Thursday, January 16, 2020
Viren Kumar Mrs. Parato AP Language and Composition March 2, 2013 SocietyÃ¢â¬â¢s Shadow Goals, objectives, targets, and ambitions are incentives that drive one to emerge from their comfort zone. Each individual, rich or poor, isolated or active, normal or abnormal, has a way to communicate with others and act in society based on personality. Most people want to be accepted by others to fit into society and be Ã¢â¬Å"normalÃ¢â¬ . There is always one person who has a different perspective than everyone else's and is uniquely considered an Ã¢â¬Å"outcastÃ¢â¬ .In the novel, The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as an isolationist that is compelled to play ambiguous roles in society to obtain the green light across the channel, which in effect causes Gatsby to be placed in a nerve-racking situation. Society is a big influence on Gatsby and his actions. He is first introduced by Miss Baker. Ã¢â¬Å"[Nick] decided to call to him. Miss Baker had mentioned him at dinner, and that would do for an introductionÃ¢â¬ (Fitzgerald 20).Nick Caraway is a parallel with society because he is influenced by the thoughts and ideas of others that structure society. Since Miss Baker mentions Gatsby over dinner, Gatsby is seen as an interesting topic that needs to be explored. Jay, being an isolationist that he is, tries to hide himself from society by displaying motions hinting to people like Nick: Ã¢â¬Å"But [Nick] didnÃ¢â¬â¢t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be aloneÃ¢â¬ (20).Gatsby makes a Ã¢â¬Å"sudden intimationÃ¢â¬ , and it seems that Gatsby knows there is someone watching him and observing his every action, and in attempts to isolate himself and avoid being Ã¢â¬Å"[called] out toÃ¢â¬ , he makes a subtle allusion to the fact he wants to be left to himself (20). Thus society forces Gatsby to make the movement he makes by gossip and communication. SocietyÃ¢â¬â¢s observations in this passage will show t o define many of GatsbyÃ¢â¬â¢s actions as the novel progresses. People have secrets in their life that can determine who they truly are; Gatsby has his own that are the power that compels him to act the way he does.Gatsby is carefully observed, and as he involuntarily Ã¢â¬Å"glanced seaward Ã¢â¬â and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far way, that might have been the end of a dockÃ¢â¬ (Fitzgerald 21). Gatsby stares at a distant green light, which implies a special connection between the two. Considering Ã¢â¬Å"he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious wayÃ¢â¬ and that Gatsby Ã¢â¬Å"was tremblingÃ¢â¬ his secret relation with the green light must be special because one does not tremble for any reason (Fitzgerald 21).There is an emotional bonding that may date back a long time. His yearning for the lightÃ¢â¬âÃ¢â¬ stretched out his armsÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬âis foreshadowing for the rest of the story where he struggles to obtain t his light (21). An obvious tension between the relationship of Gatsby and the mysterious light is visible from the Ã¢â¬Å"tremblingÃ¢â¬ , and this tension creates the ambiguousness in GatsbyÃ¢â¬â¢s role in the novel (21). Fitzgerald uses figurative language to introduce the protagonist, which exemplifies GatsbyÃ¢â¬â¢s mysterious appearance to emphasize his perplexing personality.As Nick is outside his home after a night with the BuchananÃ¢â¬â¢s, a strange yet familiar silhouette appears just on the other side of his yard, in his neighborÃ¢â¬â¢s yard. Ã¢â¬Å"The silhouette of a moving cat wavered across the moonlightÃ¢â¬ (Fitzgerald 20). This cat, in turn, is actually Jay Gatsby. Although, the comparison that Fitzgerald makes with Gatsby and the cat does serve as a tool to analyze his characteristics. Felines tend to walk in a stealthy manner at night, and they are very cautious about being watched. The comparison indicates that Gatsby was trying to be wary of his surrou ndings.Gatsby may be the figure, but noticing that there is no adjective on the noun, Ã¢â¬Å"figureÃ¢â¬ , whereas throughout the rest of the passage there are many adjectives to describe his surroundings, this anomaly provides Gatsby as a figure the appearance of an inexplicable figure (20). With his Ã¢â¬Å"hands in his pocketsÃ¢â¬ , this signifies a sign of secrecy to illustrate his complex personality (20). Gatsby may have wanted to protect some secrets about the green light. GatsbyÃ¢â¬â¢s method of an introduction is an explanation of the ambiguous role he is going to play and the uncomfortable nature of his future situation.The Great Gatsby is a novel that depicts the role of Gatsby as one of an isolationist that is forced into an ambiguous role in society. Through misinterpretations of his actions, he is thought to have a misleading identity. As society observes the fascinating movements of Gatsby in his yard, the motions that Gatsby performs communicate thoughts of isola tion to society, but later on in the passage, motions such as the stretching out of the trembling arms, represent predictions of society pulling Gatsby into societal problems and issues.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
In the Fall of 2011, Tina noticed that ElaineÃ¢â¬â¢s blouse was damp so she asked her sister what was wrong. Elaine tried to ignore it and changed the subject. But Tina was worried and took her to the emergency room where the E.R. doctor diagnosed her with Stage 4 breast cancer. Since Elaine rarely went to doctors or got any checkups, she suffered from a late detection of breast cancer due to her fear of doctors. While visiting my family in New York for winter vacation 2011, I noticed that ElaineÃ¢â¬â¢s weight was dropping and her clothes were not as secure as they once were. Elaine was having trouble performing simple tasks, such as walking. Seeing her like this put a lot of stress on her and my family. My family stressed and worried so long as we slowly witnessed her health deteriorate. The link to stress, The Stages of Breast Cancer, and the causes and ways to prevent Breast Cancer will be explained in this paper. Stress is a factor that may be associated with cancer. By measuring the amount of cortisol in blood or saliva. Cortisol is a steroid hormone released from the adrenal gland in response to signals from the brain. Normally the level is highest early in the morning and falls during the day, but is increased by food, fasting, exercise, or stress. Studies of breast cancer patients have shown that about two-thirds may have abnormal cortisol profiles and this group survive for significantly shorter times (3.2 versus 4.5 years) than those with normal cortisol profiles. The reasonShow MoreRelatedTaking a Look at Breast Cancer1760 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesAccording to the Cancer Facts and Figures 2014 by the American Cancer Society, an estimated number of 232,670 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 2,360 new cases are expected in men. Breast cancer will possibly cause death to more than 40,000 female patients and 400 male patients in 2014. 