Write a 500-750-word essay on the influence patient education has in health care using the experiences of a patient

Write a 500-750-word essay on the influence patient education has in health care using the experiences of a patient. Interview a friend or family member about that person’s experiences with the health care system. You may develop your own list of questions.

Suggested interview questions:

  1. Did a patient education representative give you instructions on how to care for yourself after your illness or operation?
  2. Did a health care professional, pharmacist, nurse, doctor, or elder counselor advise you on your medication, diet, or exercise?
  3. Who assisted you at home after your illness or operation?
  4. Do you know of any assistance services, i.e., food, transportation, medication, that would help you stay in your home as you get older?

Define some of the antecedents and outcomes that occur with groupthink

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Refer to Figure 8.2, “Antecedents and Outcomes of Groupthink,” and Figure 8.3, “Ten Prescriptions for Preventing Groupthink,” located in Ch. 8 of the text.

Consider the following:

  • Define some of the antecedents and outcomes that occur with groupthink.
  • Are group-thought decisions always bad? Why or why not?
  • What are some ways groupthink can be prevented?

APA format

Add page # to in-text citations

Explain how each of the cases you chose fit with the associated theories

Find two cases from scholarly sources, one that fits with developmental theory and one that fits with critical criminology; in 500-750 words, explain the following:

  1. Explain how each of the cases you chose fit with the associated theories.
  2. Explain how principle theorists from the two theories would view the cases you chose.
  3. Explain how significant studies from those theorists relate to the cases chosen.

Use three to five scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Discuss the “sandwich generation”

Discuss the “sandwich generation”.  What are the implications on an adult’s development of being a caregiver and a parent at the same time   What are the different ways adults can be caregivers and how is this phase of life impacted by culture?

Review the reasons why new products fail and make two specific recommendations to improve the high failure rate of new products

Do an internet search of the new product development process of any product of your choice, and analyze the process for developing the product. Review the reasons why new products fail and make two specific recommendations to improve the high failure rate of new products.

Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay that describes the characteristics and roles you hope to embody as a counselor

The textbook and the readings for this first topic begin to describe some of the key elements for a successful therapeutic relationship.

Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay that describes the characteristics and roles you hope to embody as a counselor and the counselor dispositions that you want to bring with you. You may write in the first person for this assignment. Include the following in your paper:

  • Your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems
  • Refer to the Counselor Dispositions. Which of these dispositions will you incorporate into the counseling relationship and how?

*Counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients

*Strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues

*Please include the introduction and conclusion and use  APA Style Guide

*Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Explain the consequences of violating an association’s code of ethics (American Counseling Association) versus a state’s code of ethics.

Explain the consequences of violating an association’s code of ethics (American Counseling Association) versus a state’s code of ethics.

What are the emerging topics and issues in your field of study?

Week One Instructions

 

Respond to two classmates AND professor

TOPIC

What are the emerging topics and issues in your field of study? Identify at least two professional associations to which practitioners in your field might belong, and review the association websites. For example, depending on your degree program and specialization, you might review the website of one or more of the professional associations on the following list: Sample Professional Organizations. Don’t limit yourself to the organizations on this list. Find two professional associations that pertain specifically to your field of study—on the list or of your own discovery—and write your assignment based on information from those two associations. Search these websites for information about the work of professionals in your field and for current topics or emerging issues confronting practitioners. For example, you might:

 

Guided Response: Answer any questions your instructor has about your initial post, and respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts. Each of your responses to your classmates should be at least 100 words in length. Examine the topics or emerging trends identified by each classmate and your classmate’s justification of their importance. Provide feedback to your classmate on the strengths and weaknesses of the topics or emerging issues he or she identified and the justification for the importance of the topics or emerging issues. Make any suggestions that you feel your classmate may not have considered. You should not focus on whether you agree or disagree with the topics or your classmate’s justification of the topics but, rather, focus on your classmate’s process of choosing the topics or emerging issues.

Respond to professor Question:

Do you feel that you are becoming more immersed in Literature? It has been my experience that not only is this critical in establishing gaps but helps in identifying seminal research. Thanks for sharing.

 

Classmate one :

Identifying solutions in the development of community understanding of climate change is today a visible effort of awareness. This is a social problem that impacts the community, meaning the difference is on the socioeconomic disparity, understanding the behaviors affecting the environment, and developing interventions (Ntontis et al., 2019). Recognizing the human behavior and the response to make climate policy is the opportunity for environmentalists to increase knowledge with literacy to improve to make a change, also to our humanity (Lieberman, 2015). For decades, the warning signs have been there for global warning.  The scientific discovery, humanity’s social system of disbelievers, has created a more significant impact on inequities.  The concern is the real reasoning between individual beliefs and scientific knowledge.

