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Accountability in the Workforce - Every employee who is responsible for performing an assigned duty in a proficient manner and purposely decides to neglect the details required in completing these goals will be held accountable for their actions. Accountability in the workforce is an important necessity in order for a business to be successful. While a manager may be in charge of a sales team, he trust that each salesperson will fulfill their obligations, such as calling on customers, taking orders and making sure all quotas are met....   [tags: Accountability] 424 words
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Police Accountability vs. Police Independence - Introduction The debate regarding police independence versus police accountability has been hotly contested since at least the 1960s.1 At the heart of the debate are questions relating to the degree and manner of oversight to which police forces should be subjected, while maintaining the independence of those polices forces to carry out their duties free from undue political (or other) interferences. This essay examines the principles underlying the “independence of the office of constable”, the notion of responsible government, and how the interaction between these two ideas has been characterised in the literature....   [tags: Police Governance and Accountability]
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The Concept of Accountability - Accountability is a subject that ranges through every spectrum of life. From simply knowing your food supply by opening the refrigerator, to knowing the exact amount of ammunition a military convoy has at its disposal, down to each individual round. When we know what the situation is, and hold each person responsible for they're actions in the situation, that is the concept of accountability at its root. If we are not to hold each other responsible for each of our own actions and choices then we will never be able to correct problems and concerns, which will make us fail as a whole because the smallest individual action can account for the gravest of concequences....   [tags: Responsibility, Marine Corps]
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Teamwork and Accountability - Biography Tracy Harper is the newest member of Optimal Outcomes, Inc. For the past 20 years she has worked with two Illinois Fortune 500 Companies, Apple and Wal-Mart Stores, as a Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. Her primary role with OOI will be to assist clients in effectively planning the goals and objectives of the organization and developing business models that monitor and ensure compliance with ethical standards, norms and laws. Teamwork Teamwork has become increasingly more popular in organizations....   [tags: Groups, Members, Leadership]
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Reliable Evidence for the Assurance of Accountability - Evidences that allows assurance of accountability attributes and verification of compliance with the principles of accountability by service-providers and attribution of responsibility for breaches within the chain of accountability is essential. Accountability evidence can be defined as a collection of data, metadata, formal operations performed on data and metadata, and routine information that provide irrefutable, attributable and verifiable account about the fulfillment of relevant obligations with respect to observable system....   [tags: service delivery chain, data retrievability] 533 words
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Accountability: The Key in the Healthcare Environment - Accountability is key in the healthcare environment in that members of a healthcare organization must be responsible for their actions and held accountable by the organization or the consumer. Many significant changes have occurred in healthcare and one of the most noted was the beginning of professional integration between businesses, hospitals and physicians. Solid partnerships have emerged and over time individuals within these successful healthcare organizations have developed mutual understanding and respect for the others profession (Fraschetti & Sugarman, 2009)....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Responsibility and Accountability in the Educational System - ... To do this they assigned each level a superintendent to be in charge. Finally, is the progressive style of teaching. This educational style was focused on the interest of the children and their practical needs. This is when kindergarten started and when schools began offering extra curricular activities to their students. One of the reasons these programs started was because people started to think that socialism and play were essential to children to develop properly. The educational style used today is the modern postwar this is for Americanization, Democratization, and Professionalism....   [tags: teaching, profession, polices, advances] 957 words
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The Kalamazoo Teacher Accountability Project - According to Schacter, (2008) the Kalamazoo Teacher Accountability concept elicited hostility from 93 per cent of the educator participants involved in the study because research established a defensiveness among educators, largely due to the existing system of performance measurement for students. The developmental path of research to date has then evolved to inform about personal attributes, knowledge, skills, characteristics, teaching methods and behaviors distinguish high caliber educators from mediocre ones....   [tags: Education]
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Power, Authority, and Accountability in Politics - When looking into the ideas of political theorists it is important to the use of political concepts that may play an important role in what the theorists are suggesting and also how they may affect the relationship between to state and the individuals living within a state. The concepts that will be looked at within this essay are: power, authority and also accountability. Power in politics is a person who has the ability to influence a person in terms of their behaviour; however they possess no right to - unlike authority....   [tags: Politics ]
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Drug Trafficking, Consequences, and Accountability - The illegal drug trafficking found throughout Latin America is not an issue that can be solved by either a government or an individual alone. Unfortunately, it is also an issue that requires more than one solution in order to solve the problem. Each Latin American state is unique, as are the various citizens who inhabit them. As drug trafficking is a transnational force, Latin American governments often find themselves not only at odds with one another, but with larger political and economic powers such as the United States (U.S.)....   [tags: legal issues, illegal drug trafficking]
