Thursday, June 4, 2020

A Critical Analysis of Egeus, Hippolyta and Shylock in Filmic Shakespeare - Literature Essay Samples

In ‘The Motives of Eloquence’, Lantham describes Shakespearean drama as the art of â€Å"superposition†. One arc of action is performed over others so that â€Å"[d]ramatic motive is stronger than ‘real’, serious motive†. The justification of a characters action occurs as theatre. â€Å"Drama, ceremony, is always needed to authenticate the experience†. In a morally ambiguous play text, the characters dramatise their motives to justify their actions. While Lantham argues that this dramatisation occurs at the level of the playtext, it is my intent to argue that there is an analogous mechanism operating at the level of the play itself. Shakespearean comedy in particular seems to offer a preferred mode of justice, what I will refer to as comedic justice. Comedic justice is the sense that the play will arrive at a ‘justified’ ending – that ‘true love’ will prevail and villainous characters will be punished for their actions. This comic justice acts to bring the play towards its obligatory, happy conclusion. In this sense, superposition occurs when other characters offer subjective justices: systems of justice that come from the needs of a character rather than a dramatic requirement. Although these subjective justices never triumph in a comedy, they are rarely the target of moralisation. These alternative justices make themselves apparent in production through their flexibility; simple directorial decisions can accentuate these justices, remove them or radically reposition their dominance. In both Max Reinhardt’s and Michael Hoffman’s adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the character of Egeus is conspicuously underplayed. While there is the potential for subversive justice, both directors cast him as an inconsequential villain; he is little more than a plot mechanism. Reinhardt’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ presents the audience with a rebellious Hippolyta. She presents a powerfully constructed alternative justice. This alternative is never dominant and eventually becomes absorbed into the film’s comedic discourse. However, the film can make some claim to preserving the ‘superposition’ present in the play. This contrasts with Michael Hoffman’s adaptation of the same play. In his film, Hippolyta’s justice is reconstructed to act as a function of comedic justice. Of all the films discussed in this paper, the most radical adaptation occurs in Michael Radford’s Shylock in ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Like Egeus, it is possible to characterise Shylock as a discardable comedic villain, devoid of justification. It is equally possible to imagine Shylock as a variation on Hippolyta, a minority justice peripheral to the play. However, Radford chooses to undermine the comedic drive of the play and accentuate Shylock’s tragic potential. There is a comedic justice to th e film but its execution can only be achieved at Shylock’s expense. Ultimately, the happy ending demanded by the form is undermined by Shylock’s suffering.A figure from classical mythology, Shakespeare’s Hippolyta comes prefigured with history and character. Her relationship with Theseus in the play is always glossed by reference to her capture and forced marriage. Theseus admits in the first scene, â€Å"I woo’d thee with the sword,/and won thy love doing thee injuries†. Reinhardt’s representation of her character accentuates this tension. In contrast to Theseus’ jollity, Hippolyta appears disdainful, even vengeful. Teasdale’s costuming establishes Hippolyta as an emblem of violent, Amazonian power. The snake draped around her shoulders recalls Eve the temptress and her headdress causes her to appear serpentine, herself. In a further nod to classical mythology, Hippolyta keeps her right breast covered throughout the first sc ene. This serves to remind the audience of the ‘history’ behind Hippolyta’s character and explain her discontent. From the opening of Reinhardt’s film, we see a tragic figure out of place in a comedic setting. Reinhardt’s representation of Hippolyta is aligned against the tone of the opening scene and the play in general. Implicitly, she draws attention to her suffering and the injustice perpetrated against her. Teasdale’s delivery of the lines â€Å"Four days will quickly steep themselves in night† makes clear that Hippolyta wants nothing to do with Theseus. Here, Reinhardt rearranges the playtext so that these lines come after the introduction of the lovers rather than before. This further highlights Hippolyta’s incongruity with the levity of the other characters. Reinhardt’s Theseus may feel justified but he is clearly operating by a system of justice to which Hippolyta does not subscribe. Her characterisation in the o pening scene is a representation of dissatisfaction with the dominant justice of the play. While her posited justice remains