Archive for February 4th, 2020

Discussion: Systems Perspective And Social Change

 

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman (2016) stated, “Clients are affected by and in constant dynamic interactions with other systems, including families, groups, organizations, and communities” (p. 35-36). As a social worker, when you address the needs of an individual client, you also take into account the systems with which the client interacts. Obtaining information about these systems helps you better assess your client’s situation. These systems may provide support to the client, or they may contribute to the client’s presenting problem.

For this Discussion, review “Working With People With Disabilities: The Case of Lester.”Consider the systems with which Lester Johnson, the client, interacts. Think about ways you might apply a systems perspective to his case. Also, consider the significance of the systems perspective for social work in general.

By Day 3

Post a Discussion in which you explain how multiple systems interact to impact individuals. Explain how you, as a social worker, might apply a systems perspective to your work with Lester Johnson. Finally, explain how you might apply a systems perspective to social work practice.

Case of  Lester Johnson

 

Working With Clients With Disabilities: The Case of Lester

Lester is a 59-year-old, African American widower with two adult children. He lives in a medium-sized Midwestern city. Four months ago, he was a driver in a multiple vehicle crash while visiting his daughter in another city and was injured in the accident, although he was not at fault. Prior to the accident he was an electrician and lived on his own in a single-family home. He was an active member in his church and a worship leader. He has a supportive brother and sister-in-law who also live nearby. Both of his children have left the family home, and his son is married and lives in a nearby large metropolitan area.

When he was admitted to the hospital, Lesters CT showed some intracerebral hemorrhaging, and the follow-up scans showed a decrease in bleeding but some midline shift. He seemed to have only limited cognition of his hospitalization. When his children came to visit, he smiled and verbalized in short words but could not communicate in sentences; he winced and moaned to indicate when he was in pain. He had problems with balance and could not stand independently nor walk without assistance. Past medical history includes type 2 diabetes; elevated blood pressure; a long history of smoking, with some emphysema; and a 30-day in-house treatment for binge alcoholism 6 years ago following his wifes long illness with breast cancer and her subsequent death.

One month ago he was discharged from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility, and at his last medical review it was estimated he will need an additional 2 months minimum treatment and follow-up therapies in the facility.

As the social worker at the rehab center, I conducted a psychosocial assessment after his admission to rehabilitation.

At the time of the assessment, Lester was impulsive and was screened for self-harm, which was deemed low risk. He did not have insight into the extent of his injury or changes resulting from the accident but was frustrated and cried when he could not manipulate his hands. Lesters children jointly hold power of attorney (POA), but had not expressed any interest to date in his status or care. His brother is his shared decision making (SDM) proxy, but his sister-in-law seemed to be the most actively involved in planning for his follow-up care. His son and daughter called but had not visited, but his sister-in-law had visited him almost daily; praying with him at the bedside; and managing his household financials, mail, and house security during this period. His brother kept asking when Lester would be back to normal and able to manage on his own and was eager to take him out of the rehabilitation center.

Lester seemed depressed, showed some flat affect, did not exhibit competency or show interest in decision making, and needed ongoing help from his POA and SDM. His medical prognosis for full recovery remains limited, with his Glasgow Coma Scale at less than 9, which means his injury is categorized as catastrophic.

Lester currently has limited mobility and is continent, but he is not yet able to self-feed and cannot self-care for cleanliness; he currently needs assistance washing, shaving, cleaning his teeth, and dressing. He continues with daily occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) sessions.

He will also need legal assistance to apply for his professional association pension and benefits and possible long-term disability. He will also need help identifying services for OT and PT after discharge.

He will need assistance from family members as the determination is made whether he can return to his residence with support or seek housing in a long-term care facility. He will need long-term community care on discharge to help with basic chores of dressing and feeding and self-care if he is not in a residential care setting.

A family conference is indicated to review Lesters current status and short-term goals and to make plans for discharge.

Assignment: Descriptive Statistics

Visit one of the following newspapers websites: USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Washington Post. Select an article that uses statistical data related to a current event, your major, your current field, or your future career goal. The chosen article must have a publication date during this quarter.

The article should use one of the following categories of descriptive statistics:

Measures of Frequency – Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency – Mean, Median, Mode
Measures of Dispersion or Variation – Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
Measures of Position – Percentile, Quartiles

Write a two (2) page paper in which you:

Write a summary of the article.
Explain how the article uses descriptive statistics.
Explain how the article applies to the real world, your major, your current job, or your future career goal.
Analyze the reasons why the article chose to use the various types of data shared in the article.
Format your paper according to the Strayer Writing Standards. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

