In what ways can the causes of ecological destruction be found in metaphysical or religious assumptions about reality?

4 questions. 500 Words for each question.

In what ways can the causes of ecological destruction be found in metaphysical or religious assumptions about reality? Provide at least two examples (e.g, Plato’s Forms, Cartesian dualism, the Book of Genesis). Which metaphysical theory or religious idea do you think is most helpful in healing the human relationship to the natural world and why?
How should we conceptualize “the good life” today? Do you think that living “the good life” requires an “ecologically examined life?” Why or why not?
Who and/or what do you think is deserving of moral consideration? On what basis should land, ecosystems, trees, animals, and humans be included or excluded from the moral community? Refer to at least two ethical theories in your response (e.g., deontology, utilitarianism, virtue theory, ethic of care, land ethic) and explain them fully.
What is the “tragedy of the commons” according to Harding? Based on the readings of week seven (Lock, Rawls, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Earth Charter) discuss which has the most promise in your opinion in avoiding the “tragedy of the commons” and explain why.

How does the biopsychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is developing on track with his/her age or delayed?

  
1. How does the biopsychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is developing on track with his/her age or delayed? As a professional counselor, why is this important?

2. Children can experience delayed intellectual development when they have low birth weights. How might the delay look according to Piaget? Utilize Chapter 4 of your course text for guidance and reference accordingly.
This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.3.c. Theories of normal and abnormal personality development.
   
Each question needs to be answered with 200 words and have a cite in each answer also. Must pass turn it in with less than 5%

Describe ways in which you could prepare for the interview to make the most positive impression.

  
The following position is advertised on a career Web site: RN I Surgical Job Travel Involved: None. Job Type: Full-Time. Job Level: Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree Skills: Category: Nursing FTE: 0.9. Position Summary: Description/Purpose of Position: Responsible for providing patient care based upon the nursing process; being effectively involved with maintaining the standard of care for assigned patients through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Oversees and guides employees who are under your supervision. Requirements Description/Purpose of Position: Responsible for providing patient care based upon the nursing process; being effectively involved with maintaining the standard of care for assigned patients through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Oversees and guides employees that are under your supervision. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. License/Certification: Current RN license in the state of XXX. Current BCLS Certification. Other: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department. Note: An RN graduate is a nurse who has completed a course of study at a school of nursing and is eligible for the NCLEX. The RN graduate performs directly under the supervision of the charge nurse or RN designee.
1. List three substantive questions you might expect to be asked in an interview for the job, and summarize your answers.
2. Describe three to five ways in which you could prepare for the interview to make the most positive impression.
3. Be sure to describe what you would wear and what material you would bring with you.
Your best friend, Lindsey, and you are working together in the surgical ICU. Often you cover for her when she goes to lunch or on breaks. You notice that often her clients complain of being in pain, even though she has told you that she medicated them right before she left the unit. You also notice that she appears to be very jumpy and short-tempered and a bit disheveled when she comes to work. You are suspicious that she is using the medications that she says she is giving to her clients.
1. What should you do first?
2. What might be the consequences if you decide to do nothing?

Describe the steps in the ethical decision making process.

 In your own words, describe the steps in the ethical decision making process. Think of one potential situation that may arise in human services in which there may be a conflict of ethics or where ethical decisions aren’t clear, and apply the ethical decision making model. If you are unable to come up with your own example, feel free to borrow ideas from the case studies referenced in the readings. Have you ever had to face an ethically unclear situation? If so, how did you handle it? five hundred words 

Discuss changes that you believe would increase fairness in the criminal justice system.

 
Lesson 4 Writing Assignment
Select ONE of the following topics to answer for the Lesson Writing Assignment. The writing assignment should be a minimum of 500 words. You should find most of the information you need to complete the assignment in the chapter, but you are allowed to use outside sources as well (such as news articles or government websites).  DO NOT simply copy the information word for word from your sources.  If you use information directly from the textbook or another source, it should be cited in the text and the properly formatted citation should be provided at the end of the assignment.  All assignments will be analyzed with Safe Assign to identify possible plagiarism.
1.  Read Chapter 9, including “You Decide: Voices of Texas: Elected or Appointed Judges?” and write an essay answering the following questions:

How well does the racial and gender composition of the judiciary reflect the demographics of the state’s population?
Should judges be elected or appointed?  What are the arguments for electing judges?  What are the arguments for appointing judges?
Should the selection system vary according to the type of judge?  Why or why not?
How should judges be selected in Texas?  Is there a way to make the process less political?
In the case of elected judges, should judges recuse themselves or abstain from cases that affect their largest campaign contributors?
How informed do you think the public is about judicial elections and judicial candidates?
If you were voting for a judge, would you take the time to learn about the candidates and their qualifications or would you vote based on party affiliation?

 2.  Read Chapter 12, including “You Decide: Voices of Texas: Abortion Policy in Texas,” and write an essay answering the following questions:

How does Texas compare to other states with regards to providing services for poor citizens?
What is the age and race/ethnicity breakdown of the uninsured in Texas?
What programs are used to provide coverage to the uninsured? How are those programs funded?
What steps has Texas taken to influence abortion rates in the state?
Does Texas’ sonogram law violate free speech for the physician?  For the patient?
Should the state pass laws mandating what information physicians share with their patients?

