Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Case Analysis Ã¢â¬â Ockham Technology 1. Assessment of the job Jim has done getting started and assembling key human resources a. Problems and Solutions Problem Solution Process Founding a team Define what they (Jim and Ken) can contribute Identify other needed skills/capabilities Decide number of people they need Look for ideal candidates from their network Complete Less than enough (co)founder commitment Jim and Mike quit their jobs Ken wrote a check as part of initial capital but did not quit his job Ron is not treated as the founding team Complete Equity distribution Divided only by capital amount Complete No sales Non-compete term Made sales calls to Ã¢â¬Å"non-competeÃ¢â¬ clients Differentiate their products/services First big sale to IBM Ã¢â¬â aÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Decision i. Start from outsourcing Hotshot Coders because 1. Outsourcing can help Ockham save efforts and focus on other issues 2. Hotshot Coders can handle long hours and tight deadlines, has experienced developers, and asks a lower price 3. Hotshot Coders also knows sales management, which can contribute to a more effective development ii. When Ockham solves investment/management issues, and grow its sales to a stable level, it may consider building its own development team and improve control over the product development. 5. Referencing the article by Jaffe and Levensohn, Ã¢â¬Å"How Venture Boards Influence the Success or Failure of Technology CompaniesÃ¢â¬ , how could a board have helped Jim avoid the problems he encountered before raising institutional capital? a. Bring in more insightful thoughts and valuable resources, which could help expand the business/sales, reach out to qualified development teams, etc b. Be more objective in self-assessment and performance evaluation i. Distribute equity/compensation in a more fair/effective order ii. BetterShow MoreRelatedSources of Ethics20199 Words Ã |Ã 81 Pagesbear false witness against your neighbours Ã¢â¬ ¢ You shall not cover your neighbourÃ¢â¬â¢s house. You shall not covet your neighbours wife, nor his male or female slave, nor his ox or ass, nor anything else that belongs to him. Tradition in both cases- and reinforced for Christians y the teaching of Jesus Ã¢â¬â has come to view these commandments from God as ethical principles which forbid doing anything to destroy or harm another Ã¢â¬Å" personÃ¢â¬â¢s life or marriage or reputation of propertyÃ¢â¬ Via a ruleRead MoreManagement and Teaching Note19520 Words Ã |Ã 79 Pagesecch the case for learning case collections update 2007 Quarter 4 Visit the case search section of the ecch website at www.ecch.com to identify relevant cases from the ecch collection and view over 31,000 full text inspection copies. ecch provides a free monthly e-mail update service giving details of new cases from all sources. Visit www.ecch.com to subscribe. Economics, Politics and Business Environment 9-407-049 ALLIANZ AG: BECOMING A EUROPEAN COMPANY Lorsch, JW; Chernak, A HarvardRead MoreHerbert Spencer Essay13142 Words Ã |Ã 53 Pagesrevolutionary changes of 19th-century society. Naturalistic organic conceptions of society gained a new importance with the addition of evolutionary laws. Spencer was the first to pursue the study of such laws operating in society, and to call his analysis sociology. His book The Study of Sociology (1873) was as popular as Education. A similar but more dynamic conception was being developed in the same period by Karl Marx. Fundamentally the reverence for nature which pervades all Spencers work goes
Sunday, May 17, 2020
The field of marine biology -- or becoming a marine biologist -- sounds fascinating, doesnt it? Whats involved in marine biology, or becoming a marine biologist? First, its important to understand what, exactly, makes up the marine biology branch of science. Marine biology is the scientific study of plants and animals that live in salt water. When many people think about a marine biologist, they picture a dolphin trainer. But marine biology is so much more than making a dolphin -- or sea lion -- follow commands. With the oceans covering over 70 percent of the EarthÃ¢â¬â¢s surface and providing habitat for thousands of species, marine biology is a very broad field. It involves a strong knowledge of all science along with principles of economics, legal matters, and conservation. Becoming a Marine Biologist A marine biologist, or someone who studies marine biology, can learn about a variety of organisms during their education from tiny plankton only visible under a microscope to the largest whales that are over 100 feet long. Marine biology can also include the study of different aspects of these organisms, including the behavior of animals in the ocean environment, adaptations to living in salt water and interactions between organisms. As a marine biologist, one would also look at how marine life interacts with different ecosystems such as salt