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Health Insurance and Accountability Act - The HIPAA (Health Insurance and Accountability Act) was designed to safeguard the privacy of medical records. It contains specific guidelines for medical personnel as how to handle and maintain the patient’s medical information. (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/ understanding/consumers/consumer_summary.pdf) Health care providers are required to provide the patient with a notice of privacy document. “The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides protection of health care information, for consumers by the federal government, held by health care facilities.” (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/ understanding/index.html)....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Law and Ethics: Accountability - Scenario 3 Paul is a midwife manager working on a very busy postnatal ward. The ward is very short staffed and he feels that resources are overstretched resulting in midwives cutting corners, deteriorating standards of record keeping and women being sent home too early due to pressure on beds. Paul has reported this to his line manager but has been told that in the current economic climate there is nothing that can be done. Paul informs his line manager that he is planning to go to the media to express his concerns about care in the unit if conditions do not improve....   [tags: Law]
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Police Legitimacy and Accountability - Policing relies on the public trust, police legitimacy and accountability, which can be destroyed by unjustifiable police shootings (Squires and Kennninson, 2010). Within this country, there is a recognition that the police do not always adhere to the rule of law (Newburn and Reiner, 2012: 809), which has led to consistent public outrage at the lack of effectiveness and legitimacy the police has maintained. Therefore the deliberate decision to enforce police to attend to the streets unarmed was employed to reassure the public that the police were not to be feared (Waddington and Wright, 2010)....   [tags: police shootings, law]
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Criminal Accountability and the - Criminal Accountability and the "I" Function The prevalence and misuse of the insanity defense in our legal system is astounding. Cases upon cases site drugs, brain tumors, car accidents involving head injury, blackouts and antisocial behavior as circumstantial evidence of a crime that was committed. These crimes involve murder, rape and robbery. The question of where criminal accountability lies and how we are able to hold someone accountable for an act may boil down to the brain itself. Where in the brain do reason, morality and inhibition lie....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Corporate Accountability - Corporate Accountability Table of Contents Page 1.0 Introduction…………………………………………………………………….3 2.0 The UK and the USA approaches………………………………………………3 3.0 Critical Evaluation of the use of the different Approaches…………………....4 3.1 The UK Rule-based Approach…………………………………………...4 3.2 The U.S.A Principle-based Approach……………………………………6 4.0 Evaluation of the reflection of specific systems…………………………………..7 5.0 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….....8 Corporate Accountability 1.0 Introduction Although the definition of corporate governance varies from one person to another, it is indicated that the 1992 United Kingdom Cadbury Report as well as the South African King Report of 1994...   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Accountability of the American Government in the Case of Mr.Padilla - The Government of the United States, going against Mr.Padilla’s Constitutional rights and not providing him an opportunity to contest the legality of his detention, comprises the value of the Government’s accountability as a law-abiding state. In this particular case, it appears that government officers, including the president, believe that they should be able to do what is against pre-existing laws, if it is necessary to the preservation of the state and its citizens. However, this view raises some serious problems....   [tags: Rule of Law, civil liberties]
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There Must Be Accountability for our Energy Use - With America consuming more energy day after day there has to be some oversight and protection for the common citizen, there has to be accountability not only in the environmental aspects but also for the natural monopolies that rise for controlling a natural resource. For the sake of society there needs to be a fair and just backbone to the use of energy resources regardless who profits. The government plays the role of referee when choosing which companies get which portion of business. With the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) doing a lot of the work throughout many different agencies within the governing bodies involved....   [tags: government, natural resources, environment ]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, was endorsed by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, provided the first nationally-recognizable regulations for the use/disclosure of an individual's health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, was endorsed by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, provided the first nationally recognizable regulations for the use or disclosure of an individual's health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouse, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, better known as the Privacy Rule, that took effect in April 2003 for large entities and a year later for small ones, was established as the first set of national standards for the protection of health information. This rule was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to meet the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Privacy Rule was born out of a need for health information to be appropriately protected yet still allowing the health information to be shared to ensure quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well being....   [tags: Healthcare, Privacy Rule, HIPAA]
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Aircraft Maintenance: Tool Control and Accountability - ... In a tool room environment, walls can be used with pegboard and hooks. The item is then outlined and shadowed.” Another well-known way to help identify tools is to use the tool identification and permanently mark the tools for tool identification purposes. This way of identification provides a way to quickly identify the squadron, division, what shop, even down to what tool box it came from and the slot in the box. Tools can be marked using a motorized etcher. Some other marking methods such as permanent marker may not be very effective in a hangar environment which is why the etcher is more of a favored tool to use in labeling the tools....   [tags: flight safety, tool identification] 796 words
