CASE Study #1, “The 25 Percent Discount Car Rental,” is found on page 410 of the textbook. (If you have an e-book, look in the table of contents; the CASE studies are at the end of the text following the chapters.) The CASE Study review should be a minimum of two pages, use a simple 12 point font, and use APA format. Both the textbook and one additional outside source must be referenced and cited properly. The assignment should include the following elements.
1) Provide a brief summary of the case (in your own words).
2) Provide thorough responses to the discussion questions at the end of the case.
3) Answer the question: Have you ever experienced or seen a dirty trick attempted in a workplace setting? If so, describe the situation and your response. If not, what is an example of a dirty trick in the workplace and what would be an appropriate response?
4) Provide a brief reflection on how your personal world-view would affect your own response to the case.
hen people hear the word cancer, many immediately think about the different types of treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. In today’s day and age, there are many other treatment options out there that range beyond traditional types of therapy. As new technology is constantly being developed, it is no surprise that there are many different types of treatments options out there for patients. In this report, I will review two therapies that are alternatives to the most common treatments for cancer. One of these therapies uses directed heat to kill cancer cells and the other therapy uses electric fields to disrupt cancer cells, in turn killing them as well. Many of these new treatments work in combination with chemotherapy or radiation but drastically increase overall survival comparatively. In my report I will focus on the two alternative cancer treatment options I mentioned and how they are currently used, how they work, their history, their side effects, their effectiveness, their cost, and their availability. Hyperthermia Therapy Hyperthermia therapy, also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy is the use of heat to damage and kill cancer cells (Cancer.gov). The high temperatures are thought to be able to shrink tumors with minimal damage to normal tissues. The mechanism of action is that high temperatures stop the cancer cell’s ability to repair DNA damage from radiation. The high temperatures specifically disable repair enzymes in the cell, cause cells to release heat shock proteins, and cause the cancer cells to be more sensitive to chemotherapy or radiation. The benefit of cells releasing heat shock proteins is that they cause a person’s immune system to be stimulated and causes their immune system to fight against the cancer cells. By disabling repair enzymes in the cell, the cancer cells then die effectively causing the tumor to shrink (Texas Oncology). History The use of heat to increase immunity and health has existed since the ancient times. The word hyperthermia can be traced back to 3000B.C. where the word was coined from the combination of two Greek words, hyper(rise) and therme (heat). In their definition it was the raising of body temperature to attain a therapeutic effect. Earlier than that, seen in the Edwin Smith Papyrus (from around 1700B.C.), an Egyptian named Imhotep used fire in the treatment of breast cancer, using fire to burn the cancerous cells. Ancient India and China also used hyperthermia for its therapeutic effects. Later on, in ancient Greece and Rome, the Greek philosopher Parmenides believed in the use of fever, whole body hyperthermia, to cure disease. Another Greek philosopher, Hippocrates was also seen successfully treating breast cancer using heat. Later on, in the year 1886, the first paper describing the use of heat to cause tumor regression was published by a German surgeon named Carl D.W. Busch. That event caused others to become interested in the use of hypothermia and inducing fever in patients to treat cancer. In 1891, American surgeon William Coley also documented the remission of cancer with fever and became known as “the father of the modern use of hyperthermia and immunotherapy against cancer” (Gas 2011). Other doctors and researchers tried other methods, like removing blood and heating it, some found success and others found death. Once radiation was discovered in 1895, the use of hyperthermia in cancer treatment decreased also due to underdeveloped methods of treatment and lack of promising results. Then things changed when G. Schwarz in 1>GET ANSWER