient ultimately most affected. In today’s health care system as it currently exists, nurses not only have “more time” for direct patient interaction than do MDs, they also generally have greater motivation. The model presented here stresses communication and experimentation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nursing Practice and Pain Management Research

    A 10 page paper discussing putting research into nursing practice. There is much research done in the name of furthering practice technique and nursing values. Not all research is of the quality it should be, but even that which is still is difficult to incorporate into practice in many instances. Increasing projects in nursing research are using a qualitative approach, one that typically has been looked askance on by the medical community as not being "real" science because it relies on opinions and attitudes of research subjects rather than on physically measurable (i.e., quantitative) quantities and structures. This paper reviews a well done qualitative work, then applies its findings to pain management in nursing practice. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • History and Recommendations for Advanced Directives

    Considerations An 11 page overview of advanced directives in the medical arena. The author reviews the history of advanced directives utilizing such historic cases as the Karen Ann Quinlan case and the recent high profile case of Terri Schiavo to emphasize their importance. The provisions of the 1991 Patient Self Determination Act are explored and recommendations made regarding their implementation on both a personal and organizational level. Statistics are provided regarding the popularity of such directives. A copy of a generic durable power of attorney form is included as supplementary material. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Gene Therapy and Shaywitz and Ausiello's Back To The Future

    Shaywitz and Ausiello, in their article, Back To The Future, Medicine and Our Genes, argue that the emerging gene sciences will reunite the patient, doctor and researcher in ways not seen since the 19th and early 20th centuries. This 5 page paper proposes that, in exploring the issues concerned with gene therapy, it seems as though the judgment of Shaywitz and Ausiello is well within the ethical bounds of religious and medical tenets. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Global Data Security

    A 12 page paper that begins with a report of electronic security breaches, followed by a discussion of the global security market and trends within that market. The essay then introduces a global security company and outlines a business unit structure and a geography matrix map, which is limited, and discusses how the company can gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Using health/medical data and information, the writer discusses concerns in the global security industry with comments about the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The writer then makes a recommendation for the global security company in terms of greater global expansion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Health and Illness Interpretations

    A 5 page research paper that review 5 stories of illness and healing. Insight into processes associated with both illness and healing do not necessarily have to come from medical texts or research on nursing. Literature abounds with works that provide perspective and understanding about how illness, even fatal illness, can promote psychic healing and the most healing elements are not always the ones that are the most obvious. The following examination of definitions of illness and healing looks at the lessons that can be learned from works of literature, each focusing on a different aspect of illness, death and learning to live. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Focused Clinical Inquiry of Hip Replacement Patient

    A 10 page research paper that discusses Total hip replacement (THR), which has been identified in medical literature as one of the most "successful and cost-effective surgical interventions" (McMurray, et al, 2005). This discussion of THR relates literature on this topic to the requirements of a nursing student to formulate a focused clinical inquiry that pertain to a patient that the student car for a his/her practice clinical placement in an orthopedic ward. As the student did not provide details about this experience, the information is general, so that the student can adapt it when reporting in his/her own paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Evaluation of Hospital Quality

    An 11 page research paper that address hospital quality. Hospitals in industrialized countries account for roughly 40 percent of total healthcare spending (Blendon, et al, 2004). Considering this, it is not surprising that hospitals generally stand at the center of effects to improve the quality of healthcare service while also controlling costs. In order to accomplish such a task, the first goal must be to establish standards against which quality can be evaluated. This literature review examines how hospital quality service is defined in relevant literature. The resulting information is then used to formulate an instrument for evaluating quality, both quantitatively and qualitatively, by employing a sample group made up of medical and healthcare providers as well as the patients they serve. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Evaluating the Impacts of a Vegetarian Diet Proposal

    A 20 page proposal to evaluate the effects of a vegetarian diet on health and quality of life. A specific emphasis is placed on evaluating the effects of the vegetarian diet in terms of disease prevention. Provides a review of the literature and presents the hypothesis that vegetarians are likely to enjoy an improved quality of life, a lesser propensity for obesity and such diseases as cardiovascular disorders, osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes. Suggests experimental methodology for testing this hypothesis and supports the contention that this performance can be judged through a comparison of cholesterol levels, body mass index (BMI), and medical history in regard to diseases, and blood sugars of vegetarians verses non vegetarians. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Hospital Innovation Program Education Proposal

    A 22 page paper presenting the full proposal for an innovation program at a large hospital. Program goals include (1) enabling insulin IV drip on the medical ward, rather than transferring the patient to ICU; (2) assisting patients to gain and maintain control over their blood glucose levels; and (3) encouraging continuous improvement in nursing knowledge and patient education. The program's theoretical base is a combination of planned behavior and the health-belief model in which the patient believes a problem exists and that treatment is effective. Outgrowth of the program will include greater patient education for better self-management of their diabetes. The paper includes sections addressing implementation and evaluation. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Qualitative Collection of Data and Interviews

    A 10 page paper discussing the growing use of qualitative research methods in clinical settings, focusing on the value of the interview as a data collection tool. Qualitative research still is not accepted as valid by all the medical community, but the fact remains that valid, reliable qualitative research can give insights that cannot be achieved through quantitative approaches. The interview is a valuable qualitative data collection tool, but it must be used with care. There are many ways that bias can be introduced when using that tool, and both designers and interviewers need to ensure that they strive to keep that bias at bay. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Medical Legalization of Marijuana

    A 4 page paper which examines the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Evaluation of Hospital Quality

    An 11 page research paper that address hospital quality. Hospitals in industrialized countries account for roughly 40 percent of total healthcare spending (Blendon, et al, 2004). Considering this, it is not surprising that hospitals generally stand at the center of effects to improve the quality of healthcare service while also controlling costs. In order to accomplish such a task, the first goal must be to establish standards against which quality can be evaluated. This literature review examines how hospital quality service is defined in relevant literature. The resulting information is then used to formulate an instrument for evaluating quality, both quantitatively and qualitatively, by employing a sample group made up of medical and healthcare providers as well as the patients they serve. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Veterans Affairs Benefits Proposal Paper

    6 pages in length. The main thing on the minds of every soldier coming home from military conflict is to realign themselves with the lives they left behind. Work, friends, home life, familial relationships – all of these and more require a great measure of readjustment for veterans whose entire existence has centered upon war. Even those without any battle-related encumbrances - such as mental, physical or emotional injuries – still need help assimilating back into the society they left behind in order to protect. Veterans Affairs (VA) has been an instrumental force in providing much-needed education, home loans, pensions, medical care, life insurance and vocational rehabilitation for both the veteran and his/her family, however, as beneficial as VA has been in helping veterans piece their collective lives back together with such assistance, the system has become so overloaded that more and more veterans are going without benefits they are qualified to receive. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Project for Enhancing a Medical Service Web Site

    This 16 page paper is a 15 slide PowerPoint presentation with the speaker notes. The presentation proposes the adoption of a web chat program to compliment an existing hospital web site with the aim of increasing customer service and efficiency. The presentation starts by reviewing the services, mission and values of the organization along with an environmental analysis, which are used to support the proposal. The presentation justifies the project in terms of the benefits it will provide, including a financial justification. The organization is the Maimonides Medical Center. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Arguing in Support of Marijuana Legalization

    8 pages in length. Although the writer of this essay does not necessarily endorse the use of marijuana, (s)he agrees with the argument that it is politically-incorrect to outlaw it in the United States. Very good points are made from the history of marijuana's existence in the country as well as the similar case of alcohol prohibition during the 1920's. The writer feels that the FDA should regulate the drug so that smokers do not risk using pot that is sneakily mixed with other substances. Medical evidence of marijuana's comparatively mild effects is presented and the report concludes that the negative impacts of marijuana's ban are far worse than those that would prevail if it were allowed to be sold openly and legally. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • DNR Orders Ethical Dilemma

    7 pages in length. A terminally ill patient scheduled to have palliative surgery is refused by her doctor unless she reverses the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order she put in place to address her incurable disease. The reason why her physician required his patient to change her DNR to full code while in the operating room is unclear; perhaps he did not want to have the responsibility of her potential death looming over his head without a way in which to medically address the situation. Maybe he was not fully aware of the extent to which her terminal illness necessitated such a drastic order as the DNR. Regardless of his inability or downright refusal to accept the patient's wishes, he was committing a rather serious breach of ethics where his medical practitioner's behavior is concerned. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Yellow Wallpaper & Female Marginalization

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1899), which can be understood as indicative of women's role in late nineteenth century society. This narrative portrays the way in which Victorian patriarchal attitudes served to marginalize women. Male authority trivialized female voices and regarded women more as children in adult bodies than as adult themselves. In addition to this element, Gilman's short story also introduces the way in which the medical professional interacted with women, supporting the cultural paradigm that marginalized women and added the authority of the male doctor to the social boundaries that keep women from having any sense of adult autonomy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economic Indicators 2006

    A 9 page paper examining three forecasts for each of 5 economic indicators and then relating those findings to the medical industry. The bottom line in nursing is that (1) currently active, practicing nurses have a wealth of opportunity available to them; (2) the profession is attracting greater interest among would-be students who could help ease the shortage in the future; but (3) the ongoing shortage has been in effect for so long that there is a shortage of nursing educators; and (4) those who could help ease the shortage cannot gain the training necessary for licensing. The situation is different for physicians and other health care professionals, but the bottom line for all is that demand for and costs of health care will continue to increase in the future. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Hamot Medical Center Organizational Analysis

    A 14 page paper assessing the success that this Erie, Pennsylvania hospital has had in striving for nursing excellence and making the best use of all resources available to it. In the manner in which the old business cycle underwent so many changes that today’s version needed the designation of the “new economy,” so does Hamot Medical Center discuss and pursue the “new nursing” that both builds and preserves the professionalism of nursing. The paper examines the hospital’s organizational structure, vision and mission, and assesses the organization’s success in pursuing and achieving its goals. The paper discusses the role of organizational structure in maintaining an atmosphere in which change is both possible and positive. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Community and Corrections Nursing

    A 7 page paper discussing how the correctional facility nurse can have effect in the local community. The US penal system guarantees appropriate health care to prison inmates. US Supreme Court decisions have determined that withholding any medical treatment where there is urgent need constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment," which of course is not allowed by the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution or by the American character. Providing nursing service within the prison community offers distinct challenges, but it also offers opportunities that otherwise might never be available to health care providers. Prisons often hold individuals that public health professionals have difficulty locating; extending public health screening to the correctional setting can have direct benefit both within the prison and in the local community when individual inmates are released. Includes an outline. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hospitals and TQM

    A 7 page paper discussing quality indicators and measures currently in place at the hospital in which the student works. Structure in the form of a quality director in the upper levels of the organization and attention to quality exist, but as is the case at so many other hospitals, the issue at the organization still has not achieved absolute clarity. The paper discusses the Deming cycle (PDCA), TQM theory and rating hospitals on customer satisfaction measures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Educational Management Business Model

    A 7 page paper. This essay is based on one book: "The "Business" of Reforming American Schools" by Denise Gelburg. The writer addresses the issue of adopting private sector business and management models to public education. the writer comments the effect of this practice on social justice and equity and also on the profession of teaching. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Comparative Strategic HR Management Between Southwest and Ansett Airlines

    11 pages in length. According to Mathis and Jackson (2000), the challenges of HRM are both vast and ongoing; the environment HR management must face on a daily basis is such "because changes are occurring rapidly across a wide range of issues" (p. 1). Examining two prominent airline companies and the manner by which they have addressed their respective HR challenges provides the student with grounds for comparison between two very different success outcomes in the same industry. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Human Resoiurce Management in Public Organizations