References:

Lieberman, A. (2015, December 22). Where will the climate refugees go? Al Jazeera (Qatar).

Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy-library.ashford.

Ntontis, E., Drury, J., Amlôt, R., Rubin, G. J., & Williams, R. (2019). What lies beyond social

capital? The role of social psychology in building community resilience to climate change.

           Traumatology. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1037/trm0000221

 

Respond to classmate Two:

 

What are the emerging topics and issues in your field of study? Identify at least two professional associations to which practitioners in your field might belong, and review the association websites.

 

Two emerging topics in my field of study; Education in the state of Texas;  Low Teacher pay and Public Funding.

 

 February 2019 in the state of Texas teacher pay was at 17% and Public funding was also at 17%.  In 2017-2018 the average teacher pay in the state of Texas was $53,000 a year and in 2020, the teacher pay is still about $53,000.  In the area that I live in the average first year teacher pay is only $48,000-$50,000 a year.  Most teachers 1) are married and have that extra income or 2) have a second job to support their family.  Some areas are lower and some areas are higher on the pay scale.

 

Funding for public schools is absolutely necessary.  There have been ones that say money is not a factor in public schools. Funding purchases classroom materials for students as well as improvements for the classroom.  Funding also helps when there are families with little or no income that attends that school.  The area that I work and reside in is what is called a Title-1 school.  So our districts around depend on the public funding to help feed our students while they are at school.

 

“Texas spent $65 billion in fiscal year 2016 for primary and secondary public education (Texas Education Agency 2018). About half of this expenditure was funded with local resources, and the rest was primarily funded through the state government (federal funding accounts for less than 10 percent.”  (Stipica Mudrazija and Kristin Blagg with Victoria Lee, Cary Lou, and Victoria Rosenboom January 2019)

 

Public funding has been cut in the last few years as well as teacher pay.  Teachers also spend quite a bit of money out of pocket for their classroom and supplies for their students.  Without public funding teachers cannot get paid and schools would desecrate.  They both go hand-in-hand and are both an important part of education.

 

https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/public-school-teacher-salary/tx (Links to an external site.)

 

https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/99706/school_district_funding_in_texas.pdf (Links to an external site.)

How does the partnership with Topshops fit into Nordstrom’s current brand?

Hearl Tackett

ThursdayAug 20 at 6:24pm

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How does the partnership with Topshops fit into Nordstrom’s current brand?

Nordstrom is a conservative department store which is based in Seattle, WA.  Topshop is not a conservative store for men and women’s clothing and accessories with a rock and roll flair.  Nordstrom’s current brand management has nothing to do with Topshop so it really doesn’t fit in their current brand management.  This is an attempt by Nordstrom to penetrate a new market for them by adding to their brand known for quality to try and bring in the younger demographic by differentiating their standard products.  They are only testing this in 14 of its 231 stores in order to give a fair representation of what worked where and develop the strategy to move into all of their stores, if successful (Clifford, 2012).

Will it appeal to it’s target market?

The American consumer may not be aware of Topshops brand due to only having 3 stores in the United States.  It will take some time for the younger demographic to be comfortable shopping at Nordstrom for such a differentiated product than normal.

How will it allow Nordstrom to differentiate itself for the competition?

Depending on the marketing strategy, Nordstrom could differentiate themselves because they are one of the first to try something like this.  But it won’t be long because department stores known for quality have decided to do the same thing.

Is this a risky move for Nordstrom considering the downward sales trends for Topshop in the United Kingdom?

Topshop is relatively unheard of in America so this may be Topshop’s attempt to  penetrate a new market as well.  Americans have not known the Topshop brand but they do know that Nordstrom is a quality name and if they are selling Topshop clothing and accessories in their stores, then Topshop must be quality as well.  The move may be more risky for Topshop than it is for Nordstrom because if Topshop doesn’t draw in the demographic that Nordstrom is trying to appeal to, Nordstrom can reboot and still maintain their quality name.  Topshop will have a much more difficult time having downward trends in two countries.

Clifford, Stephanie. “Conservative Nordstrom to sell trendy Topshop fashions;

British chain to introduce its clothing at 14 stores in U.S. in September.”

International Herald Tribune 13 July 2012. Business Insights: Global. Web.

