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Evaluation of Effectiveness of Community Care Fund: Should the Government Intervene? - ... Some legislators even pointed out that the nature of this scheme even changed from a CSR project into a governmental scheme. The Government has already taken the decision-making role of the fund. Now, even over 94% of the fund is provided from public treasury (Singtao, 2013). Another objective is to help the poor that is not covered by the social safety net, or do not receive any specific help from the Government (Community Care Fund, 2013). Over the past three years, the CCF Task Force has launched about 25 projects to help the targets ranging from elderly to ethnic minorities (Community Care Fund, 2013)....   [tags: business, assistance to people] 1560 words
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Aristotle’s Examination of the Lacedaemonian Constitution in his Work, Politics - ... Each family is composed of a man and a woman which makes the population roughly half males and half females. If a law is passed that is not in favor of the Spartan females, Aristotle argues that half the population would act out against the authority of the state. With half the state not in agreement with the authority of the state, there is not a unified, strong support for the Spartan army due to the disunity of the population. Aristotle uses this as one example of how laws within the Lacedaemonian Constitution actually weaken instead of strengthen the Spartan society, defeating the intention of the constitution....   [tags: women, procreation, elections] 1200 words
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A Perception of Sin: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter - Through out the course of history, those who were considered sinners were often out casted from the society. This is much the case with Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. After a public trial, Hester is considered a sinner due to her birthing of a so called “devil child”. Hester is convicted to the life long bearing of a scarlet letter on her chest. The Scarlet Letter that Hester Prynne wears symbolizes the change in perception of sin through out the novel. Due to the revelations of the governor Winthrop and the reverend Dimmesdale, the way sin is perceived changes from one of shame to the idea that every one is a sinner in their own right....   [tags: sin, religion, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter] 878 words
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The Giver, by Lois Lowry: Decisions and Personal Empowerment - Lois Lowry’s The Giver considers something the world takes for granted: personal empowerment. These simple day-to-day decisions create what the world is. Without self-empowerment and right to believe in a personal decision, what is the human race. The world can only imagine, as Lois Lowry does in The Giver. She asks: What if everything in life was decided by others. What if spouses, children, the weather, education, and careers were chosen based upon the subjects’ personality. What if it didn’t matter what the subject thought....   [tags: Irony, Symbolism, Foreshadowing] 986 words
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Nelson Mandela Is the Definition of a Legendary Leader - ... Finally, he founded an organization called “The Elders,” which represents “independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights” (The Elders, n.d.). Summary of Accomplishments During Mandela’s younger years, he became the “leading spokesperson and a unifying symbol of resistance” (Lieberfeld, 2004) in South Africa. He spent his life working as an ANC activist, becoming the second ranking leader and the chief organizer of the Defiance Campaign, leading South Africans against apartheid....   [tags: influential world figures that changed history] 2582 words
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The Epic of Gilgamesh versus The Book of Mark - In The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Book of Mark, both written by unknown authors, Gilgamesh and Jesus are similarly unstable throughout all aspects of their lives. Gilgamesh and Jesus share the similar personality trait of arrogance. They are very full of themselves and their actions reflect this. A second similarity is Gilgamesh and Jesus face a lot of problems with impulse control. A third similarity of unstableness is Gilgamesh and Jesus are always in need of a companion to help boost their egos....   [tags: unstable lifestyle, character comparison] 837 words
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Analysis and Summary of The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... They have no choice to pick and choose; what they choose for you it’s what you have to do. If you don’t comply, they will expel you from the community forever. So, when that time came for Jonas, he was very excited but scared at the same time. He didn’t know what kind of job they will pick for him. Each of his friends were given the job they liked. They were been called by numbers and when Jonas number was not mentioned he became worried. Finally, at the end of the event his number was called....   [tags: plot, setting, title, time, characters] 607 words
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The Exhumation of Three Mandela Corpses by Mandla Mandela - ... The first phase in this Process of findings, the face-value ethics involved in Mandla Mandela’s actions and the Mandela family feud, is delineated above. The second phase is lengthier as it is a study of Xhosa, and in some instances specifically Tembu, culture, belief and burial tradition. According to Broster, ‘[The Tembu man] is at heart an essentially religious person having no clear concept of God yet he believes that his ancestors live near to God and know him. Worship is therefore offered not to God but to the ancestors who are the link between the living and God....   [tags: deceased, afterlife, burial tradition] 2827 words
