In 500 – 1000 words, identify an operational area for your care setting affected by the opioid epidemic that needs improvement. Examples include but are not limited to nursing policy, treatment protocol, professional development, and community education. Describe the care setting, current practice and professional issues related to the opioid epidemic, and driver(s) for change.
Money, with its inherent ability to enchant, beguile, and manipulate, has long been an object of man's obsessions. It evokes feelings of anger, lust, greed, and jealousy, feelings of power, superiority, and contentment. The sense of security that wealth offers provides the premise for Daisy Buchanan's relationships with Tom and Gatsby in F. Scott Fitz-gerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. Daisy's need for this feeling of protection compels her to wed the affluent Tom Buchanan, rather than the impecunious Gatsby. At first, Gatsby exploits her desire for a secure social position in order to win her affection, and through it, her money. Though penniless, he uses an imaginary fortune to convince her that he is "a person from much the same strata as herself" (156). Believing they are socially equal, Daisy no longer has any qualms about getting close to Gatsby, who soon falls in love with her. Upon discovering Gatsby's façade, Daisy immediately "vanishes…into her rich full life" (157), remaining "safe and proud above…the poor" (156). Her recusal into the luxuries of high society reflects both her fear of destitution and contempt for the penurious. For her, wealth is an essential part of any relationship, meaning Gatsby, with his lack of material possessions, is no longer an option. Tom, on the other hand, is a convenient source "of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality" (159) who can supply her with the amount of social stability necessary to appease her. Therefore, in their marriage, Tom serves more as custodian of Daisy's social status and proprietor for her material wants than as a loving husband. Daisy picks him because he is the sensible choice; his ability to provide for her is certain, and his wealth quells her fears of social relegation. So, years later, when she discovers he is seeing another woman, she worries that her position of social dominance is in jeopardy and turns to the recently wealthy Gatsby. When Daisy first leaves him, Gatsby sees that his only chance at winning her love is through his own social elevation. In his eyes, social hierarchy is a ladder that "mount[s] to a secret place above the trees" (117) from where "he [can] suck on the pap of life" (117). This "secret place" represents the exclusive realm of the social elite, a private em-pire replete with all life's luxuries, where only those with massive fortunes may dwell. With this requisite wealth brought to him through five years of successful business ven-tures, Gatsby hopes that Daisy, though still married to Tom, will once again be available to him. Conscious of Tom's disloyalty, Daisy sees Gatsby as a safer, steadier, source of social stability than her husband. From his newfound position of wealth, however, Gatsby's perception of Daisy has changed. It is now apparent that she is no longer a person to be loved, but an object to be won. He soon realizes that he has "committed himself to the following of a grail" (156) from the moment he lost her to Tom. She is currently nothing more than a glittering prize that can, at most, complete his dream for the future. As Gatsby sees it, Daisy's opulence can guarantee his continued prosperity, giving him the sense of security that Daisy>GET ANSWER