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    • Clinical Insight
      Answer these two questions- 1. Identify ways that (a) the delivery of psychiatric/mental health nursing and (b) roles, functions, activities, and settings have changed. 2. What issues or trends do you anticipate in psychiatric/mental health in the future?
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      Psychology
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    • 1 month, 1 week ago

      Blake Murray

    • Coping Mechanism Discussion
      Please make an initial post answering the following question and respond to at least two of your classmates. In your response be meaningful and polite, no profanity.  Write more than one sentence.  Use Netiquette in the discussion board posts, do not use all caps, no personal attacks, be understanding.   Please Identify and discuss adaptive and maladaptive coping mechanisms and write about the impact on health each one has.
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      Human Growth and Development
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      Blake Murray

    • Developmental Theorists
      Please choose one of the following theorists to discuss. What are the basic tenets or models of your chosen theorist. • Sigmund Freud • Erik Erikson • Jean Piaget • Lawrence Kohlberg • Karen Horney • Ivan Pavlov • B. F. Skinner • Abraham Maslow • Carl Rogers • Carl Jung • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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      Psychology
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    • 1 month, 1 week ago

      Blake Murray

    • MODULE 10 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. How did the final count of patient deaths at Memorial Hospital compare to other health care facilities?
      2. What would Tenet have to show to demonstrate no wrongdoing with regard to patient deaths?
      3. How were families informed about the deaths of their loved ones by Tenet? What happened to the patients evacuated by Tenet busses and helicopters?
      4. What do the investigators learn from family members of the deceased? From the autopsy? Why is midazolam so important to this case? Morphine?
      5. Discuss Butch Schafer’s mantra, “Don’t. Get. Emotionally. Involved” (265), taking into consideration his personal situation
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    • 2 weeks ago

      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 11 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. Discuss the New York Times Magazine’s ethics columnists statement, “Why weren’t there plans to cope with these patients when you knew a storm was coming? Sometimes the ethical—the most important ethical question sometimes is the one you ask not at the moment of crisis, but the duty you have to anticipate certain kinds of crises and avoid them” (375).
      2. Describe John Thiele’s perspective of the storm and their circumstances at Memorial. How was he able to ultimately feel it was right to smother a man?
      3. Discuss the various interpretations and nuances of end-of –life preferences in the book that take into account religion, consent and medical conditions
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    • 1 week, 3 days ago

      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 12 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. What stood out to you with regard to Pou’s arrest? What were you feeling as she was taken to jail. How must she have felt?
      2. Just looking at Foti’s press conference and the response by Pou’s lawyer, Rick Simmons, on what points will innocence or guilt be determined?
      3. When it came down to it, “what mattered most and had the greatest immediate effects were the actions and decisions made in the midst of a crisis by individuals” (348). How does one develop the skills necessary to provide leadership during a crisis?
      4. Why did Charity Hospital fare much better during the hurricane? What lessons exists in this example for disaster training and planning?
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      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 13 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. Read an excerpt from the 60 Minutes show referenced in the book. Square this narrative with the book you are reading. Was it fair? Why or why not? http://www.cbsnews.com/news/was-it-murder/
      2. Why is it important that Fink includes information about high-profile murders and the murder rate in New Orleans?
      3. View the episode of Boston Legal and its possible impact on Dr. Pou and her case. http://www.tvland.com/episodes/mxacxe/boston-legal-angel-ofdeath-ep-055
      4. How do the historical perspectives offered on pages 396-405 impact your view on mercy killing? What factors seem to sway thinkers from one side to the other? Are any perspectives missing from this short historical lesson?
      5. Why did Dr. Pou’s attorney have such a difficult time finding useful guidelines from the AMA on comfort in care during disasters? What is Arthur Caplan’s opinion of what happened at Memorial? What did the AMA decide following Hurricane Katrina?
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      Taylor Ouellette

    • MODULE 14 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
        1. How are nurses Cheri Landry and Lori Budo faring? Karen Wynn? What did you think of their testimony before the grand jury? Whose testimony was conspicuously absent from the grand jury proceedings?
        2. Engage the questions posed on Page 453: “What was it about death in the United States? Why did it seem like Americans were so unprepared for it when it occurred?” What attitudes about death exist outside the United States?
        3. Reflect on the differing opinions offered following the grand jury decision. In your opinion, was justice served? Why or why not?
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    • MODULE 15 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. What did Dr. Evans learn from Hurricane Katrina to help her navigate the dilemma of the six power outlets? What questions remain?
      2. Put yourself in the shoes of Sheri Fink in NYC as Hurricane Sandy draws near. What changes did take place in disaster planning post Hurricane Katrina? What remains unaddressed? Why? How does this story impact your feelings about the AMA?
      3. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of Maryland’s approach to disaster planning. What does Fink mean when she says that, “Sometimes individual medical choices, like triage choices, are less a question of science than they are of values” (481)
      4. How does this story impact your feelings about the AMA? The justice system?
      5. Do you agree with the statement by Roger Bernier, “I’m not sure we believe in democracy in America” (481)? Why or why not?
      6. It seems that no policy can replace swift thinking and a steady stream of hope in a crisis. To quote Fink, “Life and death in the immediate aftermath of a crisis most depends on the preparedness, performance and decision making of the individuals on the scene” (486). How can your education prepare you for making the right decisions in such a situation? What wisdom does this book offer? What will you do with it?
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    • MODULE 2 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please make an initial post answering the following question and respond to at least two of your classmates. In your response be meaningful and polite, no profanity. Write more than one sentence. Use Netiquette in the discussion board posts. Discuss the five common types of writing styles? What kind of writer are you?
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    • 1 month, 2 weeks ago