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Measuring Student Learning: Impact on Accountability and Autonomy - Institutions of higher education have faced growing external demands from state and federal government, accrediting bodies, the public. For the past two decades, the focus on student learning and accountability has grown tremendously. Now, it is difficult to read the news without seeing a headline related to states holding institutions accountable for graduation and retention rates, national initiatives related to graduating more students, or an article looking at funding and affordability issues for students and institutions of higher education....   [tags: Education]
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Social Equity and Accountability in Human Resource Management Functions. - There have been times where applicants and employees have been dishonest about their disability which they need to be held accountable for. The Equal Pay Act was created in 1963 to ensure that no matter whether a employee is a male or female, that both would be paid the same for the same work. When the Act was created woman were making fifty-nine cents on the dollar compared to man (U.S. Department of Labor, n.d., p. xx). Now woman are making eighty-one cents on the dollar compared to man according to the Department of Labor (U.S....   [tags: equal pay act, civil rights act, title VII]
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Annotated Bibliography on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - Annotated Bibliography on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act   Introduction As the evolution of healthcare from paper documentation to electronic documentation and ordering, the security of patient information is becoming more difficult to maintain. Electronic healthcare records (EHR), telenursing, Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) are a major part of the future of medicine. Social media also plays a role in the security of patient formation. Compromising data in the information age is as easy as pressing a send button....   [tags: privacy, nursing, information] 1894 words
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Action and Accountability in Macbeth - Action and Accountability in Macbeth       They say that life is what you make of it. Though there is much in the fabric of Shakespeare’s tragedies that complicates the relationship between action and accountability with regard to the tragic heroes, it cannot be assumed, simply because they find themselves in a difficult position, that they are engulfed and rendered powerless by the events that unfold in their midst. Even Iago, Shakespeare’s evil incarnate, remarks, “ ‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus…we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts” (1.3:316-326)....   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays]
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Canadian Democracy: A Lack of Transparency and Accountability in Canadian Politics - Introduction A democratic government has long been favoured as the most fair and representative government for a country to have. This essay will explore the advantages and disadvantages of both minority and majority government (for example efficiency, compromise, and power) and argue that in fact neither offers a fair representation of Canadian’s due to lack of both transparency and accountability. Parliamentary Government In Canada there are three branches of government: the executive branch which enforces Canadian laws and carries out government business; the legislative branch which debates and passes laws; and the judicial branch which interprets the laws and dictates how punishment sh...   [tags: Canadian Government ]
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The Constitution and Accountability Mechanisms of the Prosecution Service in South Africa - The Constitution and Accountability Mechanisms of the Prosecution Service in South Africa. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996, created a sole National Prosecution Authority called the NPA, which is controlled by the National Prosecuting Authority Act (Act No. 32 of 1998). Section 179(2) of the Constitution provides that the NPA has the power to institute criminal proceedings on behalf of the State, to carry out any necessary functions incidental to institution of criminal proceedings and to discontinue criminal proceedings....   [tags: criminal cases, judgements] 2045 words
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, most commonly known by its initials HIPAA, was enacted by Congress then signed by President Bill Clinton on August 21, 1996. This act was put into place in order to regulate the privacy of patient health information, and as an effort to lower the cost of health care, shape the many pieces of our complicated healthcare system. This act also protects individuals from losing their health insurance if they lose their employment or choose to switch employers....   [tags: Electronic Protected Health Information]
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Democracy and Accountability: Making the Transition from an Authoritarian Regime - The need to acquire human rights can, at times, motivate social and political groups to move mountains. In the 1980s, authoritarian regimes were representative of these large obstacles. This struggle is not new to Latin Americans. Throughout their history, from slavery, which still exists today, to political and religious oppression, Latin Americans have continually fought to gain basic human rights. Americans have come to see these rights as rooted in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....   [tags: latin americans, polarization, guerillas]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) affects every aspect of health care from patient privacy to insurance coverage. The federal act was first passed in 1996, yet the first major rule did not go into effect until 2003, protecting patient privacy. HIPAA ultimately came into effect due to the issues regarding patient privacy, security and coverage. Another major concern for both health care workers and the public was the exchange of patient information from one facility to another....   [tags: federal act, confidenciality, health records]
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Improving the Resource Accountability Practices in DLi Corporate - DLi states that its vision is to see World Class Servant Leaders Raised Up In Every Vocation. Since servant leadership is enshrined in the vision of the company, it would therefore be reasonable to assume that the company has clearly examined what Servant Leadership is and developed measureable outcomes against which to measure results. Page (2009) states that ‘good Christian servant-leaders serve God through investing in others so that together they may accomplish a task for God’s glory” (p.439)....   [tags: Case Study]
