provide responses to your classmates that should be a minimum of 100 words. In your peer replies, you are encouraged to challenge responses to promote critical thinking on all sides of a discussion.
HS305: Research Methods for Health Science
CLASSMATE POST #1
The last time i was home in SC i had to go to the emergency room. There were survey sheets on the tables in the waiting area and in the room they put me in. So after i saw the doctor and they released me before i left i filled out the survey. They asked questions like this:
- how long was your wait time.
- were the nurses and doctors nice.
- was the admitting process o.k.
- would i bring someone else to this hospital.
- did i need wheelchair and did they supply me with one.
- how would you rate your overall visit.
They are looking for any weaknesses in their day-to-day functions. Looking for ways to strengthen areas rapidly to monitor change. Making sure all parties involved are contributing to the success of their organizations. So putting out surveys and asking questions from the emergency room attendees while they are going through the process is a good way to get the people's opinion. Once their desired data is in now they can hire or fire the help. Create ways to make the process in the ER go faster or smoother or do nothing. This is just a way to find out whatever needs to be done to make an overall positive, change to increase revenue and exemplify politeness at the same time.
This data can be used to get the opinion of the multi-cultural attendees and what they would like to see changed. Also to set goals to accomplish and to find out information from a geographical stand point.
CLASSMATE POST #2
Professor and classmates,
I just recently completed a satisfaction survey actually. I normally get a lot of surveys sent to my email asking me to complete based on stores I shop at, restaurants, etc and I don’t always take the time to do them as I should but in this case I did. I usually fill them out if I had a super great experience somewhere or a really terrible one. In this case. I completed the survey because I didn’t have a great experience in this situation and wanted it to be known so it doesn’t happen again, hopefully. The survey was for a car dealership where I was having my car repaired at as it had a lot of issues. My experience with the front desk associate was not great as I thought he was very rude towards me. I won’t go into details but just not a good one on one experience with someone, especially for a dealership who should be portraying professionalism. The survey asked questions like “have we meet your expectations” “was there anything we could’ve done to improve your experience” and basically give my visit an overall rating. The point of the satisfaction survey is to give feedback to this business on things they may need to improve on or things they do well. Business’s want to satisfy their customer/clients so these surveys are created to make sure that happens and give insight. This type of data can be used to determine organizational action because say this car dealership keeps getting negative feedback maybe on a particular thing or maybe multiple things, the business should then come together and come up with a plan to fix the issue to make sure it doesn’t keep happening.
HS415: Environmental Health
CLASSMATE POST #3
Good afternoon everyone.
When it comes to landfills there’s always going to be pros and cons. The obvious one being the piles of nasty trash and the smell that comes with it. We see different things in the headlines about how bad landfills are. Like in Alabama, some residents in Arrowhead near the landfill have reported health problems and civil rights violations connecting with the permitting of the landfills. Or in Ohio, where the township has actually gone to court with Rumpke Waste & Recycling about their request to expand its landfill. So, of all the bad news, what’s the good news? The good news is we still have many years of disposal capacity left. This doesn’t necessarily make it any better. Personally, I feel that we should be doing more to take care of our planet. There has to be a better way of disposing waste. We found a way with recyclables, I think in time we will with other wastes as well.
CLASSMATE POST #4
As with anything in the world, landfills that are used to dispose of wastes have pros and cons. Landfills that are used to dispose of solid wastes are called municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF). “A MSWLF may also receive other types of nonhazardous wastes, such as commercial solid waste, nonhazardous sludge, conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste, and industrial nonhazardous solid waste” (EPA, 2018). Landfills today are much safer than they use to be because of technology that helps break down the waste and detect harmful chemicals. There are restrictions and requirements that landfills have to abide by as well. Some problems that are associated with landfills are the amount of toxins, greenhouse gases, and leachate. Although there are safeguards implemented in landfills to regulate and decrease the amount of harmful chemicals and gasses, there is no way to completely prevent contamination. Leachate for example, is a “highly toxic and can pollute the land, ground water and water ways” (Environment Victoria, 2013). For this reason, I do not think that landfills are a good way to dispose of solid wastes. There are many alternatives such as anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis and plasma arc gasification, waste-to-energy incineration, and composting, mechanical biological treatment, but these methods also have issues associated with them; mainly pollution. It seems like there is no completely risk-free way to dispose of wastes.