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Ductal carcinoma, the most common type which starts in the tubes that transport milk from the breastRead MoreBreast Cancer Prevention and Education Essay1695 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesAccording to the American Cancer Society, Ã¢â¬Å"Breast cancer is the common disease of women in the United States, other than skin cancer.Ã¢â¬ After lung cancer, it is the leading secondary cause of cancer death in women. It helps to have some basic facts about the normal makeup of the breasts to understand breast cancer. In the past, this disease was one of the most feared forms of cancer due to its fatality rate and because complete recovery often required breast removal. The best way to fight this diseaseRead MoreThe Significance Of Breast Cancer1022 Words Ã |Ã 5 PagesThe Importance of Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a serious disease that takes place in the cells of the breast. It is detected in many things, such as finding a lump or a change in how the breast looks. It is important to know how breast cancer works and the many parts that contribute to the knowledge of the disease. Famous actress Angelina Jolie brought breast cancer into the spotlight when she decided to get a double mastectomy. In the article Ã¢â¬Å"The Angelina EffectÃ¢â¬ that came from Times magazineRead MoreBreast Cancer That Develops From Breast Tissue Essay1049 Words Ã |Ã 5 PagesBreast cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin. In those with distant spread of the disease, there may be bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, or yellow skin. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include: female sex, obesity, lack of physical exercise, drinking alcohol, hormone replacement therapy during menopause
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Barbara Gomez Mrs. Melissa Qualls EPP 150 10/23/2013 The Art of Reading by Lin Yutang At the beginning of this essay, Yutang starts speaking about the differences between the mind of a person who reads and of someone who does not read. Lin show his point of view very cleary telling us how small can be the thoughts of someone who does not read can be when His life falls into a set routine, (90) a non reader can be easily impressed by the world outside because, Lin says, he only sees what happen in his immediate neighborhood, (90). Expressing a point of view as radical as comparing the mind of a person who frequently reads with another which does not read can be dangerous for an author. What I mean by saying can be dangerous isÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦(92); he talks about how schools have made so boring to kids to read. Reading should not be something that inspire a negative feeling in children. Therefore I think he is completely right. In my opinion the 60% of people who does not read is because how forced they were in school to read something they never cared about. Reading something you are interested in its the opportunity to be seated in a place, but at the same time being everywhere; to create faces, landscapes, scenes, is your chance to travel without paying a single penny. In the other hand I think reading things we are no interested in is something we will never get rid of. School is a phase in life we have to pass, lucky you if you are positive and just face that phase with a positive attitude. Being in a denial of not reading is a mistake, and this essay is the perfect one to read if you are one of those. We are all so different from each other, Lin try to make us understand There can be, therefore, no boos that one absolutely must read (92) . He says there are no books we need to read but instead maybe there is going to come the time a reader will need to read some a specific book. 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Your three (3) works of art should come from the time periods or art movements covered in the reading from Unit 4 and Unit 5. Your choices must comply with the following criteria: Ã¢â¬ ¢The 3 artworks chosen must be of the same style or time period. For example, you can choose one of the following suggestions: Ã¢â" ¦3 Baroque works of art, or Ã¢â" ¦3 Impressionist works of art, or Ã¢â" ¦3 Abstract Expressionist works of art, etc.Read MoreEnglish: Essay and Film Study1298 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesanalysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Prerequisite: Placement in English 1101 or completion of Learning Support English and/or Reading. A grade of D will not transfer credit to any other academic institution or allow you to take English 1102. Texts: Readings for Writing, Zaglewski text Writing Matters: A Manual for Writing and Research Connections: Guide to First Year Writing @ Clayton State Skills to be Developed (CourseRead MoreI Am Proud Of What I Have Accomplished951 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesBefore taking UWP1, I felt confident in my ability to write an essay; however I struggled with in-class essays because of the limited amount of time to draft, write, and edit. As a sophomore, I have experience writing academic essays for UC Davis classes. I have come accustomed to in-class essays and short-answer paragraphs in lieu of the typical multiple-choice test. 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Monday, December 23, 2019
This essay will critically review service provision for adult men with alcohol dependence in Hammersmith. The essay will define alcohol dependence, its clinical importance, statistics; national policy will be highlighted and also will define community health profile. It will explore the strengths and weakness of inter-professional working as it is important across the broad spectrum of social care. The services available to meet the needs of this client groups in the National Health Service (NHS), voluntary and private sector at both local and national level will also be discussed. It will also demonstrate an understanding of cultural, social diversity and the impact they have on health, use of health promotion in health settings,Ã¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦This leads to physical and psychological harm which may further impair social and vocational functioning (Marks et al, 2005). Alcohol problems affect the health and well-being of the individual as well as their families, friends and other members of the community in which they live. The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) have a population of 