marshes, bays, reefs, estuaries, and sand bars. Again, its not just learning about things that inhabit the ocean; its also about conserving resources and protecting a valuable food supply. Plus, there are many research initiatives to discover how organisms can benefit human health. Marine biologists have to have a thorough understanding of chemical, physical, and geological oceanography. Other people who study marine biology do not go on to conduct research or work for activist organizations; they can wind up teaching others about the vast scientific principles that make up the field. In other words, they can become teachers and professors at universities and colleges. Tools to Study Marine Biology The oceans are difficult to study, as they are vast and foreign to humans. They also vary depending on geographic locations and environmental factors. Different tools used to study the oceans include sampling mechanisms such as bottom trawls and plankton nets, tracking methods and devices such as photo-identification research, satellite tags, hydrophones, and Ã¢â¬Å"critter cams,Ã¢â¬ and underwater observation equipment such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).Ã Importance of Marine Biology Among other things, the oceans regulate climate and provide food, energy, and income. They support a variety of cultures. They are so important, yet there is so much we donÃ¢â¬â¢t know about this fascinating environment. Learning about the oceans and the marine life inhabiting them is becoming even more critical as we realize the importance of the oceans to the health of all life on the planet.
Friday, May 15, 2020
American presidents have a complicated history with slavery. Four of the first five commanders-in-chief owned slaves while serving in office. Of the next five presidents, two owned slaves while on the job and two had owned slaves earlier in life. As late as 1850 an American president was the owner of a large number of slaves while serving in office. This is a look at the presidents who owned slaves. But first, its easy to dispense with the two early presidents who did not own slaves, an illustrious father and son from Massachusetts. The Early Exceptions John Adams:Ã The second president did not approve of slavery and never owned slaves. He and his wife Abigail were offended when the federal government moved to the new city of Washington and slaves were constructingÃ public buildings, including their new residence, the Executive Mansion (which we now call the White House). John Quincy Adams:Ã The son of the second president was a lifelong opponent of slavery. Following his single term as president in the 1820s, he served in the House of Representatives, where he was often a vocal advocate for the end of slavery. For years, Adams battled against the gag rule, which prevented any discussion of slavery on the floor of the House of Representatives. The Early Virginians Four of the first five presidents were products of a Virginia society in which slavery was a part of everyday life and a major component of the economy. So while Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe were all considered patriots who valued liberty, they all took slavery for granted. George Washington: The first president owned slaves for most of his life, beginning at the age of 11 when he inherited ten enslaved farm workers upon the death of his father. During his adult life at Mount Vernon, Washington relied on a varied workforce of enslaved people. In 1774, the number of slaves at Mount Vernon stood at 119. In 1786, after the Revolutionary War, but before Washingtons two terms as president, there were more than 200 slaves on the plantation, including a number of children. In 1799, following Washingtons tenure as president, there were 317 slaves living and working at Mount Vernon. The changes in slave population are partly due to Washingtons wife, Martha, inheriting slaves. But there are also reports that Washington purchased slaves during that period. For most of Washingtons eight years in office, the federal government was based inÃ Philadelphia. To skirt a Pennsylvania law that would grant a slave freedom if he or she lived within the state for six months, Washington shuttled slaves back and forth to Mount Vernon. When Washington died, his slaves were freed according to a provision in his will. However, that did not end slavery at Mount Vernon. His wife owned a number of slaves, which she did not free for another two years. And when Washingtons nephew, Bushrod Washington, inherited Mount Vernon, a new population of slaves lived and worked on the plantation. Thomas Jefferson: It has been calculatedÃ that Jefferson owned more than 600 slaves over the course of his life. At his estate, Monticello, there would have usually been an enslaved population of about 100 people. The estate was kept running by slave gardeners, coopers, nail makers, and even cooks who had been trained to prepare French cuisine prized by Jefferson. It was widely rumored that