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Susanna and the Elders

- William Holbrook Beard was born in Painesville, Ohio on April 13, 1824 and began his early art career as a traveling portrait painter. He traveled throughout Europe to Germany, Switzerland and Italy with other well known artists and learned all aspects of his craft. After a brief time in Buffalo, New York, he relocated to hone his talents and become a respected portrait painter. He exhibited extensively in the major US cites of Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal, Cincinnati, and Boston on a regular basis, but he was most successful with his exhibited works at The National Design Academy in New York, where his most loyal customers demanded his most prized works of art and where he was a member....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Effect of Alzheimer's on Elders

- Imagine a life where one does not recognize his family or friends. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is an escalating disease that damages mental function and memory. Symptoms of the disease usually begin slowly and worsen over time, interfering with daily tasks and one’s lifestyle. Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death. It has become “a significant health problem in the last twenty five years because of increasing life spans and the scientific recognition that significant memory loss is not a normal part of aging” (Akbar 8)....   [tags: most common form of dementia]

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

- The Jews Did It. Introduction: Jew Wrote the Protocols??. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a most controversial document. This mysterious work is not controversial in the matter of does it exist, but why does it exist. Was this document a legitimate attempt by the Zionists to define their plan for world domination. Or perhaps the author was just someone with a strong dislike towards the Jewish people, and was looking for a specific reason to destroy an entire race. This is a decision based from opinion alone....   [tags: Religion]

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Depression: A Debilitating Condition in Later Life for Minority Elders

- Currently, our aging population is living longer than any other generation due to improved medicine, stronger financial systems, and a larger emphasis on education and healthcare (Angel, 2009). Yet, literature shows that longevity is not a good indicator of successful aging, and we have to consider dimensions of health in cultural groups that are ignored but influence their aging. Consequently, mental health is a dimension that is severely overlooked in ethnic groups and it is critical that we consider positive mental health as a channel to assure successful aging....   [tags: self-perception, social circles]

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How Shall We Care for Our Frail Elders?

- How Can We Best Care for our Frail Elders. The issue of what constitutes “best” care for the elderly is not easily identified nor readily defined. There are widely differing points of view, each with its own strengths and limitations. In addition, arguments are often full of bias and assumptions, making it even more challenging to form an intelligent opinion regarding this difficult problem. Differing points of view provide a variety of evidence, biases, and assumptions to be examined and interpreted before coming to a personal conclusion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Knowledge: Attitudes about Aging and Aging Anxiety by By Linda J. Allan and James A. Johnson

- Knowledge UNDERGRADUATE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ELDERLY: THE ROLE OF KNOWLEDGE, CONTACT AND AGING ANXIETY. By Linda J. Allan and James A. Johnson The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between attitudes about aging and aging anxiety. The focus of the study was to determine the role that aging anxiety plays a mediator between experiences. The experiences focused on were in the form of factual knowledge and contact with the elderly. The participants were 113 undergraduates at a Canadian University....   [tags: gerontology education, elders]

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Theravada Buddhism Versus Engaged Buddhism and Their Beliefs on Homosexuality

- All religions have had to face changing social norms since their early stages, and Buddhism has been no exception to this challenge. Acceptance of homosexuality is just one of the many social issues that has emerged since Buddhism began that has rattled traditional ideas and views amongst its members. Homosexuality itself has been around since the beginning of human existence, but more recent occurrences like the gay rights movement that came about because of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s have brought the issue to the forefront of the current human rights debate....   [tags: doctrine of elders, buddhism]

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The New and Old Testament

- Introduction The Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s message for all of humanity. The Bible is divine revelation, breathed by God, written by men, and is applicable for all of humanity. In today’s world, there is controversy over if the inerrancy of the Bible and inspiration of the writers; however, there is little controversy over the simple fact of the New Testament, as a whole, itself. The Bible is not one long book, but rather, the Bible is a book consisting of various letters and manuscripts from throughout the history of mankind....   [tags: church, god, apostle, elders]

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Discrimination in Providing Healhtcare to Elders

- ... However, inequalities and discrimination both direct and indirect remains a major event in the UK (Joint Committee on Human Rights for Older people, 2007). The above can be linked to the old system of offering health care services among working young adult or adults of working age in contrast with older people with mental wellness matters. The age bar is usually set to about age 65, which automatically disqualifies a large turn of older people’s ability to experience or seek for the verities of health care services available to young people or the working age group; due to their age (Clark, Hayes, Jones, and Lievesley, 2009)....   [tags: mental health, age discrimination, abuse]

