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The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

- The book The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, shows the effects that World War II had on soldiers, as well as the nurses involved in the war. Hana, a nurse during the war, goes through the devastating loss of her father, Patrick, who dies in the war. Hana then commits her life to helping a burnt, disfigured, and severely wounded man, referred to as the English patient. Hana decides to stay with the dying English patient, whom she loves like her own father, in the makeshift hospital, despite being told how dangerous it was for her....   [tags: The English Patient Essays]

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The Characterizations on the English Patient

- In Michael Ondaatje’s "The English Patient," is set before World War II, critically illustrates four dissimilar characters who meet together at the Villa San Girolamo, an Italian monastery. Simultaneously, there is a groundbreaking love story happened among those four characters under that time frames. Those four main people are included, a burned Englishman Ladislaus de Almasy, a twenty-year old French-Canadian Army nurse Hana, a Sikh British Army sapper Kip, and Canadian thief David Caravaggio....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje]

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Verisimilitude in The English Patient

- Verisimilitude in The English Patient One critic has written, "Ondaatje has always been fascinated by history - seen as a series of arcane stories about the past. In his hands, even the documents of history slide away from factual representation toward a haunting apprehension of indeterminacy." (Barbour 207). In The English Patient Ondaatje blends fiction and history into a socially conscious story. Verisimiliude is the aspect of belivability present in a novel. Ondaatje's use of the element of verisimilitude accentuates important undercurrents and events which are vital to understanding the novel....   [tags: The English Patient]

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The English Patient

- Count Lazlo Almasy, the English Patient, is a man in an Imperial time and world. The people in this world live by Imperial rules and perpetuate Imperial stereotypes. The film takes place in World War II era Africa, and as the film portrays it, in the mysterious and exotic Sahara desert and in Cairo, Egypt. Count Almasy’s character lives in the desert among imperial explorers and in the desert environment full of natives who bring to life classic stereotypes full of ignorance and white prevalence and power....   [tags: Film Movie Movies English Patient]

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Prose as Poetry in The English Patient

- Prose as Poetry in The English Patient "Never again will a single story be told as though it is only one." John Berger. The English Patient consists of the stories of its four characters told either by themselves or by Ondaatje. Two stories, the accounts of Kip's military service and the many-layered secrets of the patient, are developed while Hana's and Caravaggio's stories are less involved. However, none of these stories could stand alone. The clash of cultures and changing relationships between the characters provide the texture for the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays]

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Postmodernism in The English Patient

- Postmodernism in The English Patient   Postmodernism is one of the most controversial and influential intellectual movements to appear in the last fifty years.  In order to understand postmodernism, it would be wise to begin with a definition of modernism.  Modernism is a philosophy based on the belief that through Enlightenment values of rationality and the absolute truth of science, the human race will evolve into a utopia.  Modernists are Eurocentric, humanistic, and optimistic.  Postmodernism is essentially a rejection of modernism and all Enlightenment values.  More importantly, postmodernism looks upon the "modern" world with increased cynicism and disappointment.  Key them...   [tags: English Patient Essays]

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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient

- Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient The limited character in Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, was Almásy. Almásy was a man who was burned from head to toe, and whose identity is unrecognizable thus making him a limited character. The novel takes place in a villa where the man was being taken care of by Hana, a young nurse who stayed behind to take care of Almásy while the rest of the nurses escaped to a safer place to stay. She calls him the English patient because of his accent, though she is unaware of where he is from....   [tags: MIchael Ondaatje English Patient Essays]

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Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient

- Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient The imagery in Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient serves to illustrate the theme of destruction in this novel. The setting of the novel as well as the characters themselves present to the reader a vivid picture of demolition. Critics also find that Ondaatje's imagery is a vital element in the presentation of this theme. The English Patient is set at the end of World War II in a war-ravaged Italian village. Ondaatje gives vivid descriptions of the damage the village sustained due to the war: As the hill town began to be torn apart like a battle ship at sea, by fire shells, the troops moved from the barrack ten...   [tags: The English Patient]

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Characters as Portrayed Through Themes and Images in The English Patient

- Characters as Portrayed Through Themes and Images in The English Patient     While the four main characters of The English Patient are extremely powerful, and important to the reader's understanding of the story, they cannot stand alone without the patterns of imagery, symbolism and metaphor which underpin the text, and offer a complexity which extends beyond the literal level. These patterns reveal information about each character, and provide significant links between characters and ideas which lead to a greater understanding of the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays]

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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz

- Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz      Textual, mnemonic, and physical gaps leave room in which identity is found through body and environment in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz. Ondaatje's characters retrieve their absent personas by mutually colonizing lovers' bodies, thus developing a metaphor for the body as topography. Morrison spins this in reverse, personifying and merging the City's infrastructure with human structure as the characters synergistically carve out their selves through the City's spaces....   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient Essays]

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Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient

- Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient World War II was a traumatic and life-changing experience for all who lived through the time period. Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient is set in the direct aftermath of this turbulent and violent era. Each of his characters is effected by the death and violence that go hand in hand with war; Hana in particular is profoundly changed by her experience as a nurse in an Italian hospital. Hana is a woman in ruins, both physically and mentally; by looking at her experiences with death and her relationships to the English Patient, Kip, and her surroundings, she can be seen as a representative of the victims of war, a complex human face on...   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient WWII Two Essays]

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The Role of Nostalgia in The English Patient

- In “Theory Number Five: Anatomy of Nostalgic Films: Heritage and Method (1977), one of the first writings which addressed nostalgic representations of the past in cinema, Marc Le Sueur notes that nostalgia is “a concept of history”, one for which “few have attempted to establish the general working principles” (p.189). It is not a conservative phenomenon, but rather a way of engaging with the past and bringing into the present that which other approaches to history ignore, as he further indicates....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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The Effects of War on the Characters of The English Patient

- Like a tree spreading its roots into the ground, cultural history is something that is deeply rooted in the minds of people. As the significance of Herodotus unravels itself in “The English patient,” Michael Ondaatje touches further upon the idea of how personal history is shaped by cultural history. Ondaatje refers to Tacitus, a great Roman historian, in the third chapter, “Something with Fire” in order to enhance the notion that times of terror can influence the shaping of an individual’s personal history....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]

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Adversity in The Grapes of Wrath and The English Patient

- During the early 1920s to late 1940s, people in the whole world suffered from the two darkest periods in the humankind history. One period was, from 1929 to 1932, the longest and deepest economical depression, the Great Depression. The other, right after that, was the most widespread and deadliest total war, the Second World War. In those periods, people were devastated; millions of millions people died, some died from hunger, others died in the war. Some survived, but they surrendered; lived like a walking dead....   [tags: Grapes of Wrath Essays]

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The Destruction of Female Possession in The English Patient

- In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]

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The English Patient

- A young Canadian nurse, a Sikh bomb disposal expert, a thief turned spy, and a man burnt beyond recognition, meet in the last moments of the Second World War. The identity of the patient is the heart of the story as he tells his memories of a doomed love affair in the North African desert. Love and passion are set against the devastation of war in this inspired novel by Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. It is a novel of revelation, and just as the identity of the English patient is slowly revealed as the novel progresses, so are the inner selves and spiritual identities of the other characters in the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The English Patient

- The English Patient Auteur Michael Ondaatje (12 september 1943, Colombo ~ Sri Lanka) is een Canadese schrijver, hoewel er ook Engels, Nederlands, Tamil en Sinhalees bloed door zijn aderen stroomt. Toen hij negen was, verhuisde hij met zijn moeder, zuster en broer naar Londen. In 1962 emigreerde hij naar Canada, waar hij Engels en geschiedenis ging studeren. In zijn studietijd begon hij gedichten te schrijven en in 1967 verscheen zijn eerste dichtbundel ‘The Dainty Monsters’. De eerste tien jaar van zijn schrijverscarrière schreef Ondaatje alleen gedichten....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbolism in the English Patient

- Micheal Ondaatje creates meaning and representation in The English Patient, through the structure of his novel. The author portrays the sequence of events in a non-linear fashion to incorporate them as a puzzle-like story. The puzzle is significant because, the reader is constantly unraveling the novels excerpts together. Symbolism is an important aspect of these passages because, it provides a better understanding of the issues related to the novel such as, destruction, identity, escape, unity, and love....   [tags: European Literature]

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The English Patient - Techniques

- The novel, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaajte constructs meaning through the use of tropes, images and symbolism, instead of merely portraying a linear set of events. There are many intertexual references, tropes of covering, which serve to create and strengthen meaning, as well as bold imagery, which erects another level of significance. Symbolism plays a vital role in the formation of meaning, with fire, religion, the English Patients body and the desert being essential to the founding concepts of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Visual Imagery in The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

- Every writer uses a different set of methods, known as the narrative mode, to portray the plot to the audience for individual reasons. In the first section of “The English Patient”, Michael Ondaatje uses his narrative mode in order to more effectively convey his message in an appealing way. One way he does this is by presenting the reader with visual images and vivid description that trigger their imagination. His use of visual imagery, description, and pronouns to present the settings, and to describe people and their actions is part of his narrative mode....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]

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The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel

- The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel The Novel: The English Patient is a fantastic novel and is one of the few truly great novels written in the last century. The author, Sri Lankan Michael Ondaatje, switches wonderfully between several scenes: the desert, the Villa San Girolamo in Tuscany, Italy, Dorset in England and Cairo. Each one of these perfectly crafted scenes is brought into being in an exciting and thought provoking way. The book is centred on four main characters: Hana, a Canadian nurse who has taken it upon herself to be separated from the other medical staff and remains behind in a mine-laden villa to tend to just one patient, the Engl...   [tags: Papers]

