Discuss Why Cataract Surgery would be Scary
Discuss why cataract surgery would be scary to Mr. Davis and what Dr. Hsing and his staff could do to ease his apprehension
DIS 11: Read the Critical Thinking story on page 367 of your textbook. Submit 1 entry in response to the Topics listed. You may answer a topic or reply to another student’s answer to a topic. Discuss why cataract surgery would be scary to Mr. Davis and what Dr. Hsing and his staff could do to ease his apprehension.
Topic 1 Discuss how Mr. Davis’s loss of sight is affecting the way he treats others and is treated by them.
Topic 2 Mr. Davis is a patient at the clinic where you work. Discuss the ways you would adjust your usual routine to accommodate his needs.
Topic 3 If Mr. Davis does not go ahead with the surgery, what help might he receive from an agency for the visually impaired? What other services might be available to help him deal with his grief and depression?
Read the Critical Thinking story on page 398 of your textbook. Submit 1 entry in response to the Topics listed. You may answer a topic or reply to another student’s answer to a topic.
Topic 1 Discuss why the school wants Michael to have completed treatment before he returns to class.
Topic 2 You work in Dr. Gaines’s office and you know that the Boulay’s appointment today is about a potential contagious rash. What precautions should you take when the family arrives?
Topic 3 Discuss how you might explain to Shaylene what impetigo is, how it spreads, and what she can do to prevent her other children from getting it.
Topic 4 Shaylene is in a very difficult, and all too common situation. Discuss possible answers to her question “What am I gonna do?”
Read the Critical Thinking story on page 425 of your textbook. Submit 1 entry in response to the Topics listed. You may answer a topic or reply to another student’s answer to a topic.
Topic 1 Why is it more difficult for Jacob to maintain his injection routine in middle school than it was in elementary school?
Topic 2 Knowing that missing an insulin injection could cause a diabetic coma and possibly death, why do you think Jacob is not more conscientious in his self-care?
Topic 3 Do you think Jacob’s schoolmates talk about him, or does he just think they do? Discuss the possibilities. What steps can Jacob take to help his classmates understand his condition?
Topic 4 Consider the cost of managing Jacob’s diabetes for 1 year, for 10 years, for his lifetime. What if Jacob did not have insurance? What would happen if his mismanagement of his condition resulted in a hospital stay?
Read the Critical Thinking story on page 461 of your textbook. Submit 1 entry in response to the Topics listed. You may answer a topic or reply to another student’s answer to a topic.
Topic 1 In a sexual relationship, which partner is responsible for birth control and why?
Topic 2 If a couple cannot agree about family size or birth control methods, what options are available to them?
Topic 3 Discuss how cultural differences and religious beliefs influence choices like family size and birth control.
Topic 4 Some cultures value male children over female children. Discuss why you think this is so and how the changing cultural role of women may affect these values.
Read the Critical Thinking story on page 498 of your textbook. Submit 1 entry in response to the Topics listed. You may answer a topic or reply to another student’s answer to a topic.
Topic 1 What precaution had James taken in case the pharmacist asked questions?
Topic 2 Suppose Terrance was suspicious about allowing James pick up the prescription. Discuss the steps Terrance might have taken, including involving his supervisor.
Topic 3 Terrance appears to blame himself for what happened with the MS Contin prescription. What might the pharmacy have done to ensure that medicine is always given to the right person, no matter who is on duty?
Topic 4 Ms. Tirendale is obviously suspicious of her son’s actions regarding the prescription. Discuss the steps she might take to help him if she thinks he is abusing drugs.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.