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English

Essay 1 — rhetorical analysis (4-5 pages)

Essay 1 — Rhetorical Analysis (4-5 pages)
Schedule of Stages and Due Dates Below
In our first unit, we read Jeffrey Cohen’s “Monster Culture” and his seven theses that discuss the relationship between monster’s and culture. For your first essay, you will write a comparative analysis of the two of Cohen’s theses.
Your argument should be rooted in picking one key term that appears in both theses and analyzing how Cohen defines and uses this word between the ideas in the two theories. Examples can include, but are not limited to: monster, body, culture, escape, or history.
Please be sure that your thesis statement summarizes
HOW each Cohen defines this word in each thesis (according to your argument),
HOW each thesis’s uses of the word are in conversation with each other, and
WHY is this conversation important (i.e. what more do we learn about Cohen’s argument that he does not state explicitly)?
In some point in your analysis, your discussion should address the following questions:
1. What is the “they say” to which Cohen is responding in these theses?
2. What is your motivation in exploring this word?
3. What is the proof of the definition that you provide? (Note: your proof should go beyond a one-or-two-sentence definition that the author offers in their introductions)
4. How do the authors say what they say? (Analyze at least one rhetorical strategy)
“Monster theory” must therefore concern itself with strings of cultural moments, connected by a logic that always threatens to shift; invigorated by change and escape, by the impossibility of achieving what Susan Stewart calls the desired “fall or death, the stopping” of its gigantic subject, monstrous interpretation is as much process as epiphany, a work that most content itself with fragments (footprints, bones, talismans, teeth, shadows, obscured glimpses—signifiers of monstrous passing that stand in for the monstrous body itself).” (thesis 2)
“The monster is the abjected fragment that enables the formation of all kinds of identities—personal, national, cultural, economic, sexual, psychological, universal, particular (even if that “particular” identity is an embrace of the power/status/knowledge of abjection itself); as such it reveals their partiality, their contiguity.” (thesis 6)
I will use these two pieces of evidence for my essay. Fragment is the word I have chosen to work with.
The use of “fragment” in Thesis 2 is being used to represent the physical aspect of the monster such as its body parts to signify monstrous aura.
The use of “fragment” in Thesis 6 is used to show the monster is an absolute representation of the forming of multiple aspects of identity, of which monsters border that reveals why we like to fear them.
While “fragment” aligns in both theses in its purpose to represent, they differ in what they are describing such as a physical body parts or personal identity.

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Other

The article is giving you the idea for your topic, and is the first source.

Paper details
Topic is about Hurricanes: 1-what causes Hurricanes, 2-Devestation, 3- How to be prepared for Hurricane.But they must be generated by a recent article in The New York Times, and by recent we mean since August, 2022. Your speech is not about the article. The article is giving you the idea for your topic, and is the first source. Your research will include one other reliable source for the informative speech. In addition you need to mention the title of the article, in quotation, the name of the source, underlined and the date in parenthesis at the end of your outline.The example of the informative outline is attached to file

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Human Services

What is the comprehensive assessment?

Assessment, Diagnosis & Interview Techniques
Chapter 4 in the text presents information on various alcohol and drug assessment instruments that can be used during the substance abuse-dependency assessment. The use of motivational interviewing (MI) techniques, as developed by W.R Miller and Rollnick (2013) are included to help counselors work with initial client resistance and ambivalence to counseling. Students are introduced to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, American Psychiatric Association, 2013) and will learn about Comprehensive Assessments, and Minnesota’s Direct Access which replaced the former Rule 25 process on June 30, 2022.
Note: Students majoring in Alcohol and Drug Counseling will complete further studies in Assessment in the required core course HSCD 302 Assessment of Substance Use Disorders.
Learning Objectives
By the completion of this module, the student will be able to do the following according to the two conditions below:
Condition 1- completion of quiz 4 according to course standards (refer to syllabus):
Differentiate between abuse and dependency
Recognize approaches to improving accurate diagnoses
Examine a Comprehensive Assessment example
Understand Minnesota’s Direct Access process
Condition 2- completion of week 6 writing assignment relating to the text and resources:
Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection by completion of Week 6 writing assignment in one or more paragraphs relevant to Assessment, Diagnosis, and Interviewing Techniques.
Minnesota’s “Direct Access” and “Comprehensive Assessments”
Overview: Direct Access is the process in Minnesota in which publicly paid substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services can be accessed by individuals who are eligible for financial help. Direct Access allows an individual to go directly to an enrolled Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) provider they choose to receive a comprehensive assessment and access care immediately. Direct Access removes barriers of timing associated with going through a placing authority, allows for individual choice, and removes duplication of comprehensive assessments.
How does Direct Access support client choice?
Direct Access allows for an individual to choose where they would like to access treatment. Individuals will be able to seek out the provider of their choice from the enrolled provider list. In the Direct Access process, there is no service agreement with a specified level of care and treatment location that the individual must follow. The Direct Access process allows for the individual to have a comprehensive assessment completed and then choose the provider and level of care they would like to participate in; up to the highest level of care determined necessary. i.e. An individual may be assessed for residential level of care, but due to a number of circumstances, they are only willing to participate in nonresidential care. This is an example of downward deviation occurring.
How is the Direct Acess/client financial eligibility determined?
People who qualify can get help paying for substance use disorder treatment through their local county or tribal office. Federal, state, and county governments put money into a Behavioral Health Fund (BHF) so that Minnesotans with low income can get needed treatment. For more information view the Behavioral Health Fund Eligibility Guidelines 2022
Clients are entitled to have substance use disorder services paid for by the BHF if the client:
Is enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA)
OR
Meets specific household size (HHS) and household income (HHI) limitations. Information about the HHS and HHI can be found on the MN DHS website: DHS Get Help
What is the comprehensive assessment?
The comprehensive assessment and comprehensive assessment summary go hand in hand, and are sometimes just referred to as the comprehensive assessment. There is no single, Commissioner approved or mandated “tool” or form for a comprehensive assessment. There are elements that are required to be included in the comprehensive assessment and summary and this can be found in 245G.05

