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Would you be willing to move into an area of high crime in order to get a good housing bargain? How do you think the current residents of an area being gentrified can be protected from rising rents and allowed to continue to live in the area? Should they be?

Chapter 20 Discussion: Gentrification

Gentrification, the movement of middle-class people into rundown areas of a city. As a consequence of gentrification, the poor are often displaced from their neighborhoods.

Would you be willing to move into an area of high crime in order to get a good housing bargain? How do you think the current residents of an area being gentrified can be protected from rising rents and allowed to continue to live in the area? Should they be?

What specifically did you learn about this book? What is your analysis of what you learned? And what do you take from here into the world with you? (20 points)

Final

What specifically did you learn about this book (10 points)? Don’t just list what you learned the analysis will count for more. What is your analysis of what you learned? (30 points) and what do you take from here into the world with you? (20 points)

Write at least a 500-word essay, which will count 10% of overall grade, and will focus on creating a powerful lead-in that draws the reader’s attention and relates to the essay topic.

Personal Belief

TOPIC CHOICE:

Be specific. Take your belief out of the ether and ground it in events that have shaped your core values. Consider moments when belief was formed or tested or changed. Think of your own experience, work, and family, and tell of the things you know that no one else does. Your EXAMPLES don’t have to be heart-warming or gut-wrenching. They can even be funny, BUT it should be real. Make sure your EXAMPLES tie to the essence of your daily life philosophy and the shaping of your beliefs. Name your belief: If you can’t name it in a sentence or two, your essay might not be about belief. Focus on one core belief. (For example, my sample essay on the content page is about my belief that reading is beneficial with three examples of those benefits.) Be positive: Write about what you do believe, not what you don’t believe. Avoid statements of religious dogma. Be personal: Make your essay about you; speak in the first person. Avoid using “you” because “you” is referring to the reader.

OBJECTIVES:

Write at least a 500-word essay, which will count 10% of overall grade, and will focus on the following:

a. Creating a powerful lead-in that draws the reader’s attention and relates to the essay topic.

b. Establishing a strong thesis statement that explains the writer’s argument and the point of this essay without producing an essay map.

c. Developing at least three body paragraphs (each establishing one idea about the thesis) and displaying at least ten sentences of support, including facts, concrete examples, action verbs, descriptive adjectives and adverbs, and specific details.

d. Providing an essay free of all red-flag errors: fragments, comma splices, run-on sentences, use of 2nd person “you,” subject/verb agreement errors, and spelling errors.

e. Proving to the reader what you believe and why

 

What are some of the planning considerations the architectural team will need to consider to prevent facility management issues in these areas? What are the Top Challenges in Healthcare Facilities Management?

Week 5

Reply to the following using at least 175 words per reply. Be professional and constructive in your response. Be sure to use FULL APA references and in-text citations. Please reply to each separately.

1. Let us look at the top challenges to preventing facilities management issues in project management. When planning a healthcare facility or major renovation project it is important to identify the areas for ongoing management of the facility that can become problematic and try to solve those issues in the planning process. Cushman and Wakefield advice;

Healthcare facilities management is one of the most complex areas affecting Facilities Managers. Poor execution and lack of planning can result in poor and even dangerous treatment outcomes, up to and including loss of life. However, Facilities Managers who take the time to understand the top challenges in healthcare facilities management can help reduce risk and improve treatment outcomes.

Healthcare facilities management is filled with unique challenges. Facilities Managers must ensure their buildings are in tip-top shape while maintaining the safety and security of all documentation for patients and visitors alike. Failure to maintain proper protocols for managing protected health information (PHI) could result in the assessment of significant penalties and fines against a facility. In addition, healthcare Facilities Managers face the following primary challenges.

Facility emergency systems requirements are becoming more stringent.
Executives demand lower overhead costs.
Security is more important than ever.
Patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes determine reimbursement from insurers. (Cushman, et. al. 2018).

What are some of the planning considerations the architectural team will need to consider to prevent facility management issues in these areas?

