Should the artificial life-support technology be withdrawn at the family’s request?

Your essay should follow the standard rules for written English that you learned in ENGL 101. Use standard formatting for citation (MLA, APA, Chicago), according to your instructor’s preference. Follow the rules for standard English Grammar and punctuation count!

You must also demonstrate the skill of ethical reasoning by considering multiple perspectives in relation to a wide range of social, legal, civic, and moral values upheld or compromised by the position taken. You must take into account the complexity of the ethical issue.

Marlise Munoz Case

Marlise Munoz was declared brain-dead by JPS Hospital in 2014 who was 14-weeks pregnant at the time of the diagnosis, but her body was sustained by artificial life support because, under a Texas statute, pregnant women could not be removed from life support until the viability of the fetus was ascertained. Fetuses are not viable until 20-weeks at the earliest. Consequently, the hospital told the husband and family of Marlise that her body will would be kept functioning for another 6 weeks, despite the family’s wishes to let go and grieve. Here’s another variation: Suppose the pregnant woman is in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) but is being kept alive via a feeding tube and that the pre-viable fetus is still alive.

1.  Should the artificial life-support technology be withdrawn at the family’s request?

2.  What is the legal purpose of the Texas statute?

3.  Is the statute reasonable in particular circumstances of this case?

4.  If that statute is not reasonable in this case, under what different circumstances might  it be considered reasonable?

5.  What do you think are the overriding values in this case? If the husband and  family’s wishes are in conflict with the “pro-life” statute, who should decide what  happens and on what basis?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xXbiwXbZ0E

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/01/28/267759687/the-strange-case-of-marlise-munoz-and-john-peter-smith-hospital

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/us/pregnant-and-forced-to-stay-on-life-support.html?_r=0

(1) you must first describe the dilemma and relevant facts of the case and explain the ethical dilemma or conflict of moral values. Rather than giving an exhaustive description of facts, highlight what you think are the most important factors from an ethical and legal standpoint. Then state your thesis or position, which is what you think should be allowed or done (abortion, adoption, continue artificial life-support, remove life-support, etc.)

(2) In the body of your essay, provide evidence in the form of other prior similar cases with known outcomes. You must use relevant ethical language as well as accurate medical terminology. You must also make your own assumptions and moral beliefs explicit, e.g., about the purposes of medical technology, the value of prenatal life, the possibility of survival of the fetus, the involvement of the legislature in private, family-based decisions, the meaning of death, grief, and futile medical treatment, quality of life, and so forth. There are many values and perspectives to think about here; consequently, there is no single “correct” answer. However, you must craft a coherent and reasonable position in view of the relevant facts and values and argue for it.

(3) In the body of your essay, you must also consider at least one counter-perspective or counter-argument, i.e., why some people might take a different stance on what should be done.

(4) Lastly, your concluding paragraph should briefly summarize your argument for what would be best in the case under consideration, all things considered. You should also provide separate title page and a Works Cited page documenting any factual claims that you make about or in relation to the case. Your sources must be academic (e.g., our textbook, a peer-reviewed journal, a reputable newspaper) rather than pulled from a political or religious website from the World Wide Web.

Discuss the applicability of the theory of culture care diversity and universality to discover nursing knowledge and provide culturally congruent care.

Discuss the applicability of the theory of culture care diversity and universality to discover nursing knowledge and provide culturally congruent care. Take into consideration the current trends of consumers of health care, cultural diversity factors, and changes in medical and nursing school curricula. The following are examples of trends you may use as a thread to start your discussion:

a. The importance of transcultural nursing knowledge in an increasingly diverse world

b. The growth of lay support groups to provide information and sharing of experiences and support for clients, families, and groups experiencing chronic, terminal, or life-threatening illnesses or treatment modalities from diverse or similar cultures

c. Cultural values, beliefs, health practices, and research knowledge in undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula across the life span

d. Inclusion of alternative or generic care in nursing curricula, such as medicine men, Native American healers, curers, and herbalists in the Southwest and selected substantiated Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine methods shown to be effective for the treatment of both acute and chronic diseases

e. The increased access to health care information from the Internet and the growing number of books, audio recordings, and video recordings published on health maintenance, alternative medicine, herbs, vitamins, minerals, and over-the-counter medications and preparations

f. Spiraling health care costs; use of health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations (PPO), or internal plan provider lists; lack of health insurance; increased reliance on self-diagnosis, treatment, and care; and increased availability of diagnostic kits for home-based self-diagnostic testing

g. Problems related to cultural conflicts, stress, pain, and cultural imposition practices

h. Increased suspiciousness and mistrust or distrust of cultural, religious, and political groups because of increased terrorist activities worldwide

Should people face criminal charges for hate speech online?

