The medicinal cannabis has led to many debates regarding its usage, legality, health risks and benefits. Currently, the drug has been made legal for medical therapies, although its usage without medical prescription is still regarded illegal. The stakeholders that support the medicinal cannabis include the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA). Some of the American legislatures are also in support of this drug, alongside citizens who had massively voted for the legalization of the drug. This has led to legalization of medicinal cannabis in states like California, Puerto Rico among many others in the US. The FDA is still conducting research on the drug and insists on regulating the drug use. Statistics show that health care providers show limited support for using the drug in therapies.
The increasing use of the medicinal cannabis has helped in suppressing symptoms like chemo effects in treating cancer, and also in treating some of the diseases. However, the indications of the drug use are not yet clear. Studies shows that the medical use of the cannabis is very effective compared to other drugs in the same category. The drug is increasingly being used for managing neurological disorders lie epilepsy, and the American Academy of Neurology has showed that oral cannabis is very effective in reducing spasticity scores in patients, central nervous system pains, and it also eases the pain in spasms.
Despite the legalization of the medicinal cannabis, the US department of Justice still finds this legalization as unnecessary and not a federal priority. This can lead to problems for physicians as they would not be able to effectively prescribe the drug for the patients. Canada has legalized the use of dried cannabis for medicinal use. This can lead to abuse of the drug in future. People can use the policies to abuse the drug.
Bridgeman Barna Mary & Abazia T. Daniel. Medicinal Cannabis: History, Pharmacology, and Implications for the Acute Care Setting. March, 2017
The topic of cannabis use has long since been a controversial matter. For decades many have been under the impression that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive cannabinoid primarily present in the flower of the plant, threatens both the physiological and psychological health of cannabis users. However, due to misinformation that has been publicly released the medicinal properties of the plant have been overlooked until quite recently. According to Bridgeman and Abazia (2017), the medicinal utilization of the cannabis plant in ancient Romania can be traced as far back to over 5,000 years in the past, to approximately 400AD (p. 180). During the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States cannabis was a significant patent used to treat a variety of medical issues and pain, however, in 1942, the federal government made the decision to make its usage illegal therefore enforcing legal penalties regarding possession by the middle of the century (Bridgeman & Abazia, 2017, p. 180). Since its prohibition, people that have continued to use cannabis have been labeled as criminals, which is unfortunate considering many have been imprisoned.
With the increasing number of research studies that claim to verify the medicinal benefits of cannabis many patients that have been unsuccessful in treating physical and mental diseases and disorders with pharmaceuticals have become motivated to smoke, vape, and/or ingest cannabis or extracts of the plant; as Bridgeman and Abazia point out, “this represents the revival of a plant with historical significance reemerging in present day health care” (2017, p. 187). Although the legalization of medicinal cannabis has improved the health and well-being of many patients and will continue to do so in the future, it is important to ensure that its administration is safe and that clinicians also consider any possible adverse effects.
Stakeholders that support medicinal cannabis are those affiliated with cannabis farms, dispensaries, and organizations that produce information and products regarding its use. Stakeholders that oppose the plant are those affiliated with the manufacturing of conventional pharmaceuticals as well as those that politically and financially benefit from prohibition, such as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Miron (2005) reports that on an annual basis, “government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition” costs approximately $7.7 billion (p. 1).
Bridgeman, M.B. & Abazia, D.T. (2017). Medicinal cannabis: History, pharmacology, and implications for the acute care setting. Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 42(3). 180-188.
Miron, J.A. (2005). The budgetary implications of marijuana prohibition (pp. 1-28). Harvard University.
1. What barriers, challenges and opportunities (within the educational and medical system) impacted Alvord’s training as a medical doctor? How did her personal journey impact the doctor she has become? How has your journey impacted your career as a nurse/health care provider?
2. What specific environmental, political, economic and social realities impact Navajo health, susceptibilities to disease as described by Alvord? What role do you think your client’s environmental, economic and social reality play in your patient’s/client’s health? Use examples as given in the book.
3. Given her unique perspective, what do you think Dr. Alvord contributes to the practice of biomedicine-Western Medicine? What does “hozho” mean and how does it impact Dr. Alvord’s practice of medicine? How does she uniquely combine her medical practice with the Navajo medical traditions and philosophies about health and patient care? What philosophy about health drives your patient care?
This paper will go to turn in. Please no more that 15 % of similarity.
Go the Website theduluthmodel.org. and review the information provided in order to understand and identify: Students do not need to answer these questions, only reflect on these questions after visiting the website
What steps were used to organize the community in Duluth?
Who were the stakeholders?
What was the underlying belief system?
What strategies were employed?
How was the Power and Control Wheel developed?
Collect data on violence against women on college campuses. A few sources of information are https://www.justice.gov/ovw/protecting-students-sexual-assault#sexualviolence and http://feministcampus.org/campaigns/campus-violence/resources/. Be sure to use other scholarly sources as well to gather adequate information. Collect data on violence against women on campuses across the country including the number of offenses, types of offenses, and demographic data on the victims.