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The Process by Which Elders Give Advice to Minors About Dating

- The Process by Which Elders Give Advice to Minors About Dating The concept of courtship and dating has been transformed in the face of youth culture and the generation gap that exists between the young people of today and their parents. With this change, there is also a shift with regard to the advice that elders give the youth on the topic of dating. Not only does the advice vary from generation to generation, but it also varies from culture to culture. In this paper I will discuss the process by which elders give advice to minors in the realm of Panamanian culture....   [tags: Papers]

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Nursing Home Abuse

- Although it does not usually make news headlines and is rarely discussed, nursing home residents and the elderly experience abuse sometimes on a daily basis. Medical errors, physical abuse, or stealing from them could all be classified as abuse. All around the world today, a population that is not able to help itself is being harmed, whether it is physical or sexual abuse, exploitation, or not being properly supervised; the elderly and nursing home residents are being abused. Types of Abuse There are many types of abuse that occur in nursing homes, even though many do not even realize what all could be classified as abuse....   [tags: health, elders, medical errors]

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A Group Adopting Precious Elderly

- The rocking chair softly squeaks as the tears cruise down the deeply lined face. Thoughts of long past visits, laughter and happier times swiftly race through the minds. Now it seems as if there is only sadness, empty days and lonely nights. The memories no longer bring comfort but instead now only bring pain. This is the story of our elderly. All too often they become the forgotten members of our society. So many times, the elders in our communities are not being socialized. This lack can lead to depression and health problems that perhaps could be avoided under different circumstances....   [tags: Help the Aged, A.G.A.P.E, elders, loneliness]

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Multi-generational Households: Financial and Emotional Building Blocks

- The Sandwich Generation refers to middle –aged adult children, usually between the ages of 35 and 59, who find themselves taking care of their elderly parents along with their own adolescent children, often under the same roof. Multiple generations living under one roof is a common occurrence in other countries such as South Africa and India; it is only recently that it has been re-introduced as common in the United States. Factors such as today’s economic state, home foreclosures, the declining job market, single parent households and the increase in life expectancy are a few key factors that have contributed to the rise in multi-generational households in the United States....   [tags: sandwich generation, eldery parents]

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The Dangers of Road Life

- People think teenagers are the only horrid drivers. What they don’t think about is that there’s an age group of drivers who are far worse than teenagers. Statistics show that people over the age of seventy cause more accidents and are in more accidents than teenage drivers. In 2008, more than 5,500 elders were killed in car accidents, and more than 183,00 were injured in car accidents(Older Adult Drivers). There are many reasons why elderly drivers are more likely to get into accidents that teenagers....   [tags: elderly drivers and accidents]

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Childlessness among the Elderly: Effects of Social Ties

- Introduction Aging has become a worldwide issue as attentions to health status of older populations increase. As people age, they face different situations that lead them to the current point, satisfaction and health or vise versa. Researchers have conducted and identified various reasons affecting the health of elders. For example, childlessness, marital status, unemployment, and poor social integration are all recognized risk factors that influence the quality of life of older populations. Childlessness has raised a great concern since 1990, as one in every five elders aged over 65 report not having children (Zhang & Hayward, 2001)....   [tags: Gender, race, health]

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Forbidden Knowledge: Ethical Considerations in Genetic Research

- Researchers or Nurses who are involved in research studies can encounter numerous ethical issues when the research comprises human beings and animals in any discipline. Code of ethics was endorsed by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. “The commission, established by the National Research Act (Public Law 93-348), issued a report in 1978 that is referred to as the Belmont Report, which provided a model of guidelines adopted by the disciplinary organizations of the United States” (Polit & Beck, 2008, p....   [tags: Genetics, Ethics]

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Solving The Foreclosure Crisis

- For many people the “American Dream” is to own a house, one that they can start a family in and get married. In order to own a house there are many obstacles that one has to go through in order to come up with the funds to support their purchase. Most people cannot outright purchase a house without taking out a mortgage. Unfortunately a certain percentage have been affected by the downturn in the economy and lost employment, making it difficult to keep up on the loan payments from month to month which leads them to get foreclosed on....   [tags: Economics]