JeffersonÃ had a longtime affair with Sally Hemings, a slave who was the half-sister of Jeffersons late wife. James Madison:Ã The fourth president was born to a slave-owning family in Virginia. He owned slaves throughout his life. One of his slaves, Paul Jennings, lived in the White House as one of Madisons servants while a teenager. Jennings holds an interesting distinction:Ã a small book he published decades later is considered the first memoir of life in the White House. And, of course, it could also be considered a slave narrative. In A Colored Mans Reminiscences of James Madison, published in 1865, Jennings described Madison in complimentary terms. Jennings provided details about the episode in which objects from the White House, including the famous portrait of George Washington that hangs in the East Room, were taken from the mansion before the British burned it in August 1814. According to Jennings, the works of securing valuables was mostly done by the slaves, not by Dolley Madison. James Monroe:Ã Growing up on a Virginia tobacco farm, James Monroe would have been surrounded by slaves who worked the land. He inherited a slave named Ralph from his father, and as an adult, at his own farm, Highland, he owned about 30 slaves. Monroe thought colonization, the resettlement of slaves outside the United States, would be the eventual solution to the issue of slavery. He believed in the mission ofÃ the American Colonization Society, which was formed just before Monroe took office. The capital of Liberia, which was founded by American slaves who settled in Africa, was named Monrovia in honor of Monroe. The Jacksonian Era Andrew Jackson:Ã During the four years John Quincy Adams lived in the White House, there were no slaves living on the property. That changed when Andrew Jackson, from Tennessee, took office in March 1829.Ã Jackson harboredÃ no qualms about slavery. His business pursuits in the 1790s and early 1800s included slave trading, a point later raised by opponents during his political campaigns of the 1820s. Jackson first bought a slave in 1788, while a young lawyer and land speculator. He continued trading slaves, and a considerable part of his fortune would have been his ownership of human property. When he bought his plantation, The Hermitage, in 1804, he brought nine slaves with him. By the time he became president, the slave population, through purchase and reproduction, had grown to about 100. Taking up residence in the Executive Mansion (as the White House was known at the time), Jackson brought household slaves from The Hermitage, his estate in Tennessee.Ã After his two terms in office, Jackson returned to The Hermitage, where he continued to own a large population of slaves. At the time of his death Jackson owned approximately 150 slaves. Martin Van Buren:Ã As a New Yorker, Van Buren seems an unlikely slave owner. And, he eventually ran on the ticket of the Free-Soil Party, a political party of the late 1840s opposed to the spread of slavery. Yet slavery had been legal in New York when Van Buren was growing up, and his father owned a small number of slaves. As an adult, Van Buren owned one slave, who escaped. Van Buren seems to have made no effort to locate him. When he was finally discovered after ten years and Van Buren was notified, he allowed him to remain free. William Henry Harrison:Ã Though he campaigned in 1840 as a frontier character who lived in a log cabin, William Henry Harrison was born at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia. His ancestral home had been worked by slaves for generations, and Harrison would have grown up in considerable luxury which was supported by slave labor. He inherited slaves from his father, but owing to his particular circumstances, he did not own slaves for most of his life. As a young son of the family, heÃ would not inherit the familys land. So Harrison had to find a career, and eventually settled on the military. As military governor of Indiana, Harrison sought to make slavery legal in the territory, but that was opposed by the Jefferson administration. William Henry Harrisons slave-owning was decades behind him by the time he was elected president. And as he died in the White House a month after moving in, he had no impact on the issue of slavery during his very brief term in office. John Tyler:Ã The man who became president upon Harrisons death was a Virginian who had grown up in a society accustomed to slavery, and who owned slaves while president. Tyler was representative of the paradox, or hypocrisy, of someone who claimed that slavery was evil while actively perpetuating it. During his time as president he owned about 70 slaves who worked on his estate in Virginia. Tylers one term in office was rocky and ended in 1845. Fifteen years later, he participated in efforts to avoid the Civil War by reaching some sort of compromise which would have allowed slavery to continue. After the war began he was elected to the legislature of the Confederate States