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Imagine you are an individual in the general public with limited knowledge about disability. What sort of effect do you think the “Rain Man” movie would have on your perception of people with disabilities? What could have been changed in the movie to make it more respectful and supportive of disability rights?

The movie would have a positive effect. It is arguable that the movie covered all elements of disability and the challenges of being branded a disabled. Thus, the film is very respectful and supportive of disability rights.

Imagine you are the rehabilitation counselor or employment specialist for the main character of the “Rain Man” movie. What would be your keys (tools) to assist the main character in his/her efforts to become gainfully employed? What setting of the movie seems most appropriate for employing your client and why?

The first tool would be reassurance. The main character is not sure of how he would fare in the corporate world. He is afraid people will laugh at his condition. However, he does not realize that his ‘superpower,’ which is a perfect memory, can help him get a job. The...

How was the main character of the movie “Rain Man” incorporated into the community? Describe how the main character was included in (or excluded from) community life.

Initially, the main character was excluded from the community as he was confined in a mental facility. The viewer gets the feeling that the main character has not been part of the outside community for a long time. However, his brother reintegrates him back into the community. The initial integration...

Examine the family support of the main character of the movie “Rain Man”. Provide details describing the main character’s relationship with family members and the family members’ perceptions of the main character. In your opinion, what type of effect would the family members’ behaviors have on your ability to work with and place the main character in a working environment?

The main character does not have much family support. At the start of the movie, the relationship with his half-brother is non-existent. It can be argued that the two do not have any relationship since they did not know each other before. However, at the end of the movie, the...

Is the main character of the movie “Rain Man” perceived or identified as having a disability by other characters in the movie? Describe the scene in which the supporting character identifies the disability.

Yes. The main character, Raymond Babbitt, is considered to have a disability as he suffers from savant syndrome. He is also confined in a mental health institution allowing other characters in the film to assert he has some form of disability. The supporting character, Charlie Babbitt, learns that his father...

Explain Krishna’s argument in chapters three through six of Bhagavad Gita that Arjuna should act without attachment to results or consequences (even though we can’t avoid action itself), and how does acting without attachment relate to personal happiness and enlightenment?

Krishna explains that Arjuna should act without attachment to results. Even though actions could not be avoided, Arjuna (and any other individual) should act with detachment because the divine will control the consequences.

What is Jnana Yoga (Jñāna-Mārga)? What two central questions (trajectories of thought) do the Upaniśads address? Explain Atman and Brahman and how each relates to the soul, ultimate reality, and each other. What is the main problem in need of solving for those who follow the Jnana Yoga?

Jnana Yoga is a practice, which is considered to be among the three primary paths to moksha. The ultimate goal of practicing Jnana Yoga is to understand the unity of Atman (which is the personal self) and Brahman (which is the ultimate self).

What is Karma Yoga (Karma-Mārga)? What four goods of life does the Hindu tradition speak of, and why must the fourth require the sacrifice of the previous three goods in order to be realized? Finally, what three meritorious religious activities make up Karma Yoga? Explain each.

Karma Yoga is a holistic practice, which comprises the fulfillment of the four aims of life: dharma (duty), kama (sensual enjoyment), artha (wealth), and moksha. The latter is the most important, and it demands to sacrifice the previous three goods in order to liberate from samsara.

Explain the controversial practice of Satī.

Sati is a considerably controversial practice, especially for contemporary Western culture. The essence of this practice is that when the husband dies, the widow must take her life during the funeral to praise her husband.

What are the five divisions of labor in the Hindu “caste” system? Explain each and the dharma of each. Also, what kind of restrictions and facets of everyday life does caste determine?

There are five subdivisions in the caste system. Brahmins are priests and intellectuals; Kshatriyas are warriors and administrators, vaishyas are merchants and farmers, Shudras are ordinary, common people (peasants). The last caste is the untouchables, who are deprived of rights.

What is the relationship between karma, samsara, and dharma?

Karma, samsara, and dharma are the most important concepts in Hinduism. Dharmas are righteousness and duty of an individual, whose quality of incarnation – karma – defines his place in the circle of life and death, which is samsara.

What are the five types of definitions of religion?

Theism views God as a transcendent being; atheism assumes that there is no God, pantheism views everything as God, panentheism claims that everything is included in God, and agnosticism assumes that no one can know God.

What are your greatest challenges with time management?

Time management is a very important instrument that helps to get all necessary tasks done. However, various challenges should be overcome to do things in time. The first serious challenge is interruptions and distractions. These terms encompass multiple external factors. They depend on individual characteristics because what distracts one person...

Why are the spinal nerves mixed nerves?