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Adapting to a Long Term Care Facility

- The character Dorothy said in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, “there is no place like home” (Baum, 1960, p. 45). Sadly, many of our elderly live in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF). The transition from living in their own homes, to living in a LTCF, can be a traumatic experience. Poor adaptation to a LTCF may cause depression, malnutrition and significantly reduce the lifespan of the elder. Thus, it is imperative, that nurse’s recognize this promptly. According to Agnes and Guralnik (2008) adaptation is “a gradual change in behavior to conform to the prevailing cultural pattern (p....   [tags: adaptation, elder, nursing home, environment ]

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

- The Giver takes place in this futuristic society where the government controls all. The elders are the head of the society. Their society does not have a name but they call other neighboring societies elsewhere. There society is on some planet which is probably earth. The elders assign each person a job when they turn twelve years old. There are no birthdays and everyone proceeds to the next age on the same day every year. This community is actually very bad because they don’t let their people have memories....   [tags: jonas, the giver, memories]

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Rembrandt and the Nude

- Rembrandt van Rijn was a Dutch artist well known for his many paintings and etchings of landscapes, figures and animals. His subjects included biblical, secular and mythological scenes. Rembrandt also dabbled in the nude even though they were not popular among his contemporaries. Rembrandt’s nudes were his interpretation of the real human body. He painted every wrinkle and every fold of the body. Rembrandt’s nudes were not considered ugly and grotesque. His nudes were unlike the Greek goddesses his colleagues would portray....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Elder Abuse in Health Care Facilities

- “Jane, I don’t want to be here anymore. Can’t I just go home?” Jane had heard this so many times from her 94 year old mother, Betty. Betty had Alzheimer’s and often said things that made no sense. As a result, Jane usually did not take what her mother said seriously. Jane was becoming slightly suspicious, though. Betty had said it so many times it almost seemed like she really had a legitimate reason to leave. Wanting to reassure herself, Jane hid a camera in a teddy bear that sat on Betty’s nightstand....   [tags: Cameras, Health Care, Nurse, Patients]

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Elder Abuse and Neglect in Latino Families

- The authors of the article "Elder Abuse and Neglect in Latino Families" present an intricate look at the many culturally relevant factors that play a part in the development of elder abuse among Latino families in the United States. Elder abuse in general may fall under several different classifications such as physical, emotional, sexual, exploitative, or abandonment. The type of abuse most commonly associated with Latinos, however, is active neglect. This type of neglect is characterized by the failure of the caregiver to provide the elder with sufficient food, shelter, health care or emotional support....   [tags: Family Problems]

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Elder Abuse in the United States

- The love that a child possesses for their parents is utterly indescribable, and the bond shared only grows with age. As time proceeds and age increases, roles between the two tend to alter greatly and literally switch. Elder age forces many individuals to develop various complications affecting the memory and bodily functions. Ultimately and unfortunately, these obstacles force the parents to become the child and vice versa. It is then that children must make the extremely difficult choice to place their beloved parent in a nursing home facility, in which trained professionals provide care and compassion for incapable elders....   [tags: elder mistreatment, nursing fascilities]

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The Old Folks Home 'De-Humanizer'

- As we grow older and older parts of us as humans start to deteriorate. For example we may start forgetting simple things like the names of family member. Our hair turns gray we have a harder time hearing, a difficult time seeing, getting around and even doing the things which used to be easy in our daily lives. We’re stripped of basically everything we used to be before and suddenly society doesn’t see us the same anymore. Even our families don’t and when they finally decide that maybe it’s a better idea to just put elders in a old folks home because that specific elder can’t take care of themselves properly anymore....   [tags: healthcare facilites for the elderly]

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What Was the Intended Message of the Lothar Crystal and Who Was Its Audience?