unrecognised, Reinhardt never gives the audience any moral grounds to deny Hippolyta. Her justice is subservient to the culture of the film but remains a valid alternative, nevertheless.Hoffman’s filmic adaptation of the same play treats Hippolyta’s mythological history quite differently. The change in setting from classical Athens to Monte Athena in the 1800s significantly softens her character; Reinhardt’s Hippolyta is angry and powerful while Hoffman’s is more innocent and playful. When Marceau delivers Hippolyta’s opening lines, there is no hint of the disdain that Teasdale’s performance shows for Theseus. This Hippolyta is clearly attracted to Theseus – even her rebuff of his sexual advance is flirtatious. In general, she seems more congruous with the comedic tone of the play. However, it is made apparent t hat Hoffman’s Hippolyta is also at odds with Athenian legality. Hippolyta’s reaction to Egeus’ plea is silent but clearly sympathetic to the plight of Lysander and Hermia. Later, she shows her disapproval of Theseus’ ruling when she dismisses his boasting about â€Å"the music of [his] hounds†. Interestingly, despite the change in setting, Hoffman retains Theseus’ references to Hippolyta’s classical prefiguration. As a result, the relationship between the two is more equivocal, if happier than Reinhardt’s interpretation. Perhaps Hoffman is suggesting an arranged marriage between Theseus and Hippolyta, not unlike that between Demetrius and Hermia. If this is the case, her defence of Hermia can be read as a projection of her own desires. Regardless, it is clear that Marceau’s Hippolyta is, like Teasdale’s at odds with the dominant justice of the play; both posit a version of justice superimposed on the justice of At henian law. Despite this, both characters have different roles in their respective films. The justice of Hoffman’s Hippolyta is always working towards and contributing to the play’s happy ending. Reinhardt’s interpretation of the character acts against the comedy. Her justice is alternative, rather than true or false. The former’s concept of justice is aligned with the true justice of the play – the justice that works towards the comedic ending. In contrast, the character of Egeus in the same play is very much aligned with the prevailing system of law. As a father, â€Å"the ancient privilege of Athens† to arrange Hermia’s marriage is his. His representation in both films is rather straightforward. He is an elderly man, whose motivation for patronising Demetrius seems rather weak. Lysander remains uncontradicted when he describes himself as being â€Å"as well deriv’d as [Demetrius],/As well possess’d†. Critics ha ve suggested that Egeus’ preference for Demetrius may be motivated by homoerotic desire. Lysander mockingly suggests to Demetrius: â€Å"You have her father’s love, Demetrius: Let me have Hermia’s; do you marry him.† However, neither Hoffman nor Reinhardt makes any clear reference to this reading in their films. He is reduced to a disapproving father acting as plot mechanism, in the vein of Capulet, Brabantio and Polonius. Is it then possible to describe his motivations as justified, as he is represented in the films? In my opinion, he is but only in part. In this role, Egeus draws attention to the distinction between legalistic justice and moral or ‘true’ justice. He is certainly opposed to the system of ‘true’ justice that draws the play to its conclusion. However, unlike Reinhardt’s Hippolyta, Egeus claims a justice that is not alternative but simply false.There is potential for a similar reading of Shylock in ‘Th e Merchant of Venice’. Whether the character is played â€Å"as a repulsive clown or as a monster of unrelieved evil†, he extols false justice. Palmer suggests that even at his most desperate, there is always potential for grotesque comedy in Shylock’s lines. The concept of legality as an obstacle to justice is recurrent theme in the play. Portia’s chests prevent her from marrying as she chooses and Antonio’s bond threatens to undo a happy, comedic ending. Legalism in the play is always overcome through conceit, justified only by the play’s comedic tone. Portia provides a hint to Bassanio through rhyme in the music and settles Antonio’s bond through a questionable loophole. In these interpretations of the play, Shylock is comparable to Egeus: erroneous and vindictive rather than justified. There is always the possibility, however, of a sympathetic reading of Shylock. It is hard to imagine an interpretation of his â€Å"Hath not a Je w eyes?