Using the process from the Duluth experience in Task 1, and answer the following questions in the format of a 3 page paper written in APA style, excluding title and reference page:
What steps would you use to organize the community?
Who are the stakeholders?
What is the underlying belief system?
What strategies would you as a campus nurse practitioner suggest to end violence against women on the campus? Discuss in detail and provide specific examples.
What health policies will you suggest? Discuss in detail either current policies or proposed new policies.
*** Students must answer all questions in order to get full credit for assignment. Make sure to follow all APA guidelines as well including proper headings and subheadings. Paper must be minimum 3 pages without title and reference page.***
This paper count as a 30 % of my grade. Please follow the instruction. Attached is a sample paper. Please no more the 15 % similarity, it will go thru turn in.
Purpose: To investigate & integrate knowledge of advanced nursing practice, scholarly inquiry, & leadership by examining a policy at the level of clinical practice, health care systems, or public/social health policy. Students are to submit a paper between 7-10 pages long excluding title page and reference pages. Paper must be organized according to the guidelines below and should include all the identified sections as required. Paper must be completed in APA format and contain current scholarly sources dated from 2010 until current. The following may be selected as topics for this paper:
-Food and drug regulation
-Abortion clinic access
-Planned Parenthood funding
-Managed health care
-Clean Air act
-Clean Water act
Generally define & describe the policy issue to be addressed.
Identify the purpose of analysis, the targeted level of policy (i.e., clinical practice, health care systems, or public/social health) & significance oftopic.
Identify questions the policy analysis is intended to address.
Provide details of the issue or problem, including its nature/scope, relevant literature & history, & the context within which the issue exists.
Describe existing policy addressing the issue, if any.
Discuss strengths & shortcomings in existing policy.
Identify & describe key stakeholders (individuals & groups) that are or will be affected by the policy & why.
Identify alternative policies to achieve objectives.
Establish/identify criteria that will be used for selection of “best” policy.
Evaluate each alternative & its potential impact relative to the healthcare & patient outcomes.
Assess the trade-offs between alternatives.
Based on the analysis, identify the “best” alternative to address the current issue & policy situation.
Provide rationale for selection.
Describe possible strategies to implement selected alternative.
Identify barriers to implementation of selected alternative.
Describe methods to evaluate policy implementation.
Discuss analysis & recommendations relative to the original questions identified, & the level of policy it is intended to address (i.e., clinical practice, health care systems, or public).
Identify limitations of analysis.
Discuss implications for practice, education, research, & policy-making.
Summarize findings & recommendations of analysis
Identify questions to be addressed in future studies or policy analyses.
List all references cited in paper. Must be completed in APA format.
Table displaying results of analysis, including, for example, a list of alternatives & the degree to which each alternative may be most effective. Other tables & appendices as needed to support analysis.
Policy Analysis Paper GuidelinePurpose: To investigate & integrate knowledge of advanced nursing practice, scholarly inquiry, & leadership by examining a policy at the level of clinical practice, health care systems, or public/social health policy. Students are to submit a paper between 7-10 pages long excluding title page and reference pages. Paper must be organized according to the guidelines below and should include all the identified sections as required. Paper must be completed in APA format and contain current scholarly sources dated from 2010 until current. The following may be selected as topics for this paper:-Food and drug regulation
Components of Knowledge Management
According to the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the four core components of knowledge management are:
Governance: The leadership that commits to an organizational structure capable of managing the knowledge.
Content: The quantity and quality of the data and information that is managed.
Processes: The standards and guidelines that will be used to collect, manage, and disseminate information.
Technology: The system supporting the other three components.
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research and read the article, “Rhode Island HEALTH Web Data Query System: Death Certificate Module” (Gjelsvik & Monteiro, 2009).
Click here to read the article. http://rimed.org/medhealthri/2009-01/2009-01-32.pdf
Gjelsvik, A., & Monteiro, K. (2009). Rhode Island HEALTH web data query system:
Death certificate module. Health by Numbers, 92(1), 32-33.
Based on your reading, create a 5- to 6-page document in Microsoft Word, which includes the answers to the following questions:
What is the “Rhode Island HEALTH Web Data Query System: Death Certificate Module?” Briefly describe the system’s purpose and how it came about.
Which organizations are involved in its governance? Provide a list and description of each organization.
What information can be found using this system? What are the advantages and limitations, if any, to the information that is available?
How is the information collected, managed, and retrieved?
What are the technological components or services that this system relies on? Why?
Conduct a query using one of the programs on this site. http://health.ri.gov/programs/detail.php?pgm_id=138
Describe your query and then provide the results you obtained using this system.