176,000) and it is the fourth most densely populated local authority in England and Wales (LBHF, 2004), in LBHF around 40% of new admissions were alcohol dependent assessment. Within this borough, there is a high incidence of alcohol abuse as well as severe mental illness. Adult men with alcohol dependence in Hammersmith are chosen as a client group for several reasons. The Department of Health profile (DH, 2007) has indicated that alcohol dependence is becoming a problem and men are mostly affected. This will therefore affect in the role they play within their families and community (DH, 2005). Association of public health in addressing issues of health inequalities and the empowerment of the wider community (APHO, 2007). The rate of admission to hospitals for alcohol specific condition is nearly double in England average; approximately 5.7% of the adult population in LBHF has an alcohol dependency. This translates to 6,400 people compared to England which estimated that total annual healthcare cost alone related to alcohol misuse add up to Ã £1.7 billion per year. The bulk of these costs are borne
Sunday, December 15, 2019
string(50) " grinning back at Nate as he headed out into sun\." CHAPTER THREE A Little Razor Wire Around Heaven The gate to the Papa Lani compound was hanging open when Nate drove up. Not good. Clay was adamant about their always replacing the big Masterlock on the gate when they left the compound. We will write a custom essay sample on Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Chapter 3~4 or any similar topic only for you Order Now Papa Lani was a group of wood-frame buildings on two acres northeast of Lahaina in the middle of a half dozen sugarcane fields that had been donated to Maui Whale by a wealthy woman Clay and Nate affectionately referred to as the Ã¢â¬Å"Old Broad.Ã¢â¬ The property consisted of six small bungalows that had once been used to board plantation workers but had long since been converted to housing, laboratory, and office space for Clay, Nate, and any assistants, researchers, or film crews who might be working with them for the season. Getting the compound had been a godsend for Maui Whale, given the cost of housing and storage in Lahaina. Clay had named the compound Papa Lani (Hawaiian for Ã¢â¬Å"heavenÃ¢â¬ ) in honor of their good fortune, but someone had left the gate to heaven open, and from what Nate could tell as he drove in, the angel shit had hit the fan. Before he even got out of the truck, Nate saw a beat-up green BMW parked in the compound and a trail of papers leading out of the building they used for an office. He snatched a few of them up as he ran across the sand driveway and up the steps into the little bungalow. Inside was chaos: drawers torn out of filing cabinets, toppled racks of cassette tape Ã¢â¬â the tapes strewn across the room in great streamers Ã¢â¬â computers overturned, the sides of their cases open, trailing wires. Nate stood among the mess, not really knowing what to do or even what to look at, feeling violated and on the verge of throwing up. Even if nothing was missing, a lifetime of research had been typhooned around the room. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, JahÃ¢â¬â¢s sweet mercy,Ã¢â¬ came a voice from behind him. Ã¢â¬Å"This a bit of fuckery most heinous for sure, mon.Ã¢â¬ Nate spun and dropped into a martial-arts stance, notwithstanding the fact that he didnÃ¢â¬â¢t know any martial arts and that he had loosed a little-girl shriek in the process. The serpent-haired figure of a gorgon was silhouetted in the doorway, and Nate would have screamed again if the figure hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t stepped into the light, revealing a lean, bare-chested teenager in surfer shorts and flip-flops, sporting a giant tangle of blond dreadlocks and about six hundred nose rings. Ã¢â¬Å"Cool head main ting, brah, cool head,Ã¢â¬ the kid almost sang. There was pot and steel drums in his voice, bemusement and youth and two jointsÃ¢â¬â¢ worth of separation from the rest of reality. Nate went from fear to confusion in an instant. Ã¢â¬Å"What the fuck are you talking about?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Relax, brah, no make liÃ¢â¬â¢dat. Kona and I come help out.Ã¢â¬ Nate thought he might feel better if he strangled this kid Ã¢â¬â just a little frustration strangle to vent some of the shock of the wrecked lab, not a full choke Ã¢â¬â but instead he said, Ã¢â¬Å"Who are you, and what are you doing here?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Kona,Ã¢â¬ the kid said. Ã¢â¬Å"Dat boss name Clay hire me for the boats dat day before.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢re the kid Clay hired to work with us on the boats?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Shoots, mon, I just said that? What, you a ninja, brah?Ã¢â¬ The kid nodded, his dreads sweeping around his shoulders, and Nate was about to scream at him again when he realized that he was still crouched into his pseudo combat stance and probably looked like a total loon. He stood up, shrugged, then pretended to stretch his neck and roll his head in a cocky way heÃ¢â¬â¢d seen boxers do, as if he had just disarmed a very dangerous enemy or something. Ã¢â¬Å"You were supposed to meet Clay down at the dock an hour ago.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Some rippinÃ¢â¬â¢ sets North Shore, they be callinÃ¢â¬â¢ to me this morning.Ã¢â¬ The kid shrugged. What could he do? RippinÃ¢â¬â¢ sets had called to him. Nate squinted at the surfer, realizing that the kid was speaking some mix of Rasta talk, pidgin, surfspeak andÃ¢â¬ ¦ well, bullshit. Ã¢â¬Å"Stop talking that way, or youÃ¢â¬â¢re fired right now.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"So you ichiban big whale kahuna, like Clay say, hey?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yeah,Ã¢â¬ Nate said. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m the number-one whale kahuna. YouÃ¢â¬â¢re fired.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Bummah, mon,Ã¢â¬ The kid said. He shrugged again, turned, and started out the door. Ã¢â¬Å"JahÃ¢â¬â¢s love to ye, brah. Cool runnings,Ã¢â¬ he sang over his shoulder. Ã¢â¬Å"Wait,Ã¢â¬ Nate said. The kid spun around, his dreads enveloping his face like a furry octopus attacking a crab. He sputtered a dreadlock out of his mouth and was about to speak. Quinn held up a finger to signal silence. Ã¢â¬Å"Not a word of pidgin, Hawaiian, or Rasta talk, or youÃ¢â¬â¢re done.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Okay.Ã¢â¬ The kid waited. Quinn composed himself and looked around at the mess, then at the kid. Ã¢â¬Å"There are papers strewn around all over outside, hanging in the fences, in the bushes. I need you to gather them up and stack them as neatly as you can. Bring them here. Can you do that?