    This 8 page paper considers how HRM manifests in public bodies. The similarities and differences with commercial entities are considered and then theories of public HRM are discussed, looking at issues such as traditional and out of fashion ideas of the need for stability and the support given to this from modern studies as well as the desire for innovation and change within this sector. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Psychological Indeterminism and Determinism

    6 pages in length. Is one's life and liberty truly determined or is it primarily the result of mankind’s free will? The writer discusses this issue by addressing humanistic and cognitive theories, as well as Roger Wolcott Sperry, Thomas More's "Utopia," Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" and B.F. Skinner's "Walden 2." Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology; The Case of an Elderly Bereaved Patient

    This 4 page paper looks at the case of an elderly patient who has suffered the loss of his wife and does not approve or feel that they fit in with modern society. The issues the patient faces and ways of helping him are identified using the lifespan developmental model of Erickson and Ainsworth's theory of attachment. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Reasoning, Intelligence, Culture

    An 8 page paper that discusses specific issues within cognitive psychology. These are: the impact of errors in reasoning; deductive and inductive reasoning; intelligence and wisdom; impact of culture on intelligence; and insights gained from the class. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 2 Perspectives on Nursing Theory

    A 4 page research paper that addresses 2 issues pertaining to nursing theory. The first half of the paper examines the relationship between nursing theory and research and practice and the second half of the paper looks at how non-nursing theories can play a role in advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Agency & Traveling RNs

    A 6 page research paper that addresses the issues and ramifications of using agency and travel nurses in order to address nursing staff shortages. This examination of literature looks specifically at the use of agency and travel nurses, the benefits and drawbacks of this solution to nursing staff shortages, in order to formulate policy suggestions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Parenting and Psychology

    This 3 page paper examines the psychological theories of Binet, Piaget and Vygotsky. Various issues are discussed inclusive of the use of intelligence testing. The practical application of theory by parents is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Importance of Mathematics and Statistics in Business

    This 5-page paper offers an explanation of the importance of business math and statistics. Other issues covered include calculation of insurance premiums and property taxes, as well as depreciation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Role of Research in Psychology

    A 3 page paper that discusses certain issues in research. First, research is defined as is the scientific method of research. The paper explains primary and secondary sources and whey statistics are important in research. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Why High School Competitive Sports are Desirable

    This 9 page paper examines high school sports and looks at both sides of the issue. Several arguments are noted including the idea that steroid abuse is rampant in high schools, that schools should focus solely on academics, and that high school sports celebrates community. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Does Aggression Help or Hinder Performance in Sports

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of three articles in the current literature regarding the issue of aggression in sports and considers the methodological, statistical and analytical components of these articles. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sports Agents

    A 3 page paper. Sports agents have reputations similar to those of lawyers and for good reason. This essay reports the styles of three real sports agents and discuses the potential ethical issues involved as well as the behaviors that must be changed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Equalizing Aspects of Sport

    This 7 page paper examines sports in society. What is socially constructed? How can athletes excel when there is discrimination in sports? Various issues are examined as it respects disability, gender and race. The paper supports the notion that sport is one area where life is fair. The other side is discussed in depth as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Urban Baseball Stadium, Sporting Events, and Risk Management

    This 5 page report discusses various issues of risk management associated with using a municipal baseball stadium for sporting events by groups other than the teams directly associated with the stadium. The important elements of any risk management program include quality control, standards development, personal safety/injury, and information security. Those elements are equally important in the business of sporting events. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Total Quality Management and Implementation Barriers

    This 7 page report discusses barriers that may exist in an organization that prevent the implementation of a total quality management (TQM) program. Barriers often develop in the implementation process that disassociates TQM from “real world” results and, potentially, from “real world” people. Profitability, organizational attitudes, management style, and more are all issues that can stall the TQM implementation process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • New Millennium and Nonprofit Human Resource Influential Forces

    12 pages in length. The writer discusses that myriad concerns are at the forefront of non profit organizations as the new millennium approaches, not the least of which is that of issues revolving around Human Resources. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Healthcare Industry Financial Management

    This 5 page essay discusses issues revolving around effective and meaningful financial management in the health care industry. The political system of the United States is fundamentally responsible for the development of policy and no area feels the politicized nature of policy-making more than health care. As a result, comprehensive and effective financial management is the key component of the modern health care delivery process. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Three Essays on Business Management

    This essay is actually three essays dealing with business management topics. One covers the five stages of new companies, and why new management is needed for various stages; the second follows the concept of changing a vertical organization to a a flat, or horizontal one; and the third issue deals with the role of managers and leaders in today's corporate culture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Dental Practice Quality Management

    This 5-page paper focuses on total quality management in context of a dental practice. Issues covered include employee empowerment; customer satisfaction and the need for measuring quality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ten Issues Relating to HRM

    This 14 page paper responds to 10 questions or issues: the diagnostic and strategic approaches to human resource management; Five greatest challenges for the human resource manager today; the roles and functions of the human resource manager; the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action & Managing Diversity; steps to selecting the right employee; performance management and evaluation; what questions should the human resource manager be ready to answer in a discrimination hearing; what is the relative importance of merit, ability and seniority when promoting an employee; and what is job analysis and what is its value. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • HRM and Policy Development

    This 7 page paper addresses several specific issues related to HRM. These include: why are line managers becoming more involved in HR policy development and implementation; implications of an aging workforce, a diverse workforce and skill deficiencies in the work force; how labor shortage is affecting HRM; internal versus external recruiting; example of HR practice that supported organization strategies and that were not consistent with organization strategies. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Management in the Classroom

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of classroom management techniques. Behavioral as well as issues regarding organization are addressed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • International Operations and TQM

    This 6-page paper discusses the concept of TQM and how it fits with global operations. Issues discussed include understanding of worldwide customer service and re-thinking what, exactly, quality is. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Twenty First Century Directions for Human Resources Management

    A 3 page paper discussing some of the trends of today that promise to become commonplace in the future. HR of the future likely can be expected to look much like that of today, for the issues discussed here – diversity, participatory management, flexibility, recruiting and others – are likely to persist for some time. The ultimate goal will be to build a high-performance workforce that can change along with the needs of the business. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 5 Questions on Sales Management

    This 3-page paper answers five questions pertaining to sale managers including the importance of sales to marketing management's success, how customer relationships can be built throughout the selling process, important issue involved in recruiting a diverse sales force, creating cost effective budgets and learning about standard sales practices of a country. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 21st Century Database Management

    This 4 page paper looks at how the role of the DBA has changed over time. Issues of security are addressed and changes in technology are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Risk Management, Security, and Communication

    A paper which looks at the role of communication in security and risk management, with reference to corporate organisations and societal institutions such as the health service, and considers the impact of IT and global communication on these issues.

  • Management and Ethics

    A 6 page paper discussing the ethics involved in the Ford-Firestone tire fiasco. The Ford – Firestone fiasco began in earnest during the summer of 2000, the point at which neither company could continue to ignore the mounting problems with the combination of the Ford Explorer and Firestone tires. Neither company gave inordinate attention to the problems until forced to by consumer pressure aided by one particular lawsuit. The purpose here is to examine the ethical issues involved, particularly as they apply to Firestone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Making Management Decisions and IS Technology

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of the issue of the use of technology, with the case example of it's use for a PATH clinic that provides holistic services. For many organizations, the use of information systems technology in management decision-making is limited by the applicability for company operations. Management teams can only utilize information systems technology that corresponds with existing operational pieces, and decision-making is often limited by the software and hardware systems that are currently in use. This paper relates these to the specific case example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pain Management and Long Term Care Residents' Rights

    An 11 page paper discussing traditional and newer approaches to pain management among the elderly, specifically those confined to nursing homes. The paper includes discussion of Neuman’s, Orem’s and King’s theories of nursing practice as they relate to the issue of pain management among nursing home residents. The use of pain-killing drugs is frowned on even when use of them is necessary. More highly favored is patient education and personal responsibility in exercising pain management techniques. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Issues in Project Management

    A 5 page paper that addresses specific issues related to project management. Topics addressed include: planning, needs assessments, managing the project for success and managing risks. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Behavior Management and Ethics

    5 pages. Controlling another's behavior through behavior management will naturally bring up some ethical issues as to when such management is appropriate and in what settings. Managing the behavior of others requires moral and ethical skills as well as management skills. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Different Approaches to Human Resource Management and Business Strategy

    This 5 page paper considers the different approach to strategy and how they reflect on human resource issues. From the classical schools of Taylorism and the ideas of Sloan, through to the evolutionally, or emergent strategy of Michael Porter, and the emergence of the Japanese styles, including Kaizen. The writer discusses the attributes and theories and argues they may not be as far apart as they appear. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment

    A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining the clinic. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Management Challenges of Coca Cola

    A 6 page paper that discusses some of the many challenges this corporation has faced in the last several years. Revenues have declined steadily while more resources have been poured into markets, sometimes declining markets. Decisions have been made that were strategically unsound and that reflected poor asset management and allocation. These are some of the issues discussed in this essay. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • National Football League and Player Compensation Issues

    This 5-page paper discusses compensation issues faced by the National Football League and other professional sports teams. Under discussion are topics including free agency, equity pay and salary caps. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Profile of Waste Management Inc.

    This paper is a profile about Waste Management, Inc., what it does and its earnings. The profile also discusses whether it is a good stock buy or not, based on financial factors such as P/E, cash flow and other environmental issues. Bibliogaphy lists 4 sources.

  • Aviation Industry's Air and Noise Pollution Management

    This paper examines the pollution issue that is plaguing the aviation industry -- both in terms of noise and air pollution -- and tries to describe what steps some independent operators are taking to curb the problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Two Articles on Ethics in Nursing Reviewed

    This 3 page paper includes two article reviews in nursing ethics. One article examines a survey on ethical issues in nursing while the other focuses on the idea that nurses often engage in rule bending behavior. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Med/Surg Leader, An Interview

    A 7 page research paper. Nursing leadership is acknowledged to be one of the most crucial factors in addressing the current and emerging needs of the healthcare system. This investigation explores issues related to nursing leadership, first of all, by summarizing literature that defines and discusses the way in which leadership models relate to concepts of formal and informal power and then by offering a hypothetical interview with a nursing leader that exemplifies the principles associated with this topic. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Email Monitoring in the Workplace

    This 8 page paper examines the trouble that companies can get into through their employees' abuse of e-mail privileges. Various issues are covered including sexual harassment and the relaying of secrets. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dialogue Between Dorothy Smith, Jurgen Habermas, and Karl Marx

    A 10 page research paper that takes the rather unique perspective of dramatizing a discussion between Karl Marx, Dorothy Smith and Jurgen Habermas. The topic for discussion at this imaginary roundtable is issue of sexual harassment in the armed forces. The writer speculates on how such a discussion might progress. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Human Resources Issues

    A 5 page paper. Human resource personnel face a myriad of issues daily, such as sexual harassment, employee-employer, fairness to all employees, and violence in the workplace. What is it that causes an employee or former employee to commit violence, to kill coworkers? Why are so many workers having emotional outbursts? These are questions that are discussed. Strategies for preventing violence are also reported. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Equality, Women, and Policing