18 Aug. 2020.

 

 

Isaleny Delgadillo

ThursdayAug 20 at 7:39pm

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Nordstrom is known for it’s casual, slick and high-end wear. These types of department stores tend to restrain from promoting street like fashion lines. They price their items at a very high cost to target a certain geographical area. Nordstrom is making a bold statement, which implies that they are looking to urbanize their stores. The different ion with Nordstrom and the competition it’s the loyalty of its customers. The brand carries itself in a very high manner therefore expanding will create financial gain. As any move that may be made within any organization you are running the risk of loosing some customers but run a large probability of gaining dozens more.   Marketing is an important part of introducing any new brand to a well-established store. You have to ensure that you aim to get the publics attention. The branding is essential in this matter; you need to offer what the competition doesn’t have in certain areas. As our text states “understanding the features that make a market attractive to prospective competitors is certainly important to marketing managers. Similarly, being able to analyze the strengths and alternative strategies available to existing competitors also plays a critical role in shaping the marketing mix strategy for a given brand. Each of the four market dominance strategies identified has specific strengths and weaknesses, and each is appropriate under certain circumstances “ (Finch, J. (2012). It’s important for department stores like Nordstrom to keep reinventing itself so that it may lack any potential weaknesses.

Reference: Finch, J. (2012). Managerial Marketing. Retrieved from https://ashford.content.edu

 

 

Katherine Olivera

YesterdayAug 23 at 12:46pm

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How does this partnership fit into Nordstrom’s current brand management strategy? Will it appeal to its target markets? How will it allow Nordstrom to differentiate itself from the competition?

Nordstrom is a known department store that carries several brands and is located in many areas throughout the United States. Topshop is a British brand that sells clothing from the runway and street fashion for young adult. The products and clothes sold by Nordstrom are overall conservative while those of Topshop are generally trendy (Clifford, 2012). Nordstrom will begin to sell Topshop clothing to facilitate the ability of Nordstrom to differentiate itself as a company from its competitors. Nordstrom is integrating a brand differentiation strategy to ensure a unique brand image that will allow the company to have a competitive edge in the market (Finch, 2012). There will be a benefit to Nordstrom as the integration of Topshop will draw in a new set of customers while also retaining their existing ones. Nordstrom is integrating the Topshop brand into the mix of other products in a strategic manner. The clothing will be placed in a separate large space that will be distinct but not separated from other merchandise in the store. This partnership will naturally begin to attract individuals who are different from the traditional Nordstrom customer. There are opportunities to also influence the existing customer base through exposure to the new brand and clothing style being sold.

Is this a risky move for Nordstrom considering the downward sales trends for Topshop in the UK?

This is not that much of a risky move for Nordstrom despite the downward sales trends for Topshop in the UK. Nordstrom is an extremely successful corporation as evidenced by the number of years it has been successful in business and the many brands that are carried in the stores. Integrating sales of Topshop products may actually reignite sales given that Nordstrom is a successful corporation. Nordstrom is actually targeting a younger population that may be already visiting the store but not purchasing items. Nordstrom is also strategically integrating the Topshop brand in some key locations so that the leaders in the company can evaluate the impact and then decide how widespread they would like to become in their integration process. Finally, this partnership will attract a new consumer type and is really an opportunity for Nordstrom to expand its reach in the market as a company. As a 27 year old I have heard of Topshop for a few years now that the fact that I could only order items from the UK was disappointing. The wait time was long and the fear that I wouldn’t get my package was prominent.

References

Clifford, S (2012, Jul 13). Conservative Nordstrom to sell trendy Topshop fashions.

International Herald Tribune, 15. Retrieved from ProQuest

Finch, J. (2012). Managerial Marketing.[Electronic version]. Retrieved from

https://ashford.content.edu.

 

Isaleny Delgadillo

Aug 6, 2020Aug 6 at 9:07pm

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Market segmentation is a genius way of bringing people from different age eras together. The segmentation areas that are generally focused on are demographic, geographic, behavioral and psychographic, this helps to divide groups that are more alike and target them well. Apple has certainly bridge the gap between  Gen Y and baby boomers; they provided a product thats essential across the board. Todays running software has been simplified to ensure that consumers of all ages are thought of during the development process. Examples of companies that provide products which are essential during these unprecedented times are Facebook which provides the Portal for face-time capabilities. A device like that is very easy to use by an older customers who wishes to see his family while maintaining social distance. Applications are other ways to ensure inclusiveness for most generations.