of America, but he died before he took his seat. Tyler has an unique distinction in American history: As he was actively involved in the rebellion of the slave states when he died, he is the only American president whose death was not observed with official mourning in the nations capital. James K. Polk:Ã The man whose 1844 nomination as a dark horse candidate surprised even himself was a slave owner from Tennessee. On his estate, Polk owned about 25 slaves. He was seen as being tolerant of slavery, yet not fanatical about the issue (unlike politicians of the day such as South Carolinas John C. Calhoun). That helped Polk secure the Democratic nomination at a time when discord over slavery was beginning to have a major impact on American politics. Polk did not live long after leaving office, and he still owned slaves at the time of his death. His slaves were to be freed when his wife died, though events, specifically the Civil War and the Thirteenth Amendment, interceded to free them long before his wifes death decades later. Zachary Taylor:Ã The last president to own slaves while in office was a career soldier who had become a national hero in the Mexican War. Zachary Taylor also was a wealthy landowner and he possessed about 150 slaves. As the issue of slavery was beginning to split the nation, he found himself straddling the position of owning a large number of slaves while also seeming to lean against the spread of slavery. The Compromise of 1850, which essentially delayed the Civil War for a decade, was worked out on Capitol Hill while Taylor was president. But he died in office in July 1850, and the legislation really took effect during the term of his successor, Millard Fillmore (a New Yorker who had never owned slaves). After Fillmore, the next president was Franklin Pierce, who had grown up in New England and had no history of slave ownership. Following Pierce, James Buchanan, a Pennsylvanian, is believed to have purchased slaves whom he set free and employed as servants. Abraham Lincolns successor, Andrew Johnson, had owned slaves during his earlier life in Tennessee. But, of course, slavery became officially illegal during his term of office with the ratification of the 13th Amendment. The president who followed Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, had, of course, been a hero of the Civil War. And Grants advancing armies had freed a vast number of slaves during the final years of the war. Yet Grant, in the 1850s, had owned a slave. In the late 1850s, Grant lived with his family at White Haven, a Missouri farm which belonged to his wifes family, the Dents. The family had owned slaves who worked on the farm, and in the 1850s about 18 slaves were living on the farm. After leaving the Army, Grant managed the farm.Ã And he acquired one slave, William Jones, from his father in law (there are conflicting accounts about how that came to happen). In 1859 Grant freed Jones.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
When the United States heard about the holocaust taking place in Germany, they took action. The Holocaust in Germany was a mass murder of millions of jews that was ran by Adolph Hitler and his Nazi party. The United States is taking similar actions today against syrian refugees just like how they did with the germans running the concentration camps. It was believed that Adolf Hitler (ruler of Germany at the time) and the Nazi party (supporters of Hitler) hated many people for many reasons. They hated jews because jews had most of the money,, most of the jobs, and had already established and owned most of the land in Germany. They hated handicapped people because they were believed to be Ã¢â¬Å"uselessÃ¢â¬ , they hated Gypsies because Gypsies wereÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦The NaziÃ¢â¬â¢s nearly killed off the entire European, Jewish race, they killed off Ã¢â¦â of the of them. There were many concentration camps all over Germany. Prisoners could be sent to another camp to survive or for other various reasons. The concentration camps were unstable and unsanitary. The main epidemics or diseases that was within the camps was dysentery (diarrhea) and typhoid. The Prisoners had little to no food and had little clothing. At certain times a SS officer could call for selection meaning he or she will pick the prisoners of best fit that can continue to work. If you ended up on the right, you were safe and if you ended up on the left, you were in danger of being killed, later or on the spot. When enemies or invaders were coming near the camps, the camp officials would call for evacuation or Ã¢â¬Å"Death March.Ã¢â¬ Not many prisoners would survive because they were already starving and would have to run in the cold nonstop. Officials and the guards ran with the prisoners but they eventually got a break by switching with another official or guard. If you stopped wh ile running, you were shot and killed on the spot. The top 5 most famous concentration camps were Auschwitz, Belzec, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, and Chelmno. Auschwitz opened in 1940, around 1.1 million of its prisoners died. Auschwitz is located in Poland and now is a museum. Belzec opened on November, 1941, and closed December 1942. Around 600,000 Jews were murdered at Belzec. Belzec is listed