Who can provide comprehensive assessments?
Comprehensive assessments must be completed by a provider enrolled as a Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) provider for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services to provide, bill, and receive payment for SUD services
Eligible providers may include the following:
• Licensed Residential SUD treatment programs
• Licensed Nonresidential (Outpatient) SUD treatment programs
• Counties
• Tribes
• Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs)
• Hospitals
• Federally Qualified Health Clinics, and Rural Health Clinics (As long as they also have a substance use disorder program license)
• Licensed Professionals in Private Practice
A licensed professional in private practice must be someone who is licensed under Minnesota Statutes 148F, or is exempt from licensure under that chapter, but is otherwise licensed to provide alcohol and drug counseling services; practices solely within the permissible scope of the individual’s license as defined in the law authorizing licensure; and does not affiliate with other licensed or unlicensed professionals to provide alcohol and drug counseling services.
• Licensed Withdrawal Management programs
Detailed information about the phasing out of Rule 25 and the implementation of Comprehensive Assessments can be found on the MN Dept of Human Services (DHS) website at: https://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/news-initiatives-reports-workgroups/alcohol-drug-other-addictions/sudreform/
Assignments
Read Textbook Chapter 4
Watch the video Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (17:22)
Read DSM-5 document
Review the PDF of 245G Comprehensive Assessment Elements
Review a Comprehensive Assessment example and Comprehensive Assessment Summary
Complete Chapter 4 Writing Assignment
Complete Quiz 4 (content from this week only)
Optional Reading
Summary sheet comparing the former DSM IV Alcohol Abuse/Alcohol Dependence criteria to the newer DSM V Alcohol Use Disorder criteria (used for diagnosis):
Comparison Between DSM-IV and DSM-5.pdf

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Financial Management

Include an apa-formatted reference with a url to the income statement used for your analysis.

Using information from the required readings and other resources for Unit 3 as a guide, analyze the income statement of publicly traded organization AMAZON.
Access a current income statement for AMAZON
Write a 5 to 7-page paper (excluding the title page and references):
Analyze the financial performance of AMAZON based on its income statement information.
Identify best practices leaders can use when evaluating income statement information.
Use APA format, including a properly formatted title page, double spacing, citations, and references to support your analysis.
Consider the grading rubric for this assignment when preparing your paper.
Use the APA resources provided in class for guidance on how to format financial information, such as numbers, currency, decimals, ratios, etc.
Use the Excel chart resources provided in class for guidance on how to create charts. FYI, charts are optional.
Include an APA-formatted reference with a URL to the income statement used for your analysis. For example:
Nasdaq. (2017, May 26). MRK company financials – Income statement. http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/mrk/financials?query=income-statement

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Nursing

Describe the importance of skin assessment for a nursing home resident and how it relates to the other health conditions a nursing home resident may have.

Describe the importance of skin assessment for a nursing home resident and how it relates to the other health conditions a nursing home resident may have.

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Other

Franzoi, s., & oswald, d. l. (2021).

See MS word doc. Use ALL the power point slides and recordings in those slides to answer ALL the following questions. Cite all sources..
Use these textbooks: Free copy at z library.
Aronson, E. & Aronson, J. (2018). The social animal (12th ed). New York: Worth Publishers. (SA).
Franzoi, S., & Oswald, D. L. (2021). Social psychology (8th ed.). Redding, CA: BVT Publishing. (SP).

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Business

Where it becomes totally your own is when you think about how these play out for the industry specifically.