The deployment of advertising and other promotional resources for a given brand is dependent upon the strategic goals for market segmentation, product differentiation, and positioning. The marketing manager’s understanding of the typical target customer’s preferences and motivations provides the platform developing an effective advertising program. The first step in the process is to translate this understanding of the target market into a meaningful target audience description (Finch, J. 2012). The targeted audience which is the focus of the product becomes vital in ensuring that needs are met. As technology continues to develop  the gap won’t necessarily exist anymore . Sessions are provided to those who need help understanding devices and programs .  Reference: Finch, J. (2012).  Managerial marketing . Retrieved from https://ashford.content.edu

 

Hearl Tackett

ThursdayAug 20 at 6:51pm

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What are the different levels of market segmentation?

Marketing segments can be created based on any product or consumer characteristic that will yield the most effective approach to selling (Finch, 2012).  The levels of marketing segmentations are mass marketing, segmental marketing, niche marketing, and customized marketing.

Mass Marketing

When the market is blanketed with mass marketing, there is no attempt to distinguish or differentiate the product and there is no effort to create separate marketing mixes (Finch, 2012).  The personal computer market is just that, personal.  It is not a one size fits all group of consumers.  Baby boomers and Gen Y would not be able to use the same computer nor will they have the same needs when it comes to the computer.

Segmented Marketing

Segmented marketing is such that an organization will differentiate their strategies to appeal to different segments of the customer base with the same product.  Personal computers could be marketed to Gen Y with advanced graphics and processing speeds for gaming.  That same computer could be marketed to baby boomers as fast processing speeds for doing spreadsheets or online day trading and review of stock market, or maybe uploading photographs.  Segmented marketing would be an effective marketing strategy for personal computers to Gen Y and baby boomers.

Niche Marketing

Personal computers are so mainstream today that I am not sure that they could be marketed using niche marketing because the niches are not small enough.  Niche marketing is done in very narrow focused targets where buyers needs are not being met (Finch, 2012).  Gen Y and baby boomers are huge niches in the markets and I believe too large for niche marketing to be effective.

Customized Marketing

Customized marketing is marketing in which each individual customer is treated like a segment.  This is even more narrow than the niche marketing.  Customized marketing is used more in the business to business market.  Personal computers can do this and has done this with a build your own type model that you select components online to build your own computer.  It may work with Gen Y more than baby boomers because Gen Y was born and raised during the computer age and they know exactly what they want in a personal computer. But I don’t believe it would be effective when marketing to both targets.

Finch, J. (2012).  Managerial marketing . Retrieved from https://ashford.content.edu

 

 

Katherine Olivera

YesterdayAug 23 at 1:07pm

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What are the different levels of market segmentation?

Marketing segmentation include the following levels: Mass marketing, Segment marketing, Niche marketing, and Customized marketing. Mass marketing focuses on a large audience without distinguishing between prospective buyers. Segment marketing focuses on a specific group of buyers, which has a narrower focus than that of mass marketing. Niche marketing narrows the target audience even further than segment marketing. This level of market segmentation often called concentration marketing and the market typically has fewer direct competition. Also known as micromarketing, customized marketing seeks to segment each prospective buyer individually, such as in one-of-a-kind items. Sellers offer a customized product to fit the customers individual wants and needs (Finch, 2012).

Synthesize the segmentation strategies that manufacturers of personal computers should implement to attract both the Gen Y and baby boomer generation to increase their purchases of computers.

Creating a market segment with multiple generations takes important considerations to know similarities and differences between the generations. Usually we think baby boomers are not very tech savvy, however it is not always true. The strategy should understand the product related benefits to both generations. For example, for computers include social media use, graphics for video and gaming. The next step is understanding the personality and lifestyle of both Gen Y and Boomers. The strategy needs to look at the financial attractiveness. Both generations love a great deal, so computer manufactures can offer a purchase rebate, or instant discount off the MSRP. Finally, selecting a market segmentation, such as going into a niche market that could narrow the focus and reduce competition, this does not need to be price, but having a low-cost computer could appeal easily across generations (Finch, 2012).

Are there some examples of companies that have already done a good job of marketing across generations? 

Harley-Davidson is an organization that seems to have had success across generations. Harley-Davidson maintains their tradition of a quality, classic American bike that many baby boomers continue to ride today, but along with their newly designed bikes, they partner with new generation brands to appeal the millennial buyers.

References:

Finch, J. (2012). Managerial Marketing. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

 

Based on your readings and discussions during the course, do you think the level of prosperity of a given society influences the development of mathematics

This week we are exploring the mathematical events and achievements of civilizations from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. As always, you are encouraged to integrate carefully chosen, concise, and properly cited textual evidence to support your claims.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Based on your readings and discussions during the course, do you think the level of prosperity of a given society influences the development of mathematics OR do you think the development of mathematics influences the prosperity of a given society? Explain your rationale using examples from the time periods discussed this week to support your claim.