Market Dynamics CLA1

 Part 1

Discussion Question– CLO 4, CLO 5, CLO 6

In a 200-250-word response, provide some details about the vision you have for your new business venture.

How does your vision support the purpose and direction of your business?


Part 2 

CLA 1 Comprehensive Learning Assessment 1 – CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 3, CLO 5 (Chapters 5, Chapter 6) (Go-to-Market)

This week you will develop a vision statement, mission statement, positioning statement, and strategy for your distinctive brand.

Now that you have laid the foundation for your new business venture and completed the beginnings of your business plan, it is time to complete a vision, mission, and venture concept for your new business venture.

  • Using the textbook and other resources, develop a well-structured vision and mission statement. This statement of vision and mission should depict the direction and ultimate goals that the venture will follow.

Once you have completed your vision and mission statements, in the same document, develop your positioning statement.

  • Provide specific details pertaining to the strategy for positioning and branding your new business venture so you can go-to-market. This involves investigating, developing, and articulating your positioning on functional, emotional, and social dimensions that will provide a competitive advantage over the competition.

Finally, develop a positioning statement for your solution(s) and venture.

  • The statement should include how you intend to bring your product/service to life with a powerful, unique, and distinctive brand.

Use the resources that have been provided to you, including your textbook, and feel free to search the web for other resources and examples as you build this part of your business plan. Make sure to properly identify, cite, and reference these resources within your submission.

When you submit this part of the assignment, consider how the other components of your business plan may have changed or may have been affected by these new components. Are there any adjustments to be made?

If so, make those adjustments at this time, so these are in ready form when it comes time to be included in the final version of your business plan.

The length of this part of your plan will vary depending on the amount of research and effort you put into it and will generally fall between 2-3-pages in length. Submit your market analysis in a Word Doc in GAP in Week 4 (If using Google Docs, use the Download As Word Document, and then upload it into GAP).

Develop Your Own Insurance And Investment Plans:

  1. First describe your personal and family situation including:
  • Your family status (e.g., married, # of kids, live with parents, etc.)
  • Your housing situation (e.g., own your own home, renting, living with…)
  • Your job status including if your employer provides you with any insurance and any retirement benefits
  1. Remembering that insurance is for the protection of your financial health:
  • describe the perils to which you consider that you [and your family if you have one] are exposed and
  • develop an insurance package that insures your financial health considering your exposure. Be sure to include any insurance that may be required by law.
  1. Now develop and describe investing strategies, including:
  • your investing strategy before you took this course (if any)
  • a beginning investing strategy as discussed in this module
  • discuss any three investing for retirement opportunities that interest you

No reference and title page needed

Corporate Finance

In this assignment, you will undertake calculations in order to evaluate a project, and decide if it should be accepted or rejected. Texas Roks, Inc. is considering a new quarry machine. The costs and revenues associated with the machine have been provided to you for analysis:

Cost of the new project


Installation costs


Estimated unit sales in year 1


Estimated unit sales in year 2


Estimated unit sales in year 3


Estimated sales price in year 1


Estimated sales price in year 2


Estimated sales price in year 3


Variable cost per unit


Annual fixed cost


Additional working capital needed


Depreciation method

3 years straight-line method, no salvage value

Texas Rok’s tax rate


Texas Rok’s cost of capital



  • Calculate operating cash flow and the change in net working capital.
  • Determine the NPV and IRR of the project. Should the company accept or reject the project based on the NPV or IRR? Why?
  • What is your final accept or reject decision? Why?
  • What is the payback period for this project? Would this influence your decision to accept or reject?

SOCW 6520 WK 6 Responses

SOCW 6520 WK 6 responses 

Respond to the blog post of three colleagues Has to be responded to separately and different responses in one or more of the following ways: Name first and reference after every person

Respond to the blog post of three colleagues in one or more of the following ways:

  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Validate an idea in your colleague’s post with your own experience.

