[Unlocked] creativity

[Unlocked] creativity

  

Overview: As we’ve seen in this course, researchers have found a strong connection between new and unusual experiences and creativity. Further, Creative Problem Solving methodologies require open-mindedness, the ability to defer judgment, and the ability to view ideas from different vantages The Creativity Assignment challenges you to pursue a new experience and reflect on the experience in order to nurture a creative personality and develop the abilities required to engage successfully with Creative Problem Solving methodologies.

1. New Experience. Choose an experience, song, movie, or food that you’ve never experienced before and try it for the first time. You can choose something you know nothing about or something that you have negatively judged without actually experiencing it for yourself. Whatever you choose, give it a try. In your entry name your chosen new experience, explain why you chose it, and describe the experience. Of course, please be responsible, safe, and make a choice that honours your own well-being and others around you. This section should be the equivalent of two pages double spaced 12 point text (equivalent for those considering a video submission).

2. Reflect Upon Your Experience. In your entry reflect upon the experience by considering a couple of the following questions: How did it make you feel? Did you change your mind about the experience? Did you learn anything valuable? Do you normally try new things or do you find it difficult? How might you work towards opening yourself up to new experiences in the future? How might trying new experiences enhance your creativity? Did you feel that this experience helped you think differently? How do you think this experience will translate toward your ability to be an effective Creative Problem Solver? Be sure to focus not only on the specifics of the experience, but dive into the more meta aspects of how this singular experience might impact your thinking and Creative Problem Solving ability more broadly. This section should be the equivalent of two pages double spaced 12 point text (equivalent for those considering a video submission).

use the following 

DEPTH OF INSIGHT: Did the entries strive for depth and include enough detail to facilitate personal learning? Did the entries connect to course themes and material? Did the entries draw upon personal experience or other relevant material to illustrate the observations and to make the responses individualized? Did the student complete every section? Is the Assignment of an appropriate length and effort?

ORIGINALITY: Did the entries strive for forms of novelty that are appropriate for the assignment and educational environment? Did the entries take full advantage of the medium? Did the entries exhibit the use of creative thinking skills? Are the entries unique to the individual? Was the diversifying experience novel?

STYLE: Was the entry polished, organized and appropriately presented? 

[Unlocked] Discussion

[Unlocked] Discussion

  

Definition of Terms

Present a list of terms and definitions that relate to the program, topic, problem, gap, program, and project framework. Suggested length 1-2 paragraphs. 

Topic: perceptions of lived experiences of discrimination against African American

Please give each a topic and answer each question please with citations

  • Describe the background for your study and      how your question relates to the background of the study. Discuss previous      studies and demonstrate exactly how your project (answering the question,      applying to practice) will advance the scientific knowledge base on this      topic. Consider the following guidance:
    • Questions should be appropriate for the knowledge gap and current state of knowledge (supporting evidence).
    • Questions are cast using the variables or phenomena under study. The variables or phenomena in the questions are       identical to the variables discussed in the problem and specific theory       gap.
    • Questions are explicit in naming the type of relationship or phenomenon under study.
    • When answered, questions will make a  contribution to theoretical or practical foundations. The contribution to       the academic field and to the theoretical foundation must speak to how       the relationship among the variables or to the phenomenon addresses the       knowledge gap previously identified.

[Unlocked] Assessing and Treating Patients With Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction

[Unlocked] Assessing and Treating Patients With Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction

 

Impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction are challenging disorders for patients across the life span. Impulsivity is the inclination to act upon sudden urges or desires without considering potential consequences; patients often describe impulsivity as living in the present moment without regard to the future (MentalHelp.net, n.d.). Thus, these disorders often manifest as negative behaviors, resulting in adverse outcomes for patients. For example, compulsivity represents a behavior that an individual feels driven to perform to relieve anxiety (MentalHelp.net, n.d.). The presence of these behaviors often results in addiction, which represents the process of the transition from impulsive to compulsive behavior.

In your role as the psychiatric nurse practitioner (PNP), you have the opportunity to help patients address underlying causes of the disorders and overcome these behaviors. For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat clients presenting with impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction.

Reference: MentalHelp.net. (n.d.). Impaired decision-making, impulsivity, and compulsivity: Addictions’ effect on the cerebral cortex. https://www.mentalhelp.net/addiction/impulsivity-and-compulsivity-addictions-effect-on-the-cerebral-cortex/

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources, including the Medication Resources indicated for this week.
  • Reflect on the psychopharmacologic treatments you might recommend for the assessment and treatment of patients requiring therapy for impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction.

