Sunday, November 20, 2011

Research Paper PROGRESS!

Harper, B(1994).Gentle Birth Choices.Rochester,Vermont:Healing Arts Press.

My research question is "What are the major differences between Home Birth and Hospital Birth". Gentle Birth Choices  will be the major source of my paper. This book has alot of information that will make this writing assignment a breeze- well almost. Because being a midwife nurse is something that I am truly passionate for, I am going to enjoy reading and picking out information to include in my reseach paper. The pictures are amazing!  I have shown several people the pictures in the book and they all seem to react in disgust- to make them feel better, I just tell them that it is a natural process that everyone goes through (literally).

(1993, Nov. 3). A Birthing Center. Parents,150. Retrived from
I found this cute, litte article on the ProQuest Research Library Database. The Database found this article through an Magazine. I don't think I cited this article correctly, because I can't find the arthuor or  edition of the Magazine. I will be using this source to support Home Birth. It is an easy read; all I need now is an highlighter to begin finding information.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chapter 10

This chapter begins with Ron at some sort of meeting. In the meeting people were proposing disorders  to be included in the fourth coming edition of the DSMV.  Ronson then goes on to talk about how  doctors and parents of the USA,were so quick to put children on medication. The purupose of Lady Margert character is not clear, but she introduces a man name Robert Spirzer.  Spitzer was a psychiatrist who didn't like psychoanalysis. From the way it is written in the novel, it seems as if Spitzer's ideas influenced the kinds of meetings were people yell out disorders and someone writes them down; he even published his version of DSM-III. After steping down as the editor of the DSM-III, he concludes that it is very easy to create a false epidemic in psychiatry. The chapter ends with the death of a little girl named Rebecca. She died because her parents overdose her with bipolor medication; the medication was not even intended for children.
For some reason this chapter was hard to understand, but it is probably because I read it at 1 in the mourning. One thing that stuck out to me about this chapter is the reality that parents in the USA really do put their children on medication for everything. Its shocking to read that most kids are being misdiagnosed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jon Ronson: Chapters 9 +10

In "The madness of David Shayler", Ronson writes about a  terroist bombing in Northern London, that occured on July 7,2005; the tradgedy happened in the  mourning, around 9:30 am. Rachel North, a survivor of the terroist attack, was in the same carriage as the sucide  bomber. After recovering, she blogged her experiences; she gained support and enemies. David Shayler was one of the enemies she made because he was the head of a conspircy group that believed  that  the goverment was responsible for the July bombing which means that he accused North of lieing. Ronson allows the reader to choose to side with North or Shayler.
In the begining of the chapter I was in favor of North. Why would she team up with the goverment and agree to be nearly killed by a bomb? But, i was open to learning about Shaylor's conspiricy; it was a bunch of BU*LSH*T! I was laughing when Ronson told Shayler to f*u%k off.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Malcolm Gladwell: Something Borrowed

In "Something Borrowed" Gladwell describes the plagarism case of Broadway play,Frozen .British playwright Bryony Lavery, produced a play about a serial killer named Ralph, who kidnaps and murders a young girl. Nancy, the mother of the young girl, wants answers. Agnetha , the psychiatrists works to provide answers of whether Ralph's crimes were acts of evil or illness. It turns out that Lavery was "borrowing" ideas from the work of Gladwell and Dorthy Lewis. This incident, inspires Gladwell to question the act of plagerism. The answer is not clear because Gladwell mentions many different definitions of plagerism. For example, on page 107, Gladwell writes "What matters is what you copied, and how much you copied. Intelectual-property doctrine isn't a straight foward application of the ethical priniple 'Thou shalt not steal' At its core is the notion that there are notions were you can steal". On page 108, Gladwell writes "This balance between the protecting and the limiting of intellectual property is , infact, enshhrined in the costitution: 'congress shall have the power to promote the progress of science and useful Arts, by securing for limited'". On page 109, Gladwell writes ".....when it comes to literature, we have some how decided that copying is never acceptable".

I enjoyed this reading, it was very informative. I never  understood why people take plagerism so seriously until now. Now I  understand why Lewis becomes outraged, when Lavery uses aspects of Lewis's personal life in her productions. I would be mad too!  I will never cite unproperly again! Also, It is ironic that this passage talks about "psychopaths".