Description:  For your final essay, I would like you to explore a controversial issue within your field of study, arguing for a potential change or solution to this issue. Consult the list below in order to help guide you and promote creative thinking; however, do not feel restricted to writing about one of the topics if you would prefer to explore another avenue that interests you:

 AHCD: Should people face criminal charges for hate speech online?

 Business: Should the minimum wage be increased?

 Education: Is standardized testing a fair and effective method of evaluating students?

 Health Sciences: Should parents be required by law to vaccinate their children?

 IMCT: Should automotive companies continue to pursue driverless vehicle technology?

 Public Safety: Should all police officers be required to wear body cameras that cannot be turned off?

 SBSHS: Should prostitution be legalized throughout the United States?

 STEM: How might video game companies promote more race and gender diversity throughout the industry?

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WRITING TASKS:

•  Before you begin your essay, you should choose which stance you will take on the topic (i.e., are you for the topic, against it, or some combination of both). Then, develop a strong, specific thesis that argues a specific claim about that topic (i.e., don’t simply argue “I am for ______” or “I am against ______”). Remember that you must argue about a specific change that you want to see happen in order to rectify your issue.

•  To help build the ethos and logos appeals of your argument, you will be required to use at least five sources in your essay. While you may reference sources like personal blogs or Wikipedia in your paper, three of your five sources must be more credible (e.g., articles and/or images from magazines, journals, or newspapers; books; government websites, etc.).

•  Consider the audience of your essay. Will your reader be receptive to your argument, or will they be strongly opposed to your claims? Your audience’s reaction to your thesis will determine a number of things in your writing, including structure, tone, and evidence. Also, keep in mind that while recognizing opposing viewpoints certainly lends credibility and ethos to your argument, you don’t want to undermine your own claims.  Give credit and acknowledgement to other opinions, but simultaneously reinforce your own ideas.

You should submit a 1250 word essay (not counting the work cited page), typed and double-spaced (not counting the work cited page).  Use Times New Roman font in 12-pt size.  Format your paper according to MLA guidelines.

Study field: Accounting

Explain the theories and core beliefs related to the ethical issue in the video.

Explain the theories and core beliefs related to the ethical issue in the video.

Watch Video First

Part 2 – Write your journal entry

  1. Use Microsoft Word.
  2. Write two separate paragraphs, so I can see you did both steps.
    • The first paragraph will be about the video content. Provide a summary.
    • The second paragraph must include the following information:
    • 1. Present the ethical issue
    • 2. Explain the theories and core beliefs related to the ethical issue in the video.
    • 3. Explain the implications of the application of the theories or core beliefs.
    • 4. Take a position and defend your position while contradicting the opposite position
  3. At least 8-10 sentences per paragraph.
  4. Submit your Word document to this Journal assignment folder.

Does the philanthropic work and awards appropriate balance departing from strictly non-profit broadcasting to commercial broadcasting?

Instructions:

Read the case: Sesame Street Workshop (B): Celebrating 50 Years of Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder.

Each question will have a minimum required number of paragraphs, please meet these requirements to maximize your earned points.

**Paragraphs at this level of study are 6+ well-developed sentences.

Each question must be thoroughly researched and CHAPTER CONCEPTS MUST BE APPLIED in enough detail. Please include Models from Textbook to indicate the answers.

Access to Textbook is: > https://studylib.net/doc/25351942/organization-change-theory-and-practice-by-w.-warner-burk…

Type this into URL. To Gain Access.

The Case Study access is here > https://s3.amazonaws.com/blackboard.learn.xythos.p…

Students must be able to apply chapter concepts to demonstrate they understand the chapter learning objectives and how to apply these to real situations. Paper is incomplete without concepts and model inclusion!!!!!!!!!!

