Health Care Management + Policy

Drawing on assigned readings plus at least three references from your own research, please respond to the following essay prompt in about 1,500 words (excluding the reference list at the end of the paper):

Explain and assess the partisanism and political strategies surrounding the legislative processes, debate, and enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.


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You have been tasked to devise a program to address the needs of crime victims. To better understand what type of program to devise, you need to review some crime data.

You have been tasked to devise a program to address the needs of crime victims. To better understand what type of program to devise, you need to review some crime data. The crime data will help you to identify the various types of crimes being committed and how the various types of crime victims are impacted by their offenders. Select a source that compiles crime data. Describe why you selected that particular source and what type of data that source contains. Secondly, describe the basic goals of your proposed program and what types of services the program would provide to crime victims based on the various types of crimes. For example, what would be a program goal for a rape victim, and what type of program(s) or service(s) would be devised to address the victim’s needs (this could include gender, age, and group counseling sessions). 

Assignment Guidelines

Select a source that compiles crime data. 
Address the following in 750–1,000 words:
Why did you select that particular source? Explain in detail.
What type of data does that source contain? Describe in detail.
What are the basic goals of your proposed program? Explain in detail.
What types of services would the program provide to crime victims with regard to the various types of crime? Explain in detail.
Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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INTEGRATED UNIT PLAN 1 and 2

INTEGRATED UNIT PLAN: PART 1 INSTRUCTIONS
In your unit, describe how you can include teaching/student practice of character and Godly principles of Truth that will be appropriate in the public school classroom. Be sure to include the following elements in doing so:

Unit Information
·    Subject
·    Grade /Topic
·    State and National Standards and/or Core Curriculum
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in-patient data collection

in-patient data collection
• Analyze the points at which information is collected during an in-patient encounter, determine the most likely point (or points) at which mistakes in that collect could occur, and recommend steps to avoid the mistake you identified.
• Predict ways that the collection of patient information will become more efficient, expansive, and accurate during the next 20 years. Provide specific examples to support your response.
• Create a very brief scenario (1-2 sentences) in which specific information should be collected. Determine which two of the eight types of health care information would be most useful, and discuss how those types of information would be used.
• From your own Internet research, find a report card for one or more local hospitals in Georgia. Discuss how you would use the information you found on the report card if you or a family member needed health care. Describe the effect these types of Websites have on the health care providers. Provide specific examples to support your response.
POLCW2
• Explain two to three roles that modern government plays in the lives of American citizens. Then, determine at least two benefits and two limitations of the power of the U.S. government in affecting the day-to-day lives of its citizens.
• Indicate two or three of your personal rights that are protected by the Constitution. Support your arguments with sound logic and specific examples.

cultural pluralism

cultural pluralism
A. The concept of “cultural pluralism,” which plays an important role in social work, emphasizes
respect for diversity of values, heritages, customs, and lifestyles.
1. What experiences and/or background characteristics (past and present) would contribute to your
ability to work effectively with people from diverse populations (e.g., race and ethnicity, disability
status, socioeconomic status, consumers of social/mental health services, the LGBTQ community
and specific groups with social service needs, such as Latino and African American men, etc.)?
2. What difficulties, if any, do you think you might have in working with any of the populations listed
above?
3. What experience have you had in dealing with ageism, homophobia, racism, sexism, or other forms
of oppression?
B. The profession of social work is committed to social justice.
1. What do you understand the concept “social justice” to mean?
2. How do you plan to promote social justice with your MSW?
3. What experiences or factors shaped your interest in advancing social justice?
4. What career pathway do you plan to take with your MSW?

