Design Thinking process: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype

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40 points!!!

Get started now, because it is a lot of work. Due Tuesday AFTER Spring Break. Woo hoo!

For the next two weeks you are going to work on designing and prototyping a device that Michael Johnson, an auto racer who is confined to a wheelchair, can use to shovel snow in his driveway. As I explained in class (and in the video below), you will be using the Design Thinking Process for Innovation to generate a solution.

THE ASSIGNMENT:

Complete the four phases below. (we will not be doing phase 5, Test, that is in the diagram above)

Who you are helping: People with limited mobility who need a wheelchair who have trouble putting on pants.

You MUST design your solution with these constraints:

  1. The person does not have any leg mobility.
  2. They use a wheel chair, either manually or motorized, but your solution must benefit both audiences
  3. The person cannot lift or push themselves up with their arms. They don’t have the strength.
  4. They must be able to do this alone, and at a somewhat normal speed, like anyone else.
  5. Your final invention should not cost the user more than $200.
  6. Your final solution can NOT already exist in ANY FORM. For instance, you can’t have them just wiggle into pants while lying on the bed or pay someone to come help you. There are devices that exist, so don’t use those. They don’t meet all the constraints.

Michael Johnson spoke to CAS 110 students about his experience and the difficulties of maneuvering in a wheelchair. Michael broke his back racing motorcycles when he was 12-years-old. Now he races fast cars, thanks to modern technology. (Michael’s cool 🙂

PHASE 1: 
EMPATHY (put yourself in the user’s shoes)

Before you can design a solution for someone, you need to learn about understand them, their lives and the challenges they face.

This requires RESEARCH of all kinds, including:

  • spend time in an ordinary chair and try putting pants on without much arm strength. Use a wheelchair if you can find one.
  • visit the library and ask their expert and helpful librarians for materials surrounding mobility
  • interview someone confined to a wheelchair
  • search the web for answers.

NOTE, EMPATHY IS NOT ABOUT YOUR INTUITION OR IMAGINING WHAT THE PERSON GOES THROUGH, so don’t list what you think about the questions below I won’t count them, although these can be clues that inform your search for real answers.

Write 10 facts total about (5 for Mobility and 5 for Physics)

  1. MobilityWrite and number at least five full sentences describing some of the mobility challenges someone in a wheelchair has, particularly when putting on pants, in or out of the wheelchair. (You can try it yourself and explain what you went through.
  2. PhysicsWrite and number least five full sentences explaining some of the of the physical forces involved that would prevent someone seated from being able to cover their lower body. Don’t make this stuff up. Research it.

UNDER EACH OF THESE TEN FACTS YOU MUST EXPLAIN WHERE PROVIDE THE SOURCE: If you do not include where you got a fact, you will NOT get credit for that entry.

  • Include links, if relevant.
  • Include article or book titles, if relevant.
  • If you interviewed someone, put their name and contact info.
  • If you tried to do the task yourself (highly recommended) in a wheelchair or a chair, explain the circumstances and include a SELFIE photo with you in action.

PHASE 2:
DEFINE (Write a single “problem statement” in the form of a question. What are you really trying to solve?)

 

Once you have a general understanding of the needs of the user from Phase 1, Consider the problem you are trying to solve, which was said to be how a person with limited mobility can put on pants.

As yourself questions like:

  • Do they have to wear the same kind of pants others put on?
  • Do they have to be in a wheelchair to put them on?
  • What are you really trying to achieve? What is at the core of what a person in a wheelchair needs? To cover up their legs with what appear to be pants?

Once you determine the breadth of the problem, ask a question that is open-ended, that could suggest many possible solutions. For instance, if you ask how someone could put on pants while in a wheelchair, then you have already built a part of the solution into the question: 1) you’re defining pants in a conventional way and 2) saying they must do it in a wheelchair. Think of a broader way to ask “define” the problem, the challenge. What is it that a person with limited mobility REALLY NEEDS? Ask a question like that.

Another example, not pants related, if you ask how the city can build a bridge across a river, you can pretty much guarantee they’re going to wind up with a bridge. But if you ask, instead, a broader, more open-ended question, like, “How can we get people and vehicles across the river?”, you would get many other ideas, like tunnels, ferries, slingshots and the like.

b

What Makes a Good Problem Statement? (from https://www.interaction-design.org)

Define exactly what the problem is that you were trying to solve using the guidelines below.

b

A problem statement is important to a Design Thinking project, because it will guide you and provides a focus on the specific needs that you have uncovered. It also creates a sense of possibility and optimism that allows you to spark off ideas in the Ideation stage, which is the third and following stage in the Design Thinking process.

b

A good problem statement should thus have the following traits. It should be:

b

• Human-centred. This requires you to frame your problem statement according to specific users, their needs and the insights that your team has gained in the Empathise phase. The problem statement should be about the people the team is trying to help, rather than focussing on technology, monetary returns or product specifications.

b

• Broad enough for creative freedom. This means that the problem statement should not focus too narrowly on a specific method regarding the implementation of the solution (such as, “How can I design a better shovel?” If you ask for a shovel, you’re going to get a shovel. How can you better ask this to allow many other possible solutions?) The problem statement should also not list technical requirements, as this would unnecessarily restrict the team and prevent them from exploring areas that might bring unexpected value and insight to the project.

b

• Narrow enough to make it manageable. On the other hand, a problem statement such as , “Improve the human condition,” is too broad and will likely cause team members to easily feel daunted. Problem statements should have sufficient constraints to make the project manageable.

b

As well as the three traits mentioned above, it also helps to begin the problem statement with a verb, such as “Create”, “Define”, and “Adapt”, to make the problem become more action-oriented.

b

PHASE 3:

IDEATE (think of ideas)

For this part of the assignment you must generate ideas and then choose one that you will be prototyping next week. To do this you will be making lists, similar to past assignments.

b

You will be generating ideas two ways:

b

LIST 1: Think about pants. List ten things about pants.