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Attitudes Towards the Navajo Tribe's Language and Culture - In this day and age, and with every passing day, there are numerous languages succumbing to extinction, falling into disuse and anonymity; being forever lost to the winds of time. But as they say, "Every cloud has its silver lining," the silver lining in this case is the increase and rise in awareness and efforts being undertaken to preserve, revitalize, and revive these languages that are not yet lost to us. Something that is revitalized is defined as "being given new life or vigor to," and should we abide by this definition, it is pleasing to see that numerous fit in this criterion; the criteria of being revitalized....   [tags: Preservation Of Language, Native American History]
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The History of Indigenous Women in Canada - This article shows the history of Indigenous women in Canada and the specific laws during various periods of the history of Canada that influenced the health issues in Indigenous women. The article introduces the laws of Indigenous society prior to colonization, in which women and men were seen as equals, which is necessary to maintain the health and survival of the community. The Indigenous women were considered sacred because of their ability to create new life, and their ability to make decisions on economic and social aspects....   [tags: health issues, the indian act]
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Amish Culture in the Film Devil's Playground - When an adolescent in the Amish culture turns sixteen, they are encouraged to pursue “Rumspringa”- a period of time to go experience the English world, free from traditional Amish restrictions. The intention of this exposure is to give teenagers the experience of life outside the restrictive Amish community and truly decide if they want to join the Amish church and its traditions or live in the English world. During this period, parents and elders of the Amish church allow children to be their own authority....   [tags: traditional, church, authority, standards] 774 words
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Lycurgus in Sparta and Solon in Athens - Many believe the notion of equality and justice are very much intertwined. Through the ways in which Lycurgus and Solon reform their city to resolve social inequalities, the notion of equality and justice is discerned, which is to say equality is universal whereas justice depends on the parameters of the society. Lycurgus led his reforms so that everyone equally advances as a public duty. As opposed to Lycurgus, Solon led his reforms so that every person had a fair chance at advancement and participation in government built on merit and wealth....   [tags: equality, justice] 1190 words
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What Literature Teaches About Different Cultures - Our world is full of hundreds of cultures, scattered all over the place, but when we can’t travel to every country on earth, how can we find out about these cultures. We can learn a tremendous amount about a culture, just through studying their literature. First of all, we can learn a great amount about their basic culture; their everyday life. We can also learn what kind of society they live in now, and what kind they did live in hundreds of years ago. And finally we can learn about their history simply from studying their culture....   [tags: Culture] 1842 words
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Perfection in Lois Lowry’s The Giver - Perfection: Step to Dictatorship. No world can be perfect, for the only way to have an ideal world is not to have a world at all. The reader soon discovers this in Lois Lowry’s publication The Giver. In this book, a boy named Jonas is taken through a journey in which he shapes his destiny through decisions he makes and trials he face in a supposed ideal world. One, by reading the book, uncovers the fact that this supposedly perfect world, because of its’ hold on an individuals emotion, the elders recanting people’s unalienable rights to privacy, the government employing an unrestrained grip of control, and the community’s over obsessive view on order, is actually an example of perfection t...   [tags: The Giver]
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The Plight of The African Slave - Introduction Slavery was one of the darkest periods in African American history. Africans were taken from their homes in West Africa and brought to America to work on plantations. However, slavery was not something new as it existed in Africa before Europeans partook in it, but slavery in Africa was very different from slavery in America. During their voyage through the Middle Passage many slaves perished. Those who survived were sold and subjected to the harsh life on the plantations. When this happened, their authentic cultures were drastically changed from the way of life in their native homelands in Africa to life in the plantation society of the American colonies....   [tags: Social Studies]
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A Different Type of Special Needs - A Different Type of Special Needs “…all too often, corrections simply has become a last-resort caregiver and we are left to deal with the many concerns society has chosen to ignore, shifting responsibility to the government - in this case, corrections” (Gondles, 2000). Universal health care is a not an attribute of the United States. While health care plans are widely allotted by employers and various private organizations, not everyone has access to these privileges. Obviously, if these uninsured individuals have health issues while in society, their issues will not disappear once they are arrested....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Modern Heroine: I Am Malala - Joseph Campbell describes the hero’s journey as a quest where the “hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man” (Campbell 7). The heroine’s quest, according to Valerie Estelle Frankel includes “battling through pain and intolerance, through the thorns of adversity, through death and beyond to rescue loved ones” (Frankel 11)....   [tags: joseph campbell, supernatural wonder]
