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  • Aristotle Habit Of Excellence

    “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but is a habit.” –Aristotle. In this quote, Aristotle is describing what it takes to be at the top at what you’re doing, similar as to what he did in almost every subject he studied. An attitude similar to the one he portrayed in the quote above is the reason Aristotle is renowned to be the most intelligent individual to ever step foot on our planet. He made groundbreaking discoveries in many fields of science and even incorporated political ideas that the United States, the greatest and most powerful democracy in the world, uses to this very day. Aristotle influenced history by being the greatest philosopher to ever live, pioneering fields of science including physics, biology, philosophy and astronomy, and the fact that he directly influenced the life of the remarkable military leader, Alexander the Great. (Dillon 45) (Bio.com Aristotle) Aristotle was born in the year 384 BCE. He grew up in Macedon, a mountainous region of northern Greece. His father was a court doctor for King Amyntas III. It was partially because of this relationship with the Macedonian king that he was so successful. Aristotle studied under the great philosopher Plato. Since Plato opened his already intelligent mind up to the great things he could do, Aristotle…

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  • Evidence Based Practice Literature Review

    The application of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing has created substantial impressions in science, education, and practice in the discipline. The field does not develop new nursing knowledge or validate existing data; rather, it enables medical practitioners to use tried and tested techniques to make clinical decisions. This paper review literature to reveal the way EBP incorporates patient values, preferences, and clinical experiences in nursing practice. The analysis section…

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  • The Importance Of Evidence Based Practice In Nursing

    Introduction Evidence-based practice is most often defined as “integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systemic research”. (Sackett, 1996). This is where the art of nursing and the science of nursing become one, and the result is to produce the best possible outcome for the patient in the clinical area, and promote a higher quality of life. Nursing has changed dramatically since its beginning in the 16th century where the religious…

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  • Hippocrates Of Kos: The Father Of Medicine

    Hippocrates of Kos is a name that is connected to both the medicine of Ancient greece and modern medicine. Hippocrates is the father of medicine, he is known for his theories about the way the human body works and the difference between spiritual and physical medicine. He is also known for the school he opened and the Hippocratic oath that is still used by our medical professionals today. The medical school on his home island of Kos in Greece raises questions about who wrote the oath and many…

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  • How Did Rome Continue To Be Well-Reversed In Philosophy?

    During the Roman empire, medicine in Rome revolved around Galen, a physician who reconciled the opposing philosophical constructs of Plato (an idealist) and Aristotle (a realist) through dissections and the formation of a systematic description of human anatomy. Although the belief in an irrational nature, a Platonic doctrine which stated that intangible forces outside of the natural world could have an effect on earthly beings had been popular in Greece, Galen and his followers revealed unease…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Desire Vs Desire

    “It’s obvious that the same thing isn’t going to put up with doing or undoing opposite things in the same respect and in relation to the same thing at the same time, so presumably if we find that happening in the things in question, we’ll know that they’re not the same, but more than one thing (Republic IV 436C). He then tells us how reason and desire are different. Reason is different than desire because the desire of thirst would only deal with the thirst only. If both desire and thirst acted…

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  • Medieval Islamic Medicine Summary

    Humanity has come to evolve and prosper with the aid of medicine. Medieval Islamic Medicine, written by Peter E. Pormann and Emilie Savage-Smith, portrays the causes and effects medicine has on a civilization. The authors focused on two main questions when creating their work: how did Islamic medicine develop and evolve during medieval times and what impact did the development of medieval Islamic medicine have on societies? The authors formulated their arguments around the purpose of the…

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  • Essay On Plato's Dilemmas

    Melinda and Melissa have a very hard decision to make. Their brother, Matthew, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that leaves him incapacitated with the only sign of life being hooked up to life support equipment. According to his “living will” both sisters must equally agree upon the most critical decision of having medical staff “pull the plug,” or not. This is a huge decision that will take much consideration upon both sisters to reach a common ground with one another. Each…

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  • Essay On Ancient Greek Medicine

    Disease and Medicine in Ancient Greece Diseases have been killing off a population’s favorite people before Steven Moffat even got a chance to. Sickness came into the world as soon as Eve took a bite of the forbidden fruit; sending sin, destruction, and imperfectness into the world. Throughout history, there have been many different interpretations of the sick and ill; some include the devil possessing the body, a punishment from the gods, a blessing from the gods, and the…

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  • Hippocrates

    Good morning/afternoon. Between 460-370BC roughly lived a man by the name of Hippocrates. He learned medicine from his father and grandfather, and then continued on to make his own theories about the medicines and diseases of the time. Hippocrates is credited to be one of the first people to believe that diseases were not a curse from the gods, but rather caused by more natural processes. He separated medicine from religion instead linking the cause of diseases to the living standards and…

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