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    While the idea that the arrival of Europeans to “The New World” brought upon the indigenous cultures of America no small amount of strife and misery, as well as fame and fortune upon the Spanish is widely accepted as fact, there is limitless dissention among historians about the true history of the conquest of “New Spain”. One event that exemplifies this dissention is that of the Siege of Tenochtitlan. In the following analysis I will describe and discuss two conflicting accounts that document this occasion (The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico and The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz). The accounts are conflicting in the way each author presents certain events of the siege and manipulates them to represent their…

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    Massive amounts of native people swelled Cortes’s ranks in defiance of the Mexica tributary system. Up to 100,000 Tlaxcalans joined with Cortes when he marched on Tenochtitlan. Schwartz states that “such figures emphasizes the fact that in many ways the conquest of Tenochtitlan and the fall of the Mexica Empire was as much a struggle among indigenous peoples as it was a clash of the Old and New Worlds” (Schwartz 15). When the Spanish arrived, “the peoples of the Mexica did not form a single…

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    Essay On Tenochtitlan

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    The capitol of the Aztecs, Tenochtitlan, was in existence from the year 1325 until 1521 when it was taken over by Hernan Cortez and his men. Tenochtitlan was located in the Valley of Mexico on an island in Lake Texcoco. It was estimated that the size of this city-state was 8 – 13.5 km2. Tenochtitlan wasn’t the only city-state on this island, Tlatelolco was also located here, Tenochtitlan’s sister city. Legend says that this site was chosen because Huitzlopochtli, the god of war, ordered them…

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    Bolek Case Summary

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    rehabilitation. According to Ms. Bolek’s son, Peter Bolek, they sent Ms. Bolek to Menorah Park to have her regain her strength, “because she was very weak.” B. Admission to Menorah Park On November 22, 2013, Ms. Bolek was admitted to Menorah Park and a fall assessment was performed and completed. Ms. Bolek was scored a point value of 12 on the scale which translated to her being deemed a high risk for falls upon admission to Menorah Park. This was the only fall risk assessment to be…

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    Prevention of Inpatient Falls Patient falls remain the most common adverse event in acute care facilities, with 2%-15% of hospitalized patients reported to fall at least once. Falls can lead to pain, loss of function, fear of further falls and even death (Tanaka, Sakuma, Ohtani, Toshiro, Matsumura, & Morimoto, 2012). An increased focus is being placed on inpatient falls because of morbidity, mortality, increased cost of care, and lack of reimbursement (Cumbler, Simpson, Rosenthal, & Likosky,…

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    Fall Prevention in Elderly Population The falls are one of the leading injury causes in Canada. This is especially true about elderly population. In this paper it will be discussed how the nurses can diminish the fall rates among seniors in long term care settings and in community. According to World Health Organization, “A fall is defined as an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level.” The consequences of the falls (if any) can…

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    Falls are one of the most common injury in a health care facility. It is the leading cause of “morbidity and mortality for people older than 65 years” (Touhy & Jet, 2012, p. 207). This age group is common in Windsor Manor Rehabilitation Center in Concord, California. Most of the patients in Windsor are older adults with impaired cognition, gait, visual acuity, and muscle strength, and experiencing chronic pain – putting them in high risk for falling. In fact, their CASPER Report (2016) states…

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    fell in their apartments, why? What personnel, procedure, and equipment changes have contributed to the almost three-time increase in falls among residents living alone in their apartments (Primaris, n.d.)? What lack of current staff, processes, and equipment’s used within the facility has contributed to this increase in falls? Where did the resident fall, and what was occurring before the resident fell? Personnel to be interviewed Administrator: What procedure, policies, and personnel do you…

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    Constantinople: for centuries the city served as a symbol for both the imperial might of the East Roman Empire and as a major center for Orthodox Christianity. The conquest of the city by the Ottoman Muslims in 1453 signaled an era of Muslim supremacy in the Balkan and Greek lands and the subsequent decline of Christianity in its hinterlands. As with any cataclysmic event in history, the fall of Constantinople and the consequences that followed are documented and presented differently in “The…

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    The fall of the eastern Roman Empire gave rise to the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantine Empire was created in 330 CE. At one point the Empire covered most of Europe and northern Africa. Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and the only city that was left of the empire. Constantinople was a strong hold for Christianity in the Middle East and it was also the main trade out post connecting the Europe to India and China. In order to trade with Asia the Europeans had to travel…

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