Cushman & Wakefield. (2018, June 11). What are the Top Challenges in Healthcare Facilities Management? QSI Facilities. http://blog.qsifacilities.com/challenges-in-healthcare-facilities-management

2. EDAC: Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification

Let us look closer at evidence-based design and why it is important the healthcare professionals to become certified and for health care facilities to become accredited. The Center for Health Design describe evidence-based design as:

2. Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes.

A large and growing body of evidence attests to the fact that physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions on this evidence to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes is what evidence-based design is all about. (CHD, 2020).

What are some examples of evidence-based design in a health facility construction project?

Center for Health Design. (2020). EDAC: Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification. Health Design. https://www.healthdesign.org/certification-outreach/edac/about

Write an essay addressing importance of a current and controversial bioethical issue to Healthcare and the current or emerging, dynamics of the ethical issue in the healthcare environment.

Healthcare environment

-Address importance of a current and controversial bioethical issue to Healthcare and the current or emerging, dynamics of the ethical issue in the healthcare environment.
-Intro, the issue and it’s dimensions, ethical theory and principles, ethical/cultural dynamics, nursing profession/policy and the writer’s recommendations. Concrete examples.
-Policy section must include current local and national policies
– At least 3 scholarly citations<5 years
– APA style, 11 -15 pages, excluding title and reference pages

How can one define the concepts of monster and monstrosity and how are these concepts applied on the given novels.

The concept of monstrosity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Research question: how can one define the concepts of monster and monstrosity and how are these concepts applied on the given novels.

1. Introduction

2. What is a monster?
—-> definition of the word monster and it’s concept
—-> focus on experts such as Cohen, Halberstam, Asma, Gilmore, co.
—-> aim: definition & characteristics of a monster that can be applied in the textual analysis
2.1 Monstrosity
-> definition of word monstrosity and It’s concept
->focus on experts such as Cohen and Halberstam
-> aim: definition & characteristics of monster that can be applied in textual analysis
2.2 Monsters and Monstrosity during the Romantic and Victorian period
-> concept of monster and monstrosity during Victorian and Romantic period (also incl historical events that may have led to these changes)
->clear visual separation between these to periods

3 Frankenstein
-> Text Genesis, historical background, genre (not too long)
3.1 The concept of the Monster
->analysis of the concept of the monster in Frankenstein
3.2 monsters monstrosity
-> analysis of the concept of the monstrosity in Frankenstein
—>reference to the categories of monstrosity and monsterosity of romantic period

4 Dr Jekyll and mr Hyde
-> > Text Genesis, historical background, genre (not too long)
4.1 The concept of the Monster
->analysis of the concept of the monster in Hyde
-> reference to categories of monster and Victorian monster
4.2 Hyde’s monstrosity
-> analysis of Hyde’s monstrosity
-> use categories monstrosity and Victorian monstrosities
4.3 Jekyll monstrosity
-> analysis of Jekyll monstrosity
->reference to categories monstrosity and Victorian mosntrosity

5 Comparison between the monsters and monstrosities in the two novels

6conclusion

Why did this material stand out for you? Did you agree or disagree with it? What other thoughts and connections did you make? Did it connect with your experiences outside the class? Did it connect with material you have learnt in other classes?

Part one : Reflection

An analysis of the material. Here you are looking to identify any assumptions, limits in the material OR/AND the parts of the material that are compelling and evidence based

A reflective component. This involves an explanation of its personal impact: Why did this material stand out for you? Did you agree or disagree with it? What other thoughts and connections did you make? Did it connect with your experiences outside the class? Did it connect with material you have learnt in other classes?

This first part of the assignment must be between 350-400 words. At the end of the reflection post, you must include the word count in parentheses.

Part Two: Response

Choose one of your classmates post to respond to. This must include two components:

One way in which you share a perspective or agree with their post and why.

One way in which you differ or disagree and why.

The second part of the assignment must be between 200-300 words. At the end of the response you must include the word count in parentheses.

What is the jurisdiction of the department? How big is the department? How big is the jurisdiction? How does the department deal with neighboring jurisdictions?  For example, small communities (or college campuses) within a larger city may have their own police force.  What issues does that create and how are they resolved? What are the different divisions? Who is the chief of the department? Describe the chain of command from a front line officer to the chief.  Include the names of individuals as appropriate.

