What was the justification for the widespread deinstitutionalization of mentally ill patients beginning in the 1960s, and what are some of the effects that are major societal problems today?

Important note: in this week and in following weeks, we are studying topics on which many people have strong opinions. I expect for your initial posts and replies to be firmly grounded in sociology, and for all interactions to be respectful and meaningful. Please be mindful and thoughtful in your work.

Choose ONE of the following questions:

1. Pretend you are in a conversation with a constructionist and a radical feminist. How would a constructionist’s analysis of sex work differ from that of a radical feminist? What points would you add to the conversation that either challenge or bring a new angle to one or both of these views?

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2. Describe in detail how both the Kinsey Reports and the Chicago sex survey gathered their samples and how these facts influenced the findings of each study. What are some of the challenges and issues with the methods in these cases?

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3. What was the justification for the widespread deinstitutionalization of mentally ill patients beginning in the 1960s, and what are some of the effects that are major societal problems today? What might be a solution to one or more of these societal problems?

“Would you want someone limiting how much coffee you can drink or how much cheesecake you’re allowed to eat?

“Would you want someone limiting how much coffee you can drink or how much cheesecake you’re allowed to eat? According to Dr. Paul Phinney, president of the California medical association has found these types of foods to be just as addictive if not more than marijuana. There are numerous benefits to marijuana but yet it is still illegal. Marijuana should be legalized due to economic and health benefits, job opportunities, less drug trafficking, and will allow more focus on violent crime.”

Evaluate measures that can assist the Ministry of Health in preventing the spread of outbreaks of disease.

As you know, healthcare in Saudi Arabia is changing drastically. Analyze the policy plans developed by the Ministry of Health. Evaluate measures that can assist the Ministry of Health in preventing the spread of outbreaks of disease.

In your paper be sure to address:

Specific KSA policies and regulations preventing disease outbreaks
Metrics that can be utilized in limiting infectious disease outbreaks
Trends that might impact policies and regulations in controlling infectious disease and
How policy should be modified
Conclusions
References
Your paper should meet the following structural requirements:

How do you plan to develop your portfolio? Are there specific learning tools you have found helpful?

Part One
How do you plan to develop your portfolio? Are there specific learning tools you have found helpful?
Part Two
Agencies utilize a wide variety of treatment theories, strategies, and modalities. To attract an employer, how would you present yourself in order to avoid being too vague in your clinical approach (e.g., glossing over the differences in approaches on the one hand), and being too narrow on the other hand (e.g., being a committed behaviorist in an agency administered by psychodynamically oriented clinicians)?

If a different investigator had gone into the field to study the same problem, how likley is it that the conclusions would have been the same?

Read a qualitative nursing study. If a different investigator had gone into the field to study the same problem, how likley is it that the conclusions would have been the same? How transferable are the research’s findings?

Compare how the anatomy of the knee differs from the anatomy of the elbow?

1. By summarizing what you read with focus on the four main topics you learn to

differentiate what is needed by the health care professional to make an assessment of

the case. Also reading a paragraph and summarizing it, prepares you for the HOBET V test.

2. We will learn about the synovial knee joint and compare it to the synovial elbow joint.

3. We will learn the types of symptoms in response to damage of the protective ligaments of such a joint.

4. We will learn about treatment when swelling occurs in the damaged knee. Treatment may consist of:

initial advice regarding precautions, MRI, orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy, physical therapy.

Read the case study and highlight sections with information about ‘patient history’, ‘family history’, ‘symptoms’, and ‘treatments’.

Emily, a 24-year-old Asian-American graduate student in animal behavior, spends her free time hiking in the mountains around her home observing the behavior of various animals in preparation for her graduate work. One afternoon, Emily decides to spend her time hiking on less frequented trails in hopes of working on walking quietly while carefully observing the area around her. As usual, she lets her housemates know where she is planning to go. After parking her car and checking her equipment and supplies, she signs in at the trailhead. The day is warm and Emily is careful to drink frequently to minimize her chances of becoming dehydrated. Also, she snacks while hiking to maintain adequate blood glucose. As she rounds a bend in the trail, Emily notices a small herd of deer in the ravine below her and decides to try to move closer to them. After carefully checking the wind she starts to slowly move down the slope toward an overhanging ledge she noticed about halfway down. As she approaches the ledge, Emily looses her footing and begins to slide down the side of the ravine. She tries to catch herself at the ledge, but falls over the side of the ledge twisting her left knee and landing awkwardly on her left side. She continues to slide down the slope and finally comes to a stop at the edge of a grove of fir trees. While she does not loose consciousness, Emily is stunned and it takes her a few minutes to regain her composure. The first thing she notices is that her left leg is at an awkward angle and her left knee is very painful. When she tries to get up, she experiences pain in her left knee.

