Assignment: PSYC 2800 Capella University Sex for Sale Contemporary Issues Presentation
Issues related to sex and sexuality are in the news every day and often touch our lives. Issues such as the easy availability of online pornography, sex trafficking, the rise of sexually transmitted diseases in teens, and the availability of abortion services in some states are just a few. For this final assignment, you will develop a presentation on a contemporary issue in human sexuality that could ultimately be used in multiple settings including secondary schools, colleges or universities, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, mental health care facilities, hospitals or clinics, and businesses.
Complete the following if you have not already:
Choose a topic related to a contemporary issue you would like to use for this assignment.
Popular culture, media, and music.
Sex for sale.
Medical interventions for male sexual disorders.
Sexually transmitted infections.
The limited understanding of female sexuality.
Birth control and abortion.
Sexual disorders and sex therapy.
Variations in sexual behavior.
Determine the target audience for your presentation and the setting in which it would be given.
Use the Capella library to find one research study that is relevant to your issue.
Use the Internet to find a government website that helps explain or shed light on your issue. Review the Government Websites for Contemporary Issues [PDF] document to help you get started.
Review Chapter 2 in your course text and choose one theory you can apply to your topic.
Review the Contemporary Issues Presentation Template [PPTX], which you will use to complete this assignment if you choose to use PowerPoint.
Using the course readings, scholarly literature, and other relevant sources, develop a presentation on one of the required topics provided, using PowerPoint, Prezi, or other course-compatible format. The length of your presentation should be a minimum of 16 content slides of bulleted talking points as well as appropriate media, graphic, and charts or tables on select slides. You should not include many sentences and paragraphs as effective presentations only include talking points. Important: You must include expanded details that elaborate on the slides using the notes section of the slide presentation. This is where you can use sentences and paragraphs to explain each slide.
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Your presentation should begin with a brief introduction to the topic and a definition or description of key terms that will be used in the presentation. You should then provide a description of the issues associated with the topic. The issues will vary depending on your topic choice. After detailing the key issues, you should select at least one human sexuality theory (from Chapter 2 in your course text or other scholarly sources) that can help explain the issues. Also, review at least one related study that has been conducted on this topic or a study related to the topic and one government website. Conclude with possible strategies and/or solutions to help combat the issues described.
You should incorporate media, visual aids, charts or tables, and other graphics to enhance your presentation. You may be able to find these on a government website. Refer to the Government Websites for Contemporary Issues document for examples. It is also important to support your work with appropriate scholarly literature or other relevant sources. Both in-text references (on the slides) and a reference list are required.
Your assignment should also meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA Style and Format guidelines.
Number of Resources: A minimum of two scholarly resources and one professional resource.
Length: A minimum of 16 slides.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Template: Use the Contemporary Issues Presentation Template [PPTX] to complete the assignment, if you choose to use PowerPoint.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
According to nurse journal the things contributing to nursing shortage are the increasing demand to provide care for an aging population, older nursing workforce approaching retirement, shortage of trained nurse educators and faculty, high turnover rate. Nurses are over worked and underappreciated. Nurses are aging and younger nurses, fresh out of school are not always given a chance as they don’t have experience. Schools have a long waiting list to get into the program and with the pandemic regulations the hospitals must follow to allow students into the hospitals to get clinical experience, makes things hard as well. School is very time consuming, and while in school it’s impossible to have a life, there is a high stress level in nursing school and very high expectations as well.
I currently work as a med/surg float nurse. The float nurses are put into a pool of extra nurses to fill the gaps where the help is needed. This is one way the organization I work for is helping to alleviate the nursing shortage within our hospitals. For a while we had a lot of travel nurses working within the hospitals I work at, but they have slowly transitioned travel nurses out of our hospitals and now rely on the float pool to help.
“Lack of communication, insufficient data sources, and lack of continuity between systems create poor alignment between education and practice which also contributes to nursing shortage” (Whitney, 2018). Health care is not an easy field to work in but with lack of communication between departments and managers this can contribute to frustration. People seem to think that the grass is always greener on the other side but no matter where you work there will always be ups and downs/pros and cons.
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