Accountability Essays

  • Criminal Accountability and the

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    Criminal Accountability and the "I" Function The prevalence and misuse of the insanity defense in our legal system is astounding. Cases upon cases site drugs, brain tumors, car accidents involving head injury, blackouts and antisocial behavior as circumstantial evidence of a crime that was committed. These crimes involve murder, rape and robbery. The question of where criminal accountability lies and how we are able to hold someone accountable for an act may boil down to the brain itself. Where

  • Accountability Of Our Government

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    Accountability of Our Government Accountability is the essence of our democratic form of government. It is the liability assumed by all those who exercise authority to account for the manner in which they have fulfilled responsibilities entrusted to them, a liability ultimately to the Canadian people owed by Parliament, by the government and thus, every government department and agency. One of the fundamental principals of a democratic society is the government must be accountable to the people

  • Action and Accountability in Macbeth

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    Action and Accountability in Macbeth They say that life is what you make of it. Though there is much in the fabric of Shakespeare’s tragedies that complicates the relationship between action and accountability with regard to the tragic heroes, it cannot be assumed, simply because they find themselves in a difficult position, that they are engulfed and rendered powerless by the events that unfold in their midst. Even Iago, Shakespeare’s evil incarnate, remarks, “ ‘Tis in ourselves that we are

  • Police Accountability vs. Police Independence

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    Introduction The debate regarding police independence versus police accountability has been hotly contested since at least the 1960s.1 At the heart of the debate are questions relating to the degree and manner of oversight to which police forces should be subjected, while maintaining the independence of those polices forces to carry out their duties free from undue political (or other) interferences. This essay examines the principles underlying the “independence of the office of constable”, the

  • Good Governance: Transtraperability And Accountability In Good Governance

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    “ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN GOOD GOVERNANCE” GROUP MEMBERS: -Saba naz (51) - Fizza Farrukh (16) RESEARCH ARTICLE According to Etounge Manguella: “Good Governance implies presence of rule of law, safeguard of human right, existence of honest government, accountability, transparency, predictability and openness” It is a legitimate, accountable, and effective way of obtaining and using public power and resources in the pursuit of widely-accepted social goals. Good governance has

  • Accountability of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    The Accountability of Victor Frankenstein Although humans have the tendency to set idealistic goals to better future generations, often the results can prove disastrous, even deadly. The tale of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, focuses on the outcome of one man's idealistic motives and desires of dabbling with nature, which result in the creation of horrific creature. Victor Frankenstein was not doomed to failure from his initial desire to overstep the natural bounds of human knowledge. Rather

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, was endorsed by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, provided the first nationally-recognizable regulations for the use/disclosure of an individual's health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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    small ones, was established as the first set of national standards for the protection of health information. This rule was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to meet the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Privacy Rule was born out of a need for health information to be appropriately protected yet still allowing the health information to be shared to ensure quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

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    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) affects every aspect of health care from patient privacy to insurance coverage. The federal act was first passed in 1996, yet the first major rule did not go into effect until 2003, protecting patient privacy. HIPAA ultimately came into effect due to the issues regarding patient privacy, security and coverage. Another major concern for both health care workers and the public was the exchange of patient information from one

  • Annotated Bibliography on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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    Annotated Bibliography on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Introduction As the evolution of healthcare from paper documentation to electronic documentation and ordering, the security of patient information is becoming more difficult to maintain. Electronic healthcare records (EHR), telenursing, Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) are a major part of the future of medicine. Social media also plays a role in the security of patient formation. Compromising data in the

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, most commonly known by its initials HIPAA, was enacted by Congress then signed by President Bill Clinton on August 21, 1996. This act was put into place in order to regulate the privacy of patient health information, and as an effort to lower the cost of health care, shape the many pieces of our complicated healthcare system. This act also protects individuals from losing their health

  • Nursing - Delegation of Work

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    difficulty and risk of the task, and the patient’s condition. The expected outcomes, a time frame for completion, and any limitations should be explained to the UAP at the time that the task was delegated. Accountability and responsibility are two important parts of delegation. Accountability is defined as, “being responsible and answerable for actions or inactions of self or others in the context of delegation” (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Resources section, 4). This refers to the

  • My Journey as a Teacher

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    learning environment, I sought mentor certification. I had been an unofficial mentor for five years in the state of North Carolina, and became a Florida State Certified Mentor in 2000. With this certification, I gained insight into the evaluation and accountability of teachers. With this certification, I gained insight into the evaluation of teachers and was able to move from utilizing anecdotal evidence to providing feedback on best practices used in the classroom. When working with my mentees, I combined

  • Creon’s Perspective in Oedipus Rex and Sophocles' Antigone

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    that the main difference between his position and the king's is that of the accompanying action to ruling. In both positions, one is a ruler who holds great power over the state. However, the king is placed in a greater place of accountability to the people. This accountability is what Creon says inspires "fear" in the king, for if affairs of state or of the people fall into decline, the king is the first person whom the citizenry look to blame. This is analogous to executive leaders throughout history

  • SME International Definition

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    differential reporting regime in Australia According to the IASB ED of a proposed IFRS for SMEs, the IASB’s definition of an SME is intended to (a) an entity with no public accountability and (b) an entity that publishes general purpose financial statements for external users. If entities fall under the definition of having a public accountability, as stated in paragraph 1.2 ED, they are not entitled to use the proposed IFRS for SMEs. The IASB’s definition of a public account-tability is not based on a size-threshold

  • Computerized Provider Order Entry Pre-Deployment Evaluation Plan

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    In an effort to improve clinician workflow and enhance patient safety, a healthcare facility has purchased and will soon be introducing a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system for use within the electronic health record. A pre-deployment evaluation plan will permit the informatics team to appraise the usability of the CPOE and provide administrators with valuable data regarding its successful implementation. This paper describes the formation of this evaluation plan including the goals

  • Philosophy-imputable Acts

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    when the person committing the act is in possession of both knowledge and consent in regards to the action at hand. Imputability is a thing that is always completely possessed or completely not possessed by a person. Imputability causes accountability. Accountability has degrees upon which it is based and these degrees depend on whether or not the person was influenced by some modifier of either the intellect or the will. Imputability's requirements, knowledge and consent, have to do with the relationship

  • Strategic Human Resource Management

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    Therefore there must be an effective human resource function. In the past, most organisations viewed Human Resource Management (HRM) as an element function, that is an activity that is supportive of the task functions and does not normally have any accountability for the performance of a specific end task. Because of the emphasis on analysis and precision there is a tendency for strategists to concentrate on economic data and ignore the way in which human elements and values can influence the implementation

  • Social Accountability: The Imponents Of Social Accountability

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    Social Accountability: Accountability: Simply defined, accountability is the obligation of power-holders to take responsibility for their actions. It describes the rights and responsibilities that exist between people and the institutions [including governments, civil society and market actors] that have an impact on their lives (Peter and Wheeler, 2006). In this view, accountability has a political purpose to check the abuse of power by the political executive and an operational purpose ensure

  • Accountability: What Are The Three Skills Of Accountability

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    Ownership Plan Owning Accountability What are the three skills of accountability mentioned in the book? Have you used these skills this semester and if so, how? How do you plan to be accountable and follow through and fulfill your academic responsibilities in the future? (20 points) Accountability is defined as the act of taking responsibility for our own action or deeds. Accountability is composed of three skills that are: thinking clearly before committing, make reasonable commitments and follow