Think about who, what, why, how, when, where? Do these words spark any thoughts? This will get the idea of pants rolling about in your mind…

LIST 2: Generate 10 ideas where a your solution involves a wheelchair.

List ten (10) ideas involving a wheelchair (as full sentences) that might solve the problem. Be imaginative!

b

LIST 3: Generate 10 ideas where a your solution DOES NOT involve a wheelchair in any way.
List ten (10) ideas involving a wheelchair (as full sentences) that might solve the problem

Again, if you ask for a wheelchair solution, you’re stuck with only thinking that a person with limited mobility must put on his pants from his wheelchair, but maybe there are other ways to solve this problem that don’t involve a wheelchair. What else might he be able to do? But don’t forget the constraints listed above.

PHASE 4:

PROTOTYPE (build a physical model of your best idea)

Now it’s time to choose converge on your most workable idea and make a prototype of it.

YOU WILL ACTUALLY BUILD A THREE-DIMENSIONAL, PHYSICAL VERSION OF YOUR IDEA OUT OF CARDBOARD, TAPE, PRINTED FROM A 3D PRINTER, ETC. NO DRAWINGS! YOU MUST BUILD THIS.

WHAT IS A PROTOTYPE?
According to the (Interaction Design Foundation), a prototype is a simple experimental model of a proposed solution used to test or validate ideas, design assumptions and other aspects of its conceptualization quickly and cheaply, so that the designer/s involved can make appropriate refinements or possible changes in direction. Prototypes are not meant to function but rather to let users interact with them so as to provide feedback. Prototyping is a crucial part of iterative design processes, design thinking, and user-centered design.

Prototypes can take many forms (cardboard, printed on a 3D printer, steel, etc.) and about the only thing the various forms have in common is that they are all tangible forms of your ideas. You can physically interact with them.

Choose your best idea and

  1. Make a 3D, physical model (prototype) of it. (see video below)
  2. Write a detailed, 1/2 page explanation of how it would work.
  3. Take photos of it

1. MAKE YOUR MODEL: Your prototype must be ABOUT THE SIZE OF A STANDARD TOASTER (about the size in the video below), something you could carry around, if need be. Don’t make it life-size, or super small. I recommend you use cardboard or boxboard (what cereal boxes are made of). You are welcome to add any other materials you like, but your model must clearly convey the working mechanism of your design. If you like, you may use a 3D drawing software to create your model.

WATCH THIS VIDEO:

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS:

Boxboard or cardboard: Using scissors, tape and boxboard (the kind of cereal boxes are made of; it’s easy to cut) or any type of cardboard, Boxboard is used by in almost all packaging and you can find it at any recycling center…or you can pour out a box of cereal…Be careful cutting thicker cardboard with knives or other razor-sharp tools.

Bendable or rigid materials: Using bendable materials, like pipe cleaners, straws, coffee stirrers and thin rigid materials (like toothpicks, Q-Tips, wooden stirrers and the like).You can glue and tape these materials.

2. WRITE 1/2 PAGE EXPLANATION OF HOW YOUR IDEA WORKS

3. TAKE PHOTOS: When finished, TAKE THREE PHOTOS of your model with a clear background (for example, a blank wall behind it, not a busy living room) and good lighting.

  1. One photo from the top
  2. One from the side
  3. One from an an angle that that shows three sides (top, two sides). See 3/4 photo.

(NOTE: SAVE YOUR PHYSICAL PROTOTYPE! AFTER GRADING, WE WILL CHOOSE THE BEST 10 BEST IDEAS. IF YOURS IS ONE OF THE 10, YOU WILL BRING YOUR PROTOTYPE TO CLASS TO SHOW TO MICHAEL. HE WILL SELECT HIS THREE FAVORITES BASED ON WHICH ONES HE FEELS BEST SOLVES HIS PROBLEM. THOSE THREE WILL WIN A PRIZE.

HOW TO SUBMIT THIS ASSIGNMENT

Combine all of your phases into ONE, four-page document.

SUBMIT AS A PDF FILE! IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS SEARCH IT ON GOOGLE. If you are having trouble uploading it, call the D2L helpline. They’re awesome there, and always there!

PAGE 1 of your document:

  • AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE PUT YOUR FULL NAME
  • UNDER THAT, ADD THE LABEL “PROBLEM STATEMENT” AND WRITE YOUR PROBLEM STATEMENT FROM THE “DEFINE” PHASE.
  • UNDER THAT, ADD YOUR RESEARCH SEPARATED UNDER THE HEADINGS “MOBILITY” AND “PHYSICS.” LABEL THIS “EMPATHY.” BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR SOURCES.

PAGE 2:

  • AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE PUT THE LABEL “IDEAS“. ADD YOUR IDEAS FROM THE “IDEATE” PHASE SEPARATED UNDER THE HEADINGS “LIST 1“, “LIST 2,” AND “LIST 3“.

PAGE 3:

  • LABEL THIS PAGE “PROTOTYPE.”
  • UNDER THIS PUT YOUR 1/2 PAGE EXPLANATION OF HOW YOUR IDEA WORKS.

PAGE 4:

  • COMBINE YOUR THREE PHOTOS ON A SINGLE PAGE. LABEL THE IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR INVENTION.

Upload your SINGLE document to the dropbox, “Design thinking assignment

 
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Need to write a report i am providing the journal paper and the literature reviews of my work.