Peer 1: Alicia

Legal Considerations

I think when working in the field, it is important to understand that legalities will affect various areas of social work practice. For example, the legal system may come into play with social workers who are working in areas of “child welfare, domestic violence, crime victim counseling, adult protection, housing, immigrant services, youth services, and public policies” (Birkenmaier & Berg-Weger, 2018). Social workers should also be aware of the workings of the legal system, in order to “communicate and work successfully with judges and attorneys, recognize the rights afforded to clients by law, recognize certain problems of their clients as essentially legal problems or social policy problems, and minimize their legal risk in practice” (Birkenmaier & Berg-Weger, 2018). With my placement, I work with clients who have been involved with the courts whether it be clients who are in recovery, or with parent groups who have been involved in courts due to their children’s issues with truancy, etc. With that being said, I have to be aware of any legalities that may affect any of the clients during times. Some legal considerations I have to consider may come in terms of confidentiality or having consent for services before working with clients. Also, we have a very client-centered approach here at the agency; what the client says or wants is what we work with. I have to remember that and take that into consideration as well.

Potential Challenges

When working with clients, there’s always potential challenges involved when in practice. For one, it is important to consider that confidentiality may have to be broken in some cases. For example, when a client is considered a risk to themselves or someone around them, confidentiality is no longer possible. Also, a challenge can arise when a client is severely in need of services but refuses to sign the consent forms. That puts us in a dilemma because we know the client needs help, but legally we cannot provide them with services unless we have their consent.


Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork. New York, NY: Pearson.

Peer 2: Candise

  • Any legal considerations      during your field education experience that you may have had to address or      that you might address.

The audio from Laureate Education (2013e) states that much like the code of ethics within social work, laws dictate how social workers conduct services. This pertains to progress and prevention while maintaining the law. Yet there will be times that the clients fear the law because they do not think the laws will protect them or work to satisfy their rights of services. Within my field experience, one case has a constant concern regarding if the laws are meant to protect him or work against him. He is worried about what will be shared with the courts and how is words could be used against him legally. This was a constant fear for him that what he would open about or how he would respond to certain questions would be used against him in court or taken out of context. I spent the first 2 weeks of engagement simply building his trust in the matter of knowing that our sessions would not be shared verbatim and that the only information I must share is regarding abuse within the home to himself, spouse, child, or elder. However, this was not enough, I also had to get confirmation from his case worker, my intern placement, and my supervisor that his communications would not be used against him.

This situation was a very teachable moment for me as a social worker to understand how family cases affect both dynamics within the household. At first, I was not sure what his hesitation was founded upon until we had our first session. At the end of our first session, he immediately called me back frantic over a conversation with his spouse. She had lied and told him that he had to report all sessions to her (date, time, and detail). This was the foundation of his fear. His fear was not the court itself but how she would use any information against him. After I informed him of my placement’s confidentiality policies, tension only grew within the home because she could not get information out of him. This resulted in her putting him out.

  • An explanation of potential      challenges in adhering to legal considerations during your field education      experience.

Challenges may not be locally in nature but rather the limited understanding of rights that the clients have. The issues that my client was dealing with were based in the limited understanding and communication he received from the family case worker. There is also a concern regarding the limited information known that a male has versus a woman in a domestic case if he is falsely accused. Social workers must provide counseling services to individuals, groups, couples, and families establishing and maintaining an agreement among the parties involved concerning everyone’s right to confidentiality and obligation to preserve the confidentiality of information shared by others (NASW, 2017). Whenever a case is sent to the courts regarding families, the case worker should inform all participants of their local, state, and federal rights to ensure their rights are maintained.


Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013e). Legal considerations [Audio file]. Retrieved from

NASW. (2017) Read the Code of Ethics: Ethical Principles., 2019,

Peer 3: David

Challenges within the agency and currently with my field placement have not arose due to careful consideration of the client in all matters. A potential challenge that does often worry me is confidentiality between the client, agency staff, and other parties such as friends, family members, and community resources. According to (NASW, 2019) when social workers provide counseling services to families, couples, or groups, social workers should seek agreement among the parties involved concerning each individual’s right to confidentiality and obligation to preserve the confidentiality of information shared by others. It is my duty and the agency staff to ensure there is consent to share information amongst various parties. If an incident was to occur, I believe I would have the support and assistance of the agency, specifically my supervisor to rectify and address the situation in the best fitting manner.

