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Nursing Theory: An Application of Watson’s Theory of Caring Model

Nursing is a profession that often advocates for professionalism, collaboration, prevention, and education to promote and meet a high standard of care. There are many reasons that propel an individual into becoming a nurse, but the trait of caring is often commonly noted. Under the theory of Jean Watson, the essence of nursing involves caring. […]

Testosterone and Its Effects on Aggressive Behaviour in Adolescents

Aggression has been defined as any form of behaviour that is intended to harm another person (Passer, Smith, Atkinson, Mitchell and Muir, 2011). Over the years psychologists and other researchers have been able to study this form of behaviour by analyzing the factors that may contribute to aggression. These factors have been thought to include […]

Are there any moral principles a health care professional should never violate?

On a regular basis, healthcare professionals are confronted with ethical dilemmas in their practice. Hence, ethical problem solving requires the application of a variety of ethical rules and principles in specific situations[1]. Although ethical theories largely differ from one another, certain ethical principles appear consistently in the realm of bioethics. Thereby, respect for individual autonomy […]

Music and its Influence on the Cognitive Abilities of Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease, in which there is a gradual decrease in memory function, intellectual abilities and a change in personality occurs (APA, n.d.).  In the early stages of the disease, patients often lose the ability to remember and retain new information. In later stages they lose the ability to think, speak and do […]

‘Does the fetus have any moral claims which could limit a pregnant woman’s freedom to abort?

  For such a “simple, routine and frequently performed operation,” the topic of abortion has been one of the most controversial procedures of our time (Jackson, 2001, p 72). Abortion is “the destruction of life after conception and before birth’,” and is bounded between non-conception at one end and infanticide at the other (Glover, 1977, […]

Why Cannabis Should Not be Legal in Canada.

Cannabis sativa, a species of Cannabis, is a flowering plant that is used in the creation of marijuana (United States Department of Agriculture, 2011). Although its use has been illegal in Canada since 1923, cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada, and the country has the third highest prevalence rate of marijuana […]

Disney Influence on Gender Types and Race.

Since its establishment in 1920, the Disney Corporation has since become a household name for wholesome family entertainment. Disney is often associated with promoting pure and innocent fantasies, oftentimes through the use of fairytales. As technology’s role in the lives of children increases, it has become evident that accumulated media experiences, including television and film, […]

The Effects of Globalization and International Trade in a Global Village

Globalization  has quickly allowed countries to become more interconnected and closer than ever, due to the technological advances that have taken place, especially within the last century.  It is a process that involves powerful forces that in turn reshape local cultures and environments on an ever-intensifying scale (Spradley & McCurdy, 2012).  Yet, the process has […]

The Possibility of Transitioning from a Capitalist Society to a Post-Capitalist Society

At one point in time, agriculture predominantly involved the cultivation of crops to feed one’s own family through subsistence-based methods or through community webs in which individuals could trade or sell food to sustain human life. Today, there has been a massive shift towards the emergence of the “consumer society”, a society in which consumers […]

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis

After watching the movie the Big Short, I decided to post my piece that I wrote for my business ethics course in my last year of undergrad. While the movie was slightly confusing, largely due to the fact I don’t have a business or economics background, I found the movie to be highly enjoyable. It’s […]