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The Consequences of War

- ... The war exposed Hana to the harshness of the world. Caravaggio mentioned that Hana sang the song “as if it was something scarred”; since the song represents Hana, this reveals that Hana is scarred. Moreover, the darkness that Caravaggio hears through the song represents all of the loss that Hana has experienced during the war. The “tentative circle of light” symbolizes the recent joy she has experienced in the Villa being surrounded by a family friend, a new lover and a new friend. It also symbolizes Hana’s previous life, where she did not experience loss, trying to fight its way through all of the darkness she had experienced due to the war....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Odaatje]

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The Beginning Chapter in the Novel The Villa

- In every story the first chapter is usually essential for any book to be successful. It is necessary that in the very beginning, a few things need to be set right away that will create a prosperous book. Some authors realize that it is also advisable to make it that the first chapter ties most of the story together. Michael Ondaatje obviously new this when writing his novel. So he crafted a first chapter that did just this. The Villa sets the story up for an amazing novel, The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje starts the reader off in a villa in Italy towards the end of World War II....   [tags: herodotus, michael ondaatje, the english patient]

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Love and War

- War has the capacity to foster love while equalizing social status. The novels The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute substantiate the fact, through fiction, that during war-time men and women who are not of the same station in life can find an incomparable love with one another. Each novel also gives evidence of love igniting during war and surviving the trials of time and distance. Hana and Kip from The English Patient and Jean and Joe both go through these trials and tribulations associated with love and war....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The English Patient ]

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Role of Medical Interpreter as Patient Advocate

- Professional providers of language in medicine or medical interpreters are often portrayed as invisible language facilitators (Angelelli 7). This means that their role is to convey the meaning into the other language between parties in the interaction which is accomplished through a conduit role or message converter role. The incremental intervention model of interpreting lets interpreters use a variety of roles including cultural broker and advocate role. Advocacy is a role that an interpreter takes that moves from interpreting the communication between speakers to acting on behalf of one of the speakers based on the interpreter’s understanding of what the speaker’s intended outcome is (NCI...   [tags: Patient Advocate Boundaries]

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Helpful Patient-Nurse Relationships

- The helpful patient-nurse relationship requires nurses to build interpersonal connections with patients and is made stronger by the nurses’ abilities to understand their own selves and by being culturally aware. One of the biggest cultural differences which impacts the nurse’s ability to communicate effectively in the development of the helpful patient-nurse relationship is when the patient speaks a different language than the nurse. According to Stein-Parbury (2009), the characteristics of the helpful patient-nurse relationship are social versus professional relationships, interpersonal distance versus involvement, therapeutic superficiality versus intimacy, and mutuality and reciprocity....   [tags: interpersonal connections, health-care, nursing]

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Cultural Competence and Patient Care Outcomes

- Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Understanding Culture 3. Case Study/Demographics 4. The Diagnosis 5. The Procedure 6. Nurse/Patient barriers 7. Possible defects in the delivery of care 8. Ways to promote cultural awareness 9. The procedure revisited 10. Conclusion Introduction Working as a research nurse at the Ohio State University, I often encounter patients that are from different cultures. Ohio State University is known for their advance research in Leukemia....   [tags: culture, nursing, diversity, cultural differences]

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Nursing Reflection: Non-English Speaking Patients

- For any mother the birth of a newborn child can be a challenging experience. As nurses it is part of our job to ensure their experience is positive. We can help do this by providing the information they will need to affective care for their newborn. This information includes topics such as, breastfeeding, jaundice, when to call your doctor and even how to put your baby to sleep. When the parents have an understanding of these topics before discharge it can largely reduce their natural anxiety accompanied with the transition to parenthood....   [tags: Nursing Reflection Essay]

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Chronic Illness and Patient-doctor Communication: Annotated Bibliography

- Cerimagic, S. (2013). Cross-cultural effects on cancer patient-doctor communication. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 1 (12), 192-200. In this qualitative research, Cerimagic aims at determining whether a patient’s culture, language, and race affect the quality of the patient-doctor relationship and communication. The researcher used a secondary analysis methodology in order to conduct a systematic review of existing literature and past research findings. Thease recent and past researches produced the complications that resulted from cultural differences and its effects on health care provider-patient communication and relationships....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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The Nurse to Patient Ratio is Important

- An English Nurse who laid the foundation for professional nursing, Florence Nightingale stated, “It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.” Acute care facilities try to maintain low costs and employ quality nurses, making the nurse-to-patient ratio become more of an issue with patient care. Nearly every person’s health care experience involves the contribution of a registered nurse, and the effects of not having an appropriate nurse to patient minimum ratio affects not only the patient and nurse physically, medically, but also the hospital financially....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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The Importance of Communication for Patient Care

- Communication is the beginning steps to providing an individual with patient care. Patient care can be interrupted when there is a lack of communication or a misunderstanding, unfortunately any disruption can lead to adverse events and/or death. Clinical communication is very different from the basic elements of effective communication. Health care communication also requires seven essential steps as opposed to basic communication which requires fewer steps. Health care communication and adherence improves by building physician-patient relationship....   [tags: health, relationship, compliance]

