Empirical research checklist is atached and must be followed by each

 The topic the paper will be done is:

please follow the empirical Research checklist as you complete the assignment addressing each line within the empirical Research checklist. 

  1. Compare attitudes, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.
  2. Explore prejudice attitudes in gender, age, race, sexuality, disability, or weight.
  3. Discuss institutional bias.
  4. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Implicit Association Test (IAT) as a research tool.


For this assignment you will create your research question and at least five scholarly, peer reviewed, empirical studies, all from the past 5 to 7 years. Your articles must support the need for your research. 

The following information will assist in the formation of your research question and the beginning collection of literature:

1. Use the empirical checklist (located in course materials) to assure your article is an empirical article.

2. Explore the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching (cirt.gcu.edu) for information on research topics and literature reviews. From the main page, under Research Development – click on Research Ready. Each section has several bits of information to help formulate your research. Additionally on the right hand side under Development Resources, explore Research Tutorials. This section will assist you in creating your research questions and further information on literature reviews.

Prepare a document that includes your research question(s), including how your research will add to the current research in your chosen field. Your document will include five scholarly, peer reviewed, empirical studies from the past 5 to 7 years. This section should include APA formatted citations for each article, including permalink; additionally a short annotation for each article stating how the literature shows your research is needed.

While APA style is required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

The role of leadership integrity in organizational ethics discussion

My discussion:  & reply to jeffrey and edwards discussion

Prior to beginning your discussion response, read Managing for organizational integrity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  In the article, Paine (1994) described scenarios of various  organizations. Choose one of the ethics topics: integrity as a governing  ethic, emphasizing core values, building shared aspirations, or  defining right action.

  • Summarize the information shared in the article for your chosen topic.
  • Describe how the ethics topic could be incorporated into your organization or an organization that you are familiar with.

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’  posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7  of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies early  during the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in the  discussion. When responding to your classmate, offer at least one  suggestion of additional method(s) of incorporating their chosen ethical  topic into the organization.

Your response must be a minimum of 150 words.

Jeffreys discussion reply:


Paine  (1994) described a high-pressure sales environment at Sears, Roebuck  & Company in the automotive services business during the early  1990’s. Customers were frequently being sold parts and services that  they did not need. More than 40 states accused the company of acting  unethically and misleading customers which resulted in lawsuits and $60  million in customer refunds. While upper management did not tell  employees to act this way, they helped create this type of environment  by increasing minimum work quotas and offering productivity incentives  for mechanics. If automotive service advisers did not meet their sales  quotas, they were often transferred or had their hours reduced. This  type of environment left employees with few options so they would often  sell parts or services that were not needed to meet their quotas.

By evaluating integrity as a governing ethic, Sears clearly failed to  use integrity as a self-governing guiding principle for the  organization. Ethic’s was unfortunately not a guiding value. Instead,  pushing sales at any cost appeared to be the company’s guiding value. As  a result, this had a negative effect on its employees and customers.  Sears should have instead embraced ethical practices and integrity from  the top and encouraged responsible conduct. They should have had proper  codes of conduct in place, audits and controls, and an appropriate  system of incentives.

While using integrity as a governing ethic is important for every  organization, I would suggest that Wells Fargo could also benefit from  some self-reflection in this area. Very similar to the Sears scenario,  Wells Fargo recently had similar issues with high-pressure sales at any  cost. Their employees were forced to meet quotas or be terminated. This  resulted in employees creating millions of fake bank accounts just to  keep their job.  Organizations should not sacrifice integrity or act  unethically for the sake of sales and growth. Having positive guiding  values and principles will actually help organizations by obeying laws  and avoiding legal sanctions. It is also the right thing to do.


Paine, L. S. (1994, March-April). Managing for organizational integrity. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/1994/03/managing-for-organizational-integrity

Reply to edwards discussion:


When  it comes to doing the right thing, it comes with specific duties to  protect our own other people’s dignity along with the rights of others.  “Right action is defined as logically, expediently, and morally right.  Managers teach employees to look at the needs of the customers,  suppliers, and the community—in addition to those of the company and its  employees—when making decisions” (Paine, 1994). This means that do unto  others the way you want to be treated in return along with using the  proper skill and technique to perform in an effective way. For instance,  it’s not right to for an employee to get an attitude with a customer  because they are making a complaint about the product they received or  bullying a colleague for making a mistake.

The right action can be combined with the ethics of care which  includes good characteristics that are used to communicate and develop  relationships with others. “An ethics of care seeks to discover how  people “sustain fragile networks of relations that allow people to grow  and prosper, developing trust, respect, and responsibility for each  other” (Gabriel, 2009, p. 5.1). I chose the right action because it  worked well at my previous job within the parks and recreation  department. Just like the Wetherill Associates company that was used as  an example in the right action organizational ethic, my work group  consisted of a small number of workers.