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The report topic is “Applications of Artificial Neural Networks on Weather Forecasting”

We need to go through the two documents and need to right a report with the following details given below : Need a report with at least 2000 to 3000 words…. and i am providing my literature review and i am giving one report of my friend for reference.

  1. Follow the Study Schedule and work with the Topics (Modules) in Interact as they provide a “scaffold” for your learning in this subject.
  2. You are required to develop a detailed Capstone Project Proposal and Plan using project management software (as listed in the Study Schedule) and the skills you have acquired from IT Project Management to develop a project plan with a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), milestones and Gantt chart. These tools may help.
    1. MicrosoftProject Pro (http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/project/);
    2. Open source tools like GanttProject (http://www.ganttproject.biz/);
    3. OpenProj(http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/)
    4. OpenProject (https://www.openproject.org/about).
    5. ProjectLibre (http://www.projectlibre.org/)
  3. Begin using the ‘project blog‘ as a tool beyond the weekly progrees reports for your chosen emerging technology topic:
    1. The blog is a way to not only “think by writing” and make your notes but also store project files and links in a cloud-based service.
    2. Consider sharing the site with your peers as a way to tell a story and harness each others knowledge.
  4. The blog is ideally updated each week with 3 or 4 entries for documenting your project notes and as the foundation for editing and writing the Capstone Project Report. An ideal blog entry will have around 50-150 words (150-600 words a week).
  5. Group Work OPTION for Assessment Items (Not recommended for Online Study mode students): The Group Capstone Project Proposal and Plan is submitted by the team of three (3 maximum group size) for a group mark on a project proposal and plan that clearly indicates the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Role and Responsibilities of EACH member to carry an equal share of the load in the project work.

Rationale

This assessment task aligns with the FIRST, SECOND and FIFTH learning outcomes.

The Capstone Topic Project Plan allows for a broad range of project areas like systems administration, database systems, IT security, mobile technology etc. Often the project has a sponsor and is linked to your interest or workplace needs. The proposal has a research component (Assessment Item 3 Annotated Bibliography) so in some cases you may need to find a supervisor willing to accept you as a candidate.

The Learning Outcomes being assessed in this item include how you interpret and evaluate an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation and begin to to plan, execute, record and present your research and project work as a capstone experience.

Your Capstone Project Proposal and Plan will be evaluated with a series of questions that you can use as a Checklist:

  • Is the capstone topic area appropriate?
  • Has the Project Blog been setup?
  • Has there been sufficient justification of the choice of the topic?
  • Is there enough scope for a sufficiently deep/complex analysis?
  • Is the scope appropriate for what might be reasonably expected in the capstone project subject?
  • Is the methodology proposed clear?
  • Are the deliverables clearly set out?
  • Are the deliverables sufficiently complex to justify a pass in this activity?
  • Is it likely that the proposed activities can be reasonably carried out?
  • Is it likely that the student will have access to the necessary resources to do a satisfactory job?
  • Is the time line proposed realistic?

More specifically, in terms of learning outcomes, this assessment item tests students’ ability to:

  • be able to interpret and evaluate an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation;
  • be able to apply project management and information and communication technologies (ICT) tools to plan, execute, record and present their research and project work as a capstone experience;

Marking criteria

Capstone Project Proposal and Plan Assessment Criteria 10% (100 marks)

Presentation

Capstone Project Plan Sample Format
(This is a guide, subject to change or modified by YOU to include systems development or the special nature of your chosen project.)

  1. Title: Emerging Technology and Innovation Topic
    1. Project Blog ( Web address provided)
    2. Weekly Progress Reports Plan (In class, Discussion Board or Project Blog entries)
  2. Rationale
    1. Problem domain
    2. Purpose and justification
  3. Sponsor or Supervisor recommendation
  4. Research Questions (if applicable)
  5. Conceptual or Theoretical Framework
  6. Methodology
    1. Research and Systems Development method(s)
    2. Data collection or systems design methods
    3. Ethical Issues
    4. Compliance Requirements (Workplace, Industry or Government regulations)
    5. Analysis of data
  7. Project Plan
    1. Deliverables (Conclusions, Recommendations, Software code etc.)
    2. Work breakdown structure (WBS)
    3. Risk Analysis
    4. Duration
    5. Gantt chart
  8. References
  9. Appendix (if required)
 
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EHR Life Cycle

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GRADING RUBRIC AND FORMAT MUST BE FOLLOWED

Create a slide presentation (12-15 slides; 20 minutes long) for a HIM team of a health care organization that is considering upgrading its existing EHR or implementing a new one. Address in the presentation: SDLC, migration plans, and best practices for successful EHR implementations.

MUST INCLUDE SPEAKER NOTES

EHR Go- Follow instructions from document download

Complete these specific EHR Go activities before beginning Assessment 2. You will be incorporating information from these activities into your assessment:

  • This activity will provide you with a chance to document new information in an EHR. As you complete the activity, think about the workflow process. How could it be improved?
    • EHR Go: Documenting a Patient Phone Call.
  • This activity will help you identify best practices for an EHR implementation. It will also introduce you to meaningful use. As you complete the activity, think about the workflow process. How could it be improved?
    • EHR Go: EHR Implementation.
    • Case Studies

    For Assessment 2, select a different case study than you selected for Assessment 1. This time, choose a case study that allows you to focus on various aspects of the system development life cycle (SDLC). Analyze your selected case study and then incorporate appropriate elements into your assessment. Remember: Choosing a case study that allows you to meet the assessment’s scoring guide criteria is your responsibility.

