Category: Applied Sciences

Value-Based Purchasing

Value-Based Purchasing
Find a recent article about value-based purchasing. Summarize and provide your personal thoughts.

Be sure to use APA format for your article citation.


Also, what is your opinion of value-based purchasing? Do you think it will turn our healthcare system around?

The US Healthcare System Compared to Other Countries

The U.S. healthcare system is like no other industrialized country. The U.S. spends more money on health care than any other country yet is criticized for having one of the poorer health systems.
Some countries, such as Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden, follow a socialized system of health care, while others, such as Japan, Germany, and France, have decentralized national health programs.
Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.
If you had to decide on one health care system for the U.S., which system would you choose and why?
Which three areas of the current U.S. health care system would you add to the system you have chosen for the U.S.? Explain why.
Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.
Disparities in Health Care Distribution
It is estimated that over 46 million people do not have health insurance coverage in the United States. In addition, many more individuals are underinsured or have such high deductibles and co-pays that they do not even seek medical care. Given this information, the logical question that arises is, should health care coverage be provided to everyone?
“Moreover, Is health care a right or a privilege?” is one of the most debatable topics. What is your viewpoint? Support your answer with examples. There is an unequal distribution of health care system efforts in the U.S. Why do you think this is so, and what can be done about it? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning

Individual art

This is a case study to help you discover connections between the appreciation of art and the workplace.


Taking on the role of an art curator, you will recommend 3 Modern American works of art for the new location of a large pharmaceutical company that wants to invest in art with the theme of “progress” for its new company headquarters. The total budget for the purchase of the artwork is $600,000.

To find the 3 Modern American art works with the theme “progress,” visit famous auction houses such as this one and this one, professional galleries, and other Internet sites, and choose paintings, sculptures, or photography that would represent Modern American works of art for the company’s headquarters.
For each work of art, create 2 paragraphs that include the following:
The title of the work and the techniques and media used.
The artist’s name and a brief biography of the artist.
Cost of the art work; the budget allows for approximately $200,000 per work of art.
How do the characteristics and style of the Modern American artwork address the theme of “progress”?
What are the benefits of investing in art for a corporation?
Why might employees be interested in these works of art?
Prepare your response using Word. Include photos of the recommended pieces of art. Be sure to include citations and references as needed, although it is not necessary to format this as an APA document.


Submit 1 Word document for this assignment.


In-text citations and a list of references are required when including or paraphrasing any idea, fact, date, or other information from the textbook or other references.

*The images in the textbook are copyright-protected and cannot be copied. To find the exact painting, search the Internet by the artist’s name and the title of the work. Right-click, and copy the image. Open a Word document, and right-click and paste. If the image does not paste into your paper, try another image. Sometimes images are protected and cannot be copied. Wherever you do find the image, make sure to cite your source in APA style. If you are unsure how to cite an image, this resource can help you.

Jeff and Magda: Ethics in Cyberspace

Jeff and Magda, seniors at a small rural college, had been dating each other since they were freshmen. Jeff loved Magda and he planned to propose to her after they graduated in the spring. At the same time, though, he reluctantly recognized that their relationship had fallen into a bit of a rut over the last six months or so, and he missed the excitement and romance of their first year together. Although he was troubled by these conflicting feelings, Jeff was unsure what to do about them.

One day while he was surfing, Jeff decided, on a whim, to create a fake user profile for the person he wanted to be in his fantasies. He spent quite a bit of time researching and designing the profile of his imaginary persona, a rap singer/flamenco guitarist/snowboarder/kung fu expert who went by the user name “MoonDog13.”

Jeff inserted photos of an obscure young Romanian actor he found online into MoonDog13’s user profile. He posted lyrics to rap songs he wrote on MoonDog13’s page and joined online user groups for those interested in flamenco guitar, snowboarding, and kung fu. In very little time, MoonDog13 had made a number of online friends, many of whom were admiring young women. MoonDog13 loved to flirt with these girls.

Jeff told Magda nothing about MoonDog13, even when the time he spent online managing the fictitious life of his alter ego began to interfere in his relationship with her. He justified this decision based on the belief that MoonDog13 was an imaginary figure who existed only in cyberspace. As long as fantasy didn’t cross into reality, there was no reason Jeff had to feel guilty about anything MoonDog13 said or did.

