Sensitivity Essays

  • Antimicrobial Drug Sensitivity Testing

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    Antimicrobial sensitivity testing is important clinically because the proper selection of an antimicrobial drug in the treatment of a bacterial infection is ideally based on the knowledge of the sensitivities of the infecting organism. In this laboratory exercise you will be working within a group performing a commonly used test that is designed to determine whether or not an isolated organism is able to be treated using a specific antimicrobial drug. The procedure is called sensitivity testing. This

  • Sensitivity In Cultural Sensitivity

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    Cultural Sensitivity and the Church • Cultural sensitivity begins with a recognition that there are differences between cultures • These differences are reflected in the ways that different groups communicate and relate to one another • Cultural sensitivity is more than an awareness that there are differences in culture in order to interact effectively • A culturally competent person views all people as unique individuals and realizes that their experiences, beliefs, values, and language affect

  • Cultural Sensitivity

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    Cultural sensitivity occurs when people recognize and are aware that each country or various ethnic groups of people have their own set of experiences, beliefs, values, and language that affect their perceptions toward life. Addressing Cultural sensitivity permits people to comprehend that there are differences between cultures. Furthermore, having awareness in the differences between cultures permits a culturally competent person to communicate effectively with others that are outside of one’s realm

  • Pingelap: Island of the Colorblind

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    survived to replenish the isolated island's population. Roughly four generations after the typhoon, the citizens of Pingelap began exhibiting symptoms of a rare recessive disorder known as Achromatopsia. Achromatopsia is characterized by extreme light sensitivity, poor vision, and complete inability to distinguish colors (3). This anomaly is the focus of Oliver Sacks' new book The Island of the Colorblind and its publication has succeeded in raising public awareness about the rare hereditary disease of Achromatopsia

  • The Imagination of Miss Brill in Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill

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    in their lives" (226).  Two key questions in Miss Brill are what kind of intelligence and sensitivity does she posses, and what is the true nature of the change that she undergoes as a result of the young man's cruel remark about her, "But why not? Because of that stupid old thing at the end there? Why does she come here at all - who wants her?" (Mansfield 229). Miss Brill's turns her sensitivity outward rather than inward.  She possesses keen eye for outward appearances and detail, but

  • Divine Comedy - Mastery of Language in Dante’s Inferno

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    his every move.  His mastery of language, his sensitivity to the sights and sounds of nature, and his infinite store of knowledge allow him to capture and draw the reader into the realm of the terrestrial hell.  In Canto 6, the Gluttons; Canto 13, the Violent Against Themselves; and Canto 23, the Hypocrites; Dante excels in his detailed portrayal of the supernatural world of hell.  In each canto, Dante combines his mastery of language with his sensitivity to the sights and sounds of nature to set the

  • Moral Realism

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    effect on the connection between moral judgments and judgments of fact of an attempt to close this gap. In the article “Moral Realism and Moral Judgments”, Frederik Kaufman argues that judgments of fact display a certain degree of conceptual sensitivity to error which is not present in moral judgments. He concludes from this that moral judgments cannot be a subset of judgments of fact. In setting up his argument, Kaufman claims that for the most part we form judgments of fact in virtue of natural

  • Autism in Life in Pictures by Temple Grandin

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    different levels of this defect. It was very interesting to learn that those who suffer from autism see the world very different from those who do not have autism. Their over sensitivity to sight and sound must be very difficult for them to deal with and does give good reasoning to their sudden outbursts as children. The over sensitivity to touch also, how frustrating to the parents of these children! This could be a sign of a child not feeling well or having some other type of medical illness so it is

  • Exploration Of The Principles Of Lighting Essay

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    This was the main reason for the lack of sensitivity to light. Film speed is measured in ASA numbers. The higher the ASA number, the faster the film's speed and the lower amount of light needed to create a picture. ASA speeds vary all the way from 10-2000 ASA. Early film used around

  • Shakespeare's Macbeth - Downfall Due to Ambition and Human Weakness

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    no spurs to prick the side of my intent" between the "vaulting ambition which leaps over itself and falls on the other" and the "deep damnation of his (Duncan's) taking off."  At this point in time, scene 7 of the first act, Macbeth exposes sensitivity and knowledge of what he may do is wrong.  Possibly the one time when the reader can relate to Macbeth the best, it is seen that he is very hesitant of his action, but what over takes him is the human flaw of ambition.  As time progresses and

