What would you do?

2. I would definitely reach out to the support group and let them know what doctors are telling me, but to also get their opinion. Someone from the support group could have heard different things from their doctor and that would be good to know as well. In general, I think a support group can be very beneficial during the hard months after diagnosis. I had a family member diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last year and having a close knit support group was the key to getting past the hurdle.

3. Since the laptop is already very cheap, I would have no problem giving $50 to students in developing countries. It is a great opportunity for children who canít afford or donít have the privilege of owning a computer because they live in an undeveloped area. Even if the laptop was more expensive, I would still pay the $50. I would not attempt to lower the price, if anything I would attempt to give another $50 in order for another student to receive a computer.

Cases

1. Is the Tide Turning on Telework?

1. I read that some people at Yahoo are losing faith in Marissa Mayer and just trying to keep their heads down. There is also some resentment among employees because Marissa is offering hefty packages to employees that are being recruited by other companies and not giving the hefty packages to other individuals.

2. I think that if an individual can successfully complete telework just the same as they would in the office, then they should be allowed to do it if their company lets them. I do understand that having everyone work at the office can bring ideas, brainstorming, and people closer together, but people are very busy today trying to juggle families and work. If companies who did offer telework donít anymore, they might see that those employees will quit.

3. I would argue that telework is what will bring people to work for us and if they are productive at it, then why not let them. Employee moral will be higher if they get to enjoy their work from home a couple times a week. I would also say that times are changing and thatís where work life seems to be heading, so potential employees might only consider us if we offer telework. I would probably lay out some charts or graphs to show management and coworkers how beneficial telework can be.

3. Decision Support for Healthcare Diagnosis

1. I think a physician would be concerned that a system might not get the diagnosis right or that there are some very rare forms of illness and the system might not be able to detect that. I think that if physicians use the systems, but also check the symptoms their selves and if they both get the same answer, then it can alleviate concerns.

2. It is possible that in a decade this type of technology can be available to everyone. However, I believe that it will be much too expensive for people to own it themselves. Rather, we will see the technology in most hospitals or clinics are the country.

3. I think using the system is basically a balance of costs. On the one hand, you have physicians who make diagnosis and they might be as fast and may have to use a lot of tools to come up with the diagnosis. On the other hand, you have the system that is very costly up front, but will save you the extra costs of continuously looking for the treatment. So, I think they balance each other out.