One of the core competencies that nurses and medical practitioners require to implement evidence into practice is the critical appraisal of relevant published literature to inform decision-making. Scholars believe that evidence-based medicine can help improve the quality of healthcare delivered. Thus, the medical fraternity should be in a position to identify, critically appraise, and synthesise research to assess the usefulness and validity of research findings (Chang et al., 2013; Smith & Noble, 2018). In line with this, the current report seeks to appraise an article from Rabaoarisoa et al. (2017) on “the importance of public health, poverty reduction programs and women’s empowerment in the reduction of child stunting in rural areas of Moramanga and Morondava, Madagascar.” The research is a case-control epidemiological study, which makes the selection of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP, 2018) checklist tool for case-control studies ideal for reviewing the literature. The checklist comprises an eleven-point scale that evaluates research validity, reliability of the results, and feasibility of the recommendations within the population tested. The reason for selecting CASP tools is that they are more succinct and effectively cover the areas needed for critical appraisal, according to Nadelson & Nadelson (2014).
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that obesity is killing more people than malnutrition. Each year, more than 2.8 million people lose their lives to complications resulting from being overweight (Aktar, Qureshi and Ferdous 38). The West bears the most burden of this disease as more incidents of obesity are reported in the developed economies than other parts of the world. For that reason, these countries have declared the disease an epidemic. Experts warn that the prevalence rate will continue in an upward trajectory due to poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles (Clark et al. 605). Healthy eating, consistent exercise, and stress management are some of the clinically-proven strategies of maintaining body weight.
Discuss the various factors that led to the establishment of British intelligence before the First World War. How would you define or explain intelligence? Is it a process or a product? Compare and contrast the intelligence cultures of two or more states. Assess the significance of code-breaking (i.e. signals intelligence) during World War I. Did World War I mark the real beginning of modern intelligence? Compare the successes and failures of the intelligence services of two or more states during the Great War.
Thomas Hine examines the relationship between product and image in his works. Using Hine’s examination of the image, consider how your ad illustrates the complex relationship between the product, how it is packaged and the image it is trying to convey. Consider that every product—from clothing, to cars, to laundry detergent—is packaged in some way to make it appealing to the consumer. Your ad may not be for something that is conventionally packaged (in a box, for example), but its image is carefully constructed. How is the product in your ad packaged?
What is emotional intelligence? Why do you need to develop strong emotional intelligence if you want to be a good manager and a leader in the hospitality and tourism industry? How can hospitality employees and managers develop strong emotional intelligence skills ?
In this essay, you are reporting the details uncovered by your research in addition to the narrative of how you did it. Devote at least one paragraph per object to accurately describe the object you are analyzing. Describe its shape and composition. List the items and figures in each of your pair of images. Indicate the style of depiction (realistic/naturalistic or abstracted/stylized).
Select any superhero (or
villain) to “bring to life” for the next ten years and
“sell” that choice to the class. Specifically, what could your
superhero accomplish in those ten years? What types of large scale problems
would he or she be equipped to tackle? Give three reasons why your super hero
should be chosen and support your choice with research. Specify three distinct
tasks or global areas of concern that your Super Hero could effectively
address. An eleven slide PowerPoint and a Works Cited page are required.
You are a new supervisor for one of your company’s departments. You have only been on the job for a couple of days when your manager pulls you aside to express her concern over the department’s performance. She shares the following information with you:
(YTD = Year-to-Date; QTD = Quarter-to-Date; MTD = Month-to-Date; LW = Last Week) Sales data: YTD Actual – $720,186, QTD Actual – $325,598, MTD Actual – $64,580, LW Actual – $31,169, YTD Plan – $766,341, QTD Plan – $350,152, MTD Plan – $70,725, LW Plan – $36,053
% of gross margin (GM) plan data: YTD – 98.25%, QTD – 98.47%, MTD – 98.56% LW – 99.11%
% of Employee Availability over Last Year to Date:YTD – 97.00%, QTD – 95.70%, MTD – 95.72%, LW – 94.35%
2. She asks you to investigate what’s been going on in the department to explain the performance data. She also wants you to chart the data and identify any trends you discover. This is good, since you know from your studies that trend analysis is a good way to analyze past performance and make predictions about future expectations.
1. Financial frictions are often described in terms of an “interest-rate spread” between a standard government debt (like the 3-month or 10-year treasury bonds) and private debt (like commercial paper, corporate bonds, etc). When would this “interest-rate spread” be high or low? Why?
Howard S. Becker (1966) notes, “It is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that make something deviant.” For this essay, analyze how deviance and crimes are portrayed in society. The idea of deviance can change throughout time as well as culture.