Ã¢â¬ The kid nodded. Ã¢â¬Å"Excellent. IÃ¢â¬â¢m Nathan Quinn.Ã¢â¬ Nate extended his hand to shake. The kid moved across the room and caught NateÃ¢â¬â¢s hand in a powerful grip. The scientist almost winced but instead returned the pressure and tried to smile. Ã¢â¬Å"Pelekekona,Ã¢â¬ said the kid. Ã¢â¬Å"Call me Kona.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Welcome aboard, Kona.Ã¢â¬ The kid looked around now, looking as if by giving his name he had relinquished some of his power and was suddenly weak, despite the muscles that rippled across his chest and abdomen. Ã¢â¬Å"Who did this?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No idea.Ã¢â¬ Nate picked up a cassette tape that had been pulled out of the spools and wadded into a birdÃ¢â¬â¢s nest of brown plastic. Ã¢â¬Å"You go get those papers. IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to call the police. That a problem?Ã¢â¬ Kona shook his head. Ã¢â¬Å"Why would it be?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No reason. Grab those papers now. Nothing is trash until I look at it, eh?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Overstood, brah,Ã¢â¬ Kona said, grinning back at Nate as he headed out into sun. You read "Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Chapter 3~4" in category "Essay examples" Once outside, he turned and called, Ã¢â¬Å"Hey, Kahuna Quinn.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"How come them humpies sing like dat?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What do you think?Ã¢â¬ Nate asked, and in the asking there was hope. Despite the fact that the kid was young and irritating and probably stoned, the biologist truly hoped that Kona Ã¢â¬â unburdened by too much knowledge Ã¢â¬â would give him the answer. He didnÃ¢â¬â¢t care where it came from or how it came (and it would still have to be proved); he just wanted to know, which is what set him apart from the hacks, the wannabes, the backstabbers, and the ego jockeys in the field. Nate just wanted to know. Ã¢â¬Å"I think they trying to shout down Babylon, maybe.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢ll have to explain to me what that means.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"We fix this fuckery, then we fire up a spliff and think over it, brah.Ã¢â¬ Five hours later Clay came through the door talking. Ã¢â¬Å"We got some amazing stuff today, Nate. Some of the best cow/calf stuff IÃ¢â¬â¢ve ever shot.Ã¢â¬ Clay was still so excited he almost skipped into the room. Ã¢â¬Å"Okay,Ã¢â¬ Nate said with a zombielike lack of enthusiasm. He sat in front of his patched-together computer at one of the desks. The office was mostly put back in order, but the open computer case sitting on the desk with wires spread out to a diaspora of refugee drive units told a tale of data gone wild. Ã¢â¬Å"Someone broke in. Tore apart the office.Ã¢â¬ Clay didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to be concerned. He had great videotape to edit. Suddenly, looking at the fans and wires, it occurred to him that someone might have broken his editing setup. He whirled around to see his forty-two-inch flat-panel monitor leaning against the wall, a long diagonal crack bisected the glass. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh,Ã¢â¬ he said. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, jeez.Ã¢â¬ Amy walked in smiling, Ã¢â¬Å"Nate you wonÃ¢â¬â¢t believe the Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ She pulled up, saw Clay staring at his broken monitor, the computer scattered over NateÃ¢â¬â¢s desk, files stacked here and there where they shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh,Ã¢â¬ she said. Ã¢â¬Å"Someone broke in,Ã¢â¬ Clay said forlornly. She put her hand on ClayÃ¢â¬â¢s shoulder. Ã¢â¬Å"Today? In broad daylight?Ã¢â¬ Nate swiveled around in his chair. Ã¢â¬Å"They went through our living quarters, too. The police have already been here.Ã¢â¬ He saw Clay staring at his monitor. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, and that. Sorry, Clay.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You guys have insurance, right?Ã¢â¬ Amy said. Clay didnÃ¢â¬â¢t look away from his broken monitor. Ã¢â¬Å"Dr. Quinn, did you pay the insurance?Ã¢â¬ Clay called Nate Ã «doctorÃ » only when he wanted to remind him of just how official and absolutely professional they really ought to be. Ã¢â¬Å"Last week. Went out with the boat insurance.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Well, then, weÃ¢â¬â¢re okay,Ã¢â¬ Amy said, jostling Clay, squeezing his shoulder, punching his arm, pinching his butt. Ã¢â¬Å"We can order a new monitor tonight, ya big palooka.Ã¢â¬ she chirped, looking like a goth version of the bluebird of happiness. Ã¢â¬Å"Hey!Ã¢â¬ Clay grinned, Ã¢â¬Å"Yeah, weÃ¢â¬â¢re okay.Ã¢â¬ He turned to Nate, smiling. Ã¢â¬Å"Anything else broken? Anything missing?Ã¢â¬ Nate pointed to the wastebasket where a virtual haystack of audiotape was spilling over in tangles. Ã¢â¬Å"That was spread all over the compound along with all the files. We lost most of the tape, going back two years.Ã¢â¬ Amy stopped being cheerful and looked appropriately concerned. Ã¢â¬Å"What about the digitals?Ã¢â¬ She elbowed Clay, who was still grinning, and he joined her in gravity. They frowned. (Nate recorded all the audio on analog tape, then transferred it to the computer for analysis. Theoretically, there should be digital copies of everything.) Ã¢â¬Å"These hard drives have been erased. I canÃ¢â¬â¢t pull up anything from them.Ã¢â¬ Nate took a deep breath, sighed, then spun back around in his chair and let his forehead fall against the desk with a thud that shook the whole bungalow. Amy and Clay winced. There were a lot of screws on that desk. Clay said, Ã¢â¬Å"Well, it couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t have been that bad, Nate. You got it all cleaned up pretty quickly.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"The guy you hired showed up late and helped me.Ã¢â¬ Nate was speaking into the desk, his face right where it had landed. Ã¢â¬Å"Kona? Where is he?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I sent him to the lab. I had some film I want to see right away.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I knew he wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t stand us up on his first day.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Clay, I need to talk to you. Amy, could you excuse us a minute, please?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Sure,Ã¢â¬ Amy said. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ll go see if anythingÃ¢â¬â¢s missing from my cabin.Ã¢â¬ She left. Clay said, Ã¢â¬Å"You going to look up? Or should I get down on the floor so I can see your face?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Could you grab the first-aid kit while we talk?