Discussion and case study home work
One-two paragraphs, APA format and please provide references. (Discussions due Tuesday)
(1)Jean-Baptiste Lamarck believed that physical diversity among animals could be explained by physical stressors experienced by one generation being passed on to the next. Giraffes, therefore, have long necks because one giraffe, a long time ago, had to stretch out and reach for food, and this characteristic was passed on to its offspring.
What are the problems with Lamarck’s theory of evolution?
(2)please look at the history of medicine. In the past, surgeons thought that exposure to air was the reason for an infection stemming from a surgery. Thus, a surgeon did not need to wash or even change clothing because these issues were not the cause of infection.
Do some research on the issue of the invisible world of germs and how this theory was proved and accepted.
(3)On the Healthy People 2020 website, the 2020 LHI topic, Social Determinants, explains that a national indicator of health is measured by “Students who graduate with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade” (para. 11). According to the data, as a nation, are we improving or declining, and why is this important to our health as a country?
(4)Briefly (and without using formal nursing diagnosis terminology) explain each step of the nursing process (ADOPIE) as it might apply to a person who smokes tobacco.
CASE STUDY (due Thursday)
Utilizing the Web Links in Course Resources, identify a current argument in the popular media that incorporates or necessitates theoretical statements. Include a copy of the passage in which you locate the argument.
In a 3-page essay, describe the following:
- How did you identify the theoretical statement in the argument?
- Do you believe the theoretical statement should be accepted? Why, or why not?
- If the statement should be accepted, demonstrate how it is immune to first-stage criticism.
- If the statement should not be accepted, demonstrate how either first-stage or second-stage criticism of the theory undermines its veracity.
This essay will include a thesis statement regarding the author’s position on the theory. It will include an introduction that introduces the reader to the issues at stake, and a conclusion that summarizes the author’s findings.
The web link i’m providing is :http://www.slate.com/
I was thinking of the article Hate in America. But it can be any topic on that website, if you see another that you may prefer over the Hate in America please let me know.