Identify an international news story involving a conflict between two nations or cultural groups, such as clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. Locate on the web a newspaper report of the event from within each of the countries or cultures involved. Note differences in the way the event is reported. Now, find a report of the event in a newspaper in a third, distant country. (For example, compare reports from the Jerusalem Post, the Palestine Chronicle, and the New York Times.) Does the third report seem to favor one of the two original reports? If so, would you conclude that the third report is biased toward one side or that one of the original reports was simply inaccurate? Explain how and why you reached that conclusion. (You might use….
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Imagine you were conducting a cross-case analysis of revolutionary documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (from the French Revolution). Identify the key concepts you might code in the following sentence: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Analyze a quantitative research report: Stanley Lieberson, Susan Dumais, and Shyon Baumann, “The Instability of Androgynous Names: The Symbolic Maintenance of Gender Boundaries,” American Journal of Sociology 105, no. 5 (March 2000): 1249 (can be accessed in print or online through InfoTrac College Edition, for example). Use the following questions as your guide:
a. What are the theoretical underpinnings of the study?
b. How are some of the key variables such as androgynous, racial, and gender segregation conceptualized and operationalized?
c. What data is this research based on?
d. What did the authors find?
e. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this study?
Previously, the emphasis was on obtaining information from clients. In this chapter, the emphasis was on preparing witnesses for trial. To properly prepare witnesses for trial, the paralegal needs to have interviewed the witness prior to trial. Preparing for a witness and a client interview are very similar. Make sure you have reviewed the file and understand the case well before setting up the witness interview. You will want to have a list of questions prepared before the witness arrives. Prepare a generic list of questions for a witness to an accident. You will want to use this list as a general guide in preparing real cases and then tailor the guide to those individual cases. To tailor the questions to an individual case, look at any depositions….
Practice the parts of a witness interview that are common to all witness interviews: ○ Greeting the client: If the witness comes to the law office, make sure to have the conference room set up with some basic beverages, such as coffee and water. In many law offices, the receptionist or file clerk is responsible for setting up the conference room (i.e., making sure that the conference room is clean, that the chairs are set up properly, and that there are beverages). ○ Thank the witness for coming. ○ Let the witness know that you are a paralegal, not an attorney. ○ Get background information on the witness, such as witness’s contact information, so that you will have it when it comes to preparing the trial notebook.
Brief History. R.S. is a 34-year-old construction worker who sustained a fracture-dislocation of the vertebral column in an automobile accident. He was admitted to an acute care facility, where a diagnosis of complete paraplegia was made at the T-12 spinal level. Surgery was performed to stabilize the vertebral column. During the next 3 weeks, his medical condition improved. At the end of 1 month, he was transferred to a rehabilitation facility to begin an intensive program of physical therapy and occupational therapy. Rehabilitation included strengthening and range-of-motion (ROM) exercises, as well as training in wheelchair mobility, transfers, and activities of daily living (ADLs). However, upon arriving at the new institution, R.S. complained of diffi culty sleeping. Flurazepam (Dalmane) was prescribed at a dosage of 30 mg….
Brief History. J.G., a 71-year-old retired pharmacist, was admitted to the hospital with a chief complaint of an inability to move his right arm and leg. He was also unable to speak at the time of admission. The clinical impression was right hemiplegia caused by left-middle cerebral artery thrombosis. The patient also had a history of hypertension and had been taking cardiac beta blockers for several years. J.G.’s medical condition stabilized, and the third day after admission he was seen for the fi rst time by a physical therapist. Speech therapy and occupational therapy were also soon initiated. The patient’s condition improved rapidly, and motor function began to return in the right side. Balance and gross motor skills increased until he could transfer from his wheelchair….
Brief History. R.F., a 63-year-old woman, has been receiving treatment for schizophrenia intermittently for many years. She was last hospitalized for an acute episode 7 months ago and has since been on a maintenance dosage of haloperidol (Haldol), 25 mg/d. She is also being seen as an outpatient for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in both hands. Her current treatment consists of gentle heat and active range-of-motion exercises, three times each week. She is being considered for possible metacarpophalangeal joint replacement. Problem/Infl uence of Medication. During the course of physical therapy, the therapist noticed the onset and slow, progressive increase in writhing gestures of both upper extremities. Extraneous movements of her mouth and face were also observed, including chewing-like jaw movements and tongue protrusion.
1. Why might….
ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS B
rief History. F.B. is a 43-year-old man who works in the shipping department of a large company. He was diagnosed in childhood as having generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy, and his seizures have been managed successfully with various drugs over the years. Most recently, he has been taking carbamazepine (Tegretol), 800 mg/d (i.e., one 200-mg tablet, qid). One month ago, he began complaining of dizziness and blurred vision, so the dosage was reduced to 600 mg/d (one 200 mg tablet tid). He usually takes his antiseizure medication after meals. F.B. also takes an antihypertensive (lisinopril, 10 mg/day) and a cholesterol-lowering drug (simvastatin, 20 mg/day). Two weeks ago, he injured his back while lifting a large box at work. He was evaluated in physical therapy as having an….
Brief History. M.M. is a 67-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson disease 6 years ago, at which time she was treated with a dopamine receptor agonist (ropinirole, 2 mg three times per day). After approximately 2 years, the bradykinesia and the rigidity associated with this disease began to be more pronounced, so she was started on a combination of levodopa-carbidopa. The initial levodopa dosage was 400 mg/d. She was successfully maintained on levodopa for the next 3 years, with minor adjustments in the dosage. During that time, M.M. had been living at home with her husband. During the past 12 months, her husband noted that her ability to get around seemed to be declining, so the levodopa dosage was progressively increased to 600 mg/d. The….