- The Lothar Crystal, also known as the Susanna Crystal or London Crystal is one of the most highly skilled extant examples of Carolingian engraving ever created and currently apart of the British Museum’s collection. Created in a style that appears to have already dwindling It is a single lentoid of clear quartz that measures some four and a half inches (11.5cm) in diameter and depicts the biblical scenes of Susanna’s Judgement from Daniel 13. There are some very fine flaws running horizontally through scene six and partly into scene seven, and one severe crack through it’s centre....   [tags: quartz, stone, meaning, shown, creation]

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Cultural Differences between the West and East

- Every person on the Earth has one own mind, one own set of values, and own moral codex. Therefore it is not astonishing, that two individuals can have different opinions on given topics. Now, if we consider the distances dividing certain cultures, it is more than apparent, that the set of beliefs will be very much different. This essay sets it goal to compare Western World, here represented by Europe and the USA, and Eastern World, represented by the Eastern and the Southeastern Asia. While most of the Eastern Asia is heavily traditional because of influence of Confucianism and Taoism, the West is more liberal and atheistic....   [tags: Family, Values]

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Physical and Emotional Abuse of an Elder

- The number of elders who are abused in this country and around the world each day is growing at an astonishing rate be it from individuals or institutions. As many as one in ten older adults and one in two people with dementia are victims of elder abuse. Unfortunately, for every case that gets reported there are 23 that go unreported. ("Get Info," 2014) as you can see from the statistics elder abuse is not uncommon in the United States. Any elder has the potential of being physically, emotionally, sexually, or financially abused by another individual....   [tags: self-neglect, inflicting mental pain]

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The Village, by M. Night Shyamalen

- Matthew Lesko once said, “A degree of lying seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.” Quite often lies are integrated into society in order to manipulate the minds of the receiver(s) and ultimately shape the community in a particular way. The Village a 2004 by M. Night Shyamalen is indicative of this fact. A culture (even one based on fear) can flourish through use of ritual communication. First off to fully grasp the significance of ritual communication behind the movie, The Village one must first understand what exactly it is....   [tags: Ritual Communication, Film Analysis]

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Robotics in Health Care

- Advances in technology have facilitated the creation of robotics for use in healthcare. As Bill Gates stated the robotic industry is advancing as fast as computers 30 years ago. Studies say that investments in robots for healthcare vary depending on different reports, but sums go around the 40 million Euros in 2009(Healthcare, the road to robotic helpers, 2009), estimates say that the sum can reach the $4 trillion in 2015. (Health Care Market Place Project, 2007) Robotics offers many advantages to health including, accuracy, precision (European Commission, 2008), faster recover time and minimally invasive approach, which has benefited doctors and patients directly....   [tags: Medical Technology ]

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Two Very Different Lessons: The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara Versus O by Tim Blake Nelson

- I feel the story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara has many similar qualities to the movie “O” by Tim Blake Nelson. The book and the movie are about two different people who have grown up in similar neighborhoods, are of the same race, and both of the characters had very disrespectful attitudes towards their elders who they should have been taught to respect. Throughout this story and movie, both of the main characters end up learning a very substantial lesson. Sylvia, who is the main character in “The Lesson”, learns about being thankful for what she has, and not taking anything for granted....   [tags: race, respect, cheating]

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Childlessness among the Elderly: Effects of Social Ties

- Childlessness and Social Integration Among Elders According to Dykstra (2006), social integration refers to the idea that “people are socially integrated and embedded when their lives are tied to the lives of other in personally meaningful ways” (p.749). Such relationships often occur when individuals attend or engage in community events and social networks. Social integration leads to different levels of satisfaction in life among the elders with or without children. Older populations with children are more likely to engage in social networks and expand their personal connections with others because they believe that it will create more opportunities for their children later in life (Dyks...   [tags: Race, gender, health]

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Church Of Christ

- Church of Christ The Churches of Christ are autonomous, which means they are independently run, and not controlled by outside sources, or leadership. Church of Christ is a Christian church which can be traced back to the American Restorationist movement in the early eighteenth and nineteenth century which was started by the American Protestant preachers. Thomas and his son Alexander Campbell ascribed to be members of the Body of Christ as noted in the New Testament, without denominational influence....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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I Hear the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

- The elders of the ancient Kwakiutl tribe in the book, I Heard The Owl Call My Name, by Margaret Craven, were naturally insecure with the ways of the white man, yet the tribal youth seemed eager to welcome the change in lifestyle. Mark, an Anglican minister, was sent by the Bishop to spread the ideas of the faith among the people of the Kwakiutl tribe in Kingcome. While performing his duties, he worked with the villagers on a day-to-day basis. He brought his way of life to the tribe and taught some of the children what the white man was all about....   [tags: Kwakiutl tribe]