Early Childhood Student

Early Childhood Student
INSTRUCTIONS:
Chose and read three child studies/vignettes and link your thoughts and analysis to strategies you would employ as a classroom teacher. Please reference teaching strategies you would use and individual curriculum planning that may be implemented in the classroom.
You will pick three (3) case vignettes/child studies of three different ages from those listed below and found in the Mindes text. In other words, you may not choose three kindergarteners, but may choose one 4 year old, one kindergartener, and one 5 year old (your choice).
Read through all of the information provided in the child study. Then, analyze each child study from a curriculum and educational standpoint, answering the following questions:
What have you learned about each of these young children and their families?
What more do you need to know?
Are there alternative interpretations to the data or opinions?
What will you do if you meet the young children in a teaching situation?
What plans for intervention and teaching will you make?
Child Studies/Case Vignettes (reference to Mindes text)
1. Bradley Howshaw, 4 years 11 months, p. 194
2. Beatrice Jewel, an adopted Toddler, p. 196
3. Baby Ralph Brown, 12 months old, p 199
4. Ted Miller, 21 month old, p. 201
5. Jorge Sanchez, a kindergartener, p. 202
6. Mary Ellen Luby, kindergartener, p. 207
7. David McMillan, 4 years old, p. 214
8. Timothy Callaghan, 4 years old, p. 218
9. Marilyn Jones, 5 years old, p. 222
10. Charles Taylor, 5 years old, p. 225
11. Gerald Sutton, kindergartener, p. 228
12. Clarence Cooper, kindergartener, p. 235
13. Lillian Bolden, 4 years old, p. 244
14. Martin Knox, pre-kindergarten, p. 247
15. Juliana Jenkins, 4 years old, p. 251
16. Lucille O’Malley, kindergartener, p. 260
17. Rupert Armstrong, 3 years old, p. 369
18. Baby Charlene Spenser, 11 months old, p. 275
Be sure to identify the name and age of each child study you analyze at the beginning of your narrative for that child. Each child study analysis should be at least two pages, double spaced, typed with a 12 font for a minimum of 6 pages total.
After your analysis/answers to the questions, in a separate section, write a reflection on the entire process. In the reflection, answer the following questions: Was this assignment difficult to accomplish? Why? What did you learn through this process (what questions were answered for you or what new understanding did you gain)? What new questions did this process generate? How might you apply this new understanding/knowledge? The analysis should be at least one page.

Different prices

Different prices
If consumers have different tastes and are willing to pay different prices for the same good or service, why do so many firms still charge a single price for so many goods and services?
Paper instructions:
In this question, the answer can actually start from the opposite case, (i.e. an industry in which price variability is common) in order to see why that industry may display special characteristics that many other firms in other industries do not enjoy.
For example, within the context of setting pricing policy in a budget airline, dynamic pricing would be the best policy for a firm to pursue. This is the most profitable pricing strategy for firms if every consumer’s willingness to pay was known ahead of time. Budget airlines can use the internet now and can therefore price according to a consumer’s willingness to pay on the basis of time to travel, how many bags they need, whether they want preferential seating and minimizing waiting times in line. In this case,
therefore, more dynamic pricing is possible.
There are other general constraints that firms face when attempting to differentiate prices for the same/similar good or service. These include:
1) Transaction/menu costs: these are costs associated with administering so many different prices and price changes. Imagine you own a restaurant and had to change the menu for every customer that comes. This would be costly.
2) Fairness: some consumers would react very negatively to price discrimination. Sports fans who buy season tickets often don’t like it when a team decides to make them pay more for a match against a more popular team, as they were also there to see their team play the worst teams in the league.
3) Inability to prevent re-selling: if a consumer can easily re-sell something then there is less of chance that a firm will depart from uniform pricing rule. This is why a service is easier to price discriminate than a product as a product can be re-sold but a service
often can’t (hairdressers charge women more for hair cuts because they value hair cuts more and cannot resell their service to their husband or boyfriends).
4) Informational requirements: Price discrimination requires lots of information on consumer preferences, which is often not available. Hence, the uniform pricing rule is chosen to save on these market research costs.
5) Finally, legal requirements prevent some firms from price discriminating, as in the case of essential pharmaceuticals where the state often mandates prices through medical insurance purchases or other means.

Business-Level Strategies

Business-Level Strategies
Consider what you’ve read and learned about Business-level strategies and how they can help an organization to maximize its distinct competency.
After watching the video clip on Steinway Piano, discuss your view of Steinway’s business-level strategy. Clearly it is not cost-leadership, but is it differentiation, or is it niche? Support you view from the readings and discussion.

Business Policy and Strategy

Business Policy and Strategy
A dry cleaning chain that has operated in some of the major metropolitan locations on the west coast for the last five years is interested in expanding to other geographic areas of the U.S. Management wishes to expand into the greater Boston area and has hired you as a strategic consultant to draft a strategic plan to maximize their chances of success in this expansion effort.
Using what you have learned about the five-step strategic planning process, explain how you would analyze and report back to management on your findings.
You will need to assess the internal nature of their organization and the external factors they will face by expanding their business in this geographic area. You should consider factors such as the demographics and other forces present in the industry.
For this assignment your task is to explain how you, as a strategic consultant, would approach the second, third and fourth steps of the strategic planning process (ignore the Mission and Goals and Implementation steps). In other words, explain:
I. Step II: How would to assess the External Analysis? Include a discussion as to how you would utilize the Porter Five-Force Model as a tool to analyze the local industry and position the organization to enter the market to succeed.
II. Step III: How would you evaluate the Internal Analysis? You should: (a) Explain how you might consider the “four building blocks” to position the organization to succeed in their plans to expand to the greater Boston area. (b) What steps would you recommend to the organization in order to avert failure?
III. Step IV: What “alternative strategic decisions” (regarding functional and business level strategies) would you recommend? In other words, (a) How would you suggest that the organization craft its functional-level strategy to succeed? (b) What business-level strategy would you recommend?
To answer the inevitable question about length, I would guess that each of the three sections should be on the order of 1 ½ to 2 pages (total length likely around 6 pages). Feel free to use lists or bullets where appropriate. I am looking for your ability to think strategically and apply the concepts from the course to this exercise.