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Screws embedded in your forehead?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Feels like four, maybe five.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re small, though, those little drive-mount screws.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Clay, youÃ¢â¬â¢re always trying to cheer me up.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s who I am,Ã¢â¬ Clay said. CHAPTER FOUR Whale Men of Maui Who Clay was, was a guy who liked things Ã¢â¬â liked people, liked animals, liked cars, liked boats Ã¢â¬â who had an almost supernatural ability to spot the likability in almost anyone or anything. When he walked down the streets of Lahaina, he would nod and say hello to sunburned tourist couples in matching aloha wear (people generally considered to be a waste of humanity by most locals), but by the same token he would trade a backhanded hang-loose shaka (thumb and fingers extended, three middle fingers tucked, always backhand if youÃ¢â¬â¢re a local) with a crash of native bruddahs in the parking lot of the ABC Store and get no scowls or pidgin curses, as would most haoles. People could sense that Clay liked them, as could animals, which was probably why Clay was still alive. Twenty-five years in the water with hunters and giants, and the worst heÃ¢â¬â¢d come out of it was to get a close tail-wash from a southern right whale that tumbled him like a cartoon into the idl ing prop of a Zodiac. (Oh, there were the two times he was drowned and the hypothermia, but that stuff wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t caused by the animals; that was the sea, and sheÃ¢â¬â¢ll kill you whether you liked her or not, which Clay did.) Doing what he wanted to do and his boundless affinity for everything made Clay Demodocus a happy guy, but he was also shrewd enough not to be too open about his happiness. Animals might put up with that smiley shit, but people will eventually kill you for it. Ã¢â¬Å"HowÃ¢â¬â¢s the new kid?Ã¢â¬ Clay said, trying to distract from the iodine he was applying to NateÃ¢â¬â¢s forehead while simultaneously calculating the time to ship his new monitor over to Maui from the discount house in Seattle. Clay liked gadgets. Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢s a criminal,Ã¢â¬ Nate said. Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢ll come around. HeÃ¢â¬â¢s a water guy.Ã¢â¬ For Clay this said it all. You were a water guy or you werenÃ¢â¬â¢t. If you werenÃ¢â¬â¢tÃ¢â¬ ¦ well, you were pretty much useless, werenÃ¢â¬â¢t you? Ã¢â¬Å"He was an hour late, and he showed up in the wrong place.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢s a native. HeÃ¢â¬â¢ll help us deal with the whale cops.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢s not a native, heÃ¢â¬â¢s blond, Clay. HeÃ¢â¬â¢s more of a haole than you are, for ChristÃ¢â¬â¢s sake.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢ll come around. I was right about Amy, wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t I?Ã¢â¬ Clay said. He liked the new kid, Kona, despite the employment interview, which had gone like this: Clay sat with the forty-two-inch monitor at his back, his world-famous photographs of whales and pinnipeds playing in a slide show behind him. Since he was conducting a job interview, he had put on his very best $5.99 ABC Store flip-flops. Kona stood in the middle of the office wearing sunglasses, his baggies, and, since he was applying for a job, a red-dirt-dyed shirt. Ã¢â¬Å"Your application says that your name is Pelke Ã¢â¬â ah, Pelekekona Ke Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ Clay threw his hands up in surrender. Ã¢â¬Å"I be called Pelekekona Keohokalole Ã¢â¬â da warrior kine Ã¢â¬â Lion of Zion, brah.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Can I call you Pele?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Kona,Ã¢â¬ Kona said. Ã¢â¬Å"It says on your driverÃ¢â¬â¢s license that your name is Preston Applebaum and youÃ¢â¬â¢re from New Jersey.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I be one hundred percent Hawaiian. Kona the best boat hand in the Island, yeah. I figga I be number-one good man for to keep track haole science bossÃ¢â¬â¢s isms and skisms while he out oppressing the native bruddahs and stealing our land and the best wahines. Sovereignty now, but after a bruddah make his rent, donÃ¢â¬â¢t you know?Ã¢â¬ Clay grinned at the blond kid. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢re just a mess, arenÃ¢â¬â¢t you?Ã¢â¬ Kona lost his Rastafarian, laid-backness. Ã¢â¬Å"Look, I was born here when my parents were on vacation. I really am Hawaiian, kinda, and I really need this job. IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to lose my place to live if I donÃ¢â¬â¢t make some money this week. I canÃ¢â¬â¢t live on the beach in Paia again. All my shit got stolen last time.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"It says here that you last worked as a forensic calligrapher. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s that, handwriting analysis?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Uh, no, actually, it was a business I started where I would write peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s suicide notes for them.Ã¢â¬ Not a hint of pidgin in his speech, not a skankinÃ¢â¬â¢ smidgen of reggae. Ã¢â¬Å"It didnÃ¢â¬â¢t do that well. No one wants to kill himself in Hawaii. I think if IÃ¢â¬â¢d started it back in New Jersey, or maybe Portland, it would have gone over really well. You know business: location, location, location.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I thought that was real estate.Ã¢â¬ Clay actually felt a twinge of missed opportunity, here, for although he had spent his life having adventures, doing exactly what he wanted to do, and although he often felt like the dumbest guy in the room (because heÃ¢â¬â¢d surrounded himself with scientists), now, talking to Kona, he realized that he had never realized his full potential as a self-deluded blockhead. AhhhÃ¢â¬ ¦ wistful regrets. Clay liked this kid. Ã¢â¬Å"Look, IÃ¢â¬â¢m a water guy,Ã¢â¬ Kona said. Ã¢â¬Å"I know boats, I know tides, I know waves, I love the ocean.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You afraid of it?Ã¢â¬ Clay asked. Ã¢â¬Å"Terrified.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Good. Meet me at the dock tomorrow morning at eight-thirty.