Law enforcement agency

If you are interning with a local law enforcement agency, your paper might address some of the following issues:
What is the jurisdiction of the department?
How big is the department?
How big is the jurisdiction?
How does the department deal with neighboring jurisdictions?  For example, small communities (or college campuses) within a larger city may have their own police force.  What issues does that create and how are they resolved?
What are the different divisions?
Who is the chief of the department?
Describe the chain of command from a front line officer to the chief.  Include the names of individuals as appropriate.
How are the shifts organized for divisions that operate on a 24-hour cycle?
What are some of the most common offenses the department deals with?  What are the likely ways those cases are resolved?
How are entry level officers recruited and trained?
What are the usual and routine duties of entry level officers (or other employees you interact with on a regular basis)?
On what basis are entry level officers evaluated and promoted?
Are there any special or unique challenges the department faces? How is the department responding to these challenges?
Are there any special projects or initiatives being implemented by the department?  What are they and what are their goals?
If you are interning with a secure detention facility such as a jail or a prison, your paper might include some of the following:
What populations does the facility detain?
Is it a federal, state, or local institution?
Do they hold adults or juveniles?
How big is the facility?
What is the jurisdiction? Do they hold inmates from other jurisdictions?
How is the facility constructed? Linear, or pods, or dormitories? Does the facility utilize direct or indirect supervision?
Have the inmates all been convicted of a crime, or are there inmates awaiting trial? Does the facility hold some other population, such as undocumented migrants?
Are there any treatment programs in the facility? Job training? Substance abuse? Mental health services?
How are health care services provided?
How are the other daily needs of the inmates met? Food? Hygiene? Laundry? Religious services?
Are there different wings or sections for different populations? For example, men and women must be housed separately.  But what about other groups? Veterans? Gang members? Mentally ill inmates? Other groups?
Is there a structured daily routine? If so, what is it?
How are entry level staff recruited and trained?
On what basis are entry level staff evaluated and/or promoted?
If you are interning with a community corrections program, you could discuss the following:
Is it a federal, state, or local agency? Adult or juvenile?
What is the jurisdiction of the agency?
How are the probationers or parolees assigned to the agency?  In other words, when a defendant goes to court for a charge, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to probation, what happens next?
How big is the agency? How many probation or parole officers are there in the office?
How many probationers or parolees does the agency supervise? What is the average caseload for a probation or parole officer?
What are some of the more common charges offenders on supervision are convicted of?
How are cases divided up between the officers?  Geographically? By type of offender (drug offender, sex offender, etc)? Evenly, so all officers have the same size caseload?
How often do probation or parole officers make contact with their clients? Are there levels of supervision that require more or fewer contacts?
Is there an intensive supervision program?
What do the probation or parole officers do to supervise their caseload?  Home visits? Drug tests? Job counseling? Electronic monitoring? What circumstances justify the use of these interventions?
How are entry level staff members recruited and trained?
On what basis are staff members evaluated and/or promoted?
If you are interning with a court, these are some of the issues you could discuss in your paper:
Is it a federal, state, or local court? Describe the jurisdiction.  Remember, jurisdictions can be geographic, but they can also refer to the types of cases the court handle.
Is it a specialty court, like a drug court?
Who is the judge or judges in the court?  If there are several judges, is there one judge that takes a leadership role in the administration of the court?
How many cases are scheduled on an average day?  Or how many cases are on a docket on an average day?
What kind of hearings does the court conduct? First appearances? Pleas? Trials? Competency hearings? Sentencings?  What happens in the hearings the court conducts? What are the issues or legal questions that get resolved?
Describe the court schedule.  Are certain kinds of hearings held on certain days?
Describe the relationship between the various court officers.  Is it an adversarial relationship, or cooperative?  You might want to read up on the concept of the “courtroom work group.”
Who are the other support personnel in the court? What are their roles?
What does the court clerk do? What is the clerk’s role outside of the actual courtroom?
When the judge makes a ruling, or gives an order, whose job is it to make sure that ruling gets carried out?  How does that happen?
If you are interning with a law firm, you should probably discuss:
Whether the firm deals with civil or criminal cases, or both.
Whether the firm represents clients in federal, state, or county court.
Areas of expertise or specialization, such as family law, business law, arbitration, tax law, immigration law, environmental law, disability law, or some other field.
The role of the lawyers in your office. For example, do they only handle cases that are going to court? How often do they settle out of court? Do they give legal advice to people and firms to help them remain law abiding? Some other role?
How big is the firm?  Are there partners? How does one become a partner? Is there a tiered partnership structure?
If it is a small firm, tell me about the lawyer or lawyers. Where did they go to school? What made them want to be lawyers?
The office staff. What are their roles?
The importance of legal research.  What is it? Why is it important? How does one conduct legal research? How is legal research different than academic research?