This task is about demonstrating your understanding of applying models to appraise the external environment. In relation to the attached case
entitled ‘Covid: Pret a Manger’s Fight for Survival’, please answer the following:
1. Drawing on the case of Pret provided, assess the attractiveness of the casual dining sector in London using Porter’s 5 Forces model and any other models you consider relevant. Include a diagram in your answer outlining key points. What are the main challenges facing the sector post-Covid? (60%)
2. Consider whether and how profitability can be improved in this sector looking forward? (30%)
3. What are the theoretical limitations of any model(s) you have applied in your answers above? (10%)
The word limit is 1,500 words, and any word count more than 10% above this will result in lower marks. Please note that applied diagrams and any references do not count towards your word limit.
This is a piece of individual work, but you can work with your others in your class to gain information about the wider environment and construct scenarios. Where it becomes totally your own is when you think about how these play out for the industry specifically.
Please find the attached case below.
(PERSONAL NOTE TO THE WRITER) : The required word count is 1500 words , please complete the assessment using the information given above also keeping this in mind , thank you. The paper is for a module called “Strategy and innovation” for a Masters of Business Administration program. You will find the case study attached below , learning outcomes of the module also attached (learning outcomes is just extra information).
A suggested textbook that can be referred to for this module is :
Core Textbook >> Available ONLINE – Check in Library Search
Johnson, G., R. Whittington, P. Regner, K. Scholes, and D. Angwin (2019).
Exploring Strategy, 12th edition, London, Pearson Education.
E Comments
However the writer may use other references from other materials as necessary with proper citation or referencing in HARVARD referencing format , I will also be needing multiple references for the paper at least a minimum of 10-13 references.

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Other

From: doupnik, t., & perera, h. (2014).

Read and review the selected case study from the required text, and answer the analysis questions.
After reviewing the background section of the Swisscom AG in your textbook, provide answers to the following questions:
1. Use the information in Note 27 to restate Swisscom’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Begin by constructing debit/credit entries for each reconciliation item, and then post these entries to columns 2 and 3 using the worksheets provided in the textbook.
2. Calculate each of the following ratios under both IFRS and U.S. GAAP, and determine the percentage differences between them, using IFRS ratios as the base:
Net income / Net revenues
Operating income / Net revenues
Operating income / Total assets
Net income / Total shareholders’ equity
Operating income / Total shareholders’ equity
Current assets / Current liabilities
Total liabilities / Total shareholders’ equity
3. Which of these ratios is most (least) affected by the accounting standards used?
From: Doupnik, T., & Perera, H. (2014). International accounting (4th ed.) (pp. 535–536). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

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Nursing

• chapter 9, “the patient experience” (pp. 233–251)

