A Social Determinant Of Health Issue

For this assignment, you will complete the following tasks that are listed below.

  • Choose a social determinant of health issue (problem) affecting your community (Atlanta, Georgia) (e.g., transportation, language barrier, or lack of resources).
  • Use local data to demonstrate why this is an issue.
    • You should indicate the population being affected.
  • Apply a model or theory used in this unit’s required unit resources that you believe would be the best fit to improve the health issue.
    • Discuss why you chose this particular theory or model.
    • Provide examples, if needed.
    • Explain the advantage it has over the unselected option.
    • Evaluate how the problem fits into the selected model or theory.

    Your paper should be at least two pages in length. Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Use a minimum of two sources. Please note that no abstract is needed.

the role of motivation in adolescent learning.

Motivation plays a key role in the daily duties of an educator. Students are much more likely to take on the task of learning when they have compelling reasons to do so. Therefore, when students are motivated they are much more likely to succeed.

Digital Presentation

For this assignment, create an 8-9 slide digital presentation to be used as a professional development to be used to educate colleagues on how to use motivational strategies in their classrooms to promote student success.

Include the following in your presentation:

  1. Describe the role of motivation in adolescent learning.
  2. Use your researched knowledge of motivation, as well as physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development principles learned in this course, to suggest 4-5 appropriate instructional strategies that help motivate adolescent students.
  3. Suggest 2-3 prevention or intervention techniques to use in the classroom to support and help motivate students who might be struggling, facing a challenging situation, have a specific learning disability, exceptionality, or language barrier.
  4. Provide an example of a digital tool used to support learning, motivation, and engagement.
  5. A title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s or speaker notes. (These are not counted toward the slide count)

Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.

What are mainstream American funerals like today

Question 1:  How does the nature of the gods, how they are conceived  of in a particular society, influence the nature of the rituals that are  conducted?

Question 2: How do we know when someone is dead? What do you think of  brain death as the criteria? Would you personally be willing to be an  organ donor? Why or why not?

Question 3: Why do you think a belief in a soul is universal?

Question 4: What are mainstream American funerals like today? How much  emotional expression is allowed at the funeral? How long areyou  supposed to grieve afterwards?

Instructions: -Answer the questions in 2 to 3 paragraphs for each  question and  provide the number for each response. The questions have  to be answered  from chapter 8 of the book provided. NO PLAGIARIZING.  Please provide information found in the book with no plagiarism. You may  also provide your opinion in the questions that ask you for it.

the School-Life Balance category


· Visit the  Student Support Center  (SSC) and explore the resources under the School-Life Balance category for:

· Managing Stress

· Motivation

· Work-Life Balance


the School-Life Balance category


In your reflection,

· Share your progress on the goal you set for yourself in the Post Your Introduction forum. What adjustment(s) might you need to make to be more successful? Or, what contributed to your progress?

The last course I took my main goal for the semester was to finish with an A and I would to do the same with this class. Information literacy for me is the ability to evaluate, organize and communicate knowledge. I need to work on time management more in order to finish the course with a passing grade.

· Describe what you have found most enjoyable or interesting to learn about, and what you have found most challenging or stressful.

What I have found most challenging is how much writing this class has required as well as learning a new format of writing such as APA.

· Discuss at least one strategy from the SSC you can implement to help you minimize stress or maintain work-life balance, and one strategy to boost your motivation to successfully complete the Week 5 final project.

One strategy from the SSC I could use is managing stress

Managing Stress (SSC)

Stress is a part of everyday life. Everyone knows what it feels like, but why do so many people react to it differently? The bottom line is that a person’s way of managing stress is based on how they learned how to cope with stress from childhood on through adulthood. When you react to stressful situations in an unhealthy way it can cause insomnia, digestion problems, headaches, memory loss, and high blood pressure, just to name a few. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fL-pn80s-c&t=1s


One Strategy to boost motivation is


Motivation (SSC)

How often do you feel too overwhelmed with multiple life obligations that you lose motivation to start working on your college assignments? Sounds familiar, right? Now it’s time to get inspired! Learn how YOU can achieve your goals by changing your approach. For instance, instead of looking at a task as overwhelming, it’s important to break down those tasks into smaller and more manageable steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQMbvJNRpLE&t=2s




Your initial post should be a minimum of 150 words.