Ã¢â¬ Now Nate rubbed at the crisscrrossed band-aids on his forehead as Clay went through the Pelican cases of camera equipment under the table across the room. The break-in and subsequent shit storm of activity had sidetracked him from what heÃ¢â¬â¢d seen this morning. It started to settle on him again like a black cloud of self-doubt, and he wondered whether he should even mention what he saw to Clay. In the world of behavioral biology, nothing existed until it was published. It didnÃ¢â¬â¢t matter how much you knew Ã¢â¬â it wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t real if it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t appear in a scientific journal. But when it came to day-to-day life, publication was secondary. If he told Clay what heÃ¢â¬â¢d seen, it would suddenly become real. As with his attraction for Amy and the realization that yearsÃ¢â¬â¢ worth of research was gone, he wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t sure he wanted it to be real. Ã¢â¬Å"So why did you need to send Amy out?Ã¢â¬ Clay asked. Ã¢â¬Å"Clay, I donÃ¢â¬â¢t see things I donÃ¢â¬â¢t see, right? I mean, in all the time weÃ¢â¬â¢ve worked together, I havenÃ¢â¬â¢t called something before the data backed it up, right?Ã¢â¬ Clay looked up from his inventory to see the expression of consternation on his friendÃ¢â¬â¢s face. Ã¢â¬Å"Look, Nate, if the kid bothers you that much, we can find someone else Ã¢â¬â Ã » Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s not the kid.Ã¢â¬ Nate seemed to be weighing what he was going to say, not sure if he should say it, then blurted out, Ã¢â¬Å"Clay, I think I saw writing on the tail flukes of that singer this morning.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What, like a pattern of scars that look like letters? IÃ¢â¬â¢ve seen that. I have a dolphin shot that shows tooth rakings on the animalÃ¢â¬â¢s side that appear to spell out the word Ã¢â¬Ëzap. Ã » Ã¢â¬Å"No it was different. Not scars. It said, Ã¢â¬ËBite me. Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"Uh-huh,Ã¢â¬ Clay said, trying not to make it sound as if he thought his friend was nuts. Ã¢â¬Å"Well, this break-in, Nate, itÃ¢â¬â¢s shaken us all up.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"This was before that. Oh, I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know. Look, I think itÃ¢â¬â¢s on the film I shot. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s why I came in to take the film to the lab. Then I found this mess, so I sent the kid to the lab with my truck, even though IÃ¢â¬â¢m pretty sure heÃ¢â¬â¢s a criminal. LetÃ¢â¬â¢s table it until he gets back with the film, okay?Ã¢â¬ Nate turned and stared at the deskful of wires and parts, as if heÃ¢â¬â¢d quickly floated off into his own thoughts. Clay nodded. HeÃ¢â¬â¢d spent whole days in the same twenty-three-foot boat with the lanky scientist, and nothing more had passed between the two than the exchange of Ã¢â¬Å"Sandwich?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Thanks.Ã¢â¬ When Nate was ready to tell him more, he would. In the meantime he would not press. You donÃ¢â¬â¢t hurry a thinker, and you donÃ¢â¬â¢t talk to him when heÃ¢â¬â¢s thinking. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s just inconsiderate. Ã¢â¬Å"What are you thinking?Ã¢â¬ Clay asked. Okay, he could be inconsiderate sometimes. His giant monitor was broken, and he was traumatized. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m thinking that weÃ¢â¬â¢re going to have to start over on a lot of these studies. Every piece of magnetic media in this place has been scrambled, but as far as I can tell, nothing is missing. Why would someone do that, Clay?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Kids,Ã¢â¬ Clay said, inspecting a Nikon lens for damage. Ã¢â¬Å"None of my stuff is missing, and except for the monitor it seems okay.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Right, your stuff.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yeah, my stuff.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Your stuff is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, Clay. Why wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t kids take your stuff? No one doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t know that Nikon equipment is expensive, and no one on the island doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t know that underwater housings are expensive, so who would just destroy the tapes and disks and leave everything?Ã¢â¬ Clay put down the lens and stood up. Ã¢â¬Å"Wrong question.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"How is that the wrong question?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"The question is, who could possibly care about our research other than us, the Old Broad, and a dozen or so biologists and whale huggers in the entire world? Face it, Nate, no one gives a damn about singing whales. ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s no motive. The question is, who cares?Ã¢â¬ Nate slumped in his chair. Clay was right. No one did care. People, the world, cared about the numbers of whales, so the survey guys, the whale counters, they actually collected data that people cared about. Why? Because if you knew how many whales you had, you knew how many you could or could not kill. People loved and understood and thought they could prove points and make money with the numbers. BehaviorÃ¢â¬ ¦ well, behavior was squishy stuff used to entertain fourth-graders on Cable in the Classroom. Ã¢â¬Å"We were really close, Clay,Ã¢â¬ Nate said. Ã¢â¬Å"ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s something in the song that weÃ¢â¬â¢re missing. But without the tapesÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ Clay shrugged. Ã¢â¬Å"You heard one song, you heard Ã¢â¬â¢em all.Ã¢â¬ Which was also true. All the males sang the same song each season. The song might change from season to season, or even evolve through the season somewhat, but in any given population of humpbacks, they were all singing the same tune. No one had figured out exactly why. Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢ll get new samples.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢d already cleaned up the spectrographs, filtered them, analyzed them. It was all on the hard disks. That work was for specific samples.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢ll do it again, Nate. We have time. No one is waiting. No one cares.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to keep saying that.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Well, itÃ¢â¬â¢s starting to bother me, too, now,Ã¢â¬ Clay said. Ã¢â¬Å"Who in the hell cares whether you figure out whatÃ¢â¬â¢s going on with humpback song?Ã¢â¬ A kicked-off flip-flop flew into the room followed by the singsong Rastafarian-bruddah pomp of Kona returning, Ã¢â¬Å"Irie, Clay, me dready. I be bringing films and herb for the evening to welcome to JahÃ¢â¬â¢s mercy, mon. Peace.Ã¢â¬ Kona stood there, an envelope of negatives and contact sheet in one hand, a film can held high above his head in the other. He was looking up to it as if it held the elixir of life. Ã¢â¬Å"You have any idea what he said?