Assessing Musculoskeletal Pain

Assessing Musculoskeletal Pain

A 15-year-old male reports dull pain in both knees. Sometimes one or both knees click, and the patient describes a catching sensation under the patella. In determining the causes of the knee pain, what additional history do you need? What categories can you use to differentiate knee pain? What are your specific differential diagnoses for knee pain? What physical examination will you perform?

What anatomic structures are you assessing as part of the physical examination? What special maneuvers will you perform?

strategic use of countertrade schemes

strategic use of countertrade schemes

How might a company make strategic use of countertrade schemes as a marketing weapon to generate export revenues? How might a company make strategic use of countertrade schemes as a marketing weapon to generate export revenues?

What are the risks associated with pursuing such as strategy? at are the risks associated with pursuing such as strategy?

Human Behavior Social Environment

Human Behavior Social Environment

  Discussion

In Chapter 13, you were presented with a global development case study utilizing the three feminist principles (see highlights 13-4, starting on page 506).  Based on what you read, address the following questions:

  1. To what extent do you agree with the three feminist principles presented?
  2. How valuable did the principles seem in implementing the three programmatic examples? Explain.
  3. To what extent do these feminist principles help to advance social and economic justice? Explain.

Week 15: Theoretical Functions of Communities

Objectives

Instructions

Part 1: Match the following theoretical functions of communities from chapter 13 with their respective descriptions.

Part 2: After matching, address the following prompts (a & b) on page 2.

Theoretical Function of Communities (Warren, 1983)

  1. Production-distribution-consumption
  2. Socialization
  3. Social control
  4. Social participation
  5. Mutual support

_____   A.            Concerns the involvement of citizens in social, political, and economic processes.

_____   B.            Relates to “local participation in the process of producing, distributing, and consuming those goods and services that are a part of daily living and access to which is desirable in the immediate locality” (pp. 28–29).

____   C.            Involves encouragement, assistance, caring, and cooperation among people in communities.

_____   D.            Involves “the process through which a group influences the behavior of its members toward conformity with its norms” (p. 29).

_____   E.            Concerns a “process by which society or one of its constituent social units transmits prevailing knowledge, social values, and behavior patterns to its members” (p. 29).

  1. After matching, answer and respond to the following:
  2. What concepts in the definitions characterize each function and make that function unique?
  3. What are the similarities and differences among the functions?

 

 

Reading Vignette

Reading Vignette

After reviewing this week’s learning materials, in no less than 250 words, please address the following three prompts in your initial post. Be sure to include numbers (1, 2, 3) to organize your post. Also, in your initial post, include the word count of your answer (not including the prompts/questions) and include page numbers from the textbook.

Reading Vignette:

Carolyn Carlson is a 22-year old Caucasian female who is starting therapy to work on her low self-esteem. Carolyn reluctantly states that she has “problems throwing up.” When you inquire further, she elaborates that she began vomiting as a teenager to control her weight. She stated that she learned about purging methods from peers as well as online searches. Carolyn stated that after she vomits, she feels immediately relief, but then admitted that she feels embarrassed, ashamed, and worthless.

Throughout your interview, you gather information regarding her eating patterns. Carolyn states that her intense fear of gaining weight intensified in high school. She began skipping meals (ie., does not eat breakfast) around 16 years old. Shortly after she entered college, at 18 years old, she began vomiting to compensate for her “binges.” Carolyn describes her binges as “overeating whenever stressed with school, friends, life in general.” An example of a binge was “eating half a cheeseburger and a few fries.” Due to these patterns, Carolyn has a significantly low weight and stated that she feels light headed sometimes.

***READING VIGNETTE***

1) discuss some differences between anorexia and bulimia?

2) Briefly describe at least two treatments for eating disorders.
3) After reading the provided Vignette, write about your experience diagnosing the patient. What symptoms stood out to you? Did you correctly identify the eating disorder? Would you describe this experience as challenging, easy, or somewhere in between?