Respond to Peers

Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should be a minimum of 50 words.

In your peer responses, share

· Ideas with your peers that may assist them in meeting the goals they discussed in their post.

· One of the SSC resources that your peer wrote about that you did not, and how you may incorporate it as well.

· Additional strategies that your peer can use to minimize stress and maintain work-life balance.




time management skills



The goal that I made in the introduction post was to build better time management skills. Though I still need to improve upon it by setting a schedule to get all my work done beforehand, I have still made some progress. I have started composing a plan, ensuring that all my peer reviews are completed by the weekend. That way, I have time to do my Monday assignments before the deadline. However, I still struggle with cutting it close to when the assignments are due. The biggest thing that I need to do is find a balance between life and school.

During this course, I enjoyed completing some of the assignments. I found it interesting to break down the articles. That includes the research process and analysis of the different sources. Though I found it easier to go through a popular source, I still found the scholarly sources complex and intriguing.

One thing from the SSC that I plan on utilizing is the  9 Things Mentally Strong People Do to Manage Stress  (Links to an external site.) . I feel that this will help me balance my personal and academic life because by keeping a clear head, I will complete my work to the best of my ability and not let any distractions get in the way. By taking a brief moment to myself, It’s ensuring that I don’t become stressed or overwhelmed.


writing skills



My goal at the beginning of this course was to continue to strengthen my writing skills and make sure I used the proper voice in my work. I believe I have progressed positively. I’ve found that I enjoy the process of putting words together. I’m a strong believer in “it isn’t what you say, but how you say it.” Learning to speak to an audience with intention is making me pay more attention to the words I use when writing. One thing I can do to help manage my time is to try and carve out time at work to use for school. I’m at work majority of the week, so being able to take a lunch break or just find any time at all to help get the school work done will help tremendously.



In the strictest sense, academic writing is what scholars do to communicate with other scholars in their fields of study, their disciplines. It’s the research report a biologist writes, the interpretive essay a literary scholar composes. The media analysis a film scholar produces. At the same time, academic writing is what you have to learn so that you can participate in the different disciplinary conversations that take place in your courses. You have to learn to think like an academic, read like an academic, do research like an academic, and write like an academic — even if you have no plans to continue your education and become a scholar yourself. Learning these skills is what this book is about.

Fair warning

Fair warning: It isn’t easy. Initially you may be perplexed by the vocabulary and sentence structure of many of the academic essays you read. Scholars use specialized language to capture the complexity of an issue or to introduce specific ideas from their discipline. Every discipline has its own vocabulary. You probably can think of words and phrases that are not used every day but that are necessary, nevertheless, to express certain ideas precisely. For example, consider the terms centrifugal forceOedipus complex, and onomatopoeia. These terms carry with them a history of study; when you learn to use them, you also are learning to use the ideas they represent. Such terms help us describe the world specifically rather than generally; they help us better understand how things work and how to make better decisions about what matters to us.

Sentence structure

Sentence structure presents another challenge. The sentences in academic writing are often longer and more intricate than the sentences in popular magazines. Academics strive to go beyond what is quick, obvious, and general. They ask questions based on studying a subject from multiple points of view, to make surprising connections that would not occur to someone who has not studied the subject carefully. It follows that academic writers are accustomed to extensive reading that prepares them to examine an issue, knowledgeably, from many different perspectives, and to make interesting intellectual use of what they discover in their research. To become an adept academic writer, you have to learn these practices as well.