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The Responsibilities of Nurses When Providing Patient Education

- Patient education is a process of providing patients and their families with information, knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of their health and illness concerns (Park, 2005). It is the responsibility of nurses to follow the teaching process when providing patient education. They includes assessing the patient educational needs, planning an educational session, implementing the plan, and evaluating the educational process. Obstacles to teaching and learning are those that confront nurses in the educational process....   [tags: teaching, planning, obstacles]

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The Importance of Multicultural Population in the Medical Field

- America’s multicultural patient population is growing fast. Providing care culturally diverse population is a challenge among healthcare providers. Care the patient as per their own cultural values, beliefs, and practices is critical to bring high quality healthcare. Diversity among healthcare professionals can create multicultural work place conflicts which can alter the work place harmony. In order to maximize the healthcare outcomes, healthcare providers must aware about how to provide care for culturally diverse populations and should create a work place that embrace diversity among healthcare providers....   [tags: patient, values, beliefs, popluation, healthcare]

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Team Performance: Improve Patient Safety and Quality

- Outline I. Background II. Literature Review III. Nursing Implications IV. Strategies to Address Issue V. Conclusion Background A culture of safety requires the commitment of leadership to positively impact outcomes. Recent emphasis on the new CMS guidelines and third party reimbursement initiatives associated with patient outcomes, has grabbed the attention of leadership at all healthcare organizations. Additionally, our system wide organization’s employee culture of safety survey has shown that communication and teamwork are areas were improvements are needed....   [tags: Literature Review, Nursing Implications]

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Mentoring in an Acute In-patient Mental Health Ward

- In this essay I am going to discuss the key enabling traits required by a mentor (Morton-Cooper and Palmer, 2005). I will analysis the different ways I have utilized these enabling traits as a mentor to influence the successful mentoring of my third year student in an acute in-patient mental health ward. The essay will be supported with relevant educational theory. Finally, I will reflect and evaluate on my performance as a mentor. Mentoring is an important role to undertake as a nurse, formally or informally in once professional life....   [tags: Mentoring Essays]

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Patient Non-Compliance and Shared Decision Making in Medical Field

- If you hang around in healthcare long enough, eventually your paths will cross with a non-compliant patient, which for the record is not the same as non-adherence patient. A non-compliant patient is defined as; “patient behaviors” that frequently interferes with the effectiveness of treatment for a variety of medical conditions and can have serious medical consequences. While non-adherence is, simply doing medial tasks incorrectly and overtime may jeopardize a patient's outcome. Defining Patient Non-Compliance In defining a patient’s non-compliant behavior the four criteria have been suggested: 1) Is the patient’s medical problem potentially serious or does it pose significant risk to life;...   [tags: Doctor, Legal, Decisions]

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

-  Communication is the desire to be understood and is to indicate to the human nature (Davis,2005). All of the patients the nurses attend to are either petrified of hospitals and their surrounding, or simply calm with in the surroundings. Effective communication can simply eliminate or severely reduce anxiety with in the anxious patients. The reasons for interpersonal communication allows us to express our personalities whilst still in the work force and why it is so important. Throughout this essay it will be arguing the present issues surrounding the hospital setting and how interpersonal communication can have positive and negative affects....   [tags: Human Nature, Nurse, Patient, Doctor, Anxiety]

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Patient With Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

- Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, which is getting more prevalent due to an increasing population of the old people aged over 65.[1] It is estimated that AD will affect 66 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050 around the world if no effective therapeutic strategies can be achieved.[2] Clinically, AD is featured by cognitive impairment, progressive disturbance of activities of daily living, and large quantities of neuropsychiatric symptoms and behavioral deterioration.[3-8] AD is not only devastating suffering for the patients, but also for the caregivers....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Health Care Services with Different Ethnic Groups

- ... The household annual income ranges from 32,000-38,000 dollars per year. And certainly she doesn’t have a health insurance. She lives in a low socioeconomic area with her primary language is Spanish and very limited English. She has less than high school education level and low medical literacy. Regarding social organization, she values Hispanic culture which emphases the importance of the extended family. That means the family includes many people in their extended families, not only parents and siblings, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and godparents of the family’s children (Padilla & Villalobos, 2007)....   [tags: nurse, bias, patient, defects]

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Prosthetic Heart Valve Replacement and a Case Study Article Analysis

- Background Prosthetic heart valve replacement is performed in several hundred thousand patients per year worldwide and is recommended for many patients with severe valvular heart disease. Bioprosthetic heart valves and mechanical heart valves are the two major valve types. Mechanical valves are more durable than bioprosthetic valves but require lifelong anticoagulant therapy with vitamin K antagonists (warfarin) due to persistent risk of thrombosis and stroke. Warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window and requires frequent monitoring such as international normalized ratio (INR) and restrictions on food, drugs and alcohol....   [tags: Medicine, Dosage, Patient]

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Issues Influencing Nursing Practice