    A 5 page overview of women in law enforcement. Points out that some women have succeeded in law enforcement careers but almost inevitably they acknowledge the existence of sexual discrimination. Concludes that many times women feel that they have to simply deal with discrimination in order to keep their jobs. Suggests that much more than women's moral is at stake in the issue of sexual discrimination. Recommends methods for improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Prevention Strategies for Coercive Sexual Behaviors

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of the issue of sexual predation and considers the strategies that can be put in place for preventing coercive sexual behaviors, including incest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Diversity Issue/Harassment

    A 4 page essay that, first of all, summarizes a news article that addresses the diversity issue of racial workplace harassment. Then, the writer discusses this information in regards to its implications for workplace management. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Organizational Health

    This 20 page paper looks at four different aspects of the employment environment that concerns the ‘wellness’ of an organization. The issues discussed include bullying and harassment as elements of toxicity in a company, individual employee health, work family initiatives and the importance of the work life balance and employee assistance programs. Each influence is discussed individually. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • Educational Administration and 10 Important Issues

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the following ten issues as they pertain to educational administration: Teacher Liability; Teacher Evaluation (Improvement Plan); Arizona Public Charter Schools; Conditions of employment for teachers in Arizona; Textbook Adoption Procedure; Sexual Harassment; Executive Session; Open Meeting; Reasonable Suspicion; and Probable Cause. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Harassment in the Workplace

    8 pages in length. Internal issues have made it consistently more difficult for women to work their way up the company ladder and escape the lingering element of workplace harassment. Because corporate America is essentially a white man's world, it has been extremely difficult for women to break the mold and be accepted for their talents, while at the same time fend off unsolicited – and gratuitous – harassment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Minor Client Confidentiality - The Ethical Dimensions

    This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of counselor confidentiality with minor clients. A case study is presented that helps explore the legal and ethical issues at stake in deciding when to breach confidentiality. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analysis of New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc.

    This 14 page paper is an analysis of New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc. The firm is facing a challenge Adidas is acquiring Reebok so there will be stringer competition and the firm needs to assess the situation. The paper presents an analysis of the situation using a PESTEL analysis and Porters Five Forces as well as the internal issues and then presents recommendations. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Crisis Communication in the Workplace

    10 pages. This paper identifies issues related to crisis communication in the workplace. The case study is focused on a soft drink manufacturer that found several cases of tampering with its product. How the company handled this emergency and what actions were taken and not taken show us a lot about whether a company cares more about the customer or their own bottom line. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Costs of Recalling Products Analysis

    This 5-page paper, taken from a case study, discusses the internal costs of a product recall, and factors need to be considered when designing a plan to address these issues. The case in question deals with an auto company that recalled cars with steering defects. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Health Care and Issues of Ethics

    A 20 page research paper that examines 3 issues in health care: 1) the balance between the government's need to protect public health versus individual rights in regards to the resurgence of TB; 2) a case study, in which a dying man's wife requests termination of life-sustaining intervention and pain control; and 3) examination of court cases in which the state's need are weighed against individual rights. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Psychometric Case Studies

    A 40 paper that includes several case studies that report referral issue, background, observations, tests administered, results, interpretation, multi-axial diagnoses; recommendations. Tests include Rorschach Ink Blots, MMPI-2; NEO Pi-R. An integrated comprehensive case study includes the WAIS-IV and the MMPI-R and the reason for the Rorschach not being used. The writer concludes with comments that reflect a self-evaluation. Bibliography lists 35 sources.

  • Financial Projections for the Airbus A3XX Project

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the issues that Airbus faced in the developing the project and creating projected income statements, as well as NPV and IRR calculations.

  • Costs in the Case of New Line Films and Kim Basanger

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, concerning legal settlement following the court case between Main Line Films and Kim Basinger. The paper considers issues that are relevant to the way in which damages were assessed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Motivation Retention Hotel

    A 7 page paper that presents a case study of JC’s Casino. The casino has had some problems with dealers and housekeepers. Specifically, dealers are leaving even though they are paid more than competitors and there is increased absenteeism and turnover among housekeepers. This essay reports some facts about the case and responds to issues regarding motivation and job satisfaction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Issues in Psychotherapy

    A 15 page paper that responds to specific questions in this field of study. Topics include: brief solution focused therapy and challenges; crisis intervention with a case study; and issues regarding professional practices. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Hospital Emergency Department and Supply Chain Management

    An 11 page paper that presents a case study of a large hospital and clinic organization but that focuses on the emergency department. The writer describes the existing supply chain management issues for the emergency rooms, provides examples of supply chain management systems in other global industries as well as in the health care industry and then makes recommendations for the emergency rooms under study. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Case of 'On the Go'; HRM in a Fast Food Restaurant

    This 14 page paper looks at the case of a fast food company that is having human resource problems following the departure of a long term manager and new people taking over. The paper identifies the issues and then discusses a number of theories that may be used to help assess the causes of the problems and identify potential solutions. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Individual or Group Therapy

    A 5 page paper. The first section discusses the issue of a therapist working individually with a client or bringing family members into the sessions. The second section discusses a case study provided by the student and discusses the challenges of that case. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sirtris and GSK

    This 12 page paper is based only on a case study supplied by the student and their lecture notes. The case concerns the potential acquisition the biotechnology company Sirtris by GSK, answering a set of questions asked by the student concerning the way that the acquisition may be proposed and assessed and issues of integration after the acquisition takes place.

  • Arctic Mining Consultants - Case Study

    A 4 page paper that responds to certain questions and issues in this case. The paper provides a summary of the case, symptoms of the problem, the leadership style used, the motivation of the individuals, team dynamics, what should have been done and recommendations for future strategies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Tyco Case Study

    A 4 page paper. Using a case study, Tyco International: A Case of Corporate Malfeasance, provided by the student, the writer responds to three questions/issues: how to account for Kozlowski's behavior, how to account for the board's failure to fulfill duties, and what new CEO Breen must do to regain public confidence as well as that of other stakeholders. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • TasteeFruit Company Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a company that wants to control costs. Answering questions set by the student a standardized cost of production is calculated, potential variances are discussed and the ethical issues of inflating the price to a supplier to help them make a profit is considered. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Pastoral Ministry - Case Study

    A 3 page paper. The first page reports an interaction between a pastor and an office worker that focuses on how God can save any child molester who suddenly says he repents while not saving a good person who is an atheist. The writer comments on the interaction and responds to specific questions such as why the interaction had an impact on the writer and what theological issues were included in the interaction. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Merrimack Tractors Case Study

    This 13 page paper looks at a case study of a firm that is considering make a change in accounting policy; to move from last in first out (LIFO) to first in first out (FIFO) inventory valuation methods. The impact that change may have ion the income statement are discussed and calculated, and issues such as ethical considerations are discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Projections for 2010 at the Patton-Fuller Community Hospital

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The projected budget for 2010 calculated based on the figures provided in the case study, followed by an assessment of the budget looking at the potential underlying financial management issues and policies to assess strengths and weaknesses.

  • Alumina Case Study

    This 4 page paper considers the case of Alumina, this fictitious case supplied by the student, sees a company accused of contaminating a lake and causing a local girl to develop leukemia. The paper looks at the potential tort issues. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 5 page paper looks at the issues of ethics in business research and discusses what areas of ethics need to be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 8 page considers the issues of ethics when undertaking business research with the use of quantitative research using questionnaires and qualitative reseach using a commercial case study. The paper discusses the areas of ethics that should be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Should Aboca Enter the US Market?

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Aboca have the opportunity to enter the US market, the paper assesses whether or not this would be the right decision, looking at other opportunities that are available and practical issues such as the differences in the market and financing. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Recommendation for Clearsky

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Clearsky is an airline that wants to install a WiFi service; just before they sign a contract the supplier signs an exclusive contract with another airline. The paper considers the situation and the problem looks at the critical issues and potential solutions before giving a recommendation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Accounts at Happy Hospital

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and answers four questions regarding the accounts. The first part look at the trends seen in the payment of accounts receivable, the second part looks at the budgeting process, the third part considers the way that balance sheets and revenue statements are used. The last section considers the prevention of fraud and compliance issues. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Assessing Roof Options for Baderman

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A new roof is needed at a visitors center, there are three choices, asphalt, tile or composite tiles; each has different prices, different installation periods and different product life periods. The paper considers the different issues balancing life against cost in order to determine which option should be purchased.

  • Strategy Recommendation for Minor Bus Company

    This 6 page paper is a 14 slide PowerPoint presentation based on a case study supplied by the student. Minor Bus Company is a small bus company that is facing increased competition. The presentation looks at the issues and presents recommendations of the strategy the firm should adopt. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Existential Therapy Case

    A 3 page paper. The case is briefly presented to provide needed background. The writer discusses using existential therapy with this client who may have PTSD. The paper identifies the strengths and weaknesses of this approach with this case and comments on any cultural factors or ethical issues that might affect therapy. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Assessment of GE Netcom

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. GE Netcom are a major manufacturer of headsets, the case study considers the position of the company in year 2000. The questions answered include assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the company in comparison to its competition (Plantronics), consideration of the way the company can develop in the future, including the globalization strategy and issues concerning moving manufacturing to China. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Strategies for Capay Valley Grown and Capay Valley Naturals

    This 9 page paper looks at the Capay Valley Grown case provided and considers the measures that the management may have taken to rectify problems and then identifies weaknesses in order to assess why and how these are present and how the ongoing issues may be resolved. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Legal Problem at Lead Balloon

    This 10 page paper is based on Australian law, looking at a case supplied by the student where several legal issues have arisen, including the formation of a pre-incorporation contract, the desire to get out of a post incorporation contract where the directors believe they can get a better deal and a potential liability for breach. Advice is given to the firm, citing relevant case law. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Problems at Tru-Fit

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student, a firm with different division faced a number of problems, the issues and some potential solutions to identified problems are discussed and additional problems are identified. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Shana and Children - Ethical Issues

    A 4 page paper that responds to questions related to a scenario provided by the student. A mother arrives at a therapist’s office with her three children. She wants the therapist to make phone calls and fix things. This paper discusses the ethical issues embedded in the case, the types of assessments to conduct with the children and why. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Change at Cosby Manufacturing

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the potential mistakes made in changing the manufacturing firm to a matrix structure and issues which may arise associated with a new project for the implementation of a new management cost control system. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • New HRM Strategy for CCDC

    This 13 page paper is a case study based on a scenario supplied by the student. CCDC is a construction firm in the Middle East, which is looking for ways of improving their HRM strategy. The report looks at the issues facing the firm and identifies suitable strategies including adopting a policy of creating employee engagement and increasing training and development. The report looks at how and why the strategies should be adopted supported by the underlying theory, and the ways in which they will compliment existing policies. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 8 page considers the issues of ethics when undertaking business research with the use of quantitative research using questionnaires and qualitative reseach using a commercial case study. The paper discusses the areas of ethics that should be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 5 page paper looks at the issues of ethics in business research and discusses what areas of ethics need to be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Inequities in School Funding

    A 3 page research paper that addresses three issues in school funding: (1) Inequalities in funding affect education quality; (2) Alternatives to reliance on local property tax for funding and (3) Challenges in improving school finance formulae. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • United Parcel Service Strike of 1997

    This 10 page paper discusses the UPS strike in August 1997. The writer discusses the issues, the strategy used by the union, the outcome, the lessons gained from this strike and why the American public supported this strike. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 1997 to 2004 Pueblo, Colorado Steel Workers Strike and Settlement

