Global Health

Now that you have learned from our course team and our guests about a wide variety of topics related to improving and measuring healthcare quality around the world, it’s your turn to educate us! Have fun with this final writing assignment and consider it a unique opportunity to educate yourself and others in the course about a topic that’s specific to your work or your location.

In a five-paragraph essay (between 250 and 500 words), please write about a recent example of healthcare quality in your location. Your topic could include:

– an example of the importance of quality

– an example of measuring quality

– an example of improving quality

Search online or look on local news websites for examples. You may also consult recent magazines or journals. Please try your best to identify a story or example that is specific to your home country.

Your submission should have the following parts:

Introduction: describe the example you have found and identify why you think it is important.

2-3 paragraphs of analysis: you might consider how your example compliments or contradicts something you learned in this course. You might also describe how conditions changed over time before and after the example you’re writing about occurred.

Conclusion: identify the impact of your chosen example. What impact will it have on people, or on costs? Will the impact have a reach outside of your country?

Citing sources:

At a minimum, you should cite at least one source to identify where the example you’re writing about came from. Keep in mind that you should only consult reputable publications and websites, produced by legitimate media or other professional organizations. Your citation does not need to fit any particular style, but you should include a hyperlink if the source is available online.

Study of the Music in China

This paper is your opportunity to explore an aspect of non-Western musical culture. You can explore historical, biographical, political, technical or aesthetic issues in connection with larger themes discussed in class (i.e. diaspora, globalization). In addition to bibliographic research approaches, you can utilize ethnographic methods based on your experience in a local musical community. Your original project should exhibit serious engagement with the topic in question through detailed presentation and explanation of research findings, clear organization of ideas, and effective use of various sources (i.e. live concerts, interviews, books, essays, audio/video recordings, liner notes, etc.). The paper should be between 1,000-1250 words, not including bibliography. Further details will be provided as deadlines approach.

In this case, i chose to do China, this is the proposal that i had

Essay 1

Robinson Jeffers’s “Where I?” and Tom Sleigh’s “The Very End” address the same theme: mortality. In both poems, the speaker reflects on another person’s—a woman’s—death. For this essay, you will choose ONE of these two poems (“Where I?” or “The Very End”) and make an argument about what exactly the speaker learns—about death or the woman—through his reflection on mortality and observation of the woman.


In your essay, you are required to quote specific words, phrases, and/or lines from the poem that are relevant to your argument. You must also close read the language in those quotations. Your analysis of those quotations must clearly support and connect to your overall argument.


“Where I?” and “The Very End” are sonnets, and, as we discussed in class, the sonnet is a specific poetic form; you may want to consider how the poem’s form relates to the speaker’s reflection on death. Additionally, use some of the following erms: metaphor, simile, alliteration, assonance, imagery, rhyme, personification, etc..




Paragraph 1:

  • Your introductory paragraph must introduce the text and the key ideas of your paper. It must include the title and author of the text you are writing on. It must lead up to a clear thesis statement, which offers a specific argument about the text and not just a plot summary. It must also end with a strong transition to your next paragraph.


Paragraph 2, 3, etc. (body paragraphs—as many as needed)

  • Each body paragraph must begin with a clear topic sentence forecasting the content of the paragraph. Each paragraph must include textual evidence that supports your thesis and close reading of that textual evidence that also supports your thesis.



  • Your conclusion must link the various parts of your argument into one cohesive whole. Reassert and restate your argument in new words. Because essay 1 is so short, your conclusion may be 2-3 sentences at the end of your final body paragraph.





  • Academic Honesty Statement: Essay must include the academic honesty statement at the top of the first page

o   Here is that statement: “I have read, understand, and am in compliance with the Academic Honesty policy. In particular, I have not committed any kind of plagiarism. There are no un-attributed direct or indirect quotations or paraphrases from printed materials, websites, other students’ papers, or any other sources in my essay.”

  • Length: Essay must be a minimum of 500 words in length, not including the heading/title, academic honesty statement, and works cited page; essay must not be longer than 750 words in length
  • Content: Essay must offer a clear argument (not just a summary or description of the poem) and must provide close reading analysis of the text
  • Format: Essay must have an interesting and original title; include a works cited page; and be typed, double-spaced, written in 12-point Times or Times New Roman font, and formatted according to standard MLA style


Discussion Question 1: Rosy’s Instructional Method

Rosy developed a particular kind of instructional method for exceptional kids, which she adapted from a variety of popular and well-known forms. She would like to patent her instructional form. Rosy wants to trademark her instructional method because she has noticed several teaching studios using variations of the wording she uses to describe her method though the class they are teaching is totally different.

On the basis of the above information, answer the following questions:

  • What advice can your firm give Rosy?
  • Can she trademark the method? Why or why not?
  • Can she do anything about the teaching studios that are using variations of her wording?

Provide a well-reasoned answer. Support you answer with relevant case law or statute.

Discussion Question 2: Handy Wheels and the Patent Issues

Handy Wheels is a small wheelchair manufacturer who designs and manufactures custom manual wheelchairs for active people with disabilities. One of its new designs uses a suspension system to create a smoother ride over rough terrain. Another wheelchair organization creates a chair with a virtually identical suspension system though the chair itself is not identical.

Assume Handy Wheels owns the patent on the suspension and answer the following questions:

  • What course of action would it have against the competitor?
  • What remedies are available?
  • What defenses might the competitor assert?
  • What if Handy Wheels was in the process of applying for the patent but had not done it yet? Does that change the outcome?

Discuss your answer with appropriate reasoning.


Discussion Question 1: Merits of Bringing a Rule 56 Motion

Be careful with Rule 56. Might this still be a viable option if there are only a few questions of fact? Should a party be forced to litigate on things not in dispute?

A case appears to have questions of fact. Discuss the merits of bringing a Rule 56 motion in spite of the facts. Explain with suitable examples the importance of drafting comprehensive Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law for a bench trial.

Justify your ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from Westlaw (including primary sources such as cases, statutes, rules, and regulations), government websites, and peer-reviewed legal periodicals (not lawyer blogs), which can be supplemented by law dictionaries or the textbook. This means you need to use more than just your textbook and legal dictionaries.

Discussion Question 2: Propriety of Filing a Motion for Mistrial

Here, we are looking at motions for mistrial and then, specifically, whether this should be discussed in front of the jury. If you are interested in being a litigation paralegal, what are your expectations from this position?

Discuss the propriety of filing a motion for mistrial when the jury is present. Further, discuss the importance of having a litigation paralegal assist the trial attorney at trial. After covering the litigation process in detail, list and analyze the importance of an initial case investigation and case pleading in this process.

Justify your ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from Westlaw (including primary sources such as cases, statutes, rules, and regulations), government websites, and peer-reviewed legal periodicals (not lawyer blogs), which can be supplemented by law dictionaries or the textbook. This means you need to use more than just your textbook and legal dictionaries.