Leading Organization Quality Improvement 5th week
Week 5: The Patient’s Experience in Healthcare
For every action, there is a reaction, and among the reactions to the increased interest in patient experience has been skepticism about the measures and their importance. Providers worry that the measures reflect “hotel functions” rather than determinants of patients’ health outcomes.
—Nash et al., 2019, p. 236
Whether from a survey, panel, or individual interviews, collecting and measuring data about patient experience is not an easy task, or a task without controversy. There are many schools of thought concerning the best way to approach analyzing the patient experience, and there are many methods and measures used to analyze the patient experience.
This week, you will explore the measurement and analysis of the patient experience. In your reading and Discussion, you will examine the use of scorecards and dashboards for patient satisfaction. You will also consider the strengths and weaknesses of using these measurement devices and evaluate their impact on patient care and satisfaction.
Reference:
Nash, D. B., Joshi, M. S., Ransom, E. R., & Ransom, S. B. (Eds.). (2019). The healthcare quality book: Vision, strategy, and tools (4th ed.). Health Administration Press.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
• Analyze healthcare organization scorecards and dashboards for patient satisfaction
• Summarize patient satisfaction and experience measures for a healthcare organization
• Contrast patient satisfaction and experience measures for healthcare organizations
• Analyze how patient satisfaction and experience measures contribute to goal setting and improvement in healthcare organizations
• Evaluate impact of patient satisfaction and experience measures on organizational performance
Discussion: Measurement Systems and Methods
You are a DNP-prepared nurse working at a hospital focused on improving patient satisfaction. After receiving care at your hospital, patients are provided a scorecard to survey their patient experience. The patient surveys range in questions from wait time to effectiveness of care, and these surveys provide your hospital with a scorecard indicating how the hospital is performing against these metrics. Upon reviewing the scorecards, you are able to highlight areas of improvement and areas of success, however, you find the responses are often difficult to analyze, as there are a wide range of responses, and there are many variables.
The process of constructing a balanced scorecard for the tracking of patient satisfaction can be controversial. For example, a hospital’s patient satisfaction scorecard provides a snapshot of gathered data for the hospital, but the data may be out of context, which makes it difficult to identify specific problems. It is evident that both scorecards and dashboards have a place in the healthcare setting; however, will all organizations and accrediting bodies agree on the aspects of implementation, data analysis, and levels of effectiveness?
For this Discussion, you will explore key indicators involved with the use of scorecards and dashboards for tracking organizational performance. Reflect on a particular healthcare organization or nursing practice with an established scorecard or dashboard measuring patient experience.
To Prepare:
• Review the Learning Resources for this week, and reflect on how a healthcare organization or nursing practice setting uses scorecards and dashboards.
• Select any healthcare organization or nursing practice setting that has an established scorecard or dashboard measuring patient experience and improvement goals.
• Be sure to obtain an example of the scorecard or dashboard from the healthcare organization or nursing practice setting (you selected) for this Discussion.
• Reflect on how these measurement systems and measurement methods may impact organizational goal setting in the areas of overall performance and financial stability.
• Explore the key indicators involved with scorecards and dashboards, as well as the external quality standards to which they are compared.
• Reflect on what the metrics used in the balanced scorecards and dashboards might mean to your specific organization and/or nursing practice. Has your organization established goals for these or similar metrics and are they currently being met? Why, or why not?
By Day 3 of Week 5
Post a brief descriiption of the healthcare organization or nursing practice setting you selected. Summarize the measures on the scorecard or dashboard in which patient experience of care is measured, tracked, and used to set improvement goals. Be specific. Explain whether goals at your organization are established, for these metrics you reviewed, and whether or not they are currently being met. Then, describe the potential impacts of meeting or not meeting these metrics for your healthcare organization, and explain why. Be specific and provide examples.
By Day 6 of Week 5
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses and respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by expanding upon your colleague’s post or offering an alternative interpretation of the patient experience measures described by your colleague as they might relate to your specific practice or organization.
Required readings:
Nash, D. B., Joshi, M. S., Ransom, E. R., & Ransom, S. B. (Eds.). (2019). The healthcare quality book: Vision, strategy, and tools (4th ed.). Health Administration Press.
• Chapter 9, “The Patient Experience” (pp. 233–251)
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HospitalQualityInits/HospitalHCAHPS

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Nursing

Expanding the knowledge base.

Supporting Evidence
Cite 4–5 credible sources published within the last five years from peer-reviewed journals, other scholarly resources, professional industry publications, and assigned readings to support your leadership portrait. You will cite sources when you refer to the characteristics of leadership styles, best practices for interprofessional communication, diversity and inclusion, and ethical standards for your discipline.
Assessment Grading
The assessment requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide, so be sure to address each of the five main tasks. Read the performance-level descriiptions for each criterion to see how your work will be evaluated.
Evaluate your personal approach to health care leadership.
Identify the leadership and emotional intelligence characteristics you already possess.
Analyze your strengths and limitations (areas for development).
Analyze your ability to apply emotional intelligence in your personal approach to health care leadership.
Compare your leadership characteristics with a predominant leadership style and its application to professional practice.
Assess other leadership styles you might integrate into your skills repertoire to enhance your effectiveness as a leader and manage change in health care.
Explain how your personal approach to health care leadership facilitates interprofessional relationships, community engagement, and change management.
Consider interprofessional relationships with staff, community agencies, organizations, and other stakeholders.
Identify your strengths and weaknesses related to interprofessional relationships, community engagement, and change management.
Evaluate best practices for interprofessional communications, and compare your communication skills and attributes to those best practices.
Explain how ethical leadership principles can be applied to professional practice.
Identify the relevant ethical leadership principles for your discipline (public health, health administration, or nursing).
Evaluate best practices for developing an ethical culture in the workplace.
Explain how health care leaders can address diversity and inclusion.
What do diversity and inclusion mean to you within the context of population health?
Explain the importance of diversity and inclusion to effective leadership.
For example, cultivating good employee and community relations.
How does an effective leader develop a diverse and inclusive workplace (strategies, best practices)?
How do diversity and inclusion contribute to health care quality and service to the community?
What best practices would you recommend to address issues of diversity and inclusion?
Explain how scholar-practitioners contribute to leadership and professional development in the field of health care.
Define scholar-practitioner, in your own words.
Explain the importance of critical thinking to scholar-practitioners.
Evaluate the influence of scholar-practitioners on health care leadership and professional development.
Explain the importance of scholar-practitioners to professional practice. Consider their value in:
Expanding the knowledge base.
Applying new and existing knowledge, research, and scholarship to solve real-world problems.
Improving health care quality and safety.
Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
Proofread your writing to avoid errors that could distract readers and make it more difficult for them to focus on the substance of your evaluation.
Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.
Apply correct APA formatting to your document, including headers, headings, spacing, and margins.
Apply correct APA formatting to all source citations.