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So far we’ve chosen a company, analyzed its industry perspective and identified its business description. Now it’s time to focus on the current position of this particular company. For your company, WALGREEN’S, identify the following: Mission statement: -What you do -Who your market is -Where you do business -What your financial position is and/or dividend history -Stakeholders (add a short description of what you do for each) -Corporate values -Competitive financial position (ratio analysis) Complete a ratio analysis of your chosen organization compared to your closes two competitors -Industry attractiveness and business strength
This is a definition essay about kindness.
The purpose of this paper is to take the analysis you have undertaken in Assignment 2 in relation to your project or thesis topic in health and/or nursing and consider how you would facilitate change in your organization or policy context to implement the
The purpose of this paper is to take the analysis you have undertaken in Assignment 2 in relation to your project or thesis topic in health and/or nursing and consider how you would facilitate change in your organization or policy context to implement the changes you would like to see. You may wish to ask yourself the following questions as you approach the paper. The questions may or may not be relevant to your particular issue. • What would be the goals for change? How do those goals relate to (or not relate to) the organization’s strategic plan and/or provincial/federal policy directives? • Given the various dimensions of this issue or policy, what needs to be considered in the particular context you’ve identified in order for change to occur? • What would be the various dimensions of the context(s) for implementation? • What would be the forces influencing the implementation of changes/ the policy or practice (both external and internal to the organization)? • What would be the levers for change? • Who would be the partners you would need to work with? • How would you as a leader work with those levers for change within the organization, and in partnership with others, to facilitate change? • How might you address the most important facilitators and barriers? • What might you do to recognize and act when progress is being made or not? The paper would conclude with a realistic, short summary of the situation, a conclusion, the implications and the next steps forward to be taken by nurses/nurse practitioners. This paper should be no more than 15 pages in length (excluding title‐page and references), double‐spaced in 12‐pt. font. The paper should be formatted and referenced according to the manuscript preparation guidelines in the APA Publication Manual 6th ed. No abstract is needed. It is quite acceptable to integrate portions of earlier assignment(s) into this assignment. Further info: This paper is for you to think about moving policy into action and implementing and change. Like Assignment 2, I’m expecting you to do some analysis of the dimensions of the policy and context, etc. The intent is for you to consider and think through the policy in light of particular context(s) in which the policy would be implemented and what may influence (or has already influenced) that implementation. I’ve used the word “you” in the directions, perhaps more than needed. I’m not expecting you personally to move policy into action. You will be part of that movement though. So your writing should be in active voice and thinking about being part of the change. You should not need to work in first person. This is not a personal essay. Please do not use Kouzes and Posner as your main reference for how to implement as a leader. If you do choose to write about how you as a leader will work with the levers of change – etc., make sure you do not fall into “shoulds” or “musts” or “needs to” (see the Discussion posting from me on Assignment 2 follow-up) For example, think about the who-what-where-when-how of implementing policy and go to the evidence around implementation on or uptake of your topic. This will likely be found in the research evidence, and/or evaluation documents. Many of you looked at strategies and position papers as part of your analysis for Assignment 2. There is a lot of advice and recommendations in these documents on how to go forward with the particular issue and what policy is needed. But much of it is “acontextual”. The whole notion of “rolling out” suggests that there can be a policy formulated in one place (and time) and then just uncritically implemented in other places and situations. It would be important to think about that assumption. You may want to include some of your analysis from Assignment 2 in this paper. That’s OK but I’m expecting that it will be fully incorporated into this new argument and not just cut and pasted. If you did write about a policy in Assignment 2, you’ll likely introduce the policy with a synopsis of the policy and its strengths and weaknesses in light of its implementation. If you did not actually write about a policy in Assignment 2, but rather just talked about background, and some of the strategies and position papers, it will be critical to have an brief analysis of the policy itself in Assignment 3.
M4 Readings Readings from the Texts: Johnson, Stoskopf and Shi – Read chapters 4, 28, and 29 Reid – Chapters 12, and 13 Online Readings and Resources: Research the organization that you plan to write about for this module. NGOs websites or other publications are a good place to start, however, your research should include more sources than just an organization’s website.
The topic should come from four specific areas: 1. a professional journal, 2. a medical website such as the Center for Disease Control (.gov or .edu), 3. Journal of Physical Therapy (if not available then a different credible source can be used), 4. A text book (can be an on-line version). The research paper should include the following information: 1. Definition of the disease/pathology, 2. Who is at greatest risk of contracting the disease/pathology, 3. Signs and Symptoms of the disease/pathology, 4. How the disease/pathology is diagnosed, 5. What is the medical management of the disease/pathology, 6. What are the Physical Therapy interventions, implications, if any.
Please read the following article: Scott Mainwaring, and Matthew S. Shugart. 1997. “Juan Linz, Presidentialism, and Democracy: A Critical Appraisal.” Comparative Politics 29 (4): 449-471. * You may skip p. 463 (starting with Variations among Presidential Systems) – p. 468. Clear structure: Introduction (brief explanation of what you pare going to talk about in the paper) Body (coherent argument(s) and relevant examples reflecting your opinion and knowledge; optional references to specific places in the article). The argument is that made by Juan Linz, and it is an argument that might seem surprising to Americans at first glance, although it might seem familiar to many living in other Anglophone countries (such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Jamaica). There is a major distinction between parliamentary systems, in which heads of government are elected my members of the legislature (typically called a parliament), and presidential systems, in which executives are directly elected by the populace and are distinct from the legislature and have their own sets of powers – this is something we talked about in our class on 10/02 and what you can find in your textbook (ch. 5). The basic line of argument provided by Linz is that parliamentary systems of government are preferable to presidential systems of government in certain fundamental ways. In particular, says Linz, parliamentarism does a better job of protecting and securing democracy than presidentialism. As Mainwaring and Shugart note, Linz offers five principal reasons for this. In this piece, the authors summarize Linz’s argument and then evaluate it critically. They concur with Linz in several ways, but also raise theoretical objections and then challenge Linz on the interpretation of the empirical evidence. The piece offered here thus surveys the important debate about presidential versus parliamentary systems and provides a constructive critique of the argument. See whether you can identify the theoretical critique and the empirical critique. Reflecting on your own country’s experience, does this argument make sense? Can you identify reasons or causes for why your country does or does not fit the expectations coming from Linz’s theory? What is your preferred system and why? Has reading this article changed your initial understanding of which system is better? In what way?
You need to use primary sources the historical event is The Sykes-Picot Agreement