† speech that fails to evoke some degree of sympathy. Radford’s filmic adaptation of the play adopts a variation on this interpretation. In this film, Shylock’s potential as a comedic villain is ignored and he is repositioned as a tragic figure. The film begins with a montage that demonstrates the cruelty of the Christian population towards the Jewish inhabitants of the city. Palmer notes that all characters in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ exhibit questionable moral judgement. Bassanio and Antonio appear to exist in an unhealthy state of co-dependency. Portia’s harsh treatment of Shylock contradicts her earlier references to the benefits of mercy. Radford chooses to emphasise these elements of the play and complicate the vicarious happiness of the main characters, therefore. In this film, Shylock’s justice is not a false justice like that of Egeus. Neither is it an alternative justice competing for validity as with Reinhardt’s Hippolyta. In Radford’s film, it is Shylock’s justice that can make the best claim to validity, despite being uncomedic.In the films discussed above, the directors explore characters’ conflicting notions of justice and resolve this conflict in different ways. Reinhardt’s Hippolyta is an example of a character whose subversive justice repressed and realigned with the justice of the play. Teasdale’s presentation of the character bears little resemblance to the dark Amazon of the film’s opening scene. She appears content with her situation and no longer appears uncomfortable at Theseus’ side. Her change of heart is further represented by her change in costuming. Whereas her initial dress emphasised her violent ‘otherness’, her billowing wedding dress makes her appear more congruous with the other characters. With both breasts apparently intact, she openly engages with the other characters in their mockery of the workersâ₠¬â„¢ play. By the end of the film Hippolyta and Theseus become just one of â€Å"all the couples three†. Little is made of this Hippolyta’s drastic change in behaviour. If it runs contrary to principles of psychological realism, we can accept it because it is dramatically correct. This is not to say that a radical interpretation of Hippolyta as a tragic figure is impossible. Reinhardt simply chooses to do something different; the comedic nature of the film requires Hippolyta to submit and so she does. However, her character has already allowed for the possibility of an alternative justice, neither false nor dominant. This Hippolyta conforms but may still say like Laertes, â€Å"I can rant as well as thou†. In a reversal of roles, Hoffman requires not Hippolyta to submit but Theseus. The conflict between Hippolyta and Theseus is reduced to a foil for the lovers’ plight. In this film, it is suggest that Theseus subverts legal custom as a concession to Hipp olyta. Whatever tension that exists between the two evaporates and the comedic demands of the narrative are fulfilled. Both Hoffman and Reinhardt end the film with three analogous relationships. Despite sharing a similar outcome, the different representations of Hippolyta create two entirely different processes. Hoffman’s Hippolyta subverts legality rather than conforms to it and acts as a champion of the films ‘true’ justice. The film therefore creates a homogenised single system of justice that denies the possibility of Reinhardt’s alternatives. T.S. Eliot states that unity in Shakespeare can be found in its lack thereof: â€Å"Unity in Shakespeare but not universality†. For its own purposes, this film creates universality of justice where it is lacking in the play text.Egeus can be similarly problematic for a director who (like Reinhardt or Hoffman) seeks to end the play light-heartedly. Reinhardt seems to completely ignore Egeus in the second ha lf of the play. Having fulfilled his function by instigating the action of the play, he disappears quietly. For Reinhardt, Egeus is more a plot mechanism than a character with any claim to psychology. Hoffman deviates from this formula only slightly. This Egeus has a character but only as a trope. He is dismissed by Theseus as the latter pardons Hermia and Lysander ; later, he expresses his disapproval by forsaking the wedding festivities. His later characterisation in Hoffman’s film only works to increase his resemblance to the father-figure archetype discussed above; he is subsequently discarded as a comic villain. However, an accentuation of the homoerotic reading discussed earlier would create an entirely different character and ending. This Egeus would be more closely comparable to Reinhardt’s Hippolya: an ‘other’ excluded from the comedic discourse of the film – in a word, ‘tragic’.It is this type of character that we see in Radfo rd’s ‘Merchant of Venice’. While Reinhardt’s Hippolyta always threatens to undo the comedy of the film, Radford’s Shylock actually achieves it. While his justice acts in opposition to the comedy of the film it also establishes a secondary, tragic reading. The final scene brings Shylock’s tragic arc to its climax and conclusion. Lynn Collin’s portrayal of Portia-as-Balthazar is confident and comfortable. She extols the benefits of mercy, â€Å"above the sceptred sway† and begs him to â€Å"tear up the bond†. However, Collin’s Portia never seems to display any hope that Shylock will accept her terms. She knows what the outcome of the trial