In the past couple of weeks we have learned more about how stress and adverse experiences can impact child and adolescent development (esp. Modules 4 and 5). In this assignment you will need to think of a fictional character (from a book, movie, TV show, etc.) or person of historical significance (note: preferably not someone who was alive in recent decades). As before, you need not be an expert, but should be familiar enough with this person to write about them. Using materials from the course (and outside materials as necessary), please describe the person – giving details about their life, personality/psychology, and experiences. Ideally, this should be someone that you can use to exemplify course concepts and how adverse experiences, stress, or other challenges have impacted their (biopsychosocial) development.
Response below discussion post.
Discussion topic: Read Chapters 5 & 6 (Textbook: Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M.D.(2020).Foundations of Addictions Counseling, 4th edition. Boston: Pearson.) Watch the video “The Clinical Assessment of Substance Use Disorders-role modeling the initial visit” (also available on YouTube)
For this discussion, respond to the following:
Watch the video “The Clinical Assessment of Substance Use Disorders-role modeling the initial visit” (also available on YouTube) and identify the screening instrument utilized by the provider to assess presenting needs. (The screening instrument is one of those described under “Substance Use Disorder Instruments” in Chapter 6, pp. 124-129.)
Read the Case Study “The Case of Dwayne” in Chapter 9, pp. 198-204. Use the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s biopsychosocial dimensions (Table 5.1) to organize the relevant parts of Dwayne’s case. In your application, you are responding to the italicized questions (found within table 5.1 at the beginning of each dimension.
The provider in the video administered the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory- 4 (SASSI-4) with the client. The practitioner attempts to subtly examine the motivation behind and frequency of the client’s prescription drug use. She is able to maintain a conversation with the client while gaining information about the client’s drug and alcohol use, and how it impacts her work, home and family life.
Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal Potential
Dwayne is currently drinking 4-6 beers a night. When he is able to, he drinks a pint of vodka each week. Dwayne also smokes about 5 cigarettes of marijuana each week.
Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complication
Dwayne is in good physical health and not currently on medication for any recurrent health issues. He is of large, athletic build.
Dimension 3: Emotional, Behavioral and Cognitive Conditions and Complications
Dwayne tends to be impulsive when faced with opportunities to engage in physical altercations. Due to his impulsivity and history of fighting, stealing, truancy and theft, he was diagnosed with an adolescent onset conduct disorder. Dwayne’s propensity for violence and impulsivity began to be apparent before his alcohol use.
Dimension 4: Readiness for Change.
Dwayne is in counseling due to an expulsion; he pulled a knife on a peer which caused him to be removed from school. In order to return to school, Dwayne was ordered to complete three counseling sessions. He completed those sessions and was soon expelled again for an alcohol related infraction. These past occurrences seem to suggest Dwayne is not ready to change his alcohol abuse. Although Dwayne has been able to abstain from alcohol and drug use to receive benefits from his family, he does not seem intrinsically motivated to change. Motivation to change is an important factor in successful drug treatment (DiClemente et al., 1999). Further, Dwayne denies he has an issue with alcohol abuse and expresses he can stop using alcohol when he wants to, despite becoming intoxicated even when he plans to only partake in one or two drinks. Dwayne has experienced many consequences due to his drinking; his expulsions, he has been kicked off of his athletic teams, and his once high GPA has fallen. He has also been in trouble with the law on multiple occasions, including for a pending rape charge, due to his drug and alcohol use.
Dimension 5: Relapse Prevention And Continued Use or Problem Potential
Dwayne has completed a 28 day inpatient alcohol treatment in the past. Due to issues getting to treatment following discharge, he did not complete aftercare. Dwayne has also attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but did not continue the meetings beyond two weeks. Dwayne lives with his mother and seems to be lacking a supportive adult in his household to provide transportation, or access to transportation, to successfully commit to alcohol treatment sessions or meetings.
Dimension 6: Recovery Environment
Dwayne lives with his mother in a majority White neighborhood. Dwayne lacks a positive male figure in his life; his mother has a boyfriend but Dwayne does not like him. Dwayne’s father has been absent from his life for years, and when his father was around, he was physically abusive to Dwayne. Due to Dwayne’s race (African American), he reports feeling out of place in his majority White community. Dwayne’s mother appears to have some potentially emotionally abusive communication with Dwayne, but she is interested in receiving professional help with her parenting. Dwayne’s mother has not been helpful with his continued treatment in the past, but with family therapy, this may change.
DiClemente, C. C., Bellino, L. E., & Neavins, T. M. (1999). Motivation for change and alcoholism treatment. Alcohol research & health : the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 23(2), 86–92.
In your readings on Ethics in Research this week, Doody and Noonan (2016) describe many of the rules of conduct to guide nurses in conducting ethically sound research. While you are not conducting a research study as part of this course, it is still important that you are cognizant of whether or not ethical principles were upheld in the studies that you review for evidence. ***For your peer response, pull one of the articles posted by your peer. Review the article and consider the ethical soundness of the research. Keep in mind that the answers may not be explicitly written in the articles. You may have to apply what you have read and decipher the soundness. For example, when considering harm to human subjects, this will not be described.