Culture and ideologies shape relationships and define who one associates with. In international relations the question of what has more influence is often discussed. It could be cultural factors such as customs, language or societal norms or political polices and philosophy. In 1996, Samuel P.Huntington published Ã¢â¬Å"The Clash of CivilizationsÃ¢â¬ in which the author gave a geo-political theory that cultural differences between civilizations rather than ideological differences would be the primary source of global conflict in the post-Cold War world. This essay will focus on the argument in HuntingtonÃ¢â¬â¢s book about how it presents the world, the problem and the proposal for a solution. In The Clash of Civilizations Huntington argued that the future conflict would be different in the post-Cold War era. Different ideologies would not be the main reason for world problems but instead it would be because of the differences between cultures. 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Question: Discuss about theSWOT Analysis for Business Information Systems. Answer: Background Organization: JPBUYONLINE This is an online company which is involved in the buying services company for the Japan goods. The company is a start-up which began two years ago and it has three staff while majority of their information technology functions outsourced. The main business model which is utilized by this organization is the business to business and the business to customer. The structure of the organization is a simple one as the operation manger is the overall control of the major business functions and is supported by the administrator. There is a managing director who acts as the buying agent as well carrying on the duties of coordinating on all of the ordered goods as well as shipments from Japan. SWOT Template Organisation:JPBUYONLINE Date: 28/9/2017 Description ofcurrent/newICT service: The website of the organization is hosted by a United State company and their data center is also located in the USA and no presence of an office located in Hong Kong. The local administrator does all the maintenance as well as updates and posting of news. STRENGTHS The cost of web hosting is extremely fair with an estimate of one hundred dollars per month. There is no issue in regards to the maintenance as well as upgrading of since the hosting company is the one responsible for hosting and maintaining the website (Brooks, Heffner Henderson, 2014). It is possible for the local organization to meet on their obligation which is the solvent economy. There is easy taking of challenge and be able to adopt on the dynamics of the market (Chan Yazdanifard, 2014). There is a good level of the customer trust as the organization has delivered the goods efficiently. WEAKNESSES There is a low level of information technology agility since the hosting organization is from another country and they are also providing the hosting services (Rothaermel, 2016). Another organization which was outsourced dis the design of the website. This company was later closed since they did not have support to the website. There is lack of the content management system on the website which leads to less management as well as maintenance of the website (Brooks, Heffner Henderson, 2014). There is lack of the specialized skills which is available in the organization. There is lack of competitiveness due to the small size of the organization. OPPORTUNITIES There are many people now days who are doing online buying therefore there is an opportunity in the e-commerce. There are online payments solutions which are available such as PayPal therefore it is easy for the organization to adopt. There is potential for growth in market especially to China that has many opportunities in terms of selling their products or even providing services to many business. The level of the ICT maturity in the organization needs to grow and improve and there is a lot of work which needs to be done (Bull, Jobstvogt, Bhnke-Henrichs, A., Mascarenhas, Sitas, Baulcomb Carter-Silk, 2016). THREATS There are many competitors who are entering the online buying services market. There is the issue of the cyber security which has affected potential clients who want to make purchases (Rothaermel, 2016). There is lack of innovation which has been exhibited in the organization. There is culture to the mobility of the job as opposed to the commitment of the employees. Summary and Recommendations: Based on the analysis it is very obvious that the company website is not at all attractive and it is not easy to manage it (Brooks, Heffner Henderson, 2014). Additionally, the company which is hosting the website do