will be and takes a position of moral superiority. The film consistently establishes binary oppositions of opulence and comfort against decay and squalor – the ghetto of Venice against the comfort of Belmont. Never is this binary more apparent than the dialogue between Porti a and Shylock in the final scene. Both characters are eloquent and present powerful arguments in their favour. In all other senses, however, their speech is quite different. Portia’s explanation of â€Å"the quality of mercy† is lofty and poetic – the repetition of the ‘s’ and ‘th’ sound pleasing and placative. In contrast, Shylock is deliberately offensive, referencing rats, pigs, urine and other distasteful subjects in his argument. Having been forced to forfeit his bond, Shylock is divested of his wealth and forced to convert to Christianity. As Shylock exits the court, there is a final shot in which members of the Jewish community remove his yarmulke and spit on him. The film’s ending removes Shylock from his own culture and raises doubts about the possibility or desirability of entering another. In one of the final shots of the film, the audience is shown a close-up of Jessica’s turquoise ring. Misinformed, Shylockâ €™s tragic revenge becomes all the more pathetic. His disgrace is echoed even in the insulated paradise of Belmont. The justice of the comedy becomes secondary to the justice of the film. That is, the film’s character of Shylocks acts to infect and ambiguate the happiness of the ending.Together, the various adaptations of Egeus, Hippolyta and Shylock emphasise the fluidity of justice in Shakespearean comedy. Taken from a text that is entirely ambiguous regarding the nature of justice, directorial adaptation can realign, reposition and even ignore the justices of the text. Both versions of Egeus ignore his own justice and characterise him as a comic villain; his potential as a justified minor character is removed. The two different versions of Hippolyta indicate the interpretative power of the director seeking justification for a character. Hoffman’s Hippolyta is simply an extension of the dominant comedic justice. In contrast, Reinhardt’s Hippolyta retains h er implicit claim to justice from Theseus. This Hippolyta retains the superpositioned justice of the playtext without explicit moralisation. Radford, on the other hand, chooses to position the dominant justice of the film against the justice of the comedy. Through his characterisation of Shylock, he emphasises the tragedy of the comedy and demonstrates the fluid justice of Shakespearean comedy.BIBLIOGRAPHY (FILMS)A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Hoffman, Fox Searchlight, US, 1999)A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Max Reinhardt, Warner Bros. Pictures, US, 1935)William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (Michael Radford, Columbia Tristar, UK, 2004)BIBLIOGRAPHY (PRINT)Adler, J., A Life on the Stage: A Memoir, trans. Lulla Rosenfeld; New York, Knopf, 1999.Eliot, T. S., Selected Essays; London, Faber and Faber, 1951.Garrod, W. H., Keats; Oxford, Clarendon, 1939.Lantham, R. A., The Motives of Eloquence; New Haven, Yale University Press, 1976.Palmer, J., Political and Com ic Characters of Shakespeare; London, Macmillan, 1964.Powell, B. B., Classical Myth; Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall, 1998.Shakespeare, W., Hamlet; Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1980.Shakespeare, W., The Merchant of Venice; Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1987.Shakespeare, W., A Midsummer Nights Dream; New York, Penguin Books, 1959.Zimmerman, S., Barroll, and Leeds (eds.), Shakespeare Studies New York, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Action Pl Michael Watson - 975 Words

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Strategic Management in Project Management - 722 Words

Introduction A Project is any undertaking that has definite, final objectives representing specified values to be used in the satisfaction of some service or need. The reason why companies undertake projects is because they come up with strategic intent, achieve better results and increase its competitive advantage. Project Success In the past projects success was measured using the â€Å"triple constraint†, delivering the project on time, within budget and to specification. Contemporary management of projects has shifted to being measured strategically. Consequently, the evaluation of the success of projects has also changed to incorporate parameters beyond the â€Å"triple constraint†. This led to project success being measured in four†¦show more content†¦It classifies projects on the degree of product and process change in the project. 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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Case Study on Cholecystectomy for Pathophysiology- myassignmenthelp