    This 4 page paper examines the strike that began in 1997 and the final resolution that occurred in 2004. Details are provided. The issue of forced overtime looms large. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 21st Century Computing

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of computing in the 21st century. Issues of data warehousing, mobile computing, and net neutrality are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Operations Management: The International Issues

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of operations management. International issues changing the face of OM are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Screening and Treatment of Postpartum Depression Policy Proposal

    A 5 page paper presenting a proposal for screening new mothers for postpartum depression, beginning with the intake process as the mothers report to a hospital for labor and delivery. The hospital's foundation document becomes part of the obstetrician's and pediatrician's file; those care providers or their nurses actively address the issue at each follow-up visit in the months following the birth of the baby. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Failure Prevention and Development Problems Associated with Software Engineering

    An 8 page overview of the challenges faced by software engineers in the last five years. Identifies the most predominant of these as revolving around the Internet and issues such as networking and operating system compatibility. One of the primary problems which is central to each of these arenas is that of data sharing. Software engineers not only have to address compatibility across operating systems but between networked computers and over the Internet. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Overview of Intercultural Communications

    This 3 page paper discusses intercultural communication: what it is, what problems it entails, and how these issues can be resolved. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Global Perspective on Environmental Problems

    This 5 page paper looks at the most significant environmental issues facing the world in the 21st century, and assesses whether they have the potential to destabilize the international environment or increase unity by stimulating cooperation. The paper is written with reference to international relations theory. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Possible Futures Within the International Battery Market

    A 7 page paper discussing the prospects of the international battery market in terms of environmental concerns, growth for the future, dependence on the electronics industry and ability to operate profitably. The paper addresses the issues of cheap imports and their lower overall value as well as the changes in stock valuation of leading companies following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The overall market is expected to grow by 9% until 2005, however, and then follow that growth by 10% into 2010. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Legal Matters at Bug, Inc.

    A 6 page paper discussing a variety of legal issues affecting or potentially affecting Bug, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic listening devices. Topics include industrial espionage, civil RICO, product liability and a variety of assorted possible torts. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • 7 Nursing Theory Issues

    28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • The Octopus by Frank Norris

    A 6 page analysis of this turn-of-the-century novel. The writer argues that the early-twentieth century novelist Frank Norris created a work of literature‹a work of art‹that also reflected the actual history of the state of California. Reflective of the school of naturalistic writing that was predominant at that time, Norris was intent on presenting a human story that was reflective the influence of the Californian environment, yet showing these influences within a context that touched on the relevant issues of the twentieth century. No additional sources cited.

  • Marketing and IKEA North America L.L.C.

    A 15 page paper that not only addresses issues directly associated with IKEA home furnishings company but also provides explanations of a variety of aspects of marketing. These include: marketing systems and marketing research; internal sources of marketing information; IKEA product differentiation strategies; product life cycle, including explanation of the four stages in the cycle; distribution channels; Online marketing and its values; definition of different terms, such as product hierarchy; the differences in marketing services versus goods; pricing strategies; price elasticity of demand. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • LEGALITIES OF "RIGHT TO DIE"

    This 3-page paper discusses right-to-die legal issues, basing information on the cases of Nancy Cruzan and Karen Ann Quinlan. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 2nd Amendment 'Right to Bear Arms' of the US Constitution

    A 15 page argumentative essay in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The paper explores the history behind the Constitutional Amendment, gun legislation, new legal and historian interpretations of the Amendment, and public opinions on the issue--leading to the final conclusion in support of the Second Amendment. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Problem in the Sun Inc. Team

    11 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A virtual team spread across different countries is facing problems, failing to perform. The paper is written from a international HR perspective, examining the problems and making recommendations on how the team may be united. The paper looks at issues such as cultural differences and aspects of motivation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • An Esperanto Inc. Export Analysis

    This 7-page paper bases an export analysis of U.S.-based Esperanto, Inc. and its goal to export unusual gifts for sale in Canada. Issues touched on in this report include export policies and goals, long-term objectives, external conditions, timelines and a risk analysis for the venture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

    This 10 page discuses the following quote "Enterprise wide risk management as an assurance tool is increasingly being mandated as either principle or requirement within developed markets and economies". To discuss this the concept if Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM) is defined and compared to traditional risk management, the way in which it has become a corporate culture issue and whether or not it can add value. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Potomac River and Chesapeake River Basin Cleanup

    This 4 page hypothetical essay looks at the issue and provides discussion around sevaral stakeholder responsilities including the U.S. government (according to the World Bank), companies like Omega Protein, and support of nonprofits. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Roles in Education/Chapter Summaries

    A 10 page research paper that addresses issues in leadership as they apply to education. The first page addresses the question of what roles community leader and religious institutions should play in the process of education. This is followed by three 3-page summaries of articles on education and leadership. Bibliography sites these articles, but this information is incomplete.

  • Wage Parity and Gender Bias

    This 6 page report discusses wage parity and gender bias from economic and sociological perspectives. Regardless of the framework through which the issue is viewed, the simple fact remains, women make less money than men do in the vast majority of work settings. Women have proven themselves capable of enormous responsibility, productivity, and leadership. Yet for thirty years, the ratio of female-to-male wages has fluctuated between 59 and 64 percent. No secondary sources.

  • Genetically Modified Plants/Pro & Con

    A 3 page research paper that discusses this issue of genetically modified (GM) plants. The writer discusses literature both pro and con and concludes that GM foods are a part of society's future, whether for good or ill. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Alcohol and Drug Use/Juvenile Crime

    An 8 page research paper that includes a brief abstract, which investigates literature on alcohol and drug consumption in order to discern the relationship between these factors and juvenile involvement in criminal behavior. First of all, the writer summarizes four relevant research studies; then, findings are summarized and discussed and conclusions are drawn, which argue that, rather than a causal effect of criminal behavior, alcohol and drug consumption is a symptom of the social and mental health issues with which juvenile offenders have to cope. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Electronic Payment And Security Subsystems in E-Commerce

    15 pages in length. To stand by and allow the competition to overtake one's target market via the Internet is to ignore one of the most impacting components of today's technological revolution. Indeed, the extent to which e-business has influenced the way contemporary commerce reaches an ever-expanding market is both grand and far-reaching. However, there are myriad considerations to make when organizing an online presence to insure the site's integrity and user-friendliness, with issues of security and payment subsystems two of the most important. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Domestic Violence and Protection of Women and Children

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of domestic abuse and the possible solutions to protect women and their children from repeat offenses. Statistical information and facts obtained from the National Center for Domestic Violence, N.O.W., and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sources quoted, cited. Annotated Bibliography included as well as a fact sheet about violence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Workplace and Dress Codes

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses how the issue of the workplace dress code has evolved into more than just an ensemble people wear to cover their naked bodies; rather, employers view attire as a way for employees to appropriately represent the company. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Argument in Favor of Lowering the Legal Drinking Age to Eighteen

    This 7 page paper provides an argument for lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Pros and cons are provided. Several issues are addressed including drinking and driving, problems on college campuses, drug abuse and the heightened risks of suicide. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gender Identity Patient Disorder Diagnosis, Treatment, and the Film Boys Don’t Cry

    In eight pages this paper addresses a particular psychiatric patient presenting the problem of gender identity disorder similar to the character of Brandon Teena in the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry within the context of historical, diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment issues as well as developmental theories with a brief literature review also included. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Consequences of the Conflict in Darfur

    With the world focused on the latest Iraqi War and its consequences, it takes little time to focus on a smaller conflict with potentially greater consequences. Discussed are the issues of deterrence, global hatred toward the U.S., U.S. policy, Canadian aid and other real and potential consequences. 7 works cited. jvDarfur.rtf

  • Types of Fluid Flows

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first looks at pressurised flows and the equations that will be used in the design of the systems, looking mainly at Pascal’s Law. The second part looks at an open flow channel and the issues of design, such as friction and Bernouilli's Principle. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Divorce in America

    This 24 page paper examines divorce in America with a focus on religion. A historical view is presented as well as research on social aspects of divorce in society. Socioeconomic issues are examined. Religion is discussed. A separate section analyzing biblical text is also included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Sustainability in Indian Business

    A 15 page research paper that discusses the various ways in which India is addressing the issues associated with environmental sustainability. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • United Kingdom Business and Environmental Issues

    This 19 page paper looks at different aspects of environmental controls and environment law and the impact they have on business. The paper has five sections; Planning decisions, environmental statute law, environmental audits, the UK Environmental Protect Act 1990 and the use of HAZOP. Each section outlines the issues and discusses the implications on business. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Industrial Power Growth of Japan

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses the issues involved with helping Japan emerge as a major industrial power. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Analysis of Corporate Annual Account Finances

    This 8 page papers uses shows a student how to analysis a set of company accounts top look at issues such as profitability, working capital, liquidity, capital structure and stock market indicators. The writer demonstrated how to read the relevant figures and calculate the margins or the ratios required, as well as explaining what they mean. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Value-Based Management in the Financial Services Industry

    A 10 page paper discussing the interest that a financial institution is likely to have in value-based management and value chain assessment for decision-making purposes. Value-based management rests on the concept of the value chain, consisting of the inbound logistics; operations; outbound logistics; marketing and sales; and service (The Value Chain, 2005) activities of the organization. Financial services organizations must address all of these issues as well as the financial aspects of operations of businesses they are assessing for investment or financing services, or even for acquisition. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Ethics in Accounting Practice: Rules Based Accounting versus the Conceptual Framework

    This 4 page paper asks: will liberalizing the rules, while relying on a conceptual framework, result in an improved situation? Both sides of the issue are considered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Public Communication Issues

    THis 4-page paper focuses on certain issues in public communication including communication apprehension (both normal and high); techniques a presenter can do to lower fear of public speaking and what source credibility its. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Ethics and Choice of Therapy

    A 15 page research paper that discusses the advantages and drawbacks of group versus individual therapy. The paper includes a overview of the ethical issues that affect both modalities of counseling practice. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Renewable Energy: Wind Power

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the nature of wind power, its potential as a renewable energy source and associated issues. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Healthcare And Strategic Management

    A 4 page paper that responds to specific issues. The first is why healthcare organizations need to adopt strategic planning processes. The paper provides an overview of the evolution of strategic management and defines the terms, strategic thinking, strategic momentum, strategic planning and strategic management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sustainability and Business

    This 7 page paper looks at the way in which sustainability is a current issue in management and the way it is developing and emerging in the commercial environment. Different approaches to sustainability and sustainable developed are discussed and examples of companies adopting various strategies are presented. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Political Geography Defined

    5 pages in length. Helping the world to better understand itself, Martin Ira Glassner's "Political Geography" clearly illustrates -- both verbally and graphically -- the essence of what it is to live on this planet. His in-depth personal, anecdotal and factual accounts offer extensive observation as to why things are the way they are in contemporary society, much of which helps to clear up common confusion people often harbor with political explanation. From the very first chapter, Glassner occupies the reader's foremost attention with insightful issues and logical application. The writer discusses the concept of political geography. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Mappings, Feminism and Cultural Geographies of Encounters by Susan S. Friedman

    An 8 page book review that examines Mappings, Feminism and Cultural Geographies of Encounters by Susan S. Friedman. The writer argues that this powerful text moves feminist theory away from paralyzing debates concerning perceived dichotomies of identity, them vs. us, white vs. other, etc. and towards a broader geopolitical, social landscape. The vision that Friedman offers of the future of feminist theory goes beyond identity politics, as she guides the reader toward greater understanding of how identities are both negotiated and transformed. Drawing from the gamut of popular culture, Friedman relates to books, movies, poetry and the mass media, as she address theoretical issues that are pivotal to post-modern feminism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 1820s' Appalachia Laws