explain how to perform a task with which you are very familiar.

explain how to perform a task with which you are very familiar.
Use your knowledge to explain the process in a step-by-step manner. The purpose of this assignment is to write instructions that a reader would be able to follow. The task emphasizes skills with organization and clarity of writing.
Explain the process in a step-by-step manner
Choose a process that is complex enough to require at least five steps to explain it.
Consider design elements that will aid the reader in using the document
Photos and other graphics may be included but are considered optional.
Your instructor may have additional advice for the successful completion of this assignment. For further information, either see instructor comments located below or access live chats and instructor files.

ART LAW

ART LAW
International art business should be regulated by national and international laws
Project description
1. Identification and application of a range of relevant legal art business issues. 2. Justification of such identification and application.
3. Demonstration of critical analytical abilities.
4. Clarity and balance of relevant issues and justification given
5. Academic presentation (terminology, citation, style, spelling, grammar, syntax).
For-Profit-Share Forms of Trading
? unlimited liability freelancers and partnerships
? limited liability partnerships and companies
Not-For-Profit-Share Forms of Trading
? trusts & foundations
? tax-exempt status
? perpetuities & accumulations
? public authorities
? partnerships and companies
Art Business Contracts
? contract formation
? breaches and remedies
? avoiding legal disputes
? using lawyers & costs
Selling Work (1)
? auctions & consumer protection
? contracts of sale
? agents & dealers Seminar
Selling Work (2)
? import & sales taxes
? estate taxes
? export controls & war loot
? droit de suite/artists resale right
Droit de Suite Research
Provenance & Due Diligence
? key issues
? authorship
? proofs
? problems & solutions
Intellectual Property #1
? rationale and global context
? international treaties and conventions
? copyright #1
Intellectual Property #2
? copyright #2
Intellectual Property #3
? statutory moral rights
? other IPR

Referencing Requirements:
Online:
International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR): http://www.ifar.org/art_law.php
Lydiate, Henry (2012). What is Art?
A brief review of international judicial interpretations of art in the light of the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in the Star Wars case: Lucasfilm v. Ainsworth
Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law, American Bar Association, 2012-2013, Volume 4, Number 2: http://www.swlaw.edu/pdfs/jimel/4_2_lydiate.pdf
Lydiate, Henry (1976 to date). Artlaw Archive: www.artquest.org.uk/artlaw
Books
Abbing, Hans. (2007). Why Are Artists Poor? Amsterdam University Press
DuBoff, Leonard D. and Burr,Sherri. (2010). Art Law: Cases and Materials. Wolters Kluwer
Goldstein, Paul and Hugenholtz, P. Bernt. (2012). International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice. OUP USA
Greenfield, Jeanette. (2007) The Return of Cultural Treasures. Cambridge University Press. Hoffman, Barbara. (1998) A Visual Artist’s Guide to Estate Planning.
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.
Kearns, Paul. (1998). The Legal Concept of Art. Hart Publishing.
Kubler, George. (1962) The Shape Of Time; Remarks On the History of Things. Yale University Press.
Lerner, Ralph E and Bresler, Judith. (2005). Art Law: Guide. Practising Law Institute.
Mason, Christopher. (2004)
The Art of the Steal: Inside the Sotheby’s-Christie’s Auction House Scandal.
Putnam Publishing Group.
Merryman, John. (2007) Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts. Kluwer Law International.
McLean, Daniel and Louisa Buck; (2012)
Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, Collectors and Artists. Thames and Hudson.
McLean, Daniel and Karsten Schubert. (Eds.) (2002). Dear Images: Art, Copyright & Culture. Ridinghouse & Intstitute of Contemporary Arts.
McLean, Daniel. (Ed.) (2007). The Trials of Art. Ridinghouse.
Milrad, Aaron. (2000).
Artful Ownership: Art Law Valuation and Commerce in the USA Canada and Mexico. American Society of Appraisers.
Prowda, Judith B. Visual Arts and the Law. (2013). Lund Humphries & Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Radnoti, Sandor. (1999) The Fake: Forgery and Its Place in Art. Rowman & Littlefield. Robertson, Iain and Chong, Derek (Eds.) (2008). The Art Business. Routledge.
Sax, Joseph. (2001). Playing Darts with a Rembrandt. The University of Michigan Press.