Use of slurs

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Creation and use of Slurs
Slurs are words formed to attack a specific group of people belonging to a particular category. They mainly attack people based on ethnicity, religion, and gender. People can also use them to signify solidarity and pride (Croom, A. M. (2015). These words are robust, difficult, and persuasive. People might use slurs to hurt and destroy certain people, making them feel humiliated, disempowered, and silenced.
Inversion occurs when a term derives a new meaning by reference to an older existent term. When the targeted groups of these hostile slurs again reclaim to those words for non-derogatory purposes (Díaz Legaspe, J. (2018). Like the appropriation of the word ‘queer’ by the homosexual community. They used this word as a weapon to protect them from facing discrimination and hostility from other people.
Members of a particular group can use the slur to target their group this way; the slur is not invasive in this context. For example, the word ‘nigger’ been appropriated by some African Americans to refer to themselves. (Nunberg, G. (2018). This term’s African American is ‘niga’ a word that they use in a friendly manner or as a badge of honor and pride. It is a way of asserting the humanity of black people in the face of racism.
People determine the meaning of these words, those who use them, and those labeled by them. People form labels for people who belong to certain groups based on race, gender, ethnicity, or nationality. Each word listed followed by its region of usage, the definition, and the reference. These words vary in strength of their effect. Contrary to the law for anyone to harass you, insult you or mistreat you because you belong to a particular category.

References
Croom, A. M. (2015). The semantics of slurs: A refutation of coreferentialism. Ampersand, 2, 30–38.
Díaz Legaspe, J. (2018). Normalizing slurs and out-group slurs: The case of referential restriction. Analytic Philosophy, 59(2), 1–22.
Nunberg, G. (2018). The social life of slurs. In D. Fogal, D. Harris & M. Moss (Eds.), New Work on Speech Acts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Long-term Care Presentation

Long-term Care Presentation
Funding of long-term care involves analyzing various options to determine the most appropriate and sustainable method. Elderly people can experience diverse health complications that can undermine their health. Selecting the appropriate funding can improve access to quality, timely, and affordable care (Williams, 2017). The selection process depends on the available government programs, personal financial status, and private funding options. Medicaid is one of the options for long-term care funding (Vogel, 2002). The option is affected by various factors such as pressure on increasing healthcare expenditure. The pressure results in a lack of elaborate options to access quality and reliable care. Medicaid restricts access to healthcare services due to eligibility requirements.
Medicaid funding is unlike private funding that has no restrictions. Government funding of long-term care undermines can be restrictive since it may fail to accommodate every patient (Williams, 2017). Private funding is different from government funding since it can expensive and does not limit to healthcare services (Vogel, 2002). Individuals are required to make payments upfront or use their cards to facilitate payment. A majority of Americans rely on government funding, which leads to complications due to congestion.
Family assistance is an option for healthcare funding for long-term care. Family members are vital in taking care of the elderly (Vogel, 2002). Some relatives take in the sick person in their homes and provide care for them. Traditional beliefs in various ethnic groups indicate that taking care of the elderly is a source of blessings. The desire to take care of the elderly is an inherent tradition in society. The family takes care of the simple health issues that do not admission to the hospital. If a disease possesses a severe heath outcome, families can take their elderly people to the elderly care centers. Hospice is one of the options that involve the provision of care to individuals experiencing life-threatening diseases (Williams, 2017). Hospice centers are unlike the government funding option since they have lower costs and easy access.
Long-term care insurance is another option for long-term care funding. Individuals or families can take insurance premiums and start contributing (Ameriks et al., 2020). The insurance will mature or become effective according to the terms and conditions. Individuals have to contribute and be eligible for the service long-term care insurance is expensive compared to government, personal funding, and hospice centers (Vogel, 2002). Individuals should evaluate the options available and select the best according to their financial status. Planning is important to overcome the risk of suffering high financial burdens without prior planning.
Conclusion
Healthcare planning is an essential step to achieving sustainable and affordable care. Long-term care planning requires individuals to select the best available option depending on their financial status. Medicaid is one of the best options for middle and upper-class individuals. The reason is that it requires compliance with the eligibility requirements and a lack of a comprehensive care package. Private insurance packages are expensive and effective since they customize the services they offer to the clients according to their needs. People opt for family-based care when they cannot afford government or private funding. Elderly people can experience diverse health complications that can undermine their health. Selecting the appropriate funding can improve access to quality, timely, and affordable care. Selecting the best will reduce the mortality risks and improve the health of elderly people.

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Ameriks, J., Briggs, J., Caplin, A., Shapiro, M. D., & Tonetti, C. (2020). Long-term-care utility and late-in-life saving. Journal of Political Economy, 128(6), 2375-2451.
Vogel, T. M. (2002). Private sector long-term care planning. Elder’s Advisor, 4, 1.
Williams, B. W. (2017). Leap of faith: Managed care and the privatization of Medicaid long-term care services. Loy. Consumer L. Rev., 30, 438.