not have any competitive serviced and they lack local support and services. It is also observed that the payment gateway are very essential especially in the online businesses, hence improvements of these factors is very important. Short Term (Now) In the short term the necessary thing which should be done immediately is the implementation of an online payment system which would be important to process of the payments done by the clients when they make their purchases (Brooks, Heffner Henderson, 2014). Currently, they are utilizing the manual processes for payments which are cumbersome and prone to risks implementation of this would increase efficiency as well as reduce risks. Mid Term (next 12 months) In the short term plan the organization should be in a position of creating environment as well as create demand. This can be done through use of incentivizing on the use of a cloud computing technology to be able to market their products. Moreover, this would encourage this start-up company to be able to venture to the other markets apart from Japan. Long Term (next 3 to 5 years) In the long term the organization could acquire their own hardware so that they would be able to host their own website or they could outsource a company that has an office in Japan. Moreover, they could employ information technology experts to be able to manage their website on issues of updates, posting of the news and any other changes the organization would want to undertake. References Brooks, G., Heffner, A., Henderson, D. (2014). A SWOT analysis of competitive knowledge from social media for a small start-up business. The Review of Business Information Systems (Online), 18(1), 23. Bull, J. W., Jobstvogt, N., Bhnke-Henrichs, A., Mascarenhas, A., Sitas, N., Baulcomb, C., ... Carter-Silk, E. (2016). Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats: A SWOT analysis of the ecosystem services framework. Ecosystem services, 17, 99-111. Chan, J. M., Yazdanifard, R. (2014). How social media marketing can influence the profitability of an online company from a consumer point of view. Journal of Research in Marketing, 2(2), 157-160. Rothaermel, F. T. (2016). Competitive Advantage in Technology Intensive Industries. In Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (pp. 233-256). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Questions: 1.Describe the type or range of services provided at the Primary Health Care Service you will be attending 2.Identify the Socio-Demographic Characteristics of the core client group who use this primary health care service. 3.Discuss how the Socio-Demographic Characteristics you have Identified may influence the health behaviours or Health outcomes of the client group 4.Discuss the theoretical knowledge relating to the Socio-Demographic characteristics you have identified and their potential Influence on Nursing Practice in this setting. Answers: 1.The type and the range of health service provided in Primary Health Care Centre of Nepal Service of the Primary Health Care facility in Nepal is based on the principle of Universal accessibility of social group. The use of appropriate Technology has also been one of the central ideas related to the National Health Care policy. Local topographical condition of Nepal due to the presence of Himalaya has always been a challenge for providing quality health service to the people across various regions. In many places infrastructure of the Primary Health Care is still within the backward class. Changing landscape political scenario has attempted to bring about significant modification in the Primary Health care service. What is the Restoration of multiparty democratic system in 1990, the national health policy was introduced in the year 1991. The main aim of this policy is to expand the capability of Primary Health care service (Darton et al., 2017). The country has also received foreign aid in order to improve upon the final Healthcare service. This was initiated in the year 1951 when the United States provided$2,000 fund to support the infrastructure of the Primary Health care service (Bhuvan et al., 2015). The role of narcissist has been one of the significant parts of the Primary Health care service. The main principles of the nursing practice of Primary Health Care are based upon interdisciplinary team that practice as an autonomous group. It is important for the nurses of the Primary Health Care to have high level of skills as in many remote areas of Nepal people are totally dependent upon the service of Primary Health Care in order to get advanced level cough treatment during critical cases. It is evident from various government reports that the average time taken to avail Primary Health care service in Terai region is much less compared to the hills and mountain regions of Nepal, which is roughly estimated to be around 1 to 2 hours on average (Santosh et al., 2013). 