Analyze one response to European Imperialism. How did this response challenge the notion of “The European Moment” in World History?

The European Moment

Analyze one response to European Imperialism. How did this response challenge the notion of “The European Moment” in World History?

 

Explain the difference between mean and median. Is mean always larger than median? Explain the difference between µ and x . How do you determine which is appropriate to use in a problemExplain the difference between σ and s. How do you determine which is appropriate to use in a problem? What is the relationship between variance and standard deviation?

For each Chapter, answer each question in your own words using no more than 2-3 properly constructed sentences (correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.). Be sure to include support for any “choice” answers. Use declarative sentences, citing factual information based on definitions, procedures, etc.

Chapter 1

1. Explain the difference between a population and a sample (from a statistical point of view). (4pts)
2. Explain the difference between quantitative variable and qualitative variable. (4pts)
3. Explain the difference between descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. (4pts)

Chapter 2

1. For a dataset, without constructing of the frequency distribution table; how to obtain the class width of frequency distribution table if the number of classes is given? (2pts)

Note: Use the formula in the slides; here frequency distribution table is not provided.

2. Explain the difference between a frequency distribution table and a relative frequency distribution table (4pts)

Chapter 3

1. Explain the difference between mean and median. Is mean always larger than median? (4pts)

2. Explain the difference between µ and x . How do you determine which is appropriate to use in a problem? (4pts)

3. Explain the difference between σ and s. How do you determine which is appropriate to use in a problem? (4pts)

4. What is the relationship between variance and standard deviation? (2pts) 2

5. Explain the difference between range and interquartile range. (4pts)

6. Explain what the coefficient of variation is. What is the advantage of using it compared to standard deviation? (4pts)

Chapter4
1. Explain the meaning of “Event with equally likely outcomes”. (4pts)
2. Explain the difference between joint(nonexclusive) events and disjoint(mutually exclusive) events. (4pts)
3. Explain the difference between P(A) and P(A|B). What does it mean if they are equal in value? What does it mean if they are unequal in value? (4pts)
4. Explain the difference between P(A|B) and P(B|A). Must they be equal in value? (4pts)
5. Explain the difference between Permutation and Combination. (4pts)

Chapter 5
1. Explain what a discrete random variable is. List examples.(4pts)
2. What are the requirements for a discrete probability distribution? (4pts)
3. Explain what binomial probability distribution is. Hint: list requirements in slides.(4pts)

Chapter 6
1. Explain what a continuous random variable is. List examples. (4pts)
2. Explain some basic characteristics of Normal Distribution. (4pts)
3. What is the standard Normal Distribution? (2pts)
4. Explain the difference between a raw score (x value) and a standard score(z value). (4pts)
5. How to convert a raw score to a standard score; and how to convert a standard score to a raw score? (4pts) 3
6. Explain how to use Table 2 for each of the following intervals:

  • a) z < a (less than)
  • b) z > a (more than)
  • c) a < z < b (between)

Here a and b are constant z units. b is larger than a Describe the strategies we mentioned in class for theses 3 cases (6pts)

7. Explain what the Inverse Normal Distribution is. How would you figure out whether a problem is Normal Distribution type or Inverse Normal type? (4pts)