Vaccinating your child seems to be the question of the decade for many parents and families. Typically, parents usually follow their doctors advice and automatically get their children vaccinated. But now, almost every parent has heard these concerning and alarming side effects that may accompany vaccinations. Faced with conflicting information, there are many questions that arise from these concerns and parents do not want their children to catch any crucial illness but are also concerned about the risk and side affects of vaccines. Challengers have claimed that vaccines do not work, that they are or may be dangerous, or that mandatory vaccinations violate individual rights or religious principles. Some wonder, are vaccinations even 100% effective? For parents, choosing to be vaccinated is like playing a game of roulette; it’s a gamble.
Reflection is a vital tool for learning and development, both in and outside of the healthcare profession. As health care professionals we must develop and keep up to date with the latest treatments and technologies in order to be able to deliver the safest and most effective care available to our patients. Donald Schon has led the study of the effects of reflection in health care since 1987. And with the addition of Kolb and his learning styles, reflection is now fundamental in the development of health care professionals.
A suggestion made by Schon (1991) states that there are two fundamental forms of reflection: reflection-on-action and reflection-in-action. He further defined Reflection-in-action as a means of examining one’s own behaviour and that of others while in a situation (Schon, 1995, 1987). However, Grant and Greene (2001) and Revans (1998), defined reflection-on-action as focusing on identifying negative aspects of personal behaviour with a view to improving professional comp...
Oscar Wilde is the brilliant dramatist of the Victorian age in England. Akin to Shakespeare, Dickens and many others who worked in this field, his talent was unique in terms of self-expressions through different literary styles. Of course, the aesthetic manner of Wilde’s literature (as common to think as his highest achievement) has been already flourished earlier in the outstanding prose, but the innovative playwriting such as The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) shows the infinite origin of author’s ideas. And this one was an exception within the others, because throughout the play Wild draws the higher society in the most unattractive way. “ Trivial comedy for the serious people” is the epigraph of the book, which addresses its meaning certainly to the heart of the public author knew very-well. Therefore, the most beloved characters of his previous dramas like dandies appear now to be the objects of cruel mocking. In the page 4, Algernon pronounces the phrase with the laughing tone in response to Jack’s explanation of why he is going to propose to Gwendolen, and Algy says ‘“Divorces are made in heaven”’ (Wilde, 1895, p. 4). Why Algernon has changed this widely used expression about the marriage? How this represents the point of view of other protagonists? And, what is it: a witty wordplay or a worldview?
AES Corporation has been registering high returns for the last four years, with its 2010 revenues hitting $16 billion. In addition, the company is proud to be in control of $41 billion worth of assets. The initiatives that the company has include future financial developments and operating performances that are expected to increase the market share in the energy sector (Business Wire, 2011). The interest rates are also included in the report with targets being to increase the company’s earnings in the next five years.
Reflective practice is significant for nurses for a number of reasons. The three main reasons why reflective practice is crucial for nurses are explained below (Caldwell & Grobbel, 2013). Firstly, nurses are accountable for giving care to the best of their capability to patients and their families. Therefore nurses need to concentrate more on their knowledge, skills and behaviour to make sure that they are able to provide best quality care to the patients they are caring. Reflection also helps nurses to recognize their strengths and weaknesses both professionally and personally, thereby assisting in making an assessment of their own working practices. Reflective practice allows nurses to share good practice with colleagues and thus assists each other in developing a supportive team, and thereby
According to World Book Advanced Encyclopedia, immunization is defined as the process of protecting the body against disease by means of vaccines or serums (Hinman). While medical science backs up the efficiency and necessity of vaccines, within the past decade, a rise in parents disbelieving the medical community and neglecting to immunize their children has occurred. This “fear of vaccines” is nothing new, but with the ever-increasing safety of vaccines, the benefits of inoculation far outweigh the risks. Parents who refuse to vaccinate, or anti-vaxxers, put more than their children’s lives on the line, but also risk the safety of the whole community. Because vaccines are essential to protecting individuals and communities
In the article a full days’ worth of breaking food news (2015) mentions that people who drink three or more cups of coffee per day show signs of preventing abnormal enzymes from forming in the liver (para. 2). For most college students this is both a double edged sword due to a majority of college students drink large amount of coffee and alcohol. So it would be interesting to see if drinking coffee can counter act the harmful effects that alcohol has on the liver. Another tip from a full days’ worth of breaking food news (2015) is that packing your lunch will actually improve your health due to being able to control the foods you are consuming, control portion sizes, and decrease the temptations to eat at fast food restaurants (para. 5). Being able to control what you are eating is one of the major steps in creating a healthy lifestyle along with
The organisational structure and management systems of AES are well aligned with its set of values and principles of (a) fun at work through making decisions and being accountable, (b) trusting its people by being treated fairly and with respect and (c) social and corporate integrity.
Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a beautifully constructed depiction of nineteenth century Victorian life. The quirky and often irreverent situations presented were often witty and amusing but in many instances revealed a biting critique of traditional expectations and behaviour. Wilde arguably would have used the play to showcase his literary prowess and it is to what extent that Wilde used the play as a platform or used the play to expose hypocritical values that would be questioned by both contemporary and modern audiences.
Organizations, much like people, come in all shapes and sizes. While they may differ in values, beliefs, and purposes, the majority of businesses have similar organizational structures. The most common being a hierarchical structure. This structure is typically composed of at least three levels of management which include top management, middle management, and first-line management. Although all three types of managers contribute to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the organization; they differ in the way they influence these functions. In addition, each level has different types of job positions and responsibilities which will now be discussed in detail.