forum “2” – David Grossman: Individual Language and Mass Language

In Grossmans essay Individual Language and Mass Language in Writing in the Dark it is important to think on such citations:
And perhaps, then, this is the great question that people living in this age must relentlessly ask themselves: In what state, at which moment, do I become part of the faceless crowd, the masses ? (79)
A good book and there are not many, because literature too, of course, is subject to the seductions and obstacles of mass media individualizes and extracts the single reader out of the masses. It gives him an opportunity to feel how spiritual contents, memories, and existential possibilities can float up and rise from within him, from unfamiliar places, and they are his alone. The fruits of his personality alone. The result of his most intimate refinements. And in the mass culture of daily life, in the overall pollution of our consciousness, it is so difficult for these soulful contents to emerge from the inner depths and be animated. (83)
At its best, literature can be kind to us: it can slightly allay our sense of insult at the dehumanization that results from living in large, anonymous global societies. The insult of describing ourselves in coarse language, in clichs, in generalizations, and stereotypes. The result of our becoming as Herbert Marcuse said one-dimensional man. (83-4)
In light of these citations, what is of utmost importance in how Grossman is distinguishing between individual and mass language? Analyze and interpret this further in regard to at least one of the following ideas or issues: intimacy, consciousness, imagination, and nationalism.  In the context of your post, refer us to at least one citation from Grossmans essay that further embellishes or illuminates your analysis and briefly interpret the connection and importance of your chosen citation. Finally, how is this problem of language entwined in the Middle East conflict?

After reading ch. 2 in Justice and then watching Episode 2 at, answer ONE of the following in a short essay of 250-350 words:

1. When is it morally allowed or permissible to use cost-benefit analysis to put a dollar value on human life? Give some examples. Explain.
  When is the above not allowed? Give some examples and explain your position.
2. What, if anything, do you conclude from Sandels informal video clips experiment (Hamlet, Fear Factor, The Simpsons) about Mill’s distinction between higher and lower pleasures? What is his distinction and why does he make it? Make sure you show you understand the distinction.

The nursing process is a tool that puts knowledge into practice. By utilizing this systematic problem-solving method, nurses can determine the health care needs of an individual and provide personalized care.

Write a paper (1,750-1900 words) on cancer and approach to care based on the utilization of the nursing process. Include the following in your paper:

    Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer.
    Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects.
    Discuss what factors contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in Americans.
    Explain how the American Cancer Society (ACS) might provide education and support. What ACS services would you recommend and why?
    Explain how the nursing process is utilized to provide safe and effective care for cancer patients across the life span. Your explanation should include each of the five phases and demonstrate the delivery of holistic and patient-focused care.
    Discuss how undergraduate education in liberal arts and science studies contributes to the foundation of nursing knowledge and prepares nurses to work with patients utilizing the nursing process. Consider mathematics, social and physical sciences, and science studies as an interdisciplinary research area.

You are required to cite to a minimum of four sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, An abstract is not required.

It is necessary for an RN-BSN-prepared nurse to demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the pathophysiological processes of disease, the clinical manifestations and treatment protocols, and how they affect clients across the life span.

Evaluate the Health History and Medical Information for Mrs. J., presented below.

Based on this information, formulate a conclusion based on your evaluation, and complete the Critical Thinking Essay assignment, as instructed below.

Health History and Medical Information

Health History:

Mrs. J. is a 63-year-old married woman who has a history of hypertension, chronic heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite requiring 2L of oxygen/nasal cannula at home during activity, she continues to smoke two packs of cigarettes a day and has done so for 40 years. Three days ago, she had sudden onset of flu-like symptoms including fever, productive cough, nausea, and malaise. Over the past 3 days, she has been unable to perform ADLs and has required assistance in walking short distances. She has not taken her antihypertensive medications or medications to control her heart failure for 3 days. Today, she has been admitted to the hospital ICU with acute decompensated heart failure and acute exacerbation of COPD.

Subjective Data:

    Is very anxious and asks whether she is going to die.
    Denies pain but says she feels like she cannot get enough air.
    Says her heart feels like it is “running away.”
    Reports that she is exhausted and cannot eat or drink by herself.

Objective Data:

    Height 175 cm; Weight 95.5kg.
    Vital signs: T 37.6C, HR 118 and irregular, RR 34, BP 90/58.
    Cardiovascular: Distant S1, S2, S3 present; PMI at sixth ICS and faint: all peripheral pulses are 1+; bilateral jugular vein distention; initial cardiac monitoring indicates a ventricular rate of 132 and atrial fibrillation.
    Respiratory: Pulmonary crackles; decreased breath sounds right lower lobe; coughing frothy blood-tinged sputum; SpO2 82%.
    Gastrointestinal: BS present: hepatomegaly 4cm below costal margin.


