Select one Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country and answer the following questions:

. Does health insurance coverage for the country you selected offer the gold standard of care? Do revenues used to pay for health care come from a single source or many? Is there rationing of healthcare services? If so, how does this compare to rationing in the U.S.?
. To what extent do you think the crafting of the ACA relied on experiences of other countries? Does the country you selected possess healthcare policies that may have been influential? Should the U.S. adopt these healthcare policies? Why?

Based on the scenarios and videos, discuss how Battered Women Syndrome (BWS), Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) and Self-Defense may have played a role in the actions of these women.  In the cases of Francine Wilson, Lorena Bobbitt and Rita Felton, do you feel a defense of Self-Defense was warranted?  Should Francine and Rita be charged with murder and sentenced to prison for the death of their husbands?  If not, explain what type of sentence outcome would be more appropriate.

In this course, you will be learning about how to research and different research methods.  Applied research is often used to solve a practical business problem. Several Liberty University resources will be helpful in learning how to do research.  PLEASE REVIEW GRADING RUBRIC BEFORE STARTING.

Brainstorm an organizational problem, some ways to research the problem and some ways to research to determine how to solve the problem. Think about what steps would you take to conduct the research? Conceive what tools, techniques, or methods you would use.  As you think of this problem, it is vital to understand the various philosophies and paradigms involved in research as explained in Chapter 2 of the Robson textbook.  For this discussion board, compare and contrast the differences of positivism, post-positivism, constructivism, and pragmatism in the context of the research problem you identified.  Evaluate how each of these views compare to Christians one truth worldview.

I prefer you to pick an organization that is dealing with COVID 19 as a major problem for their organization. Hospital, Public Schools, etc… If you prefer another organization problem, please message me for approval.

Must be at least 700 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge, including at least 2 peer-reviewed source citations in current APA 7 format, the text, and the integration of 1 biblical principle as outlined in the Discussion Board rubric (attached). Also include references must include all 3 texts, the bible and journal articles.

READINGS: (Book attached) Qualitative inquiry: Chapter 1 (p.1-14) Chapter 2 (p.15-40)
(Book Attached) Merida: Kingship, Solomon’s Wisdom
(Book Attached) Real World Research: Chapter 1 (p1-13) Chapter 2 (p.14-42) part II               
  (p.43-44), chapter 10 (p.205-240) 

  HOLY BIBLE: 1KINGS 1:1-5:18 

Reflective Paper
Be sure to address each of the following questions in your reflective paper. Type your responses below each question, and leave the questions in the document. Remember that the length of your responses for this portion of the final is expected to be 1,000-2,000 words in total, not including the prompt questions. Please answer each question after having reviewed and reflected upon your writing prompts, and assignments throughout this course.

1.    Describe your impressions of economics before you took this course, and compare/contrast that to your current ideas of economics.

2.    Now that you have completed the course, reflect upon any of concerns or challenges related to the economy or businesses you may have had when you began the course. Do you think that the material you learned in this course has influenced your thinking about those concerns or challenges? Please explain why or why not.

3.    Which video, assignment, reading, concept, or activity had the greatest impact on you? Explain why and how this will affect how you view the world and economics impact.

4.    Which video, assignment, reading, concept, or activity is the most important for the domestic or global economy? Explain why and how this will affect the economy in the short and long-term.

5.    Which assignment, reading, concept, or activity was the most difficult or challenging for you? Describe why it was challenging and how that challenge will view of the economy.

6.    Did any topic(s) surprise you that it (they) was (were) part of the study of economics? Now that the topic(s) has (have) been introduced in economics, explain how it fits into economics.

7.        What do you think you still need to learn about economics, and how will you go about continuing your development educated citizen?

8.    Was there anything that you expected to learn in this course that you did not learn? How could this course be improved?

9.    What was your biggest barrier to success if any? Keep in mind that this was a fully online, accelerated class that covered in 2 weeks what is usually covered in 14 weeks. What was your biggest strength in being successful in this course?

Select a current event article related to healthcare policy from a news website, newspaper, or news magazine (such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, The Economist).
1-Describe the healthcare policy issue.
2-Provide rationale for why you chose the article.
3-Provide a brief summary of the article.
4-Describe your reaction to the article.
5-Cite the reference using APA format.

Imagine you are an HR manager working at the Elderly Care Facility, a 100 bed nursing home in Riverside, California. You have been given a task to write a job description for a full-time registered nurse position. Make sure the job description includes well-specified information about job duties and worker requirements of the registered nurse.

Based on the job description, please find information online on the market pay rates and establish competitive pay level for this position in order to attract and retain talented employees. Feel free to use the O*NET website or any other relevant websites. Share your findings as a brief summary within 1-2 paragraphs or a table. Be sure to explain how you arrived at this figure and why do you think it is a competitive pay level. Also, indicate what additional information you would need to be more accurate in your determination of the appropriate pay level.