*The expectation is that you will include chapter concepts as you analyze each question and develop answers. I encourage the use of other valid external sources.

The emphasis of case studies will be on the application of learned concepts and critical analysis of case studies.

Please include citations (with p. #) for all content and for external sources and include a reference page.

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INCLUDE sub-headers/titles to differentiate your answers to each question & sub-question.

DO NOT INCLUDE THE QUESTION, only sub-headers (or titles) to CLEARLY DIFFERENTIATE EACH ANSWER.

Format your analysis in MS Word (NOT PDF), 1″ margins, double-spaced, include a cover page and Reference page.

ALL Assignments must be completed using APA

UPLOAD your completed assignment to BB WEEK 1 (same assignment).

*ALL assignments are submitted to SafeAssign as a plagiarism tool.

LATE or EMAILED ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Case Questions (same as book)

Identify signs that Sesame Workshop was on a winning streak at the time of the organization’s 50thanniversary. What were Dunn’s moves to solidify the turnaround into one that was long-term and sustainable?

(4+ paragraphs minimum) (Use examples from the textbook including models to indicate the success of Sesame Street). Use citations from case study to show understanding.

Assess the organization’s structural changes that focused Sesame on (a) core media operations, including “outside the building” commercial partnerships and (b) philanthropy and big social impact.

2.Does the structure permit each area to maximize its potential?

(3+ paragraphs minimum)

3.Does the philanthropic work and awards appropriate balance departing from strictly non-profit broadcasting to commercial broadcasting?

(3+ paragraphs minimum)

4.As of 2019 ends, does Sesame have sufficient “winning” momentum to handle any challenges that might arise? Is Sesame’s mission powerful enough to help it through crisis that might challenge operational models? Would you bet on its resilience and ability to pull together and to innovate should a crisis occur?

(4+ paragraphs minimum)

 

Provide two examples of actions management can take that will result in poor performance from their team

Provide two examples of actions management can take that will result in poor performance from their team

Provide two examples of actions management can take that will result in poor performance from their team.  Which of the historical breakthroughs in management theory may address the problems you’ve described?

What do you anticipate will be the next ‘big thing’ in management theory?  What needs or new developments in business do you propose will lead to the ‘big thing’ you’ve described?

What actions and responsibilities does the human resources department have to contribute to the organization’s performance management efforts?

You’ve learned about incentive programs and the balanced scorecard.  How might you tie incentive programs to the balanced scorecard to enhance organizational performance?

If you were in charge of the accounting department in your organization what actions would you take to ensure the accounting function was used appropriately to maximize their contributions to the organizational performance management effort? 500 words each question

Why do political figures frequently lose their positions after scandals but entertainers and sports figures even if they go to jail are often returned to their former positions as stars?

Why do political figures frequently lose their positions after scandals but entertainers and sports figures even if they go to jail are often returned to their former positions as stars?

1. Review the information at the following link: super-columbine-massacre (https://www.polygon.com/features/2014/1/6/5223440/super-columbine-massacre-rpg ) Imagine such a game. What do you think of this game? Is it insensitive, does it trivialize the actions of killers or would it serve as a prodrome to those who play it, urging them to heed warning signs? How could an online game about the incident be made to be a lesson of understanding? Can a game be fun and educational/informative?

2. Why do political figures frequently lose their positions after scandals, but entertainers and sports figures, even if they go to jail, are often returned to their former positions as stars? If you were a publicist or agent to a celebrity, would you attempt to establish rules with your client, warn him/ her about appropriate and inappropriate behavior, or just bank your salary and let things occur?

(250 words)

Would a public health approach to immigration decrease mental trauma for Hispanic children separated in America?

Would a public health approach to immigration decrease mental trauma for Hispanic children separated in America?

Create a rough draft for the following

RESEARCH QUESTION: “Would a public health approach to immigration decrease mental trauma for Hispanic children separated in America?”

