The Myth of Lobbyists

 

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Part I: Lobbyists have been part of the U.S. Government system since the early 1800s. Lobbyists play an important role in healthcare, as they are advocates for their interest group. In a 4-5 page paper, analyze two examples of how lobbyists affect healthcare legislation. Conclude your paper with your opinion about whether the actions of lobbyists have a positive or negative effect on healthcare legislation in the United States. Please keep in mind the position and facility you selected. Make sure to include the following:

  1. Discuss the specific interest of the lobbyist in each example.
  2. Discuss in detail some of the ethical issues and moral disputes for each example.
  3. Discuss your position on whether the lobbyists’ actions are positive or negative on healthcare legislation in the United States and support your points with details.
  4. This portion of your assignment will require you to research and examine information from various sources. Use a minimum of five credible sources for your paper, with three being an academic source from the Rasmussen College Online Library (don’t forget to include in-text citations throughout your paper with paraphrasing or quoting)
  5. Make sure to include your APA formatted reference page.

Part II: An agenda can set the tone for a meeting. It’s an important tool to ensure meetings are staying on track and meeting all of the objectives. Create a detailed meeting agenda for a meeting you will hold with your supervisor and fellow department heads discussing your findings (Hint: Microsoft Word has many agenda templates). SkillSurfer in the online tutoring platform offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced tutorials on Microsoft Office products. Make sure to include the following in our agenda:

  1. Explain each example
  2. The majority of the agenda should be focused on whether the actions of lobbyists have a positive or negative effect on healthcare legislation in the United States.

Make sure to use audience specific language and tone in your agenda. Remember, your supervisor and other department heads will be in attendance. Also, make sure to follow proper agenda/business formatting guidelines and make sure document is professional in appearance.

Management Assignment

Global Leadership Competencies: Managing Cultural Conflict

This assignment is designed to get you to think about how you would function as a leader in a situation where there is cultural conflict among people who are from various parts of the world, but who must work together as professionals.

Assume you are the leader of a six person team, and all team members work out of an office in New Jersey. The team is a diverse group, including people from different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives. Your team comprises the following individuals:

• John, a 43 year old African American man who has lived in New Jersey his whole life;

• Julie, a 22 year old Asian American woman who just graduated from a college in California;

• Tom, a 50 year old white American man who grew up in a small town in the 

Midwest;

• Jinsoo, a 30 year old South Korean national who maintains close ties with his homeland;

• Darius, a 32 year old man, now a U.S. citizen, who came to the United States from Iran 10 years ago;

• Harpreet, a 30 year old woman who came to the United States from India with her parents as a young child.

The team is working together on a project for a health care client, called the Monitor Project. This effort has the goal of developing a mobile software application for patient monitoring, and it is due to be delivered in 30 days. You, as the team leader, have a lot riding on this project, including a promotion and a bonus. But you are having a problem with team dynamics. Darius and Harpreet, the newest members of the team, joined the team three months ago, and each was hired to bring a specialized skill set that is required by the project. The rest of the team members have been together for a year. All team members, including Darius and Harpreet, need to work together closely. However, these two team members do not get along, and they 

have been arguing and complaining about each other for the last month. Today, Harpreet complained to you that Darius, as a Muslim, has been deliberately undermining her and does not respect her because she is a woman and a Hindu. The rest of team is becoming distracted by the situation, and their performance has begun to slip. Your ability to keep the project on schedule is also becoming compromised. You are concerned that the situation will undermine productivity and create an unpleasant work environment.

What do you their team leader do?

Describe how you would manage the situation. Your response should take the form of a 4 page double spaced essay, which should demonstrate through a minimum of two citations (using APA style) that you have read the material included in the readings to date. I will be looking for you to use the new information and understanding that you have gained from your reading to help you construct a solution. 

Your essay should fully address each of the following components:

• An assessment of the situation. What is happening, and why?

• An identification of the general options for addressing the situation. What are the different approaches for dealing with the problem?

• Your decision on which option you will follow and why. What is your preferred solution, and why will it work?

• A description of the specific steps you will take. How, exactly, will you implement your solution?

• Your expectation for the outcomes of those steps. What do you expect will happen if your solution is successful?

• A “Plan B.” What will you do if your initial approach does not work out?

The assignment will be graded based on the following:

• the quality of your analysis of the situation

• the quality of your proposed solution

• your use of scholarly external sources

• your use of the reading material demonstrated through the required references

• the clarity of your presentation of the material

life 1

Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 10 in your text and the Factors that Influence Sexual Orientation and Gender Socialization, videos. After examining the research in human development presented in your required resources, complete the following discussion:
 

Ideas and perceptions of gender and sexuality are strongly dependent on cultural factors and influences.  Define gender and sexuality. What is the difference between the two? Describe the influences of culture on these aspects of human development.
 

In addition, examine how stereotypes and other cultural factors influence our perception of acceptable expressions of gender and sexuality. Give examples illustrating how a particular expression of gender or sexuality may be acceptable in one culture and unacceptable in another. Predict how the expression or repression of a person’s gender and/or sexuality may influence the person’s interpersonal development.
 

Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar

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Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 8 in your text, the “Attachment Style” article, as well as the Harlow’s Studies on Dependency in Monkeys (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and What are Emotions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. videos.  You may also want to review the recommended multimedia, Konrad Lorenz Experiment with Geese (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video. After examining the research in human development presented in your required resources, complete the following discussion:
 

Psychologists have developed many theories that attempt to capture how love grows, including the nature of attachment. Watch the brief video illustrating Harry Harlow’s studies on contact comfort and examine the emotional domain of human development (specifically, emotional attachment), and discuss individual differences in attachment. Your initial post should contain the following:

  • Explain why individual differences in attachment matter. What are their known sources?
  • Describe the influences that family, or lack thereof, and environment have on the development of infants.
  • Discuss the extent to which individual differences in attachment may be linked to caregiving style.
  • Discuss the extent to which individual differences in attachment may be linked to infants’ temperament.  

Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar 

Theory Paper: Woman's Standpoint

4-PAGE ASA STYLE ESSAY: Brief introductory paragraph that sets the stage for the compare/contrast to follow;

Brief (1/2-3/4 page) introductory paragraph that analytically sets the stage for the compare/contrast to follow;

  1. Paragraph(s) (~1.5 pages) on Smith’s concepts of “woman’s standpoint” and “bifurcated consciousness”;
  2. Paragraph (3/4 page) comparing/contrasting Smith’s concepts to concept from one theorist within critical theory module;
  3. Paragraph (3/4 page) comparing/contrasting Smith’s concepts to concept from one women founder;
  4. Brief (1/2 page) concluding paragraph. 

Discussion 1: You’re the Editor

 

Step 1: Select one paragraph from the Social Change excerpt to edit. This document is found in the Learning Resources.

Step 2: Referring to Chapter 6 of the APA Publication Manual, revise the paragraph in correct APA format, rewriting the citations, quotations, and references as necessary. Use the references listed for your paragraph number as your citation sources.

Step 3: For this Discussion, the references for each paragraph are listed in the Social Change excerpt. These references are not in correct APA format. Using the information from Chapter 7 of the APA Publication Manual, put the references for your paragraph in correct APA format.

Step 4: Post your edited paragraph and references to the Discussion 1 board.