Question: Discuss about theCase Study on Cholecystectomy for Pathophysiology. Answer: Introduction This report aims to critically analyze the case study of Mrs. Beryl Hayes, who has been admitted to the ward for a laproscopic cholecystectomy. Beryl has undergone a surgery and is now still in the hospital. She has not been discharged from the hospital as no improvement is seen in her condition, and already 3 days had already passed by after the surgery. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is usually done to remove the gall stones from the gall bladder. This process involves two methods- Open cholecystectomy and laparoscopic cholcystectomy. This report has focused on the laparoscopic method as per the given case study. This report will be discussing about the physiology and the pathophysiology of her conditions. Assessment has been done depending on the evidence based practice. The latter part of the discussion also throws light upon the type of care that has to be provided to the patient. The report also discusses about the discharge plan that has to be prepared for the patient and help him to return to his daily activities with ease. Discussion Pathophysiology Laparoscopic cholesystectomy is usually done to remove the gall bladder. It is usually done it patients, who have developed stones or infections in the gall bladder. Normally after a cholecystectomy, a person is unable to go home, the same day, but is generally discharged after a one night stay. Post operative complications may arise which can extend the stay in the hospital. A gallstone normally consists of bile saturated with cholesterol. The hypersaturation is caused due to the greater percentage of the cholesterol concentration than its solubility. This is mainly caused due to the hypersecreation of the cholesterol metabolism (Stinton and Shaffer. 2012). Loss of balance between the crystallization promoting proteins and crystallization inhibiting proteins, leads to the formation of the cholesterol crystals with bile (Joseph et al. 2012). Mucin is a glycoprotein that is secreted by the bilary epithelial cells, which has been documented by a pronucleating protein. The lessened degradation of mucin by the lysosomal enzymes is found to be responsible for the formation of the cholesterol crystals (Reshetnyak. 2012). The Loss of motility of the gall bladder muscular wall and excessive contraction of thee sphincter is also responsible for the formation of gall bladder crystals. The hypo motility of the muscular walls generates bilestasis for an extended peri od of time, including a lessened reservoir function. As the bile cannot flow, it leads to the accumulation of bile and a higher chance of stone formation. Improper filling and a higher percentage of hepatic bile diverted from the gall bladder to the bile duct can be caused due to the hypomotility (Pasternak et al. 2013). Sometimes Gallstones are made up of bilirubin. It is a chemical that is produced due to the breakdown of the red blood cells. Infection in the bile tract and an increased level of enterohepatic cycle of bilirubin can lead to the formation of bilirubin stone formation. Bilirubin stones are often called as the pigmented stones (Joseph et al. 2012). As the pressure on the gall bladder increases, the organ becomes larger in size, the blood supply decreases and repeated inflammation leads to acute cholecystitis. Cholecystitis may also give rise to gall stone pancreatitis which is a life threatening condition (Joseph et al. 2012). Sometimes the gall blader can be infected with microorganisms. An inflamed gallbladder can lead to gas gangerene and suffer from necrosis, which can ultimately lead to sepsis (Joseph et al. 2012). Patient assessment It is required to assess the secondary body function after the surgery, which includes a head to toe format. Any problem in any of this assessment may lead to adverse conditions. CNS- acute cholecystitis can lead to anoxic brain injury. With the severity of the condition it can lead to an elevated brain natriuretic peptide level. CVS Color- straw colored urination. Normally, the T-tube may drain up to 500 mL in the first 24 hours after surgery; drainage decreases to less than 200 mL in 2 or 3 days, and is minimal thereafter. Drainage may be tinged with blood initially, which can change to brown. Excessive drainage immediately (after 48 hours, drainage greater than 500 mL is considered excessive). Pulse- 125 (elevated pulse rate), which can be due to the trauma and fear for the pain post surgery. Blood pressure- 110/60, which signifies her blood pressure quite normal. Respiratory rate- 26, which is the standard RR for elderly patients like Ms Beryl. Chest pain- No chest pain had been reported, although patients might have chest pain due to aspiration and the respiratiory distresses in elderly patient like Ms .beryl. Cap refill- Prolonged cap refill time. A prolonged cap refill time in patient may signify shock and decreased rate of peripheral perfusion. Prolonged cap refill time may indicate