 

Moral-ethical dilemmas

Moral-ethical dilemmas

Read/review the following resources for this activity:
•Read/review the following resources for this activity:
• Textbook: Chapter 13
• Lesson
• Narrated PowerPoint Tutorial (Links to an external site.) (Make sure to review this tutorial before you begin recording.)
Introduction
In this session, you have been considering moral-ethical dilemmas you yourself faced or that you know of that you either resolved or failed to resolve, but hopefully learned from. You may never have given much thought to ethical theory nor what ethical premises/paradigms you have unconsciously held.
You will be focusing on this case for this assignment:
Jane Doe is a nursing student at University X. Jane is in week eight of a course entitled: “Introduction to Ethics”.
For the week one discussion, Jane copied work done by her friend John Doe in the same class two months ago (with a different professor). John told Jane it was okay to use his work as John’s professor never checked any work in the class using Turnitin.com. John claimed to have earned an A on the work also.
In week two, Jane went to StudentPapering.com and paid ten dollars for a week two essay done by a student (not John Doe) who took the same course four months ago. Student Papering promises that all its archived work is of excellent quality and cannot be detected as copied. Jane then uploaded an exact copy of the work for the week two assignment.
In week three, Jane paid a worker at PaperingStudent.com ten dollars to write for Jane a brand new essay after Jane shared with the worker the essay assignment instructions.

In week four, Jane relied on her knowledge of Esperanto. She felt pressed for time and found an article by a professor from Esperanto on the week four topic. She translated Esperanto into English using Moogle Translate, and the translated text served as her week four paper.
In week five, Jane was running late again. Jane purposely uploaded a blank paper hoping that she would later claim it was an innocent mistake and not be assessed a late penalty. In a previous course on History, she had done the same (with an earlier paper from the History class rather than simply a blank) and had not seen any late penalty assessed.

In week six, Jane took work she did in a nursing course from a year ago and submitted that for her discussion posting in her current class. She simply copied and pasted the work she had labored intensively on a year ago (even though University X forbids this practice as ‘self-plagiarism’). Jane was confident her Nursing instructor never checked that work using Turnitin.com or another method.

In week seven, Jane copied and pasted work found on website.com for the paper. Jane did not use any quotation marks or other documentation to show the text was not by Jane.
Since Jane’s Ethics professor did not check papers and posting for any issues by using Turnitin.com or another method, the professor graded all of Jane’s work unaware of Jane’s actions throughout the weeks of the class. Jane feels her actions are morally justified both because her economic situation requires her to work too much to devote time to school (although other students are well-off enough to have such time) and her religion forbids cheating, but Jane ignores her religion’s teachings.
Instructions
Now that you have had an opportunity to explore ethics formally, create a reflective assessment of your learning experience and the collaborations you engaged in throughout this session. You will submit both of the following:
• A written reflection
• An oral presentation using a PowerPoint narrated slide show.
For the written reflection, address Jane Doe’s and respond to the following:
• Articulate again your moral theory from week eight discussion (You can revise it if you wish). What two ethical theories best apply to it? Why those two?
• Apply to Jane Doe’s case your personal moral philosophy as developed in week eight discussion and now. Use it to determine if what Jane Doe did was ethical or unethical per your own moral philosophy.
• Consider if some of these examples are more grave instances of ethical transgressions than others. Explain.
• Propose a course of social action and a solution by using the ethics of egoism, utilitarianism, the “veil of ignorance” method, deontological principles, and/or a theory of justice to deal with students like Jane. Consider social values such as those concerning ways of life while appraising the interests of diverse populations (for instance, those of differing religions and economic status).
For the oral presentation, briefly summarize your feelings about taking a course in Ethics and explore your process of transformation in this course.
• Discuss your experiences of the course, your beginnings, and where you are now. Consider your interaction in discussions.
Should health care workers be required to take a course in Ethics? Why or why not
Writing Requirements (APA format)
• Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
• 1-inch margins
• Double spaced
• 12-point Times New Roman font
• Title page
• References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)
Presentation Requirements
• Length: 2-3 minutes

Textbook: Chapter 13
• Lesson
• Narrated PowerPoint Tutorial (Links to an external site.) (Make sure to review this tutorial before you begin recording.)
Introduction
In this session, you have been considering moral-ethical dilemmas you yourself faced or that you know of that you either resolved or failed to resolve, but hopefully learned from. You may never have given much thought to ethical theory nor what ethical premises/paradigms you have unconsciously held.
You will be focusing on this case for this assignment:
Jane Doe is a nursing student at University X. Jane is in week eight of a course entitled: “Introduction to Ethics”.
For the week one discussion, Jane copied work done by her friend John Doe in the same class two months ago (with a different professor). John told Jane it was okay to use his work as John’s professor never checked any work in the class using Turnitin.com. John claimed to have earned an A on the work also.
In week two, Jane went to StudentPapering.com and paid ten dollars for a week two essay done by a student (not John Doe) who took the same course four months ago. Student Papering promises that all its archived work is of excellent quality and cannot be detected as copied. Jane then uploaded an exact copy of the work for the week two assignment.
In week three, Jane paid a worker at PaperingStudent.com ten dollars to write for Jane a brand new essay after Jane shared with the worker the essay assignment instructions.