Sample assignment that was posted

Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics

Introduction

    Begin your first paragraph here.  Be sure to indent each new paragraph. Your introduction should include the name of your article. Please remember that the article you choose, must be published during this quarter. You should include the title and topic of the article in the introduction and a brief overview of the topic. The link for this article must be included in the Source List at the bottom of this document.
Your paper must be typed, double spaced throughout (including the references page), using Arial, Calibri Courier, Times New Roman font (size 10-, 11-, or 12), with one-inch margins on all sides (Strayer Writing Standards, 2018).  For citations and references, please follow Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) format. There is a link within the assignment that is labeled Strayer Writing Standards. Please refer to that document before you begin writing your paper. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
You must include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. This is already set up for you in the template, so just enter your name where it says Authors Name and enter the appropriate date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The paper should be 2 pages without the cover page and reference page, so that means 4 pages total with the cover page and reference page.
Summary
You can share the summary of the article you chose in this section. This should include 1-2 paragraphs. The reader should have a clear understanding of the article after reading your summary.
Descriptive Statistics
In this section, please explain how the article uses descriptive statistics.  You should also share examples of the stats in the article. For example, This article includes measures of frequency, because it shares the percent of high school graduates for public schools for the City of Chicago. The article shares that 77% of its students receive a diploma. You should include several examples like this one.  The article should use one of the following categories of descriptive statistics:
    Measures of Frequency – Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions
    Measures of Central Tendency – Mean, Median, Mode
    Measures of Dispersion or Variation – Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
    Measures of Position – Percentile, Quartiles
Real World Applications
In this article, please explain how the article applies to the real world, your major, your current job, or your future career goal. This should include 1-2 paragraphs.
Analysis
In this section, analyze the reasons why the author or authors of the article chose to use the various types of data shared in the article. This should include 1-2 paragraphs.
Conclusion
    You should have at least one source, which is the article that you are presenting. *You do not have to use additional sources for your paper. If you decided to use them, you must follow-up SWS guidelines.    In addition to the article you chose, you can use your textbook or any article or book that supports your ideas. Why should you use outside sources? The first reason is that our papers will be more persuasive if were using reliable, authoritative information, and we want to remind our reader that we didnt just make stuff up.  Using authoritative sources creates an authoritative paper.
    The second reason is that we want to avoid plagiarism penalties.  Plagiarism can get us kicked out of school, and were here to get a degree, so we want to remain enrolled.  Plagiarism can be avoided by simply letting your reader know where you found your information.  For instance, if I tell you Bill Atkinson sold HyperCard to Apple for $100,000 dollars, I may be making it up.  If I instead tell you Levy (2011, p. 15) reminds us that HyperCard was sold to Apple for $100,000 dollars by Bill Atkinson, youll be able to use my sources list and look it up to help determine whether you want to believe me.
    If its on your source list page, it needs to be referred to in your paper.  If youve referred to it in your paper, it needs to be on your list of sources. 
    So there you have it.  Use the SWS throughout the paper.  List your references.  Refer to those references in your paper. And use this paper as a template if you like.

Source List
Steven Levi. 2011.  In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. Book on Amazon.com
Strayer Writing Standards. Fall 2018. Strayer University.

Ethical

In a respectable manner, discuss Brittany’s decision. As a healthcare professional, do you support her decision? Should more states pass the same Act?

Persuasive Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to apply the concept of business persuasion to an organizational context. The instructor will provide students with a list of approved topics, for which the student will attempt to persuade an audience to adopt (real or hypothetical) a new direction (i.e., develop a new business process, product, and/or service). In the process of persuading, the student must provide concrete and tangible directives for the organization including evidence supported by research.

Management Of Health Care Organization: Assignment Week 5

Organizational Analysis Successful Strategies for Teams: Chapters 12 & 13

Objective: For this assignment, you will describe and analyze the characteristics of four types of teams, assess the methods of collaboration used in each type of team and evaluated them in Health care center of your choosing. The paper will be 4 pages long. More information and due date will provide in the assignments link.

ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES (10%):

Students will critically evaluate the readings from Chapter 12 to 13 on your textbook and from the article assigned for week 5. The Purpose of this Organizational analysis is to build and generate a group of the strategies that help to Successful work and progress for Teams in specific areas of the Health Facility that you will be choose. You need to choose a Health care setting and develop a 4-5-page paper long including title page and references page that established your understanding and ability to recount the readings to your Health Care setting. Each paper must be typewritten with 12-point font and double-spaced with standard margins. Follow APA format when referring to the selected articles and include a reference page.

  

EACH PAPER SHOULD INCLUDE THE   FOLLOWING:

1. Introduction (25%) Provide a brief synopsis of the meaning (not a description) of each Chapter and articles you read, in your own words.

2. Your Successful Strategies for Teams (50%)

a. Present the Objectives of the specific Teamwork.

b. Form, organized and Localize the Team: identifying what and how each member can contribute to meeting the objective of the Teams work.

c. Present the collections of Successful Strategies that will improve the effective management and maintain an open and collaborative approach in order to maximize the creative potential and advantages for the Organization.

3. Conclusion (15%)

Briefly recapitulate your thoughts & deduction to this assignment and your assessment of the articles and Chapter you read. How did these articles and Chapters influence your thoughts about Collaborating and working inside the Health care Organization as Teams? How this Organization Analysis help you in relation to Team Leadership.

Evaluation will be based on how clearly you respond to the above, in particular:

a) The clarity with which you present and analyzed the strategies;

b) The depth, scope, and organization of your Organizational Analysis paper; and,

c) Your conclusions, including a description of the impact of these articles and Chapters on any Healthcare Organization.

ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE:

The assignment is to be electronically posted no later than noon on Saturday, February 8, 2020. 

Tim Horton case analysis

Reading the <Tim Horton> case and answer the following question via professional strategy analysis learn from lecture notes what I uploaded:
– Analyze Tim Horton`s value chain to determine if you would recommend outsourcing of specific primary or support activities. explain your reasoning

The analysis should summarize the Tim Horton`s strategic position and include tools and frameworks discussed from lecture notes what I upload PDF. Relative value chain part is on Page 19-21(included but not limit) from I upload ‘strategy lecture notes 3.pdf’.

300-350 words plz, not included citation.

NO PLAGIARIZE!!

Sociology Assignment (1000 Words)

Read Marger, Ch’s 1 & 2.

Please explain any experiences you have had that give you a particular interest in the topic of race and ethnic relations in the U.S. today. Let me know what you are hoping to get out of this class. Please give your opinion on the definition of RACE and ETHNICITY What issues/problems do we face in our society today with regard to race/ethnic relations? MIN 500 words.

Read Marger, Ch’s 3 & 4.

Please watch a minimum of 4 hours of television this week. Select any shows of interest and observe how members of different race and/or ethnic groups are portrayed (or are not shown). Take notes on what you see in preparation for this assignment. Describe the TV shows you watched this week and how various racial and ethnic groups were portrayed (including any groups noticeably missing). Consider the proportion of these groups in the U.S. and note whether representation is proportional or not. Discuss how the various racial and ethnic groups are portrayed. Are they characterized realistically, or stereotypically? MIN 500 words.

Routine Activities & Lifestyle Theories And Practical Reflection”

 

  1. Analyze and discuss the routine activities and lifestyle theories in order to explain victim precipitation. Be sure to summarize what precipitation means in your post.
  2. Apply the concept of victim precipitation to the crime of rape. Do you believe that rapes can be, in part, precipitated by the victim? Explain your reasoning

Business and Information Systems

1.    Provide a well-formulated thesis statement in your introduction paragraph.
2.   
3.    Explain how a business user could be involved in the core activities of building an information system.
4.   
5.    Analyze how software development methodologies (such as agile development) can work in tandem with project management for the benefit of both information systems development projects and organizations.
6.   
7.    Evaluate how project managers and/or IT managers can ensure that information system development projects are in alignment with business strategies and goals.
8.   
9.    Summarize your findings in a five-page paper using proper APA formatting.
10.   
Your response must be at least five pages in length, not including the title and references pages, and in APA format. You are required to use the two outside articles. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Need 6 -8 power point slides with fiscal policy and monetary policy- See information below! 

Prompt

For this assignment, you will first need to choose a 10-year period in U.S. economic history between 1950 and today. You will then present the data collected from government sources related to a variety of macroeconomic phenomena and analyze them in conjunction with the models and core principles to explain the economy-wide changes during your chosen time period. You will also examine the events of the time in their relation to the macroeconomic issues as well as the corresponding government actions taken (fiscal and monetary policies) to address the issues.  Be sure to include speaker notes to accompany the data and graphs, information, and explanations presented on the slide.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: Decade selected 2000-2010

Government Policies (Be sure to include speaker notes to accompany all of your responses.)

a)    Fiscal Policy
i.    Examine the fiscal policies in place at the start of your specific time period in relation to their effects on macroeconomic issues. For instance, consider level of government spending, taxation, subsidies, unemployment benefits, and so on.
ii.    Analyze new fiscal policy actions undertaken by the U.S. government throughout the time period by describing their intended effects, using macroeconomic principles to explain the actions.
iii.    Explain the impact of the new fiscal policy actions on individuals and businesses within the economy by integrating the macroeconomic data and principles.

Your work here should include scholarly research which you can best find
information on specific fiscal policies, search by President instead of by years
start with these sites:

Congressional Budget Office
https://www.cbo.gov/
White House website
https://www.whitehouse.gov/
National Bureau of Economic Research
https://www.nber.org/

b)    Monetary Policy
i.    Examine the monetary policies in place at the start of your specific time period in relation to their effects on macroeconomic issues. For instance, consider the discount rate set by the Fed, the rates on reserves, open market operations, and so on.
ii.    Analyze new monetary policy actions undertaken by the U.S. government throughout the time period by describing their intended effects, using macroeconomic principles to explain the actions.
iii.    Explain the impact of the new monetary policy actions on individuals and businesses within the economy by integrating the macroeconomic data and principles.
AD-AS model

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_hubbard_econ_5/Figures/ch24/figure2404.html

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_hubbard_econ_5/sectionvid/section2301.html

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_hubbard_econ_5/sectionvid/section2302.html

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_hubbard_econ_5/sectionvid/section2303.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qhJPqyJRo8

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_hubbard_econ_5/Figures/ch26/figure2604.html

Be sure to include speaker notes to accompany all of your responses.
Apply APA formatting to citations and references.

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