Various federal and California state laws recognizes the confidentiality of therapeutic relationships, while at the same time requiring social workers to report abuse of children, senior citizens or people with disabilities. In cases where a client is suicidal, homicidal or threatening a clinician, the social worker may also find it necessary to disclose confidential client information. There is no confidentiality when violence is in the building. If a client is threatening violence, the agency recommends that we touch base with a supervisor and other professionals in the organization who have expertise working with similar cases.

The agency directs me to also be aware of federal confidentiality guidelines, as well as guidelines in the NASW code of ethics. The NASW and its state affiliates provide continuing-education programs, seminars and workshops on ethical dilemmas related to confidentiality. The organization also makes a policy book on confidentiality, which includes information on dealing with subpoenas, available to staff.

When we do have to reveal confidential client information, it is important that we do so openly and in a way that maintains the client’s dignity. No client should be completely surprised, since a social worker is required to make clients aware of the limits and exceptions to confidentiality at the first meeting.


NASW. (2017) Read the Code of Ethics: Ethical Principles., 2019,

Research Paper On CPT Codes

• Topic: Research on CPT Medical Billing Codes

• Provide a comprehensive consideration of the topic assigned, including drawing your own conclusions/insights based on the research literature

• 6 – 8 pages (double-spaced)

• Paper must be submitted as a Word document  with APA style citations in the text with references at the end

• Include a proper introduction with needed definitions and indication of what the paper will focus on

• Include sub-headings as appropriate

• Include data as appropriate in chart and graph form

• Provide and cite expert perspective and analysis (including research from professional journals)

Ethics Discussion

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 11
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
In week three, we were looking at rights ethics with regards to Locke. As a reminder, Locke said we have inalienable rights to life, liberty, and property. It is immoral to violate them. Many think we have more rights than those listed by Locke. Some even think we have a right to health care. That means it is the duty of the state to provide each citizen with their medical needs.

Rights theory says to respect the entitlements we have. If a right is inalienable, it cannot truly be violated ethically even with our consent. We have basic needs. Rights are something beyond needs. They are what we should be authorized to have. We are due what we have a right to. That is not always the case with need. For example, we need food, but people often go hungry. A need refers to something we need physically to exist. A right is a moral entitlement to something. Asking if we have a right to food is a moral question. Needs are determined by the requirements of the body and of material existence. Rights are determined by moral reflection, inquiry, an argument We have a right to own property. We do not need it to live. We could imaginably be allowed to use another’s. We have a right to own a home. We can rent.

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1: Assess the moral solutions arrived at through “care” (care-based ethics) and “rights” ethics to social issues of ethical import such as poverty, drug use, and/or lack of health care,

That is, note any ethical problems that arise related to those particular issues. Then, say how both care-based and rights theory of ethics would solve those problems.

Are those solutions correct? Why or why not?

What is your own approach there?

Option 2: What moral guidelines should we use when it comes to recently introduced healthcare technologies of any kind (you will note and engage with your own examples) and social technologies of any kind (you will note and engage with your own examples)?

Involve care-based ethics in your answer

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. If possible, respond to one peer who chose an option different than the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Make sure that you add additional information and not repeat the same information already posted on the discussion board as you further the dialogue.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Answer 1: 

Option 1

As healthcare professionals, we want to provide the best possible care for our patients which means we should hold ourselves to higher standards. This includes fostering trust, accountability, respect, and minimizing errors. When it comes to new healthcare and social technologies, ethics plays a big role. We should consider patient confidentiality, autonomy, cultural sensitivity, humanitarianism, the environment, non-maleficence, safety, efficacy, trust, and others. “The most powerful and socially legitimate claims in a technology design project usually involve efficacy, safety, and what is considered ‘good for the patient’ (Lehoux, et. al., 2014).” Technology has been and can continue to be beneficial for patients and society, but they need to be developed appropriately that considers all members of society.