Academic writing will challenge you, no doubt. But hang in there. Any initial difficulty you have with academic writing will pay off when you discover new ways of looking at the world and of making sense of it. Moreover, the habits of mind and core skills of academic writing are highly valued in the world outside the academy.

the service of changing people’s minds and behaviors

Basically, academic writing entails making an argument — a text that is crafted to persuade an audience — often in the service of changing people’s minds and behaviors. When you write an academic essay, you have to

· define a situation that calls for some response in writing;

· demonstrate the timeliness of your argument; establish a personal investment;

· appeal to readers whose minds you want to change by understanding what they think, believe, and value;

· support your argument with good reasons; and

· anticipate and address readers’ reasons for disagreeing with you, while encouraging them to adopt your position.

Academic argument

Academic argument is not about shouting down an opponent. Instead, it is the careful expression of an idea or perspective based on reasoning. And the insights gathered from a close examination of the arguments others have made on the issue.

Making academic arguments is also a social act, like joining a conversation. When we sit down to write an argument intended to persuade someone to do or to believe something. We are never really the first to broach the topic about which we are writing. Thus, learning how to write a researched argument is a process of learning how to enter conversations that are already going on in written form. This idea of writing as dialogue — not only between author and reader but between the text and everything that has been said or written about its subject beforehand — is crucial. Writing is a process of balancing our goals with the history of similar kinds of communication, particularly others’ arguments that have been made on the same subject. The conversations that have already been going on about a subject are the subject’s historical context.


Music All Around Us: The Influence of Music on the Emotional State

Title of the paper – Music All Around Us: The Influence of Music on the Emotional State

Thesis: Music aids in receptive interpretation that may counter or encourage an emotional state.

Three main points:


1. music is educational

2. music is therapeutic

3. music is inspirational


25 pages


due Saturday, November 13th no later than midnight


Introduction (Connection to Discipline and Explanation of the Issues)

Explain the issues and make a connection to your discipline. Introduce the topic with reference to your thesis or main question in the opening paragraph.

· Describe the issue or problem clearly and with enough relevant information that your reader will fully understand it. Make connections between your topic and important theories/facts/examples from your discipline or area of study (e.g., psychology, history). The purpose of the literature review is not to answer your questions but to situate your topic within the wider literature on the subject matter.

Source Finding Analysis (Accessing Information and Evaluating Sources)

· What databases did you use to find potential sources and why? (Reminder: Google and other search engines are not databases.) What key word searches did you use, and which were most effective? What database or key word did you exclude from your search, and why? How did you make sure that your information sources were highly relevant?

· Explain how you evaluated and selected sources to use for this project. How do you know your selected sources are appropriate to your research question? How do you know you have chosen a variety of sources that are appropriate for the scope of your project?

· How did you make sure that you were fully complying with all ethical and legal restrictions on the use of published, confidential, and/or proprietary information?

Themes (Use Information Effectively to Accomplish a Specific Purpose)

· Synthesize the information from your sources in order to help your reader fully understand your topic’s background and relevant issues. What;

main themes emerge in the literature on this topic?

do different sources have to say about these themes? What patterns, differences, or similarities emerge from the sources?

What significant scholarly disagreements have you noticed? Provide your reader with a sufficient breadth of the topic under your themes or means of organizing your sources so that the reader can be aware of and acquainted with the topic’s background and relevant issues. Be sure to situate the topic within a larger context and draw out themes and key ideas.

Curiosity (Sources and Evidence)

· What information have you found that illustrates both your interest and rich awareness of your topic? Why is this information so interesting? What ideas are you developing that are appropriate for your discipline?


After you have completed the body of your review, provide a paragraph summary. What have you learned thus far?

Keep in mind, the literature review is not an extended annotated bibliography whereby you list each source you have read and provide a brief synopsis of it. Rather, the literature review is a running narrative that develops the background and context for your topic.



Consider what you have learned. Critically analyze the arguments and conclusions you have found in the literature. Be sure to cite evidence from source material in your discussion. This paper must contain a thorough discussion section as well as a detailed conclusion section.


