read “The Open Boat” and the related article to prepare for this discussion. All discussions require a reply to at least one classmate for full credit! Prompt: Who is your favorite character in the story “The Open Boat,” and why? How does the opening paragraphs make you feel? Your post will not be complete if it does not have a quote from the story, explanations and analysis, and a reply to a classmate. Your primary quote should run between 150 and 200 words. Your reply to a classmate should be around 75 words, with substantive comments that pick up on what the classmate has posted. Please follow the instructions. I also attached a file of the “Open Boat”of what you should read including the classmate primary quote of what you should reply. Thank you so much.
Effects of virtual reality rehabilitation training on gait and balance. Specifically when comparing VR rehabilitation to conventional rehabilitation.
I attached a file that has resources of studies from pubmed.
File Format: Font Size 12, Times New Roman, Double Space, One-inch margin on all sides, 5-10 pages, references in APA format.
Purpose of the paper. Give an overview of your research topic and what prompted it. i.e., incidence, prevalence, mortality rate (if applicable)
Identify the appropriate research methodology. Describe step by step how you performed your evaluation. Sample size. Articles included and excluded.
In-depth evaluation and synthesis of the material. Summarize material. Comparisons between studies. Present results. Questions for future research.
Summary of your analysis and evaluation of reviewed work.
Information is cited properly and in APA format.
Thesis: Persons with valid felony convictions should be permitted to vote in all elections.
The paper should be in APA format. 5 of the 10 sources should be primary sources, e.g., the Bill of rights, interviews, etc. Your final submission must include the following:
● Research Strategies
● A Review of the Literature
● Discussions and Conclusions
● Annotated Bibliography (All sources referenced in the paper should be listed and annotated in the bibliography.)
Questions to consider but not limited to:
• What is the history of felons voting in the U.S.?
• What is felon disenfranchisement?
• What is meant by social justice?
• What number of people by state cannot vote due to a felony conviction?
• What are the political motivations behind felon’s not voting? E.g., an increase in Republicans or Democrats.
• What is the connection between felons’ voting and social justice, i.e., what social justice issues can felons’ vote help impact, change policy, or create awareness?
Using Umberto Eco’s essay “Ur Fascism,” do you see any of his 14 points in contemporary American
society? How do Timothy Schneider’s essays “On Tyranny” and “The American Abyss” reflect our contemporary historical, political, and cultural moment?
Timothy Snyder, “The American Abyss”
Umberto Eco: “Ur-Fascism” https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/
Concept maps are important tools in developing an understanding of certain concepts. There are many options when it comes to mapping out new concepts. However, the purpose is to connect new concepts and promote a graphical representation of information.
Before you complete your first Concept Map:
Watch the video How to Make a Concept Map (8:30) see an example of a concept map being created.
Review this Sample Concept Map as a model for your concept map assignment.
Refer to this Concept Mapping guide if you need additional support.
Create a concept map using information from this case study:
M.S., a 72-year-old white woman, comes to your clinic for a complete physical examination. She has not been to a provider for 11 years because “I don’t like doctors.” Her only complaint today is “pain in my upper back.”
She describes the pain as sharp and knifelike. The pain began approximately three weeks ago when she was getting out of bed in the morning and hasn’t changed. M.S. rates her pain as 6 on a 0- to 10-point pain scale and says the pain decreases to 3 or 4 after taking “a couple of ibuprofen.” She denies recent falls or trauma.
M.S. admits she needs to quit smoking and start exercising but states, “I don’t have the energy to exercise, and besides, I’ve always been thin.” She has smoked one to two packs of cigarettes per day since she was 17 years old. Her last blood work was 11 years ago, and she can’t remember the results. She went through menopause at the age of 47 and has never taken hormone replacement therapy. The physical exam was unremarkable other than moderate tenderness to deep palpation over the spinous process at T7. No masses or tenderness to the tissue surrounded the tender spot. No visible masses, skin changes, or erythema were noted. Her neurologic exam is intact, and no muscle wasting is noted.
M.S. has never had an osteoporosis screening. She confides that her mother and grandmother were diagnosed with osteoporosis when they were in their early 50s.
Include answers to the following questions in your concept map:
What is the priority concept of this scenario?
Write a summary of the pathophysiology if appropriate.
What assessment findings led you to identify this priority problem? Are there other concerns based on your assessment of M.S.?
What is your priority problem?
Based on your knowledge of the nursing process so far, what goals would you recommend in the plan of care for M.S?
What interventions will help M.S. meet these goals?
How would you evaluate your plan of care to determine the next steps?
Remember: This is your first attempt at creating a concept map using all phases of the nursing process. Focus on choices based on evidence and being able to support your decisions.
Concept Mapping Options:
These are available resources for completing your concept maps. You may use any of these options or any other concept mapping tools that you find. You are not required to use the same tool for the concept map in each module.