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Accountability Of Our Government - Accountability of Our Government Accountability is the essence of our democratic form of government. It is the liability assumed by all those who exercise authority to account for the manner in which they have fulfilled responsibilities entrusted to them, a liability ultimately to the Canadian people owed by Parliament, by the government and thus, every government department and agency. One of the fundamental principals of a democratic society is the government must be accountable to the people....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Corporate Accountability and Apologies - Corporate Accountability and Apologies The simple phrase “I’m sorry” administered at the right moment can quell the greatest of fires. Different cultures call for apologies for different situations and with the widespread call for corporate accountability and violent crime rates in the U.S constantly rising the culture of apology found in Japan may be a key ingredient to a more complex recipe. A comparison of violence between the U.S. and Japan will yield some startling statistics. According to the CIA World Factbook, the population density of Japan in 2008 was 836 people square mile nearly 10 times higher than the density in the United States....   [tags: Japan Culture of Apology 2014]
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Moral Accountability of Governments - Moral Accountability Morality depends on the ability of an individual to choose between good and evil, thus, entailing freedom of the will and the moral responsibility of the individual for his actions. It is obvious this is so for the individual, but what about groups and governments. Do they have the ability to choose between good and evil, do they have free will and therefore are they subject to the same paradigms of morality as the individual or does an autonomous morality apply. What if we relate this concept of morality to a present day moral dilemma....   [tags: Morality Papers Politics] 1583 words
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Economic Accountability - Economic Accountability Preamble The next president of the United States must work to achieve the four goals of economics: efficiency, equity, stability, and growth. Efficiency or an economy that produces the products people want at the least cost can be achieved through the continued strength of antitrust laws to retain a competitive market. Efficiency can also be achieved if national defense spending is cut in order to eliminate programs which are not vital to our sovereignty and safety. In order to achieve equity we must work to strengthen education, social security, and environmental programs....   [tags: Economics Politics Papers]
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Corporate Accountability CRP - Philosophy Corporate Accountability Corporate accountability is an important subject in today’s society, in reading “Corporate Culpability Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines,” by Jennifer Moore it is obvious that she feels very strongly that corporations are not being held accountable for their actions. Jennifer argues that employees are often blamed for their actions, but are simply complying with their job. This is very insightful, and I find it very hard to disagree with her logic....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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Ministerial Accountability Under the UK Constitution - Ministerial Accountability Under the UK Constitution “The prerogative has allowed powers to move from Monarch to Ministers without Parliament having a say in how they are exercised. This should no longer be acceptable to Parliament or the people.” Discuss whether ministerial accountability is adequately addressed under the UK constitution The Royal Prerogative has allowed a wide array of discretionary powers to be delegated from the Monarch to ministers without a need to seek parliamentary approval....   [tags: Papers] 792 words
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Aristotle and Heidegger Allowing Personal Accountability - Aristotle and Heidegger Allowing Personal Accountability A disquieting article recently appeared in The New York Times. The article chronicles the story of Larry W. Peterman, resident of Provo, Utah, owner of a successful adult video store, and defendant in a case in which he was charged with selling obscene material. During Peterman’s trial, the following information came to the fore, "As it turned out, people in Utah County, a place that often boasts of being the most conservative area in the nation, were disproportionately large consumers of the very videos that prosecutors had labeled obscene and illegal....   [tags: Philosophy Martin Heidegger Essays]
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Multiple Choices and Decision Making in Overcoming Obesity - ... There are many types of exercises to choose from, to determine what works best. Walking, running, hiking, swimming, or biking, are examples that can aid in finding the best way to reach the goals set. Exercise boosts metabolism and makes one feel better. Movement is always better as opposed to being sedentary. As one moves, one feels better, and this jumpstarts metabolism which controls weight loss. “Movement can burn calories and increase fitness levels, which help to combat childhood obesity.” (Reilly, Buskist & Gross 2012, pg.62-66) Accountability is important....   [tags: Exercise, Accountability]
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Accountability of Nursing Professionals When Implementing Evidence Based Practice - Accountability means:” being accountable for one’s own action”. The American Nursing Association (ANA) states in its code that the nurse will assume accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions. Professional nurses are accountable in several areas including accountability to the public, client, profession, employer, and self (Hood, 2010, p. 307). All professional nurses have the responsibility to work within their scope of practice to provide the best possible care to patients. Nurses’ should have a thorough knowledge about their accountability in specific areas of practice....   [tags: Evidence Based Practice (EBP)]
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Commitment To Privacy: The Dual Goals of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA - In 1996 the federal government passed a law called The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) with “dual goals of making health care delivery more efficient and increasing the number of Americans with health insurance coverage” (Nass & Levit). The 1990’s brought about the realization that the medical industry would be run more efficiently by computerizing medical records. Title II of HIPPA, titled Administration Simplification, addresses the not only the patients right to privacy but also the issue surrounding electronic transmission of health information....   [tags: confidenciality, health care, records]
