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Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism What is Alcoholism? The definition of alcoholism can be described as a chronic illness, which is marked by uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages that interferes with physical or mental health, and social, family or occupational responsibilities. This dependence on alcohol has only been diagnosed as a medical disorder recently in the medical field. Like many other diseases, it has a predictable course and is influenced environmentally and sometimes genetically. The disease ca
School Murder
School Murder
School Murder It is 7:30 on a normal Tuesday morning at Westside Elementary School. The buses have begun to pull into the child unloading dock and have unloaded the students. As the buses pull off, the students began to head toward their classroom to wait for the day to begin. As the day progresses, the students ready themselves for lunch break. As the teacher's aid opens the door for the students to leave, she sees four students dressed in long knee length jackets, strut briskly towards the caf
Cult's Activities
Cult's Activities
Cult`s Activities Cult activity has been on the rise over the past few decades. With it there has been an increase in the fear surrounding it. From this fear, society has learned much about cults, how they get members and what to look out for as far as cult recruiters go. Society as a whole has also learned what can be done to deal with cults. Cult activity and the fear that surrounds it Throughout the last couple of decades more and more stories of illegal cult activity or murders by satanic cu
Death Penalty
Death Penalty
Death Penalty During this class period today, seven adult men will be falsely accused of committing a serious crime, carrying a penalty of capital punishment. This means approximately 51,000 adult men are falsely accused of committing serious crimes each year. This figure is roughly the number of people who attended Super Bowl-Thirty-Three. Currently, there are 3,500 people on death row in thirty-eight states that support and carry out the death penalty while only twelve states have outlawed it.
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Did you know that 90% of women dislike the way they look? And it’s all because of the media and their emphasis on the “ideal” figure of a woman. Supermodels like Kate Moss and other Barbie-doll-figure-inspired women grace the cover of magazines all over the world promoting a “perfect” shape. Girls of all ages think that this is what people want to see. They think that this is what they should look like and try to set impossible goals for themselves to look like covergirls. As a
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism What is Alcoholism? The definition of alcoholism can be described as a chronic illness, which is marked by uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages that interferes with physical or mental health, and social, family or occupational responsibilities. This dependence on alcohol has only been diagnosed as a medical disorder recently in the medical field. Like many other diseases, it has a predictable course and is influenced environmentally and sometimes genetically. The disease ca
Violence In America..Will It Ever End?
Violence In America..Will It Ever End?
Violence In America..Will It Ever End? Today in St. Paul two people were murdered. It has been reported that the two were fighting with a third party about a phone call that was made. The suspect is in custody and the case is under investigation,” a reporter in the ten o’clock news reports. “Spouse and child abuse are on the rise. This year alone over ‘6 million men, women, and children were victims of severe physical attacks from their spouses or parents’(article 16)*,” another reporter reports
The Abortion Issue
The Abortion Issue
The Abortion Issue The History of Abortion in the United States Abortion is a topic that has been around since the beginning of time. Each person has their own viewpoints, but the problem is the majority of society has little knowledge about abortion. Abortion in teens is only increasing every year, since the morality factor seems to apply no longer. There are many medical hazards that also exist in procedure with an abortion. Americans feel that it is only the mother’s choice whether or not to
Why Not Have Physician Assisted Suicide
Why Not Have Physician Assisted Suicide
Why Not Have Physician Assisted Suicide Why Not Have Physician Assisted Suicide? During the course of the past 20 years, many people are starting to here more and more situations about people participating in physician-assisted suicide. The fact of the matter is that people are starting to believe that they have the right to control their own life and death decisions. After you begin to think about physician-assisted suicide, and bring in all the facts, it becomes clear that it should be allowed
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Disrupting The Universe
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Disrupting The Universe