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Skin Cancer and the Elderly

- I was born and raised in Palm Beach County of south Florida. The ocean, beach, and sun are just another everyday routine in the lives of a south Floridian. Sun bathing is a hobby that I never realized was such a big deal until moving to Orlando; when going to the beach and tanning is a privilege only shared on occasion. In Palm Beach County, it is hard to find someone that isn’t ten shades darker then they are naturally otherwise. When reports about the negative effects of UV light came about, I constantly heard “Oh, it won’t happen to me, I will deal with that when I’m older, but for now I’m going to continue tanning.” Today, skin cancer “is the most common type of cancer in the U.S.” (Ferr...   [tags: Health ]

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Life in the Community

- Life in the Community Aren’t you supposed to be smart because you’re Asian. Aren’t you supposed to be a trouble maker because you’re African American. We are discriminated against because of our multicultural society. In our multicultural society we experience these terrible racist comments due to the diversity we have. Our society is one of the worst because of the diversity of people and religions. We have different languages, foods, religions, movies, music, and games making life confusing for the average person....   [tags: Gender Roles, Racism]

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Discrimmination against the Elderly

- ... Retirement was used to recycle the workforce with younger counterparts. However, many elders are not ready to retire so they are competing with the younger generation to keep their jobs. In fact, many employers feel that the elderly has little to offer and are not able to produce significant work. Many elders are forced to retire or are given lucrative severance pay packages. For those individuals, this forced retirement means idleness, isolation, loss of self-esteem, and living on a dwindling income....   [tags: ageism in society]

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Health Care is One Of The Largest Issues Facing American Indians Today

- One of the largest issues facing American Indian's today One of the largest issues facing American Indian's today One of the largest issues facing the American Indian's today is that health care. As tribes and urban Indian health centers struggle along with the rest of the country to address the growing numbers of Elders in their communities. There are key issues and special considerations that must be addressed to ensure American Indian Elders are not forgotten in any proposed reform or redesign proposals that the newly formed Medicaid Commission or Congress put forth....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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Asian Cultures Value Aging More Than American Culture

- Asian cultures ultimately value aging more than American cultures because they know that the elderly have lived long enough to have accumulated experienced knowledge throughout their entire lives. Not only are the elderly wise, but they have also had plenty of time to gather endless amounts of practiced knowledge. After interviewing Sophia Ha-Seon Park, a friend whom I went to high school with, I was able to get a decent picture of why Asians value aging. Before speaking to Sophia, I thought that I respected my elders, however I never held them to the high standards that she and other Asians do....   [tags: the knowledge gained by experience]

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A Camparison of Chinese and Lation Culture

- A Comparison of Chinese and Latino Cultures The way in which cultural societies perceive their elders vary in range. These perceptions influence behavior toward the elderly, as well as develop cultural guidelines. These cultural guidelines aid in developing ideas, customs, traditions and values; resulting in a representation of one’s culture. How cultures view their elderly directly reflects how cultures care for the elderly as well. Del-Pino-Casado, Frias-Osuna, and Palomino-Moral (2011) suggest that care of the elderly, especially long term care is informal, and typically instituted by family....   [tags: culture, elderly, family, care giving]

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Ageism: A Constant Disregard in Society

- “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life,” (Proverbs) yet the elderly of today are often times thought of as burdens by the younger generations. It is by embracing this negative mentality that discrimination arises. Ageism, as defined by Oxford dictionary, is “prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of age,” and generally, in society, is thought of as discrimination against elders more so than children. This differs from other forms of discrimination such as racism, or sexism, because ageing is an inevitable part of life, and therefore everyone will be discriminated against in time....   [tags: Discrimination ]

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Sexual Behavior in the Elderly

- Study of sex in the old age remains unresolved the world over. Sexuality among the elderly has been a subject that has confused many especially that the elderly are a group of neglected people in most parts of the world. Fascination affects many who find it hard to imagine the elderly remaining sexually active at their age. Elders also have fears of remaining sexually active in their old age and whether or not they can maintain their prowess. Older women at times fear to express their sexual desire because they fear such behavior regarded as a disgrace....   [tags: Study of Sex, Old Age, Sexuality]

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

- ... As the story progresses and Jonas’s grow as a person and receives the memories from the Giver. He realized that differences are good things, something to have to be celebrated and use of, not ignored completely. "No one mentioned such things; it was not a rule, but was considered rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals" (20). In the book also recall identical twins, in this case the community cannot have two identical persons in the community. “I’m the next on the list....   [tags: story analysis]

