When dealing with patients is is best to open or closed questioning and why?
When talking to patients it is best to use open ended questions. An example of this would be "Tell me what brought you in to the hospital today" rather than something like "I see you are here for a broken arm." Open ended questions give the patient the power to speak their mind, and often gives the nurse more information than they would have received if they were to use a closed question.
What are some factors to keep in mind when writing?
Point of view, audience and the point you are trying to get across, to name a few.
What is the purpose of checks and balances in the US Government, and can you give an example.
The main purpose of checks and balances in the United States Government is so that one branch has the ability to keep the others in line, so they are not abusing their power and authority. An example of this would be if the President were to Veto a bill, the Executive branch would be checking the Legislative branch.