Honesty is also a moral that fits the right action because customers  lose trust in a business that lies and a colleague’s morale will drop if  management is dishonest. I believe that both of those ethics can be  used in a small or large organization as long as the right employees are  in place. Upon hiring, new applicants can be tested through various  assessments to determine their character and train them as well through  policies and guidelines that management and human resources has designed  that enforce the right action and ethics of care.


Gabriel, Y. (2009). Reconciling an ethic of care with critical management pedagogy. Management Learning, 40(4), 379–385. doi: 10.1177/1350507609335846

Paine, L. S. (1994, Mar.-Apr.). Managing for organizational integrity. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/1994/03/managing-for-organizational-integrity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Coun 502-developmental analysis | Management homework help


DEVELOPMENTAL ANALYSIS INSTRUCTIONS The purpose of this paper is for you to demonstrate your ability to apply a working knowledge of the theories, terminology, and concepts of human growth and development. You will discuss your own development over your lifetime and how it relates to the developmental concepts discussed throughout this course. You are to analyze your life as it relates to the keys aspects of human growth and development. What are key developmental times in your life and the influencing factors that led to who you are today?

You are to incorporate your empirical studies related to your chosen developmental aspect of your life. Also, use the course readings or presentations to support what you propose about your own development in your paper. Depending on your life and the influences, there may be more attention placed during one period of time. You are encouraged to glean information from your mother about her pregnancy with you to see if there were any notable issues during that time. Remember to include your spiritual development with applicable research.

In addition, obtain as much information as you can about any significant events in your early childhood years. How did you do in those key developmental years? Did you approach all developmental milestones with ease, or were there challenges? Since this is a comprehensive paper, you will address your development across your lifespan.

Finally, you will conclude your paper with addressing any current lifestyle behaviors that may influence your aging process. You are to address these issues, how they will affect your aging process, and what you plan to do about it.

Note: Your conclusion will must offer suggestions for further study.

The body of the paper is to be 8–10 pages (excluding the title page, abstract, and reference page). This assignment is to be completed adhering strictly to current APA format.

You must include at least 8–10 peer-reviewed, relevant sources in your paper (at least 7 of the sources must be at least 7 empirical articles). The sources must be less than 10 years old unless that citation is linked to an author whose work is seminal to your topic.

Discussion: assessing the heart, lungs, and peripheral vascular system

I need 1 reply comment to each post with a credible sources, citation and years above 2013 in APA format.

Post 1

CHIEF COMPLAINT: Shortness of Breath and cough

Subjective:  Pt presents with complaints of shortness of breath and productive cough.  Pt relates he is coughing up thick green sputum with occasional bloody sputum. Pt relates that he has increased shortness of breath with walking.  Patient relates that he is also short of breath at rest. Pt also relates that he has had some chills and sweats and felt like he may have a fever.  He states that he has taken Tylenol for those symptoms. 

Objective: Temperature 100.9, Respiratory rate 20, Heart rate 82, Blood pressure right arm 128/70, Oxygen saturation 89% on room air, Weight 210 pounds, EKG shows normal sinus rhythm, Chest radiograph

Assessment:  Skin is warm and moist. Thorax is symmetrical with diminished breath sounds with rales and expiratory wheezes throughout, negative for rhonchi. Wet productive cough noted during exam. Heart is regular sinus rhythm with rate of 82. Good S1, S2; negative S3 or S4 and negative for murmur. Abdomen protuberant with normoactive bowel sounds auscultated in all four quadrants. No pedal edema noted. 2+ dorsalis pedis pulses bilaterally. Neurologic: Patient is awake, alert and oriented to person, place and time. Chest radiograph shows infiltrate in the right middle lobe. 

Priority diagnosis includes 1. Pneumonia 2. Myocardial Infarction 3. Pulmonary embolism   4. Congestive Heart Failure 5. Asthma

1. Pneumonia: The patient presents with productive cough and shortness of breath with exertion.  Patient has elevated temperature and low oxygen saturations along with diminished breath sounds, rales and expiratory wheezes which are all consistent symptoms with community acquired pneumonia. (Lynn, 2017).  Chest radiograph shows right middle lobe infiltrate which is also consistent with pneumonia. (Kaysin and Viera, 2016). 

2. Myocardial Infarction: The patient presents with shortness of breath and low oxygen saturations.  Pt states that his shortness of breath is worse with exertion but is present at rest also.  Dyspnea is a frequent associated symptom with MI. (Lawesson, Thylen, Ericsson, Swahn, Isaksson and Angerud, 2018). The patient did have an EKG completed that revealed a normal sinus rhythm at a rate of 80 with no obvious signs of ectopy.  Evaluation of troponin level would assist in ruling out MI as a diagnosis for this patient. (Berliner, Schneider, Welte and Bauersachs, 2016). 

