How does gender/racial values impact science?
Write a summary and evaluation of Michael Huemers Is There a Right to Own a Gun? Social Theory & Practice, volume 29 (2003).
This assignment is a book review. It is a paper that critically evaluates the book Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Umoja Noble; and, tells the reader what the point it is trying to make and how convincingly it makes this point. Writing a critique achieves three purposes. First, it provides you with an understanding of the information contained in a book and a familiarity with other information written on the same topic. Second, it provides an opportunity to apply and develop your critical thinking skills as you attempt to evaluate critically a political scientists (or other thinkers) work. Third, it helps you to improve your own writing skills as you attempt to describe the books strengths and weaknesses within a specific page length so that your reader can clearly understand them.
Generally, a written critique covers five areas: thesis; methods; evidence of thesis support; contribution to the literature; and, recommendation. Because for many of you this will be your first introduction to the topic and may not know the literature, it is neither anticipated nor expected that you will critique the books contribution to the literature. Before you start your critical review you should provide the reader with a short summary of what the book is about. Next you should turn your attention to the critical review. The following are guides to help you write your paper. Thesis: Your first task is to find and clearly state the thesis of the book. Tell me the page you believe you found it on and actually quote it in your review. The thesis is the main point the book is trying to make. Many authors, however, do not present their thesis clearly. Do you have to hunt for the thesis of the book? Comment about the clarity of the authors thesis presentation, and state the authors thesis in your paper. Methods: What methods did the authors use to investigate their topic? In other words, how did the authors go about supporting their thesis? In your critique, carefully answer the following two questions. First, were appropriate methods used? In other words, did the authors approach to supporting the thesis make sense? Second, did the authors employ the selected methods correctly? Did you discover any errors in the way the authors conducted their research? Evidence to thesis support: In your critique, answer the following questions: What evidence do the authors present in support of their thesis? What are the strengths of the evidence presented by the authors? What are the weaknesses of the evidence presented? On balance, how well did the authors support their thesis? Recommendation: In this section, summarize your evaluation of the book. Tell the readers several things. Who will benefit from reading it? What will the benefit be? How important and extensive is that benefit? Clearly state your evaluation of the book.
Think of your paper as a construction requiring planning (an outline) and careful thinking of concepts, issues, problems etc. It is helpful to state the objectives and the plan for the paper in the opening paragraph (introduction). Despite having major components in the paper, you do not need subheadings. Instead, you should use paragraphs as building blocks. Do not use too many long, direct quotations. You can summarize the argument(s) in your own words, but make sure to cite the source of the information. Because you are not using outside sources, it will suffice that you simply cite page numbers from the book for either direct quotation or summarization in your own words.
Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
The term knowledge worker was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar?
Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Druckers time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.
In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker. You will prepare a presentation with an infographic to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.
Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.
Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Develop a simple infographic to help explain these concepts.
NOTE: For guidance on infographics, including how to create one in PowerPoint, see How to Make an Infographic in PowerPoint as presented in the Resources.
Present the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues replies.
Note: To access this weeks required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 1, Nursing Science and the Foundation of Knowledge (pp. 719)
Chapter 2, Introduction to Information, Information Science, and Information Systems (pp. 2133)
Chapter 3, Computer Science and the Foundation of Knowledge Model (pp. 3562)
24Slides. (2018). How to make an infographic in PowerPoint. Retrieved September 27, 2018, from https://24slides.com/presentbetter/how-make-infographic-powerpoint/
Nagle, L., Sermeus, W., & Junger, A. (2017). Evolving role of the nursing informatics specialist. In J. Murphy, W. Goossen, & P. Weber (Eds.), Forecasting Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health (212221). Clifton, VA: IMIA and IOS Press. Retrieved from https://serval.unil.ch/resource/serval:BIB_4A0FEA56B8CB.P001/REF
Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare informatics. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(1).
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Health Informatics and Population Health: Trends in Population Health [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Public Health Informatics Institute. (2017). Public Health Informatics: translating knowledge for health [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUygA8Hpfo.
“What does being financially literate mean to you? How can we increase financial literacy in our community?”
“What does being financially literate mean to you? How can we increase financial literacy in our community?”
Graphic Novel – critical analysis essay: The Strange: by Jerome Ruillier
Shakespere’s Julius Ceasar:Write an advanced English level essay on Brutus who has plotted with his fellow senators against Caesar.