3.  Read Chapter 13, including “You Decide: Voices of Texas: Cite and Release: Necessary Cost-Savings or Soft on Crime?” and write an essay answering the following questions:

Are all defendants treated equally in the Texas criminal justice system?  Why or why not?
Why do you think certain groups are overrepresented or underrepresented in the prison system?
At times the integrity of the criminal justice system has been called into question.  What are some of the events that have led to this situation?
What is cite and release and why was it implemented?
Do you believe that more counties should adopt cite and release?  Why or why not?
Discuss at least two changes that you believe would increase fairness in the criminal justice system.

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Explain how identifying the target market is more clearly defined once a marketer has conducted segmentation on the population.

  

Submit a marketing plan (min of 3 pages) for the fictional start-up company -Supreme Travel a Luxury southern California tour agency. 
Ensure you provide an introduction for this assignment that is engaging and provides a clear background to the purpose of the assignment. 

The format of the submission should be in essay format using subheadings. Use APA format. Additionally, you need to include a minimum of five sources, three of which must be peer-reviewed, academic sources that are no more than 5 years old. The submission should be a minimum of three pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages).  
Turnitin will be used to check for originality and I will ask for a Full Refund if the paper submitted is found to have more than 22% match to other students or published work

This unit’s submission should consist of the items listed below.
§ Provide a segmentation and target market analysis.
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o In this section of the marketing plan, you should identify the four criteria useful in segmenting the market and apply them to your company. Explain how identifying the target market is more clearly defined once a marketer has conducted segmentation on the population. Explain several target markets for your company using detailed explanations.
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§ Include a competitive and industry analysis.
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o This section of the marketing plan should identify three or four competitors of your company. These can be direct or indirect competitors. (Note: Not all companies have competitors.) Differentiate each competitor based upon multiple criteria. Additionally, conduct an industry analysis by looking at the health of the industry in which your company resides. Identify whether the industry has grown or shrunk in the last 5–10 years. Explain why understanding the competitors and the health of the industry are important elements of the marketing plan.
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§ Provide a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis.
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 In this section, you will compile a SWOT analysis of your company. The internal strengths and weaknesses as well as the external opportunities and threats need to be identified and explained (include at least 2–3 elements under each area of the SWOT). The value proposition will be demonstrated through a strong showing in the strengths section of the SWOT analysis. 
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How do you perceive the similarities and differences between a group and a team?

 DISCUSSION 1

Assignment Details

This assignment has 4 parts:

In the current business environment groups and teams are common.  Understanding the differences not only between a group and a team but also the different types of teams will allow you to have a holistic view of how organizational change will affect the people.  

How do you perceive the similarities and differences between a group and a team?
What different types of team structures have you been involved with or witnessed?
What effect will the group/team dynamic have on the organizational change initiative? Give an example.
What type of change strategy would you incorporate for an organization that uses work groups? Describe how that strategy would be affected if the organization used work teams.

DISCUSSION 2

 
Assignment Details

This DB has three parts. 

When making a decision it is human nature to make assumptions. Understanding the assumptions along with the consequences should those assumptions be incorrect is important.  A best practice when making a decision is to make a list of any assumptions that exist.  Discuss a decision you have made in the past in your professional life that was based on assumptions that proved to be incorrect.  What were the consequences and how did you handle the resulting situation?
There are many different decision making models available such as: the rational model; the seven step model; and the Carnegie model to name a few.  What are the pros and cons of managers using decision making models? 
What factors should be taken into consideration when collecting data for a strategic decision?

what are the current environmental factors impacting Microsoft?

  
Case Study Microsoft

In formatting your case analysis, do not use the question-and-answer format; instead, use an essay format with subheadings. Your APA-formatted case study should be a minimum of 500 words in length (not counting the title and reference pages). 

You are required to use a minimum of three peer-reviewed,  academic sources that are no more than 5 years old .

All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased material must have accompanying in-text citations

TURNITIN WILL BE USED TO CHECK FOR ORIGINALITY. ANYTHING THAT IS REJECTED FOR HAVING MORE THAN 22% MATCH TO OTHER STUDENT OR PUBLISHED WORK AND I WILL ASK FOR A FULL REFUND.

Microsoft 
Evaluate Microsoft’s product and marketing evolution over the years. What has the company done well, and where did it falter?

Through the application of a political, economic, social, and technological (PEST) analysis, what are the current environmental factors impacting Microsoft?

Who are the top three competitors of Microsoft, and what are their advantages/disadvantages with respect to satisfying the value proposition of their customers?

Evaluate Microsoft’s recent expansions into areas such as search engines and smartphones. Do you think these are good areas of growth for Microsoft with a focus on customer value, satisfaction, and loyalty?

Explore federal agencies that are concerned with Womens Health.

Vulnerability may arise from individual, community, or larger population challenges and requires different types of policy interventions—from social and economic development of neighborhoods and communities, and educational and income policies, to individual medical interventions. Values affect how society views the vulnerable—as victims or sinners—and thus whether or not to provide public assistance. There are programs available to help vulnerable populations gain access to opportunities that support their full participation in society. Each provides a dedicated source of financial and technical assistance for projects and activities in their respective programming areas.Explore federal agencies that are concerned with Women’s Health. Which ones may be of benefit to vulnerable populations? Explore nonprofit agencies that are concerned with Women’s Health. Share resources aimed to benefit women in your state or area.