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Marketing Analysis on Hearing Impaired

- SECTION B: MARTKETING ANALYSIS Research on target market According to the social data collected via the general household survey 2001 & 2008. The most common disability is seeing difficulty; there are over 73000 people in 2001 & 120000 people in 2008. Also, there are 69700 people in 2001 & 92200 people in 2008 which have hearing difficulty. Apart from this two types of disabilities, speech, mentally and autism is also including in this report. There is a trend that the disabilities people keep increasing in this few years , we believed that there will be much more disabilities people in Hong Kong which mean the need of the guiding system is increasing .In order to achieve the highest profit...   [tags: disability, elderly, promotion, product]

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The Excess of Men in the Mishnaic Tractate Yoma

- The Excess of Men in the Mishnaic Tractate Yoma “Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities and transgressions of the Israelites, whatever their sins, putting them on the head of the goat; and it shall be sent off to the wilderness through a designated man (Leviticus 16.20).” “He who set the Azazel-goat free shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water; after that he may reenter the camp (Leviticus 16.26).” The preceding two quotes were the only mention of any people other than Aaron who were involved in the activities on the Day of Atonement....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of the Spike Lee's Movie Do the Right Thing

- Analysis of the Spike Lee's Movie Do the Right Thing For my shot analysis I chose a shot from the Spike Lee Movie Do the Right Thing. This is the second shot following the climactic riot scene. It features Da’ Mayor and Mother Sister reacting to the hellacious events of the previous night. The block was just devastated by a melee that broke out because the police killed Radio Raheem after he and Sal got in an altercation that was triggered by the volume of Radio Raheem’s boom box. Though at a very superficial level the fight was about the loud stereo, the real significance of the fight had more to do with the culmination of anger and tension between the characters of the film caused by pre...   [tags: Movies Film Do the Right Thing Essays]

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Mannerism of Students from the East and West

- Mannerism of Students from the East and West A U.S student comes home from school and watches television. Later that student copies the behaviors he viewed and learned from television. The media in our society has a huge impact on the behaviors of children. These attitudes and manners of students towards teachers and elders are influenced greatly by television, as they initiate behaviors they have learned on television. In contrast most Asian, students sit quietly waiting for the teacher to come into the classroom and respectively welcome him/her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aging:The Original Human Condition

- Aging:The Original Human Condition Aging is a phenomena we are all familiar with, a trait characteristic of all humankind, in fact, of all living organisms. What are the effects of aging, especially those which go beyond the biological aspects and effect the social aspects of changing roles, seniority, and treatment of the aged. What was the original human condition before high-tech medical interventions redefined death and dying, before the industrial age changed the nature of the nuclear and extended family....   [tags: Geriatrics Health Papers]

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Rescue Of Susanna

- The Rescue of Susanna 								 In the story of Susanna in the New Testament of the Bible many valuable lessons are learned. The story begins by describing the wife of a man named Joakim, the beautiful Susanna. She had been taught according to the law of Moses and was very righteous. Because her husband was very rich the two elders who were appointed judges often were often there and anyone with a lawsuit came to them there. Susanna would spend the long afternoons in the large garden adjacent to the house....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Giver and The Hunger Games: Novels that Exemplify a Totalitarian System

- 1. Aspects of the Totalitarian Systems in the Novels The following section wil analyse how the totalitarian systems in the novels are constructed and list the important aspects they consist of. Due to word-limitations the concentration is put only on the main aspects: The head of the system, laws and punishments and the concept that the systems are constructed up on. 2.1 Who is Head of the System The head of Panem is Coriolanus Snow. He calles himself President Snow, even though he is an absolute ruler and there are no votes....   [tags: Government, Community]

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The Importance of Family in the Indian Culture

- According to Eugene M. Makar, “Traditional Indian culture is defined by relatively strict social hierarchy.” He also mentions that from an early age, children are reminded of their roles and places in society. In my culture, family is given the first importance. This leads to limited freedom in career choices and no independence, particularly for women. Career choices and independence should be the first priority for any individual. In my culture, the choices made by a family member are mostly guided by the rules and goals of the culture, irrespective of how old they are....   [tags: Family Values, Cultural, India]