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Disrupting The Universe Dr Jack Kevorkian: Disrupting the Universe Mike Cunningham 12-27-96 Social Studies 2, Mr. Johnson Dr. Jack Kevorkian did something that most people would never even think of doing or think that someone would do such a thing. He really did disrupt the universe by taking the whole world by surprise. Jack Kevorkian was the first person in the United States to assist in suicides in a big way. He started in 1990 by placing a newspaper add for assisted suicid
Cultural relativism
Cultural relativism
cultural relativism Cultural Relativism Cultural Relativism is an ethical theory to the effect that the rightness or wrongness of an action depends exclusively on the standards of the actor\'s culture. According to cultural relativism, the only kinds of reasons that are relevant for justifying moral propositions are: (1) Standards of the actor\'s culture ; (2) Empirical propositions which derive their relevance from the standards identified in (1) ; and (3) Definitions which derive their relevan
Suicide among college students
Suicide among college students
Suicide among college students SUICIDE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS Suicide has become a critical, national problem and the extent of this is mind-boggling. Suicides have been proven to be one of the leading causes of death among college students. According to Webters dictionary "suicide is the act killing oneself on purpose". It derived from the Latin sui, meaning "self", and caedere, which means "to kill". But this is just a definition, because an actual suicide holds different meanings to people su
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia I am coming from a Christian standpoint on the subject of Euthanasia. Throughout this paper I will be playing little bit of the Devils advocate, so don\'t get worried. I am totally against Euthanasia or assisted suicide, whatever you may call it. I have done much research on this subject and feel it is not the answer to anything! I will give you the Christian beliefs on it as well as the any other beliefs on it. But when it comes down to it Euthanasia is wrong and illegal both in the
Funeral Customs of African Americans and American
Funeral Customs of African Americans and American
Funeral Customs of African Americans and American Jews ¡§The chaos of death disturbs the peace of the living. This unsettling fact of life has proven to be a rich source of inspiration for human efforts to find order in disorder, meaning in suffering, eternity in finitude. Religion, culture, social structures, the vitality of these rudimentary elements of communal life depends upon ritually putting the dead body in its place, managing the relations between the living and the dead and providing
Eating Disorders: Anorexia
Eating Disorders: Anorexia
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Eating Disorders: Anorexia Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The vast majority are adolescents and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescents girls develop anorexia nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death. Another two to three percent develop bulimia nervosa, a destructive pattern of excessive overeating followed by vom
School Violence
School Violence
School Violence Stopping School Violence In Your Community 2 years, 7 months and 3 days ago, our lives were changed forever. This marks the date of April 20, 1999. When the students arrived that day at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado they had no idea that 12 students and 1 teacher wouldn’t be leaving by the end of the day. What could ever drive two high school students to the point where the only answer was death and suicide? Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold took the only answer to the
Is gambling a feasible source of funds for the gov
Is gambling a feasible source of funds for the gov
Is gambling a feasible source of funds for the government Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continenta
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism is a wide-ranging and complex disease that heavily plagues society. Drinking is defined as the consumption of a liquid, and/or the act of drinking alcoholic beverages especially to excess. Every year alcohol is responsible for 1/2 of all murders, accidental deaths, and suicides; 1/3 of all drowning, boating, and aviation deaths; 1/2 of all crimes; and almost 1/2 of all fatal automobile accidents (Overview 1). Alcohol is a potent nonprescription drug sold to anyone over the
International Adoption
International Adoption
International Adoption There are many reasons as to why people choose to adopt a child. Sometimes it has to do with infertility and couples decide to adopt children because, “I could not have biological children and I do not believe in some methods of fertility treatments (Carney),” but there are other reasons too. According to Christine Adamec, some people think that it is better to adopt than to bring another child into the world. Others do not want to pass a certain genetic problem onto other
sPOUSAL aBUSE
sPOUSAL aBUSE
