Assessment 3: Case Study Poster and Resource Bibliography Myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of death around the world where patients who have survived a cardiac infarction are at a high risk for a subsequent heart attack. This risk has been shown to be reduced if the patient makes life style changes and reliably adheres to prescribed medication. In particular, older patients with myocardial infarction frequently suffer from comorbid conditions that can lead to multiple medications, reduced quality of life, and readmission to the hospital. Cost-effective solutions that improve these elderly patients’ health are more necessary than ever. According to Seidl et al. (2016), regular information programs provided by trained nurses produced positive effects such improved muscle strength and blood fat levels with less significant physical restrictions and healthier diets for elderly post-infarct persons. Their results provide scientific evidence that supplementary care in a nurse-led case management program can cost-effectively improve the health and quality of life of elderly patients following myocardial infarction. The purpose for this Case Study poster is to produce nurse-led case management strategies supported by evidence-based information on topics such as medication intake, nutrition and exercise, and psychosocial aspects, combined with information on important parameters such as blood pressure, pulse and/or blood sugar levels, in order to improve the health and quality of life for elderly persons who have suffered a myocardial infarction. Seidl, H., Hunger, M., Meisinger, C., Kirchberger, I., Kuch, B., et al. (2016). The 3-Year Cost-Effectiveness of a Nurse-Based Case Management versus Usual Care for Elderly Patients with Myocardial Infarction: Results from the KORINNA Follow-Up Study. Value in Health. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.10.001 This assignment is made up of two parts: Part 1 – Case Study Poster • Create an electronic poster (using Microsoft PowerPoint) to be displayed at a conference for nurses (NOTE: target audience is peers). Ensure the content of the poster is relevant for this audience; an example is provided on the Bb site to guide in regards to the depth of information expected. • Select a topic of interest from one of the poster topics below. Choice of a broad overview or specific topical content is left to the researcher(s) who formulates the update. • Poster must include (but is not restricted to): o Brief introduction of topic; o Up-to-date Australian statistics (relevant or contrasting international examples may be included); use charts, tables or figures; o Evidence-based information relevant to nurses (e.g. pathophysiological concepts, clinical Australian guidelines, and treatment options); o Health promotion, prevention and intervention strategies (current practices, future possibilities and developments) • Marking guide o Before submission of assignment, refer to the marking rubric (posted on this BB site) to understand how the poster will be marked. Ensure that you address each of the criterion for assessment according to the rubric as you design your poster. • Create the poster o Refer to “How to create a PowerPoint poster”; o Refer to “What is a poster presentation?” to design the poster; o Refer to the Camtasia video “Camtasia for Poster Guidance” for link to online poster templates (if desired) and instructions to format and upload your poster to Turnitin; o Poster is a single PowerPoint slide – (use the Camtasia video “Camtasia for Poster Guidance” to set up the slide for the poster). o Do NOT use any other program than Microsoft Power Point. The ECU IT system cannot support other formats; o Save the PowerPoint file as a pdf prior to submission through Turnitin; o Do not submit the rubric with your assignment; it is embedded within Turnitin. o The Resource Bibliography (Part 2) is a subsequent pdf file (see the Camtasia video “Camtasia for Poster Guidance”) Word count: no more than 700 words exclude end-text referencing and Website list • Referencing o In-text and end-text referencing is required for the poster (APA format). Both are to be included on the poster and not to be provided as a separate slide/document. You must demonstrate evidence of use of at least six (6) recent (2012-2017) journal articles on your poster (NOTE: Use of websites or webpages are NOT allowed for support of the poster content). Part 2 – Resource Bibliography • Here, you are to provide a website list (10-15 sites) relevant to your topic; • These are to be relevant for clients, nurses or both target audiences. • The following information needs to be provided: o Name of website (e.g. Healthy Aging) o Web address (e.g. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/index.html) o Brief description of the website, who it is aimed at and why it is useful in not more than one paragraph. • Format this list with bullet points or as a table (see the sample poster) and save as a pdf file. Combine this pdf file with your pdf files for your poster and cover sheet (see the Camtasia video “Camtasia for Poster Guidance”) prior to submission using Turnitin. Poster Topic Case Study (Thelma) – Physical activity for aged people with cardiovascular disease: recommendations. Thelma is an 88-year-old female admitted to hospital due to chest pain upon exertion which she has been experiencing for several months. She has a history of arterial hypertension, glucose intolerance, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, family history of sudden death, and smoking cessation at the age of 51 years. On physical examination she had a heart rate of 60 bpm, blood pressure of 150/80 mmHg and heart, lung and abdomen examinations were normal. Her lower limbs showed no oedema and her pulses were symmetrical. ECG revealed sinus rhythm, an electrically inactive area in the inferior dorsal wall and ventricular repolarisation changes with inverted T waves. Thelma weighs 93 kg, her height is 165cm and she has not exercised in 2 years. Non-pharmacological approaches such as increased exercise and training within limits has important and demonstrable physical as well as psychological effects. There are few instances where a supervised increase in physical exercise is not of benefit to the patient with cardiac syndromes. Discuss the recommendations and evidence for improved health and quality of life due to adherence to a structured exercise program for the elderly with cardiovascular disease.

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Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.