peripheral artery disease. Abdominal- Abdominal muscles may ache, flatulent, bloating. Continuous bile flow in the upper intestinal tract can lead to esophagitis and gastritis. Diarrhea and colicky lower abdominal pain may result (Marker et al. 2012). Renal condition- No change has been observed in the arterial blood flow and the renal blood flow. If proper assessment is not done then acute renal failure may occur following laparoscopic surgery. Skin- The patient might experience severe itching; she will have three incisions in her stomach, skin remains itchy and dry. The wound must be kept clean and dry to prevent any infection. Regular dressing is required to avoid any infections. Infections may lead to fever and can increase the risks especially in the elderly patients (Kortram et al. 2012). Social/ family- A proper post operative care by the family can help to bring down the complications. The post operative period requires care as the patient cannot do intensive activities on her own, so it is important to provide him with support. Extensive physical exercise is not permitted as it can increase the complications. Prioritization of care Doctors are not responsible for the post operative care that has to be provided after cholecystectomy (Philibert, Nasca, Brigham and Shapiro. 2013). Nursing plans- To monitor effective breathing patterns- Breathing patterns may be ineffective, this can be due to pain, muscular impairment. The patient sometimes suffers from Tachypnea, holding breath. It is essential to observe the ausculate breath sounds, respiratory depths, to show how to splint incision to the patient. The patient should be provided support in the abdomen while coughing. To observe the color and the characteristics of the discharge- changing of the dressings when required, to change dressings, application of montegomery straps, proper disposal of the ostomy bags (cubas et al. 2012). Checking of the T- tubes and incisional drains, note the consistency and color of the stool, maintenance of the T tube in a closed collection system to prevent skin irritation and reduce the risk of contamination, sufficient tubing should be allowed to permit free turning facility (Yokoe et al. 2012). The vital signs should be monitored, mucous membrane should be assessed, signs of bleeding should be observed. The IQ, including the drainage frm the NG tube and the wound should be assessed properly. All the laboratory signs should be monitored properly (Doenges, Moorhouse and Murr. 2014). Post operative pain can be assessed and monitored and painkillers can be given consulting with the physician. Opoids can be given for moderate to severe pains. Fir the patients who have a high risk in pulmonary disease epidural LA and the opoids in combination can be administered (Bercy et al. 2013). Should check the risk of aspirations- Before any surgery, general anesthesia is used. It relaxes the muscles of the body and suppresses the sensation of pain. It can lead to aspiration as the person does not remain conscious to swallow or gag. Should help the patient to move and take measures against unintentional falls in elderly patients (Bercy et al. 2013). It should be kept in mind that the presence of the surgical incisions may lead to increased pain due to movement; therefore the patient becomes reluctant to any movement. Thus the patient should be encouraged to make movements. Several other factors are also there that has to be monitored. Discharge Plan Prescribe pain medicine- Application of the NSAIDs, to decrease the swelling and the pain, stool softener or laxatives to avoid constipation, iron tonics. It should be kept in mind that the NSAIDs can cause kidney problems or bleeding in the stomach, so a doctor should always be consulted with (Regimbeau et al. 2014). Surgical wounds should be looked upon carefully; the wounds should be kept dry and clean. Shower is permitted after 24 hours from the surgery. Easily digestible food has to be taken followed by enough fluids. Low fat foods should be consumed for about a month, as the gall bladder had a part in the digestion of the fat, so the body needs to be given some time to digest fat without the gall bladder (Dumphy et al. 2015). Plenty of liquids should be taken to prevent dehydration and to facilitate proper bowel movement and to prevent constipation. Avoid intense exercises or activities post operation. Need to provide a follow up within next two weeks from the surgery. Contact the healthcare provider if one has got fever, nausea, pain which is not relieved by the medicines, one has a sign of redness or welling around the incision or blood or puss is leaking out of the incision, having constant constipation or diarrhea, a doctor should also be contacted with if signs of vomiting persists, bowel movements are pale or black or bloody (Naoman et al. 2013). A medical help is also needed if the person is coughing up blood, feeling lightheadedness, having chest pain or the arms