In your discussion, analyze and interpret the arguments you have found in the literature. Evaluate the significant theories and concepts related to your topic. Writing in the third person, make a convincing case that your interpretation is reasonable. Use supporting materials such as quotations, statistics, or illustrations to strengthen your case. Address alternative views, and explain how you question or challenge the viewpoint of an expert whose viewpoint differs from yours.

Address the following questions in your discussion:

· What are the most important discoveries or insights that researchers have made about this topic?

· Where do the researchers agree and disagree? Provide examples.

· Having analyzed the literature and primary sources, what is your opinion on this issue and why? What key theories and concepts have you evaluated and applied to reach this determination?

· Where did you find the most support for your thesis? Why should your reader be convinced by this support?

· What aspect challenged your thesis? Did it change your mind, or did you overcome the challenge?

Keep in mind, your discussion should reflect the development of what you have found specifically related to your thesis or main question. It should not simply reiterate or summarize the literature review.


Now, bring your final thoughts together. Incorporate key terms into the broad conclusions you have reached about your topic, including the larger or practical implications of your research. Finally, recommend avenues for future research. Your conclusion should be impactful and memorable, not just a summary of your work.

Psychologic Disorder

  1. Present the age-related Physiologic or Psychologic Disorder
    Choose from one: Integumentary function, Urinary function, Musculoskeletal function or Endocrine function.
  2. Describe the age-related changes and common problems and conditions.
  3. Summarize the nursing management appropriate for your Physiologic or Psychologic Disorder chosen.  Power point presentation with 4-6 slides were clear and easy to read. Speaker notes expanded upon and clarified content on the slides.

patient’s ability to sign consent

  • patient’s ability to sign consent

  • You are a nurse preparing a 56-year-old telephone linesman for surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff. He has an unremarkable medical history, and denies smoking or consuming alcohol. He has never been hospitalized and asks many questions regarding what to expect from his first surgical experience. His wife is continually at his bedside and is very supportive. (Learning Objectives 1, 3, and 5)


  1. Your patient indicates serious concern regarding medications used perioperatively. How would you outline the uses of various medications?
  2. After a complete description of the surgery, your patient indicates that he is ready to sign consent forms. How would you respond?
  3. Which conditions would invalidate this patient’s ability to sign consent?
  4. Develop appropriate postoperative patient goals that you might include in this patient’s care plan.

model of culturally competent nursing care

  1. Describe how you used the chosen model of culturally competent nursing care to develop interview questions
  2. Summarize the interview questions used and the answers received, and address the following:
    1. With what culture does the person identify?
    2. How does this person define/perceive health and illness and how is this affected by his or her culture?
    3. Describe the person’s health maintenance, protection, and restoration traditions and how these have been influenced by culture.
    4. How has language and/or culture impacted:
    5. Access to health care
    6. Communication with health care professionals.
  3. Analyze the concept of cultural humility, based on the information that you gathered in the Interview.

recovering from pneumonia

Threaded Discussion #4



Scenario: Family An 83, year old woman is recovering from pneumonia. She has Alzheimer’s disease and has become increasingly hostile and unmanageable in the home setting. Her 65, year old daughter is distraught about the idea of placing her mother in a long term care facility but feels she is not able to care for her.

Directions: Part 1: • The original post must be at least 250 – 300 words in length • What is your role in this situation? • How might you help the daughter with her decision? • What information would you give the daughter?


In a separate sheet write:


Threaded Discussion #5



Scenario: Family A 78, year old man is a retired banker whose wife died several years ago. He is able to perform all ADLs but needs help with meal preparation and transportation. He lives in a deteriorating neighborhood and no longer feels safe. He does not want to live with family members or completely give up his independence.

Directions: Part 1: • The original post must be at least 250 – 300 words in length • What housing options would be appropriate for him? Why? • What advantages would such housing options offer over living alone?