*Attached is the template that should be followed in writing this paper for the draft

Compose the first 1/2 of your paper, the Scientific and Economic Perspectives of Inquiry. In this paper you are trying support the argument that your chosen topic should be considered a public health issue with evidence, not personal opinion. You will need to establish that your social or environmental injustice impacts your population in a significant way. To do that you will discuss both healthcare issues as well as the economic burdens. The content that you include will need to be inline with your research question so make sure that

  • Research question should Include specific population and disparity within chosen public health issue

Your paper should also follow this outline

  • Scientific and economic perspectives of inquiry (6 page)
    • Establish your topic is a problem (establish link between health issue and medical condition in your population)
    • Which diagnoses are affected?
      • One – PTSD
      • Two – Anxiety
      • Three – Depression
    • What are the economic issues involved
      • Healthcare
      • Other

What weaknesses or challenges are you finding in your process of writing

As you continue revising and drafting your research this week for the Unit 3: Addressing Issues Research Essay Assignment, use the discussion board to connect with your classmates and work out any problems you are having as you write.

quill icon-01.png Assignment:

Write an initial post in which you share questions, comments, or insights from your writing in preparation for the Unit 3 assignment. Create openings for your classmates to offer their insights and perspectives in ways that help you write more effectively. 

Look back over the assignment prompt for Unit 3: Addressing Issues Research Essay Assignment and also look over the feedback you have written and received for this week’s Peer Review assignment. You might consider some of the following questions to get you started:

  • Where are you having the most difficulty in planning and writing? What questions can you ask of your classmates to help you address these problems?
  • What gaps are you finding in your research that your classmates can help you address?
  • How are you listening carefully for others’ perspectives on the issue you are addressing? How can your classmates help you understand or find alternative ideas?
  • What weaknesses or challenges are you finding in your process of writing (your writing environment, schedule, etc.)? How might ideas from your classmates help you?

Post your initial response to this discussion board, and offer your insight and perspective to your classmates in response to the challenges that they identify as well.

 

Why do people stay in abusive or loveless relationships when they could be happier with someone else?

For this, I would like for you to think about each of the following topics for your research paper. These ten topics reflect different aspects of personal relationships and ethnic identities within the United States, especially the beautifully diverse Houston community. I want you to think your own experiences and those of people you know. Which of these topics speak to you; has importance, relevance, or concern; has been a recent conversation with someone you know; has met with positive or negative consequences? Talk about these topics with friends and family and have them share their insights with you—especially those topics not necessarily familiar to you. Choose three or so topics and just write about them… This will help you to reveal to yourself what you already know and feel about the topic. Then, choose the one that is most appealing for your Argumentative research paper.

  1. Can people of different ethnicities truly be accepted into other ethnic groups?
  2. Why do some people of ethnic groups in the United States tend to isolate themselves from other ethnic groups?
  3. Do people of different ethnicities avoid romantic relations with other ethnicities in fear of non-acceptance into the other group?
  4. Is the concept of love different among different ethnic groups?
  5. Is love experienced the same way among heterosexual and homosexual people?
  6. Can open relationships/marriages be healthy?
  7. What is the most important aspect of a healthy relationship?
  8. Why do people stay in abusive or loveless relationships when they could be happier with someone else?
  9. What is the best way to “move on” after a breakup with someone deeply loved?
  10. Is it possible to be truly in love with or love two or more different people at the same time?

For this research paper, you are required to have three to five highly credible sources. These sources must be listed among your works cited and correctly cited within the text. Paraphrasing is preferred over short and long direct quotes.  you must cite all sources correctly.

I have been very lenient with grading up to this point; however, I will grade the research paper strictly. You must revise and edit several times before submission.

You must strictly adhere to MLA style standards. All text must be double spaced, Times New Roman, size 12 black font. The heading must be meticulously scrutinized.

You must have a clear, three-point thesis ending your introduction and restated at the beginning of your conclusion. Your body paragraphs must begin with topic sentences reflective of the points of your thesis, and your body paragraphs must be organized in the same sequence as the points of your thesis statement.

Everything in your body paragraphs must support your topic sentences. If it does not, it must be removed.

There will be absolutely no first or second person usage in this paper. Only third person is acceptable. Additionally, there will be no contractions, colloquialisms, or slang words or expressions.

With a three-point thesis, there will be three well-developed body paragraphs. If you need more length, six body paragraphs should be enough (two paragraphs per thesis point). All text must be organized and flow naturally.

Each body paragraph should have two examples with two supporting details for each example. I have attached both a template and work sheet to help you with organization.

This must be your best work. Plan and allocate time for revision and editing.