3. Pulmonary Embolism: Dyspnea is the primary symptom for patients with PE. (Garcia-Sanz, Pena-Alvarez, Lopez-Landeiro, Bermo-Dominguez, Fonturbel and Gonzalex-Barcala, 2014). Onset of dyspnea with PE is typically sudden and further history for this patient related to onset of symptoms.  Evaluation of any extremity pain and swelling, D-dimer or chest angiography would also assist in determining if this was a more likely diagnosis. (Berliner, Schneider, Welte and Bauersachs, 2016).

4. Congestive Heart Failure: Dyspnea is also a common symptom with congestive heart failure.  Fatigue, diminished exercise tolerance and fluid retention are also common symptoms of CHF. (Berliner, Schneider, Welte and Bauersachs, 2016). The patient has rales noted upon auscultation which could be consistent with congestive heart failure however coupled with the remainder of the exam including productive cough with thick green sputum and fever, CHF would not be the primary diagnosis. Further evaluation of extremities of abdomen and extremities for signs of fluid retention would be indicated as well as labs such as BNP. 

5. Asthma: The patient has expiratory wheezes and shortness of breath which are both consistent with asthma; however the patient also has fever and productive cough which are not consistent asthma symptoms. (Huether and McCance, 2017). 

Plan: Not indicated


Arcangelo, V. P., Peterson, A. M., Wilbur, V. & Reinhold, J. A.  (Eds.). (2017). Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (4th ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel’s guide to physical examination (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. 

Berliner, D., Schneider, N., Welte, T., & Bauersachs, J. (2016). The Differential Diagnosis of Dyspnea. Deutsches Aerzteblatt International113(49), 834. doi:10.3238/arztebl.2016.0834

Debasis, D., & David C., H. (2009). Chest X-ray manifestations of pneumonia. Surgery Oxford, (10), 453. doi:10.1016/j.mpsur.2009.08.006

Dains, J. E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. (2016). Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

García-Sanz, M., Pena-Álvarez, C., López-Landeiro, P., Bermo-Domínguez, A., Fontúrbel, T., & González-Barcala, F. (2014). Original article: Symptoms, location and prognosis of pulmonary embolism. Revista Portuguesa De Pneumologia20194-199. doi:10.1016/j.rppneu.2013.09.006

Post  2


Chief Complaint: “I am having chest pain at this time”

History of Present Illness: Pleasant, Caucasian male experiencing an acute onset of sharp, constant chest pain when taking a deep breath.  Denies any alleviating factors. Yesterday his wife noticed his RT leg was edematous with erythema, denies any injury. Recently he returned from a vacation with an 8-hour plane ride. The patient was not asked if his pain radiated or if he had nausea or dizziness.

Past Medical History: Denies taking any medications. Allergies, surgeries, past medical conditions “not provided.” History of cancer or deep vein thrombosis not provided.

Social History: Married

Review of symptoms:

General: Feels short of breath when taking a deep breath, also having sharp lower RT rib pain.

Cardiovascular: Experiencing tachycardia. Peripheral edema started yesterday in RT lower leg.

Pulmonary: Reports having sharp pain when taking a deep breath with no relief measures noted. Complains of dyspnea with productive hemoptysis cough this morning.

            Gastrointestinal: “not provided.”


VS: BP 148/88 RT arm; P 112 and irregular; R 32 and labored; T 97.9 orally; Pulse Ox 90% on RA; His current weight is stable at 210 pounds.

General: Well-nourished, a well developed Caucasian male who is alert and cooperative. He is a good historian and answers questions appropriately. Patient sitting upright at the side of the cot appears anxious with labored breathing. Guarding noted in the anterior, distal RT rib area.

Cardiovascular: Skin is pallor, cool and diaphoretic. Heart rate is tachycardic. S1 and S2 irregular with no S3, S4, or murmur auscultated. RT calf with erythema, 2+ edema, warmth, and tender with palpation. LT leg with no edema, tenderness, or erythema noted. Bilateral 2+ dorsalis pedis pulse. Telemetry showing a sinus arrhythmia.

Gastrointestinal: Protuberant abdomen with active bowels x 4 quadrants.

Pulmonary: LT Lung clear to auscultation, RT middle and lower lobes with diminished breath sounds. No rales, rhonchi, or wheezing auscultated. Respirations labored. Respiratory excursion symmetrical.

Diagnostic results: CXR, ECG, venous doppler studies and ultrasound for DVT, V/Q scan, CT of the chest, labs- sputum culture, cardiac enzymes. Telemetry.


