You are required to write a Report about the Specialist Valuation topic (Valuation of Retirement Villages). You should address the points on the following page in your report, if available.
The report should cover the theoretical aspects relating to the valuation context of the chosen property type and its market as well as the valuation methodology, its context and associated issues.
You must fully reference your research materials using the Harvard (author date) style.
This assessment must be written in an essay format, which will provide you with the opportunity to describe your understanding of the important socio-political, economic as well as cultural factors that influence and shape individual and social identity. The understanding and recognition of these influences on health care outcomes is important to effective practice by health care providers.
The essay will allow you to assess the prevalence and importance of these factors in contemporary Australian society and how they may relate to the provision of care services, especially those within the counselling context and with particular reference to Australian Indigenous populations.
The essay requires you to demonstrate your understanding of social diversity and assess its significance by citing relevant theory, specific concepts and real – world evidence. You should not only describe what you have learnt but also offer some commentary and interpretation as well, especially in relation to the professional counselling context.
The essay should have the following sub – sections:
This assignment assesses the following unit learning outcomes:
The format for this assignment is a reflective essay.
Reflective writing is different from purely academic writing. It may be descriptive, explanatory and expressive, using feeling and thinking verbs, often with modified language, and requires the use of first person. You still need to acknowledge sources for ideas and theory that support your reflection.
See How to write reflectively (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Student Portal for more assistance on how to structure a reflective essay.
In order to ensure your response is reflective, structure your submission in three parts.
Part 1: Response
Your response should present the skills, attributes or strengths relevant to the question in a way that demonstrates your job readiness. You may want to include an example to strengthen your answer. Keep your response short, sharp and to the point.
Part 2: Reflection
Write a reflection on your response considering the following learning prompts:
Begin by choosing a focus area, or topic, (i.e. a current social issue in Australia) that is of genuine interest to you. Some examples of current social issues you could choose to focus on include:
1. climate change
2. housing affordability
4. domestic violence
5. drug use
8Asylum seeker policy.
Matt, a 20-year-old white male, was brought into the emergency department unconscious with a needle protruding from a vein in his left forearm. It was determined from his lab work that he had been taking opiates, and a heroin overdose was suspected. After Matt was intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation, he was stabilized and transferred to the intensive care unit. Matt’s family was notified, and they rushed to his bedside within a half hour. After speaking with the physician, the family told the healthcare team that they wanted to do everything possible to save their son’s life. An hour later, Matt’s heart stopped, and after a full code, Matt was stabilized but was still not breathing on his own. Matt’s heart stopped two more times over a span of three hours. Dark blood was becoming visible in the suctioning canister, but Matt remained in a full code status, and the family refused to assign him a “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) status after five codes. Currently, the physician does not want the patient to have any further resuscitation. EEG shows no brain activity. The nurse is torn between supporting the family and following through with the physician’s desires. The nurse manager informs the nurse that she should do as the physician says. The nurse also dislikes caring for drug abuse patients. The patient did not have a DNR order on file. If he had a DNR, there would have been an agency policy to follow it. The hospital also has an ethics committee. Task: A. Analyze (2 pages) the bioethical issues found within the scenario. 1. Provide relevant facts that relate to the issues. 2. Discuss how the nurse and the family members have ownership in the given scenario. 3. Discuss how the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence relate to the given scenario. B. Analyze (2 pages) two bioethical issues in the given scenario in terms of a specific ethical theory of your choice. 1. (principle-, relationship-, or consequence-based). 2. Explain how the chosen theory can relate to the given scenario. 3. Discuss a Texas state law or nursing statute that can be applied to the scenario. C. Discuss (suggested length of 1 page) two alternative actions that could affect the patient outcome. 1. Apply the ANA Nursing Code of Ethics to guide these actions.
This assignment requires you to reflect on the experiential learning that you have been immersed in throughout the unit and write a reflective essay. You can either reflect on your experience in this placement unit overall or, you can focus on specific events/situations.
Reflective writing relates to providing the reader with your personal thoughts, belief, values, assumptions and attitudes about an understanding of a topic, a problem, a situation or an experience.
