Philosphy IP4

For this paper, you will write a dialogue between you and an imaginary Socrates. You will debate the question of free will versus determinism. Remember that the Socratic Method involves asking a series of questions to clarify key words and ideas. In your dialogue, the imaginary Socrates should be asking clarifying questions, and you will be answering them. Please refer to the excerpt from Plato’s Meno as an example (below). This paper should be 5 pages. 5 references APA format

Your dialogue should address the following questions: What is the definition of determinism? What is the definition of free will? Do you agree that every event has an explanatory cause? How do you define event? How do you define explanatory cause? Do you agree that every human choice or event has an explanatory cause? How do you define human choice? How do you definite human event? Are they different? Do you agree that to have an explanatory cause is to not be free? How do you define free? Do you think that free will and determinism can coexist in any way? Is it possible to have external determinism and internal free will?

To have cohesion and reach solid conclusions, your imaginary Socrates will probably ask you more questions than the ones listed above. Be sure to include all of the above ideas in your dialogue.

Your dialogue should also include all of the following: Use of the Socratic Method to form all conclusions (this will be achieved by the question and answer dialogue between you and the imaginary Socrates) Clear and concise language, using proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation Correct definitions of free will and determinism Logical explanations and valid reasoning for each conclusion Clear answers to each question with a definite stance or position You must reach a conclusive answer to each question 5 pages in lenght

The following is an excerpt from Plato’s Meno (Soccio, 1995):

Socrates : …Do not all men…desire the good?
Meno: I think not.
Socrates: There are some who desire evil?
Meno: Yes.
Socrates: Do you mean that they think the evils which they desire, to be good; or do they know that they are evil and yet desire them?
Meno: Both, I think.
Socrates: And do you really imagine, Meno, that a man knows evils to be evils and desires them notwithstanding?
Meno: Certainly I do.
Socrates: And desire is [for] possession?
Meno: Yes, [for] possession…
Socrates: Well, and do those who, as they say, desire evils, and think that evils are hurtful to the possessor of them, know that they will be hurt by them?
Meno: They must know it.
Socrates: And must they not suppose that those who are hurt are miserable in proportion to the hurt which is inflicted upon them?
Meno: How can it be otherwise?
Socrates: But are not the miserable ill-fated?
Meno: Yes, indeed.
Socrates: And does any one desire to be miserable and ill-fated?
Meno: I should say not, Socrates.
Socrates: But if there is no one who desires to be miserable, there is no one, Meno, who desires evil; for what is misery but the desire and possession of evil?
Meno: That appears to be the truth, Socrates, and I admit that nobody desires evil.

Organixzation and Management Healthcare

1)          Conduct Research on the topic of controlling in a healthcare setting and prepare a 1-2 page document with your findings, please also include the research you cited using APA format, etc.

(2)       Provide 2-3 specific examples of how controlling plays out in the healthcare environment



The process of ensuring that activities are accomplished as planned and correcting any significant deviations from the plan. nd – remember- your audience is new managers!


Controlling refers to the act of ensuring that activities are accomplished as planned and correcting any significant deviations from the plan. While controlling may be among the least exciting principles of management, it is arguably the most critical because, when done well, the manager can identify a problem and take action before the problem becomes uncorrectable. It is directly related to the planning function, in that controlling measures whether the planning has been effective; it differs from the planning function, however, in that controlling requires managers to react quickly and appropriately to unexpected deviations from the plan and to correct any planning errors previously made. Managers perform the controlling function by identifying the types of controls to be used, setting standards, and monitoring performance.

Types of Controls As a general matter, managers employ any or all of three types of controls in the workplace: input controls, process controls, and output controls. Input controls are designed to  338 339 anticipate problems and prevent them from occurring. Examples include employing routine maintenance on costly equipment at periodic intervals to avoid equipment failure or downtime and employing internal inventory control systems to ensure that supplies needed to support daily operations are readily available. Process controls are designed to measure and evaluate work in progress. Examples include formal and informal assessments, through periodic checking or sampling, of employee performance according to established standards for quality and timeliness. Output controls are designed to evaluate final results. Output controls are not designed necessarily to correct past work but are designed to serve as guides to future activities by highlighting problems in work efficiency or effectiveness. A classic example of an output control is an employee performance appraisal. Most employee performance appraisal systems measure past performance against established standards. Therefore, the content of an employee performance appraisal cannot change past performance, but it can serve as a feedback mechanism for improving the employee’s future performance by identifying areas of solid and weak performance and opportunities for improvement.


   Implementation of any of these controls varies according to individual situations and circumstances. Some controls may need to be used continuously, such as standing plans for use in emergency or disaster situations. When developed, standing plans are considered input controls. When implemented, standing plans become process controls. Other controls, such as audits or budget reviews, should be employed on a periodic basis. Still other controls should be used only when needed, for example, when a special report is necessary to identify the cause of a problem and an attendant solution or to identify an opportunity and the mechanism to take advantage of it.



Analyze Public Health Data

Details attached. Due by Noon US  EST on 10/18 .

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Discussion Board Post

Part A: Minimum 1 page AMA response

Part B: Minimum 1/2 page AMA response

Due 7/14 by 10 pm US EST

I am not your Negro – Film Analysis Essay

Watch I am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin and Race in America) 

and write a 350-word essay that responds to these questions Be sure to check the rubric before you submit to make sure you covered everything! Who is James Baldwin? What is he trying to do in this film? Who are the three friends whom he wants to tell the story of race in America through? Why are those three men so significant (including James Baldwin)? Analyze the following three quotes: What does Baldwin mean when he states: “History is not the past. It is the present.”  (What connections were made in the film between early racial oppression and today?) What does Baldwin mean when he states: “White is a metaphor for power.” What does Baldwin mean when he states: “White people invented the negro.” What’s the overall takeaway message from the film?