    9 pages in length. The presence of law intends to create a more civilized society, one in which citizens can expect social enlightenment to guide their every action. While this may represent the concept of law, it only does so in theory due to the extraordinarily interpretive nature of judicial procedure, a reality that evaporates any semblance of equity to the notion of law. Applying this sentiment to Appalachian laws at the turn of the nineteenth century finds the separation of social classes to be one of the most incriminating elements of fair proceedings; inasmuch as the Celts and the English stood at odds over myriad societal issues, one of the most apparent was that of applying the law in whatever form necessary. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 1920 and 1992 Cinematic Adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans

    A 6 page research paper/essay that examines 2 film adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper's classic novel of early America The Last of the Mohicans. The two most memorable film adaptations to Cooper's text are widely considered to be the silent 1920 film directed by Maurice Tourneur and the 1992 version directed by Michael Mann. An examination of both films shows that the 1992 version is a worthy successor to the glorious cinematography displayed in Tourneur's film. However, an examination of both films also shows that Mann and his script co-writer, Christopher Crowe, made a number of changes that depart from Cooper's narrative. These changes pertain to details that make the earlier film not only more authentic in regards to Cooper's novel, but they also mean that the latter film avoids issues of racial controversial that the earlier film does not hesitate to address. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Credit Cards and Their History

    This 4 page report discusses the history and development of credit cards. The use of retail store cards and oil company cards was wide-spread by the 1950s. The development of bank issued cards took off in the 1960s led, of course, by Bank of America and BankAmericard. Since that time, credit cards have become an integral part of daily life for the American consumer and are more than likely to remain as such. Competition is fierce among issuers to get their cards and its unique benefits or offers in the wallets of as many Americans as is possible. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Kubrick/The Shining

    A 7 page essay that discusses the 1980 film, The Shining. In this film, director Stanley Kubrick added fresh dimension to the horror film by reinventing many of the conventions of that genre. First of all, Kubrick offers a slow-paced script that builds tension slowly and in subtle, unexpected ways. In many cases, he defies conventions. For example, Kubrick filmed many of his film's most terrifying scenes in bright daylight or scenes that were brightly lit (Dirks). Unforgettable images build tension as the narrative portrays a man's descent into insanity. The psychological disintegration of the protagonist, Jack Torrance, is portrayed via Kubrick's use of camera angles and effects, as well as the cumulative effect of the other cinematic characteristics of the film. While the writer primarily discusses Kubrick's use of the camera, thematic issues are also discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Children and Early Formal Educational Instruction

    An 11 page paper. There is a significant amount of pressure to begin children in formal education programs younger and younger. For this essay, a 'formal education program' is defined as any systematic early childhood education program where children receive any type of rating on cognitive performance, even reciting their numbers or the alphabet. It seems to make sense to think that sending children to formal programs at early ages would be detrimental to them. The literature belies this supposition, however, in fact, there is an ever-increasing amount of literature that demonstrates the short- and long-term benefits of very early education. This essay discusses the issues and presents the literature. The writer does comment on the practice of using standardized tests with four-year-olds. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Government Regulations Regarding TV Violence

    A 15 page paper. Concerns about the amount and effects of television violence are not new; the issue was first raised in Congress in 1950. This paper begins with a Prospectus of the paper. The headings of the main paper include: an introduction that includes the research question and answer; a review of the literature which includes a brief historical overview on the topic, research that addresses the effects of television violence, laws and regulations that have been passed, an analysis of the literature and laws, and a conclusion wherein alternatives and probable outcomes are discussed. Annotate Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • System Change In Organizations; Enterprise Resource Planning and The Case Of Nestle

    This 35 page paper looks at the drivers and potential benefits as well as the disadvantages that are associated with the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP). The paper starts with an introduction outlines aims and objectives and a justification for the research. An in depth literature review looks at a number of issues considering the implementation of ERP, including what it is, the drivers for its' adoption, the key success factors for implementation at a practical and a human level and the potential problems. The paper then looks at Nestle, a large company hat have been implementing an ERP strategy and considerers the case study in the context of the previous literature review. The bibliography cites 37 sources.

  • Black Literature and Violence

    A 15 page research paper/essay that examines the theme of violence in Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk. The writer argues that the violence regularly perpetrated against people of African descent is a common thread connecting these works. While, naturally, these authors address other issues and complications of the institution of slavery, violence provides a background theme that serves to underscore all else. It is the coercive and pervasive element that white mainstream culture uses to keep blacks "in their place" during the antebellum era, and long after African Americans theoretically were free. In regards to the slave narratives of Douglass and Jacobs, the writer focuses on the differences between male and female slave experience. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sibling Rivalry Literature Review

    This is a 7 page review of the literature on the issue of sibling rivalry which has uncovered several trends and several areas which obviously need more study. Several disciplines research sibling rivalry most especially psychology, sociology, communications and pediatrics. While some studies indicate that the older brother/younger sister remains the most negative of the dyads, other researchers believe that it is the closeness of age and gender which results in children trying to differentiate themselves from one another. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Star Technologies Drug Testing and Management

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the management issues at Star Technologies, including the problem of drug use and drug testing. This paper integrates an overview of the management systems in place for to address the problem of drug testing and drug use in the company. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Math Classrooms and Cultural Sensitivity

    A 12 page paper. As schools become even more diversified, teachers face daunting challenges in creating a classroom that meets the needs of all students. Math is typically viewed as the subject area in which culturally and linguistically diverse students would have the fewest problems. This is not true. Upon more careful review, we find that mathematics has its own language and includes terminology that can easily cause confusion to culturally diverse students. This essay begins with general comments about teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students and provides suggestions within that discussion. The essay then discusses issues concerning classroom environment and then, language and materials in the teaching of math. Suggestions for improving math instruction for students from different cultures are included. There are also specific discussions about African-American and Hispanic students. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Developments in Negotiation Theory

    This 26 paper looks at the development and scope of negotiation theory and its’ interdependence with conflict theory. The paper is written as a literature review and focuses research published in or after 2007. The different approaches to negotiations are outlined along with the potential for different factors impact on the way they take place and their outcomes. Influences such as emotions, stereotyping, social issues, the media and trade are all included in the review. A table at the end of the paper summarizes the research. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Literature Review of Probation and Policing Fields Discriminating Against Women

    20 pages in length. The female gender is no stranger among the various ranks of America's police force, inasmuch as their presence has been an integral component of law enforcement since 1913; however, the capacity in which they have served these past ninety years has long been a bone of contention with regard to issues of gender inequity. House (1993) notes how it was not until the 1970s that women were upgraded to more expansive roles within the department, representing a significant departure from the standard social and administrative work to which they were relegated. With the 1972 graduation of the nation's first female FBI agents came an altogether different perspective of women on the police force; however, House (1993) points out that even though this precedence-setting event helped to increase the number of policewomen from just over three thousand to approximately twenty-eight hundred between 1971 and 1990, it has done little to improve promotions or decrease discrimination worldwide. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Email Laws and Relevant Literature

    4 pages in length. The tremendous impact computers have had upon today's global community represents the staggering progress contemporary society is experiencing. That business is conducted from opposite ends of the planet, people forge lifelong relationships without ever having met and employees work from the comfort and convenience of home via telecommuting speaks to the reality of what was once only far off aspirations. Indeed, the benefit of computers far outweighs the inherent drawbacks, however, those negative aspects are not so insignificant that they can be ignored; rather, the extent to which such concerns as email laws are necessary to address issues pertaining to personal privacy, unsolicited correspondence/advertisements and hacking. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Multiculturalism And Literature In The Classroom

    This 9 page paper is written in four parts. The first part looks at the current trends in content area reading and content oriented literature, including the movement towards the requirement for the ability to discern between sources and critical literature review skills rather than just issues of comprehension. The second part fop the paper considers the way that technology may be used within a reading program. The third part of the paper examines the four approaches proposed by Banks in the way multicultural literature may be used in the classroom, looking at the contribution approach, the additive approach, the transformation approach and the decision making and social action approach. The last part of the paper outlines some ideas for the way multicultural literature may be used in the classroom. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Environmental Scientific Principles and the Hunting Issue

    5 pages in length. By the inherent rights of being human, man believes he has the privilege to impose dominion over the animal world. Nowhere is this more evident than with the sport of hunting. However, there are myriad implications with what many consider to be an innocent pastime; inasmuch as recreational hunters upset the natural progression of species and their predators, they place the delicate balance of nature in grave danger. In reviewing this article, it is clear to see that there is a definite injustice going on in the name of fun. The writer discusses how the principles of environmental science that apply to the issue of hunting reach significantly deeper into the fundamental framework than most people realize. No additional sources cited.

  • Answering 4 Operations Management Questioins

    This 15 page paper responds to four questions that address how certain environmental events or conditions would affect operations management in corporations. The first question discuses the effects of an increase or decrease in tariffs. The beef industry and the higher tariff in Japan is used as an example. Second, what effect would more stringent air and water quality laws have on operations. The Kodak company's problems with the EPA are explained in this discussion. The next issue has to do with the expectation for greater employee empowerment in the workplace. FedEx is the example used in this discussion. Finally, what would be the effect on operations management if there was an outbreak of a serious disease. For this question, the essay first comments on the SARS epidemic and the effects on two companies in Asia. Ebola is used as an example, also. The anthrax attack and the change in operations with the U.S. postal service is also discussed. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Formation of Security Management Policy and Risk Management Effects

    An 18 page paper discussing issues that need to be addressed when forming security risk management policy. The very essence of developing an effective security policy is dependent in great extent to the level of risk that exists. It has been demonstrated repeatedly that network and computer administrators face the threat of security breach each day. Building security is less predictable, particularly as groups of fanaticals place their energies into dreaming up increasingly grand plans for murdering innocents by the thousands. Those responsible for forming and implementing security management policy must be aware of the types of risk faced by the organization and then control for contributing factors. The paper discusses management of risks that are both physical and informational. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Facilities Management and Advanced Organizational Modeling

    This 12 page report discusses the application of organizational modeling in the improvement of facilities maintenance teams and departments. The realm of facilities management may include processing maintenance work orders; scheduling equipment maintenance; tracking and ordering parts; keeping up with warranties; and making sure that facilities and workers adhere to safety, environmental and other workplace regulations. In other circumstances it may be tracking and monitoring the qualifications of the workers to ensure that they are qualified to do their jobs. It still other situations, “facilities management” is likely to mean keeping the organization’s physical structures and their components. Regardless of how it is defined overall, the essential issue is that people work together to facilitate innovation and improvement on behalf of the entire organization. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Advertising and Marketing in Health Care

    An 18 page paper discussing the growing acceptance of marketing and advertising within the health care industry. There are three ways that health systems can build their bottom lines. One is by raising rates, which has been resisted and condemned by nearly every aspect of health care. Another is to cut costs. Cost-cutting efforts have been in place for years, to the extent that employee morale has been decimated in many organizations and patient care has been known to suffer. The final method of increasing the bottom line is to build volume, which health care systems are actively embracing as average marketing expenditures have risen by nearly $500,000 annually in a single decade. The paper discusses current marketing issues, marketing communications and advertising, decision-making techniques and considerations in developing marketing plans. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Policy Statements and Nursing Standards