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Long-Term Care: Aging Concepts and Controversies - When a member of someone’s family goes ill or is no longer able to live on their own and take care of themselves; it is up to the family members to decide the best course of action for them to get the best care that they can. There several different options that need to be considered when looking at long-term care facilities for older adults. In this paper, I will briefly discuss two of the most common options that people choose between when looking at long-term care options. One option is home care and the other is assisted and/or independent living facilities....   [tags: ill-derly and the well-derly, healthcare]
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Cultural Values in Things Fall Apart - ... Such as, cooking, and cleaning, the total opposite of a son’s role. His role is similar to his father, also showing no signs of weakness but shows characteristics of a hard working individual. Altogether, each of these family roles are very valuable to family members of the Igbo villagers, because it keeps each family member in its place, also making it easier for each family member to work in unity. Unity among the Igbo families is a very essential part of their culture, because it’s the strong bond of unity that keeps the family and the village communities together....   [tags: society, identity, village, family] 2411 words
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My Man Bovanne by Toni Cade Bambara - My Man Bovanne by Toni Cade Bambara The short story entitled "My Man Bovanne" was written by Toni Cade Bambara published in Gorilla, My Love (1972), a collection of Bambara's short stories. The piece is not at all lengthy but the content hits you like a ton of bricks. The subtle hints of ageism and racism are scattered about all of her writing. This story tells a fictional tale of a woman named Hazel Peoples and her tribulations dealing with a world that seems to have forgotten the importance of elders....   [tags: Bambara Man Bovanne] 1031 words
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Passages from The Analects of Confucius - Passages from The Analects of Confucius 128. Confucius said: “If your words are grand, you will find that it is difficult for your actions to measure up to them.” [14.21] This passage appears on page 14 in the text in the section on words and actions. The point that Confucius is trying to make here is that speaking in an exaggerated manner of yourself or your deeds is just as easy as speaking of them in any other way. But it is much harder to actually perform lofty actions than it is to perform relatively less difficult ones....   [tags: Readings in Eastern Philosophy Essays]
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The Victims of Elder Abuse - Elder abuse has been present in society from past times. Evidence of elder abuse can be found in Shakespeare writings and literature, and also in Greek mythology. Despite its’ constant presence throughout time, it is only recently that serious attention has been given to elderly violence. The main reason for the new recognition of this old problem is the increasing number of aging Americans. (National Center for Victims of Crime). Elderly abuse in modern times is more prevalent that in ancient times, because of the few that were tasked with the duties....   [tags: Elderly Abuse Crisis]
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Like a Hurricane Book Review - In Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee two American Indians from separate tribes join together to co-author this historically thought provoking portrayal of a time in history when playing by the rules did not work when dealing with minority rights issues. Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche and Robert Allen Warrior an Osage join forces to create an accurate account of a time when the Native American civil rights movement took center stage television and press coverage. The world watched as Indian militants, American military, and world media covered three key events, which took place in a forty-two month period beginning with the student takeover of Alcatraz in Novem...   [tags: Book Review ]
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The Works of Ernest Hemingway - Enter an unfamiliar world of barren solitude, aggressive predators, minimal resources and the fight for your life. Few people have experienced such situations; and those that do return with a new outlook on life. Some attribute their revelations to their physical endurance while others say their emotional fortitude allowed them to persevere. Similar to the emotional changes brought on by trauma, personality characteristics define a person behaviors and beliefs. Hemingway shows Santiago as a non-Christ figure to convey the value of emotional control, struggles of self-value and usefulness of elders in society....   [tags: Fortitude in Solitude] 987 words
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Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism - There are two forms of Buddhism that are still prevalent in society today, these are Theravada and Mahayana. Both these traditions have existed for many centuries and encompass important beliefs derived from the Pali Canon and other ancient Indian Buddhist literature. They revert back to the orthodox teachings presented by the historical Gautama Buddha such as The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path. Both these forms of Buddhism stay devoted to the traditional beliefs that the religion was built from and they accept the same basic understandings....   [tags: The Path To Enlightenment]