Differential Diagnosis:

1.) Pulmonary Embolism

2.) Pneumonia

3.) Lung Cancer

4.) Myocardial Infarction

5.) Cardiac Arrythmia

P: “not required”

Evidence and Justification of Differential Diagnosis and Diagnostic Tests

Gruettner J. et al. (2015) report the Wells risk score assesses the history of a previous

DVT or PE in a patient. Assessment of tachycardia, recent surgeries or immobilization,

observation of DVT signs, an alternative diagnosis less likely than pulmonary embolism,

hemoptysis, and cancer are gathered.  Each area is assigned a score and the calculated total score

interprets the probability of having a pulmonary embolism. The patient calculated score

indicated a pulmonary embolism even though the history of cancer was unknown.

The diagnostic test of a CT angiography was found to be successful in the diagnosis of a

pulmonary embolism with Gruettner J. et al. (2015) research. The D-dimer, ABG, EKG, and

computed tomography showed little value in the diagnosis (Gruettner J. et al., 2015).

Dains, J. E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. (2016) indicate pneumonia causes the

Mapping cloud security controls to existing frameworks or regulations.

 Download the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix spreadsheet. (A quick Internet search should give you the address of the most current version for download.) Under the “Scope Applicability” heading, select a category that is applicable to the organization for which you work. For example, if your organization handle personal medical data and uses the COBIT framework, you could choose either COBIT or HIPAA/HITECH. Once you select a category, choose row from “Control Domain” (that no other student has already selected!). Explain the control domain, how it maps to your chosen scope, and specifically what your organization does to implement the stated control. 

Media and society assigment | Reading homework help

  I have attached all files (Learning Resources). due date is the 24 January 2019 at 1:30pm EST Time.

After studying the assigned reading 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 65: The Changing Nature of “News” considering the concepts of timeliness, proximity, unusualness, prominence, impact, conflict and human interest, provide a current example of a compelling news story. Answer the following questions or prompts:

A) Why is it compelling? Which of the concepts does it exemplify?

B) In general, how have these concepts been challenged by the advent of immediacy in news release?  

Support the responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary and cite any outside sources. Create an APA Reference List or Bibliography at the end of the document. 

Enterprise risk management | Computer Science homework help

Chapter 12 presented the approach Intuit uses to measure the effectiveness of their ERM, and chapter 15 presented the process the City of Edmonton employed to develop and deploy their ERM. You are an ERM consultant, retained by Intuit to re-implement their ERM. They have decided to start over and develop a new ERM for their current organization. Would you recommend that the base their new ERM on PM2 Risk Scorecard or ISO 31000? Explain why you would choose one over the other. You must use at least 2 paragraphs (of you own words) to justify your answer.

Off-label drug use in pediatrics | NURS 6521 – Advanced Pharmacology | Walden University


Off-Label Drug Use in Pediatrics

The unapproved use of approved drugs, also called off-label use, with children is quite common. This is because pediatric dosage guidelines are typically unavailable since very few drugs have been specifically researched and tested with children.

When treating children, prescribers often adjust dosages approved for adults to accommodate a child’s weight. However, children are not just “smaller” adults. Adults and children process and respond to drugs differently in their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. Children even respond differently during stages from infancy to adolescence. This poses potential safety concerns when prescribing drugs to pediatric patients. As an advanced practice nurse, you have to be aware of safety implications of the off-label use of drugs with this patient group.

To prepare:

· Review the Panther et al (2017) and Corney, Lebel, Bailey, and Bussieres (2015) articles in the Learning Resources. Reflect on situations in which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use.

· Think about strategies to make the off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Consider specific off-label drugs that you think require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics.

With these thoughts in mind:

Write Include sub headings plz. And purpose of writing.

· an explanation of circumstances under which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use. 

· Then, describe strategies to make the off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence.

·  Include descriptions and names of off-label drugs that require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics.

Points to follow when writing a paper:

Review case study 8: dr. pepper snapple group 2011:

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Before starting this activity, review the Week 6 LEARN (e-Activity) (there are several) and read Chapter 7 in the course text book. Doing this will give you the why to include in your response to the following:

Review Case Study 8: Dr. Pepper Snapple Group 2011: Fighting to Prosper in Highly Competitive Market found on page 115 in the back of your textbook (the text is broken into 4 Parts – – check the index at the front and you will find there are 2 pages 115). 

Please respond to the following:

The case study outlines six specific strategies that the firm has chosen to support its strategic direction. 

1)   Determine which strategy is most likely to benefit the firm. 

a.    Explain your rationale.

2)   Briefly outline at least one other strategy the firm could take to support its strategic direction. 

a.    Illustrate why this new strategy would be successful.

Unit 3 graded exercise 1: write and call three functions | Programming | ECPI University

1. Calls three functions from main().  The functions are named first(), second(), and third().  Each function prints out its name (“first,” “second,” “third.”).  After all three functions are called, the main() function should print “End of program.”

Here is what the program looks like.

File Submission

Upload your Flowgorithm file, your .c file, and a screen shot of your code output saved in a Word document including the path name directory at the top of the screen into the dropbox for grading.