What is the role of material possessions with respect to living a good life?

For this assignment, you are to ponder some reflection questions before listening to the lecture component. These questions aim to stimulate your thinking and focus your concentration on the topics to be explored in the lecture, as a means of provoking you into thinking philosophically while you attentively listen to the lecture. Your responses to these questions are also a means of preparing you to craft your final project for this course, where you will be asked to construct your own philosophical account of what it means to you to live a good life. There will be multiple topics, but do not respond to them all. Rather, pick one topic to respond to that catches your attention or that you otherwise find intriguing. After you have selected your topic, spend 10 minutes pondering the topic’s questions and recording your thoughts. The reason for there being multiple questions within a topic is to assist with developing a response that has depth. For this assignment, do not be concerned about the number of thoughts you have on the topic. Rather, you should be concerned with the quality of your thoughts. In assessing your response, the teaching team will look to see how clearly and precisely you articulate your beliefs and how deeply you explain the reasoning for and assumptions underlying your beliefs. Here are the topics for you to consider:
REFLECTION TOPICS:
Topic #1: For those of us who believe social and cultural transformation is necessary, what is the best strategy for bringing about this goal? How are we to respond to the resistance to transformation by the masses desiring to keep the status quo? What shape and form does activism need to take to be successful? As you articulate your position, clearly explain your reasoning for your position, and if appropriate provide a concrete real-life example that illustrates your position.

Topic #2: With respect to living a good life, cVery important, or not important at all? When it comes to your way of life, your way of being in the world, what conditions and actions are necessary for obtaining tranquility and peace of mind? As you articulate your position, clearly explain your reasoning for your position, and if appropriate provide a concrete real-life example that illustrates your position.
Topic #3: What is the role of material possessions with respect to living a good life? How do material possessions contribute to our sense that we are flourishing as individuals, that our life has meaning? What kinds of material possessions are needed for happiness? Are there material possessions that many of us own that do not contribute to our well-being and happiness, and thus we could dispense with them? As you articulate your position, clearly explain your reasoning for your position, and if appropriate provide a concrete real-life example that illustrates your position.

Topic #4: Of the pain and suffering that you experience in life, how much of it do you think is brought on by your own biases, prejudices, and judgments towards other people, ideas, and events? Would you be better off dispensing with judgments of good and bad and preferences for certain things over other things? Or are your preferences and judgments, even if they bring about pain and suffering, still valuable to your pursuit of a good life? As you articulate your position, clearly explain your reasoning for your position, and if appropriate provide a concrete real-life example that illustrates your position.

Discuss the implications of access for health and healthcare delivery for a Christian health administrator.

After completing the lecture and reading assignments, develop a 750-1000 word written response paper to the following question. Do not use the question in your response.

 Access is regarded as a significant benchmark in assessing the effectiveness of the medical care delivery system. Discuss the implications of access for health and healthcare delivery for the Christian health administrator.
Please make sure you incorporate the christian worldview.

Discuss how understanding Biblical principles of planning influences decision making in healthcare.

Please answer each question separately. Each question must be 250-300 words each. Please be plagiarism free.

1.Discuss how understanding Biblical principles of planning influences decision making in healthcare.

2. As a Christian health administrator, discuss your ideas for cost containment within the US healthcare delivery system.

What role does the governing board play in strategic planning?

1. Give a brief description of the structure of a typical healthcare facility governing board. What role does the governing board play in strategic planning? Explain the benefits strategic planning brings to a healthcare facility. What could happen to a hospital or other medical facility in the absence of a strategic plan?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

2. Assume that you are the newly appointed risk manager for a medical facility. What steps will you take to perform a comprehensive risk assessment for your organization? Who will you need help from in performing this assessment?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

3. Describe the benefits and challenges of performing a comprehensive risk assessment for a healthcare facility. What are some methods you could use to overcome the challenges?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

4.Discuss the key steps associated with strategic plan implementation in a healthcare organization. What are some of the challenges to implementation that a governing board may encounter?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

Describe each of the five pillars and reflect on why they are referred to as Pillars of Islam.

Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words that analyzes the Five Pillars of Islam.