    • HealthIT.. (n.d.). Case studies. Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/case-studies
      • At this link, you will find EHR implementation stories from providers around the country. In addition, case studies from specific categories, such as meaningful use and health information exchange, are provided. On the left hand side of the screen, be sure to click the + sign to open the list of case studies.
    • Michigan State Medical Society. (n.d.). EMR in physician practices: A summary of 14 case studies to guide Michigan physicians [PDF]. Retrieved from https://www.msms.org/Portals/0/Documents/MSMS/Reso…
      • These studies fill a gap in research by providing physicians with examples of adoption by practices of various sizes and settings.

    FORMAT:

  • Welcome (1 slide)
    • How will you open your presentation in a way that engages your audience? For example, consider a compelling quote, a startling fact or statistic, or a thought-provoking question.
    Best Practices (1 slide)
    • What is a best practice?
    • How do we know something is a best practice?
    System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Stages (2 slides)
    • What are the SDLC stages?
    • What occurs during each stage?
    • Why is it important for your audience to understand the SDLC stages?
    Successful EHR System Implementation Requirements (2 to 3 slides)
    • What are the best practices for a successful EHR system implementation?
    • Was the EHR implementation from your case study successful or not? Why or why not?
    • What could have been done differently for a more successful implementation?
    Migration Plans for EHR Implementation (2 slides)
    • What were the process steps (migration plan) used to implement the EHR in your case study?
    • How effective was the migration plan for the EHR implementation in your case study?
    • What could have been done differently in the migration plan for a more successful implementation?
    Workflow and Needs Assessment for EHR Implementation (2 slides)
    • What are best practices for workflow and needs assessment for EHR system implementations?
    • How effective were the workflow and needs assessment processes in your case study?
    • What could have been done differently in these processes for a more successful implementation? Be sure to provide examples from your EHR experience in this course or in the workplace.
    Closing (1 slide)
    • Prepare a list of three to five questions that you would expect to receive during the Q&A; session.
    References (1 slide)
    • List any references used during the presentation.

    Resources: Workflow

      • Amatayakul, M. K. (2017). Health IT and EHRs: Principles and practice (6th ed.). Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press. Available from the bookstore.
        • Chapter 5, “Healthcare Workflow and Process Mapping,” pages 125–156.
      • Ayatollahi, H., Roozbehi, M., & Haghani, H. (2015). Physicians’ and nurses’ opinions about the impact of a computerized provider order entry system on their workflow. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 1–16.
      • Aziz, H. A., & Alsharabasi, O. A. (2015). Electronic health records uses and malpractice risks. Clinical Laboratory Science, 28(4), 250–255.
      • Capella University Health Care Administration Undergraduate Library Research Guide.
        • Please consult this guide as needed to conduct independent research on course topics. This resource will direct you to scholarly, peer-reviewed, and authoritative resources.

        Resources: EHR Implementation Gomillion, D. L. (2017).

      • Comprehensive care and the re-adoption of an electronic health records system: Preparing for a successful adoption after a failed attempt. Journal of Information Systems Education, 28(2), 83–91.

    Resources: Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

      • Catapult Staffing. (2017). System development life cycle in seven phases. Retrieved from https://catapultstaffing.com/system-development-li…
      • Dever, M. (2016, October 19). Five steps to a successful EHR data migration. Retrieved from http://patagoniahealth.com/five-steps-to-a-success…
      • Sarkar, A. K., Khan, R. A., & Pandey, C. M. (2017). Challenges in data migration in super specialty tertiary care hospital: A case study. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science, 8(7).
      • Yasaira, R. T., Huang, J., Mihlstin, M., Juzych, M. S., Kromrei, H., & Hwang, F. S. (2017). The effect of electronic health record software design on resident documentation and compliance with evidence-based medicine. PLoS One, 12(9).
 
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BUS-499 Capstone Essay

Question description

you must use WALMART

In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected and focused on for Assignments 1 and 2.

Research the company on its own website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University’s online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.

Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.

Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor. Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.

Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.

Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

• Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.

• Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.

• Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.

 
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The use of sensory rooms in acute inpatient mental health care settings, discussion help

Question description

Please do a paragraph about this post with this instruction .

post most have 4 or more sentences .

you also have to have a high quality post from a content perspective. This means it also needs to do more than agree with or praise a class mate. If you agree with a classmate, explain why, give an example, share what you learned in the readings

The use of sensory rooms in acute inpatient mental health care settings incorporating a variety of sensory modulation approaches and modalities is used to engage in meaningful therapeutic activities and in recognizing the inter-relatedness and importance of the therapeutic use of self and physical environment. Offering humane and self nurturing choices for prevention and crisis de-escalation is essential and afforded in an organized and safe manner through therapeutic exchanges in sensory modulation rooms. Sensory Rooms provide an environment that nurtures the body and invites the person to engage in activities that help them to feel good and to focus on strengths and interests and personal self-care. Activities are success oriented, failure-free and chosen by the individual. For some clients this may mean listening to soothing music, rocking in a chair, relaxing while watching an aquarium display, listening to books on tape, engaging in activities such as word searches, or cuddling up in a beanbag chair.