In week four, Jane relied on her knowledge of Esperanto. She felt pressed for time and found an article by a professor from Esperanto on the week four topic. She translated Esperanto into English using Moogle Translate, and the translated text served as her week four paper.
In week five, Jane was running late again. Jane purposely uploaded a blank paper hoping that she would later claim it was an innocent mistake and not be assessed a late penalty. In a previous course on History, she had done the same (with an earlier paper from the History class rather than simply a blank) and had not seen any late penalty assessed.

In week six, Jane took work she did in a nursing course from a year ago and submitted that for her discussion posting in her current class. She simply copied and pasted the work she had labored intensively on a year ago (even though University X forbids this practice as ‘self-plagiarism’). Jane was confident her Nursing instructor never checked that work using Turnitin.com or another method.

In week seven, Jane copied and pasted work found on website.com for the paper. Jane did not use any quotation marks or other documentation to show the text was not by Jane.
Since Jane’s Ethics professor did not check papers and posting for any issues by using Turnitin.com or another method, the professor graded all of Jane’s work unaware of Jane’s actions throughout the weeks of the class. Jane feels her actions are morally justified both because her economic situation requires her to work too much to devote time to school (although other students are well-off enough to have such time) and her religion forbids cheating, but Jane ignores her religion’s teachings.
Instructions
Now that you have had an opportunity to explore ethics formally, create a reflective assessment of your learning experience and the collaborations you engaged in throughout this session. You will submit both of the following:
• A written reflection
• An oral presentation using a PowerPoint narrated slide show.
For the written reflection, address Jane Doe’s and respond to the following:
• Articulate again your moral theory from week eight discussion (You can revise it if you wish). What two ethical theories best apply to it? Why those two?
• Apply to Jane Doe’s case your personal moral philosophy as developed in week eight discussion and now. Use it to determine if what Jane Doe did was ethical or unethical per your own moral philosophy.
• Consider if some of these examples are more grave instances of ethical transgressions than others. Explain.
• Propose a course of social action and a solution by using the ethics of egoism, utilitarianism, the “veil of ignorance” method, deontological principles, and/or a theory of justice to deal with students like Jane. Consider social values such as those concerning ways of life while appraising the interests of diverse populations (for instance, those of differing religions and economic status).
For the oral presentation, briefly summarize your feelings about taking a course in Ethics and explore your process of transformation in this course.
• Discuss your experiences of the course, your beginnings, and where you are now. Consider your interaction in discussions.
• Should health care workers be required to take a course in Ethics? Why or why not

Writing Requirements (APA format)

• Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
• 1-inch margins
• Double spaced
• 12-point Times New Roman font
• Title page
• References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)
Presentation Requirements
• Length: 2-3 minutes

Healthcare Policy Analysis

Healthcare Policy Analysis

Final Paper : 150 points
It is expected that the final version of your Healthcare Policy Analysis

Note

Paper will be 8-10 pages in length, with 6-8 sources identified. Your paper should be 12-pt. Times New Roman font, double spaced, with standard margins. You should have a thesis statement in your introduction identifying the legislation/policy that your paper will be addressing. Please download and review the Grading Rubric for the Final Paper (Links to an external site.).

APA in-text citation is required in addition to listing all of your sources on a Works Cited Page at the end of the document. Your grade will be affected if you do not cite or identify your sources correctly.

Below is a list of questions that should be addressed in the body of your paper.

What is the legislation/policy that will be analyzed in this paper?
What is the problem/issue that this legislation attempts to address?
What is the history of the legislation?
Has (or will) the legislation been effective in addressing the problem or issue?
What group(s) of people have been the most affected by the problem?
Is there any information on the future of this legislation? (Revision, obsolete, status of bill, etc.)
Do you feel that there could have been a non-legislative or free market solution to the problem/issue addressed by this legislation? Please discuss.