      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 3 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. Sheri Fink conducted over 500 interviews to construct this work of narrative journalism. What challenges must she have faced in order to craft this book? What dilemmas of her own do you think she wrestled with while researching and writing?
      2. The prologue opens with the crux of the life or death issues doctors faced at Memorial Hospital. What questions does the prologue raise for you about Hurricane Katrina? Why do you think doctors like Dr. Pou were ultimately placed in the predicament to prematurely extinguish the lives of their patients? What would you have done given the circumstances? Note: We will engage this “Big Question” again after reading the book.
      3. Who was given exemptions from the mandatory evacuation? Why? What other orders given were significant? What “old knowledge” and customs were presented in the book as Hurricane Katrina drew closer?
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    • 1 month, 1 week ago

      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 4 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. We know that Dr. Pou will be a significant figure in this story. What about Fink’s description of her strikes you the most? What are her strengths and weaknesses?
      2. Memorial sustained damage but remained functional on back up power as Hurricane Katrina passes through New Orleans. But, we know that other perils await the doctors and patients in the days to come. How do you feel after reading this part of the book?
      3. As Memorial shifts from “assault mode” to “survival mode” we see snap shots of the chaos outside the hospital walls. Why is martial law instated?
      4. Fink gives us many images to help the reader feel just how terrifying it was to watch the sight of water advancing on the hospital. Which image resonates with you the most? Why? What other images would capture the magnitude of this scene? View the following link for storm surge footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kou0HBpX4A
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    • 1 month ago

      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 5 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. Rescue efforts intensify when the generators fail, as nurses must ventilate patients by hand. The death count rises and so does the heat. What key decisions kept people alive in this chapter? Which decisions resulted in death?
      2. Who was the man with the boats calling for rescue in the middle of the night? Why were pets brought to the hospital? How is the Cloverleaf an important part of this story?
      3. When Mark LeBlanc enters the hospital to save his mother he is taken aback by the tone of resignation among the staff. Is he just viewing the situation from an outsider perspective, as someone who did not spend the past 48 hours lifting patients to the helipad for rescue, or does he have a point?
      4. Did the priority system for evacuating patients fit within accepted triage practices? Why or why not? Is a utilitarian approach the best? If not, which approach do you think is superior? Discuss the difficulties inherent to practicing triage medicine. Which approach is best for Organ Sharing?
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    • 1 month ago

      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 6 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
        1. Why did the hospital decide to turn people in need away? Was race a factor in this decision? Why or why not?
        2. Was it necessary to euthanize the pets left at the hospital? What alternatives existed given the chaos?
        3. Dr. Cook’s views in this chapter are sharply contrasted with nurse Kathy Green’s. Is it possible to hold the view that Merle Lagasse is dying of cancer AND that she is somebody’s mother? Why or why not?
        4. Mark and Sandra evacuate Vera LeBlanc as many others wait. What factors continue to plague communications during this disaster?
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    • 4 weeks ago

      Hayden Nepper

    • MODULE 7 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers.
      1. Why did the small group of doctors decide to meet? What decisions were made at this gathering? At the official gathering in the morning?
      2. Finally, the open conversation about euthanasia comes out. What side does Dr. Deichmann take? Can you tell that Susan Mulderink thinks? Dr. Pou? Dr. Cook? What are your thoughts?
      3. What tensions arise between caring for pets and caring for people? Do you think that somehow euthanizing pets made it easier for some of the medical staff to accept euthanizing patients? Later boats allowed the evacuation of pets, making the earlier deaths senseless.
      4. How are you feeling as the last of the patients who will leave Memorial alive load onto the helicopters?
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    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago

      Hayden Nepper

    • MODULE 8 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please answer the following questions as a discussion board post. You do not need to reply to your peers. Before reading the second half of the book, reflect on the differing perspectives given in Part One. Considering the entire situation, which of the following would have done the most good? Better disaster planning for hospital staff, significant equipment improvements, more government assistance, or other investments? If you could only fund ONE big idea before the next hurricane season, what would it be? Why?
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    • 3 weeks, 1 day ago

      Busayo Asebioyo

    • MODULE 9 :: DISCUSSION BOARD
      Please make an initial post answering the following questions and respond to at least two of your classmates. In your response be meaningful and polite, no profanity. Write more than one sentence. Use Netiquette in the discussion board posts, do not use all caps, no personal attacks, be understanding. What are your plans when you finish the Program? What kind of facility do you want to work in?
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    • 2 weeks, 3 days ago

      Hayden Nepper