Impact on Clinical Aspect

Sensory input has a powerful impact on the nervous system and must be used with care and supervision by knowledgeable staff trained in the use of sensory modalities. For others it might be a place to use grounding techniques which require alerting stimuli such as a scent box or hot ball candy; once the person feels oriented and grounded, the room serves as a place for self-soothing. The relationship between sensation, arousal and emotion has been described as dynamic and non-linear, making it difficult to determine causal relationships. Sensory modulation problems are exacerbated by the sympathetic nervous system response, which is often over-reactive in people who are diagnosed with mental health conditions. This may create a dynamic of increasing arousal paralleled with decreasing regulation of sensory input. Sensory interventions are viewed by both staff and service users as being effective in modulating distress and promoting calm. Key outcomes of sensory modulation were identified and all of which support de-escalation of distress such as:

  • Sensory modulation is an effective tool for inducing a calm state in the majority of people that used it.
  • Sensory modulation supported the rapid building of trust and rapport for both service users and staff members. Sensory modulation facilitated the development of service users’ self-management, increasing their awareness and ability to regulate their own emotional levels.
  • Help to create a safe space
  • Facilitate the therapeutic alliance
  • Provide opportunities for engagement in prevention and crisis de-escalation strategies, as well as a host of other therapeutic exchanges (to teach skills, offer a variety of therapeutic activities, etc.)
  • Promote self-care/self-nurturance, resilience & recovery

Impact on Financial Aspect

Financially, the project is directly impacted due to the need for funding in order to facilitate use of the sensory/comfort room. An application for funding will have to be made so that equipment could be ordered or modified and a standardized set of equipment should be made available for appropriate patients. Indirectly, staff member will have to be trained and protocol will have to be in place in order to develop leadership in the implementation of the project. Costing the department some paid education hours for staff members.

 
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Nutritional Care Plan, health and medicine homework help

Question descriptionNutritional Care Plan

For this project, you will identify a case study and then develop a nutritional care plan for the client associated with that case.You should begin working on your project in advance of Week 5 as you construct the details of your case.The completednutritional care plan for your client is due in Week 10.

Please read this entire document to gain understanding of the project scope and those tasks you will complete.This project will take you several weeks to complete.Do not delay beginning the work on this project.

Project tasks to be completed in Week: 5 (Week 5 Attached below)

Task 1:

a. Choose from one of the following stages: pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.

b. List the specific nutrition issues affecting individuals in your selected stage.

Task 2:

a. Choose a disease or medical condition that could possibly, or commonly, affect your individual.This could be anything ranging from diabetes to cirrhosis.

b. Using the ABCDs of nutritional assessment, create a case study based on an actual client or patient.You can also make one up.Include the

following in your case study:

(i). Anthropometrics, relevant biochemical tests, clinical assessment, and dietary intake analysis.

c. Be sure to include a list of common medications that may be used to treat your patient’s condition and identify potential herb/nutrient/drug

interactions that may be relevant.

d. Identify your client’s cultural background and give clues as to their socioeconomic status and psychosocial variables.For example, your

patient may be a senior living alone on a fixed income or might be living in

a nursing facility with reputed staff.

Project tasks to be completed during Weeks 610 (due during Week 10):

Task 1:

a. Create a nutritional care plan for your client. This will include an

evaluation of nutritional risk, a list of interventions, and a list of expected

outcomes.

b. List the goals of medical nutrition therapy for your patient and suggest an

appropriate diet. Does your patient/client require a dietary modification of

their regular diet? Are enteral feedings by tube necessary? If so, what

formula will you use and why? Describe your recommended method of

administration.

Task 2:

a. Describe your nutrition education teaching session with your patient

and/or their family. What teaching methods will you use (explanation,

discussion, demonstration, handouts, etc.)? In your own words, write a

paragraph detailing three specific points that you will need to teach your

patient about his/her new diet. In addition, give at least one tip to avoid

potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions.

 
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NANOTECHNOLOGY, LAS 432 Course Project help