Digital Media and Society

Digital Media and Society

RESEARCH TOPICS.
SELECT ONE TOPIC
Select one of the 12 research topics below and complete ALL THREE sections:
Topic 1: Digital Media as a Distraction (Week 1)
Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier – Chapter 1: Distracted by Everything PBS Online Video Documentary Series – Chapter 1 (00:00 – 08:28 minutes) https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/digitalnation/

Topic 2: The Use of Digital and Social Media in Politics (Week 2)
(Smartphone political ads target non-political events to talk directly to voters, one by one (web page) https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/local_news/smartphone-political-ads-target-non-political-events-to-talk-directly/article_e5f0eeeb-f7ee-5c28-8b10-343996ab45a1.html.

Topic 3: Virtual Worlds and Their Impact on Society (Week 3)
Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier- Chapter 7 Virtual Worlds PBS Online Video Documentary Series – Start the video then Navigate to Chapter 7 (52:05 – 1:01:26) https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/digitalnation/.

Topic 4: Fake News (Week 3)
Fake News Vs Real News (PBS Online video) https://www.pbs.org/video/fake-news-vs-real-news-ltadaw/.
Topic 5: The Digital Divide (Week 6)
Digital Divides 2016 | Pew Research Center http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/digital-divide/2017
Small towns join forces to bridge the digital divide (YouTube video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txMijyHgAyg.
Topic 6: E-commerce (Week 7)
How Amazon Controls E-commerce: Amazon.com the Hidden empire: (online slideshow – 84 slides) https://techcrunch.com/2011/05/11/how-amazon-controls-ecommerce-slides/.
SECTION 1: SELECT ONE TOPIC FROM THE 6 TOPICS LISTED ABOVE
Answer the questions below:
Item 1: Which topic did you select?
Item 2: Why does this topic appeal to you?
NOTE 1: Section 1 should be the shortest section of your paper (10-15%).
ECTION 2: SUMMARIZE THE TOPIC YOU SELECTED USING CLASS RESOURCES
Discuss your topic as presented in class. This is a summary of all the resources used in class relating to the topic including online discussions.
Item 1: Summarize the information on the topic as presented in the class, using the Read & Watch resources AND any classroom discussion (online or f2f) of the topic.
Item 2: Is the topic you selected relevant in a course on digital and social media? Whether you answer yes or no, justify your answer.
Section 2 Sources: Include the source(s) as an in-paper citation and on your References page.
NOTE 2: Section 2 should comprise (30-40%) of your paper.
SECTION 3: CONDUCT ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON THE TOPIC
Provide additional information on the topic you selected by locating ONE new resource (in addition to the resources provided in class) to expand your knowledge of the topic.
Item 1: What additional source did you find on the topic you selected?
Item 2: Why is the source you found (a) relevant, (b) credible, (c) accurate, and (d) unbiased based on what you learned from UMGC’s Guide to Evaluating Research Sources? Address a-d in your answer.
Item 3: What new information did the source contribute to the topic as presented in class?
Section 3 Source: Include at least ONE SOURCE related to your topic that has NOT been presented, discussed, or posted in the weekly Read & Watch in class or posted in the topic list above. Include this source as in-paper citation and include it on your References page.

NOTE 3:

Section 3 should comprise the majority of your paper (45-60%). This is where your primary focus should be.
Length: Minimum of 1,000
(Title page, Reference page, and direct quotes do not count toward the total word count).
NOTE 4: Going over 1,500 words is fine, but if you are under 900 words you will be penalized (10%).
Your References page must be APA formatted.

Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity.
Part 4: Machine Learning and Data Analytics

o Describe the concepts of machine learning and data analytics and how applying them to cybersecurity will evolve the field.
o Are there companies providing innovative defensive cybersecurity measures based on these technologies? If so, what are they? Would you recommend any of these to the CTO?
Part 5: Using Machine Learning and Data Analytics to Prevent APT

o Describe how machine learning and data analytics could have detected and/or prevented the APT you analyzed had the victim organization deployed these technologies at the time of the event. Be specific.

Project Milestone

Project Milestone

Assignment: Final Project Milestone 4: Policy Alternative

As an astute social worker and professional policy advocate, once you have selected and identified a social problem, you begin the process of creating and implementing a policy that addresses that social problem. One of the first things you do in the implementation process is an analysis of the social policy you identified. There is always the possibility that the policy created and implemented to address the social problem you identified is not viable for a variety of reasons.