The following medications administered through drug therapy control her symptoms:

    IV furosemide (Lasix)
    Enalapril (Vasotec)
    Metoprolol (Lopressor)
    IV morphine sulphate (Morphine)
    Inhaled short-acting bronchodilator (ProAir HFA)
    Inhaled corticosteroid (Flovent HFA)
    Oxygen delivered at 2L/ NC

Critical Thinking Essay

In 750-1,000 words, critically evaluate Mrs. J.’s situation. Include the following:

    Describe the clinical manifestations present in Mrs. J.
    Discuss whether the nursing interventions at the time of her admissions were appropriate for Mrs. J. and explain the rationale for each of the medications listed.
    Describe four cardiovascular conditions that may lead to heart failure and what can be done in the form of medical/nursing interventions to prevent the development of heart failure in each condition.
    Taking into consideration the fact that most mature adults take at least six prescription medications, discuss four nursing interventions that can help prevent problems caused by multiple drug interactions in older patients. Provide a rationale for each of the interventions you recommend.
    Provide a health promotion and restoration teaching plan for Mrs. J., including multidisciplinary resources for rehabilitation and any modifications that may be needed. Explain how the rehabilitation resources and modifications will assist the patients’ transition to independence.
    Describe a method for providing education for Mrs. J. regarding medications that need to be maintained to prevent future hospital admission. Provide rationale.
    Outline COPD triggers that can increase exacerbation frequency, resulting in return visits. Considering Mrs. J.’s current and long-term tobacco use, discuss what options for smoking cessation should be offered.

You are required to cite to a minimum of two sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, An abstract is not required.

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?

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 

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.


Students will prepare a one-page (250-300 word) abstract that proposes the organization “Amazon”. The abstract should identify the organization and a brief background of two to three problems that were recognized. If a student is choosing a personal workplace, names may be disguised if desired. During the course, students will research theories within the readings for application, and may find more organizational issues emerge as the study of these theories continue in the course. You will also need to include at least 3 references and make sure you cite your sources properly using APA 7 format.

Please read over the grading rubric before starting.

Readings: Merida (Entire Book)
                  Organizations & Organizing by Scott (pp 1-34) attached

Note: If I like your work, I will keep you for the entire 8 weeks. Please no plagiarism. Please also include biblical integration in the abstract.

.Based upon a Community Needs Assessment, determine what gaps in service exist in your community. Please contact your instructor if you need assistance in identifying sources of a needs assessment or community plan that outlines such recent research. It is suggested to locate a United Way in your community to begin your research. If no local community needs assessment has been formally conducted, choose a service that you have good reason to believe is needed in your community. Once you have determined a gap in services for your project, you will  develop a step by step approach to creating a new human services agency to serve this population.
In this first step, you will decide what type of agency and service you want to develop. Think about vulnerable populations that may be underserved such as aging adults, homeless mothers and their children, runaway youth, chronically unemployed and impoverished adults, drug and alcohol addicted teens, disabled children and adults, mentally ill people, and families who lack sufficient financial resources to meet their needs. You may also find that supportive services such as community recreational programs, daycare centers in low income areas, neighborhood playgrounds, parent education resources, counseling, and job training are programs that will prevent residents from needing crisis intervention services in the future. These types of programs may also be considered. In this step, you will determine what type of new service you will develop.
Following APA formatting, complete a 2 page proposal (double space) describing the type of service you will develop, agency auspices,  nonprofit, size of agency, location, ages served, and justification for the need based upon a community needs assessment or other information you have researched. Will you develop your agency yourself or partner with another individual or community agency? Will you need to submit your proposal to anyone in your community for approval?
APA referencing required (4 sources minimum). APA formatting is required. It is suggested to organize your content with the use of headings. Use of the Pakroo textbook, the Keohane textbook with reference to concepts in Chapters 1-4, and the Start Your Own Business textbook with reference to concepts in Chapters 1-3 is required. Address in your discussion –  How does your idea relate to the Saint Leo core Value of Excellence?

Discuss how nurses can use their knowledge, perspective, experiences, and skills as communicators to change public policy at all levels of government. What are the most critical questions facing nursing for which policymakers need evidence to inform their decision making (refer to the Nurse Licensure Compact [NLC] compact, APRN Compact, and other required reading this week).

APRN Consensus Work Group & the National Council of State Boards of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee. (2008). Consensus model for APRN regulation: Licensure, accreditation, certification & education (PDF). APRN Joint Dialogue Group Report.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2018). State Practice Environment.
Nurse practice laws and regulations are specific to each state. This map identifies licensure and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details, for all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2020). APRN Compact.
The APRN Compact, approved May 4, 2015, allows an advanced practice registered nurse to hold one multistate license with a privilege to practice in other compact states. The APRN Compact will be implemented when 10 states have enacted the legislation.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2020). Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).
The NLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states without having to obtain additional licenses.