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Meet CAHIIM Curriculum requirement for Associate Degree
Domain VI. Leadership
Subdomain VI.K. Enterprise Information Management
Section 1. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design
Competencies: Data dictionary, interoperability
Meet CAHIIM Curriculum requirement for Associate Degree
Domain I. Data Content Structure and Standards
Subdomain I.C. Data Governance
Section 1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data
Competencies: Data Integrity concepts and standards
Meet CAHIIM Curriculum requirement for Bachelor Degree
Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Subdomain III.H. Information Integrity and Data Quality
Section: 5. Model policy initiatives that influence data integrity
Competencies: Characteristics of data integrity
Meet CAHIIMA Curriculum requirement for Bachelor Degree
Domain I. Data Content Structure and Standards
Subdomain I.C. Data Governance
Section 2. Construct and maintain the standardization of data dictionaries to meet the needs of the enterprise
Competencies: Data sources
HIM Professionals will frequently work with data dictionaries. This assignment will build an understanding of data dictionary development and maintenance and the importance of data integrity.
Step One: Review the sample data dictionary below. There are a number of blank fields in the table. Your first task is to fill in all of the blank fields,
Patient_ID (primary key)
Unique patient number automatically generated
Gender of the patient
M = Male
F = Female
U = Unknown
Patient’s legal surname
Patient’s legal first name
Patient’s date of birth
Patient’s declared race
Patient’s primary source of payment
Step Two: Write a justification discussing why each field was necessary and why the value you used was appropriate. (NOTE: Address every blank that you filled in)
Step Three: Next discuss the characteristics of data integrity
Please read instructions carefully, This is not a paper, is a Trifold brochure based on patient teaching related to Hypertension.
Topic: Educational Brochure
Design a Trifold educational brochure, that will be used to educate the community, about Hypertension.
Do not submit a 4 page paper or a document that’s just a table with 3 columns.
When I grade your work I imagine that I would print this out, fold it and hand it to your patient.
Brochure Content Requirement
Two evidenced-based web sites or journal articles as a reference
Is it professional?
All 6 sides fully developed (DO NOT waste space! You do not need an address page)
The references tucked away neatly in a small area (suggest using 8 pt font for 2-3 references at the bottom of one of your pages- it should not detract from the content) (REFERENCES 2012-2017)
Will the patient learn what they need based on the assignment instructions
Visuals (pictures) that supplement the content but do not detract. In other words, don’t put a huge picture on each side of the brochure with minimal content and expect to get full credit. It should be balanced and professional looking.
No plagiarism Please, it will be checked.
APA format, at least 500 words, 3 references
This essay is about INFLUENZA. Please please have the essay about influenza
This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
In your Collaborative Learning Community, write a paper of 500-1,000 words that describes the history of the identified health issue. Include the following:
Influences such as determinants of health and socioeconomic status.
Past and present initiatives to address the issue.
Outcome indicators that have been developed and utilized to measure progress on the issue.
The current status of the issue based on measured outcomes.
Refer to “CLC Health Issue Analysis Overview.”
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract and conclusion are not required.
This is a CLC project, I have two other students I am doing this project with. Here is topic 1 of the CLC agreement attached below.
Resource 1: CLC Health Issue Analysis Overview
Group work has benefits and liabilities. EVERYONE assigned to a CLC is expected to equally participate in the work in terms of time and quality of effort. Each participant has strengths and it is reasonable to apportion the work to make best use of this. Some are natural leaders. Our strengths can be our greatest liabilities: No one wants to be bossed around no matter how skilled the boss is. Honest communication is critical to effective group work. The best way to avoid conflict is to set very clear expectations up front. Then, if someone does not do what is expected him/her, he/she can be referred to the original agreement rather than have the confrontation become personal.
Course instructors are able to observe the group process in the CLC forum. If the work takes place outside the forum, this information will be absent. Be certain (even if communicating via e-mail, phone, or face-to-face) to record the communication in the CLC forum.
CLC Project Overview
The purpose of this assignment is to critically analyze a health care issue through the focus of major concepts from each Topic. There are six components to this assignment after the CLC agreement is signed and the topic is identified. It is not expected that every member of the CLC group will contribute to each assignment, but that assignments will be divided fairly and equally among the group. Each of the written components of the CLC project will be 500-1,000 words. These papers should be in APA format with a title and a reference page. An abstract is not required. An introduction is required ONLY for Part 1 and is not required in any parts thereafter. It is the intention that if one were to take the six parts of this assignment and put them together, a comprehensive and cohesive analysis would be produced. Part 1 is worth 3 points and each of the subsequent parts (2-6) are worth 4 points each.
Topic 1 (10 points)
Check into the CLC group and provide contact information and describe prior experience, if any, with health policy. Locate and read the CLC Agreement provided by the instructor, located within the Additional Resources Folder in Canyon Connect. Choose one member to transfer the document to the CLC forum. Decide upon the process needed to fill out the contract. Everyone should participate. Before filling out the agreement, it may be helpful for each student to describe the most difficult, frustrating, helpful, or beneficial apects of working on a collaborative project. Getting this type of information out in the open ahead of time may help to prevent conflict later on. Since no one is angry yet, you can comfortably list what is likely to make you angry and also what would make you satisfied.
Complete the CLC Agreement (except for the final block, which is used at the end). Select someone to submit the CLC Agreement by the end of Topic 1.