- Consent is a vital factor within nursing practice as it will gain trust and respect from the patient, which is essential for giving high quality care as a nurse (Nurse and Midwifery Council, 2010). Consent must be obtained from the service user to give the nurse permission to care for them and come in to any physical contact. To support this, the Nurse and Midwifery Council (NMC) have put guidelines in place for the nurses to follow, as it is part of their code of conduct. Debatable arguments of why consent is important within adult nursing and child nursing will be discussed in this assignment, as well as the similarities and differences....   [tags: Consent, Patient Respect, Nurses]

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Register, Discourse and Genre Analysis When Teaching English for Specific Purposes

- 1. Introduction English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is an umbrella term to refer to teaching of language in academic and occupational contexts. Needs analysis and use of specific language in target contexts are the absolute characteristics of an ESP programme. Hence the notions of register, discourse and genre become central to ESP. 2. Register Register refers to "a variety of language distinguished according to use" (Halliday, McIntosh, and Strevens, 1964:89). This concept disassociated itself from the premise that English of a specific subject is different from others in terms of its lexicogrammar....   [tags: genre analysis, language, academic purpose]

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Research Study for Patient Perceptions During Hospital Stay

- RESEARCH DESIGN It is generally accepted that, the usefulness and acceptability of any research outcome is contingent on the data collection procedure, quality of data generated and the suitability and pertinence of the statistical tools used for analysis (Popoola, 2000). For the purpose of this study’s usefulness, a combination of descriptive, exploratory and survey designs were employed. The descriptive research seeks to determine the relationship between variables and also determine the frequency with which something occurs....   [tags: design, questionairre, enviornment]

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Cultural Sensitivity, Knowledge, and Skills from Nurses

- ... Being understanding of differences will not only broaden her own horizons, but also will help her to become a better nurse. A cultural competent nurse should ask questions and listen carefully to the answers in order to better understand the cultural diversity issues in health care that affect her patient. This approach emphasizes the patient’s role in promoting his wellness and in his responsibility for his own care. Being sensitive and showing respect for different cultural patients are nurses’ job (Quan, nd)....   [tags: patient, culture, beliefs, values, health]

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The Care for Children in Early Modern English Society

- The Care for Children in Early Modern English Society Early modern English child rearing practices like wet-nursing, swaddling, prescriptive literature and apparent lack of parental emotional attachment has caused much discussion, regarding the care of children. Philippe Aries and Lawrence Stone used these ideas, amongst others, to suggest that parents did not care for their children. Their ideas have been challenged by a number of historians who argue that, through research of first hand accounts in diaries and official records, it is clear that children were cared for and even though these practices appear to our modern society as uncaring and cruel they were, i...   [tags: Papers]

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English Speech Against Physical Punishment of Children

- English Speech Against Physical Punishment of Children Good Morning/Afternoon ladies, gentlemen and chairperson. I am also arguing against the motion that states, this house believes that physical punishment including smacking young children is wrong. I am a firm believer that a short, sharp smack can keep children under control. This doesn’t mean they should be beaten up or even marked, but strict and fair punishment will benefit a child in the long run. Please picture this scene: a young child of around 3 years is having a temper tantrum in the middle of a busy high street because his mum won’t buy him a toy car....   [tags: Papers]

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Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School

- Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School I observe at Roosevelt Middle School, which is in River Forest, in Mrs. Braun’s sixth grade English class on Tuesdays in the morning. As I have observed, I have noticed that the classroom is student-centered. During computer time, Mrs. Braun focused more on helping the students get into the computer program to start the assignment than on having enough time to get the assignment done. Several times, Mrs. Braun gave helpful comments on how to do things on the computer or in the program, such as how to install automatic spell check....   [tags: Teaching Education Class Observation]

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Inadequate Communication

- With 47 million people in the United States unable to speak English and 21 million people with limited English proficiency (LEP), the issue of inadequate communication has become a considerable problem for healthcare providers (U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, 2003). This does not account for the thousands of Americans who have hearing loss and use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary form of interaction (Mitchell, Young, Bachleda, & Karchmer, 2006). “Communication with patients is essential to providing quality medical care” (Bernard et al., 2006, p....   [tags: Limited English Proficiency]

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Patient With Dermatomyositis

- Physical therapy is an evolving field and with the current push for direct access, physical therapists must have the skill set to recognize problems that fall outside their scope of care. Therefore, physical therapists must possess a background in recognizing the signs and symptoms of systemic infection and also be able to refer to the appropriate medical personnel. Dermatomyositis, is a condition that could be encountered by a physical therapist in a direct access situation, as it may mask as a musculoskeletal pathology in its early stages.1 Dermatomyositis CASE DISCRIPTION: Patient history and Systems Review A 30 year old Caucasian female was admitted on 10/17/2013 to an inpatient reha...   [tags: Patient Diagnosis]

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Principles of Communicative Language Teaching

