This first week, you will establish a base of knowledge regarding lifespan development. The major issues in development are as follows:
- Nature and nurture.
- Critical periods and plasticity.
- Continuity and discontinuity.
- Universality and specificity.
- Qualitative and quantitative change.
- Activity and passivity.
Using the Capella library, locate a scholarly resource (journal article or book chapter) that is specific to one of the major issues in development. (See the second study in Unit 1, Development Issues Article Search, for helpful links to these topics.) Clearly describe both sides of the controversy. Evaluate the credibility of the resource, using an appropriate combination of these possible methods:
- Credibility of author or publisher.
- Relevancy to the field.
- Accuracy of information.
- Support of conclusions.
- Assessment for researcher bias.
- Timeliness or current relevancy.
- Use of scholarly references.
- Detailed and clear information.
- Correct description of data analysis.
- Other methods (explain).
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prescribing in long-term care
facilities (LTCFs) and
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4.1 Analytical Theme
Through synthesis of the individual themes and descriptive
themes, the overall analytical theme was generated, and a
conceptual model is proposed in Fig. 2. Antibiotic pre-
scribing in LTCFs is a process that begins before the point
of actual prescribing, as it is heavily influenced by the
LTCF context of care. The challenges of shared decision
making between nurses and doctors, the variability in
knowledge of up-to-date evidence and the social relation-
ships underlining all of this activity have an impact on the
decision about whether or not to prescribe an antibiotic.
There was a notable absence of discussion about antibiotic
surveillance by the participants and authors of the included