The assignment has two distinct parts:
Part 1: Medical-Surgical Department Operating Budget
Relevant scoring guide criteria:
Provide this year’s correct revenue, expenses, and net revenue/expense.
Estimate the correct revenue, expenses, and net revenue/expenses for the next fiscal year.
For Part 1 of this assignment, you will use the information presented in the Vila Health: Developing an Operating Budget multimedia as context to create your
operating budget. Using the data provided in the first three columns, you will be developing an operating budget for the medical-surgical department at the
St. Anthony Medical Center for the next fiscal year, as well as estimating the revenue and expenses for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Assume that
next year’s revenue will be unchanged from the current year’s revenue; however, the department will need to cut operating expenses by 5 percent for next
You may download and use the Excel spreadsheet from the multimedia as your template for this part, or the Medical-Surgical Department Budget [XLSX].
Part 2: Types of Budgets and Their Importance
In the second part of the assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of the importance of budgets within the context of financial and strategic
planning for health care organizations. A “comprehensive analysis,” in the financial world, refers to the complete analysis of every relevant aspect of a
company’s financial operations. The goal of such analysis is to provide a complete picture of the financial status of a company both in the current time and
projected into the future. What is your interpretation of the numbers? What are the numbers telling you? Use the readings from your Financial Management
for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations as well as the independent research you conducted to fully develop a 2–4 page response (excluding title
and references pages) to the relevant scoring guide criteria:
Explain why budgets are an important part of the planning process.
“Explain” means to make something (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas.
Explain the difference between operating, project, and capital budgets.
Analyze the impact of the budget on the operations of the organization.
“Analyze” means to examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something (especially information), typically for purposes of
explanation and interpretation.
Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
“Grammar” refers to the basic rules for how sentences are constructed and how words combine to make sentences (for example, word order, case, and
“Usage” refers to correct word choice and phrasing, particularly with regard to the meanings of words and phrases.
“Mechanics” refers to correct use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.
Be sure to include a separate references page.
Additional Submission Requirement
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.
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 Studies, 4(8), 487.
Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.