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Gerard Hendrik Hofstede' Value Dimensions: Understanding China's Culture

- BODY Hofstede’s Value Dimensions (Hofstede) In order to better understand China’s culture in both business and in everyday social life, it helps to look through China’s Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Hofstede’s dimensions include; power distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, pragmatism, and goal orientation. To start, China has a very large power distance with a score of eighty. Unlike America, people that hold power, such as bosses or those of great wealth, will not interact with those who are considered to be on the lower end of society....   [tags: individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance]

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Society in The Giver by Lois Lowry

- The society of “The Giver” was much like ours at one time, but they decided to get rid of all the pain, fear, hatred, and war this type of society is called futuristic. Everyone is given a job at the age of twelve, they continue school during their training with the job they were given by the Chief Elders, and the Chief Elders takes careful time to decide who gets what job. Every child receives a job that best fit them. Lois Lowry was inspired to write “The Giver” with her fascination with memory....   [tags: futuristic, job, society]

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Enslavement Disrupted the African’s Authentic Culture

- There was a misconception that African people did not have any culture and they were not civilized. But they had a culture that was similar to that of the Europeans and other races. However it was interrupted when the Europeans decided to take them from Africa and transplant them in America as slaves. As a result, their authentic cultures were drastically changed from the way of life in their native Africa to life in the plantation society of the Americas. In this essay, I will attempt to show how the conditions of enslavement disrupted all dimensions of the African’s authentic culture....   [tags: American History]

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Canonical Literature: Rape of the Lock

- Children grow up learning that just because someone teaches something, it doesn't mean they'll follow their own advice. In Rape of the Lock, Clarissa lectures: “Say, why are beauties praised and honored most,/ The wise man’s passion, and the vain man’s toast?/ Why decked with all that land and sea afford,/ Why angels called, and angel-like adored. Why round our coaches crowd the white-gloved beaux,/ why bows the side box from its inmost rows?/ how vain are all these glories, all our pains,/ Unless good sense preserve what beauty gains;/ That men may say when we the front box grace,/ ‘Behold the first in virtue as in face!’” (Canto 5 9-18)....   [tags: children, clarissa, shakespeare]

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Language, Culture and Meal Times.

- Language is central in creating a social connection with culture (Leveridge, 2008). By analysing the family Discourse of an evening meal, the fundamental concepts of this relationship can be shown to be complexly interlinked. The elemental theories of modern studies on the subject will initially be converged to synthesise a detailed understanding of the relationship between culture and language. Subsequently, the usage of language during meal times in a multicultural Australian family will be examined, and finally the relationship between the language used and the culture of this Discourse will be evaluated in relation to these theoretical studies....   [tags: Language]

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Comparing American and Philippine Culture

- The Spanish- American War ended on December 10, 1898 with the Peace Treaty of Paris being signed which granted the United States Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines (Schaefer 33). Due to this, the Philippines culture shares many commonalities with American Culture. The American colonization of the Philippines embedded customs and traditions of the west into the culture of the Philippines. English was beginning to be more widely spoken, street signs were Americanized, telephone poles were set up, and train stations were established (Schaefer 34)....   [tags: philippines, spanish, english]

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Life in the 2000s

- ... Where Now In 2000s everyone were tight skinny jeans even the males. People did not care so much for name brand they can put a outfit together, and go about there day with out people teasing them on the brand, or even on what they was wearing. In 2000s People worry about the name brand clothes, and even the brand of the store telling us what we should and shouldnt wear. In Both Generations the men Sagged were u can see ther boxers taking it as a style, and the ladies wear Clothing to show there skin....   [tags: advancements, fashion difference]

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Organizational Leadership

- Organizational leadership The vision gives wings: a study of two hospitals run as limited companies Within this article, two hospitals in the south of Sweden were reorganized as limited companies. Hospital control moved from a local or political method of control to that of a business. Adopting business practices sped up the rate of decision making. The hospitals were able to make a profit while reducing the wait lists for services. Measurement of staff production is used as incentive rather than as punishment....   [tags: Leadership ]

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Soil of our Souls

- Soil of Our Souls When considering planting a garden, there are many things to contemplate. One must take time to plan space, time, and commitment. What kind of garden are you going to plant. Will it contain vegetables only, perhaps flowers, or will you make it a combination of both. Are you going to start seedlings, or buy established green-house plants, and will the plants you choose flourish in your zone. What type of soil does your garden space have. Do you need to add fertilizer, nutrients, or anything else to it to make it healthy soil for growth....   [tags: Psychology]

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Stop Elderly Abuse Now!