ent that details at least three technologies that came before the chosen technology and thus influenced its development. Content Points Provides a horizontal visual historic timeline detailing at least 3 predecessors to the emergent technology 15 (3 points per predecessor) Includes a detailed analysis of the role that the predecessors played in the emergence of the current technology 45 (15 points X 3 predecessors assessed) Use of introduction and conclusion paragraphs 10 (5 points for each) In-text references are used and a reference page (in APA format) is included 10 (5 points for each) Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence meaning is clear 10 Total 90 The assessment should be well-written and incorporate proper grammar and no spelling errors. It should incorporate an introduction, body, and a conclusion paragraph. In addition to the Historical Timeline and Predecessor Assessment you must also submit your Smarthinking Report for this section. (10 points) • Smarthinking is a free online tutor service available to you. • You may access the service by clicking on the Tutor tab and going to the Smarthinking site. • Once on Smarthinking you should follow the following instructions to submit your essay for review. o Click on Writing Center, and submit your paper to the “Essay Center.” o Fill out the essay submission form. All red fields are required. o To upload your essay, click on the Browse button and locate your essay on the hard drive or floppy drive. We recommend that you save your writings in standard word processing formats such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) before submitting them. Macintosh users should add an extension (.doc or .rtf) to the file name before uploading. o Click Submit. o Then review your submission and click “Confirm Submission” You will receive a pop-up confirmation message. You must return to the SMARTHINKING website to pick up your returned essays. • To retrieve your Smarthinking report please follow these directions o Log into your SMARTHINKING account. o At the top, right side of the page you will find “Personal Archive”, please click on that. o On left side you have filters, check the “writing” box under Type, “returned” under status. On right side of this you will have your essay. o Click on the title of your essay, scroll down the page and click on “Download Essay” for Tutor Response. o Choose a location to save the file (usually on the desktop). o You can keep the default name for the file. o You should have Microsoft Word Document or Rich Text Format in the “Save As” Type box. o Click Save. o Refer to the document from the location where you save it. • Please note that it takes 24 hours for Smarthinking to return your report to you, meaning that you must plan for this in your time frames of submitting the assignment on time. o This means to incorporate their comments before you submit the draft in the Dropbox by the Sunday deadline, you should have your report to Smarthinking no later than Friday. • Be sure to upload your saved Smarthinking report to the Dropbox by the end of the week. Week 4: Analysis of Impact draft. Roughly 4-5 pages long. (90 possible points) • An analysis detailing the impact of the selected technology in relation to the following five required topics of interest o Social  How has this technology been received, accepted, rejected? Why? Is it feared or favored? What is the attitude toward change? How are the developers trying to “sell” the technology to the general public? Look at attitudes, feelings (emotions), behaviors, personality, and the ways humans change as a result of this technology. What is being thought and why? Is the human mind impacted? How? Are interactions between people changing as a result? Who is included or excluded and why? Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Piaget or some other theorist. What psychological needs are met by the technology (e.g., cell phones once granted status and now promote a sense of belonging or connectedness) or created by the technology? Consumerism?  Look at groups and organizations that have arisen and prospered because of this technology. Are these groups supportive or antagonist, and why? (An example is genetically modified foods [GMOs] and the backlash against the Monsanto Corporation. Another is cochlear implants which allow the deaf to hear, yet reduce the deaf population that calls itself a community.) How does the technology change society, or how does society change in response to the technology? What factors in society led to the development in the first place? What do class, gender roles, race, norms, etc. mean in this context? Who will benefit from the technology, and who might be harmed (this might also belong in ethics/morals section)? For example, prosthetics enable people to participate more fully and actively in society (some persons are competing in triatholons and marathons), and the “war” has brought about the need for advances in prosthetic technology as casualties with missing limbs return home to the United States. Look at the workplace, new companies and/or jobs created, jobs lost (or save this for economics?). Look at roles—subgroups, people’s interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. Consider crime, healthcare, schools. Surveillance cameras, for example, have recently been installed in New York City, and the result has been a decrease in the amount of crime, purse-snatching, pickpocketing, etc. Yet some fear the “big brother” effect of always being watched and tracked and concerns over “Who will guard the guards?” o Cultural  This is a really important section. Consider the elements that comprise the culture and subcultures. Compare the United States use of the technology with that of other nations around the world. What is about Americans that brings about innovation, or has America declined in terms of technical innovation, scientific research and development? Look at advertising for the technology, the use of celebrities or stars or heroes, the applications (e.g. sports and nanotechnology) and the values represented by the culture. What has priority and why? An example: IBM was spelled out in xenon atoms. Why were these letters chosen instead of something else? What new words have been added to our vocabulary from this technology? “Horseless carriage” was used long before the term “automobile.” “Wireless” preceded Wi-Fi, and webcasting preceded podcasting. “Broadcast” was a term adapted from agriculture long before it was used for radio and television.  How do musicians and artists react to the technology or use the technology or incorporate the technology in their artistic productions? For example, fiber optic lighting has been used on the stage and in parades (Disney) for costuming. The drama term “In the limelight,” for example, was derived from a lens/lighting system used in lighthouses. Look at literature—perhaps science fiction or fantasy stories—that predate the technology (Jules Verne, for example, wrote about submarines before they were actually invented and used—though Leonardo da Vinci had sketched the idea centuries before Verne). Are there any songs, short stories, poems, plays, TV shows, or films that directly make reference to the technology? Are there any “related” literary works that apply? Is the artifact in a museum or will it be? Why? How does the technology relate to concepts of beauty and novelty and human creativity? How can people express their humanity through this technology? An example: scientists experimenting with nano made a “nano guitar” that actually played a tune, though it was subthreshold human hearing. o Political  Look at government policy, government intervention, government involvement (support or lack of support, funding), both nationally and internationally. Consider Congress, the President, the Supreme Court (decisions), the rate of change, liberalism, conservatism, legislation, litigation, etc. What political factors are at work in the progression or regression of the technology (e.g. lobbyists, special interest groups, partisan views, vocal advocates or spokespersons)? For example: The Americans with Disabilities Act was designed to prevent discrimination and encourage accessibility to public facilities; it impacted architects, companies, organizations and persons with disabilities through the installation of ramps (wider doors, lower knobs/handles, larger restroom stalls), the use of assistive devices in schools and in the workplace, hiring practices and lawsuits against employers, etc. o Economic  Consider production, consumption, costs, variables of supply-demand, corporations, private enterprise, impact on the nation’s economy (employment, displacement, outsourcing). Are certain industries impacted more than others? Look up financial projections—expectations for growth, startup companies, the stock exchange, etc.