Write a 500-600 word essay that answers the following:

Explain how Jeff’s actions are ethical or unethical.
Like Jeff, people in general have a reputation of acting differently in cyberspace than they do in the real world. Are the ethics of cyberspace any different from those of the real world? What about fantasy—are the ethics of our private desires different from the real world? Are we ethically obliged to disclose our fantasies to our loved ones? Discuss if ethics are different in the specified conditions.
The format of the report is to be as follows:

Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format.
Type the question followed by your answer to the question.
In addition to the 500-600 words required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.
You will be graded on the completeness and quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.
Submit your assignment at the beginning of class, Week 4.

What can we do to improve healthcare?

What can we do to improve healthcare?
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Actions for What can we do to improve healthcare?Over the weeks of this course we have covered a range of healthcare issues. Now, as we approach the last week of our course, please take a moment, step-back, and think about what we have learned.

It’s been quite a journey through a tremendous amount of material. I hope you have found it of interest and of value.

As you think about all this, your final challenge is to try and bring it all together in response to the following question:

How might the ways in which we produce, deliver, and pay for care be changed in order to increase access, improve quality, and the the cost of healthcare services?

This is a VERY BIG question that begs for a simple answer. But we should not be tempted by such simplicity. If the answer was simple, we more than likely would have already implemented it.
Rather, we need to dig through the different layers and dimensions of the US healthcare system to be able to see some of the underlying challenges, issues, barriers, and real opportunities that are part of the “big picture.”

So, from that big picture perspective, what would you change about the US healthcare system to make it better?


Depression with the Elderly

You will need to base your paper on at least 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources published within the last ten years. The majority of these sources must be scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. The paper will need to be written in APA format and will have a length requirement of at least 8 pages of content (not including title page, abstract, references, and any appendices). The paper will begin with an introduction of the issue you have selected as your focus, the etiology of the disorder and the DSM diagnostic criteria. The majority of your paper will focus on the treatment literature. The goal is to evaluate treatment strategies and identify best practices for treatment based on scholarly, peer-reviewed evidence. You will need to consider which treatments are most effective as well as discuss ineffective approaches. You will conclude your paper with an identification of areas for future research related to treatment of your topic issue. You are expected to use what you have learned about various research methodologies, issues of reliability and validity, and statistical techniques in your evaluation of relevant research. Please see the EvidenceBased Practice paper grading rubric for specifics on the evaluation criteria for the paper. This paper will be worth 300 points.


Compare and contrast the wines of Italy and Spain. Evaluate the history, analyze the growing regions and types of wines produced. Provide two labels exemplifying each state. Use the Wine Spectator Maps of Wine Regions as the basis of your research.

NRS-427V Week 5 Community Teaching Plan – Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal

The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

Note: This is an individual assignment. Applying what you have learned thus far, develop a community teaching proposal designed to address the needs of your community.

Select one of the following as the focus for the teaching plan:

Primary Prevention/Health Promotion
Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population
Environmental Issues
Complete the “Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal.” This will help you organize your plan and create an outline for the written assignment.

After completing the teaching proposal, review the teaching plan with a community health and public health provider in your local community.
Request feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) from the provider.
Complete the “Community Teaching Experience” form.
APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Evolution of Private Security

Read Hunt, Russell A, M.A., C.H.S.-I., II. (2009). Allan Pinkerton: America’s First Private Eye (1819-1884). Forensic Examiner, 18(4), 42–46. (Attached)
Write a 2 to 3 page paper (excluding cover and reference pages) describing the evolution of private security.

In your paper, address the following:

How private security has evolved, from its roots in Feudalism to its current state.

Include supporting explanations.
Compare and contrast three or more stages in the evolution of private security.
(PLEASE NOTE: This essay will require outside research. Use at least three credible sources beyond the text material.)

NTSB party process

Explain the NTSB Party Process and how it assists the NTSB in the investigative process.

Detail the limits, specifications, and reasons behind the process


Make sure to stick to the facts and provide cited references to support the anecdotal observations. Make sure all work orginal your own wok also must Turnitin enabled

Each assignment will use the following APA format:

  • Short paper 2 pages
  • 1″ margins
  • Double-spaced
  • 12 pt. Times New Roman font
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