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The Twins in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - Just because two people have similar appearances, it does not mean that they act similarly or behave similarly. A prime example of this is the play The Comedy of Errors. Throughout the play, the two sets of twins are being mistaken for their twin, and even though they look similar, the characters that the two sets of twins come into contact with seem to notice that the twins do not act in their usual manner. That is due to the fact that they are not the people that the other characters think they are....   [tags: The Comedy of Errors]
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Medical Errors in Healthcare System - Background It is shocking to know that every year 98000 patients die from medical errors that can be prevented(Kohn, L. T., Corrigan, J. M., & Donaldson, M. S. (Eds.), 2000). Medical errors are not a new issue in our healthcare system; these have been around for a long time. Hospitals have been trying to improve quality care and patients safety by implementing different strategies to prevent and reduce medical errors for past thirty years. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in America (Allen, 2013)....   [tags: Medical Errors Essays]
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Nursing Errors and The Stakes - Every day there is a constant trust adhered to many different people in the profession of Nursing—the decision of what will help patients in terms of medicine, and the confidence to make these decisions. One false act or one slight misdiagnoses of medication to a patient could be the prime factor in whether the patient lives or dies. Nurses in hospitals across the country are spread thin, and thus makes the probability of mistakes higher. If a medicinal dose is off by even one decimal a patient could die, so the only real answer is for nurses to not be afraid to ask for assistance, always follow procedure and voice opinion is they feel something is wrong....   [tags: Nursing, Medical Errors]
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Medication Errors in Clinical Settings - Detection and Risk Management - Introduction Medications are used as one of the interventional strategies in the prevention and management of various ailments. Although medications are useful to patients, when used inappropriately, they are not only harmful to patients but also impair the reputation of physicians. Medication Errors (MEs) are known to occur in the healthcare setting. According to National Coordination Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCCMERP) medication errors are defined as “Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of a healthcare professional, patient or consumer”....   [tags: The Cause of Medication Errors]
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The Seriousness of in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - The Seriousness of The Comedy of Errors        The Comedy of Errors has often been dismissed as a mere farce, unworthy of any serious attention. Yet, when the author is Shakespeare, even a "farce" is well worth a second look. Shakespeare himself may have takent his comedic work quite seriously, for audiences expected comedy of his day not only to entertain, but also to morally instruct. It is not surprising, therefore, that for one of his earliest comedies, Shakespeare found a model in the plays of Plautus and Terence, which were studied in all Elizabethan Grammar Schools, praised by schoolmasters, and critically respectable....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays]
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Romance in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - Comedy of Errors - Romance What is so interesting about Shakespeare's first play, The Comedy of Errors, are the elements it shares with his last plays. The romances of his final period (Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest) all borrowed from the romantic tradition, particularly the Plautine romances. So here, as in the later plays, we have reunions of lost children and parents, husbands and wives; we have adventures and wanderings, and the danger of death (which in this play is not as real to us as it is in the romances)....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays] 613 words
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Family and Marriage in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - Comedy of Errors - Family and Marriage Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is a madcap romp of mistakes and misadventures, wrapping together two Plautine comedies sauced with Scripture and Renaissance poetry. Yet the tangled web of estranged family that Shakespeare weaves holds significant differences from any of his originals, pointing to ideas about family and marriage that Shakespeare no doubt held, and was to develop further in later works. Plautus' Menaechmi yields a basic framework for Shakespeare's plot: two long-separated brothers mistaken for one another....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays] 526 words
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Farce and Satire in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors Essays - Farce and Satire in The Comedy of Errors       All is not as it seems in The Comedy of Errors.  Some have the notion that The Comedy of Errors is a classical and relatively un-Shakespearean play. The plot is, in fact, based largely on Plautus's Menaechmi, a light-hearted comedy in which twins are mistaken for each other. Shakespeare's addition of twin servants is borrowed from Amphitruo, another play by Plautus. Like its classical predecessors, The Comedy of Errors mixes farce and satire and (to a degree) presents us with stock characters....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays]