- I. Introduction Today English is the most popular international language in the world. Many countries chose English as a second language; and Vietnam is one of them. After Vietnam was approved as a World Trade Organization member since 2006, writing and speaking English are required skills to access higher education or to find a job. Many foreign companies have invested in our country. Therefore, English plays a very important role in our society and is an important subject as a mandatory course in Vietnamese education system....   [tags: english language, vietnam]

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The Three Prestigious Honors Classes—

- Margaret Mead once quipped, “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Indeed, there is not much that differentiates me from my fellow pupils; I am honest, passionate, patient, and observant. However, it is not only through sheer personality traits that make me a model applicant for Honor classes—I possess unique intentions that differ from that of an ordinary student’s. By applying for all three Honor classes, I hope to recuperate my absent zeal towards History, establish a basis for my future career in medicine, and further enhance both my English abilities and immense reverence for writing....   [tags: education, english, history]

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EMS Paramedic Patient Assessment

- An ALS ambulance crew was dispatched to a 69 year old obese male whom upon their arrival was seizing. The crew suspected this seizure was due to his past history of epilepsy, but because of the patients altered conscious state the paramedics had to consider and rule out other possible causes for his convolutions. Seizures can be caused by many factors. For paramedics, determining the cause is far less important then managing the complications that can be caused by the seizure and to recognize whether the seizure is reversible with treatment....   [tags: Patient Assessment]

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Nurse to Patient Ratio, Nurse Burnout and Patient Satisfaction

- Working in long-term care can be overwhelming. Imagine you are a new graduate nurse putting your new found knowledge and skills to practice for the first time. Your orientation lasted three days which is standard for nurse home orientation compared to hospital orientation that last approximately six to eight weeks for new grads. The shift has just begun and already you have a new admit, new found pressure ulcer to assess, a possible medication reaction, several new orders to take off and eight patients to document on for varying reasons....   [tags: Nurse Burnout, Patient Satisfaction]

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Patient Education Case Study

- Patient education refers to a program involving patients, which is designed to reduce the risk factors associated with various disease developments (Falvo, 2011). It also involves monitoring the effectiveness of disease treatment procedures as directed by the medical nurses, as well as maintaining the lifestyle changes of the patients in order to improve the health outcomes. Patient education involves dieticians, nurses, and medical personnel approach to guide the patients to achieve recommended health benefits, enhancing lifestyle changes in terms of behavioral and dietary practices in order to accomplish the patient’s health goals (Serrano & Monden, 2011)....   [tags: Patient Education]

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Personal Experience: Bad Hand Writing

- ... However, that journal is for my English classes so it is more like a task, not a hobby. Hence, most of the time when I’m done with the class, I also stop writing journal. Moreover, I seldom reread those journals because every time it is mandatory that I write a journal for a class, the teacher also requires me to have a new notebook. Thus, I have many journals but each journal does not contain much, and it is hard for me to keep all these notebooks. Luckily, I just found myself writing journal again recently....   [tags: time, journal, english classes]

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Reflecting on the Care of a Patient

- The aim of this patient care study is to discuss the care and nursing interventions that a particular patient received whilst staying on acute medical ward. Clause five of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Professional Conduct (2002) states that “as a registered nurse or midwife you must protect confidential information” and if information is to be revealed the patient’s consent must be sought. The patient’s permission was obtained after an explanation of the purpose and proposed content of the care study, with a staff nurse present....   [tags: Patient-Care Study]

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Commentary on Act 1 of the book Translations by Brian Friel

- Commentary on Act 1 of the book Translations by Brian Friel The opening paragraph of the play Translations tells us in great detail about where the play is set. It is set in a hedge-school, which was a disused barn or hay-shed. The opening of the play makes us see that there are two means of isolation. The language binds together the community and in this play we will see how differences in language split society. Manus is teaching Sarah to speak as the play begins. He is being very patient with her and he thinks that it is important to teach her to articulate, 'Come on, Sarah....   [tags: English Literature]

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Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in

- Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in Preludes. Also refer to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock if you wish. In both ‘Preludes’ and ‘The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, the modern city is one of the main themes. Eliot’s fascination with the modern city could stem from the fact that he was an American, and so when he moved to England in 1915, the modern city was a part of England of which he was in awe. Eliot was also influenced by the French poet, Charles Baudelaire who explored the poetic possibilities of “the more sordid aspects of the modern metropolis.” I believe that this is what Eliot is doing in Preludes; I believe he is exploring the poetic possibilities of...   [tags: English Literature]

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Educating a Patient to Fight Leukemia

- Currently, in the Unites States there are more than 250,000 Americans living with leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells, which help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells; these cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work ("Leukemia," 2013). Fifty four year old Regina was just diagnosed with leukemia. Upon assessment I gathered that she has never smoked in her life, she has the occasional glass of wine and loves to go for walk and hikes in the mountains....   [tags: Leukemia Patient Education]

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Nursing Essay: Patient Assessment

