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The rise in patient numbers and increase in patient acuity in recent decades have stressed the ability of nurses to provide optimal care. The number of patients each nurse is assigned per shift can be referred to as the “staffing ratio.” 1
Do improvements in the nurse staffing ratio have a positive effect on nurses and patient outcomes?
Literature synthesis included a majority of quantitative research articles from medical and nursing journals within the past 5 years.
This research explores the similarities between the 19th century abolition movement and the 21st century pro-life movement. In both situations, activists fought against legal decisions and public sentiment that modified discrimination based on bigotry, be it that of the racism of skin-color or the dependency of physical development.
Scott Klusendorf (2009), a pro-life advocate and author, said, “In the past, we used to discriminate on the basis of skin color…., but now with elective abortion, we discriminate on the basis of size, level of development, location, and degree of dependency. We've simply swapped one form of bigotry for another. (pg. 66)”
In court cases animating each movement, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that the slave and the fetus, respectively, were not people guaranteed rights.
Generally, the public believed either
•Slavery/abortion was wrong •Slavery/abortion was not wrong •Slavery/abortion was wrong, but individuals can choose for themselves.
However, Christian morality motivated both groups of social activists, and attempted to change public opinion to reflect their moral perspective.
Activists in both movements used similar tactics to argue for their causes, including use of popular media, rebellion, and, in some instances, violence.
There are many strategies to accessing and treating the criminogenic needs of offenders to help them rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society successfully. However criminals are often labeled and stigmatized by society as deviant outcast; viewed as irredeemable and irreparable lost causes. Can criminals be rehabilitated? Not just rehabilitated in the sense of the legal system’s view, but in the views of their peers, families, and communities. It’s important to realize the affects that societal views and attitudes about criminals have on offenders when they’re trying to rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society. Rehabilitation of criminal offenders is a complicated and multifaceted issue that has many different approaches. For the purposes of this project the Punishment, Rehabilitation and Prevention Ideologies will be examined as well as the Restorative Justice model; while also evaluating social stigmas placed on offenders.