Remembering that human anatomy is not that different from the anatomy of most mammals and the minimal experience she has from a mandatory first aid course she feels fairly certain that she can draw some conclusions about her condition. Emily remains seated and uses her hands and a camping mirror from her daypack to evaluate her condition. Other than some minor scrapes and scratches Emily feels certain that she has not sustained any injuries to her arms, shoulders, ribs or abdominal organs. While she can not be certain, she also believes that she has not sustained any injuries to her head, although she may have a mild concussion. Emily also can not detect any extreme tenderness or swelling in her abdominal region or ribs. Her right leg and shin seem to be “normal”, however her left knee appears to be injured and is swelling quite rapidly. Emily arranges her daypack so she can elevate left leg and begins to think about the best way to progress. As she is thinking, Emily hears what sounds like voices coming from above her. She uses her whistle to signal to the people she hears. When they respond she yells to tell them where she left the trail and what happened to her. The people on the trail above her tell her that they will mark the location and return to the ranger station to send some help back. Emily replies that she thinks she may have injured her left knee and she will wait until help arrives.

While waiting for help, Emily continues to monitor her situation. She begins to feel chilled, so she puts her jacket on and has something to eat and drink. She also tries to remain alert by counting the number of bird species she notices. Approximately 90 minutes later she hears voices calling to her from above. She attempts to direct the rescue team to her position and within 30 minutes they arrive and complete a field evaluation. Their diagnosis concurs with Emily’s and they transport her to the trail and then to the regional hospital. At the hospital Emily receives a thorough physical examination by an emergency room physician. She tells the emergency room physician that she thought she heard a “popping” sound when she twisted her knee as she started to fall. The results of this examination indicate that Emily has not suffered any major injuries other than torn knee ligaments in her left knee. The emergency room physician immobilizes the leg and calls for an orthopedic consultation regarding her knee. The results of the magnetic resonance image (MRI) of her knee indicate a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial meniscus. Emily is scheduled for surgery to repair her knee the next day and kept in the hospital overnight for observation.

The next morning the orthopedic surgeon explains to Emily that he will be taking a piece of one of her tendons to replace the torn knee ligaments and that this procedure will be done with the use of an arthroscope. The surgeon also explains that Emily should begin physical therapy as soon as possible after surgery to minimize her recovery time. After a successful surgery, without complication, Emily awakens and is discharged after being instructed in the proper use of crutches and the degree to which she can “move”. Two days later Emily is evaluated by a physical therapist and given a series of rehabilitation exercises to complete each day. Gradually, Emily regains strength and stability in her left knee and is given a series of exercises to complete three to four times each day.

Task 2: Answer following questions ( 25 points):

1 Summarize the case of the unlucky hiker focusing on symptoms and treatments.

2 Define the terms:

Shin bone:

Arthroscope:

3 Compare how the anatomy of the knee differs from the anatomy of the elbow? Name differences in structural components and those in reference to synovial joint structures:

4 Determine/ provide an explanation how the cruciate ligaments in the knee aid in maintaining stability of the joint?

5 Evaluate why swelling occurs in Emily’s left knee following the injury?

6 Determine/ provide an explanation why Emily was kept in the hospital overnight for observation?

7 Evaluate the purposes of the rehabilitation exercises Emily is expected to complete?

Discuss what factors contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in Americans.

1. Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer.

2. Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects.

3. Discuss what factors contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in Americans.

4. Explain how the American Cancer Society (ACS) might provide education and support. What ACS services would you recommend and why?

5. Explain how the nursing process is utilized to provide safe and effective care for cancer patients across the life span. Your explanation should include each of the five phases and demonstrate the delivery of holistic and patient-focused care.

6. Discuss how undergraduate education in liberal arts and science studies contributes to the foundation of nursing knowledge and prepares nurses to work with patients utilizing the nursing process. Consider mathematics, social and physical sciences, and science studies as an interdisciplinary research area.

You are required to cite to a minimum of four sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

Discuss why nurses have a responsibility to uphold a standard of conduct consistent with the standards governing the profession of nursing at work and in their personal lives.

Professionalism and Social Media
Social media plays a significant role in the lives of nurses in both their professional and personal lives. Additionally, social media is now considered a mainstream part of the process for recruiting and hiring candidates. Inappropriate or unethical conduct on social media can create legal problems for nurses as well as the field of nursing.
Login to all social media sites in which you engage. Review your profile, pictures and posts. Based on the professional standards of nursing, identify items that would be considered unprofessional and potentially detrimental to your career and that negatively impact the reputation of the nursing field.
Summarize the findings of your review. Include the following:
1. Describe the posts or conversations in which you have engaged that might be considered inappropriate based on the professional standards of nursing.
2. Discuss why nurses have a responsibility to uphold a standard of conduct consistent with the standards governing the profession of nursing at work and in their personal lives. Include discussion of how personal conduct can violate HIPAA or be considered unethical or unprofessional. Provide an example of each to support your answer.
3. Based on the analysis of your social media, discuss what areas of your social media activity reflect Christian values as they relate to respecting human value and dignity for all individuals. Describe areas of your social media activity that could be improved.
4. Write a  cover letter in which you explain your professional objectives, professional interests, and strengths as an applicant.