sPOUSAL aBUSE INTRODUCTION Spousal Abuse is a rising issue today in the United States. Spousal Abuse affects individuals of all social classes and gender and both males and females are victims of spousal abuse. Abuse of men is not a topic commonly known or discussed in our society as easily as abuse of females for various reasons. However it is a topic that needs to be examined so men who are being abused know they are not alone and society treats it as problem and not over look it. Bedsides the
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Euthanasia Mark T. Maxwell Abstract This paper will define Euthanasia and assisted suicide. Euthanasia is often confused with and associated with assisted suicide, definitions of the two are required. Two perspectives shall be presented in this paper. The first perspective will favor euthanasia or the "right to die," the second perspective will favor antieuthanasia, or the "right to live". Each perspective shall endeavor to clarify the legal, moral and ethical ramifications or aspect
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Word Count: 1022 I am coming from a Christian standpoint on the subject of Euthanasia. Throughout this paper I will be playing little bit of the Devils advocate, so don’t get worried. I am totally against Euthanasia or assisted suicide, whatever you may call it. I have done much research on this subject and feel it is not the answer to anything! I will give you the Christian beliefs on it as well as the any other beliefs on it. But when it comes down to it Euthanasia is wrong and illegal both in
Columbine
Columbine
Columbine The tragedy at Columbine High School is something that will be remembered and talked about for many years to come. People from across the nation have all heard about this event. But there are still a couple questions that people have. For instance whos to blame? The kids alone, the parents for how they brought the children up, or even actually the students at Columbine? Most say that the parents are to blame, but who actually knows? In my opinion the only two people that can actually
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease in which the drinking of alcohol becomes uncontrollable. Compulsion and craving of alcohol rules the life of the alcoholic. Many of us drink alcohol to socialize which is not alcoholism. An alcoholic is a frequent habitual user. Alcohol, a central nervous system depressant, dulls the senses especially vision and hearing. Signs of alcoholism are tremors, delirium, inability to concentrate and many others. "According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug
Anger and Aggression
Anger and Aggression
Anger and Aggression Anger and Aggression Everyone has felt anger or aggression many times in there life. It happens all of the time. We all face the same challenge of trying to control our temper. It may be easier for some people than it is for others. Many studies show that it is healthy for a person to let out their anger once in a while. They believe that it will help in your relationship with others and that it will increase your self-esteem. They also believe that holding anger in is bad a
The Cuban Missle Crisis
The Cuban Missle Crisis
The Cuban Missle Crisis The world will never be the same since October of 1962. It is now known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The U.S. learned that the Soviets were building nuclear missile bases on Cuba because the Soviets wanted to close the missile gap. Even though the Soviet Union promised they would not attempt to place nuclear weapons in Cuba, they put them there anyway in hopes that the U.S. would not find out until it was too late to do anything about it. The ploy almost worked. The nucle
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afsdsafdg "I want what they want, what every other guy who came over here and spilled his guts and gave everything he had wants: for our country to love us as much as we love it," Rambo / First Blood Part II (George P. Cosmatos, 1985) the plea of every Vietnam vet who went to a war they didn't want but did the best they could. It is often argued that lack of public support doomed the Vietnam war effort. In this line of reasoning, public protests against the war undermined troop morale and the mi
The Dark Side of Relationships
The Dark Side of Relationships
The Dark Side of Relationships Why do women stay with men who beat and rape them? Why don't they leave? Why do they remain in abusive relationships even as the violence escalates? Most women have at least one dependant who must be taken care of, many are not employed, their parents are either distant or unable or unwilling to help. She may lack the access to cash; she or the children may be in poor health, may face a decline in the living standard for herself and her children. Many older childre
Physician Assisted Suicide
Physician Assisted Suicide
Physician Assisted Suicide The mission of this hospital is rooted in our emphasis on the individual, and directed toward providing the highest level of autonomy, beneficance, comfort, healing, privacy and respect for the dignity of the patient. With these as our guiding principles, we evaluated Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) as a possible treatment option at this institution. We have concluded that PAS can be a viable treatment option after making the following considerations: 1. Defing the el
