Spain’s Transition to the European Union

Over the last 35 years Spain has developed from an agricultural and rural country into a flourishing nation with a diversified economy made up of a strong manufacturing and service sector. During the 1960’s and the early 1970’s the growth of the Spanish economy was 7% per annum with a per capita income of on […]

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Special Populations and Exercise Prescription Health

Health and fitness today, are seen to have much more impact on our lifestyles than ever before, with its benefits no longer confined to budding sports enthusiasts and professionals. The use of exercise to improve function, relieve symptoms and maintain a state of well being are a concept which, more so now than ever, have […]

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Application and Evaluation of SSM as a Problem Solving Methodology

1) Introduction: Soft system thinking is a form of systematic thinking that understands realities as the creative construction of the human beings (Jackson, 1999). It generates and works with an evolving appreciation of the people’s point of view and intentions. Hence, the soft system thinking is concerned with a situation as they are defined through […]

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Analysis of Marketing Promotional Strategies of London Dungeons

The Market Department who are a team that works for London Dungeons in order to ensure that the firms brand identities are maintained through the use of communication They do this by creating brand awareness and identified their target market that are, and potential market and the use of visual representation of the brand i.e. […]

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This exhibition is Madame Tussaud’s

1. Section one 1.1 Introduction For this report it will explain about an exhibition which was first created in the UK/Scotland, and it developed between 1802 until now. This is one of the exhibitions that attract tourism from different countries, therefore it is climacteric to this country especially to the leisure and tourism industry, because […]

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Are Repressed Memories Valid

After reading both arguments, I came to two major conclusions: first, there seems to be inherent differences in what the experts were in fact debating; and secondly, in arguing whether or not repressed memories exist remains not only a possibility but an enigma of how little we still understand about the complexities of the mind. […]

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The importance of drama to fifth century BC Athenian society

Drama has played various significant roles in 5th century BC Athenian society. With its origins dating back to ancient Greece, drama had its humble beginnings as a state festival in Athens, honouring the god Dionysus, god of wine, agriculture, and fertility of nature. Although during the 5th century BC, Athenian theatre was still very much […]

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Kimberly Peirce’s 1999 film, Boy’s Don’t Cry – critical review

On the surface, Kimberly Peirce’s 1999 film, Boy’s Don’t Cry appears to be an archetypal feminist text on lesbianism. Feminism, however; does not exist in a vacuum and the film does not fit neatly into any one particular application of feminist thought. Indeed, I chose this particular film precisely because it articulates several contentious issues […]

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The interaction and interventions used with the service user

This assignment is intended to discuss a case assigned to myself whilst on placement and use an analytic stance to discuss the interaction and interventions used with the service user. Within this case study I will aim to describe and analyse the practice, theories and values that have emerged by carrying out this piece of […]

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Nursing management of a chronic illness – diabetes type II

The impact of diabetes mellitus is manifold and adapting to and managing diabetes has been described as a fine balancing act (Lubkin & Curtin, 1990). It involves balancing the demands of diabetes management with the desire to live a ‘normal’ life. This is an intricate process, requiring compromises between self-control and professional expertise. It is […]

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Care Management

The domain Care management will be addressed within this paper using a long term condition case study to highlight the development and learning of this student. The Long Term Medical Conditions Alliance (2002) defines the term long term condition as “a condition of prolonged duration that may affect any aspect of the person’s life”. A […]

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Ulcerative colitis

The young gentleman I took part in his care had an underlying condition of ulcerative colitis but was admitted as suffering from acute nephritis. This is normally a condition that exhibits itself in the form of inflammation of the kidney’s glomeruli (Milly 2005, pg 234). The patient was admitted exhibiting symptoms like; cola-colored urine, high […]

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Why are most African Americans socially disadvantaged

African Americans have come a long way since the days of slavery, however they are still socially disadvantaged in ‘the land of the free’. The core of the problem as to why most African Americans are socially disadvantaged comes down to wealth inequality. If they had a relatively equal share of the wealth that white […]

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Gibb’s Model of Communication – An Interaction

This is a reflective essay based on an experience during a clinical placement at a local hospital. The purpose of this essay is to examine the use of communication and interpersonal skills in clinical practice. I have decided on a particular event where a considerable length of time was spent communicating verbally and non verbally […]

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To thump, or not to thump

It has been a known fact that a cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that is potentially reversible if treated early, but however, with delayed or absent intervention, clinical death is inevitable. In this report, I describe a case of successful cardiac resuscitation at my work place in the Intensive Care Unit, where an uncommon […]

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The bio-psycho-social perspectives

The aim of this essay is to critically evaluate the bio-psycho-social perspectives and influences on the health and well being of a patient, who has been nursed during an acute placement. In this essay names and places have been altered, to uphold the professional requirements, of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2008). The pseudonym […]

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How to maximise someone’s health after they have had a stroke

This assignment is on maximising health. It will talk about how to maximise someone’s health after they have had a stroke. This assignment will talk about a particular person called Mr J. The name has been changed for confidentiality reasons in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct (NMC 2003). Strokes can […]

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Coronary Heart Disease

CHD (coronary heart disease) is a common disabling disease and a leading cause of mortality in the UK and developed world. CHD is a preventable disease that kills more than 110,000 people in England every year. More than 1.4 million people suffer from angina and 275,000 people have a heart attack annually. CHD is the […]

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Something nice and wholesome and harmless, quaint and static

So says an inscription erected by Michael Balcon outside of Ealing Studios when they were sold to the BBC in 1955. It is a very accurate summation of what went on at Ealing Studios during the period of Balcon’s stewardship from 1939 when he took over from Basil Dean as the head of what was […]

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Professional and Ethical Practice, Care delivery, Care Management

This essay will reflect on my first clinical experience during my placement. I will discuss about four domains which are Professional and Ethical Practice, Care delivery, Care Management and Personal and Professional development. I will also define reflection as well as highlight my strength and weakness and relate theory to practice and then finally give […]

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Conduction aphasia: A case study review

The purpose of this essay is to review the published case study “Breaking the mirror: Asymmetrical disconnection between the phonological input and output codes” by Jacquemot, Dupoux and Bachoud-Levi (2007). This study focuses on patient (F. A) who after a stroke, developed conduction aphasia, a rare acquired language disorder (Dell et al 1997), which impaired […]

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The foundation of the Civil rights established in the 1930 and 1940

In This essay I will plot firsly the significance of, the foundation of the civil rights movement, with particular emphasis upon the role and subsequent achievements to come out of the New Deal, NAACP and the second war. Then I will look at the contribution of Martin Luther king. In this paper I will attempt […]

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