Addiction among athletes

After watching the video on addiction, share your thoughts on the opportunities and challenges of working with athletes who are dealing with an addiction. Discuss the impact of the athletic culture on the prevention efforts, interventions, and responsiveness to treatment.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Describe/discuss the subtypes of ADHD as noted in the DSM V. Note implications on the work of coaches working with athletes who may have the various subtypes. As a consultant working with the coach, what opportunities/challenges could be present for the coach and/or athlete?

American Psychiatric Association, Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5

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Leadership and board governance

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that evaluates the difference between leadership and board governance in establishing strategic planning for a health care organization.
Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

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A report at an upcoming criminal justice conference.

You have just graduated from the Online Criminal Justice program and acquired your dream career working with the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). You love to write articles of criminal justice interest, and because the NCJRS provides links to millions and millions of criminal justice references, you find yourself in awe of your career.

For your first assignment, you have been asked to present a report at an upcoming criminal justice conference. This report will help your colleagues better understand how databases, technology, policies, and so forth affect the administration of justice and the outcome of court cases in particular. Your training coordinator expects you to highlight several examples of how criminal justice databases, computer technology, and policies have changed the way in which crimes are investigated and how criminals are brought to justice.

Pick 2 of the following databases, and address how technology tools and policies have changed the legal landscape in the United States in a 3–4-page paper:

Fingerprint analysis
DNA databases
Ballistics testing
Tire-tread analysis
Tracking of illegal pornographic images
Modus operandi databases
Three-strikes laws
Gun control laws
The USA PATRIOT Act
Megan’s law
Domestic violence laws
The exclusionary rule
Lie detectors
Inmate classification systems
Truth-in-sentencing laws

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Computers are doing more harm to society than good.

During lunch break, one of your colleagues mentions that he is leaving early to speak with his daughter’s school Principal. She has apparently been experiencing some cyber bullying by other classmates on a social networking site. He mentions he feels that computers are doing more harm to society than good.

You think that more parents need to be aware of the impact of technology, including social networking, on society. You decide to write a short article for your local newspaper.

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Transforming nursing and healthcare through technology

Among the Resources is the Rutherford (2008) article Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice? In this article, the author recounts a visit to a local hospital to view the recent implementation of a new coding system.
During the visit, one of the nurses commented to her, “We document our care using standardized nursing languages but we don’t fully understand why we do” (Rutherford, 2008, para. 1).
How would you respond to a comment such as this one?
To Prepare:
• Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources, particularly Rutherford, M. (2008) Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice?
• Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
• Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.
The Assignment:
address the following:
• Explain how you would inform this nurse (and others) of the importance of standardized nursing terminologies.
• Describe the benefits and challenges of implementing standardized nursing terminologies in nursing practice. Be specific and provide examples.
• Be sure to support your paper with peer-reviewed research on standardized nursing terminologies that you consulted.

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Death Related Encounters

Identify and explain some of the principle features of death-related encounters (Death Rates, Average Life Expectancy, Causes of Death, Death Trajectories, Location of Death) and the six factors associated with these changes (Industrialization, Public Health Measures, Preventative Care, Modern Cure-Oriented Medicine, Nature of Contemporary Families and Lifestyles). Include specific examples.

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Near-death experience

Define the concept of a “near-death experience”. Discuss the role of near-death experiences in providing information about what happens after death. Describe what the experiences are like, and then explain why they may or may not tell us what the afterlife may be like. 600 word if possible

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Leadership Styles and Nursing

The purpose of this assignment is to assess leadership styles, traits, and practices as a nursing professional, establish the importance of effective inter-professional communication as a leader in nursing, and to explore the role of servant leadership in nursing practice.
Read the study materials on leadership and complete the topic quiz activities to better understand your leadership qualities.
Upon completion, summarize and share with your group what you learned about your specific leadership qualities, so you can become familiar with how you are similar and different from your peers when it comes to being a leader.
As a group, review the study materials related to servant leadership. Using what you have learned about the tenets of servant leadership and traits and practices of successful leaders, create a 3 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes. Add an additional slide for references at the end of your presentation.
Include the following in your presentation:
Each group member: Create a slide that summarizes your leadership style, traits, and practices.
Compare the personal leadership styles of your group members, including commonalities between group members’ strengths and weaknesses.
Explain why it is important for nursing professionals to be aware of their personal leadership style, traits, and practices.

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