Describe each of the five pillars and reflect on why they
are referred to as Pillars of Islam.
Make a detailed analysis of how one of the pillars would
function in the daily life of a particular Muslim individual.
Identify one ancient Christian community living or serving
in an Islamic majority context, such as Coptic, Marionite, Chaldean, Armenian,
etc. Compare and contrast how this ancient community practices similar rituals
as the Five Pillars of Islam.

What are key issues in addressing social determinants of health?

200 words + APA
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After review Chapter 4, we should understand that the social determinants of health are real, and they have real consequences. Watch two related videos on social determinants of health below.  One was given by Prof Michael Marmot and another one was provided by WHO. After you watch the videos, discuss in this forum: What you have learned from the videos and from Chapter 4? In your opinion, what are key issues in addressing social determinants of health? And how?
1) Sir Michael Marmot: Social Determinants of Health (2014 WORLD MINDS)

2)  World Health Organization video: Social Determinants of Health

BOOK: 
REQUIRED:
Introduction to Global Health
Jacobson, Katheryn
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 3rd Edition, 2019

ISBN-13: 978-1284123890

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Discuss how Christian worldview frames understanding the health care needs of special populations.

Please answer each question separately. Each question must be 250-300 words each. Please be plagiarism free.
1.  Discuss how Christian worldview frames understanding the healthcare the health care needs of special populations. 
2.  Discuss the unique characteristics of children and the implications for health care delivery system design. 

Describe some challenges students might face as service-learners in the community.

Researching Community Partnerships

Case Study Scenario: You have been hired by XYZ University as a consultant. They want you to evaluate an organization to see if a service learning opportunity would benefit future students and the community. Your initial recommendation is due in week 5 and will be based on the research you collect in your first four assignments. 

 WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT: Last week you introduced your social issue and an organization where future students might perform service learning. Your task this week is to expand your research to community partnerships and volunteerism within the organization.  XYZ  University has required you to find at least three peer-reviewed articles in the EBSCO library to support your research this week. EBSCO Quick Guide. You will turn in a 2-3 pages paper following APA guidelines. Click here for the web version of the APA sample paper. Click here for a downloadable version of the APA sample paper. 

PAPER REQUIREMENTS: Complete the following steps.

Step 1: Introduction  Introduce the topic of service learning and community partnerships.  What are the benefits for students and the community when partnering in service learning opportunities?  Describe some challenges students might face as service-learners in the community. Introduce your organization as a potential community partner. Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section. Citation tutorial 

Step 2: Community Partnerships  What other partnerships (companies, businesses, organizations, universities, etc.) does the organization have?  What are the benefits of these partnerships? What are past partnerships that the organization no longer maintains?  Why were these partnerships ended?  What additional partnerships should the organization have and why? Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.

Step 3: Volunteers  Discuss how the organization uses volunteers. What are the benefits to volunteers and the community when volunteers give their time to the organization?  Describe the difference between volunteering and performing service learning at the organization. Describe the benefits of service learning for the student and community beyond the service performed at the organization. Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.

Step 4: Conclusion – Provide a Summary the organization’s partnerships and how they use volunteers.  Summarize the difference between volunteering and service learning. Conclude with a summary of the benefits and challenges of service learning for students and the community at this organization.  Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section. 

 Step 5: References On a separate reference page, list all the references you have cited in your paper to support your claims

Explain the changes in technology as they have affected the United States intelligence community and their enemies.

Kindly the instructions carefully

 Instructions: Considering the need for law enforcement and intelligence operations to complement one another, you have been invited as a guest speaker to delivers a 30-minute presentation that assesses how law enforcement and intelligence operations should implement change to enhance the security of the United States. First-term criminal justice graduate students, who need to know more about Homeland Security and its functions, constitute your audience.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:

Discuss the evolution of the threats against the United States.
Assess the effectiveness of countermeasures.
Explain the changes in technology as they have affected the United States intelligence community and their enemies.
Compare the activities of law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies in combating these threats.
Determine and assess the need for changing operations and cooperation between law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

Support your presentation with at least seven scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200 words for each slide

Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style.

Number of Slides : 15 slides, each slide must have 200 words speaker notes. Cover slide and reference slide do not count 

Academic Level: Post-graduate
Paper Format: APA 

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