Topic: Harry Jaffa argues that in his Roman and English history plays, Shakespeare traces the development of Rome into a world empire, by which private pleasures eventually replace political action as the focus of life. Shakespeares tragedies and comedies respond to this new reality, in which the poet-philosopher provides a new ground for political life. In your essay, elaborate upon Jaffas argument as sketched above. Note the contrast Jaffa draws between The Tempest and Macbeth. Note as well his references to The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure as plays that highlight the need to reform private, marital life. Specifications: 1. Hard copies of papers are due at the beginning of class, Thursday, March 14. Grades for papers turned in after that will be docked 5% per day. 2. The paper should be no more than 4 pages in length, typewritten, double-spaced, with 12-point type and standard 1-inch margins. You do not need a plastic cover or any special binding for the paper; a staple in the upper left corner will suffice. 3. Any standard citation procedure may be used (footnotes, endnotes, parenthetical citations). I only ask for complete clarity in citations. You are not required to use any materials other than those provided in the course, but the use of outside sources is acceptable. sources: Jaffa: Shakespeare’s Universe file:///C:/Users/STEM-II/Desktop/ Lowenthal: Macbeth file:///C:/Users/STEM-II/Desktop/Lowenthal% Lowenthal: Measure for Measure file:///C:/Users/STEM-II/Desktop/Lowenthal%20Measure%20for% Lowenthal: The Merchant of Venice file:///C:/Users/STEM-II/Desktop/Lowenthal%20Merchant%20of% Lowenthal: The Tempest file:///C:/Users/STEM-II/Desktop/Lowenthal% Resources available only on the internet may not be used, but you may certainly use internet sources that are otherwise available in hard copy form. Consult The Chicago Manual of Style (14th Edition or later) if you have doubts about the proper format for quotes, citations, etc. 4. Plagiarism is the most offensive act a writer can commit. You must never represent the work of others as your own. If you use the words of an author, you must enclose the quotation in quotes (or, if its lengthy, set if off in block form) and give a proper citation. This is true whether you quote directly or paraphrase (., rewrite the work in your own words). You must also give a proper citation even if you use only the ideas of an author. If you have any questions about what constitutes plagiarism please consult the instructor. 5. The second most offensive act an author can commit is an error in spelling, grammar, or punctuation. You must also pay close attention to syntax and readability. Misuse of the possessive will not be tolerated: the Courts argument; Socrates argument. The peoples [more than one people] rights. The rulers [one ruler] view. The rulers [more than one ruler] view. Know the difference between its (a contraction for it is) and its (the possessive). Its too late to study. History finds its ground in the historical-material-dialectic. You should also avoid using split infinitives, though many folks will say they are ok. I do not care for them. To boldly go should be to go boldly. To in conjunction with any verb is an infinitive; no words may intervene between to and the verb. Please learn the difference between principle and principal. The most important Marxist principle is derived from the historical-material-dialectic. Marxs principal argument was the necessity of developing a revolutionary consciousness among the proletariat. Know the difference between to, two and too. Know the spelling of judgment. Do not spell lose as loose; know the difference. Pronoun agreement is vital. Each person should develop his [not their, despite what you may have been told] own argument. (If you like, use his or her. I do not care whether you are politically correct, but you must be grammatically correct.) Do not rely on the spell-checker in your word-processor. Spell-checkers are only sure to catch typographical errors, not all misspelled words. These are only a few examples of the grammatical conventions that you are expected to observe assiduously in your writing. Consult The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White, for help in these matters.
Use an example from your own personal practice, experience, or own personal/family; however, simulated cases are not acceptable for practice hours and therefore not acceptable for this assignment. Examples might include a patient with Duchesne’s muscular dystrophy. Huntington’s disease, Down’s syndrome, sickle cell anemia, BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutations, or other genetic disorder that you and/or the organization you practice in may specialize in treating. For this assignment (Part 2 of the Case Report), write a 1,000 -1,250 words paper incorporating genetics information learned from assigned readings in Topics 1-3. Topic 1: Genomics, Topic 2: Genetics I and Topic: 3 Genetics II. BRCA 1 mutations. Include the following: 1. Describe if chromosomal analysis is/was indicated. 2. Detail the causes of the disorder. 3. Describe the disorder in terms of its origin as either a single gene inheritance, or as a complex inheritance and considerations for practice and patient education. 4. Analyze the gene mutation of the disease, as well as whether it is acquired or inherited, and how the mutation occurs.