The Assignment: 5 pages

Examine Case Study: A Puerto Rican Woman With Comorbid Addiction. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this client. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the client’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

At each decision point, you should evaluate all options before selecting your decision and moving throughout the exercise. Before you make your decision, make sure that you have researched each option and that you evaluate the decision that you will select. Be sure to research each option using the primary literature.

Introduction to the case (1 page)

  • Briefly explain and summarize the case for this Assignment. Be sure to include the specific patient factors that may impact your decision making when prescribing medication for this patient.

Decision #1 (1 page)

  • Which decision did you select?
  • Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).
  • Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #2 (1 page)

  • Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).
  • Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #3 (1 page)

  • Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).
  • Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Conclusion (1 page)

  • Summarize your recommendations on the treatment options you selected for this patient. Be sure to justify your recommendations and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of five academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement. You should be utilizing the primary and secondary literature.

[Unlocked] Nursing shortages discussion

[Unlocked] Nursing shortages discussion

The United States and other countries are experiencing nursing shortages. To help ease the shortage, many resources are spent on recruiting foreign nurses.

  • What are the reasons for these shortages? If the United States and other industrial nations put their resources into increasing nurse retention, would the need to recruit foreign nurses decrease? Why or why not?
  • Choose one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and discuss how a community nurse can work toward achieving that goal.

In order to receive full credit, you will need to clearly respond to both parts of the question using subtitles or bullets AND cite at least one scholarly reference in your response. Please follow the rubric. Minimum of 250 words. APA format. 

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st CENTURY SKILLS: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st CENTURY SKILLS: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

MODULE 4

DQ1

Assessment Description

Review the vignettes in the document attached below. Select one vignette and identify at least two examples of fallacies that we have discussed in class. Record the fallacious quotes from the vignette and explain what type of fallacy you believe they are. For follow-up discussion (participation posts this week), decide whether or not you agree or disagree with your classmates and explain why. Your responses should be based on the fallacy only, not the content of the selected vignette.

See the other Attachments.

DQ2

Assessment Description

As you are working on your outline this week, review your three subtopics. Do you see any fallacies in them? How will you avoid using fallacious reasoning in your work?

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 

TOPIC: Persuasive E-Assignment: Outline Worksheet

Assessment Description

Complete the Persuasive E-Assignment: Outline Worksheet.
Please review the grading rubric prior to completing the outline assignment to ensure successful completion.

See the Attachments

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

MODULE 3

DQ1

List three to five of the most significant decisions you have made in your lifetime. To what degree did your emotions play a role in those decisions?

DQ2

Assessment Description

What is “emotional intelligence” (EQ)? How does it compare to IQ? How can your EQ help you? Is one (EQ or IQ) more valuable than the other?

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1

TOPIC: Fallacy Study Guide

Assessment Description

In Topic 4, you will be learning about fallacies. This is a challenging concept for many students. This week you will use the template provided to create a study guide to help you better understand fallacies.

See the Attachments

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 2

TOPIC: Persuasive E: Thesis Statement and Gathering Resources Worksheet

Assessment Description

Complete the Persuasive E- Assignment: Thesis Statement and Gathering Resources Worksheet. (ATTACHED).

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

MODULE 2

DQ1

Do you believe the statement “perception is reality”? Why or why not?

DQ2

There are two parts to this discussion response:

Part I: Critique the two presentations attached within this discussion question. What do you think is done well in each and what do you think could have been done better? Consider presentation best practices. Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center. In addition, analyze if the content is well-organized, comprehensive, and informative.

Part 2: Go to the library and find one resource you plan on using for the Perception PowerPoint due at the end of Topic 2. At the bottom of your DQ response, please copy and paste the APA style reference to the article that you have found in the GCU library. Make sure to use this article as one of the resources for your PowerPoint Presentation.

The PPTs are attached below.

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1

TOPIC: Perception Presentation

Assessment Description

Imagine you are an expert on critical thinking. You have been asked to give a presentation on the concepts of perception and critical thinking. Create a PowerPoint that contains the following:

  1. Eight slides (one title slide, six content slides, and one reference slide)
  2. How all five senses impact perception
  3. The role of perception in critical thinking
  4. Speaker notes that elaborate on the bulleted content on your slides
  5. Three resources (All credible and at least one is from the GCU library).

Title slide and reference slide are included in the slide count. Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include a minimum of 50-100 words per slide.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. 

Review the PowerPoint tutorial on the Microsoft website accessible ATTACHED.

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 2

TOPIC: Persuasive -: Brainstorming Worksheet

Assessment Description

Complete the Persuasive Assignment: Brainstorming Worksheet. (ATTACHED).