One example of healthcare or social technology would be AI or artificial intelligence. Sure, this could potentially be amazing and provide quick results, wise decision making, enhanced customer experience, manage multiple tasks at once, research, and analyze data. But, what about the people? Wouldn’t it take away from the one-on-one, personal interaction between patient and Dr. or just from person to person in society? There could be the potential of patient confidentiality breaches or less privacy, manipulation of behavior, robotic human interactions, as well as higher costs and fewer job opportunities. “If technology is not ethical, creating and deploying it can become a risk to the hospital, increase costs (including reputational costs), reduce the quality of the patient experience, and destroy trust and cooperation between patients and staff as well as within the medical team itself (Cossitt, 2020).”

From the perspective of care-based ethics or ethics of care, robotics takes away from our personal virtues and ability to care. As people, we need social interaction, human to human contact to survive. Ethics of care focuses on being kind, generous, courageous, just, and prudent. Ethics of care relates to empathy. It says that we make decisions based on how we would want to be treated or if we were walking in their shoes. We need to be able to accommodate both private and personal factors for technology advancements to be successful. “Public life requires justice and beneficence, while private life requires love and caring (Rachels, 2019, p. 165).” How would AI be able to provide those things?

Answer 2: 

Option 2:

Being a CNA in a hospital now, I am seeing so many different new technologies being used. I am always told “back in the day we had paper charts” or “back in the day we didn’t have a vein finder, we found it ourselves”. I feel these two new technologies to health care are essential, but can also be a mess up. “By 1992, hardware had become more affordable, powerful, and compact and the use of personal computers, local area networks, and the Internet provided faster and easier access to medical information” (Evans, 2016). People now can access a persons medical chart at the tips of their fingers in a hospital or dr office. This can be bad if it got into the hands of the wrong person and then HIPAA is being violated. HIPAA is the act of remaining a patients privacy, giving out no information to anyone who isn’t on the care team of the patient. Although paper charts weren’t the best invention either. Staff would carry all the patients medical records in a folder and if they accidently left it somewhere, a person can pick it up and see the entire persons privacy. Another new invention in the medical field is a vein finder. This fancy device is projected onto the skin to locate veins and arteries within the arm. They also come in ultrasound form. “Vein Finders are optical devices that use the behavior of Infrared light to create an image and superimpose project it onto the viewing area. Infrared light is projected onto the viewing area and is absorbed at the locations where blood (veins) reside” (Mariano, 2019). These neat devices are commonly used on pediatric patients I have witnessed and trauma patients. Although these are very handy and neat, it makes our skills as nurses disappear with searching and locating a vein yourself. 

New healthcare technologies are neat, but not all the time does it do what is the best for healthcare. There is pros and cons to every healthcare technology, but I believe the creators of each device is trying to make healthcare easier and faster to care for a patient in a quick timely manner. 

Ethics Paper

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 11
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources

Develop, in detail,  a situation in which a health care worker might be confronted with ethical problems related to patients and prescription drug use OR patients in a state of poverty.

  • Your scenario must be original to you and this assignment. It cannot be from the discussion boards in this class or any other previous forum.
  • Articulate (and then assess) the ethical solutions that can found using “care” (care-based ethics) and “rights” ethics to those problems.
  • Assessment must ask if the solutions are flawed, practicable, persuasive, etc.
  • What health care technology is involved in the situation?What moral guidelines for using that kind of healthcare technology should be used there? Explore such guidelines also using utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, ethical egoism, or social contract ethics.
  • Say how social technologies such as blogs, crowdfunding, online encyclopedias can be used in either case. What moral guidelines for using that kind of healthcare technology should be used there? Develop such guidelines also using utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, ethical egoism, or social contract ethics.

You should not be using any text you used in a discussion board or assignment for this class or any previous class.