Ã¢â¬ Nate asked. He quickly crossed the room and snatched the negatives away from Kona. Ã¢â¬Å"I think itÃ¢â¬â¢s from the Ã¢â¬ËJabberwocky, Ã¢â¬ Clay replied. Ã¢â¬Å"You gave him cash to get the film processed? You canÃ¢â¬â¢t give him cash.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"And this lonely stash can to fill with the sacred herb,Ã¢â¬ Kona said. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ll find me papers, and we can take the ship home to Zion, mon.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You canÃ¢â¬â¢t give him money and an empty film can, Nate. He sees it as a religious duty to fill it up.Ã¢â¬ Nate had pulled the contact sheet out of the envelope and was examining it with a loupe. He checked it twice, counting each frame, checking the registry numbers along the edge. Frame twenty-six wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t there. He held the plastic page of negatives up to the light, looked through the images twice and the registry numbers on the edges three times before he threw them down, checked the earlier frames that Amy had shot of the whale tail, then crossed the room and grabbed Kona by the shoulders. Ã¢â¬Å"WhereÃ¢â¬â¢s frame twenty-six, goddamn it? What did you do with it?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"This just like I get it, mon. I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t do nothing.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢s a criminal, Clay,Ã¢â¬ Nate said. Then he grabbed the phone and called the lab. All they could tell him was that the film had been processed normally and picked up from the bin in front. A machine cut the negatives before they went into the sleeves Ã¢â¬â perhaps it had snipped off the frame. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢d be happy to give Nate a fresh roll of film for his trouble. Two hours later Nate sat at the desk, holding a pen and looking at a sheet of paper. Just looking at it. The room was dark except for the desk lamp, which reached out just far enough to leave darkness in all the corners where the unknown could hide. There was a nightstand, the desk, the chair, and a single bed with a trunk set at its end, a blanket on top as a cushion. Nathan Quinn was a tall man, and his feet hung off the end of the bed. He found that if he removed the supporting trunk, he dreamed of foundering in blue-water ocean and woke up gasping. The trunk was full of books, journals, and blankets, none of which had ever been removed since heÃ¢â¬â¢d shipped them to the island nine years ago. A centipede the size of a Pontiac had once lived in the bottom-right corner of the trunk but had long since moved on once he realized that no one was ever going to bother him, so he could stand up on his hind hundred feet, hiss like a pissed cat, and deliver a deadly bite to a naked foot. There was a small television, a clock radio, a small kitchenette with two burners and a microwave, two full bookshelves under the window that looked out onto the compound, and a yellowed print of two of GauguinÃ¢â¬â¢s Tahitian girls between the windows over the bed. At one time, before the plantations had been automated, ten people probably slept in this room. In grad school at UC Santa Cruz, Nathan Quinn had lived in quarters about this same size. Progress. The paper on NateÃ¢â¬â¢s desk was empty, the bottle of MyersÃ¢â¬â¢s Dark Rum beside it half empty. The door and windows were open, and Nate could hear the warm trades rattling the fronds of two tall coconut palms out front. There was a tap on the door, and Nate looked up to see Amy silhouetted in the doorway. She stepped into the light. Ã¢â¬Å"Nathan, can I come in?Ã¢â¬ She was wearing a T-shirt dress that hit her about midthigh. Nate put his hand over the paper, embarrassed that there was nothing written on it. Ã¢â¬Å"I was just trying to put a plan together for Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ He looked past the paper to the bottle, then back at Amy. Ã¢â¬Å"Do you want a drink?Ã¢â¬ He picked up the bottle, looked around for a glass, then just held the bottle out to her. Amy shook her head. Ã¢â¬Å"Are you all right?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I started this work when I was your age. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know if I have the energy to start it all over again.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a lot of work. IÃ¢â¬â¢m really sorry this happened.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Why? You didnÃ¢â¬â¢t do it. I was close, Amy. ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s something that IÃ¢â¬â¢ve been missing, but I was close.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"It will still be there. You know, we have the field notes from the last couple of years. IÃ¢â¬â¢ll help you put as much of it back together as I can.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I know you will, but ClayÃ¢â¬â¢s right. Nobody cares. I should have gone into biochemistry or become an ecowarrior or something.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I care.Ã¢â¬ Nate looked at her feet to avoid looking her in the eye. Ã¢â¬Å"I know you do. But without the recordingsÃ¢â¬ ¦ well Ã¢â¬â thenÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ He shrugged and took a sip from the rum bottle. Ã¢â¬Å"You canÃ¢â¬â¢t drink, you know,Ã¢â¬ he said, now the professor, now the Ph.D., now the head researcher. Ã¢â¬Å"You canÃ¢â¬â¢t do anything or have anything in your life that gets in the way of researching whales.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Okay,Ã¢â¬ Amy said. Ã¢â¬Å"I just wanted to see if you were okay.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yeah, IÃ¢â¬â¢m okay.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢ll get started putting it back together tomorrow. Good night, Nate.Ã¢â¬ She backed out the door. Ã¢â¬Å"Night, Amy.Ã¢â¬ Nate noticed that she wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t wearing anything under the T-shirt dress and felt sleazy for it. He turned his attention back to his blank piece of paper, and before he could figure out why, he wrote BITE ME in big block letters and underlined it so hard that he ripped the page. How to cite Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Chapter 3~4, Essay examples
Friday, December 6, 2019
