Topic 1: Health Policy: Choose one Social Determinant of Health (some examples: income, housing, education, geographic location, etc.) and discuss how policy in this area helps or hinders the health of Canadians. Consider the following questions: How do Canada’s policies influence health? How do current political and economic systems shape public policies? How can policies be improved to ensure people experience the social determinants of health equitably?
Topic 2: Health Management: Identify one main issue that needs to be addressed in Canada’s health care system (some examples: wait times, drug costs, access to service, long-term care needs, etc.). How did this issue develop? What historical and political conditions contributed to its development? Why is this issue important? According to the academic literature, what are some proposed solutions?
Topic 3: Health Informatics: Discuss the essential features of an electronic health record system. Discuss Canada’s current progress in developing such a system. What are some
barriers to instituting an electronic health record approach in Canada? How can these barriers be addressed?
Conduct a literature search of academic journal articles and government and agency reports pertaining to the topic that you have chosen. Identify 4-5 relevant, current articles and additional resources which discuss the topic.
Prepare a draft of your paper using the following format:
- Cover Page: Includes a working title, course details, due date, your name and student number, name of your tutorial leader, and tutorial group number. The cover page does not count in the total page count.
- Section 1: Introduction: Identify the topic or issue that will be discussed. Explain briefly why this topic warrants discussion. Make a clear thesis statement indicating precisely what you intend to discuss in your paper. (e.g. problem, dilemma, concern).
- Section 2: Background and context: Provide some history and background to your topic. Why is this an issue and how did it evolve? Are there specific policies or historical moments that have contributed to the issue’s development?
- Sections 3 – 5: Discussion: Discuss specific facets of the issue. Areas of discussion include, but are not limited to: Who does the issue involve (e.g. key stakeholders such as the public, government and healthcare organizations)? What has already been done to try and address this issue? What are obstacles to its resolution? Are there any success stories in this area? In which direction are policy-makers moving to address this issue in an ongoing way? What are the implications for the public and policy makers? Etc.
Adolphe Appia and Edward Gordon Craig never collaborated with each other in work or spent any significant time in each other’s company, but their names are linked together before they had met or corresponded and have remained so to this day. Appia and Craig worked independently of each other to lay the foundation of modern three dimensional theatre practices. Adolphe Appia Adolphe Appia (1862-1928), was a Swiss lighting design innovator who saw the possibility of using light during scenic changes and with striking special effects. Appia was the first to develop and use multi-directional colored lighting to paint the stage and move in harmony with the theatrical production (Brockett 78). Adolphe Appia believed that light was a medium capable of conveying both external and internal meanings. Appia observed contemporary theatre and thought that most productions failed to use light and its potential to serve a production. The newly introduced electrical lighting was utilized with a dull notion of how light can work and appeared exceptionally bright, which destroyed any sense of dimensions and depth. Appia began to study light and plotted a detailed course to follow in order for light to become a set of principles underlying and guiding the medium. With this concept in mind, he theorized that “light must break away from its enslavement to painted scenery” (Beacham 25). Appia stated that “an object lit from three or four directions throw no shadows” (Beachman 25). Appia then decided that light did not support the expressiveness of music nor did it properly emphasize the plastic, three dimensional, form of the actor and the setting (Beachman 24). Appia discovered that in order to enhance the setting and create a three dimensional look, he first had to identify two types of light and then use them. The first type is diffused light, which provides a layer of light to enhance the more suggestive lighting effects. The second type of light was active, which highlighted what it lit; providing the means for enhancing both the external and inner settings as well. Active light allows the night, be it the moon or torches shining, or the supernatural to be expressed. Diffused and active lighting are used simultaneously, however, only in terms of the intensity. Appia discovered that to avoid extreme shadows, which weakens the effect of active light; diffused lighting can illuminate the setting and the actor. When visibility on stage and shadows are suppressed, active lighting can be used to enable a more dimensional atmosphere. Using these two types of lighting, Appia began to define the shapes and objects on stage, thus enhancing the three dimensional plastic form and transformed the idea of plasticity with light on stage (Beachman 26). As part of an exploration of this idea, Appia applied his theory to a stage t>GET ANSWER