    A 5 page paper reviewing three position statements. The American Nurses Association has issued three documents designed to both define and direct nursing practice as it currently exists and as it is likely to continue to evolve. Together, these documents define the scope of nursing practice; the roles and responsibilities of nurse administrators; and clearly state nursing’s social policy. Taken together, these three documents define nursing practice as it exists today, as well as glimpses into nursing practice as it is likely to evolve in the future. Each of the documents is strong enough to stand alone, but taken together, they define current nursing practice well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 4 Issues Involving Health Information Management

    This 8 page paper discusses four issues related to health information management. The first discusses emphasizes the changing roles and responsibilities of the HIM, including the transition from paper patent records to electronic ones. The second section presents a discussion of the skills, knowledge and competencies today's health information manager must have, including examples from some job descriptions. The third section deals with the ways in which the HIM is unique and different from other information managers. The last section discusses the challenges for health information managers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • International Law and the Use of Nuclear Weapons

    An eight page paper which looks at the law relating to the use of nuclear weapons, the 1996 judgment of the International Court on the issue, the relevance of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the ambiguities surrounding the current situation regarding international law and nuclear armaments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Math Assessment, Authentic Assessment Programs, and Inconsistencies

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the interpretative and inconsistent nature of math assessment and possible authentic assessment programs. Several issues relate to the inconsistent and interpretative nature of math assessment within the educational curricula today. Firstly, on a national basis, studies reveal the range in attitudes in regards to importance math assessment has in the overall educational curriculum. While math assessment is often mentioned, its importance does not seem as highly weighted as other aspects of assessment of school performance. Secondly, within the school systems themselves, teachers in mathematics vary a great deal in their teaching practices which can affect assessment; perception of their students’ abilities based on social factors and past performance; perception of the importance of national and consistent assessment; and desired learning outcomes. There are many educational assessment tools which are available. However, assessment tools vary in regards to their expense, time, and curriculum considerations which can affect whether or not the tool can be usefully applied. One of the goals of the U.S. educational system is be “the first in the world in mathematics and science achievement” and some educational programs are trying to fulfill this goal by not only developing consistent national education and assessment programs but programs which are comparative on an international scale, such as that found within the International Baccalaureate Program (IB). Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Young Golfer Training and Sports Psychology

    This 6 page report discusses the advice and training that a sports psychologist would address in helping a young golfer compete in the professional golfing world. The primary issues addressed are concentration, "the zone," and focus. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Effective Management versus Effective Time Management

    A 5 page paper making the statement that effective time management and effective management are not the same thing. Effective time management is most definitely a part of effective management but complete effective management entails many more aspects than the management of time. The issue is addressed from the perspective of the manager or supervisor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nurse and the Future of Canadian Health Care

    This is a 21 page paper discussing how nursing as a professional group may influence the changes and recommendations in the Romanow report for the future of health care in Canada. On November 28, 2002, Roy Romanow and the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada released its final report. This report highlights recommendations in key areas in health care including Medicare; issues in primary health care; prevention and promotion; key measurement tools through the development of the Health Council of Canada; innovation and delivery through information technology; access for rural and remote communities; homecare; prescription drugs; and, Aboriginal health among many other factors and includes funding commitments for these recommendations. The nursing associations across Canada including representatives from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions (CFNU) have supported the Romanow Report as a “remarkable blueprint for building Medicare’s second generation and strengthening the public’s access to nurses” as well as the reforms which “will shorten waiting time and improve care” overall. The professional nursing groups have an active interest in all aspects of the Romanow report which not only broadens the roles and responsibilities of the nurses in Canada but increases the number of programs which will be affiliated with nursing. Most important in regards to nurses’ roles in the recommendations of the report are those which relate to measurement outcomes from an administrative and informative approach; those which relate to various commitments to innovations within the industry and primary care access; homecare access; and the new legislation proposed in regards to the entire health human resources. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Educational Leadership and American Literature

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this issue. American literature includes a vast body of infomraiton that integrates themes that can be applied to every day life. Authors like Willa Cather and Mark Twain pursued themes that have lent themselves to discussions of leadership, initiative, social perspective and even the conflicts between right and wrong. Though not all of the themes in the works of these authors reflect ways to introduce the topic of educational leadership ability, there are a number of stories, including Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Willa Cather’s My Antonia and The Professor’s House, that demonstrate the most common themes applied to the concept of leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Mongols And Ming China : Customs And History by Henry Serruys

    7 pages in length. Henry Serruys' account of the Hung-Wu period (1386-1398) in "The Mongols and Ming China : Customs and History" draws upon the author's literary talents, as well as the sordid historical events that revolve around China's Mongols during this period. This detailed analysis provides the reader with a scope of knowledge both vast and explicit, with the book's aim being that of a comprehensive critical overview of how China's Mongols managed to rule for the better part of a century. Indeed, the sources upon which Serruys draw are instrumental in his ability to portray this era as one of China's most powerful. Clearly, the method by which the author assembles the work, as well as his complementary writing style, brings forth the underlying reasons that such a forceful period existed in China's past and what its people have learned from such events, which represent the book's larger issues. No additional sources cited.

  • Various Employee Issues in the Workplace Workplace Considerations: Entitlements, The History of Rights, Education & Training, Community Support, and Whistle-Blowing

    This is a 5 page paper discussing some issues considered by employees within the workplace. In addition to the basic elements of an employee contract, employees should be aware of their employers’ support of their employees and to what extent this support covers. Employee entitlements for instance may be expected but can vary from organization to organization. While employees are aware of certain rights which exist within the workplace, they should also know whether or not these rights are indeed better or worse than the rights of those who preceded them. Many organizations support education and training for their employees but in almost all cases, the education should be job related for the employers make a considerable financial investment in their employees and wish to retain them. Employees should also be aware of any community-related support their organization has and to what extent that support also benefits the organization. Lastly, employees should be aware of whether or not their organization and state supports “whistleblowers” and in what instances whistle blowing would be considered a positive step. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Female Sex Offenders and the Prison Environment

    This 7 page paper considers the issue of childhood sexual abuse and the increasing number of women who have been charged with this crime. This paper defines the largess of the problem, the increasing number of women in the prison setting who have committed sexual crimes against children and the need to define a treatment model that takes into consideration the causative factors and characteristics of female sex abusers. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Educational Leadership and American Literature

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this issue. American literature includes a vast body of infomraiton that integrates themes that can be applied to every day life. Authors like Willa Cather and Mark Twain pursued themes that have lent themselves to discussions of leadership, initiative, social perspective and even the conflicts between right and wrong. Though not all of the themes in the works of these authors reflect ways to introduce the topic of educational leadership ability, there are a number of stories, including Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Willa Cather’s My Antonia and The Professor’s House, that demonstrate the most common themes applied to the concept of leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Effective Management versus Effective Time Management

    A 5 page paper making the statement that effective time management and effective management are not the same thing. Effective time management is most definitely a part of effective management but complete effective management entails many more aspects than the management of time. The issue is addressed from the perspective of the manager or supervisor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Aluminum Baseball Bats and Marketing Challenges

    This 7 page report discusses the controversy regarding aluminum versus wood in baseball bats and decreasing the maximum allowable diameter - increasing the weight of the bat . . . who knew there could be so many issues related to baseball bats!? And who knew these issues could be the basis for lawsuits, heated debate, and endless discussion in the sports magazines and between baseball “analysts.” As a result, marketers face enormous challenges but they also have remarkable opportunities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Young Golfer Training and Sports Psychology

    This 6 page report discusses the advice and training that a sports psychologist would address in helping a young golfer compete in the professional golfing world. The primary issues addressed are concentration, "the zone," and focus. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Review on 'Runner's High' Research

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the issues of “runner’s high”. A literature review involving “runner’s high” reveals that several areas of research have been associated with this phenomenon. During intense exercise, endorphins, originally known as endogenous morphine, are released into the blood stream resulting in a feeling of euphoria and peace for those who experience it. The release rate varies in individuals but it is generally found that it occurs at around 76% of the maximum heart rate. While increased endorphin levels have been associated with several positive side effects, many negative side effects have also been found especially in female athletes. High endorphin levels inhibit the release of a hormone needed for menstruation, luteinizing hormone (LH), resulting in menstrual complications or amenorrhea. In addition to possible side effects, researchers have also stipulated that running and exercising can be addictive. Endorphin release is also associated with alcoholism, smoking and over-eating, all considered to be addictive. However, many athletes feel that addiction to running or other forms of exercise can be considered a positive addiction as exercise can lead to a reduction in cholesterol levels and better cardiovascular health overall. While this may be true in most cases, exercise has also been found to be addictive to the level where some people eventually experience deterioration in their professional and personal lives and need counselling, psychotherapy and antidepressants in order to overcome their addiction. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry, Globalization, and New Product Development

    This 12 page report discusses the various issues associated with the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry has faced the challenges and rewards of globalization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Homosexuality and World Religions

    This is a 9 page paper discussing homosexuality and religion in regards to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The policies and issues relating to homosexuality vary a great deal throughout different religions. While in some cases, specific references are difficult to find in ancient scriptures and holy text, other references such as in Islam’s Quran and Hadith, seem quite specific as to the opinion of homosexuality and what, if any, punishment should be given. The Jewish and Christian religions both have conservative divisions which forbid homosexual practice and homosexuals’ participation in rituals while at the same time they also have liberal or reformed divisions which recognize homosexuals in regards to equal rights and respect. Hinduism and Buddhism also have varied perspectives within their own religions as while some Hindu researchers cannot find specific references either way, others refer to the Kama Sutra and its devotion of an entire chapter to gay men. Most Buddhist divisions refer to the precepts of Right Conduct but with some differentiation as to the interpretation of “sexual misconduct”. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • CSR and PR Public Relations: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    This is an 8 page paper discussing corporate social responsibility in public relations. Within the corporate sector, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become one of the major principles promoted within recent years in the business plan to achieve business success. Terry Slavin in his article “Canny companies come clean” reported that corporate reporting has entered into a “new generation” where “companies solicit the opinions of friends and foes – employees, suppliers, the communities in which they operate – to gain a warts-and-all picture of how they do business”. Today, it is estimated that the majority of companies now report on social and community issues and there are a growing number that also have dedicated social reports. References to CPR in companies such as Shell, The Body Shop, The Co-Operative Bank, Starbucks and Oxfam are used. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Quitting the Cigarette Habit and The Role of Health Psychologists

    This is a 5 page paper on the role of health psychologists in smoking cessation. The Website of the Health Psychology Associates (http://www.healthpsych.com/) addresses issues related to the research, treatments and role of health psychologists in the health care setting. One area of particular concern for health psychology is smoking. Essentially, health psychologists are concerned with the psychological and biomedical reasons for why people are addicted to smoking and have difficulty stopping and what treatment programs can be initiated to help people stop smoking. Research has found that people begin and continue smoking from a combination of social, psychological, and biological factors. In smoking cessation therapies health psychologists have found that a combination of psychological, social and biological factors are also the most effective in that patients are instructed on the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in addition to the more important aspects of personal and social counseling, coping strategies, skill management and stress reduction throughout the stages of contemplation of smoking cessation through until well after action and maintenance of smoking cessation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Homosexuality and World Religions

    This is a 9 page paper discussing homosexuality and religion in regards to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The policies and issues relating to homosexuality vary a great deal throughout different religions. While in some cases, specific references are difficult to find in ancient scriptures and holy text, other references such as in Islam’s Quran and Hadith, seem quite specific as to the opinion of homosexuality and what, if any, punishment should be given. The Jewish and Christian religions both have conservative divisions which forbid homosexual practice and homosexuals’ participation in rituals while at the same time they also have liberal or reformed divisions which recognize homosexuals in regards to equal rights and respect. Hinduism and Buddhism also have varied perspectives within their own religions as while some Hindu researchers cannot find specific references either way, others refer to the Kama Sutra and its devotion of an entire chapter to gay men. Most Buddhist divisions refer to the precepts of Right Conduct but with some differentiation as to the interpretation of “sexual misconduct”. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Biomedical Research Ethics

    A 6 page paper that explores the ethics of biomedical research, focusing on the key element of voluntary informed consent. Discussed are recent adverse events that have occurred in gene therapy research and the amendments and additions to federal regulations resulting from these events. Also included is a brief discussion of the history of the guidelines and regulations that safeguard human subject volunteers in medical and scientific research. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Medical Profession from 1780 to 1900 and Sexuality

    A 7 page research paper that examines the role played by the medical profession of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in determining what was considered to be normal sexuality. The writer shows how doctors during this era largely considered normal female sexuality to be a symptom of pathology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    A 6 page contention that insurance plans should pay for sex change operations in that these operations serve to correct error in human physiology, just as other types of medical approaches correct errors which manifest themselves as diseases or psychological disturbances. Furthermore, the contention is presented that society is obligated to treat those transsexuals who have undergone sex change operations as they treat others of the sex which has been chosen by the transsexual. This obligation extends, in fact, to placing those surgically altered transsexuals who enter the criminal justice system in prisons which correspond to their chosen sex.