Spinal nerves are called mixed nerves because they are comprised of both dorsal and ventral roots and carry the motor, sensory, and autonomic signals to and from the body.

What are the functions of the astrocytes and the Schwann cells?

The functions of astrocytes involve the support of endothelial cells, nutrition of the nervous tissue, management of the extracellular ion balance, and repairing tissue damage of the brain and the spinal cord. The purpose of the Schwann cells involves the production of the myelin sheath around the neural cord, which...

Please describe the Horizontal plane, and the Sagittal plane.

The horizontal and sagittal planes are both anatomical planes of motion of the human body. The horizontal plane goes parallel to the ground and separates the superior anatomical locations (chest cavity, cranial cavity, etc.) from the inferior (legs, feet). The sagittal plane is vertical to the ground that goes through...

Explain the meaning of being and nothingness according to Sartre.

Sartre introduced the concept of Being and Nothingness in existentialist philosophy. It is, in fact, a study of consciousness of being, comparing conscious and unconscious beings. Being-in-itself is considered as the being of objects or being unconscious. Being-for-itself, on the contrary, means being aware and is an attribute of humans....

Critically analyze Husserl’s phenomenology and how it informed existentialism.

Husserl’s phenomenology or philosophy suggests that life consists of different events and objects or the so-called ‘phenomena,’ the way they are understood by the human consciousness, and thus depend on human perceptions. Phenomenology is the study of experience itself and the ways it is obtained. It considers conscious or subjective...

Explain the role of the “Vienna Circle” in the history of analytic philosophy.

The “Vienna Circle” is one of the known unions of philosophers of the middle of the twentieth century. Its participants are known for the creation of a school of thought, which is recorded in the history of philosophy as logical or empirical positivism. The representatives of the “Vienna Circle” believed...

Compare and contrast the logical positivist to the natural language theorist.

According to logical positivists, experiments and observations are necessary to confirm, analyze or verify every meaningful proposition. Consequently, logical positivists consider metaphysical theories to be meaningless. For example, they did not acknowledge the existence of the soul or mind because these issues cannot be observed or experimentally proved. As for...

If a computer app beats you every time you play chess, is the computer smarter than you? Does your computer think? Explain why or why not in detail.

Although computers were created by humans, the creators are not necessarily smarter than their creations. Certainly, the computer’s “brain” works faster than that of a human, and they can solve problems faster because they are not distracted by emotions or some outside factors. In the game of chess, the computer...

Find an advertisement for the hospital service line you have selected for your marketing plan. Who is the target audience for the ad? What is the “call to action” the ad is seeking from the consumer? (what does the ad want us to do/believe/change) Is there a secondary or underlying message in the ad? What type of appeal is used in the ad (social status, emotional, fear, etc.)? What might the ad placement tell you about the target audience?

The advertisement for the chosen hospital service line tells about cancer services provided by specialists from the Northwestern Medical Center. Healthcare services are advertised with the help of one patient’s cancer story with a happy ending. The advertisement is targeted at people diagnosed with cancer (especially women with breast cancer)....

View the direct-to-consumer YouTube advertisements. Who is the target audience for the ad? What is the “call to action” the ad is seeking from the consumer? (what does the ad want us to do/believe/change) Is there a secondary or underlying message in the ad? What type of appeal is used in the ad (social status, emotional, fear, etc.)? What might the ad placement tell you about the target audience?

Direct-to-consumer YouTube advertisement Advertising goods and services have never been a simple task due to the necessity to consider the specific characteristics of clients. All prospective buyers see products through the prism of their personal experience, and their situation can have a major impact on their consumer decisions. Companies in...

Define transformative resources. Define and describe the two types of transformative resources.

Transformative resources are those applied to convert inputs of scientific and technological activities into the corresponding outputs or products. There are first-order resources, which comprise technics and technical systems, labor resources, mathematical techniques, and energy forms. The second type includes second-order resources, where methods and knowledge belong.

What is “Concurrent Engineering” as it pertains to the development of a new automobile?

Concurrent engineering is a systematic approach to the process of product development, which is aimed to meet client’s expectations. As for the development of a new automobile, concurrent engineering allowed shortening this long process due to the simultaneousness of actions provided by collaboration and co-operation typical of this approach.

How do industrial R&D differ from academic R&D with regards to publication of papers and overall goals of the R&D process? Also, who is in control of industrial R&D process? Is it the scientist?

Research and Development (R&D) is funded by businesses and thus follows some goals of commerce. Although R&D in the industry is similar to that in science, there have the following differences. Industrial R&D tends to make patents and not publish the results. Also, its goal is to improve the economic...