Breach of Confidentiality: The Legal Implications
Breach of Confidentiality: The Legal Implications
Breach of Confidentiality: The Legal Implications When You Are Seeking Therapy Breach of Confidentiality: The Legal Implications When You Are Seeking Therapy Abnormal Psychology 204 November 2, 1996 Breach of Confidentiality: The legal Implications when You are seeking Therapy I. The need for confidentiality in therapy A. Establish trust B. A patients bill of rights Thesis: The duty to warn has created an ethical dilemma for psychological professionals. II. Therapists face a moral problem B. Req
Depression in Young Adults
Depression in Young Adults
Depression in Young Adults In today’s society, many young people are faced with tough decisions and adult situations. With so much stress on our shoulders, young people may easily become depressed. Adolescent depression is a greatly under diagnosed disease that leads to serious difficulty in school and personal life. Depression is usually under-diagnosed because many children and young adults are not always able to express how they feel. During adolescence, many teens and children are very unsur
The Maze
The Maze
The Maze The movie the maze, was about the life of William Kuralek, and the mental problems he suffered. However, at first Kuralek did not believe that he was mental. He just wanted to be viewed as a special creature. He had an extreme feeling of unreality, and felt he always needed more sleep. He found that painting pictures to help express his feelings could help ease his pain. From the time he was a little boy, he had problems with his father and mother. His father felt that he wasnt manly
Life after the loss of a partner
Life after the loss of a partner
Life after the loss of a partner LIFE AFTER THE LOSS OF A PARTNER Introduction Feelings of loss are very personal because only the person involved in the loss knows what is significant to them. People commonly associate certain losses with strong feelings of grief. The solitude is always agonizing, especially for someone who has never lived alone. Many people lose their spouses each year. Because the modern society has few mourning rituals other than the memorial service, they may find themselve
The Effects of Divorce on a Familys Well Being
The Effects of Divorce on a Familys Well Being
The Effects of Divorce on a Familys Well Being A Bit about Divorce and the Effects of Divorce on a Family\'s Well Being Boy meets girl. Girl and boy fall in love and get married. Girl and boy have children and life could not possibly get any better. Many years later: Boy and girl start to notice something different in their relationship, something wrong. They decide that their relationship is over, whether they\'re both happy with that decision or not and they divorce. Boy and girl\'s children s
THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE
THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE
THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE Introduction In today's society, one of the toughest things many parents and children have to face or deal with is divorce. It is usually extremely tough on the parents getting the divorce however many times the children simply get lost in all the mess and are left to cope as best as they can. Eventhough people get divorced for many different reasons; often times the children tend to try and shoulder some of the blame. In this paper I plan to look at a few of the effects
Free Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Ess
Free Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Ess
Free Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Essay euthanasia argumentative persuasive essays Euthanasia Euthanasia, or assisted suicide is a very sensitive and debatable topic of todays world. With the medical technology of today, it is possible to keep a person alive even if brain dead, by the use of life support machines and other life sustaining equipment. The debate is that when a person is at a dead end, either in a coma or having been diagnosed with a terminal disease that ends in death
sex abuse and children
sex abuse and children
sex abuse and children Prof. Dunn Matt Blydenburgh Jadm 425 12/18/1998 Sexual Abuse of Children One out of three girls, and one out of seven boys, are sexually abused by the time they reach the age of eighteen." The definition of incest is sexual intercourse between blood relatives: it is illegal to marry because of such a close relationship. There is now a discrepancy in the definition of incest that takes into consideration the betrayal of trust and the imbalance of power in a one-sided relati
Depression
Depression
Depression Teenage Years can be Depressing Teenage years are depressing because they are going through some of the biggest changes in their life. Teens start high school and have to deal with being little in a school again. They go through major hormonal changes. Their bodies develop and grow. They have to decide whether or not they are going to college or not. If they choose college, then what college will meet their needs the best? Will they even be accepted to the college they want to go to?