2.Socio demographic characteristics of people of Nepal According to the census report of 2011 population of Nepal is approximately 26 million. The average age of the population is estimated to be roughly 21.6 years. Hence it can be said that most of the people of Nepal in the younger age category. Infant mortality rate is also quite low with a value of 46 deaths among per 1000 live births ("Department of Health Services | Department of Health Services", 2017). There more than 20 ethnic religious and cultural groups of people within the democracy of Nepal. With a share of 16.6% of the total population the Cheetri caste group is a single largest within the community of Nepal. This is followed by the Bahun group with 12.2% of the local population. The Newar, Tharu and Magar are few of the other ethnic groups within the community of Nepal. The fertility rate and the birth rate within the community of Nepal have decreased significantly within the last 20 years. Hence, it is evident that the people of Nepal have focused on the matters of population control over the past decades. The current literacy rate is 62.7% for male and 34.9% for females (Akhtar, 2015). Nepal is regarded as the nation of high risk to all major infectious disease. Diarrhoea hepatitis A and typhoid fever a few of the major water borne infections disease that affects the population of Nepal. Japanese encephalitis and malaria are few of the major Vector Borne Disease that is recorded among the population of Nepal. 2.9% of the population is currently suffering from obesity. The nation currently spends 5.8% of the total GDP in Healthcare sector (Khanal et al., 2017). With increased number of diseases, it is important for the Nepal government to raise the total expenditure on Primary Health Care sector that will help to improve the level of awareness among the local population of Nepal. 3.Influence of the socio demographic characteristics of people of Nepal on the health behaviour and outcomes The social and cultural factors have an important effect on the overall health status of Nepalese population. There are several religious practices that are inherited by the people of Nepal and that have a significant influence on the overall lifestyle. According to the facts provided by Nunns et al., (2016), Nepal is regarded as one of the poorest country in the Southeast Asian region with most of the people coming under the poverty line in the rural areas. The GDP of the country is also low in terms of human resource development. This poor economic status of Nepal is one of the major causes of poor infrastructure in the primary Healthcare sector. Other social factors that include poor hygiene and sanitation also are the major causes of Poor health status. There is also the factor of social casting and superstitions among the Nepalese population, which do not allow the children to get sufficient education that is needed to develop the awareness about Healthy lifestyle. Especially in case of women, where they get married at a very low age, it may not be possible for them to take proper decision about their health status. Due to lack of education and awareness about health status the Nepalese people also do not have proper knowledge about the correct diet that is required to maintain Healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless in the current scenario the Government of Nepal are investing more funds or the primary Healthcare development, which is helping the people of Nepal to improve upon their lifestyle and get proper education that is needed to maintain a Healthy lifestyle. The support from the foreign countries has also been one of the major boosting factors that are helping the Primary Health Care status of Nepal and help them in the development process of gaining the basic knowledge about health care system (Saito et al., 2016). 4.Influence of the socio demographic characteristics of people of Nepal up on the nursing practice As it is seen in the previous section, poor economic status is one of the major factors that affect the health status of the Nepalese population. There is also the factor of poor level of primary education that does not allow the people of Nepal to have the ability to maintain a Healthy lifestyle. Nursing practice is one of the major factors that are associated with the primary Healthcare services of Nepal. In many remote places of Nepal, it is not possible for the Healthcare authority to provide Full support infrastructure that is needed to provide critical treatment. Hence, it is the duty of the nurses the deal with the overall consequence of poor Healthcare infrastructure at the primary level. It is therefore evident that the nurses of the Primary Health Care Centre in Nepal have to provide extra effort in order to deal with the consequences of poor health status among the population. Sapkota et al., (2014), have mentioned about the few of the major issues related to nursing practice in Nepal that is directly related to the social factors among the Nepalese population. 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