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Critical Thinking Assignment : Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria Reflection
paper should be 375-500 words in length, which corresponds to 1½-2 double-spaced pages with 1-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, and minimal spacing elements.
The video clearly makes the point that bacteria of many types, for example, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC), bacteria carrying the NDM-1 gene, and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), are becoming increasingly resistant to the effects of antibiotics. (Note: People and animals do not become resistant to antibiotics! This is a common misconception.) The resulting difficulty in treating certain bacterial infections will likely continue to be an ongoing problem for years to come. Although the video does a great job of demonstrating the consequences of antibiotic resistance, it just briefly addresses how we got to this point and it discusses only one action (more antibiotic development) that might reduce the problem.
Since antibiotics became commercially available in the 1940s, a number of human actions have led us to the current problem of antibiotic resistance. Some of these actions include:
Health care providers and public health workers face a formidable challenge in convincing people to change the behaviors and practices listed above. In this assignment, you will use the information provided by the video and at least one outside source, add a healthy dose of critical thinking, and then address ONE possible solution that would potentially mitigate the problem of antibiotic resistance.
You will need at least 1 outside source of information (book or internet). Several potential reliable sources of information for this topic are:
You may also find a resource on your own, but you may NOT use sites such as Wikipedia, about.com, NaturalNews.com, personal blogs, or any site that is attempting to sell a product.
After researching, you will need to integrate the information you gathered from the video and outside sources, and then demonstrate your critical thinking skills by answering the following three items in your paper (rather than writing a formal paper, please number each answer to expedite the grading process):
BE SURE TO CITE YOUR OUTSIDE SOURCE WITHIN THE TEXT OF THE PAPER AND PROVIDE A FULL REFERENCE AT THE END! Failure to cite your source of information will result in a score of zero. If you use one or more of the sources I provided above, it/they must be cited and referenced as you would a source you found on your own.