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Plautus' Menaechmi and Amphitruo - Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Plautus' Menaechmi and Amphitruo One of Shakespeare's earliest plays (its first recorded performance in December 1594), The Comedy of Errors has frequently been dismissed as pure farce, unrepresentative of the playwright's later efforts. While Errors may very well contain farcical elements, it is a complex, layered work that draws upon and reinterprets Plautine comedy. Shakespeare combines aspects of these Latin plays with biblical source material, chiefly the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistle to the Ephesians....   [tags: Compare Contrast Errors Plautus Menaechmi Essays]
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Medical Errors: Exploring the Healthcare System's Role in Errors - Critical Analysis Paradigm Shift According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) which has been on the forefront in undertaking research studies, pertaining to the prevalence of medical errors; systemic flaws are largely to be blamed for the high number of medical errors (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2011). The Hastings centre also shares the same sentiments when they state that “Many errors can be traced to flaws in complex systems of healthcare delivery, not flaws in individual performance” (The Hastings centre 2011, 5)....   [tags: Health Care, medicine, medical] 2718 words
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Slips of the Tongue as Speech Errors - Types of Speech Errors Garrett (1975) represented four characteristics of slips of the tongue. The first one is that the exchange exists between linguistic units of the same positions. For example, initial linguistic segments are replaced by another initial linguistic segment. The same generalization is applied to the middle and final linguistic segments. Additionally, slips appear in similar phonetic units. This means that that the consonants are replaced by consonants and vowels are replaced by vowels....   [tags: linguistic characteristics]
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The Six Rights and Medication Errors - ... Before giving a drug it is crucial to adjust the dose to the correct maintenance level of the order (Kanneh, 2011). If the dose is too high and has not been checked by the person administering it, an overdose can occur and can be life threatening (Kanneh, 2011). Checking the right time for a drug needs to be done before administering. Giving a drug at the wrong time can lead to toxicity (Kanneh, 2011). Drugs that have high potency or a narrow therapeutic index need to be taken care of with caution for this “right” (Kanneh, 2011)....   [tags: administration, dosage, documentation] 663 words
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Abbreviations Create Errors in Healthcare - Eliminating abbreviations can reduce errors in the healthcare profession when it comes to medication errors, patients dealing with a life threatening medical error, and similar abbreviations. Many medication errors occur due to abbreviated words symbols, and dosage that cant be read and become misunderstood. These mistakes can cause harm if no one notices it. Many patients end up with a life threatening problem due to a medical error. A nurse might give the patient the wrong dose because of the handwritten abbreviation the doctor wrote is not clear....   [tags: medication, communication, insurance]
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The Errors of Speech Production - The Importance of Studying the Slips of the Tongue Harely (2001) asserted that studies analyzing speech errors have enabled psycholinguists to propose models that explain the processing stages of the speech production in the brain. Similarly , Field (2005) claimed that speech errors show the order of the levels that the speakers go through to combine sounds, words, phrases, and sentences for producing the speech. An example of speech production model that describes the levels of processing speech is Levelt's (1989) model....   [tags: slips of the tongue]
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The Brothers Menaechmus and Comedy of Errors - Different translators have different motives—to preserve, to condemn, to apply, to illuminate and so on—which are helped or hindered by the different opportunities and obstacles presented by the conventions of a given literary mode. This paper will seek to elucidate the unique opportunities comedy presents to a translator, in this case William Shakespeare, of a play, The Brothers Menaechmus by Plautus. Due to the rules that govern comedy, Shakespeare was afforded the ability to move beyond creating a copy of Plautus and merge his work with the original: The Comedy of Errors is an adaptation of Menaechmus, but it is also a continuation of its predecessor....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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The Errors of KLM and Pan Am - ... Many of the airplanes were jumbo sized so the narrowing of the runway affected the positions of the 2 planes. The first error that contributed to the accident were that there were only 2 air traffic controllers present at the Tenerife airport which means not enough eyes were available to control 5 jumbo airplanes, that can be a human error because of the limited attention to the other planes. The next factor was the weather; the fog was so thick the air traffic controllers could not see the airplanes appropriately....   [tags: pilot, traffic controller, airplanes] 518 words