- This piece of work will be based on the pre-assessment process that patients go through on arrival to an endoscopy unit in which I was placed in during my second year studying Adult diploma Nursing. I will explore one patient’s holistic needs, identifying the priorities of care that the patient requires; I will then highlight a particular priority and give a rational behind this. During an admission I completed under the supervision of my mentor I was pre-assessing a 37 year old lady who had arrived to the unit for an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy....   [tags: Endoscopy, Patient History]

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Providing Quality Patient Care

- “Nursing is an art, and if it is to be made an art, requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work...” (Nightingale, 1868) In today’s health care system, “quality” and “safety” are one in the same when it comes to patient care. As Florence Nightingale described our profession long ago, it takes work and vigilance to ensure we are doing the best we can to care for our patients. (Mitchell, 2008) The World Health Organization outlines 6 areas of quality that help shape our definition of what makes quality care....   [tags: Nursing Essay, Patient Satisfaction]

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Patient Visit Summary Report

- Confidentiality Disclaimer - This essay uses patient initials only. No identifying features are included within this essay. Patient: BA Patient’s age: 63 years old 1. Medical conditions (active) : After taking the patient’s medical history, I found out that the patient experiences several active medical conditions. She was diagnosed having rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type II, sleep problem, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She got rheumatoid arthritis when she was 49 years old, and has been having this for 14 years....   [tags: Patient Interview Report]

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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]

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The Controversy Facing Patient Safety in the U.S.

- Fierce healthcare reported sometime in June of 2012 that hospitals across the country had received safety report cards from one Leapfrog group. They reported that most facilities got a C or below in the rankings. The report also showed that the biggest hospitals such as the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan barely got a passing grade. The report cards were meant to inform patients and also to motivate improvements in patient safety, they were faced with a lot of criticism and controversy especially from hospitals that did not pass....   [tags: hospitals, healthcare, patient safety]

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Nurse to Patient Ratios: An Alternative Approach

- In the health care industry, nurse to patient ratios is often a controversial issue. Registered nurses know and continue to reiterate the importance of safe staffing levels in health care facilities. Reductions in nursing budgets, coupled with the expanding nursing shortage, has resulted in a reduction of available nursing staff. As a result, the employed nursing staff are forced to work longer hours with more acutely ill patients. Consequently, patient care is compromised and ultimately perpetuates the nursing shortage because of this negative work environment....   [tags: patient mortality, care, staffing]

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Nursing: The Electronic Patient Record (EPR)

- Introduction Approximately seventy five percent of Ontarians have an electronic medical record and roughly 10,000 Ontario physicians are using them to improve patient care, enhance health outcomes and increase patient safety. The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is UHN’s standard Clinical Desktop application developed by the UHN’s Shared Information Management Services (SIMS). It allows healthcare professionals quick and easy real time access to more than one patient record as well as easy access to other integrated applications....   [tags: ontarians, physicians, patient care]

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Evolving Practice of Nursing and Patient Care

- Evolving Practice of Nursing and Patient care Delivery models. In the nursing practice, the obligations of tasks of nurses are going to be affected by the changes in the future in the United States. Because the health care system are reformed and also have to give Services that will gain the community, nurses are demanded to take on more various roles continues care. Cost effective which is centered on the patient can be provided by health clinics and medically based homes have nurse managers....   [tags: medical, health, patient]

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Improving Patient Access to Chemotherapy Treatment

- Introduction Because of cancer becoming to the leading cause of death, the demand of services in cancer institution is steady increasing in recent years. Certain of researchers indicated that patients spend much more time on waiting, either in waiting to range an appointment or waiting at cancer institutions. Therefore, the paper “Improving Patient Access to Chemotherapy Treatment at Duke Cancer Institute” (Woodall etc, 2013) is aim to improve to the patient flow in their institution, which also focus on to apply in other cancer institutions....   [tags: Patient Access to Chemotherapy]

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Nursing Case Study: Psychiatric Patient

- In this case study, one day of care for a 28 year old, male patient on a low secure psychiatric unit will be examined and discussed. The main focus will be on implementation and evaluation of the nursing process. These areas will be covered under; physiological, psycho-sociological and pharmacological aspects of the patient’s care. Although, the case study is discussed using third person expression, the care discussed is what was implemented and evaluated by myself, a second year student nurse, under supervision from a qualified member of staff....   [tags: Psychiatric Patient Case Study]

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The Patient's Rights and Confidentiality in the Nursing Profession

- This reflection indentifies what I have learnt about confidentiality and privacy, patient’s right to know about their health condition health and empathic response in Nursing Profession. Nursing as a caring profession needs communicating receptively, empathy, trust and respect to establish and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship with the patient and the family. I will make reference to a significant experience I had as a student nurse during my clinical practice in the obstetric and gynaecology unit of the hospital I trained in my country....   [tags: Healthcare, Health Care, Patient Confidentiality]

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Learning How To Write In English