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Increase in The Global Population - The global population is increasing at a rapid pace, and a considerable amount of attention is being given by many nations throughout the world to the steady climb in people’s ages. People living long into the standard retirement age is largely contributing to the massive increase in the global population. It is only in the last century or so that there has been a high rate of elderly people. Now, people who are 65 years old or so are considered to be elderly, but 200 years ago, that age was likely around 50 (Stevenson, n.d.)....   [tags: social intergration,welfare system, elderly]
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Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse - I. Issue – Defining of DV vs. Elder Abuse With respect to older women, the issue is that there is a serious lack in differentiating between elder abuse and domestic violence. The discrepancy causes confusion as to what agency to report either volunteered or mandated cases of abuse (Kilbane & Spira, 2010). Furthermore, it is because of reporting errors that victims of abuse may not receive the services that are congruent to the type of abuse (Kilbane & Spira, 2010) indicating, “…a lack of centralized reporting of cases….” (Kilbane & Spira, 2010, p....   [tags: older adult, sexual abuse, protection]
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Depression: A Mental Health Condition - Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health related situations and events that impact a community (McKenzie, Pinger, & Kotecki, 2008). A common state that impacts a community is depression. Depression is a mental health condition that affects people of all ages. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (2011), depression is described by a state of sadness and hopelessness. Some symptoms of depression include no interest in daily activities, fatigue, inability to perform daily tasks, loss of appetite, and thoughts of suicide (CDC, 2011)....   [tags: mental and emotional health]
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Sexual Abuse Agains the Elderly - Overview: As of 2010, 13% of the United States population was 65 years of age or older (National Center on Elder Abuse, 2014). Men and women today are living longer and want to remain in their own homes as long as they possibly can, rather than reside in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. In order for these men and women to remain at home, they need support and resources, as there are a number of different types of abuse against elderly men and women. These types of abuse including physical abuse, verbal/emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and even the rare occasion of sexual abuse that occurs at home....   [tags: Offenders, Vulnerability, Abuse]
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Obstackes and Challenges in Life - ... Some adolescents may feel pressured by their parents to go into a certain field, while others may be entirely unsure or feel as if they are limited given their economic backgrounds. A movie that defines many of the issues adolescents are faced with is Rebel Without a Cause. For example, when Jim Stark repeatedly asks his father “what do you do when you have to be a man?” we see how Jim is dealing with Erikson’s stage of identity versus role confusion. Still only in high school, Jim is trying to figure out what stage in his life defines him as a man by his family and culture....   [tags: adolescence, adulthood, stressful, change] 1254 words
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Why Hmong Families Left Laos - ... Elder Hmong are more likely to value their cultural traditions than the younger generation, who are acculturating to Western society (Tatman 2004). This can lead to stress and conflict because the younger generation is seen as slowing giving up their culture in favor of Western culture (Fadiman 1997). In the chapter titled, “Melting Pot” a family speaks of losing control of their children who do not listen and respect them (Fadiman 1997). In American society, teenagers are renowned for not listening to their parents or elders and acting rebellious....   [tags: Vietnam war, international conflicts] 1331 words
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The Fraser Island in Australia - ... The Butchulla people found initiation ceremonies and Corroborees very important. Corroborees were where traditions and legends were kept alive through different methods, like storey telling, singing, dancing and music The Europeans and their settlement caused great conflict. The Indigenous people in the area tried to stop the early settlement by throwing spears, rocks or any other item that could used to cause harm. Settlers became wary and police were called in and spear were no match against the rifles....   [tags: largest sand island, butchulla people] 940 words
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Impacts of Medicare and Medicaid - ... Medicare, was designed to assist those 65 years or older who need severe medical treatments. Medicare covers no more than 100 days of skilled nursing or rehab therapy, unless the applicant is unable to pay for his or her own long-term care (Fischer, 2011). The author mentions that most recent reports stated that around 9 million seniors, who have lived to be 65 years and older, have a 40 percent chance of needing a long-term care facility at some point. With average monthly rates of $3,000 to $7,500, without the assistance of Medicaid and Medicare, the applicant’s entire savings would be gone within 6 months or the applicant would need to depend upon his or her family to either assist wi...   [tags: Health Care, Federal]