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Heparin Errors in the NICU - Statistics show that between 1979 and 2006, there were more than sixty two million deaths investigated and of those, 244,388 were caused by a hospital medication error (Cox, 2010). The following information highlights medication errors made in three facilities in the United States with the drug Heparin. The focus of this paper will be on how the medication errors were made, what could have prevented them, the legal ramifications from the mistakes, and changes that were implemented to eliminate potential future risks....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Source Monitoring: A look at Errors - Humans have an incredible capability for thinking and memory. We can remember events from our past, for our future, and of things that have no relative meaning to ourselves. These memories can be traced back to different systems of our brains through a process of encoding, storage, and retrieval. As part of the retrieval process, memories can be remembered with or without their sources. As research has found, our memories are not labeled or tagged with their origin (Johnson, Hashtroudi, & Lindsay 1993)....   [tags: pinpointing the origin of information]
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Ethical Errors in Erin Brokovich - ... Obviously the law firm knew this but carried on anyways. It is even worse when she is fired but then hired back because of the papers that she has regarding the contamination by PG&E. This is bribery and a form of corruption which is easily unethical under any definition. Getting the job in the first case, by making the lawyer feel bad for losing the case, is unethical by making him feel trapped and forces to give her a job. Luckily for them though, this error is overshadowed by the action of Pacific Gas and Electric....   [tags: chemicals, corruption, court]
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Three Common Errors in Thinking - ... An example displaying this error would be trusting your friend’s opinion about a car, rather than that of Consumer Reports. Even though Consumer Reports is a credible magazine with numerous statistics to back them up, that still will not stop someone from undervaluing their findings on that one car they want. That friend's experience could have been one in a thousand, which is about the amount of cars the magazine tests, but people will rely on a friend because it is coming from someone they know rather than a bunch of statistics....   [tags: statistics, beliefs, ignorance] 632 words
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Methods for Mitigating Medication Errors - ... more structured approach to team-delivered care involving GPs, GPNs, and community pharmacists” (Lowthian, et al., 2007, p. 27). They further suggested that nurses should also be more involved in other aspects of healthcare management such as communication, monitoring, record keeping, and education. This aspect indicates that approaches suggested here would help ensure a checks and balance type system whereby medication errors and patient harm can be minimized. This also indicates that nurses should take on a more active role in the management of medication therapy programs....   [tags: administration, healthcare, elderly] 819 words
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Patient Falls and Medication Errors - Issue/Problem of Interest Falls are the second most common adverse event within health care institutions following medication errors, and an estimated 30% of hospital-based falls result in serious injury. The severity of this problem led the Joint Commission to make reducing the risk of patient injuries from falls a national patient safety goal for hospitals in 2009 (AHRQ, 2006). Falls are a leading cause of hospital-acquired injury and frequently prolong and complicate hospital stays and result in poor quality of life, increased costs, and unanticipated admissions to long-term care facilities....   [tags: Health Care, Patient's Care and Treatment] 1155 words
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Medical Errors - In year 2000 Institute of medicine (IOM) reported that around 98,000 people die each year (Kohn, 2000). The main reason for this incident is medical errors. Medical errors cost around $29 billion loss for heath care industry (Slonim, LaFleur, Ahmed, & Joseph, 2003). These medical errors caused people to be more in hospitals, more diagnostic evaluations, un-necessary treatments, and also resulted in many deaths. Medical error is defined as “failure of planned action to be completed as intended or use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim” (Kohn, 2000)....   [tags: Health, Miscommunication, Work Loads] 981 words
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Medication Errors - For many patients the scariest part of being in the hospital is having to rely on other people to control your life changing decisions. One large part of this is the medications one is given while in our care. I can only imagine what it must be like for patients to have a stranger to come in and start administering drugs to me. This would be especially scary if I did not know what these medications did, or what negative effects could be caused by taking them. Unfortunately, the fear of medication errors that many patients have are not unfounded....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Medical Errors - What is the 8th leading cause of death in USA. (Please do not guess, you will find in the end of this paper!) First , few horrific dots: 44,000 americans die each year as a result of medical errors, more people die from this reason than motor vehicle accident , breast cancer or AIDS. Total national cost calculating as: lost income , lost production , health care cost are estimated as 17-29 billion $$$ and this is modest estimate that is not including the preventable adverse drug event and repeated diagnostic test ....   [tags: Safety Enhancement, Leadership] 1654 words
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Systematic and Random Errors in an Experiment with Potatoes - ... The different concentrations of water in each potato are a likely occurrence as well; a potato with a high water concentration, placed in a highly concentrated glucose solution would have a faster rate of erosion. Furthermore, the barriers to diffusion (size of the pores) would also determine the rate of osmosis. Taking in account the varying external factors, due to the uncontrolled biology lab can have an effect. This would include the ever fluctuating humidity and temperature which could potentially affect the results of osmosis as the increase of temperature will result in the increased rate of diffusion....   [tags: research, mass, concentration] 1140 words