  • Neuropsychologist

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    which have been shown to have acceptable levels of sensitivity and specificity. This means the test can measure the thing it is trying to measure even when the thing it is trying to measure is only present in small amounts and it also means the test can distinguish the thing it is trying to measure from other things. If we wish to measure a thing "A" then the test has to be able to measure "A" even when very little of "A" is present; this is sensitivity. Specificity means when we measure "A" with our

  • We All Be Careful With the Words We Use

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    words the author is trying to write because of that. By removing any words that might offend anyone are we subconsciously trying to make everyone the same? Ravitch writes, "The great irony of sensitivity reviewing: it has evolved into a bureaucratic system that removes all evidence of diversity." Sensitivity reviewing was originally supposed to encourage diversity. In the end it is actually making everyone identical and causing misguided equality. For example, if we are trying to tell of a horrible

  • The Giver: Analysis of Jonas

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    Jonas is uncomfortable with the attention he receives when he is singled out as the new Receiver, preferring to blend in with his friends. Once Jonas begins his training with the Giver, however, the tendencies he showed in his earlier life—his sensitivity, his heightened perceptual powers, his kindness to and interest in people, his curiosity about new experiences, his honesty, and his high intelligence—make him extremely absorbed in the memories the Giver has to transmit. In turn, the memories,

  • Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses

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    Frances that she had an initial feeling of insignificance and she wanted to be loved and acknowledged by her husband. The sentence, ?I?d do any damn thing for you? points to a certain desire to be recognized as a good wife because of some degree of sensitivity that a man is needed in the family as the head and without him everything is nothing. The ?desire to please her husband? could also be attributed to lib...

  • Human Factors Issues of Glare

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    is intrinsic to the individual due to aging or disease. Disability glare refers to intraocular scattering of light that interferes with normal visual functioning by decreasing image contrast on the retina. These individuals have a debilitating sensitivity to high levels of illumination. Streetlamps, floodlights, and the sun are examples of everyday encounters that can induce, and require recovery time from, disability glare. The pervasive and insidious nature of glare demands additional research

  • Reciting Latin Verse

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    the prospect of studying a complex, inflected language entirely through the written word. While students still manage to learn the grammar and vocabulary, they often lack an appreciation for Latin as a living, breathing means of communication. A sensitivity to the oral aspect of the language not only reinforces material learned through traditional means, but also opens a window into the sublime quality of Latin which can serve as motivation for further study. W... ... middle of paper ... ..

  • Hypertext as a Medium for Writing

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    information relating to digital poetry and the readers’ role, Janez Strevhovec, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Academy of Visual Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia states, “Today digital poetry provides us with new, provocative, and challenging, to sensitivity even testing forms of experiencing. It is a medium that can only be understood on the basis of analysis of the present world of the new media, and new perception forms, which originate in the interface culture” (Strehovec 4). Strehovec’s description

  • Professionalism In The Health Field

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    generation and dissemination of knowledge. In addition to medical knowledge and skills, medical professionals should present psychosocial and humanistic qualities such as caring, empathy, humility and compassion, as well as social responsibility and sensitivity to people's culture and beliefs. All these qualities are expected of members of highly trained professions. There are many attributes that contribute to being professional. The many that stick out in my mind are responsibility and accountability

  • Asthma

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    characterized by episodes of constriction and increased mucous production. A person with asthma has bronchial tubes that are super sensitive to various stimuli, or triggers, that can produce asthma symptom.In other words, asthmatics have special sensitivity that causes their lung tissue to react far more than is should to various stimulating factors or triggers. For this reason, people with asthma are said to have "twitchy airways."Some symptoms that people with asthma commonly experience are chest

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis

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    Bacterial Conjunctivitis Bacterial Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye”, is one of the most well-known and treatable eye infections for both children and adults. The name was chosen because it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelids. It is commonly called “pink eye” because of the red color of the eye from irritation and was described as such. Several different microorganisms