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) & Privacy Rule Violations - Our case assignment deals with Dr. Williams a recent medical school graduate who is licensed and meets the requirements to legally practice medicine. Graduating from an overseas medical school made it difficult finding employment so he chose to operate a medical clinic providing abortion services based on a very profitable clinic operated by a former classmate and friend. Prior to leaving my job as his assistant I witnessed a patient, Joan, suffer an injury resulting from an error by Dr. Williams....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Racial Desegregation Policy, The Accountability Act, The National Environmental Policy, - Racial desegregation policy Heineman,152 The Accountability Act Pal,408 The National Environmental Policy Act(NEPA) Heineman,168 Structural Reform Heineman,175 Anticipating the policy Process Heineman,177 Emergency and crises management Pal,395 National Environmental Policy Act The paper is in relation to the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA). In the early 1950s up until the late 1968 there were increasing concerns on the effect of human activities on the environment. Back then there was no key legislation that could be used to address the impact of human activities on the environment....   [tags: structural reform, crises management]
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Business/Industry Standards and Vocational Program Accountability - Business/Industry Standards and Vocational Program Accountability Industry skill standards are already in place for many industries in the United States and in a number of statewide vocational education programs that serve those industries. The linkage of skill standards between industry and vocational education hinges on a competency-based approach to education and training. The effectiveness of this approach has been recognized by other countries, such as Denmark and Great Britain, that have adopted this process for establishing their industry skill standards....   [tags: Work Employees Employers Essays]
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Accountability of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - The Accountability of Victor Frankenstein       Although humans have the tendency to set idealistic goals to better future generations, often the results can prove disastrous, even deadly. The tale of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, focuses on the outcome of one man's idealistic motives and desires of dabbling with nature, which result in the creation of horrific creature. Victor Frankenstein was not doomed to failure from his initial desire to overstep the natural bounds of human knowledge. Rather, it was his poor parenting of his progeny that lead to his creation's thirst for the vindication of his unjust life....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]
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Hong Kong Establishing an Audit Committee for Companies - ... c. It provides a framework within which the external auditor can assert his independence in the event of a dispute with management. d. It improve the quality of financial reporting, by reviewing the financial statements on behalf of the board. e. It enables the non-executive directors sitting on the Audit Committee to contribute an independent judgement and play a positive role. ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUDIT Accountability is to give a description of something that happens or happened. Accountability would therefore be taken to literally mean the process of giving an account of an event....   [tags: financial, shareholder, accountability] 785 words
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The Business Judgment Rule: A Balance of Two Concepts - ... Thus changing the exercise of the business judgment rule. For example, some academics allege that directors owe a fiduciary of good faith, so a breach of the duty should be an exception of the business judgment rule assumption . Court reviewing claims that directors breached their duty must inquire into the subjective aim of the directors . Therefore, courts will not rule on weather or not directors breached their fiduciary duty on a motion of summery judgment or a motion to dismiss, because such a determination requires inspection of facts....   [tags: the accountability concept, academics] 603 words
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The Instability of the Indonesian Government - ... Basically, the DPR has similar roles as the United States Senate. DPD's role in the government is to “...put forward and take part in discussing the Bills that are linked with the regional autonomy, the central-regions relations, and the other Bills that are linked with the interests of the regions” (Prasajo 29). From this statement, it can be seen that DPD is the Indonesian version of the US House of Representatives. The Indonesian judicial system is also divided into two parts: The Supreme Court (MA) and The Constitutional Court (MK) (Prasajo 30)....   [tags: representatives, parties, accountability] 923 words
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Restorative Justice: Give Them a Chance to See Who They Have Harmed - ... This is part of the current parole system that exists here in Canada for many cases. This is when the offender meets with an official and discusses their reintegration into society and ensures that the offender still feels remorse and that they would not recommit a crime. If the official, for example parole officer, feels that this person is not reintegrating well, they can either give advice or move them to a different area. However, if the official feels that have not really accepted that what they have done was wrong or if they think the offender is going to recommit a crime or commit another crime, they send them back to the correctional facility that they were released from....   [tags: Punishment, Crime, Accountability]
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Relationship Between Time Involved on Campus and its Effect on GPA - Discussion The purpose of the current study was to find a relationship between time involved on campus and its effect on GPA. Based on the findings of this study, time spent weekly involved had no direct effect on the participant’s GPA. However, the plotted data from this specific sample showed a positive trend. This would indicate that the participants who spent more time weekly involved on campus were more likely to have a higher GPA at the end of that specific semester. The descriptive statistics for this study explored the participant’s perceived academic accountability from their organization, the academic support received from each organization, career preparation, and satisfaction....   [tags: Accountability, Group Identity]
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A Review of the Last Two Auditor General's Report of Belize - ... The implementations of some systems proved inadequate for the recording and tracking of revenue. Another area of concern was in regard to Stores ledgers not being properly maintained. Items received or issued were not accounted for in accordance with the Stores Orders # 5 (verifies balance and account for handing or taking in stores). In addition, adequate security measures are not in place to safeguard supplies. It appears that stores items are handled with little care, creating a loss to government as assets are not properly accounted for....   [tags: financial regulations accountability]