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Assessment 2 Information
Subject Code: ACCM6000
Subject Name: Capstone: Research Project
Assessment Title Benchmark Video Project
Assessment Type: Individual Recorded Video
Length: 3 minutes (no more)
Weighting: 20%
Total Marks: 100
Submission: Online (Vimeo)
Due Date: Week 5
Your task
Individually, you are required to create a 3-minute video, in which you must benchmark your organization against two competitors and then identify and analyse their differences.
Assessment Description
In this individual assessment, students will be given an opportunity to focus all their previous accounting learning (both theory and practice) to describe and analyse a successful real-world organization and how it differentiates itself from its competitors.
Assessment Instructions
Your instructor will choose your organization.
Assuming the role of the accountant, you are to apply your analytical skills by researching your organisation and benchmark it against two competitors and then identify and analyse their differences.
Findings should be presented in a video which provides an overview in a form and tone that could be presented to the organisations executive team. It should be no more than 3 minutes long that c a n assist the executive team to understand the findings presented. Areas covered should include:
• Introduction.
• A brief overview of the organisation.
• An analysis of the external and internal environment using appropriate theories and frameworks.
• Clear articulation of the differences identified against two other competitors.
• A conclusion that identifies strategic opportunities and risks for your organisation.
Students are also encouraged to explore and utilise features of webinar technologies and to include a wide range of multimedia and/or interactive content that is appropriate for a video presentation to an executive team.
You are required to use multiple sources of information and reference these in accordance with the Kaplan Harvard
Referencing Style. These may include websites, government publications, industry reports, census data, journal articles, and newspaper articles. These references should be presented as a reference list at the end of your video.
Assessment Submission
Students are encouraged to submit their work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible technical difficulties. For those students who have limited experience in video making techniques, it is recommended to read video FAQs document that is available to you under the assessments tab in MyKBS.
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ACCM6000 Capstone Assessment 2 Marking Rubric – Benchmark Video Project 20%
Marking
Criteria ( /100) F (Fail)
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49% P (Pass) 50 – 64% C (Credit) 65 – 74% D (Distinction) 75 – 84% HD (High Distinction) 85 100%
Introduction
/10 marks Provides poor context and does not link to the assessment in a clear and coherent way. May be missing entirely. Provides satisfactory context but links to the assessment in only a partially clear and coherent way. Provides reasonable context and links to the assessment in a clear and coherent way. Provides solid context and links to the assessment in a clear and coherent way. Provides excellent context and links to the assessment in an extremely clear and coherent way.
Organisation
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/15 marks Overview is poorly presented, not thorough and does not identify sufficient pertinent issues. Overview is satisfactorily present but not very thorough and only identifies a few of the pertinent issues. Overview is well presented, reasonably thorough and identifies some of the most pertinent issues. Overview is very well presented, very thorough and identifies most of the pertinent issues. Overview is excellently presented, extremely thorough and identifies all the pertinent issues.
Poor evaluation of environment that superficially describes and poorly identifies context. Answer is not substantiated by strategy frameworks. Satisfactory evaluation of environment that describes and identifies context. Answer has limited substantiation using strategy frameworks. Good evaluation of environment that partially analyses and partially identifies context. Answer is partially substantiated by strategy frameworks. Very good evaluation of environment that fully analyses and clearly identifies context. Answer is predominantly substantiated by strategy frameworks. Excellent evaluation of environment that logically analyses and thoroughly identifies context. Answer is fully substantiated by strategy frameworks.
Outline of differences between
companies benchmarked
/35 marks Benchmarking is discussed using no or minimal key theories to frame an answer that is incoherent and does not
link to the source material. Benchmarking is discussed using a small number of key theories to frame an answer in a relatively coherent way that partially links to an explanation of current sources. Benchmarking is discussed using some key theories to frame an answer in a clear way that links to the explanation of current sources. Benchmarking is discussed using most key theories to frame an answer in a coherent way that links clearly to the explanation of current sources. Benchmarking is discussed using all key theories to frame an answer in an extremely coherent way that links seamlessly to the explanation of current sources.
Conclusion
/20 marks Conclusion is poorly evaluated, poorly analysed, and poorly applied with respect to the organisation in question. Conclusion is reasonably well evaluated, reasonably well analysed, and reasonably well applied with respect to the Conclusion is well evaluated, well analysed, and well applied with respect to the organisation in question. It is partially Conclusion is very well evaluated, very well analysed, and very well applied with respect to the organisation in question. It is mainly substantiated by theory and Conclusion is excellently evaluated, skilfully analysed, and thoughtfully applied with respect to the organisation in question. It is fully substantiated by theory and
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Demonstrates little or no theory and research. organisation in question. It is inconsistently substantiated by theory and research. substantiated by theory and research. research. research.
Video Format
/5 marks The format chosen for your video is inappropriate and/or lacks thought and consideration for the intended audience. The format chosen for your video is appropriate, but further attention to detail would improve its presentation. The format chosen for your video is appropriate, but minor changes would enhance its presentation. Your video is professionally presented and has been submitted in the appropriate format. Your video is professionally presented and exceeds expectations for what is suitable for a business environment.
In-text referencing and reference list.
/5 marks Neither in-text referencing and/or reference list adheres to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style. In-text referencing or the resultant reference list adheres to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with some errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with some minor errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with only occasional minor errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere strictly to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with no errors.
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BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information
Answer questions from Bounce Fitness case study
The assessment has been divided into four tasks:
• Task 1: Obtain information relevant to business issues.
• Task 2: Analyze information and knowledge.
• Task 3: Take Decisions on business issues identified.
• Task 4: Disseminate information to the organization.
Submit a completed report by responding all four tasks in Word format.
(You must use Assessment relevant documents- Bounce Fitness) for preparation of this report.
You must provide references at the end of your tasks. No Referencing = Not Satisfactory
Procedures:
Task 1: Obtain information relevant to business issues.
Submit: Develop a report by including the followings:
(You are required to read the Assessment relevant documents (Bounce Fitness) and respond to the questions (Q1 to Q3) below in the context of that case study.)
1. Identify, define and analyze the business objective, problems and issues. Identify what information you will require to provide to the CEO and Board of Directors to allow them to make a decision.
2. Investigate the information on the Fitness Australia website. How do you know that the information you are gathering is reliable?
3. Check the information and ensure that the information you select to use is not contradictory or ambiguous. How will you obtain reliable and other information not held in formal networks from Centers?
Task 2: Analyze information and knowledge.
Submit: Add the following information (answer Q4 to Q7) in your report.
4. Provide a description of the patterns or trends emerging by using a recently published report from Fitness Australia and provide your discussion (which should include the analysis of the statistics featured as part of your interpretation) on the selected relevant trends that may affect Bounce Fitness.
5. Based on Q4, discuss how the emerging trends in a ‘what if analysis’ and how it would impact Bounce Fitness?
6. How you have ensured that your analysis has been conducted using a logical approach to the evaluation and conclusions you have drawn?
7. What are the provisions for a contingency plan if there is a need to adjust any information collection systems currently in place? Briefly discuss on the recommendations to improve on information collection.
Task 3: Take Decisions on business issues identified.
Submit: Add the following information (answer Q8 to Q11) in your report
8. How do you know that you have sufficient information to make valid, credible and reliable recommendations to the CEO and Board of Directors and that it is valid and reliable? Document your recommendations including the use of an information system to capture future information relevant to this project.
9. Determine acceptable courses of action by following the risk management plans you have put in place.
10. Provide your decision by following the quantitative methods and discuss why it is essential to consult with specialist to assist decision making
11. Ensured decisions taken on Bounce Fitness’ information management are in accordance to meeting the organizational objectives, values and standards consistently; delegation/ accountability of the individual/ group responsible; in accordance with organizational guidelines and procedures, and; ensuring the appropriate implementation timeline and justification
Task 4: Disseminate information to the organization.
Submit: Complete your report by adding the following information (answer Q12 to Q14)
12. Discuss any factors, which may affect Bounce Fitness’ Information Management including relevant legislation.
13. Develop a communications plan for Bounce Fitness and discuss how you would include periodic updates on this plan
14. Explain why it is important to design and test systems to meet information requirements of Bounce Fitness