and the legs are feeling warm, tender and painful. Return to work is only permitted as soon as the pain is controlled and one feels comfortable to go outside. For some it is 5-7 days after the surgery (Philbert et al. 2013). Conclusion Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has decreased the risks of the open surgery and can be managed easily with a proper management and a proper discharge plan. It has become the preferred treatment for cholecystitis. Laparoscopic method reduces the risk of surgery and helps the person to return back to its normal activity within a very small time, unlike open surgery. In spite of that patients often encounter with problem which can be avoided by providing proper medications and holistic care approach. Proper assessment of the patient, monitoring if the signs and symptoms and providing proper pharmacological and evidence based nursing care can bring about improvement in the deteriorating condition of the patient. From this report it can be understood what interventions can be done for Mr. Beryl to improve her conditions. References Berci, G., Hunter, J., Morgenstern, L., Arregui, M., Brunt, M., Carroll, B., Edye, M., Fermelia, D., Ferzli, G., Greene, F. and Petelin, J., 2013. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: first, do no harm; second, take care of bile duct stones. 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Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Need for Active Engagement Strategies an Example by

The Need for Active Engagement Strategies In active engagement, teachers will be examining the textual information to give meanings and try to locate organizational patterns. The strategy requires linking of minor and major ideas using concept mapping. Active engagement is very effective and it was proven to be very useful and efficient in helping the child learn the textual information. Children need the use of active engagement strategies in promoting comprehension of informational text due to the fact that it will facilitate childrens learning and success. Active engagement provides the teachers a help in letting the students better comprehend their content area and the informational textual readings. Need essay sample on "The Need for Active Engagement Strategies" topic? We will write a custom essay sample specifically for you Proceed First and foremost active engagement lets the children attend the classes more. It was noted that children decreases their attention and motivation as they grow older and as they jump from one academic level to another (Brewster 2000). Children with low levels of active engagement increase the potential risk of disorderly behavior and thus could not concentrate on school. In the first place, if children do not want go to school, he will not be able to learn anything. (Woods 1995) People Usually Tell EssayLab support:How much do I have to pay someone to write my essay online?Professional writers suggest:Get Help In Writing An EssayEssay Company Cheap Essay Writing Best Essay Writing Service Custom Writing Reviews The next important reason why we should employ children in active engagement is because active engagement focuses children into learning. Engagement helps the children in acquiring greater attention because they are involved in the activities such as small groups. The idea of active participation among these small groups harnesses the span of attention of young minds. The active participation will be much easier for children if the teacher prepared text organizations which will improve comprehension, fortifies content understanding and gives the children mindset of how the textual information are organized. Active engagement also support learning specific skills and concept. Since childrens participation is involved the tendency to learn concepts becomes higher. Understanding the concepts would be especially helpful with the use of concept maps. In this case, the flow of thought of a child in relation to textual information becomes clear. The use of topic development or spider map visualizes the topic. (Jablon 2006) Engaging experiences of children in learning the textual information helps due to different reasons. Engagement requires active investigation which increases the childrens curiosity and helps in achieving the interest on the subject matter. Learning process in textual information is more likely weary without collaboration. Active engagement promotes collaboration into smaller groups where children can interact with other children of the same group. Since, the actively participating children have a work to consider in smaller groups, they will have a choice of how they will be conducting the designated task. (Jablon 2006). The most important benefit of active engagement strategies in promoting comprehension of informational text is the positive association of children in learning. Textual information is weary to discuss however, active participation increases