Cite the textbook and incorporate outside sources, including citations.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)

Maternal Mortality In The U.S

You need to conduct research on ” Maternal mortality in the United States”. You might find readings on maternal mortality for this unit helpful. To help you think about what you need to write, please answer the following questions:

1. What are the causes of maternal mortality/deaths in the United States?

2. Are maternal deaths decreasing over time?/Is maternal mortality decreasing over time? Why or why not?

3. What has been done to prevent maternal mortality/deaths in the United States?

4. Have these efforts been effective? Why or why not?

Once you have completed your research, you will have to write a short research paper. Your paper should be 3-5 pages in length. Please address the questions asked above (but don’t just turn in a bulleted form of the answers to your questions, you are writing a paper!). Additionally, be sure to use any critical terms covered in your assigned readings and this week’s or previous lectures.

For full credit you must incorporate at least five sources on maternal mortality in the U.S. in your paper. The five sources must be correctly cited (APA or MLA) in the body of your paper.

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Treating Sexual Trauma Survivors: Cultural, Ethical, and Legal Issues

Assignment: Treating Sexual Trauma Survivors: Cultural, Ethical, and Legal Issues

Intimate trauma involves one person’s intentional violation of another’s body. The impact of intimate trauma on the survivor is distinct from that experienced by those involved in collective traumas. Issues of traumatic sexualization, identity confusion, safety, and powerlessness, among others, abound in intimate—or sexual—trauma survivors. Layered responses to sexual trauma refer to those that are more visible, such as depression or PTSD, as well as others that may remain hidden, such as suicidal tendencies. Layered responses complicate the recovery process, demanding specialized skills and interventions specific to the needs of the sexual trauma survivor. These needs are influenced by the survivor’s gender, age, and culture. Appropriate interventions can have a positive impact on the quality of recovery for the client, while inappropriate interventions can have adverse effects, leading to potential legal and ethical issues. Thus, it is important that you are adequately trained and prepared to provide services to sexual trauma survivors.

For this Assignment, Read the case study Sandra located in this week’s resources. Think about the effects of the trauma on Sandra and the interventions you might use to help Sandra deal with those effects. Consider the cultural, ethical, and legal issues related to Sandra’s treatment.

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

  • Explain the effects of sexual trauma on Sandra.
  • Describe two specific interventions you might use to help Sandra deal with those effects.
  • Explain any cultural, ethical, and legal issues related to Sandra’s treatment.
  • Explain what might be different in the effects of the trauma and the interventions you might select if Sandra had been a male.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are required to provide a reference list and to appropriately cite, in APA style, all references used within your Assignment.


Sandra case study uploaded


James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

  • Chapter 9, “Sexual Assault” (pp. 240-285)
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SOCW 6311 Assignment: Developing A Program Evaluation

SOCW 6311 wk 6 assignment: Developing a Program Evaluation

To ensure the success of a program evaluation, a social worker must generate a specific detailed plan. That plan should describe the goal of the evaluation, the information needed, and the methods and analysis to be used. In addition, the plan should identify and address the concerns of stakeholders. A social worker should present information about the plan in a manner that the stakeholders can understand. This will help the social worker receive the support necessary for a successful evaluation.

To prepare for this Assignment, identify a program evaluation you would like to conduct for a program with which you are familiar. Consider the details of the evaluation, including the purpose, specific questions to address, and type of information to collect. Then, consider the stakeholders that would be involved in approving that evaluation. Review the resources for samples of program evaluations.

Submit the following:

A 1-page stakeholder analysis that identifies the stakeholders, their role in the agency and any concerns that they might have about the proposed program evaluation

A 2- to 3-page draft of the program evaluation plan to submit to the stakeholders that:

Identifies the purpose of the evaluation

Describes the questions that will be addressed and the type of information that will be collected

Addresses the concerns of the stakeholders that you identified in your Stakeholder Analysis


Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

Chapter 1, “Evaluation and Social Work: Making the Connection” (pp. 1–26)

Chapter 4, “Common Types of Evaluations” (pp. 71-89)

Chapter 5, “Focusing an Evaluation” (pp. 90-105)

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