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    A complex-adaptive system is a new science that has “emerged as a powerful force influencing many fields and has great potential use in nursing” (Chaffee & McNeill, 2007, p.232). Complex-adaptive systems can be anything that allows individual agents to have the freedom to act in unpredictable ways and whose actions interconnect so that they impact other agents (Plsek, 2001, p.625). A hospital is an example of a complex-adaptive system because patients admitted into the hospital interact with a variety of health care providers, who are agents and members of the complex-adaptive system. Sacred Heart Medical Center is a hospital that is defined as a complex-adaptive system. The medical center is constantly adapting and evolving to providing safe…

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    Communication is the structured process by which information is clearly and accurately exchanged among team members (TeamSTEPPS, 2013) and will be paramount in the CNL leading interdisciplinary teams. Additionally, CNLs need to understand and embrace the theory of complexity science. This will be a value add to the advantageous CNL role. Understanding and applying these advance concepts for working effectively with interdisciplinary teams is extremely important knowledge for the CNL to…

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    Meleis Transition Theory

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    details are addressed in the type of transition, the facilitators and inhibitors in the transition and the patterns of response. I do think that the complexity science concepts are crucial in maintaining and providing long term maintenance of chronic illness and the trajectory of the client in their understanding of their illness. Complexity science illuminates the nature of the transition process and changes that occur while a transition is unfolding (Geary & Schumacher, 2012). It focuses on…

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    Stevenson Jean Prof. Neil Leach Fall 2016 Emergence Chapters summary Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, by Steven Johnson The word emergence is defined as a system that has many mechanism, but none of the mechanism is called to be the leader of that system. The system works as a whole; every constituent knows their role to fulfil their task without any interruptions. Within the system, all entities follow basic rules and behave to achieve their goal in the same…

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    Those interactions are characterized as nonlinear systems leading emergent self-organization through feedback. There are three essential components of complexity theory that provide a framework to understand emergent behavior leading continuous, radical change. The Far-From-Equilibrium State: The theory states that organizations display complex behaviors when they are away from equilibrium, stable, state. At this state, members of organization have freedom to experiment new things and this…

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    How destructive is the white savior complex? While the white savior complex article written by “Teju Cole” argues that many efforts by the North Americans to rescue “victims” of poverty and injustice in Africa are more about the western activist and their desire for a sentimental heroism than caring about the actual need of the African, it ultimately causes a major division between white activist and the racial other. The white savior complex is basically quite destructive trope that has been…

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    Early interventions are an exceedingly crucial component to the education of students who have been identified as having a developmental delay. Three developmental areas are significant to know the characteristics and strategies to implement when working with students with cognitive, social-emotional, and adaptive behavior delays. These three areas can be can be harder to identify compared to a child who has delays in speech or gross motor. Cognition is difficult to describe. Hooper and…

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    externalizing (i.e., behaviors that are more readily observed by others) behaviors, and adaptive skills. Children rated in the typical range (T scores 40-60) are considered to be in the average range indicating that may sometimes display the behavior in question, but in a range that is similar to other children their area. Scales in the at-risk (T-scores 61-70) and clinical (T-scores 70-90+) range suggest that a child demonstrates significantly more of a behavior in comparison to other children…

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    therapist would need to help the client realize that avoiding these thoughts is not going to be effective in the long-term and will make worse her body-related distress. The client cannot just eat fruits and vegetables forever. If she were to do that then she would become very weak and malnourished. Hence to defuse her distressing thoughts, feelings, and urges about her body and food, several defusion exercises could be implemented into her therapy. These exercises would help her form new links…

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    Late Immune Response

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    COMPONENTS OF EARLY AND LATE IMMUNE RESPONSE IN INFECTIONS Early immune response refers to innate immunity, which is the first line of defense. Innate immunity is a non specific defense mechanism that comes into play immediately or within hours of an antigen’s appearance in the body. These mechanisms include physical barriers for example skin, chemicals in the blood and immune system cells that fight off foreign cells in the body. The innate immune response is activated by chemical properties of…

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