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Speech Errors as Presented in the Literature of Linguistics - Introduction: Speech errors serve as a window to investigate speech production and arrangement of language elements in the brain. Gary S. Dell and Peter A. Reich (1980) said that one of the best way to find out how a system is constructed is if that system breaks. Speech errors as a linguistic phenomenon has been the topic of many linguistic researches. It can be investigated as an evidence for linguistic change as well. Bussmann and Hadumod (1996) in the Routledge dictionary of language and linguistics defines speech errors as " (Latin: lapsus linguae), is a deviation (conscious or unconscious) from the apparently intended form of an utterance." (449)....   [tags: Linguistics]
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Hospital Medical Errors - Medical mishaps occur more often than people may believe. According to John Bonifield from CNN, Medical errors kill more than 250,000 people in the United States yearly. Due to this large number of deaths relating to medical errors, hospitals and organizations are working together to lower the high number of mishaps. “Awareness about the problem has increased, but we clearly have to do more to get a lot closer to zero,” said Mark Chassin, President of the Joint Commission. The statistics of medical errors prove that mistakes are happening more often than they should....   [tags: Medical Mistakes]
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Medication Administration Errors - In today’s current fast-paced and demanding field of heath care, medication administration has become complex and time-consuming task. Approximately one-third of the nurses’ time is used in medication administration. There is much potential for error because of the complexity of the medication administration process. Since nurses are the last ones to actually administer the medication to the patient therefore they become responsible for medication administration errors (MAE). Reasons for MAE may include individual factors, organizational factors or system factors....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Eliminating Abbreviations Errors in the Medical Field - • How can eliminating abbreviations reduce errors. The use of abbreviations shortens length of many words thus really help healthcare professionals in saving time spent in writing notes. Abbreviations however do not always provide positive contributions due to misconceptions, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations leading to commitment of errors in the practice. Similarities in abbreviations for instance could root to a grave mistake. For instance the q.d. which an inscriber would like to indicate as every day could be erroneously interpreted as q.i.d....   [tags: Medical Field]
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The Most Common Type of Medical Errors - ... Some of the examples of standardized controls are: • Joystick for airplanes • Manual level for aircraft throttle • Steering wheel for steering • Foot pedals for braking and acceleration • Lever control for gear shift Among these two alternative layouts, the telephone layout was chosen rather than calculator layout. The main reason why the telephone layout was chosen because the users make fewer errors compare to calculator layout. Since the dialing of wrong telephone numbers is costly, therefore telephone layout was selected even though the process will be slower than calculator layout....   [tags: omission, control, error comssion, ] 885 words
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Risk Management Helps to Prevent Errors - ... On the management side of the event would include: the charge nurse, director of the unit, risk manager, and the CEO of the organization. An event of this significance would catch the attention of numerous management staff, due to the legal action that could be taken from the parents. The Joint Commission, Medication Errors Reporting program, and The National Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention would be the organizations involved to report the event to and aide in the prevention of it never happening again....   [tags: medical, patients, hospitals] 1224 words
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Slavery: Trials and Errors in American History - American History is filled with several trials and errors. However, possibly the greatest blemish in American history would have to be the long-standing system of slavery that plagued early America. Slavery had existed in America until 1865, far longer than many other countries. During the time when slavery still flourished, some people attempted to promote abolitionism but the majority of pro-slavery individuals did not budge. Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, and slave runaways are all people that carried out specific anti-slavery acts and were on the forefront of abolitionist movements for their time....   [tags: Nat Turner, William LLoyd Garrison, Lincoln] 2225 words
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The Main Causes and Implications of Perpetual Distortions and Errors - The fundamental role in management is attaining predetermined objectives through cooperation of staff and other parties. Organizations therefore attain their goals by utilizing the competence of their employees and this mostly applies to the executive members who are mandated with the responsibility of overseeing the development of the company’s priorities. However, there are instances when the employees at any level in the organization may experience problems due to distortions, which may cause errors and in the process compromise the goals and priorities of an organization....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Barkovs Hamlet: A Tragedy of Errors - William Shakespeare authorship: The text of Hamlet contains indications that Shakespeare portrayed himself as an allegedly dead university graduate. HAMLET: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS, OR THE TRAGICAL FATE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. by Alfred Barkov To the contents When the text of William Shakespeare: a mask for Hamlet - Christopher Marlowe. William Shakespeare Hamlet is read attentively, and no details are disregarded, it becomes evident that William Shakespeare included in it something quite different from what has been traditionally interpreted....   [tags: essays research papers] 6765 words