- Imagine your loved one being the victim of abuse. Greta’s family is experiencing firsthand what it’s like for their loved one be a victim of abuse. Greta is a 70 year old resident of Blue Meadows Care. John, a CNA, has complications at home, he comes to work on edge, every day. Greta begins to lose her memory and experience behavior problems. Therefore, John becomes irritated with her, taking his frustrations at home out on her, physically. Betty, a CNA, witnesses John smacking Greta. Betty then goes to her Director of Nursing, to report this behavior....   [tags: social issues, victims of abuse]

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Ethnography of the Maasai

- Within the Maasai culture there are several political decision makers. One decision maker is the father in a family unit. The father can decide where his children live within the kraal, which is an enclosed settlement. Another part of the decision making process in the Maasai culture are the elders of the clan. Another group that participates in the Maasai’s process of making decisions are the warriors. Warriors are the young men of a tribe; boys become warriors after they are circumcised. Thus decisions are made by elders, the head of the kraal, and by fathers in a tribe....   [tags: Maasai Culture, Political Decision Makers]

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Jade of Peony

- We have all been in a situation where we have immigrated to a new country for different reasons regarding, better future, or education. In the book Jade of Peony, Wayson Choy describes a struggle of a Chinese immigrant family as they settle in Canada, through the perspective of three young children; Liang, Jung, and Sekky. Each child describes his or her struggle, while settling in a new country. The family struggles to keep their children tied to their Chinese customs and traditions as they fit in this new country....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Wayson Choy]

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Antigone, by Sophocles

- Sophocles’ “Antigone” was a Greek tragedy written for entertainment, but it also served as a social commentary for what was happening in ancient Greek city-states during that time it was written. “Antigone” was a prime example of art imitating life in Greek culture. The play was rife with themes relating to individual versus state, women’s roles in the city-state, the significance of elders in society, pride, tyranny, and human law versus moral or divine law. In this essay I’d like to pose and answer the questions: Did the outcome of Antigone lead us to believe that Creon was wrong from the start....   [tags: Sophocles, Greek Tragedy]

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The Mormon Church

- On Sunday afternoon when I pulled into the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints (LDS) the plain “A” frame type building with a steeple; made partly of red brick was not what I had expected and at one point questioned if I was indeed at the LDS church, It looked a bit different than ones I have seen in the past, but as I walked towed the entrance I saw the church name in large letters to the left of the door. Entering the building was a foyer or entrance hall that consisted of offices, a seating area, and a few pictures on the wall....   [tags: Expository Essays]

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My Romani Roots

- Recently, my father told me that his mother’s parents were Romani people living in Germany who escaped to the United States during their prosecution in World War II. With this new information, I find it interesting that I do not have any Romani traditions within my family. There are small traces of Romani in my father: he has dark hair, loves music and is not affiliated with any organized religion, which are all typical traits of the Romani people. My grandmother was born in America, and I believe that she was more familiarized with Western culture and that is where we lost our roots....   [tags: gypsies, culture and history]

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Betrayal is the Truth in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

- ... Educators like Kantorek betrayed the image that their students had for them once they came face-to-face with the reality of war. These students “find in the first terrifying, disillusioning moments at the front that they are neither “iron” nor they any longer youth” as their teachers described them before the war (Warner). Teachers, in their ignorance, spoke easily about the war believing they understood it better than the soldiers. Claims of understanding the war as a 'whole' were part of the older generation's rationale....   [tags: soldiers, comrades, war]

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Universal Themes of Womanhood Nora Zeale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

- In 1937, Nora Zeale Hurston published Their Eyes Were Watching God, a novel that forever changed societies view on women. Zora Neale Hurston’s character, Janie, portrays a black, southern woman, although she is black, universal positions of women play a key role in her development. Universal themes of women are reiterated and reinforced through the series of three marriages with three men. These three men play a role in Janie’s life long search for independence and soul renewal. Janie’s grandmother, Nanny, sparks the beginning of the journey through the search of her inner self....   [tags: Nora Zeale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, ]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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