Draw by hand and upload a picture
Lucidchart. (2018, May 31). How to make a concept map [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XGQGhli0I0
Brown, E. (n.d.). Sample concept map. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FiM5mrRi8Vy99jZg_t0Lv5Gz0zjMcZsG/view?usp=sharing
Cornell University Learning Strategies Center. (n.d.). Concept mapping. http://lsc.cornell.edu/how-to-study/studying-for-and-taking-exams/concept-maps/
Use a minimum of 5 elements from the chapter introductions to help you annotate the poem. Consider the following questions to better understand the use of literary elements within the poems:
After reading the poem aloud, what questions pop into your thoughts? Jot them down in the margin of the page.
Identify all words that stand out, familiar and unfamiliar.
Who is the speaker? What are you able to determine regarding the speaker’s age, sex, sensibilities, level of awareness and values? Is the speaker addressing anyone in particular?
How have you (the reader) responded to the speaker? Favorably? Negatively?
What is the situation? Are there any special circumstances that inform what the speaker says?
What does the title emphasize?
Is the theme presented directly or indirectly?
Do any allusions enrich the poem’s meaning?
What is the tone? mood?
What is the theme of the poem?
What kind of strategies does the author use to point out the theme?
What are the tone and mood of the poem? Remember they are different!
What kind of strategies does the author use to make the mood clear?
How does the figurative language impact the poem as a whole?
All you have to do is read the assigned readings and answer the discussion question. In this discussion question there’s 3 assigned readings and those readings are where you are going to get your sources from. The 3 assigned readings are “Letters of Selim and Isma’il”, “The Status of Jews and Christians in Muslim Lands”, and “Tribute of Children”. The discussion question is, “How did the Ottoman Empire deal with religious differences?”
For this discussion, describe a social justice issue and what technology you could use to address it.
• What are some technological tools you could use to address the issue?
• What are some potential barriers to using the chosen technology?
• How do you plan to address those potential barriers?
Support your conclusions by citing resources.
• Dunlop, J. M., & Fawcett, G. (2008). Technology-based approaches to social work and social justice. Journal of Policy Practice, 7(2/3), 140–154.
• Gelman, C. R., & Tosone, C. (2010). Teaching social workers to harness technology and interdisciplinary collaboration for community service. British Journal of Social Work, 40(1), 226–238.
• Add 1 more current peer-reviewed article
Much effort should be devoted to this section as it is a key component of your work. This should be a synthesis of the literature, not a catalog of studies or simply an analysis of the research you discover.
1-Perform a literature review using a minimum of seven (7) peer-reviewed articles and books, as well as non-research literature such as evidence-based guidelines, toolkits, standardized procedures, etc.
Review of areas in relationship to medicine, nursing, public health, etc.
2-The review should be critical and synthesize rather than just being a catalog of studies.
3-Summarize the key findings of the research and its relevancy to your project that point out the scientific status of the phenomenon under question. Such a statement includes:
1-What we know and how well we know it.
2-What we do not know.
4-Describe any gaps in knowledge that you found and the effects this may have on advanced practice nursing as it relates to your project topic.
Your integrative literature review should be 5–6 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages. You must reference a minimum of 7 scholarly articles published within the past 5–7 years.
This assignment is important, as it continues the development of the organizational model started last week. Models are representations of reality; for example, a map is not the territory, but a map is useful when traveling or exploring over time. Additionally, developing models is helpful in gaining a better understanding of whatever is being modeled. To the extent that a model can be digitized, simulation may be possible to gain additional understanding of how the dynamics play out, instead of having just a static model. Software packages such as NetLogo, iThink, Stella, and to some extent, Excel, are useful in exploring systems dynamics over time.
Stocks are accumulators in this context; they are not financial instruments. In systems terms, stocks are inventories of raw materials, finished goods, cash on hand, the number of employees, and so on. Flows illustrate the material, information, and energy that are input to and from stocks.
Feedback loops are either positive (amplifying) or negative (goal-seeking) structures that affect flows and stocks. More specifically, flows represent the rate of change in stocks and are measured over time. For example, a company might have $1,000,000 cash on hand in a bank account earning 2% interest. A positive feedback loop would be adding the 2% interest to the account each time period and not taking anything out. The interest rate remains the same, but as 2% is continually added, the principle becomes larger, and the 2% of this larger amount becomes larger as well, thus increasing the size of the bank account. An example of a negative feedback loop is a company of 500 people looking to hire 20 more employees. Thus, 20 employees is the target, and people are hired until reaching 20.
Please include the following
Evaluate at least three stocks and associated flows in your selected organization.
Evaluate at least one positive feedback loop in your selected organization.
Evaluate at least two examples of how understanding stocks, flows, and feedback loops might improve decision making within the organization.
Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in systems: A primer. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.
Chapter 1, “The Basics” (pp. 11–34)
Chapter 2, “A Brief Visit to the Systems Zoo” (pp. 35–72)
Chapter 3, “Why Systems Work So Well” (pp. 75–85)
Woodlock, D. (2009). Introduction to system dynamics Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwrni8BvrbY
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.
Woodlock, D. (2010). Introduction to stock and flow diagrams Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c27Rbmix6sE
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 8 minutes.
Note: Stocks in this context are not stocks as in stocks and bonds! Stocks are something that can be accumulated, and, yes, stocks can be accumulated or aggregated in a stock portfolio. Thus, while perhaps weird, you could have stock of stocks! But stock is an accumulation, not a financial instrument in this class and in systems science.