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Shakespeares The Comedy Of Errors - Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors was Shakespeare's first comedy. It is a light yet dramatic play about a family of twins, their parents, and their twin servants, who have been separated for over twenty years due to a tragic accident at sea. The story, following the usual format of Shakespeare's work occurs and is concluded all in one day. The twins run into each other the whole day through and are mistaken for each other more than once. This confusion makes the tragedy all the more hilarious....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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Grammatical Errors in Conversations Using Social Media - ... After looking through many of Caitlin’s other Facebook posts, this was the only instance that I could find of her using incorrect grammar. There was one other small mistake in one Facebook post that said the word “of” instead of “if”, but I believe that this was a typo. I then moved on to Caitlin’s Twitter account. The first few tweets that I came across were grammatically correct, but also very short. There was not much to be said in these tweets, so the character limit did not seem to be an issue....   [tags: twitter, chats, facebook] 1132 words
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Lag-Time Errors Between Novice and Professional Interpreters - Introduction Lag time, is the time accumulated when the source message starts and the target message is relayed in the target language, and has challenged me as an interpreter. During practicum, where students apply our skills as interpreters-in-training I was forced to address the challenges I face with lag time. I was curious about the reasons that this was affecting my work. Therefore, I have chosen to focus the correlation between message accuracy and the errors that occur depending on the amount of lag time....   [tags: Language]
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Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Patient Errors - The purpose of this paper is to identify a quality safety issue. I will summarize the impact that this issue has on health care delivery. In addition, I will identify quality improvement strategies. Finally, I will share a plan to effectively implement this quality improvement strategy. Quality and Safety Issue Wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong patient errors are avoidable safety issues. Nearly 1.9 trillion dollars are spent on medical errors each year in the United States (Catalano & Fickenscher, 2008)....   [tags: Nursing Quality and Safety ]
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Emory Healthcare's New System to Reduce Errors - ... Emory Healthcare system is comprised of multiple inpatient hospitals and clinics within the state of Georgia. In response to the studies done in 2009 Emory rolled out the CPOE system in its inpatient units to try and reduce the number of errors occurring within their system. The COPE project at Emory Healthcare was thoroughly studied to understand the basic requirements needed by Emory prior to developing the system. While much went according to plan with the roll-out of the CPOE system, there were however several problems that Emory experienced in putting the system in place....   [tags: cpoe, medications, training] 750 words
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Fatal Errors of Brutus - Fatal Errors of Brutus William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is built upon the six lethal mistakes that Brutus unknowingly performs. Brutus believes he uses wise judgment and cunning skill in his plans to prevail over Caesar. There are three errors that seem to be the most significant. They are refusing to take an oath, not killing Antony and allowing Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. The plot against Caesar is first devised by Cassius, who slowly allows Brutus to take over the arrangements....   [tags: essays papers] 607 words
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Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s first plays. The minor characters, in the play, Egeon and the Duke, set up the framework of the play. Egeon, at the request of the Duke, describes his adventures and relates his life story. This provides the history of The Comedy of Errors, and helps keep track of the confusion, which unfolds during the play. There are several themes that Shakespeare uses which are only loosely related to the actual comedy. The conflicts between burden and freedom, rule and compassion, loss and rebirth all form a critical undertone within the play....   [tags: essays research papers] 902 words
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Perceptual Errors - Perceptual Errors Perceptual Organization (1)  Similarity is described as the tendency to group similar items. Similarity is much like stereotyping. Stereotyping is when someone judges another person on the perception of the group to which that person belongs.  Proximity is described as the tendency to group elements that are close together. Implicit theories allow the presence of one characteristic to bring up a list of other characteristics that one would “think” goes with it....   [tags: Essays Papers] 749 words