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It Is Time for a Change in our American Government - A growing problem in today’s government is Congress and the President of the United States forcing bills into law that the majority of the public do not support and then exempting themselves from the effects of the laws. Executive power is being abused and laws are being passed just to see what is in them. This is neither logical nor fair to the American public. It is time to take back the United States of America for its people. In order to do so, it is necessary to in effect overhaul the government or at least give it a tune up....   [tags: accountability, llimitations, higher standards]
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Achieve Business Goals Through Employee Feedback, Coaching, and Communication - ... c. Have the Right “LEAD” and “LAG” Measures. d. Tell US Immediately if We Are Winning or Losing. 4. Create a cadence of accountability. A 20 minute meeting every week for every team that owns a wildly important goal and happens the same time each week. In this meeting you do not discuss the whirlwind even if the building is on fire. And everyone on the team shows up thinking about the same critical question: What are the 1-3 most important things I can do this week to impact the scoreboard. 1. First I report on last week’s commitment, that is I do what I said I would do/ 2. Review and Update Scoreboard....   [tags: objective, accountability, performance] 891 words
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Teachers Must do Detective Work to Select Texts - ... As author William Bennett once suggested, we continue to teach the canon because “the highest purpose of reading is to be in the company of great souls” (Bennett, qtd. in Bolter 150). What makes a text or author worthy of the traditional western literary canon. How exactly are specific texts determined to be of canonical quality. For author Joan Brown, literature is no different from any other art and requires us to quantify “the precise amount of value contributed by provenance, condition, artist’s stature, workmanship, and medium that go into the valuation of a work," (4) and its perceived beauty....   [tags: accountability, literary classics, standards] 659 words
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Why Organizations are Accidents Waiting to Happen in In Patrick O’Hara’s Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail - ... According to O’hara, law enforcement agencies fail because of hidden defects in structure as well as culture and collective behavior (O'Hara, 2012, p.7). For example, O’Hara makes a reference to the 9/11 plane hijackings where if the Fbi would have given information about suspicious men taking flight training in the United States to the CIA they could have prevented the destruction of the Twin Towers (O'Hara, 2012, p. 5). Agencies such as the FBI want to have federal law enforcement dominance and by not sharing information the FBI and the CIA failed to prevent the attack (O'Hara, 2012, p.7)....   [tags: behavior, sabbatoge, accountability]
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Political Alienation in “Strengthening Citizen Participation in Public Policy-Making: A Canadian Perspective” by Michael R. Woodford and Susan Preston - In “Strengthening Citizen Participation in Public Policy-Making: A Canadian Perspective” by Michael R. Woodford and Susan Preston asses how citizen participation and government accountability in policy-making are often at odds. It is not often that Canadians have been begrudged the opportunity to participate in public hearings, citizen polls and other consultative methods; however, the degree to which their voices have been taken into account often falls short. Policy-makers are not bound by citizen’s opinions ¬– unless it is a binding referenda – and yet public participation is said to help “reverse the growing democratic deficit, foster citizenship and community capacity, and promote resp...   [tags: accountability, citizens, government]
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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act - ... What the Experts Say The research group HIMSS Analytics , which “supports improved decision making for healthcare organizations, healthcare IT companies and consulting firms by delivering high quality data and analytical expertise” was charged with assessingcommissioned by ID Experts to assess the impact effect of HITECH so far. After an intensive study of numerous health care organizations and professionals, an executive summary was reached and shared on the HRSA website. HIMSS points out that HITECH embraces a broader definition of what must be included in PHI, and also includes a strict data breach notification system with a 60-day notification requirement to “prominent media outlets”...   [tags: Health Insurance Profitability & Accountability ] 1371 words
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The 1970's A Time of Awareness - The 1970’s was an era of political, environmental, and technological awareness. This era provided the American people with information and inventions that would positively shape the future of the United States. Awareness brings about optimistic thinking and change. This is exactly what happened in the 1970’s. Political awareness brought about accountability for the government and politicians. Environmental awareness brought about consumer and governmental accountability in energy usage. Inventions in the 1970’s were the platform for technology age that Americans currently rely on daily....   [tags: Watergate scandal, accountability of politicians]
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Being Appointed Communication Manager of Microsoft - Report on business communications Of Microsoft Table of content • A) The organizational context of business communications for Microsoft Incorporation • B) New product launch (Technology experts communicating with customers) and complaints to and from (Microsoft Inc receiving communications from customers and resolving those issues). • C) Software development has a difficult time communicating. As a result of this a lot of time is spent in meetings which take up too much time, and never seem to yield positive results....   [tags: employees, punctual, accountability] 1594 words
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The Menace of Corruption in Pakistan - ... As it the corruption of the strong and influential class, it requires very strict accountability laws to stop the grand corruption. The political corruption is associated to policy makers, usually the politicians. Besides greed and lust of power, to maintain status quo by remaining in the positions of power is also a driving force for political corruption. It is manifested in different layers, stating from election rigging to compromise on national interests. 2. Being an unnatural act, the incidence of corruption varies in occurrences in a society....   [tags: government, power, accountability] 770 words
