American documentary

“Super Size Me” (2004) is an American documentary uncovering the great and irretrievable harm to health which has a consumption of “fast food”, especially “fast food” from the ubiquitous company – transnational concern McDonald’s that already had occupied almost all countries in the world. The increasing spread of obesity and its “epidemic” scales forced the main hero (Spurlock) to put an experiment over the own health and body, using only McDonald’s food in a 30-day period. The result of the experiment was really impressive because on the one hand, Spurlock proved the fact that McDonald’s food is very harmful, but on the other hand, he dealt a serious harm to the own body. However, all the findings, suppositions, and statements made in the documentary are grounded not on well-researched and proved facts but on the results of the experiment, revealing the truthfulness of all suppositions regarding McDonald’s food; so people can see the result in own eyes. Continue reading

US Army Female Engagement Teams

The issue about the nontraditional role of women in combat is a debatable one. Actually, the debate is focused on whether women should be integrated into the military services, or they should serve their traditional roles. Some people state that it is wrong to expose women to danger in combat, while others consider that the “integration of women into the armed forces has not only been of benefit to women, but has been essential to military effectiveness and our nation’s defense” (Fenner & DeYoung, 2001, p. 4). In fact, there are many arguments against women in combat, including the lack of aggressiveness, physical weakness and the possibility that women-soldiers may become the victims of sexual abuse and harassment. Continue reading

Romance, Western and Documentary

“The Corporation” (2003) is the documentary uncovering the essence of contemporary corporations and their evolution. The directors of the film, M. Achbar and J. Abbott, attempt to view the corporation form the personality disorder perspective using DSM-IV diagnosis for the corporation. Such personalization of the corporation is apparently intentional, although it brings in fictional elements into the documentary since the audience stops perceiving the corporation as an organization but, instead, the audience gets engaged and views the corporation from the directors’ perspective as a person rather than as an organization. However, all the findings and statements made in the film are grounded on facts and the professional opinion of two experts, Robert Hare, a University of British Columbia Psychology Professor and FBI consultant, that increases the credibility of the documentary. Continue reading

Characteristics of decision-making in problem solving

Decision-making is a vitally important component of problem solving. In order to solve such problems as negotiations, diagnosis, design, assessment of situation, strategic performance, planning etc., one should employ sequences of decision-making processes or decision-making iterations (Jonassen, 2012). Therefore, decision-making is central constituent of effective problem solving.

It is possible to identify the following kinds of decisions: choices, accept-reject decisions, evaluations and constructing complex solutions (Jonassen, 2012). There are two core decision-making concepts: normative and naturalistic. Continue reading

Interview (nurses have managed to make a successful career)

Making a successful career starting from the nursing position is quite challenging, especially if one aims at obtaining the management position. Nevertheless, there are cases, when nurses have managed to make a successful career and obtain the management position. At this point, it is possible to refer to two interviews conducted recently, which involved Mrs. X and Mrs. Y, who hold management positions at the moment, although they started their careers as nurses.

In fact, one of the essential condition of the possibility to obtain the management position is having qualifications required for the position. In actuality, qualifications for the management position vary consistently depending on specific requirements of the health care organization. At the same time, it is possible to single out such qualifications as well-developed organizational, communication and planning skills. The combination of these skills opens large opportunities for the nursing staff to continue the career development and to reach the management position. Continue reading