Part I: The Interview Transcript
Interview the pharmacist using the questions Please provide a transcript of the interview in this part.
What type of technology (technologies) does your pharmacy utilize?
How does the technology you use enhance internal and external communications between pharmacists, technicians, physicians, advanced medical care providers, and nurses?
Describe the process from the time the pharmacy receives an order to the time the medication is dispensed?
What are some of the processes or policies that are implemented to ensure patient safety?
What challenges, related to the use of technology and electronic information, have you experienced? What solutions have you implemented, or changes have you made in your practice to address these challenges?
How has informatics helped and/or hindered patient education and awareness?
Part II: Integrate the Findings from the Literature
Perform research on the type of technology (the type of platform used, equipment used to document, or applications used, etc.).
Select two academic articles to support your discussion for Part III: Summarize What You Have Learned
Part III: SUMMARY (3-4 paragraphs): Elaborate as to what you learned about the specific type of technology utilized by the pharmacist; explain its uses and functions, pros and cons, etc.
Summarize what you’ve learned by explaining both the positive aspects and negative aspects of the technology used by the pharmacist you interviewed.
Part 1 needs to be 1 to 1/2 pages in length. (1 source: the person being interviewed)
Part 2 needs to be at least 2 pages and have 2 different sources.
Part 3 needs to be only 3 to 4 paragraphs in length.
Hi! This work requirement is an individual written submission task. You must answer one of the following three tasks: Task 1: What are ethics and morality, and what do we mean by the term ethical reflection? Task 2: Define the concept of social responsibility and discuss how extensive private companies’ possible social responsibility should be beyond making a profit for the owners. Task 3: What ethical and moral challenges do you see when it comes to the idea that the UN’s sustainability goals have general validity? You must write 6,000 characters including spaces. In addition, there are references and a bibliography.
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Discussion – Personalized Reading Summary Discuss 3 things that you learned from this week’s readings. You must include 1 from each reading. You cannot repeat what your peers have already posted. The easiest way to do this is to post early. You must include: 1. whether you had ever heard of the concept before 2. whether you believe you understand what the author(s) is saying 3. how it manifests in your life (how can you ‘see’ it in action) • Cozolino, L. (2017). o Chapter 11: The Social Brain o Chapter 12: Building the Social Brain: Shaping Attachment Schemas o Chapter 13: The Neurobiology of Attachment • Dana, D. (2018). The polyvagal theory in therapy: engaging the rhythm of regulation. New York, N.Y.: W.W. Norton o 3: Wired to Connect • Review polyvagal pdfs and personal profile map found under additional lecture material Unit 1- The Structure and Function of the Brain Social Synapse Shaping Attachment Schemas Relationships and Integrative Communication Neurobiology of We Neurobiology of Attachment Additional Lecture Materials Gambrel, L.E., Faas, C., Kaestle, C.E., & Savla, J. (2016). Interpersonal neurobiology and couple relationship quality: a longitudinal model. Contemporary family therapy, 38, 272-283. Gonzalez, A., del Rio-Casanova, L., & Justo-Alonso, A. (2017). Integrating neurobiology of emotion regulation and trauma therapy: reflections on EMDR therapy. Reviews of neuroscience, 28(4), 431-440. Beginner’s Guide to Polyvagal Theory.pdf Polyvagal Theory.pdf The Personal Profile Map-Polyvagal Theory Deb Dana-2.docx
M.G. is a school nurse practitioner in a district with a high number of teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy has been a problem in this district for several generations now, and the rate is one of the highest in the state. She chairs a task force created to address the teen pregnancy problems in the school district. Teachers, parents, students, and other interested community members sit on the task force. M.G. affects change by providing information the community needs to develop health-oriented skills, attitudes, and related behavioral changes. 1- Create a plan for the community regarding Teen pregnancy. Include education, prevention, care and recommendations. 2- An effective health assessment incorporates not only physiological parameters; please suggest other parameters that should be considered and included on health assessments to reach maximal health potential on individuals. 3- Name the different family developmental stages and give examples of each one. 4- Describe family structure and function and the relationship with health care.
The American Bar Association Prosecutorial Standards Using this ABA resource, Criminal Justice Standards for the Prosecutorial Function, and other credible research, submit a 2-3 page paper, in APA 7th format, addressing the following questions: (1) Why do these prosecutorial standards exist? (2) Select three (3) standards, one from Part 1, one from Part II, and one from Part III and summarize (do not copy) what the standards seek to accomplish, and provide a factual example (real or fictional) which would be governed by this standard. Don’t forget to identify which standard you are using in each section through proper APA 7th citation and reference.
formulate a 200-250 word consensus purpose statement to each of the following topics: Critical path scheduling Three-point estimating Gantt chart Please use the example formatting of the attached document.