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Preventable Causes Action Plan

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Preventable Causes Action Plan
Preventable deaths are on the rise and the government needs to make various strategies to tame the high mortality rates. One of the strategies is to educate society about preventable deaths. Public health education initiatives should encourage people to embrace healthy lifestyles (Metz, 2018). For instance, it is important to encourage people to stop smoking, taking alcohol, and abusing other hard drugs. The drugs interfere with normal functioning and impair the ability to participate in daily activities. The sensitization strategies should provide data on the people with risky behaviors and the outcome of the behavior (Black et al., 2019). Public education should be in learning institutions, workers’ unions, and workplaces.
The second strategy is to develop effective policies to reduce the cost of healthy foods. The government has a responsibility for ensuring healthy foods such as vegetables are available to low-income families (Metz, 2018). Poor eating habits put society at high risks of obesity and heart conditions. While availing the food at an affordable rate, the government should sensitive to the community about diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
The third strategy is to ensure access to healthcare services to both the rich and the poor. Lack of access to healthcare services puts communities at risk of adverse health outcomes. For instance, diagnosis and treatment can reduce the mortality rates for preventable diseases (Black et al., 2019). Healthcare services should provide care to the communities irrespective of their income. The government should develop mechanisms to ensure everyone has access to healthcare services. It is essential to eliminate the challenges such as higher premiums that deny people an opportunity to access quality care (Black et al., 2019). Accessing healthcare services will eliminate the risk of death and the prevalence of preventable diseases.

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Black, R., Fontaine, O., Lamberti, L., Bhan, M., Huicho, L., El Arifeen, S., … & Merson, M. (2019). Drivers of the reduction in childhood diarrhea mortality 1980-2015 and interventions to eliminate preventable diarrhea deaths by 2030. Journal of Global Health, 9(2).
Metz, T. D. (2018). Eliminating preventable maternal deaths in the United States: progress made and next steps. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 132(4), 1040-1045.

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