In this case, you must explore a policy alternative.

In Part 4 of your ongoing Social Change Project assignment, you will identify a policy alternative to better alleviate the social problem you identified.

To Prepare:

  • Review the article by McNutt in the Learning Resources this week.
  • Review your previous Final Project Milestone Assignments and your Instructor feedback. Consider the following:
    • Identification of a Social Problem (Week 2)
    • Issue Statement (Week 4)
    • Identification of a Policy (Week 4)
    • Social Advocacy Proposal (Week 6)
  • Based on your work to date, including your insights into the selected social problem, careful analysis of a policy, and goals for advocacy, identify a policy alternative that would work to better alleviate the social problem while mitigating adverse impacts for the relevant populations.
  • Search for and select at least five scholarly articles to support your selection and review of a policy alternative.

Submit

a 4-page paper that addresses the following:

  • What is the policy alternative?
  • What, if any, change(s) in the policy alternative are necessary, and where will they need to occur (local or state)?
  • Is this policy alternative congruent with social work values? Explain.
  • What is the feasibility of the alternative policy (political, economic, and administrative)?
  • Does the policy alternative meet the policy goals (e.g., social equality, redistribution of resources, social work values, and ethics)?
  • What are the forces that are for the policy? What are the forces that are against the policy?
  • What policy advocacy skills can be used to support the policy alternative?
  • How does the policy alternative affect clinical social work practice with clients?
  • What changes could be made in the policy to support the needs of clients seeking clinical services?

Be sure to incorporate at least five scholarly articles you found using standard APA format.

Is Social Work Advocacy Worth the Cost? Issues and Barriers to an Economic Analysis of Social Work Political Practice

John McNuttFirst Published October 27, 2010

https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731510386624

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049731510386624

Political Activities of Social Workers: Addressing Perceived Barriers to Political Participation.

Rocha, C., Poe, B., & Thomas, V. (2010). Political Activities of Social Workers: Addressing Perceived Barriers to Political Participation. Social Work55(4), 317–325. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/55.4.317

 

 

Outline Of Science And Society Section

Outline Of Science And Society Section

What do you need to do?
* Review the video and link related to writing outlines.

* In your textbook, go to the section titled Science and Society

* Type a rough outline of this section. Use a clear and logical format–introduction, followed by the sub-sections.

* Fill out the outline by recalling the information you have read. When necessary polish by looking back at the text.

* Note that you are just doing one section–not the whole chapter.
* There’s no video included it’s just a video that shows you how to outline.

One effective way to do this is to outline the sections, one at a time, within each chapter.

Instead of reading the whole chapter at once, take it one section at a time. A section is a chunk of information, usually under a heading. Breaking your reading up into chunks makes it much easier to digest the information.

Once you have read a section, close your book and fill in the key points on the outline you made before you started. Working from memory will help make sure you paid attention to what you were reading and helps you recall the information later when studying.

Repeat this process for all of the sections in your assigned reading, until you have a complete set of notes.

Write in the margins or use sticky notes to add extra information to your notes. Write down questions you would like to ask your teacher, key terms and concepts to remember, ideas and connections, and review questions for studying.

Avoid the following:

Writing information from the textbook word-for-word doesn’t encourage you to think about what you have read. Writing down ideas in your own words ensures you understand the information from the textbook.

A common note-taking mistake is writing down every tiny detail from the textbook. Writing too much information in your notes is time-consuming and makes it hard to take away key ideas.

On the other hand, not writing enough detail may not help you remember the information, making studying later on much more difficult. Focus on the key takeaways and make sure to write down important terms or concepts.

The material outlined in this link Chp 1 and 2 is an example keep in mind this is taken from a book organized differently than The Good Earth: dying.

 

Social Problem

Social Problem

Sociology Paper on a Social Problem

Topical Paper : you are required to write one 4-8-page paper on a social problem of your choice. In short, you need to analyze the problem via the sociological theory you find most compelling and offer a helpful policy suggestion. What constitutes an academic source? Essentially, it must be authored by someone with an advanced degree in a peer-reviewed publication.

Note

You must also cite at least 5 outside sources (i.e., preferably academic/scholarly journals) to support your viewpoint.

APA format