Question: What actions do you need to take for a narcotised patient such as Matt? Answer: Introduction According to Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (2017), the key safety and quality challenge is ensuring that patients who are decorating are receiving appropriate care. The following assignment is based on the interventions recommended for a narcotised patient, (both pre and post-surgery) Matt who is suffering from open right leg injury. In trigger 1 it is identified that Matt was admitted to paediatric ward and hence this signifies that he is not an adult. In trigger 2, pain assessment is mandate in order to set the dose of Morphine. According to Islam et al. (2015) morphine is an analgesic that is use to manage pain. However, overdose of analgesic like morphine is associated with certain side-effects and thus warrants balance control measures so that side-effects could be minimised without hampering the effective pain management. This balanced control measures can be obtained via pain management and on the basis of pain score, the dose and the route of administration of morphine must be determined. Since Matt is a not an adult as identified in trigger 1, adolescent paediatric tool can be used for multidimensional measurement of pain. According to Jacob et al. (2014), adolescent paediatric tool helps in the evaluation of intensity and quality (including evaluative, affective, sensory, and temporal location) of the p ain. In trigger 3, A-E assessment looking at the patient in general to see whether Matt appears unwell. If Matter is awake, then the assessment will start via initiating question like how are you. If he appears unwell or shows signs of collapsing he Chouet al. (2016)suggests shaking the patient via asking are you alright. If he responds then he has patent airway and is breathing with brain perfusion. If he speaks only small sentences then he may be suffering from breathing problems and failure of Matt too respond signifies critical marker of illness. However, a 30 seconds observation is mandatory to conclude that he is critically ill. Then monitoring of the vital signs should be done (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure). In trigger 2 it would be the duty of the post aesthetic nurse to immediately monitor his level of oxygen situation along with monitoring of his other vital parameters like heart rate and blood pressure. Following this procedure, Matte should be imm ediately gives external supply of oxygen via nasal cannula. This will help to maintain adequate alveolar oxygen concentration and thereby correcting the effect of hypoventilation(Karcz Papadakos, 2013). It will also help in correcting the ventilation-to-perfusion (V/Q) mismatch along with diffusion of the aesthetic gases into the alveoli. The head of Matte should be placed in a tilt-up position as this will help to increase the functional residual capacity (FRC) and thereby preventing atelectasis(Karcz Papadakos, 2013). The external supply of oxygen should only be withdrawn when the vital parameter matches up with the normal range. Conclusion Thus from the above discussion it can be concluded that proper monitoring of the vital parameters along with A to E are crucial to control the and regulate the side-effects of analgesic used for pain control and for anaesthesia during surgery. References Australian Law Reform Commission: Australian Government (2017)Review of State and Territory Legislation: Informed consent to medical treatment. Access date: 7th April. 2018. Retrieved from: https://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/10-review-state-and-territory-legislation/informed-consent-medical-treatment Chou, R., Gordon, D. B., de Leon-Casasola, O. A., Rosenberg, J. M., Bickler, S., Brennan, T., ... Griffith, S. (2016). Management of Postoperative Pain: a clinical practice guideline from the American pain society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists' committee on regional anesthesia, executive committee, and administrative council.The Journal of Pain,17(2), 131-157. Islam, M. M., McRae, I. S., Mazumdar, S., Taplin, S., McKetin, R. (2016). Prescription opioid analgesics for pain management in Australia: 20 years of dispensing.Internal medicine journal,46(8), 955-963. Jacob, E., Mack, A. K., Savedra, M., Van Cleve, L., Wilkie, D. J. (2014). Adolescent pediatric pain tool for multidimensional measurement of pain in children and adolescents.Pain Management Nursing,15(3), 694-706. Karcz, M., Papadakos, P. J. (2013). Respiratory complications in the postanesthesia care unit: A review of pathophysiological mechanisms.Canadian journal of respiratory therapy: CJRT= Revue canadienne de la therapierespiratoire: RCTR,49(4), 21. Nadeau, D. P., Rich, J. N., Brietzke, S. E. (2010). Informed consent in pediatric surgery: do parents understand the risks?.Archives of OtolaryngologyHead Neck Surgery,136(3), 265-269.
Friday, November 29, 2019
The areas of practice, reasons of owning slaves and status of slavery varied greatly throughout the renaissance, imperial and contemporary periods. II. Areas most known to practice slavery. A. Renaissance 1. Europe: Italy, Spain B. Imperial 2. America: American Colonies, South North America C. Contemporary 3. Asia: Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (Middle East) III. Status of slavery D. Renaissance 4. Just coming back, mostly accepted in Italy. Mostly Muslim slaves 5. The Italian renaissance was also the period that Europeans rediscovered slavery. Ã¢â¬ (Liana Cheney, http://faculty. uml. edu) E. Imperial 6. Encouraged near the beginning, discouraged and outlawed during the end F. Contemporary 7. Discouraged and outlawed in all countries, still done today in the blackmarket IV. Why slaves were needed G. Renaissance 8. Italy was growing rapidly, a lack of farmers to feed everyone H. Imperial 9. Cotton gin and demand for cotton in America and Britain 10. Seventy-five percent of the cotton that supplied BritainÃ¢â¬â¢s cotton mills came from the American South, and the labor that produced that cotton came from slaves. We will write a custom essay sample on Outline for Research Paper or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Ã¢â¬ (US Slave, http://usslave. blogspot. com) I. Contemporary 11. Cheaper labor= cheaper products, sex slaves: culture that accepts women as objects, poverty sends people into desperation V. As you can see, slavery differed in many ways throughout the years in history. The causes vary due to different needs and inventions in different areas. Generally, the areas that most practiced slavery varied based on changing laws, opinions and demand at the time. Also, the status of slavery seemed to vary due to the citizenÃ¢â¬â¢s experiences, areas that most practiced slavery and what people did with their slaves. History shows us how things change and why they changed, this is very important for the subject of history because we need to know these factors in order to excel instead of decline in the future, especially when it comes to slavery. In conclusion, areas most known to practice slavery, reasons for owning slaves and status of slavery greatly varies throughout the renaissance, imperial and contemporary periods.