  • Summary and Critique of 'Organizing And Activating Effects Of Sex Hormones In Homosexual Transsexuals'

    2 pages in length. Understanding the propensity towards transsexuality has perplexed the medical community for decades. Not only is this particular population subcategorized by many different variables, but any definitive findings about why this behavior exists has eluded psychological and physiological research time and time again. Authors van Goozen et al (2002) attempt to piece together a logical progression of events that may occur while the fetus is still within the embryo as a means by which to correlate reasons behind homosexual transsexualism through hormone treatment. No bibliography.

  • Case Study on Personal Finance

    This 11 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student, looks at the risks and cover a couple have in regard life assurance, disability cover, medical insurance and general insurance. The paper outlines the strength and weaknesses of the position and gives advice regarding actions to be taken and advisable generic policies. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Electronic Medical Records: An Overview of Benefits

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the benefits of electronic medical records. Emphasis is placed on assets to access and privacy. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Autism: How Developmental Psychology Can Inform Practice

    6 pages in length. Developmental psychology has long served to bridge the gap between knowledge and application when certain aspects of both are missing from a strictly medical perspective. Better understanding how to attain the right fit between autistic children and their individual abilities to learn, communicate and develop interpersonal skills has been magnified through such psychological concepts as theory of mind, executive dysfunction, central coherence and early transactions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Origins of Mental Illnesses

    A 4 page paper that traces the origins and history of abnormal psychology since the earliest times B.C. Only the highlights can be reported. The paper also discusses four theoretical models: sociocultural, biological/medical, and psychosocial. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pathology and Treatment of Liver Cancer

    A 5 page paper discussing the pathophysiology; diagnosis; nursing assessments and diagnoses; medical/surgical treatments; and nursing interventions in cases of hepatocellular carcinoma. Relatively rare in the United States, liver cancer is a leading cause of cancer in developing nations but is increasing in incidence in the US. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Professional Practice and Research Interview Summary

    This 5 page paper discusses the problem with inmplememting nursing and medical changes in the workplace setting. Paper is a sample interview/survey paper where the three nurses interviewed are employed by a correctional facility. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 4 Questions Pertaining to Nursing

    A 4 page research paper that provides brief answer to 4 nursing questions. These questions cover the topics of defining paradigm and model; differentiating between medical model and wellness model; defining theory and discussing its application in nursing; and the utility of psychoneuroimmunology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Med-Surge Nursing

    A 7 page research paper/essay that offers a nursing a template for discussing his/her career as a medical/surgical nurse. The writer first discusses the parameters of practice and then offers suggestions for how to critique practice. Tutorial language is used throughout this discussion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Fact and Fiction of Drug Legislation

    This 4 paper examines myths or fictions, regarding drug legislation and also displays many hard facts about the same topic. Various topics are discussed inclusive of but not limited to medical marijuana and needle exchange programs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Communication and Rogerian Counseling

    5 pages in length. Discord among human beings is a normal, daily event at all stages of life; however, it is the manner in which such antagonism is addressed that determines how effective the outcome will ultimately be. The writer discusses that while the medical community utilizes a number of psychological techniques as a means by which to address discord between and among people, some theorists contend that the Rogerian counseling format is not only less likely to cause the client harm, but it also teaches those in turmoil a very basic method of communication. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Recording Studios and Changes in Technology

    A 12 page discussion of the technological changes which have occurred in the recording studio since the popular music explosion of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Emphasizes the impetus behind these changes is attributable not only to the entertainment industry but also to factors as diverse as computer, military, and medical applications. Notes specific changes in Signal Inputs, Signal Conditioning, Sound Recording Equipment, Mixers, and Signal Outputs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Clinical Environmental Considerations of Music Therapy

    A 12 page discussion of the potential benefits of music therapy in reducing pain and anxiety associated with varied medical procedures and conditions. This paper emphasizes that while music therapy can be a tremendously positive factor in patient well being, music therapy opens up a whole gamut of considerations which must be given specific attention to ensure that the outcome is more positive than negative. Music therapy is considerably more complex than grabbing a CD off the shelf and plugging it in. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Music as a Nursing Intervention

    A 3 page research paper offers a brief literature review, which summarizes and compares five nursing studies that addressed the use of music in regards to reducing anxiety and/or pain associated with medical procedures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Summary and Critique of 'Organizing And Activating Effects Of Sex Hormones In Homosexual Transsexuals'

    2 pages in length. Understanding the propensity towards transsexuality has perplexed the medical community for decades. Not only is this particular population subcategorized by many different variables, but any definitive findings about why this behavior exists has eluded psychological and physiological research time and time again. Authors van Goozen et al (2002) attempt to piece together a logical progression of events that may occur while the fetus is still within the embryo as a means by which to correlate reasons behind homosexual transsexualism through hormone treatment. No bibliography.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    A 6 page contention that insurance plans should pay for sex change operations in that these operations serve to correct error in human physiology, just as other types of medical approaches correct errors which manifest themselves as diseases or psychological disturbances. Furthermore, the contention is presented that society is obligated to treat those transsexuals who have undergone sex change operations as they treat others of the sex which has been chosen by the transsexual. This obligation extends, in fact, to placing those surgically altered transsexuals who enter the criminal justice system in prisons which correspond to their chosen sex.

  • Should The United States Legalize Medical Marijuana Use?

    5 pages in length. The double-edged argument over the benefits and drawbacks of medical marijuana is one that continues to rage between those who support the idea of legalizing physician-prescribed cannabis and those who contend such a decision would open the floodgates for abuse and allow for the legalization of other, more dangerous drugs. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Arguing in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Uses

    A 5 page paper analyzing the potential benefits of the legalization of marijuana for medical utilization. This paper points out the varied uses to which marijuana has been put. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

    This 19 page paper is a proposal to develop knowledge management at a medical equipment company, including a sample cover letter. The paper examines the concept of knowledge management looking at what it is and how it can add value, and then examines the company, what it does and the way it competes and along with the existing level of knowledge management. Based on these two sections a strategy to increase the use of knowledge management is proposed. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Overview of Lupus

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses lupus in relation to pathophysiology, generalized outcomes, condition and treatment impact on the body, medical intervention, prevention, risk factors and demographics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • X-Ray Technician

    A 4 page research paper/essay that discusses the field of x-ray technician -- the duties of this position, how it contributes to a medical team and the educational requirements. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Community Project: Self-Care For OCD

    7 pages in length. The writer provides the foundation of a community center where those with OCD can not only obtain information about self-care but also interpretation of otherwise hard to understand medical information. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Athletic Competitions and Allowing Anabolic Steroids

    This 7 page paper argues that while steroids may not be completely safe, they should be allowed in sports competitions. Ethical, medical and social considerations are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Karen Ann Quinlan 'Right to Die' Case

    The sociolegal controversy over an individual's right to die is one that has attempted to re-define death and to question when it actually occurs (i.e., brain death or heart death ?). This 2 page essay looks at the infamous Karen Quinlan case in which the Supreme Court granted Ms. Quinlan's family the right to let her die (ruling that "No compelling interest of the state could compel her to endure the unendurable") -- but she continued to live on anyway after being removed from life-sustaining medical equipment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How Can Doctors Get Patients to Comply?

    This 7 page paper examines the relationship between compliance and the doctor-patient relationship. The paper concludes that there is a correlation between patients who comply with a prescribed medical action plan and a good relationship with their physicians. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Case Studies on Medical Care's Informed Consent

    A 14 page analysis of informed consent. The author defines informed consist and identifies its critical elements. Three specific cases involving infants and the polarization of medical and parental opinion are analyzed in regard to consent, negligence, palliative care, and duty of care. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Clinical Environmental Considerations of Music Therapy

    A 12 page discussion of the potential benefits of music therapy in reducing pain and anxiety associated with varied medical procedures and conditions. This paper emphasizes that while music therapy can be a tremendously positive factor in patient well being, music therapy opens up a whole gamut of considerations which must be given specific attention to ensure that the outcome is more positive than negative. Music therapy is considerably more complex than grabbing a CD off the shelf and plugging it in. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography on Teen Pregnancies

    This 5 page paper is an annotated bibliography citing books that deal specifically with adolescent pregnancies. Citing books from both the mother and fathers perspective as well as medical, social and economic studies.

  • U.S. Health System

    This 3 page paper begins by identifying one hopes the main functions of the health system is and how that system is failing in the United States. Experts say the system is broken. Limited statistical data are reported in terms of medical errors and the uninsured. The writer also reports and discusses the mission statement from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Call Tracking and Shand's Health Care

    This 12-page paper provides an example of how a call track system can assist a university medical center in better allocation of professional resources to the community. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Sociological Look at Epilepsy

    This 4 page paper looks at epilepsy and the social stigma it is associated with. Some information about the medical condition is relayed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Tradition of Chinese Medicine

    This 5 page report discusses Traditional Chinese Medicine and the fact that it is finally gaining a certain measure of respect in the Western world. Physicians trained in Western or “modern” medicine dismissed traditional Chinese medicine, sometimes referred to as TCM as nothing but superstitious quackery. However, in the past few decades, even those medical experts who were most opposed to traditional approaches to medical treatment have come to understand that “TCM” offers numerous benefits that are often more effective than what the “modern” approach has to offer. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Distance Learning Program Initiation

    This 5 page comments on some of the issues that need to be addressed when setting up a new distance education program. issues include technology, faculty training, the extra time needed, synchronous and asynchronous technology, and quality issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Examination of Epilepsy

    5 pages in length. The telltale signs are unmistakable: The eyes grow wide and bulging, the limbs tense and turn rigid, and soon after, the body begins a series of uncontrollable muscular convulsions for anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Epileptic seizures and their causes are a frustrating condition in the field of human medicine. In non-technical terms, epilepsy is a short circuit in the brain. In technical terms, it is a series of misfires of the neurosynaptic function that ultimately sends confused signals to the body, thus creating the uncontrolled fits. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Two graphs included.