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The Need for Emotional and Social Support from Geriatric Physicians - ... Their illness makes them distanced from the society. The physician is the only person who can bridge this gap. Communication, sharing life's experiences, making new friends, keeps them cheerful and energetic which definitely helps in their recovery. I have personally experienced this and therefore make it a point to always spend some extra time with the aged patients. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction and happiness. With current medical care, the life expectancy is increased and will pose more challenges in caring for elderly, as their population will grow exponentially in coming years and there will be an urgent need for well trained physicians in field of geriatrics....   [tags: elder, medical, patients] 514 words
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The Religous Unaffiliated in the Article, “Nones on the Rise - ... It is evident that elders are more likely to proclaim religion than young adults. This is not the only factor. In addition to the general replacement, the decrease of religious commitment among some of the individuals is also said to be a cause in the rise. “Nones” also breaks down the demographics of those who are unaffiliated. The demographics are broad; yet, in regards to race, a significant change in affiliation has been seen more among whites than blacks and Hispanics. Furthermore, the unaffiliated population is comprised of more males, those younger in age, and those more concentrated in the western part of the United States....   [tags: spiritual, God, relationship]
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Insights in A Celebration of Grandfathers by Rudolfo A. Anaya - ... Anaya had cried out many times that he couldn’t learn English, but his grandfather taught him that patience was a needed virtue in learning a new language. Patience can also be used in another place in his story. When Anaya tells about the well behaved horses that his grandfather owned, that would draw a wagon without a single whip, just mere clicking of the tongue and the use of the reins. Most people did not have the patience to train their horses to that extent. They merely hitch them up, and let loose with the whip....   [tags: Patience, Love, Family] 528 words
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Getting Behind the Wheel of a Car is Freedom - For most, driving is a feeling of freedom and an indulgence of happiness. People all over could easily tell you the wonderful feeling just being behind the wheel gives them. Although so many love the feeling of a steering wheel beneath their hands and a gas pedal under their feet, there are people who unfortunately do not receive the same free feeling of driving that most do. Well if someone has a license and a car they can have all the freedom of driving they want, right. One might say this, but think about certain groups of people who do not have this opportunity; teenagers and elders....   [tags: driving, teenagers, safety] 522 words
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The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly ( - ... The first On Lok Center provided adult day care with medical, rehabilitation, respite, and social services. Medicaid was providing the program reimbursement for day health services by 1979. On Lok was further funded by a four-year Department of Health and Human Services demonstration grant. According to Hirth (2009), “On Lok was found to be a successful model and continued to grow and remain financially solvent, later receiving waivers from Medicare and Medicaid to provide medical services for a fixed monthly payment for every member of the program” (p....   [tags: organization, fund, patients, therapy] 517 words
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Ritual and Tradition in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Everyone has their own way of solving problems; however, ritual is a form that people doing one thing in the same way. It defines as “the prescribed form of conducting a formal secular ceremony.” However if the meaning of ritual is mistaken, the consequence could be unpredictable." The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson gives us a lecture about a tortuous ritual. The story takes place in a small village with 300 citizens, they gather for a yearly lottery which everyone should participate. The story leads to a horrific ending by people forgetting the concept of ritual....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]
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The Classic of Filial Piety Analysis - The Classic of Filial Piety is a highly influencial piece of art from acient China that many use, along other acient Chinese arts, to portray how art in China was effected by the beliefs and events surrounding the artist. However, not many mention on how it was a major factor in influencing China to accept painters and paintings as arts that could be used for artists to express themselves, thus being both affected by the current events and being the event that affected other arts. The Classic of Filial Piety was painted by Li Gonglin and is different than modern art, mixing both pictures and text....   [tags: chinese arts, chinese painting, li gonglin]
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Promoting Health for the Elderly - Review of Related Literature and Studies Health and care According to Zaidi (2008), health is an important aspect for an elderly to achieve a good quality of life. The aspect of health does not only covers physical and mental health but it also covers social health. It means that elderlies must live independently and have social interaction. Health describes the wellness of a person in order to perform and participate in many activities. (Zaidi, 2008) On the other hand, according to Novak (2012), health promotion includes concepts of disease prevention and reduced disability....   [tags: care, mental, disease] 545 words