Name at least four of the diagnostic criteria for sepsis.

a. Pre-sepsis characterized by feverish waves alternating with periods of apyrexia.b. Evident or suspected source of inflammation.c. Lactic acidosis, especially in shock patients.d. Hypotension is occurring despite adequate fluid resuscitation.

Define multiple organ dysfunction syndromes.

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is associated with severe organ dysfunction during acute disease, indicating the inability to maintain homeostasis without a therapeutic intervention.

Define septic shock.

Septic shock is a form of severe sepsis with persistent hypotension, which, despite infusion therapies, requires the utilization of vasopressors to increase blood pressure.

Define sepsis.

Sepsis is a secondary infectious disease caused by the ingress of pathogenic flora from the primary local injury to the bloodstream. The clinical picture of sepsis consists of intoxication syndrome (fever, pale color of the skin), thrombohemorrhagic syndrome (hemorrhages in the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva), and metastatic lesions of...

Define systemic inflammatory response syndrome.

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a pathophysiologic response to infection, pancreatitis, trauma, and other injuries. The mentioned clinical parameter aims at the early specification of sepsis signs and their subsequent treatment.

What steps could be taken now to reduce the chances of a tragedy similar to the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster occurring in the future? In your answer, please address the appropriate roles of: a. mining companies (and their directors and managers), b. government regulators and policymakers, and c. workers and unions in assuring mine health and safety.

In order to reduce the chances of a similar tragedy, all the stakeholders (including top management, the government, and unions) should unite their efforts in the pursuit of the common goal. First and foremost, due to the unique dangers of the operations, the company must provide enhanced safety education to...

Would you argue that Massey Energy is an ethical company: a. Using a utilitarian approach? Why or why not? b. Using a rights approach? Why or why not? c. Using a justice approach? Why or why not? d. Using a virtue approach?

a. Utilitarian Approach Utilitarian philosophy (or utilitarianism) is an ethical framework and a school of moral philosophy that relies on the assumption that the best actions are the one that leads to maximum utility, which justifies the means applied to achieve it. Thus, according to proponents of this approach, classical...

Considering the 20 principles of corporate citizenship, at what stage of global corporate citizenship (Elementary, Engaged, Innovative, Integrated, transforming) would you consider Massey Energy? Provide at least three examples related to the dimensions in Figure 3.5 to support your conclusion (e.g. give examples related to Citizenship Content, Strategic Intent, Leadership, Issues Management, Stakeholder Relationships, transparency, etc.)

In order to identify at what stage of global corporate citizenship the company is, it is necessary to assess its activities in all eight aspects that include 20 principles. As far as ethical business behavior is concerned, Massey Energy Corporation lags far behind the requirements posed by higher levels of...

How would you classify Massey Energy’s ethical climate? Why?

Ethical climate characterizes the ethical and moral atmosphere that exists within the organization. There are five major types of ethical climate: caring, independent, law and order, rules, and instrumental. Massey Energy Corporation is characterized by a mixture of the last two types. Its environment cannot be called caring since the...

How dynamic is fit (or misfit) between Tesla’s strategic choice and its path over time, including the sequence of positioning, of activities, and of capabilities?

One of the most noticeable misfits between the company’s strategic choice and its positions is related to the message communicated to its customers. Initially, it was claimed that the company would produce electric cars that are associated with environmental sustainability. However, Tesla’s models are positioned as high-end products that have...

How do you expect the electric car industry to evolve?

The electric car industry is likely to evolve and gain a considerable share of the entire car market. At present, the electric vehicle market comprises only 0.5% of the overall car market. It might take over up to 20% of the market within a decade. The external environment is quite...

What do you think of Tesla’s entry strategy? What barriers did it have to overcome? Should Nissan learn something from Tesla’s approach? Will other firms follow in Tesla’s footsteps?

One of the innovative strategies used by Tesla is the company’s choice to sell cars directly to its customers without entering into partnerships with dealers. One of the arguments to support this decision was the obvious conflict of interest dealers had to address. They could not sell electric vehicles effectively...

Should BMW expect Tesla to grow into a strong direct competitor like Audi, versus Tesla being limited a to a niche or being just a flash in the pan? Is Tesla at competitive advantage or disadvantage? How will that evolve?

Tesla is one of the leaders in the electric vehicles industry, but it has not achieved the same position in the overall automotive industry. However, this newcomer is often regarded as a significant competitor for such companies as BMW or Audi as the market for electric cars is expanding rapidly....