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Study on Administration Errors for Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities - ... 653). After each of the 108 tests were scored using the checklist, it was found that there were 500 errors made. While the mean errors per tests were 4.63, 167 of the total errors were made on only 5 of the tests. Additionally, 50 of the tests contained only 0 or 1 error. Out of the 17 subtests, the subtests that contained the most errors were the Verbal Comprehension, Visual-Auditory Learning, General Information and Retrieval Fluency (Ramos, 2009, pp. 654). In addition to the administration errors, it is important to note that errors were also made in scoring....   [tags: graduate, assessment, scoring] 701 words
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Nurses Are Causing Multiple Medication Errors in a Clinical and Practice Setting - ... Theoretical Nursing Model Jean Watson’s Caring Theory relates to the evidenced based problem of nurses causing preventable medication errors. Healthcare is changing, and that means nurses are expected to take on more responsibilities. Nurses might have to increase their workload by working longer hours and deal with increased patient needs. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring recognizes that caring and vigilance is important in nursing. According to Watson (2001), the major elements of the caring theory are the carative factors, the transpersonal caring relationship, and the caring moment....   [tags: research assignment]
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Journalism Errors: Double Check The Spelling of Names and Other Facts - When Emilie Davis, a newspaper journalism professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, picks up her nametag at an event, she often stares down at the more common spelling of her name, “Emily.” She is used to people misspelling her name, so she usually leaves it the way it’s written to not make it a big deal. As Steve Davis, Emilie Davis’s husband, explained his wife’s silent frustration when people misspell her name, he said, “it never hurts to just double check.” Steve Davis, also a newspaper journalism professor, as well as chair of the newspaper department at the Newhouse School, is very familiar with spelling mistakes and factual errors when it c...   [tags: Journalist, Photojournalism] 1224 words
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Space Flight: Risk of Performance Errors Due to Sleep Loss - Introduction During spaceflight astronauts will experience fatigue that can threaten their health and performance during their period of exploration. If fatigue during space flight goes untreated, there is a potential long-term health effects. The term fatigue can be explained as weariness from bodily or mental exertion and temporary reduction of functioning organs due to excessive stimulus. Astronauts are prone to other risk during spaceflight as well, these are the following: sleep loss, circadian desynchronization, fatigue, and workload are all potential risk astronauts can encounter during flight....   [tags: astronauts, NASA, workload]
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Target High Risk Areas for Medication Errors - Target High Risk Areas for Medication Errors Medication errors are among the biggest issues in health care settings today. The effect of managed care is one of the causative factors. The need to contain costs has invariably doubled the nurses' workload making them less efficient as caregivers. Example of problem is the high incidence of medication errors. Nurses' workload has increased tremendously regardless of the fact that most of these patients are of great acuity, thereby predisposing them to a greater risk of medication errors....   [tags: Papers] 399 words
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Sleep Observations Related to Potential Errors at Work Report - Sleep Observations Related to Potential Errors at Work Report Ladies and Gentlemen better known as board members. This study was conducted to find if there is any correlation between sleep and errors made throughout the day. I took the privilege of making this report because we are in the business of saving lives. Everyone in this medical center wants to help all of our patients to the best of our ability. Over time we have overlooked the responsibility we have to the patients that enter our doors for care....   [tags: essays research papers] 822 words
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Negative Criticism for The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare - Negative Criticism for The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare The Shakespeare play that I did was “The Comedy of Errors”. The Comedy of Errors was one of Shakespeare’s earliest works. The play was first performed at Gray’s Inn on December 28, 1594. The Comedy was very popular. In 1938, a musical adaptation of the play was known as The Boys from Syracuse. Of course the author of this play is William Shakespeare. The theme in this play is a romance along with comedic performances also in it....   [tags: Papers] 1138 words
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Correcting for Errors Inherent in DNA Pooling Methods - Correcting for Errors Inherent in DNA Pooling Methods Professor’s comment: This student’s research paper describes developments and refinements in an effort to correct for errors inherent in the DNA pooling methods employed in genetics research. I admire the clarity and efficiency with which she explains these developments. Introduction Many genetic diseases have yet to be located on the human genome for reasons that include their multiple loci and incomplete penetrance. To pinpoint these loci in terms of particular regions of the chromosomes, association studies, which compare allele frequency between affected individuals (probands) and controls, must be performed across the entire...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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