Your submission should be formatted in current APA style,  2-3 pages long (excluding list of references). You do not need the title page for this assignment. However, please include references to the materials that will support your survey of the market pay rates (you may use Internet resources for this assignment).

The grading rubric, which represents the performance expectations for this assignment, is located below.

To submit your assignment, select Submit Assignment, follow prompts to submit your work, add any comments for your instructor in the comments box (optional), and then click Submit Assignment

Week 2: Market-Competitive Pay Systems Discussion
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Choose one of the four activities used by the HR managers to create market-competitive pay systems outlined in Chapter 7 of the textbook (Martocchio, 2015, p.147). Provide a brief summary of the chosen activity and reflect on at least one challenge that relates to the activity’s implementation process, which HR manager may encounter. Support your analysis with one additional article to support your arguments.

The quality of your posting will be assessed, not your viewpoint. Your posting will be assessed based on your understanding, thinking, writing, communication, application, and documentation, using the rubric provided. To view the grading rubric associated with this discussion, click the Options icon (3 dots) in the top right corner of the page, and select Show Rubric.

Click on Reply below to post an initial post to the discussion prompt by 11:59PM on Thursday of this week. Your Initial post must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Comment on at least two colleagues’ posts, by clicking on Reply below their posts, by Saturday,11:59 PM of this week. Response posts must be 150 words minimum, debate or substantiate the original post, and provide support for each reply post position.

Week 2: Faith Integration Discussion
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The pioneer American jazz musician and composer, John Coltrane, wrote of serving others through his work: “During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music … to inspire them to realize more and more of their capacities for living meaningful lives. Because there certainly is meaning to life. I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE TO GOD.”

Reflect on the following questions: What do the quote from Coltrane and the following verse from Colossians communicate to us in terms of our attitude towards work? As managers and HR professionals, how can we work to God’s glory and serve others?

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:23-24, ESV)

The quality of your posting will be evaluated, not the viewpoint or expression of your beliefs. Your posting will be assessed based on your understanding, thinking, writing, communication, application, references, and response postings, using the rubric provided. To view the grading rubric associated with this discussion, click the Options icon (3 dots) in the top right corner of the page, and select Show Rubric.

Click on Reply below to post your initial thread to this discussion. Comment on fellow students’ posts by clicking on Reply below their posts. Each initial post must be at least 250 words. Your posting to the Faith Integration Forum must be posted by Tuesday, 11:59PM of this week. A response posting (150 words minimum) to at least one of your colleagues postings is due by Thursday, 11:59PM of this week.

Practicum – Organization Diagnosis

Identify a problem, issue, concern or area of weakness at your work or a selected organization that will be suitable for your performance improvement practicum.  The topic should be substantive and allow you to demonstrate your skills in process analysis and performance improvement planning.

First, select an organization, speak to the manager or decision-maker in this organization, explain your performance improvement analysis plan, and obtain approval for you to conduct the analysis in the organization.  We will call this person your “sponsor”.

Note: If you choose an organization other than your workplace, it is critical that you ensure that you will be able to access the necessary information.

Then define the scope of your analysis (entire organization, one office, one process, etc.).  Conduct a review of the selected area so that you understand the relevant policies, procedures, and processes within the organization.

Create and submit a PowerPoint of at least 5 slides. 

Include standard themes and layouts. The PowerPoint must contain the following:

Title slide (course name and number, topic of presentation, student name, date). (1 slide)
Table of Contents. (1 slide)
Section 1
Identify the organization to be analyzed. Describe the organization — what does it do?  Help the reader become interested in the organization. Verify who authorized access for you to perform this analysis (your “sponsor”). (1 slide)
Summarize your understanding of the current situation for the selected area.  Clearly state the symptoms of the problem, who is involved, and how you will know if your performance improvement suggestions are successful. (minimum 1 slide)
Append a list of reference documents and any supporting materials. (minimum 1 slide)
To submit your assignment, select Submit Assignment, follow prompts to upload your work, add any comments for your instructor in the comments box (optional), and then click Submit Assignment. CNBC Why the inequality gap is growing Infographics on inequality Crash Course Economics Branko Milanovich lecture

You must create a new thread in this forum using the media and textbook concepts. Your initial thread should address your reaction to the media in the context of chapter 15 (income inequality ) of the text.

What do you think of income inequality in the US and abroad?
Do you think everyone has the same ability to prosper in our economy?
Do you think everyone has the same opportunity in our economy?
What role do you believe government policy plays in this inequality?
Do you think that income inequality impacted people in their ability to respond to COVID 19?
What solutions would you provide?