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Hispanic American Culture Dance - Hispanic American community are rooted from their origins in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish speaking countries that have come together and form a culture in the United State of America. The culture is built in different categories; for instance, religion, social custom, health practices their privacy, and birth. They come from a comprehensive familiar culture that has been called the second in America. Because of their pride and affection they feel unsafe to give up their past. Their notoriety in the United State has been their resistance to assimilate; their guarded image of Hispanic-American culture has been the tongue of flame....   [tags: Hispanic, American, Culture, Dancing, ] 925 words
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Semai - Horticultural Society - For generations, elders have passed on family traditions, gender roles, and beliefs to younger family members. Children are entrusted to continue their grandparents' legacy through understanding and following cultural teachings. Semai elders, like many American grandparents, share their life lessons and family values down generational lines. This paper will explore the Semai society, their beliefs and values, political organization, economic organization, and challenges they face in the future. The Semai people, a horticultural society, are highly recognized as a non-violent and peaceful tribe who resides in the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia....   [tags: Sociology ]
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White Tigers vs. Mulan - William Shakespeare once said, “[My] honor is my life; both grow in one; take honor from me, and my life is done.” The idea is touched upon in both the book Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston as well as Disney’s Mulan were family honor is more important than anything else. Mulan was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film Mulan retold the story of a woman warrior who took her father’s place in battle and became a savior of China.The movie uses many elements from the original story told in the chapter “White Tigers,” but adds many modern twists in order to make the story more appealing for a newer generation....   [tags: Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston, Disney]
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Overview of Alaskan Culture - Alaskan culture is full of a variance of characteristics. The Alaskan people have a deep sense of respect, pride and honor. This is as a result of the need and ability to adapt to an ever changing environment and still find a way to thrive. The Alaskan people are a strong representation of the American spirit of perseverance. The research done in this paper allowed me to view the Alaskan Native in an entirely different manner. My intent with this paper is to inform the reader on Alaskan culture, geographical breakdown, beliefs, as well as highlight the advancements of the Alaskan way of life throughout the years....   [tags: tribal characteristics, economy, oil]
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The Champions of Sherwood - “We have journeyed far and now we must rest to have any hope of making headway on the morrow,” spoke the small man heading the party of travelers. The trip from Paris to Glasgow should have taken only a few weeks by boat and carriage, but the gypsies had been pushing on for close to two months. After the sinking of their vessel, they’d been forced to travel across England on foot. With elderly and infants among them, their progress had slowed to a mere crawl. A child spoke up, “Why are we staying here....   [tags: personal narrative] 2094 words
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The Culture of Ghana - ... In a broader perspective, this connects to the African heritage of language, system, social structure, gender roles and issues and everything that extends itself to the definition of culture. Ghana is a country in western Africa, between Cote d’Ivore and Togo. In view of culture, the vicinity of the location is equivalent to the similarities of cultural elements among countries surrounding Ghana. In a wider context, Ghana is a country which also follows the African culture of tribal inheritance....   [tags: African cultures and traditions] 1248 words
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The Second Great Awakening - ... While a portion of the church got situated in Kirtland by building establishments and evangelizing to others, another segment of the church relocated to Missouri. Although the Mormon Church relocated to Ohio, Missouri was their ultimate goal. This goal went back to a prophecy that was included in the Book of Mormon. Oliver Cowdery, one of the original church organizers, went before the other members to convert Native Americans and to locate a spot for New Jerusalem. Cowdery was only marginally successful however, because he had not obtained permission to do so....   [tags: religious movements, mormonism, History] 1961 words
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Elder abuse - Elder Abuse Elder abuse has been present in our society in the past times; however, it has been the hidden problem and under recognized by our community. It is really challenging for people to understand the severity of this problem unless one encountered it in one’s life. Society began to really acknowledge this issue because of the cases that have been reported. There are varieties of categories of elder abuse that are reportable to a healthcare provider; however, many cases are still left unreported and elder victims continue to suffer from mistreatment....   [tags: Health Care]
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