Mishrad Plc is a major exporter of agricultural equipment to Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. All production facilities are in the United Kingdom. The majority of raw materials and tools are also sourced in the United Kingdom, with few imports from Canada, priced in pound sterling. Major competitors are based in the United States and Germany. There are plans to set up a manufacturing subsidiary in Australia, funded in part by an Australian dollar loan to be taken out by Mishrad Plc. The new manufacturing facility would be used to source the Australian and New Zealand markets. Required: a. Describe the potential currency exposure faced by this company before setting up the manufacturing subsidiary. b. Consider the effects of setting up the new manufacturing subsidiary in Australia with respect to the following: Will any of the exposures identified in (a) above be reduced? What new currency exposures will the group face?

Mishrad PLC is a major exporter of agricultural equipment to Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe. All production facilities are in the United Kingdom. The majority of raw materials and tools are also sourced in the United Kingdom, with few imports from Canada, priced in pound sterling. Major competitors are...

Currently, Rashid Ent. is willing to receive payment in British pounds for the monthly exports it sends to the UK. While all of its receivables are denominated in pounds, it has no payables in pounds or in any other foreign currency. Yasmeen, the owner of the firm wants to assess her firm’s exposure to exchange rate risk. a. Would you describe the exposure of Rashid Ent. to exchange rate risk as transaction exposure? Economic exposure? Translation exposure? b. The manager is considering a change in the pricing policy in which the importer must pay in dollars, so that Yasmeen will not have to worry about converting pounds to dollars every month. If implemented, would this policy eliminate the transaction exposure of Yasmeen Ent? Would it eliminate the firm’s economic exposure? Explain.

Currently, Rashid Enterprise is willing to receive payment in British pounds for the monthly exports it sends to the UK. While all of its receivables are denominated in pounds, it has no payables in pounds or in any other foreign currency. Yasmeen, the owner of the firm, wants to assess...

What is the standard deviation of a portfolio which is comprised of $9,000 invested in stock S and $6,000 in stock T? What is the correlation coefficient between stock S and stock T?

The standard deviation allows calculating a dispersion of possible values from the expected value of the mean. As such, it can be used to assess and understand the potential risks associated with stocks. A higher standard deviation indicates a greater risk of volatility. In order to calculate the Standard Deviation...

The following brief conversation took place between Ibrahim and Abdulla. Ibrahim: ‘Risk management should be done at the departmental/functional level’. Abdulla: ‘Actually, I think managers should not involve themselves in risk management at all but should focus on value creation; they should leave the task of managing risk to shareholders, risk management to individual shareholders and focus on creating value’. Critically examine each of the above statements.

Ibrahim and Abdullah’s statements reflect on different approaches towards risk management. Both of these concepts are flawed, but for different reasons. Ibrahim suggests that risk management should be done at the department/functional level. This kind of risk management is indeed practiced in modern corporate governance. It helps prevent financial and...

Name at least six nursing considerations with parenteral nutrition.

The preparation of PN solutions should occur in aseptic conditions to prevent catheter-related sepsis (CRS).Replace amino acid/dextrose fluids and extensions after every 72-hour period.Replace lipid sets after a 24-hour period.Promptly initiate IV antibiotic administration on detecting signs of infections.Flush the catheters with 0.9% NaCl between treatments to prevent occlusion.Secure all...

What are three complications that can occur with parenteral nutrition?

Infections related to central venous catheters – catheter-related sepsis (CRS).Catheter occlusion due to a blood clot or medication precipitate, venous clots, or extraneous pressure on veins.PN-associated metabolic bone disease, which is characterized by fragile bones and low bone mineral density. Its etiology is linked to surplus nutrients – calciferol, phosphorus,...

Briefly describe parenteral nutrition and four indications for its use.

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is the administration of nutrients to a patient via the intravenous route. The reason for using PN is to treat malnourishment when oral nutrition or enteral nutrition is impossible. Parenteral nutritional support is also used when nutrition via the two routes is inadequate. Its aims are to...

Name five nursing considerations for enteral nutrition.

Obtain valid consent from the patient prior to EN initiation.EN tubes should be flushed at 4 to 6-hour intervals daily and before and after passing feeds or medications to prevent contamination.Dispose feeds, used feed reservoirs, and syringes after a 24-hour period.Use commercial pre-filled systems prepared for hanging because they are...

Briefly describe enteral nutrition, at least four indications for its use, and four common locations for enteral feeding.

Enteral nutrition (EN) refers to the direct delivery of nutrients into the gastrointestinal tract via feeding tubes. EN feeding tubes are useful in administering boluses and medications and in gastric aspiration. Indications Poor oral intake, especially after gastrointestinal surgery Swallowing disorders, such as dysphagia Esophageal abnormalities and obstructions Anorexia (critically...