—anything related to business and the U.S. and global economy. Who are the chief players in the business environment, and what is their role? How much has been invested in research and development? How will the price fluctuate? What economic trends are to be observed? Who will make money from the technology? Who is funding the research and development? Who controls the purse strings, and why? Look at foundations and charitable organizations, the outcomes and the nature of consumers. Be sure to use charts and tables and quantitative data in this section. Tables, figures, and data and statistics must be current, valid and used appropriately. o And the Environmental Impact  Consider such things as dangers to humans, the depletion of resources, air and water pollution, discovery before inventions, impact on wildlife and humans (health and safety), long-term and short-term effects, waste disposal, aesthetic considerations (how the technology changes the landscape). Look also at the positive effects (savings of raw materials or fossil fuels, low environmental impact, enhancement to the environment). For example, some thought the Alaskan Pipeline would impact the caribou population and its ability to migrate; the scientists discovered that the population actually increased and was healthier because they had “shade” from the above-the-ground pipe, fewer biting flies, and less physically stressed females. Other negative examples: the spotted owl and deforestation in Washington State; the snail darter and the dam, endangered species and loss of habitats, extinction, over-mining, overproduction, pollution of ground water, landfills, toxic wastes, stripping the soil of nutrients, over fishing, over hunting, over harvesting. This section should include: • All of the required sections listed above • At least two statistical graphs/visual aids that supports more than one section of the analysis • In-text APA formatted citations with a reference page The assessment should be well-written and incorporate proper grammar and no spelling errors. It should incorporate an introduction, body, and a conclusion paragraph. Content Points All required topics are included in the analysis 50 (10 points for each) Two statistical graphs/visual aids are used 10 (5 points for each) Use of introduction and conclusion paragraphs 10 (5 points for each) In-text references are used and a reference page (in APA format) is included 10 (5 points for each) Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence meaning is clear 10 Total 90 In addition to the Impact Analysis draft you must also submit your Smarthinking Report for this section. (10 points) • Be sure to upload your saved Smarthinking report to the Dropbox by the end of the week. Week 5: Ethical Considerations draft. Roughly 2 pages long. (90 possible points) Components needed for this section: • A detailed evaluation of the ethical considerations associated with the technology in relation to its impact on humanity • An illustration of at least two specific ethical theories that differentiates their varying approaches in consideration of the questions raised by the selected technology • At least one statistical graph/visual aid that supports or provides value to the section • In-text APA formatted citations with a reference page The assessment should be well-written and incorporate proper grammar and no spelling errors. It should incorporate an introduction, body, and a conclusion paragraph. Content Points Analysis considers the impact of the technology on humanity 25 Analysis clearly utilizes two distinct ethical approaches, such as deontology or teleology in evaluating the ethical nature of the technology 30 (15 points each) One statistical graph/visual aid is used 5 Use of introduction and conclusion paragraphs 10 (5 points for each) In-text references are used and a reference page (in APA format) is included 10 (5 points for each) Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence meaning is clear 10 Total 90 In addition to the Ethical Considerations draft you must also submit your Smarthinking Report for this section. (10 points) • Be sure to upload your saved Smarthinking report to the Dropbox by the end of the week. Week 6: Peer Evaluation Assessment and PowerPoint Presentation (90 possible points) For the Peer Evaluation Assessment and PowerPoint Presentation, the student will read and respond to a fellow student’s paper by creating a PowerPoint presentation, with audio, that communicates a professional and considerate response. This is a five step process. 1. All students must upload a draft of their entire paper to the team area by Tuesday. 2. Students must download the Peer Evaluation Presentation Assessment Form found under the Course Project page under Grading Rubrics, Week 6. 3. Students must read their peer’s work and complete the Peer Evaluation Presentation Assessment Form (20 points). 4. Students must then create a PowerPoint presentation (70 points), with audio, to communicate their findings regarding the report (refer to the template under the Course Project page, Grading Rubrics, Week 6 for help in this area). The final product will assess the communication style of the presenter and should include the following components: o A title page o An introduction slide, outlining the purpose and flow of the presentation o Format of paper evaluation o Historical Timeline and Predecessor Assessment Evaluation o Analysis of Impact Evaluation o Ethical Considerations Evaluation o Concluding Remarks o In-text citations and a references slide o Appropriate visual aids to support the presentation 5. Lastly, the PowerPoint presentation (70 points) and Peer Evaluation Presentation Assessment form (20 points) must be submitted to the Dropbox for the grading purposes, and to the student in which they reviewed for their improvement purposes, by the end of the week Components Points A title page is included 5 An introduction, outlining the purpose and flow of the presentation, is provided 5 Format of paper evaluation 5 Historical timeline and predecessor assessment evaluation 10 Analysis of impact evaluation 10 Ethical considerations evaluation 5 Concluding remarks are included 5 In-text references are used and a reference page is included 5 PowerPoint background and visual aids are professional and effectively incorporated 5 Tone of presenter is professional and transitions are smooth from topic to topic 5 The Completed Peer Evaluation Assessment Form was submitted to Dropbox 20 Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, audible recording, sentence meaning is clear 10 Total 90 Week 7: Final Research Report (190 possible points) • The Final Paper is expected to be professional, and written following APA guidelines. An APA paper template has been provided under the Course Project page, Grading Rubrics, Week 7 for students unfamiliar with these requirements. • It must incorporate all of the required components of the assignment. Content Points A title page is provided 5 An abstract is provided 5 A table of contents is provided 5 An introduction, including a clearly defined thesis statement, is provided 5 A historical timeline is provided that diagrams at least 3 predecessors to the emergent technology and includes an assessment on how these technologies influenced the development of the current technology 25 (5 points for the timeline and 20 points for the analysis section) An analysis of impact is provided detailing the technology’s influence on society considering the five required components 50 (10 points for each required section) An evaluation of the ethical considerations associated with the technology in relation to its impact on humanity is provided 20 Concluding remarks include predictions for the future of humanity given the technology’s emergence 20 In-text references are used and a reference page is included 5 A one-page peer evaluation analysis is provided detailing • The suggestions of the collaboration • The editions added or subtracted • The reasoning behind the changes 15 (5 points for each section) Visual aids, graphics and statistical charts are effectively incorporated 5 Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence meaning is clear, suggested revisions not addressed 30 Total 190 In addition to the Final Research Paper you must also submit your Smarthinking Report for this section. (10 points) • Be sure to upload your saved Smarthinking report to the Dropbox by the end of the week. Week 8: Self-Assessment Form (50 possible points) • A self-assessment allows the writer to reflect upon their work and to evaluate how they felt they did on their own assignment. It is meant to be an honest reflection of their success and failures. Content Points Self-rating section was completed 10 Q&A section was completed and answers were in complete sentences and composed of a minimum of 4-5 sentences in length. 35 (5 points each) Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar errors, sentence meaning is clear 5 Total 50 *I missed Week 1 & 2 assignments for the project so I need help with this week 6.