  • Bone Density And Dieting: Consumers

    3 pages in length. Slick weight loss advertisements have people believing that a quick fix is better than a slow and steady success; far too few encourage regular exercise with speedy caloric reduction, which ultimately places the dieter at great risk for the loss of bone density. According to a study done in 2005 and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who seek weight loss by calorie reduction alone have been found to lose bone density as compared with those who ate a balanced diet and exercised away the weight. What this clearly illustrates is how the properties of calories go much further than creating energy and putting on the pounds; rather, they are instrumental in maintaining bone stability that helps to ward of osteoarthritis. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Jewish History and Spain's 'Golden Age'

    7 pages in length. Major changes occurred in the 11th century when the Umayyads steadily lost power as the Berbers rose in influence after capturing Cordoba in 1013 CE; the passing decades served as their barometer of progressing power. Cultural and commercial prominence became their focus as capitals and other cities were transformed into Meccas for the two very important elements. As these significant changes were taking place, one more addition would serve to establish an entire population as being both welcomed and honored: the Jews. Indeed, these individuals did not come empty-handed into their newfound environment; rather, they brought with them such important endowments as financial aptitude, politics, economic advisory, as well as a vast amount of humanities-related knowledge in the form of literature, academia and science. The blending of art, linguistics, philosophy, science and medicine rounded out a society that was heretofore underdeveloped in many of these areas. As such, the influence of so many learned Jews soon saw intellectuals and doctors alike holding some of the most important social/legal/political positions in the land. No bibliography.

  • New Durable Medical Equipment Company in Maryland and Business Form

    A 4 page paper choosing a business form (LLC) for a new company and assessing the liability positions of senior managers at HealthSouth and RiteAid, two businesses operating a corporate form that could not protect senior management from charges of various types of fraud. HealthSouth's Richard Scrushy was the first to be tried under Sarbanes-Oxley; the RiteAid case began several years before the law went into effect. The point is that even though the corporate form of business ostensibly offers greater liability protection, it does not insulate corporate officers from being forced to assume liability for their actions. The LLC structure will be sufficient for protecting the owners from frivolous lawsuits, and they have no need to fear legitimate ones. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Selective Abortions and Medical Ethics

    This 5 page paper discusses the debate revolving around the abortion of fetus's determined to be mentally retarded. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Medical History: Smallpox

    A 3 page paper which discusses the importance and significance of Edward Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolæ Vaccinæ which was written in 1798. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Detrimental Impact of Performance Enhancing Anabolic Steroids

    This 5 page paper examines the different risk involved for athletes who chose to take anabolic steroids. The physical and psychological side effects of women, men and children who take these drugs are all discussed. The bibliography cites 9 academic sources.

  • Medical Ethical Dilemma - Stem Cell Research

    This 7 page paper begins with an explanation of what a stem cell is and why it is so valuable. The writer reports some of the diseases stem cells can cure and/or prevent and discusses the progress in stem cell research. This is followed by a discussion of the ethical dilemma with this type of research and concludes with the need for the U.S. to remain competitive. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Medical Records Decentralization Literature Review

    5 pages in length. This paper is a review of literature on the topic of decentralization of medical records. Due to the difficulty in accessing health care records when there are different clinics in the same building, many health care facilities have adopted new methods of organizing and recording patient medical records that are more easily accessible.

  • Malaria's Medical Geography

    10 pages in length. Malaria, one of the world's most communicable diseases, has its origin back when man befriended – and thus domesticated – various species of animals. Prominent in locations where hygiene is poor, water supplies are contaminated and mosquitoes are plentiful, malaria is both life threatening and extraordinarily prevalent – nearly forty percent – in today's underdeveloped countries. The one-cell parasite responsible for this highly infectious disease is called plasmodium and is delivered from one person to another by way of certain mosquito bites. Tropical climates are especially prone to these disease-carrying parasites, with Africa ranking among the highest mortality rates, an infestation that has been all but eliminated in more temperate atmospheric conditions across the globe. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Qualitative Research Methodology

    A 7 page research paper that includes a brief abstract which focuses on qualitative research methodology. It focuses on the characteristics and epistemological elements that define the topic of qualitative research, looking at foundational philosophical differences between qualitative research and quantitative research methodologies. Issues addressed include how qualitative researchers establish the validity of their studies, which includes discussion of internal and external validity. The literature also address ethical issues and how they are defined and addressed. This literature review delineates the differences between qualitative and quantitative research and also discusses the advantages of qualitative research in addressing topics related to human behavior and experience. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Florida and Foster Care

    A 15 page paper. The primary focus of this paper is the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and more specifically, the foster care system. The subtopic is mental health issues facing children in foster care. The essay reports data regarding the incidence of mental health and behavioral disorders among children and youth, in general, and among children in the foster care system, in particular. A great deal of data regarding children in Florida's foster care system are included. Numerous cases of Florida's mishandling of foster care children in included, including the "loss" of over 500 youngsters. The writer illustrates through examples how the Florida DCF has failed children. These issues are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • NCLB and High Qualified Teachers

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), which was enacted by Congress in 2002, and which requires among its provisions that all teachers, as of end of 2005-6 school year, should be "highly qualified," that is, meet the defining list of requirements listed in the law (Harrison-Jones, 2007, p. 356). This review of literature, first of all, describes the variety of forces that have shaped the public's understanding of the issues involved with the NCLB, using a historical perspective that indicates the impact that this law has had on teacher qualifications. This is followed by a discussion of the positive effects that the NCLB has had on teacher qualifications before addressing the issue of challenges for highly qualified teachers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to School Leadership Effectiveness

    This 7 page paper discusses specific issues related to effective school leadership: maintaining high faculty morale, parent involvement, and inservice training. The writer begins with confirmation of the importance of the principal and how the role of the principal has changed. Sergiovanni's nine essential tasks of the principal are also mentioned. Teacher morale is approached with a study that illustrates some of the many behaviors that positively or negatively affect teacher morale. Ideas to improve morale are provided. The writer then discusses the importance of parent involvement and how principals and teachers might gain more involvement. Finally, the issue of the importance of staff development or inservice training is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Nature, Nurture, and Individual Behavior

    This 5 page paper deals with the question of nurture versus nature, and gives brief arguments for nurture being the leading cause in determining an individual's behavior and consequent successes in life. Examples in the areas of health, medicine, and world events are given. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Healthy People 2010/Obesity Objective

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the overweight/obesity objective 19-1 of the Health People 2010 goals. Today, nearly 55 percent of all adult Americans can be classified as overweight or obese and the incidence of overweight/obesity for children and adolescents is also climbing (FDA and NIH, 2008). The health consequences of this trend can be personally devastating, which is why this problem is one of the many issues addressed by the Healthy People 2010 objectives, in which objective number 19-1 is to: “Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight” (FDA and NIH, 2008). A healthy weight is “defined as having a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 18.5 and less than 25” (FDA and NIH, 2008). To formulate a public policy that would achieve this goal involves addressing multiple issues. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Society, Power, Gender and Sexuality

    22 pages in length. Termed the battle of the sexes, struggles between the male and female gender have existed since the time of man. Neanderthal populations were segregated by gender no differently than contemporary society is today, with the only appreciable distinction between the two eras being that of a chink in the patriarchal armor that occurred during the twentieth century. Indeed, the issues pertaining to the history of sexuality are grand and far-reaching, having been hashed and rehashed for centuries, only to encompass a new and growing crop of issues such content as homosexuality and gender oppression. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

  • Sexuality and Gender Dichotomy Deconstruction

    This 5 page paper considers two separate issues, the deconstructing of the dichotomy of gender and sexuality and the issue of the portrayal of women in the mass media. This paper assesses the view of women, the subjugation of women based on sexuality, and the impacts for eating disorders. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Society, Power, Gender and Sexuality

    22 pages in length. Termed the battle of the sexes, struggles between the male and female gender have existed since the time of man. Neanderthal populations were segregated by gender no differently than contemporary society is today, with the only appreciable distinction between the two eras being that of a chink in the patriarchal armor that occurred during the twentieth century. Indeed, the issues pertaining to the history of sexuality are grand and far-reaching, having been hashed and rehashed for centuries, only to encompass a new and growing crop of issues such content as homosexuality and gender oppression. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

  • Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Reservation Blues

    A 14 page essay that discusses James W. Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and in Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues, which are novels in which these authors address issues of race and identity as these subjects pertain to the identities of the main characters and also to the nature of racism, which is interwoven within the warp and weave of current American culture and within its history. In each novel, the authors relate these issues to music and musical expression by exploring the theme that music is both indicative of personal identity, but also an expression of culture, and, therefore, a possible means for bridging the chasms that exist between races. No additional sources cited.

  • Marriages Between People of the Same Sex

    6 pages in length. Perhaps no other issue in contemporary society strikes a chord of disharmony more than the current debate over gay and lesbian marriages. When one considers the volatile nature of this particular social concern, it is important to understand why such conflict exists and if any common denominators reside between opposition and supporters. In short, the crux of the dispute questions the sanctity of traditional marriage as defined between a man and a woman. Furthermore, the issue of children brought up in such an unconventional family setting has raised great concerns over whether or not such an environment is emotionally stable and or healthy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Training and Change

    This 8 page paper looks at a number of issues concerning training and HRM. The first part of the paper discusses the different ways people learn and the type of learning opportunities there may be in the work place. The second part of the paper considers how a training program may be developed for an employee. The third part of the paper looks at a case study supplied by the student (GFS) and discusses the organizational issues, the last part of the paper looks at the role managers can play in HRM teams during a period of organizational change. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • 'Bearing Illness and Injury' Review

    A 6 page review of an article appearing in the December 2000 issue of Western Journal of Nursing Research. The authors describe a qualitative study seeking to gain information about patients' views of catastrophic illness and injury. The paper analyzes problem statement, study purpose, sample selection, data collection, data analysis and the conclusions that the researchers draw. The study is good as a preliminary one, but the authors fail to address the issue of bias at any point. They still arrive at conclusions valuable to nursing, however. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Cordery's "Another Case Of The Emperor's New Clothes"

    5 pages in length. Is organizational teamwork as beneficial to production and the overall bottom line as theorists declare them to be? John Cordery responds to this inquiry with a mixture of personal and realistic contention in his article entitled "Another Case of the Emperors New Clothes" published by a 2004 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. While the author does indeed hit upon a few issues that leave management theorists hard-pressed to support the holistic value of teamwork within the organizational venue, Cordery (2004) also offers up some interesting perspectives whereby readers ponder which, if any, past organizational theories have ever embraced the fundamental principles necessary for empowering and motivating workers to perform at their most efficient level. No additional sources cited.

  • An Overview of Child Development Issues

    In 15 pages, the author discusses child development. Children are not just small people. They are developmentally different from adults. This is a major concept that all parents must learn. An infant will develop at his/her own rate within a certain time span. They create their own sense of identity. In fact, it is important for a child to have a sense of identity. Children need to be supplied with the tools for learning and proper development. Child growth and development is the result of human biology, anthropology, medicine, sociology, and psychology. It is not only one area of science or social science. The topic is broad and can be overwhelming if one does not keep in mind the simple concept of nurture verses nature. A child must be nurtured. He/she should not be abused or thrown away. A child is a human being after all, and as such has not only the right to develop but also the right to develop in a manner that is acceptable, normal, healthy, and good for the child. Bibliography lists 12 sources.