Suicide
Suicide
Suicide Suicide Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries. Attempts at suicide, and suicidal thoughts or feelings are usually a sign indicating that a person is not coping, often as a result of some event or series of events that they personally find prostrating traumatic or distressing. Most people who attempt suicide are confused about whether or not they want to die. They usually are desperate to find a way to remove or stop emotional pain. A suicide attempt is often a
Youth Crime - Punishment Should Not Be Stressed
Youth Crime - Punishment Should Not Be Stressed
Youth Crime - Punishment Should Not Be Stressed Why would our government try to hurt kids? Well, kids are being hurt right now. You see, in America punishment, rather than rehabilitation is being emphasized for juveniles who commit crimes. This way of thinking must stop with the addition of rehabilitation and prevention programs for juvenile offenders. States vary in their legal definition of a juvenile. In Illinois, for example, a juvenile is defined as any person below the age of 17. Using eac
Teens And Drugs
Teens And Drugs
Teens And Drugs Drugs and Teenagers Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in today\'s high schools. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years adolescents are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning. Drugs are readily, adolescents are
Teenage Years Are Depressing
Teenage Years Are Depressing
Teenage Years Are Depressing Teenage years are depressing because they are going through some of the biggest changes in their life. Teens start high school and have to deal with being little in a school again. They go through major hormonal changes. Their bodies develop and grow. They have to decide whether or not they are going to college or not. If they choose college, then what college will meet their needs the best? Will they even be accepted to the college they want to go to? These are majo
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Domestic Violence One of the most complicated issues facing most health care professionals and governmental agencies today is that of domestic violence. Domestic violence encompasses any violence that is inflicted upon one family member by another family member. Thus, domestic violence can be described as spouse abuse, child abuse, sibling abuse, or elder abuse. Most authorities suggest that domestic violence is typically expressed in violence against women and children. Such a
Teenage Years Are Depressing
Teenage Years Are Depressing
Teenage Years Are Depressing Teenage years are depressing because they are going through some of the biggest changes in their life. Teens start high school and have to deal with being little in a school again. They go through major hormonal changes. Their bodies develop and grow. They have to decide whether or not they are going to college or not. If they choose college, then what college will meet their needs the best? Will they even be accepted to the college they want to go to? These are majo
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Let American Consumer Counseling Help you Get Out of Debt! Euthanasia In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means "easy death" but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity\'s fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of
Does Abortion Have Severe Psychological Effects?
Does Abortion Have Severe Psychological Effects?
Does Abortion Have Severe Psychological Effects? Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by destruction of a fertilized egg, embryo or fetus before birth, prior to the time when the fetus attains viability, or capacity for life outside the uterus (Encyclopedia, 1995, p.43). Currently almost twenty-five percent of pregnancies in the United States are aborted. About one forth of people who abort are teenagers, fifty-seven percent are younger than 25, and almost eighty percent are unmarried. Dur
Teenagers, Drugs , and Peer Pressure
Teenagers, Drugs , and Peer Pressure
Teenagers, Drugs , and Peer Pressure Teenagers, Drugs , and Peer Pressure Drug use is an increasing problem among teenagers in today's high schools. Most drug use begins in the teenage years, these years are the most crucial in the maturing process. During these years adolescents are faced with the difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority figures and searching for goals that would give their lives m
Genetic Defects
Genetic Defects
Genetic Defects The Right to Know Genetic Information After forthy-seven year old Mimi Joling found out her forty-eight year old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided to get genetically tested. Joling wanted to know more about her risks and the options available to help prevent herself from getting cancer. "I thought for sure that I would be negative. But then, when I found out I tested positive for the gene mutation, I was totally shocked. I started crying, and it was really emot
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in Children and Adolescents July 18, 2004 Depression among children and adolescents is common, but often goes over-looked and under-treated. It affects one percent of preschoolers, two percent of children under the age of thirteen and five to eight percent of adolescents. (Son, Sung 2000) Depression becomes more significant with middle adolescents. Young woman are more likely to become depressed than young men by a two to one ratio. (Jacques, Heather 2004) Depression is more than bein
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Disrupting the Universe
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Disrupting the Universe
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Disrupting the Universe Mike Cunningham 12-27-96 Social Studies 2, Mr. Johnson Dr. Jack Kevorkian did something that most people would never even think of doing or think that someone would do such a thing. He really did disrupt the universe by taking the whole world by surprise. Jack Kevorkian was the first person in the United States to assist in suicides in a big way. He started in 1990 by placing a newspaper add for assisted suicide. He then developed a device he called the