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The Need to Deter Fraudulent Business Behavior - Essay B1 Financial manipulation, improper accounting, and fraud are morbid realities of business. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reveals that an average organization “loses five-percent of its annual revenue to fraud.”1 Containing and eliminating fraud is particularly relevant to the sports representation industry, which I plan to pursue. From Kirk Wright to Tank Black, the list of “advisors” who have manipulated their relationship with professional athletes is reprehensible....   [tags: manipulation, finances, accountability ]
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Corporate Governance Arrangement for G4S - 1 Executive Summary This report is going to examine the corporate governance arrangements for G4S, one of the FTSE 100 companies. In this report, research and evaluate of the corporate governance arrangements for G4S will be done by analysing how G4S complies with the UK Corporate Governance Code (‘the Code’) in five main sections of the Code, namely Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability, Remuneration and Relations with shareholders. At the end of this report, recommendations will be made include the problem of staff diversity, risk management, relations with shareholders and the appointment on board directors....   [tags: leadership effectiveness, accountability] 1949 words
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Is India really a Democracy? - ... The people deserve to receive all of these from the government for a cleaner and a healthier lifestyle. The politician or anyone who secures power seems to rise beyond the realm of accountability. The political system that exists in India is not democracy. How can we have true democracy when the majority of Indians who live in the rural areas live in poverty. They have no electricity, no clean drinking water and no good schools. The fact that the traders and the middle classes who live in big cities and constitute a minority of the one billion Indian people enjoy wealth and education in good schools does not prove that we have true democracy....   [tags: political system, accountability, education] 849 words
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What is the MARRA Cycle? - ... Assessment is the second area of the MARRA cycle. The term assessment in the MARRA cycle refers to ‘the work which teachers undertake to determine the learning and the learning needs of pupils’ Headington (2003, p.23). It consists of formal and informal activities that are specifically designed to monitor and improve teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum. Assessment is more specific than monitoring and looks at a detailed view of individuals, for example, with regards to learning objectives, whereas monitoring focuses on an overview of the learning of many....   [tags: monitoring, assessment, accountability] 2532 words
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Congress Passed Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to Protect Privacy and Health Care - ... History of HIPAA Titles Of HIPAA: Purposes There are 5 titles that serve purpose to the HIPAA law. The first title is to What it does Allow the definition of privacy to be Privacy is the right of an individual to keep his/her individual health information from being disclosed. During the 1980’s, medical-related situations continuously occurred that made patients question their insurance policies as well as the privacy of their health care. Congress worked to create a bill containing strict rules regarding insurance policies and availability for one to keep their insurance if they are to move jobs....   [tags: patients, medical, policies] 700 words
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Security in Healthcare: How Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) violates Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) - Bring Your Own Device policy (BYOD) in health care organizations is a growing trend that shows a considerably positive effect that few people could notice any violations that may accompany it. The policy allows staff in an organization to carry their personal electronic devices like mobile phones, computers, and laptops to facilitate their work by helping store and access certain information (Herzig 20). Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996. It entails security and privacy regulations constructed to ensure good security measures are applied to protect patient data in health facilities, especially where BYOD policy is active....   [tags: healthcare, organization, information, patient]
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Concerns about Nongovernmental Agencies - Concerns about NGOs Generally, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are nonprofit, voluntary citizens’ association working to advance, improve, or better society and human well-being. They are considered forces of good and representatives of citizens’ concerns. Through research, advocacy, and involvement they provide professional services to the public and policy makers. Yet, despite the crucial role that NGOs fulfill, a variety of concerns remain that could challenge their effectiveness, impact, and status....   [tags: accountability, ethics, humanitarian]
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Health Workforce and Budget - Introduction Health lies at the center global issues and is being focused as an agenda in global development. As argued by Vujicic, Ohiri & Spakes (2009 p.xv) health workers remain at the middle of every system of health, but the number of staffs is far below the required level of delivering essential services of heath especially in the developing countries. Many factors limit the ability to improve the workforce. Among them is the inadequate training capability, deviation by health workers to work in health-allied occupations, and frequent migration....   [tags: Agencies, Accountability, Innovation]
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Convincing Americans to Invest - When considering whether or not to invest money, many Americans have become hesitant. Shock waves of the Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom scandals can still be felt more than ten years later. As Americans witnessed the loss of thousands of dollars by Enron investors and employees, they became timid about investing their life savings not knowing if they too would receive nothing in return. With the knowledge of how a decline in Financial Marketing would greatly affect the U. S. economy, Congress eagerly began pursuing ways to reinforce America’s faith in investing their hard earned money....   [tags: Enron, Auditing Firms, Accountability]