Reflective writing can be assisted with some guiding questions:
Topic: Issues In Criminal Justice System
Take a large city, that you are familiar with, and using research techniques learned during the module, “dig” beneath the artefacts, symbolism and other surface topography, to develop your understanding of the major characteristics of international business in your selected city. This may include exploring and locating the city within a national, regional and global context, and applying this to an international business that trades in the city. In doing so, identify areas of further research.
In addition to a 3,500-word essay, your answer can be in the form of a multi-media presentation which can include:
Video* – all clips to a total maximum of three minutes
Photographs* – maximum of 30
drawings/collages* – maximum of three.
Individual Assignment Requirements
Read the case study and answer the following questions:
Address the following points:
Why do point-of-sale systems process business activities more effectively?
Can the information be tracked manually in an effective manner? Why or why not? What types of questions could be answered effectively?
How could the information be used to better manage the business?
Types of networks – LAN, WAN or MAN?
Types of media? –Wired or wireless technologies? Which types of cables should be used for wired technologies? Which types of wireless technologies?
Address the following points: Security
Your report will be assessed on the quality of your research and quality of report. Discussion must be relevant to the case study business. Your report is to be in the style of a business report.
Case study — Blooming with Technology
The use of information technology is needed by every industry size and type of business. Small businesses can realize the positive effects through adopting technology. However, small businesses often do not have the resources and expertise of large corporations to implement information technology strategies. However, the benefits of technology for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are just as crucial to business operations and strategy.
Consider Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, located in Colorado. This small nursery was like many other small businesses and garden centers. They used manual registers to track and maintain its inventory as well as determine which products were realizing the most profit. The profits from the nursery were either “negligible” or a loss. They did not have access to useful operational data to effectively manage their business. For example, they did not track or review the margins of individual products. However, they believed that they needed to do something different for their $1M business operation.
Enter a new point-of-sale system (POS) in 2008. The system allowed the owners to track useful business data from the sales transactions immediately at the time of the sale; eliminating the need for tracking sales manually. The system processes and stores data from the sale while updating the inventory as well as compiling a sales history. This eliminates reliance on manual entry of sales transactions and reduction of inventory units for the items sold. POS systems provide much more than a cash register. These systems provide more robust functionality in inputting, tracking, and distributing data to provide useful information to operate and manage the business.
Accurate inventory data maintained by the POS helped with decision making. Decisions on how many units of a product to order were no longer based on speculation about current inventory units. Now, accurate inventory counts eliminate the guesswork on how much to order, helping the business to operate on leaner inventory units. The system’s reporting can provide the detail transactions for an inventory item, such as how many were purchased, discarded, and sold.
The implementation of a POS system also confirmed that the owners did not know as much about their business as they thought they did. As they reviewed reports from the new system, they saw that some products were less profitable than they thought. The more detailed cost reporting by item helped them to understand which products contributed the most profit to the operation. Their new perspective of the “real costs” provided the opportunity to shift production to the higher-profit items, thereby gaining more profit. Prior to implementing the POS system, they simply did not have the time to approach this level of decision making.
Knowledge of their detailed product costs helps them to price products more profitably. Price changes can be implemented temporarily (for a promotion) or permanently and still remain within acceptable product margins. The accurate and timely reporting of this information assists them to be more effective managers of their business operations. The ability of the system to process sales, inventory, and purchasing transactions immediately reduces the need for data entry of paper information. The time savings can be used for managing the business rather than mundane clerical functions.
The new system has expanded Four Seasons’ management control over employee schedules to review and allocate labour expenses to specific departments and functions. An additional benefit allows the owners to delegate more responsibility to the staff and establish accountability. Instead of the owners establishing goals, they provide the system’s data and ask staff to submit their sales goals for the next reporting period. Ultimately, the information technology system creates a solid infrastructure to process and report the businesses operations for the entire enterprise.
The garden centre is an excellent example of how technology can realize benefits for a business. The ability for organizations to remain competitive and agile is crucial. These systems allow organizations large and small to leverage business data to gain a competitive advantage and operational efficiency.
Critically examine and discuss the following argument:
To help us understand organisations, we use a range of different metaphors. For example, the political metaphor helps us understand organisations in terms of competing interests and power relations. From this perspective, we might argue that an effective leader can only be someone who is good at politics and politicking, and therefore they have no need to understand the other individual, group and social aspects of organisational life, which some other metaphors help to explain.