- This week has already the fourth weeks of Pre-Enrolment English Program (PEP). There are many lessons to learn with. The most important lesson is that the improvement of articles, plurals and singular also time management. Flash back to previous class, my first writing was about riding a bicycle. After had a feedback from the teacher, I realized that there were many problems relating to articles, plurals and singular. My previous teacher had ever insisted that to solve the problem you had to read out loud 200 words a night for ten weeks....   [tags: English]

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Sonographer-Patient Interactions in the Health Care Field

- ... Quality of care given by a Physician is just one component of a patient’s health care experience. “There’s a temptation to think that the experience is all about the doctors, and all about the results, but everyone in the hospital has a really important role in the overall experience” (“The Importance,” 2013). Whether they wish to believe it or not; hospital staff at every level impact each patients overall health care experience. In sonography patient interaction begins with the initial patient information assessment and evaluation....   [tags: health care, patient, communication]

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Critical Thinking Incident: A Patient Kidney Failure

- ... • Iosartan (Cozaar): it’s an Angiotensin II and is a potent vasoconstrictor • Spironolactone (Aldactone): potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) • Timolol (Timpotic): beta blocker • Coumadin: Blood thinner • Tylenol • Normal Saline (IV) Possible Solutions or Hypotheses The human body is comprised of roughly 60% of water. However, there are times when fluid overload can occur, were more fluid (mostly water) is going into your body than is coming out. There are three explanations or solutions as to why the patient has fluid overload....   [tags: patient, medical history]

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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Scandal in Bohemia

- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Scandal in Bohemia The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was written by Sir Arthur ConanDoyle. The novel was first published in 1892. A Scandal in Bohemia was a short story about a woman who has pictures of herself and a high Englishnobleman. She used them to blackmail him. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a novelist, a detective-story writer, and aphysician. He was born on May 22, 1859 and died on July 7, 1930. He beganwriting The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1890 and finished writing it in1892....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Increasing Patient Satisfaction Through Nurse Rounding

- ... Rounding helps to identify early signs these life-threatening conditions so that proper interventions can be applied. Older adults can be at risk for confusion, falls, and skin breakdown (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013). If nurses do not check on these patients regularly, they have the potential risk for injuries. Patients may fall causing a fracture if they try to act without assistance because needs are not being met within adequate timing, pressure ulcers may develop if patients are not being turned every two hours, and confusion and medication side effects can harm patients if they are not being monitored (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013)....   [tags: meeting patient needs, self-care]

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Patent Protection in Malaysia

- Patent protection in Malaysia is governed by the Patents Act 1983, and is obtainable by either or filing a direct national application or entering the national phase of a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application. There are two patent classifications that an applicant can choose upon application, the standard patent or design patent and the utility patent. With regards to Malaysian Patent Application Requirements, the applicant has to file the patent with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), in Kuala Lumpur, or at the branch offices located in Sabah and Sarawak....   [tags: requirement, patent act, rights]

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Improvements in Quality Care, Safety, and Patient Satisfaction with the Teach-Back Method

- ... Patients who have low health literacy levels are at risked for the need of teach-back. These include patients who are older than 60 years old (Eadie, 2014, p. 9). Older adult patients may have sensory alterations that impair communication (Potter & Perry, 2013, p. 181). In addition, patients from low socioeconomic status and minority groups are more likely to have inadequate health literacy (Tamura-Lis, 2013, p. 267). Nevertheless, assessment tools are available to identify a patient’s health literacy level (Eadie, 2014, p....   [tags: patient education, healthcare]

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Evaluation of Patient Interview

- For my interview I decided to interview someone who thought they were pregnant. While interviewing the patient there were a lot of things I felt I shouldn't have done. When I welcomed the patient into my office I didn't close the door behind them and so all the noise from outside was coming in and it was hard to hear what she was trying to say to me. There was also lack of privacy lack of confidentiality; as everyone would be able to know all about the patients problems. I wasn't very professional during the interview as I didn't wear the appropriate clothes, I just had casual, every day clothes, and I felt I should have worn something smarter....   [tags: Patient Interview Essays]

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The Influence of The Bible on English Literature

- THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIBLE ON ENGLISH LITERATURE On William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience William Blake, a true exemplification of a renaissance man, wrote and produced works of art which were revolutionary in many aspects and ahead of his time. He led an extremely enigmatic life – engaging in things he liked the best and in the course of it, facing setbacks in the form of criticism. Blake attended the Moravian Church as a child and hence the Holy Bible had a great impact on his life and all his works....   [tags: English Literature]

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Intonation Patterns in the English Spoken by English Mentors

- The scope of the study The Informants have been selected from APIIITs. This study has been restricted to the analysis of 30 informants, out of which 19 are male and 11 are female. All the conclusions of the study are strictly based on, and limited to the data recorded and collected from the selected thirty informants. The intonation patterns of the specimens are done purely based on the auditory impressions of the recorded data. Procedure In describing intonation patterns of the Informants, Received Pronunciation has been taken as the standard for purposes of comparison because of the following reasons....   [tags: english, language tone, speech]

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