OPS 571 Week 1-Individual Assignment – Design a Flowchart for a Process

OPS 571 Week 1-Individual Assignment – Design a Flowchart for a Process


.       Individual Assignment: Design a Flowchart for a Process




·   Select a process that you perform daily but would like to spend less time doing, such as driving to work.


·   Design a flowchart using an appropriate tool.


·   Comment on the factors that affect the process design.


·   Identify at least one metric to measure the process.


·   Submit your flowchart for the process.


·   Begin collecting data for the identified metric every day of the workweek. You must submit the data collected at the end of each week.

1000 Word Essay – Family History

The Reaction Paper Assignment

You  will be writing a 1,000 word Reaction Paper in this course using the  instructions and links found below. You will be completing the following  6 tasks and gathering the following information for your paper: Read the transcript of the epigenetics video from PBS (the video is no longer available for streaming). Begin your paper by defining epigenetics in your own words and discussing your reaction to the video. Interview your family members and complete the Family History-Dr. Oz.pdf.  Find out which disease(s) you are most at risk for.  Research  and locate one article on epigenetics and whatever disease you are most  at risk for (select a study on research conducted on humans) from a  reputable academic source:

Reputable Sources: journal articles government publications based on research

Do not use: magazines of any sort, whether they are on paper or online Websites of any type, including epigenetics websites Wikipedia

How to Perform Your Research Use the College Library in person or online (log in with your new  MDC ID number (the one that is all numbers). Your password is the last  four digits of that same MDC ID unless you have changed it.

Read  the epigenetics article you find. Continue your paper with a discussion  of the epigenetics article. Be sure to paraphrase (put things in your  own words) and be sure to cite the author(s) of the article you find  using APA style (see the section below on using APA style). Aim for  about a page for this part of your paper. Discuss the concept of epigenesis in light of your family history and the article you read. Aim for one page for this section of your paper. Complete the Living to 100 Questionnaires. Integrate your findings on the questionnaire into your discussion. Aim for another page. (MY PREDICTED AGE WAS 88 YEARS OLD. I WILL PASTE BELOW THE FEEDBACK THE QUESTIONAIRE GAVE ME) Discuss how you can improve your health and longevity  in light of your findings in this questionnaire, your understanding of  epigenetics, and your knowledge of your family history. This should be  your final page. LIVING TO 100 RESULTS – Personal

+ 0.75 You noted that you manage your stress poorly. Do a significantly better job and you could add three quarters of a year to your life expectancy  + 0.5 Cutting back on your hours at work, approaching, if you can, 40 or fewer hours, could add half a year to your longevity   Lifestyle

+ 0.5 Minimizing or cutting out your caffeinated coffee consumption completely could provide you with about half a year more in life expectancy  + 1.0 If it is ok with your doctor, taking an 81  mg aspirin every day improves your heart and brain health and could help  you delay or escape a heart attack or stroke. It is best to take the  aspirin every day rather than your occasional habit of taking aspirin.  Taking an aspirin each day, perferably in the evening, could add another year to your life expectancy.  + 1.0 There is a clear link between the inflammation of gum disease and heart disease. Do a good job of flossing daily and you could add a year to your life expectancy.   Nutrition

+ 1.0 The more you can get fast foods out of your  diet the better. While you are already doing a pretty good job of doing  so, completely removing fast oods from your diet could add a year to your life expectancy  + 0.5 Cutting back sweets in your diet to 1-2 times per week or less could add half a year to your life expectancy   Medical

+ 1.0 Examining yourself for cancer could add a year to your life expectancy  + 1.0 Decreasing your systolic blood pressure (the first of the two numbers) to 120 or even lower could add 1 year to your life expectancy  + 1.5 Getting your blood pressure checked annually could add a year and a half to your life expectancy  + 0.5 Getting your blood sugar checked could add half a year to your life expectancy 

You can go over or under a page for any of the sections of the paper as long as your total paper is 1,000 words not counting the references.

General Rules for an “A” Paper (check your paper against this list)

◻    1,000 words (do not exceed this limit by more than 100 words)

◻    Original work; similarity score of less than 10% (90% original work)

◻    Double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins

◻    Covers all 6 tasks (see above)

◻ Clearly label each task/section of your paper (e.g., Epigenetics Video, Family Interview, Epigenetics Article, Epigenesis, Living to 100, and Discussion) 

◻    College-level grammar

◻ Spell checked

◻    No abstract, no cover

◻    Place your name and student ID on the first page. Use page numbers

◻ Cite your article APA style (author & year within body of paper; full reference at end)  

Health Care Policy: Affordable Care Act (ACA)


Prompt: In this assignment, you will evaluate the efficacy of the policy you analyzed and propose recommendations for or against the policy. Concentrate on how to improve the chosen policy in order to limit negative impact to the target population or other populations while increasing the positive impact. Take a stand on the policy and advocate for or against it; make sure to support your position with research. When thinking about your recommendations, think about how the policy affects the population’s well-being and health. How could you decrease inequalities and improve health outcomes by modifying the policy? Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: 

III. Recommendations 

A. Evaluate the efficacy of the policy in addressing population needs without negatively impacting the target population or other populations. 

B. Justify key areas of improvement that could better the policy, supported with evidence. 

C. Recommend an appropriate policy improvement supported by your research. 

D. Advocate for or against the policy in a concise, supported statement. 

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format. 

No Plagiarism, paper run through Turnitin  paper app.

Reading response

please see attachment.

Clinical Information system.

During the implementation of a CIS, what is the impact on stakeholders across the organization? How does it impact staff? Patients?
Support your answer with at least 2 relevant sources. 

Paper must be 300 words in APA format, with no Plagiarism. Paper run through TURNITIN app.