Attachments

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st CENTURY SKILLS: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st CENTURY SKILLS: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

MODULE 1

DQ1

Do you currently use any specific strategies to help improve your memory? If so, please share them. If not, what kinds of things might you try in the future to help improve your memory?

DQ2

Based on your definition of critical thinking, what is the value of critical thinking to you personally, academically, or professionally?

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1

TOPIC: Critical Thinking Reflection

Assessment Description

Find three credible sources that discuss critical thinking. One source should be from the assigned and/or optional readings, (Topic 1 study materials), and the other two should be found through your own research from within the library. Read the three sources and consider how they define critical thinking.

In 300-500 words, define critical thinking and expand on what skills are needed to work through the critical thinking process and/or how critical thinking is enhanced. Keep the following guidelines in mind:

  1. The sources you found in your research may influence your definition, but your own ideas should be evident. In other words, your process should be: a) Read some definitions and descriptions of critical thinking; b) Comprehend or digest the information; and c) create a synthesized definition of critical thinking.
  2. Paraphrasing is preferred. Include an in-text citation whenever paraphrasing or using a direct quote. Keep direct quotes between 0-3.
  3. A reference page that documents the three sources you found (and any other resources you used) is required. Remember, all sources must be cited both in-text and on your reference page.

(Note: Do not simply reword the definitions you read. Consider how you will explain what critical thinking is.)

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. 

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 2

TOPIC: Persuasive Assignment: Topic and Audience Worksheet

Assessment Description

Review the document titled “Persuasive – Guidelines.” (ATTACHED)
Complete the Persuasive Assignment: Topic and Audience Worksheet.

 

READING RESOURCES

Search – Credo Reference (oclc.org)

https://search-credoreference-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/search/all?searchPhrase=critical%20thinking

https://search-credoreference-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/

https://www.newscientist.com/article-topic/brains/

https://www.webmd.com/brain/features/keeping-your-brain-fit-for-life#3

https://lc.gcumedia.com/phi105/persuasive-writing-website/persuasive-writing-website-v1.1.html

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2013/21st-century-skills_critical-thinking-and-problem-solving_ebook_1e.php

[Unlocked] Plato + Aristotle

[Unlocked] Plato + Aristotle

 

1. What are the three main parts of the soul, as identified in the selection?  What is the virtue distinctive to each?

2. What is justice, according to the selection?  How is justice in the individual soul similar to justice in the state?

3. What is injustice, according to the selection?  How is injustice in the individual soul similar to justice in the state?

4. What is the relationship of justice in the soul to health in the body, and of injustice in the soul to disease in the body?

 

5. What does Aristotle say is “the highest of all the goods achievable by action”?  In what way does he say common opinion concurs with his conclusion concerning the highest good, and in what way is there lack of consensus on this point?

6. What three ways of life does Aristotle present as candidates for the most desirable life?  What fourth way of life does he dismiss from candidacy and why?

7. What distinction does Aristotle make between final ends and ends which are not final, and what kind of end does he say the highest good must be?

8. What does Aristotle conclude is the best good for a human being, and how does he arrive at this conclusion?

9. How does Aristotle define happiness at the beginning of chapter 13?  How does he relate happiness to virtue, and how does he decide what virtue must be for a human being?

[Unlocked] Develop a process map to evaluate and suggest a redesign of the current challenges. Process maps are graphical depictions of a process.

[Unlocked] Develop a process map to evaluate and suggest a redesign of the current challenges. Process maps are graphical depictions of a process.

 

Scenario

You are the new project manager for the operations unit of Charleston General Hospital. The hospital is facing challenges of long wait times at the ED resulting in a high number of patients leaving without being seen (LWBS) and long admission holds in the ED. Upon initial assessment, you determine that the two challenges are related and are caused by inefficiencies in process flow.

Instructions

Develop a process map to evaluate and suggest a redesign of the current challenges. Process maps are graphical depictions of a process. The process map (flow chart) shows the sequence of tasks, decisions, and all other related activities that results from inputs and outputs.

Your map should include a visual illustration of different processes that can be employed by Charleston General to improve the flow of operations in the ED. Attach a summary of the proposed changes reflected in the process map to explain how the changes can improve performance outcomes for the ED.

Rubric

 

Process map thoroughly evaluated the selected health organization challenges with strong detail and supporting information and made connections between the identified challenges.

  

Suggested a detailed redesign of the selected challenge with strong detail and supporting information.

  

Process map was clearly organized, professional, and easy to read.