 
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Group 1 project -click on project due in module 6 and coordinate with the others

Question description

A Group Project Due in Module 6

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Group Project

Ideal Hospital and Health System (IHHS; fictitious name), is hiring a group of administrators to help staff their hospital and is looking to the incumbent group for leadership, strength, and determination. IHHS is a medium-sized hospital and a diversified healthcare organization with revenues last year of $165 million. IHHS is in a small metropolitan area and competes with several other larger hospital and health care organizations.

The search committee is bringing your group back for a second interview and they want your group to make a short PowerPoint presentation to the Board of Trustees. You are to address how this group will lead IHHS into the future. The committee is looking for your group to demonstrate several key qualities of good leaders. Working well in a group atmosphere is among their top priority, as this hospital has often been celebrated for its interdisciplinary approach to patient care. They are looking to your group to continue this trend and help lead the organization into the future.

There are NO individual projects allowed.

Group Project instructions

As a part of your group’s PowerPoint Presentation there should be information on:

  • The theory that most often drives this group (the leadership theory)
  • What values this group view as important in an organization the size of IHHS?
  • How are internal conflicts within the group approached?
  • How your group’s vision of health care influences the leadership abilities of the group? Consider how the vision and values of this group can trickle down to each individual group member as they working with this organization in the future.

Demonstration of these key requirements is sure to win your group the position for the new group administrators! The hospital Board of Trustees have already completed research on your group and have advised you to be truthful in your group representation.

For the purposes of this assignment, you should identify an area of the hospital your group will specialize in, and cater your presentation to this area. For example: emergency medicine, radiology, risk management, infection control, information technology etc. For instance, your group might be geared toward Information Technology; as such your group presentation should address this area.

When choosing a leadership theory that drives your group – remember that Servant Leadership is a “style” not a theory. Please choose a theory from Chapter 2 of your textbook.

You will need to use your textbook as a reference and at least four other resources; make sure to include an APA reference slide (s). Please note that all resources used in the HSA program need to be scholarly – not just something from the Wikipedia website (which is not scholarly and a resource you should never use for research). You will also need a title slide that lists the title of your presentation as well as the names of all group members and group number.

There are NO individual projects allowed.

Your group will create a power point presentation that will be presented to the Board of Trustees of IHHS for further deliberation.

  1. There must be at least three different types of slide layouts (e.g. a title slide, a picture with caption slide, bullet points).
  2. Bullet points must be used rather than long complete sentences.
  3. Use one background or theme for the entire presentation and make sure font size is appropriate for a presentation. Remember, this is your groups professional document -make it look nice!
  4. Use at least 4 relevant images. They can be clip art or photos, they must include a citation on the slide.
  5. Use APA citations to support content slides on the slide.
  6. Must use notes section.
  7. Use a final reference slide in APA format.
  8. Use 13-15 slides total to present your information. (The title slide and one reference slide can be a part of the 13-15 slide count)
  9. Name file: HSA4184_IHHS_PPT_Group_Number (you will be assigned a group number). Only the group captain will need to submit the assignment.Make sure to include all names of the participants in the title slide. The dropbox will be in Module 6.
  10. Be certain to review the rubric carefully. It documents how you will earn your points on this assignment. You do not need to include the rubric with your final submission; the instructor will include a copy of the rubric for you.
  11. This assignment may only be submitted once. Carefully review your assignment before clicking submit!

Your instructor for the course will assign you to groups. These groups need to utilize their Group Discussion Forum when working on the assignment as this iswhere everyone in the group will communicate on the group project. The GROUP discussion forum assigned to your particular group is a requirement for all members of the group and needs to be utilized from day one of the group assignment. Please do NOT use outside sources such as texting, email or chat forums to discuss your group project. If there is a problem in the group later on I will not be able to see what occurred which could affect everyone’s grades. Participating in the group discussion forum is important as this will be a part of peer review form grade.

There are NO individual projects allowed.

Peer Review forms will be filled out at the end of the project by each member of the group (peer review forms can be found in Course Rubrics). I except honest comments and scoring on each group member by the other – note that comments on each member are copied to their peer review form to be shared with them

 

 
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Clean Air Act

Question description

The opening paragraph should provide a description of what the paper will cover. An overview of the model should have been provided first

No plagiarism, check grammar. Use in-text citation. I have provided all the material you would need to complete this request. This is an academic paper. I have attached the references. Please use in-text citations.

Make sure the ending is strong and powerful.

This should be the focus of the capstone paper- depletion can be significantly decreased by the reduction of the release of air pollutants in the atmosphere. This will also include lowering of the overall energy consumed during various activities, reduced respiratory diseases as well as reversal of ozone layer depletion.

The Capstone Paper should demonstrate understanding of the reading as well as the implications of new knowledge. The fifteen page paper should integrate readings, class discussions, field research, and literature review into proposed solution. It may include explanation and examples from previous experiences as well as implications for future applications. The purpose of the Capstone Paper is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of social science.

The capstone paper should focus on a topic selected in consultation with the course instructor, which was done in Week Three. In this project, you will examine a specific political or social issue. Topics may include general issues such as poverty, crime, homelessness, economic development, homeland security, corporate social responsibility, ecological/environmental projects, etc. or a specific issue in your city, community, local, state, or federal governmental, etc. You will:

  • Develop a public policy to address the issue. Or you may propose a change or update to an existing public policy.
  • In all cases, the focus should be on in the development of a public policy, to include utilizing all aspects of the public policy lifecycle.
  • Consider use of field assessments, literature searches, personal knowledge/experience, and community records to source content.
 
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