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Implementing Project Management Techniques - ... By understanding the roles and responsibilities of each participant in a project it allows the PM to know where they can ask for assistance. In Basecamp each user can input their knowledge on their own profile. They can also provide valuable input in the forum, on items that may lack information for example in an action item that is of concern the PM. A resourceful PM needs to use all available resources in his or her disposal and knowing the roles and responsibilities can help them make better determinations....   [tags: managers, accountability, stakeholders]
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Budgetary Cycle in Malaysia - ... M., 2007). The MBS were developed by Malaysian Treasury as a managerial instrument for managers and to strict the accountability of public servants through the performance contract mechanism. MBS is strategic orientation, customer focus and main involvement of top management in resource allocation thus, suitable as managerial instrument. The MBS strategic orientation assists the government organisations to reassess programs and activities that their carried to be coincide with their organisational objectives....   [tags: accountability, money, policy] 1327 words
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Media Reports on Corruption - Introduction Media reports on corruption are frequent, some are reported in print form, others are conveyed via news anchor reports, and still others are described through online blitzes. Whatever the form, corruption has become a common topic of news reports. Being such a common topic, it would be logical to presume that corruption has a global definition that crosses not only cultural lines, but also the boundaries of societies’ sectors. Although Calhoun (2011) defines corruption as actions taken by people in order to evade the established rules of a company or system or even to escape societal norms for personal gain, there exist varying levels and forms of corruption....   [tags: perversion work, lack of accountability]
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The Free Will Debate - The unique ability that each and every individual possesses that enable him/her to control their actions is known as free will. Free will is directly connected to two other vital philosophical issues: freedom of action and moral accountability, which is the main reason why the debate is so vital. Simply stated, a person who has free will refers to an individual’s ability to choose his or her route of action. However, animals also appear to suit this measure, further adding to the debate because free will is typically thought to only be possessed by human beings (Broad 1990)....   [tags: Freedom of Action, Moral Accountability]
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The Sociology of Gender - ... (The Glass Cliff, Ryan & Haslam) and (McLaughlin, Lecture Notes, April 22) • Adonis Complex: In this complex, which is also known as Muscle Dysmorphia or reverse anorexia, a person can become obsessed with the idea that are not muscular enough. The Adonis Complex is much like an eating disorder, in the idea that the people who suffer from this believe they are not muscular enough, because of the images portrayed in society. Much like a person who believes they are not skinny enough because they do not look the same as an airbrushed model in Vogue....   [tags: patriarchy, accountability, Adonis complex] 2820 words
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New Years Resolutions - You know how I sometimes go into something completely unrelated to the topic before actually getting into the topic. I'm going to do that again. The power in my house went out last night and I completely blew off my first appointment (I live by my alarm clocks...that's right clocks-plural) and as I rushed into the bathroom to take a shower (so as not to miss my second appointment) I stepped in cat poop. Apparently I closed off access to the litter before going to bed last night. If you know anything about cat poop then you are aware that it is probably the most horrible smell ever....   [tags: motivation, accountability, goals] 1414 words
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The HIPAA Law and Its Importance - ... B. Second, Privacy regulations. C. Third, sanctions of violations. Transition: first thing that I want to start with is what is HIPAA and some brief history about it. Body I. In recent years, the term “HIPAA” has become well-known due to its frequent use in the health care setting. A. The HIPAA law was signed by President William Jefferson Clinton after its passage by the United States Congress in 1996. B. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.” While there are multiple components of the law, the law is most commonly associated with the safety of patient confidentiality....   [tags: health insurance, portability, accountability act] 787 words
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Self-harm: Drug Abuse in the United States - ... I do not agree with Mill’s argument because the question of legalizing drugs is very serious since everyone has different opinions and has their own personal beliefs. Some might argue people have the right to choose what to put inside their bodies. I understand this argument, and it is true that people have the right to do things that are harmful to them because people have the right to autonomy. Autonomy is simply means self-rule where people able to decide what is best for them. However, I believe that people should not do things that are harmful to them because when they harm themselves, it is not about them anymore, but it is about others....   [tags: accountability, own actions, drug legalization] 846 words
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The Federal Reserves' Accountability for the Great Depression - The Fed failed to see the connection between the bank failures, runs on banks, contraction of deposits, and weakness of the bond markets (Friedman and Schwartz 358). Instead, they blamed bank management, and took very little responsibility onto themselves, especially in the cases of smaller banks or nonmembers (358). Another issue at the forefront is the struggle for power raging in the Fed during this time, because the New York Reserve Bank, which promoted the idea of expansionary policy, wanted to be free to make its own decisions (352)....   [tags: banks, money, gold] 1337 words
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HR Experiential Problem Solving - What legislative act prompted many U.S. companies to develop internal ethical policies and procedures. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act created new standards for the accountability of businesses and corporations and it includes penalties for acts of misconduct. The Act stipulates new financial reporting obligations, including the adherence to internal controls and procedures which are to certify the validity of their financial records. These accounting controls put into place were meant to reduce unethical/ illegal actions within an organization (Mathis & Jackson, 2011, p....   [tags: business accountability, sarbanes-oxley act]
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