enthusiasm, enjoyment, creativity and diligence. Once children achieve all the stated feeling, they will have a positive association with learning and will become more eager to attend school. (Jablon 2006). Active engagement strategies really give a lot of benefits to the learning individual especially in the field of informational text. The facts stated make it necessary for active engagement be involved in teaching informational text. Work Cited Jablon, Judy. 2006. Using Engagemgent Strategies to facilitate Childrens Learning and Success. National Association for the Education of Young Children. Brewster, Cori. October 2000. Increasing Student Engagement and Motivation: From Time-on-Task to Homework Northwest regional Educational Laboratory. \ Woods, Gregory. March 1995. Reducing the Dropout Rate Northwest regional Educational Laboratory.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Top 12 Most Useful Apps for Busy Professionals

Top 12 Most Useful Apps for Busy Professionals We’re all attached to our smartphones all the time. Why not make the most of them? Here are the 12 most useful  apps for professionals in the know and on the go. You’ll probably wonder how you ever got through your worklife without them. 1. PocketWho has time to read all the articles from Twitter and Facebook that we want to, on the fly? Pocket lets you save content for future reads, from multiple programs. And the content is available offline for subway or airplane reading.2. TrelloTrello is a project management app which makes team collaboration a snap. Brainstorm, allocate tasks, and monitor checklists all from the app.3. TeuxDeuxThis iOS-only app is the to-do list for the ages. Mark things off with a snap and be sure that unfinished tasks will roll over to the next day.4. TurboScanTake a picture of a document with your phone and turn it into a JPG or a PDF. You can stop hoarding receipts and unnecessary paperwork and digitize your files in a snap.5. LastPassStore all of your passwords (securely) in one place- especially the ones that require you to change them every 60 days.6. 30/3030/30(iOS only) helps you focus and tune out distractions by setting a timer for you to work on one task at a time. Tune out all the outside noise and the distraction of being pulled in multiple directions.7. DoodleGive up the endless scheduling email chain. Doodle let’s participants set their availability and then it comes up with meeting times that everyone can make. Easy.8. SwiftKeyFree yourself from cringeworthy autocorrects. This app replaces your keyboard with one that will adapt to your particular typing quirks. You’ll type faster and typos won’t end up grotesquely out of context.9. SignEasyForget printing, signing, scanning. SignEasy helps you e-sign documents (PDF or Word) wherever you are.10. CircaGet the day’s leading news headlines in a quick and easy format so you can catch up over coffee breaks and at lunch and still be in the know.11. VenmoDon’t be the jerk at the dinner party with no cash and no Venmo. Or the one who can’t contribute to the boss’s holiday gift on the fly. Send money to anyone with the app- instantly and securely.12. MintMonitor your bank accounts, your spending patterns, pay your bills on time, and set a budget you can keep.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Implementation of the Marketing Strategy Research Paper

Implementation of the Marketing Strategy - Research Paper Example The researcher of this essay aims to analyze the Implementation of the Marketing Strategy. This essay demonstrates that the second thing that will be key in the implementation will be visiting bars near campuses to promote the beer brands. This will require the participation of the marketing team, sales team and the suppliers in the areas selected.The online marketing will begin in March 2015 and will be carried out throughout by means of the social media platforms. Also, it is interesting that since there are minimal costs associated with the platforms, the plan will last for the whole year but will be updated, regularly, so that the right content is displayed. And it is clear, that the campus promotions, on the other hand, will take place during the school going seasons.This paper makes a final conclusion that to be able to engage the potential consumers and buyers, online interaction and sharing of ideas between the company and the users of its profiles will be facilitated. The ma rketing team will respond to the questions, thoughts, and issues raised by the consumers in the various channels used (Barker, ‎Barker & ‎Bormann, 2012). It will also entail tracking and be monitoring the reaction of the fans and followers and adjusting the products and sales as per the needs of the market. All in all, the author of this paper underlines that the implementation of the marketing plan is truly the most important aspect and Hop Valley Brewing Company will publish content on the various social media platforms.